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Hey Canada: An Epic UNCHARTED 3 Contest Just For You

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Public Relations Specialist for Sony Computer Entertainment Canada


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Hey Canadians, have you ever wondered what it’d be like to follow in the footsteps of Nathan Drake? Well now’s your chance to join an action-packed treasure hunt through the Arabian Desert inspired by UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception! PlayStation Canada would like to offer one lucky winner and a guest the opportunity to become real-life treasure hunters.

Taking place in the dramatic backdrops featured in UNCHARTED 3, our Canadian winner will be competing against adventurers from across Europe, the Middle East and Australasia to win the title of UNCHARTED Treasure Hunter, with $10,000 worth of prizes to be won along the way. The action-packed quest will take place in the Arabian Desert, following in the footsteps of Nathan Drake as he picks up the trail of Sir Francis Drake and T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia).

UNCHARTED 3: Drake's Deception

Starting from an outfitted UNCHARTED 3 base camp, a traditional Bedouin settlement in Wadi Rum, competitors will trek across the sand dunes of Aqaba on a quest to uncover hidden treasure. Travelling by jeep, by camel and on foot, the fortune hunters will follow a series of clues to uncover hidden artifacts, picking up treasure along the way that they can later exchange for prizes. Contestants will climb up to the Al Shallaleh waterfall, pass the Khazali Canyon, and stop off at T.E. Lawrence’s house, facing a different challenge at every turn.

All puzzles and challenges have been created by adventurer and survival expert, John Sullivan (don’t call him Sully!), whose experience has made him an invaluable adviser on many expeditions worldwide in some of the most inaccessible corners of the globe. The activity will reflect the type of challenges that Nathan Drake experiences in UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception, solving clues and deciphering puzzles in search of the grand prize. With $10,000 worth of prizes at stake, John will be an independent adjudicator, ensuring that the competition is judged fairly, and guaranteeing the most skilled adventurer walks away with the gold!

How to Enter

For your chance to win a place on this amazing adventure go here and correctly identify the location of the posted image. Submit your answer and fully completed form by Friday, September 23.

Please note that this contest is open to Canadian residents only and the dates of travel will be from October 2nd to the 6th, 2011.

Good luck everyone!

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gena760 said:

September 21st, 9:02 am

Yeah Playstation give us a freaking update asap!!! I was just playing yesterday and today i cant log in!!! WTF! ! If you guys knew that there was going to be maintanence done, shouldn’t we been notified about it. This sucks. There better be psn by the time i come back from school or else its over.

mcgillc_10 said:

September 21st, 9:22 am

its not a hack guys prob a mantaince or something

IGlowInTheDark said:

September 21st, 9:24 am

OH COME ON! From the rules:

(a) an individual legal resident of Canada (excluding Quebec),

Quebec residents can’t enter. Come on SONY, Quebec is part of Canada!

mcgillc_10 said:

September 21st, 9:27 am

cheek twitter for updates they are working on it should be up tonight or tomo

dragonmagician said:

September 21st, 9:36 am

I read about the contest on Facebook and I though it was weird how the travel days are October 2nd to the 6th, 2011. You probably have to be retired to be able to travel on such short notice, but an interesting contest either way.

Gogo_ZvC said:

September 21st, 9:41 am

Screw School! Uncharted all the way! Hope I win!

Tanker9111 said:

September 21st, 9:56 am

@SalMoriarty – Shouldnt talk, its almost ALWAYS canada getting shafted by contests

@IGlowInTheDark Quebec might be “part” of canada, but 1: their rules are different and 2: Quebec doesnt want to even be apart of canada

And this contest does “sound cool” but it also sounds like theirs several catches, and i bet the “treasure hunt” is far from a quick / easy finish. And being there isnt exactly a healthy. make sure to take your sunburn lotion

IGlowInTheDark said:

September 21st, 10:02 am

@ Tanker9111, there are two basic rules that differ from the norm. The contest runner has to provide the contest in French and 10% of the value of the contest has to be paid to the government.

As for the whole Quebec doesn’t want to be part of Canada thing, it’s a small minority that will never get their way and like it or not Quebec is STILL part of Canada regardless of their feelings.

DarkOne_PR said:

September 21st, 10:07 am

Hehe! thats awesome….but then again i hope Puerto Rico gets a little attention for next time…. :(
but i dont think so anyways… i guess im the only Puertorrican here T_T at least they let Puerto Rico participate in the gamer picture thing… lets hope i win at least that…

Jonvar said:

September 21st, 10:41 am

We had this contest in Sweden a few days ago and my friend won! :D
What you’d get to know if you won (but it’s much more fun if I say it before) is that you’ll get to meet the Uncharted cast as well!
And guess why I’m jealous at him…

xShiNe-LyK-a-GeM said:

September 21st, 10:45 am

r u guys online yet? still down in the uk :(

yazter said:

September 21st, 10:47 am

Seriously? This is a post about Canada. Not the downtime. Jeez Louise!

Thank you for doing this and thinking of us, PlayStation/Naughty Dog! =)

tacotaskforce said:

September 21st, 10:50 am

I guess this kind of makes up for Canada being excluded from the Subway deal. Kind of, but not really.

AutomaticOcelot said:

September 21st, 10:53 am

Hey it’s like one’a-them Nintendo Power contests. ;)

AutomaticOcelot said:

September 21st, 10:55 am

The old ones I mean, from the 90s.
Also the travel dates are like, less than two weeks from now. That seems sudden?

