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News Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Leads AIAS 2011 Award Nominations
We've already voted on our game of the year, and we picked Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
It appears that the Academy Of Interactive Arts And Sciences agrees with our opinion, having nominated the Naughty Dog developed PS3 exclusive for a whopping 12 awards. The final awards will be dished out at the annual DICE summit in Las Vegas on February 9th...
News Batman: Arkham City Was Gamefly's 'Most Wanted' Game Of 2011
Batman: Arkham City was the most demanded game of 2011, according to subscriber data released by video game rental service Gamefly
The caped crusader topped the charts for the most wanted multiplatform title based on subscriber queue numbers. Unsurprisingly, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception was the most coveted game on PS3. Given Batman: Arkham City's...
News Naughty Dog Describes The 'Terrifying' Switch To PlayStation 3
Believe it or not, Naughty Dog's not always been the assured industry leader you think it has
In an interview with Eurogamer, the Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception developer admitted to being terrified of the "difficult" switch to PlayStation 3, describing the transition as a "double-edged sword". "The geek inside you is always...
News The Last Of Us Concept Art Hints At Gameplay Possibilities
You'd think that for the number of stories we've written about The Last Of Us over the past week, we'd know a thing or two about the upcoming title's gameplay
But we don't. Naughty Dog's insisted that fans should watch the game's debut trailer over and over in order to etch out some new details, but we're more taken with the game's concept art. One...
News Get Prepared For The Last Of Us With Various PlayStation Network Goodies
We barely know anything about Naughty Dog's upcoming PlayStation 3 horror title, The Last Of Us -- but that's not stopping the developer from packing the PlayStation Store with new goodies relating to the upcoming title
Those that head to the North American PlayStation Store right now will be able to grab the game's debut trailer, a couple of...
News Naughty Dog Aiming To 'Change The Industry' With The Last Of Us, Emotional Third-Person Game Due Out 'Late 2012/Early 2013'
Despite details being relatively scarce, Naughty Dog's The Last Of Us has been a hot point of discussion all over the Internet since its announcement at the weekend
The game — borne out of a BBC documentary about the haunting cordyceps fungus — depicts the story of Joel and his teenage companion Ellie, who find themselves survivors in an...
News The Last Of Us Nets Oscar Winning Composer Gustavo Santaolalla
Don't ever expect Naughty Dog to do things by halves
The Uncharted developer has announced that it has snapped up Oscar winning composer Gustavo Santaolalla (Brokeback Mountain, Babel) to score the music for its recently revealed PS3 exclusive, The Last Of Us. "He's awesome," creative director Neil Druckmann said of the musician. "He...
News Naughty Dog Talks About Keeping The Last Of Us Secret
The announcement that upcoming PlayStation 3 exclusive The Last Of Us is in development at Naughty Dog came as a surprise to most people at the VGAs this weekend
And in an interview with the PlayStation Blog, co-presidents Evan Wells and Cristophe Balestra have discussed a little about what the process was like keeping the game secret for almost two...
News Fresh The Last Of Us Details Trickle Online
While a lot is still unknown about Naughty Dog's upcoming PlayStation 3 exclusive The Last Of Us, a sparse number of development details have leaked online overnight
The first of which is that Enslaved lead designer Mark Davies is working on the project. "Okay, so I never worked on Uncharted 3 - I was really doing this," the newly employed...
Feature Why The Last Of Us Looks Like More Than Just 'Another Zombie Game'
As gamers we've probably dismembered thousands of zombies over the years
Reanimated corpses have become a crux for game designers wanting to add a "horror" edge to their action games, and as a result we've all got a little tired of them. It's unsurprising to see a corner of the Internet dismiss Naughty Dog's latest franchise, The Last Of...
News Naughty Dog Shares More Details About The Last Of Us
Still in a state of shock regarding the unveiling of The Last Of Us overnight? Yeah, we are too actually
Not about the game itself — it looked pretty much like we'd expected it to — but the fact that Naughty Dog is at the helm. We'd never have suspected that in a million years. But now that the cat's out of the bag, we've started to turn our...
