Sony has announced new features for the June update to SingStar, including the ability to instantly edit playlists remotely from a PSP.
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.
Three Speech has just reported the news that all Singstar fans wanted to hear: full backwards compatibility for Singstar PS3 arrives tomorrow.
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.
What with all the blathering about how the Wii has broadened the gaming demographic, it's easy to forget there's another console out there which also appeals to kids, families and people who wouldn't normally play games. In fact, there are 100 million of them out there. Even Nintendo can't boast figures like that just yet.
So with the PS2 still going strong, it's no surprise to see both Sony and third-party publishers still churning out titles for the machine. And with Christmas less than two months away, it's no surprise to see a lot of them are aimed at the more casual market. In this roundup, we take a look at some of the latest PS2 games to hit the shops - two quizzes, a collection of mini-games for kids and the latest instalment in the SingStar series.
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Sony will be dishing out its latest Bollywood inspired SingStar game in Europe on Friday.