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Gaming Snacks

August 10, 2008 Written by Azariah Ellington II

Written by Chris Rah Osiris
We love skittles. Yes, even Dr. Pete.
We love skittles. Yes, even Dr. Pete.

Gaming Snacks

Happy Sunday everyone,

This is a GLA. (Gaming Lifestyle Announcement). Something that I have spent a lot of time doing in my life is studying proper snacks and snacking etiquette for gaming. This is a serious issue. Seriously, the wrong snacking habits can cause damage to your console and accessories. In addition to that, you’ll be the bane of gaming nights everywhere. You do not want that, trust me.

Rule #1: Do not eat chips, or any other greasy food.

This is an issue because of the damage that can be done to a controller or console. No one wants their controller to slip out of their hand while playing. No one wants grease ending up inside of their console either. I know this eliminates a lot of snacks, but this rule must be followed. Chip lovers, I suggest you weep now and thank me later.

Rule #2: Do not eat something that will interrupt the game.

This rule is of great importance when you are gaming with someone else. This rule eliminates your ability to eat a steak or anything that takes dedication to eat. I hate when someone pauses Street Fighter so he or she can take a bite of a sandwich. Do not do that. It is rude and annoying. Plus it will earn you the wrath of Ryu. You do not want Ryu angry.

Rule #3: Do not eat sticky food.

This is in the mold of the greasy food rule. Buttons end up becoming stuck and the controller becomes one that only you can use. Handing someone a sticky controller is not something anyone should do. It just isn’t right.

Rule #4: Reload your snack supply at the appropriate time.

This rule really comes into play at a gaming night. You cannot stop the game to get more snacks. No one wants to wait for you to get more cashews. Wait until you are off the sticks and then you can go get all of the snacks you want. Just make sure that you have enough to last you throughout the next round of play. Yes, this includes your next turn.

This is my favorite part of the article. Here is a list of PSLS approved snacks. These are approved to eat while you are gaming.

  • Skittles: A PSLS favorite
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Cashews
  • Pringles
  • Ice Cream Sandwiches: Only for expert snackers
  • Beef Jerky
  • Trail Mix
  • Pistachios, Pecans and other seeds/nuts

Here is a list of foods you can have at a gaming night, but people should NOT be eating as they play.

  • Pizza
  • Buffalo/Hot Wings
  • Chips
  • Sandwiches
  • Hot Dogs
  • Hamburgers
  • Finger foods in general

If you are going to have a game night, you need these types of things. Make sure everyone understands that they need to wash their hands before it is his or her turn. The individuals that do not listen need to bring their own controller.

Hope this helps you enjoy your gaming experience.

This is Chris Rah Osiris signing off.