SingStar 90s

FeatureSingStar: Past, Present and Future

Sony's karaoke revolution.

Sony is justifiably proud of SingStar. It's sold over 17 million units. Over 4 million songs have been bought and downloaded. It's also almost universally adored by critics. Everyone at Eurogamer plays SingStar, for example, often to the exclusion of Guitar Hero and Rock Band. SingStar's brilliant, and it's a success. So it's slightly bizarre that the highest score it's ever had on Metacritic, across 26 individual disc releases, is 82, with the majority languishing in the mid-70s, if not lower.

SingStar backwards compatibility arrives

SingStar PS3 to work with PS2 discs Tues.

Three Speech has just reported the news that all Singstar fans wanted to hear: full backwards compatibility for Singstar PS3 arrives tomorrow.

PS2 songs in PS3 SingStar clarified

Won't involve ripping to hard disk.

MTV Multiplayer has clarified that the SingStar disc-swapping feature announced by Sony Europe boss David Reeves last night won't allow you to rip songs to the hard disk.

Singstar '90s

Singstar '90s

Party like its 1999. And 1998. And 1997...

I hate Rob Fahey. Not personally, you understand. He's a lovely fellow, well spoken, very clean and he does a lot of charity work with confused dogs. But he has reviewed every new SingStar instalment over the last year or so and, with April's Pop Hits , finally admitted that at this point what we're really doing is reviewing a music compilation on a games website. This is a very shrewd observation, and one that rings loud with the crystal clarity of truth.

It also leaves me with precious little else to say by way of introduction for this ninth (ninth!) SingStar disc, and that makes me cross and a little bit itchy.

For one thing, you'll already know if you're into the whole SingStar experience. A great steaming wodge of readers have probably already skimmed past this link, scoffing about "real games" as they went. Even more will have simply checked out the track listing, totted up the songs they like, and made their purchase decision without once thinking about how that makes me feel.

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SingStar 90s confirmed

SingStar 90s confirmed

Hypercolour is back.

Sony has finally come out and stamped confirmation on SingStar 90s, which will be available on PS2 this August.

New Zealand retailer Gameplanet Store listed the game on its site at the end of May, and the tracklist provided then will be almost entirely replicated here. The only difference is the absence of Horses by Daryl Braithwaite, which will be replaced by Hey Jealousy from Gin Blossoms.

Other than that it's business as usual. You'll get the chance to hoist out your old trendy threads from a bygone era and relive your glory days. There's a video of how to dance like MC Hammer on YouTube somewhere, too, if you really feel like enjoying yourself.

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SingStar 90s shows up online

NZ retailer has packshot, screens, tracklist.

New Zealand-based online retailer Gameplanet Store has uncovered the next game in the SingStar PS2 series, or so it appears.