Usually, when you sing karaoke in Japan, you either sing it in a bar, or at a room at a karaoke parlor, or maybe somebody's house. But those ways involve other people. And what if you don't like other people? There's this.
Japan is famous for its convenience stores. They're so, um, convenient. The country is also famous for karaoke parlors. And this month, they're finally coming together. Literally.
Maybe you want privacy. Or maybe you want to sing karaoke or talk online. Or maybe you want to be alone. Good news, there's a box for you. A six hundred dollar box.
Karaoke is fun for some. For many, though, even with booze involved, it tends to be an exercise in fear and awkwardness. So hopefully this new card game can help.
Not a drill. A drill bit. You know, the part you must stick in an electric drill.
A good rule of thumb is that if something needs to be wheeled in, it's probably expensive.
So of course, Karaoke video games are nothing new. However,…
Microsoft very quietly announced a new Xbox Live Arcade game today called Karaoke. On the surface, it sounds rather harmless; partnering with The Karaoke Channel, it lets users stream around 8000 songs from a central library, and you can use SmartGlass to queue up tracks and save a favourites list.
You still need a microphone to play it, and yes, you'll have to pay for one if you don't already have it. But it appears SingStar, the venerable PlayStation karaoke title, is going free-to-play, according to a message screen popping up now.
Much of Japanese social life revolves around three things: Eating, drinking, and karaoke. Maybe you're a pro at eating and can hold your own with the bottle, but what to do when you cannot carry a tune?
Nintendo's new home console Wii U has a controller with a large touch screen. In the gaming world, it's unusual—unique, even. But not in Japanese karaoke.
Currently sitting atop the Billboard singles charts like a tiny six year old queen, Britains Got Talent nearly-winner and angel-voiced British Invasion '08 munchkin Connie Talbot is to get her very own Wii game.