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How one Harmonix fan came to help create the end credits of Dance Central 3

Dance Central superfan David Nguyen has detailed the story behind his hiring by developer Harmonix to help to create the 16-bit pixel art credits in the end sequence of Dance Central 3. Writing in a blog post on Destructoid, Nguyen states he came to the attention of Dance Central 3 project director Matt Boch following his creation of cross-over images between Dance Central and Pokemon, designed in a 16-bit style. Nguyen was asked by Boch if he would be interested in working on a project for Harmonix, later getting him to sign an NDA and promising further information at a later date. Nguyen — who studied animation at Vancouver's Emily Carr University of Art and Design — was finally phoned by Broch and asked to create animated sprites of Dance Central 3 characters in a 16-bit style....

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Dance Central 3 getting two new Usher songs and 'Gangnam Style' this month

Two Usher songs and "Gangnam Style" are headed to Dance Central 3 this month, according to a press release from Harmonix. In a video released today, R&B and dance aficionado Usher introduces "Euphoria" and "Twisted," which will be available tomorrow, Nov. 20, for 240 Microsoft Points each or as a bundle for 400 MSP. Both tracks are from his most recent album, Looking 4 Myself. Usher's choreographer, Aakomon "AJ" Jones, designed the in-game moves, just as he did for two Usher tracks already included with the game, "Scream" and "OMG." Next Tuesday, Nov. 27, will see the release of PSY’s "Gangnam Style" in Dance Central 3. The track will come complete with the song's now-iconic dance moves, which recently earned it a slot in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most liked video...

Dance Central 3 Releases
North America
  • Xbox 360
    • Released 10/16/2012
    • Publisher Microsoft Game Studios
    • Developer Harmonix Music Systems
    • Score 9.5
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