Little Big Planet 2 Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Little Big Planet 2 RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network 9 Awesome Video Game Collector's Editions https://www.gameskinny.com/fcuhb/9-awesome-video-game-collectors-editions https://www.gameskinny.com/fcuhb/9-awesome-video-game-collectors-editions Tue, 22 May 2018 11:19:03 -0400 Edgar Wulf

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The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

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Collector's Edition
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This edition of A Link Between Worlds was only ever released for the GAME chain of stores, a retailer in the UK, whose branding also appears on the box. There wasn't much to it -- a download code for Link's Awakening DX and a humongous A0 poster (shipped separately) featuring the Master Sword. However, it also included a small treasure chest which played the signature treasure sound upon being opened and, as an additional bonus, stored up to five 3DS game cartridges.

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Featured here are editions which, for various reasons, did not make it onto the main list:

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Okami HD The Mankaiouka-Dama Limited Edition was released exclusively in Japan through the e-capcom store in limited quantities. It included a fluorescent phone strap and a snow globe displaying Amaterasu, the game's protagonist, under a beautiful cherry blossom tree.

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Undertale Collector's Edition, released exclusively on fangamer.com, included the game's soundtrack across two CDs, the game's sheet music, a colorful storybook, and a gorgeous, gold-plated music locket.

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Do you own any of these editions? Know of any rare and unique collector's editions which deserve some publicity? Leave a comment below, and as always, for everything cool, stay tuned to GameSkinny!

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Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

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Wizard's Edition
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Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, the charming RPG by Studio Ghibli and Level-5, received two versions of the Wizard's Edition. With downloadable golden skins for familiars, a cute Drippy plush toy, and a replica of The Wizard's Companion found in the game, the EU version was slightly surpassed by the U.S. version, which also included five artwork cards, a soundtrack CD, and a collectible coin featuring the game's main protagonist, Oliver.

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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

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Collector's Edition
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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, made by Platinum Games, was not only a spectacular spin-off to the Metal Gear series, it also received an equally spectacular Collector's Edition in the United States. In addition to a steelbook case and a soundtrack CD, it contained a plasma lamp featuring part of Raiden's katana on display, which lit up in glorious color.

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Little Big Planet 2

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Collector's Edition
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Little Big Planet 2, much like its predecessor, is oozing with charm, and its U.S. Collector's Edition reflects that. While somewhat sparse on contents, it's the quality which counts. Along with some downloadable costumes of familiar characters from other franchises and a cute Sackboy plush toy, this edition also included cardboard bookends, themed after the game, to display your collection of games in style.

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Gal Gun: Double Peace

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Mr. Happiness Edition
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At first glance, there is nothing significant about Gal Gun's Mr. Happiness Edition -- some DLC costumes, a soundtrack CD, and a wall scroll featuring two girls. It also included a pair of panties. Some developers seem to have a thing for underwear, though fret not, it's actually just a microfiber cloth for cleaning the screen of your device. Which is still weird considering the main objective of the game is to rub girls. Oh, Japan....

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Catherine

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Deluxe Edition
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Catherine is a bizarre game, and its Deluxe Edition, released in North America, is even more so. While some of its contents were pretty mundane -- an artbook, a soundtrack CD, a t-shirt -- it also included a pillowcase featuring Catherine, one of the game's main heroines. To top it off there, was also a pair of oversized polka-dot boxer shorts, with everything neatly packaged in a Stray Sheep Pizza box, a bar/pizzeria which is featured in the game.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III

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Juggernog Edition
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Regardless of what you may think about the series, Call of Duty: Black Ops III had probably one of the coolest editions ever made. The Juggernog Edition featured things like coasters, a season pass, a steelbook case, some art cards, and a digital soundtrack along with some downloadable content. It also included a fully functional mini-fridge which stored up to 12 cans of Mountain Dew (or beer, for those of age).

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Bully

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Special Edition
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One of the more popular titles by Rockstar Games, and perhaps the most elusive edition on this list, Bully, released in 2006, received a Special Edition that is almost unattainable today. The outer box was themed after a school locker which, because the game takes place in a school environment, is very fitting. This edition included a Rockstar Games-branded sticker, a comic book based on the game, and an inflatable dodgeball.

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Bloodborne

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Nightmare Edition
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Bloodborne, a spiritual successor to Dark Souls, which, in turn, is a spiritual successor to Demon's Souls, received a Europe-only Nightmare Edition. The set included a steelbook case, a digital soundtrack, a notebook, an artbook, and a bell trinket along with some downloadable content. Its main highlight, however, was a set of quill and ink, with an ink vessel resembling a skull. All of it was packaged in a tin case disguised as a row of books, which made for an impressive piece of decor.

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Collector's editions, limited editions, special editions -- however developers decide to name them, these editions, along with the game itself, are usually bundled with one or several collectible items, ranging from posters and stickers to hardcover artbooks and elaborate figurines. Such bundles have existed for a long time, but they became especially prominent during the seventh console generation, when, for most major releases, it was almost an unwritten rule to provide a limited edition alongside the standalone game.

