Doubles' Dash (DDC)

Overview:

Doubles' Dash is a themed compo held the last Friday of every month, starting at 9 PM EST.

Teams of two write, record and upload to ThaSauce a vocal song in under three hours and twenty minutes. Teammates are not to be chosen until 15 minutes prior to the start of the compo, thereby providing an X-factor.

Typically, one team member handles the instrumental and production, while the other handles lyrics and vocals, but that's not a rule; division of labor can be handled in any way a team sees fit, though it is not in the spirit of the event for one team member to do everything while the other sits idle.

Organizer: Shael_Riley & Level 99

Most Recent Rounds

Completed
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Whatever & as much as you want (DDC22) 

posted in Doubles' Dash on 3/9/12
Theme:
Big Eating

What you gonna put on that double double double decker burger? Bacon, ranch, and goat cheese? Oh, maybe its nachos inside a taco inside a burrito inside a pizza crammed into a turkey! You're eating big tonight, that's for sure.

Write a song about big or extravagant food.

Teammate-choosing happens in #ThaSauce on irc.esper.net, right at the compo's start (9:00 Eastern). Listening party, in the same IRC channel, immediately follows the compo's completion.

After the listening party, entrants and non-entrants alike can vote for their three favorite songs from all entries. Voting is open for 10 days, and is open to anyone.

Rules:

Gotta have vocals.
Gotta have lyrics.
No choosing a teammate until the compo starts.
No working on your song at all before the compo begins.
Gotta be within the theme of the evening.
Completed submissions are to be uploaded in mp3 format, encoded at no higher than 192 kbps.

Because of ThaSauce's account-based upload system, either member of a given team may upload his team's submission. However, both should not. If you are your team's designated uploader, make sure you note your teammate in your song's description, and give your team a cool name. (Cool names only. Teams with lame names automatically forfeit.)

How to play:

Simply log on to irc.esper.net with any irc client--I recomend Googling mIRC if you need one, or aren't sure what IRC is--and join channel #ThaSauce. (just type "/join #ThaSauce" in the prompt at the bottom of the screen if you're using mIRC.) Anyone is welcome as a participant or spectator, but the rudimentary (or better) ability to write and record music is required in case of the former.

To upload your team's finished song, and listen to other teams' submissions during the listening party, find the Doubles' Dash you're participating in at the bottom of this page and go to its page; each Doubles' Dash is numbered and dated, so, if you aren't sure, just look for today's date.

Purpose:

By participating in this compo, you should...

Enjoy a fun game.
Make a good song.
Seize a rare opportunity to hone your ability as a co-writer.
Start: on 11/30/12
Deadline: on 11/30/12
Voting: on 12/10/12
Completed
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ssssssssSSSSSSSSSSSSSSsssssssss (DDC21) 

posted in Doubles' Dash on 3/9/12
Theme:
Monsters

Who or what is creeping round the back door? No, I am not going outside to take out the recycling. I'm fairly certain there's something that's going to eat me, or eat my insides and live in my skin, or try to get me to convert to Scientology.

Write a song about unspeakably horrible monstrosities.

Teammate-choosing happens in #ThaSauce on irc.esper.net, right at the compo's start (9:00 Eastern). Listening party, in the same IRC channel, immediately follows the compo's completion.

After the listening party, entrants and non-entrants alike can vote for their three favorite songs from all entries. Voting is open for 10 days, and is open to anyone.

Rules:

Gotta have vocals.
Gotta have lyrics.
No choosing a teammate until the compo starts.
No working on your song at all before the compo begins.
Gotta be within the theme of the evening.
Completed submissions are to be uploaded in mp3 format, encoded at no higher than 192 kbps.

Because of ThaSauce's account-based upload system, either member of a given team may upload his team's submission. However, both should not. If you are your team's designated uploader, make sure you note your teammate in your song's description, and give your team a cool name. (Cool names only. Teams with lame names automatically forfeit.)

How to play:

Simply log on to irc.esper.net with any irc client--I recomend Googling mIRC if you need one, or aren't sure what IRC is--and join channel #ThaSauce. (just type "/join #ThaSauce" in the prompt at the bottom of the screen if you're using mIRC.) Anyone is welcome as a participant or spectator, but the rudimentary (or better) ability to write and record music is required in case of the former.

