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Free Animated PS3 Theme

BLPGaming finds a new PS3 theme, and the best part? Its FREE (Afrika, PS3)

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sonarus  +   2354d ago
Seriously charging 3 dollars for a dynamic theme is the most ridiculous crap. Better be giving some away free for pre ordering cus dats d only way i' getting one. Thanks to Afrika though i'm st8 with ma zebra theme:D
LiL T  +   2354d ago
I wish I had read this article 20mins ago. I unfortunately had $4.06 left in my ps account and went for the LBP one. I am kicking myself right now because the Afrika theme is way better.
Play Now My Lord  +   2354d ago
its $ony habibi
all companies love the $$$$, thats why we have a console.

Play Now My lord?
anh_duong  +   2354d ago
you do know that you are making a comment about sony making $$$ in a post that mentions sony giving away a free theme.
shawnsl65  +   2354d ago
I wouldn't mind paying.. .25~.99 cents for a really good Bleach or FFVersus13 full theme.

Free dynamic theme that I would like to see:

Rain forest
Tropical Beach
Stormy Ocean
Oceanic deep sea creature
Grand Canyon
Yellowstone geisure
African Plain

Just lots of nature stuff you know?
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LiL T  +   2354d ago
@pay now for live my princess
you mean like micro$oft.

Nice list I would like to see
A Fisherman in a river scene
A Bear in a river scene
Lion pride scene
Snowboardig/Sking in a nice Mountain scene
Pit stop action scene (for the GT5 lovers)
Theres too many ideas to list.

@Sarcasm below
Yeah some Pit crew action for GT5 would be sweet
Batman AA Joker
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Winter47th  +   2354d ago
I'll just have to make do with 1 Animated Background a month.
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Sarcasm  +   2354d ago
Dynamic themes I'd like to see:

- MGS4 or something MGS
- GT5
- Uncharted
- Ratchet & Clank
- God of War

Pretty much all the first party games and a few 3rd party games.
MikeGdaGod  +   2354d ago
that's better......wish i hadn't wasted the $2.99 on the other.....they got me this time, not again
Sarcasm  +   2354d ago
Anybody else notice that it says

"2008 Sony Computer Entertainment Inc."

at the bottom of the Afrika theme?

Poopface the 2nd  +   2354d ago
I just got my slim a few days ago
how do I go to the japanese store, do I have to create a new Japan PSN account. Ive done it before on XBOX to get the NG 2 demo, but if I have to make a new account Ill pass, even though I think zebras are cool.
Maddens Raiders  +   2354d ago
I swear -
I've never seen so much whining, babbling, and carrying on over spending three (3!) freaking dollars for something that's worth it. Hell, the PS3 cost $600 when it launched, so everything else must be free right???

Most of you waste more time here on N4G when you could be out making some money instead of whining and making fools out of yourselves over THREE freaking dollars.

Jeez, get a job, or a hustle or a scam or something, but don't admit to the world that you're broke after three little measly dollars.

phosphor112  +   2354d ago
Yay, I found out how to do it
That was all sorts of difficult =[.
Winter47th  +   2354d ago
How to make the icons more visible
Theme Settings > Background > Brightness -3

Gotta love the flexibility of the PS3.
Christopher  +   2354d ago
I don't buy themes or images that cost money. Whether it's on the 360 or the PS3. But, hey, if they want to try and make some money off of their work, who am I to stop them considering for every person like me there's at least one who will buy the product.
ThanatosDMC  +   2354d ago
To those that bought the theme:

Does it have some background sounds/music???

Wouldnt it be cool to have a zombie or monster theme? Or some kung fu fight in the background. Jet Li vs the General fight would be awesome!

The fight against the girl's uncle was just Fing great too!

