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Dec 19

“Sack it to me” – The Holiday Edition

Mark Valledor's Avatar Posted by on Dec 19, 2008 // Marketing Manager, SCEA

Well, lots of big news this week – Spike videogame awards, the official LBP YouTube channel, this awesomely crazy tank, a few small announcements last night, and now something you’ve all been waiting for…the Holiday Edition of “Sack it to me“.

LBP festive photo

Some of you may have noticed, but the patches over the past few days address a lot of the feedback we’ve been discussing on our weekly post. So without further adeu…’the patch details’ for your convenience.

Patch 1.06

Good news on this front – The latest update (1.06) brings in some much requested changes to LBP’s moderation system. While the rules of what is and is not acceptable content for people to share have not changed, we have listened to your feedback and have made the following changes :

  • Moderated levels will now receive more better information about the reason regarding this action having happened.
  • The notification message will remain in place on screen, removing the chance that affected users miss the message.
  • Any moderated level can now be accessed for editing by the creator, whether on or offline.
  • Additional information is now displayed on the Good Grief screen advising users on how the grief reporting functions, and warns against making spurious reports

These changes, coupled with additional work behind the scenes should alleviate most of the issues that creators have experienced with the moderation system, and there is more to come in the new year. While the number of levels that have been moderated is less than 0.1% of the number that have been created and shared overall, we recognize that better communication is essential and we’ll continue to improve the system in response to your feedback.

An explanation of what constitutes unacceptable content to be shared can be found in the game’s End User License Agreement (EULA) which may be read at any time via the Settings menu in the game, however we recommend you follow these general guidelines :

  • Ensure that the content you share with other users is suitable for all ages – everybody has access to your level if you publish it.
  • Please respect other people’s intellectual property rights. For example, don’t use images, brands or logos that you’re not entitled to use.
  • If you come across any content that you feel the need to report, then please do it responsibly. Hoax reports will be considered inappropriate behavior.

Patch 1.07

New Search Modes:
Huge update on this end. We’re introducing more ways to find interesting levels! Not only can you search by the ‘most hearted’, but with the new ratings, you can also find the ‘highest rated’ as well as the ‘busiest’ levels online. So your input when playing other peoples levels will be even more important, so help us, make these search categories a great destination for the community. So “heart” away to those who deserve them, keep awarding those stars and keep commenting to help make peoples levels better. Also, keep in mind that this is just one update to improve the SHARE experience, and there will be more in the future.

“Wheel of Death” bug = FIXED:
The dreadful issue with speeding motorbolts and flinging Sackboys has been looked at, analyzed and corrected. So fling away!!!

In-game store:
Now you can browse and download costumes, level packs, etc, directly from the Pod. Check out the latest costumes and packs on the store and revisit all of your purchases.

Improved peripheral support:
USB keyboards now work and there is broader support for 3rd party controls.

Details, details, details:

  • Fixed stretchy Sackboy arms animation
  • Improved the corner editing tool
  • Tweaked some Sackboy animations
  • Adjusted Sackboy Slap sensitivities – so less accidental slaps
  • Fixed lights (object) to permanently remember color change
  • Improved online multiplayer level selection
  • Ability to save you level to a different slot on the moon while mid-edit
  • General server improvements
  • Misc visual fixes


That’s it for this week (sorry, the holiday crunch and all the other big LBP announcements this week kept us busy), but keep chiming in and we’ll try to get more answers to you.

//Add Your Own


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+ Mana Knight on December 19th, 2008 at 2:04 pm said:

Thanks a lot for the patches. I’ll definitely download them asap. :)


+ zookey on December 19th, 2008 at 2:09 pm said:

Keep it up Mark!!!!


+ ftwrthtx on December 19th, 2008 at 2:09 pm said:

Thanks for the info


+ ajpfeif on December 19th, 2008 at 2:11 pm said:



+ XxBigP123xX on December 19th, 2008 at 2:12 pm said:

You guys do amazing work.


