Naughty Dog Celebrates 10 Years of Uncharted

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

Today we’re gearing up to start the celebration of  Uncharted as it will be fast approaching it’s 10th birthday. (Wow talk about literally growing with a franchise). Today via the PlayStation Blog. It has been revealed for those who may not know that this Sunday, November 19th will mark the Uncharted Series 19th Anniversary launch in North America. So to celebrate the Uncharted Series Legacy across two console generations (PS3 & PS4). Beginning today for Uncharted 4 and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy  Multiplayer fans  Naughty Dog will be giving away an Uncharted 10th Anniversary character skin bundle as well providing 50% off sale on all Uncharted Point and Relic items until December 19th. That’s right a month long celebration of Uncharted in all it’s glory.

Naughty Dog has also released a new video which you can view below that revisits some of the most memorable moments from Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune through Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (Feels coming in 3..2…1):

In addition to the feels you may have just experienced. PlayStation and Naughty Dog games are offering a new Uncharted 10th Anniversary PS4 system theme and profile avatar, which will be available for free for 48 hours — from Sunday, November 19 at 8:00 AM Pacific until 8:00 AM Pacific, Tuesday, November 21. During this period, other select Uncharted PS4 system themes and avatars will also be free. Visit the PlayStation Store and look for an “Uncharted 10th Anniversary Bundle.”

Naughty dog has revealed that they will  wrap up the Uncharted 10th Anniversary celebrations at PlayStation Experience with event activities, including a special retrospective panel featuring members of the cast of Uncharted and a show floor puzzle room experience set in a life-sized recreation of Nate’s Attic!

(Editors Opinion: I love and I mean love the Uncharted franchise. But I must admit I haven’t finished all of the remasters of the Nathan drake collection. I’m also a bit disappointed that Golden Abyss hasn’t reached the PS4 for our enjoyment. However, after receiving this news. I am a bit more motivated to go back and relive all those great moments in Uncharted 1-3 once again. And I also hope that from this news. It brings more awareness to Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. I am hoping to see more games with Nadine Ross and Chloe Frazier. I’m also looking forward to that Uncharted Theme as I personally love all “good” dynamic themes on the PS4 hopefully this can dethrone the Persona 5 themes but that’s a conversation for another day.)

What do you think of this news. Are you interested for this month long celebration? What was your first Uncharted game and what were some of your personal favorite moments? Last but not least, what do you hope to see at the PSX special event panel? Comment below let us know. For news like this and more make sure to keep us bookmarked and check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

 

Mind of Gamer Podcast Ep. 31 |Visceral Games Closes|Death of Single – Player Games?|MS & Japanese Games

Welcome to Mind of a Gamer (MOG) Podcast! With your cast Persona, MistaOfficial & DemiGodReviews, we a are a group of guys trying to bring you a more chill podcast on your usual Saturday Mornings. We talk about all things gaming, including controversial topics that come up in the gaming industry. We approach all topics with an open mind and our opinions are our own.  (Mature audiences only) With that being said we’ve provided a layout of our topics we discuss we hope you enjoy it please leave your comment below or via our YouTube Link located below.

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UNCHARTED: The Lost Legacy – Riverboat Revelation Cinematic Trailer and Release Date

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Naughty Dog really wants PlayStation fans to get excited for the soon to be released Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. Not only did they show a trailer of a fantastic new scene from the game that includes Chloe and Nadine trying to unravel the clues leading to the Tusk’s location. The release date for the upcoming expansion was also disclosed. PlayStation 4 owners can pre-order Uncharted: The Lost Legacy today within the PSN store or at retail for $39.99 USD ($49.99 CAD).

With Jak and Daxter PS2 classics releasing later this year, Naughty Dog wants to thank fans for the continuous support of their games, by offering a free copy of Jax and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, when pre-ordering at participating retailers. For those who pre-order from the PSN store, you’ll also get Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy and will includes an Uncharted: The Lost Legacy PS4 theme.

As an reminder if you purchased the Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Digital Deluxe Edition, Explorer’s Pack, or the Triple Pack, you’ll get Uncharted: The Lost Legacy as a digital download on August 22nd. Unfortunately, owners that fall into this category are not eligible for any of the pre-order bonuses.

Here is a brief description on Uncharted: The Lost Legacy:

From the critically acclaimed developer, Naughty Dog, comes the first standalone adventure in the Uncharted series. Chloe Frazer must enlist the aid of renowned mercenary Nadine Ross in order to recover a fabled ancient Indian artifact and keep it out of the hands of a ruthless war profiteer. Together, they’ll venture deep into the mountains of India in search of the legendary artifact. Along the way, they’ll learn to work together to unearth the mystery of the artifact, fight their way through fierce opposition, and prevent the region from falling into chaos.

