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Old May 2, 2013, 01:38 PM   #1
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New Party Game 'Heads Up!' Featured on The Ellen Show




The developers behind popular to-do list app Clear have created a new charades-type app for The Ellen Show called Heads Up!. It's a party game that is getting excellent reviews, including from our sister-site TouchArcade:
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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.

Heads Up! is available on the iPhone and iPad for $0.99. [Direct Link]

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Old May 2, 2013, 01:44 PM   #2
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Looks like a really fun game, but whether or not it was on the Ellen show seems like a moot point.
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Old May 2, 2013, 02:01 PM   #3
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In a nutshell, you get a group of people together,
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Old May 2, 2013, 02:11 PM   #5
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It's from a Philippine Noontime Show called Pinoy Henyo.



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

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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

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Isn't this just "Who I am I" but with an iPad not a piece of paper? I played this at loads of drunken nights at uni.
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Old May 2, 2013, 02:37 PM   #7
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Simple concept but my kids will love it.
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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.
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Old May 2, 2013, 03:04 PM   #9
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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.
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It's from a Philippine Noontime Show called Pinoy Henyo.
Also reminds me of "$25,000 Pyramid."
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Old May 2, 2013, 04:59 PM   #11
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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).

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Ellen's guest seems a little out there. More rocks than brain in her head.
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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...
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Old May 2, 2013, 09:48 PM   #14
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Bought it since it was only 99 cents. Not a very unique idea, but really well implemented.
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for some reason I cringed with the presentation
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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.
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Also reminds me of "$25,000 Pyramid."
I expect to get Betty White as a partner then.
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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?!?"
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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.
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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.
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Old May 3, 2013, 10:57 PM   #21
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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.

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Ellen's guest seems a little out there. More rocks than brain in her head.
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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.
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