+ Tassar on December 19th, 2008 at 2:13 pm said:

Where is LBP Home online game launching?

Everyone is having a blast inside of Home with their holiday outfits. Jumping into a our holiday dressed sackboys for some LBP games would have been perfect for the holidays when so many people are home on vacation.

LBP, Crash Commander, SOCOM, Resistance 2, Motorstorm PR, and Wipeout HD all should have already been patched and ready to go for launching online games right from Home.


+ Trieloth on December 19th, 2008 at 2:13 pm said:

Humm thanks for the heads up.


+ ajpfeif on December 19th, 2008 at 2:15 pm said:

Oh I have a request.
I think slapping should be easier. I think it should just take a quick tap of R2 or L2 to slap. Its just an idea.


+ mywhitenoise on December 19th, 2008 at 2:20 pm said:

May I suggest to bundle the upcoming Metal Gear expansion packs into one for $10? Rather than buying two seperate $6 ones, that may confuse constumers.


+ JordanBlack68 on December 19th, 2008 at 2:20 pm said:


When typing on keyboard (without using the popit way), you cannot see what you are typing. It’s just blank at bottom left hand corner. Would be cool if you guys can fix it!


+ LukaX23 on December 19th, 2008 at 2:21 pm said:

Thanks for keeping us posted. Happy Holidays! :)


+ se7enthsign-psn on December 19th, 2008 at 2:22 pm said:

How can I join a game in progress with someone who is not on my friends list? I know that one is probably in the manual but…well, who reads manuals these days?

Game Launching from Home would be great though and an improved search function really helps!


+ Conrad Max on December 19th, 2008 at 2:22 pm said:

Busy week for the team. Take a break for the Holidays. We’ll be here for you in the New Year. Thank you so much!


+ AranhaHunter on December 19th, 2008 at 2:23 pm said:

Can you now search by newly created levels?


+ lifeRPGs on December 19th, 2008 at 2:23 pm said:

Home game launching + Themed LBP space in Home. Thank you.


+ AranhaHunter on December 19th, 2008 at 2:23 pm said:

Or Recently published levels?


+ depward on December 19th, 2008 at 2:23 pm said:

I love LBP. This game is what “gaming” should be – a fun, interactive experience for all.


+ inspace2020 on December 19th, 2008 at 2:24 pm said:

Thanks for the updates guys…GREAT WORK!!

It’s just one thing…any word on the winners from the LBC1?? We’re are dying over here…Thanks in advance!


+ BigRon3400 on December 19th, 2008 at 2:28 pm said:

Hmmmmm….I wonder if my Duckrollmobile FTW! level will work now. PSN-BigRon3400.


+ jazzyrider on December 19th, 2008 at 2:28 pm said:

Yea its the details that count – thanks for the fixes!


+ Sehlat on December 19th, 2008 at 2:29 pm said:

Any word on the 1080 issue?


+ blkant on December 19th, 2008 at 2:30 pm said:

Its a great series of fixes, there’s no doubting that, but can you comment at all on the progress of fixing the failed to load all players issue? Its still plaguing me :(


+ Money1 on December 19th, 2008 at 2:31 pm said:

I still dont know how to slap lol…what would be cool is if you can make you’re own level…with your own music. that’ll push my creativity just a bit more, sackboy costumes do that to me and letting me be able to make a level with my own music would be awesome and allow me to be more creative


+ Stoffinator on December 19th, 2008 at 2:34 pm said:

Great stuff guys. Now how about some Youtube support? :-p


+ Bigrhyno on December 19th, 2008 at 2:35 pm said:

Oh, I hate to be so unappreciative, but where is online creation!? My friends and I would be playing a lot more LBP if that was in there. Other than that though, thanks for the updates, they are always welcome.


+ Bender Rodriguez on December 19th, 2008 at 2:36 pm said:

Great work. I haven’t had a chance to check out the new search, but it needed to be improved. It wasn’t good before hand. Glad those glitches have been fixed as well.


