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Game-Breaking Uncharted 3 Glitch Found

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception is now available worldwide and one player who was playing the latter stages of the game experienced a game-breaking glitch. (PS3, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception)

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Silly gameAr  +   1229d ago
I googled "Uncharted 3 game breaking glitch" and found this vid too. Think I'll write a quick article about it also.
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Dante112  +   1229d ago
Weird that he's the only guy to experience and come forth with this supposed game break glitch, must be rare or we would see alot of threads on the ND forums. I personally haven't experience this after four complete plays of UC3. Simple fix, restart level.

Edit: Wonder if he has a pirated version of this game since alot of people who pirated over at the psxscene are saying that it still needs eboot fixes since something missing in the eboots can cause glitches like these.
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Erudito87  +   1229d ago
you cant pirate ps3 games
xX TriiCKy Xx  +   1229d ago
@Erudito You're not serious are you?
lociefer  +   1229d ago
all games have glitches , u dont need to write an article about em , here's an easy remedy , press start , restart from last checkpoint, done
inveni0  +   1229d ago
How did that break the game? Why didn't he just keep riding to the checkpoint at the end? Probably would have fixed itself.

Game breaking is when you're playing the main quest of a game like Skyrim, and the guy you're supposed to talk to is stuck in a wall and you can't trigger a conversation, the only remedy being to load a save game that erases 5-6 hours of game time.
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fuzion17c  +   1229d ago
I've never experienced that glitch, but I've experienced some glitches in that chapter. After saving midway thru the convoy and reloading that save, Drake and his horse would load up in an empty screen of 'nothingness' and the sand dunes/cliffs in the background would eventually load. Salim & trucks wouldn't load and Drake would just gallop on his horse on a never-ending desert road. I'd have to restart from the beginning of the chapter and play all the way thru w/o saving to move forward with the rest of the game.
Sub4Dis  +   1228d ago
there is nothing rare about glitches in uncharted. any of them. i've experienced a myriad of glitches in these games. they are SO scripted that if you do anything just slightly out of the narrow scope of the developers, you either die, or the game breaks. i've seen the AI stop and stare, drake suddenly die, drake or enemies get stuck in environments, drake or enemies fall through the floor, enemies disappear, enemies continue to stand after dying, and so on.

it's just a glitchy series. i don't know why other people don't admit they see these glitches. i guess cuz they feel they need to maintain the fable that it's a GREAT series. it's a good series...fun to play...but has a ton of flaws.
miyamoto  +   1228d ago
too late for this FUD

never had this so called glitch
KwietStorm  +   1228d ago

You're trying WAY too hard man, it's sad. "Maintain the fable that it's a great series" lmao go find a hobby
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MaxXAttaxX  +   1229d ago
NOT "game breaking".
All he had to do was restart the level.
Never heard of this glitch. Must be an incredibly rare occurrence. Kinda funny to watch happen, though.

@Silly gameAr,

If you're going to write an article about it (and why?), make sure you're well informed.
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Strange_Evil  +   1228d ago
I ran into that glitch yesterday... Only thing I had to do is restart the PS3 and everything went back to normal (however, the glitch persisted even when I restarted from the checkpoint, but a reboot solved the issue). I dunno why the media sensationalizes every God damn glitch in this game.
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hkgamer  +   1228d ago
Doesn't restarting the level mean that the glitch broke the game? Well I do understand that its not a big problem though.


I think the media likes to show glitches because people are interested in game glitches. Well I am anyway and I find game glitches amusing
ZombieNinjaPanda  +   1229d ago
When I say game breaking, usually I think of something that would not let you continue playing the game no matter what is done.
onyoursistersback  +   1228d ago
i dont get it, is he just talking about Drake going thour the crashing cars?! cuz if thats what hes complaining about.....-_-" "get a dam life, you must not like games if your going around looking for simple glitchs...."
gapecanpie  +   1228d ago
Already got a platinum and sold my copy on ebay ...... Paid 60 got 50 bucks back going to get that batman game .... I seen some glitches in uc3 but none were game breaking just really annoying and shouldn't have been there.
SephirothX21  +   1228d ago
That's impossible as Skyrim has regular autosaves.
In regard to this video, probably a bad pirated copy.
DonaldBeck  +   1229d ago
game breaking my ass
Dante112  +   1229d ago
@ Donald

True, game breaking is when you can't even finish a game at all no matter what you do. Here, apparently from the guy's youtube, all he had to do was restart the level to continue on.

