Dance Central 2

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UPDATE: Harmonix has announced Dance Central: Spotlight at E3. It's a digital-only (download only) game that's coming this September. Harmonix boss Alex Rigopulos said the game had new technology that gets music tracks into the game faster than ever before. This should mean more, newer content and more often.

Harmonix announces Dance Central 2 Dance*Cam

Harmonix announces Dance Central 2 Dance*Cam

Free app lets you create personalised music videos.

Harmonix has unveiled Dance Central 2 Dance*Cam, a free app for iOS and Android devices that lets you create personalised music videos.

Available in the US now and due out in Europe soon, that app lets you record snippets of your Dance Central routines, which you can then turn into mini music videos and post to the web for all to see.

Challenge a friend to a dance battle via Facebook, and a mash-up video of both of your attempts will be created and reposted to the networking site for all your chums to guffaw at.

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Dance Central 2

Dance Central 2

Too cool for school?

Dance Central was the trendy poster child for Kinect when it launched with deafening fanfare last year. As hundreds of dancers performed in unison in New York's Time Square - in what must rank as the most unrepresentative demonstration of a single-player game in history - millions of hypnotised consumers bought into Microsoft's controller-free dream.

But Harmonix' first stab at the dance genre gave Microsoft much more than credibility with the cool kids. It gave Kinect an excellent launch game that showed off its exciting new technology with fun and flair.

Now, a year on, the inevitable sequel arrives with the back-of-the-box promise of "more moves, more songs, more fun". And it arrives to discover it now has some genuine competition on the Kinect dance floor, in the form of Just Dance 3.

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Why music games aren't dead

New book predicts a healthy future.

Despite Guitar Hero's bubble bursting earlier this year, the music genre is in great shape and looks set for major growth over the next few years, according to a new book on the genre out this week.

Charge for importing Dance Central tunes

400 Points to move tracks into sequel.

It will cost you 400 Microsoft Points to import tracks from the first Dance Central disc into the forthcoming sequel, publisher Microsoft has confirmed.

Dance Central 2 tracklist expands

Daft Punk, Gnarls Barkley, Gaga confirmed.

Harmonix has announced 13 more tracks for Dance Central 2, including numbers from Daft Punk, Gnarls Barkley and Lady Gaga.

Harmonix: independence is "terrific"

Rock Band dev details flurry of activity.

Harmonix's split from Viacom earlier this year has rejuvenated the studio and inspired a flurry of creativity, the developer has told Eurogamer.

Dance Central dev confirms Vidrhythm

Dance Central dev confirms Vidrhythm

"It will be awesome," says Harmonix.

Dance Central developer Harmonix has confirmed it is working on a project called Vidrhythm.

Harmonix communications director John Drake wouldn't say what, exactly, Vidrhythm is, but promised Giant Bomb "it will be awesome".

Harmonix is currently working on Kinect-exclusive Dance Central 2, due out at the end of the year.

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Dance Central 2 confirmed

Dance Central 2 confirmed

Simultaneous multiplayer at last.

Harmonix came on stage at the Xbox Media Briefing today to unveil Dance Central 2 for Xbox 360 Kinect.

It has one important feature that was missing from its otherwise excellent predecessor - simultaneous dancing for two players.

The game also features voice control. All songs from the first Dance Central can be imported into Dance Central 2, giving the game over 100 songs from launch.

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