Tag Archives: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Fri, Jan 15, 2010 | 06:19 GMT
SCEA confirmed tonight that Uncharted 2: Among Thieves has sold 1 million units since it went on sale in October.
Wed, Jan 13, 2010 | 19:17 GMT
ELSPA’s confirmed that Modern Warfare 2 was the biggest selling game for PlayStation 3, and FIFA 10 for PSP, in the UK last year.
Tue, Jan 05, 2010 | 08:53 GMT
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves has been voted the top game of 2009 in the annual GI Network Survey, while Mass Effect 2 has been voted the most anticipated game of 2010.
Mon, Jan 04, 2010 | 07:23 GMT
Fri, Oct 23, 2009 | 18:43 BST
It must be good. Edge, gaming’s last true bastion of tight-fisted reviewing, has awarded Uncharted 2 a mighty 9/10. As good as Might and Magic: Clash Of Heroes, apparently. We jest. Again.
The rest of issue 208′s scores are below, courtesy of GAF.
- New Super Mario Bros Wii – 7
- Uncharted 2 – 9
- Operation Flashpoint : Dragon Rising – 8
- Ratchet and Clank: A Crack In Time – 7
- Borderlands – 6
- Brutal Legend – 7
- GTA : Episodes From Liberty City – 9
- Forza 3 – 9
- PES 2010 – 7
- Mario and Luigi : Bowsers Inside Story – 9
- Drawn To Life: The Next Chapter – 5
- Might and Magic: Clash Of Heroes – 9
- Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days – 5
- Lost Winds: Winter Of The Melodias – 8
- Tekken 6 – 7
- Ju-On The Grudge – 4
Fri, Oct 23, 2009 | 17:34 BST
Naughty Dog co-boss Christophe Balestra’s claimed Uncharted 2 almost maxes out PS3′s “power”.
“On PlayStation 3 for our first game, we were using probably only 30 percent of the power of the Cell, and this time we’re getting close to 100 percent of using the power of the PS3,” he said, talking in two making-of movies you can see after the break.
That’s it, then. Uncharted 2 is as good as PS3′s going to get. May as well bin it now, then.
We’re joking. Watch the movies for yourself.
Fri, Oct 23, 2009 | 11:51 BST
Uncharted 2 voice actor Nolan North’s told PSN program Pulse that the team is “desperate” to move onto the next game.
“We desperately want to do a third one,” North said, speaking at 1.26 in this video.
We doubt you’re going to be waiting too long, Nolan. Have a watch.
Thu, Oct 22, 2009 | 10:16 BST
Eurogamer.pt has live shots of the new Uncharted 2, Street Fighter and Tekken spaces that are coming to PlayStation Home tomorrow.
Go through the link to catch the screens.
But after the jump, you can catch a video from PlayStation Home director Jack Buser, showcasing the Uncharted 2 space: thanks to the US PS Blog.
Mon, Oct 19, 2009 | 18:48 BST
3D Realms’ George Broussard has pinned Naughty Dog’s Uncharted series up with the very best after playing the heavily-hyped second game.
“Amazing single player experiences,” he said, writing on the Shack forums.
“Nearly, if not, on par with Half-Life 1/2. I haven’t felt this giddy over a game series since Half-Life.
“This is epic badassery right here. Believe the hype.”
Uncharted 2 is on the verge of history, still being listed as the highest-rated PS3 exclusive of all time on Metacritic at 96 percent.
Mon, Oct 19, 2009 | 17:45 BST
Uncharted 2 has entered this weeks UK charts very strongly, but not enough to usurp FIFA 10 from the No. 1 position.
The Naughty Dog shooter still comes in though at a very respectable second. Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising caps off the top three.
Brutal Legend comes in decently enough, coming in at 7.
Find the top ten below. Last weeks data is here.
Mon, Oct 19, 2009 | 08:15 BST
Naughty Dog co-president Evan Wells has revealed to VG247 that by the end of the development process, 85 people worked on Uncharted 2: Among Thieves at the studio. That’s not including outside freelancers and contributions from other Sony groups.
“By the end of the project we had about 85 people working on it internally,” said Wells, speaking to us in an interview published last week.
“We also had several contractors helping us in the closing months and we did a lot of outsourcing. Sony also has some amazing support groups that were instrumental in us completing the music, sound, and animation.”
This is in stark contrast to the 500 people who are working on Assassin’s Creed II at Ubisoft Montreal: something Wells thinks would be “difficult” to do at Naughty Dog.
“I think it would be difficult for Naughty Dog to work on a game with a team that large. We aren’t very hierarchical and we expect everyone to be able to work with very little management. That philosophy would probably fall apart with a team that was too large.”
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is out now for the PS3. Go out and buy it now. It’s the shit, innit.
Find our full interview with Evan Wells here.
Fri, Oct 16, 2009 | 11:51 BST
Naughty Dog co-president Evan Wells has told VG247 that Uncharted 2 wouldn’t have been the game it eventually became without PS3′s unique hardware features.
The exec added, though, that differences between PS3 and Xbox 360 games, in the main, are more the cause of developer talent that hardware factors.
