Michael Jackson: The Experience. Image from http://theexperience-thegame.ubi.com/michael-jackson/en-US/home/index.aspx.

I don’t know what it was like for everyone else who grew up in the 80’s and 90’s, but being a Michael Jackson fan was pretty tough for me.

In my group of friends and among the people I knew, being an advocate for Michael meant you had to be a strong fan regardless of all the drama and intrigue that surrounded his life.

Thriller jacket?  Nope.  Listen to the latest Bad album?  Only in the safety of my own home.  Wanted to learn the dance moves?  Had to watch and practice YouTube videos in secrecy.

Sure people like Chris Tucker could do entire Michael Jackson dance sets on the set of Rush Hour 3.  But that was Chris Tucker, and I am me.  I couldn’t even do the entire Thriller segment.

But over the past decade, there has been a noticeable change and attitude regarding Michael Jackson in that he is now known simply as an amazing artist who made amazing music.  (In fact, I found out that even my 8 year-old nephew is rocking the fedora and sequined glove.  Pretty amazing.)

Now, with Michael Jackson: The Experience, not only can I enjoy the music, but I can also learn the dance moves that made Michael Jackson so famous. 

Paired with the amazing Kinect technology (dude, no controller!) on the X Box 360, you can see yourself in awesome, glowing glory on the big screen, singing and dancing to songs from Michael Jackson’s entire playlist of albums.

My favorite is anything from Off The Wall.  So good.

But despite the general public accepting Michael Jackson’s life, music and legacy, it doesn’t mean your neighbor is accepting of you dancing and singing half naked in your living room.  They still might call the cops on you.

So if you haven’t gotten the game yet, run out to the closest store and get yourself a copy of Michael Jackson: The Experience.  You can start practicing those dance moves you’ve always wanted to learn since eighth grade. 

Who knows? Once you’ve learned aforementioned dance moves, you might impress some ladies on the dance floor when the DJ busts out Beat It at the club.

For more information about Michael Jackson: The Experience from Ubisoft, you can check out their official site at http://theexperience-thegame.ubi.com/michael-jackson/en-US/home/index.aspx.

Happy performing!


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