SingStar on PS3 is going to be refreshing to many who have yearned for changes in a series that has seen nine titles released, with a tenth set to be released early to mid September. PS3, being the new kid on the block, will introduce a few changes to the SingStar series which is likely to spark a whole new way we play. The release date for SingStar on PS3 is not until late September, but we have a preview copy and we can safely say that changes are here.

From the initial look the whole layout of SingStar has changed and it now has a look and feel similar to that seen within the PS3 and PSP default menu screen, where navigation is smooth and free flowing. This free flowing navigation is carried throughout SingStar and makes song selection a lot easier with the introduction of selecting songs alphabetically and not having to wheel through the entire track list to pull out your favourite tune.

You are probably thinking, it seems excessive to have an alphabetic selection option for only 30-odd songs. And to some degree yeah, but as the track list can now be customised to suit your taste in music, your collection can go well past the 30 default tracks. SingStore will have hundreds of songs to choose from so theirs no point in confining yourself to a predetermined list, just create one for yourself.

On top of building your own collection of songs, you can also store a collection of your performances by using the camera. Film yourself hitting out a few tunes and following the song - these can all be stored and easily accessible on your PS3 console. You can then either choose to leave these clips for your own viewing to relive those crazy moments or upload them for the world to see.

The core of SingStar is still the same, but with the added extras it gives the series a much need boost from mostly just changing track list between releases. The new online content is a great addition and allows you to go beyond a party or the living room, and lets you go worldwide. You could say it’s Bebo for PlayStation, not forgetting the second life planned with Home. Meet friends, post comments on performances or if you are game you could put yourself up to be rated on your own performance.

SingStar (PS3) Track list

    * The Automatic "Monster"
    * Blink 182 "All the Small Things"
    * Blur "Coffee & TV"
    * Britney Spears "Toxic"
    * The Cardigans "Lovefool"
    * Coldplay "Fix You"
    * The Fratellis "Chelsea Dagger"
    * Gorillaz "Feel Good Inc."
    * Gwen Stefani "Cool"
    * Junior Senior "Move Your Feet"
    * The Killers "Mr. Brightside"
    * Macy Gray "I Try"
    * Musical Youth "Pass the Dutchie"
    * Ne-Yo "So Sick"
    * Orson "No Tomorrow"
    * OutKast "Hey Ya!"
    * Primal Scream "Movin' On Up"
    * Pussycat Dolls "Beep"
    * Radiohead "No Surprises"
    * Razorlight "America"
    * REM "Losing My Religion"
    * Robbie Williams and Nicole Kidman "Somethin' Stupid"
    * Scissor Sisters "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'"
    * The Stone Roses "She Bangs The Drums"
    * Supergrass "Alright"
    * Twisted Sister "We're Not Gonna Take It"
    * U2 "Beautiful Day"
    * Weezer "Buddy Holly"
    * Wolfmother "Love Train"
    * The Zutons "Valerie"