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Sat, Dec 12, 2009 | 18:53 GMT
Sony has announced that after a “full year of user-generated content”, it and Media Molecules are holding the Sackie Awards – sort of like the Academy Awards – and will hand out awards to community created LittleBigPlanet goodies.
Judged by Media Molecule, Sony and the community, one was handed out to “Post–Apocalyptic” by Anpostteller for “Best Visuals and use of Special Effects in a Level”.
Other nominees in this category were:
- The Good, the Bad and the Sackboy series by Wexfordian
- The Movies by Teebonesey
- Pixelation 1.0 by JackIsBack999
- Future Warzone II Trailer by Johnee
- LittleDeadSpace by Darknessbear
- Cause and Effect series by TripleTremelo
- Star Cruiser by CandyK
- The Miracle of Life by Poms
More are to be handed out soon, and you can check out a video of the latest winner over on the US PS Blog.
Thu, Dec 10, 2009 | 16:34 GMT
A list of Trophies for LittleBigPlanet emerged today over on PS3trophies, and to say that these are water-centric is an understatement.
Here’s what is expected to come soon, if you want to remain surprised, don’t read it:
- PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN Booty Master:Collect all of the PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN Prize Bubbles
- Beast Slayer: Destroy the KRAKEN Boss
- Ace Port Royal: Ace Port Royal
- Ace Pirate Town:Ace Pirate Town
- Ace The Frigate: Ace The Frigate
- Ace Cursed Bay: Ace Cursed Bay
- Ace The Kraken!!!: Ace The Kraken!!!
- Tributary: Publish a Level Using WATER
- Salty Dog:Complete 20 Community Levels that use WATER
- The Bends: Achieve a score of 7000 in the Diving for Treasure Survival Challenge
- HMS Interceptor: Complete the race in Cursed Bay with at least 4000 Points left on the clock
Sat, Nov 07, 2009 | 18:09 GMT
Just in case you didn’t know already, LittleBigPlanet is one year old.
To celebrate, Media Molecule will be releasing new content over the next few weeks.
The first bit was released for free this week with two free costumes – one being the birthday Sackboy and the other being the return of the spacesuit costume.
Also, if you purchase LittleBigPlanet (PSP) through PSN from November 17 – Decemeber 3, you’ll get the six Sackboy costumes from Uncharted 2, Killzone 2 and MotorStorm – just in case you didn’t know that bit already, too.
There’s more over on the US PS Blog along with the 40th episode of LittleBigPodcast.
Thu, Nov 05, 2009 | 19:41 GMT
Media Molecule has said that there are no plans for a LittleBigPlanet 2.
“We’d never want to do that,” level designer Danny Leaver told Critical Gamer. “That’d be the most counterproductive thing you could do I think.”
“I think what you’ve seen so far from LittleBigPlanet, that’s the way it’s going to continue,” added producer Martin Lynagh. “We have a lot of stuff coming out, especially next year.
“We can’t really talk about specifics for a lot of it at the moment, because a lot of it hasn’t been announced.
“We’re looking forward to some really good original content, and some really strong brands we’re working with.”
Tue, Nov 03, 2009 | 19:50 GMT
Those who preorder LittleBigPlanet for PSP from GameStop will get a bonus consisting of six outfits based on PlayStation franchises.
These include two costumes each from Uncharted 2, Killzone and MotorStorm.
Order in-store and you will get a download card, order online and you’ll get the code through email.
No word on whether these outfits are a GameStop exclusive or not, but one of the costumes for Killzone is a tank. You like tanks.
Thu, Oct 08, 2009 | 17:54 BST
An original music pack for LittleBigPlanet containing fully interactive tracks to enhance your levels lands on PS3 today.
All were composed by Mat Clark at Sonica Studios who wrote most of the original music.
‘Well Trained’ is a blues number, ‘Wise Owl’ is ambient/electronic and ‘Tea By The Sea’ is described as Anglo-French Americana.
LBP music pack one will run you £2.39/€2.99/$3.99 and include music themed stickers.
There’s a video on past the break.
Sat, Sep 26, 2009 | 15:47 BST
LittleBigPlanet has some free goodies up for grabs over on Sony’s US site.
As part its promotion for Sony Wonder, voucher codes for owners of Little Big Planet are being handed out for the Norse Mythology pack that includes costumes and level creation DLC.
Head over through the link to get yours now.
Tue, Sep 08, 2009 | 21:19 BST
Media Molecule has posted on its blog that LittleBigPlanet was once known as Craft World.
Showing off a flier used to pitch the game design to Sony, the proposal promises a game with “glorious photorealistic PS3-powered 3D” with peer-to-peer sharing. The now famous mascot is shown as a potato in a sack, instead of the sackboy know and loved today.
According to the blog, the firm’s IT manager has found a few DVDs containing various videos of LittlebigPlanet’s past, and promises the possibility of posting these in the future.
Glad MM changed the name at least.
More through the link.
Fri, Sep 04, 2009 | 22:02 BST
A demo for LittleBigPlanet will arrive on PSN next week, allowing those who have yet to “jump in the sack” (loved that bit) a chance to try the platformer out, and see what the fuss is all about.
That rhymed a bit, sorry.
Anyway, the demo has in-game levels and mini-games for you to play with by yourself or with up to three of your friends. You can also customize your own Sackboy and play around with stickers and objects and more.
