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Naughty Dog is throwing a Photo Mode contest for The Last of Us Remastered


How's that for extra motivation?
Aug 15
// Jordan Devore
Capturing cool, beautiful, or otherwise standout moments in videogames can be such a joy, and I'm hopeful that more developers will follow the recent examples set by inFamous: Second Son and The Last of Us Remastered by inclu...
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The Last of Us

Here's some new junk to outfit your characters with in The Last of Us Remastered


Just in time for the Season Pass to be over
Aug 07
// Brittany Vincent
The Last of Us Remastered released last week and the first DLC bundles have been released. On August 5, the Grit and Gear Bundle was released which includes six new items which are: Skull Cowboy Hat Welding Mask Fire Weldin...
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The Last of Us

The Last of Us: Remastered shoots to the top of the UK sales charts


Fourth largest launch ever on PS4
Aug 04
// Brett Makedonski
In the weeks leading up to the release of The Last of Us: Remastered, Sony said that "a huge portion" of PS4 owners hadn't previously played the original version on PS3. It seems that's certainly the case in the UK, or a...
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Called to duty

Called to duty: Two Naughty Dog designers join Infinity Ward


Welp
Aug 01
// Steven Hansen
A couple of Naughty Dogs have gone to join Riley the Call of Duty dog at Infinity Ward. Twelve year Naughty Dog veteran and narrative design lead Taylor Kurosaki split to the nationalistic shooter factory, he announ...

How to stop sucking at The Last of Us multiplayer

Jul 30 // Kyle MacGregor
Running Running is terrible. Do not do it. You wouldn't run in the single-player campaign. A clicker would eat Joel's face before he could even break a sweat. Running in multiplayer is similarly stupid.  In a game about stealth and survival the last thing you want to do is tell the enemy where you are. And this is exactly what running does. Should you not heed this sage advice, you'll pop up on the opponent's radar. This is not a good thing. Unless it's a life or death situation and you need to get away quickly, running just isn't worth it. You're liable to have someone creep up behind you and shiv you in the neck. That someone is me. People who run are my favorite. They are easy to kill. Don't be my favorite. Medical malpractice Again, this game is about survival more than anything. Getting kills is good. Staying alive is better. And if your chief goal is not dying, your secondary mission should be preventing your teammates from doing the same. It doesn't matter how good you are if one of your pals is draining your shared bank account of lives. So, how do you do that? Well, death is a two step process. First you'll get "downed," which means you get to crawl around on the ground for a bit while bleeding out. However, should a friend amble over to your soon-to-be corpse, they can help get you back on your feet. This allows you to keep on truckin' and your mate will get some points for the trouble. It's a win-win, really.  I've bled at out people's feet before, though. Some people will just refuse to heal you for no good reason. Don't be one of these people. These people are the worst. Stealing kills  The second stage of dying is "executions." While bleeders are crawling around, you can shoot at them or stomp on their head or whatever sick thing your heart desires. Doing this means their teammates won't be able to rescue them. It also earns you some points. Now, points are just lovely. They let you buy things like shotguns and body armor. I like shotguns and body armor. So, naturally, stealing someone's ability to get some goodies by swooping in and taking the products of their hard-earned murder is kind of a dick move. This isn't the biggest deal in the world, but you might want that guy you stole from to help you later on. And maybe he'd rather let you bleed out at his feet while he messages you homophobic epithets over PSN. This thing I do to be a jerk Sometimes you and an enemy will both "down" one another simultaneously. The hope in these situations is that one of your pals will save you. It doesn't always happen, though. Say all your buddies are on the other side of the map and you're certain to die. In these instances I'll position my body in such a way that it prevents my fallen foes from getting extricated by their comrades. Basically, if I'm going down I'm taking you with me. I'm a jerk like that. Maybe you have honor, though. Or maybe I'm the person you "downed." In these cases you may wish to reconsider. I do not enjoy getting my just desserts. Lone wolfing it In team sports, being selfish is generally discouraged. A solid unit is likely to outperform a group of folks running around like a bunch of chickens with their heads cut off. In terms of The Last of Us, wandering off on your own only to find yourself surrounded isn't a great feeling. I'm guilty, of course, which is why I find myself in situations where I use my dying body to prevent my enemies from being rescued. This is mostly because that one guy in my party won't stop running and keeps giving away my position while I'm trying to sneak up on someone and shiv them in the neck. Ugh. That guy obviously didn't read the first rule listed in this article.  Pretending to be a DJ  This one is just a personal pet peeve of mine. Right now, there are 167 different people around the world letting a mess of others know just how crappy their taste in music is via tinny headset mics.  These people deserve to die. You know, someday. Peacefully in their sleep at the ripe old age of 87 and surrounded by loving grandchildren, I hope. But maybe before that day arrives they'll be walking by a puddle and a car will splash them with muddy water. Comeuppance.  Other than that, the best advice I can give you is to keep your head down, be sneaky, and shoot to kill. It's a brutal game and you're probably going to suck at it for a while. You'll get better, though. Maybe. As long as you don't run. Running is just awful.
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Don't make these mistakes
Have you played The Last of Us yet? Maybe, maybe not. You probably should, though. It's really a lovely game. And it's now on PS4, which means there's an actual reason to use that thing as something other than a Netflix deliv...

