Life in LittleBigPlanet: Episode 2 (Plus Some Beta Keys for You)

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FINAL UPDATE: Everyone who’s going to receive a beta key from us should have already received it. I’ve noticed a lot of, um, pointing out that “I sent mine in before [that guy] and I didn’t get one and he did.” The way we did it is – we gave keys out in the order they showed up in our inbox. With the amount of emails we received, it’s entirely likely that they didn’t arrive in the order that they were sent. Of course, we’d have no way of knowing that… so goes the interwebz.

UPDATE #2: The beta keys are sending out now, so check your inboxes (and spam filters). All should be reach their destinations within about 2 hours (it’s 4.23pm Pacific right now). Good luck!

UPDATE: You can stop sending emails now, we’ve gotten more than enough. We’re processing them now and we’ll update right here again once we’ve begun sending out beta keys. Thanks for the awesome response!!!

Our first dive into the world of LittleBigPlanet taught us all about the SackBoy, now it’s time for another visit! The second episode in this series takes us deeper into the wonders of LBP. This time we answer the question- “How do SackBoys Play?” You’ll soon find out, alone or in a pack, these little guys know how to have a good time.

Oh, and a few days ago, we stirred up a bit of a frenzy by handing out the remaining 50 beta keys we had left over from our Orlando Meet-up. Some of you thought that, as the official PlayStation blog, we should have a bit more than 50 to give away. Well, we here at the PSB don’t like having our Bloghood called into question. So, as of the time of this writing, I’m sitting on a monstrous stack of burlap-covered LittleBigPlanet beta keys, and they’re there for the asking. So ask away, send an email to [address removed, all codes have been sent] and we’ll get them out to you.

Now we’ve got *a lot* of beta keys to give away, and I’d hate for you to develop repetitive-stress disorder from whacking your F5 button to refresh your inbox, so expect it to be a few hours before the codes are sent. We’ll update this post when we have it lined up and start pressing the “send” button.

If you receive a code, this paragraph becomes relevant to you:

    1. Public Beta Ends October 11th, 2008
    2. You must use a consumer PLAYSTATION 3 system that is connected to the internet.
    3. You must have a PLAYSTATION Network Account.
    4. If you have previously redeemed a LBP voucher code, you must delete any old LBP data (along with save data and game data) and download this version (go to Download History and redownload the new code).
    5. This version does not require a DNS redirect and levels created here will be available for consumers at launch of the full title.
    6. Please refrain from creating anything inappropriate, as we do have moderation in place and it may result in your account being suspended or banned.

Downloading the LittleBigPlanet Public Beta.
After you have signed in with your PLAYSTATION Network Account, select [Account Management] on the XMB interface located under the ‘PLAYSTATION Network’ tab, then select [Transaction Management] and click on the option ‘Redeem PLAYSTATION Network Card or Promotion Code’. Enter the following unique code to start the download of LittleBigPlanet.

And once you get in, you can start getting creative. What’s that, you’re looking for inspiration? Have a look at Wired’s Top 10 User-Created LittleBigPlanet Adventures.

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  • LittleBigThanks from Newfoundland,Canada. Just got my code a few minutes ago.

  • if i get more i will be very kind but i doubt i will

  • thank you guys so much for the key you rule

  • People. If you didn’t get a code…. QUIT YOUR WHINING! If you threaten to move to xbox 360, go ahead. We won’t miss your whining. Have fun paying for online play.

    Like others, I didn’t post on the blog “email sent” or anything. I just sent in the email. Just because you were one of the first 50 to post on the blog doesn’t mean you were one of the first to send an email.

    Again, Quit your whining.

    I posted on the blog after I received my beta code and I told them “thank you.”

    A gift is free.
    A gift is not earned.

    The world does not owe you anything so quit pouting like it does and go contribute to the world.

    And get a Flu Vaccination!

    I <3 Sony.
    I <3 Media Molecule.
    LBP = Game of the Decade!

  • I sent my code at 12:45 yesterday (15 minutes after it was posted) i think i was in the top 2000. why didn’t i get a code? my son is going to be so disappointed. please if anyone has a spare code send it to me.

    psn id: chad770

  • Sent my request at 12:44pm PDT yesterday and just received my code at 11:45am PDT. Thanks!

  • hey LordSpamulon, it might be that your in the wrong region? where do u live cuz these keys are for north america, so if your in eurpoe it wont work… in which case i would appriciate it hehe

  • Thanks, everyone for your e-mails, we received all 15,000 (!) of them. We had some glitches with e-mail limitations. Turns out trying to send so many at once labels us as spammers, so we had to break it up in chunks. I’m sorry for that, but the first 2,000 should now have their codes. We received 2,000 e-mails in a matter of minutes, so I’m sorry to those that didn’t get in.

    I’m quite literally boarding a plane on my way to the Tokyo Game Show, so I must run, but keep an eye on the blog for updates from the show.

  • If anyone has an extra code, I’d love to trade an unused Kratos costume code from GameStop for it. Let me know.

