today, i bring to you a big, old WTF for you-know-who: sony. specifically infamous. this game was a homerun for sony. its first week sales (june 2009) were 176,000 units. it blasted by stuff like littlebigplanet. then, because it was an exclusive title, sony dropped the price and everyone jumped all over that shit because gamers love that strategy. (sony originally tried dropping its pants but gamers tend not to like THAT strategy.)
when the bigwigs started talking about infamous 2, people went rabid. ‘no fucking way’ breathed gamers. several twitter outages were attributed to this news being dropped. lolz. we’re joking about that last part – maybe. the point is that a lot of people went beserk for this game. and why not? it’s wonderful. remember that little weird bike messenger kind of dude and his pervy portly pal? yeah, they were cool, right? plus the storyline was awesome, and you could be either good OR evil. the trophies were fairly simple to get and with a bit of effort, you could go platinum. winnings all around.
however apparently at e3, sony has recently dropped the news that they have, uh, changed the character of one cole mcgrath. not something like ‘changed his filthy-ass outfit he had on at all times’. not ‘gave him a tan’. no. CHANGED him. now he no longer even looks like the same person. i got my hands on some screenshots, and as you can see below, even the characters themselves are weirded out.