X360 Wednesday, November 12, 2008 | 11:44 PM

Images of Lips

Images of Lips

Microsoft's Lips is just one week away! Here's a couple of images showing the interface of the game.


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Commented on 2008-11-12 23:54:54
LOL @ "Microsoft's Lips"

Ew.
Commented on 2008-11-12 23:58:46
at least it has a Nirvana song in it...

I guess.
Commented on 2008-11-13 00:45:55
Lips... feckin Lips... they might as well have called it flaps. Only kidding my missus will fuckin love this.
Commented on 2008-11-13 00:47:56
Any1 know how this is going to be different than Singstar then?
Commented on 2008-11-13 01:10:53 In reply to aphex187
your supossed to be able to take songs from usb devices etc. and import them into the game so you can sing over your own tunes without paying for it, minus the background music videos of course.
Commented on 2008-11-13 01:14:36 In reply to aphex187
Posted by aphex187
Any1 know how this is going to be different than Singstar then?
This is MS answer to Singstar but with a few additions... Lips will let you sing and actually get scored from songs off your computer/ipod/Zune, unlike SS where you have to only use what comes on the disc. Lips also allows you to have 6 player co-op instead of SS 2 (2 on the mics and 4 on the controllers) and lets you add sound effects to the songs in rhythm for even more points through both the mics (motion sensitive) and gamepad buttons. The game will also have more modes and better functionality - for example, anyone can join in the game mid song, regardless what mode just by pressing start on the controller or simply shaking the mics. Lastly MS has hinted on a competitive/co-op online mode.
Commented on 2008-11-13 02:25:35
So are we going to see Bill Gates lips on the cover, givin a frenchie to a mirror with a camera mounted behind it?
Commented on 2008-11-13 02:40:46 In reply to Baleur
Posted by Baleur
So are we going to see Bill Gates lips on the cover, givin a frenchie to a mirror with a camera mounted behind it?
I hope so, otherwise I'm not buying it. Yes, this is going to determine whether I get it or not.
Commented on 2008-11-13 05:36:55
is singstar on the 360? if not then i dont see any reason why not to have a similar game... its not my type of game, but for karaoke fans, pourquoi pas...
Commented on 2008-11-13 07:59:52
Did you see the movement pictures (in at least pictures 1,4,5,7). Does that mean that the mic has an accelerometer or what? Looks like the game is saying "Do this move".

Can someone clear this up? I'm picking this game up as soon as possible :)
Commented on 2008-11-13 09:36:34
I know MS are trying to branch out to casual gamers but really, a karaoke game? Not exactly original.
Commented on 2008-11-13 10:29:28
Have this on preorder as my girlfriend and I are passionate singers - Singstar was one of my main-reasons for a PS3 and LIPS sounds just as good ... I already saw it in action at an MS event here in Vienna a few weeks ago and really like the feel of it ... I wonder what DLC is planned, anyone got some info on this?
Commented on 2008-11-13 10:34:14 In reply to sarias
Posted by sarias
Did you see the movement pictures (in at least pictures 1,4,5,7). Does that mean that the mic has an accelerometer or what? Looks like the game is saying "Do this move".

Can someone clear this up? I'm picking this game up as soon as possible :)
The game has almost some of the same wiimote tech, and can pick up position.
Let's say it's similar to the maracas from dreamcast's samba de amigo.
You can shake to start a co-op session in the middle of a solo play, and there are various positional moves to be used during the karaoke singing.
Commented on 2008-11-13 10:38:32 In reply to twoism
Posted by twoism
I know MS are trying to branch out to casual gamers but really, a karaoke game? Not exactly original.
It may not be original, but it does have some cool tech behind it which Singstar doesn't have. It's an evolution rather than a revolution, which seems to be the case with the mainstream systems nowadays.
Commented on 2008-11-13 12:23:46
Oh god, the mic even has a motion sensing mechanism thingy.

"Cool! Very original."
Commented on 2008-11-13 17:14:33 In reply to twoism
Posted by twoism
I know MS are trying to branch out to casual gamers but really, a karaoke game? Not exactly original.
It doesn't need to be original (although you could argue bout how original it is within the concept), if you like karaoke/singing you should probably be interesting in something like this, right?

If you emphasised otherwise, Singtar hasn't really made a stamp in the US, so there's a lot of potential room there for Lips to touch. As for Europe, we know they love Singstar, so I guess it could have a pretty big success rate there as well (as Microsoft obviously thinks).

I however Microsoft should release Lips in Japan. Maybe not because it would score big (because, it probably won't), but I always wondered how they would receive a karaoke game (that I heard of I'm sure there's plenty of anime based karaoke games out there, right?). And in Lips' case its developed by iNiS, and that should give 'em a little bit of victory right?

By the way, whats up with the lyrics on MP3 sing along? Stumbled across a new Lips trailer (go to Lips game detail page at Xbox dot com, second trailer in listing) focusing heavily on the "get music" features of Lips, but at the end of the trailer it says "Lyrics will not display when singing to your music collection". Now, I'm pretty sure it also said that in the E3 trailer although also sure that Keiichi Yano actually said that it would work with lyrics to your MP3 music, however he couldn't get more into it [at the time], but they had a very creative solution in store. And then I'm also sure that I've read somewhere that the lyrics (edit: to go along with the music stream feature) will come post-launch, in a update of some sort.

Now I'm sure of a lot, but the MP3 & lyrics feature is what got me hooked on Lips, though I've no idea whether its in there or not.
Commented on 2008-11-13 23:18:20
Thx for the replies guys! yeah getting sick of the crap that is dished out on Singstar, only decent tune ive dl'd l8ly is Stone Roses - Fools Gold!
Commented on 2008-11-14 11:08:07
yeah ditto dat, this title might be worth a 'lip' or two :)
Commented on 2008-11-17 15:28:06
God i hate the song / music video / artist of, that they have as a picture for this topic =)

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