Edit: @ Cynical I guess gamermint thinks that whoever said that they finished the game is not being truthful lol.
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Oldman100  +   1229d ago
This isn't a glitch, Sully just farted.
DonaldBeck  +   1229d ago
sully's awesome
llMurcielagoll  +   1229d ago
Yeah, he's lactose intolerant and he might was forced to eat string cheese by them nappers.
megalonagyix  +   1229d ago
too long, didn't read
tigertron  +   1229d ago
A glitch Michael Bay would be proud of.
Noticeably_FAT  +   1229d ago
Maybe they can work on their object physics on U4? Not a horrible thing, but I can see it being kind of annoying when your losing yourself in a game like that.
morganfell  +   1229d ago
The point is almost no one has experienced this issue. So it isn't really annoying to 99.99% of the gamers.

As regards working on their physics, other titles should be so lucky. Of special note are the fire and sand sequences.
NeoBasch  +   1229d ago
lol, you do know Uncharted 3 has perhaps the best physics engine: they're water, fire, and sand engine alone have yet to be surpassed, and it's all dynamic. Name a game that comes anywhere close to this.
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Noticeably_FAT  +   1229d ago
Oh geez, I said maybe they should work on their physics a bit next time, call in the hang man!

So many people on this site are so damn insecure, it's kind of sad and cute at the same time.

Also I'd like to point out that "Uncharted 3 has perhaps the best physics engine: they're water, fire, and sand engine alone have yet to be surpassed." is strictly your opinion.

Nowhere did I bash the game or say it was bad, I simply said they could work on issues like this for the inevitable sequel.
baodeus  +   1228d ago
Compare to this fire then:


Saying UC3 fire physics hasn't been surpass or dynamic is a joke.

1. Will the fire pattern changes forcing you to find a different path the next 100 times u played?
2. Can you set your own fire and play around with like see how it spread depending on the wind pattern, the speed of the fire spreading depending on the materials it burns on etc....

There are much more physics in dunia engine that i haven't even mention yet (like vegetation regeneration, day night cycle, weather effects, scale, etc...)


sand? Don't know but it is actually not that technical to create if you actually know how it is done.

It looks great aesthetically to create the mood, but technically, not really.
baodeus  +   1228d ago
Care to dispute that i said about Neobasch BS? The silent disagree only showed that you guys are annoyed that i'm right and you can't do anything about it. What a joke.

here is even a better video for fire:
Sure it is still not as good as real life, but easily surpass the so called "dynamic" fire in UC3 which burn in a predetermined pattern. If it is truly dynamic, i wouldn't have to take the same route every time now would I?

Each games have their own up and down side to them, so play them for what they are. Hyping them to more than what they should be (trolling/bragging rights), especially when there are people who actually know their shits, just gonna make you look stupid in the end.

If my previous observations are correct, someone might just start posting something BS as always and never directly dispute my argument with logical supporting evidences. Let see if it would be the same this time.
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Tr10wn  +   1228d ago

You know you are wasting your time here right? you can prove any facts you want but at the end of the fanboyism always win, this is N4G PS3 heaven and uncharted is the holy grail of these guys, so just let them be don't waste your time here.

I'm with you tho i have played all 3 uncharted and Farcry 2 and i know the facts.
IRetrouk  +   1228d ago
maybe he should have said on consoles, far cry 2 on consoles wasnt that good, the effects were dulled down, using super dupper pc settings to prove a point is cheating a bit isnt it?
hiredhelp  +   1228d ago
Hes right the mechanics of the fire in fc2 was awsome as a fan of the FC SERIES. Ubisoft done good job there it was very much real life like, with the parting on the flames snaping back and forth then catching abit the saw grass and to then slowly catch fire spread threw was awsome.
I love uncharted i prefer uc2 mind thats me. As for water its been done many times look at cryis 2. The sand part of uncharted i found one of the best yet.
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NeoBasch  +   1228d ago
The water rushing through the ship in UC3 isn't dynamic as it's still a linear game, but when the water plays no consequence (kind of like the grenades and explosions in FC2). It is dynamic. Same for the fire and same for the sand, and if you honestly think FC2's engine has better lighting you are crazier than I originally thought.

