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Uncharted: Golden Abyss

PS Vita Adventure Mega Pack - 5 games inc. Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Tearaway, Gravity Rush for £24.97

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Matt Gardner
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PS Vita Adventure Mega Pack - 5 games inc. Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Tearaway, Gravity Rush for £24.97

Grab five stellar games in the PS Vita Adventure Mega Pack for under £25 from GameStop. Click here to buy >>

The Adventure Pack includes five cracking titles, some of the best on Vita:

  • Tearaway
  • Uncharted: Golden Abyss
  • Gravity Rush
  • Escape Plan
  • TxK

And you'll nab yourself an 8GB memory card for your troubles too. Cheers Wipeout1319!

Buy a PS Vita with Minecraft, five games and an 8GB Memory Card for £135

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Matt Gardner
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Black Friday, Console bundles, PS Vita, PS Vita games, Tearaway, Uncharted: Golden Abyss

Buy a PS Vita with Minecraft, five games and an 8GB Memory Card for £135

Very have got some cracking Black Friday deals on right now when it comes to the PS Vita. If you're looking for a cheap handheld gaming console bundle this Christmas, make sure you check them out. One of the best currently has a PS Vita with Minecraft, and a five-game Mega Pack (five of the best games on the system -- Tearaway, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Gravity Rush, Escape Room, and TxK) on an 8GB memory card for just £135.

It's also worth noting that you can buy a Vita with the eight-game sports Mega Pack for only £119. Click here to grab that offer. Brilliant spot from jono49!

Uncharted: Golden Abyss now £6.99 on PSN

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Matt Gardner
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Deals
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Action Games, PS Vita, Uncharted: Golden Abyss
Seven quid for a full-fat Uncharted experience on Vita? Yes please! Sony have dropped the price on Uncharted: Golden Abyss through to mid April, so there's plenty of time to take adavntage of this offer.
Now, if only they'd cut the price of the goddamn memory cards.

Dealspwn's Game of the Year 2012

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Matt Gardner
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Features
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Borderlands 2, Dishonored, Far Cry 3, Game of the Year 2012, GOTY 2012, Guild Wars 2, Halo 4, Sleeping Dogs, The Walking Dead, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Dealspwn's Game of the Year 2012

Typically, with our small staff size, there's simply no way we get to play all of the best games each in a given year, there's simply too much reviewing to be done. It can often make these end of year debates rather personal, with individual writers championing games that have had a personal effect on them, and the shortlists get longer and longer. There came a point where I was worried there'd be no overlap, that the internal voting process would yield only singular choices, rather than clear frontrunners.

Of course, all that really means is that the true winners of 2012 have been the consumers. We've seen genres busted wide open, brave new approaches to distribution and development, new ways to get projects off of the ground and in front of an audiences, new IPs when "experts" declared there'd be none. There have been mechanical marvels, fresh waves of indie innovation, sublime storytelling, wondrous worlds in which to wander.

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Dealspwn's Game of the Year 2012

Borderlands 2

We described Borderlands 2 as "the best co-op shooter of its generation" and it still holds true to that accolade. Outstanding AI, superlative scripting, one of this generation's finest villains in Handsome Jack, and more loot than we knew what to do with, Borderlands 2 was a huge step up from its predecessor. Not that Borderlands 1 wasn't great, it's just that its bigger, badder, bolder brother was so very pleasing.

Dealspwn's Game of the Year 2012

Dishonored

Dishonored did better than simply revive the stealth genre, it made us wonder why the hell it went away in the first place. Arkane delivered a blank canvas in Corvo Attano, with a commendably mature approach to player freedom that asked much of you, and delivered ultimate gameplay satisfaction in return. In Dunwall, we had one of the finest video game worlds of this generation. Nothing short of astonishing.

Dealspwn's Game of the Year 2012

Dragon's Dogma

It was broken in places, and Gransys was one of the more forgettable worlds we've seen from an RPG, but Dragon's Dogma was one hell of an endearing game. Breathtaking combat, an innovative Pawn mechanic, and deep customisation options made it a firm favourite in spite of its flaws. Plus, the opportunity to take down a hole bunch of mythical beasts made it all the sweeter. Refreshingly mature.

Dealspwn's Game of the Year 2012

Far Cry 3

Far Cry 3 undoubtedly takes took the SP crown in the shooter category this year. Magnificently epic in scale, stuffed with things to do, and set in a living, breathing jungle, Far Cry 3 empowered the player to become the ultimate tropical predator, with a cracking story and lashings of immersion.

