Posts Tagged ‘karaoke’

Karaoke Party TONIGHT!

July 9, 2013

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Don’t forget, we won’t be having our monthly Teen Volunteer Council meeting tonight!  Instead, stop by the Fairmount Street Branch from 4:00-8:00 for our Karaoke Party!  We’ll have prizes, cookies, and lots of fun of course!  All ages are welcome, and like all our programs it is FREE!

 

Good karaoke game?

March 5, 2009

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If you know me, you know I like to sing.  So it should come as no surprise that I was totally stoked when I happened upon the PS2 game “Karaoke Revolution presents: American Idol Encore” at the Fairmount library tonight.  It comes with the microphone when you check it out, so I didn’t need to worry about about special equipment (I totally wanna play Guitar Hero Aerosmith — which they’ve also got at the library — but I’m too cheap to pony up the bucks for a guitar!)  Microphone in hand, I was ready to sing my little heart out.

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When I got home from the library, I eagerly pulled everything out the box — game, instructions and microphone (which mercifully has a nice long cord).  I popped the game into my system, and hunkered down to the business of American Idol Encore.  I picked a character, a song and a venue and in no time I was singing to a crowd.  I was fairly well jazzed about how simple it was to get started.

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It didn’t take long, however, to realize that the song list was fantastically limited.  I have to admit here that this is the first “singing” PS2 game I’ve ever played with.  I’ve sang along in Rock Band, but that’s my only other video-game-singing experience.  Maybe they all suck.  But when I could only find four songs that I really wanted to sing, I was a little annoyed.

I hope something out there provides more options — there were loads of songs that I like and that I know the words to, but few that are even reasonably close to my range.  I was stuck with “Come Sail Away,” “It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me,” “Satisfaction,” and “Tainted Love.”  I was amused for about a half and hour, but ultimately left the game feeling disappointed.

So a question to you singing gamers out there — is there a great karaoke game for the PS2?

– sam