Here’s looking at you, kid — literally.PlayStation 3’s and Xbox 360’s new movie-karaoke game, YooStar 2, is the closest to Oscar gold that millions of us will ever come. Players superimpose videos of themselves onto the game’s 80-plus iconic clips, so Hollywood hopefuls can double as Schwarzenegger in The Terminator (“Ah’ll be bah-ck”) or do stand-up on the bridge of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Case in point: During a recent demonstration, yours truly was able to join the cast of 300 and nearly burst a blood vessel screaming “This … is … Sparta!” While my agent (aka the dog) won’t confirm it, a running series of increasingly campy The Blues Brothers ad-libs may have been executed as well. You also have the option to upload videos to the Internet directly from the title — and share them on Facebook and Twitter. An original social network game (Yoostar Playground) even lets innocent bystanders follow your antics, rate your performances and help you unlock new goodies in set-top console editions.
With dozens of scenarios to download and use to demonstrate your undiscovered talent to the world, who knows? You could be America’s next Charlie Sheen. (OK, bad example.) $50, www.yoostar.com