News LittleBigPlanet PS3, Vita Servers Shut Down to Combat Hacker Issues
LBP 3 still online on PS4
It's been a while since Sony has offered an update on the LittleBigPlanet debacle. As a reminder, a disgruntled fan of the franchise launched a DDOS attack on LittleBigPlanet 3, taking the game offline. While studio Sony XDEV said it was looking into the technical troubles, it appears that
News LittleBigPlanet Servers Disabled Again After Disgruntled Fan Declares #LittleBigVictory
"We do not take these attacks lightly"
The war in the LittleBigPlanet community continues, forcing the popular series’ servers offline once again. Earlier in the year, we reported how one fan believed to be frustrated with the franchise’s future had launched a DDOS attack on LittleBigPlanet 3, causing an outage for upwards of six weeks. Now, a...
News Sony Acknowledges Fans' Patience As LittleBigPlanet Remains Offline
"We are working to get the issue fixed"
It’s been a week since LittleBigPlanet’s servers went offline, and there’s been no change in the Imagisphere since. Eurogamer.net has republished its previous report with a comment from the Japanese giant, which confirms that it’s working on a solution: “We are aware of server issues with
News LittleBigPlanet Servers Reportedly Taken Offline by Upset Fan
DDOS attack brings games down
The online functionality for LittleBigPlanet titles currently isn't available right now, and according to Eurogamer, it's all because one fan isn't happy with how Sony has treated the franchise. The person in question is said to have brought servers to their knees through orchestrated DDOS attacks, forcing them to be...
News Super Mario Maker 2 Comes to PS4, with a Helping Hand from LittleBigPlanet 3
Claptrap9 does it again
Dreams is all the rage right now when it comes to player creation, but don't rule out Media Molecule's previous franchise, LittleBigPlanet, just yet. Much like what he did with the original Super Mario Maker, prolific inventor Claptrap9 has re-made Super Mario Maker 2's creation suite in
News How LittleBigPlanet Specifically Is Dealing with PSN Name Changes
Messy but acceptable
LittleBigPlanet, and LittleBigPlanet 3 in particular, has ‘Critical Issues’ according to Sony’s rather scary PlayStation Network name change list. The reality, however, is a lot less frightening, as Media Molecule has published an FAQ explaining how exactly the developer is dealing with players who decide
News Someone Made Super Mario Maker in LittleBigPlanet 3
Dreams is on the cusp of receiving its Early Access release, and yet even after its impressive beta, people still question the sheer creativity of Media Molecule’s community. Perhaps this LittleBigPlanet 3 level will put things into perspective: it’s Super Mario Maker recreated in Sackboy’s world. Yes, we said Super Mario Maker –...
News Media Molecule Made LittleBigPlanet in Dreams, And It's the Craziest Thing
Well, then. Media Molecule promised a celebratory LittleBigPlanet live stream today, and it showed off LittleBigPlanet. Makes sense, right? Well there’s a twist: this has been recreated entirely in Dreams. It looks identical, right? That’s because it is: the floaty physics, the papercraft art direction – you can even bring up your Pop-It...
News LittleBigPlanet Celebrates Its Tenth Birthday
Sackboy, it's your birthday
Here’s one that will make you feel ancient inside: LittleBigPlanet is now ten years old. The legendary PlayStation 3 exclusive first launched on 27th October, 2008 – it was actually due out a little earlier, but Sony famously had to recall all copies of the game in order to alter the audio in one of its included...
Rumour February's Free PlayStation Plus Games Include LittleBigPlanet 3 on PS4
Not a Hero also on the docket
Update: The full lineup has been confirmed through here. LittleBigPlanet 3 will be one of February 2017's free PlayStation Plus games on the PlayStation 4, according to a listing on Amazon. The Play Create Share platformer will be joined by Roll7's sharp indie shooter
News Sony Shutting LittleBigPlanet's Servers Down in Japan
And some in the West
If you're a Japanese gamer who loves LittleBigPlanet, then you may want to start tapping down on your d-pad: Sony's shutting down the servers for all three of the main games, as well as LittleBigPlanet Karting, LittleBigPlanet Vita, and LittleBigPlanet Portable. Essentially, the series is over in the East, it would seem. The...
News Uncharted 4's Latest Trailer Looks Even Better in LittleBigPlanet 3
Buried in burlap
It's been a while since we posted about LittleBigPlanet 3, hasn't it? This recreation of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End's theatrical trailer deserves recognition, though, as it's pretty much spot on. Yes, the engine struggles a little bit with the complex 3D scene, but c'mon – this is damn incredible. Incidentally, are any of you...
