Thursday, August 03, 2006

Dance Dance Revolution...

... is the only thing keeping me from completely ruining my diet. According to my online calorie counter, you can burn like 500 calories an hour playing it! Sweetness!

Seriously, if they played DDR instead of dodgeball in gym class, we would not be facing an obesity epidemic. I would put money on those words.



At August 4, 2006 at 6:10 AM, Anonymous A reader said...

Actually, my younger brother has a weight problem and the doctor recommended buying that game for him as a weight loss tool! He's 12.

At August 4, 2006 at 7:01 AM, Blogger Michele said...

Since you have mentioned the game a couple of times, I thought I would check it out...holy cow there are a lot of choices! Which one do you have?

At August 4, 2006 at 10:39 AM, Blogger The Law Fairy said...

reader, I've heard (via micah) about schools actually using it as a weight-loss/fitness aid. It's seriously fantastic. I've never been a fan of exercise, but I try to force myself to trudge to the gym. I work out on the elliptical, and even with an individual cable tv I loathe every second of it. On the other hand, playing DDR burns just as many calories, I work up a terrific sweat, and the time just flies by! I *heart* DDR.

michele, hehe, there are indeed. I only have one but need to get another one -- right now I'm playing DDR Extreme 2. I also have a DDR clone called In The Groove (didn't buy it on purpose, it came with the extra dance pad). I personally prefer the actual DDR games, but whatever has the songs you like is probably the way to go. Really, they're all plenty fun :) I cannot recommend getting this game *highly enough*. If your local Best Buy/Circuit City/Media Play/whoever has a bundle with a dance pad (or two! Even better, because then you can compete with your friends) and game, I'd get that. You can choose from dance pads ranging anywhere from fifteen to fifty dollars, individually, but you'll save a bit if you find a bundle pack, since the games are around 30, 40 bucks each.

At August 5, 2006 at 9:51 PM, Blogger Roonie said...

Do you really do this? I didn't know you could buy it! I thought it was an arcade-esque game at state fairs and malls...!

At August 7, 2006 at 3:01 PM, Blogger The Law Fairy said...

Roonie, you can totally get one for your own home. They have about five different iterations of DDR for Playstation 2 (in addition to the knockoffs), if I'm not mistaken. I *think* there may be GameCube and/or XBox versions as well.

You can buy the dance mats at your local Best Buy :D


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