Sony is banking on the inauspiciously named star of its new video game, "LittleBigPlanet," to boost sales of its PlayStation 3 console this fall -- and the homemade-looking Sackboy just might pull it off.
Lol i think its a stretch to say PS3 "future" rides on LBP
No game on the ps3, has reached that status yet. This game just might. Edit @ Below: No game (bold)on the ps3(bold), has reached that status (bold)yet(bold)
sonys halo is grand turismo 50mill>20mill
he means HYPE and advertising , not sale numbers or quality.. because HALO3 cant even beat COD4(a multiplatform title) in those terms..
only one side wants master chief
Poor morgan. If only he knew that he had a clone running around on the Gamerzone.
Is that no game is as ingrained into casual society like Halo. For the 3 months leading up to halo, almost everyone I knew was talking about it. Regardless of the game quality, sony needs a game that's going to do what halo did from just a marketing standpoint. Right now 360 has Gears and Halo both at that point where their launches are going to be hard to pass up if you don't lock yourself in the house. Sony just hasn't built up the same kind of excitement behind their games for people that don't already know about them.
Breakfast you are right. To tell you the truth however Socom was suppose to be the answer to halo as far as hype/sales/multi-player. Unfortunately Socom 3 and Combined Assualt failed for all the wrong reasons. However the new Socom looks like it going to be a hit. No one really hyped that game for some reason, yet the game has a lot of innovation i.e. using the controller to lean, proximity voice chat (hearing the enemies communicate based on distance)... Casual/Bots=>Droids/Hardco re= sleeper hit.
i shouldn't encourage you, but seeing the clone just made me chuckle...bubbles up! although, another clone(to go with the already few that are running around) on here, with the likes of nasim and his 10 accounts and the new kids on the block "averageps3gamer" and his nemesis "average360fanboy" and dont forget the very sad individual who goes by many guises which usually are "angryxbot" "veryangryxbot" and a few others(who's presence just shows you how much of a blind eye the mods will turn to blatant sony fanboys, and it's the mods fault that fanboyism runs rampant and unchecked on here...time for a complete new set of mods imo!) add them all together and it's easy to see just how far this site has fallen since around jan/feb time. if you own this site and happen to read this, can i make a suggestion?? get rid of the open zone: it just encourages the worst kind of fanboys, and replace every useless moderator who really are now part of the problem. otherwise, this site is just gonna degenerate into an even lower level than it is already!! rant over. and i know i'm slightlly hypocritical for givin the morgan clone a bubble!!
the PS3s future might not be that bright. They need a price drop,NOW,which is not going to happen, and more JRPG games NOW. Blu Ray has been serving it's purpose well so far though. Who would of thought 15 years ago that a movie format could keep a future gen gaming system alive?
i highly doubt this game is going to be the amazing, life-changing experience a lot of people seem to be turning this into. and how did this thread turn into a halo discussion? first of all...call of duty is a multiplatform title and didn't touch halo sales. second, halo is already showing it's going to be popular long after cod 4 is forgotten and we're up to call of duty 8 or whatever we're on. and regardless of ps3 exclusive owners negative attitude towards halo, i guarantee you that if it was suddenly announced for ps3 it would be the system's first nation-wide midnight launch. just cuz you choose to set yourself in the state of mind where you make excuses for sony and automatically hate anything that's exclusive for the system you don't own, doesn't make you right. just makes you ignorant. back to LBP, it looks a lot more like a rental than a must have. i could end up being wrong, but i've seen all the same videos as the rest of you and i just don't see this awe-inspiring appeal that you all seem to. but you did that for haze and lair too.
