WIN! A LittleBigPlanet PlayStation Portable Bundle

WIN! A LittleBigPlanet PlayStation Portable Bundle

lbp psp bundleLittleBigPlanet hit the PSP this week. We’ve got two LittleBigPlanet PSP bundles to give away. But only if you can make us laugh.

UPDATE: This competition is now closed. The second winner will be announced 11am Monday.

LittleBigPlanet on PSP is an entirely new Sackboy adventure with an Australiana themed area just one of more than 35 original levels. And just like on PS3, you can create your own levels and share them online with the PSP community.

Thanks to our friends at Sony Computer Entertainment Australia, we have two prize packs up for grabs, both including:

* A turqiose Slim & Lite PSP * A copy of LittleBigPlanet on UMD * A Sackboy screenwipe * And a Sackboy PSP pouch

How do you win? It’s limerick time again. You have to write a LittleBigPlanet themed limerick that begins “There once was a Sackboy…” (Remember: limericks have fives lines; lines 1, 2 & 5 should rhyme, and lines 3 & 4 should rhyme.)

Good luck!

NOTE: As with all Kotaku comps, only one entry per draw is allowed. If you leave multiple entries, only the first one will be considered.

And the first winner is… Brent Harrison, who submitted not just the first but the best classification-themed limerick:

There was a sackboy named Michael, who thought banning games was delightful, Until one day, Voters sent him away, By electing his political rival.

Remember, leave your limerick here to go into the second draw. Entries close at midnight Sunday.

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Comments

  • There once was a sackboy narrator
    a real smooth operator
    he’s a hell of a guy
    his name’s Stephen Fry
    this limerick’s done, catch ya later

  • There once was a sackboy too curious.
    His intelligence rather spurious.
    Oh what a stunt,
    The stupid runt.
    He exploded, player 1 is furious.

  • There once was a sackboy named Cass
    who used to say words with much crass
    you’re all @#$%ing creeps
    damn, I got bleeped
    @#$% you all in the ass!

  • The once was a sackboy named Stan,
    Who sung verses of the Qur’an,
    Though wholly devout,
    A new patch came out,
    He was silenced for the sake of Islam

  • There once was a Sackboy named Nick,
    Who wrote a bad Limerick,
    it was the last of two tries,
    To win the prize,
    But he only won a stick.

  • There once was a Sackboy named Murray.
    Who had his first piping hot curry.
    It tasted quite queer.
    He downed it with beer.
    And soon he was pooping McFlurry.

  • There once was a Sackboy that stunk
    Of a gut-churning eye-watering funk
    A wash was decreed
    Now a new platform they’d need
    As when he dried out he had shrunk!

  • There once was a sackboy called Goose,
    He train travelled via caboose,
    A great prize give-away,
    Left no bedtime foreplay,
    But “this one is WIN” he will deduce!

    • I’m assuming that since you have no car David you travel by train…? Because one cant PSP while riding a bike to work can they… Am I right?

  • There once was a Sackboy called GO
    Who retailed for four-fifty or so
    Sales were down
    Which made retailers frown
    Because consumers would not part with their dough.

  • There once was a Sackboy band
    Their lyrics and melodies: Bland!
    They tried hip hop,
    and thought ‘Tip top!’
    But now they play for cash in hand

  • There once was a sackboy named Ben
    Who enjoyed stapling things to his friend
    Until one day he was grabbed
    And into the PSP jabbed
    His coop days coming to an end

  • There once was a Sackboy all green
    I thought this particularly mean
    “I bought a PSPGo
    so it’s rude don’t you know
    to be green while I’m deep in the red!”

      • ninja revise!

        There once was a Sackboy named Ted
        Whose green tint just got to my head
        “I bought a PSPGo
        so it’s rude, don’t you know,
        to be green while I’m deep in the red!”

        revise complete.

  • There once was a sackboy named Hugh,
    his games were a substitute for food,
    he shot zombies for a living,
    but died upon hearing,
    the ban on Left 4 Dead 2.

  • There once was a Sackboy called Pete,
    And The level was almost complete,
    A Cow fell from the air and dropped on his head!
    He ran with despair but it fell on his head!
    ….and now all thats left is his feet 🙁

  • There once was a sackboy named Roy,
    Who all along through he was a boy,
    He inspected his parts,
    Saw inter-changeable art,
    Then realised he was only a toy.

