Little Big Planet 3 Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Little Big Planet 3 RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Best Kids Games for Keeping Them Entertained — Anytime https://www.gameskinny.com/motxw/best-kids-games-for-keeping-them-entertained-anytime https://www.gameskinny.com/motxw/best-kids-games-for-keeping-them-entertained-anytime Tue, 31 Mar 2020 19:28:52 -0400 Josh Broadwell

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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Unfortunately, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is only an option for Nintendo Switch owners. If you’ve got one (or more), though, then you’re in luck. It definitely earns the “Ultimate” part of its name with the amount of variety and content on offer here. There are over 70 characters to choose from, along with every stage from the series’ history.

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It offers several robust single-player options if you aren’t keen on online matches, plus plenty of co-op options. But if online is what you’re looking for, it’s usually top-notch as well. The ranking system means you typically won’t get matched with someone way out of you league, so everyone can enjoy their time with Smash Ultimate.

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If you're looking for another brawler for other systems, Brawlhalla is another great choice — and it's a lot like Super Smash, but in the best ways possible. 

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Whatever the reason you need to keep the kids entertained and out of trouble, these games should give you plenty of options. Let us know what your fail-safe games are for keeping the kids busy, and be sure to give us a like and share on social media if you enjoyed what you read!

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Be sure to check out these other awesome kid-centric games in case you didn't already find what you were looking for: 

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Madden NFL 20

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The most recent Madden game, Madden NFL 20, packs enough content to keep any football fan busy for a long, long time. Its story mode, Face of the Franchise, lets you create a career football player and follow them through the college divisions all the way to the top of the NFL. It might not be quite so engaging the further you get into it, but it’s still a very solid experience. The real magic is on the field in normal matches, though.

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Madden 20 introduces a new feature to the formula with X-Factor Superstar Abilities. These are unique to star players, created with their own real-life strengths and abilities in mind that shake up how you execute your plays and approach each situation. Madden 20 also offers challenge modes, dynamic Playbooks, and basically anything football lovers might want in a Madden game.

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Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age

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Speaking of Dragon Quest, If monster-catchers and MMOs aren’t really your kids’ thing, then Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age fills that RPG niche very well indeed. It’s the latest and arguably one of the best in the long-running Dragon Quest series. It’s brighter, more colorful, absolutely jam-packed with things to do, and as always, the localization is some of the best in the industry. 

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You’ll do the usual RPG things — gather a party of misfits, journey around the world, and try to save it from evil — but like all Dragon Quest games, XI offsets the familiar with a huge heart and plenty of character.

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Despite being the 11th title in the series, you don’t really need any prior experience with Dragon Quest to appreciate it, though references to earlier games mean fans get the most out of it. Better yet, it’s available on every platform except Xbox One. The Switch version has added content, but the base version on PS4 and PC is still a modern classic and an excellent single-player experience.

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Minecraft

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Minecraft is a pretty obvious choice for games to keep your kids entertained. Heck, they (and you) might even be completely sick of it by now. If that’s the case, fear not. There’s still plenty more you can do with Minecraft. Multiplayer games, either of your own creation or on dedicated servers, are always an option to shake things up, as are survival games.

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Minecraft has countless excellent creative servers for building themed or guided worlds as well and frequently demos new “snapshots” of upcoming features on PC (like the Busy Bees trailer above). Basically, Minecraft never stops, and there’s always something new to try — even if it’s just venturing into a new world.

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But if you're absolutely fed up with Minecraft, there are other alternatives. Roblox is one, a combination of world builder and game designer where you can create your own games within the game. Dragon Quest Builders 2 is another, offering a more guided take on the "build anything" idea, a story, and tons of the series' trademark charm. Even though it's not as open as Minecraft, you can still create pretty much anything you can dream of.

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Cities: Skylines

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Cities: Skylines is one for the older kids. It’s an incredibly deep, immersive simulator-strategy game where you’re in complete control of your very own... well, city. And we mean “complete. control.”

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You’ll determine everything from road layout and economic strategy to sewer maintenance and development zoning. Every choice you make determines how your city grows — or collapses in a spectacular mess around your ears.

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Cities: Skylines has a number of well-realized expansions, too, adding even more content. Some focus on nightlife, while others focus on industry and parks and recreation. Still others focus on tourism and alternative energy production.

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It’s on the Switch and PlayStation 4 as well, though the PC and Xbox One versions are the only ones that allow for modding. Also, note that the Switch version doesn’t always perform the best.

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Of course, you could always go old-school and pick up the ultimate classic, Sim City 2000 on Good Old Games. It's perfect for any age group. 

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Temtem

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You might have heard about Temtem when it entered early access back in January. It’s pretty obviously inspired by Pokemon, but there are some key differences that make it worthwhile even if you’ve caught ‘em all elsewhere.

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Temtem is essentially an MMO — designed to play with others and explore together — while Pokemon is essentially a single-player experience. Temtem takes place on a brightly colored archipelago, too, and really cranks up the Indiana Jones feels: the sense of exploring a strange, magical new world.

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And there’s even more, though. Developer Crema Games has a host of new content additions planned for the next year. These are designed to flesh out the end-game content and provide even more ways to enjoy the game.

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If you’re looking for something more traditional, though, Pokemon Sword and Shield on Nintendo Switch would definitely fit the bill. The latest Pokemon games don’t shake the formula up that much, but they’re fresh, fun, and full of life.

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LittleBigPlanet 3 or Super Mario Maker 2

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LittleBigPlanet 3 or Super Mario Maker 2 are tied to PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, respectively. But if you have either of those systems on hand, both titles offer a mind-boggling amount of content to keep the kids busy and encourage imagination. Maybe they'll learn a thing or two along the way.

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Both games have a story mode of sorts, traditional platforming adventures that put your skills to the test. They’re really just for getting ideas for the main attraction, though: level building.

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At their cores, Little Big Planet and Super Mario Maker 2 are level creators. You’ll choose from a vast array of tools and themes to design anything you can imagine. Obviously, Super Mario Maker 2 is all about making Mario levels, but Little Big Planet really lets your imagination run wild. Plus, both have multiplayer modes so you can play together or with friends.

