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Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Gets Major Multiplayer Issue Fixed In Latest Patch

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Uncharted 4 Update 1.23 Resets Ranked Season 5 Progress, Begins Ranked Season 6

Following the launch of Ranked Season 5 on April 3, Naughty Dog discovered an issue that prevented some players’ progress from being reset in Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. As a result, they’ve decided to start fresh with a new Ranked Season today, and any progress made in Ranked Season 5 will be reset (any Ranked rewards you earned along the way will be retained). Naughty Dog adds: We’re also taking measures to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to earn Ranked Season 5 Cowboy Hats and the season-end Ranked Cabbage Patch taunt. As you advance through ranks in Season 6, you’ll earn our new Ranked Sniper Masks like normal, but at the end of the season, you’ll also receive each Ranked Season 5 Cowboy Hat corresponding to your final rank. Those that reach Gold III or higher will receive the Season 5 Ranked Cabbage Patch taunt AND the Season 6 Ranked Walk It taunt. Lastly, at the end of Ranked Season 6, players will be awarded additional Relics. No rule changes this season but we are considering changing the ranked game mode starting next season. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to seeing you online! Here’s what READ FULL STORY…

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Ashley Johnson & Neil Druckmann Post Photos From The Last of Us Part II Mo-Cap Set

Back in LA, shooting some video game. I think it has zombies in it. — Ashley Johnson (@TheVulcanSalute) April 14, 2017 Last week, Ashley Johnson (who plays Ellie) revealed that she’s back in Los Angeles shooting for The Last of Us Part II, and fellow co-star Troy Baker is there as well. Johnson previously posted a short clip from the set back in December. Director and Writer Neil Druckmann also posted a couple of things from the motion capture set, teasing horses, shotguns, and machetes: Not gonna lie, my co-writer @Grosstastic scares me. — Neil Druckmann (@Neil_Druckmann) April 14, 2017 I’m a little uncomfortable with the ease that @shannonwoodward took to that machete. — Neil Druckmann (@Neil_Druckmann) April 13, 2017 When The Last of Us Part II was first announced for PlayStation 4 in December, Naughty Dog said it was “a ways off,” and it’s “still early days for the project.” We were also told to expect more information “in the coming months.” [Source: Ashley Johnson, Neil Druckmann (1), (2)] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Watch Neil Druckmann & Hermen Hulst Discuss Horizon Zero Dawn, Guerrilla’s Scrapped Steampunk Title

[embedded content] Running for 24 minutes, the above video from PlayStation features Naughty Dog Creative Director and Writer Neil Druckmann interviewing Guerrilla Games Managing Director Hermen Hulst about Horizon Zero Dawn, Killzone, and the studio. “Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann sat down with Guerrilla Games managing director Hermen Hulst to discuss the studio’s shift away from Killzone, and the long process of bringing Horizon Zero Dawn to life,” the video’s description says. “Learn how the game changed through the course of its development, how Aloy came together, and what Neil thinks of the game.” Beginning at 1:10 of the video, Hulst talks about how Guerrilla listened to 45 pitches from the team in late 2010, and ultimately took two forward: the idea that would ultimately become Horizon Zero Dawn and a steampunk idea that was similar to The Order: 1886. Hulst said: One was this steampunk idea that is remarkably similar to [The Order: 1886]. So very similar in many ways – the setting of it, some of the ideas for the gameplay of it as well. We took that and we actually transformed that a little bit more into a superhero kind of thing. It was closer to home for us in terms of READ…


Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Gets a Release Date and a New Trailer

People have eagerly awaited additional news on Uncharted: The Lost Legacy ever since it was announced at the PlayStation Experience event last year. Audiences at the event and those watching at home were told that the stand-alone follow up to Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End would be released sometime in 2017. Today, Sony announced that the game will be released on August 22 in North America and August 23 in Europe for $40. For those not in the loop, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy will not feature the series protagonist, Nathan Drake. Instead, the ever-popular Chloe Frazer will get the spotlight as she searches for treasure in India. She won’t be alone during this adventure, as she’ll be joined by Uncharted 4‘s Nadine Ross. Along with this announcement, we’re also treated to a brand-new trailer. Like the previous video, this one is another cinematic from the game. We see Chloe and Nadine talking about the treasure they’re after. You can see the new trailer just below. [embedded content] Those who pre-order The Lost Legacy will get the upcoming Jak and Daxter PS2 Classic games for free. The collection includes the first three READ FULL STORY AT GEEK!

