If you ever played Naughty Dog's superb - and for me still best game - Uncharted 2, you'll remember the train level.
Yesterday, 19th November, marked the 10th anniversary of Uncharted - and with it the birth of PlayStation's biggest of big budget franchises.
Former Naughty Dog employee David Ballard has gone public with a claim of sexual harassment he faced while working at the Uncharted and The Last of Us developer.
The Last of Us and Uncharted 4: A Thief's End co-director Bruce Straley is departing from Naughty Dog after 18 years.
Marvel's Spider-Man, aka Tom Holland, has been tapped up to play a young Nathan Drake in the upcoming Uncharted movie.
The Uncharted movie has found a new director with Shawn Levy, the man who helmed both Night At The Museum films, Date Night, and Real Steel.
Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection wonderfully remastered Naughty Dog's groundbreaking treasure-hunting adventure trilogy (back when it was still a trilogy), but it was rather costly if you were only interested in one or two of the collected titles. That won't be a problem come 16th November in Europe as Sony will start selling each remastered entry a la carte.
What we don't know is the price point. Chances are it will still be a lot cheaper to purchase the Nathan Drake Collection, especially as the anthology has come down in price since its release last October. Right now several sellers on Amazon UK are charging £30 or less for it.
Still, the individual titles might be worth it if you just want to play one of the games. But which one? Uncharted 2 is the fan-favourite, but our Oli Welsh seemed particularly fond of Uncharted 3 upon reassessing the series, while there are the rare holdouts who still favour the original adventure above all.
The Uncharted movie now has a new screenwriter, so we know it's still in development - even if it's sounding unlikely that it will hit its previously reported June 2017 release.
The Last of Us and Uncharted's film adaptations are both stuck in development hell.
Sony has added 22 games to its PlayStation Now subscription streaming service.
A smorgasbord of early concept art and animation detailing Naughty Dog's early vision for Uncharted has been revealed.
The Uncharted 4 beta will launch on 4th December and run through 13th December, Naughty Dog has announced.
To acquire this early multiplayer beta you'll have to purchase the Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, due 9th October, and have a PS Plus membership.
A single-player demo for the Nathan Drake collection will arrive on 29th September. Here's how it's shaping up:
Sony Pictures has pushed back the release date of its long-in-development Uncharted movie until 30th June 2017 thanks, (Variety).
Sony's long-in-development Uncharted film sounds like it is back in development hell, according to a new round of reports.
UPDATE: Sony has told Eurogamer user feedback will help shape pricing when it comes to PS Now, currently in beta.
"During the paid private beta the titles will be priced between £2.99 and £9.99," a spokesperson for Sony Computer Entertainment Europe said.
"Final pricing for when PS Now fully launches has not been confirmed yet but we'll continue to listen to gamer feedback on this subject.
UPDATE 4/6/16 3.05pm Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection will launch in the UK on 9th October, Sony has now confirmed, and will grant you access to the multiplayer beta of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End.
A private beta for PlayStation Now begins this spring in the UK, Sony has announced.
PlayStation Now is Sony's game streaming service. It lets you play PS3 games on PS4 using Gaikai's cloud gaming technology.
PlayStation Plus members will given the opportunity to "be among the first" to use PlayStation Now, but you have to register your interest on PlayStation.com.
The Uncharted movie is now getting the A-list treatment with The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty scribe Mark Boal bringing his writing talents to the script.
Uncharted and The Last of Us developer Naughty Dog is turning 30 this month, but I'd swear it doesn't look a day over 21.
The Uncharted film will be released on 10th June, 2016, the Hollywood Reporter has announced.
We still don't know who's going to play Nathan Drake, but King of Kong and Horrible Bosses director Seth Gordon is helming the project. Previously American Hustle and Three Kings director David O Russell was going to direct the film with Mark Wahlberg in the starring role, but that was cancelled when The Illusionist director Neil Burger stepped in. Of course, that too didn't stick.
Last we checked, Safe House and Stolen scribe David Guggenheim was set to pen the film.
Naughty Dog's co-presidents have denied Uncharted creative director Amy Hennig was "forced out" of the company.
Sony is in talks with Horrible Bosses and The King of Kong director Seth Gordon to helm the live-action movie based on Naughty Dog's Uncharted series.
This is the End directors Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg claim to have been approached by Naughty dog for roughly four years about writing an Uncharted movie.
UPDATE: Uncharted: Fight for Fortune is a casino card game for PS Vita, the Brazilian ratings board has revealed.
Will the Uncharted movie ever come out? Further doubt was cast on its future last night after Sony tapped up a new team to rewrite the script.