Yea, this site has fallen since around Jan/Feb time because suddenly, people weren't so hell bent on hating Sony anymore. People love to kick the topdog while it's down. @Spydiggity: It turned to a Halo discussion because 360 loyalists decide to bring up a non-related game to the subject... which backfired. Yes, we were all doubting Little Big Planet too. Especially after months of hype. But then video game websites/magazines started getting their hands on the game and they absolutely loved the game. Sure there was hype with Lair and Haze... although not much compared to LBP. But nobody had hands on time with those games to get a feel whether they would live up to expectations. The hype for Little Big Planet is different though, if you hadn't noticed.
its the most LOVELY game character of all time.. even Eurogamer said they were laughing for 1 hour after playing this game. believe it.. its a MEGA-hit for all people from kids to mature people who just want GORE .. day one purchase for f***ing sure
Yeah ill be gettin it. Not usally my type of game but i love the creating part
Although I agree that LBP will be a huge factor in how the PS3 performs, the PS3 isn't riding on this at all. There are many more good games to come for the PS3. The main one being God of War, which has always moved consoles for Sony.
Not to mention SOCOM is being released soon, and that's a big franchise in the PS world. Killzone 2 will also attract people, especially if the multi player is as good as it's sounding. Also, whatever Team ICO is cooking up, it's bound to be incredible. Lots of people won't want to miss out on a Ueda game.
If Sony market him well enough he might rise to stardom, maybe not Mario or Master Chief stardom but Rachet stardom. Problem is the casual audience will likely pass on LBP due to the price on of the PS3
Mario kills the Green guy anyday and over here halo aint that big
you put master chief and mario in the same ilk of stardom..............facepalm.
Price isnt a problem in europe and japan as people can afford to pay for a better product, and thats why it outsells the cheaper 360. Its only the cheap ass americans who complain about the price, which is a fact !
Ok Sony doesnt need "One Hero" to save them.. In fact they dont need saving at all.. They dont need a Mario or a Halo.. Out of all 3 consoles Sony has Wider base of games for a Wider base audience.. PS2 blew every console outta the water without a Mario or Halo.. Sony doesnt need saving.. They just need games to come out.. and They have.. and starting next month, a Tidal Wave of games will be coming out.. I mean its to the effect I dont have enough money or Time to play them all..
but that picture is borderline because i cant see if that person IS definitely a women. @ morganhell how is that cloning going. It starts off all good but ends up like single white female.
...they don't have to ride on one game or one game character. All the big games on the PS platforms add to the greater whole of the brand. I like that, it gives me the feeling that they have more to offer than just what we already know. Games like LBP, Patapon, Heavy Rain, and Eden, that might not have been accepted on other platforms are welcome on the PS and I find that really cool, but I'm sure thats just me... cue the disagrees :)
I def. agree. Another "game" that's really caught my interest is Linger in Shadows. I doubt Nintendo or MS would even consider a "game" like that, it's just so different from anything out there (except the art it's based off of ofc).
BUT,LBP will be the game that is seen as the "Must-have" game for casuals and households
PS3 has got - MGS4 ONLY on PS3 Resistance ONLY on PS3 MotorStorm ONLY on PS3 ;-P Ratchet&Clank:TOD ONLY on PS3 ;-P GT5:Prologue ONLY on PS3 ;-P Uncharted ONLY on PS3 ;-P PJ:Eden(JUST ONE MORE TROPHY!!!) ONLY on PS3 ;-P Warhawk ONLY on PS3 ;-P etc etc And coming - LBP ONLY on PS3 ;-P MAG ONLY on PS3 ;-P Resistance 2 ONLY on PS3 ;-P God Of War 3 ONLY on PS3 ;-P KillZone 2 ONLY on PS3 ;-P GT5 ONLY on PS3 ;-P MotorStorm 2:Pacific Rift ONLY on PS3 ;-P Ratchet&Clank:Spank Clanks Booty;) ONLY on PS3 ;-P Uncharted 2 ONLY on PS3 ;-P WipeOut HD ONLY on PS3 ;-P SOCOM: Confrontation ONLY on PS3 ;-P Heavy Rain ONLY on PS3 ;-P etc etc... +HOME ONLY on PS3 ;-P +LOADS MORE GOOD STUFF!!! ;-P
Nice game list Mr Kutaragi :D
bubbles for the list
@Bangadoshish ;) @DavidMacDougall ;) Thanks, Bubbles for you and all PlayStation Fans;) Yeah that List... ;-P ;-P ;-P +More cool PSN Only games to come;) Sack-Boy i rename you... 'Sir Sack-Boy'!!! ;-D
killer lineup! kudos Ken :) it's coming out all over the spectrum, casual, hardcore, FPS, racing, LBP (a new genre of its own :D), 1st party, 3rd party... suck on this xcoxuckas: my bluray player has a better game lineup than your loud toaster BWAAAAAAA HA AH HA HA!
