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Persona 5, a new role playing game for the Sony PlayStation, has a "Big Bang Burger Challenge" that will raise competitors' "guts" level if they complete it. (Picture)
A preview video for the eating contest minigame that will be released when the Nintendo Switch platform is available on March 3 is available. Competitors will simulate eating a sandwich by opening their mouths in front of the camera in the controller. (via Polygon.com)
TheVerge.com has a review of 1-2-Switch, a package of minigames that will be included with the new Nintendo Switch platform when it is released on March 3. One of the games is an eating contest game requiring players to open their mouths in front of the camera.
The 2008 Major League Eating game or the Wii has made Geek.com's list of "The Most Shameless Food Product Placement in Video Games".

New competitive eating mobile game “Glutton Hero Saga”

The competive eating game Glutton Hero Saga was released yesterday for mobile devices: iPhone | Android (via Applezona)

The game has the following description:

One day, Mr. Wang, a silk trader, became possessed by an evil spirit of gluttony.
Can he be the king of food fight(competitive eating), and be free from the evil spirit?!

Eat and eat, to gain enough weight! Enjoy the great puzzle & action games of real food fighter!

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Yuka Kinoshita has released a mobile video game starring herself: iPhone | Android
The video game streaming website Twitch has started a "Social Eating" category, but will not allow eating contests on it.
The Burger & Shakes - Fast Food Maker iPhone / iPad game has a hot dog eating contest mini game.
ITunes has an app for a game called Foodie King where you play a Mafia member with a big appetite who tries to eat all the food at a restaurant with an outstanding debt.
MrCapKevGamer has uploaded a walkthrough of the section of The Simpsons video game where Homer competes in an eating contest called "Around the World in 80 bites". The competitions's defending champion (appears at end of video) is based on Takeru Kobayashi.
A trailer is available for Warriors of Nom Nom, a competitive eating game for iPhone/iPad. (via Indie Game Magazine)
A power pellet (cookie) eating contest was held at Level 257 in Schaumburg, IL Saturday in honor of Pac-Man's 35th birthday.
Eating contests are one of the activities held during the Yule Festival in Lord of the Rings Online. The foods used include pies, eggs and mushrooms.
A woman won a burrito eating contest held during a release party for Grand Theft Auto V in Sydney. (picture)
Pixelate, a Guitar-Hero-style eating game where players compete to eat the most food in the correct order was exhibited at the Henry Moore Gallery in London. (via autOmat)
The next bug fix for Sims 3 will prevent characters from dying of starvation while competing in an eating contest.
AppShopper announces the release of the iPhone app "Mr. Couch Potato World Sushi Eating Championship" video game. update Dec 18 The app is now available for free.
Large Animal Games released the Nomsters video game for mobile devices today. Takeru Kobayashi will do a fruit eating challenge when one billion in-game fruits have been collected worldwide.
zskyrme has a video of a death in a hot dog eating contest in the The Sims 3 Seasons. Competitive eating fatalities appear to occur at a high frequency in the video game.
The SimsVIP twitter has a screen capture of a hot dog eating contest from The Sims video game.
The Verge reports that there will be a pie eating contest in The Sims 3 Seasons. The contest appears at the 31 second mark of the trailer.
Epic Meal Time has produced a game app. TouchArchade has a review.
Patch.com Gamespot.com has an article about Bob Shoudt's likeness being used in the recently released Major League Eating app. Joey Chestnut does not appear in a LaughingSquid blog entry about the app, so he might have been removed from the 2008 Wii game the app is based on. GameSpot has pictures of all the eaters appearing in the Wii game.

MLE game iPhone / iPad app available

update June 7 Bob Shoudt is another new character. Joey Chestnut implies that he was omitted.

The MLE facebook announces an app for iPhone / iPad is available on itunes. The app appears to be a port of the Wii game developed by Mastiff released in 2008. The listed competitors in the app are Tim Janus, Sonya Thomas, Crazy Legs Conti and Tim Brown, who was not in the Wii game.

Competitors in the Wii game were Pat Bertoletti, Joey Chestnut, Crazy Legs Conti, Erik Denmark, Tim Janus, El Toro Jimenez, Takeru Kobayashi, Juliet Lee, Rich LeFevre and Sonya Thomas. (Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3) It would not be surprising if Kobayashi, Jimenez and LeFevre were removed from the app. (Interestingly, Joey Chestnut does not appear in the list of competitors or the screen captures.)

A burping contest awarding $500 will be held at Hudson Station in New York City on Friday to promote the game. (via Naader Reda)

update Pete Davekos is another one of the new eaters

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A press release announces that Takeru Kobayashi will partner with Large Animal Games to promote the Nomsters mobile video game. When 100 million virtual fruit items have been collected in the game, Takeru Kobayashi will attempt an eating challenge in New York City. update The Kickstarter page for the project needs to raise over $18,000 by June 6.
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