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LBP2 Delayed In Japan, But Sticking To November In US?

Update: Unfortunately, Media Molecule has confirmed LittleBigPlanet 2  has been delayed worldwide until January 2011, citing the need for extra time to create "the best experience possible."

Original Story:

Arguably the biggest PlayStation 3 exclusive for the holiday season - Gran Turismo 5 might take the cake - LittleBigPlanet 2 is likely a legitimate Game of the Year contender.

...but which year? While the beta testing is in full swing, it's possible that developer Media Molecule may have spotted something that would cause a delay. According to the game's official Japanese website, as cited by GameSpot, the hotly anticipated sequel now has a 2011 release window. LBP2 is supposed to be Move-compatible and up until now, it has held a November 2010 launch date for both North America and Japan. So what's the deal? Does this delay affect the US and Europe as well? The good news is that no, it doesn't appear likely at this point in time. No other source can be found that hints at a LBP2 delay for the NA/EU regions, and retailers like GameStop still say the game will be here on November 16. We're hoping it stays that way; Sony really needs this game for the upcoming holiday season, and we've already got plenty of huge titles in the first part of 2011, Killzone 3 included.

We'll keep an eye on things and let you know but for now, just cross your fingers that LittleBigPlanet 2 sticks for the US.

Related Game(s): LittleBigPlanet 2

Tags: lbp2, littlebigplanet 2, lbp2 release, media molecule

9/22/2010 8:44:16 PM John Shepard

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Comments (71 posts)

LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 9:37:48 PM
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I personally don't have the time or know enough people with this game to fully enjoy a purchase. Maybe if it was 10-15 years ago.


How did the first one do in Japan?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 9:59:17 PM

I have to concur, I could easily have fun with the level and game creation stuff a long time ago. Now I just can't hang with it, there's no time.

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Alienange
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 10:20:25 PM

Not interested in the single player campaign then?

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 10:47:04 PM

Not really. I played the 1st one and LBP is a game designed around creating and playing with a community. I wasn't interested in the SP.

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B-RadGfromOV
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 2:57:31 AM

Your loss. You don't have to create anything to have fun online anyway, I suck at creating but STILL play LBP to this day. There are incredibly talented creators out there that churn out awesome levels. Not to mention the single player IS fun as hell.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 3:12:48 AM

B-Rad,

I prefer my SP games have compelling stories and interesting characters with depth. There is no denying LBP is a game all about fun and I commend the creators for filling a niche that as of now can only be found on the PS3.

Unfortunately as I stated before I didn't enjoy the SP offerings of the first game and I don't want to invest time into the 2nd one when there are so many other games out that I enjoy.

So yes it's my loss if I end up not playing LBP but it's my gain for having the time to invest in games I'm actually interested in.

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B-RadGfromOV
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 4:47:20 AM

Fair enough.

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laxpro2001
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 7:07:00 AM

@World,
I know what you mean, creating levels took forever and it was hard to make a good one. However one of the key things I heard about this game wanting to approve was the time it takes and ease in creating the levels. It might be worth it to try it and see for yourself.

@LimitedVertigo
I'm sure if you wanted you can add some people on this community. I for one have plenty of room on my friends list and I would be glad to play LBP with anyone from this site.

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B-RadGfromOV
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 10:18:11 AM

PSN ID?

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laxpro2001
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 11:19:34 AM

SantaApe or Santa_Ape
I know its kinda stupid that I don't know which one but if you add em both ill be the one with the LBP icon exclusive to plus members.

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zork
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 9:50:20 PM
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I am waiting for info on Socom 4 and a game like lbp2 does not concern myself, but i hope does well either way.

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TheCrazyMerc
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 9:56:47 PM
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LBP2 or GT5, oh man *GETS SERIOUS HEADACHE, LOOKS AT WALLET* Damn!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 10:02:33 PM
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The Japanese version must be waiting to get some goodies. I enjoyed LBP but I gotta skip it.

When 2011 turns over all I will be thinking about is Infamous 2.