Dealspwn's Game of the Year 2012

Guild Wars 2

It touted a rather bold MMO manifesto in the run up to its release, and while it didn’t quite match all the claims they were hoping for, what they did deliver provided the biggest shake-up to the genre in years. With a huge world that was an explorers paradise, personal stories that went in the direction the player wished, a scaling system that meant no content ever got out-levelled, and more PvP options than you could shake a Quaggan at, it gave players a complete MMO experience, all without an subscription.

Dealspwn's Game of the Year 2012

Halo 4

343 Industries were up against it, the pressure must have been huge. Yet, with Microsoft's biggest frnachise in their hands, they pulled off the incredible: not only did the match up to Bungie's predecessors, they even managed to surpass some of them. Halo 4's campaign was excellent, but it was in the multiplayer modes that 343 really pulled out all of the stops. War Games is still giving us tons of fun, with expanded loadouts and greater gameplay variety than ever before. And then there was Spartan Ops: yes, there were examples of some lazy content recycling, but we've simply been having too much fun to care. An utter blast.

Dealspwn's Game of the Year 2012

Journey

Gloriously life-affirming, utterly transcendental, Journey was one of those few games that not only provided a thoroughly unique experience, but also deeply personal one too. It didn't matter whether or not you considered it art, or even if you defined it as a "game", one thing was for sure: it was absolutely unmissable.

Dealspwn's Game of the Year 2012

Sleeping Dogs

Sleeping Dogs was this year's little-big game that could. Dropped by Activision whilst it was still True Crime: Hong Kong, Square Enix snapped it up after a year in the wilderness and dropped it over the summer. Wei Shen's adventures provided the perfect antidote to the traditional sunny lull. Perfectly sized, utterly OTT, United Front Games refused to take themselves too seriously, instead providing an immaculately balanced open world game, stuffed with things to do, and supported with a near endless stream of cracking DLC.

Dealspwn's Game of the Year 2012

The Walking Dead

Telltale could perhaps have structured their releases with a little more organisatiion, and maybe fixed that infuriating cross-platform savegame bug, but otherwise there was little to complain about from The Standout Storytelling Experience of the Year. A cracking adventure game, with some utterly fantastic scripting and voice work, Telltale's take on Kirkman and co.'s zombie-ridden franchise was miles ahead of the TV series, and showed BioWare that it's possible to pull off a brave ending without compromise. There were tears. So many tears.

Dealspwn's Game of the Year 2012

Uncharted Golden Abyss

A staggering technical achievement, and undoubtedly the lead launch title for the Vita, Golden Abyss carried on the series’ tradition of excellent adventure games with all the familiar elements working fantastically on the new handheld. The list of collectibles had us replaying it obsessively, the Vita’s unique control features were used to fantastic effect, and the bar was set incredibly high.

Dealspwn's Game of the Year 2012

XCOM: Enemy Unknown

XCOM: Enemy Unknown was a sensational game and a truly exquisite reboot. We fell in love with the series all over again, even as Firaxis blew the classic turn-based formula wide open for new players to consume and enjoy. Sid Meier and co. gave us the freedom to make many terrible choices over the course of countless non-linear campaigns, but the first one was simple: buy the damn thing!

Previously in this year's season of Game of the Year awards, we've dealt with difficult decisions by looking at the nature of the genre in question, searching for innovation from the games in question, forward-thinking approaches to development and distribution, value and longevity in content and effect, and how the games in question might define, or in some cases redefine, those genres.

But when it came to Game of the Year, presented with a clipped shortlist of Dishonored, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Far Cry 3, Journey, and The Walking Dead, we had to cross genre boundaries. There were games on the shortlist that didn't play by the book, so we threw the book out of the window.

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Game of the Year Awards 2012 | Best Action/Adventure Game

Author:
Matt Gardner
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Features
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Best Action/Adventure 2012, Darksiders II, Dishonored, Game of the Year 2012, GOTY 2012, Journey, Sleeping Dogs, The Walking Dead, Uncharted: Golden Abyss

Game of the Year Awards 2012 | Best Action/Adventure Game

Ah, the problem genre. Action/Adventure is that broad spectrum zone for shooters that also dabble in platforming and puzzling, for hack'n'slashers, point'n'clickers, open world expanses, daredevil blockbuster action, and indie darlings that aren't necessarily obvious enough to have a home elsewhere.

As such, it's been an utter bastard to call...