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Source: PlayStation Blog

Platinum Wireless Headset Available January 12th, 2017

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Audiophiles and gamers as reported via the PS Blog today. It has been revealed that the Platinum Wireless Headset, will be available on January 12 for $159.99 (MSRP), $199.99 (CAD). I know many gamers like myself have been eying this beauty since the initial PS4 Pro reveal back in September. Prior to delaying the headset from 2016’s Holiday line up. Sony since then has been pretty quiet about the headset until now. Here’s the details below.

The headset showcases enhanced, highly positional 7.1 virtual surround sound powered by PlayStation’s proprietary 3D audio technology. Hidden noise-cancelling microphones provide crisp, clear communication without the need for a boom mic. The headset combines superior construction and design offering style, durability, and maximum comfort – especially for long gaming sessions. Platinum is compatible with PlayStation VR and mobile devices using the included 3.5mm audio cable.

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You may be familiar with 3D audio from PS VR games, which simulates the effect of audio arriving at your ears from different directions and distances to mimic the behavior of sound in real life. The Platinum Wireless Headset brings 3D audio to PS4 games, making for incredibly immersive experiences. At launch, Naughty Dog will be the first to incorporate 3D audio into a game with a patch for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. A variety of upcoming games will support 3D audio including MLB The Show 17, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, and Days Gone with more to come.

The team at Naughty Dog was excited to take advantage of this new technology to make Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End sound better than ever. Check out the video below to hear more about how 3D Audio brings new life to Nathan Drake’s adventure

 

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We showed the Platinum Wireless Headset at PlayStation Experience, so some of you may have already had the chance to try it. From the premium construction to the high-quality sound, we’ve worked hard to make this our best gaming headset to date.

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So mark the date PlayStation nation. January 12th. The PlayStation Platinum headset releases let us know in the comments are you looking forward to the headset or will you hold off a bit for a better deal on other PlayStation 4 headsets. For more news check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation!!

 

The Last of Us Part II PSX 2016 Trailer

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Before the PlayStation Experience 2016 conference was over, Shawn Layden said “oh there is one more thing”. Stating the game is in early development PlayStation fans was presented with The Last of Us Part II trailer and it was glorious. After the PSX 2016 conference Naughty Dog held a panel for The Last of Us Part II, giving the theme for the game which is “hatred”. They also revealed that Ellie will have the lead role for the anticipated sequel.

Ellie is all grown up and she’s angry:

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Are you excited for The Last of Us Part II? Let us know your thoughts on the reveal trailer down in the comments.

New PlayStation 4 Bundles Launching September 15

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

The holiday season draws near with that being said the onslaught of console bundles are once again on the way to dominate our local gaming store shelves.  Today Sony Announced a revised Uncharted 4 bundle to accommodate the (now standard) PS4 revised console. Via the PlayStation blog it states:

You’ll be able to pick up a PS4 starting at the new price of $299.99 USD/$379.99 CAD.

We are also extremely proud to announce that we are partnering with our friends at Naughty Dog to launch an exciting bundle featuring the new slim PS4, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, and a DualShock 4 — an incredible value at our new price of $299.99/$379.99 CAD. This bundle will be available starting September 15 at all major retailers.

In Canada, we’re also pleased to announce the new NHL 17 PlayStation 4 bundle, featuring the new slim PS4, NHL 17, and a DualShock 4 — all for just $379.99 CAD. This bundle will also be available starting September 15 at all major retailers for a limited time.

Heading into this holiday season, we will continue to provide the best gameplay experiences at the best value, inspiring many more gamers to make the jump and join the PlayStation Nation. We have an incredible lineup of gaming experiences on the horizon, and can’t wait to see you online!

Are you interested in these bundle or see them as a potential holiday purchase. Comment below let us know. For more news, reviews and all PlayStation related things, check back here at WhatsUpPlayStation.com

New Uncharted 4 Multiplayer Map Out as Free Update

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It’s no secret that Uncharted 4 has been a breakout success with it’s release. And has become a pivotal and a force not to be reckoned with in terms of the PlayStation brand. Along side being known for it’s strong story. The MP is known to be fun when the general flow of the Multiplayer half of the game isn’t tinkered with too badly. With that being said Naughty dog is seeking to maintain the balance of a fun and fast paced multiplayer experience with it’s latest patch which just so happens to be free for all owners of the Uncharted 4 game.

