185w ago - SCEA's Product Marketing Specialist Mick Perona has announced today that this weekend a new Uncharted 2 multiplayer playlist dubbed The Lab arrives alongside the recently announced PSN avatars.
To quote: This weekend - May 28 to June 1 - we're introducing a new playlist that will mix things up and maybe, possibly lead to updates or additions to the existing playlists in competitive Matchmaking. We're calling this playlist "The Lab."
We'll be running "The Lab" Playlist roughly every other weekend for the foreseeable future.
During each weekend "The Lab" is active, we'll be running a playlist featuring one or more custom-tuned gametype variations from the tons of variables we can tweak in our multiplayer gameplay settings.
Here's the current schedule and description for the first event in our "The Lab" Playlist series:
May 28 - June 1
2 vs. 2 Team Deathmatch Grab a partner for this small- to medium-size map mow-down. You've got 15 minutes to rack up 25 kills, or more than the other team, to prove your small-team superiority. I'm going to recommend now that you're going to want pick a reliable teammate...
197w ago - Naughty Dog has announced on their blog that the next Uncharted 2 PS3 multiplayer patch update version 1.06 arrives tomorrow.
To quote: Title Update 1.06 will be released on Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 10:00 AM PST. After that time, you will be prompted to download and install Title Update 1.06 when you connect online to UNCHARTED 2 multiplayer.
Title Update 1.06 includes a couple under-the-hood fixes we needed to make that don't affect gameplay. Beyond that, we've also made the following updates:
• Removed automatic shoulder selection when players click the L1 shoulder button to aim
• Delayed the appearance of the scoreboard to allow time for players to view any medals received simultaneously with player death
At the same time the Title Update is released, we'll also be pushing live updates to other aspects of our multiplayer. These updates include:
• Adjusted hitbox attributes so that players will take less damage to the character's legs
• Decreased kill radius of grenades by 1 meter
• Decreased accuracy of Down the Irons by 15%
• Reduced rate of fire of the FAL by 10%
• Reduced rate of fire for the Dragon Sniper by 10%
• Collision and geometry changes to "The Fort" to prevent intentional glitching...
207w ago - Recently Naughty Dog has released two new multiplayer skins for Uncharted 2 on Sony's PS3 entertainment system.
The two skins feature characters from the motion comic, Uncharted: The Eye of Indra, Rika Raja and Daniel Pinkerton.
If you want to pick them up, the bundle is priced at $5.90 NZD according to Overmind.co.nz (linked above).
Unfortunately, it looks like it's only available via the PAL PlayStation Store.
To quote: "The two skins are Rika Raja and Daniel Pinkerton from the motion comic, Uncharted: The Eye of Indra. The bundle also includes all four episodes of Uncharted: The Eye of Indra, so you can familiarize yourself with the new characters.
211w ago - Update: JoyStiq.com has now confirmed that The Fort (video below), a brand new multiplayer map supposedly based on the "Fortress" chapter of Drake's Fortune, will arrive on Black Friday.
Changes include adding Global and Friends list Leaderboards to the Multiplayer menu with the following categories: Global Competitive Wins, Global Co-op, Global Kills, Global Money, Friends Competitive Wins, Friends Co-op, Friends Kills, and Friends Money.
They also added a player card to the Multiplayer menu and "The Fort" multiplayer map.
Today Seesmic of Naughty Dog has Tweeted that a special surprise is coming for Uncharted 2: Among Thieves PS3 fans later this week, as follows:
"Things are looking up that we're going to have something quite awesome lined up for multiplayer at the end of this week."
Perhaps it's new multiplayer maps, new modes or fresh downloadable content (DLC)... we'll know soon enough!
To quote: "With DLC promised for the title, this could be the first batch of potential free DLC for the game.
While it's likely new maps, it should keep players entertained for some time. Whether...