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A Hat in Time

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A Hat in Time is another product of the 3D platformer renaissance, but it’s far from derivative. Hat Kid travels through space — until she doesn’t anymore. She’s lost all her space fuel and must explore all the worlds she can reach to find more. Fortunately, Hat Kid gets special powers from all the hats she creates, so there’s never a dull moment on her travels.

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Whether you’re solving The Murder on the Owl Express or dealing with the ruthless Mafia of Cooks, the worlds are absolutely stuffed with things to do and uncover. It’s cute and funny, plus a little bit chaotic when it needs to be. There really isn’t anything quite like A Hat in Time.

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LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga

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Pretty much any Lego game is worth trying out if you’re interested in the franchise. But for sheer breadth of content, you can’t get any better than Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga. This isn’t the new Lego Star Wars, though; it’s the 2009 Complete Saga, which means Episodes 1-6.

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Aside from meaning you’ve got six Lego games to play through in one package and more playable characters than you can shake a lightsaber at, it also means basically any computer can play it. There’s co-op play involved as well if more than one person wants to join in the fun. With character customization, hidden bonuses, and challenge modes, busy you and your younglings will be for a long time.

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Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair

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We considered Yooka-Laylee one of the best PC games for kids a while back (and it's made it on almost every list for kids we've done since it released).

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But we can’t deny Playtonic improved the formula even more with Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair. It foregoes the original’s devotion to the 3D collect-a-thons of old and combines Donkey Kong Country style platforming with top-down exploration and puzzle-solving inspired by 2D Zelda games.

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It’s gorgeous, it’s colorful, and there are enough hidden collectibles and secrets to encourage multiple playthroughs. In short, Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair is just plain fun. Even better, it’s available on all modern platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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It's tough keeping the littl'uns occupied at the best of times. But if you're stuck at home for any reason, finding ways to keep the kids busy becomes a necessity. Fortunately, video games fill that need pretty darn well. There's a ton of kid-friendly options to choose from, but picking out the best ones can be more difficult than it might seem.

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That's why we've put together this list of the best games for keeping the kids entertained at any time. They're all good for any age, and none can be completed quickly.

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10 of the Best PS4 Games for Kids in 2016 https://www.gameskinny.com/dq33z/10-of-the-best-ps4-games-for-kids-in-2016 https://www.gameskinny.com/dq33z/10-of-the-best-ps4-games-for-kids-in-2016 Tue, 17 May 2016 04:37:59 -0400 AwesumPawsum

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If nothing on this list suited your fancy, maybe action games aren't the way to go. These are the games I tend to play with my nieces and nephews, but there are a few family friendly genres that may work better for you.

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For example, there are some good PS4 games for kids in the sports genre. They've got football, baseball, soccer and basketball games. 

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Do your kids have the need for speed? Maybe you should get them... Need for Speed. See what I did there? 

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Puzzle games may be another way to go. Brothers -- A Tale of Two SonsThe Road Not Taken or Perfect Universe are other kid-friendly PS4 games to look into. 

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Good luck, and don't forget to play these games with your kids! I know I always appreciated it when my Dad took time to play with me, and it's some of the only bonding time I really get with my nieces and nephews. 

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LEGO Marvel Super Heroes

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What little boy doesn't love Marvel superheroes? Actually, scratch that -- what person alive doesn't like these guys?

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This game's been out for a while and is a blast for everyone. You get to play as a bunch of different characters, each with different powers. Not only the Avengers, but also characters like Spiderman, Wolverine and Mr. Fantastic.

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Even though there's cartoon violence, it's not gory at all. It's just LEGOs! 

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Just Dance 2016

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The great thing about Just Dance 2016 versus many of the previous dance games is that it doesn't require PlayStation's camera system (PlayStation Move.) Instead, you download a free app to your smart phone that pairs with the game.

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That said, if you don't have a smartphone, you will need the PlayStation Move system to play.

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This is a great family or party game- as long as you aren't too afraid to embarrass yourself. (Or, in my case, embarrass everyone else for not having my kinda skillz.)

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Rayman Legends

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Rayman Legends is a fast-paced side scroller. It's a great pick for both kids and adults, as the non-stop action will entertain just about anyone. It's a very kid friendly PlayStation 4 game, although there is some cartoony, non-gory violence. 

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Knack 

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Knack was one of the games that launched with the PS4 a few years ago. You play as a experimental robot that can transform itself to deal with different situations. 

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It's very kid-friendly, although (going with the trend) there is some violence in this game. 

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Hasbro Family Fun Pack 

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 Somehow this game seemed to skate under the radar. Maybe because the concept isn't exactly revolutionary. This is basically a 4 pack of classic games -- Monopoly, Risk, Trivia Pursuit and Scrabble

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...but don't let the simplicity fool you. This game is actually a lot more fun than just playing the board games, because the PS4 graphics help bring it to life. It's a great PS4 kids game that lets them with friends and family or against people on the PlayStation Network. 

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And paying less than $24 for all 4 games is a no-brainer. 

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The LEGO Movie Videogame 

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The LEGO Movie was a lot funnier than I think most people expected -- myself included.

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And even though playing the game isn't quite the same as seeing the movie for the first time, it's still a lot of fun! You play as Emmett, and meet all of his crazy new friends along the way.

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This is another co-op game-up to two players can play at once. 

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Minecraft 

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Minecraft was designed almost as a joke, but has taken the world by storm. People of all ages have built all kinds of crazy things, from enormous cities and castles in the sky to deep, dark dungeons. 

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There are two ways to play -- Survival and Creative. Survival mode has some violence, there's no blood. A few blocks fall apart -- that's about it. If your kids choose to play Creative Mode, there's zero violence because the goal of that mode is to just build whatever you want! 

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Another good thing about this game is that your kids can play together, which makes building go much faster! 

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Little Big Planet 3

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  • Release Date: November 18, 2014
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If I had to pick just one PS4 game for kids to recommend, it's Little Big Planet 3. It was clearly designed to be kid-friendly, although adults have loved the game, too. 

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It's basically an adventure-puzzle game, where you use these stringy little heroes through various levels and obstacles. 

