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LittleBigPlanet Release Update

By now, most every gamer on earth is well aware of the recent LittleBigPlanet delay - which, by the way, made CNN headlines today - but Sony continues to issue hazy release date expectations for North America and Europe. Those Qur'an expressions in one of the game's background songs have really caused a major fallout, but thankfully, the delays don't appear to be lengthy.

Now, we have the most updated information for you via PS3Fanboy. First of all, the game should still arrive in North America "during the week of October 27," which is next week, and that's not far behind the initial release date of October 21. Yeah, we realize you could've been playing it tomorrow, but you're gonna have to get past that. As for Euro gamers, we had previously heard that LBP wouldn't release until November 14, but SCEE has recently updated that information and said: the highly anticipated title will "start to appear in stores no later than the week commencing Monday 3rd November in the UK, Europe, Middle East, Australia and New Zealand, on a country by country basis." Okay, so that's a two-week delay at the most, and if you look at the positive angle of things, that just gives you more time to play the other great games out there. For example, Dead Space is an instant classic and Bioshock is awesome as expected.

We'll let you know if Sony decides to issue exact release dates for the aforementioned regions but for now, the "week of" estimates will have to do.

Related Game(s): LittleBigPlanet

10/20/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (38 posts)

Arvis
Monday, October 20, 2008 @ 1:21:36 PM
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Wow, it made CNN Headlines...?

And to think, some people still think this is release is no big deal.

-Arvis

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www
Monday, October 20, 2008 @ 2:19:05 PM

It made Yahoo headlines too!

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whooka
Monday, October 20, 2008 @ 1:33:31 PM
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I bet the 'Limited Fatwah Edition' sitting in retailer's back rooms is gonna be a collectible.

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FLYING_APE
Monday, October 20, 2008 @ 1:41:24 PM

Get laid it's more fun. oh yes whaaaaa

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tramp
Monday, October 20, 2008 @ 1:34:16 PM
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i hate this, it was ment to come out the day my mid-term started and i would have played it right through mid-term and it comes out the day my mid-term ends now.

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Orvisman
Monday, October 20, 2008 @ 4:30:04 PM

Good for your grades!

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Joe_III
Monday, October 20, 2008 @ 1:38:20 PM
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retarded ass sh**. muslim sensitivity has gotten more and more outrageous. Back in the day Muslims were alot cooler -- or quieter -- about these things.
First 9/11, then the riots in france, then the bombings in spain, then all the riots over the comics... These people need to learn that their religion is no more or less special than any other, and everyon else needs to act that way. Noone pulled RFOM because of the bombed churches, did they?

Last edited by Ben Dutka PSXE on 10/20/2008 6:29:17 PM

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FLYING_APE
Monday, October 20, 2008 @ 1:39:40 PM

preach on brother. but lets no forget its religion in general not just islam.

Last edited by FLYING_APE on 10/20/2008 1:40:22 PM

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FLYING_APE
Monday, October 20, 2008 @ 1:39:05 PM
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I don't need the Qur'an or the bible to tell me how to live my life. MY religon is REALISM.
Yes im anti-religous but im very tolerant. If it really upsets muslims i have sooo much friggin respect for sony for delaying. BUT they should of done something like this with resistance fom. MUSLIMS and religion are causing so much bulls*** in the world and i thank games and psx for helping me escape.
Cheers guys im out

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www
Monday, October 20, 2008 @ 2:37:47 PM
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AAAAYYYY!! Guess wat? Eurogamer gave Fable 2 a big 10/10 whiles LBP a 9/10,is this bias?

Anyways i'll be gettin the 2 of them.

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Arvis
Monday, October 20, 2008 @ 3:52:01 PM

"Is this bias?"
Yes. Eurogamer has never hid the fact that they prefer the 360 to the PS3 without regard to fairness. A 9/10 from them for a PS3 exclusive is the same as giving it a 15/10 or something.

-Arvis

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Dingodial
Monday, October 20, 2008 @ 2:40:37 PM
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I wonder how many articles PSX has had on this game (SO FAR)?

