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Old 10-22-08, 04:43 PM
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Originally Posted by mhg83
here's what I'm guessing will happen:


Sony is making new copies of the game and will ship to all the stores. When they receive the new versions, They'll probably have to send the old versions back to sony. They'll then patch those old copies and re sell them at a later date. I cant see Sony just throwing out all those copies.
A times B times C equals X...If X is less than the cost of a recall, we don't do one.
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Old 10-22-08, 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Liver&Onions
A times B times C equals X...If X is less than the cost of a recall, we don't do one.


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Originally Posted by C-Mart
Can they do that? Write over an already burned disc? Or are BR discs re-writable?
No, they can't do that. They can "rekit" them, just replacing the disc and shrink wrapping it again.

My company did a beta of our software where somebody mastered the disc using 8.3 file names right before we sent it off to reproduction, so nothing would install off the disc Cost us a lot of our advertising budget to recall and rekit.
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Might be too late, but check ToysRUs - a few friends of mine were able to buy LBP from there yesterday - I tried today, but they were sold out, and they knew nothing about a recall. But as it was for me, YMMV, as it might be sold out.
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Originally Posted by slop101
Might be too late, but check ToysRUs - a few friends of mine were able to buy LBP from there yesterday - I tried today, but they were sold out, and they knew nothing about a recall. But as it was for me, YMMV, as it might be sold out.
My TRU store had signs printed up and posted in the video game section at several locations saying that although the game was in this week's TRU ad, they would have the game in Wed, Oct 28th. Dammit.
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Old 10-23-08, 07:08 AM
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Old 10-24-08, 10:40 AM
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Media Molecule interview with a beta player about his levels. They are pretty sweet!

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Those lucky few who got into the beta might not recognise the name Ole-Marius Lakselv, but will probably know his username Geosautus. In fact it is likely you played one of his excellent levels such as World of Color or Mad Mansion.

Here, in the first of an irregular series of creator interviews we track down Ole-Marius to his Norwegian lair and ask him questions until he tells us to go away.

Media Molecule: So, introduce yourself!



Ole-Marius: PSN, Gamertag, Steam ID etc: geosautus.

My name is Ole-Marius, Iím 21 and from Norway. I donít think I have a favorite color, I like them all. My favorite sackboy costume so far is the pirate outfit. Especially if colored completely blue and with an underwear-sticker on the hat. But when playing with friends it often ends up with a costume covered in donkey tails. When Iím not busy designing levels in LBP Iím usually at school studying animation.

MM: How did you find out about LBP? How did you get on the beta trial?

OM: GDC. I was blown away instantly. And so was everyone I showed it to. When the beta keys went out on eurogamer.net I sat for about an hour just refreshing the page because their server went down. But it paid off! I got a key, and 10 minutes later it was LBP time!

MM: Where do you start when youíre designing a level, do you begin with a specific idea or just doodle until something happens?


OM: The first thing I do is come up with a concept, color, style - what have you. Then I just build as ideas come to mind, stringing challenges together. I often spend a lot more time tweaking my challenges/puzzles than I spend making the main triggers and geometry. I always playtest each challenge many times. I also try to ďfool proofĒ every part of my level, though this if often easier said than done. When Iím happy with the overall design of a challenge I usually get my girlfriend to playtest it. If she breaks it (and she usually does. She is amazing that way), itís back to the drawing board.

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MM: Have you got much attention for your levels?

OM: Yeah, itís really weird - people are recording themselves playing my levels and talking about them in forums, arguing wether Iím a dev and/or MM employee. Itís really crazy. My PSN friendslist exploded in a couple of days. The real highpoint was when I got my first friend request from a MM employe. That was unbelievable!

MM: How do you know when you have finished working on a level?

OM: I usually just keep building challenges until I run out of space or the level overheats, though it usually overheats well before Iím satisfied. I often to go back and redesign some elements so that they eat less resources. When all the challenges are complete, I try to add secrets if possible and a last bit of visual polish followed by playtesting. If it all works then itís done - off to the next level!

MM: Who or what influences your designs? Is there anyone you would like to collaborate with?

OM: I would say that almost all the levels Iíve played influence my own - they let me see what works and what doesnít. My girlfriend often has an idea for a segment of a level, though sometimes theyíre rubbish. The puzzle in Mad Mansion was her idea, so I guess I owe her some chocolate.

MM: Do you have plans in the works for any new levels?

OM: I do, but itís secret!

MM: Whatís your favourite level youíve seen in LBP so far?

OM: I really like levels that do something I havenít thought of myself. I played one level that was pitch black and used only the light from magnetic switches to show the way. I thought that was really cool.

MM: Your levels are very varied, we were very impressed by the variety and detail that went into them. How do you find inspiration and keep things fresh and varied?

OM: I like to think of new concepts to avoid making the same thing over and over again. So when Iím finally finished making a level I just want to make something different. I usually come up with a concept pretty fast, then I just base the challenges around it.

