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inFAMOUS Space Comes to PlayStation Home and More!

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282w ago - Today PlayStation Home Online Community Specialist Locust_Star has announced news of an inFAMOUS Space coming to PlayStation Home, Far Cry 2 Game Launching Support and more, as follows:

Welcome back to your all-points BOLO bulletin wherein I give you, the beautiful people of the PlayStation Home community, a head's up on what to keep your eyes open for in our next publishing update. This Thursday, you'll see that we decided to start the 4th of July festivities a few days early - and with a serious bang - by shooting some truly explosive content your way.

Up first is the electrifying inFAMOUS game space: The Abandoned Docks of Empire City. This awesome space supports the next level of UGC (User-Generated Content) on the Home platform with its Graffiti Wall mini-game. Here, you can use our graffiti tools to design your own unique art to display to your friends.





There's also a voting feature so that you can give props to the creators of your favorite designs, and a feature that allows you to share your masterworks and check out your friends' latest and greatest creations - be it simple scribbles or extravagant frescos.

The Abandoned Docks of Empire City also marks a first for Home in that it will broadcast exclusive...
 

inFamous PS3 Facts, Figures & PlayStation Home Space Coming

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283w ago - SCEA Senior Public Relations Specialist Katie Reid has unveiled some inFamous PS3 facts, figures and news of a PlayStation Home Space on the way, as follows:

Ever wonder what goes into the making of a video game? Here are some fun facts regarding the development of their super-hero exclusive, inFAMOUS. We thought we'd go ahead and share a few of our favorites from the issue and also the development team with you!

• In addition to the kitchen espresso, the inFAMOUS team traveled to Starbucks approximately 18,200 times. Two groups of 10 people per day, five days a week.

• There were 10 inFAMOUS babies born during development. One employee had two during that time.





• It took over 70,000 separate art, code and media check-in submissions to make inFAMOUS.

• The inFAMOUS team consumed 17,472 cans of diet Coke and 13,104 cans of diet Pepsi during development.

• There were no less than 14 high rise buildings constructed within 3 blocks of Sucker Punch's offices during the inFAMOUS development cycle.

Here are a few more fun facts about inFAMOUS worth mentioning...

• inFAMOUS is the fastest demo to reach the 1 million milestone on the PlayStation Network.
 

Qore Episode 13: inFAMOUS, Fight Night Round 4 and Frag Dolls

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284w ago - PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi has detailed the Qore Episode 13 features and shared a preview video today.

To quote: As we mentioned in an e-mail to subscribers, we experienced a delay in releasing the final version of Episode 13 and apologize for the inconvenience.

This month marks a milestone for Qore–its first birthday! When the PlayStation Network launched the show a year ago, we were very excited about the opportunity to give gamers a unique glimpse into the world of PlayStation.

We want to thank everyone for their support during this fast and furious year for PlayStation Network's first original production.

And now, the episode at hand:





Almost inFAMOUS
In Episode 11, we saw how the unique music of inFAMOUS was created. This time, we head to Seattle to visit Sucker Punch, developers of the Sly Cooper franchise, to witness the fascinating way they've created "karma" in their electrifying PS3 debut. We also utilize their development rig to capture the amazing particle effects of the game in super slo-mo.

Lords of the Ring
Muhammed Ali is the self-proclaimed 'Greatest of All Time.' Mike Tyson was unstoppable in his prime. EA's Fight...
 

Best Buy inFamous PS3 Sale: Only $29.99 on June 30 to July 2!

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284w ago - Update: It looks like this deal is only going to be running in Canada, but hopefully Best Buy will run a similar deal in the United States.

Word is that one of the biggest electronic retail stores will be selling inFAMOUS at a reduced price of $29.99 for a short period of time real soon... to quote:

Well, I have received word that Best Buy will be selling it for only $29.99 June 30 to July 2, so if you have not picked up your copy yet, I would wait until then to get it half off.

A scan of the full advertisement page is below.
 

InFamous Becomes Fastest Selling New Exclusive IP on PS3

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285w ago - It appears that InFamous has set the standard for new IPs that are exclusive to the PS3 in the US.

Below are some stats, courtesy of [Register or Login to view links] and [Register or Login to view links], as follows:

• InFamous (May, 2009) - 176K first week
• Resistance (Nov., 2006) - 42K first week
• Motorstorm (March, 2007) - 107K first week
• Warhawk (August, 2007) - 70K first week
• Lair (August, 2007) - 69K first week
• Heavenly Sword (Sept., 2007) - 75K first week
• Uncharted (Nov., 2007) - 32K first week
• Haze (May, 2008) - 91K first week
• LittleBigPlanet (October, 2008) - 110K first week

To quote: Of course, established IPs have sold quite a bit more in their first week. Metal Gear Solid 4 sold upwards of 400,000 units, while established first party IPs such as Killzone 2 and Resistance 2 both sold close to 300,000 units in their debut.
 
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