There'll be some partying going on at developer Naughty Dog this evening
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception has scooped up nine nominations for this year's VGAs. Amongst its accolades include nominations for Best Graphics, Best Action Adventure Game, Best Performance (both male and female) and Game Of The Year. Naughty Dog has also been nominated in the Best Studio category. Uncharted 3 will face up..
Still playing around with inFamous 2's User Generated Content feature? A new update enables access to the game's biggest mini-bosses, the Titan and Devourer -- allowing you to craft your own mini-missions with the hulking enemies in tandem
Other additions include the ability to link your home-crafted stages together to create mini-campaigns, and a...
Sony likes splashing out on expensive truck liveries
A couple of years back it bought up some God Of War III advertising space on a couple of lorries, and now the platform holder's giving inFamous 2 protagonist Cole MacGrath a ride around mainland Europe. These trucks will be touring the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France over the coming months, so if you're in the..
What a story to wake up to on a dreary (but strangely humid) Tuesday morning. Sony has announced that it's acquired Sly Cooper and inFamous developer Sucker Punch, adding them to the platform holder's enormous roster of first-party developers. Sucker Punch are actually the 16th development house to join Sony's Worldwide Studios, and will develop content exclusively for Sony's platforms in the..
Sucker Punch has released the first -- of presumably many -- content packs for inFamous 2's user-generated content feature
The pack — which is available now for free from the PlayStation Network — includes a variety of vehicles from the game's single-player campaign, including Bertrands Limo, Bertrands Semi-Truck, the New Marais Police Car, the Ambulance, and a bike. To date, over 50,000..
Sony wants to educate Japanese gamers on the values of Western titles, and it intends to do so with an event dubbed the "World Game Project"
The initiative will see the platform holder bring a slew of hot Western titles to Japan's famous Akihabara district. Playable titles will include inFamous 2, Resistance 3, Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Shadows Of The Damned. Yes, we know the latter was..
Turns out Patrick Seybold was very crafty with his wording of inFamous 2's sales success
While Sucker Punch's super-hero adventure might have been the top selling single SKU in June, it did not manage to outsell its multiplatform rivals L.A. Noire and Duke Nukem Forever. But that's ok, we'll forgive it that. Finishing up in third on the...
It's not often that a PlayStation 3 exclusive tops the American sales charts, so let's all celebrate the news that Sucker Punch's inFamous 2 dominated the NPD software charts for the month of June
According to the latest NPD report, PlayStation continues to see growth in software with a strong demand for exclusive PlayStation 3 franchise titles, SCEA's Patrick Seybold gloated in a press..
If you're planning on picking up Resistance 3 in September -- and haven't got around to trying out Killzone 3, MotorStorm Apocalypse and inFamous 2 -- then you're in luck
Demos for all three titles will be included on Resistance 3's Blu-ray, according to information published by the BBFC. Resistance 3 itself received an 18 rating by the classification board, with the final product boasting over 90..
The much anticipated Final Fantasy VII costume pack for LittleBigPlanet will launch on the PlayStation Store next week according to the PlayStation Blog
Costumes for Tifa, Sephiroth, Cloud and Aeris will be available for £1.59 / $1.99 each, or bundled together with an exclusive Vincent outfit for £4.79 / $5.99. Sony's also announced an inFamous 2 pack — featuring a good and evil Cole for £2.39..
The studio behind inFamous and Sly Cooper is hiring for a new PS3 project
The Sucker Punch website notes that the American developer is looking for an art director, senior producer and lead sound designer to work on its next game. It's thought that the project will be a PlayStation 3 exclusive. There has been some rumours about Sucker Punch working on a new IP, but given the success of the inFamous..
Despite a number of seriously scathing reviews over the weekend, Duke Nukem Forever has knocked L
A. Noire</a> off its perch at the top of the UK sales charts, scoring a number one finish for the long-in-development FPS. L.A. Noire finished up in second, while Sucker Punch's new superhero escapade finished up just behind Zumba Fitness in...
