198w ago - Today SCEA's VP of Product Development Scott Rohde has made available a video from the Make.Believe series which highlights the transition from Programmer to Naughty Dog Co-President.
To quote: You've probably seen Sony's global "make.believe" (pronounced "make-dot-believe") initiative by now, which comes with a simple message: believe that anything you can imagine, you can make real.
I know a lot of you have heard the name Christophe Balestra, and like many of you out there, his make.believe moment is taking place every day. Christophe, along with co-president Evan Wells and the entire team at Naughty Dog, have been creating amazing games for the PlayStation family since the mid-nineties, when Crash Bandicoot made his debut on the original PlayStation.
Since then, the Dogs have brought us the incredible Jak and Daxter franchise of adventure games, and of course, the critically acclaimed UNCHARTED series, including the latest award winning title, UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves.
Naughty Dog has played a huge role in shaping the action adventure...
201w ago - Naughty Dog has announced that their PlayStation Heroes Skin Pack DLC is now available for Sony's PS3 entertainment system.
This is the first downloadable content for Uncharted 2 that is available on the PlayStation Network Store for everyone around the world to purchase.
To quote: "The PlayStation Heroes features seven key characters from your favorite first-party PS3 games from the last fourteen months–inFAMOUS, Killzone 2, and Resistance 2.
By downloading the PlayStation Heroes Skin Pack, you'll get a chance to use Cole, Evil Cole, Zeke, Sev, a Helghast soldier, Nathan Hale or a Chimera out into the competitive multiplayer modes of UNCHARTED 2 (and hopefully surprise a few people you're playing against).
The Pack is priced in the US at $4.99. If you're reading from outside the United States, check your local PlayStation Network Store for your local pricing.
Since this was our first attempt at importing characters from other games and engines into the Naughty Dog Engine that powers UNCHARTED 2, I hit up one of our lead character artists to help me coordinate and produce some nice high-resolution renders of all these characters from within our tools pipeline.
205w ago - This weekend Naughty Dog's Senior Manager of Marketing Communications Arne Meyer has sent Happy New Year 2010 wishes to PS3 fans.
To quote: All of us at Naughty Dog wanted to wish everyone a Happy Holidays and a very Happy New Year!
2009 has been both incredibly busy AND amazing year for us on all counts. We started the year off working hard on UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves and we had no idea what was going to be in store for us and for our fans as the year progressed.
We had our heads down for most of the year making sure we put together an awesome game that we think you would like, but when E3 came around, we took a moment to stop and realize that things were really coming together as UNCHARTED 2 picked up over 20 awards when all was said and done.
It's safe to say we were stoked to get this recognition and it made us kick things up a notch over the next several months as we were putting the finishing touches on our game. When we released UNCHARTED 2 in October to critical acclaim, we were looking forward to hearing what all of our fans thought on NaughtyDog.com, the PlayStation forums, Twitter and anywhere else on the Internet you discussed our game.
Now, we're wrapping up the year watching our game win Game of the Year...
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...