Gamers punted performance-enhancing pills
Keep on going like a mad trucker
Marathon gaming sessions usually end only when all the pizza and pop has been devoured - or your opponent has fallen asleep. But a Japanese retailer thinks it can boost your videogame performance and staying power by offering you some pills to pop.
The Blueberry pill: improve gaming performance?
If long-lasting performance is your problem, the company claims its Blueberry tablets will help boost your ability to keep gaming on and on into the wee, small hours. The chewable purple pills come in packs of 30, but you shouldn’t take more than two per day, the supplier warns.
Boost your concentration with DHA
However, if you’re more prone to losing your concentration, which could be lethal if you’re playing something from the Tom Clancy range, then DHA could be a better option.
These capsules contain purified fish oil and various antioxidants. The retailer highly recommends DHA for all sorts of game, such as brain training challenges and language tests. The capsules should be swallowed with lukewarm water, apparently.
We can't comment on the pills' efficacy, or whether they're safe to scoff, but they do appear to be legit in Japan. Unfortunately, British gamers will have to rely on Red Bull and black coffee for the time being, because the gaming performance pills are only available in their native land.
Expect them to start appearing in spam emails real soon now...
So eat loads of fish
Woopee! More fish fingers for me!
To me a LAN ends when
Your missus comes and picks you up as she hasn't seen you in three days...
Or she has while you're away, crashed you car into a wall...
Mines the one that smells of beer & BO...
How, precisely, does a mad trucker keep on going?
In other news, they *do* like their pastels in Asian marketing. I was in Taipei last year, and EVERY ad was a pastel - not necessarily pink, though that color was popular - but I didn't see any color more than 20% saturated the whole time I was there. It's really interesting.
I bet they even have pink and purple pastel ads to sell chainsaws. Although I'm not sure there's much call for chainsaws in Taipei itself, unless you want to rob a store that sells pastel-colored cell phones...
I should note for the record that Taipei rocked. The people were great, the food was cheap and fantastic, every corner had a place offering "BACK RUB FOR MAN AND WOMAN", and even Formula One can't rival the glory of a 75-moped-strong standing start as a downtown streetlight turns green. I gotta go back.
I need more mana?
Alternatively you could try mana potions (http://www.manapotions.com/). I somehow doubt thet they're anymore efficient than my general gaming fuel of copious quantities of Blue Bolt and Mars Bars though, those two will keep you going well after it gets light.