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#151 Mana Knight

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 02:42 PM

I just picked this up last night for $53 at Costco (I missed out on the GS deal) and so far I love it! The Singstar online stuff is pretty slick, and I bought 11 songs last night and didn't have a single issue with the store. It took about 20 mins to download them all.

The one thing I don't understand is the availabilty of certain songs, or lack of. I would love to get Fix You by Coldplay, or Feel Good Inc. by the Gorillaz, as they were removed from the USA release. They should have these songs on the store!

It could have been a last minute licensing issue in the U.S. I remember that's what kind of held up the SingStar release in Europe. Thankfully the U.S. had to wait a few months for it, since it allowed the SingStar store to build (when it came out in Europe, there were only a few songs or so to download).

Not sure if people have seen (this is mostly Europe, but has many of the same songs) this:
http://singstargame....lang=EN&filter=

You can preview various songs online on that site.
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#152 GenDV138

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 06:09 PM

Is anyone else finding that actually downloading the songs is much more difficult than actually buying them? I bought 30 last week, and its taken me an entire week to d/l 10 of them.
Its because the SINGSTAR server sucks so much.
Damn.
Still love the game though.


Yeah, I downloaded around 10 songs last week and it took me quite a few hours on cable, not as bad as you but still slow. Sounds like it's gotten faster from the previous posts, though I haven't bought any songs recently to see.


Got around 9000 points on medium with Radiohead - Creep which was pretty cool, though it's not too hard of a song. Haven't tried hard yet, I think I need to work on medium a bit more.

#153 jezebelseven

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 07:01 PM

Oh man, I'd been putting off buying Singstar for ps3 because I'd been having so much fun with vocals on rock band and had a lot of the old singstars...

And I made the mistake of looking at this thread and the DLC which I hadn't looked at yet.

SO MANY OF MY FAVORITE BANDS. Ash. Feeder. Editors. Idlewild. Kasabian. Stereophonics. ALKDJALJLKD.

I hadn't even realized. I figured those would be for european countries only seeing as some of the bands aren't even signed over here in the states. I would pay absolutely ludicrous amounts of money for those bands on Rock Band, but I might have to break down for singstar anyway!

Now I just don't know whether I should look into getting the UK version instead-- there's songs on the disc that I want from both the US and the UK versions!


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#154 Azumangaman

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 09:09 PM

Well, I bought three songs yesterday and it took me around 5-10 minutes to download all.

That sucks to hear because when I bought 15 songs, it took me like an hour at the most to download all (I think). However, I have Verizon FiOS internet (which is pretty high speed).

What is your speed according to your PS3? Mine usually runs at 53% because my PS3 is in the basement.
It's annoying because the PSN store works quickly but the Singstar server is brutal. I just need to find the right time. Once I found the right time and downloaded 5 songs in about 25 minutes. Which was wonderful.

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 09:27 PM

It could have been a last minute licensing issue in the U.S. I remember that's what kind of held up the SingStar release in Europe. Thankfully the U.S. had to wait a few months for it, since it allowed the SingStar store to build (when it came out in Europe, there were only a few songs or so to download).

Not sure if people have seen (this is mostly Europe, but has many of the same songs) this:
http://singstargame....lang=EN&filter=

You can preview various songs online on that site.

If you replace the gb in your link with us, the US store will appear even though it is not an option from any menu.
http://singstargame....Home/SingStore/

#156 Mana Knight

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 09:44 PM

Oh man, I'd been putting off buying Singstar for ps3 because I'd been having so much fun with vocals on rock band and had a lot of the old singstars...

And I made the mistake of looking at this thread and the DLC which I hadn't looked at yet.

SO MANY OF MY FAVORITE BANDS. Ash. Feeder. Editors. Idlewild. Kasabian. Stereophonics. ALKDJALJLKD.

I hadn't even realized. I figured those would be for european countries only seeing as some of the bands aren't even signed over here in the states. I would pay absolutely ludicrous amounts of money for those bands on Rock Band, but I might have to break down for singstar anyway!