+ digplans on December 19th, 2008 at 2:40 pm said:

Very happy to hear about the search engine and the new ways to find levels. Also thumbs up to MM for the constant updated and continuous support.


+ bballuvrq on December 19th, 2008 at 2:41 pm said:

Thanks for all of the updates! I cannot think of any questions for you, you’ve got them all! Ah, one request…

Can you CONVINCE someone in charge of the PSN icons to feature ones that relate to LittleBigPlanet, please? So us crazy fans can show our pride!


+ TheHater on December 19th, 2008 at 2:43 pm said:

What you guy did/are doing with the MGS theme LBP add-on that is coming next week is EPIC and full of win.
I just want to know if you guys will be doing the same thing with the Final Fantasy VII add-on as well?


+ MurderPrincessK on December 19th, 2008 at 2:43 pm said:

Lovely, Awesome, Fabulous…. Now I have my hopes up for something similar with a Final Fantasy Pack….Oh the evil things we could do when dressed as Sephiroth and riding a Chocobo.


+ reinheart on December 19th, 2008 at 2:44 pm said:

really good updates :) also MGS for LBP to come next week…. awesomeness ++++ :) thanks for the information


+ Wisdom Wanderer on December 19th, 2008 at 2:54 pm said:

Thanks for improving this gem!


+ seph1r0th00 on December 19th, 2008 at 2:56 pm said:

Great updates! Is the 1.07 patch live? Also, when is the fix for the Create Share and Play statistics going to happen? Tired of seeing black circles with 0’s in them.


+ Nex88 on December 19th, 2008 at 2:59 pm said:

In-game store nice I’ll never LBP for new content again


+ Divine on December 19th, 2008 at 3:02 pm said:

Great work with the patches & the new packs MM.
Any news about an LBP OST? We need that soundtrack…


+ jared on December 19th, 2008 at 3:12 pm said:

HAHAHAHAHA “more better”


+ Enigma777 on December 19th, 2008 at 3:13 pm said:

Awesome! LBP just keeps getting better and better!


+ Violater on December 19th, 2008 at 3:17 pm said:

Maybe Media Molecule can go help the Socom team with their patch that is taking forever.


+ Letters2Kay on December 19th, 2008 at 3:20 pm said:

Great all around, but “more better”?



+ TheHakku on December 19th, 2008 at 3:24 pm said:

One of these patches added the MGS pack trophies into the regular trophy list….


+ SinsToJudge on December 19th, 2008 at 3:24 pm said:

Cool stuff.

*******Does this mean we can edit our moderated levels and re post them?*******


+ yunier91 on December 19th, 2008 at 3:26 pm said:

thanx guyz


+ sainraja on December 19th, 2008 at 3:30 pm said:

Thanks for the update and thanks Media Molecule for supporting the game!


+ gaffyh on December 19th, 2008 at 3:40 pm said:

When will the “PLAY” “SHARE” “CREATE” options be enabled????????????????


+ Azured_Scorpio on December 19th, 2008 at 3:41 pm said:

Cool, good job guys!


+ tirminyl on December 19th, 2008 at 3:47 pm said:

Thank you for the constant communication and updates. This is really the Game of the Forever.


+ DARK_JAK_911 on December 19th, 2008 at 3:52 pm said:

All the updates and everything seem great, but there’s still one other thing bothering me. Whatever happened to the week one T-shirt being released to the US. All I’ve read from you guys is that you’re “evaluating it.” When can we expect to see this in the US store? The game has almost been out for two months. :|


+ The Dude on December 19th, 2008 at 3:52 pm said:

I’m also curious about any development on a patch for the 1080i issue. Is there any plans for this??? I’m one of the thousands upon thousands with a 1080i-only tv, waiting to purchase the game because I don’t want to play in 480p. Any info(good or bad) would be great!


+ bitbydeath on December 19th, 2008 at 3:59 pm said:

Awesome update, downloading now.



+ un-discovered on December 19th, 2008 at 4:20 pm said:

Cool. I love updates… Although I’m waiting for an update to fix the play create share counter.

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