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Sony Provides LittleBigPlanet Update

It's one of the year's best - despite some slower-than-expected sales - and Sony continues to work to make the online experience better. Admittedly, the online multiplayer had a few kinks that needed to be worked out early on, but it seems Sony has already made great strides in that area.

According to a recent post over at the official PlayStation blog by SCEA Marketing Manager Mark Valledor, LBP has benefited greatly from Sony's tireless efforts. First up on the list is the moderation, which everyone has complained about at some time or another. The official response to all that is this:

"The level moderation process is something we’re continually improving. The small percentage of levels moderated have been done so after the community has reported them using the Good Grief tool. We never moderate levels that have not been reported in this way. The vast majority of moderated levels were due to offensive material, however we are evolving the way moderation happens to ensure that creators are made aware of why their level was blocked. More to come shortly."

We figure this will be an ongoing battle, but at least they'll struggle to stabilize the issue. And speaking of stabilizing, Sony has clearly worked on the servers, which now boast faster connection speeds and more reliability. The online stats are pretty damn impressive, too: 177,657 user-generated levels, over 1 million comments, and the total number of levels played online is over 59 million! The upgraded servers also allows Sony to improve the "Share" option, and they'll continue to focus on "getting the PLAY, CREATE, SHARE stats up and running on the Info Moon." So all in all, LittleBigPlanet is moving forward, and if you have any other complaints, feel free to voice them over at the blog. Our guess is that someone will read them.

Related Game(s): LittleBigPlanet

12/3/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (16 posts)

killzone100
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 @ 10:53:46 AM
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so is there actually a update now?

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pavlovic
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 @ 11:09:10 AM
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I finally got this game and I have to say that it's pretty amazing.

Glad to contribute with those numbers!!!!

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caliblue15
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 @ 11:23:17 AM
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They really need to fix moderation fast.

Azure Place was taken down again yesterday.

My Level, Truck Mountain v0.7, was taken down 4 days ago, and BOTH levels are in the neogaf forums, and known NOT to have any offensive material whatsoever.

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Random_Steve
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 @ 11:37:52 AM
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How do you get you level on the first page

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Random_Steve
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 @ 11:44:41 AM

?

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BlinkBoy
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 @ 12:18:34 PM

The most played/popular ones gets moved up, so you just have to make the best level you can.

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Random_Steve
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 @ 1:01:51 PM

but if it's not on one of the first pages, it wont get played. Thats stupid-i guess i'll just have to force all my friends to get a PS3 and make them play it.

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FLYING_APE
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 @ 12:54:57 PM
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lbp is incredible game let down by crappy controls and online issues. I'll come back to it when they have actually finished making the game.

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shreevin
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 @ 1:05:31 PM
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Haven't finished creating a level yet. Heck I still haven't finished the story yet! Too busy finishing Fallout 3. Bahh...who am I kidding? I'm too picky and want to create a kickass level that everyone will heart! I start on one then see pretty much the same thing someone has already done. I need to dig deep down into the creation bag or maybe tap into some dark and twisted corner of my mind!

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Random_Steve
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 @ 1:15:22 PM

Make an obstacle course or some cheesy TV show remake

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shaydey77
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 @ 2:17:38 PM
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The A Team level!! with 4 sackboys done out like the gang..that would be cool..getting this for christmas!!yay!

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LHomie
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 @ 2:57:31 PM
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I hope Azure Palace didn't get taken down. It's the best underwater level on there.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 @ 3:17:46 PM
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How'd November sales do? Are the server upgrades gonna fix the lag? I'm glad they are working to tell you about why it was taken down, since some reasons seem asinine.

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SplendidBlended
Saturday, December 06, 2008 @ 1:36:29 AM
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Yay LBP just keeps getting better. [: Love this game, and I finally put up my first level.


LBP Friends?
PSN: SplendidBlended.

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Lairfan
Sunday, December 07, 2008 @ 5:00:27 PM
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The moderation is just simply horrible on this game. My level was locked, and it has NO offensive material in it whatsoever. Granted it was extremely challenging, but if someone reported it for that and it got locked it's just unfair.

Plus I was close to getting a couple of trophies for it too when they decided to go and lock it. Basically I'm saying they need to get this sh** straightened out now.

And the servers utterly suck. Some of the story levels I can't even complete without the servers cutting out on me.

Basically what I'm saying is that they should have taken a couple more months editing their moderation policies, fixing servers, and actually giving us stats when we log on. This is an incomplete game at best (even though I do like it a lot), and until these things get fixed, I'm not going to be happy.

P.S.
If they took down the Azure Palace then they need to get their heads out of their asses, stop giving us this BS about how we will learn why our levels were blocked "soon", and just fix the damn moderation policies already. This is BS and they need to change it now, or people are probably gonna start boycotting the game. No joke.

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SplendidBlended
Monday, December 08, 2008 @ 4:14:07 PM
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Someone needs to calm down.
The servers have been really fast for me.
o_o

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