Don't expect the Uncharted series to go anywhere soon
According to an interview on Industry Gamers, the franchise has netted a whopping 13 million sales to date. Nathan Drake's first escapade appeared on PlayStation 3 back in 2007. Naughty Dog's developed two more entries in the series since, with the latest releasing last month on PS3. A fourth Uncharted game is scheduled to release early next..
Naughty Dog's listened to user feedback regarding the aiming issues in Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception and will offer a solution via a new patch
According to a report by GiantBomb, players will be given the option to toggle between the current controls and an updated version more in-line with Uncharted 2. Uncharted 3 hit some flak post-release when fans raised issues with the game's..
One overlooked element of the Uncharted series is Nathan Drake's trusted journal
The paper-based notebook was a particularly big component of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, a tool Drake used to solve puzzles, make notes and generally goof around. You could spend a good half-hour perusing Drake's drawings and humorous anecdotes in-game, and now you've got the..
Uncharted has become the tent-pole release in PlayStation's roster
Brushing aside the likes of Killzone, Resistance and (arguably) Gran Turismo — Naughty Dog's tales of Nathan Drake and company have found a market bigger than many of Sony's other endeavours. But it could have been so different. The series was originally intended as a fantasy franchise, but noticing the boom of "gritty..
Sony's expanded its growing collection of PS3 'Greatest Hits' by four, adding the likes of God Of War III, Heavy Rain, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Modnation Racers and UFC Undisputed 2010 to the catalogue's growing roster
Each of the games will be repackaged at an impressive $30, making them the perfect impulse purchases — even if you own two copies already. C'mon, Uncharted 2's good enough to..
We've no idea what "President's Day Weekend" is (though we can probably have a good guess)
All the same, it means Naughty Dog's decided to triple the cash earned across Uncharted 2's various multiplayer game types. The additional multiplayer rewards will run right through until 10AM PST on Tuesday. Get shooting.
Anybody who's anybody loves the Uncharted franchise
The series is clearly having a pretty big impact on both Sony and Naughty Dog's bank-balance, with the two Uncharted titles released thus far racking up sales of nearly 8 million units worldwide. Those are some pretty big numbers for a relatively new IP. See publishers, new franchises can be successful. Take a risk.
If you're planning on playing any video game today, perhaps you should consider celebrating Uncharted 2: Among Thieves' birthday
Through 12:01AM PDT and 11:59PM PDT Naughty Dog will be switching on 5 x XP, aswell as special perks and offering the chance to play with the game's developers. There'll also be a "celebration" Drake skin up for grabs — it can be used after the event but can..
Still not played Uncharted 2: Among Thieves? What are you - insane? You've just been busy? Ok, we'll let you off the hook because now's your chance
Sony's just announced a game of the year edition for the massive Naughty Dog developed title. The package is set to release on October 12th for a discounted price of $49.99. The pack will include the main game plus an absolute bunch of DLC which we've..
Sony's announced some new DLC for Uncharted 2: Among Thieves set to drop next week
The sidekick skins pack adds eight new skins to the game's multiplayer, include new costumes for Sully, Chloe and Elena (among others). The pack will retail for $2.99 / £2.39. In addition to the new skins, there's an excellent new dynamic theme being released for...
Naughty Dog's been rolling out the latest multiplayer patch for Uncharted 2: Among Thieves today
Update 1.09 resolves a number of issues with the game's multiplayer - including the super-human throws in the "Plunder" game mode. In addition, the patch also makes some tweaks to the game's backend, allowing Naughty Dog to easily alter the cash rewards for individual playlists on the fly..
Eagle-eyed bloggers over at GamerZines have spotted a job listing on Naughty Dog's website
The posting from the Uncharted 2 developers appeals for a game designer to help build "fun third-person action gameplay and levels". Third person action? Uncharted 3? You bet. The listing adds that the candidate will be responsible for "for the planning, level layout, setup and tuning of..
