1. Dance video games such as Konami’s Dance Dance Revolution and Andamiro’s Pump It Up.

Thanks to the [85 decibel] sound limit, music-related video games were able to be fully appreciated. Good thing that, since there were more music-related video games than ever, due no doubt to the popularity of the portable sound art of Electroplankton, the virtual hero worship of Guitar Hero and the calisthenics-karaoke of Dance Dance Revolution, not to mention of standard karaoke. —Marc Weidenbaum, “field notes: Synaesthesia at E3”

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