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GRAFIX

Can you tell the difference between Last of Us PS3 and PS4?


Might run smoother in person than on YouTube
Jul 29
// Steven Hansen
I can't. Okay, okay, there's definitely some extra clarity in the brickwork and people look a bit more yellow than pink. 
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The Last of Us Remastered

The Last of Us Remastered is getting its own bundle in Canada


Oh, it's The Last of Us...again...
Jul 28
// Brittany Vincent
You probably thought you'd heard the last of The Last of Us. Well, you were wrong. And I'm sure there are still people out there who have yet to play it, after all this time -- probably in Canada. That's why Sony has announce...
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Pre-Troy Baker

Last of Us: Ellie's voice actor almost got in a fight with the first Joel


Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson talk about meeting
Jul 28
// Steven Hansen
Here's a fun bit of trivia: Ashley Johnson, Ellie in The Last of Us, almost got into a fight with one of the actors first considered for the role of Joel. A heated push during acting and subsequent push back almost led to fi...
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The Last of Us

PSA: The Last of Us live performance will be streaming tonight


10 pm ET, 7 pm PT
Jul 28
// Brett Makedonski
Remember that news about The Last of Us being performed live in Santa Monica for a one-off show that's being produced by Geoff Keighley? The one where a bunch of the game's actors will be on-hand to act out key scenes? ...
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Not Pokemon Snap

Cordycep snap: Last of Us PS4 photo mode detailed


I like this trend
Jul 25
// Steven Hansen
I already wrote about how much I loved the idea behind inFamous: Second Son's photo mode and I'm glad to see the trend continuing, even if it's an obvious marketing thing. Taking cool pictures is fun. Plus, in that article I made a great Ansel Adams Family joke. This video explains how to go about snapping shots in The Last of Us' PS4 remaster. 
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The Last of Us

More The Last of Us movie details out of Comic-Con


Game of Thrones' Arya Stark might be Ellie
Jul 25
// Jordan Devore
We already knew that a live-action The Last of Us movie was in the works at Screen Gems, but additional details surrounding the project have been announced today at San Diego Comic-Con. Game co-director and writer Neil Druckm...
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The Last of Us

Geoff Keighley's producing a live performance of The Last of Us


One Night Live
Jul 21
// Brett Makedonski
In recent years, The Last of Us has been held among many as a shining example of what narrative in videogames can accomplish. In one week, we'll get to see if its story translates fluidly to other mediums, as it'll be p...
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Uncharted

Naughty Dog wants 1080p, 60fps for Uncharted 4


Pondering an Uncharted trilogy remaster
Jul 21
// Jordan Devore
Naughty Dog is targeting 1080p and 60 frames per second for Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, community strategist Arne Meyer told Eurogamer. "I think that's what we want to push for with anything we're doing on this generation," ...
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Rest of us: Not considering Last of Us 2 'would be a disservice to ourselves and our fans'


So says Naughty Dog community strategist Arne Meyer
Jul 21
// Steven Hansen
Naughty Dog community strategist Arne Meyer told VideoGamer that Naughty Dog is still exploring ideas for a Last of Us sequel. Apparently not doing so, "would be a disservice to ourselves and our fans." I don't know abou...
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The rest of us

Sony: 'Huge portion' of PS4 owners never played The Last of Us


The rest of us
Jul 07
// Steven Hansen
It's easy to get up in word arms -- "milking," "cash grab" -- about re-releases, but I am generally for them. No one is saying you have to buy Final Fantasy IV again, but a lot of people still haven't played it. No one w...
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The Last of Us PS4 bundle

The Last of Us PS4 bundle probably won't be the last of these PS4 bundles


Only in Europe for now
Jun 27
// Brett Makedonski
Sony's finally so much as confirmed that it's looking to the remastering of 2013's The Last of Us to try to move some of its new consoles. The European PlayStation Blog revealed the existence of a The Last of Us PS...
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How do we stop Nathan Drake?


