“The food” tends to be what everyone remembers aboutGauntlet, if they remember the game at all. “The food” is more important to the series’ legacy than the games themselves, which have changed considerably from the top-down arcade original through third-person 3D console iterations. The food is life. The food is frustration. The food isGauntlet.
In Arrowhead Studios’ new reboot of Gauntlet (no subtitle this time), there is plenty of food. Whole, honey-baked hams and roast turkeys sit around waiting for consumption or destruction by up to four players.
see? my interest is totally healthy and well-supported by major publications. i’m not obsessed. YOU’RE obsessed.
While infiltrating an Uruk stronghold in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor this past weekend, I thought I overheard a captain talking about a pumpkin spice latte. This was likely due to that…
uhhh the tolkien estate takes food mad serious, ya’ll:
"We had pumpkin patches in the Shire, and the Tolkien Enterprises people went nuts about it," he said. Pumpkins, as it were, are a New World crop. Middle-earth is J.R.R. Tolkien’s vision of an ancient Europe, with the author going so far as to base his maps on the continent. Pumpkins are native to North America, therefore there’s no way they’d be growing organically in a fantastical take on ancient Europe.
baldur’s gate: you can buy drinks in taverns to hear about rumors from the barkeep