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Uncharted 4

Skip the microtransaction-laden Uncharted 4 multiplayer, and watch more campaign footage


Branching dialogue is a thing now
Dec 05
// Chris Carter
In this newest video straight from Sony's PSX event, Nathan Drake is reunited with his ol' brother Sam by way of the events that unfold in Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. The clip confirms branching dialogue options for the...
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Uncharted 4

Uncharted 4 introduces the formidable Nadine Ross


Still coming in March
Dec 04
// Chris Carter
Nathan Drake has fought plenty of worthy foes in his adventures across the Uncharted universe, and Nadine Ross looks like no exception. She'll be featured in Uncharted 4 next year, and seems to be a boss fight of sorts....

The Uncharted 4 beta is live, have a quick look at its tutorials and storefront

Dec 03 // Chris Carter
[embed]324044:61354:0[/embed] You can watch the tutorial for yourself in the video above, and skip to 3:20 for all of the menu junk, like the storefront, skins, taunts, loadouts, skills, and what have you. It's...okay so far. I played a bit of multiplayer from 2 and 3, but I never really got into all that much -- I don't see that changing here outside of a fleeting bit of fun. To check out the beta for yourself, you need a copy of Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection for the PS4. As of a few minutes ago though, there are some "session errors" being reported -- likely from a flood of people getting in after they realized it was live. Sony also will be reporting downtime on the official forums. We'll keep you updated if anything changes. For now you can just watch the tutorial over and over, haha.
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'Get yo drank on,' Drake
The Uncharted 4 beta is now live, and set to run until December 13. After it launched I was able to get in immediately, and was plopped into an intro section that showed off the new engine, as well as a few pointers for the m...

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Uncharted 4

The Uncharted 4 beta has been moved up by a day


It starts tomorrow
Dec 02
// Chris Carter
Although we got word earlier today that the Uncharted 4 beta would take up 7GB of space, it seems as if the dates have been altered ever so slightly. Instead of starting up on Friday, the beta will now kick off tomorrow,...
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Uncharted 4

Here's how much space you'll need to play the Uncharted 4 beta


MY PS4 IS ALREADY FULL :(
Dec 02
// Vikki Blake
You'll need around 7GB free to play the Uncharted 4 beta. The news was revealed by developer Naughty Dog during a livestream last night. The beta will be available from this Friday, December 4. While you won't be able to...
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PS4 deals

Sony has two new $300 PlayStation bundles


Star Wars Battlefront and Uncharted
Dec 01
// Steven Hansen
PlayStation 4 bundles didn't seem too prevalent or kill-worthy this deals season (though it's possible I just missed them all), but it looks like Sony is formalizing that $300 Uncharted Trilogy bundle and adding a $300 Star Wars Battlefront PS4 bundle for a couple more weeks of December. The price will hold December 5 through Dec. 19, according to the PlayStation Blog.
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Cheap PS4

Sony, late to the party, confirms $300 Black Friday PS4


After everyone else already did
Nov 23
// Brett Makedonski
Black Friday secrets are more poorly kept with each passing year. For example, this year we knew about the $300 Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection PS4 bundle since the beginning of the month. When every retailer come...
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Uncharted

New update will 'visually improve' Uncharted: Nathan Drake Collection


It also updates the credits. Rad
Nov 18
// Vikki Blake
A second patch for Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection is bringing "various visual improvements." What, exactly, is being visually improved isn't detailed, but the patch will also bring "adjusted trophy requirements, adjus...
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PlayStation 4

GameStop UK is offering pre-orders for the Players Mega Pack 1TB PS4 bundle


It could've been called 'The Remastered' bundle
Nov 18
// Vikki Blake
GameStop UK is offering the Players Mega Pack console bundle for £290.  
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Uncharted 3

No wonder Uncharted 3 was so average: Nolan North had broken ribs during filming


Another 'Did You Know'
Nov 16
// Chris Carter
Did You Know Gaming has another video in store for us, and this time it deals with the Uncharted series. One of the most interesting bits is definitely the fact that Nolan North broke two of his ribs before the filming ...

Is Rise of the Tomb Raider the best Uncharted?