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Alienange
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 10:26:28 PM

Funny. I just fired up inFamous this past week and a half to get a feel for it again. Since I had never played as bad Cole I'm giving it a go now. It's amazing how it's not just a change in powers but a change in story, character and missions.

Gotta say, I'm anxious for the next one too.

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rossinator_99
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 11:44:58 PM

@ alienage... it actually changed all that? i only rented it and played the good side. i was going to try the bad side, but figured it would've been the same. damn my luck!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 12:17:20 AM

It's cool that Cole's appearance changes too, but man does he look like a disgusting creep by the time you become "inFamous".

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Alienange
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 1:06:35 PM

@ rossinator_99 - The same boss battles and all that but you end up doing some evil things and the people you deal with all treat you differently so the story gets rather twisted from the good side. Very clever and highly enjoyable. Like playing it for the first time.

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Temjin001
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 10:31:37 PM
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I admire the quality and creativity of the game, but it really doesn't interest me much.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 10:36:34 PM
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Since PSXE didn't take my advice on the "We want your advice on expansion" and add comments beneath the new videos I'll use this space to say Alice: Madness Returns is gonna be great fun. Hate to see it go under appreciated on the move to consoles.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 10:59:36 PM

I've always wondered why there isn't a comment section under the Videos section. I loved American McGee's Alice. It was one of the best looking games of its time and reminded me of a Tim Burton film.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 11:48:34 PM

World, so you're saying that the first Alice was a PC game???.
***Never mind I just wiki'ed the first game, & that's why I can't find it, thought it might have have been an xbox or PS2 game.***

I really love the Tim Burton look & feel to it.
Damn, it would be awesome if he really lent a hand in doing these Alice games.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 12:09:02 AM

We added user reviews, and are actively pursuing more interviews, the top two requests people had.

But I'll look into adding Comments under Videos again.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 12:15:47 AM

It was a PC only game, but a horrible mess to attempt to play with mouse and keyboard. I don't think you could use a controller.

Always thought it would be a great Dreamcast port.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 12:22:50 AM

Ben,

Thanks for continuing to stay active on the site. What happened to Arnold?

World,

You can use a controller with Alice for the PC (hell you can use a PS2 controller if you want). You also could turn it into a FPS view if you preferred that.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 12:57:45 AM

He's around. Just been busy lately.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 3:00:10 PM

Cool, I wasn't trying to be snarky or anything. I 'preciate all you do :)

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Sancho
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 11:21:23 PM
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I have to say I'll be mighty upset if they delay this one too. I rarely preorder games, but preordered both LBP and now LBP2. The collectors edition for the sequel. I was pretty pissed when the first one got recalled for having the lyrics quoting the Quran. Although my copy is one of the recalled ones. Sure it doesn't play the lyrics with the patch, but its there on the disc :)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 11:24:02 PM

Careful with that, some nut might want to burn it.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 11:57:20 PM

:giggle:: Gotta love religion!

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Underdog15
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 10:24:42 AM

lol LV. Sure... blame the intangible, nevermind the nutjob himself!

:giggle: gotta love atheist cop-outs!

j/k j/k!!! ^.^

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BikerSaint
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 11:28:41 AM

Thanks for the 411 on it, World.

BTW, if you eBay for it, you can find a PS2 to PC controller adapter cord so you can use your own controller. I think I paid about $2 plus $3 shipping for it(coming from a export business in China).

Also, if you have a "5Below" store near you, they were selling a 2.4 GHz Game Elements PC controller complete with vibration, keyboard & mouse emulation software, turbo function, rubberized on the side grips, plus the RF dongle that snaps into the bottom of the controller when not in use.....for only $5.
FYI, it looks about the same as a Dualshock 3, & has the exact same layout, but it's slightly bigger & has a beefier feel to it, which is good for anyone with the bigger Shrek sized hands, LOL

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Hezzron
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 11:32:19 PM
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LBP is one of the few exclusives I don't own. It looks like work.

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godsman
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 12:57:56 AM
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Anyone can confirm that The Fight: Lights Out are also delayed till November too?

