Top 10 Tastiest Foods & Drinks in Gaming

So much of our American culture is focused on food. Many people will tell you that’s an issue, but I say quit whining and sit down at the table with us. From power lunches to midnight snacks, birthday cakes to Christmas cookies, quick breakfasts on-the-go to slow-cooked meals, if it’s a special occasion or a not-so-special occasion, food can (and probably is) involved.

And don’t forget the drinks! Sodas, juices, cocktails—we live in a society where not only do we have several kinds of bottled water, people have their favorite water brands.

Food and drink are everywhere in our society, so one night while ordering my dinner on Eat24 (shameless, uncompensated plug because they rock that hard), I thought about what foods and drinks are in gaming. This list only took all of 20 minutes to build, because food items are everywhere in gaming just like in American culture.

So much of our American culture is focused on food. Many people will tell you that’s an issue, but I say quit whining and sit down at the table with us. From power lunches to midnight snacks, birthday cakes to Christmas cookies, quick breakfasts on-the-go to slow-cooked meals, if it’s a special occasion or a not-so-special occasion, food can (and probably is) involved.

And don’t forget the drinks! Sodas, juices, cocktails—we live in a society where not only do we have several kinds of bottled water, people have their favorite water brands.

Food and drink are everywhere in our society, so one night while ordering my dinner on Eat24 (shameless, uncompensated plug because they rock that hard), I thought about what foods and drinks are in gaming. This list only took all of 20 minutes to build, because food items are everywhere in gaming just like in American culture.

And now, fresh from the oven, here are our top ten tastiest treats in the gamersphere. Don’t see your favorite on the menu? Let us know in the comments.

10. Aperture Science Cake (Portal)

Sure, finding out you’re trapped in a test chamber because you’re an orphan and basically a horrible excuse for a human being (it says so clearly in your test records) is a bit of a downer, but you know what makes it all better?

Cake. Cake makes everything better. I mean, I’m pretty sure it’s at the end of this next chamber. Or maybe the next one. I don’t remember. It’s definitely not a lie. Just keep testing.

9. OverCharge Delirium xt (Sunset Overdrive)

Between two jobs and a healthy social life (sleeping), I often turn to energy drinks for a little extra pep in my step. I know they’re not the healthiest things, but they help in a pinch. But Rockstar, Monster, or even Red Bull can compare to OverCharge Delirium XT.

There are a few side effects to drinking OverCharge, like heart palpitations, crashes later, or turning into a grotesque mutant, but the upside? Refreshing citrus taste, that’s what!

8. Chef Peter Pepper’s Burgers (Burgertime)

Hamburgers are one of my all-time favorite foods, so how awesome is it that there’s a game that’s all about making burgers?

Granted, Chef Peter Pepper’s methods for burger creation are a bit… unorthodox… but just think of these culinary treats as haute cuisine. Also, Burgertime is proof positive that pickles are not just gross but downright evil.

7. Pretty Much Everything (Pac-Man)

Seriously, everything is food to this guy that looks like an incomplete pizza. The dots, the apples, the oranges, the Galaga… things… the key – he eats the damn key!

The power pellets, though… We’re pretty sure that’s food, but they do directly lead to the consumption of the ghosts, so it’s either food or trippy-as-balls psychedelic drugs.

6. Blob’s Jellybeans (A Boy and His Blob)

In several tasty and delicious flavors such as Cola Bubble, Tangerine Trampoline, Apple Jack, and Strawberry Bridge, not only are Blob’s jellybeans a fun treat, but they’re so useful too!

Well, except for Ketchup Catchup. Pretty sure those just sat in the bag.

5. Mario’s Mushrooms (Super Mario Bros.)

Of course, Mario’s Mushrooms belong on this list. Not only is it synonymous with Super Mario, it’s a gaming icon. Everyone knows that a green mushroom gives an extra life to Mario, and the red one makes him Super – if you haven’t found one within five seconds of starting Level 1-1, you’re Marioing all wrong.

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4. Lon Lon Milk (The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time)

There’s nothing more refreshing than milk from the legendary Lon Lon Ranch of Hyrule. Not only will the tasty beverage refill all of Link’s hearts, but the satisfied wipe of the mouth after drinking screams refreshment.

I wonder if Hyrulians know what Oreo cookies are…

3. Yoshi’s Fruits (Super Mario World)

Mario loves his mushrooms, but his buddy Yoshi loves his… well, anything he can fit in his mouth. His favorites, though, are the fruits found all over Yoshi’s Island in the original Super Mario World. In later games Yoshi would find melons, grapes, and all sorts of fruity goodies, but in the original they looked like apples of some sort. They may have been berries, however, but one thing is for sure: they must have tasted great.