Everyone will be able to download all the Uncharted 2 DLC for free from today, Sony has announced.
Veteran video game voice actor Nolan North has won a role in big screen blockbuster Star Trek 2 off the back of his work on the Uncharted series.
Uncharted designer Richard Lemarchand has quit Naughty Dog after eight years at the Sony-owned developer.
Sony has announced the Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Game of the Year Edition. It includes the game and all 14 additional pieces of DLC. Sony is yet to announce when it will release.
The DLC list in full, in Sony's words:
Classic Skins Packs 1 - 3: A huge total of 25 skins for the Uncharted 3 multiplayer experience including fan favourites such as Nathan Drake as he appears in the original Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, or Winter Drake as he appears in Tibet during Uncharted 2: Among Thieves; even minor characters such as Cameraman Jeff make an appearance.
Who needs Mark Wahlberg and Hollywood to make an Uncharted movie, when all you need is right there in the games themselves?
PlayStation 4 won't be powered by complicated Cell processing technology as is the PlayStation 3, "gaming industry sources" have told Kotaku.
The Naughty Dog team making The Last of Us very nearly made a new PS3 Jak & Daxter game, the developer has revealed.
Naughty Dog's Uncharted series has sold in excess of 13 million copies worldwide, publisher Sony has revealed.
Sony marketing man Asad Quizilbash offered the figure during an interview with IndustryGamers.
He added that the latest in the series, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, sold twice as many copies in its first week as Uncharted 2 did, "far exceeding our expectations". However, he didn't offer precise sales figures, reiterating only that it shipped 3.8 million copies to retailers on day one.
Fans of Uncharted 3 will be able to sample the game's single-player campaign for the first time in the UK this Saturday.
PlayStation 3 tentpole Uncharted started out life as a fantasy adventure, according to a former Naughty Dog employee.
New Uncharted movie director Neil Burger is going back to the PlayStation exclusive video game for inspiration.
Limitless and The Illusionist director Neil Burger has reportedly signed on to write and direct the Uncharted movie following David O. Russell's exit.
Sony has confirmed to Eurogamer plans to launch three collections of PlayStation 3 exclusives on 22nd July in Europe.
The first two Uncharted games are being taped together and put on store shelves from 22nd July, Sony has announced.
As well as the first two games in Naughty Dog's revered PlayStation 3 franchise, you'll also get a theme and avatar for Uncharted 3.
According to CVG, the same treatment is also being afforded to the first two Resistance games and Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction and A Crack in Time.
The planned Uncharted movie has lost its director this week, with David O Russell reportedly moving on to pastures new.
The Next Generation Portable Uncharted game takes place between Uncharted 1 and Uncharted 2, Naughty Dog has revealed.
Hollywood director David O. Russell has promised to show as much skin as he can in the upcoming Uncharted movie.
Uncharted movie director David O. Russell has moved to reassure fans of the videogame concerned by the direction of his unfinished script, asking them to trust that he'll make an "amazing" film.
Uncharted fans worried about the upcoming movie of the game were given further cause for concern after the director and scriptwriter revealed plans to depict a Sopranos-like family with a sense of justice.
Scarlett Johansson is the latest name attached to David O Russell's controversial Uncharted movie, according to a new interview with the director.
Firefly's Nathan Fillion is philosophical about losing out to Mark Wahlberg in the race to play Nathan Drake in the Uncharted movie – he's just praised the Three Kings actor on Twitter.
The impending Hollywood adaptation of Naughty Dog's Uncharted franchise looks set to bare precious little resemblance to its source material.
Uncharted 3 – heavily rumoured for a reveal at the Spike Video Game Awards next month – is set in the desert according to Kotaku.
Mark Wahlberg has officially been cast as Nathan Drake in the forthcoming movie version of Naughty Dog's PlayStation 3 exclusive Uncharted series.
Sony plans to unveil a PlayStation 3 exclusive the day after the Spike Videogame Awards - and word on the street is it's Uncharted 3.
Mark Wahlberg is gearing up to play Nathan Drake in the forthcoming Uncharted film, with Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci in supporting roles, according to rumours flying around Hollywood.
Nathan Fillion wants to play Nathan Drake in the upcoming Uncharted movie.
Naughty Dog and Sony are to released a Game of the Year edition of acclaimed action-adventure Uncharted 2: Among Thieves in North America, celebrating the first anniversary of its release.
Naughty Dog - the creator of Uncharted, and Sony's top PS3 studio - won't support PlayStation Move in its new game.
Sony has confirmed that some new downloadable content is in development for Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.
