Thursday, May 26, 2011
Walking Like An Egyptian
One of the things I really like about the DDR games on the xBox 360 is they have the actual music videos for the 'real' songs. DDR Universe 2 has two in particular that I really like. Safety Dance and Walk Like An Egyptian. Walk Like An Egyptian is the fastest song in the game (at least that I've unlocked so far) and is 8 feet on expert. I finally managed to pass it today, and even got a B rank. Woo!
DDRU2 has a 'calorie tracker' feature where it uses some undoubtedly non-scientific function to turn your weight and the steps you entered into a number of calories burned. Now, I remember watching Bung and Tmiv play DDR back in University and while they may have been making the same steps I'm pretty sure Bung was burning more calories with his unique way of stomping to Boom Boom Dollar. So the number from the game needs to be taken with a grain of salt. If anything my number is probably higher since I tend to flail around a bit while I play. At any rate, the claim is I burned 400 calories today. But what does that even mean? Apparently that's about an hour of high impact aerobics. Perhaps an hour of pole jumping! A little less than an hour of tennis. 2 hours of throwing a frisbee around. 45 minutes of ultimate. An hour and a half of golf! So, a decent enough workout I guess. Hmm, maybe I should take up golfing again...