Now I just don't know whether I should look into getting the UK version instead-- there's songs on the disc that I want from both the US and the UK versions!

This link has the U.S. version:
http://singstargame....Home/SingStore/

Let me be honest, I use to play RB daily, but once I got SingStar, it took over (RB is still great, but since I prefer the music in SingStar, it's now what I play most). It's an excellent game, but in reality, there may be issues purchasing songs from Europe (you can have songs listed from all regions I believe, if you do the right searching, since I got Spanish and German songs to come up on the SingStar store).

What is your speed according to your PS3? Mine usually runs at 53% because my PS3 is in the basement.
It's annoying because the PSN store works quickly but the Singstar server is brutal. I just need to find the right time. Once I found the right time and downloaded 5 songs in about 25 minutes. Which was wonderful.

I'll take a look, but part of the reason for the actual PS Store running quicker is that some data is cached to the HDD I believe (and your not really getting on some special server like SingStar store, could be wrong).

Well, my PS3 is hardwired though, since mine SKU lacks WiFi (which is one reason why I want a 40GB or another SKU for my next PS3). :-(
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#157 jezebelseven

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 04:32 AM

This link has the U.S. version:
http://singstargame....Home/SingStore/


Thanks for that. There's still a good amount of tracks I want but I have to say I have MAJOR disappointment that these tracks are Euro/Uk only:
Blur - Girls and Boys
Coldplay - The Hardest Part
Coldplay - The Scientist
The Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You
Depeche Mode - Break the Silence
Idlewild - You Held the World in your Arms
Maximo Park - Apply Some Pressure
Men at work - Down Under
Placebo - Every you every me
silverchair - tomorrow
Travis - Sing

If I could find a way to get those I would be overjoyed. It especially breaks my heart for most of those because the band has other songs available for the US, just these select few (the select few I was more interested in!) don't appear to be. :(

That being said there are still at least 35 tracks to download that I'd personally call 'must haves' for myself. Compared to the 48 which I had picked out earlier going off the UK list. (Yes, I am a karaoke fiend.)

Has anyone purchased with success (ie been able to play) any of the european songs?

Let me be honest, I use to play RB daily, but once I got SingStar, it took over (RB is still great, but since I prefer the music in SingStar, it's now what I play most).


I think the reason RB has been my poison of choice is because it's perfect for both Adman and I-- He doesn't do the singing thing, so it meant we could play together and that any DLC purchased was useful for both of us, versus when I buy a singstar song all he gets is another song for me to sing and him to listen to.

Ugh the temptation, this game is going to make me broke even without some of those uk tracks. Really wish there was a way to import songs you've already got on the ps2 versions, I've got some of the UK and some of the US ones, stopped buying them when ps3 was announced...


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#158 Mana Knight

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 01:21 PM

Oh yeah, to let you know, I do believe we have gotten some of the U.K. tracks before after a while, so you'll never know. ;) We'll continue to update this thread. :D
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#159 freakyzeeky

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 07:09 PM

I think I'm going to go pick up this game today, I got bored with Singstar Pop for PS2 and I want to sing new songs... how much space approximately does a downloadable song use on the hard drive?

#160 TimPV3

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 07:23 PM

I think I'm going to go pick up this game today, I got bored with Singstar Pop for PS2 and I want to sing new songs... how much space approximately does a downloadable song use on the hard drive?

70MB on average. I'd definitely recommend getting this, I went back to playing Pop last night and the new Singstar is a lot more visually appealing.




#161 Mana Knight

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 07:47 PM

I think I'm going to go pick up this game today, I got bored with Singstar Pop for PS2 and I want to sing new songs... how much space approximately does a downloadable song use on the hard drive?

