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Uncharted 3 Multiplayer PS3 Beta Co-op Adventure and New Map

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164w ago - Today Naughty Dog Community Strategist Arne Meyer has announced that the Uncharted 3 Multiplayer Beta hit 1 million+ players and shared news of a new co-op adventure and map arriving on July 10, 2011.

To quote: One day after the Beta went fully public, we passed one million unique players in the UNCHARTED 3 Multiplayer Beta.

Not only that, but the player count is growing with each passing day! We couldn't be prouder of our community coming out in such numbers to play in the Uncharted 3 Multiplayer Beta.

Next week is the FINAL week in the Beta - we'll be shutting down the servers on Thursday, July 14th - so be sure to get your fill of UNCHARTED 3 before it goes away for a few months.

This will also be your last week to hit the requirements to receive [Register or Login to view links] that will be active for the retail version of UNCHARTED 3 – rewards such as UNCHARTED 3 PSN Beta Tester Avatar, Treasure Hunter's Starter Pack, in-game cash on day one and more.

On Sunday, July 10th, we'll be updating the available gametypes and maps in the UNCHARTED 3 Multiplayer Beta according to the [Register or Login to view links]
 

PS3 Debug / Test Firmware Update 3.66 is Now Available

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165w ago - As a follow-up to our previous article, today ConsoleDev has made available PS3 Debug Firmware Update 3.66 for PlayStation 3 Test / Debug units.

Download: [Register or Login to view links]

As always, it's important to note that these PS3 Debug / TEST updates will currently NOT install on a retail PS3, and so it is intended for examination and comparison purposes only unless you own a Dev unit.

For those curious, running this updater on a retail PS3 will not damage it, however, it will give the following error before the installation completes: The data type is not supported. (8002F029)


 

Sony European PSN Game Store Updates for July 6, 2011

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165w ago - Sony PlayStation Store Team member Ross McGrath is here with this weeks European PSN Game Store updates today, as follows:

PlayStation Store (via PS3, PSP and Media Go)

Two highly anticipated titles drop this week, the much delayed Spelunker HD and the slightly less delayed SEGA Rally Online Arcade, both great titles with very different focuses!

I recommend you give them a try. And another mini graduates to become a full PSN title this week - Alien Zombie Megadeath is now available for just over a fiver. If you like platforms, alien zombies and shooting, there is no better choice.

The Uncharted Multiplayer Beta also makes its way to the main Store for a second week of car-jumping, cargo-plane, pirate-shooting mayhem.

We've a new batch of discounts, courtesy of EA - 30% off a great selection of EA PSN titles (and a piece of high calibre golfing DLC!)

EA Summer Specials - (6th July - 20th July)

Shank (was £7.99/€9.99 - now £5.49/€6.99)
Dead Space: Ignition (was £3.99/€4.99 - now £2.99/€3.59)
DeathSpank (was £9.99/€12.99 - now £7.19/€8.99)
DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue (was £9.99/€12.99 - now £7.19/€8.99)
The Fancy Pants Adventures (was £7.99/€9.99 - now...
 

Uncharted 3 PS3 Beta Update 1.02 Live, Official Patch Notes

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165w ago - Update: Naughty Dog has quickly [Register or Login to view links] an Uncharted 3 Multiplayer Beta 1.03 patch which now fixes an issue that prevented some SCEE (European) region players from finding a match.

Shortly following also came [Register or Login to view links] which also fixed an issue with the Facebook friends list where it would display duplicate and/or incorrect PSN IDs for some players and where some players would gain cash/XP during the playback of some Cinema files.

Today Naughty Dog announced that the Uncharted 3 PS3 Beta update 1.02 is now live, and they have detailed the official patch notes as follows:

Uncharted 3 Multiplayer Beta 1.02 patch was made available at 10:30 PM PDT for the North America PlayStation Store and will roll out across all the regions participating in the Beta over the next few hours.

The full patch notes to update 1.02 are listed below.

In addition, we have updated the available gametypes to bring back Plunder! As a result, Free for All has been removed from this week's available gametypes.

General

• Last place team in Three Team Deathmatch now gets placed into Observer...
 

Sony to Announce New PS3 Chassis Design at Gamescom 2011

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165w ago - Although no PS3 price drop is planned for the event, today [Register or Login to view links] reports that Sony will be announcing a new PlayStation 3 chassis design at Gamescom which runs from August 17th to the 20th, 2011.

This is not to be confused with the recent PS3 model CECH-3001A/B that weighs in at 2.6kg down from 3.0kg and cuts power consumption from 230W to 200W.

While the upcoming PS3's functionality is said not to change, during a recent interview PlayStation India Country Manager Atindriya Bose stated that the new PS3 chassis design will feature a slightly different internal design.

To quote: "Any chance of a price drop on the PS3 soon?

As of now, no.

Gamescom, then?

(laughs) Well, if there was a price drop coming at Gamescom, I'd know. There is, however, a new PS3 chassis being discussed. A slightly different design, but from what I can tell, not much difference in functionality."
 
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