DON’T Buy Uncharted 3 Tournament Tickets writes: "Like many, I returned to Uncharted 3′s multiplayer after update 1.13 introduced a slew of fresh content – something almost unheard of for a game that launched eight months ago. The highlight of these additions is a new ‘Tournament’ mode, which allows players to gamble their ten allotted tickets each week. Players then have the option of buying more tickets from the PlayStation store – something I find it highly inadvisable, as it’s one of the most despicable DLC ploys in recent memory."

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Whitefeather2078d ago

I don't play online much, but from the article I see nothing about you being forced to buy these tickets. Sony's just trying to make some extra money from people who enjoy the online, if you want to participate buy tickets otherwise you can still enjoy the rest of the online. It's not like they're making you pay just to play online.

HebrewHammer2078d ago (Edited 2078d ago )

Never said they were "making" players. I'm merely illuminating something that a lot of people appear to be confused by. I'm one of the few who embraces DLC, but when you start to charge people for TEMPORARY content like this, it's simply not right.

Whitefeather2078d ago (Edited 2078d ago )

The use of ploy made it sound like that's what was implied:

"as it’s one of the most despicable DLC ploys"
A cunning plan or action designed to turn a situation to one's own advantage.

They're not charging for the temporary DLC they're charging for the tickets to get the points to be ranked in the tiers. The temporary items are just a reward for your rank.

HebrewHammer2078d ago (Edited 2078d ago )

I'm well aware of the definition of ploy, and that's precisely what it is. It's an attempt at earning exorbitant amounts of money under the guise of update 1.13. In no way is it synonymous with "force," as you put it. I feel it's misleading.

-Mika-2078d ago

Who cares! Sony needs all the money they can get so I don't have a problem with this.

HebrewHammer2078d ago

Or, they could make sure the PS4 is awesome.

MAJ0R2078d ago (Edited 2078d ago )

LOL the double standard... if Microsoft did this people would be all over this with the M$ and say that they are money hungry and screwing over their consumers.

Well I'm consistent with DLC, and this is BS. Seriously, what person in their right mind would buy a stupid ticket to gamble on a game with dead multiplayer that isn't even that good?

HarryKawkReturns2078d ago

You're just mad because you lost the tester.

Thatguy-3102078d ago

lol now get ready for the disagrees and the s**t ppl are going to give you for simply implying the obvious. Don't really know what uncharted is trying to become.

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helghast1022078d ago

I've bought the GR, Gold, Item, Reward and XP tickets for White Knight Chronicles II, they last 1 month and I plan to renew them for as long as I keep playing (a long ass time).
Does this upset you?

jimbobwahey2077d ago


I hate to break it to you, but Uncharted 3 has really popular multiplayer that is played by a hell of a lot of people.

kneon2077d ago

So what is the alternative? Do away with tickets entirely? Then whoever plays the most wins, even if they suck. Or they can just limit you to the 10 tickets but then you get whining from people who've used them in the first day or two.

No matter what people will complain.

krisq2077d ago

MS is doing the same with LIVE.

DeadlyFire2077d ago

Temporary content is the whole point of micro transactions I thought.

xAlmostPro2077d ago (Edited 2077d ago )

You are wrong.

Tournament points do not carry each week tickets however do.

If you do not spend your 10 tickets, next week you will have 20. So you can access gold tier with free tickets, it just takes longer.

The prizes for each tier also change each week however, if you win a tier you get the items forever. Others will not be able to get these unless they re appear as prizes at a later date.

So you do not pay for anything that is temporary at all.

Adding to this, the prizes are just a bonus. The fun part is gaining access to actual tournaments that you must win to actually get the items. So if you choose to buy tickets you are paying to make it easier for yourself to gain access into the tournaments.

You really should think things through before posting as if it's a scam.

ChronoJoe2077d ago

I think you're kinda mistaken though because as far as I'm aware most decent players could easily get to the gold tier with 50 paid tickets, using 8 paid tickets each week so the Djjin skin costs only about $3.99? I think that's the price of 50 tickets.

Not really too bad, and still you have to earn it plus get the other stuff along the way.

UC3 is fun. I probably won't buy tickets. I want the Carlton taunt and moose head :D

fr0sty2077d ago

Let me get this straight... We have a FREE DLC update that gives a tournament mode which you get 10 FREE tickets each week to participate in, all played on a FREE online network... and people are bitching because they want to charge those who use more than 10 tickets each week?

Some people will bitch and moan about anything. We even have the MS fanboys in here trying to pull the "If MS did this people would be going crazy" crap. I got news for you, they already do. They charge you to play the game online, then in many cases you still have to pay for DLC items. No free tickets to play online each week either... And unlike Uncharted, this applies to ALL games universally. So, those who want to bring MS into this debate, don't. You'll only make yourself look bad.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney2077d ago

dude never say anything negative about sony or sony games. It's against n4g religion.

sjaakiejj2077d ago

Yeah, paying a fee to participate in a tournament is unheard of and completely unacceptable! Oh wait..

E2M2077d ago

I don't think this was aimed at the casual uncharted community, being a regular I breezed myself to gold in ten 10 tickets and play about 3-4 times a week, so I think its your fault not reading into this a little more than you should have, if you can't get 15+ kills in a game it isnt for you tbh.

soljah2077d ago

hh if you had approached writing this article in a more professional manner you would have received a lot less negative feedback.
why not just write the article informing gamers like me who are think about jumping back in to uc3 the pluses and minuses of the tournament system so that we can make our own decision whether the purchase of extra tickets is worth it.

MysticStrummer2077d ago

Good lord. This is a really ridiculous complaint, and no the words "ploy" and "despicable" do not apply. I hope the whining gets turned down a notch or two next gen, but I'm not optimistic that it will. Gamers have ruined this generation for themselves.