  • There once was a Sackboy named Pete,
    Who’s limerick was tidy and neat.
    He lost phase number one,
    and admitted he was done,
    and therefore declared defeat.

  • There once was a Sackboy from the Port,
    whose wang was exceedingly short.
    When he jumped into bed,
    his wife said, “Now Ned,
    this isn’t a wang it’s a wart.”

  • There once was a Sackboy who tried
    To turn into Jekyll & Hyde
    He worked out the kinks
    Then slept forty winks
    And woke up to go far and wide

  • There once a Sackboy that sighed
    His latest building project had died
    The textures were messed up
    The pixels screamed wassup!
    “I should have bought a PS3!” he cried.

  • There once was a sackboy called wildgoose
    who had one too many beers and got too loose
    he woke up feeling real hot
    with his head sticking out of a pot
    and he is now served at the pub as a “goose and juice”

  • There once was a Sackboy too right,
    His wrinkles gave the ladies a fright,
    He loved a good curry,
    But this wasn’t one sorry,
    Now the back him’s covered with shite.

  • There once was a sackboy who could
    Build anything out of wood
    But he forgot to fix a wire
    and a spark caused a massive fire
    so now he’s ash-eating moth food

  • There once was a Sackboy in need
    A victim of false imprisonment, indeed
    On the PS3, he was stuck
    But with a little winner’s luck
    On the PSP, I could help him be freed.

  • There once was a sackboy called troy,
    who thought he could be a real boy,
    he jumped from his pixels,
    but caught on some fabric that tickles,
    and now hes a childs toy.

  • There once was a Sackboy named Graham,
    Who lived and revelled in mayhem,
    His idol was a man named Ellis,
    Who’s day job was to rid us of a menance,
    But was banned from helping us kill them.

  • There once was a Sackboy called Ray
    Who awaited MW2 to play
    “I’ll boycott!!” he cried
    When no servers were spied
    Yet he went on and played anyway

  • There was once a Sackboy who wanted something very dearly indeed.
    Mind you, not out of greed,
    But out of love for his doppelganger.
    Sadly, he was caught in such a stinger
    Then in the end he couldn’t even get his feed.

  • There once was a Sackboy named Liam
    Who lived in a sackboy museum
    “So many items” he mused
    “To keep me amused”
    Now he’s gone AWOL; you seen ‘im?

  • There once was a sackboy from Mars
    Keeping little humans in his big jars
    He threw in the dirt
    giving all of them skirts
    But his friends called it a Big Little Farce

  • There once was a sackboy from Barbados
    Who used to be filled with potatoes
    But he came alive and broke free
    Onto the PS3
    And now he’s why XBOX fans hate us.

  • There once was a Sackboy observer
    Who noticed a lack of dedicated servers
    He declared CoD 6
    To be worth nothing but sticks
    And returned to EA the preservers

  • There once was a sackboy from Perth
    Who began to exclaim ‘What on earth!’
    His modded console was not working
    And the maker was smirking
    So he invested in something of worth…

  • There once was a sackboy from Nantucket,
    Who’s story – you’d much rather duck it,
    The rude stories are old,
    They’re not all that bold,
    It should no longer be called a nugget.

  • The once was a sackboy competition

    That everyone entered in anticipation

    But what they didn’t know

    Which was a huge blow

    This competition was just pure fiction

  • There once was a Sackboy who made
    A new way for games to be laid.
    A new kinda platformer,
    Hot as a Chicken Korma
    “It’s Game of the Year!”, so they ‘sayed’.

  • There once was a Sackboy plushie
    Who fell in the toilet and said dont “flush me”
    Mum Saw something brown,
    She got a big frown,
    And I never saw him again, trust me!

  • There was a SackPERSON called Janet
    “Sackboy” is sexist – let’s ban it
    The sex of the creatures
    depends on the features
    you give them in Little Big Planet

  • There once was a sackboy called hackfoy
    Who used and sold drugs as his employ
    So before he got maimed,
    his friends all exclaimed
    “You really should stop smoking crack boy.”