Where's that damn editor/creator program?!
Jeebus  +   2354d ago
I think it'd be cool to have the CQC background from MGS3 as an animated bg
DaTruth  +   2354d ago
That game dropped in 2008.
pain777pas  +   2354d ago
Some of the great designers will make free ones on PS3 themes or something give it time.
Dutch Boogie  +   2354d ago
hmm not a very smart move by Sony if you ask me. Atleast as a first day release let gamers download the LBP theme for free. Hopefully developers will gives us free themes for preordering their games and a community website starts developing their own. Things like these should just be free.
bakaPX  +   2354d ago
@ Dutch Boogie
I agree. Or if not, it should be 1.99 at the max. I understand that Sony is doing that for whatever reason but to us buyers, it's like a rip off. It might seem like a good deal but $2.99 for a animated theme? I'd understand if the included more stuff in the animated theme. But it seems cool. Might get my bro to get it.
DaTruth  +   2354d ago
It's a very smart move. Had they not charged it, they wouldn't have my money right now. But I will not make a habit of this.
AXOi  +   2354d ago
Before I bother creating a Jap account... do these zebras do anything? or is it just an alternating picture gallery.

I certainly didn't expect Sony to be charging for the very first dynamic theme, c'mon guys... not a cool move.
DJ Chick  +   2354d ago
Worth creating a Japanese account to get a free theme of Zebras having an orgy?

Hell 2 the yeah!
cyclindk  +   2354d ago
Totally, just Dled it!

Not only are they practically photo realistic, as in the game the theme is based upon, but it looks like you've got some wildlife documentary running in the background, now only if the lighting changed depending on the time of day, that would be cool (African sunset).

To your question, yes they move about, grazing, walking, et cetera... just being zebras.
sonarus  +   2354d ago
Its a very nice theme. In fact imo MUCH better than LBP theme. The zebras give it a more mature look and very classy
Marceles  +   2354d ago
The best part is the zebra that walks closely in view of the camera and then turns his head at you lol. Yeah this theme is better than LBP.

You've gotta see it in motion
unrealgamer58  +   2354d ago
just downloaded it, i love how the zebra stares at me. xb
cyclindk  +   2354d ago
One keeps staring into my soul...
RememberThe357  +   2354d ago
I don't have a Japanese account...
I don't really want to make one, but I really want this, as well.

Decision, decision.
cyclindk  +   2354d ago
Creating a Jap account is worth it, there are SO many things there we never get over here, I'm sure you'll find some other use for it eventually and it's just a one time deal.
Grin  +   2354d ago
here is how
Just go to google and put in "make a japanese PSN account". You can find a step-by-step guide on how to make an account.
Megaton  +   2354d ago
It's worth it to have one in every region. From the Japanese store I've got this theme, Mainichi Issho (and its trophies), the demo for Katamari Forever, and several other past demos early. Plus, you can go to Japanese version of Home.
lordgodalming  +   2354d ago
@ grin

How in the h311 did you get a disagree for a suggestion about how to start up a Japanese account??

Have a bubble on me.
Baka-akaB  +   2354d ago
decision ?

By the time you wasted making that post you could have created said account ...
RememberThe357  +   2354d ago
@Baka, lol I guess I'll get on it then...
People are so passionate about their Japaese PSN...
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dimitry21  +   2354d ago
i got the theme and its not so bad... i would love a final fantasy 13 animed theme
Aquarius  +   2354d ago
I don't know if sum1 has already mentioned this but IMHO they should've done a free trial for LBP.

I live in the UK and I haven't got it. :{

WTH has SONY enlarged the friends list. I'm not BLIND.
Go to message box, create message and select from friends and see how clunky it looks. Why would they want to add more stuff on it. To enlarge even more. It doesn't suit the XMB.

Edit: Lord give me strength. I just downloaded the Afrika theme. I almost passed out. LOOK AT THE CLOUDS 4FUCSAKE!!!!!!!!!!1 THIS IS LIVING.

@sonarus I just hope its reasonbably priced in the UK as I said in a different post. I haven't used XBL before but I read an article SONY saying instead of paying £39.99 for XBL you can get numerous content on PS Store for £39.99. Imagine paying £39.99 then a make-believe price for a theme.

Which service is offering a better value in this sittuation?

@cyclindk I think I just died for a couple of seconds and came back :D
One cheeky little one is rubbing they're behind on my TV :P

Edit 2 The Afrika theme on my UK user account is darker than my Jap User account. Why?
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slave2Dcontroller  +   2354d ago
I feel your pain and I just posted something similar prior to reading your post. Normally I dont do thid but I'm going on the us.psboards and give Sony a piece of my mind. Not to mention I cant DL any of my PSN games I had on my primary fat. AAAAAGGGGGGGH!!!
LiL T  +   2354d ago
@ Aquarius
"Edit 2 The Afrika theme on my UK user account is darker than my Jap User account. Why?"