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The best part is that it can be played co-op. Either you can play with your children, or they can play with each other. Can't beat that for less than $18 bucks!

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Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition

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This one is a mixed bag to be honest. Kids LOVE the Disney Infinite game, which now has 3 different editions. Each edition added new characters and content.

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The bad news is that Disney recently announced they won't continue adding content to the game. But you can still buy everything they've already released, and your children will get hours and hours of enjoyment from it. 

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™: Mutants in Manhattan 

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Growing up, I couldn't get enough of the Ninja Turtles. I watched the movies, played all the video games, had the action figures... you know the drill. 

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Just like you'd expect, this game will have some PG violence to it. But if your kid is old enough to appreciate the TMNT without being influenced to beat up everyone around them, this is a great option. 

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Finding the right PS4 games for kids isn't easy. Most games tend to be fairly violent and are tailored towards older kids, if not teenagers. 

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Fortunately, there are a lot of great family-friendly games out there. If none of the following games sound appealing to you, there are a few genres that are typically very family-friends. Racing and sports games come to mind, as well as puzzle games. 

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New Back to the Future level kit comes to LittleBigPlanet 3 https://www.gameskinny.com/p7br9/new-back-to-the-future-level-kit-comes-to-littlebigplanet-3 https://www.gameskinny.com/p7br9/new-back-to-the-future-level-kit-comes-to-littlebigplanet-3 Wed, 21 Oct 2015 09:05:00 -0400 Zanne Nilsson

As Back to the Future fans know, today (October 21, 2015) is the day that Marty visits the future in Back to the Future Part II, so LittleBigPlanet 3 is marking the occasion with a new level kit based on the time-travel trilogy.

The kit comes with a new level where Sackboy travels through 1955 Hill Valley with Marty McFly and Doc Brown, using "temporary temporal portals" to collect items to re-power the DeLorean Time Machine enough to return them all to the future. The hoverboard from the second film makes an appearance as a power-up, allowing players to speed through the level and grind across rails.

Also included are three new costumes, based on Marty's 2015 outfit, Doc Brown's 2015 outfit, and Biff Tannen's 1955 outfit. If that's not enough for you, there are also two optional costume packs, one for characters from 1985 Hill Valley (including Marty, Doc Brown, Jennifer Parker, and Biff Tannen; if you buy the whole pack, you get Doc Brown's dog Einstein as a bonus) and one for the wild-west-style costumed characters in 1885 Hill Valley (including Marty, Doc Brown, Clara Clayton, and Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen; if you buy the whole pack, you get Doc Brown's 1955 dog Copernicus as a bonus).


Costume Pack 2

There are other Back to the Future-themed goodies as well, including two music tracks, a sound object, a background based on Doc Brown's garage, 18 materials, 27 decorations, 4 objects, and 127 stickers.

What do you think of this new level kit? Exciting addition or shameless cash-grab? Let us know in the comments!

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Finn and Friends Join LittleBigPlanet 3 https://www.gameskinny.com/bgh7r/finn-and-friends-join-littlebigplanet-3 https://www.gameskinny.com/bgh7r/finn-and-friends-join-littlebigplanet-3 Sat, 02 May 2015 15:15:52 -0400 Thomas M Gumbel

Out of nowhere, we have Adventure Time-themed DLC for LittleBigPlanet 3!  No announcement, hype, build-up, etc. from either Pen Ward or Sumo Digital.  A welcome surprise, to be sure; just one heck of a well-kept secret.  The Adventure Time Level Kit has 16 exclusive Materials, 4 Objects, 25 Decorations, 81 Stickers, and several new tracks by Adventure Time composer Tim Kiefer.

 

Oh my God it’s so cute.  Look at it.  I mean, Sack-Jake is kind of frightening (I don’t know, he looks like a lungfish to me or something) but otherwise: so frigging cute.  We can see Sackfolk versions of Finn, Fionna, Ice King, Gunter, Jake, and the Cosmic Owl in the trailer - all playable!  Bizarrely, Fionna comes as a bonus with purchase of the Level Kit, separate from the other costumes.  You can also use the Adventure Time costumes as PlayStation Avatars; PlayStation tells us how in this blog post.

The Adventure Time Level Kit is $5, $6 for the Costume Pack, or $2 for each costume individually.  Adventure Time games have been more miss than hit; if this DLC counts, then whee!  We have a good Adventure Time game!

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What to Buy With Your Tax Refund https://www.gameskinny.com/8rhvm/what-to-buy-with-your-tax-refund https://www.gameskinny.com/8rhvm/what-to-buy-with-your-tax-refund Wed, 11 Mar 2015 05:21:04 -0400 Venisia Gonzalez

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If you're looking to stock up on games, whether it be for the PC, Xbox, PlayStation, or Nintendo, GameSkinny certainly has lots of reviews to help make some of those decisions a little bit easier. Check out some of these recent releases:

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What ideas do you have in mind? Did you like our suggestions? Let us know in the comments.

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Have you ever dreamt of splurging on the ultimate gaming chair? I know I have! This may be your perfect opportunity to provide yourself with the ultimate companion from the expensive to the even budget friendly variety. There are various types of chairs on the market for kids and adults whether you're on a PC or console. Choosing one for your child may not exactly be suitable for you, so keep that in mind--one size does NOT fit all.

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Amazon is great place to start looking, along with Best Buy, Newegg, Staples, Sears, Target, Walmart, and even bizrate. Shopping online is a great way to shop, check customer reviews, and find the best price that won't give the wallet a heart attack.

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Gaming Keyboard and Mouse

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Well, who doesn't need a great gaming keyboard and mouse? Keyboards like the SteelSeries Apex, Razer BlackWidow Ultimate (2014), Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. TE, and the Roccat Ryos MK Pro are great options.

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When looking for the ultimate mouse, options such as the Logitech G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse, Corsair Vengeance M65, Roccat Tyon, SteelSeries Sensei Wireless, and the Razer Ouroboros are pretty sweet.

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A killer headset definitely comes in handy when you want to fully immerse yourself in your game. PCmag.com has a great review on their Top Gaming Headsets. On this list you'll find reviews on the Razer Kraken Pro, Skullcandy PLYR 1 Gaming Headset, to the ultimate Astro Gaming A50 Wireless Headset.