To upload your team's finished song, and listen to other teams' submissions during the listening party, find the Doubles' Dash you're participating in at the bottom of this page and go to its page; each Doubles' Dash is numbered and dated, so, if you aren't sure, just look for today's date.

Purpose:

By participating in this compo, you should...

Enjoy a fun game.
Make a good song.
Seize a rare opportunity to hone your ability as a co-writer.
Start: on 10/26/12
Deadline: on 10/26/12
Voting: on 11/5/12
Completed
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I just need to get to the save  (DDC20) 

posted in Doubles' Dash on 3/9/12
Theme:
Video Games

This should be super-self-explanatory, so I will not give you any hyopthetical verbage to start the creative juices flowing. Make a song about or related to video games. Playing them, designing them, hating them, whatever.

Teammate-choosing happens in #ThaSauce on irc.esper.net, right at the compo's start (9:00 Eastern). Listening party, in the same IRC channel, immediately follows the compo's completion.

After the listening party, entrants and non-entrants alike can vote for their three favorite songs from all entries. Voting is open for 10 days, and is open to anyone.

Rules:

Gotta have vocals.
Gotta have lyrics.
No choosing a teammate until the compo starts.
No working on your song at all before the compo begins.
Gotta be within the theme of the evening.
Completed submissions are to be uploaded in mp3 format, encoded at no higher than 192 kbps.

Because of ThaSauce's account-based upload system, either member of a given team may upload his team's submission. However, both should not. If you are your team's designated uploader, make sure you note your teammate in your song's description, and give your team a cool name. (Cool names only. Teams with lame names automatically forfeit.)

How to play:

Simply log on to irc.esper.net with any irc client--I recomend Googling mIRC if you need one, or aren't sure what IRC is--and join channel #ThaSauce. (just type "/join #ThaSauce" in the prompt at the bottom of the screen if you're using mIRC.) Anyone is welcome as a participant or spectator, but the rudimentary (or better) ability to write and record music is required in case of the former.

To upload your team's finished song, and listen to other teams' submissions during the listening party, find the Doubles' Dash you're participating in at the bottom of this page and go to its page; each Doubles' Dash is numbered and dated, so, if you aren't sure, just look for today's date.

Purpose:

By participating in this compo, you should...

Enjoy a fun game.
Make a good song.
Seize a rare opportunity to hone your ability as a co-writer.
Start: on 9/28/12
Deadline: on 9/28/12
Voting: on 10/8/12
Completed
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Maximize your CLOITS AND GLOITS (DDC19) 

posted in Doubles' Dash on 3/9/12
Theme:
Exercising

"Get results like the professionals in Minutes! Nay! Seconds!" You so badly want to be all buff and ripped, so you're exercising like there's no tomorrow. You're drenched in sweat, body aching so bad, but you gotta finish this set of reps. Come on! DO IT FOR THE HOTTIES!

Write a song about exercising and working out.

Teammate-choosing happens in #ThaSauce on irc.esper.net, right at the compo's start (9:00 Eastern). Listening party, in the same IRC channel, immediately follows the compo's completion.

After the listening party, entrants and non-entrants alike can vote for their three favorite songs from all entries. Voting is open for 10 days, and is open to anyone.

Rules:

Gotta have vocals.
Gotta have lyrics.
No choosing a teammate until the compo starts.
No working on your song at all before the compo begins.
Gotta be within the theme of the evening.
Completed submissions are to be uploaded in mp3 format, encoded at no higher than 192 kbps.

Because of ThaSauce's account-based upload system, either member of a given team may upload his team's submission. However, both should not. If you are your team's designated uploader, make sure you note your teammate in your song's description, and give your team a cool name. (Cool names only. Teams with lame names automatically forfeit.)

How to play:

Simply log on to irc.esper.net with any irc client--I recomend Googling mIRC if you need one, or aren't sure what IRC is--and join channel #ThaSauce. (just type "/join #ThaSauce" in the prompt at the bottom of the screen if you're using mIRC.) Anyone is welcome as a participant or spectator, but the rudimentary (or better) ability to write and record music is required in case of the former.

To upload your team's finished song, and listen to other teams' submissions during the listening party, find the Doubles' Dash you're participating in at the bottom of this page and go to its page; each Doubles' Dash is numbered and dated, so, if you aren't sure, just look for today's date.