News Don't Want to Buy God of War III PS4? Play It in LittleBigPlanet 3
It's been a little while since we posted about a LittleBigPlanet 3 level, but this God of War III adaptation really is something else. Released to coincide with the PlayStation 4 version of Sony Santa Monica's deity destroying epic, this burlap adaptation features a series of arena battles against Hades, Hercules, and, of course, Zeus...
News LittleBigPlanet 3 Journeys Home in New Expansion Next Month
This author often feels like the only person in the world that actually enjoyed LittleBigPlanet 3 – but we suppose that the sequel did get lost in last year's holiday shuffle a little. Fortunately, the whimsical affair will be getting something of a miniature revival next month, as Sony drops the game's first major expansion,...
News These New LittleBigPlanet 3 Costumes Are Just the Best
Sackboy loves indies
LittleBigPlanet costumes were once a novelty, but over the years, they've become less exciting. These fresh outfits for a slew of popular indie titles really are adorable, though – especially the Octodad: Dadliest Catch uniform. Available throughout the month of May, you'll be able to nab a burlap edition of the aforementioned...
News Here's a Free LittleBigPlanet 3 Easter Theme for Your PS4 and PS3
We bet you're eggstatic
Good old Easter: the holiday that no one really talks about until it's here, and everyone's stuffing their faces with chocolate and enjoying hefty breaks from the education system. Fortunately, you can celebrate it with a bit of style this year, as Sony's giving away a free LittleBigPlanet 3 theme in Europe. The colourful...
News What the Heck's Sackboy Doing in The Order: 1886?
The Order: 1886 is a mostly quite solemn game, but developer Ready at Dawn does find the odd occasion to lighten the mood. Most of these moments come courtesy of lothario knight Lafayette, but we also appreciated this LittleBigPlanet Easter egg. It can be found in the title's third chapter, perched upon an otherwise quite ordinary...
News Chill Out with LittleBigPlanet 3's Frozen Costume Pack for PS4, PS3
Despite its name indicating otherwise, Frozen is hot stuff right now, so it’s no surprise to see Sony team up with Disney to launch a selection of LittleBigPlanet 3 costumes based upon the ridiculously popular feature film. Available as part of this week’s PlayStation Store update, you’ll be able to dress Sackboy up as Elsa, Anna,...
News This Is the Best LittleBigPlanet 3 Video You'll Watch All Week
LittleBigPlanet 3 launched last month, so Sony didn’t labour on Sackboy’s latest release for too long during its PlayStation Experience keynote yesterday. It did, however, drop an absolutely exceptional video showing the burlap badass playing through 20 years of top titles. The clip shows everything from WipEout to Shadow of the...
Interview LittleBigPlanet 3's Stellar Soundtrack Is Already Winning Awards
Sony’s last major release of the year, LittleBigPlanet 3, is a real gem, dragging Media Molecule’s do-it-yourself series into the future with a laundry list of tweaks and improvements. It’s already winning awards as well, as composer Winifred Phillips has received a Hollywood Music in Media Award for one of her contributions to...
Review LittleBigPlanet 3 (PlayStation 4)
Reviewing a LittleBigPlanet game at launch is a little like rating The Beatles’ entire catalogue based on everything up to Rubber Soul: the pieces are in place, but the real magic is yet to come. A community centric sequel such as this deserves time to properly mature, but expectations demand that we put pen to paper now. The question...
News Here's How LittleBigPlanet 3 Is Being Marketed on PS4, PS3 in North America
LittleBigPlanet is a franchise that’s so innovative that it deserves an advertisement that’s equally imaginitive. We’re happy to say, then, that this commercial for the third entry in the series is pretty clever. Not only does it take a pot-shot at the homogenisation of the rest of the industry, but it also manages to squeeze in...
News These LittleBigPlanet 3 Beta Levels Will Blow Your Mind
Put a sock in it
LittleBigPlanet has one of the most passionate communities in gaming, and Sony recently allowed a handful of stalwarts to get some hands-on time with upcoming PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 sequel, LittleBigPlanet 3. Primarily designed for the platform holder to test its net code, the two-week beta also enabled talented creator...
News So, This PS4 Bundle Includes an Oddsock Plushie
Sony’s deployed more PlayStation 4 hardware bundles than PlayStation Network server status updates this year, but this UK GAME mega pack simply has to be the pick of the bunch. Comprising a 500GB Jet Black console, two DualShock 4 controllers, a PlayStati
News Does LittleBigPlanet 3 Look Much Better on the PS4?
Considering that we keep conveniently ignoring it, you may have forgotten that LittleBigPlanet 3 is set to gad onto the PlayStation 3 next month, alongside the PlayStation 4. However, with two versions of the same game on store shelves, you may be curious if there are any differences between the duo. Honestly, the answer is not really...
