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Games: Dance Dance Revolution, Blender Support and Rocket League

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  • Exploring the DDR arcade CDs

    Dance Dance Revolution, commonly known as DDR, is/was a series of music games by Konami, where the player has to hit notes by stepping on four panels in time with music. I say “was” because while there are still new developments, the phenomenon has largely faded, at least in my parts of the world.

    Back in the heyday, the arcade machines (beasts of 220 kg, plus the two pads weighing 100 kg each!) were based off of Konami's System 573 (573 is chosen because with the appropriate amount of creative readings in Japanese, you can make it sound like “go-na-mi”). System 573 (well, 573D, to be exact) is basically a Playstation with a custom controller connector and an I/O board capable of decoding MP3s. The songs are loaded from a regular CD-ROM.

    Recently, MAME developers have cracked the encryption used in S573 so as to be able to emulate the system (a heroic effort!), which allowed me to finally have a look at what's going on in the ISOs. I wasn't involved in this at all, but you can have a look at the source code at GitHub.

  • Embark Studios, AMD and Adidas are all now supporting Blender development

    The team behind the free and open source 3D creation suite, Blender, are once again celebrating as they've managed to secure even more funding from some interesting names.

    First up, Embark Studios announced today they have become a Corporate Gold level patron of Blender meaning they're pledging at least €30K a year which isn't exactly a small amount. Speaking about why they did so, their team wrote a little love letter Medium post. Additionally, Embark announced their plans to open source some of their own Blender tools which you can find listed here. The two current tools listed are on GitHub under the MIT license.

  • Everyone is getting the first three Rocket League DLC free and other news

    Psyonix have updated their roadmap for what's coming up in Rocket League and some of it actually sounds quite nice.

    If you've been rising the ranks during the current Competitive Season 12 in the hopes of earning a shiny reward at the end of the season, prepare for something different. When the season ends, sometime in November or December, Psyonix are giving out Universal Animated Decals.

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