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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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Publication date: 16 January 11:46 AM

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Publication date: 10 January 03:45 AM

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Publication date: 02 January 11:44 AM

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Publication date: 11 December 02:26 AM

American Shale Oil Producers Enjoy OPEC+ Deal Extension

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Publication date: 03 December 11:03 PM

OPEC Is Worried About U.S. Shale Oil Production Prospects

The OPEC is concerned that their American rivals producing shale oil may catch at the chance given them by the OPEC+ deal. The deal is aimed to cap oil production and restore the market balance in favor of higher oil prices. The OPEC+ agreement is likely to be extended during the forthcoming OPEC summit on November 30th in Vienna, Austria.

 
Publication date: 29 November 11:49 AM

U.S. Stats Pushed Oil Prices Higher

According to online source Finanz, the U.S. crude oil inventories shrank over the past week, which pushed oil prices higher. After 3 weeks of retracing, crude oil is rallying confidently again. The Brent oil futures for January delivery reached $63,29/b, which is 1,15% higher than a day before. At the same time, The WTI oil futures for January delivery gained more than 2% and reached $57,94/b, which is the highest level since July 2015.

Publication date: 25 November 01:14 AM

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