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Valentines Goodies Pack is here, what’s inside?

Feb 5th 2009 - 7:59 PM

The Valentines Goodies Pack goes on sale in Europe today, £2.39 / €2.99, and like the previous Festive Goodies Pack, it includes a whole bunch of new stickers, materials and decorations to get creating with. Incidentally, the U.S PlayStation Blog yesterday said this pack was ‘free’, though we think that surely must be a mistake, so we’re expecting a $2.99 price tag when it hits the U.S store later today.

Let’s take a look at what you get for your money…

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12 Stickers

  • Rabbits
  • Kitten
  • Blue eye
  • Diamond Ring
  • Cupid
  • Boy
  • Girl
  • Butterfly wing
  • L’amour
  • Heart
  • White Dove
  • Pink Ribbon

7 Decorations

  • Blue heart
  • Pink heart
  • Cupids bow
  • Cupids arrow
  • Cupids wing
  • Kissy mouth
  • Red rose

5 materials

  • Valentines fabric
  • Rose basket
  • Valentines wrapping paper
  • Candy box
  • Chocolate bar

2 costume items

  • Heart shaped glasses
  • Tango rose

1 Object

  • Cloth kitty*

* Still need to double check that, ahem

All in all, there are some great pieces in this goody pack, we especially like the chocolate bar material! Tasty, tasty, very very tasty.

Fingers crossed for an Easter Goody pack!


MGS4 LittleBigPlanet pack is top downloaded add-on in January

Jan 30th 2009 - 11:30 AM

Well, it’s not surprising really. LittleBigPlanet players snapped up the MGS4 DLC goodies like nobody’s business during January, firmly placing both the premium level pack and the costume pack at numbers 1 and 2 respectively for January’s top downloads from the PS Store.

Awesome Sauce
Awesome sauce. Everywhere.

It’s also interesting that the list, revealed in the latest episode of U.S downloadable PSN gaming show Pulse, features 6 items in the top 10 that are related to LittleBigPlanet. The game is seriously hammering the nail of DLC and additional content - the flag-bearer, if you will.

Top 10 PSN DLC items January 2009
LittleBigPlanet: All your DLC belong to us.

Via PS3 Fanboy


Ape Escape and Toro Costumes now live on EU PSN Store

Jan 29th 2009 - 5:53 PM

The Ape Escape “Pipo” Monkey costume and Mainichi Issho Toro Costume have now gone live on the EU Store, two weeks earlier than previously announced. They were officially announced for release on February 12th.
They are both priced at £1.59 / €1.00 each.

We’re not sure if this is a mistake or not, but you can login to the EU PS Store and they are currently purchaseable as of now. The God of War mini-pack and Kratos, Groundhog Day & Chinese New Year costumes are all also available. The U.S Store has not yet been updated, so American players will have to wait and see if this rolls out across the pond.

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This unexpected surprise is bound to please many fans who’ve been wanting these costumes since they were released in Japan last year. The Ape Escape costume was available from selected retail outlets in Japan through pre-order, and the Toro costume has been available to buy in Japan since November 13th 2008. This update sees both the costumes available globally through purchase.

There are some technical issues currently taking place, as booting up the game currently gives a 403 error, which many users are reporting. We’re sure this will resolve itself though, whilst the LittleBigStore finishes updating. Or something.

The good news is that we can officially confirm that the Ape Escape “Pipo” Monkey costume has the best eyes, ever.

[UPDATE]

It seems that Europe has been a bit naught and has released these items ahead of schedule. Community Development manager Sam Protagonist says:

The originally stated dates are still accurate, however it looks like the European store has been a little overzealous, releasing much of the content straight away. Chances are this will be recitified shortly, so if you’ve managed to snag the new stuff early you’ll have a little longer to use it.
On the server front, there are some issues at present that are being investigated. We don’t expect the outage to be very long but there’s no scheduled return time just yet.

Get them early while you can!


LittleBigStore updated today!

Jan 29th 2009 - 11:29 AM

Today’s the day that the latest LittleBigPlanet DLC hits the digital shelves. North America, Europe, Japan and other regions can expect to see updates during the day, and in anticipation, here’s a quick recap on the goodies.

