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These amazing LittleBigPlanet shoes are the work of the hardworking and rather fabulous Nick Tonks, the artist behind KyozoKicks, a website dedicated to video game themed shoes. This pair of ordinary boring Vans shoes have been covered in brightly coloured stickers from the various LittleBigPlanet games, all painted on by hand.

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The design that would eventually come to make up this pair was taken directly from an experience I had, and continue to have, with the game. Give the sticker tool to someone who doesn’t play games often and they will begin, slowly, randomly and then frantically, placing stickers about the screen. Soon what they are doing becomes lost in a blur, Their eyes widen, they can’t help emit a small, yet audible, manic laugh, like you they too are now hooked. what you are left with once they finally step back from the controller is something not too dissimilar to these shoes I hope. No rhyme or reason to the stickers placement.

They could be yours!

These wonderful shoes can be yours! Nick is auctioning the shoes off, with 100% of the money going to gamer’s charity Child’s Play - a charity that buys toys and games for hospitals. 

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Just think how good these shoes would look upon your shelf, in that special place you have saved for this exact sort of thing. Your shelf that longs for exciting collectable items like this to grace its blank surface. Just think, these are the only shoes like this in the world, and you are the biggest LBP fan, how can you not bid… if you don’t then you will surely forever regret the day you didn’t bid on the best shoes in the world. Then one day not too long form now you will find yourself your best friend’s house, and see these shoes on their shelf. Wow, they look so good, why weren’t they yours! Why didn’t you take the opportunity to bid on them? WHY? The jealousy will drive you mad, and you will storm from the house, forever resenting your friend and never speaking to them again.

Do you want that to happen? No? Well then So do yourself and and your shelf a favour, get over to the auction to place a bid!

Posted by: Spaff

Categories: LittleBigPlanet
Tags: auction charity omg shoes stickers

We don’t like to see unhappy Sackfolk in the LittleBigPlanet community so we’re launching our bug squashing campaign, LBP2 Bug Blasters!
 
We want to make sure players can report issues they’re having and find support from us and other players in the community. We’ve always been really proud of our community and we want to make sure you all know that we really care, and of course get you back playing the game as soon as possible!  The best ways to seek help or let us know of a problem are :
 

GetSatisfaction

The Get Satisfaction channel has, up until this point, been used as our place for feedback and issues relating to the LBP.me website.
However, we’ve now created a new section for feedback on LittleBigPlanet 2. We monitor this site and appreciate your feedback and help, let us know about problems you find.

Send profiles!
If you have something especially weird going on, the best way for us to solve it is to get hold of your profile and see it for ourselves. If you are reporting things, consider attaching your profile, we might ask for it anyway!
 

Official forums

The official LittleBigPlanet forums are a great source of information and there are plenty of other players who enjoy helping each other out. Sign in with your PSN account and join the discussion.

http://forums.littlebigplanet.com
 

Help us out!

It’s really sad to see a tiny number of players exploiting the game for the sole purpose of griefing other players. So, please - do your bit and help to discourage behaviour aimed at disrupting the experience of other players. You can always report bad behaviour in-game by pressing Select and choosing to Good Grief report things.
 

Posted by: Spaff

Categories: LittleBigPlanet
Tags: report bugs sad panda

Earlier this week the LBP Community got a brand new resource, in the shape of the LittleBigPlanet Wiki. The wiki was put together and is now moderated by a team of community members from across the community, is hosted by LBPCentral, and is waiting for you to jump in and fill it up with awesome info!

This much needed Wiki has been a long time coming, and with a little help from the community, the team at Media Molecule, and eventually you as well, we’re now delighted to open it up to the LittleBigPlanet Community, ready to welcome your contributions.
This Wiki, much like LittleBigPlanet itself, is community-driven and will continue to expand and evolve thanks to the contributions of none other than yourselves, the LittleBigPlanet community.

We’ve been working hard on setting up the basic style and framework and getting started on oh so many great articles, however it’s now down to you guys to help us fill in the gaps!

So what are you waiting for? It’s time to dive in!

We can’t wait for people to start sharing basic and more complicated create methods into this thing, it should be a great resource for for us all. Some folk here have already started to add bits and pieces here and there…
Check out StevenI’s announcement over on the official LBP Forums.

Posted by: Spaff

Categories: LittleBigPlanet
Tags: lbp central steveni wiki

Kareem gave a talk recently at Learning Without Frontiers, an international festival of learning and technology. It focusses on LBP as a tool for learning, something we are always really interested to hear about! The new tools in LBP2 could lend themselves towards teaching things such as electronics, logic, physics, or music - so if you have any stories let us know!

Check out Kareem’s talk below!

Some incredibly talented folk who appear to have (wel deservedly) won The Escapist Film Festival 2010  have recreated LittleBigPlanet using real cardboard, glue, scissors and Sackboy dolls. We heart you.

Posted by: Spaff

Categories: LittleBigPlanet
Tags: cardboard glue scissors

Oooooh! Woohoo! Today is the UK launch day for LittleBigPlanet 2 - a hugely exciting day and to celebrate this momentous occasion, we’ll be heading down to our nearest video game store, GAME in Guildford.