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SplendidBlended
Monday, October 20, 2008 @ 3:22:38 PM
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Well, whenever it comes out I'll be buying it because it looks like it's going to be amazing.

I just have to pick what two games I'll be buying in October...

LBP and Eternal Sonata - or LBP and Motor Storm: PR?

Halppp. D:

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neostorm
Monday, October 20, 2008 @ 3:49:39 PM
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am i the only one that sees whats going on here.its all just a big marketing stunt.if the game is hitting headlines then people are gonna be interested in it,and its also free advertising for them.you really think sony are that dumb,i think not

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www
Monday, October 20, 2008 @ 3:52:40 PM

Dat's wat i was even suspecting....

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SerendipityDeus
Monday, October 20, 2008 @ 4:04:00 PM
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Its sad how a small hint of religion in a hyped game can make such a wave in the world of today, people gotta get passed that, we're all civilized people and gotta get used to things like this happening, but no mattr, wats been done is done

List of games for me to buy next week:
LittleBigPlanet
Fallout 3
Motorstorm: PR

Now to get on with Dead Space =D

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BlinkBoy
Monday, October 20, 2008 @ 4:42:09 PM
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Remember it say "no later than the week commencing Monday 3rd November" so maybe some areas in Europe will get it earlier then that, considering they put Australia and New Zealand in the same time frame.

I am just keeping my hopes up that's all.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, October 20, 2008 @ 4:55:58 PM
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From what they say it sounds like there is gonna be a shortage of copies as they try to meet demand, may whatever god you believe in bless those who pre-ordered.

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tlpn99
Monday, October 20, 2008 @ 5:11:29 PM
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Ben is it part of your contract to mention Bioshock every time or now Dead Space ? hehe I like it though it keeps reminding me to get Bioshock for my PS3 bye bye 360 version hello Dolly, I mean't Bioshock.
Oh god I am cracking under all this pressure of games coming at me in a tidal wave.

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Wage SLAVES
Monday, October 20, 2008 @ 5:21:51 PM
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@Joe_III

Dont go right out and put 9-11 on that list. We as free thinking individuals should never rule out the False Flag possibilities. Many people believe that to be an inside job. Smart people.
Religion is used by its leaders as a tool of war. What about the Crusades and the Inquisitions? That lets not forget that.

Anyways any word on SOCOM Ill be playin that while waitin on my LBP!

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Bardock617
Monday, October 20, 2008 @ 5:34:06 PM
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i think that they planned too much at this time for releases. people can't make big decisions like these with limited money. especially with the Economic Crisis at hand.

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Wage SLAVES
Monday, October 20, 2008 @ 5:42:55 PM
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No kidding. Who isnt tight on cash these days. Our $ isnt worth crap anymore and everything is expensive! Just wish I had enough to get all the games I really want...All of 'Em!

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Jed
Monday, October 20, 2008 @ 5:52:56 PM
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I heard from a friend that the words from the qur'an in the LBP song translate to some thing like "Every human soul will feel the taste of death", or something along those lines.

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AceTatsujin
Monday, October 20, 2008 @ 7:04:25 PM

Yup.

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Wage SLAVES
Monday, October 20, 2008 @ 5:55:08 PM
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Woah! Thats pretty intense! LBP is getting all Apocalyptic.

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Qubex
Monday, October 20, 2008 @ 6:54:36 PM

It must be a media molecule thing!

Q!

"I aM HoMe"

> Home Beta Tester <

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Deleted User
Monday, October 20, 2008 @ 7:33:01 PM
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that game is for kids!! that game need to be on the Wii!!

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Jizmack
Monday, October 20, 2008 @ 8:06:37 PM
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Been waiting for awhile, and now a delay im kinda ticked but oh well it best be worth the wait. Haha i cant wait till people play fable 2. Its not near as good as they say it is. repetative slow hack and slash and simple programming.

oh yeah proud to post, first time in like 2 weeks or sumtin

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chaosrunner
Monday, October 20, 2008 @ 8:19:34 PM
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The issue isn't that a bunch of Muslims objected to the game, which would be furthering the ultra-PC censorship. The issue is that a corporation realized that their game could be insulting to a group of people and proactively took steps to keep that from happening, which is a good thing.

