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29 Oct 2012
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you need to register a new psn account with a country that does not support psn store , on such account the singstar icon is not visible , you can still use your downloaded content.

 

i already started a new account and using it, i dont even care my old saves and trophies are not on that account, but it's still better than looking at that singstar icon

 

i know it's no real solution  , but at least something you can do about it

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GANTZn00b wrote:

you need to register a new psn account with a country that does not support psn store , on such account the singstar icon is not visible , you can still use your downloaded content.

 

i already started a new account and using it, i dont even care my old saves and trophies are not on that account, but it's still better than looking at that singstar icon

 

i know it's no real solution  , but at least something you can do about it


 

Thats a stupid reason to make a new account just to avoid having a icon.

 

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i dont care as much for this account as you may care about yours , i keep continue using the new singrstar free account  until sony offers a real solution

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Seriously?
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I dont think he's been serious. No one in their right mind would be that stupid just to avoid the icon.
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LOL this is probably the stupidiest idea I have ever heard
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Wow.

 

I just...wow.

 

I have no words.

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:o !!!!!
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Little does he know, just because he can't see it, its still there watching his every move.
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how much time to people spend looking at the XMB to be that bothered by this? Christ on a bike.
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There's something I genuinely don't understand here.

 

Gantz, do you play games on your PS3? If yes, why do you need to make a new account to avoid seeing the SingStar icon when you can play a game and not see it? If you play games on your new account, it's the same difference.

 

Serious question, as I'm genuinely confused.

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I thought the same thing Jacko.
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its somehow related to my "first impression" each time i turn on my ps3, when i see those two singstar hipsters i want to punch my TV , i want my recently played title to have the #1 spot and thats exactly what my workaround achieves, of course ill finish my started games on my old one but i'll slowly shift all my activity to my new singsrat free account , which also set as default boot account now

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Wont you lose trophies, saves etc though?

Also what do you mean by last played game. When I start up my PS3 is always defaults to the "whats new" bit

Can you change this somewhere I dont know about.? After this I just then move over to the game section and it automatically defaults to the disc I have in the system. If I dont have one in then yes it goes to the singstar app
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leggy1975 wrote:
Wont you lose trophies, saves etc though?

Also what do you mean by last played game. When I start up my PS3 is always defaults to the "whats new" bit

Can you change this somewhere I dont know about.? After this I just then move over to the game section and it automatically defaults to the disc I have in the system. If I dont have one in then yes it goes to the singstar app

You can change it in "System Settings", I believe.

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Jacko_the_lad wrote:

leggy1975 wrote:
Wont you lose trophies, saves etc though?

Also what do you mean by last played game. When I start up my PS3 is always defaults to the "whats new" bit

Can you change this somewhere I dont know about.? After this I just then move over to the game section and it automatically defaults to the disc I have in the system. If I dont have one in then yes it goes to the singstar app

You can change it in "System Settings", I believe.


 

Really !

 

*learns something new everyday*

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I Hate the icon, but even i wouldn't resort to doing this. Because as mentioned everythign is tied to my account.

 

Why won't they just let us put it in a Folder? :xCry:

 

Also, can i just say it's not the point of how long do you look at your XMB etc. I think mainly people have issue with it being there without their permission (i know we accepted the T&C's etc. and it is essentially Sony's XMB) but the majority didn't want, need, or ask for it (God it sounds like some sort of PPI Ad, ha), i'm just annoyed i can't move it.

 

But as i said it's not that we spend all day cursing at the screen spending an age looking at the XMB, it's just the knowing that it is there and nothing can be done about it. Like an unremoveable Stain, that can't be hidden.

 

But yeah back on topic, while it may get rid of it, it really isn't a solution in my opinion.

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Nothing else can be put in a folder, so why this?
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Nothing else can be put in a folder, so why this?

 

Because this is 'Between' my Blu-Ray Disc and My Folders, no other Section on the XMB has it like this if i recall correctly.

 

Hell, even if it had it's own Folder, With other F2P Apps like Dust 514 and DC Universe i wouldn't mind, but i would still like it to Above my Blu Ray Disc so all my stuff at the very least is together.

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its somehow related to my "first impression" each time i turn on my ps3, when i see those two singstar hipsters i want to punch my TV , i want my recently played title to have the #1 spot and thats exactly what my workaround achieves, of course ill finish my started games on my old one but i'll slowly shift all my activity to my new singsrat free account , which also set as default boot account now


So, you'd rather lose all your trophies, saves etc. than press a button on the d-pad once?

 

I give up trying to understand people on this forum. I don't think it's even possible. :(

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"So, you'd rather lose all your trophies, saves etc. than press a button on the d-pad once?"

im not losing anything , my old account is still there whenever i want it , infact im gaining a option to not see something i dont want to , a option sony is not offering me

and to the guy recommending professional advice : you are taking my words too literaly , but theres a reason why i switch to another channel when commercials are on TV , same reason why i switched my account , i dont want to see singsrat on my personal XMB , if i just could move it below my purchased games to the very bottom (simply by playing the games) i would not say one word
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