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Are you sick of using the Kinect to play games which allow you to actually dance? Modder MMaximus' newest Kinect hack might seem like a step backwards for the genre, but it's a major step forwards for StepMania technology. (And a step to the left! And a step to the right! Now jump!)

February 17th 2011 at 6:00am 0 Comments
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Dragging dance pad tech out of the PowerPad age, Applied Sciences' Laser Dance Matrix eliminates all the moving parts (except yours). The "pad" features four laser diodes interfaced with the guts of a Logitech Gamepad, triggering a buttonpress when your foot breaks a beam. The designers say that ga...

May 6th 2007 at 12:45am 0 Comments
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Two former RedOctane employees, Guitar Hero II executive producer John Tam and brand manager Corey Fong, have settled with Activision regarding a lawsuit the publisher filed against the duo, GameSpot reports. The other parties involved -- PR firm Reverb Communications, peripheral manufacturer The An...

April 3rd 2007 at 5:24pm 0 Comments
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Using a GlovePIE script designed exclusively with StepMania in mind, we get a good idea for how one might enjoy dancing games (or rhythm-based games period) with the Wiimote. Not only would it cause us severe pains in our wrist (keep your mind out of the gutter), but we think, when combined with a d...

March 6th 2007 at 6:55pm 0 Comments