NB. Click on the thumbnails for price comparisons and the game's title for the relevant review where available.

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Game of the Year Awards 2012 | Best Action/Adventure Game

Darksiders II

Darksiders II did pretty much everything right. It built upon its predecessor in terms of combat, presentation, longevity, replayability, and fat mounds of loot. Unfortunately, the only misstep was releasing within days of Sleeping Dogs, which was also awesome.

Game of the Year Awards 2012 | Best Action/Adventure Game

Dishonored

Dishonored did better than simply revive the stealth genre, it made us wonder why the hell it went away in the first place. Arkane delivered a blank canvas in Corvo Attano, with a commendably mature approach to player freedom that asked much of you, and delivered ultimate gameplay satisfaction in return. In Dunwall, we had one of the finest video game worlds of this generation. Nothing short of astonishing.

Game of the Year Awards 2012 | Best Action/Adventure Game

Dragon's Dogma

It was broken in places, and Gransys was one of the more forgettable worlds we've seen from an RPG, but Dragon's Dogma was one hell of an endearing game. Breathtaking combat, an innovative Pawn mechanic, and deep customisation options made it a firm favourite in spite of its flaws. Plus, the opportunity to take down a hole bunch of mythical beasts made it all the sweeter. Refreshingly mature.

Game of the Year Awards 2012 | Best Action/Adventure Game

Journey

Gloriously life-affirming, utterly transcendental, Journey was one of those few games that not only provided a thoroughly unique experience, but also deeply personal one too. It didn't matter whether or not you considered it art, or even if you defined it as a "game", one thing was for sure: it was absolutely unmissable.

Game of the Year Awards 2012 | Best Action/Adventure Game

Sleeping Dogs

Sleeping Dogs was this year's little-big game that could. Dropped by Activision whilst it was still True Crime: Hong Kong, Square Enix snapped it up after a year in the wilderness and dropped it over the summer. Wei Shen's adventures provided the perfect antidote to the traditional sunny lull. Perfectly sized, utterly OTT, United Front Games refused to take themselves too seriously, instead providing an immaculately balanced open world game, stuffed with things to do, and supported with a near endless stream of cracking DLC.

Game of the Year Awards 2012 | Best Action/Adventure Game

The Walking Dead

Telltale could perhaps have structured their releases a little better, and maybe fixed that infuriating cross-platform savegame bug, but otherwise there was little to complain about from The Standout Storytelling Experience of the Year. A cracking adventure game, with some utterly fantastic scripting and voice work, Telltale's take on Kirkman and co.'s zombie-ridden franchise was miles ahead of the TV series, and showed BioWare that it's possible to pull off a brave ending without compromise. There were tears. So many tears.

Game of the Year Awards 2012 | Best Action/Adventure Game

Uncharted Golden Abyss

A staggering technical achievement, and undoubtedly the lead launch title for the Vita, Golden Abyss carried on the series’ tradition of excellent adventure games with all the familiar elements working fantastically on the new handheld. The list of collectibles had us replaying it obsessively, the Vita’s unique control features were used to fantastic effect, and the bar was set incredibly high.

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Game of the Year Awards 2012 | Best Portable Game

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Matt Gardner
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Features
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Best Portable Game 2012, Game of the Year 2012, GOTY 2012, Gravity Rush, LittleBigPlanet Vita, Motorstorm RC, Pokemon Black/White 2, Resident Evil Revelations, Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Wipeout 2048

Game of the Year Awards 2012 | Best Portable Game

With Nintendo's 3DS  hitting its stride just  in time for Christmas last year , and with Sony prepped to come out swinging with the Vita early this year, handheld fans we salivating over the prospects that 2012 seemed to hold. The reality? Well, the Vita has had one or two stellar titles, though nothing perhaps that's really come to define the platform, not at a premium level anyway. In all honesty, too, the titles we've most been excited for on the 3DS ended up getting pushed back into 2013, with Fire Emblem, Luigi's Mansion 2, Animal Crossing,  and Castlevania all due to hit in the next few months.

That said, there have been a few standouts for portable fans this year...

NB. Click on the thumbnails for price comparisons and the game's title for the relevant review where available.

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Game of the Year Awards 2012 | Best Portable Game

Gravity Rush

By setting you down in a strikingly rendered game world and giving you an incredibly unique way to explore it, Gravity Rush joined the select handful of games that occupied us for hours on the basis of mechanics alone. Toyama's decision to move away from survival horror resulted in a game of dazzling beauty in both function and form. It wasn't perfect, but it was pretty darn special.

