The long-suffering Uncharted film has suffered yet another setback.Click here to read more...
I just spotted this deal on the VideoGameBox website and i think it is a fantastic early bird pre order price. Using the code VGBDISCOUNT on their website you can get a discounted price on the upcoming Uncharted - The Nathan Drake Collection on PS4 for just £37.71 delivered and that even adds £1 reward points to your account towards a further purchase.
With a stated release date of 9th October 2015 Simply Games have listed Uncharted - The Nathan Drake Collection on PS4 for £39.85 and includes:
There are genuinely some remasters we don't mind seeing and Uncharted - The Nathan Drake Collection is definitely one of them!
Credit to FD on HUKD for the tip off.
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception - Game Of The Year Edition on PS3 can be yours for just £5.99 delivered from the base.com website. The game of the year edition comes packed out with all previous DLC including:
Amy Hennig, the writer and co-director behind the Uncharted series, left Naughty Dog under a bit of a cloud last month. Unsurprisingly it didn't take long for her to get snapped up by none other than Visceral Games and EA - who'll be putting the veteran director and wordsmith to work on their upcoming Star Wars game.Click here to read more...
HD remasters and re-releases are big business, and in the wake of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition earlier this year, and the Final Fantasy X/X-2 re-release a few days ago, I've been thinking about some of the other games from the past fifteen years that would make for no-brainer re-releases on current, new-gen platforms like the Xbox One, the PS4, and the Wii U.
Sometimes, it's all too easy to attribute a re-release to a cashgrab, and the line shifts depending on who's drawn it, and how much the person in question values a game. Convenience is often one of the greatest reasons for picking up a game again on a new platform, particularly if it's a beloved title. But there are also certain practical improvements that we all look for when it comes to these revamps, from graphical improvements -- resolutions, textures, framerate, AA -- to additional content, smoother handling, new features, and making the most of the opportunities afforded by new tech.
In the case of the Xbox One and PS4, that means gameplay broadcasting and sharing services. On the Wii U, that extends even further to the unique capabilities of the GamePad and a greater focus on online multiplayer.
With that in mind, here are a few of my own personal picks for games I'd love to see make the jump from previous generations to the current one.
Metroid Prime Trilogy
This is a no-brainer. Metroid Prime still, somehow, looks absolutely outstanding, and both the first game and Echoes received a bit of spit and polish for the Collection that released on the Wii. Not only is it the best and bravest move Nintendo have made with one of their precious properties, but the explortory nature of the gameplay would lend itself brilliantly to incorporating the Game Pad. Scanning alien planets, pinpointing enemy weaknesses, plus you could use the motion control to steer the Morphball, and if Nintendo fancied adding in a spot of extra gameplay, you could get a nice little Commander-esque mode going on with the Game Pad in competitive multiplayer.Click here to read more...
Sony promised a "shocking" PS4 game announcement last night, and delivered a teaser trailer for... gasp!... Uncharted. We're not entirely sure if "shocking" is the right word for an Uncharted game coming to a PlayStation platform (bleedin' obvious might have been more appropriate), but that doesn't make this news any less fantastic.
However, the teaser is leading some of us to wonder whether the next Uncharted game might not be a direct sequel. Let's review.Click here to read more...
Several Naughty Dog games are now available at a discount on the PlayStation Store, until Friday July 12th. As you'd expect, several vintage Crash Bandicoot titles make the cut, alongside the Uncharted series.
No, The Last Of Us isn't included. Nice try. You can mug up on the savings after the break, and access the SEN browser marketplace here.Click here to read more...
We'll be honest, this week's podcast goes a little off of the rails. What we originally envisaged as a discussion centred around artificial intelligence programming in terms of companion characters in games became a hearty chinwag about some of our favourite companions.
We even manage to make a case for Slippy Toad being the Best Video Game Companion Ever!
Parental Advisory: We've tried to keep it as conversational and informal as possible, and you should be warned that there may be a few instances of strong language.
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Update: It appears the folks over at NeoGAF have been busy, as one of their posters has found and translated a Brazilian classification document for the game. In it, the file confirms that the new Uncharted game will be coming out on the Playstation Vita. Not only that, but it will involve "casino/card games." We'll bring you more updates as we get them.
Original Story: Another entry in the Uncharted series was always going to be on the cards, but this revelation might not be what many were expecting. A notice from the Australian Classification Board was discovered overnight, spreading like wildfire across various websites, but when the news was reported by Gamespot things took an interesting turn. Shuhei Yoshida, President of Sony’s Worldwide Studios, retweeted the news on his Twitter account, practically confirming the legitimacy of the unintended reveal. As such, we now know that Uncharted: Fight For Fortune is going to happen, but we also know that it will be leaving the confines of Sony’s first party studios, being outsourced to One Loop Games.Click here to read more...
Amnesia: The Dark Descent designer Thomas Grip believes that developers and gamers need to realise that "story is not just the plot" - i.e. that games should convey their narrative through interactive gameplay, art design and audio rather than relying on cutscenes.Click here to read more...
Naughty Dog's lead designer, Richard Lemarchand, is set to leave the studio behind Uncharted, and take up a teaching position at the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California...after he spends three months backpacking all over the world, that is.Click here to read more...
Ever fancied just kicking back and watching Uncharted 1-3 as movies, well now you can. MorphinAPG has spent some considerable time and effort splicing together in-game scenes from all three games to create a seamless cinematic experience. They're all feature length too. Grab some popcorn, people!Click here to read more...