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MM: The sound design on Mad Mansion is epic! Was that added later, or as part of the process?

OM: Both. I added sounds to my challenges as I went along (creaks, bangs etc) - after completing the world i added another sound layer (like the ambient noice). I tried to tweak the music to fit, but it was too cheery, so I just went with a lot of ambient noices. I think it worked out pretty well. My future levels will definetly benefit from what I learned designing the audio for Mad Mansion.

MM: Have you designed games before? If so, what sort of stuff?

OM: No not really. Well, maybe thatís a bit of a lie. Iíve helped design a small java Smash Bros type of game at school. It was a lot of fun.

MM: If you could ask for one more feature in LBP, what would it be?

OM: I can think of two just from the top of my head:

1. Rumble emitters. Works like the sound speakers, but instead you can make the controller rumble (different types, pulse, heartbeat, weak, strong etc). I think that could result in some interesting stuff.
2. A way to change the lighting in just some parts of the level. Going from daylight to pitch black as you enter a cave etc.

MM: What other games live on your PS3/Xbox/PC?

OM: Right now itís a lot of R2 beta and WipEout HD. I havenít really played my 360 in a while, but Iím looking forward to playing Fable II. On my PC itís either podcasts+TF2, or Crysis Warhead right now. Havenít touched my Wii in ages (oooh, that sounded naughty!).

MM: What was the last great film you saw?

OM: Wall-E. Pure genius. And The Dark Knight before that.

MM: Any greets or shout outs?

OM: I would like to thank everyone who plays and hearts my levels. Itís great seeing that people are enjoying my creations.

MM: Thanks Ole-Marius!

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Old 10-24-08, 12:14 PM
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Damnit, i want to play this, now.
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Old 10-24-08, 06:38 PM
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Damnit, i want to play this, now.
You may be able to tomorrow. Gamestop just called and said thye game will be in tomorrow! I'm guessing most stores will receive it this weekend!!!
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Old 10-24-08, 06:57 PM
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Gamestop called me too with an automated message and I called my local store where I pre-ordered it! Tomorrow at noon I should have this puppy!
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Old 10-24-08, 10:04 PM
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Originally Posted by mhg83
You may be able to tomorrow. Gamestop just called and said thye game will be in tomorrow! I'm guessing most stores will receive it this weekend!!!
Thanks for the heads up. Just called mine and they said to check in tomorrow early afternoon as they'll be getting it in. Totally excited!
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Old 10-25-08, 01:00 AM
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Maybe TRU will get it as well....
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I can confirm that GameStop got their copies today. I'm sitting here at work at I'm seeing tons of people walk away from the store with their copies.
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Apparently, Gamestop only got "enough" in for people that had pre-orders. Gonna have to try TRU.
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Old 10-25-08, 11:59 AM
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Apparently, Gamestop only got "enough" in for people that had pre-orders. Gonna have to try TRU.
I talked to my local gamestop and they told me they have enough copies for pre orders and extra ones for non preorders.
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Old 10-25-08, 12:10 PM
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I'm starting to get just a bit shocked at how many people are walking away with the game.
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I called Best Buy to see if they would release them and they said Tuesday. I hate sticklers who hold for release dates, especially for this soft release date only given because the game had already been delayed in the first place. I already have the game paid off or I would have bought it elsewhere.
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Old 10-25-08, 12:29 PM
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Gamestop called me, but I also have one on order at CC.com. Not sure if I should go get it or not.
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Old 10-25-08, 01:03 PM
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I've got mine and enjoying it. For those that have it, can you connect to the server or redeem codes?
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Originally Posted by mhg83
I talked to my local gamestop and they told me they have enough copies for pre orders and extra ones for non preorders.
Over here, they might or they might not, but I called every GS within driving-distance and they said they're selling them only to people that have pre-orders.

So I guess we should pre-order all video games now, as you never know when a game will be recalled due to upsetting some Muslims.
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Over here, they might or they might not, but I called every GS within driving-distance and they said they're selling them only to people that have pre-orders.

So I guess we should pre-order all video games now, as you never know when a game will be recalled due to upsetting some Muslims.
I tred my local GS and they still hadn't received the game. So i went to the next closest and they didnt as well but did call another one and had an extra copy. I went over to that one and sure enough i have my own copy

You have to give sony a round of applause for getting this game out so quick. I really thought it would take at least two weeks.
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Old 10-25-08, 03:01 PM
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I managed to sell an extra Nariko code on ebay for $15 clams. Grabbed an extra Kratos one at Gamestop when I picked up the game and plan to do the same. I can't believe people are paying it. Definitely helps shrink the cost of the game.
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Old 10-25-08, 03:15 PM
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struck out here .. Gamestop said not until Tuesday, as did my Best Buy and Wal-Mart . Oh well ..
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has anyone tried their Nariko and Kratos codes yet? Mine don't seem to be active yet. Any word on when they will work?
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The game isn't official out until the 27th. That is when the codes will work.
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