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Here's a great review on the Corsair H1500 Headset by our own D.Slater.

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Perhaps it's time to replace or get a new gaming desk. Sites like Amazon are a great place to start looking for various types of desks to meet your needs and budget. Take a look at some of these extreme gaming desks and these expensive gaming desks if only to dream saying "I wish."

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This Atlantic 33935701 Gaming Desk here is a great option thanks to its features, dimensions, and price of $90.89 with shipping included.

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Getting your hands on the Nintendo Wii U system is always a wonderful idea for the entire family. The Super Mario 3D World Bundle is available at $299.99. It even includes Nintendo Land.

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Don't forget to include extra controllers, Mario Kart 8, and Super Smash Bros. These are a must-have!

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What about upgrading your PS3 to the PS4 console? Whether purchasing in-store or online directly through Sony, you can get your hands on some great bundles starting at $399.99. Pick from The Last of Us Remastered, Destiny, Far Cry 4, NBA 2K15, or Little Big Planet 3.

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If you haven’t already, how about purchasing an Xbox One console? You can purchase at various stores locally or directly online via Microsoft. Bundles start at $399.99 and up like the Madden NFL 15 without Kinect. The Assassin's Creed Unity and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag bundle with Kinect is $499.99. It also includes Titanfall for a limited time.

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New PC or Laptop

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Dell has some great deals on Windows 7 PCs and laptops right now on their website where you can customize according to your budget. Deals starting from $379.99 and up on desktops; and $229.99 and up on laptops is not a bad way to go.

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It’s that time of year again for W2s, 1099s, and a trip to H&R Block. If you’re lucky, some of you will get to stay indoors, hop on your trusty computer, and file those taxes online. Not having to pay the IRS is a Godsend and receiving that refund check is like Christmas (or any holiday gift). If you have a kid like me, you’ll even get a Child Tax Credit which will add some extra dollars to that check.

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Throughout the year, so many of us gamers put off buying things we’d love to own for various reasons. Now with tax season in full swing, it’s the perfect time to purchase those long-awaited for items.

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Weekly Weekend Round-Up: Dec 12th-14th https://www.gameskinny.com/azi56/weekly-weekend-round-up-dec-12th-14th https://www.gameskinny.com/azi56/weekly-weekend-round-up-dec-12th-14th Thu, 11 Dec 2014 21:01:36 -0500 Eric Nicolai

This week was light on new releases, but there are still games to be played and time to be killed. This round-up will consist of a couple older, not too old, games that many have already played. However, if you are looking to have a play for a good price look no further. All of these deals can be found at Best Buy which is offering a current "buy two get one free" deal on games.

These deals promote Best Buy which is not intentional.

Little Big Planet 3 - $39.99

This new installment to the series is available on both PS3 or PS4. LIttle Big Planet was the first game that I had bought on my PS3. Little Big Planet does not add much if anything new to the series, but it is a solid game that has a heavy backing. The community that it entices rolls out a lot of content and has more than enough to keep players busy.

Sunset Overdrive - $34.99

Sunset Overdrive is a flashy third person open world shooter. The game was highly anticipated prior to it's launch. Although this game felt like a minor let down it was fun. I enjoyed the single player and multiplayer alike. I feel that at this price you are getting a heck of a deal and could take up your weekend and probably a couple to follow.

The Last of Us - $29.99

The Last of Us has been out for a while and is a game that many PlayStation fans have had a chance to play through. However, if you have not had a chance yet this price is fantastic. Playing through The Last of Us is just like playing a movie - the characters and environments feel cinematic. Plus, players are sure to want more after one play and more than likely kill the entire weekend doing so.

I have already played the games on this list so my weekend will consist of finishing up Shadow of Mordor. I also may lean toward starting my play of Dragon Age Inquisition. What games will take your weekend away from you? Comment below.

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Walmart Offers PS4 Bundle With $50 Gift Card https://www.gameskinny.com/l3725/walmart-offers-ps4-bundle-with-50-gift-card https://www.gameskinny.com/l3725/walmart-offers-ps4-bundle-with-50-gift-card Tue, 09 Dec 2014 10:15:38 -0500 Benjamski

Black Friday is long gone, but that hasn't stopped Walmart from offering a new PS4 bundle online that's hard to pass up if you're still in the market for a PS4. The Bundle includes the PS4 and digital download vouchers for one of four games for $399 and includes a $50 gift card that could be put to could use picking up a second a controller, a Playstation Camera or just put towards another PS4 game.

The games to choose from are:

  • Destiny
  • NBA 2K15
  • Far Cry 4
  • Little Big Planet 3

Whichever of these four games appeal most to you, they're big games that you could expect to put dig enough hours into that it would be worth having it installed fully on the console. They are only voucher codes for the digital download, meaning that unless you got other games you're going to spend a serious chunk of time downloading the game and it's respective patches before you have anything to play (if you're giving it as a gift keep that in mind!) but considering all of these games are large experiences you can reasonably expect to keep coming back to from time to time, they make sense to have digitally in the long run, so you can cut down on disc-switching time with your new PS4. 

Don't forget, the bundle is still a solid deal considering the games offered, but the $50 gift card is only available when purchased online.

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Amazon Still Offering Killer PS4 Bundles https://www.gameskinny.com/if54g/amazon-still-offering-killer-ps4-bundles https://www.gameskinny.com/if54g/amazon-still-offering-killer-ps4-bundles Sun, 30 Nov 2014 10:09:04 -0500 Benjamski

Amazon kicked off Black Friday with some pretty awesome PS4 bundles that ranged from the classy Glacier White PS4 bundled with Destiny for $399 or the classic black 500gb PS4 with the remastered versions of both GTA 5 and The Last of Us for just under $500.

The sales launched as Black Friday specials, but you can find all three PS4 bundles on Amazon still and the details for all three listed below.

