Uproar Collection 2 – Winter Riot!

19th December 2012

The latest Uproar collection is here! With new weapons, taunts, rewards and a level cap increase – there’s even a few quirky seasonal items to get you in the festive spirit.

Visit the Uproar arena now to claim your FREE head tattoo rewards!

Uproar Collection 1 – Oh Snap!

12th November 2012

Uproar is getting its first content update, the “Oh Snap” collection, which includes new items, rewards and a level cap increase!

Check out some of the other features we’ve added and issues resolved below… Continue reading

Uproar Released!

17th October 2012

Uproar is a frantic and fun third-person shooter exclusive to PlayStation®Home. We’ve pulled out all the stops to bring you an experience unlike anything seen on the platform before. The game is extremely easy to jump into and play; the controls and gameplay will be instantly familiar to anyone who has played a third-person shooter before, however, there are some interesting tweaks to spice up the gameplay and keep it feeling fresh. We think you and your friends will have a lot of fun battling it out in the Uproar Arena!

Check out Sony’s dedicated Uproar blog for the full launch details, including extra images and game information. Find out more about the world of Uproar by reading the backstory on Uproar’s blog page and make sure to read HomeStation Magazine’s interview with a couple of Uproar developers. Continue reading

Uproar – Taunts

12th October 2012

The Uproar Arena became a popular talking point for the already disheartened and downtrodden public. They began to root for and support their favourite gangs, and even individual participants. The gangs embraced their new found fame and power, with some gangs becoming overnight celebrities. They no longer fought to settle their differences, but instead to command maximum respect from other gangs and receive the public’s adoration.

Taunting during battle became a great way to showboat after a good kill or simply as a means of disrespecting your opponent.

Uproar – The Inventory

9th October 2012

Troika has many global brands to its name – Magnitude Industries, Grilla Gunz and OPS Munitions being its three foremost. It made perfect sense, therefore, to provide the competitors of the Uproar Arena with a full selection of these weapons to choose from; including several familiar melee weapons that gang members would have used on the streets. Troika wanted to make their weapons as accessible as possible, so they chose to offer them in three forms: for purchase, rental and gifting. Due to collaborative nature of Uproar, gifting items to fellow gang members is encouraged by Troika and actually works out cheaper. Troika’s intentions here, whilst appearing to benefit the people, were always underlined by greed.

Additionally, Troika began to fuel the participants with their extreme genetic enhancement Serums from sister company, Troika Laboratories. These Serums give participants short bursts of super strength, speed and other incredible abilities.

Participants are also given the option to wear a wide variety of gang representative clothing, displaying their chosen allegiance with pride and style.

Uproar – Arenas

2nd October 2012

After successfully dividing the people, Troika had regained control; but this didn’t solve all of their problems. Violence between these new gangs escalated in the streets and began to cause issues for the general population. Instead of attempting to crush these now individually weaker gangs and risk reuniting them under a common goal, Troika decided to try a different approach. They embraced the gang wars and positively encouraged them by building the Uproar Arena – a custom built location for combat, situated within an abandoned power station. Troika even provided the gangs with numerous, often experimental, weaponry and biology-altering Serums to fuel their feuds.

It quickly became apparent that the Arena alone would not be sufficient to house all of the contestants and new, makeshift arenas had to be set up in other locations. The Action District became a popular place to fight as it replicated the street environment that most of the gang members were used to. Continue reading

Uproar – The Gangs

29th September 2012

As violence spread across the globe, Troika began to feel the strain – they were running out of time and resources. They still had one last trick up their sleeve, however. Troika realised that while the combined strength of the people was too much for them to handle, they could bring about the uprising’s collapse by creating internal conflict within their camps. Troika sent saboteurs into the resistance; their task was to spread conflicting ideologies of democracy, anarchy and communism. This widespread mixing of ideals reignited the people’s personal ideologies. The people split and were no longer united by their combined hatred of Troika. Continue reading

Uproar – OPS Munitions

26th September 2012

OPS Munitions began its life as Troika’s first solo venture into the world of arms manufacturing. Their aim was to provide efficient weaponry built on a massive scale – enough to outfit an army, or two. People took notice, and it wasn’t long before OPS Munitions was contracted by armies across the globe, becoming the world’s number one supplier of government sponsored weaponry. Troika were not satisfied with this success and began to rapidly expand, providing weaponry to anyone willing to pay their incredibly cheap prices.

Today, OPS Munitions is known for its reliability in battle and ubiquitous presence. The Commando assault rifle is currently the most used weapon on the planet, holding the dubious honour of ‘most lives claimed by any one weapon in existence’. OPS Munitions also specialise in silenced weaponry, allowing its customers to take out opponents without being detected. The highlight of their range is the all new, fully automatic Auto-Frag Shotgun, which can tear through an entire squadron of enemies in seconds.

Uproar – Troika Laboratories

22nd September 2012

Troika began life as the science-led, global healthcare company, Troika Laboratories. They enjoyed massive success in the early 2020s with a range of highly influential and often controversial pharmaceutical products. They received large amounts of disdain from the general public after a few of their products resulted in catastrophic side effects for thousands of people; however, these stories never saw the light of day thanks to Troika’s stranglehold on the governments. Troika Laboratories were never far from scandal or accusations of blackmail, and government officials who sought to close them down would vanish. In the late 2020s Troika’s power and reach grew, allowing them to acquire businesses from all sectors – but most importantly in arms manufacturing. Everyone feared Troika, whose power seemed to have no limits, and any conflict across the globe had Troika at its heart.

Unhappy with simple cures for ailments, Troika began researching human enhancement products, specialising in combat efficiency boosts. These ‘Serums’ could give the user a brief, but extreme boost to their strength or speed. Even though the long term side effects of Serum use were unknown, Troika used large numbers of the desperate and impoverished public as guinea pigs – their lack of concern only outweighed by their arrogance. So when Troika introduced the Uproar Arena, they knew it was the perfect opportunity to see exactly what their Serums could do in the heat of battle. Continue reading

Uproar – Magnitude Industries

20th September 2012

Magnitude Industries was the world’s leading technological advancements company. They stunned the world with fantastic innovations, such as a clean water supply for the entire planet, more accurate and safer surgical tools, as well as massive improvements to global transportation methods. However, when the world descended into chaos, Magnitude Industries lost all investment in their research and had to seek out new ventures with which they could keep the company afloat. Realising the new opportunities offered by mass warfare across the planet, they turned their hand to the creation of devastating weapons.

Magnitude Industries became renowned for incredibly powerful weapons. They revolutionised the battlefield, but this success did not go unnoticed. Magnitude Industries was acquired by the Troika family as part of their aggressive global takeovers. Troika kept the Magnitude Industries brand going as an attempt to profiteer from their once good name. Today, Magnitude Industries sets the world standard for high precision, laser powered heavy rifles. They strive for unbeatable precision and deadliness. The highlight of their range is the extremely deadly, laser powered Gauss Rifle.