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  • Blog Post: Five Open-World Game Essentials

    Open-world games are here to stay. This new generation has already embraced this genre with titles Watch Dogs, Infamous: Second Son, and Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Even more of these games are coming; Sunset Overdrive launches today, while Assassin's Creed Unity, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and... More
  • Blog Post: Eight Video Game Characters That Kind Of Look Alike

    Sometimes video game characters from different games look surprisingly similar. Moira Burton and Abigail "Fetch" Walker We don't know much about Moira Burton from Resident Evil Revelations 2 yet, but we have seen what she looks like and we can't help but be reminded of Infamous Second... More
  • Blog Post: Insulting The Lamest Characters From Great Video Games

    Even some of the best games have flaws. Sometimes those flaws are characters that are underdeveloped, awkward, or otherwise annoying. They are the Scrappy-Doos of video games; characters we didn't ask for, didn't want, and got anyway. Here's a roundup of the lamest characters from games that... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Infamous First Light

    First Light, the follow-up prequel to Infamous Second Son launches today, and we played through the game's opening. Even if you haven't played Second Son, First Light is a good place to jump in and learn about the world of Seattle super heroes. In the downloaded title (which isn't technically... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion: Why I Don't Want To Collect Things Anymore

    Whether it was Mario collecting coins for points, Banjo collecting musical notes to progress, or Rayman hover-jumping at that lum that was just out of reach, collecting has been one of most-common mechanics in video games. While there will always be a place for coins, fruits, and various power crystals... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion: I Want More Fetch From Infamous: Second Son

    It's rare that I finish a game and immediately wonder about DLC, but as soon as I finished Infamous: Second Son, I wanted see more of Fetch. It felt like my time with her ended way too soon. Fetch, aka Abigail Walker, is my favorite character in Infamous: Second Son, so I was bummed that I didn't... More
  • Blog Post: Telling The Story Without Cutscenes In Infamous Second Son

    Sucker Punch’s Infamous Second Son does an excellent job of developing its characters and delivering narrative outside of its cutscenes. Delsin Rowe’s story is one that lives inside of an interactive medium, and though many of its important beats are displayed without the player’s interaction... More
  • Blog Post: Infamous: Second Son's Wildest Powers Exposed

    The Infamous series has always focused on messing around with cool super powers in a giant open-world city. Infamous: Second Son isn't looking to change that, but so far Sucker Punch has been reticent to discuss what kind of extraordinary abilities players will have at their disposal. Luckily, Game... More
  • Blog Post: What's The Future For The Last Generation's Big Franchises?

    As this past generation of home consoles prepares to ride off into the sunset, we thought it was an appropriate time to look back at new franchises that defined the past nine years in console gaming – and predict how likely it is they will continue in the future. [Note: this list is in alphabetical... More
  • Blog Post: Moments: Infamous 2’s “Evil” Ending

    Infamous: Second Son is set to release on March 21 and is following Infamous 2’s “good” ending continuity. While this is likely the best direction for the series, I do think it’s a shame, since Infamous 2’s “evil” ending has always struck me as powerful and more... More
  • Blog Post: Sucker Punch Talks Letting Go Of Sly Cooper

    Before the days of Infamous and electrocuting civilians, Sucker Punch Productions created the more family-friendly games Rocket: Robot on Wheels and Sly Cooper. While visiting the studio a couple of months ago for the Infamous Second Son cover story, I spoke with the studio's co-founder Brian Fleming... More
  • Blog Post: Video Recap - Sony's E3 2013 Press Conference

    Immediately after Sony delivered its press conference, we gathered a few editors on camera to talk about the impressive news Sony delivered. No used restrictions, no required online check-in, and a price tag $100 cheaper than the PlayStation 4's main competitor, the Xbox One. Check out the video... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Mailbag: Infamous Second Son Edition

    If you've been following our month of Infamous Second Son coverage , you know we're excited for Sucker Punch's Playstation 4 debut. The studio is taking the superhero franchise to a new console with a new protagonist, and his powers have a ton of potential. Now we want to know what questions... More
  • Blog Post: The Origins Of Infamous

    Amidst our coverage of the upcoming Infamous Second Son, we thought that it would be interesting to look back on the creation of the original game in the ongoing series. As a stand-out new IP on the Playstation 3 and a studio-changing game for the talented team at Sucker Punch Productions, Infamous'... More
  • Blog Post: From Daxter To Delsin: The Work Of Infamous Second Son's Animation Director

    Every game is informed by those that have come before it. Animation director Billy Harper has some stellar titles on his resume, which inspired his current work on Infamous Second Son. Starting out on Mark of Kri for the PS2 (a game seen as a pioneer in 3D game animation) and moving on to the Jak and... More
  • Blog Post: Digitizing Seattle: Infamous Second Son's New Playground

    Leaving behind the fictional cities of New Marais and Empire City, Infamous Second Son will task players with liberating the streets of Seattle as the new protagonist Delsin Rowe. While Sucker Punch wanted to make it clear that this was not a 1:1 recreation of the real-world city, the game's version... More
  • Blog Post: What The PlayStation 4 Means For Infamous Second Son

    As an exclusive to the new system from Sony, Infamous Second Son is planning on taking advantage of the console's unique strengths. Developer Sucker Punch Productions will not only use the advanced horsepower of the PlayStation 4, but they are also hoping to further immerse players by using the touchpad... More
  • Blog Post: Bridging The Gap: From Infamous 2 To Second Son

    Infamous Second Son takes place seven years after the events of Infamous 2. A lot can happen in seven years, so here’s the abbreviated timeline that will prepare you for Sucker Punch’s next super-powered outing. The first two Infamous games told the tale of what would happen if ordinary people... More
  • Blog Post: A New Beginning: Designing Infamous Second Son

    In addition to taking the leap to the next console generation, the developers at Sucker Punch Productions are exploring within the Infamous universe by putting players in charge of a new protagonist named Delsin Rowe. Armed with smoke-controlling powers in the open-world environment of Seattle, Delsin's... More
  • Blog Post: Games Ripe For Animated Feature Film Adaptation

    With the announcement this morning of a Ratchet and Clank feature-length animated movie destined for theatres , it got us thinking about what other video games characters and franchise could work well with an animated movie treatment. Some of the items on this list have already received non-video game... More
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