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This list features 9 such editions and was compiled using one simple criterion:

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A regular figurine, no matter how well made, will not cut it for this list. Editions such as Saints Row IV's "The Super Dangerous Wad Wad Edition" or Grid 2's Mono Edition were not considered due to their ridiculous nature and price, and Steel Batallion, while impressive in its own right, was not classified as a collector's edition. With that aside, click over to the next page to view 9 awesome collector's editions in alphabetical order (by game title).

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(The image at the top here is of the Gold Edition of Superbeat Xonic: Limited Edition for the PlayStation Vita; there's only one in existence!)

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Fan Spends Two Years Remaking Final Fantasy 7 in LittleBigPlanet 2 https://www.gameskinny.com/apbjj/fan-spends-two-years-remaking-final-fantasy-7-in-littlebigplanet-2 https://www.gameskinny.com/apbjj/fan-spends-two-years-remaking-final-fantasy-7-in-littlebigplanet-2 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 19:57:05 -0500 Michael Falero

A gamer and YouTuber has finally finished his recreation of Final Fantasy VII in the popular platformer LittleBigPlanet 2 after two years of hard work.

James Colliver documented his magnum opus on his YouTube channel, which features a playlist of 113 15-minute long videos showing the game's levels (see above for the first video).

As Colliver has noted on a website he's creating for the game, this remake has all of the levels, playable characters, environments, bosses and music of the original game. He's even replicated the battle system, including summons and Limit Breaks.

It's clear from the first few videos that the characters don't exactly move or act the same way as the original. And the LBP modelling means the characters deviate a bit from FF7, although with the updated graphics it isn't necessarily a problematic change. Colliver has blended the character of the original Final Fantasy VII with the platformer's charming style, though it's probably not going to satisfy diehard FF7 fans.

You can access the remake and try it out via Colliver's LBP page.

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LittleBigPlanet 3's Got You Covered with Goodies Galore https://www.gameskinny.com/882wc/littlebigplanet-3s-got-you-covered-with-goodies-galore https://www.gameskinny.com/882wc/littlebigplanet-3s-got-you-covered-with-goodies-galore Sun, 02 Nov 2014 22:34:06 -0500 KieraB

Up for release this month is the third game from the LittleBigPlanet series by Sumo Digital, and the game has some goodies in store for players.

These goodies include three new characters added to LittleBigPlanet 3 to help keep Sockboy and Sockgirl moving forward: Swoop, a bird who possesses the gift of flight and carrying objects and other characters; OddSock, a wall-jumping dog whose speed is unmatched by any Sack-Person on two legs; and Toggle, a large Sackboy who can weigh down objects, as well as turn himself into Little Toggle to run across water and fit into tight spaces. Players will have the freedom of choice between these new characters for each stage as well.

On top of getting new characters with new abilities, LBP faithfuls who want to keep their wardrobe and Level Packs together will have no worries. All previously-bought DLC and collected goodies--materials, costumes, objects, custom content and the like--from the first two LittleBigPlanet games will be made transferrable over to the new game, even going between the PS3 and PS4 consoles, via in-game Prize Bubbles.

In other words, PlayStation has ensured that LBP3 will be wholly backwards-compatible. All players would have to do is re-download the content from LBP3's in-game store to their respective Popits, publish levels containing these Prize Bubbles, and pick up the goods with their preferred Sack-Person.

One final addition to the backwards accessibility of LBP3 is that of a player's LittleBigPlanet Earth as well. If a player has created and published levels on either LBP or LBP2, or both for that matter, they will be made available on the new LittleBigPlanet Earth to be preserved or finished.

Making sure that they always have your back to top it all off, PlayStation has announced a FAQ containing instructions and help on how to transfer materials and content over to the new game will be made available on LittleBigPlanet.com.

Be on the look-out when the game graces stores on November 18th! 

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5 Educational Video Games for Kids https://www.gameskinny.com/21fr9/5-educational-video-games-for-kids https://www.gameskinny.com/21fr9/5-educational-video-games-for-kids Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:24:31 -0400 jacob.smeth

Video games have traditionally been seen as a waste of time, but a recent shift in the industry has sought to remedy this negative perception. An increasing number of games have been designed with young children in mind. While still a blast for kids to play, these games offer an educational component to help your child learn while playing.

Before looking at specific games that feature a strong educational message, it's important to remember that video games should be used in moderation. Monitor how much your children play and what games they prefer. While violent video games may appeal to children, there is concern over violent video games leading to actual violence in young children, so be careful what your child plays, even if it arguably has a strong educational component. The following games can provide positive gaming experiences for most children.

1. Scribblenauts

This game allows the player to identify with the main character, Maxwell, and travel along with him as he collects yellow stars. Levels consist of a variety of puzzles and problem solving challenges. To keep things from getting stale, children playing can choose from multiple tools and complete the level in any way they want.