You obviously haven't played The Chateau and watched individual light beams pass and sway through branches in the tree causing different shadows to be cast every second. No, nothing like this has been done before.

EDIT: And I still disagree with the fire. There was a video I watched (extra on UC3) where the designers explained how they modeled the fire and how hard it was to capture the different motions flames go through when eating up individual paint chips and wallpaper... to make it believable.

They also showed the dynamics with the water you can encounter in the ship level and how each wave is different on every playthrough, and is dependent on the current. I don't feel I need to show videos to explain my position because it's cold hard fact and that won't change whether or not I upload an example.

Instead, I realized this was a petty argument, said my peace, and walked out. But, because you expected a reply, I decided to give you one just so you couldn't sit on your high horse assuming I was defending my beloved UC3 or PS3 from a stupid smear campaign. I like how you guys assume I'm a part of some faction in N4G, secretly communicating with other gamers. Honestly, that's the last thing I want.

Unlike others here, I have a life, which is why you didn't get a response from me since the six hours you posted. I was with family enjoying a movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, if you must know, and I enjoyed it even more on a second viewing. My life outside of gaming, outside of made-up bullshit fantasy wars you people come up with, is more important to me than this ridiculous argument.

If you think it's better, fine. I'll still think you're crazy and continue to appreciate the efforts of studios like Naughty Dog, who try their damnedest to get people like you and me to shut the fuck up and just enjoy a game for what it is instead of blowing a stupid glitch out of proportion.

Now, may I go to sleep, or is that asking too much?
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xtreampro  +   1228d ago
One thing that stood out to me during my first playthrough was the fact that the fire in the chateau does NOT SPREAD DYNAMICALLY. ND for some reason decided to lie about that when in fact they added in parts where it seemed like it was spreading dynamically, like the wooden wall that burns up to open up a way ahead for Drake & Sully.

The fire in UC3 never really looked good to begin with and I really liked their original mini orange colored mushroom cloud, at least it was unique. Just by looking at the fire and the way it's displayed can tell you how much the direction of the UC franchise has changed.

Drakes character went from Friendly hunter getting into trouble to Rambo/Indiana-Jones murderer on the loose.

@NEoBasch: Watching the same movie twice with your family makes me think you have no life as well. I don't class family members sitting like zombies staring at a screen for 2 hours as spending time with the family.
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insomnium2  +   1228d ago

"Watching the same movie twice with your family makes me think you have no life as well."

What the hell is wrong with you?

"I don't class family members sitting like zombies staring at a screen for 2 hours as spending time with the family."

Did Neo say they watch the movie like zombies? Do you watch movies like a zombie? Do you have children? Clearly not if you think they watch movies like zombies.

You are trying way too hard to hate the guy and you are clearly butthurt about what he said. Try not to be so sensetive since clearly things here are not meant to be taken personally. This is teh internets afterall.

P.S. no I don't know who Neo is and I'm not even defending him. I just noticed your clear lack of experience about having your own family and decided to drop you down from your high horse. All you do is embarrass yourself by acting like an internet toughguy.
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Yo Mama  +   1229d ago
"Hmm, let's see how many of these trucks I can ride my horse thru until the game glitches and I can record it then write an "article" about it to get hits."
AntiTroll  +   1229d ago
Man, if Sully wasn't dead before, he's pretty dead after all that shit.
Megaton  +   1229d ago
Game-breaking? Can you restart at a point before everything blows up? Does it clear back up if you continue forward? If so, it doesn't classify as "game-breaking". Game-breaking glitches are when you cannot move forward in the game at all, and cannot reload from a point before the glitch. They require you to restart your save completely.
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CynicalVision  +   1229d ago
Exactly, by this point in the video it's only a few minutes into the level, just exit and restart. Problem solved.
CynicalVision  +   1229d ago
God forbid you just restart the level, right?
Mykky  +   1229d ago
Well it has a other bug too wich Naughydog completely ignores. For some including me the game is unplayable because it won't load. It's on forums all over the internet even on the naughty dog forums where people have trying to be contacting them without luck.
This problem occurs on all ps3 machines and the disc is working on other ps3s so it must be a bug..
At least I got to finish the single-player before it happened to me. It has been unplayable for over a week.