News LittleBigPlanet 3's Plush Edition Packaging Is Just Adorable
LittleBigPlanet 3 is currently weeks away from making you melt, and Sony has released the wrapper for the PlayStation 4 exclusive Plush Edition, which you’ll be able to pick up from participating retailers if you pre-order the game prior to relea
News What Kind of Levels Are Being Made in the LittleBigPlanet 3 Beta?
Play, create, stare
There’s no doubt that LittleBigPlanet campaigns are always entertaining, but the series’ real longevity comes from its user generated content. Boot up any one of Sackboy’s previous outings – barring, perhaps, black sheep LittleBigPlanet Karting – and we guarantee that you’ll be blown away by some of the levels created...
News LittleBigPlanet 3 Swoops into European Stores a Week Late
Knit to worry
LittleBigPlanet 3 looks and plays amazingly, but poor little Sackboy must be cowering in absolute terror at the prospect of releasing in November. The game had originally been set to deploy on 19th November in Europe – the same week as Dragon Age: Inquisition, Far Cry 4,
News Whoa, LittleBigPlanet 3 Features a Seriously Star-Studded Voice Cast
Fry and Laurie reunited
The LittleBigPlanet franchise was already leading the pack when it came to narration, thanks to Stephen Fry's dulcet voiceovers. However, there's always room for improvement, and in the franchise's newest entry that improvement comes in the form of a fully voice-acted adventure. What's more, the recently revealed cast members...
First Impressions Squeezing the Cheeks of LittleBigPlanet 3 on PS4
Like a cuddly toy that’s slipped down the side of a forgetful infant’s bed, there’s a sense that LittleBigPlanet 3 is getting overlooked. Caught among the onslaught of holiday releases, Sackboy and his band of burlap buddies have failed to catch the interest of the robotic hordes fawning over annualised outings such as Call of Duty:...
Rumour 14GB Will Be Enough to Contain the Cuteness of PS4 Exclusive LittleBigPlanet 3
PS Move compatibility also on the cards
A little like DriveClub, the upcoming LittleBigPlanet 3 is one of those titles that we want nestling on our PlayStation 4’s hard drive. Sony’s exclusive lineup this year seems built around pickup and play experiences that will have long legs, and Sackboy’s latest errand looks particularly likely to...
News The Order: 1886 May Be PS4's Best Looking Game, But It's Better in Burlap
Suits you, sir
Sony never really stopped knitting new costumes for Sackboy and crew, but with the series lying somewhat dormant since the brilliant LittleBigPlanet PS Vita, enthusiasm surrounding the outfits definitely drooped. The firm will be hoping that the upcoming LittleBigPlanet 3 piques the industry’s attention again, then – and it’s...
News LittleBigPlanet PS Vita Recharges Its Powers with a Marvel Themed Re-Release
A Loki affair
Sony has recently announced a superhero themed re-release of the popular title LittleBigPlanet PS Vita, appropriately titled LittleBigPlanet PS Vita: Marvel Super Hero Edition. Aside from having a ludicrously long name, the game will be exactly the same as the charming adventure that you remember, but with a plethora of Marvel related...
News These LittleBigPlanet Costumes Clearly Didn't Take Very Long to Make
All different shapes and sizes
There are some absolutely incredible costumes in LittleBigPlanet, which must have taken hours upon hours to produce – but these Thomas Was Alone outfits aren’t an example of that. While the Mike Bithell developed indie carries our coveted stamp of approval, we can see how a game about geometric shapes may not...
Gamescom 2014 You'll Be Able to Make Trailers for Your Levels in LittleBigPlanet 3
All through the power of share
Sackboy may have had his nose pushed out a little bit this week due to the announcement of dozens of other PlayStation 4 games, but he’s been waiting patiently for us to provide a little update on, er, LittleBigPlanet 3. So, here we are: it’s looking like a real step forward for the series, partly due to the...
News LittleBigPlanet 3 Embellishes Your PS4 with Bumper Stickers from 18th November
More pre-order bonuses than you can imagine
LittleBigPlanet 3 was arguably the biggest shock of E3 2014, and now it has a release date. As previously alluded, the sequel will start sticking, er, stickers on your PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 from 18th November in North America. There’s no word on a European date at the time of typing, but expect...