Most levels are completely open-ended, with several possible paths to collect the required stars. Scribblenaut games are available on iPhones/iPads and Nintendo DS.

2. Civilization

Civilization

The thought of your child crushing civilizations may trigger alarm bells, but despite the name and description, most would not consider Civilization a violent game. No violence is actually seen by the player, rather this is a game about building up a civilization and making strategic decisions. Your child will have to learn about buildings and make tough decisions about whether to invest in research, military, or culture.

Civilization is available on all major platforms and teaches how to solve problems, make tough decisions, and see things from multiple perspectives.

3. Reader Rabbit

Reader Rabbit has been around for several years in other forms like books and board games. Now he has been brought to life in video games that feature a wide variety of education-oriented tasks. The games consist of little mini-games that aim to develop all the main skill of a learning child including language, science, math, and problem solving.

There are several games in this series, aimed at different age ranges. Whether you have a toddler or 2nd grader, there is a Reader Rabbit game for you.

4. Leapfrog Leapster Explorer Learning Games

Leapfrog Leapster

Leapster has embraced mobile video game education with their Leapster Explorer game system. The system is made specifically for educational games, so there's no chance of getting distracted or tempted by other games. It also features an ebook reader option and a camera.

There is a wide variety of Leapfrog games, but likely what will get your children excited are the Disney titles. There are games with the characters from movies like Tangled, Toy Story, and Cars.

Each game targets different skills, but generally they teach logic, spelling, vocabulary, reading, and math skills.

5. LittleBigPlanet 2

One of the more awe-inspiring games designed for not only children, but adults too, is LittleBigPlanet 2. You explore a vast world as "Sackboy", a virtual avatar. This game can be played as a single player game, but it is also possible to play with multiple participants to strengthen social skills. The goal is to help Sackboy create a world by figuring out puzzles and manipulating items to solve them.

If your child is really creative, they will enjoy creating their own worlds with the built-in tools. This open concept can help children learn how different elements fit together and how to deconstruct problems. LittleBigPlanet 2 is available for PlayStation 3 and 4.

While it once was difficult to find any games that focused on educational aspect, there is now an entire market dedicated to it. Educational video games can help to mold your child into a logical-thinking individual, and they will never have to know a criminal's mind or suffer the shortcomings associated with poor development. Slowly, but surely, the public perception of video games is shifting to recognize that while some games are arguably bad for children, others can provide a real value.

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Let's Play Together! 15 Games To Play With Kids https://www.gameskinny.com/09v9w/lets-play-together-15-games-to-play-with-kids https://www.gameskinny.com/09v9w/lets-play-together-15-games-to-play-with-kids Thu, 27 Feb 2014 14:45:40 -0500 Venisia Gonzalez

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Mario Party 9 is a party video game for the Wii. It is the second Mario Party game for the Wii, the ninth in the home consoles, and the twelfth overall. Like previous Mario Party titles, two to four players move around a virtual board and play minigames. A new gameplay element in all of the boards is that all four players move around together in one vehicle. The number of spaces the player moves is determined by a roll of the dice block found within the game. Instead of trying to collect coins to buy stars, players receive Mini Stars if they pass by them. Minigames have a larger focus on the gameplay than they did in the previous game. However, the minigames don't appear after everyone moves, but only when a player ends up on any of the spaces or events that triggers a minigame. A person can play on solo mode to unlock the final stage, as well as two playable characters. Another new feature is that each board culminates in a boss battle that is played with all players in the vehicle. There is also a boss battle at the halfway point of a board. There are 82 minigames in Mario Party 9, divided into five categories: Free-for-all, 1-vs.-Rivals, Bowser Jr., Boss Battle, and Extra. At the end of each stage, the number of Mini Stars the player collects is converted into Party Points, which can be used to buy new stages, constellations, vehicles, difficulties, and sounds in the museum.

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Disney Universe is a co-operative action-adventure video game, published by Disney Interactive Studios available to play on Xbox 360, Wii and PS3. It features the ability to suit up as characters from multiple Disney franchises, including the full-length animated feature films like The Lion KingPixar feature films like Monsters Inc., live-action films like Pirates of the Caribbean and television series like The Muppet ShowThe game resembles Lego games or Little Big Planet, with a few notable additions. Up to four friends can connect through local multiplayer and play through 6 different worlds to defeat enemies, and collect power-ups and coins. One unique feature is that the enemies actively try to hinder a player's progress by setting up traps or hiding key items. The two main attractions of the game are that players can travel to 6 worlds from classic and contemporary Disney and Pixar properties, consisting of Alice in WonderlandPirates of the CaribbeanThe Lion KingWall-EMonsters Inc. and Aladdin and acquire 45 costumes based on numerous other Disney franchises, such as The Little MermaidTronMickey MouseLilo & Stitch and Tangled.