How great? When Yoshi got five of them, he’d poop out an egg that had either a power-up or a 1-up inside of it. That’s right, Yoshi has such a severe foodgasm he birthed a power up. Now that’s some tasty fruit.

2. Cup of Lifenoodles (Earthbound)

Food is a big deal in Earthbound. From cookies and sandwiches to actually telling the game what Ness’s favorite food is (tacos, if you were wondering), there is a plethora of food for Ness, Paula, Jeff, and even Poo. (Tee hee.) But who would have thought the most powerful would be the most affordable for the starving college student?

There’s no Phoenix Down in the city of Onett, Twoson, or any of the other crazy cities you travel to. But there is Cups of Lifenoodles! Brings the dead back to life, and does it on the cheap. I happen to like the beef flavored Lifenoodles, but chicken and shrimp are probably popular too, and last forever!

1. Full Roasted Turkey Platter (Castlevania)

Instant Thanksgiving! What makes the turkey platters found in the Castlevania series so damn tasty?

Well, they always say the best food comes from those hole-in-the-wall places.

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Article by: Ryan Bates

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JoyStik Entertainment’s Game of the Year WINNERS!

First of all let’s give a round of applause to the gaming industry in 2016 as there has been multiple innovations to gaming in general. This is the year in which we have seen VR emerge in the industry, 4K picture in gaming on the next part of next gen gaming consoles, and a slew of games capable of topping the all-time greatest chart. But as always when the year comes to an end the ultimate question is what is game of the year? This is a tradition the JoyStik Entertainment will continue to follow as long as there are video games.

First of all let’s give a round of applause to the gaming industry in 2016 as there has been multiple innovations to gaming in general. This is the year in which we have seen VR emerge in the industry, 4K picture in gaming on the next part of next gen gaming consoles, and a slew of games capable of topping the all-time greatest chart. But as always when the year comes to an end the ultimate question is what is game of the year? This is a tradition the JoyStik Entertainment will continue to follow as long as there are video games.

JoyStik Entertainment’s GAME OF THE YEAR winner!

  • Uncharted 4
  • Overwatch
  • Final Fantasy XV – WINNER!

  • Dishonored 2

This was the toughest decision of all the catergories, as following close behind was Uncharted 4 and Overwatch, which are both in other categories as well. In all honesty, Uncharted 4 holds the number 2 spot on this list, from the rich storytelling and perfect gameplay, but because of that reason, Final Fantasy XV wins. FFXV also has a wonderful touching story and very deep gameplay, but what seperates it from the rest is the depth of gameplay in the RPG leveling, open world map with side quest, and a game AFTER the game! Well done….Final Fantasy XV takes this reward and runs with it.

Exclusive Game of the Year nominees.

  • Uncharted 4 (PS4) – WINNER!

  • Forza Horizon 3 (Xbox One)
  • Pokken Tournament (Wii U)
  • The Last Guardian (PS4)

Uncharted 4, like its previous games, captured the audience with beautiful voice actors, thrilling gameplay and story/cutscenes, and a gorgeous atmosphere. But Uncharted 4 went above and beyond the other 3 main games in the series. It used pieces of Naughty Dog’s other blockbuster game “The Last of Us” and integrated it into the world of Uncharted. Uncharted not only told a story that you played in, but also captured the story of the past, of the pirates that owned the treasure that Nathan and Sam Drake are searching for. It was truly a pleasure to play and will go down as one of the best video games ever. 

 

First Person Shooter Game of the Year nominees.

  • Titanfall 2
  • Overwatch
  • Battlefield 1
  • Doom – WINNER!

Doom, unlike the others on this list, gave an incredible story and hardcore gameplay that you crave when looking down the barrels of a variety of crazy guns. Doom felt like a brand new game, while also capturing the nostalgia of the past games, which is why I love that they called it “Doom” and not “Doom 4” or something else, because for once, a sequel really did feel like it’s own game! If you haven’t given this game a try, do it…it really is First Person Shooter of the Year.

Multiplayer Game of the Year nominees.

  • The Division
  • Overwatch – WINNER!

  • Dying Light: The Following DLC
  • Pokken Tournament

What is there NOT to like about Overwatch? It is a game that was easily nominated for Game of the Year, Shooter of the Year, and obviously the WINNER of Multiplayer of the Year. This game is the definition of multiplayer, where if you don’t play as a team, you lose. It is as simple as that. An objective based multiplayer first person shooter, with a mix of characters adds up to a wonderful game to play for hours and hours with many different people. This will be a great game for years to come.

