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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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Check Out Japan’s Swanky New Final Fantasy-Themed Cafe

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Call me a lame escapist nerd face, but if I could, I would absolutely live in a video game. (A western style fantasy one, with sword fights, and the ever-looming threat of permanent deletion.) Unfortunately that technology won’t exist for at least another eight years, but at least I have places like the Final Fantasy XIV cafe to tide me over.

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Adorned by giant stained glass windows, dark wood, and floating Moogles, Tokyo’s new Eorza Cafe was modeled after the Carline Canopy area in Final Fantasy XIV. It’s also probably the closest thing any of FFXIV’s 2 million+ users will get to actually being in-game. Once the cafe opens on July 31st, visitors can get their fill of potion-inspired cocktails and sword-shanked katsu plates. And then, after they tire of interacting IRL, they can play the game on any of the cafe’s four game-loaded PCs.

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Now if only they had showers so I could just live there forever. Sigh.

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H/T, Picthx Kotaku 

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Technology

This Coffee Maker is Built Into a Computer PC

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Ever have a coffee craving hit you like a ton of bricks while sitting at your computer and instead of getting up to hit your local Starbucks, you wish your CPU could prepare the perfect cup of pipping hot java for you? If you said yes, you will be thankful to know that you’re not alone in that fantasy. In fact, one young man from The Mod Zoo made his dream a reality and may never leave his desk again. Known as the The Caffeine Machine, this genius creation combines two of our greatest loves: caffeine and technology.

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One part PC Tower, one part White-Westinghouse 4-cup coffee maker, this coffee maker works just as good as the next and won’t take up any RAM. If you’re looking at spending even more time on your computer, there’s a detailed step-by-step tutorial on how to make your very own here. Let us know when it starts baking cupcakes and we just might never leave the office!

PixThx The Mod Zoo

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Watta Water Keeps It Classy With Ads of Water Bottles Shoved Up Women’s Hoo-Has

Would you buy a water bottle if you knew it had been “coolly” sitting on top of a woman’s vagina?

On second thought, don’t answer that, but whatever you were thinking just might be the reasoning behind Avance WWP’s newest ads for Guatemala’s Agua Watta bottled water company. Meant to promote their “Agua Pura” product, the ads feature paparazzi/TMZ-esque crotch shots of several women getting out of cars, their faces and private areas obscured by text that reads “Cool Water” and the “Watta Agua Pura” bottle itself, respectively.

I mean what.

For the past few days, the internet has been all a-twitter about the arguably offensive ads, with one particularly upset commenter calling them “obscene” and “pornographic”—which is, at least on some level, true. The ads are definitely trashy, they’re potentially degrading and they don’t really seem to make much logical sense, which begs the question, why go with this ad direction at all?

One commenter on Buzzfeed has a possible answer:

“The ad shows a sort of celebrity getting off a car with no style at all, legs spread with no regard she could show the paparazzi the panties or if she wears none,” postulates user SarahDane. “The water covers it all, label says ‘agua pura pero con estilo’ (‘pure water yet with style’) – in the twisted mind of who created this, the purpose was to show some woman (= $$ profit, especially barely dressed) no class, and cover the no-style thing with theyr [sic] ‘stylish’ water…”

Thus far, the debate on the Watta facebook seems to be going the way of Chick-fil-A, with hordes calling foul at the proposed political incorrectness, and many others either supporting them for pissing people off or wishing everyone else would just shut up about it already.

To the last group, I just want to say: sorry, but something this funny is just begging to be shared.

[Via Huffington Post]

What do you guys think about Watta’s paparazzi ads? Hilariously tongue-in-cheek or demeaning and pornographic?

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