Nov 11 // Steven Hansen
Now, though, Lara's come out ahead. It was a mild challenge during the Rise of the Tomb Raider review to not compare it to Nathan Drake's adventures. The things that excited me about Uncharted 4, that differentiated it from its stale third entry, a lot of those have -- at least superficially -- been done by Rise of the Tomb Raider. The contextual stealth bushes (as seen in the upcoming Horizon Zero Dawn, too), the grappling hook. Uncharted has always had stealth and its grappling hook might prove more meaningful than Rise's I-can-jump-further-now tool, but those things might not feel like meaningful additions with two games from a direct competitor now released since the last Uncharted five years ago. Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception was less than well-received for bringing little new to the table, instead offering a disjointed series of set-pieces that could have been strung together by throwing darts at a board. Rise of the Tomb Raider threads its hub worlds and set-piece sections -- a derelict Soviet gulag built vertically into the side of a mountain -- together much more organically. It also basically mushes Uncharted 2 and Uncharted 3's antagonists into one game (spoilers in this paragraph). Konstantin is a Burberry-clad Lazarević, just as driven and merciless -- a common trope of a character -- and even serves as Rise's final boss fight in full tactical gear, not unlike in Uncharted 2. Here, though, it's a stealth affair with Konstantin disarming Lara, who must sneak around the ruined arena and stab him a few times. Meanwhile, equally posh Ana, the character really running things, has shades of Katherine Marlowe. Superficial, maybe. Maybe it stands out because of the general rarity of older-aged British women as villains. Rise of the Tomb Raider also handles the requisite third act turn to the supernatural better than any Uncharted since the first, which became a creepy, horror-tinged affair to smartly contrast all the lush jungle violence. In Rise, it means expansion to the visual palette with all the blue flames and orange embers (shortly after introducing the new class of regular enemy with the lens flare-ish flashlights and dot sights -- a good look). The enemies' melee focus makes sense and moves the third act away from strict cover shooting, which is welcomed for its variety but also because the cover shooting is probably Tomb Raider's weakest part. Then there's Rise's position as one of the prettiest games of the year, an Uncharted staple. It isn't just the technology or graphical fidelity, but a new focus on using color, lighting, and other visual cues to set the mood. It is colorful without Uncharted's more cartoonishness. Had Uncharted 4 made its holiday 2015 release, it mainly would've been up against itself, or its past self. Being better than Uncharted 3 would've been enough for a lot of people. Rise of the Tomb Raider raises the standards though, by iterating in a lot of areas where Uncharted excels. The former is still bogged down by bloat (crafting and skill trees and static menu audio logs and so on) and a go-nowhere story that was more than tired by the time Uncharted got to it (protagonists want thing, antagonists also want thing), but it nails movie-like visual direction (down to the color grading) and exhilarating platforming.
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Standards up five years post Uncharted 3
Both Crystal Dynamics and Microsoft lucked out that the tumult behind Uncharted 4: A Thief's End's development shift and scrapped work pushed Naughty Dog's adventure into 2016. It gives Microsoft the best exclusive holiday...

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Naughty Dog

Naughty Dog doesn't have a plan for Uncharted beyond the next game


Or where anything is going
Nov 06
// Brett Makedonski
Four months from the launch of Uncharted 4, developer Naughty Dog has no idea what direction the franchise will go next. Uncharted 4 is subtitled A Thief's End for good reason. It's said to be the last chapter in pr...
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Uncharted

Uncharted 4 is 'shooting for' eight multiplayer maps, all of which are new


No remakes
Oct 28
// Chris Carter
Hey, in case you forgot, multiplayer in Uncharted is a thing. Uncharted 4: A Thief's End is going to continue the tradition that started with the second iteration, and it appears as if they aren't relying on nostal...
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Uncharted 4

The first trailer just landed for Uncharted 4's multiplayer


Bang bang, you're dead
Oct 27
// Laura Kate Dale
Hey guys, it's that time you've all been waiting for, the first multiplayer trailer for Uncharted 4's multiplayer mode is now live. The trailer is highly cinematic, which means we learn very little from watching it, but it certainly does feature Uncharted characters fighting each other. We will update with more info on the multiplayer mode as it surfaces.
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Deals

There's a $370 PS4 bundle with Uncharted, Guitar Hero Live


Including the guitar controller
Oct 22
// Dealzon
We know Black Friday is around the corner, but retailers are trying their darnedest to bundle console offerings to offload inventory. Some are better than others. This PS4 One in particular is decent. Over at Antonline's eBay...
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Uncharted drama

Star Wars actor left Uncharted 4 cast after 'weird changes'


More on last year's Naughty Dog unrest
Oct 20
// Steven Hansen
Uncharted 4 lost its writer and then its director in early 2014 amid allegations that writer Amy Hennig was "forced out" by The Last of Us’ Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley, the pair that would go on to take control of ...

Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection is a great history lesson

Oct 16 // Mike Cosimano
Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection (PS4)Developer: Naughty Dog/Bluepoint GamesPublisher: SonyReleased: October 9, 2015MSRP: $59.99 Drake's Deception manages to outdo its predecessors in one area: the interplay between its characters. In a franchise known for witty, naturalistic dialogue, the conversations in Uncharted 3 still manage to stand out. It's hard to nail down exactly why this is the case (change in development staff, practice makes perfect, etc.), but I believe it has something to do with the mechanics of the story. A popular complaint in sequel-driven franchises is the perceived lack of stakes -- "We know the hero isn't going to lose/die for real, so none of this matters." This is self-inflicted misdirection. What matters isn't the particulars of the plot, it's the characters. A story is only tense if the audience cares about the people who inhabit it. Yes, Nathan Drake's gonna make it through the conflict de jour with all his limbs intact. But what kind of emotional losses will he suffer along the way? That's a reductive way of putting it, but you get what I'm going for, right? The humanity on display in Uncharted 3 starts and ends with the relationship between Nate and Sully. There are shades of this in Drake's Fortune and Among Thieves, as is to be expected with such excellent character work, but it's given a proper analysis in Drake's Deception. Origin stories for established characters are so often either redundant or blunt, so it's pleasantly surprising that the flashback sequence manages to add real, genuine depth to Nate and Sully's partnership. The knowledge that Sully was practically a father to Nate re-defines both of their relationships with the other characters, and proves that both of them are some of the most meaningful people in each other's lives. [embed]315656:60750:0[/embed] Not to say the rest of the characters get the shrift, either. Nate's team is expanded with both old and new faces, all of whom feel both compelling and rounded -- especially Cutter. Oh man, do I love Cutter. Every scene with that wonderful man was nothing short of rapturous, and when he was away I prayed to any deity that would hear me voraciously for his return. Every time he was in danger (physically or emotionally), it felt like I was on the verge of death. The big, bombastic, cinematic moments that give Uncharted its fame? They mean so much more when I care about the people involved. Although Drake's Deception is the most successful on the story front, the other two games are still worth seeing. Playing all three Uncharted games in a relatively short timeframe is fascinating. From the moderately awkward post-Jak and Daxter lessons of Drake's Fortune, to the brilliant iteration of Among Thieves, to the thematic and character evolutions in Drake's Deception, there's so much work to appreciate here -- especially in the context of Naughty Dog's history. The games also look fantastic as well, and not just thanks to the fresh coat of paint. It's amazing what a great lighting engine can do, especially when applied to a franchise that is partially remembered for pushing what we thought the PS3 could output. Bluepoint Games does fantastic port work, and The Nathan Drake Collection is another win for the studio. There were zero framerate drops and only the occasional walk animation freakout on the part of your compatriots. Nothing game-breaking. The Uncharted series is ostensibly about one adrenaline junkie (the man that gives The Nathan Drake Collection its name) and his failure to evolve. When Indiana Jones resets his love life at the beginning of every Indiana Jones adventure, it's a way of starting from scratch. When Nathan Drake starts every post-Drake's Fortune game separated from Elena, it's a commentary on his immature refusal to move past the treasure hunting that defined his childhood and teenage years, especially in the third installment. The first two Uncharted games are roller coaster rides that are a bullwhip away from a Lucasfilm lawsuit. Drake's Deception, comparatively, spends its time applying those time-worn stereotypes to some degree of reality and is all the more compelling as a result. You should play The Nathan Drake Collection if you're one of the many Xbox 360 to PlayStation 4 transplants, or even if it's been too long since you last spent time in the Uncharted world. The first game doesn't really hold up, but Among Thieves and Drake's Deception are certainly worth your time -- especially you're interested in the latter's more complex thematic work. And based on what we've seen of A Thief's End's darker tone, this history lesson might just be mandatory.
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Cutter needs to be in Uncharted 4, right?
In a sea of PS3/Xbox 360 to PS4/Xbox One ports, The Nathan Drake Collection is one of the few that actually makes sense. Many former Xbox 360 owners made the jump to PlayStation 4 this generation; as a result, they've mi...