Sony's confirmed that it will be releasing inFamous 2 via the PlayStation Network in Europe this Friday
Expect to pay £49.99 for the convenience. Before you jump into the comments moaning about rip-offs and what-not, Sony obviously can't undercut their retail partners for obvious reasons. Until one of the platform holders commits to going solely digital, you're going to continue to see..
The first inFamous 2 review is in, and it's unsurprisingly pretty positive
In his 9.0 review of the game, Colin Moriarty (beyond!) explains that Sucker Punch's super-charged sequel is "stronger than its predecessor". Moriarty concludes: "Nothing exists in inFamous 2 just because, and thats something developer Sucker Punch should be commended for. When combined with how..
We'd consider ourselves inFamous fans here at PushSquare, but we've decided against shelling out for the insanely expensive inFamous 2: Hero Edition
It's not that the set doesn't look cool — it genuinely does! — but more that we've learned our lesson when it comes to special editions. The God Of War III set was similarly attractive, and we bought it day one, only to leave it in the garage after..
Sucker Punch has taken to the PlayStation Blog to debut a brand new teaser trailer for the upcoming inFamous 2
The trailer is light on content, but it's just long enough to let you know that the Beast is coming. The Beast was teased at the end of the original inFamous, when Cole had a vision of the forceful entity that only he can stop. At the start of inFamous 2, Cole fails to destroy the Beast,..
In the nineties, every single electronics product was shipped in transparent plastic
We distinctly remember refusing to purchase PlayStation memory cards that weren't transparent. It was just cool at the time. Sony and Sucker Punch obviously feel its time to revive the timely fad, by releasing special European editions of inFamous 2 featuring an exclusive DualShock 3 in Crimson Red and Cosmic Blue..
We already know inFamous 2 is releasing on June 7th in North America, but what about Europe? SCEE's confirmed this afternoon that Sucker Punch's superhero adventure will launch June 8th in Europe and June 10th in the UK
There's a bunch of special editions available for the game, including the super-awesome "Hero" package which includes a replica of protagonist Cole McGrath's rucksack..
Heads up guys: inFamous 2 is out really soon
The sequel to one of our favourite games from 2009 is just around the corner, and this little narrative refresher is probably all you'll need to get hyped. Has anyone ordered the "Hero Edition"? We're super tempted by it. Looks like Play.com has the exclusive on it in the UK. You can grab it through here.
With all the drama surrounding the PlayStation Network, we're a little worried that inFamous 2 might be flying under the radar a touch
That's a big mistake because the game looks absolutely incredible. Admittedly we're not keen on the prospect of preorder bonuses, but we suppose that's the state of the industry now. There's a number of additional powers on offer depending on where you preorder your..
inFamous is one of our favourite games on the PlayStation 3
It's one of those titles that came out of nowhere, but the experience stuck with us for a long time. In an interview with Spong, Sucker Punch producer Brian Fleming has countered our positive opinion, stating the game was just "okay", a trait that has factored into its cult status. "I dont think we did ourselves any..
inFamous 2 might not be the most instantly obvious "Play Create Share" release, but some of the stuff that's possible in the game's level designer is absolutely wild
The PlayStation Blog's stuck up a short walkthrough of the feature that will allow players to create and share entire inFamous 2 missions online with others. The highlight of the video is footage of a Space Invaders clone that someone..
Man, we wished we were inFamous 2's Cole McGrath
Not only does he get to leg it around cities grinding on rails and telephone cables, but he also gets to star in slow motion trailers where he blows stuff up in slow motion to a killer guitar riff. Some guys get all the luck.</em>
Do you want to take a shot at designing your own inFamous 2 missions that could appear in the game when it releases in June? Of course you do right? You better pull up a chair and listen carefully then, Sucker Punch has some information to share
The inFamous 2 User Generated Content beta is due to go online in Europe and North America on April 12th. US hopefuls will need to register their interest..
