Well, you have an option: you can either battle the insane crowds on Friday or you can stay home and sample the free downloadable content for Uncharted 2: Among Thieves . Up to you.
According to the press release, Naughty Dog has revealed their Black Friday gift for PlayStation 3 owners: it's for the online multiplayer and it's a new level called "The Fort." It's based on the "Fortress" chapter in the original Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (boot it up if you don't remember); the announcement explains it as a "long rectangular map with wide open spaces and excellent flank routes." In other words, prepare to keep your head on a swivel at all times, lest you be surprised from bullets coming from behind. They're tossing in a shotgun and an RPG for good measure – find the latter in the crypt – so be prepared for an absolutely insane multiplayer match. Oh, and did we mention that this update is free ? That's right; all you have to do is download this extra map and start playing; just remember that you can't go quitting online matches, or you will be fined $40,000. Naughty Dog isn't going back on that rule so once you're in, you're in.
But hey, if you've lost money, you'll have a chance to earn it all back during the Double Cash Weekend after Black Friday! Yeah, we're big fans of Naughty Dog. Heck, we're fans of any developer that tosses us freebies.
Related Game(s): Uncharted 2: Among Thieves