someone that is well known for doing something bad
everybody knows scarface Tony Montana the infamous , Cuban immigrant that takes over a drug empire and went out like a G (Gangsta) at the end..
being famous for something not good
Charles Manson is infamous for killing a ton of people and starting a cult.
An exclusive to Playstation 3 game, created by Sucker Punch. Supposedly very similar to Prototype. The game features a guy named Cole Macgrath, who develops kickass lightning powers.
Spoilers: In infamous, the main villian is YOU from the future.
Being well-known for having a negative impact on society, a community, and/or the world. Someone who is infamous is well known but not respected/liked by anyone.
Hitler is an infamous leader.
best fucking game ever. one of the main reasons to buy a ps3, you are cole, a delivery boy. one of your deliveries blows up and you end up with completely fucking awesome powers. you can choose to be a hero or villain throughout the game.
john, "dude! i just killed four reapers with one shock grenade in inFAMOUS!"
edi, "really? thats cool but i have something better, i once shock waved a guy off a building, jumped down into a puddle and waited for him to fall in, get up and die"
George W. Bush
The result of today's global economy was started by the infamous George W. Bush
Someone or something that is famous for having a bad reputation.
Infamous moments in pop culture include: the puffy shirt on Seinfeld, Tom Cruise's couch-humping (I mean jumping) incident, and of course Paris Hilton