There is of course the limited time availability free Chinese New Year costumes which were released on Monday. Be sure to download them before February 5th, when the next update hits and they’re gone!

Chinese New Year CostumesGod of War mini packGod of War Kratos CostumeGroundhog Day costume

Then there is the hotly saught-after Kratos costume. Many of you may already have him through the special promotions worldwide, but for some - now is the time to get your hands on him at last! ($2.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 TBC)
The God of War pack is another content pack which has been available before, to North American Gamestop pre-order customers. It comes with the Kratos costume, plus the Medusa and Minotaur outfits. God of War themed stickers mean you’ll get a bit more bang for your bucks ($2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 TBC).

And lastly, another free costume is available this week - the Groundhog Day Groundhog! Like the Chinese New Year pack, it’s only available until February 5th.
We’ve noticed some confused gadders have been asking what Groundhog Day is exactly. Well, here you go:

In weather lore, if a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day and fails to see its shadow because the weather is cloudy, winter will soon end. If on the other hand, it is sunny and the groundhog sees its shadow, the groundhog will supposedly retreat into its burrow, and winter will continue for 6 more weeks.

It takes place on February 2nd in Canada and the United States.

Groundhog Day is also a damn good film with Bill Murray. Well, having Bill Murray in it automatically makes it damn good, but then anything could happen with a film that has Andie-”is it raining yet? oh I hadn’t noticed”-MacDowell in it. Anyway, yes, if you’ve not seen it then you need to. Heck, it’s out on Blu Ray this week as well.

So there you go.

As always, be sure to check our Complete DLC Archive for the low down on pricing and dates for everything that’s been released so far.


LBP God of War mini pack coming January 29th

Jan 21st 2009 - 11:59 PM

As you might have already seen, new LittleBigPlanet DLC for January and early February has been revealed.

In amongst the great new costumes and content packs is the God of War mini pack. Some lucky North American customers have already had this pack for some time now; as the God of War mini pack was available for all who pre-ordered at Gamestop. However, January 29th sees the commercial release of this pack, which will retail for $2.99 (£2.39 / €2.99 TBC).

Let’s have a quick recap about what the God of War mini-pack includes:

  • Special God of War themed stickers
  • Three costumes: Kratos, Medusa & Minotaur

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Kratos is of course also included in the God of War mini pack, although his availability has been somewhat more widespread than his Medusa and Minotaur chums. In the UK for example, the Kratos costume was available through the Official PlayStation Magazine via a promotional code.

January 29th also sees the commerical release of the Kratos costume, retailing at $1.99 (£1.59 / €1.99 TBC).


LBP DLC resumes from January 26th: Wipeout, God of War, Valentines pack and many more!

Jan 21st 2009 - 7:36 PM

Community Team Lead MusterBuster has today confirmed that LittleBigPlanet DLC will resume on January 26th. New content was expected tomorrow (January 22nd), but unknown circumstances have forced a one week delay.

To make up for the delay, a whole slew of updates have been unveiled, and it’s all very impressive!

January 26th

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January 29th

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February 5th

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February 12th

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February TBC

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We’re also expecting that late February might well see the arrival of a Killzone 2 pack of some sort, and February 27th has already been hinted at by the PlayStation Blog.

Our complete LittleBigPlanet DLC archive has been updated with the new content.

More updates later tonight and on this page as the Planetoid team assemble their heads after a night of celebrating the Inauguration yesterday!


Naughty Dog hints at LBP Uncharted DLC = Predictions Bonus Round

Jan 17th 2009 - 12:13 AM

Naughty Dog, creators of some of the PlayStation's most well loved games (Crash Bandicoot, Jak & Daxter, Uncharted) have been checking out our Top 20 LittleBigPlanet Level Kit predictions for 2009.

We hope they were pleased to see their Jak & Daxter entry in at number 7 in the chart. But of course, like many entries in our top 20, it's a fairly unlikely one. The future of Jak & Daxter remains uncertain, what with Naughty Dog focusing attention on their new IP Uncharted. And later this year, Naughty Dog will be releasing the sequel to their hugely popular Uncharted: Drakes Fortune, with a change of scenery and T-Shirt, in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.