Best Indie Game of the Year nominees.

Firewatch

  • Inside
  • We Happy Few
  • Darkest Dungeon
  • Stardew Valley – WINNER!

The Indie Game of the Year was a toughy, as Indie Devs are providing GREAT games all year long, which is much appreciated! Stardew Valley stuck out from the rest though. After playing hours and hours and hours of this game, I felt like I had hardly put a dent in the game. It is a mix of classic Zelda games with its combat….Animal Crossing with it’s friendship building and income building…Harvest Moon, for the obvious reason, with it’s farming…and a hint of Don’t Starve with it’s survival aspect through the day and night cycle. I can’t wait to continue playing this game for years to come during down time in between game releases.

RPG Game of the Year nominees.

  • Dark Souls 3
  • Final Fantasy 15 – WINNER!

  • Pokemon Sun and Moon
  • The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine DLC

Also the Game of the Year WINNER, Final Fantasy XV was without a doubt the RPG of the year as well. The leveling up system in place for this game was simple but complex, and you truly feel STRONGER as the game goes on. An RPG is even better when the story digs it’s hooks into you as well, which FFXV does times 10! Thank you again for a great experience.

 

Mobile Game of the Year nominees.

  • Super Mario Run
  • Pokemon GO – WINNER!

  • Severed
  • Hearthstone:  Whispers of the Old Gods DLC

Mobile games continue to compete with console and PC gaming, although most would say it isn’t for the hardcore gamer. That is, until Pokemon GO emerge, and my God did it…with MILLIONS of active daily users, this game brought out gamers who NEVER game, and brought them together in a community. MMO? Hell yeah it was….

Top 100 Video Games of All Time – #100 to #91

At first glance, a Top 100 list seems like way too much, but in reality, it is very difficult to break down ONLY 100 games. We took on the challenge and finally finished after much help from the supporters at JoyStik Entertainment from all over the world. Please remember, this is OUR list and you will probably have some harsh words! Please do leave them below :). ENJOY!

Top 100 Video Games of All Time – #100 to #91

At first glance, a Top 100 list seems like way too much, but in reality, it is very difficult to break down ONLY 100 games. We took on the challenge and finally finished after much help from the supporters at JoyStik Entertainment from all over the world. Please remember, this is OUR list and you will probably have some harsh words! Please do leave them below :). ENJOY!

100) Angry Birds – Mobile

“Real time fun meets real time physics!”

99) Wario Ware – Gamecube

“Being forced into a speedrun has never been more fun.”

98) Twisted Metal – Playstation

“The first time you REALLY felt hardcore being the wheel…and scared as hell.”

97) Star Wars Republic Commando – Original Xbox

“This game could be A Star Wars Story movie today. Great FPS about brothers in arms.”

96) Donkey Kong Country

“An impressive Co-op platformer, in which the recipe to the game is still used today.”

95) The Legend of Zelda: Links Awakening – GameBoy

“Took the great world of Zelda: Link to the Past and recreated a new story on handheld!”

94) Star Wars: The Force Unleashed – PlayStation 3

“Using The Force felt so real, and you were able to do so from the Dark Side shall you please.”

93) Dr. Mario – NES

“Everything great about Tetris, put a tough spin on it, and add Mario who has upgraded from a plumber to a doctor…and BOOM! #93 on the list.”

92) MLB The Show series – From PlayStation 2 to PlayStation 4

“The most realistic baseball game, and highest rated baseball game, for many many years.”

91) Galaga

“The original Galaga has stolen the hearts of all gamers. The game today still sheds light on many puzzle shooters today (Resogun, Geometry Wars, Super Stardust, ect.).”

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Top 100 Video Games of All Time – #50 to #41

Top 100 Video Games of All Time – #50 to #41

At first glance, a Top 100 list seems like way too much, but in reality, it is very difficult to break down ONLY 100 games. We took on the challenge and finally finished after much help from the supporters at JoyStik Entertainment from all over the world. Please remember, this is OUR list and you will probably have some harsh words! Please do leave them below :). ENJOY!

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50) Dying Light – PlayStation 4

“When Parcore meets a zombie infection you need to run for your life… Literally. This game mixes mirrors edge with a feel of borderlands for an awesome time.”

49) Zelda: Windwaker – GameCube

“All your Tri-Force shards R belong to us. Wind Waker revolutionizes the zelda series by addign a cartoonic graphic style and a story that transends even the ocean floor itself.”

