We’ve got just the thing to cure your weekly gaming hangover… every Saturday morning, Hair of the Dog compiles a round-up of interesting Naughty Dog and UNCHARTED 2 links from around the web.
Analysis: The Sexual Politics Of Uncharted 2 - Gamasutra
Writing for Gamasutra, Tom Cross takes a worthwhile look at the characters—specifically Drake, Elena and Chloe—in UNCHARTED 2, analyzing the archtypes they occupy and the underlying motivations they have as it relates to gender and their relaltionships with each other.
Games Of The Decade: 2009 - CVG
CVG lists their games of the decade by year—UNCHARTED 2 takes the honors against the usual, but excellent other titles which came out this year, including Batman: Arkham Asylum, Assassin’s Creed II, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks.
PushSquare’s Playstation Game Of The Year ‘09: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves - PushSquare
Continuing our flattering run of Game of the Year awards we’ve received, word comes down that PushSquare gave UNCHARTED 2 their nod for their GOTY award.
SPOnG’s Review of the Year ‘09: October - SPOnG
SPOnG continues their year in review of 2009, as they get to the tenth month of the year, October. Reading it over, a quite a bit happened in October (I didn’t remember how much), and of course, SPOnG mentioned the release of UNCHARTED 2, linking to to an interview with Justin and their review of our game.
Uncharted 2 gets big multiplayer site update - Joystiq
Joystiq’s PlayStation specific news feed relays our post from the end of 2009 mentioning our major update to the stats reporting on NaughtyDog.com. If you haven’t already, head over to the original post and leave a comment about any issues or a wishlist of future stats you may want to see.
Possibility for More Co-Op In Uncharted 2 Still Open, But Not Likely - Co-Optimus
Reading a little deeper into G4’s recent interview with Evan Wells, Co-Optimus gleans that the door may be open to more co-operative gametypes in UNCHARTED 2.
The GayGamer.net 2009 Reader’s Choice Awards: The Winners! - GayGamer.net
GayGamer.net posts the results of their 2009 Reader’s Choice Awards across a broad variety of categories.
Game Design: Linear or Nonlinear? - Game Rant
Game Rant takes a brief look at comparing linear games versus non-linear games, with one hybrid example thrown in, to generate discuss on which game design style their readers prefer and why.
DICE: Bad Company 2 ‘reaching’ Uncharted 2’s graphics - VideoGamer.com
VideoGamer.com speaks with Battlefield: Bad Company 2 producer Gordon Van Dyke about DICE’s highly anticipated sequel, in which he gives UNCHARTED 2 some props for the quality of our graphics. Gordon throws down the gauntlet over the vistas in our respective games. As Evan said on Twitter—we can’t wait until BC2 is out so we can take a look for ourselves!
Uncharted 2 Achieves Target Sales - PS3center.net
PS3center.net took note that, as far as VGChartz is concerned, UNCHARTED 2 has recently surpassed sales of UNCHARTED: Drake’s Fortune in a scant 10 weeks, compared to just under a couple of years for our previous title. I don’t have any up to date sales data, but if this is even close, this is awesome news and we can only hope that many more people out there continue to purchase and enjoy our game!