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      27.03.2012 14:49
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      Great fun for all types of people

      This game is an amazing thing to have! You will have such a laugh with this game. Anyone can sing on this game, you can be the worst singer in the world, but still have fUn and score well. In Singstar you basically choose a song, the lyrics will appear on the screen and you will sing what you are told to. There are bars with the notes you must hit and they tell you how long to hold the note on for. You don't have to sound brilliant to be in the lines too. You can sing with friends at the same time if you have two microphones.

      You may feel a bit shy at first, but it is fun and addictive. It's a great party game, if you have people using after a few drinks you an guarantee it's going to be a fun night. This game is a new take on karaoke. I own most of the Singstar games and have done since they arrived on the ps2. They seem to get better eveytime!

      The brilliant thing about having this game on the ps3 is that you have the option to buy new songs to add to the game in the playstation store! This is a real bonus and makes the game more dynamic. I really like the ps3 style of the game and its twice as good as the ps2 version.

      The value of this game has gone down due to the new games they have brought out. This is the original and best I believe! Try this one first and then move onto the other games! This game is good with a group of friends, family occasions or if your by yourself home alone and want to let off some steam and belt out some hits!

      I would recommend this game to anyone. Have a go and have a laugh!

      Thanks for reading :)

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        23.07.2009 12:03
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        For a fun night in with yourself or friends

        This singstar is a must for those who like to entertain in their homes, although wen sober I am shy and the first to admit I have a terrible voice.

        But...even just a couple of glasses of wine later I have turned into Amy Winehouse, singing along to music thinking I just couldn't get much better. My boyfriend is the same only he thinks this sober or drunk!

        We decided to get singstar a couple of months ago which comes with the two microphones one with a red rim around it and one with blue.
        It has lots of great songs on it some of my favourites being, Britney Spears Toxic, Pussycat Dolls Beep, The Zutons Valarie. It has a great a variety though with other great tracks like U2 Beautiful Day, REM Losing my Religion and Blur Coffee and Tea.

        You can choose to either play 1 player of have teams with anything from 1-8 on each. A kind of bar of notes come up along the screen along with the words, so whilst signing, all the correct words ofcourse you must also try to hit the right notes too!

        It is hillarious when watching others play, people get so into it especially when waiting on their score of how they ranked once the song is over, my boyfriend seems to get a donkey noise at the end of his quiet often which obviously really upsets him!

        Its a 12+ cert as I think there might be a couple of naughty words along the way.

        You can also access the online singstore to purchase more songs for your library for about 90p each.

        It is approx £50 to buy new but we got it for £20 preowned in perfect condition with mics from game

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          17.03.2009 21:51

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          Great fun!

          The Singstar game is great fun to play on your own and with friends, it is a great one to get out at parties once everyone has had a few drinks. As well as singing on your own, two people can sing against each other or sing a duet together! The song words come up like in karaoke and it is really easy to follow and really helps you to try and sing in tune! The only thing i didn't like was the fact that you get hardly any songs which aren't great in my opinion and 99p per song in the store is a bit pricey. The sing back feature is also good so you can hear yourself back...although quite cringing if you hate the sound of your own voice like i do! The game is great fun and good for all ages young and old! Despite the lack of pre loaded songs i would still recommend it !

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          23.02.2009 12:12
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          Your party won't be the same again after Singstar, buy it!

          This one's for the wife mainly, the only game she'll play on my PS3!

          It comes with a pair of wired microphones for 2 player singing battles, and as most of you may know, the idea is to follow the words on screen, sing them at the right times and with the right pitch in order to score points based on your accuracy. The winner is the one with the most points at the end of the song. It's basically shiny, hi-def karioke!

          The initial game disc contains 30 songs, a couple of my favorite's are The Fratelli's - Chelsea Dagger, The Killers - Mr Brightside and Razorlight - America. Whereas the missus goes more for songs like The Cardigans - Love Fool, The Pussycat Dolls - Beep and Scissor Sisters - Don't Feel Like Dancing. Plenty of choice for a wide audience.

          When you get bored of the inital choice, you can visit the online Singstore (Online connection required) which has had numerous songs added every fortnight or so. You select your songs for download, pay for them at the checkout using your PS3 account wallet then wait until they are downloaded to the PS3 Hard Drive. Once completed, these tunes are available for selection from the main selection screen, grouped together with those from the game disc. There are currently 559 extra songs available for download from the Singstore, unfortunately many tracks are extremely obscure or from foreign artists. Tracks cost 99p, and to date we've downloaded about 40 songs. Some song videos are also in HD, but these are few and far between with the majority shown in standard definition.

