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Here is why you probably won't get into the LittleBigPlanet 3 private beta this August

An upcoming LittleBigPlanet 3 private beta is scheduled to begin this August, but Sony warns that access to it will be tough. The company has already selected a number of community creators from fansite LBPCentral to participate in the limited test, promising that those chosen will receive invites in the coming weeks. "Please be aware that space for this private beta is incredibly limited and only a small number of you will actually receive an invitation, however we thought it would be better than you hear about this private beta directly from us than just through the grapevine," wrote LittleBigPlanet community manager Steven Isbell. "So please don't be discouraged if you didn't get chosen this time around... We still have plenty of news to share with everyone between now and...


Oddworld's Abe arrives in LittleBigPlanet April 30

The latest character to be turned into a costume for the LittleBigPlanet games is Abe, star of the Oddworld series of platformers, Sony announced today. A Sackboy/Sackgirl costume for Abe, who appeared in Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee, Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus and Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee, will be available to purchase April 30 for $1.99. Costumes are compatible with Sony's cross-buy program for downloadable content — the same one will work across LittleBigPlanet 2, LittleBigPlanet Karting, and LittleBigPlanet PS Vita. Oddworld developer Oddworld Inhabitants is currently working with Just Add Water on the next Oddworld title, a remake of Abe's Oddysee called Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee New 'n Tasty; it is set for release later this year. In addition, Sony is marking the Cinco de Mayo holiday...


LittleBigPlanet introduces new holiday level kit

LittleBigPlanet 2 and LittleBigPlanet PS Vita are getting a new level kit in time for Christmas, featuring Christmas tree costumes and wrapping paper material. The Festive Goodies Level Kit includes two new Sackboy costumes in the shame of a holiday tree and a Christmas present, sleighs, festival baubles, bells, wrapping paper bow, candy canes, cards and stockings, and stickers that include a red nose reindeer, elves and turkey lights. As previously announced, The Nightmare Before Christmas Level Kit and Costume Pack are now also available to LittleBigPlanet 2 and LittleBigPlanet PS Vita, after launching in late October.


DualShock 4 buyers test old games to create compatibility list

With DualShock 4 controllers now appearing on retail shelves, gamers are getting to grips with figuring out which PlayStation 3 games work with the new controller. A Reddit thread has been opened to handle the issue, offering an initial list of games. Users are being invited to add to the list. "I just got my DualShock 4 today, and have noticed some games work, and some don't," wrote thread organizer Lapwner. "So, let's try to create a list so people can see which games work and which games don't. Note that the motion sensing does not work, so even though some games work with the controller, if they are reliant on the motion sensing, then they probably aren't worth playing it with." The current list of compatible games includes: Working Call of Duty (MW2, MW3, Black Ops, Black Ops...


'The Nightmare Before Christmas' invading LittleBigPlanet next week

The Nightmare Before Christmas Level Kit and Costume Pack are headed to LittleBigPlanet 2 and LittleBigPlanet PS Vita next week, LittleBigPlanet community coordinator Steven Isbell revealed today on the PlayStation Blog. Just in time for Halloween, players will be able to hang out in a Halloween Town-inspired level and dress up their Sackboys as characters like Jack Skellington and Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas. According to Isbell's response to a question in the blog post's comments, both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita versions will contain "the same creation goodies, but each level is its own unique trip to Halloween Town with the PS Vita version including some unique touch-based gameplay just for the PS Vita." The LittleBigPlanet appearance is the second for The...

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LittleBigPlanet adds new costume pack this week

LittleBigPlanet players will be able to pick up four new costumes when the Warriors of the World Costume Pack 2 goes live in this week's PlayStation update, community coordinator Steven Isbell announced via the PlayStation Blog. The pack adds a European Infantry, Hoplite, Samurai and Zulu Warrior costume to LittleBigPlanet 2, LittleBigPlanet Karting and LittleBigPlanet PS Vita. The costumes are cross-buy, and purchasers will be able to access them on any other version for free. The first Warriors of the World Costume Pack, which released earlier this month, added Viking, Cossack, Mayan and Saracen costumes.


Best Buy PlayStation sale: PS Vita $199.99, PS3 Greatest Hits $14.99

Best Buy is holding a PlayStation sale this week, with deals on the PlayStation Vita as well as the Greatest Hits versions of a variety of PlayStation 3 games. The PS Vita is available for $199.99. That applies to the standard Wi-Fi model, which regularly costs $249, but there's an even better deal: The launch bundle with the 3G model, which usually costs $299, is also on sale for $199.99. That bundle comes with a 3G-enabled PS Vita, an 8 GB memory card and a promo code good for 250 MB of data on the 3G network that AT&T provides for the handheld. (It also includes a code for a free PlayStation Network game, but the voucher appears to have expired in May 2012.) Best Buy is also offering a bunch of PS3 Greatest Hits titles for $14.99 each. The discounted games include Gran Turismo 5:...


LittleBigPlanet series reaches 8 million user-created levels

The LittleBigPlanet community has now created more than 8 million levels across all the games in the series, said franchise creator developer Media Molecule yesterday. The milestone comes less than one year after the total number of levels reached 7 million, which happened last August, although the pace of growth has slowed — the community went from 6 million to 7 million levels between January and August 2012, a span of less than eight months. According to Steven Isbell, community coordinator for LittleBigPlanet, the series' next major landmark is its five-year anniversary this October. The release of the original LittleBigPlanet on PlayStation 3 in October 2008 kicked off the franchise, which continued with LittleBigPlanet on PlayStation Portable in November 2009, LittleBigPlanet 2...


PlayStation Plus Instant Collection gets LittleBigPlanet Karting, Uncharted 3 and XCOM: Enemy Unknown June 11

PlayStation Plus members will be able to download LittleBigPlanet Karting, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception and XCOM: Enemy Unknown free through the service June 11, Sony announced today. Both LittleBigPlanetKarting and XCOM: Enemy Unknown will sell for $39.99 this month for non-PS Plus subscribers. Earlier this week, Sony announced that Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Machinarium, Orc Attack, Saints Row: The Third and Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward would join the Instant Game Collection in June. The games will replace Infamous 2, LittleBigPlanet 2 and Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One in the Instant Game Collection, so if you're interested in those games, you'll have to sign up for PlayStation Plus or add them to your cart before June 11.


Mass Effect costumes landing on LittleBigPlanet May 21

Four beloved Mass Effect characters will make their way to LittleBigPlanet tomorrow in the Mass Effect Costume Pack, publisher Sony Computer Entertainment announced today. Skins for male Shepard, Liara, Garrus and Wrex will be available in the pack, along with accessories like armor and gloves and a bunch of in-game stickers for Mass Effect. Like all costume packs, the DLC will be compatible with LittleBigPlanet 2, LittleBigPlanet Karting and LittleBigPlanet PS Vita. The costume pack will sell for £4.79 in the U.K., where it will go on sale May 22. No price for North America is available yet, but the most expensive costume packs have all cost $5.99. You can check out images of the content in the pack on the LittleBigPlanet website.

LittleBigPlanet 2 Releases
North America
  • PlayStation 3
    • Released 01/11/2011
    • Publisher Sony Computer Entertainment
    • Developer Media Molecule
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