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Video Game Cocktail - Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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It's Saturday night! What's better than having a cool drink on a Saturday to unwind from a long week? For all of you kicking back tonight and enjoying a little Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, take a moment to concoct this delicious cocktail before you go hunt down some dragons.

Elderflower Scrolls: Skyyrum


Ingredients:
Skyy vanilla vodka
Sparkling elderflower presse
Spiced rum (Sailor Jerry)
Orange peel

Directions:
We've based this whole drink entirely around a series of highly amusing Skyrim puns – but luckily, it's also delicious. First, create a sugared rim by dipping your high ball glass into the vanilla vodka, and then into a plate of sugar. Now put ice into the glass and pour in 175ml of the presse down the side (the inside, of course). Add a measure of spiced rum on top of that, and garnish with an orange peel dragon's tongue.

Source: TheGuardian

New logo for DC Comics

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DC comics is looking to replace to the current DC "Swirl" logo that was created by Josh Beatman in 2005 (this logo itself replaced the DC "Bullet" logo designed by Milton Grazer in 1976). However, fans may feel that the current design team may have missed the mark with the new logo (seen right) completely. The logo has been sent in for trademark protection according to BleedingCool. Devoid of any actual color this black/gray symbol features a letter "D" that is peeling back to reveal the letter "C" with the words "DC Comics" and "DC Entertainment" stacked underneath. Looking at the words for a moment, "DC Comics" works because it is the same size as the logo. On the other hand, when looking at "DC Entertainment", the words are twice as big as the logo and feels very odd. The logo itself feels very cold and corporate rather than a new and exciting comic logo. I do not know where DC is looking to go with thi…

Video Game Cocktail - Modern Warfare

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Time to sit back and blow things up. Get ready to play some Modern Warfare with this cocktail that has plenty of shooters.

The Modern Warfare frag grenade


Ingredients:
Limoncello
Crème de Menth
Jagermeister
Baileys
Energy drink
Black vodka

Directions:
"Not so much a cocktail as a military exercise, this mission features two shooters colliding in an energy drink combat zone. Start by making a Soap MacTavish – get a shot glass and pour in limoncello, then Crème de menth. Now concoct a "Jagernaut", which is Jagermeister, then Baileys in another shot glass. Now get a half-pint glass and fix a "Makarov" – pour in your energy drink of choice, plus a shot of Black vodka. Now, wedge your two shooters in the mouth of the half-pint glass. Your first step is to pull the pin on the Soap Mactavish, by carefully yanking the glass free and downing the shooter. This will of course, result in your Jagernaut depth charging into the Makarov – now drink the resulting comb…

Video Game Cocktail - Portal 2

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It's the end of another long day. What do you need? Video games and a drink of course! But in honor of tonight's video game, Portal 2, lets have two drinks!

The Portal Two



Ingredients:
Blue Curacao
Vodka
Lemonade
Cointreau
Rum
Orangina
Small tumblers

Directions:
"This drink is, of course, designed to resemble the two coloured portals from the excellent sci-fi puzzle game. For the blue version, get a small tumbler and pour in 10ml of Blue Curacao, 10ml of vodka and top up with lemonade. For orange you'll need another tumbler, this time filled with 10ml of Cointreau, 10ml of rum and Orangina. If you fancy, you can jazz the glasses up with coloured sugar rims. Simply pour some sugar into a sandwich bag with the relevant food colouring, shake them up, pour the resulting mix into a dish and dip your tumbler in. "You can mix the portals together if you like," says James. "It's a very orangey flavour, which we thought tied in with The Orange Bo…

Link visits the Pwn Shop

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In this funny video game version of Pawn Stars, Link from The Legend of Zelda visits the pwn shop in order to acquire some extra rupees. But the owner drives a hard bargain.
How many video game items can you name sitting around this pwn shop?

Video Game Cocktails - Uncharted 3

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Alright gamers, open up the bar and fire up your PS3. Its time to create another video game cocktail while we play a little Uncharted 3.
Uncharted 3: Drinks Deception

Ingredients:
Ginger beer (You could use Crabbies alcoholic ginger beer if you fancy more of a kick)
Goldschlager
Overproof rum
Cinnamon
A box of matches

Directions:
"Like the Uncharted games, this drink is one big action set-piece. Grab a highball glass and rub lime juice around the rim before dunking it onto a plate of sugar, then pour in 175ml ginger beer. Next, get a shot glass and pour in 10ml of Goldschlager, followed by 15ml of overproof rum, poured over the back of a spoon. You can now carefully light the shot and sprinkle cinnamon over the top from about 40cms to get an impressive flame. Then blow it out and drop the shot glass into the ginger beer."

Source: TheGuardian

The Avengers vs The X-Men - teasers

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I reported on December 7th that the Avengers will be battling it out against the X-Men in a 12 issue story arc in April of this year. Now it seems that Marvel is out to whet our appetites with a few teaser images with some big name match ups! What do you think of these initial match up and who do you think would walk (or fly) away victorious?


Source: Marvel

Video Game Cocktails - LA Noire

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It's time to sit back and enjoy a night of gaming with a good drink. However, the same boring drinks can kill your good time. So over the next few nights I shall share some great video game inspired cocktails that should make your gaming experiences a little more fun. First up:

LA Noire: Truth, Lie, Stout

Ingredients:
Kahlua
Vodka
Guinness

Directions:
"To reflect Rockstar's stylish noir thriller, we wanted a sophisticated, smooth drink with a classic feel, and an edge of darkness about it. Truth, Lie, Stout – based around the three responses that lead character Cole Phelps can make during interrogation sequences – is the result. Take your choice of glass and start with 25ml measures of Vodka and Kahlua, then top up with Guinness. "You should stir before drinking to move the booze around," adds James."

Source: TheGuardian

Droids with feelings

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I've come across a series of Star Wars inspired art that really stands out and needs to be shared. From the creator of the blog paperbeatsscissors, this brilliant series focuses on a few familiar droids and the emotional thoughts that they carry within their data banks. I suppose even droids need a hug sometimes.