          The Singstore was initally meant to be the main way of getting extra content, but recently the new songs added have been fewer and instead they seem to be going back to the old system of releasing new game packs. Disappointing really, as you're now having to pay £20 a time for a game disc, on which there may only be 4 tracks you really want. As opposed to buying from the Singstore, which would have cost you just £4. Shame it's not getting more support, but it is allegedly more difficult for them to get a download license compared to a game disc license for the song.

          Once in the game there are several game modes including Party, Pass the Mic and Battle. If you have attached a PSeye camera to your PS3, the game will take periodic videos and photos of the singing action, which are available for you to upload to the in-built 'My Singstar Online', which is an online library of peoples drunken renditions or budding pop stars showcasing their talents for all to see. Sometimes watching peoples' performances is more fun than playing the game, but that's only because I can't sing!

          The game works very well and has now become a must at any party my wife hosts or attends. Each song has it's own video playing in the background which makes it a little more exciting for those not taking part, and the game also stores all the highscores for every song on your system (With the option of taking a photo of the successful singer to store a mugshot alongside their highscore for posterity!)

          A great party game even for the tone deaf, which would be improved further by the forthcoming wireless microphones and better support of the singstore.

          Overall: 8/10

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            22.01.2009 20:21

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            A must have for everyone. Simple as that.

            Now, I can hold a note with the best of them, but I didn't realise how out of tune I must have been until I got Singstar. The perfectly laid out bars on the screen proved as much. These bars that go across with the lyrics underneath are there to guide you on the pitch and length of the desired note. That is as complicated as it gets. Fans of the series will know how good the game is, but for those who have never tried it, this is the best party game out there. The challenge is fine on your own, but yoiu can't beat a 4 player tag team 7 round battle for fun and banter. The song list is already impressive, but can be expanded on daily as new songs are added online. There are currently over 100 tracks available, including classics from Take That and Westlife.

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            30.12.2008 15:14

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            Great karaoke disc

            Sonys popular Karoke game for the PS3, comes with 30 songs on the disc all with HD Videos. The major strength of this is not the songs on it its the ability to make an online profile in a huge singstar community and if you have a USB camera plugged into the PS3 you are able to record and post your performance on it and see others performace. Also if none of the 30 songs, ranging from Britney spears Toxic to REMs Losing my religion you can go to the Online singstore and purchase new songs. The microphones are responsive, which is so important to help keep the scoring going, but lose points as they arent wireless. The fun you can have with friends is brilliant in a party mode. Due to the fact all it is is a singing game it has been upstaged by Rock Band, but the sheer amount of songs and the community make this a worthwhile purchase.

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            18.10.2008 15:43

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            Brilliant Game especially a good party piece you can play for hours

            I don't play the PS3 that much to be honest..in fact this is the only game I ever want to play on it. I absolutely love this game and so addictive.

            There is loads of songs on it already but it's great to be able to go online and download songs as well, there is new songs every fortnight. Unfortunately the Singstore is a bit of a let down, a lot of the songs I've never heard of that were meant to have been released in the past couple of years, it would be good for up to date songs that everyone knows and old classics so it's a bit of a let down also the songs are quite expensive at 99p each it fairly mounts up.

            It's also good that you can watch all the videos of other people and rate their singing which can be a good laugh too.

            I would of never of thought I would be any good at this because I don't have the confidence to sing in front of people but once you get on and you get brilliant scores there's no stopping me!! A lot of people say there is no way they'll sing, thats until they see everyone else singing and have a couple of drinks, then they find a song the love and after that you can't get them off it for the rest of the night. It really is a game for everyone.

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            26.09.2008 00:53
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            Brilliant party game, it's bringing karaoke home

            I have almost all of the Sing Star games for PS2, so it made perfect sense that I would buy SS for PS3. So I did just that. This version comes with 2 microphones, one red and one blue and the game (duh).

            Another essential for this game (along side the mics and the PS3) is a bottle of wine (or two) and some friends or at least 1 other willing participant for extra fun.

            It's pretty easy to set up, you pop the disc in, plug in the 2 mics and off you go. Occasionally there will be an update that the PS3 will download when you load up the game but this has only happened once to me and didn't take very long.

            When you get into the game you can sing solo (on varying levels) or with someone else (as a duet or battle games, again on varying levels). There are loads of songs to pick from and everyone should know the words to a couple of the choices so there is something for (almost) everyone. If you don't know the words, they come up on screen in your colour (either red or blue) so if you're singing with someone you know who sings what. The words are easy to read.

