LBP Levels Moderated, Swallowed by Vast Maw

Got LittleBigPlanet? Love lots of intellectual property? Love creating levels? Love mixing those two things together? Well, be careful, because it seems that Media Molecule is obliterating- excuse me, moderating- dozens of LBP user created levels without warning, They are now being absorbed into the wide maw of the Internet, never to be heard from again.

There have been many reports of players unable to access their maps any longer, with little to no messaging from the dudes behind Sackboy and his lovable little friends. Hopefully, this issue gets resolved, though I imagine it’s sticky ground for LBP and its creators to deal with violations of copyright, as it’s some of the trickiest stuff in law.

Do you think this ruins the fun of LBP in some small way? I’ve heard some of the best levels are Batman, Pacman and Sonic related.

Source- Little Big Workshop Forums

Sims 3 Developer Walkthrough

Man, the more I see about Sims 3, the more I am intrigued. There is a new video out where the developers show you some of the features in terms of creating characters and your area, etc. While I still am not sure how I feel about getting the whole neighborhood to do stuff with, I really like the way things are shaping up.

The graphics, oddly enough, look awesome, and I love the options that players are going to have at their disposal. The Sims was one of those games that would suck me in for hours at a time, so I’ll have to be careful how I treat this one, but I’m definitely interested. Who else is looking forward to it?

Little Big Planet as a Shooter

At some point, the Internet will stop going crazy over LittleBigPlanet levels, but I admit, that day is not today. I’m still fascinated by what people can do in this game, and it always seems to grow the more people get their hands around the game and some of its tools. This next level is a re-creation of the first level of Gradius, the side-scrolling space shooter. I really can’t believe it.

I caved and bought this game over the weekend and so far I love it. How many of you guys have played it?


LittleBigPlanet 2 Already In Development?

Even though LittleBigPlanet is just now finding its way into the hands of rabid gamers like Anthony, Sackboy and his army of cuteness isn’t quite finished just yet. It’s being reported that Media Molecule is already hard at work on the sequel.

I guess Sony has really latched onto this game, which makes sense, given they don’t have much of a face for their franchise this gen as of yet. While I am curious to play the game, admittedly I wondered if it would be any fun past week one or two, once I had made my phallic level and moved on. However, I’m hearing lots of great things, and the game is tempting like a tractor beam in its pull.

What about you guys? Who’s gotten to play it yet?

Source- VG247

Scratching the Fable II Itch

Wow, I can’t believe we’re already at the Fable II launch. I must admit that some recent videos have left me doubting about how the final product’s going to turn out, but this new TV special really gave me that itch again. It goes over the story, the world, the art, pro-creation and all kinds of goofy stuff. Give it a watch.

And now I must ask- who’s getting it?

Saint’s Row 2 Thugs Me Out

So after forcing myself to finish GTA IV last week and feeling slightly underwhelmed, I decided to grab Saint’s Row 2, having heard from several gamers that it is just maddeningly fun. I wasn’t too impressed with what I played at PAX, but that was an early build, so I gave it a go…

As of now, I’ve dumped about 5 or 6 hours into the game in just a day, and I have to say, I could see it being more fun than GTA IV by the time I’m done.

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O Noz! Worldwide LittleBigPlanet Delay!

Wow. In news that’s just downright shocking, it was announced today that LittleBigPlanet is being recalled worldwide, which will result in a delay. The game was supposed to release this next week, but will now be shipped again on Oct. 27th.

The reason? Apparently, there are some audible phrases of the Qu’ran playing in the background of a portion of the soundtrack. It seems that a group wrote to Media Molecule informing them that mixing music and the Qu’ran is deeply offensive to muslims, so all copies of the game are being pulled worldwide.

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LBP: Final Fantasy VI, Terras Theme

Ah, more merry music-making from Little Big Planet. This time, the music is from Final Fantasy VI rather than X, which is a much better choice for nostalgia and awesome factor. I know it’s been stated a lot, but somehow it still seems appropriate- I’m dying to see what people do with the full release of this game.

Snake And Sephiroth Break Into LittleBigPlanet

Wow. File this under “too darn cute” and “way awesome”- it was just announced at TGS that two new sackboys are making their way to LittleBigPlanet… Old Snake and Sephiroth. Click here for more high-res screenies.

Once again, the amount of content in this game continues to amaze me, though i worry that because I’m going to suck at making levels, it won’t be quite as fun as it looks. Only time will tell. What other sackboys would you guys like to see?

Source- PlayStation.Blog

LittleBig Number Cruncher

Ok, I know people are probably tired of hearing it constantly, but it’s worth saying- LittleBigPlanet’s toolset is going to allow tons of creativity for young would-be designers. We’ve already seen things like Shadow of the Colossus, Sony’s keynote presentation at E3, Tetris and even a Chocobo Race all made using the LBP level builder.

This new one, however, might take the cake. Constructed out of a crazy series of pistons, ropes, and lord knows what else, this user has created an LBP level that acts as a calculator. If you have trouble adding and subtracting three digit numbers, then by all means, give this one a whirl. The really impressive part is when the camera pans up to reveal the machinery behind the madness. Wow.

Source- Kotaku

Tetris in LittleBigPlanet

And once again, the madness grows. Here is a cool video I saw of a level in LittleBigPlanet. What’s so special about it? Well, this particular person recreated the game Tetris. Sure it works kind of slow, and it’s not quite Tetris, but the idea is still there. I’m really impressed with whatever mechanism they rigged up to make the timing and such work right. Just another glimpse at what could be possible with this engine.

Also, gotta love the slow Tetris theme playing…

LBP Extravaganza

The LBP mania is getting frenzied, wild and crazy even. This week, there are over 25,000 LittleBigPlanet beta keys being handed out like golden tickets all around the web. Do your best to find them, treasure them and use them for downloady goodness.

In addition, a new “Play Time” trailer has hit today. LBP madness, I says! Madness!