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Spot It: There’s A Cellphone On This Rug


Let’s play a game of Where’s Waldo, only now we’re looking for something else. On the picture above there is a table, a rug and a cellphone. Only you’re not going to find the cellphone. At least we don’t think you will, not without a hint. If you do, you got some skills, hermano. It’s a picture taken by Facebooker Jeya May Cruz and has gone completely viral, even appearing on mainstream TV shows, like the Today Show. She claims she just dropped her phone and couldn’t find it… but then how did she take this picture? It’s not like anyone has standalone cameras anymore. We say she planted it there, knowing full well the firestorm she would ignite. Well played, Jeya, well played. Ok so… where is it?

SPOILER ALERT. Don’t keep reading if you want to find it on your own.

Look just to the right of the right table leg. See it? It’s face down with a flower pattern case. No, really, it’s there.

Ok, we’re done here. Carry on.

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Deal Of The Day: 87% Off On The Complete Game Developer Course – Build 60 Games


You’re sitting at home, reading this website and wondering what you’re doing with your life? We hear you, bud. Here you are, reading OhGizmo! when you could be doing something productive instead. Like what? Well, you know, you can learn a lot of stuff online. Marketable skills, like making games! The Complete Game Developer Course featured today teaches you how to just that.

Construct 2 is an incredibly useful game development engine that allows you to create games without writing a line of code. Learn to master Construct 2, and you’ll be in the company of top-rated games on Steam and the App Store that were also created with this engine. Plus this course will have you building games from scratch, so by course’s end you’ll have 60 real operating games under your belt.

– Learn practical, employable skills w/ over 423 lectures & 34 hours of content
– Start making games from scratch w/ Construct 2
– Create 60 real-life games to add to your portfolio
– Make art & game design in Photoshop
– Watch the courses at any speed you want
– Build a variety of different types of games
– Learn from a professional game developer who has released over 40 games

So of course, decent quality learning isn’t usually free. What’s nice though is when you don’t have to pay through the nose for it. Today’s deal brings the price of this course down from $300 to $39, a basement bargain price.

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Hexacups Bring Structural Superiority To Beer Pong


Who knew that the venerable game of beer pong could use a little bit of structural engineering improvements? Yet, there you have it: Hexacups are undeniably better than regular beer cups. Their hexagonal shape give them a few advantages. For one, they’re much harder to crush. Drunk frat boys tossing ping pong balls around will sometimes fall over and screw the pooch. Also, they’re much easier to rack; just press them together and the straight edges will align themselves in 1/4 of the time it normally takes. Also, since the edges are touching, there’s no gaps, nor any way for a stray cup to just fall over or move around during play. At a $15 pledge for a basic set of 22 cups and 3 balls, it’s priced just right. It’s a Kickstarter that has yet to reach its goal, but they’re not far off.


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Connected Dice Roll Themselves, Light Up, And Make Sounds


Dice have been around for a long time, but it seems it’s only lately that we’ve started seeing any sort of innovation brought to this centuries old product. First there was the Ako Dice a week ago, and now we bring you news of the Boogie Dice. While the Ako’s update was purely aesthetic, the Boogie Dice are high-tech. The biggest feature is that they’ll roll themselves: simply snap your fingers, clap your hands, or make a sudden loud noise to activate the rolling action. An internal vibrator will keep them dancing on the table between 2 and 4 seconds, long enough to make you feel like they’ve been properly tossed. “The Boogie app allows you to customize the dice by changing the length of the roll, color of the LED lights, the sound sensitivity and more.” A charging station also does double duty as a rolling arena, making sure the dice don’t fall off your table. On a full charge, you can expect 600 rolls.

It’s doing the Kickstarter dance at the moment, and you can get a pair for a $38 pledge, with shipping in March 2016.