The idea of corporate accountability is almost as rare as personal responsibility in this day and age. It's refreshing to see someone giving a damn about how their product affects people.

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Skillz
Monday, October 20, 2008 @ 8:22:17 PM
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Im another person getting this game and x-play gave it a 5/5.

BREAKING NEWS : E3 2009 will be public.

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xnonsuchx
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 @ 1:43:30 AM
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Woo-hoo!!! I just got verification today that my copy of LBP shipped and is enroute to me! I guess they shipped it before getting any notification to hold it (or ignored the notice). Hopefully, it'll arrive by the end of the week.

I wonder if I should see if anyone wants to pay more for the "uncensored" version on eBay? ;-)

Last edited by xnonsuchx on 10/21/2008 1:45:26 AM

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Arvis
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 @ 12:53:30 PM

*laughs* Nice! Not to bring you down or anything, but this particular issue is being patched, so it's not like your disc is going to be any different than anybody else's. Too late to re-press thousands of BDs, I would think.

-Arvis

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Knightedrik
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 @ 4:22:51 PM

You wont be able to prove it, the game will look just like the re-press. And nobody on here, or eBay will believe you..

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Loogs
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 @ 1:06:51 PM
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I've already got my copy, this fuss is ridiculous! It really is an incredible game, loads of fun and creativeness. It's like a cross between LocoRoco, Katamari, and Super Mario. When NPCs "talk", they make random bizarre noises, from a child having a temper tantrum, to a drunk guy fumbling his words; it's hilarious! The "race" segments will make your belly hurt from laughing, and the narrator's weird charm has very witty/random memorable quotes; "Press down on the D-pad and you'll get the frown face, as if Sackboy had a big slap on his bottom!". Bought it yesterday from a store that said "f*ck it" to recalling their copies. Plus, I can get my Qur'an on lmao.

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moschmo
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 @ 1:25:33 PM
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I have my copy also its pretty damn good i shall say. I even came home at lunch to play it instead of eat. Sucks their servers are not up yet.

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Jed
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 @ 1:31:10 PM
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I got LBP from my local walmart last night and my buddy that lives about 600 miles away did too. So I recommend trying your local walmart.

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rcrodgers
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 @ 1:37:13 PM
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Not to be a show off, but...

<a href="http://www.raymondrodgers.com/1021081404.jpg">http://www.raymondrodgers.com/1021081404.jpg</a>

I pre-ordered through BestBuy.com, and it shipped out just before the recall...

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NoSmokingBandit
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 @ 2:03:01 PM
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This is what i posted on the LBP forums:

I dont care that the game was delayed, i care that the game was delayed because someone's feelings were hurt. Im a christian and i respect everyone else's beliefs, but when someone else tries to force their ideals into my videogame and make me wait for them to quit whining about it i get po'd.
What if the catholic church didnt like the level in Drakes fortune where there is a gunfight in the chapel? Would sony and naughtydog pull the game and change it? I bet not. Sony and Insomniac put up a fight when the church of england questioned the level in Resistance, even though the game was trying to be historically accurate (as much as possible given the circumstances, lol). But now the BIGGEST GAME OF THE YEAR is ready to go and a few people want to whine about a song that has been on the market for a long time already. If you dont like the song, press the little mute button on your tv remote. The people who are offended by this song are by far in the minority, but everyone has to pay because someone threw a fit because they couldnt get their way. Its frustrating to see Sony/Mm stand up for these guys when the 90% who wouldnt be offended just want to play the game we've all been waiting for.
We should have an option. If the game offends you, wait until the 27th to buy a copy. If you are smart enough to realize that its just a song in a game you should be able to buy the original pressed disc tomorrow. That way everyone goes home happy.

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