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Bad Boys 3 Director To Pen Uncharted Script

Sony Pictures has reportedly named a new writer to tackle Nathan Drake’s adventures. Joe Carnahan appears to be handling the script responsibilities for the upcoming Uncharted film.

Carnahan won’t be behind the camera. He’s about to tackle Bad Boys 3 with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence.

The movie has gone through a number of revisions. In 2014, we reported that a script was being worked on by Safe House writer David Guggenheim. Earlier this year, Uncharted 4 and The Last of Us creative director Neil Druckmann said that both films are quite a way out.

The Uncharted film will be produced by the team of Charles Roven, Avi Arad, Ari Arad, and Alex Gartner. Sony reiterated this morning the success of Uncharted 4 when discussing its financials.

For more on the Uncharted film, check out our previous coverage.

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Uncharted 4 helps Sony’s games division to strong quarter

Rising PlayStation 4 hardware and software sales have eased Sony’s games and networks services division through the first quarter of this financial year. …


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Big Uncharted 4 Update Brings Free DLC, Leveling System & More

Uncharted 4's multiplayer DLC will all be free, and the game's first batch – Lost Treasures – is out today with the game's 1.08 patch, which has plenty of its own goodies.

The Lost Treasures DLC features the Sunken Ruins map, chests featuring gameplay items (such as the Path of Indra Mystical that lets you teleport to teammates), and a variety of cosmetic vanity items.

The patch introduces a leveling system (70 levels) with awards along the way, ranked team deathmatch, the first triple pack, and a variety of multiplayer improvements.

For more on the Lost Treasures DLC and the Patch, click the source link below.

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[Source: Official PlayStation Blog]

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Uncharted 4′s Multiplayer DLC And Patch Hit Next Week

Uncharted 4's first multiplayer DLC will be out next week on Wednesday, June 29, alongside Patch 1.08, and Naughty Dog will be streaming a preview through Twitch a day earlier.

This is the first batch of content arriving to multiplayer that Naughty Dog announced back in May. According to Naughty Dog's blog, the expansion will introduce a new map and several updates fans have been asking for. "We’re just scratching the surface by saying it includes new guns, new boosters, new taunts, new skins, custom matches, custom loadout names, a revamp to Ranked Team Deathmatch, and more!" writes Naughty Dog. A feature that the studio cites as "most requested by our community" will also be added. Those that already own the Triple Pack will receive more items with the MP Pack 1.

Naughty Dog plans two livestreams on Twitch to discuss these new additions. The first is happening on Tuesday, June 28 at 11:30 a.m. PT, which will demonstrate a multiplayer DLC preview. This will offer a "deep dive" on Ranked Team Deathmatch and the development team will answer community questions. The second will happen on Thursday, June 30 at 11:30 a.m. PT, and this stream will revolve around a post-launch discussion about the expansion. 

You can head to Naughty Dog's Twitch channel by clicking here.

For more on Nathan Drake's final adventure, which released in early May, you can read the review here and watch our in-depth Game Club discussion.

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Watch Our Full Game Club Dissection Of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

With the most recent episode of The Game Informer Show, we concluded our GI Game Club on Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. If you're not familiar with GI Game Club, this year we launched this new format to play through games (current and classic) with the community and discuss them in greater detail than usual. In case you missed the key podcast episodes, we wanted to round up the videos and house them in one story here.

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Game Club Part 1 (Chapters 1-10)

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Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Game Club Part 2 (Chapters 11-The End)

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Please subscribe to The Game Informer Show on iTunes or check out our YouTube channel to keep up with future Game Club discussions. Also, to catch up on our last GI Game Club for the fantastic Final Fantasy VII; you can check out the full archive of those conversations by clicking here. Thanks again to everybody that played along with us and sent in fantastic emails to [email protected] We'll see you next time around!

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GI Show – Mirror’s Edge, Predicting E3, Uncharted 4 Game Club

We're dangerously close to the avalanche of news from E3 2016, but still have new games to cover! This week on the show I'm joined by Ben Reeves, Andrew Reiner, and Jeff Cork to talk about the disappointment of Mirror's Edge Catalyst, the unique fun to be had in Dangerous Golf, and Insomniac's VR debut Edge of Nowhere. After covering these released games, we shift our attention to the latest E3 rumors and run down what we think and what we know will be at the big show this year. The back half of the show continues our GI Game Club for Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, as we discuss everything from the 11th chapter onward.

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes, or listen to episode 302 on SoundCloud. Also, be sure to send your emails to [email protected] for a chance to have them answered on the show and win a prize by becoming Email of the Week!

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Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below…

2:30 – Mirror's Edge Catalyst
16:20 – Dangerous Golf
20:15 – Insomniac's Edge of Nowhere
27:27 – Predicting E3 2016
1:00:15 – Emails sent to
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1:18:11 – Spoiling and discussing Uncharted 4: A Thief's End second half (Chapters 11-The End)

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Uncharted 4 Leads Strong Month Of Software Sales In May NPD

Today brings news from the NPD group about how the video game industry fared over the course of May, 2016. And the analysis is surprisingly strong, with a number of observations available that show the overall health of the industry.

