How I Lost Weight Watching Anime

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. » 3/21/14 7:00am 3/21/14 7:00am

Counting Down New Year's Eve with Hardcore Japanese Gamers

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. » 1/09/14 7:26am 1/09/14 7:26am

The "Masturbation Diet" Is Not Recommended

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. » 5/28/13 4:00am 5/28/13 4:00am

Diet Diet Revolution: How I Lost Weight Playing a Video Game

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. » 4/23/13 7:00am 4/23/13 7:00am

In This Japanese Love Hotel, There's an Effing DDR Arcade Machine

"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. » 4/01/13 6:30am 4/01/13 6:30am

The Newest Dance Dance Revolution is All Past Editions in One

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. » 2/19/13 8:00am 2/19/13 8:00am

Watch This Elderly Japanese Couple Tear Up DDR

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 » 7/11/12 6:00am 7/11/12 6:00am.

Drafthouse Films Picks Up The FP, Brings Futuristic DDR Fighting To The…

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. » 8/01/11 3:40pm 8/01/11 3:40pm

The FP Is A Perfectly Bizarre Blend Of The Warriors And Dance Dance…

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. » 3/21/11 5:40pm 3/21/11 5:40pm

Brave Man Conquers Super Mario Bros. With Dance Dance Revolution Pad

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. » 5/07/10 10:00am 5/07/10 10:00am

Have We Reached Exercise Game Saturation?

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? » 7/22/09 3:00pm 7/22/09 3:00pm

Get Your Fingers Sweaty With A DDR Alarm Clock

This thing is wrong on so many levels. Your fingers shouldn't have to work at 6:30am. J-pop should never be played at 6:30am. And there is nothing "perfect" about being woken up by an alarm clock. » 7/06/09 5:30am 7/06/09 5:30am

Dance Dance Remote Control

Dance Dance Revolution is great. If you like dancing. If not, it's applications are somewhat limited. Note we say somewhat, though, and not totally, as you can still use it to drive...Windows Media Centre. » 3/07/09 5:00pm 3/07/09 5:00pm