Wednesday, April 4, 2012
---Call for Feedback!
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New Alice in Wonderland DLC
Check out this thread for discussion on the DLC pack, to leave your admiration, to inform us of your opinion, or just to have a candid chat. Or, check out this site for the official release statement and full-size pictures.
---PS Vita Update Released
* Adding a caps lock feature (available by double-tapping the shift key)
* Providing the option of disabling different notifications
* Providing an "After 10 minutes" option in the Power Off function.
* An arrow will now notify you when Live Updates are available.
If you need some more information on the Vita, check out the official Playstation Blog here. If you want to read up more specifically on this article, check out this entry on the PS Blog.
LBPlanetorial 27: Implementing Audio
Here's the LBPlanetorial #27:
Make sure to check out the discussion, leave thanks, and give some feedback in this thread.
--2Pocket Moon Podcast Episode 14!
Once again, the guys jump into a great discussion. This week, they were joined by Jeffcu28 as they crunched through their topics in another great podcast.
The obvious hot topic for this episode was the Karting trailer announcement, so they put it off and covered other top news first for some suspense. As usual, they showed great concern for the discussions started by Sackfist. They were overwhelmed with news for this week, so we have to commend them for taking the time to go through it all. Also, they took time to say a great word about the Weekly Planetarium, so the episode was obviously amazing. I suggest you head there immediately and check it out
If you want to see that whole thread, click here.
--2Media Molecule Podcast #19 - Kickstarting The Spring
Kenny, Spaff and Alice also touch on The Sackies winners, LBP Karting, the Sackboy Hessian Fragrances, and the new awesome Journey wallpaper.
Here's what MM had to say about the podcast:
It’s been a while, and we’re down a Tom this week, but Kenny, Spaff, and Alice went into the sound cave to quickly catch up on where it is we’ve been this whole time, including tons of fun stuff that’s been happening in the Little Big Planet world!
But that’s not all! This podcast sees the first of two special segments we recorded in our adventures a few weeks ago during the annual Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. We hope you enjoy our two very special guests, Greg Rice from Double Fine Productions and Chris Remo from the Idle Thumbs Podcast. They speak with us about their amazing success on Kickstarter (very exciting and impressive) and then we dive into some wonderful indie games chatter.
As fate would have it, and as you may have noticed as it is now the 2nd of April and no longer a Friday, we did not manage to get the podcast up last week. So, it looks as though we’re the April Fools after all! See you soon
Idle Thumbs Podcast Kickstarter
Chris Remo, Idle Thumbs Podcast: @chrisremo
Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter
Greg Rice, Double Fine Productions: @gregricey
Sackies 2011 Winners
Little Big Planet Karting announcement
Don’t forget to get your Sackboy Hessian Fragrances, as it’s only available until April 5!
LittleBigPlanet presents Journey Wallpaper!
Check out the new podcast here!
LBP Hunger Games Competition Winner Announced!!
The first official LBP Hunger Games Competition started on March 10th and after several grueling weeks, the competition has now come to an end. The players put forth as much effort as they could possibly give and one individual emerged a winner. That individual is . . .
Congratulations to Goober for winning the competition. His prize? A $50 PSN card!
Thank you to all of the staff, creators and other helpers that made this competition possible. Also a big thank you to all of the players (aka Tributes) for playing your hearts out! This week will bring a lot of post-game goodies including a summary of the entire competition and interviews with staff and the big winner, so keep your eyes on the Competitions section!
Creme of the Crop March Level Poll
That time has come, the COTC team wants to hear from YOU. Please visit the thread, take a look at the 10 levels for the month of March and submit a vote for your favorite level.
The poll will close on Thursday, April 5 @ 11:59pm EST. Happy voting!
What's This Section For?
Sack It To Me
Sackboy's Adventures in Wonderland
In this week's blog update, Steven talks about the new Alice in Wonderland costume and sticker pack. Here's what Steven said about the release:
Steven also had some words to say on the new MM picks. Here's what Steven had to say:
Make sure to check out the new MM picks every Friday to stay up-to-date on levels that have been chosen. Thanks for posting this information, Steven! We look forward to reading these in the future.
