I was so intrigued by the Atari Video Music system mentioned in the Music chapter that I had to youtube it to see this thing in action. Luckily, not all of them were out of commission before the creation of youtube and some people caught some of the visualizations for all to enjoy. I sat for four minutes listening to a song I didn’t even like in an awe stricken stare which I snapped out of when I caught myself drooling. How was this wonderful creation not more popular?!
We’ve come a long way from this retro color box. My family recently bought the Kinect for Xbox, in which a camera is attached which has the ability to track your every move. My sister immediately became addicted to the Zumba videogame she received for Christmas. Unlike DDR, the Kinect not only traces your steps but your entire body movement and grades you on how similar to your avatar you perform. Not only is it exciting to see your actual movement in the corner of the screen via a live silhouette, but it provides a pretty intense cardiovascular workout as well.