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Avoid This on Black Friday: New Michael Jackson Video Game

Hopefully you've prepared yourself for this year's lamest Christmas gift. According to Paste, Ubisoft just dropped a Michael Jackson video game available for Nintendo DS and PSP.

As if there weren't enough terrible video games that revolve around dancing already. Yet this one might take the cake. Michael Jackson: The Experience serves as a crash course in all the signature moves the King of Pop has introduced to the world throughout the years. And surprise, surprise, the game includes all the hits.

It's a mystery to me why anyone wouldn't just watch YouTube videos to learn MJ's moves -- or, better yet, just blast their stereo and dance around in front of the mirrior in their underwear trying to learn the moonwalk -- but I guess this just goes to show that there really is something for everyone.

Unless you know a few people who are really into booty bumping, then let this one sit on the shelves when Black Friday rolls around.

Check out the video game's official trailer:



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