48) Final Fantasy II – Super Nintendo

“A game series that is obviously still around today all started it’s real popularity with this game. A heart felt story and an wide variety of character classes to play as keeps you on your toes throughout the entire game. Not the BEST Final Fantasy game of the series, but definitely close.”

47) Counter Strike Global Offensive– Xbox 360/ PC

“Its time to GO. Global Offensive that is, in this awesome FPS you have to really think your moves out. No running and gunning. Just you, your gun, your team, and a great time.”

46) Diablo 3 – PS4/ Xbox One/ PC

“Ah Diablo… BRING ON THE COWS!!! Oh theres no cow level? Ok well this dungon crawler offers so much more than the typical crawler, bring some friends and start the grinding of the dead. MOO!!!”

45) Super Metroid – Super Nintendo

“The classic game that gave the genre name of Metroid-Vania. Not to be biased or anything but THIS GAME IS AMAZING!!! I didn’t get to play this until years after its release but BOY I sure did love it. It has a timeless feel and a great gameplay to boot.”

44) Hearthstone – Mobile/ PC

“Hearthstone is a card based game on PC and Mobile devices. It resembles World of Warcraft characters and the same mystical feel. Humor and badass-ness is present as you would expect from this company.”

43) Uncharted 2 – PlayStation 3

“When Naughty Dog released Uncharted 1, people were absolutely floored. They were used to games like Crash Bandicoot (nothing against this game) and it got pushed aside for this upcoming series. Uncharted 2 on the other hand, took it to the next level with amazing graphics, a story you couldn’t look away from, and much better controls. Thank you Nathan Drake.” 

42) Minecraft – PC

“SSSSSS- BOOM! Minecraft on the PC is leaps and bounds better than console. With serviers you can mod on, custom skins that are free and tons and tons of content you can explore, Minecraft is a wonderful game for both young and old alike.”

41) Dead Space – Xbox 360

“Ah, the game that made millions of gamers sleep with the lights on. I still remember playing this in my room one night, the music was building up, I had my trusty plasma cutter loaded and ready. Then I hear it, a noise that made my skin crawl. I was ready! I then get distracted by a shadow appearing on my wall next to my monitor and my dog howled! I fell out of my chair and before I knew it a necromorph killed me.”

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Top 100 Video Games of All Time – #60 to #51

Top 100 Video Games of All Time – #60 to #51

At first glance, a Top 100 list seems like way too much, but in reality, it is very difficult to break down ONLY 100 games. We took on the challenge and finally finished after much help from the supporters at JoyStik Entertainment from all over the world. Please remember, this is OUR list and you will probably have some harsh words! Please do leave them below :). ENJOY!

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60) Mega Man X – Super Nintendo

“Mega Man is an iconic series, in which X was the tenth installment for the franchise. Fun fact: X was a new type of robot with the ability to make his own decisions. Recognizing the potential danger of this model, Light sealed X away in a diagnostic capsule for over 30 years of testing.”

59) Ms Pac-man – Arcades

“Ms. Pac-Man is an arcade video game from the Golden Age. Even though this came after the original Pac-Man, there is no doubt that Ms Pac-man fixed any issues, making one of the most popular arcade games of all time.”

58) Portal 2 – Xbox 360

“Need some extra brain power? Skip Lumosity and just play Portal. An interesting futuristic puzzle game that will have your brain in knots.”

57) Mario Sunshine – GameCube

“The evolution of Super Mario 64 brought us Mario Sunshine on GameCube. It is no surprise there are so many Mario games in this list, as the replayability of this series is at the top of the list. Great level design and a fun twist to Mario 64.”

56) Burnout Paradise – Xbox 360

“Burnout brought fun to racing games like Mario Kart did, but with an adult feel. Wrecking other players in a street race like you are the Dale Earnhardt of the city is beyond fun. Bring this series back please!”

55) Ni No Kuni – PlayStation 3

“What do you get when you mix Final Fantasy with Pokemon? Yep. This game took everybody by surprise with its beautiful story telling, the anime graphics, and unique combat system.”

54) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 – Xbox 360/ PS3

“Sifting through Call of Duty games was the biggest pain in the neck, but I do believe MW2 stands out the most. The improved multiplayer is still fun and popular today, and the campaign has a story that you care about! Boots on the ground soldiers!”

53) Luigi’s Mansion – GameCube

“MARRIOOOO? Nope, this game is all about the man in green. Luigi comes to the rescue in this spooky tale of vaccumming up ghost like Ghost Busters has Luigi! Clever gameplay keeps you coming back.”

