“The Lab” – October 2010 Schedule
 September 29, 2010

“The Lab” – October 2010 Schedule

We’ve revealed the October 2010 schedule of “The Lab” – which includes a very special, one-day only episode to celebrate the one year anniversary of UNCHARTED 2!

October has a lot of meaning for us – it is the first month in a while to have three “The Lab” weekends AND the one year anniversary of the release of UNCHARTED 2. We’re looking forward to taking full advantage of what the month has to offer… If you’re new to “The Lab,” welcome! “The Lab” is a special playlist we will be running for a limited time on designated weekends, roughly every other weekend. You can access “The Lab” playlist within the set of playlists found in Matchmaking in UNCHARTED 2 multiplayer. During each weekend “The Lab” is active, we’ll be running a specialized playlist featuring one or more custom-tuned gametype variations from the tons of variables we can tweak in our multiplayer gameplay settings. We’ll also be hosting a new thread for every event on the Naughty Dog community forums to get your feedback and thoughts on each one of our “The Lab” events. “The Lab” episodes for October are: October 1 - 4 3 vs 3 Plunder More players is not always better… It’s been quite interesting to see how team tactics change (or don’t change) in previous episodes of “The Lab” as we reduce the number of players on each team. Plunder is one of those gametypes where things start to get really interesting when you have less teammates assert your domination over the maps. The tide can turn quickly and a lucky lone wolf can get the opening needed to take the treasure all the way to score – just like Devin Hester did against the Packers. October 16 One Year Anniversary – Best of “The Lab” As part of our one year anniversary celebration, we’re running a very special, one-day only playlist rotating through your favorite episodes of “The Lab” – as voted on through our NaughtyDog.com poll. We’re planning to have a grand assemblage of Dogs playing in this playlist throughout the day, along with a few more surprises we'll reveal in the next two weeks. We're also looking forward to hosting many new players to our online community, as the UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves Game of the Year Edition releases earlier this week. October 29 – November 1 2 vs 2 Elimination How do you make Elimination even more tactical? Reduce the maximum number of players on each team down to two. Teamwork, good communication and a sound strategy are absolutely necessary if you want to win rounds and matches.