The PlayStation Recap – UNCHARTED 3 Multiplayer Beta Edition

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Despite several big headlines, this week was handily dominated by theUNCHARTED 3 Multiplayer Beta launch for PlayStation Plus members and the ensuing analysis. By and large, early feedback seems to be positive. Though I’ve only managed an hour of hands-on time, I’m fast developing a torrid love affair with the G-Mal triple-burst assault rifle. I definitely plan on squeezing in as many rounds as possible over the long Fourth of July weekend, in between sessions of Batman: Arkham Asylum and inFAMOUS 2.

Are you playing the UNCHARTED 3 Multiplayer Beta? What do you like and dislike so far? Be sure to let us know in the comments…and enjoy your long holiday weekend!

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Most-Watched Video of the Week: UNCHARTED 3 Multiplayer Beta Tips

The 10 Most-Viewed Posts of the Week

  • UNCHARTED 3 Multiplayer BETA Details! — With the PlayStation Plus beta session in progress and open PSN access coming this Tuesday, now’s the perfect time to brush up on UNCHARTED 3’s multiplayer enhancements with this robust FAQ from Naughty Dog.
  • PlayStation Store Update — New releases: Free UNCHARTED 3 Multiplayer Demo and Streets of Rage 2 for PlayStation Plus members; Beyond Good and Evil HD; Gatling Gears; limited-time MotorStorm Apocalypse Multiplayer Demo; NCAA Football 12 Demo; Duke Nukem Forever Demo; Dungeon Hunter: Alliance Demo and more.
  • Introducing: New PSP Dual Packs Available for $15 This Week — Your choice of three PSP Dual Packs for UMD or PSN: Syphon Filter: Logan’s Shadow + Killzone Liberation; Secret Agent Clank + Daxter; or Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror + SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs: Fireteam Bravo.
  • PlayStation Plus Celebrates its 1st Birthday with Limited-Time Bonus Months Offer — Buy 12 months of PlayStation Plus ($49.99) now and get three extra months for free; Buy three months ($17.99) and get one extra month for free. The offer will end in just over a week, so get in there!
  • Public Service Announcement – Claim Your Free Games Now! — The Welcome Back package grants you access to free PS3 and PSP games, but access ends this Sunday, July 3rd. Don’t miss out! Free games include inFAMOUS, LittleBigPlanet, Dead Nation and more.
  • Stereoscopic 3D on PS3: Updated List of All 3D Games and Movies — So you’ve got a PS3 and a 3D TV — now what? See every piece of 3D content here, from Blu-ray games and movies to PSN downloads. All told, there are now 43 stereoscopic 3D games and 54 movies available for PS3, with much more on the way.
  • Journey’s First Steps Post-E3 — thatgamecompany turned heads at E3 with Journey, securing dozens of nominations and awards. See what’s next for this standout game from the creators of flOw and Flower.
  • Ninja Gaiden 3 Put to the Test in PlayStation: The Official Magazine — PTOM dissects Ryu Hayabusa’s upcoming PS3 quest in this extensive first cover story. The new issue also plumbs the depths of Batman: Arkham City, soars to the skies of BioShock Infinite, infiltrates Hitman: Absolution, and Modern Warfare 3.
  • Sniper: Ghost Warrior is Enhanced and Fully Loaded for PS3 — Though it’s late to the party, the PS3 version of Sniper: Ghost Warrior features a number of noticeable enhancements — plus extra content not found elsewhere. Good things happen to people who wait?
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    • Killer_FoxHound

      Amazing graphics, the 3D is stunning, the buddy system is cool but there are still some bugs and freezes that need fix

      • Glad you like it, and fortunately betas are released for the purposes of bug fixing for the final version.

    • I’m playing Uncharted 3 Beta and Motorstorm Apocalypse

      I’m watching all the Street Fighter x Tekken trailers!

      I’m reading the Playstation Blog! lol XD

    • need more Uncharted 3 Modes O.O

    • A great week for the PlayStation Blog :)

      I’m Playing: UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception Multiplayer Beta, UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves Multiplayer, and Prince of Persia: Warrior Within.

      I’m watching: Battlefield 3 “Faultline” trailer, Batman: Arkham City 12 minute gameplay video (MUST WATCH Sid!), and Wimbledon Finals.

      I’m reading: Ilona Andrews’ Kate Daniels’ series.

