Xbox wants to break the world record for video game dancing
Two dancers. 16 hours marathon. In Dubai.
Pencil in the date, on Thursday the 15th of December, two of Dubai’s best dancers will take on Xbox 360’s blockbuster game, Dance Central 2 as they attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the Longest Video Games Marathon on a Dance / Rhythm game by dancing continuously for up to 16 hours at the Mall of the Emirates.
Christopher Lawrence, aka CL and Christian Ortega, aka Ian, professional dancers and instructors based in Dubai and most importantly avid fans of the Dance Central video game series, will in partnership with Xbox 360, attempt to break the current record which stands at 15 hours and 17 minutes. All are welcome to witness the record attempt and be a part of this great achievement for Dubai by rallying behind the dancers and encouraging them through this grueling exercise.
Furthermore, fans of the Dance Central label and dancing and video gaming enthusiasts can take part in a competition to set their own Fans’ Record for the Longest Dance Central 2 Marathon where the longest dancing stints win prizes including the Dance Central 2 game and an Xbox 360 console and Kinect for Xbox 360 sensor bundle.
“I am really excited to be taking on this opportunity to set the world record which actually coincides with my birthday! Ian and I are practicing almost every day in the run up to the world attempt on the 15th and we are following a strict diet set by a nutritionist from Regime Fitness Center,” commented CL.
“Unlike the previous record, our attempt will be more challenging as using the Kinect technology means we will have to use full body movement to progress through the game, but we are ready for it! We are quite honored that Xbox have taken us onboard to attempt to break this record in Dubai,” Ian said.
“Ever since the introduction of the Kinect for Xbox 360 just over a year ago which uses complete body motion interactivity, video gaming has been revolutionized; it’s opened a whole new dimension in terms of player engagement, realism and experience,” highlighted Aman Sangar, Microsoft. “Moreover, through games like the Dance Central series, video gaming enthusiasts are dropping their joy sticks, getting off the couch and perfecting their physical moves. This is a game that brings family and friends together and by attempting to break the Guinness World Record™, we want to deliver on the message that everyone can have fun together and stay in shape with Kinect for Xbox 360,” he continued.
A road show is taking place touring schools and universities around Dubai, which started from 2nd of December and will go on till the 14th, giving youth the opportunity to try out the latest Xbox 360 games, experience the Kinect for Xbox 360 whilst raising awareness of the Guinness World Record attempt.
Below are dates and venues for the road show: