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So far, the interactive world of gaming has reached new highs in marketing, such as the slam-bang success of the new Nintendo 3DS, the bestselling bonanza of Game Freak’s Pokemon Black and White, and the grand acclaim of the strategical Total War: Shogun 2. And E3 and the big brands around it are just announcing more. I overheard a handful of information from the interactive world, and I’m here to share them with you! All-new sequels to hit series to expect from your favorite game-makers: EA, Harmonix, Rare, the list goes on!

Have you ever wished that The Sims series would sprout onto Facebook? Your wish is granted. The E3 Press Conference announced that The Sims Social allowed you play with friends, co-workers, betrayal, flirting, trash cans, the list goes on…all via Facebook. Although the realistic artistry of The Sims 3 series is doomed to vanish (giving it a cheesy 2D look like The Sims 2), it still carries the original isometric style from the series’s debut at the beginning of the decade in 2000. Will you become Sim Social? Will you earn the exclusive goodies just by liking their own Facebook page?

FUN FACT: Within ten minutes of The Sims Social‘s announcement, their Facebook page boosted up by 2,000 likes!

I told you so! 😉 From the Xbox 360 Kinect’s “killer app”, Dance Central, comes the super crazy styling happy go fun time boogaloo, Dance Central 2. Same freshly-squeezed choreography moves, same memorable dancers, but a different twist. People were complaining because there was a 2-player mode, but it just wasn’t simultaneous. Well, this game offers simultaneous 2-player game play (as well as Guitar Hero 5‘s drop-in-drop-out game play), so you can jam with your friends at the same time! 😀 Feel like running in a campaign? Your wish is Harmonix’s command…but don’t just start getting people to vote for you. Jams announced so far are Far East Movement’s “Like a G6”, Rihanna’s “Rude Boy”, Bananarama’s “Venus”, Montell Jordan’s “This Is How We Do It”, Usher’s “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love”, and Nicki Minaj’s “Massive Attack”. But are you still hungry for the old taste, but can’t stand for the old game anymore? Don’t panic…you can import old songs and magic we call DLC! The boogaloo of yesterday just got boogaloo-er!

FUN FACT: Dance Central 2 will have more than 100 songs to jam to!

Halfbrick Entertainment’s hit phenomenon, Fruit Ninja, has reached up to six million copies sold ever since its grand launch. Now it makes the big jump from just an app, to an all-out video game…that is the specialty of Fruit Ninja Kinect. The original game allowed you to make it rain sweet tasty fruit juice upon bringing ends to fruits’ healthy journeys with a swipe of your finger. Fruit Ninja Kinect takes it even further, allowing you to chop the fruit with your actual hands. But can you turn your ordinary night into a fierce tournament with a friend or three? Ittai hai! (That’s Japanese for “Heck yes!”) Supported by the Xbox Live Arcade, and bringing back the Classic, Arcade, and Zen modes of the original app (with sweet special spices like leaderboards and online multiplayer), can you bring out the true masters of your friends in Challenge mode? Or will you be a furūtsu to baka? (That’s Japanese for “fool with fruit”)

FUN FACT: DaneBoe of the SuperBoeBros set a world record on Fruit Ninja of over 8988888888888888888888888888-something points!

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I would’ve had a heck of a lot more to talk about, but I would’ve wasted a lot more time like that. Check back anytime for volume two of the future’s video gaming, and for more hit humor on Sammwak!

– Sam

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Hey, guys. Do you know how to dance? (Comment yes or no) Clubs are a way to dance. Talent shows are a way to dance. Even just getting up and moving your body is a way to dance! The usual top dance video game series was Dance Dance Revolution (DDR) since March 1999. But in late November 2010, DDR will have to step aside for the new face in lean, mean dancing.

Dance Central is the not-too-recent crazy epic dance boogaloo, the second Xbox 360 game requiring the Kinect peripheral behind the pack-in game Kinect Adventures. This game is a practically genius way to learn styling new moves to blow away friends and family, such as the classy Broadway, the hip Reject, and, of, course the Crank Dat!

The player(s) are given dance moves which are tracked by the Kinect sensor and represented on-screen by one of eight in-game dancers. 650 dance moves are featured, spanning over 90 dance routines from true choreographers. Five modes are available:

Break It Down – The beginner’s mode that allows players to learn dance moves in certain songs in a step-by-step process.

Perform It – The single-player’s gameplay mode, in which the objective is to successfully pull off a dance routine in hopes of garnering a high score.

Workout Mode – Like DDR, Dance Central also has a matter for exercise! This mode is an extension of Perform It in which the number of burnt calories is also tracked, along with the time of the workout itself.

Dance Battle – The multiplayer mode, in which two players duke it out in a head-to-head dance routine battle. In the end, the player garnering the higher score wins dance supremacy. But the rarity is that ties can also occur; in THOSE sequences, the player pulling off more moves wins supremacy.

Challenge Mode – Once four songs in each category have at least 4 stars, a challenge based on that difficulty is unlocked. This mode increases the difficulty of the game. How? By blending all 4 songs into one, dance moves and all. All challenges must be 5-starred to do the final challenge.

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The eight main dancers are Angel (pronounced on-hel), Miss Aubrey, Emilia, Dare, MacCoy, Mo, Oblio, and Taye. Also, the Pink Ninja (:/) is an unlockable dancer that is really just Oblio. Nice Halloween costume, dude…

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What I liked about this game was its exuberant and exhilarating way of dancing. The dance moves are quite easy to learn, although more intense moves do get frustrating. Also, another unforgettable addition: charisma. The dancers’ charisma. A laugh, a smile, whatever these guys throw at you make you feel good to dance with them.

The only thing that is a con is GIRL SONGS. Inappropriate, embarrassing GIRL SONGS. Featuring inappropriate, embarrassing GIRL MOVES. (:P) For instance, take Lady Gaga or even Rihanna. We are not girlie men; we are DISAPPOINT!

Here is also the intro to the game, featuring the actual dancers from the game (Like if you can find em all!):

I give Dance Central a 9 out of 10. Your opinion (search up on YouTube)?

Oh, well. Later gators.

– Sam

p.s. There’s this one YouTuber named MightyMeCreative that can dance songs on HARD and still ace them 100%! But you have to see it to believe it! To find MMC’s channel, click HERE!



Hey guys it’s Sam.

And do you kno that little Kinect thingy-ma-jig I posted a post about? Well, there’s a new game coming out for it next month. It’s called Dance Central.

It’s like Dance Dance Revolution, except there’s practically no mat, and it’s for the 360. This game actually requires the Kinect sensor, as you will be copying the dance moves that the game shows you to make a full dance routine. The game has over 600 dance moves, spanning over 90 routines. For beginners, “Break It Down” will lead you the way to conquering and not confusion. Here are some songs that have been confirmed for the playlist:

“Body Movin (Fatboy Slim Remix)” by Beastie Boys

“Brick House” by The Commodores

“Can’t Get You Out of My Head” by Kylie Minogue

“Crank Dat (Soulja Boy)” by Soulja Boy

“Down ft. Lil Wayne” by Jay Sean

“Evacuate the Dancefloor” by Cascada

“Funkytown” by Lipps Inc

“Poison” by Bell Biv DeVoe

So, uh….I guess that’s all.

Thx for watching, plz like it and subscribe.

L8trs. Sam

p.s. I noticed that we have already passed the 800 mark and already have 822 hits! Impressive! I can has 850 hits?

Sam