You might have the theme brightness turned down in the settings.
tripewire  +   2354d ago
1) Am I the only person who finds this theme completely freakin' awesome?

2) Are the graphics in AFRIKA actually like that? If so, im SOLD
JL  +   2354d ago
I haven't downloaded the theme yet (I definitely will though), so I can't make a comparison. However, I can point you in a direction so that you can see actual gameplay videos of Afrika so that you might make the comparison yourself (HD videos too).
Scroll down a lil ways to get to the Gameplay section. They have several there, and a few that also have HD versions.
tripewire  +   2354d ago
Cheers man. Bubbsup
tripewire  +   2354d ago
Holy S***

Its the animal version of Gran Turismo.

Water effects are crap, but other than that, I really want this game.
JL  +   2354d ago
Yea I'll definitely be picking this game up this month as well. It'll be my one game for this month before the onslaught of games I want in October. Should be a fun change-of-pace kind of game.
cyclindk  +   2354d ago
Yeah the animals are great, but EVERYTHING else is uglyer an eshit; but the game is mostly about the wildlife anyway; so most grass textures are eshit) and so on.

If you love da an-e-mals, then wait for the US release.
THE MAX SPEED 21  +   2354d ago
I'D Like To see them Release Japanese Anime Themes like this . That would be cool.

The Max Speed as Returned to N4G
LeonSKennedy4Life  +   2354d ago
Welcome back, sir. : )
Redempteur  +   2354d ago
the JPN store had already some prenium theme about anime..

Now if i find some anime animated theme... if this this move will be a great succès ( but if only we could preview the theme before buying it )
lordgodalming  +   2354d ago
How hard would a Death Note theme rock?

...Or a Love Hina theme lol. Keitaro and Motoko sword fighting for all eternity behind my XMB. Bliss.
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Redempteur  +   2354d ago
i would be istant sold on a animated gundam theme .

At least with marvel coming with comics
an animated marvel theme is coming no doubt about it ...
slave2Dcontroller  +   2354d ago
911 HELP!(Off Topic)
Ok I DL'd 3.0 Nice Sparkly backdrop looks Awsome. However, #1 Why is the font big enough for a blind man to read and can I shrink it?
#2 What was the point of these big gray bricks on the friends list, are they planning on allowing us to skin them? Please say yes bc it looks so awful and out of place.
#3 How do I stop that scrolling txt on my clock?!

This update really mucked up my XMB on top of that I just bought my Slim yesterday and it wont let me DL ANY of the stuff from my fatty. Even worse I bought the LBP theme and I cant use because it says I need to deactivate a PS3!

I bought the slim bc one of my fattys YLOD on me friday and since the warranty expired I had to tear it apart to get out my Fallout3. Thank God I still have 1 fatty left thats still in the box where it will be well preserved. They dont make'em like that anymore. XD Seems way to soon to be sayin that.
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Aquarius  +   2354d ago
if you go to the main page ( ) and click on Can't Download Game Content on PS3 Slim? Here's the Issue

You should see your problem.

@ LiL T thanks all is well :)
INehalemEXI  +   2354d ago
Not bad. There is potential for some sweet themes here , still need decent avatars though.
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Xbox360Elite  +   2354d ago
Looks crap glad we don't get this on Xbox360.Also the ps3 has gone slow due to the memory it takes running this in the background.
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The_Beast  +   2354d ago
lemme guess if the sht box had it you would praise it?.. im book marking this page so when MS copies sony with this feature..

and how the hell would you know, your a retarded bot.. and you havnt even seen it i suggest that you go do somthing else to kill time.

your 360 will come in time and youll get youll 3 hours of play b4 you have to send it back.. heck you can beat shadow complex 3 times in 3 hours

gone slow? the web browser seems faster and so are the trophies.. idk what slow your talking abt and even if it did its probably not even noticeable
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Aquarius  +   2354d ago
Dude your a liar.