Thanks;) Yeah that List makes me SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Happy!;) i LOVE PlayStation!!! ;-P +There's LOADS more to come;) +I'm GLAD PS3 has Blu-ray to;) When(Soon) ;-P i get my 40"HD:TV(SONY of course!!!) ;-D i won't have to buy a Blu-ray player to, it's all ready in one SEXY box!!! ;-P +LBP seems to appeal to all ages to;) Back to Dumping on the xBox 360!!! ;-D ;-D ;-D
let's hold our breath, push hard and dump a big fat smelly brownie on every single toaster that hasn't fried yet! mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmpf... http://www.worldofsoil.co.u...
;-D Funny Photo!!! ;-D Er thats me! Dumping over a xBox 360!!! ;-D DAM! Photo phones!!! You can't do anything these days!!! ;-D
LBP is a welcome addition to the ever growing AAA Software lineup found Exclusively on the Playstation 3 Computer Entertainment System
Must suck owning an Xbox right now XD
I read the article and while the title is misleading and Sony never rides on ONE game for success, there are some interesting things to be found. Seems like Sony is going to finally stop being stupid about the marketing and advertising for their games this gen, I want one of those damn LBP signs!!
Sony never depends on one title to pull them to the top. People are forgetting about games that have yet to be released. Im talking about GOW3, Team ico's project, k2, infamous, white knight story. LBP wont be the sole title but it will be a contributor.
That unlikely superhero is one little beast. Bring it Superman!
It's future lies only on compelling software and a continuous appealing price point to it's target demographic market. and as of right now, it has half of that part in the spades, it's arguable that the price point right now is fine but it still needs addressing, for right now the games coming out for the system proves the system has a future with it's compelling software. along time ago, they said KZ2 is Sony's future, now it's LittleBigPlanet. LOL!!! please. The game is big i agree, and failure might cause a backlash but nothing it the company cant recover from. for Sony to make this work. media molecule should make sure everything is crafted well for this game and then have Sony market the hell out of it. Put it up on milk cartons, candy bags, plush toys, TV screens, book-bags, billboards and posters outside of gamestops and movie theaters everywhere, bringing the message that this is a game for kids and adults all at once. Thats what they need, an aggressive marketing to back up their claim. I can picture sackboy bagpacks, sodas, juices, toys, happy meal/burger king toys, on TVs and so forth. This game can be a smahing success in gameplay but if sony sees this as teh game top push consoles a bundle and tons of impressive marketing will have to go out to attract, kids and kids at heart. The PS3's future is in the hands of all of it's amazing software titles, Resistance 2, Motorstorm:PF, Socom, Infamous, KZ2, and all the third party games and support, and an always attractive price for it's consumers. these articles make me laugh.
The only thing PS3 needs is more games wheather they are 1st 2nd or 3rd party it doesn't matter. I have heard the arguments about what is already availible, but if you look at the games this holiday season comparied to last year comming to the platform alot of people will be picking up the PS3 this year. This fall will bring so may games to the library that people who have been on the fence for a long time will finally come down. They will easily have 20 mil consoles sold by the end of the year compared to last gen, Gamecube sold a total of 24 mil and they where in last place after 4 years. So to be 20 mil after two years before KZ2 and Infamous and GOW3 will just push the platform way past a failing console standard. Don't count out MAG and DC online I think alot of PC gamers including myself are gonna be excited to see those games next year as well.
msoft may be winning in console sales. . . in North America, but thats it. and as for software, the only exclusives i see for msoft are fable and gears 2. the only reason sales are past ps3 in NA is because every 360 owner has to buy multiple consoles. i love gears as much as the next guy, but like mass effect and fable 2, i'll be playing on my pc, with better graphics and no rrod
The only PS3 exclusive I can see is MGS4... cwatididthur?! every lineup will suck when you remove more than 70% of the games.
uncharted? gt? ratchet?
