Horror classic Call of Cthulu: Dark Corners of the Earth hits GOG with ‘fixes for modern PCs’

Call of Cthulu: Dark Corners of the Earth is one of the all-time great horror games. It’s also notoriously busted. Buggy even at release, it only got worse in the intervening years as OS upgrades and so on rendered it basically unplayable. The situation deteriorated so much I finally removed Dark Corners of the Earth from PCWorld’s list of the best horror games list this year. Bad timing I guess. Out of nowhere, GOG.com’s put a restored version of Dark Corners of the Earth up for sale on Halloween, promising “fixes for modern computers.” If you buy it (for a mere…

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Dark chocolate is now a health food. Here’s how that happened.

A year after James Cadbury, the 30-something great-great-great-grandson of the British chocolatier John Cadbury, launched his luxury cocoa startup in 2016, he introduced an avocado chocolate bar. Cadbury Jr.’s newest confection loaded just about every buzzy health trend into a fresh green-and-white package: vegan, ethically sourced, organic dark chocolate and creamy, superfood avocado. The company promised to deliver the nutrition of avocados — in a chocolate bar. Journalists were dazzled. Love Cocoa Wait, what? Make no mistake: This vegan avocado chocolate bar is candy. With nearly 600 calories and 43 grams of fat per 100-gram serving,…

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Real dark chocolate is a win-win-win

Is craving for chocolate bad? May be, but not all chocolates are bad. If you want to reap the benefits of chocolate, you have to be a little more judicious. Instead of milk chocolate, real dark chocolate that has at least 70 per cent cocoa has enough flavonoids. Yet limit yourself to about an ounce a day or in two days. Its antioxidant capacity is on par or greater than many super foods and makes it richer. An addition of almonds to dark chocolate is considered even healthier as almonds provide…

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Eating dark chocolates may improve your heart health

Now you need not be guilty of indulging in dark chocolates, as compounds found in cocoa may be good for your heart, a study has found. The findings showed that consumption of flavanol-rich cocoa products was associated with improvements in specific circulating biomarkers of cardiometabolic health. “We found that cocoa flavanol intake may reduce dyslipidemia (elevated triglycerides), insulin resistance and systemic inflammation, which are all major subclinical risk factors for cardiometabolic diseases,” said Simin Liu, Professor at Brown University in Rhode Islands, US. There were small-to-modest but statistically significant improvements…

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Eating dark chocolates may boost heart health

Chocoholics, rejoice! Scientists have found that consuming flavanol-rich cocoa products such as dark chocolates may benefit cardiovascular health. Scientists conducted a systematic review and meta—analysis of 19 randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of cocoa consumption. The meta-analysis focused on whether consumption of flavanol—rich cocoa products was associated with improvements in specific circulating biomarkers of cardiometabolic health as compared to consuming placebos with negligible cocoa flavanol content. In all, 1,139 volunteers were involved in these trials. “Our meta-analysis of RCTs characterises how cocoa flavanols affect cardiometabolic biomarkers, providing guidance in designing large,…

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