Purpose:

By participating in this compo, you should...

Enjoy a fun game.
Make a good song.
Seize a rare opportunity to hone your ability as a co-writer.
Start: on 8/31/12
Deadline: on 8/31/12
Voting: on 9/10/12
Completed
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Safe Asleep if the Shoes' Off (DDC18) 

posted in Doubles' Dash on 3/9/12
Theme:
Party

It's a damn party, and about time too. The keg is ready and the table is set up with the solo cups. Or maybe there's wine and cheese being served while people act all high-class. Or maybe its a birthday. Or a bar mitzvah. Or people celebrating eco-friendliness, I don't know. Whatever it is, you're writing a song about a party.

Teammate-choosing happens in #ThaSauce on irc.esper.net, right at the compo's start (9:00 Eastern). Listening party, in the same IRC channel, immediately follows the compo's completion.

After the listening party, entrants and non-entrants alike can vote for their three favorite songs from all entries. Voting is open for 10 days, and is open to anyone.

Rules:

Gotta have vocals.
Gotta have lyrics.
No choosing a teammate until the compo starts.
No working on your song at all before the compo begins.
Gotta be within the theme of the evening.
Completed submissions are to be uploaded in mp3 format, encoded at no higher than 192 kbps.

Because of ThaSauce's account-based upload system, either member of a given team may upload his team's submission. However, both should not. If you are your team's designated uploader, make sure you note your teammate in your song's description, and give your team a cool name. (Cool names only. Teams with lame names automatically forfeit.)

How to play:

Simply log on to irc.esper.net with any irc client--I recomend Googling mIRC if you need one, or aren't sure what IRC is--and join channel #ThaSauce. (just type "/join #ThaSauce" in the prompt at the bottom of the screen if you're using mIRC.) Anyone is welcome as a participant or spectator, but the rudimentary (or better) ability to write and record music is required in case of the former.

To upload your team's finished song, and listen to other teams' submissions during the listening party, find the Doubles' Dash you're participating in at the bottom of this page and go to its page; each Doubles' Dash is numbered and dated, so, if you aren't sure, just look for today's date.

Purpose:

By participating in this compo, you should...

Enjoy a fun game.
Make a good song.
Seize a rare opportunity to hone your ability as a co-writer.
Start: on 7/27/12
Deadline: on 7/27/12
Voting: on 8/6/12
Completed
D

Once more with the ruler, ma'am (DDC17) 

posted in Doubles' Dash on 3/9/12
Theme:
School

Are you hot for the science teacher? Does she shake up your chemistry and demonstrate the principles of friction? Or are you stuck in a horrible gym class with an overweight balding man trying to push his faded dreams of glory on every child present? What's for lunch today, anyway? Tater tots? FUCK YEAH, I fucking LOVE tater tots!

Write a song about school in some way.

Teammate-choosing happens in #ThaSauce on irc.esper.net, right at the compo's start (9:00 Eastern). Listening party, in the same IRC channel, immediately follows the compo's completion.

After the listening party, entrants and non-entrants alike can vote for their three favorite songs from all entries. Voting is open for 10 days, and is open to anyone.

Rules:

Gotta have vocals.
Gotta have lyrics.
No choosing a teammate until the compo starts.
No working on your song at all before the compo begins.
Gotta be within the theme of the evening.
Completed submissions are to be uploaded in mp3 format, encoded at no higher than 192 kbps.

Because of ThaSauce's account-based upload system, either member of a given team may upload his team's submission. However, both should not. If you are your team's designated uploader, make sure you note your teammate in your song's description, and give your team a cool name. (Cool names only. Teams with lame names automatically forfeit.)

How to play:

Simply log on to irc.esper.net with any irc client--I recomend Googling mIRC if you need one, or aren't sure what IRC is--and join channel #ThaSauce. (just type "/join #ThaSauce" in the prompt at the bottom of the screen if you're using mIRC.) Anyone is welcome as a participant or spectator, but the rudimentary (or better) ability to write and record music is required in case of the former.

To upload your team's finished song, and listen to other teams' submissions during the listening party, find the Doubles' Dash you're participating in at the bottom of this page and go to its page; each Doubles' Dash is numbered and dated, so, if you aren't sure, just look for today's date.