He took games out of the lineup in his post, I took games out of the other lineup in mine. It was an example. FAIL
No, it doesn't. Not by any means.
LBP will get PS3's into families homes; period. When was the last time a quality, well designed game for all the family was released on a 360 with hype and critical acclaim? Its not 'a last hope' its a strategical move to get the PS3 known as a household family console; which it could well do if the advertising campaign is done correctly. Not all families accept quizzes, karaoke or minigames to warrant buying a console. In theory, say a family bought a PS3, this could be the only title you ever need to keep everyone happy and the killer app to get the console that isn't an already an over exploited genre. But for me buying my PS3 wasn't for that, it was for the fantastic continuing work of Naughty Dog and Insomniac, this is purely a mere bonus for what I expected of the PS3.
I'm sure LBP will sell well to families in Europe especially. Just like Buzz and Singstar, etc.
Nope, Sonys future doesnt depend on LittleBigPlanet, as it seems to be doing just fine at the moment. Its future relies on having a good product with a good catalogue to back it, which it has, with the potential to be a viable product over a number of years, which it has the potential to do, all wrapped up at a good price, which its ever so slightly off at the moment. LittleBigPlanet will just be one big game amongst many on the PS3, and will obviously help broaden the appeal of the PS3 to different people. But the PS3 isnt relying on this title. It has plenty of other titles, both out now and coming down the line, that make the PS3 what it really is
PS3's future is riding on something new every week, lol. Did everyone miss the part where the PS3 is selling great, Blu Ray is winning, and there is a huge selection of games fixing to hit?
dude, i have both consoles, and have played the [email protected] out of both, and i have nothing against ps3 or 360, but as far as exclusive games, heavenly sword, uncharted and ratchet were better than any msoft "exclusives" i leave out gears1 and halo, cuz i have them on pc. more exclusives down the pipeline as well. i have almost 16000 gamerscore on 360 (gamertag asyouburn) and i like my 360, but you can't deny sony's exclusives
Yeah, the only reason everyone's ignoring the PS3 exclusives (Uncharted, Ratchet, Resistance) is because nobody has bothered taking a leap of faith and playing them. For every Lair there's a Fusion Frenzy 2, or Haze a Bomberman: Act Zero, often people forget about this and judge all PS3 games solely based on the reputation of Lair and Haze. Not all MS's exclusives were great; also see Xbox's Brute Force (judged to be the 'next' Halo) and Grabbed by the Ghoulies for examples.
It could get another bomb in Too Human soon, as well, don't forget THAT!
i think ps3's future rides on its first party studios.
I feel so left out........cause a lot of people are talking about this game, and it just has not caught on with me. Somebody please explain all the hype for me..
Its old age innocent platforming much like Mario, Sonic and Crash Bandicoot, you have the choice to edit your own levels, import your own items, fully customise the lead characters 'skin', it has the developer of Ragdoll Kung Fu behind it, Brit comedian/intellect Stephen Fry is narrating (Voice of the 'Guide from Hitchhiker Guide to the Galaxy film), unique design much like cult children's TV shows, a unique soundtrack, some levels are supposedly designed by SCE's inhouse developers and may contain nostalgia of old/new franchises, has a strong physics engine and it sets out to do for PS3 what Trackmania and Garry's Mod for Halflife 2 did for PC gaming. For a console game, its pretty exciting.
The game will also use the custom soundtrack feature, and I THINK (not sure on this) it was confirmed that this will support trophies.
how simple or complex designing levels will be?
The levels will be as complex as you want them. I believe there are three background sizes, but there are ways around that with vertical levels. You will be able to pull up different materials and make them the size you wish and from there you can cut out different shapes to suit your needs. There are also stickers that you can use to decorate the levels and characters. Stickers will also be able to be make with the PS Eye. There will be three different kinds of A.I. so if you wanted to make a giant wooden penguin as a boss in your level, you can. There are limits to the amount of stuff you can put in your level, but as I understand it, it is quite a generous limit. You will be able to upload your level or just send it between friends, so you can share it with others. You can have up to four players play at the same time whether it is on your console, or over the internet.
