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The First People to Review Uncharted 3 Gave it a 9.9 Out of 10

This article is a dedication to my friend Shahid :)

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Something is wrong with Uncharted 3. The big PlayStation 3 action-adventure game coming out on Nov. 1 from the folks at Naughty Dog did not earn a perfect 10. Uh-oh. The people from Gaming Everything tracked down a copy of Playmania, a Spanish magazine that has reviewed the game.

Apparently, Playmania detected a flaw of .1 proportions. What ever could it be? Is hero Nathan Drake’s shirt not half-tucked properly? Is the game’s initial load time, if it has one, three seconds too long?

Maybe the game’s competitive multiplayer is broken to a .1 extent (perhaps it’s awesome but the framerate drops once every 23 hours?). It could be that the game’s co-op mode includes too much of the color orange or the campaign just might not provide an explanation for what happened to that train that fell off a cliff mid-way through Uncharted 2. I don’t speak Spanish. I don’t even have a copy of Playmania, so I do not know.

All we know for now, people, is that something, or, more specifically, a speck of something, is wrong with Uncharted 3. Way to rush out an imperfect game, Naughty Dog.

We’ll be reviewing the game on Kotaku eventually, as long as you readers believe we should still pay attention to this obviously flawed PlayStation 3 exclusive.


The Best PlayStation 3 Ad We’ve Ever Seen Will Give You Chills

When Sony announced their "Long Live Play" campaign a few weeks back, the entire interwebs lit up with buzz as to what it would herald. A PlayStation Home re-launch? New on Vita? Now, weeks of speculation have come to this, the "Michael" advert: a parade of first-class characters from the best games available on the PS3. You’ve got your Nathan Drake, Cole McGrath and some Chimera aliens from Insomniac’s Resistance games all cheering the humble player who, in essence, brought them all to life.

So, while there may be some disappointment that the ad doesn’t herald any big platform developments for the PS3, let’s at least glory in the high production values and pitch-perfect character moments that the "Michael" video offers. Makes you want to change your name, doesn’t it?


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Uncharted 3 Bigger than 50GB Blu-ray Disc

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The old adage states, the bigger the better. Developer Naughty Dog’s critically acclaimed Unchartedseries is returning to PlayStation 3 with Drake’s Deception this fall in extra large fashion. Naughty Dog community manager Arne Meyer has shared some details about what it is like to be a PS3 exclusive developer, as well as the fact that Uncharted 3 is currently too big.

Speaking at gamescom about being PS3 exclusive, Meyer told NowGamer:

I think it really helps. It’s not even about sales. It’s about what we can push on the platform and how far we can take it. I’m sure you’ll hear this from every other Sony developer but you know, I can’t tell you how much we’ve been able to optimise Cell and you know, the amount of content we can put on Blu-ray.

When asked about Uncharted 3?s current data size Meyer stated:

Uncharted 2 barely made it to 25GB, while Naughty Dog is going over 50GB this time, for Uncharted 3. But in the end we’ll be under 50. We’ll be one disc.

Obviously, there is some serious compression that is still going to take place to ensure the game will ship one one disc this November.


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UNCHARTED 3: Naughty Dog Talks Multiplayer

By now you’ve probably read the full details of what you’ll get with UNCHARTED 3’s upcoming multiplayer beta. Now, in our new video interview, Naughty Dog’s top developers reveal just how deep this rabbit hole goes. At a glance, UNCHARTED 3’s most obvious multiplayer enhancement lies in its sweeping character customization options in the form of weapon loadouts, gun mods and a wide selection of ability-enhancing Boosters. You’ll be able to modify your character’s appearance in almost every way, whether you want to slap some aviators on Nathan Drake or cobble together a custom hero or villain from scratch. “There are hundreds and hundreds of parts and every part has a customizable color,” Game Director Justin Richmond tells us. “You can look the way you want to look. We want it to feel personal.”

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PlayStation Network Finally Coming Back Online

The PlayStation Store remains inaccessible, but online play is back

After more than three weeks of downtime, Sony has begun bringing the PlayStation Network back online.

Earlier today, a firmware update (v3.61) was released that forces users to change their PSN passwords. Out of security concerns for PS3 users, this password reset has to be done through a PS3 system that your account was activated on. If you’ve never downloaded anything on your PS3 before, you’ll need to change the password through an e-mail sent to the e-mail address attached to your PSN account.

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Sony Expects PSN Services to be Fully Restored by May 31, 2011

Today Bloomberg (linked above) reports that Sony expects PSN services, including Qriocity, to be fully restored by May 31, 2011.

To quote: “Sony Corp.’s PlayStation Network and Qriocity online services remain shut as of today, Shigenori Yoshida, a Tokyo-based spokesman said. Sony is uncertain when it can resume the services, Yoshida said by phone today.

The company is in the process of adopting an improved security system and its plan to restart the services fully by May 31 is unchanged, he said. Sony shut down the PlayStation Network and Qriocity services April 20 because of possible data theft by hackers.

The maker of PS consoles had planned to restart partial operations within a week after boosting the level of security system, the company said May 1.”


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You Will Be Amazed And Pleased With The New PSN

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Are you tired of waiting on Sony to turn on PSN? I’m sure you are. We are too, but before your patience wear thin, allow me to comfort you with these words, when PSN returns, you’ll be pleasantly surprised and thoroughly pleased with the new, revamped PlayStation Network.

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Playstation 3 Latest offer @ X-Cite

It’s a very tempting offer from X-Cite for all Gamers.

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The offer is to buy either Playstation 3 160GB for 99KD or Playstation 3 320GB for 106KD and any game you pick from their collection will cost you 1KD only (per game).

 


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Sony suspends SOE gaming following PlayStation hack

Sony has suspended another of its online gaming systems, following the recent PlayStation Network hack.

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Service Update – Important information for registered users of PlayStation Network and Qriocity services

Today I recieved an email from Playstation Network, regarding the disruption of connection. It seems they are in an infinite deep dark HOLE


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