We'd heard about an open-world game including "Play Create Share" features a long time ago, but we never clicked onto it being inFamous 2
But that's what Sucker Punch announced as part of GDC last night — a complete level editor. As development director Chris Zimmerman stated on the PlayStation Blog, "Sandbox games are a ton of fun. Theres a whole city to explore, and we provide lots of..
inFamous and Sly Cooper developer, Sucker Punch, has teased the announcement of a "big secret" at GDC today
In a Facebook status update the developer revealed, "Today is very exciting day. We've been holding a big secret for the last two years and at GDC later today... We get to tell you all about it." Sucker Punch has outright stated the announcement has nothing to do with Sly 4..
Despite the original inFamous charting third in our '09 game of the year round-up, and the sequel drawing huge acclaim in our hands-on preview last year -- we've been a little bit subdued regarding inFamous 2
None of the trailers released thus far have done much to make us stand-up and say, "Good grief, inFamous 2 is coming out!" This Duality trailer does exactly that. It depicts the..
Sony's just slapped a big fat June 7th North American release date on Sucker Punch's anticipated super-hero adventure, inFamous 2
No word on the European date yet, but there's no reason to expect much of a delay. SCEE's announced two special editions to coincide with the game's release in Europe, while SCEA's just got one. Europe's first special edition comes with a nicely packaged 3D lenticular..
"With great power, comes great responsibility," is one of the most famous lines in comic book history, so we understand why it's imperative inFamous 2 nails its morality system
The original game featured player choices, but they were very binary, and a bit mechanical. It's a criticism developers Sucker Punch have recognised, and gone some distance to try and correct with the sequel. "When we..
We often sit at our desk pondering, "Y'know what this work surface needs? A Cole McGrath statue
" Not really, but that's a brilliant lead-in. As discovered by the Examiner, Amazon has unwittingly revealed a collector's edition for inFamous 2. The "Hero Edition" — which leads us to believe there will be an "Antagonist Edition" too — includes a bunch of goodies, including..
The original inFamous had a heavy emphasis on the morality of your actions
Choices were binary and contrived, but the whole mechanic shaped the way the world responded to you as well as Cole's looks. In inFamous 2, Cole will need to make moral decisions once again, but this time they will be represented by character-driven dialogue and 3D mocap cut-scenes". Fancy press release jargon maybe,..
Remember 2009, when similar-looking super hero titles launched on the PlayStation 3? Those games were Prototype and inFamous
Many forum topics debated which game would come out "the winner", but it wasn't long before people totally forgot about Prototype, succumbing to inFamous' brilliance. A sequel to inFamous was announced at E3 this year and based on our hands-on impressions it raises..
Cole McGrath's gone through some changes
Apparently Sucker Punch just can't seem to satisfy their fan-base with inFamous 2's protagonist. Here's the issue: the most berated portion of the original inFamous was its protagonist. As much as we loved the game - Cole was rubbish. So Sucker Punch changed him. But people couldn't deal with the continuity issues. So Sucker Punch changed him back. Now..
The comic-book cut-scenes are back in inFamous 2
Only this time narrator Cole has got a new voice - a better voice. Aww c'mon, don't pretend like the last Cole's voice was good. It was gruff, generic and terrible. Now he's got a little more personality. This cut-scene is from the start of inFamous 2 when Cole arrives in New Marais. It's edgey just like the original inFamous cut-scenes. We..
The original inFamous was a success because of its silky smooth combat mechanics
They're still apparent in inFamous 2, though Sucker Punch has gone out of their was to improve the visual clarity of the open-world environment and up the number of combat mechanics at Cole's disposal. Our demo starts out with a bunch of super-natural goons for us to...
Get physical with Cole
Not so long ago, inFamous 2 was touted for Move support with a listing on the official Sony website, but that soon disappeared. It seems Sucker Punch is still investigating the controller's possibilities however, as an interview with HipHop Gamer uncovered. Sadly that's about all it uncovered, but if Cole's next adventure is...
inFamous 2 is going to be amazing based on the small snippets of the game we've seen
It doesn't need any extras to enhance that. However, one of the best things about the PlayStation 3 right now is the way it can support additional technologies - like PlayStation Move and 3D - that can enhance the experience for those who want it. According to an interview with the HipHopGamer, Sucker Punch are..
