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  • SingStar Dance will release for PS3 on November 11, songs list confirmed

    Sony Computer Entertainment reveals that SingStar Dance will go on sale on November 11, The new music title for the PlayStation 3 where for the first time, besides singing, players can also move your body with fun choreography and can play with PlayStation Move motion control.

    SingStar Dance screenshot

    SingStar Dance extended from two to four the number of players who are playing together on same theme: two singing with the microphones and two dancing with PlayStation Move. Non-stop singing and dancing for a minute, SingStar Dance Greatest Hits includes 30 international artists such as Lady Gaga, David Bisbal, Coti, El Canto del Loco, or Black Eyed Peas with original music.

    Complete list of songs can be seen here: SingStar Dance Full track list

    1. Rock Band 3 gets first DLC - The Doors

      Harmonix and MTV Games today announced the first DLC pack for Rock Band 3, named as 'The Doors'. Rock Band 3 will get this DLC on its launch on October 26 in North America and October 29 for rest of the places. It will release for Xbox 360, PS3, Nintendo Wii, DS and PC.

      Rock Band 3

      A complete list of the songs that will be available is as follows:

      • “Light My Fire” (Free from Oct. 26 – Nov. 1 in game, features Pro Guitar and Pro Bass)
      • “Riders on the Storm” (Free from Oct. 26 – Nov. 1 in game, features Pro Guitar and Pro Bass)
      • “Touch Me” (Free from Oct. 26 – Nov. 1 in game, features Pro Guitar and Pro Bass)
      • “Hello, I Love You”
      • “L.A. Woman”
      • “Love Her Madly”
      • “Love Me Two Times”
      • “Peace Frog”
      • “People Are Strange”
      • “Roadhouse Blues”
      • “Soul Kitchen”
      • “The Crystal Ship”

      MTV Games and Harmonix are giving away three of The Doors songs for one week to any fan that purchases Rock Band 3 and plays online to celebrate the release of the game. On October 26, 12 of The Doors’ most-loved songs, including three tracks with the Pro Guitar and Pro Bass feature, will be added to the Rock Band 3 Music Store of downloadable content for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system and Wii.

      From November 2, The Door’s Rock Band downloads will be available for purchase only as individual songs or in a bundle of all 12 songs.

    2. Rock Band 3 Details, Media Update

      Harmonix, the world’s premier music video game developer and MTV Games, a part of Viacom MTV Networks today announced features for Rock Band 3, the next generation of the ultimate social and interactive music gaming platform. Featuring an incredible 83-song setlist and access to far more music than any other music game, as well as innovative new gameplay modes and instruments, Rock Band 3 will change the way fans think about and play music games. This next iteration in the Rock Band platform has something new for everyone and also supports traditional Rock Band gameplay with players’ existing instruments.

      The Most Music. Period.

      The Rock Band 3 disc soundtrack contains 83 of the best bands from around the world, including bands that have never appeared in a music game, as well as support for existing Rock Band tracks (Rock Band and Rock Band 2 discs, downloaded songs, track packs, AC/DC Live: Rock Band Track Pack, LEGO Rock Band and Green Day: Rock Band).

      Additionally, Rock Band 3 will give players immediate access to a music library approaching 2,000 songs by launch, with new content added regularly. Rock Band’s gigantic music selection dwarfs that of any other music game on the market. Click here for a list of the announced tracks.

      Redesigned Library for Better Music Management

      Rock Band 3 allows players to create and save setlists and share them with friends, both in-game and through RockBand.com. New song filters make it easier to find the types of songs fans want to play and hide the songs they don’t, while a built-in song recommendation system will suggest tracks from Rock Band’s colossal music library, based on personal fan preference.

      Expand the Band

      In addition to guitar, bass, drums and solo vocals, Rock Band 3 adds three-part vocal harmonies that were introduced with The Beatles: Rock Band and, for the first time ever, a keyboard peripheral to the band. Up to seven players can rock together for the ultimate social gaming experience.

      Go Pro: Play Just for Fun or Rock for Real with Rock Band Pro

      Rock Band 3 empowers players to develop actual musical skills through the fun of fully scalable Rock Band Pro gameplay. Fans can dive in on Easy to try out basic skills and work their way up to Expert for real mastery.

      • Pro Drums supports three expansion cymbals, with gameplay differentiation between toms and cymbals.
      • Pro Keys features pitch-accurate keyboard performance across a two-octave range, displayed on an easy-to-read keyboard track.
      • Pro Guitar features notated guitar and bass performances, available for play with either the new Fender Mustang PRO-Guitar simulated guitar controller from Mad Catz or the Rock Band 3 Squier by Fender Stratocaster Guitar Controller that is a real guitar/controller hybrid. The Rock Band 3 Squier Stratocaster is a fully functional, full-sized, six-string electric guitar that also functions as a game controller.