            The songs on the disc are all available right away, unlike some games where you have to unlock them. With the PS3 you can also buy new songs from the Sing Store. I recall that they are 99p each (June 2008) and some come in a bundle for a slightly higher price. Be warned that if you have drunk the aforementioned wine, going into Sing Store is not advisable - I bought quite a few songs as I discovered when I found my credit card on the rug beside a mic and an empty bottle the morning after...

            If you have Eye Toy you can plug it in and during the song, at random points it will record you and take pictures which are then loaded onto the internet and you can save your picture to appear next to your name in the high scores list. This can be a good point, or a bad point depending on when you'll next view the pictures.

            I would recommend this game to everyone; it's good for parties, for family days, for drunken nights in and for some chaos after a night out.

            The current cost is £39.99 including the 2 microphones (Sept 2008) and it's worth the money for the fun you can have with it.

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              20.09.2008 22:13
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              A Fantastic party game but expensive to maintain.

              I was never enamoured with the idea of this game and it is something I would never have considered purchasing. However on a recent trip to visit my brother I was forced to play as his girlfriend has been given it as a birthday present.

              To start off with I was a little nervous of singing infront of them as my brother has often commented on my lack of singing talent. So I told them to play and I'ld watch for a while. Thankfully they aernt the most talented singers either so I felt more comfortable and got stuck in.

              The microphones are obviously not overly sophisticated but its always nice to sing into one, it enhances the experience. The pack comes with two microphones, one with a red band and one with a blue band around the top. These connect into ONE controller port as you will need a controller to select the songs etc. when playing.

              There are 30 tracks included with the game:-
              1. Blink 182 - All The Small Things
              2. Blur - Coffee & TV
              3. Britney Spears - Toxic
              4. Coldplay - Fix You
              5. Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc.
              6. Gwen Stefani - Cool
              7. Junior Senior - Move Your Feet
              8. Macy Gray - I Try
              9. Musical Youth - Pass The Dutchie
              10. Ne-Yo - So Sick
              11. Orson - No Tomorrow
              12. OutKast - Hey Ya
              13. Primal Scream - Movin' On Up
              14. Pussycat Dolls - Beep
              15. Radiohead - No Surprises
              16. Razorlight - America
              17. REM - Losing My Religion
              18. Robbie Williams and Nicole Kidman - Something Stupid
              19. Scissor Sisters - I Don't Feel Like Dancing
              20. Supergrass - Alright
              21. The Automatic - Monster
              22. The Cardigans - Lovefool
              23. The Fratellis - Chelsea Dagger
              24. The Killers - Mr Brightside
              25. The Stone Roses - She Bangs The Drums
              26. The Zutons - Valerie
              27. Twisted Sister - We're Not Gonna Take It
              28. U2 - Beautiful Day
              29. Weezer - Buddy Holly
              30. Wolfmother - Love Train

              Unfortunately 30 tracks wont keep you occupied for very long. After playing 3 or 4 times we had run out of songs to sing. The cost of expanding your singstar songbase is rather expensive. To download a track it costs £0.99, this downloads the video, the lyrics and the song notes. It can take anywhere between 3-7 minutes to download the song from the songstore. There are some great songs to choose from online which really enhance the singstar experience. There are three difficulty levels:- Easy, Medium and Hard. And you are rated based on your score for example a low score would rate you as a wannabe, or tone deaf whereas a high score would rate you as a leadsinger or a star.

              The other problem with the game is that in order to score high you dont necessarily have to be singing in tune you just need to adjust your voice to hit the notes on screen. As a result the song can sound like someone trying to strangle a cat. I found that I scored better when I was messing around rather than actually singing. The same can be said for my brother who kept beating his girlfriend even though she was clearly the better singer.

              The game only has longevity if you are serious about trying to get high scores on the songs or have the money to expand the songs you can sing. Its definately not a game I could spend hours playing. But I have never laughed so much playing a computer game as I have when I played this. I think this would be an unbelievable game to play at parties and with alcohol.

              My favourite song to sing was Blink 182 All the small things. I managed to score in the 9000's and was very proud to save my name on it.

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                13.09.2008 20:10
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                If You Like Maximum Content For Your Money, This Title Isn't For You.

