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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

6:30 PM on 11.21.2012

Carly Rae Jepsen, Marcy Playground en route to Rock Band

The only things next week's additions to the Rock Band Music Store have in common are the number of syllables in their titles and that there has been a time when both songs seemed utterly inescapable. Carly Rae Jepsen's...

Conrad Zimmerman

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

3:00 PM on 11.16.2012

Rock Band DLC: NIN, DragonForce, Modern English

Harmonix has announced the next wave of songs being added to the Rock Band Music Store and there are some delightful tunes in there. As you may have surmised by the above video, Nine Inch Nails' "Closer" is on the way. ...

Conrad Zimmerman

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

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

1:30 PM on 09.17.2012

1,100+ Rock Band DLC songs are going on sale this week

Depending on your level of self control, this is either fantastic news or a total nightmare. This week, Harmonix will be discounting a ridiculous amount of downloadable songs in the Rock Band library. How does half price on s...

Jordan Devore

6:30 PM on 09.06.2012

Harmonix adjusting Rock Band Blitz coin economy

Harmonix has made an update to Rock Band Blitz today which adjusts the game's economy. Responding to players who have complained about the cost/benefit ratio of Coin expenses and awards in regards to using power-ups (whi...

Conrad Zimmerman



A guide to high scores in Rock Band Blitz photo
A guide to high scores in Rock Band Blitz
by Conrad Zimmerman

I don't mean to brag, but I'm pretty good at Rock Band Blitz. As of the time I write this, a week following release, I'm still sitting in the top 2% of (Xbox 360) players across all of the songs packaged with the game, have about a hundred tracks I've earned Gold Stars on and am 9 for 2 in my Score Wars. I was also, near as I can tell, the first person in the world to earn the "Precious Medal" Achievement (awarded for Gold Stars in all 25 Blitz songs).

Okay, maybe I did mean to brag with that last bit.

The point is, I do a pretty good job of scoring lots of points in Rock Band Blitz and I'd like to help you to do it too. Here are some guidelines to follow when you want to bring your best game.

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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

8:30 PM on 08.27.2012

The DTOID Show: Wii U, Last Guardian & Zombie Nuketown

Here's today's Destructoid show! Because we do that every monday! Big news: Someone posted an image on the Call Of Duty: Black Ops II Facebook, and it's about zombies. Some accessory company might've leaked the Wii U release ...

Max Scoville