Nintendo Wii is coming out with a game that's pretty similar to a popular drinking game. Why not? Video games have been around for a while and they're more popular than ever, plus drinking games are played on most college campuses. By combining the two, Nintendo and JV Games hope to have something special.
The title of the game is "Pong Toss" and even though the video game doesn't have alcohol in it, some parents are still worried. Shayne McKinney isn't one of those parents.
"If you're a company and you want to market something in the United States, we're capitalists and you should be able to market that product," said McKinney.
McKinney works at Kirkham Systems ( www.KirkhamSystems.Com ) And he knows a few things about the Wii and gaming in general.
"If nobody buys the game than nobody will produce anymore like it. If there's a market for people and they want to buy them, then give the people what they want," added McKinney.
Beer Pong is a drinking game where a person tries to lob a ping pong ball into cups of beer. There are different rules depending on where you're from. The bottomline is somebody's going to drink.
The game itself doesn't seem to be the problem. The rating for the game is ruffling some people's feathers. The original rating was "T" for teen but that was when the game was going to be called "Beer Pong". Since the title was changed, the rating dropped from teen to "E" for everyone.
Even though it's not technically a drinknig game on the Wii, McKinney still thinks it should stick to the first rating.
"If you're gonna make a game that's geared for adults,they rate those ya know, the ratings should be reflective of that," said McKinney.
"Pong Toss" will be released to the public at the end of the month.