May 12th, 2013
Dance Dance Revolution is more than a video game. It is a tool that many people have used to lose weight. It is a tool that teachers have used to encourage children to move their bodies and maintain an active lifestyle. It is also a challenging game that puts the mind and body to the test with unique combinations of dance moves.
If you are a fan of the DDR video games, you will also enjoy the DDR soundtracks. Read the rest of this entry »
March 22nd, 2013
Video games and exercise — it’s not really something that you think goes together, but with Dance Dance Revolution, it can be.
Think about it: you’re not sitting down to play it, you’re standing up and stepping around on the pads and moving your body. You are exercising, whether you realize it or not, and that’s the beauty of it — you’re having too much fun to complain about, “I don’t feel like exercising today” or “I don’t want Read the rest of this entry »
June 9th, 2012
One of the most iconic games today is the Konami game Dance Dance Revolution. While the arcade scene constantly fluctuates on which games are being offered to the public, Dance Dance Revolution, or DDR for short, and all its iterations, has gained a permanent hold in the minds of everyone who visits an arcade or thinks of what an arcade has. Dance Dance Revolution, like Poker or Chess, is simple to learn in its basics Read the rest of this entry »
June 6th, 2011
Dance Dance Revolution, also known by the commonly used nickname DDR, is a dance phenomenon that is something you truly have to experience. While it may only be a simple movement of your feet in front of you, behind you or to either side, your whole body gets into the dance while you are listening to popular club hits. As you level up, the pace and movement required to do well get harder which keeps the game new and fun. This game requires a DDR disc along with a dance mat that you can hook up wirelessly Read the rest of this entry »
May 22nd, 2011
Many fans of the series are wondering when we will see a DDR title for this generation’s Play Station console. It maybe longer than we think since Konami doesn’t seem to have any future plans for the franchise at this moment but hope is improving with the release of the Play Station move. So what should we expect in the next DDR title for the Play Station?
Hopefully we see more motion based controls and a wider variety of songs. One would think in the age of downloadable content that this would be a big push for Konami to Read the rest of this entry »
May 5th, 2011
Dance Dance Revolution is the original video game that got people on their feet. It’s a game where you have a pad with 4 or more symbols on them. As the symbols, which are usually arrows, drop down you have to hit them on the pad as they hit a certain point on the screen. The concept is pretty simple. The practice is not. Being able to play DDR well takes quite a bit of skill and determination. Once you really start to get good it becomes extremely gratifying. Being able to see yourself hitting all of those Read the rest of this entry »
April 13th, 2011
I’m sure you’ve seen the kids in the arcades jumping around like crazy people stomping on brightly colored arrows. Dance Dance Revolution was a game that took Japan by storm in the 90′s. By the early 2000′s , America was in full swing revitalize the dying arcade system. Kids would travel hours to play on a new machine in a neighboring town. Competitions evolved and celebrities were born.There are different ways to play DDR. Some play Dance Dance Revolution in the way it was intended, by trying to get the best score possible. However, a newer subgenre is a group of people who only have to pass the song, but do it in as much style as possible. This is called freestyle DDR. Watching one of these guys perform really is a treat as it is essentially free style dancing. They get really into it and the crowds love it.The internet has become a place where DDR fans get all their new info about games.They use their wireless internet connections to learn where the latest competition is, or watch a video of an up and coming star. Without things like the internet, niche hobbies like DDR wouldn’t be able to thrive.
January 25th, 2011
If you love everything about DDR and want to make sure you stay fit enough to keep it in your exercise rotation without having to fear the risk of injury, here are some tips to keep in mind with regard to the importance of stretching since your body will always perform better if you incorporate a series of stretches before undertaking any physical activity.
- Consider stretching to be as important an element as training for strength, balance and power.
- Proper alignment improves stretches and prevents injury consider practicing your stretches in front of a mirror until you know you have perfected alignment and can attain maximum benefit.
- Always practice deep and consistent breathing while stretching. To hold your breath as you stretch is counterintuitive to achieving any benefit.
- A tip for better breathing as you stretch includes inhaling through your nose while pulling air into your diaphragm not your chest and exhaling through your mouth. Pilates aficionados consistently use this technique to build core strength.
- You should warm your muscles before doing any stretching. This can be a simple Read the rest of this entry »
October 15th, 2010
DanceDance Revolution has been a popular game for more than eleven years. However, on November 16th, the game’s developers will release the first edition for PlayStation Move. The new PlayStation Move is similar to the motion features of the Wii. With the addition of the PlayStation EYE and the system’s first motion controller, gamers can finally get into their PS3 games. So how will the new PlayStation Move change the latest DanceDance Revolution?The game will offer special features that allow you to truly be a part of the DanceDance Revolution community. For example, thanks to the use of the EYE, you can record your jam-packed moves and upload them to your favorite sites; such as Facebook and YouTube. The EYE will also increase the intensity of your friendly competitions. The Dance Off Mode will now feature an on-screen view of your moves. Gaining points will depend on how accurately you dance (and the camera will pick up on your every step). Read the rest of this entry »
August 17th, 2010
Even though most people associate those flashing arrow pads of Dance Dance Revolution with an arcade, the fun doesn’t have to stop there. An entire line of different styles of pads let you bring this gaming favorite to your living room. Twelve years after its inception, fans are still running to get the next DDR pad. As much as we all want to crown ourselves a dancing sensation, there’s more to this game than just a putting a little swing in your hips. With over 18 different pads to choose from, no matter what level you can claim to have mastered, there is a DDR pad that will suit you.If you’re a newcomer to the game you might want to try out something inexpensive and simple like the DDR Non-Slip Pad. This mat is available for Playstation, Playstation 2, Xbox, Wii, and even your PC. This is one of the more affordable DDR pads, and the no-slip feature is a must for rookies. You may look on and think it’s a piece of cake, but wait ’til it’s your turn to tangle up your feet, face plant and come up with Read the rest of this entry »