A game programmer in China recently was forced to quit his high pressure job due to health reasons. He turned instead to selling something called “shaobing” which is a popular flatbread that comes with a variety of fillings.
“The work hours of a programmer are long and arduous, sometimes we have to work overtime, though there was a lot of joy when we finished Yuan Zheng Online,” said the programmer. “When we are finished with work, we often go out to unwind, visiting karaoke parlors or playing basketball. Unfortunately my body was unable to withstand it all and I had to quit.”
Fortunately, selling shaobing also comes with a great paycheck as the man managed to double the salary he was making as a programmer.
He and his girlfriend now sell their shaobing at a street stand and earn about $3,259 per month for their efforts which is a nice sum of money in China. They’ve managed to get an apartment and hope to have enough saved to get married sometime next year.
Everyone needs to find their hook, and for Hot Pepper Game Reviews it’s eating a ridiculously hot pepper and then trying to review a video game. Poor Jared Rosen eats a habanero pepper and then tries to review Deadpool. He barely manages to pull it off, and I can’t help but wonder how many times he could try this before he burns his mouth so badly that he won’t taste anything again, ever.
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Complex has created a “Nutritional Guide To Popular Food In Video Games” which will break down exactly what those pixelated dots and eyeball-equipped mushrooms are offering.
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Nicole of Cake Haute Couture received a request for a cake that celebrated “old school” video games. She figured including just one game wasn’t enough. Instead, she came up with a perfect design that included Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, Frogger, and Tetris. It’s obviously a fun cake, but it also looks classy. That couldn’t have been easy to pull off.
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This beautiful handmade pasta bowl is the work of Etsy seller mudstuffing who has designed it with images of Space Invaders and an Atari 2600 joystick. The bowl measures 7 1/2″ wide by 3″ tall and will hold about 3-4 cups of pasta. It’s both dishwasher and microwave safe and will be the perfect way to serve your gamer friends at your next all night gaming marathon.
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This gamer themed wedding features what is probably the grandest cake of them all. It’s a truly giant Tiny Tower cake with detailed floors and even a crane on top to add additional levels. The wedding also featured a Mario-themed picture station, a saber arch made of 8-bit swords and invites with little video game versions of the bride and groom. They even hack at the cake with Minecraft foam swords!
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Yum! Look at that tasty cake. You’d sure like a piece, wouldn’t you? I bet it would taste delicious, but the cake is a lie! This shirt has the yummy Portal cake that you will never try on the front. On the back, a reminder that the cake is a lie, the cake is a lie, the cake is a lie…
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