Purpose:

By participating in this compo, you should...

Enjoy a fun game.
Make a good song.
Seize a rare opportunity to hone your ability as a co-writer.
Start: on 6/29/12
Deadline: on 6/29/12
Voting: on 7/9/12
Completed
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The Vast Concrete Shores of NJ (DDC16) 

posted in Doubles' Dash on 3/9/12
Theme:
Roadtrip

Write a song about going on a roadtrip. Where are you going? What are you bringing? Are you traveling in style or offroading? This is your chance to write about a vehicular voyage of grand proportions!

Teammate-choosing happens in #ThaSauce on irc.esper.net, right at the compo's start (9:00 Eastern). Listening party, in the same IRC channel, immediately follows the compo's completion.

After the listening party, entrants and non-entrants alike can vote for their three favorite songs from all entries. Voting is open for 10 days, and is open to anyone.

Rules:

Gotta have vocals.
Gotta have lyrics.
No choosing a teammate until the compo starts.
No working on your song at all before the compo begins.
Gotta be within the theme of the evening.
Completed submissions are to be uploaded in mp3 format, encoded at no higher than 192 kbps.

Because of ThaSauce's account-based upload system, either member of a given team may upload his team's submission. However, both should not. If you are your team's designated uploader, make sure you note your teammate in your song's description, and give your team a cool name. (Cool names only. Teams with lame names automatically forfeit.)

How to play:

Simply log on to irc.esper.net with any irc client--I recomend Googling mIRC if you need one, or aren't sure what IRC is--and join channel #ThaSauce. (just type "/join #ThaSauce" in the prompt at the bottom of the screen if you're using mIRC.) Anyone is welcome as a participant or spectator, but the rudimentary (or better) ability to write and record music is required in case of the former.

To upload your team's finished song, and listen to other teams' submissions during the listening party, find the Doubles' Dash you're participating in at the bottom of this page and go to its page; each Doubles' Dash is numbered and dated, so, if you aren't sure, just look for today's date.

Purpose:

By participating in this compo, you should...

Enjoy a fun game.
Make a good song.
Seize a rare opportunity to hone your ability as a co-writer.
Start: on 5/25/12
Deadline: on 5/25/12
Voting: on 6/4/12
Completed
D

Bio Force Ape vs Butter Monster (DDC15) 

posted in Doubles' Dash on 3/9/12
Theme:
Showdown

Write a song about a confrontation, a showdown between two peoples destined to meet and match wits, words, fists, or swords.

Teammate-choosing happens in #ThaSauce on irc.esper.net, right at the compo's start (9:00 Eastern). Listening party, in the same IRC channel, immediately follows the compo's completion.

After the listening party, entrants and non-entrants alike can vote for their three favorite songs from all entries. Voting is open for 10 days, and is open to anyone.

Rules:

Gotta have vocals.
Gotta have lyrics.
No choosing a teammate until the compo starts.
No working on your song at all before the compo begins.
Gotta be within the theme of the evening.
Completed submissions are to be uploaded in mp3 format, encoded at no higher than 192 kbps.

Because of ThaSauce's account-based upload system, either member of a given team may upload his team's submission. However, both should not. If you are your team's designated uploader, make sure you note your teammate in your song's description, and give your team a cool name. (Cool names only. Teams with lame names automatically forfeit.)

How to play:

Simply log on to irc.esper.net with any irc client--I recomend Googling mIRC if you need one, or aren't sure what IRC is--and join channel #ThaSauce. (just type "/join #ThaSauce" in the prompt at the bottom of the screen if you're using mIRC.) Anyone is welcome as a participant or spectator, but the rudimentary (or better) ability to write and record music is required in case of the former.

To upload your team's finished song, and listen to other teams' submissions during the listening party, find the Doubles' Dash you're participating in at the bottom of this page and go to its page; each Doubles' Dash is numbered and dated, so, if you aren't sure, just look for today's date.

Purpose:

By participating in this compo, you should...