  • Destiny bundled with 500GB Glacier White PS4 for $399
  • Lego Batman 3 and voucher for download of Little Big Planet 3 with 500GB Black PS4 for $399
  • GTA 5 and The Last of Us: Remastered  with 500GB Black PS4 for $495

They're all solid deals, especially if you were planning on getting any of those games anyway for your new console. The Destiny bundle and the GTA 5 and The Last of Us bundles are both at the very same price as just the PS4 by itself. If you were planning on buying a PS4 sometime soon, you'd be crazy to not pick up one these bundles and the free games that they come with.

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We Are Not Go For Launch: Broken & Problematic Launches Are One of 2014's Worst Gaming Trends https://www.gameskinny.com/4kuzr/we-are-not-go-for-launch-broken-problematic-launches-are-one-of-2014s-worst-gaming-trends https://www.gameskinny.com/4kuzr/we-are-not-go-for-launch-broken-problematic-launches-are-one-of-2014s-worst-gaming-trends Sat, 29 Nov 2014 14:07:22 -0500 Connor Van Ligten

My excitement upon receiving Halo: The Master Chief Collection was unfathomable. I could not wait to jump in and frag some noobs across 4 games and hundreds of maps. (Realistically, I would be the one getting fragged.) However, this fantasy was crushed after it took more than 20 minutes for me to find a lobby.

I was placed in a match, a 4v3. (Luckily I was on the larger team.) I played one game. I performed decently and was ready to play another round. Once my lobby emptied and the waiting continued, I was so frustrated that I didn't feel like trying any longer. One of my most anticipated games of 2014 had launched in a poor, broken state. We've seen this far too often this year, and it has raised questions about how thoroughly multiplayer servers are tested before launch, and whether or not a game is truly complete when it's released.

Poor launches were also an issue last year, and perhaps those were an omen of the issues we're experiencing now. The first problems came from EA. When 2013's Simcity launched, many players were angered by the game's mandatory internet connection for a multiplayer feature most wouldn't even be using. This was worsened when the mass number of players connecting to Origin caused network outages, rendering the game completely unplayable.

This wasn't the end of EA's troubles. Battlefield 4's launch was plagued with horrible ping and a variety of game-breaking bugs that angered those who were excited to play it. The launch was so bad that DICE put all their future projects on hold in order to fix the game. One more time in 2013 launch problems reared their head towards a major release.

When the highly-anticipated multiplayer component of the acclaimed Grand Theft Auto V, GTA Online, launched, the number of players attempting to connect was so large that the majority of players could not take part in the first race, which was required to start their experience. Understandably, Rockstar was not prepared for the massive playerbase, and quickly fixed this problem, but other issues such as small lobbies for jobs and the loss of characters, vehicles, and property continued to persist for much longer. These launch problems surprised many, but what happened in 2014 was far worse.

2014 was a year in which many massively hyped games release. One of these was Watch Dogs, Ubisoft's own twist on the open-world crime genre, with an interesting hacking mechanic to boot. Unfortunately, many PC gamers who had built or upgraded a rig just for this title experienced poor optimization and framerates, especially those with AMD cards. Not only did the game have technical issues, but many were also shocked to see a severe graphical downgrade from builds of the game seen at tradeshows. Watch Dogs did look reasonably presentable at release, but was a far cry from what blew everyone away at E3 2012. Imagining what the game would have been if it had released during the console launch in 2013 gives me chills.

Assassin's Creed Unity, another major Ubisoft title, had its fair share of issues, from the creepy yet hilarious "no face glitch" to random dips in framerates, and a poor port on the PC side.

Driveclub, a major racing title exclusive to PS4, had a number of annoying glitches and connection issues that resulted in the free edition for PS+ owners being delayed.

Far Cry 4 had issues with connecting to multiplayer matches, continuing Ubisoft's lackluster launch record.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare angered players with bad spawning and basing matchmaking off of skill and not ping, resulting in matches with poor connection and lots of lag.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection, as mentioned before, was released with ridiculously long matchmaking times, and connection issues, as well as ranking, UI, and hitbox problems that resulted in the removal of 2 playlists and detracted from what should have been a celebration of one of gaming's greatest franchises.

LittleBigPlanet 3 shipped with game breaking bugs, GTA Online didn't work any better on next-gen consoles, and Nintendo's struggle to implement a successful online system into their games was obvious with both versions of the new Smash Brothers.

Why are so many games launching with broken online features?

That question is hard to answer. In some situations, the game isn't prepared for the size of its playerbase (like GTA Online), and that's a more acceptable (albeit equally frustrating) reason for a broken launch. Sometimes, it can be because of a lack of sufficient play-testing or server testing. Sometimes it's because of players connecting from far areas, creating inconsistent ping and lag.

As much as we want to blame it on something, launch issues can be inexplicable and random. Unfortunately, many of these problems result in the developers rushing the game to "completion" in order to get it out by a specific date - perhaps before the release of another rival game or before the holiday season. The developers often view the problem as unfixable before release date, and would rather release the game sooner (and fix issues through patches and DLC) than delay it and risk suffering marginally smaller profits.

I hope this doesn't occur often, but thanks to the massive hype and pre-order numbers we see piling up for major AAA releases, it could be true. I hope developers learn from this year and decide that "we're not going to fix it in time, let's release it now, we're going to make a lot of money, and we'll fix it later" is not an acceptable option. I have hope, though, becomes some companies are taking their time with their games. EA delayed Battlefield: Hardline into 2015. Turtle Rock took Evolve out of the holiday lineup and pushed it into February. In addition, Rocksteady pushed back Arkham Knight and Bloodbourne was delayed by From Software.

With the power and potential that the new generation of consoles hold, I hope to see a complete game release without a large number of bugs and server issues. It's not a very unreasonable thing to expect, at least in most cases.

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LittleBigPlanet 3 Review https://www.gameskinny.com/oaiwn/littlebigplanet-3-review https://www.gameskinny.com/oaiwn/littlebigplanet-3-review Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:59:23 -0500 Matt_Paprocki

At a time when the industry feels hopelessly separated over issues of journaistic ethics and inclusitvity, LittleBigPlanet can draw us closer through playful togetherness. With all of its hyper-niceness, waggling tongues, and soft pun-ny British-accented narration, Sony's creatively overdosed platformer remains importantly genuine.