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Just Dance 3 is a music video game released on the WiiXbox 360, and PS3 with Kinect and Move support respectively for the latter two. It is part of the Just Dance video game series published by Ubisoft originally on the Wii. Like its predecessors, up to four players can play to mirror on-screen dance choreography from over 40 songs, as they are judged on their ability to follow a dance routine to a chosen song. Along with solo and duet modes, Just Dance 3 features a Dance Crew mode which allows 4 players to dance together, each with their own unique choreography, as well as playlists that group songs into different categories. Players can unlock gifts such as new songs, game modes, as well as Dance Mashups which combines different dance routines in this game and the second Just Dance game into one song. Returning features in the game include Non-Stop Shuffle, Speed Shuffle, and Just Sweat Mode.

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Rayman Legends is a 2013 platform game developed by Ubisoft Montpellier and published by Ubisoft. It is the fifth main title in the Rayman series and the direct sequel to the 2011 game Rayman Origins. The game was released for PCXbox 360, PS3Wii U, and PS Vita. The game carries on the style of gameplay from Rayman Origins in which up to four players (depending on the format) simultaneously make their way through various levels. Lums can be collected by touching them, defeating enemies, or freeing captured Teensies. Collecting Teensies unlocks new worlds, which can be played in any order once they are available. Along with Rayman, Globox, and the Teensies returning as playable characters, players can now control new female character Barbara and her sisters, once they are rescued from certain stages.

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Nintendo Land takes place in an amusement park setting, which serves as a hub for the twelve minigames, which are depicted as the park's attractions. A robotic creature named Monita guides the player through Nintendo Land's features and attractions. The twelve minigames of Nintendo Land are based on popular Nintendo franchises. This game is exclusive to the Wii U.

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Rayman Origins is a side-scrolling platform game developed by Ubisoft Montpellier and published by Ubisoft for PS3, PS Vita, WiiXbox 360, Nintendo 3DS and PC. It's playable with up to four local players who may drop in or out at any time. Players can choose to control either Rayman, Globox or two Teensies, with additional costumes available as the game progresses. Players travel through each level, fighting enemies and rescuing imprisoned Electoons. As the game progresses, players gain new abilities such as running up walls, gliding in midair, swimming and shrinking in size to reach new areas.

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Worms 2: Armageddon is an artillery strategy game developed by Team17 and part of the Worms series. The sequel has several new features and modes, as well as popular returning weapons from past games in the Worms series. It also has an all new single player campaign mode with 35 missions and the multiplayer with Beginner, Standard, Pro, Fort, Rope Racing and Crazy Crates modes. It's available to play on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

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Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two is a platform video game, the sequel to Epic Mickey. It takes place in a world based on classic and retired Disney characters and attractions. The story begins sometime after the conclusion of the original Epic Mickey, with Oswald and the other Wasteland characters starting to rebuild their world. A series of earthquakes threaten to undo the work, but the Mad Doctor appears and convinces Oswald to join forces and combat the new menace. So Gus, the leader of the Gremlins, and Ortensia, Oswald's girlfriend/wife, contact Mickey Mouse and bring him into the world. Mickey and Oswald team up to save the forgotten world (since only their combined powers can restore it). This game is available to play on Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, PS3 and PS Vita.

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Lego Rock Band is a music video game and part of the Rock Band series developed by Harmonix, but also incorporates elements from other Lego video games as developed by Traveller's Tales. The game is published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and MTV Games. The game is available on Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii. Lego Rock Band is based primarily on the same gameplay as the main Rock Band series, though it includes aspects of collecting and building with Lego bricks as in Traveller's Tales' other Lego-themed games. Up to four local players can play lead and bass guitar, drums, or vocals across the songs in the game using specially designed Rock Band or Guitar Hero controllers. During each song, players attempt to match notes (shown as Lego bricks) as they scroll on-screen in time with the current song. On lead and bass guitar, notes are hit by holding down the frets indicated on-screen and using the controller's strum bar when the note passes through the target area of the track. Drummers simply hit one of the four colored drum pads indicated as the notes cross the target area, with wide orange notes indicating kick drum notes. Singers have to sing in relative pitch to the song's original pitch.

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Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One is a four-player cooperative video game developed by Insomniac Games and published by Sony Computer Entertainment exclusively for the PlayStation 3. Unlike previous games in the series which were mostly single-player-only games, Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One focuses on a four-player cooperative multiplayer mode which allows for drop-in and drop-out online as well as offline multiplayer. Players can each take the role of one of the four main characters of the game, namely RatchetClankQwark and Doctor Nefarious

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Little Big Planet 2 is a puzzle-platformer video game, centered around user-generated content. The game is developed by Media Molecule, published by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe for PlayStation 3. While retaining the three-layer, 2.5D nature of the original title, with the player controlling their Sackboy characters, players are not restricted solely to platforming levels, and can now choose to create many types of levels including racing, puzzle and role-playing games. The player may also choose to create and customize their own heads-up display to accommodate their game type. New animation recording options are available and players are able to create full-motion cut-scenes to go with their level design, manipulate the camera for both cut-scenes and gameplay, and record their own sound effects for use in the level. As well as including a wide selection of original and licensed music, the game also includes a robust music sequencer. Multiple levels can be linked together, so that finishing one level immediately takes the player to the next in the series.