In a comment on their Twitter feed, Naughty Dog mentioned our chart and hinted at the possibility of Uncharted DLC coming to LBP:

Jak and Daxter is #7 in LittleBIGPlanetoid's "Top 20 LittleBigPlanet Level Kit Predictions" Where's Drake or UNCHARTED? wink

We've been tempted to return to our ever popular Top-20 for 'bonus rounds' for some time now, as there are simply so many ideas, and we saw the perfect opportunity to do so with this Tweet... (We're pretty sure you can expect more 'bonus rounds' to come along in the future).

This one's for you Naughty Dog, keep up the great work, we're very much looking forward to Uncharted 2!


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Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Uncharted: Among Thieves

It's time for Sackboys and Sackgirls to put on their adventuring gear and head into the jungle, with this Uncharted: Among Thieves level kit - released alongside the full game this autumn. Packed in to it is a classic Nathan Drake costume, and also a costume for side kick hardcore journalist, Elena Fisher.
Marvel at how the shirt remains half tucked in half not tucked in at all times... just like Tim Schafer says, half-tuck is the new mullet. Unlike certain other adventurer sequels, let's hope this one won't nuke the fridge.


Want-ometer rating:

Cool


Chance of actually being released: 82%



Thanks to everyone on Twitter who sent this in.


Killzone DLC hinted to be coming on February 27th

Jan 15th 2009 - 4:27 PM

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Fancy one of these? They could be with us on February 27th.

In the latest edition of “sack it to me” , the US Playstation blog’s weekly LBP update, the release date for the Killzone 2 Helghast DLC is hinted to be coming at the same time as Killzone 2 itself, February 27th.

We’re getting ready to start another year of DLC on the PS Store at the end of the month - we’ll have a better update next week.  Again, thanks for your patience - we needed the rest over the holiday break.  Also, we saw all your comments asking for the previously shown Killzone “Helghast” and Final Fantasy VII “Sephiroth” costumes.  Don’t worry its on its way…BTW…when does Killzone 2 come out?

That’s not far off, and it makes perfect sense to us to tie in DLC with a game’s release. Using the same logic, the Sephiroth costume could arrive alongside Final Fantasy XIII.

Also mentioned in the article is how great *we* are, and that a new build is in testing which should arrive soon, hopefully along with “Online Create Mode” and the Play / Create / Share counters.

Thanks to all of you making fan sites for LBP, we’re honored.  One site has really grabbed our attention, LittleBigPlanetoid.  They have tons of updates & feature articles, including a very thorough DLC FAQ.  Great stuff.

Thank you, thank you, so kind!
Also, thanks to Christopher Clowes for the email reminder.


Kratos and Ape Escape Costumes appear on PSN Asia Store

Jan 10th 2009 - 7:11 PM

The God of War ‘Kratos’ and Ape Escape ‘Pipo Monkey’ costumes have recently popped up on the PlayStation Asia Store, listed as being available from January 8th.
However, we’re not quite sure why these costumes have popped up on the store. Their descriptions seem to imply that they are only available to a select group of people. The Pipo monkey costume is one of the prizes available in the PlayStation Asia Design a Sackboy competition, however the final winners are not announced until February 15th.

The descriptions are as follows:

Congratulations!  It looks like you managed to get your hands on the exclusive LittleBigPlanet™ Kratos costume.  Download it now and feel the power!

Congratulations!  It looks like you managed to get your hands on the exclusive LittleBigPlanet™ Pipo Monkey costume.  Download it now and see how really cute it is!

Considering that the Kratos costume has been available in the E.U and U.S for some time now (through special promotion codes) - we’re guessing that the Pipo Monkey costume might well become available via a similar means. That is, if Sony wish to keep him ‘special’ in that way. We think Pipo looks very cute:

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Incidentally, you can vote for the winners of the PlayStation Asia Costume Competition over on the website.

[UPDATE - January 16th]

The dates on the site have now been changed from January 8th to January 26th.