News You're Probably Not Going to Get in PS4's LittleBigPlanet 3 Beta
Play, create, wait
With the Destiny beta open to everyone at the moment, you may be hoping for similar treatment in LittleBigPlanet 3. Unfortunately, it seems that Sony and Sumo Digital want their most creative fans to play around with the PlayStation 4 toolbox before the rest of us get a look in. Writing on the
News LittleBigPlanet 3 Likely to Look the Part at 60FPS in 1080p on PS4
Sackboy set to shine in sequel
While it’s always been enjoyable on the PlayStation 3, there’s no doubt that the LittleBigPlanet franchise could have profited from a smoother framerate. Fortunately, senior producer Daimion Pinnock has confirmed in an interview with Gaming Bolt that developer Sumo Digital is aiming to get sequel LittleBigPlanet 3...
E3 2014 LittleBigPlanet 3 May Not Strictly Be Exclusive to PS4
Seems like there's a PS3 version, too
While it has been rumoured in the past, the announcement of LittleBigPlanet 3 at E3 2014 this week was arguably the biggest surprise of the show. Demonstrated live on the PlayStation 4,
E3 2014 Surprise, LittleBigPlanet 3 Will Be Landing on PS4 in November
In one of the more surprising announcements from Sony's E3 press conference today, the Japanese giant revealed that LittleBigPlanet 3 will be launching on PlayStation 4 this November. As well as Sackboy, the adorable sequel features three new playable characters named Toggle, Swoop, and Oddsock, each with their own special...
News LittleBigPlanet Lands a Decidedly Odd Sackboy Outfit
Just add water
While his legacy may not be as strong as Crash Bandicoot or Spyro, the smelly protagonist from PSone classic Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee will still strike a chord with old-school gamers. And in order to celebrate the arrival of upcoming re-release Oddworld: New ‘N’ Tasty later this year, Sony has prepared a brand n
News Flappy Bird Flies Another Day in LittleBigPlanet PS Vita
Spread your wings
You can take the flap out of the bird, but you can’t take the bird out of the flap – or something like that. Indie developer Dong Nguyen may have removed smartphone smash Flappy Bird from the iOS and Android app stores, but that hasn’t stopped one clever creator curator from concocting an almost identical copy for PlayStation...
News inFAMOUS: Second Son Star Delsin Rowe Doesn't Look Quite As Dislikeable in Burlap
Cute and conduit
Delsin Rowe, the hero of upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive inFAMOUS: Second Son, may have rubbed some folks up the wrong way with his trendy headwear and arrogant attitude – but it’s hard to hate the superhero when he’s masquerading as a Sackboy key ring. The friendly folks running PlayStation Europe’s Twitter account...
News These LittleBigPlanet Trademarks Have Our Imaginations Running Wild
Popit into overdrive
Sony has recently registered two separate trademarks in the UK under the name LBP. The first is described as an "electronic games service provided by means of the Internet", which suggests that it likely has something to do with LittleBigPlanet HUB. The second, however, is listed as "computer game software", but curiously also...
News Sony Still 'Working Hard' on the LittleBigPlanet HUB
Sony has not abandoned the LittleBigPlanet HUB. The platform holder has been crafting the free-to-play creation tool for some time, but it hasn’t really said an enormous amount about it since its announcement at GamesCom earlier in the year. However, community co-ordinator Steven Isbell has confirmed that the company’s still...
News You'll Need to Grab Your Cape for LittleBigPlanet 2's Comic Book Crossover
Holy add-on, Sackman
LittleBigPlanet 2 is almost three years old now, but that’s not stopping Sony from continuing to support the do-it-yourself game making platform with plenty of expansion packs. The latest add-on is a real humdinger, too, fusing the serenity of the Omniverse with the dastardly exploits of the DC Universe. In addition to a bunch...
News Sign Up Now for the LittleBigPlanet Vita Beta
Roll up, roll up
Want a chance to play LittleBigPlanet Vita before it's out? You want to sign up for its beta, then. The beta is open to Vita owners in North America or Europe and will launch a little later this year. All you need is a Vita, SEN account, internet access and a whole lot of luck. North American users, sign up here. Europe, your...
Rumour LittleBigPlanet Driving Back to PlayStation 3
What about ModNation?
Word is revving up that LittleBigPlanet is making a return trip to PlayStation 3 in a form most unexpected — as a cart racer. The news slipped out of North American retailer meeting Destination PlayStation courtesy of Future Shop's Twitter account. LittleBigPlanet Cart Racing, as we'll call it for now, is said to feature 3D...
News 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...
First Impressions LittleBigPlanet on PlayStation Vita
The PlayStation Vita was made for LittleBigPlanet
Double Eleven and Tarsier Studios' latest entry in Media Molecule's sandbox series is one of the most intelligent experiences available in the handheld's initial wave of software. Everything from the user-interface to the game mechanics have been expertly tweaked and adjusted to not only make the...