This is a fairy tale – a chintzy one – but a fairy tale nonetheless. Sackboy, perfected smiles and adorable anger in tow, inhabits the intelligently non-violent Imagisphere. Brought to life by a logical developmental hivemind (this time born of Sumo Digital not Media Molecule) LittleBigPlanet 3 is brightly different. Villain Newton, a literal light bulb of ideas voiced by Hugh Laurie, constitutes the series' heart of overeager ambition and productivity – an incidental scoundrel if you will.

Miniature Sizable Celestial Body to the Third

Yes, LittleBigPlanet is coddling. Death is brisk and non-eventful. Stage designs at their worst feel delicately threatening, and even then it's with a smirk. The messy structure which slips up with a half-in open world is but a brief distraction. It does things wrong, fouls, and even fails. Then Sackboy grins.

Physics have become toned and ripped, slipping away from the frustrations which sent Sackboy (and by default also his latest company, Oddsock, Toggle, and Swoop) careening helplessly across levels. Renewed focus on stage designs and a drizzle of licensed music add alluring flavoring to an already charming first-party spectacle.

LittleBigPlanet hoists up a critical shield. So much of what it does (and does well) is still cycling through the minds of its community members. Most of it doesn't exist yet. It grows like a beautiful shapeless blob as creative types finagle new ideas from the delightful core. What they do is what this PlayStation 4 edition will ultimately become.

As such, introverts need not apply. Those seeking alone time are amongst the rare breed of excluded players. LittleBigPlanet is almost preachy with its message of friend gathering and cooperative hangouts. Enriching play should be shared. Few offer a better platform. Even fewer are so nonchalant in their unisex appeal.

Ingenuity powers everything in LittleBigPlanet 3. It's like an electron current running through it all, powering character designs, dialog, and pacing. Last year Sony tried The Puppeteer, an interesting and magnetic platformer with gumption. With time, LittleBigPlanet 3 has done it better. The swinging, the jumping, the cautious layered style; this series has grown up.

Play Adorably

There is so much to see through a story few will probably care for short of unlocking a suite of deliciously whimsical stickers. Backgrounds enact chaotic stage shows and themes prey on the concept of miniaturization. Cleverness is applied to use real world objects where possible. Sackboy's world is also flushed with vintage toys, becoming a type of adventure seen only in high-strung imaginations. Cue another reason to share.

The reality is we need more LittleBigPlanet. Lots of it. The sensation of “Look what I did,” and the bliss of finding a splendid, “Look what they did,” level is often incalculable. It is what you make it. With such a malleable engine (Sumo Digital's shows such with smart yet slender mission design), the game is allowed to slip in almost unnoticed against the barrage of brutish target practice sims. No guns allowed here. The Imagisphere shows what else video games can be at their most clear-headed.

“Let's spark together,” LittleBigPlanet 3 asks of us. So lets. Ignore the vileness, the social media bickering, the puerile hate, the swirling accusations.

Let's make something incredible, together, because: video games like this? They're awesome. Let's play.

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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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GTA V PS4 Bundle & Family PS4 Bundle Coming to North America https://www.gameskinny.com/mswsb/gta-v-ps4-bundle-family-ps4-bundle-coming-to-north-america https://www.gameskinny.com/mswsb/gta-v-ps4-bundle-family-ps4-bundle-coming-to-north-america Mon, 10 Nov 2014 01:03:43 -0500 Adam Koziol

A leaked advertisement from American retailer Meijer has just revealed that Sony and Rockstar will be releasing a Grand Theft Auto V PlayStation 4 bundle in North America. NeoGAF member Wario64 found the ad and posted it on his twitter accountThe bundle was first announced in October but it was only confirmed to be coming to Europe. According to the Meijer ad, this Black Friday deal will cost $399.99. The bundle not only includes a PlayStation 4 and a copy of Grand Theft Auto V, it also includes a copy of The Last of Us Remastered.

Many North American fans were worried that the Grand Theft Auto V deal would never reach their shores. This was a reasonable fear. Earlier this year on July 29, Sony released a The Last of Us Remastered PlayStation 4 bundle in Europe but not in North America. Now it seems that Sony has combined both European bundles together for the North American holiday season.

The leaked advertisement also reveals that Sony is offering a holiday deal for its younger fans. The PlayStation 4 Family bundle will cost $399.99 as well but it will come with different games. Instead of offering M-rated titles, the Family bundle comes with Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham and Little Big Planet 3. This means that both system bundles include one first-party game and one third-party game.

Although there is no release date listed in the Meijer advertisement, it is likely that the deals will be made available in time for Black Friday on November 28. Grand Theft Auto V will release on PlayStation 4 alongside the Xbox One and PC versions on November 18. This current gen edition of the game includes improved visuals and a brand new first-person mode.

Which bundle would you be interested in buying? Leave your answer in the comments section below.

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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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Things Are Going to Get Very Vocal in Little Big Planet 3 https://www.gameskinny.com/i0ooe/things-are-going-to-get-very-vocal-in-little-big-planet-3 https://www.gameskinny.com/i0ooe/things-are-going-to-get-very-vocal-in-little-big-planet-3 Sat, 11 Oct 2014 09:36:49 -0400 Jay Prodigious

We all love the silent protagonist act. The strong silent types and the quirky mute heroes always inspire joy and excitement. From an immersion standpoint, silent protagonists allow the player to get farther into character and feel like they are the ones saving the world. 

You Just Can't Beat a Great Cast of Voice Actors

Developer Sumo Digital decided to take Little Big Planet 3 in a whole new direction with regards to its voice acting. While the narrator, voiced by Stephen Fry , has always been a constant element in the LBP series, the third installment wants to add more voices to aid the Creator Curators.

Fry, known for his British comedy stylings and a fair amount of narrative work in video games, will be joined by a few more heavy-hitters this time around.

Hugh Laurie (of House M.D.) will be joining his old comedy partner to voice the game's main villain. Laurie plays Newton, a mischievous and a mildly crazy person who wants to destroy Sack Boy and the world he inhabits. Newton is best described as a blacklight bulb who dons a villanous cloak and a bowler hat that appears to be made from an old egg timer. 

