Our favorite parts of the Sony conference were the Assassin’s Creed 2 live demo and the presentation of Uncharted 2, so the recently activated code for the closed beta of Uncharted was more than welcome.
Man, I hope they crack this thing out to a wider audience before release, because a demo this confident makes a deep impression. Gabe and I tucked in a few rounds earlier today, Plunder and Deathmatch modes both, and it’s fucking slick. It’s got a party system built in for quick, painless joins, Gears-style map voting, and a handful of customizations to refine your character’s capabilities. It’s got co-op built into the same demo, but I can’t find anyone who wants to play it when the base offering is so compelling. That’s a good problem to have.