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It's Dangerous To Go Sober. Drink This.

Ain't no party like a Hyrulian party!

That DS is gonna be sticky before this is over.
Look, I'm all for video games. I'm definitely all for drinking. I can appreciate the synergistic value of combining your passions. But when I saw the Triforce shot on Geekologie this morning, it occurred to me that a shot that consists of equal parts dark rum, 99 Bananas, and Goldschlager would be better named as “Ganon's Wrath” or “Liquid Regret.” 

I'm not going to try and tell people how to live their lives, but you shouldn't have to try and sneak the alcohol into your body with silly names and gallons of high-fructose corn syrup. Also, when you're at a bar, and you order a drink with more than two ingredients, you're gumming up the works for people who know how to drink. That's not strictly related to this story, but good advice, regardless.

Video-game publishers are just as guilty as self-made mixologists of this behavior, and it's not uncommon to find gross syrupy mixed drinks with “clever” names at video-game launch events. My favorite, and another reason why I love Harmonix so goddamn much, was a drink called the “Alex Rigopulos” that was offered at the last Rock Band bar night in San Francisco. Its contents? Maker's Mark, neat. Now that's a drink.
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Posted by Ryan
That DS is gonna be sticky before this is over.
Look, I'm all for video games. I'm definitely all for drinking. I can appreciate the synergistic value of combining your passions. But when I saw the Triforce shot on Geekologie this morning, it occurred to me that a shot that consists of equal parts dark rum, 99 Bananas, and Goldschlager would be better named as “Ganon's Wrath” or “Liquid Regret.” 

I'm not going to try and tell people how to live their lives, but you shouldn't have to try and sneak the alcohol into your body with silly names and gallons of high-fructose corn syrup. Also, when you're at a bar, and you order a drink with more than two ingredients, you're gumming up the works for people who know how to drink. That's not strictly related to this story, but good advice, regardless.

Video-game publishers are just as guilty as self-made mixologists of this behavior, and it's not uncommon to find gross syrupy mixed drinks with “clever” names at video-game launch events. My favorite, and another reason why I love Harmonix so goddamn much, was a drink called the “Alex Rigopulos” that was offered at the last Rock Band bar night in San Francisco. Its contents? Maker's Mark, neat. Now that's a drink.
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Edited by MattyFTM

DRINK!!!!!

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Posted by OmegaPirate

God damn it - now thats a way to play

Posted by PowerSerj

I would honestly be terrified of ingesting that monstrosity. More than one, at least.

Posted by Carlos1408

Drinking!
I just stick to beer dude, that's all I need, maybe the occasional sider.

Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw

Malibu and Diet Pepsi Max.  Try it.  Your taste buds will thank you.

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Edited by SenorDingDong

So, um ... slow day in the office?

I kid.  I do like your "no more than 2 ingredients" rule though.

Posted by CL60
Sparky_Buzzsaw said:
"Malibu and Diet Pepsi Max.  Try it.  Your taste buds will thank you."
Are you sure?
Posted by Joshua

"". Also, when you're at a bar, and you order a drink with more than two ingredients, you're gumming up the works for people who know how to drink.""


THANK YOU RYAN.  Markers Mark was the Harmonix party drink of choice?  ... that night we were at everywhere BUT the Harmonix party and everyone was drinking Makers Mark.  Heard it here first, GDC 2010 Sponsored by Makers Mark.
Edited by MattyFTM
Sparky_Buzzsaw said:
"Malibu and Diet Pepsi Max.  Try it.  Your taste buds will thank you."
Malibu is far tastier with lemonade or soda water. Coke or Pepsi takes too much of the flavour away from the Malibu.

Although personally, when it comes to spirits + mixers, I'm more of a Gin & Tonic guy. Normally I just stick to beer though.
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Posted by Claude

I'm more of a beer and wine kind of guy. I like to top the evening off with a shot of tequila, but that's rare now a days. The wife frowns upon it.

