I don’t like the direction this series is taking...
Listen, being able to use your smartphone as a microphone for the just-announced PS4 version of SingStar just-announced PS4 version of SingStar is a brilliant idea. But there's no escaping the fact that it looks a little silly, too.
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.
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.
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has cancelled "a small number of projects" formerly in development across its British studios. The same studios that make games like WipeOut.
There once was a time when music games were the biggest - and in some cases best - thing to happen to the video game industry. Oh, how those times have changed.
What the hell, Sony must have thought. If people are happy to sing along to a video game at parties, they'll be happy to dance along too, right?
SingStar is the ugly step-sister of the music genre. It's only loved in one territory, it's one-dimensional, its soundtrack has limited appeal. But there's one area Sony's karaoke series is trumping the competition.
It's popped corks and slapped backs at Sony's London Studio today, with news that the SingStar series has just hit the "20 million sold" mark.
SingStar is normally something you associate with "Europeans", "drunk women" and "popular music". But with Christmas coming up, Sony figured it might be a good idea to add "tacky holiday songs" to the list as well.
Interesting. Yesterday, we ran a story from British trade site MCV, who claimed that Sony had signed a deal with EA for the PS3-exclusive release of Singstar: Beatles. Thing is, Harmonix are being all...funny about it.
In a surprising move, it's rumoured that later today EA will announce a special deal with Sony that will see the PS3-exclusive release of SingStar: Beatles.
Another day, another SingStar game. Your apathy is understandable. But wait! Even the bloodiest of red-blooded males may find this one to be of interest.
If, on the other hand, you take a certain sociopathic pleasure in tough guys caught unawares, or you have serious Department of Navy/Air Force loyalties and want a laugh, have a gander at this Army guy crooning falsetto about loving dangerously. Best part, the YouTube caption says he was singing Pussycat Dolls before…
Further blurring the lines between just where music games sit in the video gaming industry, the British Official Charts Company have said that they're looking to include downloads for music games in the actual music sales charts.
Ever wonder how many Americans played a music game during the month of April? Well, we can tell you. 25 million Americans played a music game during the month of April.
This month, five years ago, the very first edition of SingStar was released upon an unsuspecting world. Now, after five years of (mainly European) success, Sony celebrates.
SingStar fans will have even more reason to sing tomorrow, as SingStar patch 3.01 brings more than 30 trophies to Sony's karaoke title, which they'll soon be able to earn using only their voice.