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SiNG Revealed As A Karaoke Game With A Difference

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
E3 2012, FreeStyle Games, Karaoke games, Nintendo Press Conference, SiNG, Trailers, Videos

We have a lot of love for FreeStyle Games, having given us the excellent DJ Hero series, but we're not entirely what the hell they're on about with SiNG.

Ostensibly a karaoke title, the game will feature dozens of songs from which to choose, with the Wii U GamePad acting as a scrolling prompt for lyrics. However, in a megatastic new twist, the game encourages players to face their friends rather than the TV, and the assembled audience is tasked with singing along, dancing, and clapping to the music.

It'll probably be brilliant...maybe. Trailer's up top.

Veteran Devs Form Music Games Powerhouse

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Chime, Doublesix, Echo Peak, FreeStyle Games, Music games

Veteran Devs Form Music Games Powerhouse

DJ Hero, Chime and Geometry Wars Developers Team Up

A number of veteran music game developers have teamed up to form a new studio: Echo Peak. Led by the creative duo behind the critically acclaimed Chime - Game Director Ciaran Walsh and Creative Director Ste Curran - partnered with Tenshi Ventures and former Zoe Mode Studio Head Ed Daly, this fantasy music tag team includes talent from Doublesix (ex-Bizarre staffers), Freestyle Games and EA. Echo Peak will focus on creating "games for consoles and emerging digital platforms," and already have a collaboration with "a major global music star" in development. More after the break.

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DJ Hero (With Turntable Controller) | £4.99 | HMV | Wii

Author:
Carl Phillips
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Activision, FreeStyle Games, Music games, Wii games
Discuss:
DJ Hero | Wii

DJ Hero (With Turntable Controller) | £4.99 | HMV | Wii

The current trend of deals for the DJ Hero series continues, this time with HMV offering the first instalment in the series and its controller for a fiver. There’s a huge saving to be had here, beating out the next cheapest offer by Amazon by around £15.

The franchise may not have set the world on fire when it emerged, but if price was your only obstacle to buying into the DJ Hero games there really is no excuse with it being just £5. Thanks to alexpractice @ HUKD!

DJ Hero 2 (With Turntable Controller) | £15.99 | Tesco Direct | Xbox 360 / PS3 / Wii

Author:
Carl Phillips
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Activision, FreeStyle Games, Music games, PS3 games, Wii games, Xbox 360 games
Discuss:
DJ Hero 2 | Playstation 3 | Wii | Xbox 360

DJ Hero 2 (With Turntable Controller) | £15.99 | Tesco Direct | Xbox 360 / PS3 / Wii

This isn’t the lowest price we’ve seen this bundle fall to, but it is the current cheapest offer around. Tesco Direct have slashed the price on all three console versions, with savings ranging from a few pounds to several more depending on which system you opt for.

The franchise may not have set the world on fire when it emerged, but if price was your only obstacle to buying into the DJ Hero games there really is no excuse now it is just over £15. As Matt’s review shows it’s good fun to play, and has plenty of tracks to keep the DJ-wannabe in you happy. Thanks to sussexguy @ HUKD!

DJ Hero 2 With Turntable Controller | £14.99 | Game | PS3

Author:
Tom Silkstone
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Activision, FreeStyle Games, Games deals, Music games, PS3 games

DJ Hero 2 With Turntable Controller | £14.99 | Game | PS3

If you prefer the dance scene rather than a bit of good old rock and roll, then DJ Hero 2 might just be the game for you! The setlist includes "Hot In Herre", "Just Dance", and "Jump Around", the multiplayer's been improved, and you'll also get your hands on the turntable controller. Game are parting with the PS3 version of the game for £14.99, which'll make you a saving of almost £3 on the next best offers coming in from The Hut and Zavvi. Thanks to Syzable @ HUKD.

DJ Hero 2 (Solus) | £9.85 | ShopTo | Xbox 360

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Activision, FreeStyle Games, Music games, Xbox 360 games
Discuss:
DJ Hero 2 | Xbox 360

ShopTo are currently charging £9.85 for DJ Hero 2, which doesn't provide much of a saving on the PS3 but will save you a fair few quid on Xbox 360.

In our opinion, Freestyle Games should be given a medal for creating a brand new rhythm game - against all odds - and making it absolutely brilliant. We're gutted that Activision canned the series, but if you've got a turntable peripheral, you probably ought to pick it up.

FreeStyle Games Working On New Project

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Activision, DJ Hero, FreeStyle Games, News

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Good news and bad news from the D Hero developer today. The good news is that FreeStyle Games have announced, in a statement to VG247, that they'll be working on a new project in collaboration with Activision, although details have not yet been confirmed. Studio director Jamie Jackson confirmed that 'today we are excited to share with our fans and community the news that we will continue our strong partnership with Activision, with work starting on a new, innovative project.'

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