Sony's server purge continues
Man, remember SingStar? What was once a literal system seller on PlayStation 2 has struggled to maintain relevance on later consoles -- especially PS4. Sony has been shutting down servers left right and centre the last couple of years, and its karaoke party franchise is the latest to go dark. SingStar's online...
Until Dawn dev's latest pushed back
Supermassive Games’ party-based crime drama Hidden Agenda has been pushed back until 22nd November in Europe, as has trivia title Knowledge Is Power and karaoke sim SingStar Celebration. The delay appears to be down to localisation issues, but it’s come extremely close to release – all three titles were due...
SingStar Celebration knows its audience. The uber-casual party-focused instalment of Sony’s waning karaoke series has been shoehorned into the platform holder’s PlayLink line, and is set to release on 24th October in North America and 25th October in Europe with songs by Britney Spears, One Direction, and Blondie. The full lineup of tracks...
Hit the high notes
Sony hasn’t forgotten about the SingStar series. A new entry named SingStar: Celebration has been announced for the PlayStation 4, and it promises to be the ideal accompaniment to big events, like birthdays, weddings, and even Saturday nights. “Hit the high notes with upbeat tracks, massive hits, and your favourite party...
You know that you’re getting old when you haven’t got a clue what kids are into anymore, and the chilling success of Frozen has somewhat passed this editor by. We’re informed on good authority that the Disney flick is enormous all around the globe, though, so it’s no surprise to see Sony lining up a special version of SingStar...
Still totally into you, though
Regardless of whether you’re ready or not, SingStar: Ultimate Party is set to say hello to your PlayStation 4 from 29th October in Europe. The retail release will come with a magic selection of songs, which developer London Studio hopes will make you want to love the series again. In truth, it’s a bit of a safe...
No party is complete without a bit of disco light tomfoolery, and it seems that the upcoming PlayStation 4 release of SingStar will actually make use of the next-gen device’s colourful controllers. Our friends over at Eurogamer.net were recently treated to a demo of the upcoming karaoke title, and noted that the game will track the...
Sony's social secret is on song
Yesterday’s unexpected SingStar announcement baffled us at first, but after having an entire evening to think about the latest PlayStation 4 entry, we’re starting to come around to the idea. With its next-gen system thus far, Sony has really tapped into the brilliance of broadcasting – and while
Fool me, maybe
SingStar has gone through some strange changes over the years – but this latest announcement tops them all. In order to celebrate the seminal singing series’ tenth anniversary, London Studio has announced that the cult karaoke classic will be humming its way to the PlayStation 4 – and you’ll be able to use your smartphone as a...
A song to remember
Earlier this year we brought you news about Julian Hill, a Dad who was planning to complete a 24-hour SingStar challenge for charity, specifically raising money for London's Great Ormond Street Hospital as a thanks for the life-saving operation provided to his baby daughter. The great news is that this challenge has now been...
Wish him well
Julian Hill's SingStar endurance challenge starts today in London, with the dedicated dad raising money for Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital by playing the karaoke game for 24 hours straight. At the Ambassador's Bloomsbury Hotel in London, Hill will make his way through every song in the SingStar series over the next 24 hours...
Singing to thank children's hospital
A father is planning a rather challenging 24-hour marathon of SingStar in order to raise money for London's Great Ormond Street Hospital. Julian Hill will be performing as a thanks to the charity, who performed life-saving open-heart surgery to save his one-year old daughter, Amelia. It will take place in...
We've only ever wanted to buy one song from SingStar's in-game DLC store: Caribbean Queen by Billy Ocean
That makes us lightweights. According to a report on Eurogamer, there are several players that own more than 900 SingStar tracks. That roughly equates to about £1,000 worth of content. Similarly, Sony noted that there are hundreds of players with more than 500 songs. That's still a reasonable..
In Europe, SingStar is amazing
That's because the SingStore is packed with piles and piles and piles of good karaoke DLC. In the US, SingStar is less amazing. That's because there's hardly any great DLC across the pond. Thanks to a deal between Sony and Universal Music, that's all set to change. As Sony moves towards parity between the two regions, they'll be adding a whopping 64 songs to the US..
Value bundle revealed
The SingStar franchise is changing: the gaming world's pre-eminent karaoke experience has had its market share nibbled away in recent years by a slew of other singing titles, so the next SingStar will add a new string to its bow. SingStar Dance, as the name suggests, will let gamers groove and warble to a brand new...
"Bust a Move" takes on a whole new meaning
SingStar Dance may not be high on your list of most anticipated Move games, but we're betting one look at this tracklisting will bring a sparkle to your eye. The idea of getting a Move on to MC Hammer, Sir Mix A Lot and Shaggy is surely too alluring for many to resist, with a fairly wide variety in between...
SingStar's a bit like the gift that keeps giving
For years Sony's karaoke platform has evolved - delivering iteration upon iteration to its core, yet somewhat niche, fanbase. And Sony's showing no sign of stopping that support with the addition of Vibrato. The new feature will allow you to pull your best Leona Lewis and actually score points for fluctuating held notes, rather than being penalised -..
Still playing SingStar? The likelihood is yes, it's definitely the best karaoke game on consoles
Thus you'll be delighted to hear that Sony and Studio London have a new free update in the pipeline for you: Online Battle Mode. Here you'll be able to send invites to your friends and challenge them to a song performance. Both players will need to own the song in question, but if you do you'll even be..
Sony have just announced that their specialist karaoke franchise has now topped 20million units sold
The franchise began in 2004 and has seen numerous versions over the past 5 years, right up to the latest Take That themed release. We expect a Michael Jackson SingStar will be on the cards for early next year, with the franchise completely free to go as specialist as it likes in the future. Sony..
There's a patch headed to Sony's karaoke title, SingStar, according to the European Playstation Blog
The patch is going through QA right now, and is due for release on December 1st. It'll fix a ton of problems caused by Patch 4.20, like stopping the game from deleting SingStore DLC off your HDD, etc.
British rap sensation Dizzee Rascal will be on hand to launch the new Singstar Playstation Home space next week
On September 24th at 8PM (UK time) players will be able to chill with Dizzee himself, as well as receiving goodies and checking out an exclusive set of songs off Dizzee's new album. We'll be there to report on, what could be, a pretty...
So apparently those rumours of a The Beatles: Rock Band: Singstar edition weren't all that false
Look at the picture! It's The Beatles: Rock Band - with Singstar mics. A good idea really. The odd coupling is available later this month.
Singstar is finally coming to Playstation Home, with a Space that packs jukeboxes, quizzes and dance floors
Exactly what more could you want from a Home space? The answer is of course "nothing". Still, the trailer teases more to come.
Singstar is five whole years old
It's been five years since we first donned the microphones and sang until our hearts content. Using the competitive nature of video games and the social fun of karaoke, Singstar has carved a niche over his five years on the market that enabled it to spawn 26 titles in the series. The latest of which, Singstar Pop Edition, we reviewed just recently. Spekaing with..
Well, seeing as you asked so kindly, we of course can tell you
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