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6:00 PM on 08.20.2013

Ride papercraft pigs in this cute Tearaway trailer

Along with Puppeteer, Tearaway has to be the most delightful-looking game of the year. I'm torn as to which looks cuter. It might even be a legitimate contender for many game of the year awards. Hamza couldn't sing its prais...

Steven Hansen

4:30 PM on 07.29.2013

Media Molecule moves Tearaway into November

Media Molecule's anticipated 3D platformer Tearaway is taking a bit longer to wrap up than originally expected. The studio announced a one-month delay today, pushing the papercraft PlayStation Vita title all the way back to N...

Jordan Devore

5:00 PM on 06.20.2013

Broken Age, Below, and more: The games of HORIZON

As previously discussed, Venus Patrol and MOCAtv's "alternative E3 event" HORIZON was pretty interesting both conceptually and in how it was executed. But what about the games?! That's why we're even here, right!? A few of the larger announcements to come out of the event have already been covered here at Dtoid, but what about those smaller, beautiful indie games HORIZON promised?

Liz Rugg

2:30 PM on 06.20.2013

Thoughts on HORIZON: An alternative E3 event

Exactly one week ago, E3 was in full-swing in the bright city of Los Angles, California, and a brand new little event was quietly gearing up to happen. That lil' happening was HORIZON. Billed as an "alternative E3 event" and ...

Liz Rugg

5:00 AM on 05.21.2013

Tearaway pre-orders will include the wonderful soundtrack

Tearaway is one of my most anticipated games of the year now thanks to some recent hands-on time. It's a wonderful little platformer that makes use of all the Vita's features in creative ways. It also has quite the wonderful ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Tearaway is a must-own for the PlayStation Vita photo
Tearaway is a must-own for the PlayStation Vita
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Last week, I got to preview a bunch of current-gen games, which we can expect to see during E3, at a special pre-show event that entailed several different game companies. The Sony showcase in particular had a handful of games that are now on my radar, such as The Last of Us, Luftrausers, and Doki-Doki Universe.

But out of everything I saw, Media Molecule's Tearaway was by far my favorite game to play. The papercraft world that they've created is incredibly charming, and the way it incorporates the Vita's features along with the actual players themselves makes it so you never want to leave that world.

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1:45 PM on 04.09.2013

Media Molecule's Tearaway hits PS Vita in October

LittleBigPlanet developer Media Molecule's Tearaway is the kind of original property we love to see appear on PlayStation Vita. The studio has slapped an October 22, 2013 digital and retail release date on this ...

Jordan Devore

3:15 PM on 03.25.2013

Media Molecule offers up the basics on Tearaway

In another fast-paced interview from PAX East, Jonathan Holmes talks with James Spafford of Media Molecule to discover what makes Tearaway so special.  Check out more of Holmes' Talk Fast interview series!  

Conrad Zimmerman

6:36 PM on 02.20.2013

Media Molecule realizing PlayStation Move's potential

Media Molecule took the stage at Sony's PlayStation 4 event and revealed that their next project will help players cut through the crap, sweep away the techy mess, and put players in the designer's chair. After two years of r...

Kyle MacGregor

8:30 PM on 02.01.2013

GTA V delay, Playstation 4 hints & New PS Vita games!

If you missed today's live Destructoid Show, you missed all the important news ever, and there's no way possible that you were properly informed by any other outlet because our journalistic integrity and timeliness is unmatch...

Max Scoville

10:00 AM on 01.31.2013

Check out this awesome Tearaway papercraft work

The world of Media Molecule's upcoming Vita title Tearaway is made entirely of paper, so it was fitting that they had IRL papercraft creation going on at a press event last night. I was invited to join in the crafting, b...

Dale North







Hands-on: Ripping into Vita platformer Tearaway photo
Hands-on: Ripping into Vita platformer Tearaway
by Dale North

Media Molecule debuted a papery present at gamescom last year with upcoming Vita game Tearaway, but they haven't said much about it since. And then, out of nowhere, we finally got our hands on a playable version at a Sony press event tonight. I ripped into this adorable game immediately. I ripped into it like, you know, paper. 

Tearaway plays out like a buddy movie, with the envelope-headed Iota as one side of the cast, and you as the other. Through the Vita's interfaces you'll literally poke your fingers into its world, punching through the ground with your fingers through the rear touch panel, or peeling away paper layers with the front touch screen. And judging by a new trailer you'll also be able to yell into the Vita's mic to sort of Fus Ro Dah enemies in the game. All of this might sound gimmicky, but it all looks and feels natural, like you're supposed to be in it.

And it doesn't hurt that it's super adorable.

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8:30 AM on 01.31.2013

Tearaway gets a female messenger, named Atoi

Remember Iota, the lead character of Media Molecule's upcoming Vita game Tearaway? We learned today that he has a female counterpart named Atoi. You clever bastards have already figured out that her name is Iota's name spelle...

Dale North



Review: LittleBigPlanet Karting photo
Review: LittleBigPlanet Karting
by Jim Sterling

When LittleBigPlanet Karting was announced, the first thing I felt was pity. Pity for ModNation Racers, the build-everything karting title that Sony presented under the same "Play Create Share" banner as Media Molecule's critically acclaimed series. An LBP kart racer renders ModNation obsolete. 

That said, LBP itself may be deserving of some sympathy, considering it's launched on the same day as Halo 4 and hasn't had a shred of marketing weight put behind it. If you're releasing alongside one of 2012's biggest games, you could at least have had more than a day-of-launch trailer. As it is, many folks have been surprised the game is even out already.

If Sony was looking for a one-two punch that knocked both of its karting properties out of the race, it's done a bang-up job. 

Still, neither of them are really worth missing. Easy come, easy go. 

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Review: LittleBigPlanet PS Vita photo
Review: LittleBigPlanet PS Vita
by Jim Sterling

The original LittleBigPlanet earned a lot of its praise through sheer charm alone. The cute presentation and unique creativity afforded to the player won it a lot of acclaim, despite the fact that, to be fair, the actual game part was never spectacular. In my mind, LittleBigPlanet 2 confirmed this -- still fun, and a good way to waste time, but its poorer qualities were exposed by a sequel's inevitable lack of surprise. 

I had feared that a third attempt at getting into LittleBigPlanet would be the proverbial final straw and turn me off the series altogether. I was gladly wrong. I also learned something very important. 

LittleBigPlanet is finally at home on the PlayStation Vita. This is where it belongs.

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11:45 AM on 09.11.2012

Final Fantasy VII gets remade using LittleBigPlanet 2

It's obvious now that Square Enix will never, ever remake Final Fantasy VII for fear of... I dunno... diluting the property or some stupid nonsense. In any case, the company is way too busy working on that "Fabula Nova Cryst...

Tony Ponce