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The moment I opened Sideshow Collectibles' Sixth Scale Nathan Drake figure from Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is the moment it stopped being a Nathan Drake figure. No, this is a creepy six-legged spider figure with a Nathan Drake accessory.

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Without any spoilers, my favourite part of Uncharted 3 -- by far -- was the relationship between Drake and Sully. Naughty Dog just did a great job of nailing that bromance cum father/son relationship thing. In fact, after watching this 'reimagining' of the game's plot, maybe Naughty Dog did too good a job...

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To say that Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception was successful would be an understatement. The game received overwhelmingly positive reviews and shipped millions of units in its first week of sale... so was it worth the hype? Kotaku reader and regular reviewer, Tristan Damen, isn't so sure if the game was deserving of all the glowing praise it received. Here is his review.

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Telling a story is as much about what isn't included as it is about what is included. It's easy to overwhelm with too much: Too much story, too many people, too much detail. Artful brevity, careful selection is key to how a story is told and perceived.

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The weekend before last was one of those rare weekends when I got to spend absolutely every single waking hour playing games -- which resulted in me finishing off Batman: Arkham City, and completely loving it. This weekend was supposed to be about me playing a decent chunk of Uncharted 3, but that got the kibosh real quick. So I'm really relying on you guys for this week's Community Review!

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Today Uncharted 3 is released in Australia, but it could have been so different. As a high end, prestige development team, Naughty Dog has always had high-end expectations for its work and the end product. This time round, things were even trickier than usual, resulting in a crunch period that Uncharted 3's Creative Director described as the most difficult period she's ever endured in the games industry. We spoke to Keith Guerrette, Lead FX Artist at Naughty Dog about this difficult time in development.

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Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is the follow-up to inarguable the best game released in 2009. That predecessor managed to lock in more than 200 game of the year awards, including our's. How do you think Uncharted 3 will fair in the long shadow of Among Thieves? Here's our gut check on Uncharted 3, due out early next month.