You mastered the moves to become the king or queen of the mall arcade. Or maybe you just dreamed about impressing your friends and crushes with your DDR skills. For more than 11 years, Dance Dance Revolution has ruled parties, dominated the arcade scene and captured the hearts and feet of aspiring groovers around the world. Now, the original game that got your body moving and your pulse pounding is back and better than ever on PlayStation 3.
Bursting back into your living room with intense challenges and awesome songs like Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" and Jordin Sparks' "Battlefield," Dance Dance Revolution takes the world of dancing simulation to the next level. Get your entire body into the game and onto the screen as your PlayStation Move controllers and PlayStation Eye camera work together to capture your all your dance moves and display them onscreen. Even record your best sequences and share them with your friends on YouTube or Facebook. Turn your living room into a dance club and dance to a stream of up to 20 songs nonstop. Feeling competitive? Challenge a friend to an all-out Dance Off, and see who's got the moves to really heat up the floor.
Re-live the retro dancing action of the game that's inspired movers and shakers for more than 11 years
Dance along to tons of hit tracks, including Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance," Paramore's "crushcrushcrush," Jordin Sparks' "Battlefield" and Sean Paul's "So Fine"
Dance till you drop in Club mode, taking on up to 20 songs in a row without stopping
Intuitive difficulty settings adjust to your level based on your performance
Record your best dance sequences with your PlayStation Eye camera and upload them to YouTube or Facebook for all of your friends to see (camera not included)
Break out freely into awesome dance moves and get your whole body into the action with your PlayStation Move controller, and watch yourself appear onscreen as the PlayStation Eye camera captures your performance (controllers and camera not included)
Wage an all-out dance battle against your friends in Dance Off mode, stepping more accurately than them to take home the glory
Includes dance controller
For 1 to 4 players
With the holidays just around the corner, many people will be shopping for new desktop and laptop computers. However, computer shopping can be an overwhelming task. It's difficult to know where to start, how to make your decisions, or what to avoid. Below are some tips for buying a computer that might make things a little more manageable for you.
1. Do your research
Before you go shopping for a computer, you should be willing to spend some time online getting information about brands and models that might work for you. There are several different places you can get information, and you should utilize all of them. The first source is user reviews. Although it will be very apparent to you when you begin reading user reviews that some are useless, don't let that discourage you from looking for the valuable ones. Often a legitimate problem or positive experience with a machine can be more informative than hours spent shopping in the store.
Another useful source of information is editor's reviews. Editor's reviews allow you to get an opinion from someone who should be a non-biased expert in technology. Their insight can be valuable, but they haven't spent as much time with the machine as a user. So, their perspective is limited at the same time.
Finally, read the manufacturer's description of their machine. Although your won't find out about flaws, you'll get accurate specifications for the computer; this can help you decide if it matches what you're looking for.
2. Get more RAM
When someone complains of their computer being slow, the problem often is that they are short on memory. When the computer runs low on memory, it starts using extra memory called virtual memory. This really is just part of the hard drive and, although it keeps the computer operating, it slows things down considerably. While the hard drive space on most new machines is usually sufficient, RAM may be low because many people aren't focused enough on it when they buy to make manufacturer's beef it up. Most users find RAM between 2 and 4 GB to run the smoothest.
3. Use specials to your advantage
New computer models hit store shelves on a regular basis, which leaves stores with little option but to get rid of their old models as fast as possible. If a new model appears while their inventory is still high, they risk a significant loss when the old model's price takes a nosedive. Thus, specials on computers are a regular occurrence, especially around the holidays. After you've done your research and have a brand and model in mind, look for a discount on it. If you plan your shopping ahead enough and are patient, you're bound to find one.
4. Look for good customer service
A broken computer is a frustrating occurrence, but even more so if you don't have good customer support to rely on. Get some feedback from others who have the same brand computer and find out how their customer service experience was. It can make the difference between a happy and disgruntled computer owner.