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Volume 223

HOW FAR WILL YOU GO TO GET THE THRONE?

Looking for another thing to binge watch? Well, you’re in luck as Season 8 of Game Of Thrones is now only 6 weeks away. HBO have launched a new project to help us pass the time until the launch, hiding 6 full size replicas of the famous iron throne around the globe. Only 4 have been found so far and rumour has it that one is still hidden somewhere in Canada. I might have to pop over there to hunt for it myself. How far will you go to get the throne?

TEAM YOSHI.

Yoshi is back! Our favourite dinosaur from Super Mario is the star of a new Nintendo Switch game, Yoshi’s Crafted World. Players can dress Yoshi up as a milk carton or put him a cardboard cow costume. What could be cuter?! I thought it would be difficult for me to move on from the classic N64 and upgrade to a Switch, but my sheer commitment to picking Yoshi every time on Mario Kart kind of makes me want to invest.

MENTAL EMMENTAL.

As someone who has been known to eat an entire camembert to myself, I was very intrigued by this cheesy little feature. Swiss researchers used mini transmitters to conduct the energies of different genres of music into 9 wheels of Emmental cheese, testing the impact of music on flavour and aroma. The experiment showed that after being exposed to music for 24 hours, the cheese has a distinctly different texture, taste, appearance and smell. Note to self: must remember to play hip hop to my brie sarnie before indulging.

ONE GAME TO RULE THEM ALL.

Games developer Daedalic Entertainment is working on a new video game, The Lord of the Rings: Gollum. We don’t have too much info on it at the moment, but what we do know is that we’re going to have to make decisions with both Smeagol and Gollum talking to us. I feel stressed at the thought already. Looks like we’re going to have to wait 2 years for this precious game to come out, but it will be worth the wait I’m sure. It’s going to be tricksy!

BITTEN BY CHILLI SAUCE.

British scientists have created the world’s first chilli sauce which mimics the bite of a venomous spider. I don’t know about you, but seeing a picture of a spider AND the words ‘may cause muscle spasms’ on the label of my hot sauce might make me think twice about smothering it all over my chips. Saying that, there is a small part of me that wants to try it as I do enjoy a cheeky extra hot Nando’s!

VR FAN? RICK AND MORTY FAN? WE GOT YOU.

Who else binge watches Rick and Morty? Well, if you’ve got yourself a PS4 or PS4VR you can lose your mind in the co-creators’ new VR game, Trover Saves the Universe. It looks freaking mental if you ask me. Bring on May 31st!

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