Dance Dance Revolution Universe

It's been a big couple of weeks for Dance Dance Revolution. Not only did the game recently celebrate its 20th birthday, but it seems the game is due to be further immortalised with a... film? I'm not sure how I feel about this.

Dance Dance Revolution: Classroom Edition announced

Dance Dance Revolution: Classroom Edition announced

48 mat-multiplayer will fight child obesity.

Konami has announced a new Classroom Edition of perennial party game favourite Dance Dance Revolution that will be compatible with a whopping 48 dance mats.

As reported by Joystiq, the project will be formally unveiled on 24th February at the California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance Conference as part of a wider initiative to tackle childhood obesity.

Up to 48 dance mats can connect to a single PC running the game "for full class or after-school recreation participation".

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Games can be good for you, say scientists

Wii titles and DDR, to be specific.

Scientists at the University of Oklahoma have made the amazing discovery that waving your arms about or jumping up and down burns more calories than sitting still.