      I’m listening to: Meg & Dia ” Cocoon” and Evans Blue “The Pursuit Begins When This Portrayal of Life Ends.”

    • I love the beta its challenging. However you guys need to put all the skins back in from uncharted 2 including chloe and elena please! Im sick of seeing multiple drakes etc. thanks.

    • The beta is great! The medal and buddy system is a lot of fun.

      A few map glitches with getting stuck in things need fixing: When the tower falls in Airfield I have gotten trapped inside of the round dish and was unable to die until the round was over. A few other places I have seen random traps.

      The game occasionally hard locks the PS3 when the match ends (very rare, about 4 times in 12 hours of playing). After this happens, trying to log into the game will fail for a while and sometimes hard lock it a second time.

      Can’t wait for this game to be released! It’s going to be loads of fun! But please, have more than 5 or 6 multiplayer maps this time. At least 10 would be great!

      • Thanks for the feedback, Naughty Dog is definitely taking notes based on player experience with the beta.

    • Sharingan_itachi


    • Uncharted 3 all the way!

    • Ow do you download psp dual packs on ps store? Thanks!

    • Is Naughty Dog still working on a fix for the freezing issues currently affecting me and a few other people? I don’t want to stay waiting for the weekend to end for the fix to deploy.

      I want to enjoy the Beta with my friends. Are they going to work today and tomorrow? Or am I going to wait for a week to be able to play? I can’t even go to the Matchmaking screen because of the system lock up. The whole PS3 system crashes as soon as I finish connecting.

      So, a simple question, are Naughty Dog working on it till now? Or are they getting a holiday and will update me on their status in 2 days time?

      I hope you reply, Sid.
      Thanks, from a Loyal Uncharted fan. :)

      • I can’t speak for Naughty Dog’s work schedule, but I know they’re listening quite closely to user reports.

    • GRAVIOSHeavenly

      The Beta is good, some matters still to attend, but is really fun, as it is…

    • “Are you playing the UNCHARTED 3 Multiplayer Beta?”
      Not now, not ever.

      This extended weekend sees meplaying LocoRoco Midnight Carnival, 999, Arc the Lad, New Play Control! Pikmin 2, and possibly Worms 2: Armageddon if I can find a mutual helping hand in getting the online trophies.

    • Uncharted 3 is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sure, there are a few bugs in it, but my only gripe is the sprint button…. Other than THAT, it is amazing! Good job Naughty Dog!

    • I dislike some medal Kickbacks beacuse are so unreal for uncharted’s franchise…. for example de RPG should appear in one of those chests arround the map (and close to the player) instead of appear from nothing…. and the smoke bomb shoeldn’t teletransportate us… slow down the enemies and let us escape is enough (something like the smoke bomb in Assassins Creed Brotherhood)…. I think the game should be the most realistic as well…… sorry for my bad english…. Im from Latam jajaja… kudos !!!

    • here’s a question I’ve seen on various forums about the UC3 beta that as far as I know hasn’t been answered. it lists an exclusive UC3 beta PSN avatar for downloading the beta. when do we get that? is there an issue that isn’t “unlocking” it or do we have to wait for the retail release? the other bonuses obviously are for the final release, but this one is still unclear.

      • I know it’s coming soon, but it’s not be released yet. Keep an eye on @Naughty_Dog on Twitter or

    • So are Canadians ever going to get the year of credit monitoring we were promised or what?

    • Playing: Gran Turismo 5 (All Week!)

      Watching: Just got back from seeing “Monte Carlo”. All I have to say is: Katie Cassidy+Leighton Meester+Same Screen=MEGA HOTNESS!!!! :-)

      Reading: Most recent Seventeen magazine featuring Lucy Hale on the cover (Fun Fact about her: she was cheated on by her first Hollywood BF, An actor for Selena Gomez’s old Disney show, “Wizards of Waverly Place”).

    • I’ve been on vacation, so I’ve missed the U3 beta. :( But at least I got an incentive to get back!

      I’m playing [while on vacation]: Spyro 2, LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean (PSP version)
      I was playing before vacation: inFAMOUS 2, Sonic Adventure
      I’m watching: Hopefully the inside if my eyelids soon.
      I’m reading: Wait, I’m supposed to be reading something? I’m on vacation! I don’t wanna read!

      PS: How’s the beta so far Sid?

      • The beta’s a lot of fun! I recommend trying the Three Team Deathmatch for a different flavor and more suspenseful matches.

