Yoostar Entertainment System Review
By Nobuo Kogawa
Yoostar is a video-based interactive entertainment gaming system developed by Yoostar Entertainment Group that allows users to insert themselves into movie or television scenes to perform with the films' original actors and post the resultant video on the Yoostar web site, as well as in third-party social networking environments like Facebook and MySpace. On the 26th of April an update was added that allows users to post their videos onto YouTube through the Yoostar 2 playground app. The game is a video karaoke of sorts, judging individuals performance along side some of Hollywood's biggest stars.
Yoostar As of February 14, 2012, Yoostar for PC and MAC is no longer available and we have discontinued support for the product. This includes the Yoostar portal and the ability to upload performances to it. Our development team and operational staff dedicated countless hours in their passion for creating the best game possible so the decision to retire Yoostar for PC and MAC was not an easy one.
To populate the Yoostar clip library, in-house artists digitally erase actors or other key figures in a licensed film or television clip. The company has patented this technique as its proprietary Active Immersion Technology. The user films him- or herself saying either the original lines from the clip using the software's teleprompter, or ad-libbing their own version. A chalk outline is overlaid on the scene to help position the user in scale with the other actors. The user is allowed as many takes as needed to get a satisfactory result.