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Submitted by Abriael 275d ago | video

Check Out PS4's New Dynamic Themes in Action in This Video While You Wait for 2.0

Here's a video of the PS4 themes announced for the upcoming firmware update 2.0 in action. (PS4)

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THE-COMMANDER  +   275d ago
Sweet indeed! I really can't wait to finally customize my background, blue is fine but looking at it everyday is just getting me nervous now lol

2.0 I'm waiting for you.
GTgamer  +   275d ago | Funny
Well from my observation themes also has background music helllll yessss gimmie a bloodbourne Theme with the Soundtrack playing inthe background or a silent Hills Theme with the creppy noises and sounds (◎_◎;) I take that last one back I don't want it ಠ_ಠ.
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Bloodborn  +   275d ago
Oh god, please someone do this! :D
I'd be fine with the music from the leaked trailer as well (can't post it through mobile but I have it running in my head lol)
abzdiine  +   275d ago
congrats to dualshockers who succeed to place the same article in the 2 hottest news of the day. i wonder who approves this garbage!
DS is the biggest click website i have ever seen...
OrangePowerz  +   275d ago
Stop looking at the background amd play stuff :D /jk
iiwii  +   275d ago
lol... I know, right? Anyway, I thought themes were cool at first on the PS3, but I got tired of them and switched back to just a custom picture for the background. That was good enough for me, but it IS good to have as many options as possible.

I am really more in need of folders like on PS3 where I can structure my games and such.
Killzoner99  +   274d ago
You know that extremely talented designers worked on these right? Don't you think they should get the praise they deserve for their brilliant work? Kudos to Dualshockers for the shining a light on this.
VforVideogames  +   274d ago
That's all I can do on my ps4 , just put a background cause there are no games.
TI_21  +   275d ago
I'd really like a PS3esque background where the color scheme changes.
Also: When I'm playing a game I want it to be visible in the background when I switch to the menu.
telekineticmantis  +   275d ago
Themes are a pretty neat feature, I loved the Heavy Rain theme. But it seems like a waste when you're the only 1 who can see it. Why Can't they find a way for people to see you're theme, When they visit your profile.

All this "more social" talk from the early PS4 anouncement conferences , made me think PS4 was gonna be like Facebook or Myspace, with open chat channels running on the side of your PS4, and more animated avatars, and profiles that are like home hubs, where people can see your dynamic backgrounds when they visit your profile. So far this is basically looking like PS3 all over again with a couple new albeit creative features.

Hopefully it develops that way, and the YouTube app they are bringing us can go up to 4K (atleast 1080p), since Sony is invested in it and promised some content PS4 users, if I remember correctly, I think it was more of an insinuation.
AliTheSnake1  +   275d ago
They have profile themes on the vita.
iiwii  +   275d ago
I actually prefer using the PSN app on my Galaxy Tab 4 or iPad. I hate having to exit the game to check messages and it's much easier to type on the tablet screen
ITPython  +   274d ago
@iiwii - Checking messages on the PS4 is a breeze, especially if you double-tap the PS button to quickly go back and fourth from game to message menu (or whatever menu you were last at).

Not sure if any of the newer PS4 players know about the double-tap PS button feature, but it is a great time-saver.
nunley33  +   274d ago
If your streaming your game and go into the menus anybody on the stream will see it. They may add sharing to things you buy like they have with ps3. The trophy and purchase sharing was a neat idea that i wouldn't complain about ps4 getting. You could then tweet out when you bought it or to FB hey i bought this, take a look. Devs would like this sharing added as it's free advertising.
Madderz  +   274d ago
@nunley33

"If your streaming your game and go into the menus anybody on the stream will see it."

Correct me if i'm wrong but everytime i've streamed and entered the PS menu it pops up and says that you cannot stream the content. When you go back in game it resumes.

I've seen it when actually watching a stream too it comes up with a blue screen with the triangle, circle, cross and square all like rolling along.
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xtremeimport  +   275d ago
no folders though??
lsujester  +   274d ago
I want that more than themes. I'm sick of scrolling through 20 game icons just to get to something.
nunley33  +   274d ago
I saw an earlier leak of screens that showed folders and sony is working on it, it'll come. Who knows if it'll come in 2.oo or the later update that adds DLNA. I use folders and group games together on my PS3 and name the folders, it's very handy and one i'll love getting on the ps4.
starchild  +   275d ago
Looks awesome. I can't wait to be able to use themes on my PS4. I hope they still allow you to use your own custom themes and backgrounds.
BitbyDeath  +   274d ago
Anyone else notice the Avatar disappears when they revert back to pre-2.00 build. This might be hinting at proper avatar support.
ANIALATOR136  +   275d ago
Next they need to hurry the fudge up with the MP3 playback.
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Hoika  +   275d ago
People can disagree all they want but I think you have a point. I think the PS4 is a great system and love to see where it's going to and it's nice to see Sony having momentum after the PS3 era. But MP3/video playback should have been on the PS4 from day 1. Whether or not you use this function (I wouldn't use it to listen to MP3's) but it should be there for people who do/want to. I'm afraid they want us to start using Music Unlimited...

