Cinco de Mayo? You mean, another excuse to drinko? Ok, bad joke. I may have started the festivities without you.
In celebration of today's revolutionary accomplishments, we drink. We drink while wearing sombreros and eating guacamole. I'm still waiting to try Kirk's apparently unmatched recipe. Although, it's hard to go wrong when there's avocado involved.
Tying in our two favorite pastimes—namely, drinking and gaming—here are some suggestions for you to get the party going. (But, of course, always drink responsibly and please don't take all of these suggestions too seriously.)
Fruit Ninja Kinect
Fruit Ninja Kinect is a great game to play while drunk, so you can continue the enjoyment while getting drunk off of it. Either tally up the score to save the drinking until after each round, or have the observers drink for the players' mistakes. One method gets you drunker than the other. Rules are to take a shot every time: 1) A bomb is hit, 2) Someone accidentally slices the opponent's fruit in versus mode, and 3) One player hits the other person's hand. But what about all that beer you have laying around? Chug that when: 1) Any of the special banana modes are activated, and 2) For as long as someone is slicing up a pomegranate.
There will be so much to laugh at when playing Trials Evolution. Take a shot whenever someone is juuuuuust about to flip off of their bike, but manages to make it back on the track to continue on their merry motorcycling ways.
Oh, Portal 2. How I love you. And the co-op is just as splendid. Best part about co-op, though? You don't always have to play by the actual rules of the game to have fun. I've often found myself chasing friends around and trying to kill them. Lasers, crushing platforms, taking the floor out from under them; I've discovered diverse ways of keeping entertained in co-op. It's brawler-Portal, and it needs alcohol. So every time your friend manages to kill you, take a shot.
Rayman Origins is another great game to take shots whenever you beat your friend up, or when you leave them to die while you scoop up all coins ahead. You selfish bastard, you. This game needs drunken attention.
Left 4 Dead 2
Left 4 Dead 2 is a particular favorite of mine. I always play it when friends come over. The options for a drinking game with this zombie first-person shooter are endless. Take a shot when you disturb a Witch. Take a shot when you hear a Hunter growl. Chug beer for as long as you're getting strangled by a Smoker and no one comes to your rescue. Take a shot when you, as a Charger, miss your victim by the smallest fraction of an inch (don't you hate when that happens?). The possibilities are limitless.
Just drink. It gets funnier and funner as you play. Take a shot after you lose a round if you need rules.