Sony Buys Sucker Punch

InFamous 2 Comicbook-style Artwork

Sony has bought Sucker Punch, the studio behind the Sly Cooper series and InFamous 2, which recently did really well. In fact Sony was apparently so impressed with how the PS3-exclusive open-world superhero action game performed sales-wise, that they simply bought Sucker Punch outright! Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, but Sony must …

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InFamous 2 Review

InFamous 2 Review Screenshot
Cole returns to our PlayStations in InFamous 2, and this time he’s packing some serious punch. It’s time for more open world super hero action from a game that looks set to make itself one of the Playstation 3’s finest exclusive titles around. Now let’s zap this review shall we.

Developer: Sucker Punch Productions
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Platform: PlayStation 3
Release dates: NA June 7th 2011, AUS June 9th 2011, EU June 10th 2011
Genre: Open world, Action-Adventure
Mode: Single-player
Ratings: ESRB: T, PEGI: 16

In the month following the events of InFamous, Cole MacGrath and his friend Zeke wait in Empire City and are preparing to face the Beast, a superpowered entity that Kessler had warned them about. They meet NSA agent Lucy Kuo, who knows of Dr. Wolfe, a scientist that worked on the development of the Ray Sphere — the device that gave Cole his powers but at the cost of the lives of thousands of others in Empire City — and may be able to help Cole further. As they prepare to depart to Wolfe’s home in New Marais, the Beast appears in Empire City. Cole attempts to fight him but is too weak, and he, Zeke, and Kuo escape as Empire City is destroyed by the creature. As they sail along the United States’ eastern seaboard, they learn the Beast is slowly following them, destroying cities and towns in its path.

So let’s take a look at InFamous 2 in action.

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Games Weather Report of Week 23, 2011

Games Weather Report Week 23
What were the best-selling games in America, Japan, and Europe the past week? Thanks to Amazon online sales data here are the games that are the hottest. Think of it as a games weather report.

What follows is a listing of the Top 10 bestsellers per region, for all systems combined.

North America’s Top 10 Games:

1. inFAMOUS 2 (PS3)
2. Just Dance 2 (Wii)
3. L.A. Noire (Xbox 360)
4. Mortal Kombat (PS3)
5. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Xbox 360)
6. L.A. Noire (Xbox 360)
7. L.A. Noire (PS3)
8. Mario Kart Wii with Wii Wheel (Wii)
9. Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board (Wii)
10. Portal 2 (Xbox 360)

Sucker Punch has sucker punched the competition this week (See what I did there? ;)) with the #1 seller being InFamous 2, or INFAMOUS 2, or inFAMOUS 2, or is it simply Infamous 2? Oh forget it, I give up on figuring out how Sony want us to spell it! But all that matters is that Cole’s back and that is awesome.

Here’s the funny commercial where Kevin Butler and UltraGuy talk about the game.

Japan’s Top 10 Games:

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InFamous 2 Dead Drops Locations Guide (PS3)

Climb to the very top of buildings like this one to find Dead Drops in InFamous 2
This InFamous 2 Dead Drops Locations guide will show you where to find each of the 29 hidden bird-attached thumb drives in the PS3 game.

You will find these hidden audio clips high in the skies above the city atop certain buildings or platforms throughout the game (note that not all of them are high up though). Listen for the sound of pigeons, when you see a bird that is flashing red, zap it out of the sky! After it’s been “dead dropped” head down and retrieve it to hear a hidden audio clip.

Find all of them and you’ll earn the Behind the Curtain & Well Informed Bronze & Silver Trophies.

  • Behind the Curtain (Bronze) – Collect 50% of the available Dead Drops.
  • Well InFormed (Silver) – Collect all Dead Drops.
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    InFamous 2 Blast Shards Locations Guide (PS3)

    InFamous 2 Blast Shard Sense screenshot
    This InFamous 2 Blast Shards locations guide will show you how to find each of the 305 hidden shards in the PS3 exclusive game.

    Make sure you beat the 60 Side Quests missions, so you can unlock the advanced Blast Shard radar power called “Blast Shard Sense”, which will show you blast shards that? aren’t nearby. Blast Shard Sense means the nearest blast shard will be shown on the edge of the minimap whenever you ping with the L3 button. It’s displayed in the minimap at the bottom-right corner of your screen during gameplay.

