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(Some Guy)   School groups protest forthcoming beer pong game for Wii. Game company claims beer pong actually discourages drinking because, "If anything, you're going to be drinking less"   (fairfaxtimes.com) divider line
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2008-06-14 1:43:12 PM  
Why the hell would you play a drinking game without drinking?
You would miss out on times like this:
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2008-06-14 1:49:06 PM  
strangeguitar: Why the hell would you play a drinking game without drinking?
You would miss out on times like this:


I think you need to refinish your windows.
 
2008-06-14 1:57:06 PM  
Keystone Light? Sounds about right for beer pong.
 
2008-06-14 1:59:06 PM  
I saw some kids playing beer pong once. It seemed to involve lots of screaming and yelling and very little drinking.
 
2008-06-14 2:07:01 PM  
slobarnuts: strangeguitar: Why the hell would you play a drinking game without drinking?
You would miss out on times like this:

I think you need to refinish your windows.


Not my place.
BTW..you're looking the windows?
Even my female friends stare at her.
 
2008-06-14 2:11:27 PM  
BizarreRecords: I saw some kids playing beer pong once. It seemed to involve lots of screaming and yelling and very little drinking.

Are you sure they weren't just watching football or something?
 
2008-06-14 2:15:28 PM  
 
2008-06-14 2:36:09 PM  
I'm glad they're protesting. I would have never known about this game otherwise.

*orders it*
 
2008-06-14 3:00:07 PM  
I hope the last boss is some asshole Italian kids who take the game too seriously. I always like beating them when the most is on the line.
 
2008-06-14 3:02:27 PM  
slobarnuts: strangeguitar: Why the hell would you play a drinking game without drinking?
You would miss out on times like this:

I think you need to refinish your windows.


You know how I know you're gay?

/what windows?
 
2008-06-14 3:06:18 PM  
School groups protest forthcoming beer pong game for Wii.

After solving the whole "education" thing, they have plenty of free time.
 
2008-06-14 3:14:38 PM  
strangeguitar: You would miss out on times like this:

Hey, I have that same cardboard cutout at home.
 
2008-06-14 3:15:10 PM  
Two Dogs Farking: You know how I know you're gay?

I'm not gay, I just pay close attention to details.
 
2008-06-14 3:39:45 PM  
The Grim Creeper: A game of beer pong takes about 10 to 20 minutes. When playing beer pong, each side typically gets 2 - 3 beers per 2 people. Essentially, that means each person drinks 1 - 1.5 beers in 10 - 20 minutes. If one team does well and the other not so well, one team doesn't drink much at all. Then, the losing team generally has to sit out for awhile when another team challenges the winners.

It's been quite some time since I've played beer pong, but I seem to recall that the drinking I *had* to do as a result of the game play was *in addition* to the drinking I was already doing on my own.
 
2008-06-14 4:31:55 PM  
Pocket Ninja: It's been quite some time since I've played beer pong, but I seem to recall that the drinking I *had* to do as a result of the game play was *in addition* to the drinking I was already doing on my own.

Obviously someone didn't bring their A game. This is how you lose the competitive edge.
 
2008-06-14 4:34:56 PM  
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2008-06-14 4:35:06 PM  
I can haz Wii "Zoom Schwartz"???
 
2008-06-14 4:35:15 PM  
Why don't they protest plastic cups? That's the real problem here.
 
2008-06-14 4:35:55 PM  
Pocket Ninja: The Grim Creeper: A game of beer pong takes about 10 to 20 minutes. When playing beer pong, each side typically gets 2 - 3 beers per 2 people. Essentially, that means each person drinks 1 - 1.5 beers in 10 - 20 minutes. If one team does well and the other not so well, one team doesn't drink much at all. Then, the losing team generally has to sit out for awhile when another team challenges the winners.

It's been quite some time since I've played beer pong, but I seem to recall that the drinking I *had* to do as a result of the game play was *in addition* to the drinking I was already doing on my own.


This.


BizarreRecords: I saw some kids playing beer pong once. It seemed to involve lots of screaming and yelling and very little drinking.

That was probably wannabe-fratboy-douchebag-pong. Real beer pong involves lots of drinking, for people who are good at it (a group of people not including me). One of the pics in my profile is of me splayed on my ping pong table after several rounds of said game.
 