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Top 20 LBP Level Kit Predictions

As the year draws to an end, it’s traditionally a time to reflect on the past 12 months, and look to the future. Here on the Planetoid, we’ve been thinking over all the wonderful happenings of 2008 in the glorious world of the Little Big Planet.

So, as our end of 2008 feature, we’ve compiled our Top 20 Little Big Planet Level Kit Predictions. 20 big ones. The things that we’d like to happen (but won’t really happen), mixed in with the things that we think could happen and things that we really know will definitely happen. Enjoy!


Top 20 LittleBigPlanet Level Kit Predictions: 5-1

Dec 30th 2008 - 12:45 AM

So here we are! The big 5. The top 5. The highest entries in our Top 20 LittleBigPlanet Level Kit Predictions for 2009.

Over the past few days we’ve been pushing the boat out with some pretty wacky ideas for what we think would be great to see in LittleBigPlanet. Entries like Iron Man, Spiderman, Halo, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The A-Team have gotten people quite hot under the collar. It’s great to see people enjoying our concepts for what could be.

Today though, our final article takes us up to the all-important number 1. Whilst we’ve still got a few fairly unlikely ideas thrown in, the final five also includes the most likely of all the entries in the chart. Without any further delay then, here are those last entries in Little Big Planetoid’s Top 20 LittleBigPlanet Level Kit Predictions for 2009!


 

5

Mario

Mario

It’s-a-me-a-Mario! The Infamous Italian plumber comes to the LittleBigPlanet to show everyone how platforming is done! A set of colourful costumes based on Mario, Luigi, Toad and Princess Peach, and a platforming adventure in which sackboys must rescue the princess from the dastardly villain, Bowser. Special items include a power-up mushroom to super size your sackboys. Let’s a go!

Want-ometer rating:

Give. Now.


Chance of actually being released: 0%



4

Star Wars

Star Wars

Dooo doooo didley dooo doo, diddley doo doo, diddley dooo! It’s the big one, Star Wars, and not that useless prequel junk either, the real deal from back when George Lucas wasn’t quite so utterly incompetent. This fanboy dream pack includes costumes of Luke, Chewbacca, Han Solo, C3-PO, R2D2, Princess Leia and of course Darth Vader, and a set of levels based on their classic space adventures. Expect this pack to be remastered a few months after release, and every few months after, to add things into it that don’t need to be changed, charging you again to see them, and alienating the entire fan base.

Want-ometer rating:

Give. Now.


Chance of actually being released: 38%

 



3

World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft

Sackboys are called through the dark portal to Azeroth, and sent to Northrend, to join the ongoing struggle to stop the Lich King from spreading his plague across the LittleBigPlanet. Costume pieces based on iconic armour tier sets for each class in the game, and an unlockable set of Lich King armour for those Sackfolk who are unable to resist Frostmourne’s call, and wish to sit on the Icy throne themselves. Levels, made in conjunction with Blizzard, contain missions such as killing 40 snow badgers, and a final Raid encounter against Arthas himself.

Want-ometer rating:

Give. Now.


Chance of actually being released: 4%

 



2

Final Fantasy

Final Fantasy

This one is fairly definite to appear some time this year, with information on in being leaked at the same time as the MGS a few moths ago. What it will contain, other than a Sephiroth costume is unknown, some more costumes, presumably of Cloud and his cohorts, such as Barat, Yuffie, Aeris or Vincent are fairly likely, but we’ll have to wait to see if this will be a special pack along the same lines as MGS, with new levels and items, or more like the Street Fighter package of four costumes. Perhaps levels would be filled with materia instead of the usual prize bubbles, include some intense CGI, and levels based around a plot to destroy Jenova and save the world. Time will tell!