In an article on Edge, Evans said that the level creation will be fun. It may take a weekend to get a pretty good level made, but the goal for MM is to make that whole weekend really fun. I'm not sure how easy it can be, but if it's fun, then count me in!
i think it has to do with the whole "make any kind of level with anything in it so your friends can co-op play through together". it sounds pretty decent especially with the youtube style aspect where you can upload levels to the network and try other peoples and rate them. even though i forsee 4000 giant penis levels (just the way kids are these days)
cool...thanks. Any idea of the complexity of level design?...or how simple it will end up being?
As for complexity, every SP level was made using the Pop It menu. MM didn't allow ANY cheating, so w/e the devs can do, you can do. About the penis levels, they have a system where you take a screen shot of the level, and it's tagged. It gets immediately shut down until it is reviewed. If people constantly tag levels for no reason, they get punished themselves.
that sony are planning to put up to market this is extremely awesome and very original. I kinda want one, to bad their only in the states. Canada never gets any of the cool things :P
I know! it sucks for us canucks -.-
I have to disagree with a few people that say that Sony needs it's own Halo. Sony doesn't define themselves by 1 or 2 games like Microsoft has and they most likely never will. When you think about the Playstation brand overrall, you can NEVER think of just 1 main game because there's so many games assoicated with the Playstation brand, but when you think of the Xbox brand, 9 times out of 10 you think of either Halo or Gears of War and that's it. I'm not saying that all the Xbox has is Gears and Halo, I'm just saying that the identity of the Xbox brand mainly lies on 1 or 2 games. Sony needs to just keep doing what they are doing right now because they've managed to sell over 100 million units of both the PS1 AND PS2 without their own "Halo" and the PS3 doesn't need it's own Halo either. Resistance and Killzone may or may not ever live up to a Halo commercial status, but commercialization doesn't make a game great, the game itself makes it great and Sony has delivered many awesome exclusive games over the past 13 years without tons of commercialization because the games speak for themselves. And I wouldn't say that the PS3's future rides on LittleBigPlanet, personally I think that MGS4 gave the PS3 a much needed huge exclusive game. I'm not sure how much of a system seller LBP will be, but I expect great things from the game and I hope that a lot of people do pick up PS3's for LBP.
Resistance2? Killzone2? Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm? Heavy Rain? Socom? MAG? Uncharted2? The next Ratchet and Clank Future? Jak and Daxter? God of War 3? GT5? White knight Stories? The new Team ICO game? Incognito's new game? New Twisted Metal? From what I understand Sony has their future eggs in lots of game baskets. No doubt LBP will be huge, and will do wonderful things for PS3. If LBP fails( and there is a large consortium of naysayers out there that are drooling for that to happen for some odd reason) it would probably sting Sony pretty bad. Just look though, some of the games I just mentioned aren't slated until late 2010. A few of them aren't even officially announced, but have been all but confirmed through developer hints. That's 2 full years of games just off the top of my head that we know about, and many more left unknown. Seems like Sony isn't just sitting back in their hammocks waiting for Sackboys to bring them Mai Tais in golden crunk cups.
Really folks, the PS3 really, really needs a couple of Big releases real soon. The PS3 has been on the market almost a couple of years, and all it really has is Uncharted and MGS 4. LBP better deliver, because besides this game, nothing important for the PS3 comes out until Grand Turismo. The generation is getting close to half way done it's life cycle, the the PS3 is still missing a whole lot. BlueRay ain't gonna save this sinking ship unless some more quality games comes out real soon. For a gaming machine, the PS3 is really lacking, and LBP hopefully will buy it some more time. Though, being a hardcore gamer, LBP is really looking rather "Plain".
The beauty of LittleBigPlanet is that it is as pretty as you want it to be. So if it looks "Plain" that's probably a reflection of the depth of your imagination. Take gMod, and put it on a console. Being a hardcore gamer, that should probably be something exciting for you to look forward to.
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