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LittleBigPlanet Plagued By PSN Issues

Eesh. Well, considering many titles go through this rough patch with online play when they first launch, it’s not really surprising. On the other hand, it is a little disappointing.

LittleBigPlanet is a true-blue blockbuster and a masterpiece of the highest order. After a small delay, the title released this past weekend to hordes of anxious SackBoy fans, and ever since then, the story has been nothing but roses: fantastic player feedback and glowing praise from critics. However, nothing’s ever perfect, and it seems the online aspect of LBP is suffering through some tough times early on. As the PSM3 blog reports, gamers are reporting the typical problems: lag, network disconnects, freezing, and one very disconcerting complaint of users stealing finished and licensed levels and publishing them as their own. There’s also the problem of users uploading broken and/or unfinished levels, although we probably could’ve anticipated this one to be an issue at some point. All in all, Media Molecule has some work to do to clean things up, and we’re hoping it won’t take long. As they’ve said many times, LBP is all about the community and its revolutionary online co-op gameplay, so they’ve got to address these problems ASAP.

If you’re online with LittleBigPlanet over the next few days, let us know how things are going in the Comments below this article. Hopefully, we’ll start seeing fixes and repairs very soon, and the online experience should steadily get better as time goes on. Look out for update patches, too.

Related Game(s): LittleBigPlanet

10/28/2008 John Shepard

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Comments (35 posts)

Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, October 28, 2008 @ 5:52:33 PM
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hopefully this will have all blown over by Nov. 5th UK release date.

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Fabi
Tuesday, October 28, 2008 @ 6:01:52 PM
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It's been horrible for me. Made the entire game unplayable. I had to disconnect from the PSN for it to work. For some reason the lag of the server affects story mode as well.

I still haven't completed the game or even started creating levels so I'm not in a hurry, but it sucks to have to disconnect my PS3 internet just to play it.

Did Sony not know this would happen? Sometimes it feels like if they want to fail.

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Deleted User
Tuesday, October 28, 2008 @ 6:09:06 PM
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This is exactly why the PSN is free and the Xbox Live service charges a yearly fee. Xbox Live gives you a quality online experience and there are hardly ever any problems. Meanwhile you post every week about a problem with a new game that just came out that is having online issues. I had problems all weekend with this game.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, October 28, 2008 @ 6:13:23 PM

Give me a goddamn break. Live was down for almost a FULL WEEK over Christmas last year, and all MS did for that is hand out a free $5 arcade game and apologize.

I play on both the PSN and Live, and I'll tell you that Live brings me nothing I'd pay for. I have FAR more problems in terms of reliability on Live, and if you honestly believe betas and other online games don't experience issues on the 360...than stop talking.

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Kspraydad
Tuesday, October 28, 2008 @ 8:34:47 PM

You DO know that LBP servers and PSN servers are two entirely different things right?

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NiteKrawler
Tuesday, October 28, 2008 @ 9:14:53 PM

Haha, I can't believe you said that anything related to the 360 is more reliable than the PS3. Also, remember that live is far older than the PSN. I'll tell you something though, the PSN has grown faster in a few months than live has grown in a few years. Soon enough MS will be copying Sony's online features. Like Burger King copies McDonald's. Aaaaand finally...RRoD.

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LightShow
Tuesday, October 28, 2008 @ 9:34:33 PM

never have any problems? I commend you for the remarkable feat of being able to stomach thousands of screaming 10-year-olds. You most certainly have much more tolerance than I do.

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aaronisbla
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 12:08:07 AM

its funny that you say you have had problems online with this game all weekend, considering that the servers didn't go up until monday..... try harder next time....

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Deleted User
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 2:28:35 AM

Whatever man. I think they should offer an optional service that you can pay for so you can get an optimized experience. And all of you who cant afford it or dont want it just dont get it and SHUT THE HELL UP then.

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Buckeyestar
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 7:55:01 AM

You must be posting on a PS3 website because you're still waiting for your Crashbox 3fixme to come back for the 5th time.

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Deleted User
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 2:47:12 PM

buckeye please shutup because youre obviously an 11 year old fanboy hahaha

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N a S a H
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 9:48:07 PM

LOL Rocketman1: You just got owned xD

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HUSO
Tuesday, October 28, 2008 @ 8:04:28 PM
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this is y they should have had a longer period of beta testing for the online segment of this game.

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Fabi
Tuesday, October 28, 2008 @ 8:17:30 PM
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Ok, I just got home and tried it out. It's so much better now. It still freezes a lil' here and there but I know this will get fixed.

I tried out two levels, and had a really good time checking them out.

I was REALLY dissapointed though...

I always thought you would be able to download levels, to be able to play them even when offline.

While I'm glad that you can play them almost instantly, I was really dissapointed at this. I take my PS3 a few places that don't have internet access, and that sucks.

@Ben - How does this work Ben? Any idea? How does the level download so quickly? Does it download a file that tells the LBP engine what to build?

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NiteKrawler
Tuesday, October 28, 2008 @ 9:16:10 PM

Maybe MM will add this feature at a later time. I love the magic of patches! :P

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Zaben
Tuesday, October 28, 2008 @ 8:32:46 PM
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I had Major lag issues yesterday, so I turned off the internet and just played Story which I was completely happy with. I just beat Story mode today, now I have to go and get 100% on everything... I'll check online tomorrow and post any improvements.

