Brand new Sing-em-up for PS2

New Karaoke game and microphone peripheral revealed.

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Konami's Karaoke Stage
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Sony has today announced it is to produce one of the first 'singing' titles for PlayStation 2. Dubbed SingStar, the innovative PS2 offering has players literally singing for points through a USB microphone to some of the pop industry's best known tunes. As players perform each track, they will be ranked based on pitch, tone and timing, in what is surely to become one of the most popular party games of 2004.

The full track list is as follows:

Liberty X - Just a Little
Mis-Teeq - Scandalous
The Darkness - I Believe in a Thing Called Love
A-Ha - Take on Me
Pink - Get the Party Started
Jamelia - Superstar
Motorhead - Ace of Spades
George Michael - Careless Whisper
Avril Lavigne - Complicated
Petula Clark - Downtown
Sophie Ellis Bexter - Murder on the Dancefloor
Daniel Bedingfield - If You're Not the One
Carl Douglas - Kung Fu Fighting
Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up
Westlife - World of Our Own
Ricky Martin - Livin La Vida Loca
Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine
Madonna - Like a Virgin
Roy Orbison - Pretty Woman
S Club - Don't Stop Movin?
Deee-Lite - Groove is in the Heart
Sugababes - Round Round
Elvis - Suspicious Minds
Busted - Crashed the Wedding
Village People - YMCA
Good Charlotte - Girls and Boys
Blondie - Heart of Glass
Dido - Thank You
Atomic Kitten - Eternal Flame
Blue - One Love

Similarly, Bemani-king Konami is producing its own singing title, Karaoke Stage, due to release this May.

The game will retail complete with two USB microphone peripherals and is due to hit the stores this summer. Stay tuned for further details and screenshots in the coming weeks.


neohxc 17 Feb 2004 14:50
hmm *imagines he is japanese* WOW SONY WHAT A GREAT MOVE!! KAR-A-O-KE! WOO!!

lol one day sony will get a clue...
DiGi 17 Feb 2004 18:14
and why not throw in eyetoy compatibility? :P

anyway, i suspect this will only be a seller in the east as i don't think western population is very interested in karaoke.

Making fools of themselves, yes, but not karaoke.
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config 18 Feb 2004 09:47
Thomas Barbier wrote:

>and why not throw in eyetoy compatibility? :P
>anyway, i suspect this will only be a seller in
>the east as i don't think western population is
>very interested in karaoke.
>Making fools of themselves, yes, but not karaoke.

I don't see the difference. Whether displaying a complete lack of rhythm by jumping about on a sheet of coloured plastic, showing an utter lack of coordination whilst prancing in front of a camera or demonstrating the inability to sing on key, people will do it. In public.

Pubs and bars across the land *still* host karaoke nights and, after an alarmingly few drinks, people still get up and "sing".

I guess they're trying to demonstate that those Pop Idol /American Idol gimps are just as vocally talentless as the rest of us.

I suspect this, like EyeToy, will be a suprise hit.
Rod Todd 19 Feb 2004 18:08
config wrote:

>I suspect this, like EyeToy, will be a suprise

I wouldn't be surprised.
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