I just don't get it
As a reviewer, I can see the positives and negatives in every game I play. But on a personal level, I just don't get multiplayer shooters. I'm talking about the games that have Team Deathmatch as the default game-mode — your Modern Warfare 2s, Medal Of Honors and even Uncharted 2s. I've always questioned whether I truly have...
It's a shame video games don't pass-on your spoils
Imagine if you were playing Borderlands, and everytime you picked up amazing piece of loot it came shooting out of the front of your console. Same for Uncharted 2. There'd be treasure everywhere. Amazing. We really wish that was the case this weekend, as Naughty Dog's opened up double-cash for the independence holiday. The per-match earnings..
Two of the most defining soundtracks of the past twelve months have come from Playstation exclusives God Of War III and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Now, courtesy of Sumthing Else Music Works and Sumthing Digital, we've got both soundtracks in their entirety to give-away on compact disc. That's right, CDs, remember those? If you'd like to win them,...
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves was a power-house that surpassed all console games visually
God Of War III then surpassed that. And now Guerrilla Games' Hermen Hulst has told VG247 about his "needs" to surpass the aforementioned titles with Killzone 3. Describing the race for technical superiority between first-party brethren Naughty Dog and Santa Monica, Guerrilla's Hermen said the jousting..
I Heart Huckabees' David O
Russell (nope, we've not heard of him either) is supposedly in early talks regarding the oft-rumoured big screen adaptation of the Uncharted franchise. That's according to the L.A. Times, who rumour he's not the only director in the running. Seems like this things really going to happen. Nathan Drake's going to be a movie star. Weird.
Sammy's committed his evening to playing Uncharted 2: Among Thieves with you lot
The general PushSquare dogs-body will be checking out the game's new DLC from around 20:30GMT (what time is this for me?) this evening. If you want to get a PushSquare party going, hit him up on PSN account "get2sammyb" (please put something like...
Yay, there's a double cash weekend going down on Uncharted 2: Among Thieves' multiplayer
Why you may ask? Because the Siege expansion pack is due on the Playstation Store today. Alongside title update 1.07 - which fixed a whole host of bugs and glitches - the Siege expansion DLC (available on the Playstation Store today with change from £5 / $6)...
Some video game art books leave a lot to be desired, but this premium 272-page illustration-laden manuscript is exactly the reason why Naughty Dog are so special
Realising that Uncharted 2: Among Thieves deserves to be more than a flimsy glossy pamphlet, Naughty Dog's teamed up with Ballistic Publishing to release this high-quality publication pertaining to the game's "concept art ..
Some interesting comments came out of Castlevania producer David Cox's pie-hole this week
The dev spoke candidly to PSM3 magazine about Naughty Dog's Uncharted 2 and its baring on the industry. In that interview Cox dropped a bomb of a quote, declaring that Uncharted 2 couldn't set a genre benchmark because it was a single-platform release. It left...
There's more Uncharted 2: Among Thieves DLC on the way
Yup, big hurrah. The Siege Expansion pack due at the end of the month includes new multiplayer maps, trophies, skins and an entirely new co-op mode. The new co-op mode, entitled Siege, has players working together to try and hold a territory against waves of invaders. In all there'll be two new...
Well this is an odd one
We liked Uncharted 2: Among Thieves because it was the best game of 2009. The gameplay mechanics, stunning visuals and fabulous scripting, pacing and voice acting were all key components for its success. Many hail Uncharted 2 as one of the best games this generation - but for some reason, in an interview with PSM3 magazine, Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow's producer has felt..
There's something a little iffy about Uncharted 2: Among Thieves' denial of Best Game during last night's video game BAFTAs
Despite beating everything to win four gongs at last night's awards show, Batman: Arkham Asylum managed to walk away with the Best Game gong — despite being beaten by Uncharted 2 in numerous other characters. Don't get us...
Guess what? It's the BAFTAs tomorrow night
And that means all the glamorous folks involved in putting together the games you loved last year will be heading to the red-carpet to (hopefully) collect a copious number of gongs. We've teamed up with VoucherCodes.co.uk to bring you our definitive list of predictions ahead of tomorrow's big event...