  • There once was a Sackboy named Ted,
    who said “Is PSP gaming not dead?”,
    He looked up at his Totem,
    For this Sackboy was but a scrotum,
    “I guess I’ll play xbox instead!”

  • There once was a sackgirl named Rose
    Who picked a loose thread from her nose
    She soon felt dim-witted
    For since she was knitted
    She unraveled right down to her toes!

  • There once was a sackboy named Rum,
    Who liked to have a bit of fun.
    He was out one night,
    He got into a fight,
    But was no match for a gun.

  • There once was a sackboy named Stu,
    who decided a trip to Japan was due,
    and on his vacation,
    he mistook for a distant relation,
    and he was eaten up by a grue.

  • There was a sackboy named David Doe,
    Our ratings system made him particularly toey,
    He couldn’t sleep day and night,
    Decided to put up a fight,
    To defeat Mr Atkinson would make us all happy.

  • There once was a Sackboy, wrote a letter,
    Asking what would make him felling better,
    Too much water he sipped,
    Received a reply, with a Postscript,
    P.S. Pee, advised the sagacious letter.

  • There once was a sackboy politician,
    Who fancied himself a patrician,
    His name was Rudd,
    He was a stud,
    and backing out of promises was his ambition.

  • There once was a Sackboy who was bored
    LittleBigPlanet had already been explored
    Until it moved to the PSP
    Sackboy cried “What a glorious this would be”
    But he was just ignored

  • There once was a Sackboy called Mitch,
    He thought a limerick competition quite the bitch,
    But the prize was worthwhile,
    So he wrote with a smile,
    An entry he hoped would bewitch.

  • There once was a sackboy otaku,
    Who kept up to date with Kotaku,
    Write a limerick he tried,
    But his goose had been fried,
    So he went back to Rag doll kung fu

    (NB poor little sackboy needs more games :()

  • There once was a Sackboy named Lloyd
    With a problem he couldn’t avoid.
    His butt it did itch
    Whoops he popped a stitch!
    Now he needs treatment for the hemorrhoid.

  • There once was a sackboy with no personality,
    In his birthday suit for the whole world to see,
    “Hey Sackboy, who are you going to be today?”
    With a quick change of costume, he then would say:
    “Sackboy? Nope, that’s not me; my name is Chun Li!”

  • There once was a Sackboy Darth Vader,
    He wielded a fine, large lightsaber,
    All the people exclaimed,
    when they were all maimed,
    Why they should not have crossed Darth Vader!

  • There once was a Sackboy all puzzled
    For something had him quite confuzzled
    I know I’m a toy
    But I’m also a boy
    So why are my man bits all muzzled?

  • There once was a sackboy so bright,
    That he took revenue to new heights,
    When he took off his shirt,
    They asked would it work,
    Til he reminded them all of Twilight.

  • There once was a sackboy named Morgan,
    Who’s misfortunes had only begun.
    “Oh No!” they wailed
    “His stitching has failed!”
    “And now we can see his vital organ!”

  • There once was a sackboy with a pan
    he held the object in his hand
    he wanted to play
    but his friends ran away
    because he greeted them all with a clang

  • There once was a sackboy named Raiden.
    Whose popularity was quickly fading
    For though he was good at hidin’
    In his Playstation 2 Gaiden
    We only wanted to see Snake go a raidin’.

    I hope Gaiden is pronounced Guy-den.

  • There once was a Sackboy with lice
    He tried to get rid of it… twice
    But without a sense of touch
    It didn’t bother him so much
    Being a Sackboy is really quite nice

  • There once was a Sackboy named Cod
    Who was missing something odd
    With no servers to game
    And P2P being lame
    Let’s call out the boycott squad

  • There once was a Sackboy at Kotaku
    Who would have thought nor knew?
    His name is Dave,
    He’s everyone’s fave
    And he gives prizes to me and you!

  • There once was a sackboy who saw
    A Left 4 Dead 2 zombie with gore
    Aussie classifiers didnt like
    When he was shot with a spike
    So he disappeared before he hit the floor

  • There once was a Sackboy called Jane
    who thought her Ps3 was too plain
    she searched the land
    for something less bland
    and now turquoise psps have her game!

