You’ve probably seen people glitch the hell out of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, and you may have seen people beat it with blindfolds on. But have you ever seen anyone beat it with a dancepad?
A little less than a year ago, I wrote about my success losing weight by spending an hour each morning playing Dance Dance Revolution. However, after nearly a year of this regime, I grew bored and felt the need for a change—so I decided to try watching anime on an exercise bike instead.
New Year's is the biggest holiday of the year in Japan. But don't tell that to these folks. They've got arcade games to play.
The Subway diet. The cabbage soup diet. The junk food diet. From Atkins to the Zone, there is an array of diets to help people slim down. Have you heard of the masturbation diet? You know, the one in which you drop pounds by playing with yourself furiously.
Growing up, I was a very thin kid. Thanks to an amazingly high metabolism, I could eat anything I wanted, as much as I wanted and never gain weight.
One man. Two Dance Dance Revolution pads. No shoes. What follows is nothing short of amazing.
"Love hotels" are Japan's equivalent of the "no-tell motel". Rooms are available by the hour, and the hotels cater to people having sex, whether that's renting costumes, selling sex toys, or streaming adult videos.
This past weekend at the JAEPO arcade game expo in Tokyo, Konami showed off Dance Dance Revolution, the latest arcade iteration in the Dance Dance Revolution franchise. The return to the core name makes sense because Dance Dance Revolution will have nearly every song from all 13 major arcade releases in one machine.
Meet Mr. and Mrs. Akiyama. Now 72 and 68, they first appeared on Japanese television two years ago to show off their love for DanceDanceRevolution.
Dance dancing has never been so deadly. The FP is a film about a futuristic, post-apocalyptic world in which gang settle scores through Dance Dance Revolution-like gaming.
What are you doing this summer? This dude is having his robot friend Darwin pick up Dance Dance Revolution. Beats cutting grass!
They might look like regular people, but their gaming skills are anything but. They're superplayers. They take gaming as far as it can physically go.
WolfPupTK, the dude in the suit, is on a mission to raise awareness for the American Red Cross.
One part futuristic gang movie, one part tribute to Konami's hot-stepping rhythm game Dance Dance Revolution, The FP is a movie that's goofy and gritty enough to make it a must-see.
Meet "NOB". He is a talented Dance Dance Revolution dancer. He is also, and I'm trying to be kind, somewhat vain.
You know it, you love it, Dance Dance Revolution. Konami's rhythm game is apparently coming to the PS3.
New sailors! Time to get in shape.
Footloose Dracula slayer Nick Hagman and his stuffed anipals have done it again. The man who bravely defeated Castlevania using nothing but his feet and a DDR dance mat has danced his way to another victory, defeating Super Mario Bros.
Get up off your ass. Move, move, move. It's summertime! No need to go outside. Video games can help you become active and maybe even lose weight. This is hardly new, but have we reached saturation?