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Top 5 Reasons I am (Cautiously) Excited for the Uncharted Movie

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Top 5 Reasons I am (Cautiously) Excited for the Uncharted Movie

News about the upcoming Uncharted film has been surfacing as of late, and the interwebs are buzzing with cries of anger over various decisions.  I personally could not be more excited about the prospect of the upcoming movie.  Although some of the early rumors have led to some head scratching (Robert De Niro?), I think the movie is being taken more seriously than the typical Hollywood adaption of a video game series.  So here are my Top 5 Reasons I am (Cautiously) Excited for the Uncharted Movie.

5) Uwe Boll is in no way affiliated.

"I get to ruin something people love? All right!"

This could have even been higher up on the list in all honesty.  Uwe Boll is a director of absolutely dismal talent who somehow continues to find work, despite his name being a constant punchline in any movie related discussion.  He also, for some terrible reason, seems to be constantly finding himself employed to ruin any hopes we had for a movie based off of a video game.  He has nothing to do with this movie.  So hands down, it is already one of the best video game adaptions, if only by default.

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2010 VGA’s: Naughty Dog Team on Uncharted Movie

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2010 VGA’s: Naughty Dog Team on Uncharted Movie

What an interesting event the 2010 VGA Red Carpet was, especially considering that there was no red carpet at the event. The biggest highlight for me personally was getting to chat with the Naughty Dog team about all things Uncharted. With various rumors floating around about the casting of Drake for the upcoming Uncharted movie. Furthermore, we witnessed the release date and trailer for Uncharted 3 which led to a very emotional Tripod Podcast team. I figured it was time to ask the question on everyone’s mind. Full video interview after the break.

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Top 5 Playstation 3 Exclusives

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Top 5 Playstation 3 Exclusives

When the Playstation 3 debuted many people lamented its ridiculous price and the lack of games.  Since then Sony has gone on to lower the price as well as give their audiance some amazing exclusives.  Here are my top 5 Playstation 3 exlusives.

5)Little Big Planet

 

Sackboy will steal your girlfriend

 

Little Big Planet is the cutest game you will probably ever play.  That might turn off some gamers.  But this game is more than a bunch of cute pictures on a box (I’m looking at you Petz: Puppies night out).  Little Big Planet offers a colorful engaging world that is near impossible to not enjoy.  The game’s platforming elements are unique and the world in a shoebox effect brings about creative new level design. Plus it is one of those games that everyone seems to enjoy, and since it includes four player co-op everyone can enjoy it together.  Now that Little Big Planet 2 has been unofficially announced we can look forward to more adventures with Sackboy and friends.

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Review: Uncharted 2 – PS3

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I originally purchased the PS3 for Blu Rays but then I slowly realized the Video Game Gems the PS3 had to offer. It started with Little Big Planet and evolved to Metal Gear Solid 4. One Gem I had my eyes on from the very start was Uncharted. After finally getting to play the game it became clear that the sequel would be one the PS3s biggest Gems. How does the sequel hold up to the original, does Uncharted 2 make push the PS3 to the Max?

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Uncharted Territory

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uncharted-2-among-thieves2Ars Technica‘s recent interviews with Naughty Dog’s Christophe Balestra, there was discussion of the tie between single player and multi player game modes within their flagship Uncharted sequel.

Naughty Dog has decided to keep all game development, single AND multi-player modes, in house. This decision contrasts with Bioshock 2 and the recent Wolfenstein remake, whose multiplayer modes are cobbled on by 3rd party studios.

There is also mention of in-game cash used to buy add-ons for multiplayer. Players do not have to complete round about goals and checklists to unlock yet another rare-yet-pointless-triviality, effectively sidelining the typical “unlock heavy” systems that seem to be all the rage {sarcasim}.

The beta opens September 15th and is accessible from the PSN. We will see if their gambit pays off soon enough.

[via Ars Technica]