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Hufandpuf2145d ago

They aren't lying. A PS3 is the last thing I'd get for my kids. I categorize each console according to audience:

PS3 - Teens to adults
Wii - Children to teens
Xbox 360 - Children to Adults

Shadow Flare2145d ago (Edited 2145d ago )

LittleBigPlanet 2

It's one of the few games I know which genuinely encompasses people of all ages equally. Children love playing the levels and community levels and having a go at creating their own levels. And adults can really get stuck into LBP2 and build some of the most fantastically complex levels that involve really smart uses of logic, basic programming and overall design and art styles.

For adults, its a fantastic creative outlet to actually build games and for kids, it's one of the best kids games on the market.

When I was a kid, I always wanted to make my own game. That's why for me LBP2 is one of the best games this generation. If I'd had this game when I was a kid, I'd have played it non-stop.

Well I'm an adult now, and I play it non stop

LOGICWINS2145d ago

Sounds like a great game. Might considering buying it. It probably works really well with Move too.

Shadow Flare2145d ago

You can make your own games in LBP2 with the Move. Sony may not be supporting move much but with LBP2 you can create your own games for it, which is pretty cool.

There are so many games out there which have a tired formula but LBP2 for me is the freshest game for years.

If you're willing to put the time, creativity and effort into creating levels, this game can be so enjoyable. It's basically gaming equivalent of YouTube. Create a game and publish it for others to play. I absolutely love that concept.

Bathyj2145d ago

LBP 2 is probably the most hardcore game I've ever played.

Sure, not if you want to just play through the levels and collect bubbles, but if you want to create, it surely is. Thats part of the charm, the game works on so many levels.

I studied bi-pedal robotic movement trying to get a ED209 to actually walk under its own power and balance correctly. I actually designed it in autocad, plotting the radius of the arcs needed to get the right range of movement and then built it into LBP. It took me ages.

Seriously, if you've ever wanted to make your own game (and who here hasn't?), have any interest at all in design or construction, then LBP doesn't have any peers.

My personal favourite this gen, possibly ever.

Army_of_Darkness2145d ago

I would not get my kids a PS3 simply because it's too expensive to have it treated like a Toy.... A 360 or wii, I wouldn't mind, since they are much cheaper and easier to afford or replace...
and as long as they play my PS3 under my supervision, I wouldn't mind that either.

Raoh2145d ago

I actually find LBP to be a bit too hard for the general public.

It seems easy and fun to me but I can see non gamers/casuals getting frustrated.

Denethor_II2144d ago

"When I was a kid, I always wanted to make my own game. That's why for me LBP2 is one of the best games this generation. If I'd had this game when I was a kid, I'd have played it non-stop. "

Couldn't agree more. I remember using a cheat code that was like a console command on sonic 3 where you could create things from the level.

I think LBP for the Vita will be awesome, can't wait.

inveni02144d ago (Edited 2144d ago )

PS3 games are, in my opinion, more artistic overall. There's more poured into them on a technical standpoint, and games like Journey and Uncharted 3 put storytelling on a whole new pedestal. For that reason, I let my children play any game that showcases these points, not just LBP2. Games that are gratuitous for the sake of gratuity? No. But art is art is art, and people of all races, sexual designation, age, sexual orientation and creed should have the opportunity to experience the new direction of Video Games.

They're not just games anymore. And I think that's what Sony is trying to say.

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LOGICWINS2145d ago (Edited 2145d ago )

Modnation Racers, Eyepet, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4,LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars, Little Big Planet, Little Big Planet 2, Toy Story, Tales of Monkey Island, Disney Universe, Rayman Origins, Sly Cooper, PS Move Heroes, Rachet and Clank: A Crack in Time, Skylander's Spyro, Sonic Generations, Rachet and Clank: All for One, LEGO Batman, Lego Indiana Jones, Wall-E, Disney's Bolt, Madagascar 2, Cars, Surf's Up, Up, Monster's vs. Aliens, Ice Age, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Kung Fu Panda etc.

The PS3 appeals to kids too. If I had kids, I'd get one for them...along with Move.

smashcrashbash2145d ago

A lot of those games are multi-platform or not exactly for kids. Sly and Ratchet for instance themes are a little to mature for children. I don't think Bentley being crippled or Ratchet being shot in the chest or Sly being sucked dry by mosquitoes is kid friendly gaming.

LOGICWINS2145d ago (Edited 2145d ago )

The Iron Man movies have plenty of sexual innuedos and The Dark Knight hinted at several dark moments of violence.

