LittleBigPlanet Servers Go Live, Beta Levels Still Alive

Update: Sony's official PlayStation Blog has confirmed that all levels created in the online beta will make the jump to the retail release.

Original Story: Hot off the news that LittleBigPlanet 2 is in the works, the first one has finally gone online, allowing players to play together online and share user-created levels.

After the customizable platformer's last-minute delay, players who sprung for the early Qur'an Edition of the game--featuring the later-censored stylings of Malian songwriter Toumani Diabate--inserted the disc only to find that Sony had pushed back the game's server launch until its official release, which is this week.

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With the servers online, players can now join LittleBigPlanet's online community, often touted as the selling point for Media Molecule's PlayStation 3 exclusive. Shacknews has discovered that a great variety of levels are already available for download, including recreations of levels from gaming classics Super Mario Bros. and God of War, and even the not-yet-released Mirror's Edge.

Shacknews reminds aspiring creators to move past the religious "outcry" that delayed the game and make things that put smiles on the faces of Sackboys and Sackgirls everywhere.