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inFamous Already Spotted At Retailers

We hope you enjoyed reading our very recent hands-on preview of Sucker Punch's upcoming action extravaganza, inFamous. If it psyched you up and you just can't wait for May 26, you might want to hit up a few retailers nearby, just to see if...

As most gamers know, some retail chains tend to break street dates - and evidently get away with it - as hotly anticipated games will hit stores shelves at places like Target and Wal-Mart a week (or more) before the assigned launch date. Well, some happy consumers have been lucky enough to find inFamous at various places, and for some visual evidence visit the NeoGAF forums. There are more "hey, I've got inFamous!" claims all around the Internet, so if you've got the time and are willing to take the chance, maybe you'll want to wander around and see if a few unknowing (or uncaring) retailers have already put the game out for sale. You may as well ignore GameStop, though; they almost never break street dates, primarily because the penalties are so severe. Apparently, other retailers don't have to suffer from similar penalties so perhaps you can benefit from that arrogance. Just think: if you can pick it up now, you'll have time to zip through it and be ready for the next round of potentially great games, in Red Faction: Guerilla and Prototype in June!

Arguably, the last huge release was Resident Evil 5 and we've been waiting for another blockbuster ever since. Well, there's no doubt that inFamous is it, so what's wrong with getting it a little early?

Related Game(s): inFamous

5/3/2009 John Shepard

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shadowpal2
Sunday, May 03, 2009 @ 10:17:58 PM
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HAHA that's rich. I wonder how they're enjoying the game.

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sabitrulz
Sunday, May 03, 2009 @ 10:20:47 PM
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really waited 4 dis game for sooo long............now have to check out ma local stores..................basically i'm a collector of games which have a Sony Computer Entertainment logo in the front......XDXD....just kidding.........i'm buying it only 4 getting da uncharted2 multiplayer beta key

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Oyashiro
Sunday, May 03, 2009 @ 10:21:53 PM
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I should go check around tomorrow...

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Cpt_Geez
Sunday, May 03, 2009 @ 10:47:53 PM
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II can go to the swapmeet and cop the game right now but II already have it preordered @ gamestop. No big deal II can wait.

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Juanalf
Sunday, May 03, 2009 @ 10:59:41 PM
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great! I wander if those guys are enjoying it so far unfortunately I am too lazy to look around for the game but nice to know any way.

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godsman
Sunday, May 03, 2009 @ 11:16:42 PM
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I think im gonna limit my purchases this year to only 3 PS3 games and many PSP games.

God... i hope GoW3 and GT5 dont come out together.

WKC
GT5 or GoW3
Uncharted2 or Infamous?

(is Infamous worth a full $60 purchase?)
God damn it.... there's still Tales of Vesperia, Ratchet and Clank.
Heavy Rain, MAG, Quantum Theory?

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Reccaman18
Sunday, May 03, 2009 @ 11:44:24 PM

so many games, not enough cash! lol

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Zorigo
Monday, May 04, 2009 @ 4:27:10 AM

i'm interested in mag, QT, uncharted 2, gt5 and gow3, dirt2, nfs shift, MW2.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Monday, May 04, 2009 @ 1:09:31 PM

Well since GoW3 won't be coming out this year you can easily get GT5, though it probably won't come out this year either or WKC :) So yeah, lol inFamous, Uncharted 2, and MAG or Heavy Rain should keep you company.

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Powershifter
Monday, May 04, 2009 @ 1:42:26 PM

@ godsman

umm.. definitely get Uncharted 2 this year. Some of us think that will be game of the year, or at the very least a big contender for GotY.

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NightHawk17
Sunday, May 03, 2009 @ 11:18:12 PM
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well its already gone gold

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, May 03, 2009 @ 11:37:02 PM
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If I found it I'd hold it hostage for $100 on ebay :D Mwahahaha

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Scarecrow
Sunday, May 03, 2009 @ 11:39:36 PM
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Damn that's fast....sheesh

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Snaaaake
Monday, May 04, 2009 @ 1:40:13 AM
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Just watched the gameplay trailer recently and dude......
inFamous is like a shooter except that you're using lightning instead of gun.
The thing that's new is that there's sandbox element in it which I think is cool.
Whether the critics hate this game or not, I'm buying this baby when the time comes for me.

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ThugNificent101
Monday, May 04, 2009 @ 1:52:31 AM
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I really dont think i'll buy this game launch, but if i were to see it on store shelves early i would definitely pick it up... just to say i got it early =D

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Vivi_Gamer
Monday, May 04, 2009 @ 2:23:24 AM
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ShOcKiNg!

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whooka
Monday, May 04, 2009 @ 6:50:46 AM
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darn you stupid gamestop employee! i was just in my local to buy back some games i had pawned and they have not release dates marquee like most places do and i asked about this as i thought it was due out soon and the guy said he had no idea and their stupid list had it as july 1 so i reserved arkham asylum instead as it was gonna be out earlier according to them. i guess coz it's a ps3 exclusive some people are oblivious to it.

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Robochic
Monday, May 04, 2009 @ 8:01:29 AM
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I thought this game was always out,i was at my local walmart and they have it out already? Guess they can't read release dates LOL.

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Deleted User
Monday, May 04, 2009 @ 8:55:07 AM
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Ah, most of the guys who probably have it are employees of video game stores; maybe they get complementary copies of the game. We "regular people" will have to wait until May 26. Like Snaaaake said, I'm buying it regardless of reviews.

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DIsmael85
Monday, May 04, 2009 @ 11:45:35 AM
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Obviously John, you must have never worked Retail, because breaking Street Date hurts any store that does it. Also, for Targets defense, I hate the place, worked there, their computers will not allow the sale of Street Dated material, no matter if you see it on the shelves. What that obviously means is that the back room crew is moronic, and put it out without reading what the label says on the box, happened every time when I worked there.

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kevinater321
Monday, May 04, 2009 @ 2:59:22 PM
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i don't even know what target is 8-0

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smileys_007
Monday, May 04, 2009 @ 4:49:01 PM
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I lived in the Philippines and I got Resident Evil 5 a week earlier than the US released date. I'll probably get Infamous earlier than May 26. hehe!

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chocoholic
Monday, May 04, 2009 @ 4:50:33 PM
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couldnt somebody just have printed out the cover and put it into one of their ps3 games case?

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Daedusian
Monday, May 04, 2009 @ 5:05:56 PM
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Just pre-ordered my copy today..can't wait to try the demo out next week. I really have high hopes for this one.. ;)

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___________
Tuesday, May 05, 2009 @ 8:19:02 AM
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lucky %$#@#%$#@ and ive gota wait till bloody 12/6/09.
god i wish i lived in the US.
its official i hate SCEA

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