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Uncharted 2: Player Problems

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Last night some of us from PS3Blog.net got together and had a blast playing the Uncharted 2 demo. Let me see…. There was N3wbis, Fardoche, JimmyMagnum, YoDaddy, xBerserker, and me (Blackstaffer). Several of us mentioned that we were definitely buying the game. Yesterday I called EBGames to see if they have any pre-order bonus, and the answer was NO. (Technically, they had them, but the boxes were empty! So they’re looking into it.)

While the game is awesome and I’m definitely buying it, I did have a few issues. I guess that’s what a beta/demo is for?

Problem one. The first two people to join the party were Fardoche and N3wbis. They both had headsets. They problem was that I could hear both of them, but they couldn’t hear each other. Which was annoying because I’d ask a question and they’d both answer, but not hear each other, so they’d both continue talking, and I’d understand neither. Not their fault, of course, they should have been able to hear each other.

Next up was the Party system size limits. We had six people in our party, but we couldn’t enter any games because the party size limit for the game types is either five or three. I understand the three – those games only support 3 players after all. But what about the games that support ten players? The system could have split our party into two groups of three, and put us on opposing teams. Sure we’d be playing on opposite sides, but at least then nobody would miss out.

Having a group of friends together and having to let someone go just so the rest of you can play, that’s not right. YoDaddy was kind enough to leave the party so the rest of us could play, and I see that he later hooked up with Tosh, so that’s great. But that shouldn’t happen.

And what happens if you have a large group of players that you regularly want to play with? Like a clan? If you have ten players, five on five would be loads of fun because they’d all be people you know. Naughty Dog: this really needs to be fixed.

And lastly, about the three player multiplayer co-op mode (I forget the name – not the campaign one). (Goldrush?) It supports three players. But I think it could easily support four or even five, given the number of enemies that are coming at you. Naughty Dog can make it a requirement that five players can’t play on Easy, if they’re concerned about difficulty. But yeah, this could be fixed.

All in all I’m very happy playing this game. But there are a few little nigglies that need some grease applied.

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Uncharted 2 – Tonight at 10pm EST

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So who wants to play some Uncharted 2 Demo tonight at 10pm EST ?

Anyone?

Anyone at all?

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PSP Digital Copy Finally Included on Blu-ray

There will be a PSP Digital Copy included with the Blu-ray for Godzilla and The Ugly Truth. These movies are out November 10th. Hopefully this becomes more common. This should have happened long ago honestly.

The PSP digital copy will only be accessible on the PS3, and will only play on the PSP.

“This latest enhancement to Blu-ray and Digital Copy demonstrates the versatility of the format and its ability to deliver a multi-platform video experience. It also showcases the unique advantage that the PlayStation 3 brings to the Blu-ray consumer.”

PSP Digital Copy Included on Sony Blu-ray Releases

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PlayStation Store Global Update 10.1.09

Wow, early update for the US this time. Lots of content this week and some price cuts as well. There are over 100 new PSP Games and PSP Minis are now available. Plus 4 classic PS1 games among other great demos this week like Brutal Legend, Need For Speed Shift & TMNT: Turtles in Time Re-Shelled (Kong Hong Store). Any of you get a PSP Go today? If so how is it? Anything for you this week?

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PRICE UPDATES

○ Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords PSP Temporary Price Drop (now $7.99)
○ Cube Temporary Sale (now $4.99)
○ Dead Head Fred Temporary Price Drop (now $7.99)
○ PQ: Practical Intelligence Quotient Temporary Sale (now $4.99)
○ PQ: Practical Intelligence Quotient 2 Temporary Price Drop (now $7.99)
○ WTF: Work Time Fun Temporary Sale (now $4.99)
○ Prinny: Can I Really be the Hero? Temporary Sale (now $9.99)
○ Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman! Temporary Sale (now $9.99)
○ TV Show King Permanent Price Drop (now $7.99)

DEMOS

► Brutal Legend Demo
○ 1.58 GB

► Need For Speed Shift Demo
○ 854 MB

► Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
○ 1272 MB

► Undead Knights (PSP)
○ 486 MB

QORE

► Qore 17

PS3 GAMES

► Digger HD
○ $9.99

► UNO
○ $9.99

GAME ARCHIVES

► PSone ($5.99 each)
○ Jumping Flash! 2 ($5.99)
○ Um Jammer Lammy ($5.99)
○ Nuclear Strike ($5.99)
○ Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko ($5.99)

