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USA Today Giving Away 15,000 LittleBigPlanet Beta Keys

LittleBigPlanet is set to take the world by storm on October 21, and it seems as if thousands - no, millions - of gamers are all clamoring for a shot at the beta test.

Over the past few weeks, Sony has handed out beta keys to many different gaming websites, such as Eurogamer, GameSpot, and IGN, and future SackBoy fans were zipping all over the Internet in an attempt to secure one of those valuable codes. But if you haven't managed to snag one yet, your best chance may be here: Sony has given USA Today 15,000 beta keys, and the process is as simple as simple can be. No contests or anything; just send 'em an e-mail, they will respond with a beta key, and you're in. Obviously, there's quite a big article to accompany this announcement as well, but it's nothing you haven't read before if you've been following the LBP saga over the past few months. Essentially, it shows that just about every gaming media outlet on the planet has high expectations for SackBoy and Co., and both Media Molecule and Sony want this game to appeal to everyone. October is loaded with unbelievable software, but nothing is gonna top the little cooperative-based platformer with big aspirations.

We assume this USA Today giveaway is first-come, first-served, so you had best get a move on. But we ran this story as soon as USA Today told us about it, so hopefully, you should be among the first to send 'em an e-mail. Try it out!

Related Game(s): LittleBigPlanet

10/8/2008 Ben Dutka

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runje
Wednesday, October 08, 2008 @ 11:35:14 AM
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Do we simply post a comment on that page to get a key?

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Daedusian
Wednesday, October 08, 2008 @ 11:54:35 AM

Just click the "Do you want to test drive the game?" button above the article title and send them an e-mail. I really hope I get in... I don't think I can wait any longer...

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mk ultra
Wednesday, October 08, 2008 @ 11:43:09 AM
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Thanks Ben, hopefully I get one. Not too worried about it though. It comes out in a couple weeks and I think I can wait till then if worst comes to worst.

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BlinkBoy
Wednesday, October 08, 2008 @ 12:09:45 PM
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I hope you guys get in, you can play with me if you like.

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cpetro
Wednesday, October 08, 2008 @ 12:48:34 PM
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Anyone get a response yet?

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Daedusian
Wednesday, October 08, 2008 @ 1:30:23 PM

Nope not yet... =(

I assume it would be an instant reply, seeing that it's most likely an automated email address, but hopefully I'm wrong.

Last edited by Daedusian on 10/8/2008 1:32:30 PM

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shreevin
Wednesday, October 08, 2008 @ 1:53:06 PM

Same here...nothing yet.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, October 08, 2008 @ 12:52:49 PM
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Not bloody likely I'll get in, but I'll try.

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shaydey77
Wednesday, October 08, 2008 @ 1:58:54 PM
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All the best guys.Its unreal imo. Ye can all play with me too if ye want. Try out the xbox 360 Vs Ps3 level..its very good i think.

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mosdl
Wednesday, October 08, 2008 @ 2:07:47 PM
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Just got my key (finally) from USA Today. It says the beta will end 4 p.m. ET on Sunday, Oct. 12 though - I wonder if a general demo will be released soon?

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Naiman17
Wednesday, October 08, 2008 @ 2:33:50 PM

yo what did the email title/subject say?

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mosdl
Wednesday, October 08, 2008 @ 3:08:56 PM

naiman17: Title was "Little Big Planet Beta", sender was newsletters@e.usatoday.com (weird).

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photo K
Wednesday, October 08, 2008 @ 2:40:12 PM
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how long does it take? expires on Sunday?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, October 08, 2008 @ 3:06:52 PM
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USA Today tells me there are "a few thousand" left...so get a move on, guys!

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Zapix
Wednesday, October 08, 2008 @ 3:22:09 PM
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CHA-CHING! I'm in, got my email at 2:50pm EST... RAWR!

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Xplicit
Wednesday, October 08, 2008 @ 3:25:23 PM
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i hope i get in, good call PSX

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Daedusian
Wednesday, October 08, 2008 @ 3:28:58 PM
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Nice, I'm in!! Ty PSXE!! For those of you who are waiting/wondering, it took about 3 hours to get the confirmation. Probably varies tho I'm sure.

Last edited by Daedusian on 10/8/2008 3:33:55 PM

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, October 08, 2008 @ 3:37:03 PM
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Just got my code WOOHOO, ill be back, Thanks Ben, you are a pimp.

