Over the past, oh, week or so, Sony have been handing out keys to the LittleBigPlanet beta. They've been limited, yeah, but if you hang around long enough (or keep an eye on your RSS feeds) it shouldn't be too hard to get your hands on one. But, hey, why go to all the hard work when you can buy your way in? Yes, continuing in the fine tradition of half-witted internet capitalism, people are selling their LBP beta keys online, and other people are buying them. For up to USD$90 a pop. With the full retail game out in just a few weeks. [via 1UP]
I... kinda' understand the fever that's gotten ahold of people. No, I wouldn't give money for a Beta key, no I won't give you my PSN ID and password so we can trade games in the hopes that you'll give me a Beta key.
But I have been tryin' for about a week, and though all roads seem closed, tonight - not an hour ago - a (supergood, excellent pinnacle of human kindness) fellow at the game forums I frequent gave me an extra beta key, 'cause he liked my idea for a level design best.
Overjoyed. Too much joy. Like twice the pleasure of picking up GTA IV and MGS4. Y'know that wonderful place between picking up a game and playing it? It's all anticipation and awesome?
Double that, then add a dash of whimsy. It's a wonderful sensation.
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