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News: The Last of Us Bags the BAFTA Award for Best Overall Game

The Last of Us Bags the BAFTA Award for Best Overall Game

It just clicked

Naughty Dog's PlayStation 3 swansong The Last of Us was a pretty impressive game, but you probably didn't need us to tell you that. The Californian developer's unique take on the survival horror genre has been collecting just about every award known to man, and that impressive list has just grown even longer, with the studio...

News: Tearaway Trailer Unfolds the Game's Community Features

Tearaway Trailer Unfolds the Game's Community Features

You won't be able to tear yourself away from this one

It's no secret that the PlayStation Vita is struggling. A lack of exciting exclusives coupled with a seeming absence of consumer interest means that the sleek handheld is failing to shift units. However, Media Molecule's delightful adventure game Tearaway may be set to change all that. If the...

News: Media Molecule Is Thinking Big with Tearaway

Media Molecule Is Thinking Big with Tearaway

Whole world in your hands

Media Molecule's Rex Crowle and community manager Spaff opened up on the Eurogamer Expo developer sessions stage earlier today, where they walked a captivated audience through a live demo of the PlayStation Vita's premier papercraft title, Tearaway. The upbeat duo were eager to emphasise the concept behind the game, in...

News: Media Molecule Teases Next Project with Top of the Pops

Media Molecule Teases Next Project with Top of the Pops

It's a mystery

The online sleuths have certainly been slipping. Media Molecule's website has included a teaser page hinting at its next project for over six months now, but it's only just been discovered. The mysterious entry certainly isn’t hard to find. If you mosey your way over to the developer’s ‘Games’ page, you’ll spot a rather...

News: Peter Molyneux Thought LittleBigPlanet Was Too Ambitious

Peter Molyneux Thought LittleBigPlanet Was Too Ambitious

Brain wave

Legendary game developer Peter Molyneux has pitched many preposterous ideas in his time, but even he was baffled by LittleBigPlanet. Chatting with EDGE magazine as part of a studio spotlight feature, Media Molecule’s Alex Evans has revealed that the Populous creator was one of the first people to sample the company’s customisable...

News: Media Molecule's Also Working on a Second Project

Media Molecule's Also Working on a Second Project

Pulling back the curtain

Unbelievably attractive PlayStation Vita exclusive Tearaway is not the only title in development at UK outfit Media Molecule. Indeed, the company's announced that a small team of 15 are working on the papercraft adventure while the rest of the studio focuses its attention on another unannounced project. Did someone say...

News: LittleBigPlanet Smashes 7 Million Stages Milestone

LittleBigPlanet Smashes 7 Million Stages Milestone

Dreams can come true

Anyone that’s contributed to LittleBigPlanet’s gigantic 7 million stage roster should give themselves a humongous pat on the back. Go on, get on with it – we’ll wait. Feeling all warm and fuzzy inside? Good, let’s continue. Media Molecule’s revealed on its official blog that the milestone was reached just as

News: Media Molecule Recruiting for New "AAA Title"

Media Molecule Recruiting for New "AAA Title"

The next big thing

LittleBigPlanet developer Media Molecule is staffing up for a new “AAA title". The UK-based studio has been alarmingly quiet ever since the release of LittleBigPlanet 2 last year, but it looks like the inventive team is starting to seriously consider the future. There’s some conflicting information amongst the multiple job...

News: Sackboy Takes to the Stars in New LittleBigPlanet 2 DLC

Sackboy Takes to the Stars in New LittleBigPlanet 2 DLC

One giant leap for burlap

Sackboy’s cross promotional potential continues to lavish us with awesome new downloadable outfits. The latest costume to hit the mascot’s ever expanding LittleBigPlanet 2 wardrobe comes courtesy of the recently released PS3 exclusive Starhawk. You’ll nab three new outfits as part of the minipack, each of which will...

News: Sackboy Plans an Escape on PSN This Week

Sackboy Plans an Escape on PSN This Week

On the road to freedom

Sackboy’s cross-marketing potential continues to lavish us with outstandingly adorable costumes this week, as new Escape Plan and Journey outfits are added to the animated hero’s LittleBigPlanet 2 wardrobe. If you pick up the Journey costume you’ll also score a themed sticker pack to go with it, allowing you to create...

News: Travel Down the Rabbit Hole with Wonderland DLC for LBP

Travel Down the Rabbit Hole with Wonderland DLC for LBP

Curiouser and curiouser

Sackboy’s wardrobe is soon to extend to quaint Victorian attire, as costumes based on Tim Burton’s 2010 Alice in Wonderland reboot make a very important date with LittleBigPlanet 2. The new DLC pack will include outfits for Alice, the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat and the Red Queen, allowing you to create a perfectly mad...

News: Journey Content Confirmed for LittleBigPlanet 2

Journey Content Confirmed for LittleBigPlanet 2

Sackboy's on the move too

If thatgamecompany’s epic Journey inspired you, then why not channel your creativity in LittleBigPlanet 2? Media Molecule’s announced a new Journey-inspired costume and sticker pack is headed to the Play Create Share platformer next month, allowing you to build your own emotional adventures. You can find out more about...

News: It's Muppet Time in LittleBigPlanet 2

It's Muppet Time in LittleBigPlanet 2

Best headline ever?

Who's better — Sackboy or Rowlf, the piano playing dog from The Muppets? Of course it's Rowlf. Don't believe us? Watch this video of Rowlf in the new Muppets DLC for LittleBigPlanet 2 and try again. The Muppets pack is out now on PlayStation Network for £4.79/€5.99.

News: LittleBigPlanet 2 Nabs Muppets Level Pack

LittleBigPlanet 2 Nabs Muppets Level Pack

It's always nice to have an excuse to return to LittleBigPlanet 2

The release of new Media Molecule produced content nearly always drives us back into the do-it-yourself platformer, and we're continually staggered by the community content we find upon our return. Sneakily announced overnight, Media Molecule's confirmed that the latest LittleBigPlanet 2 level pack is due out on the PlayStation Store..

News: LittleBigPlanet Breaks The 6 Million Level Milestone

LittleBigPlanet Breaks The 6 Million Level Milestone

The world of LittleBigPlanet won't stop growing

Media Molecule's announced that the do-it-yourself game creation platform has now received its 6 millionth upload. That's a lot of levels. According to the Guildford-based developer, 2.5 million of those levels were created in the last year since LittleBigPlanet 2's release. Apparently, up to 40,000 levels are created every week. Even if you subscribe..

News: Media Molecule Splashes Out On 'New, Risky Innovations'

Media Molecule Splashes Out On 'New, Risky Innovations'

Media Molecule spent the best part of last year ploughing cash into new, innovative products, a report has revealed

In an annual director's report, uncovered by Develop, the company indicated that its main business risks came "largely as a result of the company's heavy reliance on the one LittleBigPlanet brand name". As such, the company spent big in 2011, ploughing a whopping £4.1..