Posts Tagged ‘Rock Band’

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

Gettin’ Our Game On

December 3, 2008

Today’s Wednesday and that means another installment of Get Your Game On will be taking place at the Fairmount St. Library.  If you like playing video games and hanging with other teens, then you should definitely come check it out.  Good times.  Good times.  And speaking of good, check out this pic that Mello, one of our dedicated teen patrons, drew of a few of the gaming crowd regulars.  What a super great pic!!  Thanks for sharing, Mello! 

Get Your Game On is every Wednesday from 3-5.  The library owns two PS2s and a Wii system.  Teens often bring in their own systems to play on, too.  Lately we’ve had four screens going at once.  And we play all sorts of games…Guitar Hero III, Rock Band, Super Smash Brothers Brawl, MarioKart, and Dance Dance Revolution Extreme 2 just to name a few.  So come on by sometime and Get Your Game On!!

 -Christie