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ariel
Wednesday, October 08, 2008 @ 4:10:36 PM
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i got the code and i try to put it in..n it dont work...im tight

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th0mas21
Wednesday, October 08, 2008 @ 4:22:22 PM
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it looks like they are all out if you try to register... heres hoping they are still sending out the last of them!

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JPBooch
Wednesday, October 08, 2008 @ 4:30:54 PM
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Day late and a dollar short AGAIN. I didnt check this site since this morning and I paid dearly. Can't catch a break trying to get this beta :(

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PS3addict
Wednesday, October 08, 2008 @ 4:40:32 PM
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I got two!! Used my yahoo and cox adrresses and got a reply to both. Weird thing is that the beta ends Oct 12th?
Now to see if I can trade my spare key to my gamestop connect and get my rb2 early....

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th0mas21
Wednesday, October 08, 2008 @ 5:04:29 PM
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or maybe i could use it? haha prolly no luck with that huh... i was searching for the codes and some sites have gobs of em they were posting all over! and yet i can get one

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Advent Child
Wednesday, October 08, 2008 @ 5:33:55 PM
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PS3addict please give one to me... I couldn't access outlook express at school (which was needed) to get the email address and when I got home... they were all gone! I wanna cry...

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The CEO
Wednesday, October 08, 2008 @ 6:29:20 PM

Hey guys I got 6 too many so heres instructions and six codes cause im not like these jerks selling theirs on ebay first come fist served.Instructions to Redeem code on PS3:
1. Open a Master Account on the PLAYSTATION®Network (or use an existing Master Account)
2. From the PLAYSTATION®Network icon on the XMB, select 'Account Management'
3. Enter 'Transaction Management'
4. Select Redeem PLAYSTATION®Network Card or Promotional Code
5. Enter voucher code. Please note that the voucher code is case sensitive and must be entered exactly as displayed.
6. Once the voucher code has been entered correctly, click continue. Once you accept the terms you will be taken to the download screen.

Please do not forward this e-mail to anyone as this voucher code can only be used once.

Thanks ... have fun PLAYING, CREATING and SHARING! I look forward to exploring the planet with you!
I accidentally got 7 beta keys dont want to sell them because i believe in community. so here are the 6 that i didnt use so keep in mind whoever sees these first gets them. Here they are N22F-EJBE-AB2Q ,5BAE-ECBL-D22A, JCJ8-J8B8-A8JL, A94H-RBB3-DJMB, 96CH-AQBE-GE67, 29JT-FLBC-BPNA,

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The CEO
Wednesday, October 08, 2008 @ 6:32:20 PM
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2 The lucky 6 congrats sorry to everyone else

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The CEO
Wednesday, October 08, 2008 @ 6:33:54 PM
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If You use them post back to this page I would like to know somebodys getting use out of these.

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Advent Child
Wednesday, October 08, 2008 @ 6:57:28 PM
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Tried them all in backwards order, only the first one worked, so I am guessing they are all used up now.

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Cale_168
Wednesday, October 08, 2008 @ 6:57:41 PM
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Thank you very much CEO, I started off putting in the last one and moved to the first one untill one worked, so I know that 5BAE-ECBL-D22A, JCJ8-J8B8-A8JL, A94H-RBB3-DJMB, 96CH-AQBE-GE67, 29JT-FLBC-BPNA are all used. 5BAE is the one that worked for me,once again thank you very much

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Android05
Wednesday, October 08, 2008 @ 7:13:22 PM
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oh my god! thank you so much CEO!!!! ive always wanted to get into a beta and to get into this Beta especially!!!! thank you so so so much!!!! i really wasnt expecting any of these to work! thank you!!!! i like really cant believe i got in!!!! sorry for so many thank yous but its all i can do! THANK YOU! :D

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The CEO
Wednesday, October 08, 2008 @ 8:24:28 PM
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Glad too hear it.I just didnt see letting them go to waste or being a jerk trying to sell them...Its good karma.You know

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karneli lll
Wednesday, October 08, 2008 @ 8:36:12 PM
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! Just got back from work,all codes taken.I have the worst luck when it comes to betas.

CEO, thanks for renewing my trust in humanity, honestly,that was a good,no great thing u did

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The CEO
Wednesday, October 08, 2008 @ 8:47:36 PM
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Karneli sorry but still try the usa today thing thats where i got all of them from i was desperate so i put four different email addresses in then put them in again it took about 2 hours for confirmation but before i knew it i had 1 or 2 a piece in my gmail,yahoo mail,aol mail,and hotmail.Good Luck.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, October 08, 2008 @ 8:48:24 PM
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Well, CEO is certainly being nice. Kudos! :)

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The CEO
Wednesday, October 08, 2008 @ 9:13:49 PM
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karneli 111 im gonna make your day heres what you do go set yourself up a junk email address on yahoo,google or whatever solely for this that way you wont be posting your true email address.I will check back on here and if your email is there I will send you the last code I have that I forgot to post earlier,I totally overlooked it in my gmail earlier.

