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inFamous: Second Son is one to watch photo
inFamous: Second Son is one to watch
by Jordan Devore

You don't say! But really, after seeing a hands-off demonstration from Sucker Punch, I'm convinced that inFamous: Second Son will be one of it not the PlayStation 4 launch-window title to get. Conveniently, the gameplay footage in this new video is very much in line with what was shown.

After following series mainstay Cole for so long, it's easy to be skeptical of the new protagonist, Delsin Rowe. He looks like the product of many a focus test. I can't really speak to what he'll be like in the full game, but I didn't have any real reason to dislike him in the brief demo. He's certainly got an attitude; here's hoping it won't become overbearing after a few hours in.

The demo had Delsin run up against the Department of United Protection, which served as appropriate fodder for his smoke-based attacks. I mean, if you're going to whip people in the face with a chain and shoot them in the head with rapid, fiery projectiles, it's probably for the best that they wear costumes that obscure their faces and generally make them look unsympathetic. Beyond short-range teleportation (think air dashes), one of the cooler applications of his powers was the ability to jump through a fan on the side of a building and instantly launch out of the rooftop's ventilation system. Very smooth.

This is only the first of multiple powers for Delsin, who can gain more from other conduits, though Sucker Punch was of course unwilling to go into specifics at this time. Based on what game designer Jaime Griesemer was telling me, these later abilities won't just be obvious repeats based on expected elements (earth, wind, water, etc.) and playstyles will vary from one to the next. He seemed really excited by the design possibilities and remarked that a lot has been learned since prior inFamous games.

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11:01 PM on 06.10.2013

inFamous: Second Son looks impressive in new trailer

We got a glimpse of inFamous: Second Son gameplay from Sucker Punch tonight and, well, there's a reason series fans are excited. How could you not be? From a pure visual standpoint, the graphics are really starting to c...

Jordan Devore

6:30 PM on 06.05.2013

Capturing the emotion of inFAMOUS: Second Son

How badly do you want to see more of inFAMOUS: Second Son? Enough to sit through a video describing advancements in motion-capture technology at Sucker Punch Productions? Yeah ... I'm right there with you. Let's stare at Tro...

Jordan Devore

5:15 PM on 03.28.2013

Storm's Adventure with inFAMOUS 2

So much for trying to stay up-to-date. An inFAMOUS 2 video was promised to the YouTube audience, I dunno, about half a year ago. Hard to believe...that they would continue to care after that long. The part about about w...

Storm Dain

1:30 PM on 02.22.2013

Sucker Punch talks about inFAMOUS: Second Son

Following its announcement this week, we now have more details on inFAMOUS: Second Son straight from the folks working on the PlayStation 4 game. Starring a new character, Delsin Rowe, the new title takes place in Seattle, se...

Jordan Devore

6:20 PM on 02.20.2013

inFamous: Second Son announced for PS4

Following what could only be characterized as a "downer" moment during Sony's live presentation today where Sucker Punch's Nate Fox reminded everyone that Big Brother is watching us, we have been shown the first footage of t...

Conrad Zimmerman



Roses and tears: 10 depressing videogame romances photo
Roses and tears: 10 depressing videogame romances
by Taylor Stein

Valentine’s Day inspires a variety of emotions. While love is in the air for many, cupid has more sinister plans for a select few. A poor Valentine's Day for an average person might include seeing a movie alone or a solitude induced weep-fest. For the videogame characters below, the luxury of loneliness is miniature in comparison.

Take a look at ten relationships gone awry in the worst ways possible.

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9:11 AM on 11.23.2012

NICE PS3 250GB bundle for $199 at Amazon for Black Friday

Amazon continues to one-up the already great Sony Black Friday bundles with extras. Yesterday we pointed out that the $179 Vita bundle came with two games and credit towards another. Today, Amazon does something similar with ...

Dale North

3:18 PM on 08.30.2012

Medievil's Dan Fortesque and Nariko in PS All-Stars!

[Update: The gameplay video has been pulled. We got a nice little picture of Dan out of it though!] Sir Daniel Fortesque, the jaw-less hero of the Medievil series, and Heavenly Sword's Nariko have both been confirmed for Play...

Jim Sterling

12:00 PM on 08.06.2012

God of War, inFAMOUS, Ratchet all getting PS Collections

You already knew that Ratchet & Clank was getting an HD Collection of its very own, but Sony has waved a magic wand and conjured new teets on the milky udder of re-releases. On August 28, not only will you be able to pick...

Jim Sterling

4:00 PM on 05.21.2012

More characters confirmed for Playstation All-Stars

Eric Ladin, voice actor for inFamous 2 protagonist Cole MacGrath, may have just confirmed more characters on the roster for Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale. A mere few weeks ago he revealed he was back in the studio as Co...

Holly Green



Preview: inFAMOUS: Festival of Blood photo
Preview: inFAMOUS: Festival of Blood
by Marc Paris

When I first heard about inFAMOUS: Festival of Blood I was instantly interested in this stand alone addition to the inFAMOUS franchise. Most downloadable content today consist of either map packs and character/weapon skins, or in rare cases, single-player content that almost seemed planned from the outset to tie up lose ends in the story's campaign.

Like most, I hate feeling like I was cheated out of a complete story so that I can be sold DLC later. After getting some hands-on time with Festival of Blood, I can gladly say that this is not a cash-in attempt to complete the retail game. This is the guys at Sucker Punch having fun with the inFAMOUS franchise, providing an interesting twist to the inFAMOUS universe and play style.

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2:45 PM on 09.16.2011

Fall PlayStation Move line-up includes inFamous: FoB

It was easy to be skeptical of the PlayStation Move when it first launched, but you have to admit, the peripheral has seen a fair amount of support. Sony has listed the Move-compatible games coming out later this fall, and th...

Jordan Devore



inFamous 2 gains more UGC improvements in new update photo
inFamous 2 gains more UGC improvements in new update
by Jordan Devore

Sucker Punch Productions has moved to Update 3 for inFamous 2, and with a no-frills name like that, you know they mean business. Obtainable for free right now, this update once again enhances the user-generated-content portion of the game with features the community has undoubtedly been demanding.

The Devourer and Titan boss characters are now placeable in UGC, associating missions with one another to create series is now possible with mission linking, brief reviews can be written and used to ease navigation, and a few other smaller-scale technical tweaks have been made.

Props to Sucker Punch for iterating on this stuff.

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8:40 AM on 08.02.2011

inFAMOUS dev Sucker Punch bought by Sony

In news that isn't shocking on the face of things, but is still a big deal, Sony has acquired PS3-exclusive developer Sucker Punch. None of you are surprised, but all of you recognize this is news. Isn't that weird? Sucker Pu...

Jim Sterling

8:58 PM on 06.06.2011

E3: InFAMOUS lead playable in Street Fighter X Tekken

Not only did Sony and Capcom just announce that Street Fighter X Tekken is coming to the Playstation Vita, but they've also just told us that Cole McGrath from the InFAMOUS series will be appearing in game as a playable fight...

Jonathan Holmes