On topic, looks cool. Hope thy create some atmospheric Bloodborne/Silent Hills themes for this.
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MoreRPG  +   274d ago
MP3 and video playback. Thats one of the reasons why i haven't bought a PS4 yet.
sin7279  +   275d ago
Nice!
mark3214uk  +   275d ago
wish it would hurry up tho :)
Father__Merrin  +   275d ago
brilliant feature. now if only they dropped that silly music playing in background when ppl have thier cams on
Exoil  +   275d ago
It's already done!
Mithan  +   275d ago
Love it.
HappyWithOneBubble  +   275d ago
Dynamic Themes was great on PS3.
mayberry  +   275d ago
I had a sweet "Tabasco" theme! There was a theme for anything!
Dlacy13g  +   275d ago
That's a nice feature update for PS4. Given we had it last gen it's odd to see both new consoles shipped without it.
Twiggy  +   275d ago
That's a start in the right direction, I would like to turn the color of my theme to black or red, blue has over stayed it's welcome haha!
pwnsause_returns  +   275d ago
ohhh maiiii....
AC2020x  +   275d ago
Need Bloodbourne theme!!!!
elazz  +   275d ago
I want just the same as current but with dynamic color changing happening like my xperia z2 which has more or less the same background
nades_all_night  +   275d ago
So sweet. Cant wait. PS4 wallpaper creation, here I come.
kingPoS  +   275d ago
Bring on the themes, unleash the avatars. Soon... the blue screen will flourish with the rainbows of creativity. ^_^

And...

Seeing that Torne icon makes me hope that one day that tv in the US would be as open that. A plug n play dvr setup is something I wish we could have, Instead of that, we've got cable monopolies and terrible average network speeds.

Gateway MT6706 2008
LonDonE  +   275d ago
I hope we can download dynamic themes and normal themes from third party websites like on PS3! i found a copuple of awesome websites which you could just open with the PS3 browser and then download straight from the website to your PS3 system if we are able to do this with the PS4 then that will be EPIC!!!!!

Since Sony will probably just charge for all the best themes/dynamic themes on the PSN store.
So i look forward to fan made themes on third party sites if Sony allows it on PS4.
Either way i am VERY HAPPY that custom themes are coming to PS4 since its one of the PS3 features i loved and i just dont understand why Microsoft hasn't allowed custom themes with the X1/X360??
Update 2.0 cant come fast enough!!
Obz  +   275d ago
Or just have an App Store with themes... This is 2014.
LonDonE  +   274d ago
Dude the difference with what i was saying is that with an app store you most likely will have to pay for all the themes! on the third party websites i used to use for the PS3 THEY WERE ALL FREE! and because they were made by fans they were not restricted in any way! they had awesome cool themes pretty much ANYTHING YOU COULD THINK OF! hell they even had Halo themes for the PS3!!!

And they were free, no reason why we cant have a third party themes or better yet give us complete customizability to make themes our selves that way more creative people could make them and put them online which is like what they done with the PS3 and then we could just download them!! FOR FREE LOL
Asuka  +   275d ago
I want a neptunia theme, or a fairy fencer f theme along with the new game announced for ps4. Heck might as well ask for a god eater 2 and p5 themes as well xD
lex-1020  +   275d ago
The themes are nice, I just hope theres a way to finally organize my content on screen. Folders would be amazing.
Obz  +   275d ago
There's folders. Pay attention.
lex-1020  +   274d ago
Oh yea? And what folders are there in that theme video? Hmmm.... Because I still just see the game Icons and having to scroll to the end to find the My Library option. So please enlighten me on where these magical folders are.
Ares84HU  +   275d ago
That is just so cool how it goes to the roof of the house when they go up to the menu.

Can't wait for other dynamic themes. This time I might even pay for one or two.
xActionBasturdx  +   275d ago
So does this mean we can create our own themes like in ps3. I really miss my Street figher 4 theme, icons, and effects. But if now oh well at least i can make my background less blue lol
scottieleverne  +   274d ago
"Check out PS4 New Dynamic Themes". This implies there are more than one. The video linked shows one. :/
KiwiViper85  +   274d ago
Lame. Cant wait to get my Hello Kitty theme too!
cyclindk  +   274d ago
On Nintendo's next console they should do the same thing, except basically make the "themes" all playable games (nintendo classics) that with a single button press you an instantly start playing and get in and out of right on the main screen, zero loading delay.

Mario brothers NES originals, zelda originals, some others.

Be cool
R00bot  +   274d ago
That could be great. Have you seen the 3DS themes coming? One has Mario jumping between the apps as you swap past them.
PiperMCFierceson  +   274d ago
Can't wait , toro is the best
DOOMZ  +   274d ago
COOL!!!
BABY-JEDI  +   274d ago
I would like a dynamic theme of TLOU, where Ellie smacks guys with bricks. Make this happen please ND
; )
Adolph Fitler  +   274d ago
I wish Sony just would have brought over a very similar UI to the current PS3 UI setup.. The PS4 one is just too messy, & time consuming to navigate. PS3's interface is far easier & better for everyday use, so I fail to understand, Why, on earth Sony changed up the UI so drastically, & gave us a more awkward setup to deal with.. They'd already dealt with this on PS3 & kept streamlining the service, & UI, until it became what it is today, which is my favorite out of ALL the consoles, thus far, for ease of use, customization, & basic navigational uses. I think dynamic themes is 1 step in the right direction, so hopefully this also means, fully customizable themes/wallpapers & other such personal touches.. And, I just hope they start making the PS4 UI, more like PS3's, but better.

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