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Infamous 2 Update 3 released

Infamous 2 Update 3 released

Bosses! Mission Linking! UGC Reviews!

Sucker Punch has released Update 3 for Infamous 2.

New features include being able to use Devourer and Titan bosses in user-made missions; being able to chain together user-made missions via Mission Linking; and being able to write short reviews for user-made missions. "I thought it was good," for example.

There are nearly 80,000 user-made Infamous 2 missions, you know.

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FeatureSaturday Soapbox: Loathing the Enemy

Tom's surprised that gaming's henchmen still fall below par.

Pretty much since I was a child, video games have been full of jerks. Donkey Kong? What a prick. Super Mario Kart? Full of jerks. I wasn't that familiar with the expression "climb a wall of dicks" when I was 10 years old, but if I had been then I would have directed it in Princess Peach's direction almost as often as I burst into tears because she pipped me to the line on Rainbow Road.

LA Noire tops Japanese chart

inFamous 2 also makes strong debut.

It's been a good week for Western developers on the notoriously parochial Japanese software chart, with LA Noire and inFamous 2 taking the top two spots.

EU PlayStation Store update 8th June

EU PlayStation Store update 8th June

BG&E HD at nearly twice Xbox price.

Glorious last-gen adventure Beyond Good and Evil arrives in HD on PSN today - but at a price. At £11.99, the PSN version is almost double the cost of BG&E HD's Xbox Live Arcade release.

An 800 MSP price was one of the reasons BG&E HD scored 9/10 on Eurogamer. One reason, but far from all.

A downloadable version of electrifying new open world sequel inFamous 2 is available today for lazy people. It costs a full RRP of £50.

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Out This Week - 10/06/11

inFamous 2! Red Faction! Duke Nukem!

Able to pry your eyes away from all the E3 excitement? Don't click on that link. Here are some games you can actually hold in your hands this Friday.

EU PlayStation Store update 2nd June

EU PlayStation Store update 2nd June

InFamous 2 demo! Dirt 3 online! Outland!

The first post-PSN hack Store update has arrived. More will follow, as Sony tries to catch up on a month of missed content.

Today's highlights are an inFamous 2 demo and the belated arrival of tasty download game Outland. There are a horde of special offers, including Noby Noby Boy for £2 and the God of War HD Collection for £15.

Owners of Dirt 3 on PS3 can now play the celebrated rally game online. Dirt 3 requires a VIP code to be played online. Said VIP code had to be redeemed or bought from the Store.

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inFamous 2

Karmageddon.

I come to you today as a man who has killed many, many street performers.

I can't even pretend to be ashamed of this. In fact, after I've concluded this "article", I'm probably going to wade back in and finish off a few more. Can you blame me? It's great to see trust fund percussionists winging through the air, launched from those stupid plastic drum kits, and it's a pleasure to knock human statues off their wonky-apple-box perches.

Most of all, it just feels right to blast the saxophone from a jazzman's wretched saxophone-caressing hands. The only problem, actually, is that inFamous 2's developer Sucker Punch awards evil, rather than good, karma points for doing all this. Hopefully that will be fixed with a patch.

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inFamous 2 EU PS3 bundle announced

inFamous 2 EU PS3 bundle announced

EU release date confirmed.

PlayStation 3 exclusive inFamous 2 launches in the UK, Germany and Ireland on 10th June, Sony has announced.

It launches in the rest of the PAL territories on 8th June.

An inFamous 2 PS3 bundle, which comes with a copy of the game, 320GB PS3 console and standard black Dualshock 3 Wireless Controller, was also announced.

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PSN outage extends inFamous 2 beta

PSN outage extends inFamous 2 beta

"Your outcry has been heard."

Developer Sucker Punch has extended inFamous 2's UGC beta test following the widely-publicised PlayStation Network outage.

A post on the game's Twitter feed read, "We've decided to extend the beta. Once PSN is back up we'll determine by how long, but rest assured: your outcry has been heard."

You can currently still play the beta but you can't upload or download any user-created stages, or access the private beta forums.