Game of the Year Awards 2012 | Best Portable Game

LittleBigPlanet Vita

LittleBigPlanet Vita was a triumph of handheld development, an unprecedented creative outlet that will remain relevant, varied and important throughout the console's lifespan. The campaign was great fun while it lasted, and once the community got into full swing, it literally became the last Vita game you'd ever need.

Game of the Year Awards 2012 | Best Portable Game

MotorStorm RC

The cheapest of the Vita's launch titles turned out to be the most enjoyable, and the one we'd find ourselves constantly returning to over the course of the year. A fantastic retro-flavoured racer with some wonderfully futuristic elements, MotorStorm RC proved that the Vita can carry off sub-£5 games with aplomb, and paved the way for some very interesting cross-platform opportunities to come, even if that potential for the platform was questionably fulfilled.

Game of the Year Awards 2012 | Best Portable Game

Pokemon Black/White 2

Black & White version 2 refined Pokemon's gameplay into its most capable and enjoyable shape to date. Despite several issues in the disbelief department, these were two fantastic timesinks, with the series' best rival to date, a huge array of Pokemon to collect and train up, and an impressive array of MP options. Shame Nintendo couldn't quite bring themselves to fully slap it on the 3DS.

Game of the Year Awards 2012 | Best Portable Game

Resident Evil: Revelations

Resident Evil: Revelations was a sensational portable title that made full use of the 3DS' capabilities, and proved a great addition to the franchise in its own right. Impressive value and a masterful multiplayer mode elevated Capcom's latest to the upper echelons of handheld gaming this year.

Game of the Year Awards 2012 | Best Portable Game

Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy succeeded on every level, as a point attack rhythm game, nostalgia trip, persistent RPG, and inescapable addiction. It was an utterly essential purchase and killer app for 3DS-owning Final Fantasy fans, and well worth checking out even if you're just looking for a quirky new experience. We'd love a sequel, if only to give Theatrhythm the only thing it lacked: its own voice.

Game of the Year Awards 2012 | Best Portable Game

Uncharted Golden Abyss

A staggering technical achievement, and undoubtedly the lead launch title for the Vita, Golden Abyss carried on the series’ tradition of excellent adventure games with all the familiar elements working fantastically on the new handheld. The list of collectibles had us replaying it obsessively, the Vita’s unique control features were used to fantastic effect, and the bar was set incredibly high.

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Game of the Year 2012 | Staff Highlights – Brendan Griffiths

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Brendan Griffiths
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Far Cry 3, GAME, Game of the Year 2012, GOTY 2012, Max Payne 3, Staff Picks 2012, The Last Of Us, Uncharted: Golden Abyss

Game of the Year 2012 | Staff Highlights – Brendan Griffiths

What with the gaming industry still being keen to strangle itself every year by releasing all the good games at once, I’m going to be playing catch up on some of the great titles long into next year. This might even give me something to do next summer if the lineup for the ‘sunny’ bit of the year is as grossly thin as it was this year.

I’ve played some great stuff this year though, many of them get a mention below, but a few other honourable shouts go out to Dishonored, Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed, Black Ops II, Sports Champions 2 and WipEout 2048 and Virtua Tennis 4 on the Vita.

The lows of the year include a few bum releases from games we expected so much more from, troubles on the high street retail market for the gaming industry and a frankly lacklustre launch from the new console, the Wii U. But when you look at the games we’re getting in the first quarter of next year (aka Xmas 2), 2013 is looking hella strong. I think the Wii U will start to gain some legs and if it doesn’t, who gives a damn? As with any luck, next Christmas will see stores tearing each other to pieces get our money for the new consoles from Sony and Microsoft.

So here are my picks for 2012 and we’ll do it all again next year. Unless the Mayans turn out to be right. In which case, I’m totally not paying this gas bill.

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Uncharted: Golden Abyss | £19.99 | Grainger Games | Vita

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Brendan Griffiths
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Deals
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Action Games, Nathan Drake, Nolan North, PS Vita games, Sony Bend, Uncharted: Golden Abyss
This rarely dips under the £20 mark as it usually sticks around £25. You might be thinking it's a little pricey for a Vita launch title, but rest assured it's the best game on the handheld by some distance. The touch-screen controls for dusting off treasure or suring up Drake's grip on a crumbling handhold really add to the experience. Thanks to the smooth analogue controls and helpful motion tweaking, the gunfights arguably handle better than the PS3 games and there's a King's ransom of hidden treasures to find adding replayability. Sony Bend have risen to the challenge despite working under the tall shadow of Naughty Dog.

