What is a balut?

A balut is a fertilized duck egg with a nearly-developed embryo inside that is boiled and eaten in the shell. They are considered delicacies of Asia and especially the Philippines, China, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Popularly believed to be an aphrodisiac and considered a high-protein, hearty snack, baluts are mostly sold by street vendors at night in the regions where they are available. They are often served accompanied with consumption of beer. The Filipino and Malay word balut (balot) roughly translates to mean “wrapped”.

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Mass “Defect” Andromeda? Game review

It’s been a 10 years since first Mass Effect came out and i can’t not believe how much worse this instalment looks compare to previous ones and i dont want to compare this turn to the first one which was the and still is THE best Sci Fi opera i have ever played. Here some cons:
-lorerape
-boring
-repetitive
-ugly characters
-bad animations
-fetch quests
-MMO style world
-awkward writing
– bland and not memorable characters
But there is some pros :
– kinda beautiful planets thanks to Frostbite
– combat which i must admit is fun
And keep in mind it’s not the same team who made MA 1 and hell not even 2 and 3rd one.

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Middle Earth: Shadow of War Officially Announced

Warner Bros. has officially announced Middle-earth: Shadow of War, the sequel to 2014’s excellent Shadow of Mordor – it will be released on August 22 in North America and August 25 in Europe (Australia not confirmed at time of writing).

Following a retailer leak yesterday, the publisher has officially announced the game for PS4, Xbox One (including Project Scorpio), Steam, and Windows 10 (where it will be an Xbox Play anywhere title).

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Watch Dogs 2 PC port is lame

Do it on a nice PC if you can. No short attention was given to the port, which features a huge selection of graphical options, including frilly features like a built in upscaling and downscaling tools that let you change pixel density independent of the window resolution and advanced shadow effects that make them blur the further they are from their caster. There are enough knobs and switches to make Watch Dogs 2 both run on an older rig without sacrificing too much detail, and push newer PCs to their breaking point. Further, the UI has been completely retooled to work with a keyboard and mouse. It doesn’t make driving as precise as it is with a controller, but I played the entire game that way without trouble. If you have a controller plugged in, you can seamlessly switch back and forth between them too. Each menu has a hotkey, and there are control options to tweak everything from steering sensitivity to how quickly the camera recenters on your vehicle after making a sharp turn. After the first game’s dodgy port, it’s clear Ubisoft didn’t want to repeat the same mistake.

 

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Kyōten Sushiko – A fine Japanese Restaurant in Texas

Every cut and score was executed with care, from the more familiar aji (Japanese horse mackerel) with the classic shiso and grated ginger, to the lesser-seen iwashi, a clean and vibrant sardine from Japan. As a lover of shellfish innards, I was smitten when Phan accented the awabi (abalone) with a sauce made with its liver, and seasoned the spot prawn’s lightly grilled body with the briny tomalley. The crescendo rose to a peak with the Miyazaki A5 Wagyu and the toro with freshly grated wasabi. Both delicate pieces melted as I chewed and made my eyes roll back. A chorus of “mmm”s cut through the library silence.

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Classic Italian eatery

At first glance, Sophia’s – the Chicago-based BDG (that’s James Brown, Matt Deichl, and Jonathan Gillespie) Hospitality Group’s first foray into Austin – seems to escape those traps. The bones of former occupant Bess Bistro are largely kept intact, as is the imposing pewter bar. Designer Elizabeth Pena Brown (working with the BDG in-house team) fills the space with mostly timeless finishes, upholstering columns in black leather and chairs in sapphire velvet. The shapes are kept traditional too. There’s nary a plastic shell in sight.

 

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