Posted by License_To_Bill

I believe any and all credit for videogame-related drinks should go to Frank.

Posted by Hamz

As a barman I have to say the people who order 3 ingredient drinks, especially if they are all sugar filled alcopop things, need to have their head examined.

For the record though everyone should try out the following....

Full measure of silver tequila, full measure of vodka, half measure of gin and sambuca and finish with a small dab of tabasco sauce. That shit will end the night for you with a bang, literally.

Posted by Anderson

White Russian and Mojito - two of the best drinks ever created, and both have more than two ingredients.  Epic fail, Ryan.

Posted by Subject2Change

Whiskey and uhhh Whiskey please.

Edited by TooWalrus

Fuck you, Ryan! I'll drink however I want! As long as you get drunk, what does it matter? The Triforce Shot sounds awesome!

Although lately, all I've been drinking is Whiskey, need to get some variety in there.

Posted by PLWolf

I'd rather have a nice English IPA from the local pub in Concord CA.

Edited by Linkyshinks

Tri Force shot sounds good to me.

I like all booze, I don't discriminate.  I am particularly partial to dark Rum though (Cuban of course), I think I may have been a Pirate in a former life.


Posted by BiggerBomb

Someone needs to drink a Vesper.

Posted by Nasar7

Is it Hyrulian or Hylian?

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Edited by BiggerBomb
Nasar7 said:
"Is it Hyrulian or Hylian?"

I think Hylian is the pointy-eared native race of Hyrule, and a Hyrulian is anyone who lives in Hyrule. I could be wrong, though! =P
Posted by needforswede

The quasi-medieval context of the Zelda universe demands a more manly, badass drink.  With all that rum it should be called the "Phantom Hourglass" or something.  Rum fits better with the nautical theme I guess.

Posted by pakx

While it has nothing to do with video games, i found this on Geekologie as well, and i'm thinking Jeff, being the Burnout Paradise fan that he is, may just enjoy this as much as i did:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSVfYwdGSsQ&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.geekologie.com%2F2009%2F04%2Ftrying_to_pancake_a_car_with_a.php&feature=player_embedded

Posted by ZeroCast

Ugh, drinking.

Posted by SoothsayerGB

Ryan speaks the wisdom of Drunk.  The sweet sweet truth.

Mixing Alcohol with anything is like falling slowly.  You know your falling, can't stop it, but for some reason you think it's better to delay impact.  Your going to get hammered, just let it happen.  Gurly man.

The only acceptable liquid for mixing into a alcohol drink is water.  In the form of ice and only when your starting to get dehydrated.  ;)






Posted by KennyTheSober

Sounds superior, but I'd rather chug vodka and fresh orange, different kind of hangova.

Posted by MikeFightNight

Obviously you have never enjoyed a Zombie my friend.

Edited by MrKlorox

I can only afford the ultra cheap Skol or McCormick's vodka when I get liquor. It's pretty much mandatory that one syrup the shit out of that rubbing alcohol-ish abonimation masquerading as vodka.

Either way, I "love" the absolut(ely)  hypocritical "anti-drugs" stance while you are all borderline alcoholics. Personally I'd prefer to green with the sticky.

Posted by Jayzilla

for the love of all things good, that is one nasty concoction.

Posted by kmdrkul

Goldschlager does bad things to people.  Try it with apple juice- it's really good.

Posted by skrutop

I'd call it the Silver Arrow.  Goes straight to the gut and sets it on fire.

Posted by Media_Master

Groovie

Posted by theMcNasty

That drink looks appealing... but a little too much work.

Posted by jakob187

Jagermeister.


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Posted by ninjakiller
Anderson said:
"White Russian and Mojito - two of the best drinks ever created, and both have more than two ingredients.  Epic fail, Ryan."
I love drinking White Russians at home wearing my bathrobe.  The dude definitely agrees man.
Posted by Red

Now you're really playing with power.