Lips: Number One Hits

SingStar Take That vs. Lips: Number One Hits

Microsoft and Sony are attempting to throw yet more karaoke fun your way this autumn. PS3 is celebrating the life and work of Take That, while Xbox 360 owners get a follow-up to last year's Lips. Both discs feature a range of chart-toppers, include the proper videos and are compatible with wireless mics. So which is best? FIIIIIGHT.

SingStar Take That

In which Robbie, Gary, Howard, Mark and Oranges follow in the footsteps of Abba and Queen with their very own SingStar compilation. There are 25 songs on the disc, a range which spans the group's entire career. It all began back in 1991 with their first single, Do What U Like, which was accompanied by an amazing video. (Devastatingly the censors have cut all the images of naked buttocks from the SingStar version. One of them has been replaced with a shot of Gary Barlow wobbling a giant strawberry jelly on his chest, which is some consolation.) With lyrics like "Jam - can't spread no more, you've took my bread," it's a miracle this song only made it to number 82 in the charts.

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Lips sequel pout in October

Lips sequel pout in October

With Avatar support, goodies.

Microsoft has announced a 23rd October release date for Lips: Number One Hits, the second instalment in the Xbox 360 karaoke series.

New this time is Xbox Live Avatar integration and accessories for them, which are unlocked as you progress. You can now also climb dynamic leaderboards as you sing, and race up the ranks as you nail passages earning crucial combos and multipliers.

Number One Hits has 40 tracks by current pop power-acts like Lady GaGa and Rihanna, as well as classic crooners like Marvin Gaye and Roy Orbison. Once those are exhausted, the new Hot Tracks feature allows online additions to be previewed before purchase.

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