The lights are on
One of the many demos at Microsoft's crazy Kinect circus show was Dance Central, what is most likely Harmonix's rumored Natal project.
Relatively late in the show, the young son tried to learn some hot dance moves from an onscreen instructor to the beat of No Doubt's "Hella Good." Somehow this kid failed a simple elbow swing so the instructor slowed the music down to a snail's pace until this chump could get his crap together.
Before long this little tyke was swinging his elbows like a champ, busting some fancy feet moves, playing air guitar, and twirling an invisible lasso. That's not all. Soon the entire fake family joined in, then two other fake families, then a bunch of fake families in the aisles, and finally eight to ten professional dancers started shaking it inside giant boxes suspended from the ceiling above the crowd.
Stayed tuned for Microsoft's hopefully more mild-mannered press conference tomorrow morning for more info on this booty-shaking project.
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I really don't know how to feel about this. I mean I will almost always give Harmonix the benefit of the doubt because they have never done me wrong (except for Green Day: Rock Band but that's only because I don't care for Green Day). At the same time though, this is a dance game for the Kinect and I just don't know how that is gonna turn out. I am interested, though.
ugh reminds me of Just Dance. Why don't these people just go to a rave or clubbing and really dance
no offense but was kinect juz goin 2 b made 4 minigames cause if yes this is a waste of money
Lord of the pants. dude on far left has the best grin i've seen all day
For some reason, I don't think "We slow the music down so your dumb kid can get his crap together!" will end up being the tagline.
Probably too long. That'd be my guess.
Looks like Harmonix wants everybody to look as bad as those Irish dudes.
If it is like " Just Dance" on the Wii then it will be good enough without having to hold the wiimote while dancing. Also I see the Kinect Fitness games announcement soon.
LOL Great for tweens... OH NOES MY GODDAUGHTER IS A TWEEN!
Great! I've always wanted to see my entire family dance like club skanks. That's a wonderful, wonderful mental image. Throw in a pack of temporary tramp stamps and I'm sold.
Calm down guys, I think this is a joke...
"Where is Harmonix?"
"I'm afraid that...in their money rage...they began developing a dance game."
In my opinion dance games have never been impressive. If you want to dance go get your girl friend and go to a club or stay at home with romantic music.
that's so weird, harmonix just needs to stop.