Tag Archives: Singstar
Thu, Jun 11, 2009 | 11:28 BST
SCEE PR manager Carly Byron is to leave her post to take on a role as product manager for SingStar at the company’s central office, she said today.
Byron’s been half of SCEE’s excellent product PR team for two-and-a-half years, fielding press for the firm alongside Hugo Bustillos.
Her last day is June 26. Best of luck with it, Carly.
Sat, May 23, 2009 | 16:25 BST
On May 28, SingStar will get an decent sized update and a Queen track pack. Hooray for that.
Loads of stuff in there from the obvious pop stuff to more eclectic offerings like Korn’s “Freak on a Leash”. Nice to see the Depeche Mode boys in there though.
- Bill Withers – Lean on Me
- Blacknuss – Last Night a DJ Saved My Life
- Brad Paisley – Online
- Britney Spears – Sometimes
- Damien Leith – Night of My Life
- Depeche Mode – I Feel You
- Don McLean – Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)
- Evanescence – Good Enough
- Evanescence – My Immortal
- FACT – A Fact of Life
- Golden Earring – Twilight Zone
- Good Charlotte – I Don’t Want to be In Love (Dance Floor Anthem)
- Gorillaz – Feel Good Inc.
- Gorillaz – Dirty Harry
- Hooverphonic – You Hurt Me
- Korn – Freak on a Leash
- Lisa Stansfield – All Around the World
- Lostprophets – A Town Called Hypocrisy
- Phoenix – Everything is Everything
Ultimate Queen song pack: You’re My Best Friend, Somebody to Love, Tie Your Mother Down, Fat Bottomed Girls, I’m In Love With My Car.
Thu, May 07, 2009 | 19:00 BST
Next week’s SingStore update will arrives in time for the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 final, and to celebrate, Sony’s offering a Euro Anthems song pack for £4.49.
The Pack includes “Making Your Mind Up” by Bucks Fizz, “Believe” by Dima Bilan, “My Number One” by Helena Paraizo, “Hard Rock Hallelujah” by Lordi and “Wild Dances” by Ruslana.
Here’s the rest of the list, which will run you £0.99 each:
- Bill Withers – “Ain’t No Sunshine”
- Britney Spears – “From The Bottom Of My Broken Heart”
- Brooks & Dunn – “Boot Scootin’ Boogie”
- Carl Douglas – “Kung Fu Fighting”
- Dashboard Confessional – “Screaming Infidelities”
- Daughtry – “Home”
- Dima Bilan – “Believe”
- Evanescence – “Bring Me To Life”
- Fountains of Wayne – “Stacy’s Mom”
- Johnny Cash – “A Boy Named Sue”
- Johnny Diesel And The Injectors – “Cry In Shame”
- Madness – “It Must Be Love”
- Miss Li – “Oh Boy”
- Poison – “Unskinny Bop”
- Ruslana – “Wild Dances”
- Sarah McLachlan – “Building A Mystery”
- Saves The Day – “At Your Funeral”
- Sinitta – “Cross My Broken Heart”
- US5 – “365 Days” and “Come Back To Me Baby”
Thu, Apr 16, 2009 | 17:10 BST
SingStar Trophies will not arrive today as planned, but are being delayed into next week.
It was announced yesterday that 30 Trophies were to be included in the game’s 3.01 update, which was originally scheduled for April 22.
Looks like it’s back to that date again, we reckon.
Hit the link for hope-bashing proof.
Wed, Apr 15, 2009 | 15:18 BST
SingStar’s getting Trophies tomorrow as part of its 3.01 update.
There’s going to be 30 available, according to the press release after the link.
In addition, My SingStar Online’s getting a revamp.
So there’s awesome. All info down there.
Tue, Apr 07, 2009 | 17:08 BST
SingStar players have uploaded over 96,000 videos to the game’s community pages, Eurogamer reports.
The movies have been viewed over 10.7 million times.
Further, Sony has said that new gameplay features can be expected later this year, along with voice controls sometime this month.
Total track downloads for the week ending April 3 were over 10,000, the most popular being Leona Lewis’s Run.
Top ten downloads last week for the UK were as follows:
- Leona Lewis – Run
- Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
- The Ting Tings – That’s Not My Name
- Dizzee Rascal feat. Calvin Harris – Dance Wiv Me
- Vanilla Ice – Ice Ice Baby
- Billy Joel – Tell Her About It
- Phyllis Nelson – Move Closer
- Outkast – Roses
- Elvis Presley – Suspicious Minds
- P!nk – Just Like A Pill
Wed, Apr 01, 2009 | 17:48 BST
Sony has dismissed reports of an imminent Trophy-adding Singstar patch as rumor, according to CVG.
Supposedly, some of the 35 new Trophies included in the patch would also provide Home rewards.
Which would be neat. More on this soon, hopefully.
Sat, Feb 28, 2009 | 22:52 GMT
More mediocrity has been added to the US SingStar Store.
A five-song pack from Britney Spears will run you $6.99 and includes:
(You Drive Me) Crazy, Born To Make You Happy, I Love Rock n’ Roll, Oops! I Did It Again, and Stronger.
