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  • Summary: Lips is the only singing game offering wireless motion sensitive microphones and the ability to sing from your own collection of DRM-free songs. Start channeling your favorite pop star because it's you, your friends, and most importantly, your music that makes this the ultimate party experience. Two wireless interactive microphones: Featuring stylish interactive motion sensors and lights, the microphones respond to the singer's actions and can be utilized as percussion accompaniments. With the freedom and encouragement provided by the high quality wireless microphones, everyone can live out their singing dreams in style. Lips ships with a diverse selection of songs, including your favorite blasts from the past like "Bust a Move" by Young MC, as well as new songs from breakout artists like "Mercy" by Duffy, and "Young Folks" by Peter Bjorn and John. Customize your experience with the songs that matter most by singing along with friends to any DRM-free music from your own personal collection. Using the standard Xbox 360 controller, up to two people can join the fun and choose from a variety of percussion accompaniments to play along. By placing control of various tambourines, claps, and of course, the ubiquitous cowbell, at the finger tips of anyone with a controller, you have a social entertainment experience for friends, family, and kids alike. From the songs that come with the game, to your own music collection, and the ability to download new tracks from Xbox Live Marketplace, Lips continuously provides new music to bring people together and keep the party going. [Microsoft] Expand
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  1. Positive: 20 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
  1. It’s about time that the Xbox 360 had a party, karaoke style game that felt at home on the console. Everything about Lips is right on the money; the microphones are fantastic, the selection of tunes is sublime and the singing interface is the best in the business.
  2. Lips is the interesting debut of the first singing IP from Microsoft. A game with excellent quality peripherals, and with a great value-cost relation. Essential for parties.
  3. Altogether, I really enjoyed Lips, and I definitely think Microsoft is headed in the right direction with its first karaoke attempt. I'd like to see a few more modes tossed in for multiplayer, and maybe a bit more incentive for single-player modes outside of ranking up and gaining stars, but the track list, mic construction, and overall feel of the game is definitely capturing that casual yet fun style of play.
  4. If you are prone to having many house parties and find moments in which you would desperately want to embarrass yourself, or those around you, Lips could be just the game to spice the mood up a little. On the other hand if you consider yourself a ‘hardcore’ gamer or expect to enjoy Lips solo, you may be better off giving your lips a reset and wait for a successor on the 360.
  5. If you need a party game, you could do a lot worse than Lips.
  6. Lips isn’t the SingStar-killer it could have been. The game offers some original and new gameplay-options, which are fun to some degree, but ultimately lacks the polish to make it a worthy competitor for its equivalent on the PlayStation 3. People who have never played SingStar and are looking to add some spice to an otherwise boring party, are sure to have fun with Lips though. The microphones are wireless, contain a motion sensor, and look way more flashy than their PlayStation-counterparts. Thus, Lips seems like a decent step-up for more karaoke-gameplay on the Xbox 360 in the future.
  7. Lips disappoints by lacking in features in almost every area, and although the microphones set a new standard for future singing games to strive towards, the functionality is often worse than games nearly half-a-decade old.

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  1. Dec 17, 2011
    9
    A good game that is a perfectly fine substitute to Playstation's Singstar. In a crowded market Lips is a pick up and go, family friendly title that would be a sure hit at any house party. Microsoft could have a shinning brand new IP on it's hands as well as a really good game that could help them sell the Xbox 360. Lips keeps people around with fun mini games and a ever expanding library of new and old music of all genres. Expand

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