I switched off my PS3 then switched it back on with the theme already saved. I haven't noticed anything.
Plus the fact that you said "crap" shows your jealous because your 360 can never PLAY BEYOND.
The_Beast  +   2354d ago
Bots just pull sht out of their ass when they have nothing to say.... just wait til MS copies this.. their ganna be like ITS FREAKING SWEET!!
The_Beast  +   2354d ago
. you have any idea what people will make, since you can get user created themes for ps3....cant wait til they start making dynamic themes

all user created and free... its endless possibilities of themes that people can make... and so will the devs when they put them up on psn..
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ZBlacktt  +   2354d ago
The Xbox does not get these because the system would burn up just that much faster. No reason to have a 60% fail rate.
kevinx1000  +   2354d ago
the theme looks good, but the xbox already has animated themes, we can make our own themes and on the 360 the premium themes come with special objects behind your friends on the dashboard friend list.
Xbox360Elite  +   2354d ago
I have 2 nephews who have the ps3 so yes i've seen it nothing special. Just some zebras shagging each other in the background.

and don't forget you'll have to pay they won't be free. Just like you pay for avatar clothing and Furniture you will even pay for themes so SAD.

Go back to your ps3 and play with your theme while i play a real game on my Xbox360 Elite.
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Aquarius  +   2354d ago

fadic4 you can bookmark my comment here.

I'm going to catch you red-handed

May I ask?
What are the other Zebras doing?
How many Zebras are there?
How like-like are the Zebars? What are there doing with their bodies etc.

EDIT it seems there's already pictures, so you can forget it.
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The_Beast  +   2354d ago
ay smart ass, user created themes are free....

you retarded bots make it way too easy

and even the psn once wont all be priced.... so SAD you dont even use you own brain
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Aquarius  +   2354d ago
fadic 4

I think he's brain-damagaed.

So bot, you would rather pay £39.99 a year plus a prenium theme than free and lets just say £1.99 for a theme?

You could buy so many quality sh*t with a balance of £39.99 on the PSN store you deluded fanboy.
The_Beast  +   2354d ago
Lol i am, im playing arkham asylum, its just fun playing as the joker you should try it out...... oh wait...

you own a shtbox. well you better hurry it up and enjoy your 2 hours that you have left
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Shane Kim  +   2354d ago
seriously xbox3560elite, are you wired into some kind of nutrition/"keep you awake" machine? Since you literally troll 24/7. How do you make time to eat/sleep?
PimpHandHappy  +   2354d ago
and don't forget you'll have to pay they won't be free. Just like you pay for avatar clothing and Furniture you will even pay for themes so SAD.

really? I guess you would know that you win free stuff like shirts and stuff in HOME. I won a sheriff t-shirt in the EA HOME space for winning a texas hold em tourny!

and dont 4get
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na2ru1  +   2354d ago
Go have a break or something already you idiot.
PtRoLLFacE  +   2354d ago
k i need help, i got a JP account but now i don't understand sh¡t lol i dont know to navigate the jp pSs
INehalemEXI  +   2354d ago
you will see a zebra in a frame of black and red that says playstation 3, thats the one.
PtRoLLFacE  +   2354d ago
ya got it, thanks
Chicago8506  +   2354d ago
Appreciate tha info...
I juss d/l tha free theme, thanks for tha heads up man. I bought tha LBP theme before I knew about this, but it's kewl.
I like em both personally.
Honestly though, some ov u guyz on here have been a bit spoiled by Sony and their (Free Network).
$3 shouldn't make or break nobody...stop being so cheap, n buy 1 theme n b done with it!
clintos59  +   2354d ago
Totally agree...
But I understand why some would complain. Not that it matters to me since I also bought the LBP THEME & it rox but sony shouldve atleast had a few free themes just so users can see just how cool these themes actually look & may consider even buying some when more are released with their favorite themes.

Also I really am enjoying the "Whats New" feature which makes things alot more faster to get to & the xmb feels alot faster & smoother to navigate.

The friends list looks kinda BIG (lol) but im sure sony is working on something to make it look cooler for us users. Anyways love the themes & bring me some MGS4 themes & ill be even more happy to fork out some more $$$. :]
Vitalogy  +   2354d ago
Worth the download, only have one thing to point, the text and icons are too bright in this theme.

We need more animated themes free, not rip offs like they do in the games and addons.

Sony never learn and stop being greedy :(

Off topic: don't really like that much the 3.0 LOL i'm being honest, the friends list got really worst and the font size in XMB is way too large geez, reminds me of a 640x480 PC resolution :s
Aquarius  +   2354d ago
OMG I feel sorry for everyone who hasn't bought a HD Cable yet as it looks absolutely horrible in SD.