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Fox news.

Sucker Punch's home is roughly a 15 minute drive south west from the spreadsheet-porn palaces of Microsoft and Nintendo. Well-hidden among the sterile sprawl of Bellevue, Washington, it's filed away in one of the city's numerous towers of gleaming anonymity.It's refreshing and somewhat surprising when the elevator doors part to reveal a team of 80-odd artists and technicians creating video games.

inFamous 2 UGC beta announced

inFamous 2 UGC beta announced

Test out new mission-making tools.

Forthcoming PlayStation 3 superhero sequel inFamous 2 is opening up for beta testing next month, publisher Sony has announced.

PlayStation Plus members can get their hands-on the game's user-generated content features from 12th April. More information on how to sign up will be published on the PlayStation Blog shortly.

The best mission created during the beta will be handpicked by developer Sucker Punch and made available for download on or shortly after the game's full release in the Summer.

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Fully charged?

Every now and then, Hollywood has a spasm and churns out pairs of movies about the same thing. Giant space rocks provided the drama for both Deep Impact and Armageddon. Lava threatened famous faces in Dante's Peak and Volcano. Magicians got all huffy in The Illusionist and The Prestige.

inFamous 2 gets US release date

inFamous 2 gets US release date

Plus, Hero Edition confirmed for Europe.

PlayStation 3 superhero sequel inFamous 2 launches in the US on 7th June, publisher Sony has announced.

The announcement came via the US PlayStation Blog. Unfortunately, its European equivalent was unwilling to confirm a date for this side of the pond, but did detail the various special editions that will be available when it does eventually make the trip over.

The Hero Edition, news of which leaked earlier this month, comes with a replica of Cole's sling bag, a Cole figurine, a limited edition comic book, the game's soundtrack and a voucher that lets you download the following:

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InFamous 2's Karma system revamped

See both sides of Cole's personality.

InFamous' Karma system has had a full makeover for the upcoming PlayStation 3 sequel, developer Sucker Punch has revealed.

Will Sucker Punch create inFamous 3?

"We'd give it serious, serious thought."

US studio Sucker Punch is knee deep in development of PlayStation 3 exclusive inFamous 2, but it's admitted it would give "serious thought" to a request from Sony to create a third game in the superhero series.

FeatureSucker Punch on inFamous 2

On Cole's new look, the power of the PS3 and Sony exclusivity.

Sucker Punch is riding the hype train to success. It revealed inFamous 2 at E3 2010 to an excited media, built upon that good work with strong showings at gamescom and PAX, and redesigned series star Cole MacGrath – twice. But now the hard work of crafting a visually stunning destructible sandbox really begins.

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Beast intentions.

"We rolled out a new Cole at E3 and we were absolutely stunned at how much people cared about the old Cole design," says Bruce Oberg, co-founder of Sucker Punch and possessor of a sweet hat. "Today we're unveiling the new old Cole who's a little bit closer to the Cole from inFamous 1."

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Lightning strikes twice.

InFamous was a decent open world superhero game with just one problem: the superhero himself. Cole McGrath is a fine enough name if you're a guy who mows other peoples' lawns for a living, but it lacks a little spark when you transport it the world-saving business - and the face behind it wasn't much better either.

inFamous 2 out in 2011, fully detailed

New city, new powers, redesigned hero.

More details in inFamous 2 have made it out ahead of E3 this week courtesy of a Game Informer cover story, which also reveals the game is due out in 2011.

inFamous 2 confirmed by Sony

inFamous 2 confirmed by Sony

Sucker Punch PS3 exclusive at E3.

Sony has confirmed that inFamous 2 is in development for PlayStation 3 and will be shown off properly at E3 next week.

According to the US official PlayStation Blog, "Sucker Punch has improved every aspect" of its open-world action-adventure.

The game will grace the cover of next month's Game Informer in the US, where protagonist Cole MacGrath can be seen throbbing with electrical energy on a rooftop while a city street burns and tears itself up behind him.

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