Anyone with the same problem?
younglj01  +   1229d ago
I'm on tha forums about everyday and I have not seen any type of thread claiming this.

I only seen 1 and that was about his Online Pass.So please dont come on N4G.com lying about things that are not on NaughtyDog.com

Maybe you can go make 1 so you can have an valid point...
Mykky  +   1229d ago
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tiffac008  +   1229d ago
I think some of the complainants have hardware issues.

I'll have to see if I experience the one their talking about on chapter 6, so far so good on my end.
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Tr10wn  +   1228d ago

is funny how you are proving facts there but still you are getting disagrees.

Uncharted 3 the first game ever perfectly made 0 glitches.
tiffac008  +   1227d ago
I just got passed the chateau. I didn't experience this bug that is being mentioned in the forums.

I think if its not hardware issue then its more of a disc issue than the game, I don't know this is really weird that a few is having this problem.
younglj01  +   1229d ago
You good sir I owe you an apology ;(
Mykky  +   1229d ago
You are forgiven :)
baodeus  +   1229d ago
I can't fathom why mykky getting disagree?
archemides518  +   1229d ago
that has to be the coolest glitch i've ever seen
younglj01  +   1229d ago
Lol this dude lack common sense you have an restart button use it....
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ExitToExisT  +   1229d ago
more like a 'level restart glitch'
HappyWithOneBubble  +   1229d ago
I haven't had any problems. Uncharted 3 is the best game this year imo and is my GOTY.
chaldo  +   1229d ago
ginsunuva  +   1229d ago
It's a feature, not a glitch.
Venjense  +   1229d ago

Sucks, but at least you don't have to start from the beginning.
GUYwhoPLAYSvideoGAME  +   1229d ago

i love the motorcyclists who are just riding still trying to shoot nate
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cloud495  +   1228d ago
I had a game breaking glitch at the settlement chapter just before you meet Salim.
GUYwhoPLAYSvideoGAME  +   1221d ago
same, i took it as an opportunity to look at how cool the horse looked
plmkoh  +   1228d ago
Rather than a glitch, it's more like an awesome display of explosions. Uncharted 3 doesn't have a massive convoy pile-up, but now it does lol.
demon31  +   1228d ago
Game breaking glitch???
naa, no way, The glitches in fallout new vegas are worst
r21  +   1228d ago
i faced this glitch a few days, no matter how i restart from the checkpoint, the trucks in front just explodes and salim and his horse just stay in place motionless. its weird, i didnt face this playing on normal but when i played on crushing, it just happened.
clevernickname  +   1228d ago
The only glitch I have experienced is in the castle in Syria when Chloe mentions that she feels a draft and you move toward the wall and the triangle indicator is supposed to appear. I had to restart the game several times and hammer on the triangle button to finally trigger the cut scene, and I still did not see the triangle indicator.

It was weird.

Recently I read an article on N4G regarding how NaughtyDog was just a few days from going gold when they discovered that older, fat PS3 models were having issues with the demand on the Blu-ray drive from the game and had to rush a fix.

When the game starts I can hear the Blu-ray drive on my fat 60 GB PS3 working hard, something the developers said they had to optimize. I suspect that many people with problems have systems with either marginal Blu-ray drives or suspect hard drives. Just a guess, of course.
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Rai  +   1228d ago
that was my guess as well, a friend of mine and my brother both have the new slim models and it worked fine for them. I have the old 60gig model, guess its time for a change.
Rai  +   1228d ago
I had a glitch when drake drops down and has to take cover because he is being fired at and a group of people riding on horse back rescues him. It wouldn't trigger the cut scene, I restarted from a checkpoint and restarted the game but I had to restart my PS3 for it to work. It was probably the mission before this one.

I also had a glitch with the big door just before he enters the atlantis of the sand.

those glitches really killed the game for me.
Grobbennum  +   1228d ago
thanks for spoiling the end of the game. :(
Raiz  +   1228d ago
i didn't face this glitch. but nice found.
Jihaad_cpt  +   1228d ago
wow U3 is the first game ever to have glitches
Darkfiber  +   1228d ago
That was the best part of the game, and it wasn't even supposed to happen.
HarryPS3  +   1228d ago
I have played the game three times from start to finish and had no real glitches except for when i was climbing the big wheels at the end of chapter 22. I could keep on hanging on it and went straight through the floor! :D
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