52) Zelda: A Link to the Past – Super Nintendo

“Zelda: A Link to the Past may be one of the greatest games on the Super Nintendo. Considered an open world for it’s time and filled with clever dungeons, the nostalgia you feel when playing this game still today is enough to rank it in a top 100 list.”

51) God of War 2 – PlayStation 2

“The best God of War in the series. The story was a fresh from beginning to end while keeping the same great combat. The addition of weapons was a plus as well. Raise your first for God of War 4 PlayStation nation!”

 

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Top 100 Video Games of All Time – #70 to #61

Top 100 Video Games of All Time – #70 to #61

At first glance, a Top 100 list seems like way too much, but in reality, it is very difficult to break down ONLY 100 games. We took on the challenge and finally finished after much help from the supporters at JoyStik Entertainment from all over the world. Please remember, this is OUR list and you will probably have some harsh words! Please do leave them below :). ENJOY!

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70) Max Payne 3 – Xbox 360 

“Max Payne is just what his last name is. A revenge story built from PAIN. A well put together 3rd person shooter with great gunplay, story, and at it’s time a fun multiplayer.”

69) Dark Souls 3 – PS4/ Xbox One/ PC

“Personally, I hate this game. Probably still salty from getting my a$$ handed to me. But there is no doubt, this is one of the most accurate controlled video games of all time. Precision is key!”

68) Splatoon – Wii U

“The revival of the Nintendo franchise came from this game. It is currently young still, but with such a fun new multiplayer setting as a family friendly shooter to fit the Nintendo brand it appeals to hardcore multiplayers and a younger generation being introduced to gaming.”

67) Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon – Nintendo 64

“Mystical Ninja is one of those hidden gems that some folks haven’t had to pleasure of playing, but that does not take away from it’s success. An incredible design gives a perfect Japanese feel as a cartoonish theme. There is humor, difficulty, and a unique leveling system. If you haven’t played it, bust out the N64 and give it a try.”

66) Star Wars Battlefront 2 – PlayStation 2

“Star Wars has always been about Jedi and the Force, but Battlefront put you in the shoes of the soldiers, playing through galactic battle with blasters and the occasional Jedi. Star Wars Battlefront 1 set the stage, but 2 took it to the next level.”

65) Bioshock 1 – Xbox 360

“The deranged setting of Bioshock gives a creepy feeling as you make your way through Rapture, an underwater city built to get away from normal society. Through the years, it has become corrupt with crime, and what you witness is the after years of damage. Incredible story and gameplay for this First Person Shooter for the ages”

64) Mass Effect – Xbox 360

“Mass Effect changed the way we see video games as developers created one of the largest open world…no…open universes we had ever seen!”

63) Mario Kart 64 – Nintendo 64

“Somebody order a pizza and get the gang together because it is Mario Kart night! One of the most fun multiplayer racing games still today.”

62) Power Stone 2 – Sega Dreamcast

“Another hidden gem is the Power Stone series. It is actually very surprising that this franchise is not around today. If is wasn’t for the failure of the overrated Dreamcast, this game would most definitely still be around. A 3D fighting game, where players use weapons and magic stones to transform into a special character to bash each others heads in. Not literally”

61) Tetris – Any Platform

“The best puzzle game known to man. The simplicity of dropping different shapes from the ceiling has never been more clever. The game has continued to evolve but none will ever beat the original platform.”

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Top 3 Super Nintendo Games

The Super Nintendo was one of the best consoles of all time, with a massive library of games, and great ones. It was difficult to break down a Top 3 list due to the large list of games, but the Top 3 ultimate games have been selected and in order. 

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RULES: List your top 3 games on SNES (Super Nintendo). Then, follow that up with WHY.

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1)      Chrono Trigger

Chrono Trigger has unqiue gameplay that is unfound on the SNES. That complex of gameplay is seen in games today, but back then it was unheard of! Gameplay mixed with the great story of Chrono Trigger makes it number 1 on my list.

2)      Super Mario World

One of my favorite games of all time. Why do I like it so much? Because it’s FUN! It is a platformer with great control mechanics and addicting level design. It’s not that Super Mario World is some masterpiece story that melts your heart, but it’s a video game…a video game that you WANT to play. When you hear Super Mario World music…you just know it…and you want to play it.

3)      The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

One of the first open world games to hit consoles, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is a true masterpiece. It set the foreground for all Zelda games made after it, and it is a strategy that has worked very well for them! One of my favorite games of all time, Ocarina of Time, takes much of its gameplay and storytelling from The Link to the Past! It almost doesn’t seem fair to put it at number 3, but with the amount of great games on SNES, 3rd place is a great spot for it.

What are your top 3 and why? Comment and debate everybody in the comments below!

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