Submitted by pjeigh 2682d ago | article

Forget Rachael Ray: Why food games are so popular

Gamertell has posted a feature article about the popularity of videogames that involve food.

From the article:

"Once upon a time videogames were all about blasting space aliens, breaking bricks, kicking ass as a ninja and/or saving a princess. Now, it seems like every activity imaginable has a videogame, from cheer leading to dog grooming to gardening. This is best exemplified by the insane popularity of cooking/food-based games, a genre that was practically single-handedly invented by a little DS game three years ago called Cooking Mama."

It then goes on to pose four theories as to why this subgenre of games does so well. (Arcade, Cake Mania, Cake Mania 2, Cooking Guide: Can’t Decide What to Eat?, Cooking Mama , Cooking Mama 2, Cooking Mama World Kitchen, Cooking Mama: Cook Off, Culture, Hell's Kitchen : The Video Game, Iron Chef , Iron Chef America, Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine, Nintendo DS, Order Up!, What's Cooking? With Jamie Oliver, Wii)

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