I love Karaoke. Love it. Before the offspring I used to play a lot of Karaoke Revolution, a wickedly awesome video game that scores you as you sing. Once in a while, when the moon was full, I even got my Karaoke-hating husband to sing a duet with me. In recent years, however, I've mainly played games that either don't require reading (so they can be played with kids) or are very quiet (so they can be played after bedtime). As you might have guessed, this game is neither.
Well tonight I had some friends over, and I roped them into playing my karaoke games with me. Apparently, the version of Karaoke Revolution I have is for GameCube, which just goes to show you how long it's been since I've played it. So anyway, we had to play SingStar instead, similar but inferior to Karaoke Revolution. Despite the limited song selection, and incomprehensible scoring system, we had a blast playing the game. Even the kids were grabbing the mic and singing. They couldn't care less that they couldn't read the lyrics and just enjoyed the sound of their own voices.
So now I have a renewed love for Karaoke video games, so I need to stock up. I need to download more songs for my SingStar, and maybe look for a newer version of Karaoke Revolution. Yes, that's right, I said 'need', not want, NEED.