Dance Game Supplies - Crap you bring to the arcade

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Dance Game Supplies - Crap you bring to the arcade

Post by DAVE101 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:27 pm

There are a few things that any dancer should be equipped with before heading off to play dancing games at their favorite arcade. More and more people are joining the new craze that is "In The Groove" so here's a little guide to help out the newbies. You can see below some of the more common items:

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1) Backpack

If you see someone with a backpack at the arcade, chances are they're an ITG/DDR player or a pedophile. These play a key role in transporting the rest of your dance game equipment.

2) Dance Game Shoes
These are your favorite shoes for stomping arrows. They may be worn on your feet on your way to the arcade but any real player wouldn't want to get the pads all dirty. I will go into detail about dance game shoes in another article.

3) Towel
Don't forget to bring a towel. Playing dance games inherently makes you extremely sweaty so this is critical. In case of dire emergency, a shirt sleeve may be subsisted.

4) Beverage (Optional)
Bring you're own drink if possible, don't be that guy that runs to the water fountain between songs making your buddy wait. Also be aware that not all locations will have water fountains.

5) USB Drive
All you need is 256 MB to save your high scores and load all you're favorite customs. I recommend Sandisk brand.

6) FA Spray
For those pads that are slick with dust or just plain dirty, wipe 'em off with some good ol' glass cleaner. Most players use straight Windex but this causes too much friction for my taste. A water mixture works decently.

7) Stamina Powder
Overdo the Windex? Too much friction making those long streams really tiring? Toss on a little baby powder and literally glide through those 15s. Just don't pull a FR4 Mad Matt.

8) USB Keyboard
Anyone who's serious about dance games is willing to hack into the game to add songs no one else likes, change the timing windows, or put on incomplete/unstable themes that crash the machine every other set. Unfortunately I don't know much about that stuff or hacking in general, sorry.

9) Digital Camera (not pictured)
Don't let anyone call Canadian on your scores. Just remember, PICS OR FAKE.
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Re: Dance Game Supplies - Crap you bring to the arcade

Post by DahrkDaiz » Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:16 pm

1. Backpack
It's terrible to see someone come to play DDR and emptying their pockets of $4.50 in change, a lighter, cell phone, wallet, pocket lint, driver license and token holder and place it all on the machine. A backpack is neat, compact and harder to pick pocket by passers by.

2. New Balance Shoes
Before a few weeks ago, I didn't have separate shoes for dancing games, I do now. They're kept in good condition, excellent tread, good arch support, works well on most pad conditions.

3. Change of shirt.
As mentioned before, dancing games can cause severe chronic sweatiness. Usually you don't want to drive home sticking up your seat with yourself so a change of shirt is a must.

4. Sugar free Red Bull
Great for concentrating on your PA, no sugar means no crash later. Makes your breath smell on death though.

5. Greased Lightning
Best cleaner r ever for all pad types. Cleans and adds just enough traction. A must for doubles players unless you enjoy sliding off the edge of the pad.

6. Camera
Never know when you'll get that AAA/Quad

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Post by SoDeepPolaris » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:03 pm

wat
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Re: Dance Game Supplies - Crap you bring to the arcade

Post by DAVE101 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:32 pm

SoDeepPolaris wrote:wat
Nice try, but it's too late to hijack this thread.
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Re: Dance Game Supplies - Crap you bring to the arcade

Post by WhiteDragon » Sun Dec 19, 2010 1:57 am

DAVE101 wrote:1) Backpack[/b]
If you see someone with a backpack at the arcade, chances are they're an ITG/DDR player or a pedophile.
I just assume all three. Better safe than sorry!
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Post by chocobojoe » Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:23 am

I fall in the latter category for instance. Who would've known?

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Post by DAVE101 » Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:17 am

Hey kiddos you like chromatic blitz? I've got some more Drum 'N' Bass tunes in my van..
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Re: Dance Game Supplies - Crap you bring to the arcade

Post by Merk » Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:04 pm

chocobojoe wrote:I fall in the latter category for instance. Who would've known?
I fucking knew it!
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