The Hollywood adaptation of Uncharted: Drake's Fortune has been set back indefinitely - far beyond the 2011 release Sony had planned.
Naughty Dog is aware of and fixing issues that rendered Uncharted 2 multiplayer unplayable.
Naughty Dog has announced plans to run a custom Uncharted 2 multiplayer playlist next weekend to "mix things up and maybe, possibly lead to updates or additions to the existing playlists in competitive matchmaking".
Batman: Arkham Asylum shocked the BAFTA Video Game Award 2010 audience by winning Best Game - a trophy expected to fall to Uncharted 2. The Rocksteady-developed superhero game also took Best Gameplay.
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Eurogamer's Game of 2009, has gone on to win a record five statuettes at the Game Developers Conference Awards.
Uncharted 2 has become the "fastest-selling first-party title for PlayStation" according to Sony America's Scott Rohde.
Writing on the US PlayStation blog, Rohde said the game had sold 3.5 million copies worldwide since its October 2009 release, with more than 1.5 million "online users" too.
Last week Uncharted 2 won 10 AIAS Awards at the DICE Summit in Las Vegas and received nine BAFTA nominations.
Sony's Uncharted 2 dominated last night's Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences Awards in Las Vegas; the PS3 exclusive went home with no less than 10 gongs.
BAFTA has announced the nominations for the British Academy Video Games Awards for 2010, with Uncharted 2 receiving the most attention.
Naughty Dog is preparing a fresh batch of new downloadable content for Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.
Sony's released a single-player demo of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves on the PlayStation Store.
The downloadable add-on for Uncharted 2 revealed by Sony Japan last week has been confirmed for worldwide release, although it's not free as was originally reported.
It will, however, feature the skins based on characters from Sony stable-mates Killzone 2, Resistance 2 and InFamous for use in multiplayer that we saw in those screens.
The PlayStation Heroes Skin Pack will be released alongside a demo of the game in this week's PSN updated on Thursday, 28th January. It will cost $4.99 / £3.99 / €4.99, according to the PlayStation blog. It contains seven skins: good Cole, evil Cole and Zeke from inFamous, Sgt Nathan Hale or a Chimera Hybrid from Resistance, and a Helghast Trooper and Tomas Sevchenko from Killzone 2.
Update: Naughty Dog has Tweeted (thanks, Zero_) that this information may not be right at all. There's no word on what is, however - only a warning:
Actor Nolan North, the voice of Nathan Drake, has hinted that production on Uncharted 3 will begin this year.
The Writers Guild of America has announced the nominees for the 2009 Videogame Writing awards.
As reported by Kotaku, those in the running include Assassin's Creed II (written by Corey May, Joshua Rubin and Jeffrey Yohalem) and Uncharted 2 (Amy Hennig).
Then there's Wet (Duppy Demetrius) and X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Marc Guggenheim). There may not be room for all the writers on the stage if Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 wins (written by Jesse Stern; additional Writing by Steve Fukuda; story by Todd Alderman, Steve Fukuda, Mackey McCandlish, Zied Rieke, Jesse Stern, Jason West; battlechatter dialogue by Sean Slayback).
Naughty Dog's Evan Wells has said he won't be making an Uncharted-style game for the PS3 wand any time soon.
Naughty Dog has patched Uncharted 2 to improve loading times in multiplayer and add clan tags, among a variety of other changes.
"You will notice that the game loads into a map much faster after leaving the vote screen," according to the PlayStation blog.
As for clan tags, they're available to everyone from the same place you choose boosters. "While it's not full clan support, we wanted to be sure that everybody can fly their clan colours within Uncharted 2 multiplayer," the developer wrote.
Naughty Dog plans to release a Thanksgiving update for Uncharted 2 this week featuring a new map, new character models and leaderboards.
Not content with that, it's also having a "double cash" weekend between 6pm GMT tomorrow and 7pm GMT on Monday, during which the money you get for multiplayer feats will be - you guessed it - doubled.
The new map is The Fort, and was inspired by the Fortress chapter of the original game. Naughty Dog has said to expect "a long rectangular map with wide open spaces and excellent flank routes". Apparently there's a shotgun in the centre of the map, and an RPG in a side room in the crypt.
October's NPD results are in and a big winner is Uncharted 2, with 537,000 units sold.
But with exclusives like Wii Fit Plus in second (441,000) and Wii Sports Resort in fourth (314,000) Nintendo's Wii has regained dominance in the US, and shifted a meaty 506,900 units.
Last month's leader, Sony's PS3, finished as second best console (320,600), while Microsoft's Xbox 360 had to be content with third (249,700).
