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Friday, February 08, 2008

Virtual Hot Dog Eating Contest

The National Football League, the National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball, and even the Professional Golfer's Association all have their own video games.

Now Major League Eating (MLE) will have one too.

Agence France-Presse reports that the video game company Mastiff is working with the MLE organization to release a competitive eating video game in time for this years July 4th hot dog eating contest at Nathan's

Player's avatars will devour as much as they can of twelve different varieties of food, while at the same time trying to keep from losing it all "in a vividly colorful reversal of fortune."

While the game's concept is indeed innovative, it's hard to imagine that the experience of playing it will rival the pleasures of actually eating a Nathan's hot dog.

Mastiff cooking up a video game for gluttons [AFP]

- post by Ben Nadler

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posted by Omar Robau @ 2/08/2008 01:45:00 AM 


Blogger J$ said...

the game will be less fun than eating one nathan's hot dog but much more fun than eating 50 nathans hot dogs.

seems like the ideal game for the nintendo wii where you'd use the controller to mimic the action of eating.

February 8, 2008 at 11:27 AM  

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