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Photos: 'Dance Dance Immolation' steps up the heat

At a warehouse in Oakland, Calif., video game fans get shot in the face with fire, but it's all in the name of fun.

Saturday night in Oakland. What's a team of highly trained, well-funded engineers to do? They like dorky video games and they like blowing things up for fun. "Hey, I know!" one says to the other, "We'll make a game where you blow stuff up!" "Naw," replies the other, "Let's make the game blow up the player!"

Contestants get blasted
Click on the image for more on 'Dance Dance Immolation' Seth Rosenblatt/CNET Networks

And three years later... the result, which must be seen to believed, is Dance Dance Immolation, based on a popular arcade game with a similar name. Click on the image of the lady in the fire suit to see it in action.