      Something for Everyone (New Gameplay Modes!)

      For the casual player, Rock Band 3 has great new party modes that allow fans to get rocking with friends quicker than ever, including party shuffle and persistent drop-in/drop-out and difficulty selection from any gameplay screen. For the serious player, the revamped Career Mode features 700+ goals and rewards and seamless leaderboard integration for an endlessly deep campaign experience. Rock Band 3 also adds a suite of social networking tools to the game so fans can engage friends and fellow rockers over Facebook, Twitter and more. Whether players want to jump in for a quick song or take their band to the top, Rock Band 3 has a mode for everyone.

      Developed by Harmonix, the world’s premier music videogame company, published by MTV Games, and distributed by distribution partner Electronic Arts Inc, Rock Band 3 will ship simultaneously worldwide this Holiday 2010 in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and other territories for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation3 computer entertainment system, the Wii system from Nintendo, and Nintendo DS. Rock Band 3 will be compatible with all Rock Band and The Beatles: Rock Band peripherals, as well as most third-party instrument and microphone controllers. Mad Catz is the official peripheral manufacturer and distributor for Rock Band game controllers.

      The Rock Band platform stands next to none in music content, with more than 1,500 songs already available from more than 400 artists, including Jimi Hendrix, The Who, AC/DC and Green Day, who are exclusive to Rock Band. With more choices for fans than any other music-based videogame, Rock Band is, without question, the industry leader in providing the best selection of interactive musical content, songs and artists. Rock Band pioneered offering content in a variety of ways, through on-disc gameplay, game export, downloadable content and the Rock Band Network. The Rock Band platform allows fans to interact with their favorite music in a unique and hands-on way, as well as giving artists the ability to reach fans through a whole new channel.

    3. DJ Hero 2 is officially announced

      Activision officially announced the DJ Hero 2 development and future release. In this DJ Hero 2 we expect a large number of new developments, of which include new game modes for single or multiplayers. Playable, the game will now be compatible not only with guitar as the first delivery, but also with a microphone, to sing or rap. We will also have the ability to use two instruments simultaneously.

      More than 70 new mixes of songs over 85 artists, among them are Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Dr. Dre, Kanye West and The Chemical Brothers, besides the already confirmed as a playable character.

      From Official News:

      DJ Hero 2 will deliver the ultimate way for players to come together and party with a host of new multiplayer modes – including DJ Battles that pit DJ against DJ in mixes produced specifically for battle gameplay – and invite vocalists into the spotlight with integrated on-screen singing and rapping of lyrics and rhymes while bringing the party to life with jump-in/jump-out Party Play gameplay. Featuring the biggest dance, pop and hip-hop hits by the hottest artists everyone knows and loves remixed by world-class DJ's in an all-new way, the game's soundtrack delivers over 70 unique creations only available in DJ Hero 2. Further immersing players into the music, the game offers a heightened level of creative input and allows everyone to add their own touch, directly impacting the beats they're spinning with freestyle scratching, crossfading and sampling. The game will also feature an all-new career-based Empire Mode where players start out as an up-and-coming DJ on the road to becoming the head of a major entertainment empire, all of which is founded solely on their success as a DJ.

      Dropping this fall, DJ Hero 2 will invite a wave of new digital disc jockeys to the turntables as the game will be available as a Party Bundle which will include a copy of the game, two turntable controllers and a microphone, offering the ultimate "party-in-a-box." Gamers who experienced the #1 new videogame intellectual property of 2009 can pick up DJ Hero 2 as a Turntable Bundle featuring one turntable controller and a copy of the game or as standalone software. The game is in development by FreeStyleGames for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PLAYSTATION3 and the Wii system from Nintendo.

    4. SongHi Music Making Game Launched

      SongHi Entertainment has launched the unique SongHi music making game that makes creating music easy and fun. With SongHi, anyone can become a virtual superstar! You can also turn your avatar into a fan of other artists.

      Songhi.com is a music making game that combines the fun of on-line games and the joy of creation. In SongHi, everyone can make their own music, whether or not they know anything about notes or playing music. All you need is a computer with an internet connection. By registering, you gain access to a free virtual studio with instruments, and you can style your own star avatar. You can also comment and share your music with your friends in social media.

      "It feels awesome to release SongHi to the public. We're excited to see how the game is received. We're hoping for as much player feedback as possible, so that we can make the game even better. We will reveal additional features during this summer," says Marketing Director Veli Palevaara at SongHi Entertainment Ltd.

      "In addition to beta test participants, SongHi has been received stunningly well by people in several fields of business. The first launch partner in Finland is Sony Music. More information about other collaborations will be forthcoming in the near future," Palevaara hints