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With the upcoming Halo 3 release, and Pepsi’s new Game Fuel, Lore Sjöberg has been inspired to write Real Gamers Need Starship La-Z-Boy Cockpit Chairs

PepsiCo is snug in bed with Microsoft, promoting its exciting new Mountain Dew flavor, “Game Fuel,” with a Halo 3 tie-in. The flavor is described on the bottle as “an invigorating blast of citrus cherry flavor,” but it could also have reasonably been called “Unbelievably Vileberry,” “Piña Colonic” or “Kool-Aid Man’s Embalming Fluid.”

The soda is a limited edition, meaning that people who collect videogame-themed soft drinks have a reason to live, poor pathetic sots, and that in a few weeks the remaining stock will be shoved off to Big Lots to make room for some sort of holiday-blockbuster tie-in soda.

PepsiCo does deserve praise, however, for being one of the few corporations striving to make sure that gamers get the empty calories they need. Speaking as a gamer, I can tell you that caffeine and sugar are nearly impossible to find for sale, and what’s available is rarely provided in portable, easy-to-ingest form. In fact, here are some more desperately needed gamer-oriented products that I hope to see clogging retail outlets by 3 p.m. at the latest.

Check out the rest of the article, it’s hilarious!


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