Check out the blog post here if you like. Leave some comments for Steven, and make sure to appreciate the hard work he is putting into the community.
Big News for the International Community!
Here's what Steven had to say on LBPC:
What this means is that across the world, everybody will be able to see the news in their native language.
(Except Asia currently but I'm already chasing up this issue.)
As opposed to previously, where the news would only be displayed in English for people playing an English copy of the game.
So today is definitely a good day for the global LittleBigPlanet community!
Go here to read the thread related to this.
--2Creature Brains Discussion by Mr. Sackfist
Mr. Sackfist is back again with another great discussion on a topic presented in the Planetarium. This has become a great source of talk topics, so we're excited for a new one coming soon. Here's what Mr. Sackfist had to say:
Creature Brains, the awesome little brain that vanquished enemies in LBP1. However when I look online, I hardly ever see creature brains used. In LBP2 story they were used in boss battles, which was nice to see, but the great LBP levels, like Hansel and Gretelbot, the dragon battle, they did not use Creature brains. This aroused my suspicion, with more logical ways to create, such as health bars, are Creature Brains becoming extinct?
So much has evolved and improved in LBP over time with the input and experimentation of the community it seems that the Creature Brain and it's function never evolved, maybe just due to it's own technical limitations.
I recently played through LBP1 all over again in order to win back all the Creator Tools/Objects/Decorations I lost in a massive PS3 crash. It was fun to go back and play over again but probably the only negative part for me was the repetitive nature of taking out an enemy or Boss with the Creature Brain.
However I am glad to see someone is using creature brains to build levels:
So I guess, from this discussion, people will always be looking at becoming a better creator, which means our dear friend the creature brain may be left in the cardboard box in the attic as we use all the new tools at our disposal.
New discussions every Thursday
For more quotes from Planetarium Peeps or if you wish to post your opinion on this matter post here.
--2The Weekly Comic Update
Here's a link the topic (which also have links to last week's episode).
--2Some Of My Models by CompassKnight
the space above is intentional
Make sure to check out their great project here.
--2Your Biggest Fear
LBN Swapmeet Contest Winners Announced
If you would like to learn more about the contest, visit the LBN Swapmeet VII thread for all the details.
--2Contraption Challenge 16 to be Announced Soon!
Make sure you check out the LBPContraptions twitter account for more updates on this. We'll keep you posted too!
---3the Doppelgänger of Fists cometh~
In other doppelgänger-ish news, the littleBigReporters were oddly absent this past april 1st; meanwhile, there was a band of SPAM-bots seen meandering about the Planetarium, trying to sell the locals over-priced TV's/tellies and spam-musubi.
This brings the current doppelgänger count to 5, but that's only the ones that we have tangible proof of the existence of... Should any Planetarimites encounter one of these mischievous fiends, we urge you to submit your findings to this thread.
Also, the anti-smoof, who was featured in last week's the Weekly Planetarium, has apparently joined Smurfetta's mafia. We here at the WP will keep you posted on the potential ensuing hijinks.
---3Artsy Fartsiness from Around the Interwebz
unnamed Sackwarrior - from http://www.gameartis...t=19399&page=2/~
Yowza. O.O Sheer...utter...bad-Sackedness...
Our suggestion: don't ever--EVER--try to punch him in the sack. o_O
Though I must say, that is some fine texturing. Kudos to the artist macattackk~
--2New MM Picks For This Week
Time for some fun! Two sets of picks for you so load up LBP2 asap! Here they are:
Emily works long hours each day for a boss that has little appreciation for her. She still dreams of a better life, but fairy tales don't really come true, do they?. 1 player recommended to keep the movie in time with the music. Thanks for playing, enjoy the movie!.
Update: LBP3 fixes. ------------------------------------------------------ High-flying sackperson dogfighting at its finest! Take to the skies in one of four WW1-WW2 era planes and bomb your opponent's base into the ground, all while protecting your own. Inspired by the classic PC game Sopwith. [VS game for up to 4 players, ONLINE PLAY ONLY] ------------------------------------------------------ ★★★ 2011 Sackie Award Winner for Best Multiplayer. ★★★ Big thanks to everyone who voted, you guys rock!