“I think the differences that you see between any two games has much more to do with the developer than whether it’s on the Xbox or PS3,” said Wells, talking in an interview published today.
“Great programmers and great artists are going to make a great game. Naughty Dog will continue to push the PlayStation hardware as far as we can.
“We’re fortunate that we get to work on a system that has a hard drive and uses blu-ray for storage. Without these things, Uncharted 2 would have been a very different game. What we were able to do with the Cell processor allowed us to achieve a density of polygons and a fidelity to our effects that would simply not be possible without it.
“But ultimately, if we didn’t have a team of very talented programmers and artists, we wouldn’t have been able to take advantage of the hardware and achieve the results that we did.”
Uncharted 2, the highest-rated PS3 exclusive of all time, is available in the UK from today.
Fri, Oct 16, 2009 | 11:38 BST
Uncharted 2 ships in the UK today. The superlative bin is empty: it’s the highest rated PS3 exclusive of all time, and one of the best reviewed full stop.
We were lucky enough to get some time with Evan Wells, co-president of Naughty Dog, to talk about the game’s development, how PS3′s unique aspects allowed the team to make the title it did, how the company will now follow on into a third game and much more.
Hit the link.
Interview by Nathan Grayson.
Wed, Oct 14, 2009 | 13:30 BST
Following last night’s awesome comments scramble for free copies of Brutal Legend, SCEE’s very kindly agreed to stump up four promo copies of Uncharted 2 for VG247 readers.
It’s very simple: you win by commenting. We award a copy of the game to the posters of the 500th, 1,000th, 1,500th and 2,000th comments.
That’s it. We’ll get the games sent over next week. Anyone can enter, no matter what your location. Good luck!
Uncharted 2 ships in the UK on Friday.
Tue, Oct 13, 2009 | 08:17 BST
It’s passed the Witching Hour all over America, and both Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and Brutal Legend are now on sale Stateside.
Naughty Dog boss Evan Wells is pumped enough to be twitpiccing shots of a midnight launch queue in Culver City, while Mr Schafer just dropped word that he’s on his way to his local Gamestop.
The games are two of the most highly anticipated this holiday season, and reviews show why – Uncharted 2 is still the highest-rated PS3 exclusive ever. Brutal Legend’s first scores hit yesterday, but that chances of this not being worth your money are a tad remote.
Buy both. Go nuts. But whatever you go, buy both.
Uncharted 2 releases in mainland Europe tomorrow and the UK this Friday. Brutal Legend is available now in the UK.
Tue, Oct 13, 2009 | 07:42 BST
The US PS Blog brings word that Uncharted 2′s multiplayer demo is now offline, as the game launches in the US today.
There are still tons of Fortune Hunter Editions being given away over there. Hit the link for details.
UK gamers get the Naughty Dog sequel this Friday.
Mon, Oct 12, 2009 | 11:25 BST
In case you’re not aware, here’s a public service announcement: Uncharted 2 is out this week. Tomorrow in the US, Wednesday in Europe and Friday in the UK.
And it’s the bees fucking knees. The first PS3 title to get a ten from Eurogamer and thensome, it has a meta so far of 9.7, making it so far one of the highest rated titles this gen.
To celebrate the game’s release, SCEE’s put out the TV ad that will accompany the game on release. Catch it after the jump, thanks to the EU PS Blog.
Fri, Oct 02, 2009 | 22:15 BST
Speaking in an interview with the Examiner, Naughty Dog co-president Evan Wells has said Naughty Dog would “love” to see Uncharted on other platforms, most likely the PSP.
“We’d love to see Uncharted grow beyond the PS3. It would be interesting to see what sort of changes to the design one would make for a portable system”, said Wells.
He does insist that for now, the Dogs are “purely focused” on PS3 development.
Catch Wells talk more about Uncharted 2 and a possible Jak & Daxter for the PS3 through the link.
Wed, Sep 30, 2009 | 10:59 BST
Following last night’s round of general reviews, it now seems likely Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 2 is set to become the highest rated PS3 exclusive of all time.
Due out on October 16 in the UK, the title has now taken full scores from Eurogamer, CVG, Gamesradar, OPM and many others.
Get a full review round-up here. Thanks, Psychotext.
Wed, Sep 30, 2009 | 07:34 BST
Sony has described gaming as an “important part” of pushing cinemas into the digital age as it prepares to allows select audiences the chance to play Uncharted 2 on American big screens ahead of its release later this month.
On October 5 and 6, four cinemas in San Francisco and Thousand Oaks, California, Rosemont, Illinois and Bellevue, Washington, will let viewers play the game on Sony’s 4K digital cinema technology.
Sony reckons this is the start of a change in tack for cinemas that could allow revenues for the cinemas themselves as well as game-sellers.
“This is the first time we’re doing it in a theater. We think it’s a start of something for us, and hope we can build this into a standard element in the movie-going experience,” said Sony cinema chap Mike Fidler.
“Our goal in converting theaters to digital is to go beyond the traditional movie-going experience and focus on helping exhibitors find ways to fill seats.
“Gaming will be an important part of that equation.”