270w ago - The Official PlayStation Forums is holding a vote to see if they should make created levels and items from the BETA test available when the game launches, or if they should remove everything and the shared side of the game started from scratch.
384 people have voted so far and 84% say that the levels should be made available when the game launches versus 16% option for starting fresh. If the current votes are anything to go by, it seems pretty safe to assume that the levels will be made available.
To quote: With the LittleBigPlanet BETA coming to a close on October 12th at 23:59 GMT, we'll be getting everything ready for the launch of the game.
As many of you are doubtless aware, at present we are not planning to make shared creations from the beta test available in the full version of the game, however we're aware that a lot of time and effort has been put into what you've created so far.
With this in mind we're going to give you the choice! Whether you took part in the LittleBigPlanet beta test or not your opinion counts - would you rather that created levels and items from the beta test were available when the game launches, or would you rather we removed everything and the shared side of the game started from scratch? Vote before Monday October 13th, and we'll go with whichever...
271w ago - Recently Microsoft detailed the Themes 2.0 and Friends Channel from their new XBox Experience. Today, Microsoft has launched their New XBox Experience Web site (linked above), despite not offering a specific release date for it yet.
The Web site has been modelled in the style of navigation which will be present in the update that is due out later this year.
To quote: Welcome to the New Xbox Experience!
Get a glimpse of what the New Xbox Experience is all about-the destination for social gaming and entertainment.
What is it?
Enter the ultimate social entertainment experience. Connect with your favorite people and enjoy more games and entertainment online than with any other device connected to your TV. Welcome to the New Xbox Experience. Jump in.
How do I get it?
You don't have to do anything, really. The update will download just like a normal system update would. You will see a status bar letting you know how long it will take, and you won't be able to use the console during this time. Once the update finishes the console will reload into the welcome page, and you will be able to begin exploring the new features and experiences on Xbox 360.
274w ago - SCEE has launched its new, slimmer PS2 model in India, hoping to take advantage of Diwali. The machine is being offered at 6490 rupees (£82), with games starting at 499 rupees (£6.28).
"We are excited to introduce the new PlayStation 2 at an attractive and accessible price point for the Indian gamers," said PlayStation India boss Atindriya Bose.
"For a country like India where there are many gamers just starting on consoles, PS2 indeed plays an important role as the best entry level gaming console."
Press Release: PlayStation prepares for the festive season sales: brings in the new PlayStation 2 at an attractive price point
Mumbai, 10th September, 2008: Encouraged by the increasing sales and widening distribution, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) has just rolled out the new series of the PS2 in the Indian market to capture the sales opportunity during the Diwali sales. The new PS2 model comes in an attractive new duo-shade look and sleeker design with the AC Adapter being in-built. The new PlayStation 2 is now indeed a styling fit to the living room of the Indian gamer, looking to start off his new exciting hobby around console gaming.
Not satisfied with a simple launch of the model, the new PS2 is being introduced at an attractive price point...
279w ago - Sony has launched a LittleBigPlanet news site (linked above) today. The site aims to keep us up to date with the latest LBP goodness, either direct from Media Molecule, Sony Computer Entertainment, or from the community.
Per SackBoy103: LittleBigWelcome!!!
Welcome to the new LittleBigPlanet News Site - your destination for anything LBP.
Our goal is to keep you up to date with the latest LBP goodness either direct from Media Molecule, Sony Computer Entertainment, or from you, the community. Since we revealed LittleBigPlanet at the 2007 Game Developers Conference, the team has been working hard - creating the game, touring to game events and conducting interviews with our favorite press - and as we reach the homestretch its time to make time for our fans.
Our LBP fans have made so many amazing tributes to LittleBigPlanet, and we'd like to share what we see and know with everyone. So stay tuned for categories like "LBP 101," "SackBoy in the news," "LittleBigChallenges" and much, much, more...
For now, the news site will keep you informed, educated and hopefully excited about our release in October, but eventually, our website will evolve into something much bigger and better to support our community of Players, Creators and Sharers.
280w ago - Despite being previously announced for a July debut last month by Sony Computer Entertainment president Kaz Hirai, SCEA company senior development manager Noam Rimon has revealed that Life with PlayStation will launch in August.
Rimon attributed the unexpected delay to "a few procedural matters." From what was shown to Japanese press, the service will allow PS3 owners to interact with a virtual Google Maps-esque globe presented in 3D, offering convenient access to weather data and news headlines from around the world.
To quote: We'd like to provide a quick update on Life with PlayStation for PLAYSTATION 3. We know many of you are eager to try out the new service for yourself, but you'll have to hold tight. Due to a few procedural matters, the new service will make its way to PlayStation fans in August.
Rest assured, Life with PlayStation will be a service that introduces a new way to interact with your PS3. By bringing information from around the world into your living room, Life with PlayStation will offer a variety of interactive content and channels on a visually stunning worldwide map interface.
We're focused on continuously expanding the world of PS3 through new services and hope to do just that with the upcoming launch of Life with PlayStation.