Uncharted 2 Adds Double The Cash, 100% More Santa Hats

We love the holidays, if only for events like Naughty Dog's holiday themed Uncharted 2: Among Thieves weekend self-promotion, in which gamers will get double the experience cash for doing something they'd normally do anyway.

But it's also attractive for the option of placing Santa hats on Nathan Drake, a timely nod I've been a sucker for since first coming across Christmas Nights for the Sega Saturn. So if you, like me, enjoy seeing characters who wouldn't normally wear bright red hats with fuzzy white poms and brims, you'll want to play some Uncharted 2 multiplayer this extended Christmas weekend.

Double cash deals run from 12/24 to 12/27, a time when I'll sadly be away from my own PlayStation 3.


    I wonder how this sort of thing helps sales. I guess the main aim is to keep people coming back and then DLC for $$$?

      If you think about one of the previous topics on Kotaku they mentioned that word of mouth sells the most games. I would easily recommend any of my friends playing this game and if something like this was happening (and I was active in the online component) it would make me tell my friends to get on or buy it if they don't already have it. Basically it's something Naughty Dog can do that costs them next to nothing that makes people feel good about playing or to encourage them to try out the online component if they haven't yet.

    More like giving ongoing support, GGP. If a game was bad but got constant updates to fix it up and more content over the seasons, I'd say it's a generally good game on principle.

    Wow. Nathan wearing a Santa hat. Now I've seen everything!*.

    *I haven't really seen everything

    Mr Spoon approves of Christmas. Mr Spoon would also like to see Santa hats on the following gaming protagonists:

    Isaac Washington - House of the Dead: Overkill
    Batman - Batman: Arkham Asylum
    Duke Nukem - Duke Nukem 3D

      I hope Mr Spoon gets some personal pronouns for Christmas presents...

        Mr Spoon is sorry to disappoint Mr Flux. Mr Spoon got the same present he alwys gets, a tin of Spoon Polish. Mr Spoon notes that he may be lucky on his birthday. Mr Spoon has his fingers crossed.

    I think you can only play as Santa drake and elf Flynn. It's a shame that you couldn't play as everyone with christmas hats. Though I may be wrong, I'll need to check it out myself tomorrow morning.

    Just a reminder, the Double Cash Weekend starts 5:00am Australian Eastern Standard Time.

    It's always good to see events like this on online games. Even the ones like the Playlist changes on Halo, and the world colour change on Demon's Souls. Even in old games it's still implemented. I remember way back in 2001 when I got my PS2 and Simpsons Hit and Run, the world was decked out for Christmas. Back then I thought it was the best thing ever, and I usually changed my date on the PS2 just so I could play the game on different events like Christmas and Halloween.

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