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MacRumors
May 2, 2013, 01:38 PM
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http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2013/05/headsup.jpgThe developers behind popular to-do list app Clear (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/02/14/clear-to-do-app-launches-on-the-app-store/) have created a new charades-type app for The Ellen Show called Heads Up! (http://www.ellentv.com/page/2013/04/23/heads-up). It's a party game that is getting excellent reviews, including from our sister-site TouchArcade (http://toucharcade.com/2013/05/02/as-featured-on-the-ellen-show-heads-up-is-a-party-game-you-need/):
In a nutshell, you get a group of people together, load up the app, select a category, and then hold your iPhone (or iPad) up to your forehead. From there, you've got 60 seconds where a word will appear on the screen, everyone else shouts clues, and you try to guess it. If you get it right, you tilt your device down, if you can't get it and want to skip you tilt up. It sounds basic, but even beta versions of the game that randomly would appear at bars and restaurants of GDC was a ton of fun.The game also utilizes the front camera of the iPhone to record friends trying to act out whatever the word is. Players can then share those videos on Twitter or Facebook, and also submit them to be featured on The Ellen Show.

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Heads Up! is available on the iPhone and iPad (http://appshopper.com/games/heads-up) for $0.99. [Direct Link (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id623592465?mt=8)]

Article Link: New Party Game 'Heads Up!' Featured on The Ellen Show (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/05/02/new-party-game-heads-up-featured-on-the-ellen-show/)



MichaelJohnston
May 2, 2013, 01:44 PM
Looks like a really fun game, but whether or not it was on the Ellen show seems like a moot point.

definitive
May 2, 2013, 02:01 PM
In a nutshell, you get a group of people together,

http://i.imgur.com/9yO1TSW.gif

Doctor Q
May 2, 2013, 02:08 PM
A tip for Alison Sweeney: How to do an Irish accent

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makingdots
May 2, 2013, 02:11 PM
It's from a Philippine Noontime Show called Pinoy Henyo.

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTwMTMIkgKfuEW5Y26c0apxRDCJ5LK77lgvIROysiyR1LvBFS7_

Here's the video - http://youtu.be/E0rpWxN-6ZY?t=2m04s

Here's some translation..

HINDE = no
OO = yes
PWEDE = can be

SITAW = string bean

TAO = human
BAGAY = things
LUGAR = place
PAGKAIN = food

ALMUSAL = breakfast
TANGHALIAN = lunch
...
GULAY = vegetable

MOFS
May 2, 2013, 02:33 PM
Isn't this just "Who I am I" but with an iPad not a piece of paper?:confused: I played this at loads of drunken nights at uni.

sulpfiction
May 2, 2013, 02:37 PM
Simple concept but my kids will love it.

xionxiox
May 2, 2013, 02:59 PM
Looks like a really fun game, but whether or not it was on the Ellen show seems like a moot point.

It's her game.

BJMRamage
May 2, 2013, 03:04 PM
Reminds me of the Office episode where you put nationalities on paper on your forehead and people would mock you and make fun of that nationality to get you to figure out what you were holding.

as per usual, it didn't play out nicely with the employees.

mrgraff
May 2, 2013, 03:14 PM
It's from a Philippine Noontime Show called Pinoy Henyo.
Also reminds me of "$25,000 Pyramid."

somethingelsefl
May 2, 2013, 04:59 PM
This game and "SpaceTeam" are awesome party games for iOS devices. They are blast. Found out about both of them from MR and TouchArcade.

Thanks for the head's up on the great games, you guys! (pun intended).

Battlefield Fan
May 2, 2013, 05:24 PM
Ellen's guest seems a little out there. More rocks than brain in her head.

paronga
May 2, 2013, 08:02 PM
Ellen's guest seems a little out there. More rocks than brain in her head.

you go on a TV show and see how much you act like yourself...

jclardy
May 2, 2013, 09:48 PM
Bought it since it was only 99 cents. Not a very unique idea, but really well implemented.

needfx
May 3, 2013, 05:18 AM
for some reason I cringed with the presentation

jm001
May 3, 2013, 05:54 AM
Bought it since it was only 99 cents. Not a very unique idea, but really well implemented.

Whole heartedly agree... not original but well implemented. I bought it and my family has become addicted to it. After my wife stopped play to get the daughter to bed, she wanted to continue to play it! Our daughter didn't want to go back to bed so we played for another 1/2 hour. I just bought some of the extra decks like "Totally '80's" and "Movie Buff".

The video recording was actually quite funny playing back what you actually did.

RobNYC
May 3, 2013, 07:54 AM
Also reminds me of "$25,000 Pyramid."

I expect to get Betty White as a partner then.

Rossatron
May 3, 2013, 08:27 AM
Reminds me of the Office episode where you put nationalities on paper on your forehead and people would mock you and make fun of that nationality to get you to figure out what you were holding.

as per usual, it didn't play out nicely with the employees.

"oh man, am i a woman?!?"

Battlefield Fan
May 3, 2013, 12:50 PM
you go on a TV show and see how much you act like yourself...

I'd like to think I wouldn't turn stupid, maybe a little more peppy but I would never sell myself as dumb.

tetyko03
May 3, 2013, 08:54 PM
If you don't have something nice to say you should keep it to yourself. I don't understand why a person feels compelled to insult another in this way.

liavman
May 3, 2013, 10:57 PM
It's from a Philippine Noontime Show called Pinoy Henyo.


That participant is so genuinely happy that she got it. That is good to see :) So infectious

I see the attraction for this app. Recording the scene is a brilliant idea.

Verbatim Cookie
May 10, 2013, 03:55 PM
Ellen's guest seems a little out there. More rocks than brain in her head.

you go on a TV show and see how much you act like yourself...
Alison Sweeney (if that's who this is, as mentioned in an earlier post I didn't watch the clip) is an actress and host of The Biggest Loser so she can't use that excuse.