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Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Abide Sony's Abode


That screenshot? It's the future, it's Sony's Game 3.0, it's quite simply everything the discerning gamer has ever wanted but never had delivered... that is, unless they own a PC. The above picture (besides being incredibly cute) depicts the new game from Media Molecule - the developers of Rag Doll Kung Fu - it's named LittleBigPlanet (not a result of my rushed typing - there really are no spaces in that name).

LittleBigPlanet is a game of creation. It's a gem of modification. It's all about you - the player, the dreamer, the centre of inspiration in LittleBigPlanet's little big world.

And best of all this is only the beginning. Sony's Playstation Home has just been announced at the GDC. Seemingly Sony has embraced a credo of creativity. The 'Home' to which the title refers will be available to all connected Playstation 3 owners - a kind of virtual, entirely customisable hub. Sony envisions a neutral ground for meeting others, connected to many personal spaces laid out as apartments. The extent to which these apartments may be customised remains to be seen (can I build my own Naval Yard/Meat Processing Plant?) although I'm impressed by Sony's ingenuity. You'll find screenshots if you click the link.

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