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Guitar Hero: Metallica Gets Lips Service, Rock Band 2 To Follow

Light-up wireless microphones for everyone!

Polygonal James Hetfield approves!
While it didn't quite stack up to the social-networking-experiment-gone-horribly-awesome that is SingStar, Microsoft's Lips was a karaoke game that had some unique things going for it. The idea of letting players use their own music, even if the execution was kind of half-assed, seemed like a charitable gesture in this world of mercenary DLC strategies. For me, though, the best part of Lips--save for the inclusion of Young MC's Bust a Move--was the wireless microphones that came bundled with the game. They had a nice weight to them, the shaft (EDIT: pfft!) lit up with crazy colors while you sang, and did I mention that they were wireless?

The only real drawback of the Lips mics, and it's a significant one, is that they didn't work with any other games. Well, no longer! Microsoft has announced that support for the Lips mics will be coming to several other music games on the Xbox 360, starting with Guitar Hero: Metallica, with Rock Band 2 support coming this summer. It also hinted that additional title support would be coming later this year, though it declined to name any other specific games. So, if you hate wires, but love singing, picking up a copy of Lips is starting to look like a decent idea.
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Posted by Ryan
Polygonal James Hetfield approves!
While it didn't quite stack up to the social-networking-experiment-gone-horribly-awesome that is SingStar, Microsoft's Lips was a karaoke game that had some unique things going for it. The idea of letting players use their own music, even if the execution was kind of half-assed, seemed like a charitable gesture in this world of mercenary DLC strategies. For me, though, the best part of Lips--save for the inclusion of Young MC's Bust a Move--was the wireless microphones that came bundled with the game. They had a nice weight to them, the shaft (EDIT: pfft!) lit up with crazy colors while you sang, and did I mention that they were wireless?

The only real drawback of the Lips mics, and it's a significant one, is that they didn't work with any other games. Well, no longer! Microsoft has announced that support for the Lips mics will be coming to several other music games on the Xbox 360, starting with Guitar Hero: Metallica, with Rock Band 2 support coming this summer. It also hinted that additional title support would be coming later this year, though it declined to name any other specific games. So, if you hate wires, but love singing, picking up a copy of Lips is starting to look like a decent idea.
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Posted by TooWalrus

That's great, if you own a LIPS mic. I personally don't mind the wires on the microphone though, because then you can swing it around like a jackass.

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Posted by RHCPfan24

Oh yeah I heard about this. If I had Lips this would be cool, but...I don't. I heard it is a good microphone anyway.

Posted by LordAndrew

Sweet. Because we all bought Lips, right? :P

Posted by nidx

Bought Lips just for this feature, mics have been collecting dust since December.

Posted by nukesniper

I do want a wireless Mic, but I do not want a Lips Mic... I would like one for free though =)

Posted by Oncomouse

Now there will be wireless mic support for Rock Band.  There's also a wired mic that has the controller face buttons and d-pad built in.  WHY can't anyone make a WIRELESS MIC that also has the face buttons?  It doesn't seem like it should be that difficutl.

Posted by ShadowKiller

I'm not much of a singer myself so I probably won't look into it. This would be pretty awesome for parties though.

Posted by t67443

Good news my Rock Band mic has a broken wire so we do need to replace it soon.

Posted by Sin4profit

Do the Lips mic have controller buttons on it or do ya still gotta use the controller?
I just hook up the headset to the controller...BOOM; wireless mic. That way i can plug all the instruments in the 360's USB slots (including the one in the back) without usin that damn HUB.

Posted by Media_Master

no