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Gamespot's SingStar PlayStation 3 Updated Hands-On

Gamespot AU plays through the preview build of the PS3 Singstar and writes:

"We check out the SingStore and figure out how to upload our out-of-tune croonings in our final playthrough of SingStar for the PS3 before its December release."

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felman876037d ago

$2.49 in Australia or 99p in the UK.

Isn't that about the price of a song from itunes? maybe I got my numbers mixed

Darkiewonder6037d ago

But seeing as it's a song and HD video [Hopefully], it's reasonable.

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Sony PS2 Hit SingStar Was Originally an Action-RPG

IGN India says: “ Interior Night’s Charu Desodt on bringing Singstar to life on the PS2, winning a BAFTA, and upcoming Xbox Series X|S and PC game, As Dusk Falls.”

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RIP Singstar, One Of The Most Important Games In PlayStation History

This may come as a bit of a shock to Americans, since it never really took hold in the US, but Singstar was one of the most important series ever released on a Sony console. And in January 2020, after 15 years of PlayStation karaoke, it’s finally going to be shuffled off the stage.

ApocalypseShadow1665d ago

This game could live on as a VR game. Karaoke as different created characters or franchise characters from other games. Sing as Kratos or Nathan Drake or Parappa the Rapper, etc and post to social media if you're into that internet thing. Would be funny. And interesting if you had individuals who could really sing. Alloy becomes a virtual singing idol.

Sounds crazy but it's creative for VR. And you could use Dreams to create your backgrounds and music videos. I don't really sing but don't think they should give up on Singstar.

RememberThe3571664d ago

I think your last point might be a big one. Who needs SingStar when Dreams is coming out?

timotim1665d ago

So if you invested potentially hundreds of dollars in the game with DLC songs, will all of it continue to work or are you just SOL now?

rainslacker1664d ago

It'll still work. You just won't have the online features. The game can be played locally either singing together, or competing against one another, and is generally considered a pretty good party game....if you go to parties where karaoke is a thing at least. It basically doubles as a karaoke machine.

I'm not into karaoke, and you'll just have to trust me that anyone would be happy that I don't try to sing publicly, or even privately among friends. But, I've been to parties where people are having fun with it, and it's about as hit or miss as going to a karaoke bar....without the one girl who wants to sing Shania twain songs, yet can't carry a tune, or hit a high note without your pet cat committing ritual suicide.....most of the time anyways.

JonTheGod1664d ago

I loved SingStar but it hasn't been supported most of this gen. It had a half-hearted revival with a couple of discs but very little of the PS3 library transitioned across. I will probably keep my PS3 just for SingStar when PS5 comes out.

PhoenixUp1664d ago

Many of Sony’s casual franchises are falling by the wayside

rainslacker1664d ago

SingStar was huge in the US. Where did the idea that it wasn't popular in the US come from? It wasn't a hardcore game, so the hardcore gaming community never really noticed it much, but the game was a huge money maker for Sony.

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Sony Is Shutting Down SingStar And Driveclub Servers In 2020

Sony is shutting down online servers for SingStar and Driveclub in early 2020.

Yi-Long1668d ago

Extremely disappointing how Sony has treated one of its best exclusives this generation. Love Driveclub. Such a shame it never received the love, attention and respect it deserved from Sony, post-launch.

Brave_Losers_Unite1668d ago

What is it that you want Sony to do with it exactly post launch?

Obscure_Observer1668d ago

@Brave_Losers_Unite

A PS4 Pro patch would be nice. Same goes to Bloodborne.

jukins1668d ago

@Obsucre the team was on the way to being closed and barely finished driveclub vr. A ps4 pro patch was asking to much

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darthv721668d ago

That reminds me, i need to get the motorcycle expansion before it gets removed. I already got all the free dlc but that one is paid and I forgot about it.

DC is such a well made game. I'm so surprised Sony would let the devs slip right through their fingers. Motorstorm deserved a PS4 follow-up.

Skate-AK1668d ago

Bikes, along with the two or three paid DLC's got removed in August. Even though the DLC was cars, they had to put it under bikes because of trophy amount requirements. Can only get Bikes by buying a physical copy.

SierraGuy1667d ago

Physical copies may be worth something someday 🙆

KickSpinFilter1668d ago

Ya Driveclub turned out to be so dang amazing. Bummer this won't continue online. But SP lives on!

jukins1668d ago

What? It was broken on launch delayed an entire year had one of the best season passes ever new tracks new cars added streetbikes but it never received the love post launch?

rainslacker1667d ago

I think he means that the gaming press and community in general didn't show it any love post launch. I mean, you see broken games that people rave about how it's awesome they got fixed and get lots of articles about it, but you didn't really see that with DC, despite the launch issues being only trivial annoyance to one aspect of game play which offered up challenges to the player....and I guess online racing. Took like a month to fix, but the game was doomed to be neglected due to the console wars, and people moving on, and ultimately, was probably a big reason that Sony closed the studio, because they were having financial difficulties at the time, and had to make decisions based on sales.

rainslacker1667d ago (Edited 1667d ago )

I thought SingStar was one of their more successful franchises. I know during the PS3 days it was pretty popular. No one around here ever talked about it, but I know a lot of people who I wouldn't classify as gamers who were into it.

DCVR is amazing. Removes my biggest complaint about driving games, which is that 2D makes it hard to tell where you are in the corners to know when to turn. With VR, I can drive like I would a real car....assuming I actually drove that fast, and staying in lanes, and actually racing is so much more fun.

Makes me wish that GT:S had a full on VR mode for every race mode. I'd take the graphics hit to be able to race more than one car, on a mode that gives practically no progression.

Bikes is also fantastic.

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masterfox1668d ago

everyone can make mistakes and definitely Sony made one by letting to die Driveclub, if you didn't know is still best looking racing game out-there , not only looks heavenly stunning but plays awesome as well, not sure how hard affected Sony to take such decision but for what we know is a very bad decision taken.

iplay1up21668d ago (Edited 1668d ago )

No, Horizon 4, and Forza Motorsport 7 absolutely look better than Drive Club. They are also Xbox One X enhanced and run in 4K.

IRetrouk1668d ago (Edited 1668d ago )

I play all 3, driveclub still looks better, from cars to graphical effects, understandable because horizon 4 is open world, as for forza 7, while it looks good, it still dont top driveclub, neither does gt sport for that matter, or project cars, or need for speed.

FanboySpotter1667d ago

As someone that still plays driveclub, forza horizon 4 is leaps above all. Free roaming with that fidelity or 60fps? Sweet jesus

rainslacker1667d ago (Edited 1667d ago )

DC both looks better, and drives better than either version of Forza. Forza has better competitor driver AI though.

I really love FH4, but I still think that DC looks and plays better.