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toxikneedle
01-30-07, 10:42 PM
And incase you're wondering why it's in the console forums, the 3 burger king xbox/360 games helped BK get a 40 percent spike in the quarterly report. It's pretty crazy and at the same time, I can imagine what we'll be seeing from now on.

http://www.gamespot.com/news/6164969.html

Starscream
01-30-07, 11:28 PM
Awesome.

Soon there will be a whole video game menu. With value priced games for each day of the week and more costly premium games. lol

OWA
01-30-07, 11:33 PM
But their motto is "have it your way" so they'd better provide Wii, PS3 and PC games as well...oh and games for the Mac/linux.

six_storm
01-31-07, 12:52 AM
BK has some awesome food. A lot of my money has gone there! :D

AthlonXP1800
01-31-07, 01:22 AM
OMG!!! Burger King has the worst foods, it taste horrible, that why I prefer McDonalds, they taste better. (lee63)

Absolution
01-31-07, 01:25 AM
OMG!!! Burger King has the worst foods, it taste horrible, that why I prefer McDonalds, they taste better. (lee63)
your kidding right?

-Aerows-
01-31-07, 03:52 AM
That was a great move on BK's part.

I loved Burger King until I moved. The BK's in my vicinity are ptomaine poisoning waiting to happen. I used to love the chicken sandwich, and the croissanwich for breakfast.

The one by my house has made me fear BK. I think the only reason that it is still open is because it is right off of an Interstate exit. The local traffic knows better than to eat there.

Namrok
01-31-07, 06:54 AM
your kidding right?

Seriously, BK and McD are both horrible things to eat. You might as well chow down on sticks of butter. I mean I'm no health nut, but jeeze, of all the things you could possibly put in your body, I think only meth is more harmful than fast food.

ENU291
01-31-07, 08:59 AM
Seriously, BK and McD are both horrible things to eat. You might as well chow down on sticks of butter. I mean I'm no health nut, but jeeze, of all the things you could possibly put in your body, I think only meth is more harmful than fast food.
Most things including fast food are not that bad IN MODERATION! If all you do is chow down on fast food day and night then you might as well put a gun to your head and pull the trigger. If you live an active and healthy life then I see no problem with eatting a Big Mac or a Whopper once in a while. BTW I prefer BK over McDs! :D

OWA
01-31-07, 10:38 AM
BK has some awesome food. A lot of my money has gone there! :D
Yeah, same here.

Namrok
01-31-07, 10:41 AM
Most things including fast food are not that bad IN MODERATION! If all you do is chow down on fast food day and night then you might as well put a gun to your head and pull the trigger. If you live an active and healthy life then I see no problem with eatting a Big Mac or a Whopper once in a while. BTW I prefer BK over McDs! :D

Well yeah, I mean I eat there too when I have to. But to see anyone rant and rave about how good their food is, or bragging about how much money they've spent there...well...it worries me.

OWA
01-31-07, 10:42 AM
I ate there so often at one point and always ordered the same thing that I didn't even have to order. I'd walk in and they'd start getting my food ready. Ah, those were the days...

Namrok
01-31-07, 10:54 AM
I ate there so often at one point and always ordered the same thing that I didn't even have to order. I'd walk in and they'd start getting my food ready. Ah, those were the days...

I've made jokes about losers with a "usual" at a fast food place...but I never honestly thought they existed. Now out of morbid curiosity...I have to ask, how much do you weigh?

OWA
01-31-07, 11:13 AM
Heh, I weigh around 10 lbs more than I should in the summer and probably 15 lbs more than I should in the winter. I definitely shouldn't be eating like I'm 12 now that I'm older though. When I was younger, I was eating all I could trying to gain a few pounds. Now it's difficult just to lose those 10 - 15 lbs especially since I love fast food.

ENU291
01-31-07, 11:26 AM
Bad OWA.. BAD!!! :slaps OWAs hand: No more fast food for you! :D

Zelda_fan
01-31-07, 11:27 AM
Seriously, BK and McD are both horrible things to eat. You might as well chow down on sticks of butter. I mean I'm no health nut, but jeeze, of all the things you could possibly put in your body, I think only meth is more harmful than fast food.

for once we agree

saturnotaku
01-31-07, 11:27 AM
I went to BK to buy one of those games, and it was the first time I had been there in at least 18 months. The only fast food places I eat at any more are Subway and Panera.

