Non-Gaming Game News For the Week Ending January 27th

Want to know how to make your own health potion from Diablo? The Gaming Gourmet will teach you how.

Diablo gets a comic, more video game food, and kids getting trapped in games on your TV screen in this week's non-gaming game news.

If the wait for Diablo III is absolutely killing you, then maybe you should check out the first two issues of the miniseries running at DC Comics. The plot synopsis sounds like typical hero's journey stuff, but you can never tell what kind of Easter eggs and tidbits DC and Blizzard might have put their heads together to seed throughout the story.

Here's the synopsis of the current issue:

Travel to Diablo's Dreadlands courtesy of DC Comics

Written by AARON WILLIAMS; Art and cover by JOSEPH LACROIX

The Dreadlands are being corrupted by madness, causing its victims to open their flesh and lash out at friend and foe alike. Jacob, a young fugitive from the city of Staalbreak, may be Sanctuary's only hope to stop this plague before it consumes or destroys mankind. His destiny is bound to a mysterious sword and the woman who watches over it, but his own troubled soul may keep him from embracing its true power in time.

The first two issues of Diablo are available now in print and via ComiXology.

Kids have to fight an MMO boss in the real world, Cartoon Network makes a TV movie out of it as Level Up comes to DVD in May.

This might skew a little younger than most of our readers here, but it's Cartoon Network, whose programming typically earns the benefit of the doubt. Level Up is a TV-movie about a group of teens who play an MMO, only to find out that one of the big, bad enemies from the game is poking around in the real world, so to speak. Shenanigans and questionable CG ensue.

The movie makes its debut on DVD May 1st and includes an unaired episode of the new show which it's recently spawned.

Here's the official line on the DVD:

In the Level Up movie, at night, Wyatt (Gaelan Connell), Lyle (Jessie T. Usher) and Dante (Connor del Rio) battle together as heroic avatars, in a massively multi-player online video game, Conqueror of All Worlds. Yet, by day these high school teenagers barely know each other's names, let alone their real identities. That all changes after they mistakenly open a portal from the game world to the real world unleashing the game's evil villain Maldark, a bunch of his trolls and the entire content of the internet, into their once peaceful neighborhood. Now the trio must put aside their differences and join forces with their classmate Angie (Aimee Carrero) to work together IRL (in real life) to win the game and save the world. All without a single cheat code

The Gaming Gourmet teaches the fine art of making food based on video game vittles

Of course, there's a Portal cake.

And burgers from GTA, and health potions, and a wide array of recipes to make your favorite pixel meals. Updated every Wednesday, The Gaming Gourmet is a cooking site for anyone who wanted to see game food in the real world. The UK-based site has some simple to fairly complicated recipes on the menu, but quite a lot of it is prep and presentation to get that one-to-one match between digital food and its real-world counterparts.

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