Sit right down and let me tell you a story about a guy and his experiences drinking his way through a new video game. The guy is just a regular fellow who plays games and drinks. He has no involved backstory, his is not an epic tale of growth and redemption. Just a dude who works up a mighty thirst trying to rebuild his gaming backlog. The game and the drink though….well that’s where it gets more interesting.
The story starts when the guy bought a game called Bastion
from a place called Steam during a thing called the Great Gift Pile. He played for a bit to help some folks out but then put it on the back burner. Continue reading
Good Stone Fences Make Good Neighbors
The Stone Fence is another drink that dates back to colonial times but should be thoroughly enjoyed today. Since it is such a historic drink there are a lot of variations on how to put one together but all the recipes are a distilled spirit and an apple drink mixture of some sort. If you have the apples to freeze your own applejack by all means use that but otherwise you can any dark liquor such as Rye, Rum or Bourbon. A muddled apple can be joined by a cherry or other fruits such as the plum I used, peaches or apricots.
- 2 oz Bourbon
- Hard Cider
- Apple with other fruits optional
- 1 tsp Sugar
Cut off a few chunks of fruit then place them, the sugar, and the bourbon in your shaker. Muddle thoroughly then add ice and shake until the mixture is cool. Fill your glass with ice then pour your strained mixture in. Top your glass with the hard cider then garnish with an apple wedge. Yum.
Duke Nukem Forever is a game that is famous not for being a good game but for not actually coming out. For anyone that is unfamiliar with it’s history it was announced over fifteen years before it was actually released. During those fifteen years it became a long running joke and won numerous awards for being a legendary piece of vaporware. After ruining a studio and changing developers it was finally released last year to poor reviews. During Steams annual holiday sale I thought it might be worth at least five bucks and a few drinks so I picked it up. Thanks a lot Gaben.
During the long development time this game went through a lot of things have changed in the first person shooter world.
Games now have more developed stories, some games have “new” mechanics like cover systems and role playing elements while the gamers that played Duke Nukem 3d have grown up. Continue reading