TGS 2008: Sackboy leads Sony booth offerings

Little Big Planet featured prominently at Sony TGS booth alongside adults-only showings for Resistance 2, Killzone 2.

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TOKYO--Sackboy, Little Big Planet's main character and now default PlayStation mascot, is only supposed to be a small fellow, but a gigantic version was rolled out for Sony's plus-size booth at this year's Tokyo Game Show. The big Sackboy was seated around a slowly spinning globe, and formed the centerpiece of a busy Sony booth which had dozens of games on show for both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable.

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While Little Big Planet took center stage, plenty of other Sony titles were allowed to shine, albeit behind closed doors that attendees needed proof of age to get past. Upcoming first-party titles Resistance 2, Killzone 2, and SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation could only be accessed by those over the age of 17. There were still plenty of other PS3 titles for the underaged to play, however, with games such as MotorStorm: Pacific Rift, Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009, and more on hand.

Plenty of PSP and downloadable PlayStation Network titles were also playable, including Loco Roco 2 and Lumines Supernova. The PSN section was also home to the decidedly kooky Tetris-like Gomibako, which sees players having to stack as much garbage as possible into a large junkyard bin.

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SACKBOYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Lol... watchu guys talkin bout.. the truuu unofficial mascot for the ps3 is...... THE BABY!!! LOL! Jkin! SACKBOY FTW!

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the mascot should come down to nathan hale or sackboy

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sackboy all day woot!

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i agree sackboy for president

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Trajectorize wrote: "...but I guess you could say Kratos was/is their mascot in the PS2's later years." Yeah, that was/is true. Kratos definatley started to become the face for SONY PS2 and kinda of still is cuz he's a DLC for HotShots Golf and LBP.

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brendanhunt you mean Lara Croft. And you gotta be kidding if you think she was Sony's mascot, considering the Tomb Raider games weren't even exclusive to any of the PlayStations. Crash was indeed Sony's mascot during the PS1 era, and they didn't really have one during the PS2 days (there wasn't really any mascot war anymore.. Sonic and Crash had both faded away, thankfully in the latter's case), but I guess you could say Kratos was/is their mascot in the PS2's later years.

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I think tomb raider was the ps2 mascot

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Crash is not even going to be on ps3 but will be on xbox360

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crash was the mascot... but who really cared lol. personally i never liked him or his games. blah especially the kart race ripoffs. i will give him this, he had some funny ass comercials back in the day lol

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Gomibako looks super awesome, you guys did a great job on covering the tgs 08 but I would have loved to see stage demos videos.sophia could have done those :)

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Sackboy as the new unoffical SONY mascot is fine with me. My question is... who was the original mascot for SONY? I believe Crash Bandicoot was the unoffical mascot for SONY for a couple of years on PSone, but I don't think PS2 had a mascot to represent it.

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Little big planet is THE game, this season

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I dont think Sony has to announce anything new until E3. The games they have coming between now and then are just grade A quality, and I honestly don't think I'll have enough time in a day to give them the attention they are worth

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Zoomer30 is a hater. Thats all you are and when you're making an insult make sure to spell it correctly. Home is going to take online marketplaces to a whole new level. Shortly after its release Nintendo and Microsoft are going to be copying it.

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Sackboy should be PS3 official mascot!!!!!!

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home is on its way. I have the beta right now and I'm guessing it will be out by next summer but thats just my guess.

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Ok, something is missing here....hmm...cant put my finger on it.....uhhhh I HATE IT when that happens. Some big Sony app that is gonna "release" sometime before the end of time or so....what is it. Oh....HOME! Thats it. Where is Home? I thought it was such a done deal Sony, ready to recant your "gonna come out this year fer sure dudz" staement? MythBusters should do a show about Home. "Vaporware Or Real?"

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DaveedT - thanks for the info man, i really appreciate it. LBP FTW

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@Kratossssssssss The LBP beta was to test the online code, server-side, mainly, so not a problem if the disks had gone gold. and they'll always have the option to update for some "patching", Media Molecule confirmed that they'll support the game fully with DLC for at least a full year. :)

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Sackboy>>>all lol

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@killa4lyfe ME TOO! i want the list!! i seen way of the samuri, the demon one and the tetris game but other then that nothing new!??!! so what's up? anyone?

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Sackboy for President!

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Little Big Planet is awesome,

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can any1 tell me if they announced the so-called games they were supposed to??? i am really cofused :(

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I'm going to lose all sleep over little big planet...and it will be well worth it.

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Mmm Killzoneiness...

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like silvurcross said where are the rpg, i'm starving for good rpg

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13 more days for the uk it's gonna be great :)

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wheres all of the new games? does anyone know if sony is gonna announce any new games, is it on schedule and when??? I want the new Team Ico Game!

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sackboy... what a good mascot never new they would end up using him its perfect.

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Sackboy is cool and has that just cute enough yet oddly macho enough appeal that will appeal to many.

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the beta is for testing the network bugs kratos

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Sackboy is a perfect mascot for Sony. Sackboy is just too damn cute. I personally can not wait for LBP. It's going to be great.

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Sony might have a chance this year, but I like all 3 systems

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littlebigplanet rocks balls can't wait to play it's going to be freakin awesome

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Littlebigplanet seems to be the killer application of the ps3..and believe me, i played the beta and it was -awesome-..and it was a beta...but i still dont get it though, why would they make a beta after the game gone gold? shouldn't they like test out the game? or maybe they already did with a closed beta?

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sackboy is already such a legend and i haven't even played LBP yet. Sackboy FTW!!!!!!!!!!11

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Need. More. RPGs. So where are they?

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Good bye social life hello LBP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Thats cool solid snake!!!!!!!

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Having been to Japan, I bet they have Sackboy cell-charms, keychains, plushes...and i want 'em!! Other than that, Sony's got a handful of great titles, though its missing a lil sumthin...God of War & Uncharted2 to name a few...

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Sackboy rocks, and LBP is a AAA title. But... I'm hoping Sony rolls out more than this. Where are these 9 exclusive games that were supposed to come out? I mean, I'm very excited for LBP, R2, and K2 but this is all we ever hear about. All great games but I'm hoping Sony gives out a little more at TGS.

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WHaaat? Naruto is a first Party game? Oh the times have changed. And I wish Sony would come up with more non-shooter first party exclusives. Wonder if atlus is ever gonna confirm the SMT game for PS3.

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They need to come out with a little sackboy action figure or stuffed animal thing.

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Sweet. Go Sackboy. Can't wait for the game

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I cant wait

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release date is close. And its cool to see that Sackboy is the new Playstation mascot.

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