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Deals

PS4 deal: Uncharted bundle now only $310


For those who can't wait 45 days
Oct 13
// Dealzon
Update: Welp deal's dead. All 570 units sold. When I think of Monoprice, I think of cheap price, quality HDMI cables -- not PlayStation 4 console bundles. That said, the electronics retailer is unloading last Friday's Unchart...
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Uncharted

Nolan North reckons you don't want an Uncharted movie


Is he right?
Oct 12
// Vikki Blake
Nathan Drake's voice actor, Nolan North, reckons we don't want to see an Uncharted movie. In an interview with GamesNewsOfficial, North said that fans are so invested with the Drake we know and love (and lust after - although that might just be me), "no matter who's the star of it," we just don't want a movie. 
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Deals

$350 PS4 arrives, Bloodborne coincidentally 50% off


Why how did that ever happen
Oct 09
// Dealzon
Everyone holding out on buying a PS4 the past few weeks has won the waiting game, as the PS4 price drop went official starting today. Most major retailers have the bundles on sale at the $350 starting price tag, so if you've ...
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Uncharted

Uncharted's Brutal difficulty is no joke


It's in The Nathan Drake Collection
Oct 09
// Jordan Devore
I've never cared much for Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, but I can relate to this video of someone banging their head against the game's hardest difficulty mode. I'm having Call of Duty flashbacks. Brutal is a new option found in Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and it's an even greater challenge than the fresh hell that was Crushing difficulty. Take a look for yourself:
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The original Project Big pitch video
This is an early animation test for Uncharted's Nathan Drake wherein he looks much more like a YouTube celebrity, a version of Sunset Overdrive's lead who missed the punk-by-way-of-Blink-182 phase, than the classically rugged...

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Uncharted

Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection PS4 bundles coming to Europe too


Yay!
Sep 18
// Vikki Blake
Sony has confirmed that the 1TB and 500GB Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection PlayStation 4 bundles are coming to Europe. Originally, the bundles had only been earmarked for North America, but Sony has confirmed to Eurogam...
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Uncharted 4

Uncharted 4 launching worldwide on March 18


Bring it on
Sep 15
// Laura Kate Dale
A few days ago in the run up to Tokyo Game Show, we got news that Uncharted 4 would be launching in Japan on March 18. Today, during Sony's TGS conference, we got confirmation that March 18 is the worldwide release date for t...
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500GB

Uncharted PS4 bundle coming October 9


Why is the 1TB PS4 not sold in the US?
Sep 04
// Steven Hansen
With Uncharted 4 pushed into 2016, the Nathan Drake Collection needs to prop up as pulp adventure tent poles. Sony would have you think these beams are appropriate substitutes, going so far as to bundle a (500GB, since Sony d...
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Uncharted 4

Uncharted 4's getting single-player DLC because it worked in The Last of Us


'We rose to the challenge'
Sep 03
// Brett Makedonski
Naughty Dog will try something new with Nathan Drake's adventures in Uncharted 4: A Thief's End -- a story outside of the base game's story. Earlier this week, the developer detailed Uncharted 4's downloadable conte...
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Uncharted 4

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End will be released on March 18, DLC detailed


A Collector's Edition, too
Aug 31
// Chris Carter
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, which I really hope is better than the disappointing Uncharted 3, will be released on March 18, 2016, on PS4. Collector's ($119.99), Special ($79.99), and Digital Deluxe ($79.99) editions have been...
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Nathan Drake Collection

The Nathan Drake Collection goes to the ends of the earth for you


Just like Sully does for Drake
Aug 17
// Brett Makedonski
Aww, they grow up so fast, don't they? I mean, one day little Nate's lifting his first ring, the next he's tearing down ancient ruins in search of treasure. Precious moments. Hold onto them. Cherish them forever. Of course, ...
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Destructoid

Take a look at some recent bad asses in gaming


From Destructoid's video team
Aug 17
// Chris Carter
The Destructoid video team has whipped up a look at some recent badasses in gaming. from all walks of life. Out of everyone, I'm still looking forward to playing as Big Boss in Metal Gear Solid V. It feels like I've been waiting forever, but Phantom Pain is nearly here. Drake can definitely still be considered a bad ass, but I'm over Uncharted a bit after playing through the last game.
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Uncharted

Uncharted movie pushed back again


What a shock
Aug 06
// Vikki Blake
Sony has once again pushed back the release of the Uncharted movie, this time until June 2017. We've been talking about the film since the dawn of man (well, 2009), but Sony insists the film is still on the table, despite the...

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