Daily Archives: 11/21/2011

“Uncharted 3” controls get a patch.

water, shade - an action hero doesn't require such frippery...

Great news everyone – “Uncharted 3” is getting a patch for its most divisive new feature, the re-designed aiming mechanic.  Naughty Dog are sticking with the new control scheme but offering gamers the chance to play using controls modelled on those which debuted in the second game.

You can’t argue with Naughty Dog for sticking with a control scheme that they believe in, but it’s nice to hear them listen to the community and give people the choice – especially when the redesign is stopping people from completing the game (an anecdotal response that I picked up in the NeoGaf thread discussing the issue).

There’s a news story at Eurogamer, if you want to know more…

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New “Lara Croft” movie reboot.

How hard can it be to get this character right?

You have to wonder about Hollywood’s thought processes sometimes.

Take a character like Lara Croft.  Made for the big screen, you would think.  An adventuress with no greater character arc than leaping about all over the place,  making endangered beasts extinct and globe-trotting like she’s out of that “Made in Chelsea” dross on TV.

And what have the movies made from her “Tomb Raider” games managed to do?  They’ve made her into a total dullard.  It takes a peculiar kind of talent to make Angelina Jolie in tiny shorts dull, but boy – Hollywood managed that feat in two whole movies.

Bravo, dream factory – bravo!

Rebooted! Reloaded! Retreaded!

Empire today had a quick chat with Graham King, who is producing the new film and seems to aligning it with the upcoming  reboot of the games series, which takes Lara back to her youth.

We’ll be seeing a Lara who is not quite sure of herself, doesn’t have the arsenal of survival skills that we’re used to seeing and who is quite alarmingly fallible and frail in the face of danger.

They’re casting younger, which means no Angelina – as Empire suggests, this could be because she commands a far heftier fee nowadays – but leaves the field open to cast…

Image via Gemma Arterton online

She can handle the action, she can do posh in her sleep and she actually kind of looks like Lara, if you ask me.  The words ‘slam’ and ‘dunk’ would come to mind, if I were the kind of blogger who used out-of-context US sports analogies to explain stuff.

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