The Beer Pong Arcade Game Is Here And It Has A Few Kinks To Work Out

FoodBeast: It’s called Beer Pong Master, and it’s made by the dudes at Bay Tek Games, the same dudes who put similar, less booze-themed machines in your local kid-friendly arcades (think about the games you see at Chuck E. Cheese’s). We spotted a couple of these rogue machines at last week’s Nightclub & Bar Show in Las Vegas, and to our surprise, people were too consumed with generic booth babes and free alcohol samples to notice (hell, we almost missed it too). Before we knew it, we had spent 10x longer at this booth than any other, asking questions like, “Is this going to be available at Dave & Buster’s? Can we have one of these in our office? Damn, this is intuitive, but how do we drink?” The game worked super well, and was surprisingly a great deal of fun to play. It’s all very fluid — swipe a credit card or insert a coin, pick 1 – 4 players, and be on your way. Normal beer pong mechanics are in play here, but you have a set amount of time (our machine was registered at 60-second games) to sink as many balls in the still-lit cups as possible. All 10 cups begin completely lit at the start of the timer, and once your first ball connects to the rim of any cup, the clock begins winding down until you’ve sunk a ball in every cup and dimmed all the lights, or 60 seconds has passed, whichever comes first. While there is no drinking directly tied to the game (the cups are empty), the booth operator was touting the many different ways patrons and bar owners could tie drinking benefits to the machine. Of those ways included setting particular in-game scores to beat and rewarding patrons with free pitchers of beer. Another way of drinking involved participants bringing a pint of beer to the game, and drinking beside their opponent — every made cup by your opponent is a 1-second chug of beer for themselves. The machine is set to start distributing immediately, and will be in locations as soon as proprietors make the leap to try it out in their establishments. Let’s hope it’s sooner rather than later!

 

Love that they called it beer pong and not Beirut. Pretty sure New England is the only weird place in the world who calls it that. First off, I’m not digging the how close the back of the game is to the cups. A miss is a miss and a shot shouldn’t count because it hit off the backboard and fell in. Next, the challenge of bouncing has always been to catch your opponent off guard or distract them so they can’t block your bounce for 2 cups. Who is blocking the bounce in this game? You just get a freebee bounce WITH a backboard?? Bullshit. Last, what about the one in 500,000 shot that lands between 3 cups? In my house each cup the ball is touching is taken away. Is the game taking that into consideration? Or what about you and your partner making the same cup in consecutive shots? That’s a ‘get off my fuckin table’ according to how I play. I’m assuming that doesn’t apply here. Overall, I think we’re halfway there. Of course it doesn’t beat playing with cheap beer in your own basement but for sanitary reasons at a bar, I’d say this might actually work. New rules pending.

 

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MUST SEE: IllumiRoom Will Turn Your Entire Room Into A Gaming Experience

 

Microsoft: IllumiRoom uses a Kinect for Windows camera and a projector to blur the lines between on-screen content and the environment we live in allowing us to combine our virtual and physical worlds. For example, our system can change the appearance of the room, induce apparent motion, extend the field of view, and enable entirely new game experiences. Our system uses the appearance and the geometry of the room (captured by Kinect) to adapt the projected visuals in real-time without any need to custom pre-process the graphics. What you see in the videos below has been captured live and is not the result of any special effects added in post production.

 

Holy shit what a day on as what my dad calls the Interweb! Digital ice cubes that tell you when you’re too drunk, old granny pop lock and droppin at Walmart, and now this. As I’ve stated in the past I’m not a gamer but I just might have to get back into it. Dim the lights, hit the bowl, and press play! I might even throw the game on demo mode and sit back and watch. If gamers didn’t leave their houses before, they sure as fuck aren’t now!

Only People Like This Guy Still Play Magic The Gathering, Right?

 

Remember Francis? This guy seriously needs his own reality show cause I’d tune in every week.

Now I don’t know the first thing about Magic the Gathering and to be honest I thought people stopped playing it right around when Pogs went out of style but I guess there’s always those people who can’t let go. Now if you were to tell me you had video of 2 dudes playing Magic, this is probably exactly what I would picture them to look like. Francis clearly needs to pump the brakes, lay off the caffeine/sugar, and get back to reality and play a real game called life. The only thing I feel bad for in this video is that poor red chair.

Side note: Did that asshole really call for a judge? Where do these people exist?