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As an introvert with no sense of rhythm, I'm situated decidedly outside of the target demographic for the Just Dance series (or, perhaps, that could make me exactly the consumer they're aiming for). But given how much money Ubisoft has made since it first released the original title for the Wii, I understand why the company ports the series to any device that could possibly be used as a dance aid. Autodance 2014, though, seems like an uncomfortable step too far. This app doesn't challenge you to match its fluid dance moves in the privacy of your own home - it pushes you to record your own choreography and to share the priceless blackmail material with others.

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What makes the experience worse is that dancing isn't something you're going to do using the front-facing camera (please don't start uploading gyrating selfies), so unless you have a tripod, you will likely need to find someone to record your dance session. Of course, any self-respecting friend would gladly record their friend embarrassing themselves (I know I would), but I question the decency of anyone who would encourage this behavior in the first place. Ubisoft is pushing teenagers to create dangerous video clips that could haunt them for the rest of their lives (and this isn't the first time).

After you record a video, Autodance 2014 pushes you to customize it, share it with others, and collaborate to create remixed videos. In the hands of talented dancers, there's great potential here to create something beautiful. But in the hands of average people, this app could single-handedly guarantee that YouTube stays in business for a long time.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Martin

    Looks fun! :-))))

  • Ivan

    Wow no Note 2 support...

    • MikeDK69

      Oh yes it works great on Note ll

  • NAUSHNIK52

    Strange. No support for Galaxy Nexus, but this in video.

    • Carlos

      Yep

  • MarthaJernigan

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