2008-06-14 4:43:29 PM  
Next they'll tell me that playing Grand Theft Auto will make people want to go out and kill cops and steal- oh wait...

/Where's Ric Romero on this one?
 
2008-06-14 4:43:34 PM  
Same school that got rid of valedictorian in the article below this one?

Nanny strikes again!
 
2008-06-14 4:44:17 PM  
I like beer
 
2008-06-14 4:45:13 PM  
slobarnuts:

I think you need to refinish your windows.


Yes my eyes were immediatley drawn to those peeling windows as well
 
2008-06-14 4:47:40 PM  
I wish they would make a power hour or kings game for Wii. It seems like those would be more fun than beer pong to play a video game version of.
 
2008-06-14 4:49:46 PM  
Out of curiosity, do all of you call said game beer pong? 'Round these parts, we call the game where you toss a ping pong ball into a pyramid of cups "beruit." Beer pong refers to the game where one uses a ping pong paddle to hit a ball into a cup. Regional differences? If so, what do you call the game with the paddle?
 
2008-06-14 4:50:03 PM  
slobarnuts: strangeguitar: Why the hell would you play a drinking game without drinking?
You would miss out on times like this:

I think you need to refinish your windows.


CelebrityPharmacist: slobarnuts:

I think you need to refinish your windows.

Yes my eyes were immediatley drawn to those peeling windows as well


I have to admit, this is the first time I have heard of a window fetish.
 
2008-06-14 4:50:25 PM  
I love beer pong. Great way to break the ice with recently met college girls. Actually managed to fit a full sized ping pong table in my apartment. Good times.

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suck it haters.
i apologize for the crappy blackberry blur-o-vision.
 
2008-06-14 4:52:39 PM  
Certainly, whenever I want to slow down my non-stop, liver-pickling, dawn-to-dusk drinking I briefly put down the Jameson's start up a game of beer pong.
 
2008-06-14 4:52:44 PM  
slobarnuts: Two Dogs Farking: You know how I know you're gay?

I'm not gay, I just pay close attention to details.


Very true, you always have to check the windows when you are trying to establish whether or not the curtains match the carpet.
 
2008-06-14 4:58:36 PM  
I remember playing Puzzle Fighter and DDR drunk back in high school. Good times. Need to find a good Wii game for drinking parties.
 
2008-06-14 5:00:30 PM  
As god is my witness, I thought PBR was non-alcoholic.
 
2008-06-14 5:04:13 PM  
Goomba: I remember playing Puzzle Fighter and DDR drunk back in high school. Good times. Need to find a good Wii game for drinking parties.

There are a lot of them. Hell, just plain old Wii sports + booze = comedy gold.
 
2008-06-14 5:06:13 PM  
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beer_pong

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Good times
 
2008-06-14 5:08:43 PM  
FTA: "Jennifer Cipolla Hamilton, executive director of the Northern Virginia chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, said her organization is investigating the game and would be "very disappointed" to find that the game glamorizes drinking in any way."

Drinking *is* glamorous... get over it.

/*burp*
 
2008-06-14 5:12:17 PM  
Slap a mature rating on it. Kids wont be able to buy it ( and seriously - with all the good games to pay money for why would you pay for this anyway) and people who would want to play beer pong are going to do the real thing anyway. Plastic Cups: $1. Ping Pong balls: $1. Stupid sim of the game: $25 - $50? Stupid.
 
2008-06-14 5:26:37 PM  
Brought to you by the makers of such great games as "Sim Parallel Parking" and "Sim Brush Your Teeth".
 
2008-06-14 5:26:46 PM  
I had to rearrange my apartment so that we could set up a beer pong table (aka, my bedroom door on my kitchen table) and still manage to see the TV to play the Wii for those who suck at beer pong and keep losing. Also good for Flippy Cup.
/What is this "real world" people speak of?
//This game seems like a rip-off.
 
2008-06-14 5:27:41 PM  
mike94z28:

Wow, look at all those ladies.
 
2008-06-14 5:42:48 PM  
Hoboclown: mike94z28:

Wow, look at all those ladies.


I LOL'd. Hard.

I'm a big fan of flip cup as well. The last time I played beer pong was at a BBQ/Pool Party with some band who managed to invite strippers over. If I can get my farking PDA to actually sync the pictures onto the computer, I will post the boobies.
 
