Microsoft gets all motional and sensitive about Lips

23 Oct 2008

Microsoft’s belated foray into motion-sensitive gaming will begin with the anticipated launch of singing party game Lips on 21 November.

This game could be the first in range of titles that will see Microsoft fight back in the motion-sensitive device area against competitors PlayStation 3 and the Nintendo Wii.

Lips is a new music video game that will come with two wireless motion-sensitive microphones that allow party performers to put their own spin on a song and dance around their living room.

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Other people can get involved by playing percussion on their Xbox 360 controllers.

Priced at a recommended retail price of €69.99, the Lips line-up features songs from a range of musical genres that set the stage for evenings of fun, including such artists as Coldplay, Leona Lewis, Radiohead and Nirvana.

For those that want to grow their music collection, songs will be able for download from the Xbox LIVE Marketplace. Up already is Estelle’s No Substitute Love.

Users will also be able to plug in their MP3 player and sing along to their own music collections while a virtual music video accompanies the performance.

By John Kennedy

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years