  • There once was a Sackboy crew,
    Ready for portable debut,
    But now they despair,
    Their solo affair,
    And having to rely on just you.

  • There once was a Sack’ed Boy named Jung
    Who was Hexed for not holding his tongue
    Replaced by a noob
    (By the way, she’s got boobs)
    In a bid to appeal to the young

  • There once was a sack girl called Hex
    Who fights for the viewer’s respect
    It’s all such a shame
    The success of Good Game
    Comes down to a battle of SEX

  • There once was a Sackboy called Blacky,
    who befriended a young lass named Jaqui,
    she thought him a pain,
    so ripped out his brain,
    and continues to use him for hackey.

  • There once was a sackboy, no wait…
    i shan’t fit the rules you create.
    so i’ll rhyme about me
    in need of psp
    my umd friendly soulmate!

  • There once was a Sackboy quite cute
    And all he was after was loot
    But when we dressed him like Kratos
    He started to hate us
    Then told us he’d rather be fruit!

  • There once was a Sackboy devil
    Who had created a diabolical level
    It got moderated
    He felt exasperated
    So he went home to sandwiches from his Breville

  • There once was a Sackboy named Ping,
    Who sat in the toy shop to blend in.
    The owner in drag
    double-checked Ping’s tag,
    And packaged him back to Beijing.

  • There once was a Sackboy of great girth,
    When he stumbled he would shake the earth.
    He knew life could be improved
    so he had stuffing removed,
    Now he enjoys his virtual rebirth.

  • There once was a sackboy named Stu,
    Who won LittleBigPlanet from Kotaku,
    And yet he felt no glee,
    For he prefered fantasy,
    About humans and the things that they do.

  • There once was a sackboy in bed
    As his skin had gone spotty and red
    I went in to the poppit
    to see if I could stop it
    And made him blue burlap instead

  • There was a sackboy from tpg
    who only has a system which was a ps3
    all day he listens to customers complain
    which is of course a pain
    so a psp would be a good win

  • There once was a sackgirl who was
    Swept off her sackfeet because
    In the level it said;
    Oh, let us be wed!
    and on the internet, caused such a fuss

    Slightly edited since last time 🙂

  • There once was a Sackboy who went out to pee
    He trip over and woke up in a PSP
    Feeling alone he ran to the end
    But failed to find his friend
    Damn multiplayer was only on PS3.

  • There once was a Sackboy named Bobby,
    and Activision was under his authority.
    When CoD came out,
    there was no doubt.
    He’d sell his shares for money.

  • There once was a Sackboy that cried
    In a damp environment he was to reside
    He was moved to down under
    Oh that was quite a blunder
    In the Australian heat he was fried

  • Ive already entered but my girlfriend and i come up with this one and we think its a little too crude win the competition :

    There once was a sackboy in a dress
    Who turned to his friend and said “i confess”
    I got this from your mum
    we had heaps of fun
    Now her period hasn’t come and im stressed.

  • From Garden to Temple to Wedding
    His journey is constantly spreading
    And now he’s jumped from TV
    On to UMD
    And he comes wherever I’m heading

  • There once was a sackboy called Shane,
    Whose problem was perennial weight gain,
    Until one day on the field
    His fat cells did yield,
    Now only his ‘tight buns’ remain!!

  • There once was a sackboy called Alf,
    His father then Christened him Ralph,
    He was known at his School as the mouth,
    His friends thought he came up from the South, Sounds dumb but a PSP Champion he become!

  • There once was a Sackboy who split,
    His ego was too big to fit,
    “You’re full of fluff”
    His sack-girlfriend huffed,
    He yelled “Well you’re full of s@#*!”

  • There once was a sackboy named Wan
    Who felt himself coming undone,
    He sat on a shelf
    And said to himself,
    Just remember; Knit one, purl one.

  • There once was a sackboy, a tripper
    Who dreamed of becoming a stripper
    In the midst of striptease
    He was brought to his knees
    He’d caught some ‘sack’ in his zipper!

  • There once was a sack boy called Tony,
    Who loved to play games with his Sony,
    He said with a grin,
    I could do with a win,
    I don’t want them to think I’m a phoney!

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