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Platform PS3, PS4 Publisher Sony Computer Entertainment Developer Naughty Dog Release Date 2013-06-14

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The Last of Us review: dead inside

The best parts of The Last of Us are devoted to building these two characters, and their relationship with one another. Ellie's development is especially powerful. Though hardened by the world she lives in, she talks and acts like a believable teenage girl. When she gets mad at Joel, her anger is apparent outside of cutscenes — she noticeably hangs back and rebuffs Joel's commands. At other times she'll skip, hum to herself and banter about random topics you'd expect a 14-year-old to be concerned with. She reminded me of my sister when she was in high school, and it made it easy to build a connection to her. Joel and Ellie's relationship is antagonistic at first and more affectionate later, but its development doesn't feel forced. The Last of Us is full of incidental...

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The Last of Us will be performed on stage for just one night

Naughty Dog's post-apocalyptic adventure The Last of Us will be coming to a new format next week: the theater. To commemorate the launch of The Last of Us Remastered, a live theatrical performance called The Last of Us: One Night Live will consist of a live reading of selected scenes from the game from actors Troy Baker, Ashley Johnson, Merle Dandridge, Hana Hayes and Annie Wersching. It will be performed under the direction of creative director and writer Neil Druckmann from Naughty Dog. One Night Live will be performed only once, according to a PlayStation Blog post, at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica, Calif., on Monday, July 28 at 7 p.m. PT. The performance will be intercut with video from motion capture sessions filmed during the development of The Last of Us, and composer...


The Last of Us recreated as a PS1 game

Maybe you pine for the days when video games were blocky and rigid, when you struggled to suspend your disbelief. This isn't just a series of cubes covered in muddy textures, you'd think. This is a fungus-covered hallway in an abandoned apartment complex, barely standing after the fall of man. If that's you, perhaps you'll find comfort in The Last of Us reimagined as a PlayStation 1 game. The users at NeoGAF, never ones to back down from a Photoshop challenge, were inspired by a joke to create these novel screenshots. User plainr_ created the first two images, while KyleFedora created the bottom one. A new thread has been created for hosting images of other similar demakes. It's worth a look!


Voice of The Last of Us' Ellie rips Ubisoft over male-only cast in Assassin's Creed Unity

Ashley Johnson, the voice actor whose role as Ellie in The Last of Us earned her a BAFTA award, weighed in on Ubisoft's male-only cast of playable characters in Assassin's Creed Unity, chiding the publisher and its developers for not including women. "When I saw the gameplay and saw that [in] their multiplayer you do not have the option to play as a female. I was like, 'Give me a fucking break!'" Johnson told in an interview on Friday. "It's 2014! How many video games do you have to make to realize maybe have an option to have a female be in there?" However, her co-star, Troy Baker, cautioned that if this controversy means video games now include an obligatory female character, it risks tokenizing them and making the situation worse. "I think that's almost even more...


Special edition The Last of Us and Destiny-themed PS4 consoles coming to Japan

New images revealed by Sony this week show off two new PlayStation 4 models themed around the upcoming releases of Destiny and The Last of Us Remastered, with both models coming to Japan soon. The white-colored Destiny console looks quite a bit like the Destiny console planned for Europe, with the addition of a Destiny logo on the Japanese version. You can check that out below. The other upcoming bundle, The Last of Us Remastered PS4, also includes the game's logo as well as silhouettes of protagonists Joel and Ellie on a black console. You can check that out above. Both consoles will ship with a copy of their respective game. The Last Of Us console will cost 47,980 yen (or roughly $473) and be released on Aug. 21. The Destiny-themed console is priced at 46,980 yen (or rouhly $464)...


A look at how The Last of Us Remastered will let you take pretty photos of ugly monsters

The Last of Us Remastered will include a special mode for players to create and share images from the post-apocalyptic thriller, and Naughty Dog co-president Evan Wells offered a glimpse at the mode on Twitter today. During our hands-on session with The Last of Us Remastered yesterday, Naughty Dog community specialist Eric Monacelli said that the studio plans to implement a photo sharing mode with a launch-day patch. Players will be able to use the DualShock 4's Share button to post screenshots, as usual. But the special mode will allow them to turn off the game's HUD and tweak other elements to create artful images based on screengrabs from the game. According to the photo Wells tweeted, the mode looks to be called Share Mode in The Last of Us Remastered; we've checked in with...


