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Get ready for SingStar on the XMB!

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I promised you exciting news, so here it is! SingStar, the ultimate competitive singing game forPlayStation 3, will now be available to everyone in SCE Europe territories (as well as Australia and New Zealand) as a free download straight from the XMB.

Yes, that?s right, no more need to slot in a disc to get that party started. Simply install SingStar from the XMB and you will be able to start singing in no time, share your performances with the community and visit the SingStore to get hold of more great tracks for your collection.

I?ve listed all the great things about SingStar on the XMB for you below but I am most excited about the fact that you can now play SingStar with your PlayStation Eye camera. We have spent many an afternoon testing this in the office and are pretty pleased with it so please let us know what you think! This will only work for single player mode, so if you?re gearing up for a serious SingStar battle, you?ll obviously still need to plug in some mics.

If you?re brand new to SingStar and have never bought a song from the SingStore before, there are also some short demo songs available for you to download and try out.

SingStar on the XMB:

  • The client is FREE, no disc required!
  • Sing with PS Eye
  • Compatible with SingStar microphones, official PlayStation Wireless headsets and common USB microphones
  • Short demo songs available for download for new SingStore customers
  • Easy access PS2 and PS3 disc swap from song carousel
  • Use PSP or PS Vita to create playlists with SingStar Remote
  • Instantly share your performances with the SingStar community and your friends on Facebook
  • Acquire new trophies

SingStar will be added to the XMB very soon. Follow us on Twitter @SingStarHQ and keep your eyes peeled on www.singstar.com for more news and a confirmed release date.

Source: http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2012/10/23/get-ready-for-singstar-on-the-xmb/

I really don't care for this, but hey ho, I guess this is a natural step for the franchise.

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You can't remove the Singstar XMB icon, WTF Sony? .....

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WTF Sony? .....

My exact words. Followed by "how dare they?"

Play something in your Games list and it moves out the way up under PS Store, but I didn't ask for the extra clutter, and it would be nice to have the option to remove it.

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