Check out these images of Newton below, provided by the Little Big Planet Community Playstation Blog:

Laurie and Fry are not the only voices to star in Little Big Planet 3. According to the blog, there will be more characters and NPCs in this game, so the developers "needed a wonderful array of voices to help bring all these characters to life."

Who else is in this wonderful array? Lots of big names. 

  • Peter Serafinowicz (Pete in Shaun of the Dead & Denarian Saal in Guardians of The Galaxy)
  • Simon Greenall (British comedian credited with several voice parts in Tomb Raider II.)
  • Nolan North (Nathan Drake in the Uncharted series, Deadpool in Deadpool, and the Black Hand in Shadow of Mordor)
  • Tara Strong (Paz in Metal Gear Solid V, Rikku in Final Fantasy X)

With an impressive cast so far and teasers for more to come, we can be sure the world of Little Big Planet will definitely be a lot louder than it ever was before. 

Little Big Planet 3 is scheduled to release November 18th on PS3 and PS4. 

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Most Anticipated Games of 2014 https://www.gameskinny.com/1bvr0/most-anticipated-games-of-2014 https://www.gameskinny.com/1bvr0/most-anticipated-games-of-2014 Sun, 07 Sep 2014 11:00:54 -0400 Eric Nicolai

With a massive amount of retail games coming out in 2014 and early 2015, I figured it wouldn't be a bad idea to compile a list of the top games on gamer's radars. Please note that as bias as it is I have left out Nintendo console and handhelds along with PC.

September has a small list of games coming out, on top of this list is one that launches this Tuesday a small title called Destiny; I won't go into much detail about this, as anyone that isn't living under a rock knows a good amount about it.  The only thing I would like to touch on is that if you buy Destiny digitally on last-gen consoles, Bungie is offering a free upgrade to next gen and you get to keep both copies. NHL is another title, although ranking low on my list, that will be high on people's lists.

September 9 

Destiny (PS3, 360, PS4, and X1)

NHL 15 (PS3, 360, PS4, and X1)

September 23

FIFA 15 (PS3, 360, PS4, and X1)

At the end of September comes yet another big title: Shadow of Mordor. This title stands out on this launch week for me.

September 30

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor (PS3, 360, PS4, and X1)

Persona 4: Arena Ultimax (PS3 and 360)

Forza Horizon 2 (360 AND X1)

Natural Doctrine (PS3, PS4, and VITA)

October has a huge lineup, which would have been bigger had Evolve not been pushed back. In this is includes three games that I have been anticipating for some time now: Evil Within, Lords of the Fallen, and Sunset Overdrive

October 7

Driveclub (PS4)

Project Spark (X1)

NBA 2K15 (PS3 and 360)

Alien Isolation (PS3, 360, PS4, and X1)

October 14:

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (360 and PS3)

The Evil Within (PS3, 360, PS4, and X1)

 

October 28

Lords of the Fallen (PS4 and X1)

Sunset Overdrive (X1)

WWE 2K15 (PS3, 360, PS4, and X1) 

November holds a couple iconic games that have marched their ways into players hearts and ranking among the best franchises of their time, We have yet another Call of Duty and Assassin's Creed.

November 4

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (PS3, 360, PS4, and X1)

November 11

Assassin's Creed: Unity (X1 and PS4)

Assassin's Creed: Rogue (PS3 and 360)

The Crew (360, PS4, and X1)

Halo: The Master Chief Collection (X1)

November 18:

Dragon Age: Inquisition (PS3, 360, PS4, and X1)

Far Cry 4 (PS3, 360, PS4, and X1)

Little Big Planet 3 (PS3 and PS4)

December is a little lackluster for releases; however, with the amojnt of overwhelming games launched in the months prior, gamers will have more than enough to get them through the holidays. But just after the new year, there are a couple games that should be mentioned. Evolve was pushed to Q1 of 2015 and the PS4 exclusive Bloodborne has been announced for it's Japanese launch in February, leading us to believe that US launch is shortly after that. Also around the corner is MK: X.

In short this game season is going to be awesome and expensive.

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Sony Surprises at pre-TGS 2014 Press Conference https://www.gameskinny.com/zf9iz/sony-surprises-at-pre-tgs-2014-press-conference https://www.gameskinny.com/zf9iz/sony-surprises-at-pre-tgs-2014-press-conference Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:28:23 -0400 mchiu

The Tokyo Game Show, one of Japan's largest video game expos will be taking place in a few weeks over at the Makuhari Messe (not really Tokyo, but close enough) between 9/18-21. This conference is pretty much the Japanese equivalent to E3 over here, in the sense that the focus is on the publishers, and what they plan to release in the near future.

Although a bit early, Sony held  a press conference covering its future titles for the PS4 and PS Vita. It is interesting that the PS Vita was featured in the press conference, considering that Sony hasn't really talked too much about it in the past. In fact, until now, I was under the impression that the Vita was some kind of bastard child that Sony was trying to direct our attention away from until it could finally come up with something interesting to do with it. Instead, Sony announced that there will be another 100 titles headed for the portable device before the end of Sony's fiscal year. (ending March 31, 2015)

Another interesting announcement was that the PS4 and PS Vita would now have dynamic themes. This means that users will be able to customize their console dashboards. It is still unclear what these updates will actually entail, but the themes used in the teaser showed Toro and Kuro kicking it in the console dashboard.

Finally, on the PS4 side, there were a lot of titles that Sony is gearing up to show off at TGS 2014. Some of them include: Persona 5, Phantasy Star Nova, Yakuza.0, MGS5: The Phantom Pain, LBP 3, Bloodborne, Disagea 5, and even a new Gundam titles in there somewhere. 

TGS is primarily focused on the local Japanese market, so many of these announcements will be for Japanese release, but we can probably expect them in the US around the same time, or hopefully, within a few months of their Japanese release.

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Sony Reveals LittleBigPlanet 3's November Release Date https://www.gameskinny.com/n7hvl/sony-reveals-littlebigplanet-3s-november-release-date https://www.gameskinny.com/n7hvl/sony-reveals-littlebigplanet-3s-november-release-date Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:03:14 -0400 zoLo567

During their E3 presentation this year, Sony announced the next entry to the LittleBigPlanet franchise. Now Sony has given the release date for the title.

