On today's show we'll talk about Uncharted 3's multiplayer going free-to-play. Clear your calendars for August, QuakeCon has been announced. And find out when God of War: Ascension's single player demo will hit the PSN.
It's February 26, 2013 and I'm Nikole Zivalich.
Naughty Dog has announced Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception multiplayer mode is going to free-to-play. Starting today, gamers will be able to download the multiplayer aspect of Uncharted 3 from the PSN. The free-to-play mode will follow the crack dealer model: your first hit, or first 15 levels, are free. Once you ding 15 you can pay to unlock a higher level cap at 25. You'll also be able to pay to unlock new map packs, playlists, add-ons and even the single player campaign. Naughty Dog promises to release an additional 40 items of DLC over the next few months. The move to free-to-play might not surprise you, since Uncharted 3 update 1.13 added microtransactions. If you're were playing Uncharted 3 before it was cool, you'll get a special paw icon and shirt for your character. Paws are adorable, so good for you.
If you love 4 hour keynote's from Carmack as much as I do, then mark your calendars for August. QuakeCon has been announced for August 1-4th. Bethesda's mega convention slash best lan party ever will once again take place in Dallas, Texas. It's free to the public, but remember it's BYOC. Bring your own computer. Will this be the year we finally see Doom 4? Or maybe Fallout 4? The Elder Scrolls Online better be playable... But let's be honest, I'll settle for another Rage iPhone game.
After you watch this you have two options on how to spend the rest of your day. First you can take the new Need for Speed: Most Wanted DLC out for a spin. There are three different packs out today. The Terminal Velocity pack will set you back $14.99. It will add the Hughes International Airport, a new drift heavy map. It will also add five new cars including the Porsche 918 Spider and the Ford Fiesta. I bet you're equally excited for those rides. The Movie Legends pack is 9.99 and comes with five cars made famous by the movies, cars like the Aston Martin DB5 from James Bond and Dodge Charter R/T from Fast and Furious. The Heroes Pack is also $9.99 and comes with classic cars from the Need for Speed series.
If cars aren't your thing, you can also spend your day tagging along with the God of War. The single player demo for God of War Ascension will hit the PSN today. Sony also released the God of War: Ascension launch trailer, two weeks before the game's launch. God of War Ascension will be released on March 12 exclusively for the PS3.
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