News VGA 2011: Sony Releases Debut Trailer For PS3 Exclusive The Last Of Us, Naughty Dog Confirmed As Developer
During the build-up to the VGAs, Geoff Keighley pondered how Sony's new PlayStation 3 exclusive, The Last Of Us, hadn't leaked
It's a question we're asking ourselves right now. Despite Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception launching to critical acclaim less than a month ago, Naughty Dog has confirmed that it is the developer behind the upcoming horror...
News The Last Of Us Teaser Spotted In Uncharted 3
So this is getting really cool now
Regular readers of the site will be aware of the build-up to Sony's new PlayStation 3 exclusive, The Last Of Us. If you're not up to date, you can read our big blow-out piece on the impending announcement through here. Sony has been gradually drip-feeding information about the game all week, going as far as to add...
News Uncharted Series Serves Up 13 Million Sales
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...
News The Jak & Daxter Trilogy Celebrates Ten Years Of Perfect Platforming
Whether you were around day one for the release of the original Jak & Daxter or are only just learning about the series, it's hard to deny the legacy Naughty Dog's platforming duo have left on PlayStation. With the franchise's tenth anniversary quickly approaching, Naughty Dog's teamed up with Mass Media to produce the Jak &...
News Uncharted Without Nolan North Is Like Bread Without Butter
Some things go together perfectly: bread and butter, fish and chips, cheese and pineapple
.. You get the idea. Uncharted and Nolan North is one of those things, so it's jarring sitting through footage of the adventure game without the well-timed quips of the video game industries most recognisable voice actor. But if you want to catch a glimpse of...
News Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Patch Includes Alternate Aiming Option
Naughty Dog has responded to fan criticism regarding the aiming mechanics in Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, updating the game to version 1
0.2 overnight. The update includes the previously promised "alternate aiming" fix, which seems to have quelled concerns online. Other updates to the single-player include the addition of a cut-scene...
News Naughty Dog Formally Announces The Jak & Daxter Collection For PlayStation 3
We've known about it for a while, but now it's official
Naughty Dog's gaffer Evan Wells has hopped onto the PlayStation Blog to formally announce the Jak & Daxter Collection for PlayStation 3. Developed by Mass Media — in collaboration with Naughty Dog — the Jak & Daxter Collection will feature all three PlayStation 2 titles in the...
News Naughty Dog To Patch Uncharted 3's 'Iffy' Aiming Controls
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...
News Nolan North Reckons Ubisoft Should Adopt Naughty Dog's Motion Capture Process For Assassin's Creed
Nolan North voices many high-profile video game characters -- the most notable of which being Uncharted's Nathan Drake and Assassin's Creed's Desmond
Being involved in multiple high-profile projects gives North the rare opportunity to compare development styles, and in an interview with CVG the voice actor has suggested that Ubisoft should adopt the...
News Full List Of VGA 2011 Nominees Revealed, Naughty Dog Tops The Bill
There'll be some partying going on at developer Naughty Dog this evening
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception has scooped up nine nominations for this year's VGAs. Amongst its accolades include nominations for Best Graphics, Best Action Adventure Game, Best Performance (both male and female) and Game Of The Year. Naughty Dog has also been nominated in the...
News The Helghast Arrive In Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, Debut Map Pack Teased
Don't tell the ISA, but the Helghast have taken a break from their intergalactic war
They've decided to drop into the luscious realm of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception for a bit of respite. One Helghast trooper was overheard exclaiming, "Geez, it is nice to finally appear in a game with a bit of colour." Uncharted 3's Killzone content...
News PlayStation Move Was Considered For Uncharted 3
Virtually every banner PlayStation 3 exclusive includes PlayStation Move support at this point
Except one — Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception. In an interview with JustPushStart, Naughty Dog's Keith Guerette has explained that the motion controller was initially considered for the banner third-person shooter, but was eventually rejected. Sony...
News Woah: Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Sells 3.8 Million Units On Day One
Sony's just announced that Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception sold 3.8 million units in just one day globally. The numbers were sent out by SCEE in a brief press release that noted the title is "on course to be the biggest selling game in the trilogy". As always with Sony numbers, a few forum posters are pondering whether the...
News Jak & Daxter Trilogy Edition Confirmed For PlayStation 3
After growing speculation, a spokesperson for Sony Computer Entertainment has confirmed that the publisher intends to release a Jak & Daxter Trilogy Edition for PlayStation 3. Rumours mounted overnight when ratings for the purported compilation popped up on various websites around the web. "We can confirm the Jak & Daxter...