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Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Releases on August 22, Jak and Daxter Is a Pre-Order Bonus

[embedded content] Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is releasing on August 22 in North America and August 23 in Europe for PlayStation 4, priced at £29.99/€39.99/$39.99 USD/$49.99 CAD, Naughty Dog and Sony announced today. By pre-ordering The Lost Legacy through the PlayStation Store or select physical retailers, you’ll receive a free digital copy of Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy for PS4 (launch is scheduled for later this year). Additionally, pre-ordering through the PlayStation Store gets you a Lost Legacy theme designed by Truant Pixel. “If you picked up 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 at launch,” Naughty Dog says. “Owners of these products are not eligible for any pre-order bonuses.” Here’s the description for Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, which reminds you that Uncharted 4 Multiplayer and Survival access is included: From critically acclaimed developer Naughty Dog comes the first standalone adventure in Uncharted franchise history led by fan-favourite character, Chloe Frazer. In order to recover a fabled ancient Indian artefact and keep it out of the hands of a ruthless war profiteer, Chloe Frazer must enlist the aid of renowned mercenary Nadine Ross (from Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End). Venturing deep READ…


Sony Drops Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Price to $39.99 USD

In North America, Sony has dropped the price of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End to $39.99 USD/$49.99 CAD. The new price is live on the PlayStation Store, and physical retailers in the United States are beginning to sell it for $39.99 as well. Additionally, Konami dropped the price of Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience (includes Ground Zeroes, The Phantom Pain, and DLC) for PlayStation 4 to $29.99 USD/$39.99 CAD, and the price of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain for PS4 and PS3 to $19.99 USD/$26.99 CAD. The prices are live on the PlayStation Store, and are beginning to appear at retail stores. Uncharted 4 has sold at least 8.7 million copies since launch last year, while The Phantom Pain had shipped six million copies as of January 2016. Earlier this year, Sony dropped the price of The Last Guardian to $39.99 USD. [Source: PlayStation Store (1), (2), GameStop, Best Buy via Wario64 (1), (2)] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Naughty Dog Director of Communications Says Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Could be Over 10 Hours Long

Naughty Dog’s Arne Mayer talks about the potential length of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy in conversation following Bafta Awards. …Read More The post Naughty Dog Director of Communications Says Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Could be Over 10 Hours Long by Logan Moore appeared first on DualShockers.

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Naughty Dog Teases Uncharted: The Lost Legacy’s Length, Could Be Over 10 Hours Long

Following Uncharted 4‘s big win at this year’s BAFTA Game Awards, developer Naughty Dog was quizzed by International Business Times about the game’s upcoming standalone expansion, in response to which we were given a hint about its length. The studio’s Director of Communications, Arne Mayer, said while talking about Uncharted: The Lost Legacy‘s transition from mere DLC to a standalone expansion: Years ago, when we were asked if we were ever doing a single player expansion for Uncharted we always said, ‘Well, we don’t have the self-discipline to do that’. If we tried to do that we’d create a full game. There’s no way we could, sort of, constrict and restrain ourselves, and that’s exactly what was happening here. When we were doing story pitches, we were coming up with a game that would be over ten hours long and so we suddenly realized everything we said was true and we couldn’t keep it short. Naughty Dog has said on several occasions that it has no intention to keep The Lost Legacy “short” and that it’s the studio’s “biggest story expansion to date.” It’s safe to assume that we’ll get something north of ten hours at minimum. READ FULL STORY…

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The Last of Us Part II Adds Westworld Actress Shannon Woodward to its Cast

Today, actress Shannon Woodward, perhaps best known for her role as Elsie on the HBO show Westworld, revealed her involvement with The Last of Us Part II. …Read More The post The Last of Us Part II Adds Westworld Actress Shannon Woodward to its Cast by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.