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The CEO
Wednesday, October 08, 2008 @ 9:16:53 PM
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what i meant is put that email posted on here but do make a new one that way you can check it just one time then nobody knows your real email.Good Luck hope you troll the forums like I do hourly.I usually read yours and advent risings post you sound like true gamers so good luck.

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karneli lll
Wednesday, October 08, 2008 @ 9:19:15 PM
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youre kidding me! Im shaking i cant even type straightt, email me on njihia2mburu@gmail.com .R U for reall?

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karneli lll
Wednesday, October 08, 2008 @ 9:29:59 PM
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CEO, u just made my week.if i could throw money at u i would,

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karneli lll
Wednesday, October 08, 2008 @ 9:35:36 PM
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this moderator thing is killing me.ok, the ad is njihia2mburu@gmail.com

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main_event05
Wednesday, October 08, 2008 @ 9:47:48 PM
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thats great. good thing for me is i got an official invite. :D

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The CEO
Wednesday, October 08, 2008 @ 10:07:24 PM
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ok karneli i sent you the code yes its for real lol let me know how it goes.

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karneli lll
Wednesday, October 08, 2008 @ 10:22:53 PM
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code went thru,thanks again

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The CEO
Wednesday, October 08, 2008 @ 10:26:37 PM
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Glad to hear it my work here is done

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, October 08, 2008 @ 10:53:56 PM
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I'm still downloading with the code I was lucky enough to get from USA (network is slow today.) But hey CEO, you just made a great point for one of Ben's earlier articles on just why PSXextreme is the best, timely reporting by journalists and great people on the boards. Kudos to the max, had to give you a thumbs up on your original post :)

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im4vivisection
Thursday, October 09, 2008 @ 1:59:43 AM
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Well, once again work shoots my dreams down on getting this. Not only, did I NOT get a code from USA Today, even amailing them at like 12pm Eastern, i sure missed out on all the code handouts too.
If you could help me out too CEO, i'll be sure to find a way to repay my thanks!

Last edited by im4vivisection on 10/9/2008 2:03:48 AM

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dmcdaid
Thursday, October 09, 2008 @ 2:17:48 AM
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hi im dmcdaid on the ps3 how do you get the key i live in the uk

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dmcdaid
Thursday, October 09, 2008 @ 2:22:01 AM
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piz help me get LBP BETA email me piz help me CEO my name on the ps3 is mcdaid

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The CEO
Thursday, October 09, 2008 @ 3:08:31 AM
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Sorry guys thats all of them had.

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bearbobby
Thursday, October 09, 2008 @ 10:08:37 AM
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Hey Sackboys and Girls and it's your lucky day (well for 2 of you anyways)

Got my hands on 3 codes and obviously only need 1 so heres 2 up for grabs:

BHFJ-BKBG-2FMQ

5JLF-GFBA-AEAD

Let me know if you are one of the lucky ones!

The demo, I must say, is pretty darn sweet. Never had so much fun rolling stuff down hills! lol. Only downside is that the beta expires at 4pm on Sunday the 12th.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, October 09, 2008 @ 10:19:18 AM
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FYI, all the codes at USA Today are gone. Hope some of you got lucky!

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PS3addict
Thursday, October 09, 2008 @ 2:03:05 PM
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I want to be clear that I did not sell my additional key. I was not trying to come off as a tool.

Sure, I was hoping he could hook me up with my RB2 disk early, but he couldn't 'cause it is street dated..

This guy is a true gaming fan, has great info, and was nice enough to let me "Borrow" some PS2 games to restore onto my fried hard drive in my fatty PS2 when it died. Yes, I own the games but I gave them to my nephew who lives out of state.

If not for his kindness and drooling over a LBP key, I would have put it out here for y'all. Good luck in getting keys, and CEO, you rock!!

Last edited by PS3addict on 10/9/2008 2:05:40 PM

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mosdl
Thursday, October 09, 2008 @ 2:06:03 PM
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My code gives me "already used max times" for some reason, which sucks!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, October 09, 2008 @ 3:31:12 PM
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DANG, I downloaded it, but got that dreaded error when I tried to install. This is killing me.

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