                When we talk about "Next Gen" games we expect a high standard of quality and something new!, this sadly is not the case with this title.
                Ok so the graphics are souped up to HD quality but i cant help but feel that this is a sorry waste as when you are busy following the words and notes you don't have time to appreciate the 1080p music video in the background.
                The microphones feel cheap and plastic, as a singer myself i cant help but be dissapointed by the quality, but to their advantage they are quite sensitive and you don't need to hold them right up to your mouth to be heard.
                The voice / note reckognition is sub standard also, humming along to most tracks will get you a better score than actually singing them in key, now maybe it's just me but singstar seems to pick up ladies voices better than mens which makes it pretty hard to get a decent score if you have a throaty voice!.
                The wires are a bit of a nuisance what with all of the ps3 consoles new wireless features, you would imagine that London Studio would have wanted to show us their brilliance and give us a wireless mic set, but alas we get the 2nd rate stereo jack with a converter box to plug into the controller slot.
                There are 30 tracks loaded onto the disk for you to choose from with the option to update content from the elusive singstore, from the 30 there are a couple of good tracks on there for crooning along to but i think that at this price the content should have been a lot more and the fact that there are no free downloads on the singstore is a bit of a let down for folk who have forked out for the game as new tracks will set you back around £1 gbp each.
                so to round off no wireless mic's and limited track options for the initial cost, i'd stay away from this title if you are a lone gamer and hold off for the update with wireless.
                However if your a party nut and love having mates around for a drink and making a bit of a fool of yourself then you'll probably have hours of enjoyment out of this title and it's downloadable content, just make sure you have a credit card at the ready if you want to sing something you actually like !.

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                12.09.2008 01:10
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                Good effort but more is needed to keep this franchise alive.

                As a follower of the Sing Star Series i actually felt disappoint with it for a few reasons. Number 1, when this game was first announced we were promised Wireless mics from Sony. What we got was wireless USB ones instead. Now, alough this is not a major issue i just felt like Sony weren't taking this game seriously as a next generation Title. Alough we have a good mix of styles and songs from artists such as Coldplay, Blink 182, The Gorillaz, Blur, U2, Twisted Sister and more i feel more tracks could have been added to the disc. Considering the space on a blu ray disc we could have easily had more than 30 songs to choose from as these quickly start to get repetitive. We do however have the sing store where we have Hundreds of Songs ready to download to Sing along to....at a price. I feel that this was all in all a bit sneaky By the Developers and a good compromise would have been to have more songs on the disc and a cheaper price per track too. Over all though, this game is still enjoyable and will have sing star regulars chomping at the bit to try out Sing Star in Glorious HD. It has also been recently announced that you will be able to disc swap previous Sing Star titles from the PS2 with the PS3 Version. A downloadable update in the near future will be required.

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                  11.09.2008 18:04

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                  this game is great for the family aswell with brilliant songs. this game is worth your money and worth your while i see no exceptions to buying this game as i just bought the game yesterday and it is 10/10

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                  10.09.2008 21:22

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                  l got this game for my birthday and was thrilled!!! Such a great party game, and great for a giggle. Its great that you can add more songs and customise it to your choosing. Its great fun and makes for an interesting evening, especially after a few drinks. Im sure it improves your singing ability too, although lm not sure it should be taken too seriously, but definately good for a giggle.Also good as a gift as l was really pleased with mine.My only criticism is you dont get too many songs included, and l will definately need to add more... but l love it!

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                  01.09.2008 21:00
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                  A fun game but cant help but think its over priced

                  If your looking for a game to get your mates involved this is probably it. Singstar is a game where you sing a long to one of the 30 available tracks. You are given a bar on screen and sing into one of the microphones provided and try to keep your singing as on the line as possible. The lyrics are provided on screen at the same time as well.

                  The game itself is quite enjoyable and certainly great for when you have had a few drinks and think that you can sing like the most amazing pop star only to find in the morning while nursing a hangover that when you play back the songs you did the night before (it records your songs as you sing them but you must remember to save them yourself) you realise that... you were that drunk!

                  But that is the beauty of this game, its just great fun. However I do personally find that the R.R.P of £50 is too much for the amount of fun that you can get out of it. The 30 songs can still soon get a bit tired and even with all the extra songs available on the singstore it still seems very expensive (99p per song).

                  So i would recommend it but hunt around, I managed to find my copy for £15 including microphones and for me that was a nice price tag to grab it out!!

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                  31.08.2008 23:57
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                  Party game

                  Do you fancy yourself as the next X-factor winner, well get some practice in. This is a really good game to play during a party when you have had one to many. It has a new feature called Songstore allowing you to purchase other songs to sing instead of buying the next version of Singstar. This is also a good game for the kids during the day, unless you need something a bit quieter. Make sure you have the mics otherwise you will not be able to play (Duh). This is one of the only chances to get off the couch whilst using the PS3 so enjoy it. However it is not for the hardcore users, if you are more of a Call Of Duty fan give this one a miss because you won't like it until you've had at least half you weight in beers, and other alcoholics beverages. enjoy..

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