“Overall trends across new physical software, hardware, and accessories in May 2016 rose by 4 percent, or $ 19.3MM, due to 18 percent growth of new physical software, which offset the 10 percent decline of hardware, and the 2 percent decline in accessories, ” notes The NPD Group’s Liam Callahan.

The clear winner this month is Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. Nathan Drake’s final big adventure ruled the charts during the month; that’s especially striking given that the game only released on a single platform. The demon-killing fun of Doom was nipping at Naughty Dog’s heels. Overwatch rounds out the top three, but it’s worth noting that Blizzard’s wildly popular new shooter didn’t launch until late in the monthly cycle, so there’s good reason to believe we might see it show up again in the June numbers. Callahan notes that: “When comparing Overwatch sales for days in the market, this title doubled the sales of Doom.”

The NPD also noted that the video gaming hobby has a lot to cheer about right now as far as new console sales; the PS4 and Xbox One have 43 percent higher cumulative sales right now when compared against this same point in the previous generation of hardware sales. 

Here's the rundown of the top ten for the month. Platforms are listed in order by number of sales. 

May 2016

1. Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (PS4)
2. Doom 2016 (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
3. Overwatch (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
4. Battleborn (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
5. Grand Theft Auto V (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3,  PC)
6. Minecraft (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
7. NBA 2K16 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
8. Call of Duty: Black Ops III (Xbox One, PS4, PS3, 360, PC)
9. MLB 16: The Show (PS4, PS3)
10. Dark Souls III (PS4, Xbox One)

 

Our Take
While some big games offered up equally big sales in the month of May, I found the news about the current state of hardware sales to be the most heartening. While hardware sales are beginning to dip in this generation, the install base for the two big consoles is huge, and that can’t help but be a good thing for anyone excited about games. 

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Meet The Uncharted 4 Artist Who Made Nathan Drake So Good At Journaling

One of the highlights of Uncharted 4, is discovering the journal notes and finding places that inspire Nate’s own entries. And while it’s easy to imagine Drake as the world’s fastest sketch artist, his work is actually that of Alexandria Neonakis.

In a recent blog post, Neonakis shares that she was behind the 33 journal spreads that gradually become available in Nate’s journal throughout the game. She also wrote many of the notes scattered about that help tell the story of Henry Avery and Libertalia.

“I think the coolest part about the whole thing is my young nephew and cousin came to visit me at the studio,” she writes. “I was showing them some stuff I worked on and my cousin goes ‘so wait… is Nathan Drake’s handwriting your handwriting?’ I think my cool aunt/cousin status tripled that day hahaha.”

You can see her 10 favorite journal spreads in her post, including the one we’ve selected above.

[Source: Alexandra Neonakis]

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Watch Our In-Depth Discussion Of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End First Half

This year we kicked off GI Game Club, a new initiative for us here at Game Informer to play through and discuss games with our community. The first game that we broke down in exhaustive detail was 1997's Final Fantasy VII, and you can find the full archive of that conversation by clicking here. Now we're working through Naughty Dog's Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. While the discussion segments debut on The Game Informer Show, we wanted to post a stand-alone version of our discussion as well, and prepare people for the next installment. In this episode of GI Game Club, we cover the first ten chapters of Uncharted 4 and do not spoil a second beyond the tenth chapter.

Watch the discussion below to hear myself, Matthew Kato, Kyle Hilliard, Ben Reeves, Joe Juba, Jeff Marchiafava, and Elise Favis talk about the highs and lows of Uncharted 4's first ten chapters.

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If you'd like to join the discussion for the second half of Uncharted 4, send an email to [email protected] sharing your thoughts or impressions of the rest of the game. Here are a couple of key discussion points to write in about if you'd like a prompt…

  • What was the biggest surprise in the second half of Uncharted 4?
  • How compelled were you to unravel this game's pirate mystery?
  • What is the strongest emotional moment in the second half of Uncharted 4?
  • What is your favorite chapter to play?
  • How well does Uncharted 4: A Thief's End close the door on future installments in the franchise? Is there any wiggle room?

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Breaking Uncharted 4′s Best Action Sequence

A lot of editors in the Game Informer office are madly in love with Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. Naughty Dog's attention to detail in the tiniest nooks and crannies of Nathan Drake's world is awe-inspiring. In this video, Jeff Cork and I wanted to put the game to the test and try to poke around the edges of an action sequence that Sony showed at their E3 2015 press conference. Will the game hold up to us breaking the unspoken gaming rules and going against the grain in the most nit-picky ways possible? Also, for a more sincere look at Naughty Dog's latest adventure, be sure to check out GI Game Club where we're playing through the game and discussing why it works so well alongside our community.

Check out the video below to watch us find the edges on the most impressive action sequence of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End.

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