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The_Vandelizer
Tuesday, October 28, 2008 @ 8:45:19 PM
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Honestly I have had no problems at all. i dont understand all the whining the game is awesome no lag the online is great and no disconnects.... just enjoy the game

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Fabi
Tuesday, October 28, 2008 @ 8:52:55 PM
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@Vandelizer - Great for you, but how can I enjoy a game when it freezes every 5 seconds? It's not our fault. If you go to the Playstation Blog you'll see how many people had the problem.

It's a lot better today, but it was unplayable yesterday. And I don't mean there was some lag here and there and I'm picky unplayable, but literally UNPLAYABLE.

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Orvisman
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 9:35:25 AM

What type of conenction are you using? I use Fios and rarely ever have lag? I'm wondering if the lag problems are due to your connection?

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Jon15
Tuesday, October 28, 2008 @ 9:24:41 PM
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too many lags not a good time to play online try next week

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aaronisbla
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 12:10:10 AM
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i haven't experienced any lag, whats this all about? i was on it all yesterday also, only problems i had was the server not being up

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Advent Child
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 1:08:06 AM
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Man I really wish my fiance was here to play it with me. I might actually hold off till she gets in the country just so that we can play story together. I want to get her gaming hehehehe

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MetalHead09
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 1:20:36 AM
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lol wow ben, if that were a bullet it would kill.

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Deleted User
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 2:18:43 AM
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Yeah he shot me on that one

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Wage SLAVES
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 4:37:32 AM
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Man My Wife and I, wow I sound so old (age22), have had nothing but laughs on LBP! She got home and demanded we play! Whoo I gotta a gamer girl!!!.....Yeah Be Jealous. J/K : )

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NiteKrawler
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 3:35:14 PM

Haha, yea LBP turned my girl into a gamer as well. Thanks MM!!!

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Robochic
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 9:24:00 AM
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The thing that gets me is people complain about servers lagging, not able to play live ect... it's not always servers issues it is also what type of bandwidth you have and what type of connection you had, i use to work for tech support for xbox and man i can't tell you how many times i heard oh i have a 100 foot ethernet cable through my house, you can't obviously think you can get a good enough bandwidth from that. The further you are away from the modem/router the crapper the connection. My setup at home is a wired connection under 20 foot cord, i opened all the firewalls up and BAM i have never had issues lagging i also pay alot for my internet so i can get the best connection.
I really hate hearing xbox is better no ps3 connection is better or just people complaining, be happy that you have a ps3 or an xbox 360 their are lots of people who would love one but can't afford it.
For LBP i have not noticed anything in the story mod at all, i have no been online with it as of yet since my ebgames here in Canada didn't call me till yesterday to pick it up. I'll be trying today and will give you a heads up on how it's going.
Happy gaming everyone!!!

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Orvisman
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 9:40:14 AM

That's what I posted above. I think a lot of these lag issues are the individual connections. I use my Fios WiFi connection (20/5) and never have any lag issues -- Granted my apartment isn't that big and my living room isn't that far from my spare bedroom/den where my router is.

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Fabi
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 12:21:40 PM
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"Media Molecule lets us know that, no, we're not losing our minds, the servers for LBP are down. They took them down about eight hours after they went live to avoid "glitching issues" some people were seeing that was affecting offline play. They tell us that the servers will be back online just as soon they can get their hands on whatever little SackGremlin is causing the problems in their servers."

Yeah.

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shaydey77
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 12:40:33 PM
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Can anyone tell me if the online BETA levels are stil there or not? I made one and i hope its still there...if not its not itl be a shame but it just means ill have to rebuild it!!only this time ill know what im doing!!

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Arvis
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 1:12:26 PM

Ditto to that question. I made a crappy level that is really stupid, but I am still proud of it. I'd love for people to try it out if it's still there.

-Arvis

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Zaben
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 2:57:15 PM

In the short while that I managed to take a glimpse at the online levels, I did see the God of War Demon Skull level so I do think that they are still there, but they don't appear on the Moon so you can't edit them.

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SplendidBlended
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 10:41:24 PM
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I've been really enjoying LBP, and I've just put the online play out of my mind for a minute while I enjoy the rest of this great game. [: I tried a few times, but I couldn't sign in or I got online but then it froze up on me.
But I don't mind, I can wait. This game is amazing, and I'm really loving the soundtrack.

What is with the the fighting over PSN and Xbox live? I hate this, and I thought on this site I could get away from it. -Sigh-

Am I the only one finding it hard to create levels? I never thought it would be so complicated. xD I mean this in a good way, though.

Oh, I'm a pretty new PS3 owner, and I have very few PSN friends. ;__; If anyone wants to friend me: SplendidBlended (people like to run over me on MotorStorm because they think I'm a homo or something)

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AntDC
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 11:29:10 PM

I'll add you, I bought Motorstorm the other day. Fun game.

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AntDC
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 11:27:59 PM
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I can't wait to buy this game. But because I live in NZ I have to wait til next month :(

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