Attention Wii owners: Buy "Pong Toss" and then invite me over to your house... immediately.
It's beer pong for the Wii, people. You can eliminate the table and the mess, but keep beers on hand to drink when your opponent sinks the ball in your virtual cup. Sweet!
In the words of WIB Street Teamer Wesley, who alerted me to this story, "God answered my prayers."
Of course someone has to crash the party. In this instance, it's ABC News, who published a story on the game and asked "Does the game glorify teen drinking culture?"
ABC News skips my Halo analogy and jumps straight to an Associated Press analysis of federal records that found "157 college-age people, 18 to 23, drank themselves to death from 1999 through 2005, the most recent year for which figures are available. The number of alcohol-poisoning deaths per year nearly doubled over that span, from 18 in 1999 to a peak of 35 in 2005, though the total went up and down from year to year and dropped to 14 in 2001."
That's all relevant, and I'm not supporting drinking yourself to death here, but how many deaths by car accidents occurred in the same time period? Drive responsibly and no one gets hurt. Drink responsibly and no one gets hurt. (And never combine the two, or else people seriously get hurt).
Now that we've had our discussion of responsibilities, someone buy that game and hand me the Wiimote. I'm sinking shots in the virtual keg cups first!