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Infamous started out like Animal Crossing

Infamous started out like Animal Crossing

Lots of games go through changes and iterations during development, but most of those changes aren't so radical that the project is barely recognizable in its conceptual phases. Infamous is one of those rare exceptions. With Second Son due out next week, Sucker Punch cofounder Chris ZImmerman has revealed that at its inception, the gritty superhero series had more in common with Nintendo's Animal Crossing.

Read more: "It was kind of Animal Crossing, but you were a super hero" »

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Infamous: Second Son video shows off nine minutes of neon 'n smoke gameplay

Infamous: Second Son video shows off nine minutes of neon 'n smoke gameplay

Infamous: Second Son is coming in just a little over a week. A new nine minute gameplay video shows off Delsin and the two powers developer Sucker Punch has chosen to show off: smoke and neon. In this clip, you'll see him traversing the streets of Seattle mowing down bad guys (and civilians). Accompanying Delsin is "Fetch Walker," a Conduit who also has the power to control neon.

Watch: Laser girl and smoke boy! »

"I was thinking the exact same thing... those sound effects have to be place holders because they ..."
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How Infamous: Second Son's hero got his power-absorbing ability

How Infamous: Second Son's hero got his power-absorbing ability

Infamous: Second Son is set to launch next week, marking one of the first big exclusives for the freshly launched PlayStation 4. It's also a departure from prior Infamous games, featuring a new protagonist who can absorb the powers of other super-beings. According to Sucker Punch, this is a direct response to decisions from Infamous 2 that they felt got too complex.

Read more: "It just made it a little bit too complex" »

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DriveClub was taken 'back to the drawing board'

DriveClub was taken 'back to the drawing board'

MotorStorm developer Evolution Studios' PlayStation 4-exclusive racer DriveClub was once due alongside the new console, but a month before launch Sony delayed it to the vague period of "early 2014." And we haven't heard much from it since. Sony has now explained that rather than simply polishing up a little, it wanted "go back to the drawing board and make sure the game is great before we ship it."

Read more: "We'd be doing everyone a disservice" »

"I played the game a bit at PAX and it seemed fine, this coming from someone who loves racing ..."
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Leak: PlayStation Now games may cost $5-6

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Leak: PlayStation Now games may cost $5-6

An image promoting the upcoming PlayStation Now service may have given us a better idea of what to expect from its pricing structure. If the prices turn out as shown on the image, we may see streaming PS3 games going for as little as $4.99.

Read more: $4.99-$5.99 »

"Sounds like a good idea but when you include the need for data allowances and speeds that can ..."
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Infamous: Second Son live-action trailer gives a taste of dystopia

Infamous: Second Son live-action trailer gives a taste of dystopia

Live-action trailers are awfully popular these days, and with Infamous: Second Son cresting the horizon, it's apparently time for Sony to take a turn. A new trailer for the open-world action game gives a taste of its anti-superhero dystopia.

Watch: Deslin Rowe messes up some future-cops »

"Yeah, I'm not seeing it either. If the DUP was a legit organization, why are the staging in a ..."
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Destiny of Spirits materializes on Vita on March 25

Destiny of Spirits materializes on Vita on March 25

Destiny of Spirits has been given a release date. The free-to-play social RPG from Q Entertainment will hit Vita on March 25 and will feature a number of changes, based on feedback from last October's closed beta.

Read more: New changes detailed »

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Jack Tretton steps down as Sony Computer Entertainment America president

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Jack Tretton steps down as Sony Computer Entertainment America president

Jack Tretton is stepping down as president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA). His last day will be March 31st. According to the announcement, this was a "mutual agreement... not to renew their contractual relationship." Replacing Tretton will be Shawn Layden, currently EVP of Sony Network Entertainment International.

Read more: Tretton comments »

"Really? Guy seemed completely wooden and replaceable by any car salesman."
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The Last of Us live-action movie signed to Screen Gems

The Last of Us live-action movie signed to Screen Gems

Screen Gems, a Sony Pictures company, has signed on to distribute a live action movie adaptation of Naughty Dog's The Last of Us. Creative director Neil Druckmann will write the script for the film. The movie will be produced by Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures.

Read more: Naughty Dog pres comments »

"Ben Affleck and Chloe Grace-Moretz would be my choice. Affleck might be a bit young but not ..."
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Amy Hennig: a career worth a story

Amy Hennig: a career worth a story

Amy Hennig's sudden departure from Naughty Dog shocked industry observers. Her ten year tenure with the company helped Naughty Dog become one of Sony's marquee developers. But who is Amy Hennig? Why is she so well-regarded? Today, we look back upon her work, from her early days at Electronic Arts to her recent efforts on the Uncharted trilogy.

Read more: From Michael Jordan to Uncharted »

"I think he's trying to say that he wants the positive studio culture at Naughty Dog to influence ..."
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Killzone Shadow Fall 'Insurgent Pack' coming in April, two free maps now available

Killzone Shadow Fall 'Insurgent Pack' coming in April, two free maps now available

Killzone Shadow Fall is preparing to roll out its next expansion, titled the Insurgent Pack. The expansion includes a new character class, three more abilities, three weapons, and two game modes. It's coming in April.

Read more: A stealthy class, defensive abilities, and more »

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MLB 14: The Show online franchise mode detailed

MLB 14: The Show online franchise mode detailed

MLB 14 The Show is finally bringing its Franchise Mode online, and has detailed some of the major features of the newly connected experience. The result is what the developers call a blending of the team-building franchise features, and the custom schedules and alignments of online leagues.

Read more: Making a league, scouting, and recruiting players »

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PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate announced for PS4 & PS Vita

PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate announced for PS4 & PS Vita

Q-Games' PixelJunk Shooter is coming back for next-gen. Double Eleven is developing a new "Ultimate" edition of the game for PS4 and PS Vita this summer, which combines both entries in the series into one "uninterrupted and complete experience." That means features introduced in the sequel, such as the super spin, can now be used in the original game.

Being a first-party PlayStation game, PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate will support Cross-Play and Cross-Save, allowing Vita and PS4 players to play with one another. Cross-Buy hasn't been confirmed, but we wouldn't be surprised if Sony offered it.

Read more: PS4 version detailed »

"needs to be on PC. i cant play these type of games with twin sticks. PJS plays so good on PC, ..."
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PlayStation 4 hits 6 million following Japan launch

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PlayStation 4 hits 6 million following Japan launch

Sony has announced that cumulative worldwide sales of PlayStation 4 have now surpassed six million units, giving a better idea of how it performed in the company's home country. It had sold five million just ahead of the Japanese launch, and this latest figure is two weeks from that point.

Read more: More Twitch stats show it still going strong »

"There is a lot riding on that one, in a way it has to stand up to Titanfall because they are ..."
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'Spring Fever' 2014 brings Awesomenauts, TowerFall, and more indies to PlayStation

'Spring Fever' 2014 brings Awesomenauts, TowerFall, and more indies to PlayStation

Spring is coming, eventually, and as usual that means Sony will usher it in with its annual "Spring Fever" promotion. Eight downloadable games will be launching throughout the month of March, with discounts for PlayStation Plus members.

Read more: This week kicks off with Awesomenauts and Master Reboot »

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