UK Games Charts | 3rd March 2012

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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FIFA 12, Mario Party 9, SSX, UK Charts, Uncharted: Golden Abyss

UK Games Charts | 3rd March 2012

Come tell it on the mountain: SSX has taken the top spot this week. EA's long-awaited snowboarding sequel has met with massive critical acclaim and sales success - a fitting reception for a beloved series.

Vita titles are still selling well after their second week on shelves, with Uncharted: Golden Abyss and FIFA Football charting well. However, FIFA 12 has gotten its golden boot in to retake second place, and Assassin's Creed Revelations has rocketed back into contention after unbelievably failing to chart last week.

Wii minigame collection Mario Party 9 has also weighed in with an impressive bronze medal, proving that Wii owners are still desperate for new games - and are a willing and profitable audience that Nintendo shouldn't be ignoring. This is especially impressive since GAME were unable to stock the title at launch.

We've got the full chart below along with links to our reviews... and enjoy it while you can, because we forsee a certain BioWare game doing rather well next week...

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UK Games Charts | 25th February 2012

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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FIFA Football, Rayman Origins, Syndicate, UFC Undisputed 3, UK Charts, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Vita

UK Games Charts | 25th February 2012

The Vita has landed... squarely on top of the UK charts. Uncharted: Golden Abyss and FIFA Football have romped to first and second place respectively - and with good reason: they're both undeniably fantastic games as well as being solid launch titles for the new platform. I'm reliably informed that sales of these two titles accounted for nearly half of all games sales in the UK over the past seven days. An amazing achievement.

Elsewhere in the charts, controversial newcomer Syndicate has entered in seventh place, and we'll have a full review for you soon. Starbreeze has big shoes to fill and a vocal fanbase to convince. Rayman Origins is also back in the top ten thanks to its new Vita version (which features heavily in a number of launch bundles), and we couldn't be happier.

We've got the full top ten squirreled away after the break, along with links to our reviews where applicable.

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Uncharted Golden Abyss Review | Vita's Gold Medal

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Brendan Griffiths
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Reviews
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Games reviews, Nolan North, PS Vita, PS Vita games, Uncharted: Golden Abyss

Uncharted Golden Abyss Review | Vita's Gold Medal

Platform: PS Vita
Developer: Sony Bend
Publisher: Sony

It’s strange how the one thing many of us gamers clamour to first for a new console is something familiar. It’s a brand new machine, but let’s not go nuts. With most only buying one or two games at best for launch, you’ll want something reliable, familiar and with just enough ‘new’ about it to make that transition to a new machine that little bit smoother. Uncharted: Golden Abyss is the perfect purchase for that purpose.

This is a great entry point to the series for non-PS3 owners as the game is a prequel, with a story that never relies on past knowledge of the series, not that there aren’t a few familiar characterisation elements for fans to enjoy. This time Drake is in the jungles and ruins of Central America. Initially hired as a sort of archaeological plundering partner in crime with new-guy Dante, Drake stumbles upon a mad army General intent on a typical power-mad scheme. With Elena not yet on the scene we’re introduced to new girl, Marisa Chase. Sharing -and perhaps really kick-starting- Drake’s passion for all things ancient, it’s not long before a new friendship is born. This relationship is well written with plenty of Uncharted’s trademark humour despite Naughty Dog not being at the helm. The writing and the flow of the story is pretty dam excellent throughout to be honest. A few hours in and you realise that we have another development team that can do the series justice.

Uncharted Golden Abyss Review | Vita's Gold Medal

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Uncharted: Golden Abyss (Pre-Order) | £24.99 | HMV | PS Vita

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Matt Gardner
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Deals
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Action Games, PS Vita games, Sony Bend, Uncharted: Golden Abyss

Uncharted: Golden Abyss (Pre-Order) | £24.99 | HMV | PS Vita

Uncharted: Golden Abyss is shaping up to be pretty much what every Nathan Drake fan wants: an authentic Uncharted experience in the palm of your hands. Sony Bend have done a fine job in getting the look right and the Vita's mechanics are well integrated into the gameplay, particularly when it comes to sniper aiming and platforming. Early indications are that this is one of the essentials in the Vita's launch lineup, and prices like this will keep punters buying at HMV, considering most other listings are over £5 more. Nice spot Basher Walls.