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Players continue Sackboy's journey after the events of the first game and the portable version are brought to an end. An inter-dimensional vacuum cleaner called the Negativitron appears over the skies of Little Big Planet and begins to suck up its inhabitants, including Sackboy.

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Skylanders: Swap Force is a platformer video game developed by Vicarious Visions and published by Activision. It is the third main game in the Skylanders video game and toy franchise, following 2012's Skylanders: Giants, which was a direct sequel to 2011's Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure. The game is available to play on Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii, Wii U, PS3 and PS4.

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Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is a hilariously fun cooperative third-person shooter and tower defense video game. It's part of the Plants vs. Zombies series, developed by PopCap Games and published by Electronic Arts. The game is now available on Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The game features co-op along with competitive multiplayer modes where players can control the zombies as well as plants.

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"Put down the shotgun. Pick-up a dolphin," the new phrase now being used in a funny live-action trailer. Does anything else need to be said?

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Lego Marvel Super Heroes is a 2013 action-adventure video game that is developed by TT Games and is published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, for the PS3Xbox 360Wii UPS4Xbox One and Microsoft Windows. Gameplay alternates between various action-adventure sequences and puzzle-solving scenarios by allowing players to control approximately 150 characters from the Marvel Universe, each with their own unique abilities.

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The game begins as the Silver Surfer is being pursued by S.H.I.E.L.D. and Iron Man, and is knocked out of the sky by Doctor Doom with his surfboard shattering into several 'Cosmic Bricks' that fall onto the Earth. With these blocks containing immense power, Doom forges an alliance with Loki and gets together a band of villains to make the powerful "Doom Ray of Doom". However, S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury calls upon the superheroes of the Marvel Universe to retrieve the bricks before they can be captured by Doom and his army.

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Minecraft is a wonderful game to play. The creative and building aspects of Minecraft allow players to build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D generated world. Other activities in the game include exploration, gathering resources, crafting, and combat. Gameplay has two principal modes: survival, which requires players to acquire resources and maintain their health and hunger; and creative, where players have an unlimited supply of resources, the ability to fly, and no health or hunger. A third gameplay mode named hardcore is the same as survival, differing only in difficulty; it is set to the most difficult setting and respawning is disabled, forcing players to delete their worlds upon death. Minecraft is available to play on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

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Some of us may be parents, aunts, uncles, cousins or siblings to younger kids. Perhaps more than once, these little kids have asked to join in on playing a video game with you.

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Here's a few games that are great to play with kids that are all rated 'E' by the ESRB.

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14 Games To Play With Your Valentine https://www.gameskinny.com/1jz17/14-games-to-play-with-your-valentine https://www.gameskinny.com/1jz17/14-games-to-play-with-your-valentine Wed, 12 Feb 2014 13:22:08 -0500 Venisia Gonzalez

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Don't forget a second controller, chocolate, flowers and a super cool Valentine's Day card!

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What more says "I love you" than battling the seven evil exes of the woman you love? In Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, this super cute beat 'em up game takes you on an adventure as you battle through seven levels to defeat Ramona's evil exes. Having a partner in this game really pays off.

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If Japanese role-playing is more your style, then how about Tales of Xillia from Namco Bandai Games? The game takes place in the world of Rieze Maxia and follows Jude Mathis and Milla Maxwell. The two discover a military research that involves spirits and will endanger the world.

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Ever thought about starting your own band? Well now you can in Rock Band 3. Team up with your partner on vocals, guitar, bass, keyboard, and/or drums to the latest hits in the music business.

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With 256 combinations for characters, Activision is at it again with Skylanders Swap Force. Join the people of Skyland against the evil maniac Kaos in this wonderful fun game where now your Skylanders can jump!

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Want to challenge one another in a fun puzzle platform? Then join Atlas and P-body in the Aperture Science Test Chambers in the amazing Portal 2.

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Disclaimer on Portal 2: This game can cause people (i.e. my fiancé) to argue on who solves the most puzzles and GLaDOS doesn't help the situation with her commentary. Players beware!

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In another fun game, The Behemoth gives us Alien Hominid. Fight off waves of secret agents in this cartoon-style side-scrolling shooter.

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Create your own world or survive from monsters in Minecraft. Enjoy this open world where you decide how you play the game and your only limit is your imagination.

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In Borderlands 2, play as Axton, Maya, Salvador, Zer0, Gaige or Krieg on the planet of Pandora to stop Handsome Jack's plan of opening the Vault and unleashing The Warrior. Former characters from the original Borderlands game join in with some new faces on this high adrenalin ride.

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Venture on with Sackboy and friends creating custom levels for racing, puzzle and role-playing games in Little Big Planet 2. Challenge one another's creative abilities while having fun.

