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There's a stark duality at the heart of the Infamous series. The original Infamous was built on a solid foundation, putting players in the role of a modern-day superhero with a repertoire that expanded gameplay in satisfying, meaningful ways throughout its campaign. Its sequel boasted a number of improvements, but its mechanics weren't always explored to their...

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Infamous dev Sucker Punch hit by layoffs, numbers unknown

Sony-owned developer Sucker Punch laid off some of its staff this week, just days ahead of Infamous: Second Son standalone expansion First Light releasing on PS4. Sony Computer Entertainment America confirmed the layoffs to IGN yesterday, though it's not known how many employees at the Infamous and...

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Infamous: First Light in the pink on Europe's retail shelves

A physical edition of standalone PS4 entry Infamous: First Light will light up Europe's storefronts on September 10. The Infamous: Second Son prequel is also coming to the region in download form, and according to the PS Store, that hits a smidgen earlier on August 27. That tallies with the listing...

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Infamous 'First Light' is indeed out in August

It's official: The Infamous: Second Son "First Light" DLC is due on August 26 in North America and August 27 in Europe. Developer Sucker Punch shared the launch date on Twitter, along with some fresh concept art. First Light stars Fetch, a Conduit who controls neon, and sees her spending time in a...

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Infamous 'First Light' DLC dated for August

The PlayStation Store lists Infamous: Second Son's "First Light" DLC with a release date of August 26. The date appears both on the console store and the online store. First Light stars Abigail Walker, the neon-controlling Conduit also known as Fetch, as she relives dark memories while locked in...

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Infamous: First Light standalone DLC coming to Second Son in August [Update: trailer]

Infamous: Second Son will be getting standalone DLC in August of this year, Sony announced during its E3 2014 press conference. The DLC will be titled Infamous: First Light and seems to focus on Abigail Walker, a Conduit - see: person with superpowers - who can control neon light. No pricing or...

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Joystiq Weekly: VR walker Omni, Hitman Go review, Mario Golf's season pass and more

Welcome to Joystiq Weekly, a "too long; didn't read" of each week's biggest stories, reviews and original content. Each category's top story is introduced with a reactionary gif, because moving pictures aren't just for The Daily Prophet. Okay, we have to admit that the Omni, a motion-tracking...

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The Guilty Pleasures of Infamous: Second Son

Searching for the subtleties in a superhero game is like straining your ears to find the bright ting of a triangle buried somewhere in a bombastic marching band. It adds a pleasant touch of finesse, even if you're just there to feel the drums pushing you back. Infamous: Second Son has its own...

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Infamous: Second Son patch adds Photo Mode, subtracts bugs

Infamous: Second Son lead Delsin Rowe might be able to shoot burst of smoke from his hands and run up walls as a streak of light, but he's not perfect. Hence, developer Sucker Punch has outlined plans for a patch that it hopes to release as soon as April 17. The highlight of the patch is the...

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PlayStation 4 sales exceed 7 million so far

Sales of Sony's PlayStation 4 have exceeded 7 million worldwide, the manufacturer announced today. Games are going along with them, according to internal estimates from Sony Computer Entertainment, selling to the tune of over 20.5 million copies as of early April. This figure includes retail sales...

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Infamous: Second Son updates due out in two weeks, tentatively

Sucker Punch Productions has a few updates due out "in the weeks to come" for Infamous: Second Son, including an option to change the time of day, studio co-founder Brian Fleming writes on the PlayStation Blog. Infamous: Second Son has rich day, evening and night environments, as we discussed in...

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