Promoted from our Community Blogs!
Jun 26
// RedHeadPeak
[Dtoid community blogger RedHeadPeak shares his concerns for the sanctity of our ancient history in the wake of the recent Uncharted 4 announcement. (I bet he doesn't much care for Indiana Jones, either.) Want to see your own...
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PS4

The Last of Us Remastered PS4 bundle spotted


Amazon France gives the heads up
Jun 24
// Jordan Devore
No official announcement out of Sony, but it seems there's a PlayStation 4 bundle featuring The Last of Us Remastered on the way. Amazon France lists the package for release on July 30, 2014. This upgraded version of The Last of Us may not be an all-new game, but it's a meaningful exclusive for PlayStation. More than enough to warrant a bundle, in other words.
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Alien Isolation gets Oculus VR support, Naughty Dog co-founder joins Oculus


Oculus starts strong
Jun 10
// Dale North
Oculus comes out with some big news early on the first day of E3. First, they've picked up Naughty Dog co-founder Jason Rubin. He will take over as Head of Worldwide Studios at Oculus VR, heading up first-...
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'One last time'
Whew. Sony's E3 press conference was a long one, but the PlayStation manufacturer capped it off with a huge announcement: Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. Over video of Nathan Drake lying facedown in mud, we can hear Drake and Su...

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Spoilers
Here's a proper trailer for The Last of Us Remastered, coming to PlayStation 4 on July 29, 2014. Looks fantastic, visually -- but is that enough for another playthrough? The video assumes you have already gone through the PS3 version (or have a reckless disregard for spoilers). So don't watch it if that doesn't describe you.

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More like Uncharted free

Update: Uncharted 3 was free on PSN, not anymore


A flash in the pan
Jun 04
// Kyle MacGregor
[Update: It looks like Sony caught wind of what was going on and has temporarily removed the game to prevent folks from loading up on free Uncharted. It was fun while it lasted.] Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception's single-p...
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Naughty Dog

The Last of Us directors are now leads on Uncharted


Naughty Dog has a second project in pre-production
Jun 02
// Jordan Devore
Game Informer sat down with Naughty Dog co-presidents Christophe Balestra and Evan Wells to chat about the state of the company, the next Uncharted, and another project in early production. Departures at the studio, including...
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The Last of US PS4

Naughty Dog: Porting The Last of Us to PS4 was hell


'I canít describe how difficult a task that is' - creative director Neil Druckmann
May 18
// Kyle MacGregor
Remastering The Last of Us for PlayStation 4 isn't as simple as flipping a switch, according to Naughty Dog's Neil Druckmann. Speaking in an interview with Edge, the creative director explained the developer "expected it to b...
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Ellie art

Destructoid interprets The Last of Us concept artist's work


Ellie, what are you doing?
May 06
// Dale North
[Update: Even more responses added.] We didn't know what to make of the tease from The Last of Us concept artist Marek Okon earlier this week. Okon said,"Is it about TLOU2? Not really... Maybe... Its classified ;P" We kn...
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The Last of Us

Trailer highlights The Last of Us' Reclaimed Territories DLC


Multiplayer content and Grounded Mode out this week
May 05
// Jordan Devore
This week, The Last of Us gets its final batch of DLC in the form of Reclaimed Territories, a collection of additional content multiplayer content like maps, skills, and weapons, as well as the challenging new Grounded Mode ...
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Naughty Dog Lead Character Artist leaves


Another departure
Apr 28
// Dale North
Why are people moving on from Naughty Dog? Directors Amy Hennig and Justin Richmond left earlier, lead artist Nate Wells left earlier this month, and now lead character artist Michael Knowland (The Last of...
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Uncharted

Actor Todd Stashwick taken off Uncharted PS4


Has the game undergone a rewrite or what?
Apr 22
// Jordan Devore
I had forgotten how badass the teaser for the next Uncharted game was thanks to the narration delivered by actor Todd Stashwick. Several months later, it's still about all we have to go on for the new PS4 installment. But it...
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The Last of Us lead artist Nate Wells leaves Naughty Dog


Heads to Unfinished Swan dev Giant Sparrow
Apr 21
// Dale North
[Correction: Wells was the lead artist for The Last of Us, and not the art director.] Uncharted directors Amy Hennig and Justin Richmond have left Naughty Dog this year, and now The Last of Us lead artist Nate Wells...
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The Last of Us

Naughty Dog looking into discounting The Last of Us Remastered for PS3 players


Look into it, and then do it
Apr 17
// Jordan Devore
Responding to a comment on the EU PlayStation Blog post about The Last of Us' final content release for Season Pass owners -- a bunch of new stuff for multiplayer and the single-player's "hardest challenge" yet, Grounded Mode...

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