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For investors: Uncharted 3 Drake’s Deception amazes its fans 3rd time in a row


Investment news, games. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception from American studio Naughty Dog finally entered stores on November 01, 2011. This has become a real holiday for millions of fans worldwide.

The game is made exclusively for PlayStation 3 console by Sony Computer Entertainment. The 3rd part became the continuation of the games Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, which had been previously released by the studio and already gained much popularity not only among players but also among game media.

Why Naughty Dog is the most expected and desired game console project?

The new game from Naughty Dog can be called the most expected and desired game console project, following the remarkable Heavy Rain (also made exclusively for PlayStation console):
task of designers. Designers had to face an extremely difficult task not just to maintain the set quality but also to exceed it, as the previous parts of Nathan Drake’s adventures have immediately become cult games, having shown the new level of adventure games’ quality and having extended the standards of similar projects;
reputation of the game studio among gamers. Amazing the game fans 3rd time in a row would mean to finally recommend oneself as an extremely talented game studio that knows how to make and loves making not simply good, but the best games. Taking into consideration the wishes of the players, bringing in zest, and inventing numerous genius decisions for the new epic story of the main hero seemed to be an extremely difficult task to perform, but designers have surpassed themselves and finally taken hold of “The Throne of Adventure Game King”.

Game media has already assigned the highest points to the game by placing it at the top of rates for the best game.

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception: what stroke millions?

Information about the planned public beta-testing of Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception appeared during the second half of April 2011. Access to the beta-version was supposed to be divided into two stages: first access from June 28, 2011 to be received by PSN Plus subscribers and players who have previously ordered a game inFamous 2, and second access from July 05, 2011 to be received by all other PSN users. Both stages happened at the set time: on June 28, 2011 and on July 05, 2011. The updated version of the game received general access; the previously discovered mistakes were corrected as well as the lists of available cards for multi-user regimes. The beta-testing lasted till July 13, 2011.

Since the official start of its testing the game has been downloaded by over 1 mln. users. During the last days of testing the studio has released a patch that corrected some mistakes and added new regimes:
visual aspect. This time the visual aspect of the game has undergone considerable change; it now favours the players with up-to-date graphics, with the help of which the spirit of true adventure is felt. Some scenes and scenery bring in the idea that everything is alive and beautiful, no matter if this concerns the realistic characters or setting. Special praise should be given to the realistic mimics of the characters; dialogues and beautiful location invoke a feeling that this is not a game but a real adventure film with catching plot and charismatic heroes;
plot. The storyline and its amazing intricacies constantly change the setting, bringing in more adrenalin and romance. In comparison to similar games of equal level the plot of Uncharted 3 is higher and certainly deserves full screen adaptation, which, by the way, already bears the status of pre-production;
story. This time the players will not only see a new story of the main hero, but will also be able to have a retrospective into his equally interesting childhood, where a lot of intriguing questions from the previous parts of the game will be answered;
game mechanics and gameplay. In general, these two criteria have moved forward, as what was successful in the previous parts has become perfect in this one. A lot of new elements have been added; they introduce variety into the ways of reaching the aim.
multiplayer. The game also has a multiplayer, which provides various game regimes for facing network battles. Players compete with one another by making scores and improving their statistics in the general game statistics. For example, the regime of team fights, where players form teams of equal size, and these teams fight with one another by using various tactical ruses and cooperation among its members. The game has its own system of rewards and stimulation that allows opening unique elements of the game. The built-in video redactor allows making a video of one’s personal game and displaying it on YouTube or Facebook. They may later be included into the series of most spectacular moment of network games Uncharted TV, which will be transmitted later. In addition, 3D-stereo regime and the regime of common game will be available.

Only scrupulous attention to details and a great number of ideas and decisions enabled Naughty Dog studio to create another masterpiece and one of the main candidate for the game of the year. The film looking of the game will not leave any person indifferent, even those who are not familiar with the previous parts of the game. It has taken only two years for the studio to create a game, which is a very good result for such projects.

Many people are upset that the game has been produced exclusively for PSP console, leaving aside users of PCs and other consoles. However, this tendency is caused by the desire of large-scale designers to add to the popularity of one game console or another.

Speaking about sales, during the first day of official release 3.8 mln. copies of the game has been sold, which is a great result for the most desired PSP project. Taking into consideration the fact that this has been a “hot” month in terms of large-scale releases, competition was hard. Nevertheless, the team of Naughty Dog has reached the set aim, having met the expectations of the fans of the series and the game publisher Sony Computer Entertainment, which claimed that this was the biggest-selling game of the trilogy.

Sony Computer Entertainment or how have investments met the hopes of investors?