This game is way better than the other SingStar's. The other ones, all you had were the default songs on the disk and that's it. This one, you get tons of downloads, and the SingStar community. Just watching SingStar community videos is worth it alone. Plus, you can watch my video. ;)
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#162 freakyzeeky

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 01:31 AM

This game is way better than the other SingStar's. The other ones, all you had were the default songs on the disk and that's it. This one, you get tons of downloads, and the SingStar community. Just watching SingStar community videos is worth it alone. Plus, you can watch my video. ;)

O rly?! :D

Haha, I went out to buy it today... I have yet to play it, but I know the first songs I'll download is Bonnie Tyler's Total Eclipse of the Heart, MC Hammer's U Can't Touch This, and maybe a Coldplay song. :)

#163 Mana Knight

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 01:45 AM

O rly?! :D

Haha, I went out to buy it today... I have yet to play it, but I know the first songs I'll download is Bonnie Tyler's Total Eclipse of the Heart, MC Hammer's U Can't Touch This, and maybe a Coldplay song. :)

The only video of me up is singing R.E.M. "Losing My Religion". I plan to post videos after my trip of me singing "Vampires Are Alive" by DJ Bobo (this is the song, but not the real video), and others.
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#164 freakyzeeky

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 01:52 AM

The only video of me up is singing R.E.M. "Losing My Religion". I plan to post videos after my trip of me singing "Vampires Are Alive" by DJ Bobo (this is the song, but not the real video), and others.


I still need to buy myself a PS Eye... I've always been meaning to buy one, but I'm always forgetting to buy one when I'm out shopping. I guess I should be going the Amazon route and order one already! ;)

#165 Azumangaman

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 02:11 AM

According to the Singstar Online Welcome screen, new songs are coming on the 27th. More Coldplay please?

#166 StrandedBrit

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 03:29 AM

According to the Singstar Online Welcome screen, new songs are coming on the 27th. More Coldplay please?


Yeah I noticed that today also. I'll be updating the OP probably over the weekend. Interested to see what we get.

On another note, I finally got my first singstar today (on east mind you). It was on Everybody Hurts - REM. :D
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#167 Mana Knight

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 03:30 AM

I got over 8000 points for the first time today, singing "Vampires Are Alive" by D.J. Bobo. :D I'll get more as I buy more music that suits me.

Haha, I was going through videos, and there was someone singing REM, "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me", and what his video was a broken Xbox 360, that was flashing the Red Ring of Death and the DVD drive kept ejecting over and over again. :lol:
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#168 freakyzeeky

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Posted 24 June 2008 - 06:45 AM

Call me crazy, or insane... or whatever. But watching real people sing in front of their PS Eyes and making a show is something I want to do, and has inspired me to go and buy a PS Eye from Amazon... I really want to be known throughout the Singstar community... :-o:lol:

Yes, I want to be the ultimate Singstar singer... I may not be the best singer, but I WILL command and get your attention! :shock:

I will probably make a damn fool out of myself... but I don't care! I'm going to have fun! :D:twisted:

#169 miverson5

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Posted 24 June 2008 - 08:53 AM

I've seen only a few comments of people having slow downloads... is the issue really not that wide spread? I have a cable modem... and the PS3 is hooked up over wifi. Downloads are taking like 40 mins a song. Several times the connection was lost while downloading the song and had to start over. At one point I finally had 8 songs downloaded. SingStar indicated I had 38 songs available yet only 31 songs were showing up to pick from. Where are the other 7 hiding? I'm in the process of downloading them again one at a time. Is anyone else going through this? If not what the heck is the secret?

#170 evergoo

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Posted 24 June 2008 - 02:34 PM

Haha, I was going through videos, and there was someone singing REM, "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me", and what his video was a broken Xbox 360, that was flashing the Red Ring of Death and the DVD drive kept ejecting over and over again. :lol:


That was hilarious...but it was sung by The Culture Club.

My favorite still are the two kids (one baby and a little girl) playing Bonnie Tyler's Total Eclipse of the Heart. The baby approaches the PS Eye while the girl tries her best not to laugh. How precious.

