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Just Dance 3 delivers hours of fun for the whole family

By: Michelle Garza If you are like me, and a total fan of dance games, you were waiting to see if Ubisoft would be able to pull off something amazing with its third installment of the Just Dance series. I can honestly say that the game does not disappoint, Just Dance 3 is a great […]

Get the dance party started with Just Dance Summer Party

By: Michelle Garza You can never have too many Just Dance games. With the release of each new one, brings new songs and new dance moves to master. Just Dance Summer Party has 23 new songs that span a variety of genres and musical tastes so everyone can find a song to move and groove […]

Salsa anyone? Review of Gold’s Gym Dance Workout for the Nintendo Wii

By: Michelle Garza This week I am trying to dance my way to fitness using the Gold’s Gym Dance Workout for the Nintendo Wii and I am really enjoying playing the game. It is fun, entertaining and really gets my heart rate up. The game, which was developed in collaboration with fitness and dance experts, […]

Everybody dance now: Review of Just Dance 2

By: Michelle Garza I have been playing Just Dance 2 every day since its release on October 12th and I have to say that it has become my favorite game and I have been burning off many, many calories in the process of playing.  This game has been a great addition for my entire family […]

Just Dance

Just Dance is a rhythm/dancing game designed especially for the Wii. Unlike other dancing titles, there’s nodance pad controller required. Instead, up to four players can dance together at once, each using a Wii Remote to follow the choreographed motions of the silhouetted character on-screen. Just Dance features more than 30 licensed tracks covering a […]

Gold’s Gym Cardio Workout

Gold’s Gym Cardio Workout is a personal training experience for the Wii. It offers a more intense cardio workout than most Wii fitness games and includes exercises such as cardio boxing, running, and jump roping. The game also includes Wii Balance Board compatible exercises, such as squats, back and abdominal training and push ups, to […]

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© 2013. NMSU Board of Regents. All rights reserved. This project was supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture through the National Research Initiative (Grant #2008-55215-18837).

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