As reported via the Uncharted.com website here are the latest changes to be implemented below:

New ranked rewards added:
• Gold / Platinum / Diamond / Master Bandanas

Individual performance has a bigger effect:
• Top Performer bonus replaced with Performance Grade for all players
• The amount of bonus points is based on your performance in the match compared to the average in your rank
• A strong performance can almost fully offset the points lost from a loss in most ranks

Party members share performance of the party:
• Performance of all players in the party is averaged to determine the bonus Rank Points that the whole party receives

Faster ranking up:
• Requirements to advance to qualifiers were reduced (Previously some ranks required >100 Rank Points, now all require 100 except Apprentice, which is 50)

Easier to pass qualifiers:
• Previously passing required winning best 2 out of 3 matches, now requires 1 out of 3 (Bronze), or 2 out of 5 (Silver).

Easier to get back into qualifiers:
• Failing qualifiers now sets you back to 90% of the previous rank (was 60 – 90%), so winning your next game will loop directly back into qualifiers

Other changes:
• Max rank achieved through initial placement matches is now Gold III (was Silver III)
• Ties no longer award Rank Points to either team


Maps:
• New Devon

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Economy changes:
• New 300UP Currency Pack (coming soon with a PlayStation®Store update)
• Added Match Completion bonus worth 10 Relics
• Winning a match now awards 20 Relics

Networking:
• Players can no longer late-join a match where 50% of the match score or time has elapsed (at the time match is found)
• Players can no longer late-join a match where the winning team is leading by more than 30% of the score limit
• Idle player kick timer reduced to 30 seconds

Menu Changes:
• New option allows the user to launch the game and be taken directly into Multiplayer
• You can now use |d_pad_l||d_pad_r| to select booster levels and weapon/sidekick/mystical mods, for faster loadout editing
• Global leaderboard now shows percentile in the format “Top x% of all players”
• You can now scroll to the top of the leaderboard by pressing |t|

Balance Changes:
• C4 does knockdown on all levels
• Grenade knockdown radius decreased
• Hold breath underwater time reduced
• Increased damage pass-through in water
• Increased distance that bullets travel in water

Bug Fixes:
• General level exploit fixes
• Fix to players not being able to take cover in certain situations
• Remnants level update to improve performance
• Camera Control options “Acceleration Speed” and “Ramp Power Scale” will now Reset to Defaults properly
• Friend’s List performance and update improvements
• Fix to mystical/sidekick mod loadout exploit: switching to a loadout with a different sidekick / mystical mod will now wipe out any previously purchased mysticals / sidekicks
• Fixed multiple idol pick-up issues in Plunder
• Fixed bug with Combat Marking & Mark on Damage allowing Stealth users to become marked occasionally
• Late-Joiners can now properly melee a Brute
• Fixed a bug with throwing Mysticals while on a rope causing the player to re-throw the rope
• Fixed bug with Gifting booster not allowing to gift to certain players
• Fixed mystical throwing issue with alternate control scheme
• Fixed a bug where the host was unable to start custom games when clients were in a submenu
• Fixed a bug that prevented the Wrath of El Dorado from damaging enemies when the owner dies

Cheater reporting website is now up:
• If you see someone cheating, save a video of it and report them at: http://www.naughtydog.com/report

Check out the trailer for the new map now which also teases a beloved Uncharted 2 Map

What do you think of the latest patch notes. Are you satisfied? Do you think this will wet your appetite enough to keep active on the multiplayer? comment below let us know. And for more news make sure to check with us back here at WhatsUpPlayStation.com

Uncharted 4 MP: Lost Treasures DLC & Patch 1.08 Out Today

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Uncharted 4 has received an enormous amount of support in the UC4 multiplayer community with over 1.8 million users playing the multiplayer, Naughty Dog has made revisions in efforts to simplify and refresh the multiplayer also while adding in a few new  special rewards and features. Here’s the trailer & rundown below:

Lost Treasures

Lost Treasures is our first post-launch content drop, and includes our first map release, new gameplay items, and amazing-looking character skins.

Sunken Ruins Map

As promised, all DLC Maps are included with purchase in U4 MP, and our first map is Sunken Ruins. You may recognize some areas from the single-player campaign, but the Sunken Ruins map is a small, fast-paced map with tight fronts and some hidden water flank routes.

Gameplay Items

You can now purchase DLC Gameplay Chests with Relics. These unique Chests will grant you all the new gameplay DLC items, including the new P90 Long Gun or the incredibly exciting Path of Indra Mystical that allows you to teleport your teammates. You will never get duplicates of any item you have already unlocked through our DLC Gameplay Chests.

