196w ago - According to Examiner.com (linked above), an influx of new MAG BETA participants from both Qore subscribers and SCEE lottery winners led to a large increase in server load today.
A post from Shijima in the MAG BETA Forum reveals this in detail along with hinting that the current 3GB download may total 6GB in size before all is finalized.
To quote: "Okay, I'm sorry to have to bring you some bad news. Due to circumstances beyond our control and some serious server issues, we were unable to send any codes to anyone today. I've been told that the earliest the first batch is likely to be sent out is Monday. I know many of you won't like this, but I thought it best to let you all know so that you don't have to keep checking your inboxes.
As it is, not even the existing users are having much luck getting into a game due to some critical download issues that the team are working to fix. As the servers are offline over the weekend, having to wait until next week is probably a blessing in disguise for you all. Hopefully by then all the problems will be fixed and the service will be running smoothly again.
I should also warn you that it's only become apparent today that the download is going to be pretty...
242w ago - As posted on their official Web site (linked above), Media Molecule has stated that they are powering up their LittleBigPlanet servers for PlayStation 3 today for those who managed to get a copy of LittleBigPlanet early.
"Cables have been connected, switches have haven flicked and buttons have been pressed. The servers are on, let the sharing commence!
In short, this means online features including the ability to share user-created levels with friends are now accessible. Cool news indeed for eager LBP fans!