THIS SHIRT IS THE CLOSEST WE GET TO “GREGARIOUS”
Then, in December 2012, Gregarious Games rebranded itself as Gregarious Simulation Systems, and under this new banner they launched their flagship product, the only product GSS would ever release: the OASIS – the Ontologically Anthropocentric Sensory Immersive Simulation.
– Ready Player One
Most of us have to have multiple products. Look at ThinkGeek. We have hundreds on any given day. But it’s okay to have just one product when it’s as good as the OASIS turned out to be. We were thinking of rebranding ourselves as ThinkGeek Simulation Systems, but turns out the profits from Canned Unicorn Meat won’t carry us through. Maybe if we branch out into jerky? Seems like there’s a market for that.
On a dark, haunted night, a Russian oligarch dares a circle of international chefs to play the samurai game of 100 Candles--where each storyteller spins a terrifying tale of ghosts, demons and unspeakable beings--and prays to survive the challenge.
Inspired by the Japanese Edo period game of Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai, Hungry Ghosts reimagines the classic stories of yokai, yorei, and obake, all tainted with the common thread of food.
First course: With bad consequence, a ramen chef refuses to help a beggar, and a band of pirates get more (and less) than they were bargaining for after their encounter with a drowning woman turns ghastly.
Hungry Ghosts is cooked up by the infamous author and chef, Anthony Bourdain (Kitchen Confidential, Emmy-Award winning TV star of Parts Unknown) and acclaimed novelist Joel Rose (Kill, Kill, Faster, Faster, back again from their New York Times #1 best seller, Get Jiro!). Joining them this issue are stellar artists Alberto Ponticelli and Vanesa Del Rey, with amazing color by Jose Villarrubia, and a drop-dead cover by Paul Pope