Sony is polling European gamers about which new playlists they would like to see introduced in Uncharted 2 multiplayer.
Naughty Dog multiplayer designer Justin Richmond has said he will be "working on DLC stuff for the next while", confirming post-launch support for the outstanding PS3 game.
"There will be downloadable content, yes," he told us at Sony's London HQ.
"What you'll probably see is more of the competitive type: more maps, more modes, stuff like that. The co-op stuff is hugely time-intensive and the size of it - the physical download size - is huge, so that's probably not an option.
Sony has thrown the Uncharted 2: Among Thieves multiplayer beta open to everybody following a period of closed testing.
That means that you can rock it up across four maps - The Ice Cave, The Temple, The Village and The Plaza - in a range of multiplayer modes until the beta ends on 12th October.
The full game, which picked up a 10/10 review on Eurogamer last night, is due out in the States on 13th October and in Europe on 16th October.
Naughty Dog has disabled chapter-completion updates via Twitter in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, after reviewers drove all their friends and colleagues mad with constant automated posts.
Sony has finally announced the UK-specific 250GB PS3 bundles, which will cost £284.99 and be available from 1st October.
Naughty Dog creative director Amy Hennig reckons the Uncharted series has the potential to run and run, long past upcoming sequel Among Thieves.
Sony has told Eurogamer that Uncharted 2: Among Thieves will be released here earlier than expected on 16th October.
The European Uncharted 2 multiplayer demo [beta to some - Ed.] appears to have started a day early, with users posting videos of themselves playing on YouTube.
A trusted retail source has corroborated earlier reports and told Eurogamer that a 250GB PS3 Slim will arrive here as early as October, as part of three console-plus-game bundles.
Naughty Dog co-president Christophe Balestra believes the technical demands of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves make the game "impossible" to recreate, like-for-like, on Xbox 360.
Naughty Dog community manager Arne Meyer has said the studio is keen to do a PS3 instalment in the Jak and Daxter series.
Good news, time-poor fans of rollicking action adventure games - there will be no installation required for Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.
Naughty Dog co-president Evan Wells has promised another Uncharted: Among Thieves multiplayer demo before the game's autumn launch - a date for which we'll have "very soon".
The Hollywood Reporter brings news that Columbia Pictures is working on a film adaptation of PS3 action adventure Uncharted: Drake's Fortune.
Update: Sony UK has confirmed that our beta kicks off tomorrow as well.
Original story: Sony has announced that the Uncharted 2 beta test will begin this Wednesday, 3rd June, and offers two playlists - co-operative and competitive.
The competitive mode consists of two maps and two game-types - deathmatch and plunder - while co-op takes place in a war-town city with up to three people controlling a mixture of Drake, Sully and Chloe.
Sony has revealed that everyone who buys inFamous in the US will receive a bonus - access to the multiplayer beta test for Uncharted 2.
This is a US-specific promotion, but Sony has told Eurogamer that it's working on something for Europe that will be announced in due course.
Uncharted 2's multiplayer modes - five-on-five competitive matches and three-player co-op - have just been announced by Sony and developer Naughty Dog. You can read more about them in our hands-on preview.
Sony has confirmed that Naughty Dog's PS3 action sequel Uncharted 2: Among Thieves will be graced with online multiplayer modes, including co-op.
Naughty Dog's Richard Lemarchand has explained that ice and snow in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves will create the same impact water did in the original game.
Plenty of elbow grease has been applied to get the weather up to scratch, he said, so it will not only look nice but also affect gameplay.
"We've spent a lot of time focused on the distinctive look that snow has as it falls and is blown by the wind, and of course on the way in which Drake leaves footprints as he trudges through the snowdrifts in the Himalayan mountains that he ventures to," Lemarchand told IGN. "When he's out in the snow he'll accumulate a layer of snowflakes on his clothes and in his hair, which will slowly thaw when he gets back inside, under cover.
Naughty Dog bosstype Evan Wells has said Uncharted 2: Among Thieves will cost USD 20 million to make.
That's the same as Uncharted 1, but this time there's no need to build an engine for PS3 from scratch. So where's all the money going?
"Not only is the spectacle part of things that we are doing bigger - in terms of the kind of enemies and encounters that Drake is going to find himself in - but we are also trying to deliver a richer narrative experience as well. So both sides come at a cost," Wells explained to Joystiq.
Naughty Dog has said Uncharted 2: Among Thieves will come close to using all of the PS3's power, after the first game used just "30 to 40 per cent".
Sony has lifted the lid on the sequel to its PS3 action-adventure, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, via a trailer and a Game Informer magazine cover.