Trends with Benefits: Bacon, Breakfast of Champions

Yum! Tuck in to a new Trends with Benefits, the weekly brainteaser from your friends at TriplePoint! TWB appears every week in our news round-up, Points of Interest, and it offers terrific prizes to readers who can puzzle their way through the challenge du jour. First crack at the prizes go to Points of Interest subscribers when the newsletter goes out on Fridays, but we’ll be sharing each week’s challenge here on our website, as well.

This week’s TWB prize is a copy of The Baconing from our friends at Hothead Games, for the platform of your choice — Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, or PC! Read on for your chance at pure deliciousness…

Bacon, Breakfast of Champions
Anyone who tells you it’s “Wheaties” is trying to keep the bacon for themselves.

Behold, puny orphans and newsletter-reading ne’er-do-wells! Our heroic allies at Hothead Games have put forth their newest tale of adventure and monster-crushing that is The Baconing! Much like bacon itself, the game is a feat of pure magnificence, and unlike bacon, we’d like to actually share it with you. The prize for this week’s Trends with Benefits challenge is your very own copy of Hothead’s The Baconing for the download platform of your choice — PSN, XBLA, or Steam!

In order to win, well, you’re going to have to sit there and be jealous of all this bacon we’ve got. Mmm… delicious, lovely bacon. It’s the food of a thousand uses! Eating it, obviously, is one of them, but based on all of the games where it appears, it’s a safe bet that bacon is probably going to save the world some day.

To enter for your personal copy of The Baconing, check out this list of alternative bacon uses, and name the games in which those uses are used. Get them all right, and you’re in the drawing for the prize! But not for any of this bacon. This is my bacon.

What games use bacon in the following ways?

  • As a communication device to summon your mentor
  • As a gift for Crazy Dave for no apparent reason
  • As a source of top-notch sponsor endorsements that make you much better at fighting & shooting
  • As a legendary Macguffin for the world’s bravest hero

Email your answers to our Content Manager. Good Luck!