According to Masterforex-V Academy Department of Portfolio Investments, Sony company is not having the best of times. It is proved by the press-release of the company, according to which, its net profit for the 1st half of 2011/12 financial year, which started on April 1st, has amounted to  42,48 billion yen (about $552 billion) versus the net profit of 56,88 billion yen ($728,06 billion) during the equal period last year. However, it is worth mentioning that the biggest-selling game of the trilogy is having a positive impact on the image of the corporation and its financial part:

 

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Market Leader and Masterforex-V Academy hold a questionnaire in Forex forum: in your opinion, will next version of Uncharted manage to gain similar popularity?
■ yes, as a team of professionals is working on this;
■ no, interest to Uncharted is getting weaker.

 

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Goldman Sachs Doesn’t Deny Lower Oil Prices

American oil companies are not going to make some fundamental changes in case oil prices start going up and down within the $30-35/b range. The thing is, such prices are said to be still comfortable for them.

 


According to Goldman Sachs Group Inc., oil prices around $35/b are neither too high not too low. They say this is may well be the price to start buying the stocks of American oil producers and miners. Even if there is a period of prices between $30/b and $35/b, they are still not going to make any serious changes to their policies, especially as the companies expect WTI prices to go all the way up to $55-60/b in a more distant future. Goldman Sachs experts say this may happen in 2017.
Publication date: 04 May 11:17 AM

Oil Prices Above $50/b Will Do For Oil Producers

Bloomberg experts have named new oil prices appropriate for the world’s major oil exporters to avoid losses and make at least tiny profits. They rely their projections on the recent research made by Wood Mackenzie, a consulting company saying that at $53/b and above, the world’s 50 major oil companies will stop suffering losses and start capitalizing on their oil exports to some extent.

Publication date: 04 May 11:09 AM

BMI Predicts Average Brent Oil Price At $46,5/b In 2016

This year, the average price of Brent oil may reach $46,5 per barrel, the experts for BMI Research assume. To be more specific, they have improved their oil prediction by 16%. The previous report was $40 per barrel.

 

 
Publication date: 04 May 07:34 AM

Bloomberg Names Appropriate Oil Prices

Bloomberg experts have named new oil prices appropriate for the world’s major oil exporters to avoid losses and make at least tiny profits. They rely their projections on the recent research made by Wood Mackenzie, a consulting company saying that at $53/b and above, the world’s 50 major oil companies will stop suffering losses and start capitalizing on their oil exports to some extent.

 

 
Publication date: 03 May 10:40 AM

Chinese Insiders Confirm Moisture Protection of Apple iPhone 7

The opening of iPhone 7 is not going to be held not very soon, but various rumors about the specialty are appearing on an incredibly regular basis. The seventh model has been expected to be a minor update of “apple” gadget, but, judging by information from Chinese insiders, this is not exactly so. Apple has been reported to have finished the latest testing of iPhone model 7, which has been followed by some unofficial details about characteristics of the device.

Publication date: 03 May 08:47 AM

U.S. Oil Companies Can Survive At $35/b

American oil companies are not going to make some fundamental changes in case oil prices start going up and down within the $30-35/b range. The thing is, such prices are said to be still comfortable for them.

 

 

Publication date: 03 May 06:20 AM

World Bank Raises Oil Forecast 2016

It is interesting to watch more and more experts improving their oil forecasts for 2016. The World Bank experts are some of them. To be more specific, they expect the oversupply currently seen in the global market of crude oil to shrink in the coming months. If that’s the case, this is definitely going to push oil prices higher.

Publication date: 28 April 10:19 AM

Apple Sees Its Stock Crash By 7% On NASDAQ Opening

It is reported that Apple’s stock has lost 7% of tis value in an instance straight after NASDAQ opened. At the same time, Market Leader reports that since the latest quarterly report, Apple have lost 30 billion dollars of its market capitalization. To be more specific, the market cap of dropped by 7,5% all the way down to 526 billion dollars just in 30 minutes after yesterday’s NASDAQ opening.

 

 

 

Publication date: 28 April 07:58 AM

Experts On Why You Shouldn’t Trust Short-Term And Mid-Term Oil Forecast

After most of the fundamentals out there were priced into the market, crude oil turned into the most unpredictable asset to trade. Undoubtedly, when another major wave of the global financial crisis is picking up speed, the bearish bias is stronger than the bullish one over the long term. That said, the likelihood of oil prices seen further lows is higher than another major rally in he international market of crude oil. Still, if to consider the short-term and mid-term perspectives, the situation looks rather ambiguous.

 

 
Publication date: 27 April 07:29 PM

Doha Oil Summit Failure Testifies To OPEC’s Death?

For those of you who don't know, the recent oil summit in Doha, Qatar has failed to end up with an agreement aimed at urging major oil-exporting nations to freeze their oil production quotas at January’s levels. Instantly after the new, the oil market crashed by 7% but then recovered. Still, more experts believe that this event may have serious consequences for the entire oil markets, including another bear market, as well as the end of OPEC as we know it.

Publication date: 26 April 07:48 AM