The full list of new gameplay items is:

Weapons

  • P90 – A full auto sub-machine gun with a very large magazine
  • Arrowhead A3c – A full auto long range variable rifle (choose to scope in or not)
  • Enforcer G26 – Semi-auto very fast rate of fire pistol
  • Agarwal .40 – Semi-auto hard-hitting 40-caliber pistol
  • Harbinger Sniper – A Heavy Weapon sniper gun

Boosters

  • Enhanced Radar – increases the range of radar and show directional arrows for enemies
  • Gunslinger – swap weapons faster and reload faster while rolling
  • Hardened – reduced damage wobble
  • Gifting – give allies a full gear recharge

Mystical

  • Path of Indra – teleport to any ally

Vanity Items

In addition to new gameplay items, we have also introduced a wide variety of Vanity items for all our beloved characters.

  • Over 50 new Skins and Pre-Sets
  • Over 70 new Hat and Face Wear items
  • An assortment of new Taunts and Weapon Skins

Some of the new items (there is a new skin for each character for example) present certain characters in in some fantastic Pirate and Military themes – who doesn’t want to play as Pirate Sullivan or Military Lazarevic? Our Character team put in a ton of time and love working on all these new Skins and it shows.

Patch 1.08

Level System

One of the most significant pieces of feedback we’ve received was that Uncharted 4 Multiplayer did not release with a Level System. We’re glad to say that we are addressing this in 1.08, which introduces a system that many of you will be familiar with. Our Level System features 70 levels, with each level awarding you with items ranging from Relics to Chests. Every 5 levels you will earn a vanity item that cannot be attained through any other method. They are unique and a great way to show off your veteran status. They are quite mystical, actually…

You will level up by earning XP which comes from three sources: completing matches, earning score, and earning medals. We have also introduced a wide variety of new medals into Team Deathmatch and Ranked Team Deathmatch.

Ranked Team Deathmatch

The Multiplayer team at Naughty Dog is extremely competitive and this is a big reason we did a full revamp for Ranked Team Deathmatch Mode, which is also included in 1.08.

Ranked Team Deathmatch will now be occurring over the course of Seasons. Season One will last 60 days, ending on August 20, 2016. When the Season is over, we’ll take a short break before the next Season starts to allow us time to make and implement any changes and updates.

As you reach Gold, Platinum or Diamond, you will be awarded with a vanity item. These vanity items will be available for Ranked Team Deathmatch for the Season, so if you do not reach the needed Rank for a reward, you may never be able to get that reward again.

We have also made Rank a much easier system to understand in how points are awarded/taken, removed the restrictions for parties, and introduced a forfeit option. This patch will also introduce an entirely new goal for the highly competitive players among you – Master Rank.

I highly suggest you visit our Ranked Team Deathmatch details page for some more insight into how this mode works – we think it’s awesome and everyone should be playing it!

Triple Pack Update

For those of you who purchased the Triple Pack, Multiplayer Pack 1 of the Triple Pack is available today. Your items can be found unlocked in the customization and loadout menus.

The Triple Pack contains:

  • P90 Long Gun
  • Gifting Booster
  • Pirate Drake Skin
  • Pirate Commodore Hat
  • The Rubber Leg Taunt

We will continue to hand pick content for inclusion in the Triple Pack for those who have already purchased it or those who purchase the Digital Deluxe version. The Triple Pack was a great launch offering, but we’ll soon be offering the Explorer’s Pack which includes the much anticipated single-player DLC and 3,200 Uncharted Points. This will provide players with even greater choice on which items they prefer to own. You’ll start seeing this roll out in the coming weeks.

Improvements

In addition to all the above updates, we have made a number of more minor improvements that work together to make Uncharted 4 Multiplayer even better. Check out the full details for 1.08 on the Naughty Dog Patch Notes page.

  • The ability for a player to accumulate an offline Relic bonus; log back in and play games to pull Relics from your offline bonus
  • Leaderboards have been fixed
  • The Brute Sidekick can no longer detect players behind them unless they are damaged
  • Spirit of the Djinn – Increase Duration mod will now grant you an additional 5 seconds for each KO you get while your Djinn is active
  • The Farmer Booster has been totally revamped so you can deal with Sidekicks more effectively
  • Damage wobble and blind-fire have had significant balance updates

What do you think of the improvements? Comment below let us know and for more PlayStation related news and  updates keep it bookmarked here at #WhatsUpPlayStation

Source: PlayStation Blog