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Ako Dice Reimagine A Centuries Old Design


Dice have looked just about the same for a very long time. But that’s no reason to keep it that way. Kacha, an architect, decided to redesign the iconic gaming prop into the Ako Dice, pictured above. The number of each face is represented by a line, giving the piece a Tron-like feel and a techno-futuristic aesthetic. He brought his idea to Kickstarter, where he successfully convinced 6,545 backers to part with their money. They might be getting their Ako dice soon, but if you want your you’ll have to sign up on his website and wait for his store to go online. We’re not sure what the price is, but the anodized aluminum dice could sure take their place in our next Monopoly marathon.


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Minimalistic Playing Cards


Ever ask yourself why it’s necessary for playing cards to be covered in ornamental drawings? If you really think about it, a typical set of cards is pretty gaudy; we understand there’s a strong connection to royalty and the like, but how necessary is it? Joe Doucet designed the above set, and it’s called Minim. It came about by wondering just how many design elements could be taken away from a regular deck of cards, while still retaining full functionality. The result is the above, where each suit is represented by a simple geometric shape, and the back of the card is marked with a single diagonal line. It’s a clean and elegant design, and we’d be happy to play with them, if only they were available… The $10 set is apparently sold out, and we have no idea when they’ll get more.

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Round Ping Pong Table Belongs In Our Offices


It’s not that we’re huge fans of Ping Pong or anything, but the thought of a bunch of us being able to play on the same table at the same time is kind of appealing. We’re guessing it’s the same train of thought that got Singapore artist Lee Wen to make the above Ping-Pong Go Round table… back in 1998. He’s been exhibiting it at various art galleries across Asia since, going so far as making a few models for some museums that were requesting them. It accommodates up to 15 players, although we imagine those in the middle might feel a little crowded. And it also apparently isn’t being manufactured so you can’t get a game on unless you travel to one of the few places where it is still being exhibited. Still, the concept is interesting.


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Keep Talking And Nobody Explodes: A Virtual Reality Game


So it looks like the time is ripe for virtual reality once again. The Oculus Rift started this latest wave of interest, but it’s now been picked up from several other companies, like Samsung. That’s all well and good, but once you acquire a VR headset… what do you do with it? Well, you could eventually play this cool game called “Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes”, by Steel Crate Games, a small Ottawa-based team of indie developers. How does it work?

One player puts on a virtual reality headset and finds themselves trapped in a (virtual) room with a randomly generated (virtual) time bomb. On the bomb are a variety of puzzles that need to be solved – but this player has no idea how to solve them. Instead, they must rely on their friends in the real world who have the manual describing how to solve all sorts of puzzles. The catch is that each side doesn’t know what the other sees. Now it’s up to everybody to communicate what they see clearly and quickly – did we mention there’s a bomb? It gets loud, it gets tense, but keep talking and maybe, just maybe, nobody explodes.

You might think the game would get old quick, but the developers insist that the random nature of each new puzzle, as well as the dense manual packed with reams of information would give the game enormous replay value. We’d like to believe them but we’re not sure when we’ll get a chance, nor for how much. It’s being developed for the Oculus Rift and the Samsung Gear VR. Still, it’s an interesting concept and we’ll circle back in a few months to see where things stand.

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Every Beer Pong Tournament Needs A Ball Washer


If you’ve been to college and haven’t participated in any beer pong related shenanigans, you haven’t been to college. Like it or not, it’s a staple drinking game, but it is also one in dire need for a product like the The Clean Cup. Yes, many beer pong sessions involve a “wash cup” to remove the dirt, dust and crap that sticks to your wet ball every time it falls to the floor, but how effective is a simple dunk in the water? The Clean Cup goes a few steps further.

“Using a combination of a high pressure stream of water and bursts of air to ensure full cleaning coverage, the ball is then returned to the user, “floating” on a stream of air as if it was sitting in the regular wash cup. The entire cycle lasts only five seconds, perfect to get a good rinse in before your next turn.”

There’s a filter that removes the hairs, crumbs and other particles that normally remain floating in the wash cup, so that every rinse returns a fully clean ball. Granted, when you’re drunk you may not really care. But if you’re organizing an evening where you know people will play this, maybe getting a Clean Cup isn’t such a bad idea. You’ll have to pledge $60 to get your hands on one, which is a tall order given its marginal utility. Still, if you take the game seriously, it might be worth it.

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