Naughty Dog's president Evan Wells has told Joystiq that there is a lot of story to tell in the Uncharted universe, and he'd love some of that story to hit the Playstation Portable
Speaking this week at GDC, Wells said:"I think it would be fantastic to see the game (move) onto a handheld system," Wells told Joystiq. "Each one of the episodes is sort of like a standalone thing and I..
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves was the big winner at the GDC awards last night, scooping a total of five gongs -- one for the coveted game of the year accolade
It won awards for Best Writing, Best Technology, Best Visual Arts and Best Audio, but Batman: Arkham Asylum stole the award for Best Design. thatgamecompany also won in the Best Downloadable Game...
There have been a number of stand-out Playstation characters who define this generation of Playstation content, but we've hand-picked the cream of the crop Those who have made the list represent exceptional character design, and go some way to defining the Playstation 3's line-up thus far. Nathan Drake (Uncharted): Perhaps the most...
Monday means we tell you about all the cool Playstation software out this week
Of which there is some. Namely multiplayer action in the form of Zipper's MAG. PushSquare's Playstation Pick Of The Week: MAG Public opinion has been mixed for Zipper's MAG, but whether it ends up being a huge success or colossal failure, its scope and ambition is great...
Remember the awesome Uncharted 2: Among Thieves DLC we told you about yesterday? Sony's confirmed it's coming next week, alongside a demo if you're yet (why not
?!) to play the game. The DLC, entitled the "Playstation Heroes Skin Pack" brings Cole and Zeke from inFamous, Nathan Hale and the Chimera from Resistance and Sev and the Helghast...
Someone grab that little dude with the funny suit from Braid because I'm about to take you on a trip through time
Rewind the clocks back to November 2006 when Sony released the Playstation 3 upon the world. It was met with feverish anticipation and was considered the second, err, third coming of the great Playstation home console series. All was...
If you happen to be Japanese and also living under a rock, then you might have missed out on Uncharted: Drake's Fortune and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Thankfully, for said people who have just emerged from under their rock, you'll be able to catch up with an Uncharted Twin-Pack. The pack features both iterations of Uncharted in a lovely gold wrap and will retail for ¥7,980 (about $87) when it..
Well, if there was ever a way to get me back into Uncharted 2: Among Thieves' multiplayer component, it'd involve character skins from other games
Which is exactly what's going to happen according to SCEJ, as upcoming DLC will feature inFamous, Resistance and Killzone 2 skins. Siliconera's got some shots of the DLC, which are due in Japan net...
High off winning practically every video game award under the sun, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves has just gone and got another seven nominations; this time from the Game Developers Choice awards
Uncharted 2 has scooped nominations for Best Game Design, Best Innovation, and just plain Game Of The Year, alongisde other accolades. PSN exclusive flower is not far behind Uncharted 2 with five nominations..
ELSPA's confirmed that Modern Warfare 2 was the biggest selling game for the Playstation 3 in 2009
The news comes shortly after Modern Warfare 2 was announced as the biggest game of the year by ELSPA, raking in sales of £67million in just one week. The game's now pulled in over $1billion. Sitting next to Modern Warfare 2 in the Playstation 3's...
Naughty Dog's Evan Wells has told G4 that his company aren't interested in doing a motion controlled Uncharted game anytime soon
Instead, he reckons if they were to do a game for Sony's new Playstation Motion Controller, they'd be designing a game from the ground-up.We really dont have any interest in using the motion control to do a third-person action game. If we were going to make a motion..
Everyone likes stats
And if you don't, well, we think you're weird. So it's perhaps fitting that we should rejoice over the addition of lots of new stat tracking options in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. If, like us, you damn well demand information about your Uncharted 2 performance, then, hey, you should probably head on over to the Naughty Dog site right now. Some more stats for you: there are 81..
