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Uncharted 3 DLC Hits PSN Today, Fortune Hunters' Club Benefits

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140w ago - Naughty Dog Community Strategist Eric Monacelli has announced that Uncharted 3 DLC hits PSN today, with the Fortune Hunters' Club benefits outlined below for those interested.

To quote: We're now two weeks into the release of UNCHARTED 3: Drake's Deception and you're all part of the Fortune Hunters' Club now, right? If so, awesome because we have a gift this week for you!

If you're not, you can still sign up and it's a terrific deal at $24.99. As a member you'll be getting a total savings of 45% off the seven multiplayer packs (three character skin packs, four map packs) that will be released for UNCHARTED 3.

This membership includes all currently available and upcoming DLC packs for UNCHARTED 3 as well as an exclusive Fortune Hunters' Club theme that will let you know when new UNCHARTED 3 DLC hits right from the XMB of your PS3.

Today the PlayStation Store will be loaded with a new DLC pack for your multiplayer adventures with Drake and crew. Load your AK47, grab your Para 9, equip your favorite boosters and kickbacks and get ready to take the fight to the Helghast. Killzone 3 skins are coming for UNCHARTED 3 and suddenly your buddy who liked to play multiplayer as Elena all the time might not look so friendly anymore.

This week's pack...
 

Insomniac's Ted Price Sees Benefits of Multiplatform Development

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297w ago - In a recent interview, Insomniac CEO Ted Price admitted that he sees the benefits in going multi-platform and breaking the company's exclusivity with Sony.

However, for now it seems as if the benefits of actually sticking with Sony slightly outweigh the benefits of parting, so don't expect any radical changes in the immediate future.

To quote: Of course, Insomniac has historically been a Sony mainstay. "For the last ten years or so, we have been working very closely with Sony," Price said.

"I mean, people ask me all the time, 'so, do you consider going multiplatform? What are the drawbacks?'" He says that one benefit of exclusivity is that the company's games "tend to be associated with the hardware - but that could be a drawback too."

He cites the original Resistance: Fall of Man as an example of this kind of product association. "We did get a lot of additional exposure simply because it was synonymous with the PlayStation 3," he said. "It's hard to break into the genre; and it's cool that we were able to do it with a brand new entry."

He's careful to point out that Insomniac has its own voice and isn't governed by Sony. "We definitely have been very vocal about maintaining our independence," he said. He mentions that many at Insomniac would be frustrated...
 

Tesco: Retailers who stick with PS2 for Christmas reap the benefits

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309w ago - Many UK retailers believe that there is still plenty of life in the PS2 just yet. Matthew Cushway of Tesco believes that people forget that many families are opting to stick with the PS2 due to difficult times within the current economy and those retailers who stick with the system will reap the benefits this year.

To quote: "PlayStation 2 still has a key part to play in the gaming market this year . It seems some people forget that for a large number of young families the outlay for a new console is a major decision and is simply not an option in the current economy.

"With the PlayStation 2 install base I believe that many younger-skewed games will again perform very well this year. Retailers who stick with the PS2 format for Christmas this year will reap the benefits."
 
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