    • Uncharted 3 Beta has been awesome my favorite map is Airstrip cant wait to see wat new maps are in the full version. Gonna pre-order this asap. Also the dude that says there needs to be more game modes their will be in the full version remember its just a beta too. Also I’d like to know when will we get the single player demo?

    • Beta Of THE YEAR


      heres how make it 10/10

      allow us to have another free for all play list that allows parties

      allows us leave taunt animations by simply walking( i wanted to jump and i taunted and some guy shot me to death :(

      offline and online bots for practice

      in game text chat

      dont take away medals for switching classes

      fully customizable controls( allows us to assign any button to any action and remove action we dont want to perform)

      Thats it
      Congrats Naughty DOG Your gonna win GAME OF THE YEAR

    • @ Naughty Dog (My Crash Bandicoot guys)

      Uncharted 3 Is looking amazing, The game is great and better than ever but still here is my suggestions on what NEEDS to be adjusted and fixed:

      1) Matchmaking – Takes too long in between matches, why do lobbies have to disban almost everytime after a game is played, just keep the same lobby, and let people drop in and out as the please. This is the same way most of the successful mulitplayer games work (ex COD).

      2) User Interface – The screen menus are fine i think they are set up well, but the the graphics of these are pretty terrible, especially the 3D renderings of Your “hero”/ “villain” and the background, its pixelated and 2D looking. Please polish it up or take it out completely because its pretty distracting when you have arguably the best graphical PS3 game with some of the worst Graphical UI.

      3) Co-op – The current co-op gameplay and modes are fun and great, but how about a few modes with endless rounds, how about something similar to COD’s Zombie mode. People buy COD map packs Soley for the Zombie Player mode. I Sware if someone else just made a game that had those same co-op elements it would be a hit!

    • Really enjoying the beta. I like the co op, very fun. Easy to level up and unlock things means less reason to complain about needing to unlock for MP.

      Also it might be a little early but I’d like to see DISGAEA 4 A Promise Unforgotten get a post on here. Really looking forward to that. SRPG with great eye candy!

    • I’m Playing: Uncharted 3 beta of course, trying to plat infamous 2 and Killzone 3

      I’m Reading: What I’m typing :P

      I’m Watching: UFC 132 free facebook prelims.

    • Its awesome. Medals, treasures, buddy system, those different guns, all of that was great ideas. Keep it on! Despite the graphic and design continues the same as Uncharted 2, it’s nice. You can change something to stay more different and exciting.

      But still has some bugs. For example, sometimes i couldnt use that gun installed in the map, even pressing triangle a lot of times. And isnt there any way to let the moves faster? I mean, the character is a little slow when running and rolling, sometimes jumping.

      But you are in the right way ! So early and it is already good.

    • Hey Sid! Great e3 work!

      Can you please get the Street Fighter costume packs on sale in the US store stand alone like the UK store had? When they do the bundle sale I can’t buy it due to it not being on the store, I bought a few from the pack, and can’t buy the complete pack. So please make a sale for each set. Thanks! UK store had them stand alone sale. no packs.

    • UC3 beta is pretty good so far.Interested to see more .

    • oh yeah and it takes a lot of time finding players :/

    • Lovin’ the “hardcore” mode as well as the added character customization features. So much fun! Haven’t tried the 3-vs-an-army mode yet, but I dug it in Uncharted 2 as an addictive alternative to the various forms of pvp.

    • Uncharted = massively overrated

    • needs custom soundtrack online!!! , just when im bored ready to leave i want to play more game untill my album ends atleast. something to keep my in my own personal zone.

    • The-stronger-KID

      i like uncharted 3 is so cool

    • I’m playing UC3 Beta, Mortal Kombat, Killzone 3, InFamous 2

      and that’s all you need.

    • The only negative things are:
      In Coop Arena: Please remove Friendly Fire. Im seriously ticked that some dumb-A noob(s) shoots me for “LOLZ” and I can NEVER enjoy a full game of Coop Arena.

      Also A major problem I have is re-throwing a grenade.
      It says to tap triangle to toss back a grenade but either:
      -I can never throw it back (Triangle never pops for me)
      – 98% of time I end up switching guns than throwing back a grenade which costs me a life.

      On final game, please gives us more skin color options (like a color wheel/template) and customizable hair. I don’t like running around as a bald, mostly white, guy.

      Aside that beta is good.

