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Uncharted game director Justin Richmond leaves Naughty Dog for Riot Games

Uncharted game director Justin Richmond leaves Naughty Dog for Riot Games

The Uncharted for PS4 development team has been dealt another blow. Following creative director Amy Hennig's departure earlier this month, Uncharted game director Justin Richmond has announced that he is leaving developer Naughty Dog to take a new position with League of Legends developer Riot Games.

Read more: Last worked as Uncharted 3 director »

"Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street and now Justin Richmond? Riot, wtf are you planning?"
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Amy Hennig: a career worth a story

Amy Hennig: a career worth a story

Amy Hennig's sudden departure from Naughty Dog shocked industry observers. Her ten year tenure with the company helped Naughty Dog become one of Sony's marquee developers. But who is Amy Hennig? Why is she so well-regarded? Today, we look back upon her work, from her early days at Electronic Arts to her recent efforts on the Uncharted trilogy.

Read more: From Michael Jordan to Uncharted »

"I think he's trying to say that he wants the positive studio culture at Naughty Dog to influence ..."
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Uncharted creative director Amy Hennig leaves Naughty Dog

Uncharted creative director Amy Hennig leaves Naughty Dog

Amy Hennig, creative director of the Uncharted series, has left developer Naughty Dog. In addition to serving as creative director, she also was the head writer for the series, working on all three PS3 entries in the franchise. She was working on Uncharted for PS4 before her departure.

Before working at Naughty Dog, Hennig made a name for herself by working the Legacy of Kain series, writing and directing Soul Reaver and Legacy of Kain: Defiance.

Read more: Uncharted 4 won't be impacted »

"I still don't forgive her running LoK into the ground with Defiance, but there was some cool ..."
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Uncharted movie eyeing King of Kong cinematographer to direct

Uncharted movie eyeing King of Kong cinematographer to direct

Sony Pictures is reportedly eyeing director Seth Gordon to helm the live-action Uncharted movie. Gordon is best known for directing comedies like Horrible Bosses and Identity Thief, but he was also the cinematographer for The King of Kong, the 2007 documentary centered on Donkey Kong record-holders.

Read more: Safe House writer turned in latest script »

"I don't think he meant it literally. Sully is clearly a father figure to Nathan in the games, ..."
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Uncharted announced for PlayStation 4

Uncharted announced for PlayStation 4

Tonight at Sony's PlayStation 4 launch event, Naughty Dog presented a brief trailer for its next project: Uncharted 4, for the PlayStation 4. The teaser didn't give many details, but the team hinted that picking through it will give fans some clues about the content of this next adventure. We'll update as more information becomes available, but you can already watch the trailer to mine for secrets.

Watch: Uncharted's teaser »

"Sweet. And a pirate theme. I'm down with that. Guess I better save some pennies for a PS4 next ..."
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Uncharted 3's final update makes every multiplayer map free

Uncharted 3's final update makes every multiplayer map free

Uncharted 3 is about to turn two years old, and developer Naughty Dog is finally ready to stop working on the game. A final patch will add one new multiplayer map to the game: Dry Docks. Adapted from a single-player stage, the map was cut in the game's original run. And now, it's been revived and released for free. In fact, all existing maps are now free.

Read more: Free map packs, and a farewell to updates »

"Actually this might make me go back and play some Uncharted 3 multiplayer "
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Producer Avi Arad outlines Uncharted, Metal Gear, and Mass Effect movies

Producer Avi Arad outlines Uncharted, Metal Gear, and Mass Effect movies

Film producer Avi Arad, most known for a slate of successful Marvel comic movies like Spider-Man, Iron Man, and The Avengers, seems serious about video game flicks. He's spinning plates for movies based on the Uncharted, Metal Gear, and Mass Effect universes, and recently shared some insight about when to expect them and what he sees as the central stories in each.

Read more: Metal Gear at least three years away »

"Well, no, because humanity was part of the Federation along with the Vulcans and other races, ..."
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How an idea from Uncharted 2 led to The Last of Us

How an idea from Uncharted 2 led to The Last of Us

The Last of Us draws a lot from Naughty Dog's Uncharted series. Both are third-person cover shooters utilizing the same engine. And for a while, it did seem like The Last of Us would be merely "Uncharted in hardcore mode." (Thankfully, the end result was much more inspired.)

Neil Druckmann, lead designer of Uncharted 2 and creative director of The Last of Us, talked about how a cut idea from the Uncharted games led to the genesis of their survival horror world.

Read more: 'The Mute Girl' »

"The Mute Girl concept reminds me of Yorda from Ico. Like Ellie, she's a female NPC that you're ..."
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Uncharted 3 multiplayer goes free-to-play

Uncharted 3 multiplayer goes free-to-play

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception started taking cues from the free-to-play model late last year, when its 1.13 update added microtransactions and timed tournament tickets. Naughty Dog has now taken that next step, making multiplayer portion of the game fully F2P.

Read more: F2P to level 15 »

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Uncharted 3 gets free holiday update

Uncharted 3 gets free holiday update

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception's multiplayer modes are still getting regular support from Naughty Dog, including a new holiday update out today. It includes some new outfits and a new map for free, so you can score those ho-ho-headshots to get in a festive mood.

Read more: Elfs and presents »

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Uncharted: Fight for Fortune coming December 4

Uncharted: Fight for Fortune coming December 4

Sony has officially confirmed the leaked Vita game, Uncharted: Fight for Fortune. The title is a turn-based card game from Sony Bend, and it's coming on December 4 for $4.99.

Read more: CCG ties into Golden Abyss »

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Uncharted: Fight for Fortune outed by ratings boards

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Uncharted: Fight for Fortune outed by ratings boards

Even though Naughty Dog has put Nathan Drake aside for the time being, Sony isn't done putting the popular character through his paces yet. Two separate sets of ratings boards have listed "Uncharted: Fight for Fortune" as an upcoming Vita game. This won't be a traditional title like Uncharted: Golden Abyss though. Think less "abyss" and more "golden."

Read more: A card/casino game? »

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Uncharted 3: Game of the Year Edition coming next week for $40

Uncharted 3: Game of the Year Edition coming next week for $40

Following the footsteps of the first two Uncharted games, Sony is releasing a "Game of the Year" edition of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception. As with other re-releases, the GOTY pack offers quite a bit of DLC. In addition to the main game, you'll get 12 new multiplayer maps, over 40 multiplayer skins, Fort Co-Op Adventure, and Shade Survival Mode. According to Sony, it's a $45 value.

Watch: Why the critics love it »

"Had a feeling this would happen when I was inline at Target the other week picking up Uncharted ..."
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Uncharted movie getting rewrite, new director

Uncharted movie getting rewrite, new director

The Uncharted movie adaptation is getting a shake-up, with new writers and a pending new director. Marianne and Cormac Wibberley, who co-wrote Disney's National Treasure, are giving the script a rewrite. The story outline has Nathan Drake searching for El Dorado.

Read more: Neil Burger off, director still undecided »

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Uncharted 3 1.13 patch adds tournament system

Uncharted 3 1.13 patch adds tournament system

It's been about nine months since Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception was released, and the multiplayer community is still going strong. That longevity is partly due to continued support from Naughty Dog, which has yet another patch planned for release today. According to the developer, it's the biggest one yet.

Read more: Tournaments, new DLC, and Labs maps »

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