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Nintendo phasing out Wii Speak peripheral from retailers

We're finding it hard to accept the fact that future generations of Wii gamers won't be able to experience the raw thrill of one roomful of people chatting it up with another roomful of people during an Animal Crossing: City Folk session. Sadly, that's the hard, hard truth one must extract from Nin...

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Alleged Kinect hardware specs claim two active player limit

During E3, PrimeSense, the company behind the Kinect hardware, told Joystiq that the system it had licensed to Microsoft could only handle a maximum of two active players at a time. PrimeSense couldn't confirm at the time that Kinect could only calculate two players, and Microsoft didn't comment fu...

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Grease: The Game to utilize microphones and balance board

You've used your Wii Balance Board to exercise, ski, hula hoop and snowboard. Soon, you'll have the opportunity to use the peripheral in the manner God intended: To do the Hand Jive Hop. According to a press release from publisher 505 Games, Grease: The Game will allow two teams of four players to ...

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THQ prepares 'Truth or Lies' for this fall

THQ is all set to sell you Truth or Lies this fall, as if either commodity were in short supply. The "truth or dare" party game comes with over 3,000 questions and will be available on PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii. The "game" also uses a "proprietary voice calibration system that ... measures stress level...

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Rock Band 2 patched on 360, PS3 update going through cert

Ludomusicians, rejoice! The Xbox 360 version of Rock Band 2 received a massive title update earlier today, adding a whole slew of oft-requested features to Harmonix's beefy music platform. The most notable of these additions is that the game now supports wireless microphones, such as those used wit...

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Lips mic compatible with The Beatles: Rock Band, RB2 'soon'

Harmonix has confirmed to Joystiq that the Lips (or Microsoft Wireless) Microphone will be compatible with The Beatles: Rock Band at launch, but that a patch for the peripheral to work with Rock Band 2 will be "coming soon." We sought clarification after a post on GameFaqs, allegedly quoting EA wa...

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Xbox 360 wireless mic sold separately this fall for $50

We're having a hard time wrapping our heads around this one, so do us a favor and bear with us while we put our heads down and power through. Microsoft is releasing a wireless microphone this fall meant to be used with "your favorite Xbox 360 music games," a list that includes: Lips, Guitar Hero: ...

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Keep your JoySound to yourself with new microphone peripheral

Karaoke JoySound Wii allows Japanese Wii owners to bring the karaoke experience home, with a full music subscription service. The only problem with bringing that experience home is that Japanese apartments tend to be tiny and thin-walled. Japan Trust Technology has solved that issue for late-night c...

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Lips getting complete overhaul with title update

Microsoft has announced a number of changes coming to your living room Lips performance, just in case the latest batch of content wasn't enough to make you press your mouth to the game's sparkly mics. The coming title update includes several fixes and "highly-requested" features, such as leaderboa...

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Guitar Hero World Tour won't receive Lips mic support

According to VG247, Activision has no plans to add Lips wireless microphone support to Guitar Hero World Tour. Now, we could understand their unwillingness to support the Lips mics if they were poorly constructed or if it'd be some overwhelming task to take on. But the one thing (and possibly only ...

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