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Westworld’s Shannon Woodward Is in The Last of Us Part II

On Twitter today, Shannon Woodward (Westworld, Raising Hope) revealed that she’s playing a role in The Last of Us Part II. “I am embarrassingly over-excited here because I’m peaking. [Neil Druckmann] is letting me act in The Last Of Us:Part II,” she wrote. Druckmann, who is co-writing and directing the game, said, “Doesn’t look like anything to me. (I’m sure I’m the first person to make that joke.).” Woodward joins Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker, who are reprising their roles from The Last of Us. It remains to be seen what role Woodward will play. Halley Gross, a writer on Westworld, is co-writing The Last of Us Part II with Druckmann. Here’s the description for The Last of Us Part II: Five years later… An intense, harrowing and emotional adventure awaits – Ellie and Joel return for an epic journey in the sequel to the critically acclaimed game by Naughty Dog. When Naughty Dog first announced Part II in December, they said, “It’s still early days for the project – the game’s release is a ways off – but we couldn’t wait any longer to give you a glimpse of what’s to come.” [Source: Naughty Dog, PlayStation, Shannon Woodward, Neil Druckmann] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Uncharted 4 Update 1.22 Today Adds The Treasury Map

[embedded content] With Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End update 1.22 today, Naughty Dog has added the new Treasury map, fixed a few bugs, and kicked off Ranked Season 5. According to players, the update is a 5GB download. A medium-scale map, Treasury is set in the crumbling ruins of Libertalia’s Treasury building and combines tight interiors with wider exterior spaces. Here’s the patch notes for today’s Uncharted 4 update: Multiplayer New Map – Treasury General Ranked Season 5 Starts April 3rd Players are now required to play 3 hours before posting stats to the leaderboards Top 500 players on Leaderboards have been temporarily removed to clear out low-playtime players. If you were in this group, playing one match will re-post your stats for that game mode Bug Fixes Fixed an issue with shell ejection for the Type 95 Fixed an issue with the INSAS gun strap Fixed issues with silencers showing up on pistols during some taunts Fixed missing audio filter on Sci-Fi Helmet Balance Updated 180-degree roll jump speed to match that of the 180-degree turn jump On Twitter, Naughty Dog is asking players if they’d like to see King of the Hill, Command, or Team Deathmatch as the next Ranked game READ FULL…

Four Jak and Daxter PS2 Classics Are Coming to PS4 in 2017

[embedded content] PlayStation 2 Classics Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, Jak II, Jak 3, and Jak X: Combat Racing are all getting re-released for PlayStation 4 later this year in North America and Europe, Sony Interactive Entertainment announced today. Like other PS2 games on PS4, you can expect 1080p up-rendering, Trophy support, Share Play, Remote Play, and Activity Feeds. Discussing the PS4 release of Jak X, Sony’s Bryan Pardilla revealed that it won’t include any online features: That’s right! Jak X: Combat Racing, Naughty Dog’s wild vehicular combat PS2 classic will be available for the first time anywhere since its release back in October 2005. Originally released for PS2, Jak X will make its way onto PS4 later this year. Play Adventure or Exhibition mode in this no-holds-barred buggy brawler for hours of challenge and fun. Although there will be no online features you can still battle against your friends via splitscreen. Sony didn’t give prices or Trophy details for any of the games today, so stay tuned for more information as it arrives later this year. The announcement post also didn’t include any mention of Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier getting re-released for PS4. [Source: PlayStation Blog (1), (2)] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, Jak II, Jak 3, and Jak X: Combat Racing coming to PS4 as PS2 Classics

Today, Sony announced that Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, Jak II, Jak 3, and Jak X: Combat Racing will be available on PS4 as PS2 classics on the PS Store sometime later this year. …Read More The post Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, Jak II, Jak 3, and Jak X: Combat Racing coming to PS4 as PS2 Classics by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.