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 1:05:23 AM

I haven't seen or heard that it's been delayed. Every where I look it's still on for Oct. 26th.

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Snaaaake
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 1:40:03 AM
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Please don't!!!!
Already got my Collector's Edition pre-ordered and I already promised to give the Sackboy plushie to my friend in December!!

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BeezleDrop
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 1:42:24 AM
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You guys are insane! I cannot wait to play LBP2, I have so many concepts to chizzle out before the games release. Honestly, if you do not have time that is understandable but LBP2 will be one of the top releases of the year. LBP was always the perfect party game, and an even better ice breaker for the senorita's.

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Sancho
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 7:53:09 PM

You have no idea how many girls want to come over so they can play LBP. THey love that shit.

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___________
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 3:17:34 AM
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now this is bull sh*t man!
i only bought move for SOCOM 4, and that got delayed so i bought it for this and now this is delayed!
whats next, GT5?
perorder canceled!

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fluffer nutter
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 10:15:56 AM

Just shut up. Really. I don't even have to point out what's wrong with your post. Go eat some cheese!

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Underdog15
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 10:26:29 AM

It's funny... I scrolled down and my screen had chopped off his name and image, and after reading it, I knew exactly who it was... I scrolled up... and confirmed! I was right. lol

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spiderboi
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 11:31:02 AM

you're considering Move ONLY in anticipation of LBP2 and SOCOM 4 (a game whose details arent even fully out yet)?
What about Killzone 3, Heavy Rain, MAG?? And the bundled games look pretty enjoyeable (in a kiddy-sense) like Sports Champions, Start the Party. Heck, Time Crisis would also make me buy Move!

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BikerSaint
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 11:31:11 AM

__________,

"No soup for you"

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slimey
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 3:18:40 AM
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Hezzron
LBP is nothing like work. It's hand's down the most fun I have had on the PS3. I haven't even tried to create a single level (I have neither the patience nor any iota of design skill) but the fun to be had exploring the awsome levels other folk have made is limitless, especially in multi-player. Those of you steering clear of LBP because it seems like daunting hard work are making a big error and missing out on what is, IMHO, PS3's most glorious experience

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slimey
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 5:49:10 AM
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it's been confirmed as delayed until 2011.

Media Molecule have put out a statement:


LittleBigPlanet 2 is a crazy dream, a dream to allow players to make whatever kind of game they want, but also to play though a great adventure of drama and excitement, power-ups and cinematics. But like all the most ambitious ideas, it can be a considerable challenge to turn these dreams in fun games. We've all been working like powered-up space ninjas and we're almost there, but because we love what we've made, and we love our little sack-friends, and most of all we love all our fans out there, we couldn't let you all get together until we knew we were giving you the best experience imaginable. Which is why we've taken the hard decision to delay the worldwide release of LittleBigPlanet 2, originally slated for later this year to January 2011.

We know this will come as disappointing news for all you LittleBigPlanet fans, and believe us, we are disappointed too. We are a tight-knit team and we take enormous pride in our work, so to raise the bar we've set with the original LittleBigPlanet, a game that has been so embraced by all, we've agreed to allow ourselves a bit more time to deliver the experience that our great fans and community deserve. We are truly sorry, but hope you understand that we have to build the best possible game, as it is the foundation of our community.

On the upside, we are going to find a way to give more of you a taste of LBP2 prior to launch, so stay tuned.
Thanks for your continued love and support, it won't be long – we promise.

Lots of love from all at Mm

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laxpro2001
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 7:08:43 AM

Another song that has lyrics from the Quoran huh?

*heres disapproving moans*

What, too soon?

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PAKINIPS
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 1:25:41 PM

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO^sideways 8

I was so looking forward to this

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Deleted User
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 6:41:30 AM
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^ well I be damned all well always got GT5 to keep me busy.

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tanner1
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 6:45:26 AM
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LBP is an amazing game, i made 1 level and it bored me. The campaign was fun but the 1,000000
levels people/gamers created, now thats where this game excells, its as simple as that.

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Lotusflow3r
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 7:16:22 AM
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It will be the greatest game known to man.