    Find all 305 of them and you’ll earn these Trophies:

  • Just One More (Gold) – Pick up all the blast shards scattered around New Marais.
  • Shardcore (Silver) – Pick up 50% of blast shards scattered around New Marais.
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    Infamous 2 Trophies Guide (PS3)

    InFamous 2 Trophies guide screenshot - SURVIVING THE FIRE!
    Our InFamous 2 Achievements & Trophies guide lists every Trophy for this PS3 open-world sequel and tells you how to get them.

    PLAYSTATION 3 TROPHIES LIST

    Earn Bronze (40), Silver (9), Gold (2), Platinum (1) or Secret (0) Trophies to increase your Gamer Level.

    1. InFamous 2 Platinum Trophy (Platinum) – Collect all other inFAMOUS 2 Trophies
    2. Pain Builds Character (Gold) – Finish the game on hard difficulty.

    3. Just One More (Gold) – Pick up all the blast shards scattered around New Marais. — There are 305 Blast Shards, however this time they are easier to collect than in the first game and more readily available. After completing sixty side missions you will earn the Shard Sense ability that will make it much easier to collect all of the 305 Blast Shards in the game. They will also show up on your mini-map. Find each and every one and you’ll earn a Gold Trophy for “Just One More”!

    4. With Great Power Comes Greater Power (Silver) – Unlock and purchase all powers.

    5. Shardcore (Silver) – Pick up 50% of blast shards scattered around New Marais. — This video guide shows the first 10 Dead Drops covering the first opening area of the 1st island.

    6. Fight the Good Fight (Silver) – Unlock the good ending.
    7. Forging Your Own Path (Silver) – Unlock the evil ending.
    8. Land Lord (Silver) – Take over the first island in New Marais.
    9. It’s My Town, Now (Silver) – Take over the second island in New Marais.

    10. Well InFormed (Silver) – Collect all Dead Drops. — There are 29 Dead Drops to find! Find them all in our InFamous 2 Dead Drops Locations Guide.

    11. Arch Villain (Silver) – Earn full negative Karma.

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    Infamous 2 Walkthrough Video Guide (PS3)

    InFamous 2 walkthrough box artwork for PS3
    This InFamous 2 walkthrough will guide you through the beginning to ending moments of cutscenes and gameplay for this highly anticipated PS3-exclusive sequel.

    Infamous 2 opens in Empire City as a massive explosion rips through the town signaling the birth of a new evil. Nearly escaping death by the dark entity known as The Beast, Cole flees the city. Upon leaving, Cole discovers that The Beast has destroyed Empire City and is heading down the coast annihilating everything in its path.

    In an effort to stop The Beast from destroying mankind, Cole heads to New Marais in search of a scientist who is believed to hold the key to defeating this dark entity. As the mystery of The Beast unfolds, Cole must learn to harness his powers for the sake of mankind.

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    InFamous 2 Easter Eggs List (PS3)

    Here’s how to find InFamous 2 Easter Eggs in the PS3 exclusive action-adventure game. Theatre Marquee Easter Egg video tour: You can find them at the theater square in InFamous 2’s New Marais island. They include videogame references like: “Solid Serpent: The Man, The Movie”, “Call of Booty”, “Uncharted Love”, “Assassin’s Need (Love Too)”, “Hey,Low …

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    New video game releases week 23, 2011

    Here’s the list of this week’s game releases. Popular this week are: inFAMOUS 2, Red Faction Armageddon and Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters. New on the downloadable games front is: Some fun distractions like today’s new Wii Shop, DSiWare & 3DS eShop titles Ubongo, Picdun, Super Mario Land. No word yet on this week’s …

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    Infamous 2 wallpaper

    Welcome to our InFamous 2 wallpapers page! Here we will post images that you can use as desktop wallpapers, both official and otherwise. We will add to this list as we find cool new wallpapers for the game. Note that we do not own nor did we create these wallpapers. Thanks to the prospective creators …

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    InFamous 2 Hero special collector’s edition and pre-order goodies shown

    InFamous 2 fans will be able to snag several bonus goodies by pre-ordering the Standard version of the game from various retailers, or you can get all of the below Special Abilities by buying the InFamous 2 Hero Edition of the game. InFamous 2 will be released on June 7, 2011 exclusively for PlayStation 3. …

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    inFAMOUS 2 release date announced alongside Hero Edition

    An InFamous 2 “Hero Edition” has been announced as the special edition version of the highly anticipated PS3-exclusive open-world sequel from developer Sucker Punch. The InFamous 2 release date is on June 7, 2011. The Hero Edition comes at a steep price point of $100 and includes a bundle of extras. The Hero Editions extras …

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