10 Ridiculous PlayStation 3 Themes

Are you tired of waves of colour filling your TV while you're navigating the menus of the PlayStation 3? Were you hoping for a theme that was a bit more dynamic? Something sexier and more gangster, maybe a little less lava lampy?

Oh, you've got options. Heaps of them available for purchase for the PS3. After about a half-decade of ignoring the PlayStation 3's "themes" I've suddenly found my new favourite section of the PlayStation store. Seriously. Have you checked the "games/themes" section on Sony's online shop?

Kotaku video editor Chris Person and I spent a little time flipping through the PlayStation store and have plucked out 10 of our favourite, ridiculous dynamic themes. Just think that someone, somewhere is using one of these themes as the background while they decide which PS3 game to boot up next.

The first one here is called "Dynamic Claus of War Theme" and costs $US2.99 from the good people at Smobile Inc.

AK-47 - "Dynamic AK 47 Theme" - $US2.99 Smobile Inc.

Woman with lightsaber and gun - "Dynamic Cyber Terran 3020 Theme 4" - Smobile Inc. $US2.99.

Woman with apple - "Dynamic Violet Vampire Theme" - Smobile Inc. $US2.99.

Bear - "Dynamic Bear in Stream Theme" - Smobile Inc. $US2.99.

Leprechaun - "DP Leprechaun Dynamic Theme" - Disruptive Media Publishers Inc. - $US2.99 (NOT SEEN IN OUR GIF: Sometimes the leprechaun drinks from his mug.)

Lady in a glass tube - "DP Suspended Beauty Dynamic Theme" - $US3.49 (NOT SEEN IN OUR GIF: Sometimes the lady spins around.)

Guy behind car with shotgun - "Dynamic Gangsters Theme 3" - $US2.99 Smobile Inc. (BONUS: Listen to the custom sound effects for this one.)

Dragon - "Dynamic Dragon Theme" - Sony Network Entertainment - Free, Exclusive to PlayStation Plus Members!

Lady with dragon - "Dynamic Dragon Warrior Theme" - $US2.99 Smobile Inc.


    While I am not the biggest fan of themes for your PS3 and/or the 360, it's easy to see which one has the better options.

    My current PS3 theme is something I got with being a PSN Plus member. I like that they give you freebies for just about everything you do on the PS3 and it's not limited.

    Meanwhile, on my 360 and Xbox LIVE, premium themes are obscured and themes purchased for the pre-NXE dashboard are worthless.

    If you want to buy a premium theme for your PS3/360, don't waste any money on the latter.

    The most dynamic of bears

    Also, they are all horrible, and mostly Smobile

    I am noticing a trend

    Smobile must be run by dynamic bears

    I actually quite like the Santa one :s

    The rest, yes, are god-awful!

    i use that dragon one its awesome

    The "dynamic" themes have always been a bit of a let down for me.. what I want is "dynamic" scenes that actually do things beyond a 5 second animation. Like imagine the inside of the Rebel battleship in Star Wars.. and you'd have all the flight crews moving around repairing things, X-Wings taking off at random times.. droids wandering around, etc etc.. or maybe a SimTown that has little people moving around and going about their business.. and when you change the menu position, it moves to different parts of the town (or hangar in the former example), focusing on different parts of the town (or hangar).. that's what I call "dynamic"... these are just animated backgrounds.. boring.

      The aquarium one is pretty cool and actually somewhat dynamic as opposed to just a 10 second loop. I've been using that one for at least a year now.

    I didn't know there were dynamic themes. I've just got my theme set to a picture of Batman.

    The one with the chick in the tank is fuckin' creepy.

    The dragon one is okay, I grabbed that back when Sony gave us a free month of PS+.

    I was always annoyed that the Dita Von Teese theme in the US store never made it across the pond. It seems to be gone now, too.

    The "Dragon Warrior" one is sorta cool... very Boris Vallejo... I don't think Id use it myself, but still...
    The Santa one is cool by virtue of being just plain crazy...

    I guess I'd be tempted to use either if it where free... I wouldn't pay for them though

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