In total, 18 other songs have been added, but the PS blog felt these were the only ones worth mentioning:
- MGMT – Youth
- Vanilla Ice – Ice Ice Baby
- Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder – Ebony & Ivory
- Dizzee Rascal feat. Calvin Harris – Dance Wiv Me
Sony says loads more is coming for SingStar in the coming months.
We can’t wait.
Thu, Feb 19, 2009 | 17:31 GMT
SCEE just announced wireless mics for SingStar, and released the peripheral’s first image.
A new version of the game, SingStar Pop Edition, will launch with the new add-ons.
The mics are compatible with both PS2 and PS3. They’re out on March 20.
Press release after the break.
Fri, Dec 19, 2008 | 13:19 GMT
Bit late on this. We apologise. Sony’s confirmed SingStar PS3′s going to get wireless microphones by way of the game’s MySpace page.
They’re out next year, apparently.
Mon, Dec 15, 2008 | 21:30 GMT
Sony’s confirmed that, as of tomorrow, Singstar’s PS2 discs will be compatible with the PS3 version.
The feature’s being added as a downloadable update.
There’s more on Three Speech.
Wed, Oct 29, 2008 | 20:13 GMT
According to this GI story, former creative services manager Dave Ranyard is to assume control of the SingStar franchise at Sony London.
The role was vacated when long-time caretaker Paulina Bozek left for Atari earlier this year.
Wed, Oct 01, 2008 | 11:54 BST
SCEE’s announced that two Queen packs are to be available for download on the SingStore tomorrow.
Each one contains five tracks and will cost £4.49.
Full details after the link.
Mon, Sep 08, 2008 | 11:06 BST
SCEE’s just issued a statement on the departure of SingStar head Paulina Bozek to Atari – announced this morning – saying she’ll be missed.
“We are obviously very sorry to learn that Paulina will be leaving us,” said a rep.
“She has been a huge part of our family at WWS and London Studio and we wish her all the best with her new challenge.”
The developer has lead the SingStar franchise for years, joining SCEE from Ubi Montreal in 2003.
Bozek will be assuming a role as development director of a new London-based online games studio for Atari.
Mon, Sep 08, 2008 | 11:07 BST
Update: SCEE just put out a statement on this, saying Bozek will be missed.
Iconic SingStar boss Paulina Bozek has quit Sony to take a job with Phil Harrison’s Infogrames.
Bozek is now development director of a new online game studio at the firm.
“I am very excited to be joining Atari at this pivotal time for both the company and the industry,” said Bozek.
“There is a huge opportunity as gaming platforms become more ubiquitous, more connected and attract more mainstream audiences. Atari has a great vision for the future and I can’t wait to start realising that vision in new products and services.”
Harrison, obviously, is quite pleased.
“This is a significant step in expanding Atari’s online game development capability,” he said.
“Paulina is one of the industry’s most respected creative leaders with an outstanding track-record of commercial and creative success and I’m delighted that she will bring her unique vision, consumer insight and proven ability for creating amazing entertainment experiences to Atari.”
Press release after he break.
Thu, Aug 21, 2008 | 15:25 BST
“SingStar track compatibility across PS2 & PS3 is enabled via the Disc Swap feature,” says the piece.
“While playing a SingStar PS3 disc, at the song select screen, hit the [select] button to swap discs and play the songs from the inserted disc. The songs are not saved to the hard drive.”
The feature will be delivered via a free game update later this year, apparently, and will work with all current SingStar PS3 discs. “It will also be included on future SingStar PS3 discs releasing next year.”
Also, your PS3 won’t need a firmware update either.
Well, glad that’s cleared up.
By Mike Bowden
Thu, Aug 21, 2008 | 09:04 BST
SingStar may soon be shacking up with Disney, but there’s something to be said for franchise’s previous iterations. According to Edge Online, the wildly popular karaoke series has moved two million songs in its SingStore, at a rate of one tune every ten seconds.
In total, the SingStar franchise has sold 13 million copies across all PAL territories.
Very impressive. Click the link for more SingStar slavering, with less alliteration.
Wed, Aug 20, 2008 | 07:15 BST
Update: We’ve just found out that the next-gen of EyeToy’s going to be shown in the conference as well as this stuff.
Too funny. Gamekyo managed to see some of Sony’s press conference rehearsal at Games Convention yesterday, and watched a “new” version of SingStar feature heavily.
The French site also saw what is apparently the first in-game footage of Quantic Dream’s Heavy Rain being shown, as well as a new trailer of LittleBigPlanet, with producer Pete Smith coming on-stage to give a final public walkthrough of the game ahead of its release.
Only part of the show was seen, so don’t cry into your cereal just yet. Sony’s conference takes place at Games Convention at 5.00pm CET today.
Sat, Aug 02, 2008 | 11:49 BST
This Hexus report is rumouring that Sony’s working on a SingStar game based on classic musicals, named, aptly enough, Singstar: Hits from the Musicals.
Apparently, the following tracks are to be included:
- Bad Guys – Bugsy Malone
- Can You Feel the Love Tonight? – The Lion King
- If I Were a Rich Man – Fiddler on the Roof
- Over the Rainbow – Wizard of Oz
This is actually cool. Singing If I Were a Rich Man is approximately 40,000 times more preferable than scratching along with Boyzone. We’re not 12. We’re real men.
More on this soon, hopefully.
Mon, Jul 21, 2008 | 19:44 BST