In order to drum up enthusiasm in recent PlayStation 3 release, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, Sony put together a Japanese retail competition, pledging to honour whichever store concocted the best promotional display for the Naughty Dog exclusive
The prize went to Futaba Tosho, a small store outside Kure Station in Hiroshima. Their display saw Nathan Drake clinging from the shop's ceiling,..
With today's North American PlayStation Store update comes the release of a brand new DLC pack for Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
The pack — which was teased way back in November — bundles four classic maps from the Uncharted series (Cave, Fort, Lost City, and Sanctuary) enhanced by "dynamic lighting effects, new particle effects and a slew of technical changes". If you've already..
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...
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 strong emphasis on single-player, it's..
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 excited about a shiny new toy, but then the..
Our expectations are getting shattered at every opportunity at the moment
Firstly, we never expected Naughty Dog to be behind Sony's new PlayStation 3 exclusive, The Last Of Us. But it is. And now this: Skyrim has toppled Modern Warfare 3 at the top of the UK sales charts. We thought Call Of Duty was a lock at the top for the rest of the year. The Bethesda RPG got heavily discounted around the..
It was a monster month for software releases in November
Unsurprisingly, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim came out on top. But despite the high profile roster of software releases — and growth in unit sales across the board — NPD analyst Anita Frazier warned that "a decline in average retail price in all categories" resulted in flat dollar sales..
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 a screenshot of the mysterious new title on the..
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 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 viewer, and the inclusion of motion blur effects. So..
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..
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 motion capture techniques leveraged by Naughty..
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 Best Studio category. Uncharted 3 will face up..
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 includes a Capture Trooper skin, ISA helmet and..
The only real surprise to this week's UK sales charts is that despite its $400 million opening, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 did not manage to outsell its predecessor's first week
In fact, according to Chart Track, sales were down by 1.5 percent on Black Ops. Someone get on the blower to Bobby Kotick quick. Thankfully, revenue was up by 1.6 percent. Ridiculously, Modern Warfare 3 moved "just..
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 actually did approach us in the early stages of..
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 numbers are shipped to retailers or sold to..
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 Japanese region, showing Naughty Dog's latest..
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 updates, indicating the likelihood of a patch..
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 deeply rooted in the legacy of Sir Francis Drake and..
It was always going to be a tough ask for the single-format Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception to topple the massively hyped multiplatform Battlefield 3 -- but the Naughty Dog developed exclusive hasn't quite managed the monumental task, winding up in second on this week's UK sales charts
It's not all bad news though, Uncharted 3 saw a 37 percent increase in sales over its predecessor, which is a great..
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 there's absolutely going to be an Uncharted 4, and..
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..
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 for just £19.99. You'll get three skin packs, in..
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, eh? That's because it is, but Kevin Butler sort..
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 not broken, just different to Uncharted 2. "In..
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 sample Uncharted 3's 'City Of Sand' and 'Desert'..
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 promptly echoed by game director Justin Richmond:..
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 why Elena and Nathan Drake's relationship in..
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 experienced since, well, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves..
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 for DLC this time, even way cooler than what we..
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...
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 Naughty Dog will continue making Uncharted for as..
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 Nathan Drake and Elena Fisher. With the actors..
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 Skyrim last week. Fact: Uncharted 3 is longer than..
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.
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 achieve. Namely, put you in the seat of a..
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.
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 review scores. But early indications from the top..
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 Dog's Amy Hennig and Nolan North are also observed..
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 your own highlight reels which can then be shared on..
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.
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, Sony hopes that the added enthusiasm surrounding the..
Naughty Dog released the launch trailer for Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception overnight, but it hasn't really got that many views. We pondered on this point for a while. Is the game just not as popular as we think it is? Nah — we don't think so. We think people are just outwardly avoiding anything that could spoil the surprise of Naughty Dog's latest campaign. It's almost here folks. Set..
If like Nathan Drake you're constantly in pursuit of treasure, then Naughty Dog and Sony's got a deal for you
Starting from today on the US PlayStation Store, you'll be able to sign up for the Fortune Hunters' Club, a sort of pre-order commitment package for each of Uncharted 3's upcoming DLC packs. Entry to the Club will cost you $24.99, and will net you an exclusive theme as well as access to the..
The difference between Uncharted: Drake's Forune and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves was enormous
Not only did Naughty Dog massively improve on the franchise's existing gameplay, but it also kicked the series already impressive visuals into a whole new world. But that was two years ago, and now Naughty Dog has warned against fans expecting the same kind of visual leap. Uncharted 2 to 3 is still a..
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Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception doesn't need a fake executive or ambitious cosplay to sell
It just needs gameplay footage and a logo. And that's exactly what Sony's pieced together for Uncharted 3's first commercial. Beware: some of the set-pieces within have a tendency to manufacture something called "floppy jaw" syndrome. You've been warned.
Naughty Dog's hotly anticipated third-person shooter, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, has received its first review courtesy of Spanish magazine Playmania
And the verdict is a resounding "not perfect". Well, not quite anyway. The magazine plucked up a dramatic 9.9 for Nathan Drake's latest outing, awarding the highest score in the publication's history. Not all bad then. But it does make..
Naughty Dog's warned fans not to expect any single-player DLC for Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
"There's a very specific reason," game director Justin Richmond told Eurogamer. "Whenever we sit down and think we should do some single-player DLC, someone pitches something and we realize - that's a five hour level. "We'd rather build out another game than we would do episodic..