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The many uses of LittleBigPlanet 2

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Castle Defense

Normally, when you buy a video game, you get exactly what it says on the box, if
you're lucky. But Sony release LittleBigPlanet 2 (Buy | Search), out this week for the
PS3, ships with a toolkit (and exhaustive set of tutorials) that don't
just let players make their own levels -- they actually empower them to
make their own games. It's a level of flexibility above and beyond anything we've seen on console platforms so far.

Just how flexible is it? You'll see -- but before you do, here's a look at how the game looked before its recent beta test let fans really start fooling with it.

Pretty cool, right? Maybe -- but you ain't seen nothing yet.


Windows

Photos.
Media Player. Games. And yes, the infamous Blue Screen of Death. It's
everything you love and hate about Microsoft Windows -- on a Sony
Playstation. Why? We're not sure, but it's quite an achievement
nevertheless.


Pac-Man

So the sound effects might need a little work, but other than that, it's a
completely functional game of Pac-Man. Judging by the captions, it's
even rocking multiplayer -- something even the most recent Playstation
Pac-Man release, Championship Edition DX, didn't include.


Vietnam FPS

It might not have you trading in your copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops, but
considering the creator of this first-person thriller started with a
cuddly platform game, it sure smells like victory to us.


Streetfighter

Are you a fan of classic beat-em-up Street Fighter? Then this is the one
for you. The fisticuffs action is even accompanied by Guile's Theme, a
classic tune from the series. It goes with everything, or so we're told.


fl0w

Indie developer Jenova Chen's relaxing "flOw" was a big hit on the PS3 a few
years back. Now it looks as if it's about to be a big hit all over
again, courtesy of a creative LittleBigPlanet 2 fan.


Assassin's Creed 2


LittleBigPlanet's world of Sackpeople and enigmatic animals couldn't be further away from
Assassin's Creed's medieval world of canals, assassins, and
potentates...or at least that's what you'll think until you've seen this
clip.


Portal


The cake might have been a lie -- as 2007 puzzler Portal would have had it
-- but this clip isn't. You'll spot many of the game's key ingredients
(portals of both flavors, robotic foe GLaDOS, and even a Weighted
Companion Cube) all lovingly recreated. And yes, there's cake. Or is
there?

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