GameInformer's released some new footage of inFamous 2 and, bar some sound compression issues, it looks absolutely sensational. The combat looks as varied as ever - Cole can now pick up vehicles and lunge them at his foes - but it's the graphics engine that's been given the most polish. It looks incredible. Destructible environments, and stunning explosions only enhance the effect. Simply..
We already established that with the GamesCom trailer. And apparently his new model is already back and running in the game. This footage out of GamesCom is the same section of inFamous 2 we've seen before (note: it looks incredible), but it now features the old Cole character model. It's well worth watching again. Are you guys happy now? Can we get on with talking about th
There's a familiar face vying for your attention in this inFamous 2 trailer
Who is it? It's none other than Cole McGrath. You know, the one you remember. The one you fell in love with. The one from the original inFamous.
The PlayStation Blog's just uploaded a condensed version of Sucker Punch's Comic-Con panel from earlier this month
The panel goes into a lot of detail about the original inFamous' design process, aswell as tackling some hot-topics regarding the sequel. Interestingly, Sucker Punch dropped a "wait and see" line regarding PlayStation Move support and multiplayer, which a more speculative..
After checking out this comic-book cut-scene from inFamous 2, we're well and truly in the mood for some more electrified action
We'd forgotten just how well the animated story sequences set the game's tone. We'd also forgotten how gritty inFamous' universe is. It's a cool little cut-scene. Check it out.
Proof that developers do listen -- after the gigantic backlash aimed at the new-look Cole McGrath in inFamous 2, developers Sucker Punch have decided to switch back to something more in-line with the original character
Speaking from Comic-Con, IGN's PlayStation editor, Greg Miller, had the following to say on the changes to Cole's character design: "I cant tell you exactly what he looks..
You know what -- Sucker Punch are really interesting guys
This behind the scenes documentary with the studio discussing their influences is heart-warming and interesting. inFamous was a smash-hit when it dropped last year, and it's so exciting to be in the build-up to the sequel to that game. Expect to hear much more about inFamous 2 tomorrow as Sucker Punch hold their panel "From Origin..
Sony's first-party is the best in the world
We really don't care about subjection and opinion — it's fact. Nobody can touch those guys, they are incredible. As such, it's always refreshing to see how the internal teams help each other — be it with elements of their engine, programming for the PlayStation 3, or simply giving feedback on each other's games. In an interview with NowGamer, Sucker..
Good grief, the graphics. Sucker Punch has released the first footage of inFamous 2 and... Man, is it incredible. Seriously. Sometimes we get excited here at PushSquare. But this goes beyond our usual excitement. Whatever your opinion on the new Cole, watching him glide through the city before fighting a helicopter is truly incredible. Sucker Punch have worked wonders on their engine..
If there was perhaps any complaint attached to the original inFamous, it was that the game just didn't look very good
Empire City was a mess of jaggy lines, grubby textures and foggy city-scapes. In many ways, the game was supposed to look like that. inFamous' setting was dark and foreboding. But also, inFamous lacked that next-level beauty that so many PlayStation 3 exclusives provide these days..
Perhaps the most fitting word to describe our reaction to the new-look Cole in inFamous 2. The once gruff-voiced egg-head with electric powers had seemingly been replaced by the cover-star of the next Skate game - a brusque, handsome looking extreme sports star who Sucker Punch describe as being "inspired by Tony Hawk". Beyond the...
Sony's released the first screenshots of the dividing inFamous 2
While early impressions from the press - who saw the game behind closed doors during E3 - have been positive (GameTrailers' Geoff Keighley described the game as "impressive"), the fan-base seems pretty divided over the new look Cole. He's kinda growing on us, but we still get why people aren't digging him. He just looks..
As part of their E3 press conference tonight, Sony showcased Sucker Punch's upcoming inFamous 2 with a brand new trailer
And it looks completely amazing. The new look Cole's definitely grown on us, and seems to fit with inFamous' new city.