Sunday, December 28, 2008

Karaoke is the New Black

So, I got Lips for my Xbox a while back, and while it may not be a great game for solo playing, it's absolutely great for a party. I brought it to the Christmas gathering, and it was hilarious (in a good way). Sister, brother-in-law, brother, sister-in-law and I each sang and even 2/3 of the niece-ing crew did a bang-up rendering of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer.

Lessons learned:
  • It's possible that Simon LeBon wasn't exactly a talented poet.
  • Each song that you think you know really well has lyrics that you've never heard.
  • There are way too many words in Bust a Move
  • The old videos are so much funier than you remember. Walk like an Egyptian? Painfully funny
  • I know no new music.
It ended up being a fairly video-game-centric holiday. Other winning party games:
  • Burnout Paradise - I learned its fun to crash as long as it is a pretty crash
  • Boom Blox - The neices loved telling us where to throw and counting the points
  • American Idol - better pitch mechanism the Lips, and you get to build your own singer
  • Portal - very very trippy. Puzzles need multiple brains to solve.

1 comment:

Scrivener said...

I just got an Xbox 360 and Rock Band and I've been playing a ton with the kids--it's been a blast. This Lips looks intriguing, because you can sing to your own music? Sounds really cool.