11w ago - Following up on his previous release and plugin, today PlayStation 3 developer exofreak made available an XML modification to permanently remove the annoying Singstar Icon from PS3 UK consoles complete with a video demo below.
The installPKG installer allows PlayStation 3 Custom Firmware (CFW) users who have been unable to delete the SingStar XMB icon to simply install the application in its place.
To quote: In order to install the installPKG application though, users will need to allow their PS3s to have Internet access in order to download the SingStar package, or alternatively, users will need to download an offline SingStar package and install it in order to use the package-installing application in its place.
For more information on how to use the application, read the read-me below:
InstallPKG - SingStar XMB Replacement Installer by DeanK
59w ago - Sony DanceStar Content Manager Nina Scherer has announced today that the SingStar client is coming to the PlayStation 3 XMB meaning no disc will be required any longer!
To quote: I promised you exciting news, so here it is! SingStar, the ultimate competitive singing game for PlayStation 3, will now be available to everyone in SCE Europe territories (as well as Australia and New Zealand) as a free download straight from the XMB.
Yes, that's right, no more need to slot in a disc to get that party started. Simply install SingStar from the XMB and you will be able to start singing in no time, share your performances with the community and visit the SingStore to get hold of more great tracks for your collection.
I've listed all the great things about SingStar on the XMB for you below but I am most excited about the fact that you can now play SingStar with your PlayStation Eye camera.
We have spent many an afternoon testing this in the office and are pretty pleased with it so please let us know what you think! This will only work for single player mode, so if you're gearing up for a serious SingStar battle, you'll obviously still need to plug in some mics.
109w ago - SingStar Back To The 80s, a PS3 3.72 Firmware game, is now working on PS3 3.55 CFW by using the SingStar Queen PlayStation 3 update file with the SingStar Back To The 80s PS3 LiGHTFORCE release.
Below are the related PlayStation 3 downloads and a brief guide for PS3 Custom Firmware users, as follows:
1. Download this SingStar Queen .PKG update file and install it on your PS3.
2. Use a SFO editor to change the game ID from BCES01257 to BCES00494 and let multiMAN change the FW to 3.55 (or do it yourself), or download this modified PARAM.SFO File by Descrambler and replace the original one.
3. Run the game on multiMAN and it should work.
P.S. Don't install any other updates or the game won't work!
What this does is use the 3.55 FW update from SingStar Queen to work on SinSstar back to 80's (a 3.72 game) making it run on 3.55 CFW.
Download links from PS3MOR: Password: Hcfkl2585FDrkUH1274ggf (or try morsayfa but the first should work)
120w ago - Sony Associate Producer Jenny Barbour has announced that SingStar Song Packs will be coming to PSN today.
Below are all the details, to quote: I'm happy to tell you that starting today you'll be able to expand your SingStar track library by purchasing a great selection of downloadable SingStar Song Packs that were previously only available on the SingStore via the PlayStation Store as well in the U.S. and Canada.
To start, you'll be able to choose from 49 packs including party-starting essentials like the Britney Spears, Bon Jovi: Rock, The Jackson 5 and Alternative 80s Song Packs. Each pack has five songs and will be available for download via PSN for $6.99.
Additional SingStore Song Packs will be coming to PSN soon; but for now, check out the full list of packs that will be available today!
Motor City Soul
80s Part 2
Essentials: For Boys
Essentials: For Girls
Essentials: Party Starters
Essentials: Pop Classics