News Japanese Sales Charts: Uncharted And Battlefield Get Off To Surprisingly Strong Starts
When a lot of people criticised the PlayStation Vita's launch line-up for being too Western oriented, we were right there with them
Who in Japan would want to play Uncharted: Golden Abyss? If the sales performance of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is anything to go by, then a lot of people. Media Create's released its weekly sales figures for the...
News Naughty Dog Discusses Aiming Issues With Fans, Teases Remedy
Naughty Dog looks set to correct Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception's so-called "aiming issues" after holding a meeting with fans at its headquarters in Santa Monica
The meeting — held with members from NeoGAF — was dubbed as "really fruitful" by community manager Arne Meyer, and gamers were encouraged to "stay tuned" for future...
News Sony Releases Third Uncharted 3 Behind The Scenes Video
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception actors Nolan North and Emily Rose have returned for one final behind the scenes video, discussing the manner in which Naughty Dog's series uses historical themes to add believability to its plot
Those that have experienced the latest entry in the franchise will already be well aware of the way in which the plot is...
News Naughty Dog Hiring New Game Designer
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception was brilliant -- a landmark action game as far as we're concerned
But with the game already on store shelves, it's time to start deliberating what's next for developer Naughty Dog. Traditionally the developer has switched series with each new PlayStation platform, but we'd be surprised if that happened again. We think...
News Hand-Made Uncharted Journal Replica Hits eBay
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...
News Uncharted 3: Fortune Hunters' Club Pack Now Available In Europe
We suspect many of you are still playing through Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception's killer single-player campaign
That's fine. But when you're done, you might want to turn your attention to the game's multiplayer component. SCEE's finally got around to matching North America's Fortune Hunters' Club offer, which bags you seven pieces of Uncharted 3 DLC...
News Bizarre Uncharted 3 Promotion Offers $10,000 For... Holding Out Your Arm
Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant
Man, Sony's marketing department has gone absolutely nuts lately. Take this new Kevin Butler featured Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception promotion. The platform holder's giving away $10,000 for the person able to sit in front of their computer with their arm outstretched for the longest. Seriously? Seriously. Sounds nuts,...
News Naughty Dog Addresses Uncharted 3 Control Concerns
We had a couple of issues with Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, but the controls weren't one of them
Still, that's not stopping a small pocket of the Internet from complaining, with members on the NeoGAF forum criticising the game's "broken" gunplay. This morning, Naughty Dog's community manager Arne Meyer has hit back, saying the game is...
News These Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Remixes Will Get You Moving
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception has an amazing cinematic score
But for as poignant and moving as Greg Edmonson's orchestral work is in the main game, it's unlikely to get anyone embarrassing themselves on the dance floor. That's where British electronic musician Kirk Spencer's come in, with two remixes exclusively commissioned by SCEE. The tunes...
News Naughty Dog: Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Was 'The Hardest Thing Any Of Us Have Ever Done'
Chatting on the latest episode of GameTrailers' Bonus Round series, Naughty Dog's Amy Hennig has revealed the lengths the Sony owned developer went to create Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
"We absolutely killed ourselves on this project. I think this was the hardest thing any of us have ever done," Hennig explained. Her sentiments were...
News Latest Uncharted 3 Behind-The-Scenes Video Discusses The Relationship Between Elena And Drake
There haven't been many great romances in video games
Those that immediately spring to mind are Super Mario and Princess Peach, Sonic and Amy, and Ryo Hazuki and Nozomi. We're sure hundreds of you are screaming into your monitors right now, but the reality is that traditional relationships are often hard to find in the interactive medium. And that's...
News Heads Up: Uncharted 3 Climbs Into North American Retailers Today
As if you needed reminding? Admit it: you didn't need reminding at all, did you? Arguably the biggest PlayStation 3 release of the year drops onto North American store shelves today, and you're absolutely going to want to pick it up
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is an absolutely tour-de-force, spanning one of the most engrossing campaigns we've...