PSP GAMES

► Full Games
○ Gran Turismo PSP ($39.99)
○ God of War Chains of Olympus ($15.99)
○ Secret Agent Clank ($31.99)
○ LocoRoco 2 ($15.99)
○ PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe ($19.99)
○ Daxter ($15.99)
○ Resistance Retribution ($31.99)
○ MLB 09 The Show ($31.99)
○ MotorStorm Arctic Edge ($39.99)
○ IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey ($29.99)
○ Cabela’s African Safari ($14.99)
○ Rapala Trophies ($14.99)
○ Gun Showdown ($14.99)
○ SWAT: Target Liberty ($19.99)
○ Crash Tag Team Racing ($14.99)
○ Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts: Ultimate Challenge ($14.99)
○ Crash: Mind Over Mutant ($29.99)
○ Crash of the Titans ($19.99)
○ Activision Hits Remixed ($14.99)
○ Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus ($24.99)
○ Dragon Ball Z Shin Budokai ($14.99)
○ Dragon Ball Z Shin Budokai Another Road ($14.99)
○ Shin Megami Tensei: Persona ($39.99)
○ Capcom Classics Collection Reloaded ($19.99)
○ Monster Hunter Freedom Unite ($29.99)
○ Dirt 2 ($29.99)
○ Pinball Hall of Fame ($9.99)
○ Puzzle Challenge: Crosswords and More! ($4.99)
○ Brunswick Pro Bowling ($9.99)
○ The Sims 2 ($14.99)
○ The Sims 2 Castaway ($9.99)
○ The Sims 2 Pets ($9.99)
○ Need For Speed Underground Rivals ($14.99)
○ Need For Speed Most Wanted ($19.99)
○ Need for Speed SHIFT ($39.99)
○ Need For Speed ProStreet ($19.99)
○ Need for Speed Carbon ($19.99)
○ Medal of Honor Heroes ($19.99)
○ Fight Night Round 3 ($19.99)
○ G.I.JOE The Rise of Cobra ($39.99)
○ Madden NFL 10 ($39.99)
○ Scrabble ($19.99)
○ Medal of Honor Heroes 2 ($19.99)
○ Burnout Legends ($19.99)
○ Burnout Dominator ($14.99)
○ Lord of the Rings: Tactics ($9.99)
○ Def Jam Fight For New York: The Takeover ($9.99)
○ Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 10 ($39.99)
○ NCAA Football 10 ($39.99)
○ Dynasty Warriors Strikeforce ($29.99)
○ Warriors Orochi 2 ($29.99)
○ Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings ($19.99)
○ LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventure ($19.99)
○ Thrillville: Off the Rails ($19.99)
○ Star Wars: Battlefront Renegade Squadron ($19.99)
○ Star Wars: Battlefront II ($19.99)
○ Star Wars: The Force Unleashed ($19.99)
○ Mortal Kombat: Unchained ($19.99)
○ Hot Brain ($14.99)
○ SOULCALIBUR: Broken Destiny ($39.99)
○ Blade Dancer: Lineage of Light ($4.99)
○ Mana Khemia: Student Alliance ($14.99)
○ Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness ($14.99)
○ Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days ($29.99)
○ Prinny: Can I Really be the Hero? ($9.99)
○ Dragoneer’s Aria ($14.99)
○ Obscure: The Aftermath ($29.99)
○ Beaterator ($39.99)
○ Alien Syndrome ($15.99)
○ Super Monkey Ball Adventure ($15.99)
○ Crazy Taxi: Fare Wars ($15.99)
○ Iron Man ($19.99)
○ Sonic Rivals ($15.99)
○ Sonic Rivals 2 ($29.99)
○ Full Auto 2: Battlelines ($15.99)
○ Sega Genesis Collection ($15.99)
○ Crush ($15.99)
○ The King of Fighters Collection ($19.99)
○ Metal Slug Anthology ($19.99)
○ SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1 ($19.99)
○ Samurai Showdown Anthology ($19.99)
○ THEXDER NEO ($9.99)
○ Avatar: The Last Airbender ($19.99)
○ Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights ($19.99)
○ SpongeBob SquarePants: The Yellow Avenger ($19.99)
○ MX vs ATV Untamed ($19.99)
○ WWE SmackDown vs RAW 2009 ($19.99)
○ Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs ($29.99)
○ Tom Clancy’s EndWar ($29.99)
○ Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Vegas ($19.99)
○ Prince of Persia Revelations ($9.99)
○ Prince of Persia Rival Swords ($14.99)
○ 300: March To Glory ($14.99)
○ Justice League Heroes ($14.99)
○ Lego Batman The Video Game ($19.99)

► Minis
○ Alien Havoc ($4.99)
○ Tetris ($9.99)
○ Hero of Sparta ($6.99)
○ Brainpipe ($4.99)
○ Fieldrunners ($6.99)
○ Sudoku ($4.99)
○ Funky Punch ($4.99)

ADD-ONS

► Fallout 3
○ Operation: Anchorage ($9.99)
○ The Pitt ($9.99)

► Guitar Hero 5
○ Queens of the Stone Age Track Pack ($5.49 | $1.99 each)
♪ “Avon” by Queens of the Stone Age
♪ “How to Handle a Rope” by Queens of the Stone Age
♪ “Mexicola” by Queens of the Stone Age

► LittleBigPlanet
○ Watchmen Costume Pack ($5.99 | $1.99 each)
— Nite Owl Costume
— Ozymandias Costume
— Rorschach Costume
— Silk Spectre Costume

► Rock Band
○ Singles ($0.99 – $1.99 each)
♪ “U Suck” — Just Kait
♪ “Knight on the Town”— Kula Shaker
♪ “Hey Dude”— Kula Shaker
○ Breaking Benjamin Pack 1 ($5.49 | $1.99 each)
♪ “So Cold”— Breaking Benjamin
♪ “I Will Not Bow”— Breaking Benjamin
♪ “The Diary of Jane”— Breaking Benjamin
○ Alice in Chains Pack 1 ($8.49 | $1.99 each)
♪ “A Looking in View”— Alice in Chains
♪ “Check My Brain”— Alice in Chains
♪ “No Excuses”— Alice in Chains
♪ “Rooster” Alice in Chains
♪ “Would?”— Alice in Chains

► Rock Band Unplugged (PSP)
○ Singles ($1.99 each)
♪ “Monkey Wrench”— Foo Fighters
♪ “Lonely as You”— Foo Fighters

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