Uncharted: Golden Abyss Hands-On Preview

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Brendan Griffiths
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Features
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Games previews, Nathan Drake, Playstation Access, Playstation Vita, PS Vita, PS Vita games, Sony Bend, Uncharted: Golden Abyss

Uncharted: Golden Abyss Hands-On Preview

Platform: PS Vita

Developers: Sony Bend

Publishers: Sony

If there’s any name in PlayStation gaming that demands attention it has to be Uncharted. The signs are pointing to a mightily positive launch title that should be on everyone’s pre-order list.

The game has been developed by Sony Bend studios rather than Naughty Dog, but that certainly hasn’t harmed the brand. The best comparison would be the amazing job Ready at Dawn did when they brought the God of War series to the PSP.

Uncharted: Golden Abyss Hands-On Preview

We’ve been lucky enough to get our hands on this handheld wonder a few times now. Germany, London and thanks to the recent PlayStation Access event, Manchester. The most recent demo showed off some platforming and gunplay, both of which feel instinctively ace. Presuming you’ve played the Uncharted games before, you’ll find the format familiar and undiluted. Gameplay staples include third-person shooting, brawling, puzzles and clambering around precarious environments.

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Watch 15 Mins Of Uncharted: Golden Abyss

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Playstation Vita, PS Vita, Sony Bend, Touch My Katamari, Trailers, Uncharted: Golden Abyss
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Uncharted: Golden Abyss

Watch 15 Mins Of Uncharted: Golden Abyss

Sony Bend's portable take on the adventures of Nathan Drake will see our well-coiffured hero scaling perilous vertices via touchscreen in one of the Vita's flagship launch titles. We've seen a fair bit of it here onsite but now, thanks to a Japanese YouTube user who uploaded over a dozen videos of PlayStation Vita games by Sony’s Play Community site, so can you.

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Sony Announce Impressive EU launch Lineup For Vita

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Little Deviants, Motorstorm RC, Playstation Vita, PS Vita, Sony, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Unit 13
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Playstation Vita

Sony Announce Impressive EU launch Lineup For Vita

Sony have unveiled their European launch lineup for the Playstation Vita, and it looks pretty damn strong. Four killer app names are in there - Uncharted, WipEout, ModNation Racers and MotorStorm - and there are a couple of other titles that should whet the appetite.

Check out the PS Vita EU launch lineup after the jump...

PS Vita Hits Japan This December

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Felix Kemp
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News
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Final Fantasy X, Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, Playstation Vita, PS Vita, Sony Computer Entertainment, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Zone of the Enders HD Collection

PS Vita Hits Japan This December

Launch Line-Up, Battery Life Revealed

Over in Japan, Sony has been shedding further light on its exciting new portable, the PS Vita, at the annual Tokyo Game Show. First off, they've announced the Vita will launch first in Japan - as per usual - on December the 17th, where it will cost ¥24,980 for the standard wi-fi model and ¥29,980 for the 3G-equipped variant. 26 titles will launch alongside the Vita on the 17th, including Uncharted: Golden Abyss and Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3. Furthermore, the likes of Metal Gear Solid and Zone of the Enders HD Collection and Final Fantasy X have been announced for the Vita, further strengthening its roster of games.

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PS Vita | Uncharted: Golden Abyss Preview

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Matt Gardner
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Features
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E3 2011, Games previews, Nathan Drake, Uncharted: Golden Abyss

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With Nintendo already getting something of a headstart on the next gen portable market with the 3DS, Sony need to hit the ground running with the Vita. Cue a wealth of first party, exclusive content. Jon's already spent some time with LittleBigPlanet, and we also managed to grab a sneak peek at Uncharted: Golden Abyss, being developed by Sony's go-to studio for console-to-portable transfer ports - Sony Bend.

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Sony E3 2011 Conference | Uncharted: Golden Abyss on PlayStation Vita

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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Sony E3 2011 Conference | Uncharted: Golden Abyss on PlayStation Vita

This is what we’ve been waiting for. Uncharted on the newly christened handheld, PlayStation Vita. Uncharted: Golden Abyss is a full-on third-person action-adventure title that is going to be the hottest property on the new machine.

It’s ridiculously gorgeous. The shading effects and overall detail rival most early PS3 titles and instantly wipe away any thoughts of handheld games being incapable of competing with the big boys. Needless to say, the original PSP is going to dive-bomb out of existence now. This isn’t just huge for portable gaming, it’s huge full-stop.

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