Just Dance 2015

[Review] Just Dance 2015

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When I was in high school, my friends and I would take turns going to each other’s houses after school to play Dance Dance Revolution, a game that has players flailing in a way that bears little resemblance to “dancing” but is incredibly fun nonetheless. We would laugh at each other and at ourselves, playing songs over and over to earn the coveted AAA.

Just Dance 2015 is the Dance Dance Revolution of, well, 2015. Read More

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"None of the characters kill. It's the war that kills." Kevin Erwin and the Making of Valiant Hearts

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From 1914 to 1918, Europe was ravaged by a war that cost 16 million lives. Though World War I is often overshadowed by World War II in history classes and pop culture, it remains a formational event of the 20th century.

Ubisoft Montpellier has taken personal stories of the Great War from the families of the developers and from their community and created a gameplay experience that is intimate, compelling, inspiring, emotional, and historically accurate. Their upcoming game, Valiant Hearts: The Great War, comes out on June 25th on consoles and PC. The brief time I spent with the game at E3 revealed a beautifully animated world with simple but engaging puzzles—it was a short demo, but it got me invested in how the story will unfold.

I spoke to Kevin Erwin of Ubisoft Montpellier about the educational potential of Valiant Hearts and, most importantly, what happens to the dog.

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