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25 Mar 2009
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Do you have what it takes to be in the next SingStar TV AD?


We’re looking for real star quality. And if your performance makes a real impression you will be the star of our next TV AD.
Voters will decide who makes it through the five heats to the grand final where they will be judged by a very special guest.


All you have to do is upload a video of you belting out your favourite hit selected from over 1,000 SingStar songs, and enter it into the SingStar Crystal Mics competition.


Each of the 30 Finalists will receive:


• one copy of SingStar Abba and SingStar Queen for PlayStation 2 or PLAYSTATION 3 and either SingStar Pop Hits for PlayStation 2 or SingStar Pop Edition for PlayStation 3 (as the Finalist may chose).

• one set of “crystal” SingStar microphones (two microphones per set); and

• a set of fancy dress costumes.


So go on, strut your stuff!

 

 

Head over to SingStarGame.com for more information and to take part.

 

MB

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I've been informed that Ireland isn't listed as one of the countries eligible to enter AGAIN.

 

Is this the case, and if so why? It simply isn't fair

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Why isn't Ireland eligible? Not fair that dazman5000 can't enter.
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let the people of ireland join into the crystal mics competition ! Same rights for everyone please !

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i completely agree wiv dazman5000 he is a singstar legend and wont be able to compete????? tht is rubish!!! sort it out
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The competition sounds fantastic.

 

However, there is one huge glaring problem with this new competition that could possibly ruin it for everyone this year.

 

As Sooziebags indicates above, it is now possible to open multiple accounts (17 I believe on one single Playstation 3) and encourage other willing people on your Friends list to also do so in order to 'stack vote' your own video to give it an artificially high score to win the competition.

 

One well known Singstar French couple, who have told me when I asked them, that they own 2 Playstation 3 consoles and have opened 32 separate Singstar accounts, have already utilized this method to artificially promote 13 of their own videos into the Hall of Fame can easily utilize the loophole in the competition to artificially guarantee a place in the final.

 

In last year's Singstar Glastonbury competition which I was the winner of, I remember reading in the Terms & Conditions that 'stacked voting' was prohibited and would result in disqualification. In this year's competition, there is no such rule as far as I am aware that prevents such a cheat tactic from being used.

 

Additionally, multiple account voting can also be utilized to lower a Singstar's video rating. The power of having 17/32 or more multiple accounts to either promote your own video, or demote someone's video you dislike gives a single user an unfair advantage in the Singstar online community and stands as the one thing that many, many, many people I have spoken to have told me is now ruining an otherwise fun and entertaining game.

 

One simple Singstar patch that restricts the user to having one vote per PS3 console ID would bring the fun back into Singstar for many people who have now lost heart after seeing how a once great game can now be saturated by the media content of those who are willing to multiple stack vote their own media.

 

Could someone please bring this very important point to the attention of the Singstar Team as it could potentially ruin a great competition this year and act as an embarrassing faux pa for Sony if it is not dealt with immediately.

 

Thanks

 

Adrian

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^^ I agree with the young sir's comments above.

 

Measures need to be put in place to stop stack voting, not just for this comp but SingStar Online in general. 

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I have no interest in the comp (since I dont upload videos), but I do REALLY want Crystal mics (especially if they are wireless, which I assume they are!?)

So my question is, after the comp, will the Crystal Mics be on sale to the general public!?

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I don't think the crystal mic's are wireless, look to the picture in the first post, you see some wires around the mic's.

Shame if they are not wireless!!!!!
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*phew*

 

For a minute there I thought it said Crystal Meth!

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Okay I've got a couple of questions that I'm hoping the mods can answer:

1. Are there any measures in place to stop the multi-account/multi PS3 spammers out there from artificially giving themselves the required amount of votes to win one of the heats?