SONY should really bundle the HD-Cable with the system.

I've also noticed some Zebras disapperaing in the SD resolution and a few glitches. No joke.

I mean it can't hurt SONY to include it. They need to inform their consumers more man.

@ Goldsack yes you can. Go to theme settings.
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krisq  +   2354d ago
So let me get it straight. You have HDTV and you're using composite cables with ps3?
Baka-akaB  +   2354d ago
If you have the HD tv you should have the cable already imo .
Yeah sony could include it of course , but still ...
Goldsack  +   2354d ago
hi fellas..
..when i dont like the new look of the xmb, can i rewind it and use the normal xmb built???
Ryangp  +   2354d ago
Give the community the tools to create animated themes!
Aquarius  +   2354d ago
He's a bot. (Ro)bot. Get it? :D

They don't need to eat or sleep.
Dr-Zoidberg  +   2354d ago
I have a question regarding this Africa theme. For those who have downloaded it, I am curious to know whether these themes play on a loop and if so for how long? Or is it a set of certain animations but in a random order?
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JL  +   2354d ago
As for the Afrika theme it's a video that runs on a loop, yes. How long? I can't be for certain, just turned off my PS3 and not turning it back on just for that. But the loop was just like a minute or so it seemed.
Redempteur  +   2354d ago
sorry it's not a video...

sack boy jump when you shake your controler

and some horses in the afrika theme raise their head ONLY when you're using your controler ..

besides if find it hard to see a video WITHOUT ANY artifacts in 720p in only 5mb...
it's most likely a set of animations with one or two backgrounds and a setting file
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Goldsack  +   2354d ago
A Lot!!!!
MaximusPrime  +   2354d ago
could someone confirm to me that Hong Kong store have Afrika dynamic theme?
JL  +   2354d ago
I couldn't find it on the Hong Kong account. Tried there first so I wouldn't have to create a Japan account. But I didn't see it anywhere on the Hong Kong one (unless I just overlooked it somewhere, though it would've had to been in some odd location for me to do that) so I did in fact have to create a Japanese account to get it. Sorry, was hoping the same you were. However, if you do a google search for creating a Japanese account it's fairly simple and pretty quick to set up.
MaximusPrime  +   2354d ago
here video clip of this theme:

im at work btw and am anxious to see what this theme showing
AXOi  +   2354d ago
Thanks for that.. it looks VERY impressive :D
Can't wait to see what else they/we could create with this new tool.

It'll be cool to have the Millenium Falcon constantly going though lightspeed :)

Or a realistic fish tank.

Or a blurry background though a window on a rainy day... That'll look impressive
OGharryjoysticks  +   2354d ago
I like the basic theme now
The wave with all the sparkle is pretty impressive in 1080p
MaximusPrime  +   2354d ago
yea me too. i enjoyed that sparkle
Sir Ken_Kutaragi  +   2354d ago
WE NEED!!!................
A 'RRoD' 3 Red Light Moving Theme!!! ;-D Well the Red Lights Flashing!!! ;-D

+ I don't mind paying for them. If the LBP one comes up on the Euro Store(why isn't on there for yet?) i'll buy it;)

Need a Fish-tank one to;) + KillZone 2 one ;-P

+ That Zebra(painted Horses) ;-D one looks AMAZING er Looks REAL??? ;-P
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maspi  +   2354d ago
Yes I'd like a "Xbox360 RROD with a facepalm guy" animated theme.priceless.
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riksweeney  +   2354d ago
I have no problem with charging for the themes, but at least make one free so that people can see how they work or look.
tripewire  +   2354d ago
So i need to go to bed, and Im just laying here watching Zebras. F*kn bizarre.

On that note, I'd pay 3 bucks for a Flower theme...
Aquarius  +   2354d ago
lol the game is a theme within itself :D

@14.2 I have a Monster cable. I just switched it back to see if the Font of the XMB could look any worse in SD :P
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Gen0Noob  +   2354d ago
SWEET. I'll have to download that on my PS3.
vincentvegawchz  +   2354d ago
I think it's pretty awesome, and if i see one that becomes available that i really like, I do not mind at all Downloading it for 3 bucks. I mean. It's 3 bucks, big deal.
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