News Uncharted 3 DLC To Send Fans 'Ballistic'
Naughty Dog has teased that fans will go "ballistic" over one particular piece of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception's DLC
Chatting with GameTrailers, Naughty Dog's Justin Richmond revealed that DLC for Drake's latest adventure will be both plentiful, and "even cooler" than previous entries in the series. "We have some really cool stuff...
News Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception To Scoop Up Retro DLC Skin Pack
According to the latest issue of Famitsu magazine, the first round of DLC for Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception will include a spattering of classic character skins for you to parade around as in the game's multiplayer component
The majority of the skins appear to be ripped directly out of Uncharted 2's multiplayer component, but there are a few new...
News Naughty Dog Happy To Pump Out More Uncharted If Fans Want It
Traditionally Naughty Dog has introduced a new franchise for each console generation and produced three main-line titles in that series
Theoretically, that should mean Nathan Drake's adventuring is done with the release of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception. Potentially, but Naughty Dog's Justin Richmond has told the Official PlayStation Magazine that...
News Nolan North & Emily Rose Chat Motion Capture In Uncharted 3
It's very much the calm before the storm
We're sure many of you are just twiddling your thumbs waiting for Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception to drop through your letterbox. And desperately trying to avoid spoilers too, right? Urgh. Yeah. In order to ease the wait, Sony's just posted up a behind-the-scenes interview featuring the voices (and bodies) of...
News Someone Completed Uncharted 3 In Less Than Three Hours
An in-house tester entrusted with the task of ensuring Nathan Drake's shirt is tucked precisely throughout the entirety of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (probably
), has managed to complete the entire campaign in an incredibly slender span of three hours and eight minutes. That's just a smidgen longer than it took a similar QA expert to complete...
News Uncharted 3 Sackboy Clambers Into LittleBigPlanet
Inevitably Sony has announced an uber-cutesy Nathan Drake sackboy costume to celebrate the impending release of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
The costume will launch on the PlayStation Store next week, though Sony's yet to announce any prices. Awwww.
News David Jaffe Weighs In On Cinematic Gameplay Debate
Earlier in the week, Eurogamer scored Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception an 8/10
A great score no doubt, but somewhat out of line with the general consensus. While Uncharted 3 garnered 9's and 10's from most publications, Eurogamer's review generated a reasonable amount of vitriol mostly because it seemed to argue against what the franchise tries to...
News Nathan Drake Punches People Where It Hurts In Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Meet the Iron Fist
A tactic in Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception's multiplayer that allows you to attack an opponent before sliding in and doing some real damage. Preferrably where it hurts. In a new Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception developer diary, Richard Cogburn talks multiplayer tactics and more. You can catch it after the jump.
News Drake's On A Plane: Uncharted 3 Scores Huge As First Reviews Drop
There's a heavy sense of expectation hanging on Nathan Drake's shoulders
An expectation that we're certain is probably shared by developer Naughty Dog. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves was such a brilliant, run-away success that it increased the expectations of the series indefinitely. As such, we were expecting Uncharted 3 to see some decline in terms of...
News Uncharted 3 Asks What It Means To Be A Hero
Sony has released the short Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception documentary it commissioned from Shakespeare In Love director Ed Zwick
Entitled 'The Hero's Journey', the short observes what it means to be a hero, and features the comments of a variety of faces from Michelle Rodriguez, through to Sam Rockwell and Diane Kruger. The thoughts of Naughty...
News Naughty Dog Discusses Play, Create, Share In Uncharted 3
Those of you that participated in Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception's multiplayer beta will be well aware of the range of customisable options in the game
From clothing, to emblems, Uncharted 3 can be tuned to your individual preferences. But the game goes deeper than that. Any matches you participate in can be cut and edited, allowing you to create...
News Harrison Ford Drops By To Promote Uncharted 3 In Japan
While Sony UK might be preparing to splash £5 million on promoting Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, it looks like SCEJ has won the marketing war
The Japanese branch of the PlayStation business has lined up Indiana Jones himself, Harrison Ford, to promote the game domestically. Catch the commercial after the break.
News Sony UK Stumps Up ?5 Million Marketing Budget For Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
It's arguably the most anticipated game of the year
With its predecessor having scooped up almost every game of the year award going, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception has some big boots to fill. But we don't think anyone has any doubts as to whether Naughty Dog are up for the challenge. Whether the game can better Uncharted 2: Among Thieves or not,...