Naughty Dog's co-president Evan Wells has announced that his company aren't itching for a Playstation 4 anytime soon, and are happy to keep pushing the PS3 for the next "5 or 6 more years
" Speaking with G4TV, Wells said that he believes there's much more to squeeze out of the PS3's hardware."We're getting comfortable [with the PS3]," he said. "We're not itching for new..
A ton of key Playstation figures have voiced out about their highlights of 2009 on the official Playstation website
Sony's Worldwide Studio's president Shuhei Yoshida cites "his jaw dropping to the floor" when Naughty Dog showed off Uncharted 2 at last year's E3. Similarly Paul Rustchynsky of Evolution Studios reckons Uncharted 2 is the best game on the PS3. Other notable Playstation..
Sony snatched five awards at this year's VGAs
Naughty Dog's Uncharted 2: Among Thieves was the biggest winner, snatching awards for Best Graphics, Best PS3 Game, and the coveted Game Of The Year Award. PushSquare's closet favourite, flower, also got a nod, winning the best Independant Game award. God Of War III rounded out Sony's sweep, winning the Most Anticipated 2010 award. Full list of winners..
It's Black Friday in the US this week, which is a period when stores have absolutely ridiculous clearance sales
But if you've already got a PS3, you should probably forget about all those great deals and stay in. Why? Because Naughty Dog are throwing out a free Uncharted 2: Among Thieves multiplayer map. "The Fort," is a new map, loosely...
It's time to get voting for Spike TV's annual VGA awards show
The nominees are out and the contenders for game of the year include Naughty Dog's Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. The Playstation 3 exclusive will go up against Batman: Arkham Asylum, Left 4 Dead 2 and Modern Warfare 2. Naughty Dog are also up for the award of best studio, with Uncharted 2...
Sony of America's VP of Business Development Phil Rosenberg has announced that "as of last week, we've already sold over a million copies [of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves] in just a couple weeks on the market
" So they're not Modern Warfare 2 numbers (they should be?) but, let's be honest, that game is very much a freak case. With the October NPDs reporting 537k sales for Uncharted 2 in the..
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is selling pretty well in the UK, with over 100,000 copies sold thus far
That's enough for the game to earn a Silver Award from ELSPA. The previous game sold between 200,000-300,000, earning the ELSPA Gold Award, an accolade Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is now well on track to earn.
If you like Pepsi but worry about the effects of sugary drinks on your body - worry no longer
Nathan Drake personally endorses Pepsi. And he's got a whole bunch of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves PS3 bundles to give away if you buy specially marked 12-packs of Pepsi. The bundles include a PS3 Slim, alongside both Uncharted: Drake's Fortune and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. Get buying Pepsi now. It's..
They're not skinny Helghast types
They're spooky characters in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves' multiplayer component, helping Naughty Dog celebrate the Hallowe'en weekend. But that's not all - Naughty Dog have also announced on the Playstation Blog that this weekend will mark the first "double XP" period in Uncharted 2. That means, all this weekend, those playing Uncharted 2 will get double..
A late night Tweet from those fine folks at Naughty Dog seems to be hinting at something new in the world of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
The Tweet - closed with the image embedded above - simply stated "working late tonight, got a ton of things that need to get done". How much do you want to bet it has something to do with Hallowe'en?
Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 has edged out all competition to take the top spot on the UK all-format charts
The Playstation 3 SKU of the game beat out all of its rivals to take the top spot on the UK charts, outselling the XBOX 360 version rather strongly. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves remained in the top ten at number six, with Borderlands debuting at number seven. Slight disappointment for Eye Pet, as..
With all the hype and critical praise laid upon Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, it would be disappointing to see it flop at retail
Thankfully, creative director Amy Hennig reckons it "is exceeding expectations" and outselling the original by "many, many times". With Uncharted a more established franchise and the Playstation 3 now in...
The words the fans have been waiting to here: there will be another Uncharted game
It was Naughty Dog's Evan Wells that disclosed the, obvious, but still reassuring words to fans."We've been so busy on Uncharted 2 that we've done a very poor job of planning for the future right now. Certainly, there will be another Uncharted. We have lots of ideas of new adventures for..