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Recent Articles: LittleBigPlanet 2
One of the big things that Naughty Dog has done with The Last of Us so far is emphasize the brutal nature of the world that Joel and Ellie live in. So what better way to find the humor in apocalyptic fungus than by recreating the especially violent “Truck Ambush” trailer in LittleBigPlanet 2?
There are some days when I just love the Internet.
In addition to announcing the “Instant Game Collection” for PlayStation Plus subscribers, Sony added a quartet of new games to the PlayStation Store late last night.
These new releases include Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown, the revamped fighting game from Sega; Bang Bang Racing, a top-down racer for the whole family; Madagascar 3, the video game tie-in to this weekend’s new movie; and LittleBigPlanet 2, Sackboy’s most recent adventure.
More details on all of those games, as well as this week’s new game add-ons, can be found at the PlayStation Blog.
Between all the free games and the ridiculously awesome sales, PlayStation Plus has always been a better subscription service than Microsoft’s Xbox Live Gold. But with its latest gambit, Sony is going for the throat.
Announced last night during their E3 2012 Press Conference, starting today, PlayStation Plus will receive an “Instant Game Collection” of 12 PS3 titles. And these aren’t the dregs of the PlayStation Store either. This is good quality, amazing stuff.
Just take a look at the list of free games you’ll receive as long as you’re a PlayStation Plus subscriber:
- Choplifter HD
- InFamous 2
- Hard Corp: Uprising
- Just Cause 2
- Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
- Little Big Planet 2
- Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One
- Saints Row 2
- Sideway: New York
- Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown
- Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine
- Zombie Apocalypse: Never Die Alone
Downloading all of these games individually from the PlayStation Store would cost over $260. So purchasing a PlayStation Plus subscription for $49.99 per year is a much better option. Especially when you add in all the other monthly bonuses a Plus subscription includes.
Your move Microsoft.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts handed out the 2012 BAFTA Video Game Awards in merry old England last night. And like most other award shows this year, Portal 2 came away with “Best Game” honors. Valve’s teleporting sequel also won the “Design” and Story” awards.
Other big winners include Batman: Arkham City (winner of the the “Action” award and a “Performer” award for Mark Hamill’s role as The Joker), LittleBigPlanet 2 (which took home the “Family” and “Game Innovation” awards), and Battlefield 3 (which won the “Online – Multiplayer” and “Audio Achievement” awards). Battlefield 3 was also selected by fans as the winner of this year’s GAME Award, which is sponsored by the British retailer. But with all their financial troubles, this might be the last GAME Award ever awarded.
Hit the jump for the complete list of winners. (more…)
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts have announced the nominees for the 2012 BAFTA Video Game Awards. In all, 48 games were nominated in 18 categories including four new awards for this year: “Debut Game,” “Online – Browser,” “Online – Multiplayer,” and “Performer.”
Batman: Arkham City and L.A. Noire garnered the most nominations from the BAFTA board with eight apiece. Several other games have a chance to win big when the awards are handed out on March 16 including Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (six nominations), LittleBigPlanet 2 (also six), Portal 2 (five), The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (five), and Deus Ex: Human Revolution (four).
Arkham City, Skyrim, L.A. Noire, and Portal 2 will be competing for the prestigious “Best Game” award along with FIFA Soccer 12 amd The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.
Finally, voting for the BAFTA’s yearly audience participation award, The GAME Award, is now online at BAFTAGAMEAward.com.
Hit the jump for a complete list of all the nominees. (more…)
Starting tomorrow, gamers will be able to create levels with the PlayStation Move in inFAMOUS 2. Not only that, but starting in September, they’ll be adding a deeper functionality to the creation aspect of LittleBigPlanet 2, with and for PlayStation Move. Considering how disappointing Sackboy’s Prehistoric Moves was, I’m eager to see what the community will create.
SCEA PR Manager, Eric Levine, annonced today on the Playstation.Blog that LittleBigPlanet and LittleBigPlanet 2 has had more than four million levels shared by players. To make this number feel more real to the players he explained that, “If you played LBP straight for 12 hours a day and only played each level for 5 minutes, it would take you more than 78 years to play through all of them.”
Media Molecule also released a thank you to players:
“For us the most exciting thing has always been seeing what the community does with a LittleBigPlanet game when they get their hands on the new features and tools. We’re constantly delighted – and amazed – by their ingenuity and creativity, and it’s so inspiring to see the level of affection that exists for LittleBigPlanet amongst fans around the world.”
Also announced was the return of LittleBigPlanet Contraption Challenge and new downloadable costumes from Tron: Evoultion that will be released on April 26th for $2.99. Levine also showed one of the two costumes coming from the Killzone 3 Minipack coming in May.