In DepthIf you haven't joined the next-gen yet, these are the games that will make you change your mind.
Media Molecule previewed LittleBigPlanet 2 to journalists this week, with the reaction being that this is a game changer in more ways than one.
Develop 09Last night saw the annual Develop awards ceremony, in which over 500 games developers gathered in Brighton to honour and recognise each other's most creative games from the last year.
A new edition of LittleBigPlanet is to come to the PS3 this year and will take advantage of the game's mountain of downloadable content.
And the big winner is...LittleBigPlanet from Sony Computer Entertainment America, collecting on an impressive 8 awards at the 12th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards last night. The award ceremony was hosted by comedian and avid gamer Jay Mohr at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas. LittleBigPlanet is a platform adventure with a vibrant social community enabling gamers to play, create and share their experiences.
Sony PS3 owners can certainly boast about their console being better than Nintendo Wii and Microsoft Xbox 360 in one area – that old Web 2.0 favourite, user-generated content (UGC).
News from Sony Computer Entertainment Europe's Staff Annual Briefing last week – via the usual 'anonymous leaks' – is that Sony plans to slash the price of the PS3 around Easter 2009 (no great surprise, really) and that LittleBigPlanet has finally been spotted on the PSP (yay!).
While Sony's new PSP-3000 model comes under fire in the UK and the US for issues with the screen, it seems that Sony's Japanese fans cannot get their hands on the machine quick enough.