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Colin Barker [userpic]
by Colin Barker (myst)
at September 23rd, 2006 (11:19 am)

Quick announcement to people, if possible can you pass this on.

For anyone trying to get to DDRUK.COM -- it wont happen. I am trying to sort this out, but it does not look good.

For the moment, the following work to connect to the website. Please use these if you wish to connect.


Thank you.


Lauren Wainwright [userpic]
by Lauren Wainwright (atheistium)
at August 20th, 2006 (04:04 pm)



my beloved anal sanctuary dvd is up for donation auction! Please bid seriously but kindly <3

Colin Barker [userpic]
Open letter to the communities
by Colin Barker (myst)
at August 20th, 2006 (02:32 pm)

To the Community

It is our unfortunate duty to announce that, on the night of the 18th of August, DDR UK's equipment store was broken into and burglarised.

All the boxes of consoles and games, including bags of electrical equipment were stolen - effectively the entire gaming arsenal of DDR:uk, short of the DDR machine itself.

Below, we include an approximate list of what was taken, but before we get onto that we would like to make a plea for information to aid us in tracking down the equipment. We know this is a shot in the dark, but if anyone knows anything we ask that you please come forward. We are willing to put up a reward for anyone who can provide information leading to the reclamation of the gear. If you do know anything, please contact us or Kingston upon Thames Police Station.

The amount of games, consoles and other equipment that was stolen is too vast to list in its entirety, but this summary should give you an idea how badly we have been affected:

Over 100 console games for a variety of consoles – many of them classics for consoles that have long been out of production. They include, but obviously are not limited to, the Dancing Stage games, a near complete collection of Beatmania for Japanese PS1, Pop’n’Music 9 through 12 for Japanese PS2, and naturally all of our DDR games across the gamut of gaming platforms.

The stolen consoles included: three Sega Mega Drives, a Mega CD, a 32x add on for the Mega Drive, a Sega Saturn, a Dreamcast, a Playstation, two English PS2s, a Japanese PS2, an Xbox, a Nintendo DS and a PSP – the entire DDR:uk console collection.

They also took the wires, memory cards, save games and controllers including the specialist controllers for games like Guitar Hero. Also stolen were the 24" LCD monitor, the colour laser printer, all of DDR:uk’s Hi-Fi and sound equipment, one of the dance mats and several boxes of computer parts.

Ultimately, the value of the stolen goods comes to some £25,000 – this has severely crippled us, both in terms of equipment and finance. DDR:uk has been left unable to do any events in the future. We do not know whether the culprits will be caught, and even if they are it is uncertain whether or not we will retrieve our stolen equipment. So here comes our second request.

If you have anything you can spare - unwanted games, unused consoles, old controllers, spare wires – anything whatsoever, we humbly ask that you consider donating it to our cause. DDR:uk has spent several years bringing classic videogames and first-class gaming entertainment to festival, convention and Expo attendees across the country, and we do not want this crime to stop us providing that service!
We would so incredibly grateful for anything you could donate!

For more information on how to donate. Please go to the DDR:uk website at

Thank you all for your help.

The DDR:uk Team

Lauren Wainwright [userpic]
by Lauren Wainwright (atheistium)
at April 15th, 2006 (01:24 pm)
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But this has to be done. We are going to ask for money from you people. Even if everyone managed to donate at least £1 EACH that can make a HUGE difference.
Before there were issues about only a few people actually being online that that "why does the server cost so much to run?" well it's not those who are complaining are paying the bills. Also everytime I check DDRUK there are at least 600+ people online. No matter what you say, this costs money to run. Websites are not cheap and thats fact! I know a lot of you check DDRUK everyday, post everyday and have a lot of fun here. You can help towards this by donating towards us. Or buy a subscription account? Get some extra's!! There are a lot of things you can do to help but I urge that you try this month!!

So I must ask for you all to pay towards DDRUK even if a small amount. There are problems with the payments and Myst is in a bit of trouble with being able to live and just barely able to afford the server. Seeing as i have now moved in with Myst and have seen what his outgoings are, server is something that is that needs to be addressed.

Please I urge you, donate at least £1 or buy a subscription! ANYTHING please help this site run!

Thank you so much,
The worried friend.

Colin Barker [userpic]
by Colin Barker (myst)
at September 2nd, 2005 (09:15 am)

Yes you did read that right people!

DDRuk are proud to announce that we have confirmed two special guests for the London MCM Expo!