ImByteme said:

September 21st, 11:00 am

Why is it that if we pre order in Canada we get the shaft on boosters while US can order online and get them

shades909 said:

September 21st, 11:32 am

@IGlowInTheDark the french part is normal but asking 10% of the value of the contest is stupid…
No wonder Quebec is almost always excluded of contest stupid government -_-

KidCommando said:

September 21st, 11:51 am

What the hell!? Why can’t I enter this contest??? You never do stuff for people living in the US.

We are part of the Playstation Nation too!!!


had to do it.

enjoy Canada

zaca21 said:

September 21st, 11:51 am

well i am getting life inchurance.

lisatsunami said:

September 21st, 11:59 am

Ok, it’s payback time:

Is this available in America.
Why no love for Americans?
How come you never do anything cool for the US?
When is this coming to America!
Hey, we share a border, we’re a country, too.
No fair, this should be open to Americans, too!

OK, multiple those whines by 10,000 & it’ll be even.

Teflon02 said:

September 21st, 12:15 pm

sooooo……….. ur tellin me, we finally get involved in a contest.. or anything at a fact, and its a worldwide contest, and it involves me leaving canada to have a possibility to win -.-. if thats the case why make it seem like oh u guys cared to make a contest for us to be in, other then just say everyones apart of this worldwide contest. and why dont u guys try get canada some exclusive stuff like a exclusive part of netflix for canada so we can watch more then 25% if what the states has smh


September 21st, 12:15 pm

Weres The Network At.?

XxAss2MouthXx420 said:

September 21st, 12:24 pm

who cares about this game.
is anyone elses network down or is it just mine?

Elgo_brothers said:

September 21st, 1:19 pm

Can’t Sign in either; I came to see if it was under maintanance like last time.

ntacos said:

September 21st, 1:20 pm

wheres the freckin network

Superstrokey1123 said:

September 21st, 1:48 pm

Awesome, entered!

lisatsunami said:

September 21st, 2:10 pm

I just went to my PS3 & it logged me on automatically, after showing me what games were auto synched.
Do some of you know how to operate machinery?

Hee, hee, just kidding. Actually, I was dumped off network after midnite CA time, & got the dreaded 80whatsis msg, but since I didn’t feel like posting a whine, I just signed off & signed back on & it was fine, my downloads of all the new free stuff continued, albeit slowly.

Berae said:

September 21st, 2:45 pm

that is AWESOME!!

Berae said:

September 21st, 2:46 pm

NEVERMIND! ………………………… are you ****ing kidding me?! It excludes Quebec……………………………………………..

Squall1979 said:

September 21st, 2:52 pm

So can us Americans whine and cry about not being included in a contest, just like they do? Not that we would truly stoop to that level.

ImByteme said:

September 21st, 2:54 pm

its back up

ImByteme said:

September 21st, 2:57 pm

lisatsunami on September 21st, 2011 at 11:59 am said:

Ok, it’s payback time:

Is this available in America.
Why no love for Americans?
How come you never do anything cool for the US?
When is this coming to America!
Hey, we share a border, we’re a country, too.
No fair, this should be open to Americans, too!

OK, multiple those whines by 10,000 & it’ll be even.

You US guys get everything already we cant even get the free boosters for UC3 like you do B..S

gillettjoe said:

September 21st, 3:07 pm

Good luck everyone, what an awesome prize. Love uncharted.

Zellla99 said:

September 21st, 3:26 pm

It says I have to be 18 to enter, yet I am. I put the correct birth date. I turned 18 about a month ago, does the system only read the age by year?

PhoenixP3K said:

September 21st, 4:07 pm

Oh burned! Excluding Quebec is mentionned in the rules. WHY?! WHY?!!*

*I know why, but still, hate most contests…

Lord_Von_Punx said:

September 21st, 4:35 pm

This Sounds Sooo Awesome! MY Grand Father Name is John Sullivan .. (NO RELATION TO THE EXPLORER)but still cool.

dreww3 said:

September 21st, 4:46 pm

So I don’t normally comment on the blog (because I’m too lazy to login) but I just HAD to personally say:

Thank you Naughty Dog for hosting this contest for Canadians.

Oh, and I’m your #1 FAN!

Keep making amazing games !

Avalanche said:

September 21st, 10:41 pm

im not from canada but i am glad to see they are getting a contest for themselves. seems like all other contests are US Only.

i do want to be a treasure hunter thoe lol

ritual1982 said:

September 22nd, 5:41 am

Just the other day I was thinking what I would do if I won the lottery. I would build a building like you see in Uncharted and hide a treasure quarded by puzzles, riddles, and hidden passages. Then I would hold a contest sort of like “Willy Wonkas Golden Ticket” and have the winners try and find the treasure.

This contest reminds me of that kind of fun dream.

Its why I love Uncharted. Its exactly the kind of things you dream about when your a kid. Treasure hunting in far away exotic places and exploring amazing places. Awesome contest!

NeoPhantome said:

September 22nd, 7:40 am

Not all Canada is eligible :(
Check the rules

“The contest is intended for residents of Canada only (excluding Quebec) and is governed by the laws of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein.”

Its sad, Quebec (once again) gets left out >.>

christianaceves said:

September 24th, 8:35 pm

this is great! im not from Canada but I think Canada is getting the good stuff they deserve! im really happy for u guys and whoever wins.. well, GOOD LUCK!

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