Start by downloading the "HowToMakePS3Themes.zip".zip file HERE and extracting it onto your computer.
In this zip are folders with the necessary files for each step of the process.
Step 1: Create
Let's start at the very beginning.
- In this folder, you'll find the images that make the XMB, its sub-icons, and the background wallpapers for HD and SD resolutions.
- There is also a file called "PS3Theme_template.xml", but we'll come back to that a little later.
- It's important that you don't change any of the file names in this folder. If you do, it will cause problems later on.
- Start by deciding...
287w ago - Ken_vs_ryu has found a way to download torrent files directly to the PS3 without using a client.
Here are the instructions on downloading torrents directly to the PS3 via TorrentRelay, please use with caution and intelligence:
1. Find a torrent file link.
2. Copy .torrent link (ie: www.mininova.org/get/########)
3. Go to http://torrentrelay.com
4. Click on the 2nd input box with [Get URL] next to it, and type in the link from step #2.
5. Click on [Get URL].
6. Click on the file you want. It will list all the files available on the torrent.
7. Save As dialog should pop up.
8. We only tried an MP3, and it was downloaded directly into the Music folder. Video below:
Note: This really isn't good for the torrent community since the PS3 cannot seed files, but it's interesting that it's possible.
287w ago - According to a revealing report over at Japanese site Impress Watch, Q-Games forthcoming PSN puzzle title PixelJunk Eden will allow players to capture gameplay footage and upload it directly to YouTube for others to see – all straight from within the game itself.
This is a feature that was recently added to the PS3 SDK, but it's surprising to see titles implementing it so soon.
Additionally, the article drops word of three player co-op, PS3 to PSP connectivity via Remote Play, and attainable "trophies."
PixelJunk Eden is currently slated for a summer 2008 release on PSN.
288w ago - EA's Executive Producer Glen Schofield on Dead Space admits to getting a thrill out of putting the fear into gamers.
In this interview he talks about the challenges of pacing 16 hours of game play with enough scary moments and staking claim to the sci-fi horror-survival genre.
Das Gamer: As the creator of a horror game, what actually scares you?
Glen Schofield: Spiders. I hate them. Not sure its fear, probably more hate, but I don't like them.
What scares you when it comes to games?
Glen Schofield: The atmosphere, the unknowing. What's around the next corner, the adjacent room, that closet? With games I know it can come at you from any angle. In movies it's going to be where the camera is pointed.
What do you think the difference is in creating something that scares a gaming audience versus an audience going to see the next edition of Saw?
Glen Schofield: With a movie the director can frame the scene, point the camera and set everything up just perfectly for the scare. In games you have to be prepared for the player to miss moments, to come into them differently than you planned or just see a glimpse of it. We have to think out every scare moment from a hundred different perspectives and scenarios.
290w ago - A Global Youth Survey conducted by Habbo, the second one it's done apparently, has revealed that PlayStation 3 "is the console of choice for teens today".
The report asked 58,486 teens between the ages of 11 and 18 in a global survey across 31 markets. 69 percent refer to PS3 as 'great' or 'good'. This was followed closely by the Nintendo Wii at 64 percent and Xbox 360 with 58 percent. So there's not much in it by the looks of it.
PS3 beat Wii in every age group except the 11 to 12 year olds and Wii was more popular among girls up to 16. Are you surprised to learn that it's the "favored female choice overall"? Thought not.
The results also showed that while Xbox 360 is less popular in Europe and Asia, its popularity in the US is much better. It's the most popular console in Mexico and Colombia and takes second place in the US, Canada, the Dominican Republic and Venezuela.
"The results of this survey are interesting as it gives us an insight into which brands these teens aspire to as the level of ownership does not correspond to the consoles' popularity," said the people behind the survey. "By order of ownership, the Wii leads, followed by the Xbox 360 and PS3."
Of the teens surveyed, 24 percent own a Wii, with 21 percent and 23 percent owning a PS3 and Xbox 360 respectively....