  • @ 1709 obviously youre saying that cuz u got a code.

  • I want this CODE!!! I’ve Qore and allready dnt recived my SOCOM KEYS!!! (Annual Subscriber!!!) Pleas Help… I want a Code…

    Kisses Sara

  • Thank you very much Jeff and………

  • OMG i got in thanks i waited a whole day, I am very glad that you corrected the problem, also it might of helped that i send in a email reporting the problem.

    Anyway thanks again for letting me in, and i would like to apologize if i was rude towards you guys, I now know that Sony cares and tries to correct any problems with there supporters

    For those of you that didn’t get in.

  • Thank you so much … this is big happy day for me :)


  • received my beta key just now! 2:30pm cst, 10/3/08.

    :) i sent my email within the first 30mins of this post going live :) (comment #51)

  • Wow,
    Guess I am way too late.
    Oh well everyone who got one enjoy it!

  • Wait a second… I’m lost now…Last night it was clear that the people who sent their emails in the first 30 minutes didn’t get a key while people who sent in after that did. Did keys get sent out to the first 30 minuters today? Because I still haven’t gotten one.

  • @ Jeff, thanks for all your help ! Enjoy your time at TGS!

  • mine just came today, thank you..

  • Yeah, I just got mine (about 15 hours after they began sending them out yesterday!

    Thanks Playstation Blog, love you all and thanks for the access to this great game!!!

    Preordered from Amazon for Release Date Delivery!

  • if you got yours, please post when you received the email

  • I got my beta key just now and am in the process of downloading. I literally started singing and dancing after getting the email, especially after just reading that I should have gotten the email yesterday.

  • 1727

    the email came in just now?

  • I got mine and it arrived last night at about 9pm eastern time. Thanks for the key.

  • I GOT A KEY, I GOT A KEY!! No not from here, from fileplanet. Tried for days to get one, only 1 day editor at a Playstation website and luck is finally dropping on my doorstep :-D

  • yup, my key came about 20mins ago. i sent mine in within the first 30-45mins of the announcement yesterday. :)

  • 1731

    i sent in that time period too! no key!

  • I answered in the first 15 minutes, nothing. Jeff, somebody! Make this right!

  • Thanks for the code ^_^!!!!!!!!!!

  • I mean key, my fault lol

  • Man, this demand is awesome for this beta. It’s like a sickness *cough**sniff*.

  • After losing all hope, and sending in my email in 16 min in. I finally got my code today at 2:52pm ET. Woot! So I apologize for all my ranting. Now I go play LBP.

    To the guy that said to enjoy paying for online play regarding the 360, there is a little saying that is so true. “You get what you pay for.” I hope you enjoy being a cheap @$$ :)

  • I will sell my beta key for a sixc pack of beer. It must be delivered to the seattle area…

  • Congratulations, you’ve been selected to participate in the LittleBigPlanet beta!

    Downloading the LittleBigPlanet Public Beta:
    After you have signed in with your PLAYSTATION Network Account, select [Account Management] on the XMB interface located under the ‘PLAYSTATION Network’ tab, then select [Transaction Management] and click on the option ‘Redeem PLAYSTATION Network Card or Promotion Code’. Enter the following unique code to start the download of LittleBigPlanet.

  • aw man, no luck for me

  • superchriswebsite1

    I got one! YAY! if only the beta was extended though..say till the release so i dont have to wait. BTW Will the character i make in the beta work in the full game?

  • I’ve been trying to get in the beta I just don’t seem to have any luck but I guess i’ll just have to wait till oct 21 but I really did want to play it but to everybody that got a key have fun i’ll be playing the game as soon as it comes out……. if anybody got a extra key and feel like giving it to somebody you can give it to me if you could please

  • this makes no sense!

  • any key for me ?! ……..

    or m i late ?! .

  • Sent my request at 12:46pm Pacific on the 2nd.

    Received my key today at 11:25am Pacific.

    Thank you.

  • I didn’t get a key nor any Sony Spam, but I got in before the cutoff :(
    sephiroth_4 for PSN.

  • Can you send a e-mail to me too plz i really want to play LBP^^

  • Oh and for that were wondering mine came at 2:50 PM today Eastern Time, yesterday I emailed to the PSblog address for the keys at 9 minutes after this this blog post was made on the site.

  • I am giving mine to my buddy, he is stoked!!

  • HUGE THANKS TO BRATJOE for giving me his extra LBP key!!!!!

    Thanks man you made my day!!!

  • Wow… I just got my email now. Sweet!

  • @1715 robertf224,

    Please find one comment by me where I am whining about not getting something.

    Complaining will not get you anywhere in life. Maybe it’ll get you a new toy from your parents, but when you grow up, you’ll realize that it won’t get you through college, it won’t get you a wife, it won’t get you a job.

    Stop whining. Stop being jealous of others.
    The root of jealousy is selfishness.
    There are many therapists who can help you deal with your issues.


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