Singstar '80s

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 '80s

Singstar '80s

Humiliate yourself all over again.

"I'm a maaaan, without convic-shuuuuun, I'm a man who doesn't knooooooooooow!"

Ah, Singstar. How we love your ability to make total fools out of normally sane and balanced individuals. How we cherish the unintentional comedy value to be had out of a drunken Saturday night, a gaggle of friends and a couple of microphones. It's karaoke for people that don't like karaoke.

Finding out just how dreadful ordinary folks are at singing can be a strange and shocking thing, but we kind of expect that your average Joe won't be able to hit the notes that Foreigner's Lou Gramm managed during 'I Want To Know What Love Is'. It's hardly revelatory that a beefy Rugby type sounds a bit of a berk belting out 'Simply the Best'. But nothing can top the side-splitting antics of hearing a formerly mute friend belt out 'Eye of the Tiger' with aplomb. Where did that come from? You'll see a different side to your friends that's for sure.

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Final-final SingStar '80s tracklist

Double-final and no returns.

Sony has been in touch to let us know of a minor alteration to the final SingStar '80s track listing we told you about at the end of August.

Final SingStar '80s track-list

Best addition: RIO!

Sony's confirmed the song list for its latest karaoke sing-along title SingStar '80s, and there are around ten additions over and above what we were told when the game was first announced.

SingStar '80s struts forth

Partial track listing announced.

Dust off your daft shirts, Debbie Harry posters and, in some cases, presumably your birth certificates, folks, because Sony's just announced the next instalment in its famed PS2 karaoke series will be SingStar '80s.