LittleBigPlanet 3 releases in America on November 18. While we knew that the game would release on the PlayStation 4, Sony also announced that the game is coming to the PlayStation 3 on the same day.

Sony also revealed the various pre-order bonuses buyers can receive from different retailers. Regardless of where you pre-order the game, you will automatically be upgraded to the Day 1 Edition if you get the game for the PS4. This pack comes with Dragon Age Costume Pack, as well as a variety of costumes based off of various PlayStation characters.

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2014/07/29/littlebigplanet-3-pre-orders-announced-plushies-dlc-and-ps3-oh-my-2/

If pre-ordered at participating retailers, gamers will receive a Sackboy plush. Order from Target, and Sackboy comes along with a Target hat. GameStop customers will receive Mythical Creatures Costume Pack, pre-orders from Best Buy get the Hidden creatures Pack, and Amazon orders come with the PlayStation Favorites Costume Pack.

Those that would rather buy the game digitally can also receive something. Digital purchases come with the LittleBigPlanet 3 T-shirt Pack. The pack comes with set of t-shirts for LittleBigPlanet 2, LittleBigPlanet PS Vita, and LittleBigPlanet Karting, and will transfer to the third entry.

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2014/07/29/littlebigplanet-3-pre-orders-announced-plushies-dlc-and-ps3-oh-my-2/

Some of these costumes look pretty nice. It is good to see that the new characters being introduced in LittleBigPlanet 3 will also be given the choice to wear alternate costumes. I loved making my own distinct Sackboy in the previous titles, and can see myself doing that for the whole team in this entry as well.

I also like the plush. When it comes to pre-orders, I prefer to have physical bonuses, so the plush looks pretty nice to me. Hopefully LittleBigPlanet 3 will continue what has made the series so great, and allow gamers to push their imaginations even further. We will see in November.

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E3 2014 Round Up - Top 8 Games for Kids https://www.gameskinny.com/6ymph/e3-2014-round-up-top-8-games-for-kids https://www.gameskinny.com/6ymph/e3-2014-round-up-top-8-games-for-kids Thu, 12 Jun 2014 23:29:11 -0400 Mary Yeager

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Mario Party 10 

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Mario Party is back again with a brand new edition. What makes this game different that its predecessors? The headliner of the new game will be the one and only Bowser, King of the Koopa. Bowser mode will allow one player on the gamepad to take control of Bowser to capture other players. If Bowser captures them, the other players have to participate in a mini-game where Bowser is trying to hit them with various items, including a spinning wheel.

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Release Date: 2015

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Fantasy Life

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Fantasy Life is a neat little game that Japan has been enjoying for about a year and a half. It is finally going to make its way into mobile gamer hands this year. Players take on the aspect of their character and live their life (including jobs like crafting) in this mobile RPG.

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Release Date: September 2014 for Europe - October for North America and Australia

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Platform: 3DS

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Yoshi's Wooly World

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This is a side of Yoshi not seen before. Yoshi and his world have been reanimated with various items from the crafting scene. Items such as yarn and felt form Yoshi and his other selves as well as the world that he must traverse.

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Release Date: 2015

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Platform: Wii U

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Kirby and the Rainbow Curse

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Stuck in his ball form, Kirby needs players help to traverse his world. Using the Wii U gamepad, characters draw rainbow lines directing where he needs to go. This is a follow-up title to the DS game, Kirby: Canvas Curse.

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Release Date: 2015

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Platform: Wii U

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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

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Headlining his own game and steering his ship, kids can take on the persona of one of the Mario universe's most beloved fungi, Toad. Hunting for treasures to boggle his mind, players can enjoy the thrill of exploration.

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Release Date: Late 2014

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Platform: Wii U

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LittleBigPlanet 3

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Sock monkeys are huge kids items and LittleBigPlanet 3 brings that to the gaming scene. Sackboy brings along three of his new friends for co-operative gameplay as they travel through their world. In houses of more than one kid, games with co-operative gameplay can be major headache savers, as long as the kids can agree on a game to play first.

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Release Date: November 2014

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Platforms: PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4

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Splatoon

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Splatoon is an interesting twist on first-person shooters. Instead of trying to kill all the other players on the opposing sides, players are trying to squirt ink all over the board to claim their territory. With bright colors and a fun premise, kids are sure to enjoy this game.

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Release Date: 2015

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Platform: Wii U

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Disney Infinity 2.0 

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Disney Infinity is already a great game. Kids can enjoy the mess out of it just making their own boards and diving around in the toy boxes available. With 2.0, more characters are being added to the mix such as the Marvel Super Heroes crew, along with Maleficent and Meridia.

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Release Date: September 23, 2014

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Platforms: iOS, PC, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4

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Sometimes, being a gamer parent can be hard. Kids see their parents playing what they see as really awesome games, but get frustrated when they are told that they aren't old enough to play the game themselves. This year at E3, we saw a good many new games coming out, especially from Nintendo. There were several for kids to be excited about.

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LittleBigPlanet 3: A Little Wait for Some Big Changes https://www.gameskinny.com/8z4mq/littlebigplanet-3-a-little-wait-for-some-big-changes https://www.gameskinny.com/8z4mq/littlebigplanet-3-a-little-wait-for-some-big-changes Mon, 09 Jun 2014 20:31:28 -0400 Arizzleup

For LittleBigPlanet 3, one of the biggest changes to playing the game is bringing new friends along for the fun. The game looks like a great addition to the series. The familiar artistic backgrounds and animated, stop motion style keep the game wonderfully family friendly.

LittleBigPlanet 3, demoed on stage, used Sackboy to unlock his new friends. First, there was Oddsock, a fast wall jumping little critter. Then there was Toggle. Toggle has the ability to be either big or small, and can use the weight shifts to its advantage. The last character to be introduced was Swoop, a flying type creature that can use its ability to help out friends by picking them up.

From the quick demo, there seems to be an emphasis on working together and using strategically using each character's unique abilities.

It was also announced that the user created levels from the previous versions of the game will be available to play. 

Little Big Planet 3 will release in November.

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