Weird but true: Nathan Drake never took bullet damage in Uncharted

Huh-buh-whaaaaa?

Here's a bizarre fact that emerged over the weekend, and will change the way you look at one of gaming's biggest franchises: in all of his shootouts, Nathan Drake never took bullet damage. That red vignette effect that crept into the screen? That wasn't him taking damage, that was "his luck running out".

Don't take our word for it, here's Naughty Dog animator Jonathan Cooper explaining how it was explained to him when he joined the Uncharted team.

And here's Amy Hennig, director of the first Uncharted games, backing him up.

Weird, right? What's next? Learning that Mario doesn't actually jump, he just pushes the world down with his super-strong thighs?

Dan has been playing games since the 1980s, and doesn't plan on stopping any time soon. Also, get off his lawn. You can contact him by email if you need to know exactly how to leave his lawn.

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