LittleBigPlanet: The Demo from Hell

The story you are about to read is not meant as a commentary on the game, LittleBigPlanet. Rather, it is a cautionary tale about how a PR rep's terrible mishandling of a game demo can reflect negatively on a title's potential.

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timmyp535422d ago

y didnt he just let him play?

aiphanes5422d ago

He should have just taken over the controls and played the game himself.

MK_Red5422d ago

I hate it when they dod that. It was too stupid of PR not letting them play the way they can enjoy.
But what I truly hate is being asked to leave the demo session/ return the controller. I have seen those things happen in game expos and other events. Suddenly a lady and a bunch of guys from some important magazine/newspaper come in while you're playing a demo and all of a sudden you become invisible to everyone and they treat the newcomers 180 digree different than they did you.

macalatus5422d ago (Edited 5422d ago )

Kudos MK_Red for the article! I hope this article tells everyone else that you're not some hater posting negative 360 articles (especially after that "360 is Dead" that you posted) and/or pro-Sony propaganda.

The worst impression that a Sony hater can get from this article is that everything else shown in July '07 E3 by Sony were nothing more than staged, elaborate hoaxes (including KZ2...which, BTW, is a common argument by Sony haters). I'm no developer and/or programmer, but it seems to my informal opinion that betas shown in E3 are prone to crashes if not properly handled. To everyone else thinking that LBP may be a staged hoax, God of War II had the same problem of potential game crash when it was first shown to journalists. In the GOWII "making of" DVD, Barlog was nervous as hell before the game was shown, fearing it would crash before the entire world. Guess what? GOWII proved to be successful and not a "staged hoax".

Don't get me wrong, I still think that what the "demo handler" did was really stupid.

Odion5422d ago

ya wtf i thought LBP was BUILT for pick up and play, this ass makes it sound like it was going to take 8 hours of tutorials to learn the game. I say fire his a$$ But then their are only 18 people making the game so thats a sizable chunck gone.

the greatest5422d ago

next time go 2 sony first

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