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LittleBigPlanet 2's Cross-Controller Expansion Actually Works - Push Square

Push Square: "LittleBigPlanet 2’s hotly anticipated cross-controller add-on launches later today in North America (tomorrow in Europe), and we’ve already been lucky enough to experience the opening couple of stages. For those out of the loop, the $4.99/€4.99 expansion adds several new cross-controller levels to the PlayStation 3 game. It also implements all of the tools that you’ll need to construct your own dual screen experiences, which can then be shared with the title’s online community. You won’t need the full expansion pack in order to play the user created stages, but you’ll still need pockets deeper than Simon Cowell in order to get set-up." (LittleBigPlanet 2, PS Vita, PS3)

fantasygamer  +   1147d ago
I've been looking forward to this and the trailer is cute.
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Kingofwiiu  +   1147d ago
It's just a horrible rip off of the wiiu lol. That requires 2 different consoles and doesn't work as well with more latency...
GribbleGrunger  +   1147d ago
please... This was announced and demoed BEFORE the Wiiu was announced. And if you want ANY true third party support for your Wiiu, you'd better hope that the Vita/PS3 combo give devs a good enough reason to bother making games of this kind. You people really don't understand how this actually helps you, do you...
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MikeMyers  +   1146d ago
Actually it should be the other way around. Vita and PS3 owners should hope this type of gaming takes off on the Wii U so that 3rd party publishers will do it on Sony's devices rather than just Sony. It will be much easier to persuade Wii U owners since every Wii U owner will be capable of this type of gameplay.

This type of gameplay needs a Vita and a PS3 which makes the potential customers much lower because you don't know exactly how many customers there are. You also run into issues like developers who may want to charge twice for the software, one for Vita and one for the PS3. Again that's a lot to ask and expect to become mainstream. There are simply more hurdles in place for Sony to benefit. We saw what happened with the Playstation Move and how niche that device was. Wonderful product (much like Vita) but hardly any software that really took advantage of it.
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WalterWJR  +   1147d ago
How would you know it has more latency unless you have both consoles? In which case you got "ripped off"
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BrianC6234  +   1147d ago
Maybe the Wii U is a horrible rip-off of the PS3 and Vita.
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BrianC6234  +   1147d ago
Yawn. It's an eight year old Nintendo fanboy. Run along and play with you new toy.
JonathanG  +   1143d ago
Maybe the Playstation Move is a Rip-off of the Wii.
vikingland1  +   1147d ago
I have PS3 & Vita so this might be an awsome feature. And I have LBP2. Kingofwiiu did you read the article? it states that it works seamlessly.
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punisher99  +   1147d ago
Why does Nintendo fanboys always think somebody is ripping off Nintendo?? Last time I checked, Nintendo did not invent video games.
-Falaut-  +   1147d ago
Hopefully this extra feature will be supported not only by first party titles but third party as well. I don't think this will happen though and will mirror the situation that the MOVE is in that regard (good first party support, no third party support(honorable exceptions: Portal w/ Move support and the upcoming Bioshock apparently will have Move controls built in)). The reason being parity, unless of course Surface takes off. Then third party publishers will have a feature that is usable across all three viable platforms (Wiiu - Gamepad PS3 - Vita Xbox - Controller w/ Surface).

There was also that leak/rumor (with pics!) awhile back about the controller for the Steambox having an integrated screen.
ZoyosJD  +   1147d ago
Notable games (released and upcoming) with move support: Beyond:two souls, Bioshock Infinite, Child of Eden, Counter strike: GO, Dust 514, Goldeneye 007: reloaded, Heavy Rain, Infamous 2/FOB, Killzone 3, LBP2/ SPM, MAG, MLB: the show, NBA 2k, Ninja Gaiden 3, No More Heroes, Portal 2, Resistance 3, RE 5: GE /UC /DC, Sly collection, Socom 4, socery, sports champions, the unfinished swan, Toy story 3, Tron, until dawn.

I consider this to be quite a good mix. there is literally something in there for everyone besides an RPG only player. I've had the option to use it on a suprising number of games I own and it can create an even more engaging experience when implemented properly.

I hope that the vita will at least see this many games with the option to use it as a second screen.
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BrianC6234  +   1147d ago
I don't think Surface will take off at all. Isn't it $500 for one of those things? And up? I think it was aimed more for corporate users. If you want to spend that much just buy an iPad.
porkChop  +   1147d ago
Not Surface. The Microsoft tablet is called Surface. The Xbox tablet app is called SmartGlass and you can use it with any iOS, Android, or Windows phone/tablet.
Krew_92  +   1147d ago
Is it possible to play this by yourself?

What I mean is, do you need someone playing with you? I want to get it, but I don't have anyone to play with.

I'm talking about the packs of course, I'm sure the online created stages should be playable by one person.
BrianC6234  +   1147d ago
I'm pretty sure everything in this update can be played by one person. It's not a multi-player update. It's a way to use your Vita as a controller.
get2sammyb  +   1147d ago
There are a couple of co-op stages, but the majority of it can be played alone.

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