A crisis approaches a Honey World again. In cooperetion with a bees, let`s save a Honey World! (1~4player) ------------------------------------------------------- 平和が戻ったハニーワールドに再び危機が！蜜蜂たちと協力してハニーワールドを救いましょう！ --------------------------------------------------------- 今回のハニーワールドはストーリー性を強くしてみました。ハニーシリーズの集大成です。どうかお楽しみください＾＾！
Ф》(1 PLAYER ONLY) UPDATE: Fixed camera bugs and now you can pop your sackbot! This is my first level on this account! This is a senic platformer! Run and jump your way through the sky forest! This level is short due to the thermo! I used a lot of decorations & that made the thermo go up a lot! I put a lot of time & effort into this level! Credit to Comphermc for his youtube tutorials! Thank you Comph! I hope you guys like it and rate it on the scenery & not on how short the level is! Thank you! 《Ф
A gallery of custom sequenced music made by Hug-Of-War. A big thanks goes out to D330, XTrophx, hilightnotes, Stunkel, spflanagan and chucky789. Each of them helped me out musically in the past and they're all awesome musicians. There are 45 songs in all here. Come back as often as you like, I'd love for everyone to listen to every one of them all the way through! :D Hope you enjoy listening as much as I enjoy composing! === Font by Comphermc. Reccomended 1 player to reduce lag ===
Congrats to IBREEZYBREZO and HUG-OF-WAR! Great job fellas, love the levels
--2LBPC Community Spotlight 82
Picture of the week
Here's his entry, and here's why the judges picked his picture.
You can still enter picture of the week, week 13 if you'd like to, but you can also enter the picture of the month for April.
Little Big Air Warfare 2 Competition
Planetarium member RunandTell-That has started up a competition called Little Big Air Warfare 2. It's sounds fun and exciting. All you have to do is visit the thread, read the first post, form a team and BAM you are pretty much set to go! All of the important information and rules are there for you to follow. The competition starts with 16 teams of two and will continue until one team is left alive!
Have you ever played air warfare 2 by sackie winning creator dr collossus? Do you think you are the finest flyer lbp has ever seen? Do you think your tank driving skills are matched by none? Then join in the fun at the little big air warfare 2: tank support blitz!
Are you ready to:
- Form teams with your friends!
- Meet new friends!
- Prove your worth!
- And most importantly have great fun!
This game is set up so that you will be competing against other players online. The winners will move on, and the losers will be eliminated. Think you can handle it? Then what are you waiting for? Check out the Thread on little big planetarium or LBPcentral now!
This week's nominee, the Little Big Reporter herself, has been nominated and is awaiting questions! Head on over to this thread and ask her a few right now! Make sure to take advantage of this opportunity right now, as the opportunity to interview individuals doesn't come often!
This week's race for the nominee for next week is a very tight race. obcfamily, Calyst_Aayla, Xerorogue, and OmegaCarotene are in a tight race for the win. Its too close to call for right now, so make sure to go there quickly and submit your votes for who you want to hear from. Also, make sure to nominate others so we can keep an interesting flow of interviews coming!
This Week's Blog Updates
Is it wrong to congratulate yourself? by Puttatittut in Put-Put's blog-blog
29 March 2012
Out of breath. by LBM12 in LBM12's Blog
31 March 2012
Venting, Dark Thoughts, Plea for Help? by obcfamily in Random Thoughts
Hello! by paule4ou in Paule4ou's News
A macabre reserch: The cemetery by Kelden in A macabre reserch
HSW News Blog #2 by HotShotWilliam in The blog of HotShotWilliam!
01 April 2012
Bikes by Lieutenant Fatman in Lieutenant Fatman's Blog
03 April 2012
A little unconventional by Giant_Robot77 in Giant_Robot77's Blog
Yay Im coming back by cheetah9768 in locorocko's Blog
This Week's Birthdays
April 6th, 2012
April 7th, 2012
April 10th, 2012
LBP2 FanStar (14)
April 11th, 2012
Here's a cake for you to share!
If you have a birthday this week and your name is not on this list, happy birthday to you as well! If you want to be listed on this list, you need to say what your birthday is in your settings.
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