Monthly Archive for May, 2006

DDR Exercise Journal 05-30-06

Duration: About 45 minutes
Weigh in: 174 lb
Goal weight: 165 lb
To go: 9 lb
Dance Dance Revolution Version Played: DDR Extreme (Japanese Version) and DDR Strike
Notable Scores:

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Dance Factory for PS2 – Preview

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I read about an interesting PS2 game in this month’s issue of Gameinformer. It’s called “Dance Factory,” and it’s basically like DDR/In the Groove, but it has an extra cool feature. If you insert a music cd, it’ll automatically create a dance track for it! Early reviews (at least the one in the magazine that I read) said that the game does a good job of generating steps.

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One thing I noticed that was kinda wacky was the arrow order. In Dance Dance Revolution and In the Groove, the arrows (from left to right) are: left, down, up, right. In this game they’re: left, up, down, right. So I wonder if it would take some getting used to. The newer screens show the arrows being the same as DDR, so I guess they fixed this.

Although I’m kinda skeptical about whether this game will really generate dancable steps, I’ll probably check it out anyway. Playing DDR everyday, I kinda get tired of the songs sometimes… Dance Factory for PS2 is scheduled for an August 1st, 2006 release, but you can pre-order it now at Amazon.com.

DDR Exercise Journal 05-29-06

Duration: About 45 minutes
Weigh in: 174.2 lb
Goal weight: 165 lb
To go: 9.2 lb
Dance Dance Revolution Version Played: DDR Strike
Notable Scores:

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Notes:

Today was a so-so day, I guess. I played the whole 45 minutes, but either the right arrow is slowly going bad, or my brain is. I could swear that sometimes it work perfectly, and other times it flips out! Time to get a new pad…

DDR Exercise Journal 05-28-06

Duration: About 45 minutes
Weigh in: 174 lb
Goal weight: 165 lb
To go: 9 lb
Dance Dance Revolution Version Played: DDR Max
Notable Scores:

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Notes:

Well, I got a pretty good score on Never Let You Down. Twice! I thought I had another score but it must not have been saved. Other than that, it was a pretty normal routine. Not much else to report…

DDR Exercise Journal 05-27-06

Duration: About 30 minutes
Weigh in: 174.6 lb
Goal weight: 165 lb
To go: 9.6 lb
Dance Dance Revolution Version Played: DDR Extreme (Japanese Version)
Notable Scores:

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Notes:

Today I felt kinda sluggish, but after starting up DDR, I got some energy back. I didn’t want to play too long though, so I just did 30 minutes. I got some good AAs, but no record breakers. Weird.