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Sack it to Me – The PSP Announcement Edition

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Welcome back to another great week of Sack it to Me, your one-stop shop for all cool things around the world of LBP.

LittleBigPlanet PSP Announcement
By now, I’m sure you have all heard the great news that LittleBigPlanet will be coming to the PSP this Fall! Building the game from the ground up, fans can expect new SackBoy adventures with the same play, create and share experience made just for gamers on-the-go — not to mention, brand new levels and environments — all of which are being created specifically for the PSP!

For those of you who may be concerned that the development of the PlayStation Portable game will detract Media Molecule’s attention from the ongoing support and enhancement of LittleBigPlanet on PLAYSTATION 3, let me reassure you that the PSP version of the game is being primarily looked after by Sony’s development studio in Cambridge, England leaving Media Molecule free to continue as they have been doing.

We’ve seen a lot of questions come up about the new game already, but unfortunately we don’t have much more to tell you right now other than confirming that the game is in development. There’ll be plenty of news about LittleBigPlanet on PSP in the weeks and months to come, so stay tuned for more…but that’s all there is to say right now.

New Search Options
For all you LittleBigPlanet players trying to look for your favorite levels, we have updated the in-game search bar so you can get your content easier. The default search is now less fuzzy, so what you search for will show less results but be of a higher quality. Basically, it’ll find less, but what it finds will be a more exact match to your search word.

On top of that, if you’ve got a specific level or creator you’re looking for, you can use some additional “search text” to find exactly what you’re after.

    Searching for authors?
    To search for a particular author, simply add @ in front of the exact name you’re looking for. So to search for levels made by `Sackboy103` simply type:

  • @Sackboy103
  • Searching for words in Level Title only?
    To search for words in Level Title only, put a $ in front of the search word. For example, to search for levels with ‘Frenzy’ in the Level Title type:

  • $frenzy
  • Searching for exact words?
    To search for exact words, use single quotes, like this:

  • ‘frenzy’
  • This will search only for the word ‘frenzy’ in Level Title and Level Description (so no fonzy, friendzy, fencey, frendy, frondy, fwendy, and so on).

    Searching for phrases only?
    To search by phrase, say, ‘The Mighty Tower of Ultimate Doom’, use double quotes, like this:

  • “The Mighty Tower of Ultimate Doom”
  • This will search only the Level Title & Level Description for exactly that phrase.

    Want to Combine Searches?
    Each of these search types can be combined to form more complex searches. For example, say I wanted to search for ‘Mark’s Multi Mega Marvellous Mashing Machine’ by ‘MarkLovesMashing9988′, I’d type in:

  • $Mashing @MarkLovesMashing9988
  • which will search for all levels with ‘Mashing’ in the Level Title that also has ‘MarkLovesMashing9988′ as the author.

    Or I could type:

  • ‘Mashing Machine’ @MarkLovesMashing
  • Or.

  • $Mashing @Mashing

(I could go on, but I think you get the idea.)

The Making of LittleBigBillboards
Standing at just 16 inches tall, only 1,000 of these cute and beloved billboards were lucratively placed at local bus stops, shopping center areas and city parks throughout North America in the fall of 2008. But where did these LittleBigBillboards come from? Who were the SackBoy loving people that planted them in your area? Answers to these questions and many others are shown in this ultra cool behind-the-scenes video Mm found on YouTube:

Community Crown Goodness
Due to the overwhelming success of our Community Prize Crown awards for winning our LittleBigChallenges, we have been working quietly behind the scenes on creating more opportunities for the LBP community to win this ultra rare item. Be sure to come back this Friday for a full update on how you can obtain the Community Crown goodness beyond our LittleBigChallenges.

Upcoming DLC Content
We know you guys can never get enough of our costume packs, and it’s been evident with all the wild and crazy creations we’ve been eyeing on the LittleBigWorkshop. Since pictures are worth a thousand words, we will end this post with these images of things to come.

LittleBigPlanet characters Sev LittleBigPlanet characters Nariko LittleBigPlanet characters Buzz

LittleBigPlanet characters Helghast LittleBigPlanet characters Kai

Stay tuned for more details and LBP news!

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