Game Cocktails: Noble Pursuit

PIKUBYTES // Video Game Cocktails Noble Pursuit Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild

Ah, the freedom of emergent cooking! Mixing toads, mushrooms, bokoblin horns, apples, and producing a foul mess. The brilliant Breath of the Wild features dozens of gastronomic and potion recipes to discover. But what about the booze? This week I’m paying tribute to a mysterious drink I’ve encountered in Hyrule. Psst…Just don’t tell Link about these delights. He should stick to milk bars for now.

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Game Cocktails: Saint Denis Sazerac

PIKUBYTES // Video Game Cocktails Saint Denis Sazerac Red Dead Redemption 2

A tumbleweed rolls by a deserted saloon, its doors creaking slowly as if yearning for better days. Dust has long settled on the ornate glassware, covering the traces of many poker games lost and even more drunken shots fired. A rider appears at the prairie’s horizon. She’s determined. She has to keep at it. She’s got to START WRITING HER BLOG AGAIN. She pulls up a chair at the saloon and scans its shelves. You lucky devil. There’s just enough for a Saint Denis Sazerac. Wouldn’t you want to know how to mix one?

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AI Has Feelings Too: Three Adventure Games to Try

PIKUBYTES // AI Has Feelings Too: Three Adventure Games to Try
Autumn has a strange effect on my pace of life and game library. I’ve been spending more time on adventure games, walking simulators and just good ol’ stories. Exploring abandoned space stations has been a running theme. Just me, the cosmos, and tons of other people’s things to snoop through… But wait. There’s always an AI. Watching, judging, persuading… Is it friend or foe? A machine to bark commands at or a friend to confide in? Will robots improve or take over our flawed civilization? Here are three indie games with their take on AI consciousness: Tacoma, Subsurface Circular, and Event[0].

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Augmented for Perception: 50 Easter Eggs in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

PIKUBYTES // Augmented for Perception: 50 Easter Eggs in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
As I set foot in the cyberpunk world of 2029, it certainly didn’t look like the promised paradise for humanity. The tension between augmented humans and “naturals” was mounting, segregation and overt discrimination was a norm, privacy was just a hazy concept, and me… Well, I was just screenshoting easter eggs! Make no mistake, I thoroughly enjoyed my non-lethal playthrough of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (side missions > main ones, imho), and its themes gave me food for thought about our modern world. But this time Jensen was also tasked to capture references to popular culture, so we’ve scored about fifty of them. Are you are fellow explorer too? Then let’s dive head-first into the world of Mankind Divided. SPOILERS INCLUDED!

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