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Also improving on its predecessor is Little Big Planet 2 (Nov. 16 on PS3), which gives players the ability to create complete games this time, not just levels, and much better tools for creating them. The new trailer highlights the changes:


I love the new costumes that will be available for your sackgirl/sackboy, too — especially Gonzo the muppet.

I spent hours playing the first LBP with my 9 and 12-year-old nieces, and it really is enjoyable for all ages. Just be warned: if you like to build things, don’t leave yourself alone with this game over a long weekend when your partner’s out of town, or the next thing you know, you’ll have carpal gamer syndrome and a lot of empty pizza boxes.

In even more exciting news, we finally have our first look at Dragon Age 2 (Xbox 360, PC) — and a release date: March 8, 2011.

Here’s the trailer, which features a male Hawke (default first name Garrett):


You can choose Hawke’s gender (Lady Hawke’s first name is “Marian” by default), but not Hawke’s race (you’re stuck with human, I’m afraid). This is reportedly because unlike in the first Dragon Age, your character in the sequel is voiced, and it would take up too much disk space (and cost too much) to voice several different versions.

For lots more Dragon Age 2 details, read this extensive, detailed preview at IGN.

The new trailer for Infamous 2 (PS3, 2011) doesn’t show us very much, but the new gameplay footage does, and the stills are pretty good.

Although the graphics seem more polished and Cole’s powers more extensive, Infamous 2 seems a lot like the first game. That’s not a bad thing if you enjoyed Infamous, which I did, but it doesn’t “wow” me, either. Also, Zeke kinda bugs me. But zipping across a city on telephone wires never gets old!

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