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joab7772078d ago

I don't find it despicable as if u pay for the dlc, u have to pay more to enjoy itself. That being said, I am not a fan of releasing dlc that allows people with money to take advantage of the system. There's nothing immoral about it, but it's kinda cheesy for a company like naughty dog, especially 8 months later in an attempt to draw people back in.

Nimblest-Assassin2078d ago (Edited 2078d ago )

The biggest 1.13 addition is that of the Tournament System. Each week, you're awarded 10 tickets you can use to enter Team Deathmatch, Three-Team Deathmatch or Hardcore tournaments. However, these aren't tournament brackets like you might be expecting. Instead, you redeem one of your tickets before a match begins and then your individual performance earns you points in the tournament standings -- if your team wins; players on the losing team are awarded zero points.

When the week ends, the points are tallied and you find out where you stand. Do well enough, and you'll be placed in one of the three reward tiers. Players who earn one of these three distinctions are awarded in-game items (costume pieces for bragging rights) or weapons (skinned weapons with mod slots) to use for next week's tournament. Hit the gold tier six times, and you'll be awarded a special skin to rub in your opponents' faces.

"I'm really interested to see the type of gloating that's going to occur from this in our community," Cogburn said. "There's going to be a lot of trashtalking."

If you burn through your weekly allotment of 10 tickets and want more, you can buy them from the PlayStation Store. And fear not -- the number of points earned decreases based on party size (so no rolling groups of badasses) and you can never lose points.


So what I understand is the whole system is simply for bragging rights... to prove who is the best... thus it is called tournament mode

Im not sure if the content is temporary or not... and truth is this whole tournament mode confuses me

Why not a classic mode (Ak47 and Para 9) and two boosters... no treasures

Or, how about an update on the last of us... that game is also going to feature some form of mp... how about info on that?

I think Nd is trying to make Uncharted 3 like tf2... and I honestly do not know how I feel about it... because I don't understand it

-Alpha2078d ago (Edited 2078d ago )

^Yeah, they are making it like TF2. From what I understand, you can buy attire that CHANGES stats, which just confuses and unbalances the game more than it already is.

The whole concept is a slap in the face when you think about the fact that they are more concerned with microtransactions and milking the MP community when there is so much they should be fixing and giving to the fans-- an actual classic mode being at top of the list.

flavorbabies2077d ago

In regards to The Last of Us, keep a close eye on Sony's press conference on Tuesday. They may not share anything MP related but they are on the lineup.

showtimefolks2077d ago

What ever OP gamers just needed things to complain about, no me is forcing you to buy anything

N4g a heaven for those who are cry baby gamers and like to whine about every sinle thing, I bet you it's people like you who buy COD at their face value at launch and tell yourself you getting a good deal

Dlc is art of gaming and going forward it's only get worth so prepare yourself or stop playing games

Fez2077d ago

Why would the people concerned about gamers getting screwed over by massive multinational corporations be the ones who buy COD day 1 telling themselves it's a good deal?

And this whole "oh it's not like they're forcing you to buy anything" is such bullshit. DLC and online content like this is a cheap tactic to get as much money as possible from gamers.

I can't believe the prizes aren't even real either. You're basically paying money to be in with a chance of being able to brag to some losers that you are better than them at a video game.

(reading your comment again I'm not sure whether you think this content is fine or not so this comment is for any apologists who don't see a problem with this type of system)

Jazz41082077d ago

So i guess if you wany to play uncharted tournament more then ten times a week thsn you have to pay.

spacedelete2077d ago

idiots like you are ruining gaming by justifying these money grabbing tactics it will only get worse and you will be the first to cry about it.

if MS did this you would be all over them and trashing them that they are ripping people off but because its Sony its alright ? hypocrite.

Hicken2077d ago

Considering MS is already charging you to play online in the first place, it's not the same at all.

linkratos2077d ago

The problem with this is the tournament becomes Pay-to-Win. It's what has ruined FIFA Ultimate Team. I hate how greedy companies take great ideas but ruin them with this crap.

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Bowzabub2078d ago

This is aimed at the hardcore online players.. Just like CoD Elite. Stop it.

younglj012078d ago

I'm an hardcore player but I just dont care my standing on the leaderboards.But I agree with you 100%

Bowzabub2077d ago

I mean mainly for the collectibles from the tournaments. You know some of those guys will go all out.

NastyLeftHook02078d ago

im buying them just to support naughty dog.

Blackpool2078d ago

im sure they have enough money already...

fight4love2077d ago

good luck with dat.....sheep

tweet752078d ago

well sony sells virtual gambling money for real cash in the homes casino

younglj012078d ago

Lol I cant believe someone made an article about this.Tournament Mode is an very cool ideal.I spent $1.99 for 10 tickest just so I can reach tier 3.Now I have 6 brought tickets left.And since I usually play plunder I dont have worry about spending anymore money until more tiers are unlock.

But you will have some players spend alot of money because they want too be number one on the leaderboards.ND or Sony not forcing you too buy the tickects if you play as an lone wolf in the tornament mode and spend your free tickets wisely then you wont have too worry about it.This just seems like an non issue article..

dalibor2078d ago (Edited 2078d ago )

Yeah no doubt it's all optional. Don't see what the big fuss is dlc has been around for a while now. It's 2 bucks wow that's a lot of money. Not. I feel justified paying $2 for 10 more tickets because the update 1.13 is big and guess what... it's a free update. Don't see why there would hate for that. If you don't want more tickets than you don't need to get them. Everything else in the update is free. In other words it's not mandatory to need to get more tickets