If there is one thing I hate when I open up a new DVD or Blu-Ray case, it's when there is an ad for a Special Edition of the same film that I bought coming out in a few weeks/months. A new edition with all the crazy extra features and extras that I wanted in the one I just bought. The kicker is when they advertise this new version for the same price as the one I just bought. It always leaves me burned by the company.

Well looks like Media Molecule didn't want to miss out on the "Burn! Here's the version you were looking for in the first place." Well not exactly, but that is how it feels with the announcement of the Game of the Year Edition version of LittleBigPlanet.

For the price we all paid for the game when it first came out ($59.99 USD), who ever doesn't own this gem of a game already can get it with all kinds of extras. Some of them we could already access via the online sharing section of the game, but that's not the free $30 of DLC that us true fans have paid for already. Oh, and early access to ModNation Racers as well. Here's a list from the PlayStation Blog:

  • First off, you'll get the full award-winning LittleBigPlanet gameplay experience, or as we like to call it "Play Create Share" – ok, that was a bit to 'infomercially' (sorry), but you get the idea. Everything that made LittleBigPlanet one of the biggest games on the PS3 is in there.
  • Next, to give our new fans a taste of the over 1,000,000 user-generated levels available on the PlayStation Network, Media Molecule has hand-picked 18 extraordinary people to Create bonus levels specifically for the GOTY edition – complete with interviews with each creator. We loved how these levels turned out and hope you will to.
  • And, for everyone looking for a great value, the GOTY edition includes 7 packs from the PlayStation Store. These packs feature tons of costumes, stickers, objects, new levels and the "Paintinator" to amplify the fun you'll have. Once more, these are on the disc FREE (that's nearly a $30 value)
    Content Packs* include:
    • Metal Gear Solid Level Pack – featuring the "Paintinator" paintball gun
    • Metal Gear Solid Costumes
    • Monsters Costumes
    • Monsters Pack
    • History Costumes
    • History Pack
    • Animals Costumes
  • Finally, as a peek at the next game in the "Play, Create, Share" family, a limited supply of LittleBigPlanet – Game of the Year Editions will include a special voucher code for the upcoming ModNation Racers Online Beta. This is your chance to play ModNation Racers before the game comes out in 2010. If you haven't checked out ModNation yet, and you're a big-time racing fan, always dreamed of creating your own track, or you're into vinyl art – head on over to and register.

So there you go. All of us that helped support this game to make it game of the year get screwed while they go for more money. 7 DLC packs for free. The box for the game even tells you that you are getting $30 worth of free things because of the original fans shelling out the cash for the game and DLC from day one. Just like how takes work and welfare gets abused. The responsible pay so that people who had no care for things can reap the benefits later on. Got to love this right? Look for it to piss off fans on September 8th.

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