If you fancy joining us, we’ll be there chatting to fans and signing whatever gets shoved under our little noses. It’ll be a moment of sheer joy and happiness for us all to see LBP2 sat there on the game shelves and see some excited faces snatching it off the shelves.

We’ll be there from 1pm at GAME, North St, Guildford and we’ll be there for about an hour. Or two, depending on who turns up.

So come along and say hi! :)

Posted by: Tom

Categories: LittleBigPlanet
Tags: launch

As I’m writing this, the World Record Team are approaching 39 hours of straight gaming, as they try to set 5 new world records. The live feed of the team and everything happening around them has been really quite entertaining so far, currently you can watch them building Kevin Butler’s Office for instance, and with the final day of the event upon us there are some more great things to tune in and watch.

Here is the schedule of events for today, all times are in New York time!

Wednesday 19th January
Hosts - Jeff Rubenstein & Veronica Belmont

10:00AM–10:20AM - FanCam goes live.

10:30AM-10:45AM - Mm answers questions tweeted in

11:00AM – 11:20AM - Jeff with LBP Podcast introduce special design guest

11:30AM-12:00AM - Media Molecule tutorial with Dan & John on Direct Control

12:00PM - 12:30PM - Media Molecule tutorial with Dan on LBP.me

12:45PM – 1:15PM - Media Molecule for a Tutorial with Naomi on Cinematics

1:30 PM– 2:00PM - Meet Annika Valacic & her dad

2:30PM – 2:45 PM - Jeff interviews Elliot from ESRB

3:00 PM – 3:30PM - Media Molecule Tutorial with Chris and Naomi on Sackbots

3:30PM – 4:00PM - Media Molecule Tutorial with Naomi on the music sequencer

4:30PM – 4:45PM - Veronica talks to LBPodcast

5:00PM – 5:20PM - Veronica talks to Marvel & Martin from Media Molecule about DLC

5:30PM – 6:01PM - Veronica, Jeff, GWR, Media Molecule countdown to 50hrs

6:01PM - 6:35PM - How many records were set? Time to find out!

You especially don’t want to miss those live create tutorials, they’ve been really fun! Go team!

With LittleBigPlanet 2 launching this week, we thought now would be a good time to talk in more detail about the backwards compatibility between the new game and your current creations.
We’ve worked tirelessly to make sure LBP2 is able to play all of the LBP1 levels, and we’ve managed to assure that 99% of all physics, electronics, logic and character handling are fully backwards compatible.

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However, testing all 3.5 million levels and finding ways to support all the awesome crazy techniques and things you guys have created is a sadly impossible task! So whilst all levels will play, some might need tweaking to make sure they work absolutely correctly.
We’ve put together a list of things to look out for that we know might affect a level, and also things to try if you find your level isn’t working quite how it used to. If you are worried about your level, or come across a problem, have a read all of the information below and you still can’t fix it, we suggest seeking help in the official LittleBigPlanet forums, or one of the many awesome fan sites out there.

Read more

Posted by: Spaff

Categories: LittleBigPlanet

Did you know that LittleBigPlanet is about to set some Guinness World Records?  In New York City? Live?

From today and over the next three days, a team of Molecules and community members have taken over the PlayStation Lounge in the Sony Style store in New York City. You can pop by and say hello if you’re in the area, here’s the address…

PlayStation Lounge at the Sony Style store
550 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022

Whilst there, the team will be trying to set some world records, which will be officially monitored by the Guinness Book of World Records staff. Here’s what we’re going for…

The Guinness World Records to be set include:

  • Longest marathon playing LittleBigPlanet 2
  • Longest marathon playing a platform video game
  • Most video game genres played in one video game in 24 hours
  • Most user-generated video game levels played in 24 hours
  • Most user-generated video game levels played in a marathon

LittleBigPlanet 2 will also be recognized for the following records:

  • Most gaming genres in one video game
  • Most player-created levels in one video game


If you’re not in New York and able to pop by, you can watch the event live over the internet, no need to go anywhere, much more convenient! - here’s Sony’s Eric Levine to tell us more….

If you can’t make it down, no worries, we’ll be LIVE streaming our World Record Event online on the PlayStation Blog. Stay tuned for our unprecedented schedule of LittleBigPlanet 2 goodness hosted by Veronica Belmont from Qore and our own Jeff Rubenstein.

Check in and watch the live action, interviews from anyone and everyone who loves Sackboy, and behind-the-scenes access with Media Molecule, plus tons more. You can even help us decide on which games to play next or tweet in your questions to anyone at the event.

Whether it’s watching our fans staying up playing LBP2 into the wee hours of the night, checking out the Subway lunch break, or enjoying the back and forth banter of our LIVE event, we promise a good time. Want more details? Click here.

So whatcha waiting for - buy a plane ticket to new york and join in right now!
Or just check out the live stream and send some messages of support to the team!