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Diablo III is an action role-playing game where you can be any of 5 characters -- a Witch Doctor, Barbarian, Wizard, Monk or Demon Hunter. Team up with your partner to defeat evil and hoard tons of loot.

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Do women really drive that badly? Find out how you both measure up in Mario Kart for fun laughs.

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What could be more fun than being a super hero? Being a Lego Super Hero that's what! Lego Marvel Super Heroes is fun and with so many characters to choose from, you'll be in comic book heaven.

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Feel like shaking your booty? Well then Dance Central 3 is certainly the game to get your body moving with some dance moves to set the mood right.

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Castle Crashers by The Behemoth is a super cute and fun game to play. It's a cartoon style beat 'em up role-playing game where you play as a knight fighting the bad guys to save and kiss the princess. Oh how romantic!

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Valentine's Day is just about here and what do most gamers do? Play games with their Valentine. Here are some suggested video games to play together all in the name of fun.

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Buy Tearaway Before December 3 and Recieve Awesome Swag https://www.gameskinny.com/cjub8/buy-tearaway-before-december-3-and-recieve-awesome-swag https://www.gameskinny.com/cjub8/buy-tearaway-before-december-3-and-recieve-awesome-swag Wed, 27 Nov 2013 20:32:12 -0500 The Ian M

The developers behind the Little Big Planet franchise, Media Molecule, have recently released Tearaway for the PS Vita, it's awesome! If you buy it before December 3 2013, you get awesome stuff! Stuff like:

  • A custom PS Vita Homescreen Wallpaper
  • The Tearaway Soundtrack
  • Bonus Track
  • Iota and Atoi sackboy costumes for Little Big Planet 2, Little Big Planet Vita, and Little Big Planet Karting
  • Iota and Atoi PSN Avatars
  • Piggy Papercraft and custom skin 

You can download the Sountrack on your PS Vita or PS3 but the PSN Iota and Atoi avatars must be downloaded via PS3. The Piggy papercraft is tied to your tearaway.me papercraft account and can be accessed there. 

For those of you that haven't heard, Tearaway is a PS Vita exclusive that was originally due out in October but was delayed to November 22. Set in a world made entirely of paper, staring you and a pair of mysterious narrators as you guide your messenger through a thrilling and exciting story. 

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Little Big Planet Gets A Halloween Theme https://www.gameskinny.com/1jjmx/little-big-planet-gets-a-halloween-theme https://www.gameskinny.com/1jjmx/little-big-planet-gets-a-halloween-theme Tue, 22 Oct 2013 16:04:39 -0400 CaptainBaams

Those who have LittleBigPlanet 2, LittleBigPlanet Vita and LittleBigPlanet Karting are going to want to take advantage of the awesome DLC available for Halloween!

Since it's almost Halloween, you can get into the spirit with the new downloadable content featuring The Nightmare Before Christmas and some of the Halloween Town residents. Two new DLC packs are going to release next week with costumes and in-game content.

The first is a level kit that has a new gallery level and a variety of goods for the creation levels: eight materials, 13 decorations, five objects, 100 stickers, one sound object, one interactive music track and one background. This pack is $4.99 and is going to be available for LittleBigPlanet 2 and LittleBigPlanet Vita.

The second DLC is a costume pack. It includes Jack Skellington, Sally, Dr. Finkelstein and Oogie Boogie. Its will be available for LittleBigPlanet 2, LittleBigPlanet Karting and LittleBigPlanet Vita. This pack is $5.99 and the DLC is cross-buy compatible. You can buy the DLC in one of the mentioned gamed and can then get them in all three.

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7 Game Heroes you Could Probably Take in a Fight https://www.gameskinny.com/4rvi8/7-game-heroes-you-could-probably-take-in-a-fight https://www.gameskinny.com/4rvi8/7-game-heroes-you-could-probably-take-in-a-fight Sun, 04 Aug 2013 13:00:33 -0400 Eli "The Mad Man" Shayotovich

Game heroes are usually big, bad and downright brutal.

But not always.

Let's take a look at seven of these less than macho "heroes" to see exactly why you could probably take them in a fight without breaking a sweat. 

Gordon Freeman

The Free Man doing his thing

As much as we all love the protagonist from the Half-Life seriesGordon Freeman is not your prototypical game hero. Basically, he's a big nerd. In fact... is that white tape holding his glasses together?

Strengths:  Gordon graduated from MIT with a Ph.D. degree in Theoretical Physics and likes to work on experiments that open interdimensional portals which bring aliens to our world, so his big brain is his biggest asset.  The Hazardous Environment (HEV) suit he wears is pretty nifty, but beyond that... 

