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6:00 PM on 09.02.2014

Harmonix offers Dance Central Spotlight crash fix

Dance Central Spotlight is a thing that's out today on Xbox One. It's basically a digital bite-sized version of the series that includes 10 songs as its base, with more available as DLC. For fans of the franchise, it's n...

Chris Carter


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10:15 AM on 07.21.2014

Dance Central Spotlight shimmies to Xbox One on Sept. 2 with ten songs

Harmonix's latest venture in exploiting how uncoordinated you are is set to take off in the fall. Just announced today, Dance Central Spotlight will release on Xbox One on September 2 at a price point of $9.99. Right off...

Brett Makedonski



Harmonix announces Dance Central Spotlight, a digital-only Xbox One exclusive photo
Harmonix announces Dance Central Spotlight, a digital-only Xbox One exclusive
by Dale North

Dance Central Spotlight is a new Xbox One Kinect dancing title. The idea is to keep the focus on dancing and music, serving as a sort of follow-up to the hit Xbox 360 title Dance Central.

The difference here is that Spotlight is a smaller package, coming with only 10 songs, and released as a download-only title. Harmonix plans to launch with a DLC library of at least 50 tracks, and says that they'll follow with weekly DLC for a time after that. They have improved their authoring pipeline, letting them create song content more quickly.

You'll get more out of each song now, too. With Kinect 2.0's improved skeleton tracking, they can do more with each song. So now, instead of three routines, you'll get eight: four core (easy to difficult) routines, strength and training routines, and finally both easy and difficult choreography routines.

And here's some great news: Legacy DLC will be supported. If you've ever purchased DLC for Dance Central, you'll get the Spotlight version for free when it is released, complete with the 8 routines.

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12:15 PM on 03.08.2013

Dance Central's DLC is coming to an end as well

In a shocking turn of events, after 275 straight week of DLC, Harmonix announced that Rock Band would cease offering new content. Now, it seems as if its other major franchise, Dance Central, will be following suit "for ...

Chris Carter

11:00 PM on 03.04.2013

Dance Central 3 DLC adds Drake, Rihanna, and Fergie

This month, downloadable songs from Drake, Rihanna, and Fergie will be joining the Dance Central 3 library. It all starts tomorrow with Drake's "Take Care"; March 12 will see the release Rihanna's "Umbrella" and "SOS"; and on...

Jordan Devore

4:00 PM on 01.10.2013

Dance Central 3 goes 16-bit for its end credits

[In this guest blog written by Dance Central superfan David Nguyen, we're given a look at how he was able to go from cosplaying and creating some mash-up art for the fun of it to working with developer Harmonix on the pixel-...

Jordan Devore

12:00 PM on 12.03.2012

Dance Central 3 gets Carly Rae Jepsenís 'Call Me Maybe'

I'm going to be straight with you on this blog post. I like Dance Central 3 and all (I got a copy for my niece for Christmas), and Carly Rae Jespen is great, but I really just posted this story to have another excuse to shar...

Dale North

3:00 PM on 11.19.2012

Dance Central 3 gets 'Gangnam Style' and Usher tunes

Urrrrsherrrrr? Say his name correctly, you idiot! In the coming weeks you'll see a couple of fun track additions to Dance Central 3. The biggest of the bunch is PSY's "Gangnam Style," though you'll have to wait until November...

Dale North

7:00 PM on 10.26.2012

Yes, Dance Central 3 is getting 'Gangnam Style' as DLC

You had to have known that Psy's "Gangnam Style" was in the works for Dance Central 3. I'll be curious to see what society thinks of the song a decade from now, but for now, Harmonix is getting in on the sensation while the g...

Jordan Devore

8:30 AM on 10.23.2012

Xbox SmartGlass launch on Oct 26, supports Forza Horizon

SmatGlass lets your phone or tablet become the most connected remote control ever. Or, in games, turns it into a second screen. All this functionality goes live on October 26, alongside the launch of Windows 8, Windows RT and...

Dale North

10:30 AM on 10.16.2012

Here's the full Dance Central 3 track list, crazy trailer

[Update: Check the ridiculous launch trailer!] Dance Central 3 is out today (and on Oct. 19 for our friends in Europe and Asia) for those that like to shake their ass in front of their televisions. Its songlist has been slow...

Dale North





7:45 PM on 10.15.2012

The DTOID Show: NYCC, Sleeping Dogs DLC, & CoD Elite

Today on The Destructoid Show, we do what we always do on The Destructoid Show: talk about video game news,  For starters, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will be making CoD: Elite a free service, but will be offering a seaso...

Max Scoville



A look at Dance Central 3's SmartGlass companion app photo
A look at Dance Central 3's SmartGlass companion app
by Steven Hansen

I was having a hard time remembering whether or not Smart Glass is cool, because I feel like I haven’t been primed on the application since Microsoft’s E3 conference -- I’ve already forgotten most of the neat uses it was promised to have. Given how invested in the concept Microsoft seemed at the conference, I figured it’d be more prominently touted and already a part of the Xbox experience. After all, the company is getting better and better at pushing things that are not games on its platform.

During a Harmonix event last week, I was able to see how Smart Glass functionality works in concert with Dance Central 3 and was surprised to find it’s actually a useful augmentation to the embarrassingly fun Kinect savior.

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Review: Dance Central 3 photo
Review: Dance Central 3
by Chris Carter

The Dance Central franchise took me by surprise. In the very early stages of Kinect, I was extremely skeptical of the tech --  to be blunt, I didn't really believe in it. After testing the first entry at E3, however, I was pretty much sold that it could work given the right developer, which given Harmonix's pedigree should have been obvious from the start.

Eventually Dance Central became the de facto "Kinect showoff" game in my household, and I still enjoy it from time to time with my wife. In short, the series pretty much delivers everything you expect from it.

So does Dance Central 3 carry on the legacy?

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10:30 PM on 09.25.2012

Harmonix discounts singles and packs for Dance Central

In honor of upcoming Xbox 360/Kinect release Dance Central 3, Harmonix has discounted their singles and packs for the franchise. You can nab singles for 160 Microsoft points, down from 240 MSP. That's a dollar off, from $3 to...

Dale North

7:18 PM on 09.01.2012

This Dance Central 3 Story Mode trailer is crazy

There are a lot of games that let you dance in front of your television, but how many of them tell you an original story while doing so? This new movie trailer for Dance Central 3's Story Mode had me saying 'what?!' over and...

Dale North