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#171 Serpentor

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Posted 24 June 2008 - 02:43 PM

Do you need to buy the Singstar game in order to play the DLC songs? I think you do... but the cheapness in me want to make sure, i don't want to pay $40 for the game.

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Posted 24 June 2008 - 02:48 PM

Do you need to buy the Singstar game in order to play the DLC songs? I think you do... but the cheapness in me want to make sure, i don't want to pay $40 for the game.


Yes, you have to buy the game in order to play DLC. DLC can only be found in SingStore and not on PSN. If you exit SingStar, you're dl will be halted but you can dl it at another time once you play the game again.

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#173 Serpentor

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Posted 24 June 2008 - 02:53 PM

Yes, you have to buy the game in order to play DLC. DLC can only be found in SingStore and not on PSN. If you exit SingStar, you're dl will be halted but you can dl it at another time once you play the game again.


i see, thanks! no wonder i don't see the songs... they are not on PSN! There's no deal on this game right now (talking about $30-ish), perhaps i will go for $40 with $5 coupon or something. I probably not gonna sing in front of the Eye, but hell, i want to see other people for sure!

#174 Mana Knight

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 12:16 AM

i see, thanks! no wonder i don't see the songs... they are not on PSN! There's no deal on this game right now (talking about $30-ish), perhaps i will go for $40 with $5 coupon or something. I probably not gonna sing in front of the Eye, but hell, i want to see other people for sure!

You need to buy the mics, if you do not have a PS2 SingStar. A PS3 SingStar disc is needed because some have no internet (or cannot pay online for songs) and it contains the SingStar community and such. IMO, $40 was worth it for me (I made a trade with a friend to get the mics and older SingStar game on PS2).
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#175 jezebelseven

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 04:23 AM

If you're a gamefly member they have it for 'Keep it' price of $32.99. I'm waiting for it to ship out for me so I can click Keep It!.

It doesn't come with the mics, but I have mine from the ps2 versions. And I'm assuming my eyetoy will work with it.

Not sure I'm brave enough to go on camera singing but I might give it a shot. I've had a few high scores on cyberscore.net's singstar charts so I shouldn't be too awful to listen to, at least...


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Posted 26 June 2008 - 04:30 AM

reading everyone here talking about the game made me break down and buy it. i love this game, but the online videos, alone, make this game worth it. the dlc is great too, i hope that we get some of the better songs from europe soon.

does anyone know what song is in hd?
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Posted 26 June 2008 - 05:14 AM

reading everyone here talking about the game made me break down and buy it. i love this game, but the online videos, alone, make this game worth it. the dlc is great too, i hope that we get some of the better songs from europe soon.

does anyone know what song is in hd?


I know that one Editors song is in HD... Only HD song I've seen in the SingStore thus far.

#178 bigdsinferno

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 05:50 AM

thanks. i might have to check it out.
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#179 Mana Knight

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 09:28 PM

The store was just updated with more songs. Since I got my haircut a few days ago and I just shaved, I'm going to make more videos. I'm debating what I'll sing to. So everyone can see my videos, I plan to take a few videos with my USB camera on my PC (In the same room as my PS3) and record me singing), then I'll upload to YouTube.

EDIT: I uploaded two new SingStar videos, for those on my buddy list.
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#180 freakyzeeky

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 03:57 AM

The store was just updated with more songs. Since I got my haircut a few days ago and I just shaved, I'm going to make more videos. I'm debating what I'll sing to. So everyone can see my videos, I plan to take a few videos with my USB camera on my PC (In the same room as my PS3) and record me singing), then I'll upload to YouTube.

EDIT: I uploaded two new SingStar videos, for those on my buddy list.


Yay!

I'll be uploading a few videos of me singing when my PS Eye arrives to me... I think I'll do some Coldplay and The Killers. :D
For now... I think I'm gonna be watching me some Singstar vids online... ;)