Enjoy a fun game.
Make a good song.
Seize a rare opportunity to hone your ability as a co-writer.
Start: on 4/27/12
Deadline: on 4/27/12
Voting: on 5/7/12
Completed
D

Titanic 2: Curse of LoveZombie (DDC14) 

posted in Doubles' Dash on 3/9/12
Theme:
Intimacy

Write a song about the sensual closeness of intimacy. Whether it be prosaic and tasteful or blunt and explicit, your song should be related to the act of physically showing affection.

Teammate-choosing happens in #ThaSauce on irc.esper.net, right at the compo's start (9:00 Eastern). Listening party, in the same IRC channel, immediately follows the compo's completion.

After the listening party, entrants and non-entrants alike can vote for their three favorite songs from all entries. Voting is open for 10 days, and is open to anyone.

Rules:

Gotta have vocals.
Gotta have lyrics.
No choosing a teammate until the compo starts.
No working on your song at all before the compo begins.
Gotta be within the theme of the evening.
Completed submissions are to be uploaded in mp3 format, encoded at no higher than 192 kbps.

Because of ThaSauce's account-based upload system, either member of a given team may upload his team's submission. However, both should not. If you are your team's designated uploader, make sure you note your teammate in your song's description, and give your team a cool name. (Cool names only. Teams with lame names automatically forfeit.)

How to play:

Simply log on to irc.esper.net with any irc client--I recomend Googling mIRC if you need one, or aren't sure what IRC is--and join channel #ThaSauce. (just type "/join #ThaSauce" in the prompt at the bottom of the screen if you're using mIRC.) Anyone is welcome as a participant or spectator, but the rudimentary (or better) ability to write and record music is required in case of the former.

To upload your team's finished song, and listen to other teams' submissions during the listening party, find the Doubles' Dash you're participating in at the bottom of this page and go to its page; each Doubles' Dash is numbered and dated, so, if you aren't sure, just look for today's date.

Purpose:

By participating in this compo, you should...

Enjoy a fun game.
Make a good song.
Seize a rare opportunity to hone your ability as a co-writer.
Start: on 3/30/12
Deadline: on 4/1/12
Voting: on 4/9/12
Completed
D

The Return of The Vengeance (DDC13) 

posted in Doubles' Dash on 2/12/12
THEME: Tonight's theme is
Beer
Write a song about, using, or influenced by this country's (and many other countries') favorite third-and-inhibition quencher.

So the last few months didn't feel like real months. The reason? Well, there was no DDC going on then! Kicking things back into gear with a DDC that will make your Spring Break wildness look like bridge at the senior's center.

THIS TIME THERE IS A NEW CHALLENGE. There will be a theme.

Teammate-choosing happens in #ThaSauce on irc.esper.net, right at the compo's start (9:00 Eastern). Listening party, in the same IRC channel, immediately follows the compo's completion.

After the listening party, entrants and non-entrants alike can vote for their three favorite songs from all entries. Voting is open for 10 days, and is open to anyone.

Rules:

Gotta have vocals.
Gotta have lyrics.
No choosing a teammate until the compo starts.
No working on your song at all before the compo begins.
Completed submissions are to be uploaded in mp3 format, encoded at no higher than 192 kbps.

Because of ThaSauce's account-based upload system, either member of a given team may upload his team's submission. However, both should not. If you are your team's designated uploader, make sure you note your teammate in your song's description, and give your team a cool name. (Cool names only. Teams with lame names automatically forfeit.)

How to play:

Simply log on to irc.esper.net with any irc client--I recomend Googling mIRC if you need one, or aren't sure what IRC is--and join channel #ThaSauce. (just type "/join #ThaSauce" in the prompt at the bottom of the screen if you're using mIRC.) Anyone is welcome as a participant or spectator, but the rudimentary (or better) ability to write and record music is required in case of the former.

To upload your team's finished song, and listen to other teams' submissions during the listening party, find the Doubles' Dash you're participating in at the bottom of this page and go to its page; each Doubles' Dash is numbered and dated, so, if you aren't sure, just look for today's date.

Purpose:

By participating in this compo, you should...

Enjoy a fun game.
Make a good song.
Seize a rare opportunity to hone your ability as a co-writer.
Start: on 3/2/12
Deadline: on 3/2/12
Voting: on 3/12/12
Completed
D

Doubles' Dash 12 - Back-to-Scho (DDC12) 

posted in Doubles' Dash on 9/18/11
Rather than have everyone yell at me for missing another month of DDC, we're doing this one at the butt-end of September so that people's have had a chance to get back into the swing of things. Normal rules as usual, SEE YOU THERE AND BRING FRIENDS.