I bet plenty of kids saw these films and didn't have a problem with it. Don't know when you were born, you might be a little too old fashioned, but kids these days can handle mature themes.

EDIT: Btw, whats your point by mentioning that these games are multiplatform??? They are on the PS3, therefore they are PS3 games..hence they are PS3 games that can be played by children.

TheColbertinator2145d ago


"Btw, whats your point by mentioning that these games are multiplatform??? They are on the PS3, therefore they are PS3 games..hence they are PS3 games that can be played by children."

Hence why this article is referring to core PSN gamers not the casual build that make up the Wii or the 360 Kinect audience.I appreciate Sony highlighting they stand behind its core gamers unlike Microsoft and Sony.

However its pointless to me since I hate most Sony games and Sony itself.The only console maker I respect is Nintendo but they along with Microsoft post-2009 have little interest in adult core gamers such as myself.

Hicken2145d ago

I doubt you'll get it, but here goes:

When people talk about the demographic a console is aimed at, they talk about who the console manufacturer AIMS the console at. Who are the commercials aimed at? Who are the exclusives and features aimed at?

For the PS3, that focus is definitively on the core gaming segment, which tends to be more mature than not. Therefore, Sony's core gamers are more mature than not. That doesn't mean there aren't any immature people playing core games, and it doesn't mean that there aren't any kid or family friendly offerings. It means that the CORE of Sony's gaming audience is from the CORE of gaming.

Yes, LBP and other games can be considered to be for kids, but there's also a great deal of depth for adults, as outlined above. And multiplat games for kids doesn't at all reflect Sony's intentions for the PS3.

SOME kids can handle mature themes. Many of them can't. Most of them don't even get it, which is usually the case.

SilentNegotiator2144d ago

But still, its core audience is older than the other 2 systems on average, even if it HAS stuff to appeal to young audiences.

PirateThom2144d ago

I wouldn't get Rayman Origins, Sly Cooper, Monkey Island or, really, Ratchet and Clank for kids.

They'll just get frustrated. They may enjoy the colours, but lack the patience.

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Outside_ofthe_Box2145d ago

They are talking about PSN gamers not PS3 gamers as a whole.

LOGICWINS2145d ago

"They are talking about PSN gamers not PS3 gamers as a whole."

Thank you Mr. Information..I was referring to Hufandpuf's comment, not the article.

Outside_ofthe_Box2145d ago

Did I reply to you?

I was replying to Hufandpuf's comment as well.

What you said is true, which is why I didn't reply to you. The PS3 tries to appeal to kids as well.

cpayne932145d ago

Hey logic you never responded to my comment about your reading comprehension. Why didn't you respond? I would like for you to tell me how you were right and I was wrong.

Now I don't know if this is a problem with reading comprehension or if you just looked at his comment and thought it was under yours...

But whatever. I do actually agree with you that the ps3 does have plenty of family friendly games.

Drainage2145d ago (Edited 2145d ago )

nah , more adults probably own a WII than teens. most teens are 'too cool' for nintendo until they turn 20

Outside_ofthe_Box2145d ago

You might be right. A lot of old people own a Wii which could skew the adult numbers in favor of the Wii.

Ducky2145d ago (Edited 2145d ago )

I'd let kids plays Journey and Flower.
Don't see what's mature about that, and why you have to be an 'adult' to appreciate artistic games.

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suicidalblues2145d ago

you'd let them, but that doesn't mean they'd want to. I think the maturity they're referring to is the appreciation of these games over the typical fragfest games that are in abundance lately.

Shadowstar2145d ago

"PlayStation 3 is a big meal that you have once a year, the 360 is a special meal that you have on weekends, and Wii is an everyday meal."

What Kojima says goes.

F7U122145d ago (Edited 2145d ago )

"They aren't lying. A PS3 is the last thing I'd get for my kids."

hahhaha well played hufandpuf, well played. lol

dark-hollow2145d ago

the terms "core", "casual" and "hardcore has been thrown around here too much that they lost their meanings.

Relientk772144d ago

Interesting, I wont disagree with it, cuz its a matter of opinion, but thats an interesting assumption nonetheless

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NastyLeftHook02145d ago

true, all of my friends have ps3's, i think my sons nephew who is 12 has a 360.

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Relientk772144d ago

In terms of consoles, honestly my friends are all over the place. 3DS, PS3, Wii, 360, etc lol

Lavalamp2145d ago

Well I do get to sit at the adult's table at dinner parties now.

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