All eyes are currently on The Last Of Us: Naughty Dog's new PS3 exclusive IP that recently received some new screenshots and details courtesy of Game Informer. In an interview with the magazine, however, co-president Evan Wells revealed that the second development team "extensively explored" the idea of creating a truly next-gen Jak & Daxter game... and that the Uncharted Team would feasibly be able to apply what they've learned to the venerable franchise. Full details below.Click here to read more...
Naughty Dog are in a bullish mood, having said that Uncharted developer their hope for latest project, The Last Of Us, is to "change the fucking industry. Moreover, creative director Neil Druckmann is keen to raise the bar at his studio, to make sure that future games are praised for their entire experience, not just "amazing stories".Click here to read more...
David O. Russell's decision to drop the Uncharted movie adaptation was met with equal amounts of apathy, relief and a little disappointment... as well as a big surprise when Neil Burger (Limitless, The Illusionist) was stepping in to fill the role. In his latest interview, Burger has announced that he'll be throwing out the script and getting back to the game itself for inspiration, which is great news since he's a massive fan of Naughty Dog's franchise. Oh, and he hasn't ruled out Nathan Fillion just yet. Don't stop believing.Click here for the full story >>
Naughty Dog has announced that the Uncharted 3 beta will run for an extra 24 hours, meaning that we'll have an extra day to work towards the unlockable rewards in the full version. This may well have something to do with the character reset glitch, but hey, the extra day of testing certainly couldn't hurt. The deadline now hits on July 15th at 5PM GMT.
A stats portal has also opened, which allows players to check out a selection 0f pertinent facts and figures. Check it out here.
Let us know what you made of the beta!
Uncharted is making its way to Sony's Next Generation Portable, the NGP, and fans have been wondering whether it would be a Nathan Drake-centric adventure or an all new spin-off. Well, Nolan North fans, rest easy; as Uncharted NGP is set between the first two games, and might possible fill in some baffling gaps and even "interact" with the upcoming third installment.
That's according to Naughty Dog, who revealed the news in an interview with gameblog.fr, courteously translated by Eurogamer's European arm. They explain Uncharted on the NGP features a "different vibe" to the past two games, tailored for gaming on the go. Exploration is being emphasized above gunplay, with Naughty Dog passing the reins over to Sony Bend, who've already handled translating another studio's major project to a portable device with Resistance: Retribution on the PSP. We'll have more for you on Uncharted NGP very soon. [Eurogamer]
We still haven't made up our minds about whether the world really needs an Uncharted movie, and many fans have questioned whether the promised family dynamics will work on the big screen. Director David O. Russell (the man behind critically-acclaimed and Oscar-nominated film The Fighter) has now stepped up to soothe our concerns- and to ask us to "trust" him.Click here to read more...
After months of (correct) rumours and speculation, 2K and Digital Extremes have announced that The Darkness II is indeed in development and is dated for an Autumn 2011 release window. The original game was one of the most interesting and sadly underrated shooters of this generation, and we're delighted to see that it's making a long-overdue return.
2K President Christoph Hartmann has the following spiely speil for your cynical delectation:
The Darkness II is a well of dark and imaginative violence, and it’s a stylized and beautiful nightmare.
The game takes a unique stance on fighting in the dark versus light. Combined with the arsenal of weapons at Jackie’s disposal and the gruesome attacks of the supernatural Demon Arms and Darkness powers, we’re proud to announce another title that delivers on our core values of creating games for gamers.
As well as stylish noir ultraviolence, The Darkness II will deliver Quad-Wielding FPS mechanics that allow two weapons to be simultaneously fired along with slashing and throwing objects from Jackie's horrific demon appendages. Consider this one to watch- and we'll bring you the latest as we hear it.
Uncharted is one of the most impressive NGP launch titles on the radar thus far, but award-winning developers Naughty Dog have confirmed that they won't be in charge of the transition to Sony's impressive handheld. Rather, they'll be concentrating on making Uncharted 3 as polished as possible.
We’re a one game studio so [splitting development] would be very challenging for us.
I know a long time ago we had looked at trying to do that as well, but it’s really about what makes sense for the universe and for the franchise as well. - Naughty Dog community boss Arne Meyer to EGTV
Meyer continued to state that Naughty Dog are more than happy to pass the reins over to Sony Bend, who have been tasked with adapting the franchise to the exciting new device. As a veteran PSP outfit, they're more than up to the challenge.
Sony Bend’s a great studio, we have a great relationship with them, so it’s really exciting to see a new platform and see what they can do with it given all of the new control options they’ve got as well.
We've got the best part of a year to wait- so trust us to keep an eye on things. [EGTV]
We've been keeping you up to date with the latest Japanese news on the hotly-anticipated Nintendo 3DS, and Ninty has finally confirmed the UK launch lineup that we can expect when their handheld hits our green and pleasant land on March 25th. No big surprises here, but for the sake of completeness, here's the full rundown.
Personally, we're mainly excited about SSFIV... but with no big first party franchises on the list, many gamers may well opt to wait for a couple of months.
With the March street date looming ever closer, it's time to ask the big question: will you be buying a 3DS? Or will you be holding out for the NGP or more first party Nintendo titles? Have your say in the comments!
For the record, you can see my answer to the question here.
Leaked details from Game Informer's latest cover story has outed a few more choice tidbits about EA's recently-unveiled Battlefield 3. Apparently the shooter will feature an all-new singleplayer campaign that's unrelated to the Bad Company storyline and canon, along with cooperative modes and four multiplayer classes. The big news is that the console versions will 'only' support 24 player multiplayer action as opposed to 64 on the PC, which is said to be the Battlefield 3's "lead platform." More at GAF.