Impossible Burger hits grocery stores in Southern California

FILE- This Jan. 11, 2019, file photo shows the Impossible Burger, a plant-based burger containing wheat protein, coconut oil and potato protein among it’s ingredients in Bellevue, Neb. From soy-based sliders to ground lentil sausages, plant-based meat substitutes are surging in popularity. Growing demand for healthier, more sustainable food is one reason people are seeking plant-based meats. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

The Impossible Burger will soon be available at your local grocery store. The company announced that starting on September 20th the plant burgers will be available at Gelson’s Markets in Southern California. This is the first time customers can buy these burgers in grocery stores. They will be available in other grocery store chains in the state later in the month, at the same time it makes its debut in East Coast grocery stores. Eventually, Impossible Burger plans to be available in grocery stores all over the country by mid-2020.

Impossible Burger will come in 12-ounce packages at Gelson’s for $8.99. Since a serving size is 4 ounces, that’s about $3 a burger. That is about the same as Beyond Burger, which currently retails at $5.99 for two four-ounce patties. Fake meat burgers are still more expensive than organic, grass-fed beef in most instances. We will have to see if the costliness of meat alternatives will end up being a detriment to sales.

So far, sales of Beyond Burger have been strong. Sales doubled in 2019. Other companies are developing their own meat alternatives for sale in grocery stores to compete. Tyson, Hormel, Kellog’s and supermarket chain Kroger’s are all developing their own fake meat products.

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Terminator: Resistance FPS Arrives In December

Terminator: Resistance is a single first-person shooter based on the hit film franchise. It is set to be released later this year. Publisher Reef Entertainment and developer Teyon unveiled that the game will be launching on PS4, Xbox One and PC. It is set in a post-apocalyptic LA, just 30 days after Judgement Day. Players take on the role of Private Jacob Rivers, a soldier in the Resistance Pacific Division.

Fans have been concerned because Reef and Teyon were also responsible for the widely reviled 2014 Rambo game. Though I’m sure they are hoping for the best. Resistance’s launch follows the release of the Terminator: Dark Fate film, but the game only focuses on the first two films in the franchise. The UK-based publisher acquired the video game rights to the two films back in 2013, so this has been a long time coming.

Players can fight against familiar enemies like T-800, as well as brand new adversaries that have never been seen before in the Terminator universe. You can complete story quests to rise up in the ranks and side-quests to help friends. The game also has multiple endings, which depend on how well you protect your band of survivors.

Terminator: Resistance arrives on November 15th in Europe and Australia and on December 3rd in North America.

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TCL’s 2019 quantum dot-enhanced 4K TVs go on sale starting at $599

This year, both sets of 6-series 4K televisions include quantum dot LED technology — also used recently in Samsung and Vizio TVs — to improve their color performance even further, and the 55-inch version has a few more local dimming LED zones than before. They also are some of TCL’s first with “Auto Game Mode” that automatically detects when you’re playing on a console or PC and need to use low-latency mode. That feature is part of the HDMI 2.1 spec but TCL didn’t say if this is the same as ALLM. Their remote includes voice control, plus the TVs are compatible with both Alexa and Google Assistant.

A 75-inch 6-series with 2019’s specs is supposed to arrive later this year, along with the higher-end 8-series TVs that use a new “mini-LED” backlighting setup with up to 25,000 individual lights. The 8-series TVs will cost $1,999 for a 65-inch, or $2,999 for the 75-inch.