2. Why is Ireland (and poor Daz among others) left out of this competition?

3. Are the 'crystal mics' wireless?!!!!

I think that will do for now :)
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soozibags wrote:
Okay I've got a couple of questions that I'm hoping the mods can answer:

1. Are there any measures in place to stop the multi-account/multi PS3 spammers out there from artificially giving themselves the required amount of votes to win one of the heats?

2. Why is Ireland (and poor Daz among others) left out of this competition?

3. Are the 'crystal mics' wireless?!!!!

I think that will do for now :)

The crystal mics are indeed wireless!

 

I'm trying to uncover answers to your other questions, I'll let you know :)

 

MB

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wireless!!!! Wooooo!!

Thanks for the speedy response MusterBuster :)
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Hmm, when you say "Crystal" mics does that mean they are diamoned encrusted?
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More news:

 

Ireland is indeed included in the competition, a mistake in the T&C's is currently being rectified. 

 

:)

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I'm glad I spotted that Ireland was not included in the current 'Crystal Mics Competition' and contacted Dazman5000 to indicate this via PSN message.

 

I know Daz has been excluded from several Singstar competitions in the past due to living in Ireland, which has been frustrating for him. So it's now very welcome news to see he can join in the fun along with the rest of us. That's great news to hear.

 

There is now a significantly large group of people who I have spoken to over the last 3 months who are keenly awaiting to hear what measures will be taken to correct the unfortunate activity that has recently occurred in the online game of Singstar that has allowed an extremely small minority of Singstar users to artificially dominate the video and snapshot Hall of Fame sections of the game via the method of opening multiple accounts on several PS3 consoles to stack vote their own media, or in some instances downvoting everyone else's media on a particular day. The unfortunate downside of this activity results in many great videos or amusing snapshots that have appeared in the Hall of Fame being artificially forced out of the charts by some videos or snapshots that are dominating high places in the charts and gaining abnormally high ratings within a period of a few days, (e.g. 200/300+ 5 star ratings within 3 days).

 

Many people in the Singstar community believe that a 1 vote per PS3 console ID patch would be the only way to effectively put a stop to this loophole and bring the fun back into an otherwise friendly and community orientated fun game that we all love.

 

Now more than ever, this patch is needed to prevent a potentially great competition from being ruined via the existing loophole cheat in the game.

 

Thanks for passing on our concerns Muster Buster, you'd be surprised how many people are truly grateful for you doing this.

 

Best wishes

 

Adrian

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Gonna try and be as diplomatic as possible here!

 

First off, big thanks to MusterBuster, Tyler, Soozi, Von and everyone else that helped get Ireland included in the competition! I really appreciate this guys! Looking forward to competing now

 

Now I feel the need to adress the multi-voting problem!

 

Before going to bed last night, I waded through many of the videos entered into the competition so far. To pick a random two, chess666 and wardata had uploaded some fantastic videos that were sitting on 4 stars or more. There were many others as well, with some mediocre videos on three, and some sitting on 1/2 stars.

 

This morning ALL of those quality videos that were leading the way last night had plummetted to three stars and below. The mediocre vids remained on 3/3.5 stars, and unsurprisingly a certain someone has 6 videos on four stars or more from yesterday...

 

The competition can't function properly like this! Its just not possible. The votes really need to be limited!

 

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I am happy for you Dazman :)

 

 

Greece was left out of the competition :( snif :(

 

 

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Any news on when the T&C's will be updated??
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the voting patterns do far are, ahem, 'interesting'. Wednesdays videos are led by 4 videos (from the same user) with over 120 rates each and about double that number of views, whilst the next few have 30-40 ratings with at least 3 or 4 times the number of views per rate......

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just wanted to add my (fairly insignificant) support to the vote stacking issue , i have never and probably never will have a video in the hall of fame , however i feel that the actions of a small minority of talentless people are spoiling what is a great game not only for the genuinely talented people , but for people(like myself) , who just enjoy singstar and like to see a wide range of videos at the top , not just the same people all the time , please singstar team if you value your game(which i think you do)do something about this before a lot of people just stop using the online uploading aspects of the game :D

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