Zelda_fan
01-31-07, 11:28 AM
But their motto is "have it your way" so they'd better provide Wii, PS3 and PC games as well...oh and games for the Mac/linux.

QFT lol you should email them that

Tygerwoody
01-31-07, 11:32 AM
Most things including fast food are not that bad IN MODERATION! If all you do is chow down on fast food day and night then you might as well put a gun to your head and pull the trigger. If you live an active and healthy life then I see no problem with eatting a Big Mac or a Whopper once in a while. BTW I prefer BK over McDs! :D
Not really. Fast food is bad for you no matter what. Moderation or not. Its just horrible to put in your system. Period.

Namrok
01-31-07, 11:33 AM
for once we agree

What really gets me are the people who order the shakes every day. Good god, I was exaggerating about the burgers being just butter paddies, but those shakes honestly are just chocolate flavors trans fats. It's mind blowing.

On a slightly unrelated note, I remember watching a documentary once about various people who run/ran ice cream companies. And the son of one of them was talking about how growing up, it never occurred to him that ice cream might have something to do with why his entirely family had diabetes. Oops :D

six_storm
01-31-07, 11:36 AM
I ate there so often at one point and always ordered the same thing that I didn't even have to order. I'd walk in and they'd start getting my food ready. Ah, those were the days...

I wouldn't say I'm that bad lol but I prefer BK when getting food while at work. I'll say something and I believe everyone will agree with me here. Health food is more expensive than junk food. Isn't that insane? I don't mind eating vegatables, grilled over fried foods, and etc, but I'm a broke college kid! I can't afford to cook my meals everynight (work), buy the lower carb foods (more expensive ironically) or go to a fast food place for something "healthy".

But like my statement, no wonder America is so fat (in a sense) lol. I'm I wrong?

Bman212121
01-31-07, 11:56 AM
I've made jokes about losers with a "usual" at a fast food place...but I never honestly thought they existed. Now out of morbid curiosity...I have to ask, how much do you weigh?

Hey man, when you like to eat something, you get it more than once. I can do they same thing at my local taco bell. Just walk in and hand the lady my money, and she makes my food. When you don't have time or are just getting something to eat while your at work, the choices can be limited. My weight: 167lbs, so no I'm not a fat ass from eating fast food all the time. :)

I think the burger alone is probably okay for you, since it covers all of the pyramid in one step. (bread, vegtables, dairy, meat, and sometimes fruits) The really bad part for you is the fries, since it is fried in 5 gallons of fat. :p A burger with a side salad and water is probably a well rounded meal. It might have a little extra fat, but it is still better than having fries, dessert, or a shake.

@Absolution: You'd actually be suprised every now and then. It all depends on what store you walk into. I'd say on average BK tastes a little better, but I've been to a few McDs that were probably some of the best fast food I've had. The quality of the food depends more upon the resturant than the food itself.

EDIT: to try to keep on topic though
And incase you're wondering why it's in the console forums, the 3 burger king xbox/360 games helped BK get a 40 percent spike in the quarterly report. It's pretty crazy and at the same time, I can imagine what we'll be seeing from now on.

http://www.gamespot.com/news/6164969.html

I saw the games they offered, but I really didn't think they were anything good. I guess they were a big hit with younger kids. Considering they were xbox only, I wouldn't have expected it to do that well, since the xbox is going by the wayside in favor of the 360. However, does the 360 do BC? If it does, then I can see how this would be a better idea.

saturnotaku
01-31-07, 12:07 PM
However, does the 360 do BC?

Only the premium systems do, as BC is achieved via an emulator.

nekrosoft13
01-31-07, 12:13 PM
But their motto is "have it your way" so they'd better provide Wii, PS3 and PC games as well...oh and games for the Mac/linux.

have it your way, as long as your way is our way

Bman212121
01-31-07, 12:16 PM
Only the premium systems do, as BC is achieved via an emulator.

That's kind of interesting... So you'd better get a premium if you want to play your old games. I'll have to remember that if someone I know wants to get a 360.