At least part of Naughty Dog's upcoming game The Last of Us takes places in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Gross. Popular Science magazine ranked Pittsburgh at #3 on their list of the 10 dirtiest cities in the world. GQ magazine called it the "third worst-dressed city in America" last year. Google it. This poor city ranks on on several other worst lists, though it somehow also ranks on America's "most livable" cities. Still, some call it "Shittsburgh."
Game Informer says that a screenshot with a yellow bridge in it confirms that Pittsburgh is at least one of the post-apocalyptic backdrops for the game. They also say that combat includes both gunplay and melee attacks, and that weapons will break after some use, so you'll have to hunt around for new ones.
In related news, The Last of Us is not about escorting Ellie around. GI reports that her AI is one of the dev team's main areas of focus, and that she managed to keep up and stay out of the way during their play session.
I was skeptical of The Last of Us. Despite all the hype and high promises, to me, it looked like post-apocalyptic Uncharted. I wasn't sold on the dynamic nature of how the game progressed, and as we all know, zombies have been literally done to death in the past five years. Then, I got a chance to actually play it. How many days until June 14th again?more
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