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From ModNation PSP Demo to Uncharted Pressure - News Roundup 9th May 2010

Jonathan Lester
Games news, Left 4 Dead 2, ModNation Racers, PSP, Uncharted 2

Modnation PSP Demo Hits May 11th

From ModNation PSP Demo to Uncharted Pressure - News Roundup 9th May 2010

Sony's anticipated customisable kart racer is nearly upon us, but it's easy to forget that the PSP' will also be receiving its fair share of ModNation goodness. Luckily, we'll be able to get our hands on a substantial demo of the handheld version on May 11th. The taster will include the Lost Temple and Flaming Jumps tracks, eight Mods (and their karts, bien sur), and also an advance preview of the Track Studio. We can expect "plenty of air, drifts and weapons" according to Sony- and frankly, we can't wait to find out what's in store.

The Modnation Racers PSP version will be released simultaneously with its PS3 big brother on May 21st. Not long now! [VG247]

L4D2 Realism Mode Mutates Permanently

From ModNation PSP Demo to Uncharted Pressure - News Roundup 9th May 2010

Valve has announced that Left 4 Dead 2's Realism Mode mutation will become a permanent staple of the game. 68% of fans voted to retain the popular mutation in a recent poll, meaning that hardcore zombie slayers can enjoy the increased difficulty, non-glowing items and realistic modifiers to tighten up the versus mode for the foreseeable future. Valve haven't yet given us a date, but we can expect a full announcement next week.

This week's mutation is Follow the Liter, which causes a single set of gas cans to spawn in Scavenge mode. Since the survivors and the infected will be channelled into a single location, we can expect some seriously messy brawls to kick off. Check your corners!

Next week's mutation is slated to be Last Gnome Standing... and whilst we don't know the details, we can expect fan favourite Gnome Chompski to make a welcome multiplayer appearance! [Valve]

Uncharted Movie Under "Tremendous Pressure"

From ModNation PSP Demo to Uncharted Pressure - News Roundup 9th May 2010

We recently reported that Three Kings director David O. Russell may well be helming the upcoming Uncharted movie, but apparently the quality of Uncharted 2 is forcing the writers to up their game even at this early stage. Speaking in an interview with Gamepro magazine, producer Ari Arad stated that Naughty Dog "laid down the gauntlet" by creating a bonafide gaming "masterpiece."

"Now, we're not only feeling tremendous pressure to get the movie made, but it now has to live up to the awesomeness of Uncharted 2, which truly raised the bar for the franchise. You just don't want to start filming a movie like this until everything is right."

Will "everything" ever be right for an Uncharted film? Considering that the games were designed to be an interactive cinematic blockbuster, releasing a silver screen adaptation seems like a distinct step sideways for the franchise. Having said that, the script is being penned by Sahara writers Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer, who are no strangers to scripting a big budget archaeological action adventure. Let's hope that Uncharted 2's success forces them to produce a half decent videogame adaptation! [1UP]

Do we need an Uncharted movie? Excited at the thought of watching Nathan Drake's exploits on the big screen?Let us know in the comments?

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