90w ago - Today PlayStation 3 developer PsDev has released a PS3 XMB Theme Emulator homebrew application which allows users to preview and visualize how the XrossMediaBar will appear with a PS3 Theme via PC.
From the ReadMe file: This is an application that will "Emulate" how your XMB will look on your computer before making a theme This application will let you view your XMB and it's icons, backgrounds and colors. This application is meant to help you preview your XMB with making the theme! it will read BMP files and will arrange them so they look just like your XMB.
You will findXMB Two. XMB Two stores files That will make the xmb icons and wallpapper
1- Make some icons with a white background, and or whatever background matches the wallpapper with dimension 64X64 and in the BMP format
2- Make some wallpaper images in the BMP format and with dimension 640x480
3- Rename icons to:
1.bmp - Settings Icon
2.bmp - Photo Icon
3.bmp - Music Icon
4.bmp- Video Icon
5.bmp- Game Icon
6.bmp- Network Icon
Background.bmp - Wallpaper Image
157w ago - As next month's Electronic Entertainment Expo slowly approaches the video game rumor mill rapidly increases, and the latest scoop includes the possibility that Sony may unveil a new PS3 XMB (XrossMediaBar) at E3 2010.
On the last episode of the CheapAssGamer podcast, CheapyD stated that he knows that Sony will show a PS3 XMB redesign at E3.
He doesn't delve into what changes will be implemented or if it'll have new features like cross-game chat, but it's certainly something forward to.
If true, they'll likely release the firmware the same night of the announcement.
To quote CheapyD: "I've heard that the Sony PS3 is getting a completely redesigned XrossMediaBar. Like totally new, not just like new columns and stuff like - totally redone."
Finally, below are some XMB redesign concept designs to compliment the previously released PSN Profile and Friend's List pictures.