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Now that’s what I call Sing! review

I’ve managed to get myself a bit of a reputation over the pass few years, not only am I awesome at Gears of War (Where’s your head at Berry!) but I’m also the go to man for Karaoke & Dancing games.

Naturally when Now that’s what I call Sing! Came in for review, everyone else took a step back leaving me with the daunting task of not annoying my family and neighbours with my angelic singing voice.

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There hasn’t been a karaoke game on the Xbox since Lips, and it was nowhere near as successful as Playstation’s Singstar. With a gap in the market there is an ideal opportunity for NTWICS to reignite a genre that will always go down well with families and a parties, especially as there is support for 4 microphones in which case you’ll need a USB hub for the Xbox One.

NTWICS comes with 30 tracks to perform to, including Maroon 5’s ‘Moves like Jagger’, Bruno Mars’ ‘Uptown Funk’ and the hugely popular ‘All about that bass’ by Megan Trainor. The different tracks are pretty good, but personally I would have liked to see some more classic karaoke tracks, no doubt this is something that could be added via DLC in the future, despite this the tracks fit perfectly for the market they are aiming the game at.

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The game has a very simple UI, giving you quick access to tracks and then allowing you to choose which game mode you want to play. The different modes are varied and good fun to play. They range from the basic karaoke modes including solo and duet but they also have some interesting variations. By Heart mode removes the lyrics from the screen but those looking for an extra challenge need to play on Expert mode which removes the lyrics and cues for pitch and length. Elimination plays out well, challenges players to keep a meter topped up to survive. 20,000 challenges players to score 20,000 points first. Most of the modes are locked until you score a certain amount of points on each song, you’ll find that you keep going back as each of the modes are pretty enjoyable. A nice touch is Jukebox mode, giving you a chance to watch the videos behind the tracks.

The game works really well, it handles tracking your voice well, to score the higher points you’ll need to match the tone and length of each note and chaining as many together as possible. I did ok for the most part but I’ll never be hitting the high scores (or notes) but even mediocre scores will see you unlocking the different game modes.

Now that’s what I call sing! is a technically competent game, it’s well priced and will go down great at parties and no doubt your neighbours will love you three mates belting out ‘Let it go’ after a few beers. It’s longevity will depend purely on the games future DLC plans, without more songs in the future this game could suffer the fate of Lips, but it’s a much better game that.

Thanks to Koch Media for supporting TiX

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Now Sing launched today

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The NOW music compilation series have been the saviour of the last minute mix-tape for years, decades even. In fact, the first NOW album came out on the 28th of November 1983. I bet you didn’t know that.

Not one to miss out on the video game scene, Koch Media have today released NOW, That’s What I Call Sing, developed by Voxler Games. Everyone loves a good sing-song and I’m normally first in the queue to request on Karaoke night.

NOW Sing will include 30 chart hits with 17 UK number 1’s squirreled away in there too. The game features 7 game modes for up to 8 players. Artists included in the game include, Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars, Avicii, Sia, Calvin Harris and Rita Ora.

Have a look at the trailer below and let us know if you’ll be grabbing this for your next in-lounge karaoke session.

NOW, That’s What I Call Sing is out NOW.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajAOTjjEYRg

Koch Media reveal NOW Sing

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KOCH Media are a huge player when it comes to distribution. They’ve got a finger in almost all media pies. Their latest offering for Xbox One has been revealed and is Voxler Games’ NOW That’s What I Call Sing.

Based on the seminal NOW series of chart music, NOW Sing will offer your vocal chords 30 chart hits, including 17 number 1’s from some of the world’s biggest artists.

You can sing solo or with up to 7 other friends to get the party started.

The game offers seven game modes too;

  • Classic – sing solo or play against friends.
  • By Heart – Like Classic, but some of the lyrics will disappear during the round.
  • Duet – Sing a real duet with your friends.
  • Expert – Test your memory which has no on-screen lyrics or visual cues.
  • Pass The Mic – Lets you play with a partner, sharing one mic.
  • First to 20,000 – First to 20,000 points, wins.
  • Elimination – Starts you off with a full energy bar which depletes with every bum note. Lose your energy and you’re out. The last player in, wins.

 

The game will require a USB mic to play and currently, it’s unclear whether this will be bundled with the game or sold separately when released on the 23rd of October.

The full track listing reads like a who’s who of X-Factor guest singers.

  • Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
  • Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass
  • Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea – Problem
  • Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj – Bang Bang
  • Sam Smith – Stay With Me
  • Avicii – Wake Me Up
  • Calvin Harris – Summer
  • Kiesza – Hideaway
  • Rita Ora – I Will Never Let You Down
  • Demi Lovato – Let It Go
  • Sia – Chandelier
  • Charli XCX – Boom Clap
  • Olly Murs ft. Demi Lovato – Up
  • Coldplay – A Sky Full Of Stars
  • George Ezra – Budapest
  • Fun ft. Janelle Monae – We Are Young
  • Calvin Harris ft. Ellie Goulding – Outside
  • Avicii – The Nights
  • LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem
  • Clean Bandit & Jess Glynne – Real Love
  • Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger
  • Leona Lewis – Bleeding Love
  • James Blunt – You’re Beautiful
  • John Legend – All Of Me
  • Sigma ft. Paloma Faith – Changing
  • Jess Glynne – Hold My Hand
  • Bastille – Pompeii
  • Lorde – Royals
  • Ella Henderson – Ghosts
  • Lady Gaga – Applause

Quite a list there.

Will anyone, other than our very own Dave, be grabbing this homage to the NOW brand?