2008-06-14 5:49:58 PM  
I only attend demonstrations that serve beer.

/Personal rule
 
2008-06-14 6:11:59 PM  
you mean Beirut?
 
2008-06-14 6:26:38 PM  
@seminole87

Perfigliano!

/Haven't played Zoom Schwartz in years.
 
2008-06-14 6:26:45 PM  
gold6: Also good for Flippy Cup.

Until I met a few kids from Wisconsin I had never heard that name before. The extra -py nonsense still kinda bothers me and makes the game sound much less fun.


kungfumaniac: You mean Beirut?

Yes, they do. Unlike for flip cup, the nomenclature for Beirut gets worse as one crosses the Mason-Dixon Line.

Lastly, as an aside, how did they decide what rules to use in the game? I've played for the last five years and never been to two houses using the same rules. Frankly, its rather frustrating and a complete waste of a buzz to argue over rules in the middle of a game.
 
2008-06-14 6:29:54 PM  
IndianaLiz: Out of curiosity, do all of you call said game beer pong? 'Round these parts, we call the game where you toss a ping pong ball into a pyramid of cups "beruit." Beer pong refers to the game where one uses a ping pong paddle to hit a ball into a cup. Regional differences? If so, what do you call the game with the paddle?

I always knew it as Beirut, and the version involving paddles at beer pong. Might be a regional thing.

/lives and went to college in CT
 
2008-06-14 6:30:09 PM  
1) Why the hell would anyone pay for this? Yet another example of Wii "junkware"... Nintendo needs to find some way to limit publishing of bullshiat for their system.

2)Like hell MADD is worried that people are actually going to play this game. They're using it as an excuse to shriek that the drink is evil.

3)What purpose does MADD serve anyway? It's not as if there's anyone out there that doesn't know that drunk driving is illegal and/or a generally bad idea. Even their latest ads don't seem to be concerned with driving under the influence, but drinking period. Why would anyone waste their time and money funding and volunteering these neo-Prohibitionist morons?
 
2008-06-14 6:31:14 PM  
the_good_senator: gold6: Also good for Flippy Cup.

Until I met a few kids from Wisconsin I had never heard that name before. The extra -py nonsense still kinda bothers me and makes the game sound much less fun.


kungfumaniac: You mean Beirut?

Yes, they do. Unlike for flip cup, the nomenclature for Beirut gets worse as one crosses the Mason-Dixon Line.

Lastly, as an aside, how did they decide what rules to use in the game? I've played for the last five years and never been to two houses using the same rules. Frankly, its rather frustrating and a complete waste of a buzz to argue over rules in the middle of a game.


My old house has the house rules posted on the wall by the table.
 
2008-06-14 6:34:02 PM  
indylaw: 1) Why the hell would anyone pay for this? Yet another example of Wii "junkware"... Nintendo needs to find some way to limit publishing of bullshiat for their system.

Not everyone has the space to set up a pong table in their house/apartment/dorm room. If it's a halfway decent sim of beer pong, I'll probably end up getting it.
 
2008-06-14 6:36:27 PM  
Luthiel: My old house has the house rules posted on the wall by the table.

We had them written on one of my old tables. Arguments still happened because we had odd house-rules, but at least we could point to the writing on the table to end the yelling.
 
2008-06-14 6:37:16 PM  
IndianaLiz: Out of curiosity, do all of you call said game beer pong? 'Round these parts, we call the game where you toss a ping pong ball into a pyramid of cups "beruit." Beer pong refers to the game where one uses a ping pong paddle to hit a ball into a cup. Regional differences? If so, what do you call the game with the paddle?

Most of the country refers to the game where you throw the ball into the cups as beer pong. I've noticed it's mainly in the northeast where it's called beirut.

No one down here plays the game with the paddle.
 
2008-06-14 6:46:40 PM  
indylaw: 1) Why the hell would anyone pay for this? Yet another example of Wii "junkware"... Nintendo needs to find some way to limit publishing of bullshiat for their system.

It's a WiiWare game.

It's a simple, low-budget game that's going to be available on Nintendo's download service for a few bucks. It's not a full-fledged, packaged game on a disc.

It's not really different from Xbox Live Arcade. It's designed to open up Wii development to more people, lower the barriers of entry to Wii development, and encourage innovative or even experimental game concepts that people otherwise wouldn't take the risk.
 
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