'Fortune' worth its weight in gold

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330w ago - As I made my way through the beautifully lush jungles of "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune" I couldn't shake an overwhelming sense of déjà vu. I was enjoying every minute of it, yet it all felt so familiar.

While dangling precariously from a cliff, timing my next jump, I thought of games like "Tomb Raider" and "Prince of Persia." As I ran and ducked behind cover so I could pop up take out my targets, I had visions of "Gears of War." And when the game's protagonist Nathan Drake complained about what a mess he'd gotten himself into, I thought back to Indiana Jones moaning about how much he hates snakes.

Spend even one hour with "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune" and you're bound to have more flashbacks than an acid junkie.

Yet despite this, the game feels fresh and exciting. And though no one particular element of "Uncharted" stands out as being hugely creative or ground-breaking, everything fits together well to create one of the best titles for the PlayStation 3.

Players control treasure hunter Nathan Drake, the descendant of 16th century English privateer, navigator and slave trader Sir Francis Drake. Nathan manages to stumble upon Francis' diary, which purports to show the location of El Dorado, the city of gold. Along with his partner Victor Sullivan...
 

PlayStation 3: Third Party Support

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330w ago - With a $399 price tag and some heavy hitters like Burnout Paradise and Metal Gear Solid 4, now is the time to purchase a PS3!

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Heavenly Sword gets patched to 1.1

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330w ago - The PS3-exclusive action game, Heavenly Sword recently got a 1.10 patch. Right now, the contents of this 18MB download are mysterious.

It has been confirmed that DualShock 3 support has finally been added to the game, for those lucky enough to have imported the rumble-ready controller.

But, certainly the patch must hold other surprises. 18MB is a lot of data for just rumble alone ...
 

Rumor: Haze delayed again, by a further three months

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330w ago - Rumor has it that Haze for the PS3 has once again be delayed. The game was originally planned for a release in November 2007 but had recently been pushed back to January 2008.

However, there is a further recent twist in affairs as online retailers including Amazon and BestBuy online are indicating a release date for the title in the latter half of March.

To quote: Free Radical (GoldenEye/Timesplitters)'s highly anticipated next gen FPS, Haze, appears to have been delayed. Originally due out in November 07, the game was pushed back until January 08. Now, it looks like it has delayed further by 3 months. Several online retailers have confirmed this, such as Amazon.com and BestBuy.com, indicating a released towards the later half of March.

No doubt, this will serve as a disappointment to many. Haze was a highly anticipated PS3 title, boasting several innovative new features, and 4 player split screen co-op play. It also was set to be the first big PS3 exclusive of 2008. However, this delay may spell trouble for Free Radical - it puts Haze directly in the wake of SCEA's monster FPS, Killzone 2 (due out towards the end of February 08).
 

PS3 Public Display of Affection Winners

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330w ago - The Official US PlayStation Web site has revealed the winners of their PS3 public display of affection contest.

They note that each of the winners will have received a PS3 and give games in times for Christmas which will be a nice gift.

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