AND I'M GUTTED IT'S DELAYED!!

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dante_zero
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 7:22:21 AM
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its confirmed on the EU ps blog that it has been pushed back to Jan 2011 for EU and US.

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0_o
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 8:04:48 AM
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Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!! :S

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Robochic
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 9:53:52 AM
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I want LBP 2 but I just spent over 300 on a new ps3 so it'll be awhile till I get a new games,:( man i really want this game and medal of honor, and a few more but Christmas is coming so I know that all my money from family will go towards games plus boxing day will be fun to shop always great deals on new games.

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Amazingskillz
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 10:02:54 AM
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Forget LBP2 did anybody see the gameplay video for Bioshock Infinite! It was sick!! Holy Shit it looked more insane then the first two games. Oh my God! I can't wait.

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Snaaaake
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 10:25:38 AM

And forget Bioshock Infinite cause we won't see it releasing until 2012.

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BeezleDrop
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 10:29:04 AM
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Man, this really sucks. Now I have to try and bust out LBP2 and Dead Space 2 that comes with Extraction. This is seriously awful news, yeah Bioshock: Infinite looks really good but it is nothing to write home about until the latest fall of next year.

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Deleted User
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 10:38:43 AM
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Just saw the update. That's fine. With Fallout: New Vegas and Gran Turismo 5 taking up all of my November and December, maybe it's for the best in my case.

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Deleted User
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 11:03:12 AM
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well it looks like EA's Create just scared off Little Big Planet 2. if this tells us anything i can't wait to try Create.

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Mr_Nice_Guy
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 11:09:14 AM

Yeah, I HIGHLY doubt that is the case. In fact, I'm certain EA's Create had absolutely nothing to do with LBP2 being delayed.

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BikerSaint
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 11:35:20 AM
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"Reading is FUNdamental"

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Deleted User
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 12:10:48 PM
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@Mr_Nice_Guy & BikerSaint go ahead say what you wanna say. "the need for extra time to create "the best experience possible." I read it like this "oh my god we just saw a preview of create and they blow us out of the water we need more time to make Little Big Planet 2 better"

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BikerSaint
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 3:58:22 PM

Well, we all have our own opinions on it.....

and you know what they say about opinions, including my own, LOL

(But I still think you're wrong)

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Scarecrow
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 12:12:29 PM
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Fine with me, though it would have been a perfect Christmas/holidays game.

Either way, getting this game the first second it comes out. GOTY contender for 2011 for sure.

@PeopleWhoDon'tUnderstand-LPB,

Your loss

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godsman
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 12:43:42 PM
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Everything gets delayed to 2011. Then Holiday 2010 will only be GT5?! I preordered my GT5 already, but isn't it a bit weak to only have one genre for the Holiday?

One reason I'm intimidated to create any levels in the original LBP was because the dualshock input is really slow. Once I saw how much time and effort other gamers spent, I didn't continue any further. It took me hours to create just a car meeting my standards. This type of game really needs a smooth mouse-like input. I hope Media molecule take advantage of this delay to add and perfect the MOVE features.

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Bandit King
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 1:24:16 PM
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Its cool Fall is way too crowded and LBP2 deserves some more hype and a free month so it can sell as it should.

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Scarecrow
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 3:41:43 PM

That's how I'm seeing it.

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piratedrunk
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 2:19:02 PM
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I wish more developers would take the time to make their games as good as possible. After the Enslaved demo it felt like it could have benefit from a few months extra polish.

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Scarecrow
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 3:42:12 PM

Quality is king, that should ALWAYS be the rule.

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Highlander
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 3:37:39 PM
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Sounds like some Bugs needed squishing.

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sirbob6
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 4:16:24 PM
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I am going to guess that there was some issues with the beta.
Any ways: OOOOOOOOH NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

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Deleted User
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 7:51:18 PM
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January 18, 2011 is the new launch date.

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spiderboi
Friday, September 24, 2010 @ 7:42:03 AM

(^^^)o

Side-thumb since it's gone far but at least I can focus on other purchases.




Oh, and forgot to mention this:


NOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!

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