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If there's one activity we enjoy as much as playing DS, it's eating. Naturally then, combining the two results in the perfect lazy afternoon for us, but you have to be careful. As the DS involves rather a lot of touching, greasy foods such as pizza are automatically out, particularly as dirt and grime loves to accumulate on the edge of the touchscreen. This writer also prefers to avoid stuff that can drip easily -- as much as it saddens us, Coke and technology will never be BFF.

With these ground rules in mind, I find there's nothing quite like Cool Ranch Doritos and Medium Salsa dip to complement a marathon DS session, while white seedless grapes provide a healthier, almost-as-good alternative. What's your perfect gaming snack?

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1-06-2008 @ 11:07AM

Eru said...

Something that only requires one hand so that I can continue playing Phantom Hourglass.
Like an apple.


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1-06-2008 @ 11:33AM

Pizza Pasta said...

You're gonna get Dorito dust all over your DS.


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1-06-2008 @ 11:35AM

nintendolover said...

I don't eat while playing my DS because I cannot stand to have the buttons greasy; the stylus, i don't mind. I make people wash his or her hands after dinner, if they want to play my DS. All of that aside, my perfect gaming snack would be: Ranch/Honey Mustard Snack Wrap from McDonald's, Sweet Tea, and a game of Kirby Canvas Curse or Drill Dozer.


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1-06-2008 @ 11:58AM

Pozos said...

CHEEZ ITZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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1-06-2008 @ 3:01PM

Croove55 said...

As long as you're talking about Cheezit's and not Cheese Nips.

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1-06-2008 @ 12:03PM

Alien said...

I really dont know ... some Layz Chips I guess ... and a bottle of Coke or Sprite . Still I to wash my hands every time I want to play :)


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1-06-2008 @ 12:09PM

Anticrawl said...

I'm not the snaking type but if I did snake while playing my DS it'd have to be something that couldn't get all over my onyx DS Lite. Typically if I'm eating while I'm gaming it's either lunch or dinner depending on my schedule for the day. So I'd say the perfect gaming snake/meal would be toasted loaf of Italian bread with applewood smoked ham, bacon, cheese, pickles, sun-dryed tomatoes, lettuce and mustard in it. Also with some Revive vitamin water on the side, that stuff tastes awesome.


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1-06-2008 @ 12:11PM

Anticrawl said...

Hahaha, dunno why I insisted on using "snake" instead of "snack." I just woke up and wasn't really paying much attention.

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1-07-2008 @ 9:29AM

Josh said...

Hahah, I personally though that there was some new slang that I wasn't aware of for eating or snacking... Here I thought you were hip Anticrawl... Ah well, I like to snack on some string cheese or something with a wrapper that I can hold and eat without getting my hands dirty... wrapping foods in plastic wrap works as well...

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1-06-2008 @ 12:33PM

Stephen said...

Food and DS dont mix.
No matter what, It gets dirty.


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1-06-2008 @ 1:50PM

Amanda said...

Pocky! It's the perfect gaming snack. You can eat the delicious stick with your non-stylus hand and they make virtually no mess (unless you are a sloppy eater). I love it!


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1-06-2008 @ 6:42PM

Cheese Muffin said...

You don't even need to use a hand. Whenever I nibble on pocky, I put the stick in my mouth and nibble, using my lips to draw in more of the biscuit as I play.

Stick-based snacks are the best for playing.

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Mr Khan13

1-06-2008 @ 2:14PM

Mr Khan said...

I'd say eating and gaming don't mix, unless its just eating pizza and watching someone who was eligible (but declined) to play Halo 2 in MLG rape people on the internet


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1-06-2008 @ 2:42PM

Sirus said...

I love to eat Triscuits and some Roasted Red Pepper Hummus. You might be thinking WTF hummus but thats what my bro thought until he started eating all of mine as soon as i buy it. Together its one of the best snacks but if you wish you can substitute pita chips for the triscuits.


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1-06-2008 @ 3:00PM

Croove55 said...

Chris, be honest: did you ask this just so you could make a cookie monster noise in the title of a post? I won't hold it against you, it's enough of a reason for me.

My favorite gaming snack? Nilla Wafers. Or some california raisins from one of those little red boxes. I don't know why, but raisins is tasty. Drink-wise, Coke Zero. I'd honestly prefer Coke, but I would be a very heavy guy if my soda had calories (I think I drink about three cans a day on average). Coke Zero is slightly better than diet coke, so there you go.


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1-06-2008 @ 3:49PM

ChrisG said...

"Chris, be honest: did you ask this just so you could make a cookie monster noise in the title of a post? I won't hold it against you, it's enough of a reason for me."

How dare ... yes. Ahem.

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1-06-2008 @ 3:57PM

Secre said...

I usually try not to eat while playing video games. I'm not exactly a neat freak, so if I tried that, I'll probably end up ruining the buttons. I usually just close my DS or pause my console game and take out a manga or book and read while I eat. Such items are nowhere near as important as my games.


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1-06-2008 @ 4:57PM

liquidysoap said...

Smarties once they're not melty they don't stain or you can just chuck the tube to your head anyway.Drink wise here are two ideas.
1.Use a box juice or if you must drink soda cuz you can't live without it
2.Use a sports cap with your soda like the ones that come on water bottles


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1-06-2008 @ 9:19PM

Bluebreaker said...

I really can't see eating and playing any type of games at the same time. In other words one handed gaming is less than ideal. I do consume mass quanities of soda when I'm playing my DS lite. You know, the fountain drinks in the travel cups.


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Brooks Williams20

1-06-2008 @ 10:53PM

Brooks Williams said...

Doritos or skittles for DS snackage at least for me.


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