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meticulously catalogs radio controlled and flywheel powered cars made by East German (DDR) toy makers such as Presu, Elmes, MSW, Anker, Piko, Gevo, Plasticart and Sommermeyer.
posted by riffola
on Jan 7, 2008 -
I've heard a lot of bizarre music over the years, but Eurobeat
has to take the cake for sheer W-T-F insanity. Virtually all the artists and producers are Italian
, and the only place where their
recordings sell in any quantity is, oddly enough, Japan
. That's right, Eurobeat doesn't sell to
Europeans. In most dance-music styles, 135 beats per minute would be considered rather fast; in Eurobeat,
155 BPM is considered slow. The lyrics are nearly always in English, with occasional Japanese--despite
the fact that very few English-speaking people buy the stuff. And the artists tend to record under an
assortment of pseudonyms, maintaining some degree of anonymity. Eurobeat had a major influence on the parapara
dance scene. Which led directly to this
. Ishkur's Guide to Electronic Music
called Eurobeat "sped-up, spastic Euro Disney cheese". And that fits perfectly, because the only places
Americans are likely to hear Eurobeat are in a DDR game---or on a Radio Disney
station. Eurobeat is (apparently) only available on
costly Japanese imports, most released by Avex Trax
Despite the anonymity of Eurobeat singers, at least one--Alessandra Mirka Gatti
, aka Domino--has
managed to become famous enough to have a fansite
. In English, no
less. Go there and examine her discography. That obscure, helium-voiced singer has been putting out
records for twenty years. Someone
is buying them.
posted by metasonix
on May 28, 2007 -
Dance Dance Dance!
Called Dance Dance Dance (DDD), demoed at SIGGRAPH 2006, is a lot like DDR, but judges how well the dancer can match a silhouette against a white screen.
a video demonstration (wmv format).
Other possible uses for this sort of technology, once it's sufficiently advanced: sign-language translator, or practicing martial-arts or other activities requiring precise physical motions.
posted by canine epigram
on Aug 2, 2006 -
DJ Format meets Dance Dance Revolution
Director Keith Schofield turns out a blazing video for British DJ Format and his top notch crew of pasty Canadian rappers, turning their song "3 Feet Deep" into a high adrenaline arcade hi-score smashing rampage.
posted by w0mbat
on Apr 3, 2005 -
is how this link was related to me, and I think you will agree. The link is a video showing a player of a DDR-type synchrony game involving buttons musical notes. I found his display a simply stunning display of human adaptability. Wow!
posted by rudyfink
on Jul 23, 2003 -
DDR meets the keypad
in this flash game. Interesting adaptation and in my opinion, exceedingly difficult. Watch out for RSI
. Couldn't find the title site in search, so apologies if it is old.
posted by rudyfink
on Dec 6, 2002 -
"He was twitching and his eyes were not quite shut ... I thought he was dead."
With the rise in home-computers during the mid-nineties came the fall of game arcades and their unhealthy drifter culture. The family-oriented nVidia and ATI companies provided home-entertainment and the final nail in the coffin for the infamous arcade. That was until late 1998, and DDR. Dance Dance Revolution
swept the nation and kids exchanged "moves" like bubblegum. It was a juggernaut. It was out of control. DDR claimed victim
, with no signs of stopping...
posted by holloway
on Sep 25, 2002 -
Athlon + DDR:
Bert McComas is a very
highly respected analyst of the CPU and memory industry, and I always read his articles with great interest.
Intel has announced that they don't expect the P4 to be a significant part of their business until late 2001. According to McComas, if they don't change that plan, AMD is going to eat them for lunch, because the P3 is no longer competitive. The performance/price ratio for the new AMD stuff has to be seen to be believed. I think Intel is in major trouble, because informal reports are that a 1.5GHz P4 is about the same power as a 900 MHz P3.[more>
posted by Steven Den Beste
on Oct 31, 2000 -