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Gamer Hacks Halo 5 Map To Create Epic Beer Pong Game

Leave it to gamers to figure out a way to play beer pong without beer, a cup, or a ball.

Today, there is no shortage of competition in the constantly expanding industry of personal gaming. With professional gaming tournaments getting national coverage, gaming is becoming a new frontier with its full-potential still under development. Now, with new technology, game modifiers are adding personal touches that are pushing the limits of what is possible inside these virtual worlds.

As users create new concepts for gaming maps — they are also creating new ways to interact and play inside these virtual worlds. Reddit user, Zandril, discovered Forge user and Halo player AFTM Reclaimer created a map that included a really cool beer pong game that the Halo soldiers can actually play. Zandril posted this find to the subreddit, ‘r/gaming’ and it received more than 6,000 points in three hours. That’s a lot.

Clips of Halo 5’s newfound adult drinking game is a little less violent than running around throwing grenades and firing rocket launchers at each other, but sadly, it is not officially released on Xbox or PC. However, the Forge-based Halo 5 version of beer pong looks super fun and very easy to operate.

YouTuber, ZannyVids, posted a video breakdown of the Forge-based Halo 5 map on July 25, and it looks pretty legit.

The Forge Gaming Network is a platform that prides itself on allowing users to build maps inside of existing games for free. Forge, according to its website, is a “clan development and support platform,” that was launched in 2012.

We thought we’d seen it all when we discovered Roomba beer pong a few weeks ago, we have to say we’re pretty intrigued with this new discovery.

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This 24-Hour Coffee Shop Has Video Games, Books, Costumes & More

Nerds, dorks and dweebs, unite! A young man named Kristopher Irons had a dream to create a 24-hour coffee shop that panders to geeks and gamers alike, so what did he do? The next logical thing of course: he started a Kickstarter campaign to create his dream coffee shop, Requiem.

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Final Fantasy fans might recognize the font and style of the coffee shop’s name.

Irons realized that outside of the world’s largest geek conventions (such as Comiket with 590,000 people, gamescon with 335,000, Japan Expo with 240,000 and San Diego and New York Comic Cons, with 130,000 and 150,000 people, respectively), there is no place that’s not online for friends and fans of anime, comics, games, movies, tv shows, books and other mediums of geekdom to gather, discuss and socialize.

“Sports fans have sports bars where they can go for countless hours…why don’t fans of anime, books, cartoons, comics, movies, tv shows, or video games?” 

He even made a pretty good observation about how large groups of people are (and should be) catered to: “Sports fans have sports bars where they can go for countless hours to feel at home, surrounded by people who understand their passions — why don’t fans of anime, books, cartoons, comics, movies, tv shows, or video games?”

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Anyone who has ever played a game like Zelda will recognize these colorful “potions”

Being a gamer, I can proudly say I’ve spent countless hours playing video games, often going into the ridiculous hours of the morning. Irons can relate, which is why his startup coffee joint will be open 24 hours a day! Being a nerd myself, I’m very familiar with the whole “bullies and nerds” culture. Irons seems to also know it, since he puts a big emphasis on the fact that no harassment at all will be tolerated in his coffee shop. It’s meant to be a safe haven where people can feel comfortable being themselves.

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Irons will also be implementing a “stop and go” system of sorts. If someone is happy to socialize and willing to let people approach his or her table, he’ll turn his table cone over to reveal the green cone. If he or she simply wants to snuggle up with a book, a cup of coffee and their thoughts, they can flip the cone over to the red side.

The coffee shop will have four general areas based on common themes throughout a variety of popular games. One area will be a Sci-fi area similar to those seen in games like Halo and Destiny, another corner will be a woodland shire-type area, much like Zelda and Skyrim, one corner will take inspiration from castles, cathedrals and other large structures commonly found in RPGs, and the last corner will feature the retro-modern stylings often associated with steampunk trends and the 50s/60s.

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Requiem will be located in Anaheim, California, close to the Disneyland area, so that guests anywhere from LA to San Diego will be able to take a short trip to reach their mini Comic Con destination. The shop will also have cosplay items for use, board and card games, high speed internet for gaming, art supplies for artists, a community board to find others with the same interest, and a huge supply of books and comics at your disposal. If you want to donate to this genius idea, check out the Kickstarter campaign here!

Well, it looks like I’ve found my new home…so who’s coming with me? In the words of Super Mario, “Let’s a-go!”

 

 

Photos: Kickstarter

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Technology

Gamers Order Over $1 Million Worth of Pizza Via Xbox 360

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Back in April we reported on Pizza Hut’s Xbox 360 app that allows gamers to order pies from the convenience of their console. Through the app gamers have the ability to customize their pizza to their tastes and have the option for delivery or pick-up. Let’s be real, if customers are ordering pizzas through their Xboxes chances are 99.9 percent of them are getting delivery, picking up your order is for noobs.

Anywho, given that Pizza Hut basically made it easier for us to avoid being social it should come as no surprise that the pizza giant sold over $1 million worth of pizzas in the first four months of the app’s launch. New generations of gaming consoles hit the market back in November and although there’s still no sign of a Pizza Hut app on WiiU, Xbox One or PlayStation 4 Doug Terfehr, public relations director for Pizza Hut says “Conversations are still ongoing with us. Wherever you are, we want to be.” For now you’ll just have to deal with ordering through your phone… no not dialing an actual pizza place I mean using the app, sheesh.

H/T HuffPo

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Caffeinated Gamer Food

It’s three o’clock in the morning and you’re on the raid of your life in the Black Temple. But alas, you begin to feel the exhaustion of staying awake for three straight days playing World of Warcraft. Your body is hungry, your mind is tired, and you finished off your last energy drink two hours ago. The Japanese guy on the other side of the world is asking you if you’re ready to start and all you can think of is how tired you are.

Luckily, Gamer Food Caffeinated Energy Snacks are available in three flavors: Nuts of Destruction (Ancho Chili and Lime), Seeds of Victory (Sweet and Salty Sunflower Seeds), and Cashews of Chaos (Honey Roasted). These snacks are loaded with the taurine, caffeine, and ginseng you need to take down Illidan Stormrage and finally loot the Warglaive of Azzinoth that you missed two parties and a chem test for.

($4.37/Bag @ Amazon)