Weaknesses:  He's a freakin' theoretical physicist! Do you think he spent a lot of time in the gym or at the Black Mesa gun range?  Plus, his "weapon" of choice is a crowbar! Well, until he gets his mitts on  the gravity gun in Half-Life 2.  Although Gordon has a Ph.D. we don't actually see him do a lot of smarty pants type stuff. In fact, Barney (the security guard) cracks on Gordon for only being able to flip switches and plug things in. And as much as we may like that stoic "no talking" schtick of his, not saying a single word is actually a big red flag. Everyone knows that in order to be a good hero you must be able to drop witty one-liners. Just look at Duke Nukem (who you could not take in a fight)... and virtually anyone in The Expendables movies. Wait, scratch that last comparison.

How You Can Take Him:  There are a few ways you can go about this. Gordon, being the nerd that he is, never really knows what to do with Alyx Vance. So try bringing a pretty woman to the fight and watch him get all twitchy and nervous. Or, ask him to explain Albert Einstein's (one of his heroes) theory of relativity to you. As he's writing out lengthy quantum physics equations on the chalkboard, knock him over the head... with a crowbar. 

 

Pac Man

The dude - we'll we're assuming he's a dude since "Man" is in his name - is basically a sports ball with a mouth.  'Cept we really don't know what the frak he is... which makes him kinda creepy. 

Strengths:  Never-ending hunger for dots. If he downs a "power pellet" he can temporary eat his ghosty enemy things ( Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde). He also has the uncanny ability to move, despite...

Weaknesses:  Not having any arms or legs! Or eyes for that matter!  

How You Can Take Him:  When Blinky, Pinky, Inky or Clyde touch him... he dies. That should work for you too.  If not... stick your foot in his gigantic pie hole and kick him like a soccer ball into the nearest garbage can. He can't climb out because he has no appendages! Seriously, how did this "man" get so damn famous?

 

Sonic The Hedgehog

In real life hedgehogs are smaller than cats. They have no offensive moves because their spines can't detach like porcupines. To defend itself the 'hog "heroically" rolls up into a tight ball causing the 6,000 or so spines on its body to point outwards like a Koosh ball made of needles. Oh, and they have incredibly poor vision (they're actually born blind). The hedgehog known as Sonic though... is a freakin' legend. Why? 

Strengths:  Apparently this little blue bastich is capable of running faster than the speed of sound. Which is ironic since real hedgehogs move slower than a dinosaur through a tar pit (they have short little legs). Thus, Sonic must be a mutant along the lines of the X-Men's Beast.  Hmmm... they do have the same blueish hue.  Under no circumstance should you let him collect the seven Chaos Emeralds.  If he does... you are screwed. These shiny green stones turn him into "Super Sonic", which makes him faster, gives him the ability to fly, and turns him invulnerable.  Like we said... screwed.  

Weaknesses:  According to the folks at Sega, Sonic's only weakness is his inability to swim. But that's not his only weakness. Sonic is a daredevil who can't pass up showing off his mad skills. He also becomes incredibly impatient with things that are slow... like turtles, lines at the DMV, and load screens. 

How You Can Take Him:  He's not very big, so if you can sneak up on him and drop an Acme Corporation anvil on him you can turn him into a blue pancake.  Stepping on him will probably work too.  If you're not fond of up close and personal wet works like that, be sure you stage the fight near a large body of water, say Lake Erie. Set up a ramp at the edge of the water and dare him to jump to the other side. He's an adrenaline junkie... he won't say no.

 
Nathan Drake

Hey, we all love the guy, but for the most part Nathan Drake from the Uncharted series is a bumbling fool who only manages to avoid getting killed (repeatedly) through sheer luck. It's like he has an enchanted, Tibetan rabbit's foot in his pocket or something. 

Strengths: Quick witted, athletic, fairly proficient with guns. Still seems like he'd shoot off his own toe as much as hit an enemy though.  He's also persistent, resilient, and tough as nails... kind of like the John McClane character from the Die Hard movies - always in the right (wrong) place place at the wrong (right) time. 

Weaknesses:  The ladies. It's bad enough that he's running around ancient ruins in hostile jungle environments with bad guys chasing him, but he let's his lady friends - who he's obviously been romantically involved with - get him in all kinds of unwanted, extra trouble.  Nate doesn't know when to say when.  He's gotten so used to luck carrying him through certain death situations that he doesn't realize that he only has so many lives left... and someday those lives will run out (see what we did there?).   

How You Can Take Him:  All you have to do is stand in front of him... and wait. Probably not for very long either.  Something, or someone, is bound to try to kill him.  

 

Mario

Despite being one of the most iconic "heroes" in gamingdom, Mario is nothing more than a short, portly, plumber from the Bronx.  When's the last time this guy actually threw an effective punch in a game? 

Strengths:  He jumps.  A lot.  So he must have some pretty strong leg muscles. But when your only offensive weapon is jumping... really?  As with Sonic, collecting certain items (power-ups) gives ole Mario additional powers.  Don't let him collect them and you'll be fine. His power-up item of choice is the mushroom, which comes in all shapes and sizes. For instance...  the Super Mushroom makes Mario grow bigger; the Fire Flower lets him toss fireballs; the 1-Up Mushroom gives him an extra life; the Mega Mushroom allows him grow very large; while the Mini Mushroom shrinks the lil plumber.

