by Cornelius Fortune
Special to The New Tri-State Defender
One of the most exciting aspects of E3 wasn't just all the innovation announcements and stunning demo play – it was the pound of music and the act of dance; fully assembled groups, coordinated and visually tracked upon large screens moving to an infectious beat.
Two of these games, "Dance Central 3" and "Just Dance 4" were huge crowd pleasers.
"Dance Central 3" for Xbox 360 Kinect features more than 40 tracks including Usher, 50 Cent, Gloria Gaynor ("I will Survive") and other popular artists. It's a really great blend of old school and new school jams.
"Just Dance 4" will be available on the Wii system from Nintendo, Microsoft Kinect for Xbox 360 and Sony PlayStation Move for PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system. The game also will be released on the Wii U system from Nintendo at the system's launch. The game features more than 40 new tracks, ranging from pop, hip-hop, rock, R&B, country or funk. Artist highlights are: Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Pink, The B-52's and more.
Dancing games have gained in popularity in part because of the push for more video games that require physical activity, and, they're pure fun. Not only do you get to test out some serious moves, you can watch your avatar (digital representation) perform them on the screen. Both are due to hit stores this fall.
If you love to dance, whether you're a pro or an amateur, "Dance Central 3" and "Just Dance 4" should provide hours of entertainment this fall.
(For additional information on "Dance Central 3," visit www.dancecentral.com. Follow "Dance Central" on Twitter (twitter.com/dance_central) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/dancecentral).
(For the latest information on "Just Dance 4, visit: www.justdancegame.com. Follow on Twitter and use hashtag #justdance4.)