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[PS3 Review] Jak and Daxter HD Collection

Everyone hates HD collections until the one series they love comes along and then suddenly their attitude changes. For quite a while now, I have refrained from buying any HD collections because I viewed them as a cheap tactic to earn a few bucks. I passed on the God of War remakes, I didn’t even bat an eye at the Tomb Raider games, and in the end, even the Team ICO collection didn’t sway my stance. However, the Jak and Daxter HD collection is the series that finally won me over and made me rethink my views on the situation.

When I first started replaying the games, my biggest fear was that my nostalgic childhood bias had lead me astray, and I would realize the games really weren’t that good (or worse, were just plain horrible). Thankfully, I was completely and utterly wrong. The Jak and Daxter HD collection is what every HD collection and reboot so far should have been. It contains three fantastic games, a true HD upgrade, trophies, and a low price. The games have racing, platforming, shooting, exploring-something for everyone.

If you’ve never played the games before (and there is really no good reason to have EVER passed them up if you owned a PS2), now is your chance to jump on board and trek through the story. The Jak and Daxter series creates incredible worlds and fills them with lovable and quirky characters. They all have that unique and illusive quality to them that makes you remember the games years later.

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Uncharted 3 New Co-op DLC Next Week

Naughty Dog revealed the new co-op dlc, Shade Survival Mode, coming to PSN next week on March the 13th. The new DLC will feature 8 waves of Djinn, Fire demon possessed creatures, increasing in difficulties prior to each level progress. An example would be the Marked man round with a certain Djinn marked and protected by others during the match.

The Shade survival dlc will cost $5.99. Members of the Fortune Hunters club will be getting this for free.

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[Review] Uncharted: Drake’s Journal by Nolan North

Our favorite voice actor, Nolan North, has written a book sharing his experiences on the set of Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception. Uncharted: Drake’s Journal is not a Nolan North biography; it is an exclusive, behind-the-scenes book about the creation of Uncharted 3 from his perspective. The book was published by Nolan’s company, Gamespheres.

The book is huge, measuring 9.25×12 inches, and features over 1,000 hi-resolution images, photos and artwork on 128 pages. There are also more than 50 QR codes linking to exclusive video clips, most featuring behind the scenes mocap. Some are actually pretty funny, and portray Nolan North’s great sense of humor. You can click on these QR codes in the book preview below and see a couple of them.
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Game Informer’s March Cover Revealed: The Last of Us

Game Informer’s March issue will be bringing us all kinds of information on Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us. They are also doing a month’s worth of updates on their site, where they promise “video interviews, a special edition podcast, and a few surprises.” There will be a reveal of three in-game images later today. You can get in on the action on gameinformer.com.

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