Weaknesses:  He's two feet tall (or thereabouts).  He doesn't throw punches, and has a nasty addiction to shrooms. 

How You Can Take Him:  Since he's a fungus freak drop a few "magic mushrooms" (of the hallucinogenic kind) in front of him and tell him they're some new power-up.  Once he gobbles them up wait until the psychedelic effects kick in and bonk him on the cabeza.  If we're being honest here... there isn't a single "hero" in the Nintendo pantheon that you can't take out with a good pair of steel toed boots and a sturdy bat. Right? 

 

Max Payne

Max Payne has been through a lot of... pain (sorry, we had to) in his life, and we feel bad for putting him on this list, but just look at him.  Is that a Clint Eastwood scowl... or is he constipated? 

Strengths:  Since Max is a former NYPD cop and "renegade" DEA agent he's been extensively trained to handle firearms and knows hand to hand combat.  He also possess the super power known as "Bullet Time", which he uses with great effectiveness.  Sounds like someone you simply don't want to mess with, right? 

Weaknesses:  He's addicted to alcohol and pain killers, and is still haunted by the ghosts from his past.  Max has been shot so many times there probably isn't a square inch of his body that hasn't been hit, so he's all kinds of mentally and physically beat to hell.  

How You Can Take Him: Give him a fifth of Jack Daniels and a bottle of Percocet. Sit him down in front of an episode of The Mentalist... and walk away.  He'll beat himself up for you. 

 

Sackboy

What can we say about this cute, mischievous "boy" made of sack cloth, fluff and ice cream (yes, ice cream) that inhabits Little Big Planet?

Strengths:  Sackboy is a chameleon, capable of changing his appearance at the drop of a hat... which he'd probably pick up and wear.  Since he has no bones you can't "break" him.   Don't worry about the version of Sackboy you see in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale either. He has a few good wrasslin' moves, but he'd rather slap you (literally) and dart around the ring with his jet pack than actually fight you.  

Weaknesses: He's an 8-centimeter tall puppet made from sack cloth. And ice cream. 

How You Can Take Him:  Pull out a BIC lighter and torch his ass. 

 

We thought about putting a few gals on here, but since we're gentleman gamers... we don't hit women. 

So, what do you think?  Agree with this?  What other "heroes" should be on this list?  Let us know!

 

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LittleBigPlanet Adds New Block Feature, Lets Players Ignore Trolls https://www.gameskinny.com/pwyd2/littlebigplanet-adds-new-block-feature-lets-players-ignore-trolls https://www.gameskinny.com/pwyd2/littlebigplanet-adds-new-block-feature-lets-players-ignore-trolls Mon, 08 Jul 2013 19:31:23 -0400 vegna871

The developers of LittleBigPlanet have included a feature that has likely been long awaited by avid players and fans of the game.  Players now have the option to block other players if they are being irritating or generally just harming the gameplay experience. If one player wishes to block another they need to sign in to LBP.me and find the profile of the player they want to block. There will be a little red block button that the user will have to click. A player cannot post any comments or reviews on the user profile or levels of any player that has blocked them.

A strong feeling of community is important to a game like LittleBigPlanet.  In a game where users are allowed to create content, then have that content judged by other users, ideally everyone wants an overall friendly community.  A block feature will help keep many of the less pleasant players in line.

In modern gaming, trolls, griefers, and many other types of players with poor etiquette are inevitable. A block feature is something that many feel should be standard in any game with a heavy focus on online community. LittleBigPlanet has a good history of moderators punishing poor play, but in many cases players may appreciate the more immediate action of blocking a troll player and not having to deal with them anymore. While it would be wonderful if gamers could all just get along, the block feature should help the LittleBigPlanet community grow and prosper.

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Mass Effect DLC for LittleBigPlanet 2 https://www.gameskinny.com/idh96/mass-effect-dlc-for-littlebigplanet-2 https://www.gameskinny.com/idh96/mass-effect-dlc-for-littlebigplanet-2 Tue, 21 May 2013 18:48:01 -0400 Lloyd Gyan

LittleBigPlanet has always been a contender for the greatest PS3 game of all time, due to the endless amount of content gamers have generated for it; and LittleBigPlanet 2 is no exception. The content of the game is only held back only by the amount of released content.

That barrier cracked today.

A newly released pack based on characters from EA’s ever popular Mass Effect came out today, boasting a whole bunch of special skins themed around central characters of the Space Opera. Now you can play as Wrex, the ever virile Krogan; Garrus, the always calibrating sharp shooter of the battlefield; Liara T’soni, blue alien with her genius (only matched by her beauty, if you are into blue aliens); and of course, the ever stoic (and rather dull compared to his female counterpart) Commander Shepard, hero of the known galaxy.

The pack includes their head model, armour, helmet and gloves in traditional Sackboy style, and it is unknown as of yet if there will be a second pack to add more characters to the game.


For now though, get out there and buy it!

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