The gently marinating meat. The condensation forming on a cold bottle of beer in the warm sun. The expectation of sizzling sounds and wafting aromas. The simple, primal joy of men, standing together, prodding coals and coaxing flames to produce heat to make food. The bit where you get fed up of waiting and douse everything in lighter fluid in a bid to speed up the process...

Sadly, in-office barbecues are generally frowned upon by employers, but if you can't bear to hold off until you reach the back garden or the nearest sufficiently ventilated area to get your grill on, we've got the next best thing. Behold, the virtual barbecue: an exact digital replica of the outdoor grilling experience. Simply hit play, sit back, and enjoy all the benefits of an actual barbecue (without getting your threads all smoky smelling).