The Last of Us may get more multiplayer content

Naughty Dog is "considering" releasing additional downloadable content for the multiplayer mode in The Last of Us, community specialist Eric Monacelli confirmed to Polygon today. The studio isn't yet saying what that content might be. But according to Monacelli, anything Naughty Dog releases would be available for both the original PlayStation 3 version of The Last of Us as well as the upcoming remastered edition on PlayStation 4. That package, The Last of Us Remastered, will include all of the game's existing add-ons: Left Behind, the single-player prequel story featuring Ellie; Abandoned Territories and Reclaimed Territories, the two multiplayer map packs; and Grounded mode, the ultra-hard difficulty setting. The Last of Us Remastered will be available July 29 on PS4 for $49.99; for...


The Last of Us Remastered is a stunning visual masterpiece

The Last of Us stands as perhaps the best-looking game ever released on the PlayStation 3. You might have spent a lot of time during your playthrough standing still and moving the camera around, simply admiring the stunning environment that Naughty Dog crafted. You'll probably do something similar if you play the remastered version of the bleak, thrilling action game on PlayStation 4. Naughty Dog's The Last of Us Remastered, which launches July 29 on PS4, looks to be the definitive version of one of the best games of 2013. The package collects the game and all its single-player and multiplayer add-ons onto one Blu-ray Disc, which makes it a good deal. But the strongest reason for most people to buy the PS4 port will be the visual upgrade it offers, which is considerable. The increased...


Why Sony is courting Wii owners and bringing old games to PS4

If you bought a Wii but not a PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360, Sony thinks you might want a PlayStation 4. "Our big opportunity is to welcome back an audience much earlier in the lifecycle that possibly bought into the Wii previously," Sony Computer Entertainment President and Group CEO Andrew House told Eurogamer. "Whether it's based on this is a really good all-round entertainment device for a family in addition to having great games, our consumer data suggests some of those people are already coming in now and that's what's contributing to the really great sales we've had." Must Read PS4 review According to Nintendo, the company has sold more than 101 million Wii units since its 2006 release. Sony's most recent sales figures date from early April and put the PS4 at 7...


DualShock 4 controller now works wirelessly with the PlayStation 3

The DualShock 4 controller can now be used wirelessly with the PlayStation 3 following a recent update for Sony's older generation console. Posted on Reddit by user shafiggy16, users can now pair the new generation controller with the older system through the Manage Bluetooth Devices option in the "Accessory Settings" menu. Previously, the DualShock 4 controller could only be used with the PS3 via USB. The controller is registered on the PS3 as a generic controller so only basic controller inputs are compatible. The basic inputs using the DualShock 4 on the PS3 worked when Polygon tested it out with The Last of Us; however, the PS home button did not appear to function. Once paired with the console, the DualShock4 can be used to power it on. The PS3 system update version 4.60 rolled...


The Last of Us Remastered PS4 bundle coming to Europe next month (update)

A PlayStation 4 bundle featuring the 500 GB console and the remastered edition of The Last of Us will launch in Europe next month for €429.99, according to a post on the European PlayStation blog. The console was listed on Amazon France's website earlier this week for €429.99 (approximately  $585) with a release date of July 30, 2014. We've reached out to Sony for comment and will update accordingly. The Last of Us Remastered will launch in the U.S. on July 29 for $49.99. The reworked version features "cutscene-quality" character models, according to creative director Neil Druckmann, and higher resolution graphics, along with previously released downloadable content and in-game commentary. Earlier this month an Ultimate Player Edition that consists of PS4 and PlayStation Vita...

The Last of Us Releases
North America
  • PlayStation 3
    • Released 2013-06-14
    • Publisher Sony Computer Entertainment
    • Developer Naughty Dog
    • Score 7.5
  • PlayStation 4
    • Publisher Sony Computer Entertainment
    • Developer Naughty Dog
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