Yasu and Aaron (seishinbyou) have confirmed as guests for the DDRuk stand!

For a little more information you can read the press release below.

Join us at the London MCM Expo, its The place to be seen!

Press release information:

Colin Barker [userpic]
Tournaments at the London MCM Expo
by Colin Barker (myst)
at May 6th, 2005 (10:55 am)

DDR:uk (http://www.ddruk.com) will be hosting a pair of tournaments at the London MCM Expo (http://www.londonexpo.com)! Why not come along and strut your stuff, and see how well you do!

To enter the tournament, please leave your name, and which tournament you wish to do in an email to tournament@ddruk.com. It will still be possible to sign up on the day, but places will be limited.

There will be two types of tournaments.

PA Tournament: The basic premise behind this tournament is to gain as many points in game as possible. This will be done by pressing the arrows in time with the beat. Before this tournament starts there will be a seeding round which will place you in either the Intermediate or Expert sections. Choose your songs wisely as you will only have two songs. The first song within the seeding round and your final round. Full rules will be posted on the day, and are posted up on the DDR:uk website.

Freestyle Tournament: For those who have played the game and wish to really show off, then enter this version of the tournament! Any song, any difficulty, any style! A panel of judges will be watching closely and the judges will decide on which of you can freestyle the best! The scoring system will be out of 50 point, and the person with the most points will win. You will be judged on style and technique, and all the scores from the judges will be added together. Full rules will be posted on the day, and are posted up on the DDR:uk website.

If you do not wish to enter, then please join the crowd and cheer these people on!

Colin Barker [userpic]
DDR:uk Press Release 28/04/05
by Colin Barker (myst)
at May 5th, 2005 (12:28 pm)


DDR (Dance Dance Revolution) or DS (Dancing Stage) as it is known in Europe is a highly
popular dancing game which has been released on Playstation, XBox, and in the arcades;
Originating from Japan. Using your feet on a dance mat, you are able to dance along to
the music which the game plays, after which you are then scored at the end of the track.
You have the ability to dance solo, or head to head in a game which not only is fun, but
is a great workout!

DDRUK (http://www.ddruk.com) is the largest community within the United Kingdom that has
fans for this and other rhythmic games. These other games include, Para Para Paradise,
Beatmania, Pop 'n Music, In The Groove, Pump It Up, Ez2Dancer, and many more. Many of
these games originate from Japan, where there are also dedicated groups of fans that play
these games; for fun and for competition.

DDRUK also includes articles for new and veterans at the game, to a shop where you
can buy equipment for your home setups, a dedicated set of forums for all the different
rhythmic games as well as advice on other subjects close to the hearts of the fans, and
much more.

DDRUK is proud to announce that it has been invited to the London MCM Expo which is
being held on the 14th and 15th of May 2005, to run dance game machines within the
Anime Village. We shall be showing you what this Japanese craze is all about, as well
as run a tournament on both days, including the chance to win prizes! We shall also be
demonstrating how to actually play these games for all the new people out there, and
those people who want to learn a little more to become experts.

Staff from DDRUK will be attending the event, and will be happy to answer any queries
that you may have about rhythmic games and the website, no matter how small or big!

Colin Barker [userpic]
A teaser for you all!
by Colin Barker (myst)
at March 31st, 2005 (06:21 pm)

For all those wondering a teaser for the website is currently up, why not take a look!


Colin Barker [userpic]
Countdown has started
by Colin Barker (myst)
at March 21st, 2005 (11:10 pm)

For all those wondering, yes that is a countdown timer you see on the DDRuk front page at the moment. I am still considering what is going to happen, but by the time the counter hits zero then you will know the outcome.

Closer to the time I may be contacting people asking for their help with such things and see if I can get some more interest in the site before I consider its options.

I have had a lot else to deal with because of recent events but I am sure that I should be able to put them to one side one evening and get the website back up and running again.

Keep your eyes on the front page and this community for updates to DDRuk.

If you have any comments or questions please feel free to ask.

Colin Barker [userpic]
24th Feb 2005 Update...
by Colin Barker (myst)
at February 24th, 2005 (06:22 pm)

Another quick update to keep you on your heels.

Things are proceeding slowly back into place again. Its taken a long time because of the mess things have been in.

The first of the survey results have been posted to me (Thanks Honey!) and I will be looking at the comments there. These comments are for the existing system rather than anything new, so it may take a little while to sort though.

Everything is still up in the air, everything depends on if DDRuk can come back or not. However once again watch this space for details.

"Keep it real"


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