Teammate-choosing happens in #ThaSauce on irc.esper.net, right at the compo's start (9:00 Eastern). Listening party, in the same IRC channel, immediately follows the compo's completion.

After the listening party, entrants and non-entrants alike can vote for their three favorite songs from all entries. Voting is open for 10 days, and is open to anyone.

Rules:

Gotta have vocals.
Gotta have lyrics.
No choosing a teammate until the compo starts.
No working on your song at all before the compo begins.
Completed submissions are to be uploaded in mp3 format, encoded at no higher than 192 kbps.

Because of ThaSauce's account-based upload system, either member of a given team may upload his team's submission. However, both should not. If you are your team's designated uploader, make sure you note your teammate in your song's description, and give your team a cool name. (Cool names only. Teams with lame names automatically forfeit.)

How to play:

Simply log on to irc.esper.net with any irc client--I recomend Googling mIRC if you need one, or aren't sure what IRC is--and join channel #ThaSauce. (just type "/join #ThaSauce" in the prompt at the bottom of the screen if you're using mIRC.) Anyone is welcome as a participant or spectator, but the rudimentary (or better) ability to write and record music is required in case of the former.

To upload your team's finished song, and listen to other teams' submissions during the listening party, find the Doubles' Dash you're participating in at the bottom of this page and go to its page; each Doubles' Dash is numbered and dated, so, if you aren't sure, just look for today's date.

Purpose:

By participating in this compo, you should...

Enjoy a fun game.
Make a good song.
Seize a rare opportunity to hone your ability as a co-writer.
Start: on 9/30/11
Deadline: on 9/30/11
Voting: on 10/9/11

All Rounds (21)

Name Start Date Dateline Voting Ends
DDC22 - Whatever & as much as you want on 11/30/12 on 11/30/12 on 12/10/12
DDC21 - ssssssssSSSSSSSSSSSSSSsssssssss on 10/26/12 on 10/26/12 on 11/5/12
DDC20 - I just need to get to the save on 9/28/12 on 9/28/12 on 10/8/12
DDC19 - Maximize your CLOITS AND GLOITS on 8/31/12 on 8/31/12 on 9/10/12
DDC18 - Safe Asleep if the Shoes' Off on 7/27/12 on 7/27/12 on 8/6/12
DDC17 - Once more with the ruler, ma'am on 6/29/12 on 6/29/12 on 7/9/12
DDC16 - The Vast Concrete Shores of NJ on 5/25/12 on 5/25/12 on 6/4/12
DDC15 - Bio Force Ape vs Butter Monster on 4/27/12 on 4/27/12 on 5/7/12
DDC14 - Titanic 2: Curse of LoveZombie on 3/30/12 on 4/1/12 on 4/9/12
DDC13 - The Return of The Vengeance on 3/2/12 on 3/2/12 on 3/12/12
DDC12 - Doubles' Dash 12 - Back-to-Scho on 9/30/11 on 9/30/11 on 10/9/11
DDC11 - Doubles' Dash 11 - BIRTHDAY ED on 8/19/11 on 8/19/11 on 8/29/11
DDC10 - Doubles' Dash 10 - MILESTONE ED on 6/17/11 on 6/17/11 on 6/27/11
DDC09 - Doubles' Dash 9 on 2/25/11 on 2/25/11 on 3/3/11
DDC08 - Doubles' Dash 8 on 11/24/10 on 11/24/10 on 11/29/10
DDC07 - Doubles' Dash 7 on 10/8/10 on 10/8/10 on 10/17/10
DDC06 - Doubles' Dash 6 on 8/27/10 on 8/27/10 on 9/5/10
DDC05 - Doubles' Dash 5: Duets on 6/11/10 on 6/11/10 on 6/18/10
DDC04 - Doubles' Dash 4 on 6/4/10 on 6/4/10 on 6/11/10
DDC03NGP - DDC #3 - New Game Plus on 5/7/10 on 5/7/10 on 5/15/10
DDC03 - Doubles' Dash #3 on 5/7/10 on 5/7/10 on 5/18/10