I know we've all played some form of bartending simulators at some point in time. In most cases, they're pretty shitty and far from accurate. In comes Bar Oasis 2, where not only do I get to mix drinks accurately but damnit, I get to listen to customer's sad and often amusing life tales. What's better, is that I can turn these people off once their done making me feel better about my own life and relationships.
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This will probably be one of the more well known beers we review but I must admit this is my favorite time of the year for beer. I'm a huge fan of the Oktoberfest and Marzen style beers and they've become a staple at my household as the leaves begin to fall. I happened to have a Leinenkugel Oktoberfest sitting around to go with my scrambled eggs this morning (breakfast of champions) so I thought, why not do one of my favorite things and play some games while drinking a beer? Dr. Doom and Sagat say listen up kids.
After the initial pour, the beer comes with the pale amber color you'd expect from a Marzen with less than a finger of head. It has mostly a sour smell but you can catch a hint of the malt as well. With the first taste you immediately catch all the malt up front and it ends with some hops almost creating a copper taste. It's pretty light bodied for an Oktoberfest and it could be considered a session beer. Overall not one of my favorites, a pretty average Marzen lacking any real depth in taste. Not something I'd keep around but damnit if it didn't taste alright with my eggs. It gets 2.8 out 5 shells. Be sure to check out Refresh and Reload on twitter @askrandr and hit up the RSS feed for games, beer and superior opinions.
Do you remember being a kid and wanting to be ninja when you grew up? Sure, some of you may have given up on that dream but there's people like myself who decided being a ninja trumps any shitty day job you can think of. It's more of a third shift position anyway which suits my style. What I'm trying to say is Klei Entertainment's Mark of the Ninja is beyond fun and it's the stuff dreams are made of. The creators of the Shank series have given us a stealth based Xbox Live Arcade game; think Tenchu only 2D and with a far superior story line and set of game mechanics. You take over a silent protagonist who's chosen to don tattoos that grant power at the cost of one's sanity in order to save the ninja clan. Now let's delve into the reasons I'm taking a new third shift position.
Here at R&R we take pride in being better than other sites, almost as much as we do in our fine beer tastes. With that in mind, we will be starting several recurring articles that cover anything from simple beer reviews to what beer goes best with what game. Gaming has grown into a way of life for so many people and that same passion for the brothers at R&R extends into the world of beers. We want to bring the two passions together in one place: gaming and drinking have gone together for some time but the with first gaming generations hitting their 20's and 30's beer has become apart of the bonding experience that games so often create. With that in mind, let's get this shit rolling with a fine beer review.
Lazarusreturnz just happened to be in town this weekend and as usual that turned into drinking which turned into video games and well, more drinking. At one point a run to Meijer turned into several Nerf gun purchase but I digress. We picked this beer up at The Anderson's mainly because it involved Tiger and is distributed from Thailand all be it the brewery is in Singapore (Yeah I play Sagat). It pours a light golden color and has all the qualities you'd find in a normal American lager. The biggest difference being a little more hoppy taste on the back end which gives Tiger more character than other lagers. It's a drinkable beer and you would have no problem running through a 6 pack of these...or 12 depending on how shitty your work day was. I give the beer a 3.5 out of 5.
Normally I'd pair this with a long night of Street Fighter due to it being light and a great inspiration for Sagat but today I recommend an old fashioned Nerf gun war. I kicked the clock back at least 10 years last night with this beer and let's just say that shit was too fun. Grab some Nerf guns and a 6 pack of Tiger for night and tell me about it in the morning. You can find us on Twitter @askrandr and be sure to subscribe to our RSS feed for superior opinions.
Here at Refresh and Reload we certainly love independent game developers. Those funding games out of their own pockets who despite that, willingly take more risks in creating a unique gaming experience than most triple A studios dream of. I had the pleasure of picking up Fractal: Make Blooms Not War off of Steam from indie developer Cipher Prime for the cool price of $6.99. A damn fine music driven puzzler is what we get here, but Cipher Prime manages to put a tremendous amount of character in a game filled with inanimate objects.