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Singstar. Without the tangle.

Submitted by on Friday, 20 February 20093 Comments

singstarmicsYou know the drill. After a drunken night out, you come home with the remains of a kebab. For some reason, the combination of alcohol and some form of food results in the mistaken belief that you can sing.

On goes Singstar for a few rounds at 3am. The neighbours begin to cry.

About 15 minutes later, you decide that you need that beer sitting on the edge…of…the…table… And that’s when it happens. You’ve unwittingly become tangled in the cables and you’re now lying on the floor soaked in beer with Blondie screaming out the TV at you.

There must be a solution, surely?

Of course there is! According to our friends over at Eurogamer, Sony have recently announced that we can expect to get our hands on shiny new wireless mics sometime in March. Could this mark the beginning of the end for wires and cables? Probably not.

But of all PS3-associated cable issues, we reckon the mics in Singstar are by far the worst offenders.

In the same announcement it was revealed that a new version of Singstar will be out in April, complete with voice-controlled menus.

This version of Singstar is titled Singstar: Pop Edition and includes classics such as “Bohemian Rhapsody” and Amy Winehouse’s “Rehab”.

To be honest, we can’t imagine the voice recognition being easy to get to grips with. Particularly when sauced*. It ought to be interesting to see how it works in the average home with all the background noise that brings. Having said that, it worked like a charm in EndWar.

We may well need to send the neighbours to rehab after a stint on this…

*Not that we’re chronic drinkers or anything. Honest.