    • It’s amazing. I’m loving it so far. My only complaints though is that it feels weird for sprint to zoom up closer to you. I’m always afraid that I’m not going to notice an enemy near me because the camera is zoomed in too close. Melee is also very irritating to use, and throwing a grenade back is very difficult in the heat of battle.

    • I’m playing : killzone3, U3 beta, battlefield BC2.

      well that’s all wt I need


    • The beta keeps crashing. I’ll try again but I think it crashed again after the 1.01 update.

    • @Ejaydub
      Although I don’t agree with what you have said I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.

    • I’m playing uncharted 2 Coop Arena and plan on preordering uncharted 3 which looks as good if not better than uncharted 2 keep up the hard work Naughty Dog

    • The snipers zoom in by default.. maybe you could change that.. also makw eapon mods for fully automatic for guns like the g-mal :P

    • A realy great week for the PlayStation Blog :)

      I’m Playing: Modern Warfare 2, Black Ops, COD4 Modern Warfare

      I’m watching: Battlefield 3 “Faultline” trailer, Modern Warfare 3 ”World Wide Reveal” trailer.

      I’m reading: The Playstaion Blog like always :D

      I’m listening to: Eminem “Lose Yourself”.


    • Please, just fix the recoil and the sights of weapons and keep the same as uncharted 2
      Sorry my bad english =D

    • Here are my problems and suggestions for the Uncharted 3 beta:

      – Sprint command: please take this out. The controls in Uncharted 2 were perfect. Secondly, L3/R3 should not be used for any command. This is very frustrating.
      – Only being able to hold one grenade at a time: In Uncharted 2, I always used the Demolitions Expert booster so that I could hold three grenades at once.
      – Manual spawning: yes, if you wait and do not hit a button to spawn or “buddy spawn”, you will automatically spawn eventually, but you are at a disadvantage because you are out of the match for longer than the people who manually spawn. This is a terrible mechanic. Just spawn regularly without making us hit a button.

    • – Changing the dying ring counter to green from red in co-op: You are near death, red obviously means you are in danger. Green is a very odd choice as that makes me feel you have full health, not on the verge of death.
      – Siege mode in co-op: horrible, this makes me not even want to play co-op at all. As a side note, I did enjoy chain-reaction from Uncharted 2.
      – “Kickback available” voice: this reminder is obnoxious. A beep or other sound effect such as when you level up or put the treasure in the chest would be fine, otherwise just take kickbacks out of the game entirely.

    • Here is what I do like in the Uncharted 3 beta:

      – Split Screen that keeps the 16:9 aspect ratio
      – “Powerstone 2” style levels: The way that the stage changes as it goes on like how in the Airstrip level you start trying to board the plane from the moving vehicles, then it switches to the airport map

      Thank you Naughty Dog for taking the time to consider my input. Uncharted 2 is my favorite online multiplayer game for shooters.

    • phoenix-force411

      The Beta’s alright, but too much to handle. Not a Uncharted fan. The beta isn’t laugh and the graphics are awesome, but it doesn’t really take real skill to pull anything off. Shooting people and melee fighting gets really repetitive at most times. People shoot like crazy as if try were in the game, noobies are freaking retarded and they just shoot anyone they like even their buddies! Not much customizations either(well it is not as if I really care). Overall, I don’t really like this Uncharted 3 Beta.

    • I haven’t even started playing the beta yet (have it downloaded and installed though). Online TPS’s (Warhawk aside) just aren’t very fun, and I really did not like Uncharted 2 MP either.. I may jump in tonight if I get a strange urge, but unlikely I will find it interesting. Love the UC SP games to death, but MP, eh. UC is not a MP type of game.

    • love how it is but theres to much slow down & it leaves u open for gun shot against others players. And some how other players are enable to move super quick 4 kill in just head shot. Beta so far is good but it needs little more work, the system to it is good but make it little move quick on cove & moving around with the cam in the game.

    • i really enjoyed the Uncharted 2 and 3 beta. I liked the buddy system and the power play to give the other team a shot of winning. The only thing that bothered me was the fact that people of high level have access to better power ups which give them the advantage. Other than that its a fun game.The co-op arena is awesome.

    • The beta so far seems pretty good except for a few minor glitches which are to be expected. The buddy system is a great addititon and I really enjoy collecting the treasures. All of the tweaks they made to the game types also seem to be pretty good at the moment.

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