Video games can equal great family fun. In this episode of The Lab, Daddy Clay and Daddy Brad break down two of the most popular music games, Dance Dance Revolution (DDR) and Guitar Hero for the Nintendo Wii and PlayStation.
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Brad: Welcome back to the Dad Labs. I’m Daddy Brad. Clay: I’m Daddy Clay. Brad: Today we’re going to continue our discussion about video games. Clay: So you went ahead and you sprung for the video game system for the kids but you’re feeling a little guilty because they’re spending the whole day sitting on the sofa, drooling moving nothing but their thumbs in their redness. Brad: Today, we’re going to suggest that will help get them off the couch. Get them up there moving and grooving, dancing to the music. Clay: One way to get the kids moving is to buy them a Nintendo Wii with its unique controller that senses a player’s motion. Soon as they get to those wrist traps figured so out so kids aren’t chucking these things and TVs, we’d really like to test one here at the Dad Labs. So Nintendo, if you are watching, hook us up now. Brad: The games we’re going to talk about today are compatible with the less expensive games systems like PS2. Clay: First game we’re going to talk about is Dance Dance Revolution, known on the street as DDR. Now this is the latest release, DDR Supernova. If you want to play this game at home, you’ll going to need two things. you’ll going to need this game disc, which is going to set you back about 36 bucks or so, although you can get this on eBay use, which I highly recommend. You’ll also need this game pad right here. Now this one’s about $20, it comes from Gamestop although there’re a lots of different makers. This one I’m not sure you want to get used because some big old chubby internet guy may have been dancing on it. Plus, it’s kind of personal, don’t you think? Anyway, so if you want to play the game, here’s how you do it. You just have to time your dance steps, right, left, front and back with the commands, right on the screen. It helps you got a real sense of dance style, which I do. One of the best things about this game is actually the fun songs that are on the jukebox. It’s important for the kids to know to find their things like Funky Town. And now, it’s time for the showdown. Daddy Brad, you ready for me, my friend? Because I’m about to dance circles around you. Here we go buddy, you and me, mano a mano, DDR. Who is the master DDR dancer in the Dad Labs? Money’s on the pink, folks. Money’s on the pink. Brad: Is that what you’re doing when moving up, dancing? Clay: Shut up and dance. Failed. Failed. Failed. Brad: How many points? Woooh, 15 points. 15 points. What’s your score? Clay: I scored 25 so pink is the winner. Pink. Brad: And this next game is much more my style. It’s called Guitar Hero. So like DDR, you have this special instrument panel and you also need a game disc. This will set you back about 80 bucks. What you do is you strum the guitar to the notes that are coming up on the screen and you get points for doing that. When you hit a bad note it goes brrrnnng. Anyway there’re different levels of difficulty and you can play solo or you can do the guitar challenge. Now, I’m going to challenge Daddy Clay here and we’re going to play some cool jams, G n’R, Lynnard Skynard, bring it on men. One no, one no this is a little more sophisticated so it’s good for kids 9 and above. Clay: Bring it on. Brad: Let’s guitar rough. Here we go. Clay: Thank you, Austin! You people rock, we love you, we don’t do song request, thank you, no song request. Brad: I guess this goes to show you that video games should be played by people 18 and under. Clay: I should have been a rock star. Brad: You should have been a geologist. Alright, we love DDR Dance Dance Revolution and Guitar Hero here at the Dad Labs. Clay: We thank you for joining us but please don’t call today because I would have been practicing with my axe. Come on baby.

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