This hits on September 10 while the Game of the Year Edition is expected to be released on September 8.
Head on over to the US PS Blog for the full bit.
Fri, Aug 21, 2009 | 21:39 BST
Loads of LittleBigPlanet stuff has come out of GamesCom. The water stuff, the confirmation of the GoTY edition, the PSP version…it was LittleBigPlanet Central over at the Sony booth, apparently.
To show you just how much LBP was packed in, James Shepherd , the development director at Cambridge Studios, is featured in the video past the break chatting about LBP PSP including details on Create mode, on-the-go level inspiration and more.
Have a watch courtesy of the US PS Blog.
Fri, Aug 21, 2009 | 21:31 BST
Water is coming to LittleBigPlanet as part of a new kit, and Media Molecule is currently accepting Beta applications.
Here’s the quote from the website:
It’s not just a saying you know – We really do need to test the water to make sure the new features all work as planned, and we need your help to do it! How would you like to dive on in to the crystal clear waters and enjoy some splish-splashing about before everyone else? Get out your rubber rings people, this is gonna be one hell of a pool party!
Go here. Sign up. Make sure your PSN account is set up to accept email from Sony Computer Entertainment. Cross your fingers and hope you get accepted.
Wed, Aug 19, 2009 | 19:12 BST
Sony has cut multiplayer out of LittleBigPlanet PSP in order to get it to work. Despite this, the game is pretty much ready for the handheld.
“The one thing we’ve lost is multiplayer,” the game’s producer, Mark Green, told Eurogamer. “You’ve got full physics systems, you got full create mode, you’ve got all the aspects of LittleBigPlanet – you can upload, download, ad-hoc share with people – but we haven’t got multiplayer.
“It’s a trade-off. The system is physically capable of doing multiplayer, but perhaps not with the full physics system. On the technical side of things you lose a third of the processing power or a third of the system memory just to do multiplayer at all. With those limitations we couldn’t achieve it.
“The PS3 had those three planes you could move around on, but the first thing we asked Media Molecule was whether we could reduce that to two, and they were like, well, most of the levels we built can be played with two anyway, so that’s not a problem.”
Since he and loads of others weren’t fans of the jump handling in the PS3 version, Green said that Sony’s Cambridge studio had improved on it for the PSP version.
Good to know.
Tue, Aug 18, 2009 | 21:40 BST
Sat, Aug 08, 2009 | 20:40 BST
Amazon has listed a Game of the Year edition for LittleBigPlanet, but without a release date.
The game is listed for $49.99 and contains “Bonus Content Valued at over $30″ which we can only conclude means the majority of what is already available via PSN.
No release date was posted with the listing, but Amazon is taking preorders, apparently.
More over on IGN.
[Update] Amazon must have moved the page or deleted it because it has suddenly vanished.
Tue, Aug 04, 2009 | 17:46 BST
Next Thursday, August 13, Media Molecule will release the History Kit for LittleBigPlanet.
It will set you back $3.99/€3.99/£3.19 and includes the following:
- 4 Objects: Chinese Bell, Egyptian Mask, Ancient Greek Vase, Gothic Gargoyle
- 5 Materials: Antique Maps, Islamic Tiles, Egyptian Hieroglyphs, Cave Painting, Tapestry
- 13 Decorations Including Roman Plaque, Persian Brooch, Laurel Wreath
- 140 Themed stickers
- Sounds: ‘Sounds of yore’
- Music: ‘The Chrysalis of Eternity’ by Kenneth Young
- Background: The Pantheon
The costume pack will run you $2.99/€2.99 /£2.39 and includes:
- Ada Lovelace: Wig, Hair, Dress
- Genghis Khan: Beard, Hat, Trousers, Armour
- Boudica: Spear, Hair, Sandals, Dress
- Mozart: Powdered wig, Breeches and Socks, Coat
There’s a video of it posted after the break.
Thu, Jul 30, 2009 | 14:32 BST
Media Molecule has confirmed PS3 connectivity for LittleBigPlanet PSP.
Those that purchased the original game can unlock bonus content through a feature called Cross-Talk when the PSP version is released. Plans for a demo of the game through PSN are in the cards.
No word yet on what the bonus goodies are, but according to a leaked retail sheet, Sony plans on pushing a multi-million dollar marketing program for the title which, according to Joystiq, will coincide with the release of PSPgo.
Wed, Jul 22, 2009 | 21:23 BST
The pack consists of Boudica, Countess of Lovelace, Genghis Khan, and Mozart with stickers and decorations and according to translations from the Japanese site, a second bit of DLC will include the sound effects and a new level kit.
Hopefully we will know about it soon.
Fri, Jul 10, 2009 | 15:10 BST
LittleBigPlanet is being re-released in Game of the Year packaging with downloadable content.
It is expected sometime this year, exact date and pricing yet to be determined.
There is also no word on what DLC will be included, as it is a work in progress, but it is expected to contain the majority of what is already available via PSN.
More over on MCV.
Wed, Jun 17, 2009 | 20:43 BST
LittleBigPlanet will be getting a Druid Sackboy costume just in time for the summer solstice – well in the UK at any rate.
The little bearded fellow will arrive on PSN June 18 in Europe, and June 25 in North America.
It’s available for a limited time – one week only – so if you want it don’t delay.
Thu, Jun 11, 2009 | 16:25 BST