Want-ometer rating:

ZOMG


Chance of actually being released: 99%

 



1

Killzone 2

Killzone

With February’s arrival of one of the PlayStation 3’s Triple-A flag-bearing titles comes this Killzone 2 Premium Level Kit. Packed full of awesome content, players can finally get their hands on the sought-after Helghast costume, first featured in a 2008 LBP trailer; Killzone 2’s lead character, Sgt. Tomas “Sev” Sevchenko also has a costume. The level kit features 5 nail-biting levels that take you through the barren landscapes of Helghan. The Helghast’s ability to control weather systems is beautifully recreated the new weather systems tool, which can be unlocked and used in Create mode. The weather systems tool can transform a bright sunny day to a blisteringly cold arctic tundra or from the humidity of a sticky tropical forest to a torrential autumnal downpour. If only they’d shown a video of this back at E3 2005, instead of that CGI video…

Want-ometer rating:

ZOMG


Chance of actually being released: 99%

 




Top 20 LittleBigPlanet Level Kit Predictions: 10-6

Dec 29th 2008 - 1:00 AM

Welcome back to day three of our Top 20 LittleBigPlanet Level Kit Predictions, it’s a big one today as we enter the top 10 and run-down to 6 with another five wallet-busting predictions.

So far, we’ve popped a couple of must-haves out there with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles plus comic legends Spiderman and Iron Man to get you salivating, with Slipknot and the Simon Pegg Tribute Pack also tickling peoples fancy.  If you missed them, you can catch up on the rest of our top 20 chart with entries 20-16 and 15-11.

But let’s get on. The top 10 begins here and these next five entries take us down to the all important top 5. So please enjoy another five fun ideas for content that could well be coming to LittleBigPlanet in 2009, or perhaps not.


10

The A Team

The A Team

After the success of the He-man and TMNT packs, Sony continue to plum the depths of the 80s, and have come back with the A-Team pack. Four incredible costumes of B.A Baracus, “Howling Mad” MurdokFaceman, and Hannibal come to LittleBigPlanet, along with a pack of levels, the most exciting part of which is when players must use their Create pop-it abilities to convert a simple automobile into a weapon of mass destruction.
I love it when a plan comes together!

Want-ometer rating:

Give. Now.


Chance of actually being released: 6%

 



9

Pokemon

Pokemon

The Pokémon pack, licenced from Nintendo, contains an incredible 150 costumes, representing each of the original pocket monsters from the late 1990’s. The twist of the pack is that players must catch them all which involves playing the same set of levels over and over again until the costume you want randomly appears, and using a pokéball pop-it item to snare it. Collecting all 150 costumes unlocks a 151st one - Mew.

Want-ometer rating:

Cool


Chance of actually being released: 1%

 



8

Devil May Cry

Devil May Cry

After the success of their Street Fighter II costumes, Capcom return with a full-on Devil May Cry Level Kit. A host of levels await you in this pack, all containing puzzles and challenges against fearsome demons. A Dante costume is included with a unique morphing ability - tapping R1 and L1 simultaneously, acts as the devil trigger, making your Sackboy temporarily stronger and more powerful. The ability transforms Sackboy’s regular slap to a super slap, capable of slapping enemies and objects right across the screen!

Want-ometer rating:

ZOMG


Chance of actually being released: 42%

 



7

Jak & Daxter

Jak & Daxter

Sony jump in and milk the cow on one of the PlayStation 2’s most popular duos. Both Jak and Daxter costumes are included in the Jak and Daxter Level Kit. A handful of levels are included with varying amounts of the mysterious dark eco matter, with its unique ability to control your Sackboy’s emotes (turning him evil if too much dark eco is absorbed). The real gem of this level kit is a new ability setting that enhances Sackboy’s jump to a double-jump, just like Jak.

Want-ometer rating:

Cool


Chance of actually being released: 75%

 



6

Halo

Halo

The controversial Halo pack unites Xbox and PlayStation fans like nothing else can. It’s a call to end the long and bloody console wars, and invites both sides to climb out of their respective trenches, hold hands, sing songs and play a game of football together in the snow. The pack contains various colours of Master Chief costume, a rideable Warthog vehicle object, and a set of 10 explosive levels that take you through the original Halo storyline. Fanboys rejoice!

Want-ometer rating:

Give. Now.


Chance of actually being released: -1000%

 



Don’t miss tomorrows final countdown to number 1, you won’t want to miss it!

 


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