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The Last of Us movie is in 'development hell'

Almost a year and a half ago The Last of Us writer Neil Druckmann, who was penning the script for the film, was explaining how it would be "pretty faithful" despite "some big changes," which is fun. But speaking to IGN, Druckmann explains, ...   read

 
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The Last of Us

Naughty Dog clarifies The Last of Us 2 rumours

Naughty Dog has clarified rumours regarding a sequel to 2013's highly acclaimed The Last of Us. Talking to Official PlayStation Magazine (via GamesRadar), Neil Druckmann explained that while a sequel may have been discussed, nothing's ...   read

 
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The Last of Us sale

The Last of Us sale starts tomorrow, Clicker statue up for pre-order

Canonically, Outbreak Day -- the day when the Cordyceps fungus got out of control and dramatically altered the world in The Last of Us -- occurred on September 26, 2013. We're coming up on the second anniversary of that fateful date, but th...   read

 
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The Last of Us soundtrack coming to limited vinyl collection

Mondo has announced it will be a selling a limited edition, 4-vinyl collection of The Last of Us original soundtrack, with artwork by artists Olly Moss and Jay Shaw. The collection will include the music from both The Last of Us and DLC Le...   read

 
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Naughty Dog devs thought The Last of Us would ruin the studio's name

The Last of Us was the game that proved to a lot of people that Naughty Dog could handle a mature narrative. Its writing explores the human condition and examines the child/guardian protective emotional bond. Upon release, it was righ...   read

 
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Last of Us standalone

Standalone Last of Us: Left Behind out now for PS3, PS4

Naughty Dog has sliced apart The Last of Us. If you're curious to try Left Behind, the prequel story starring Ellie and her best bud Riley, you can now do that without committing to the larger story (or Factions multiplayer). It's available...   read

 
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Last of Us: Left Behind

The Last of Us: Left Behind will be available as a standalone on May 12

Left Behind was a great piece of story DLC for The Last of Us, filling in a portion of the main story that is glossed over and providing a clearer look at Ellie's origin. Any who want to try out the three-hour episode as a taste before jump...   read

 
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The Last of Us DLC is bad

The Last of Us multiplayer DLC is not okay

[An earlier version of this piece had an inaccurate statistical description of one of the downloadable weapons. The offending paragraph has been updated for factual accuracy.] I know, I'm late to the party. Despite being interested in 2013'...   read

 
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Ashley Johnson Interview

The Last of Us actress 'wasn't prepared for the positive' response to Ellie's sexual orientation

Last night Destructoid attended the videogame BAFTAs in order to do some hard-hitting journalism. Speaking to Ashley Johnson following her BAFTA win for Best Performance for voicing Ellie in The Last of Us and its story DLC Left Behind, we ...   read

 
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Last of Us film

Last of Us film 'pretty faithful' despite 'some big changes'

The Last of Us writer Neil Druckmann is working on the screenplay for the upcoming film and he's just finished a second draft, along with a table read with "a bunch of actors," according to a Game Informer interview. Sam Raimi is still prod...   read

 
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Naughty Dog milks The Last of Us with more DLC

The promise of the subject line was alluring; the email's contents utterly deflating. Deadly new additions to The Last of Us multiplayer, Naughty Dog promised. Would it be a three-way firefight between Fireflies, hunters and infected, the ...   read

 
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Why I love The Last of Us multiplayer, in a nutshell

We're outnumbered, down to our last pair of lives. The clock is ticking; it's as much of a threat to my team's survival as the four armed men bearing down on our position. I don't like our chances -- not one bit -- but moments like this, t...   read

 
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The Last of Us GOTY

Sony: Last of Us actually deserves its GOTY Edition

Just like every other game these days, The Last of Us is getting a Game of the Year edition. However, unlike some other games, Naughty Dog's latest probably deserves one, Sony argues. "With over 250 Game of the Year Awards*, and c...   read

 
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The Last of Us

The next multiplayer maps for The Last of Us will be free

Naughty Dog has been working to address issues with long wait times in The Last of Us' multiplayer matchmaking and while progress has been made on that front, there's more left to do. "Over the last two weeks, we've discovered that the most...   read

 
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The Last of Us multi tips

How to stop sucking at The Last of Us multiplayer

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 delivery service.&nb...   read

 
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The Last of Us has another ending that will never be released

During the recent Last of Us live event, in addition to live performances of scenes from actors and the soundtrack, there was a surprise for fans. It's an extra epilogue ending of sorts that takes place after the game, and sheds some ...   read

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

I can't. Okay, okay, there's definitely some extra clarity in the brickwork and people look a bit more yellow than pink.    read

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

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 fists flying, app...   read

 
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Cordycep snap: Last of Us PS4 photo mode detailed

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 gr...   read

 
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BioShock

These PlayStation demakes transport you to a simpler time

It's never been all about the graphics for me. I can appreciate slick environments and the ability to watch sweat roll down my rugged protagonist's brow. But truth be told, I've always had a thing for PlayStation-era graphics and earlier. T...   read

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

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 performed live o...   read

 
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The rest of us

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

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 wants great game...   read

 
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The Last of US PS4

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

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 be hell, and it ...   read

 
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Trailer highlights The Last of Us' Reclaimed Territories DLC

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 difficulty sett...   read

 
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Last of Us PS4 is real

The Last of Us PS4 remaster is real, according to a PlayStation Store listing (Update)

[Update: Sony has confirmed The Last of Us Remastered. We can expect higher resolution character models, improved lighting, upgraded textures, and a director's commentary for all in-game cinematics featuring Neil Druckman, Troy Baker, and A...   read

 
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PlayStation Community Exc

Come buy that for a dollar at PAX East's PlayStation Community Exchange

If you're heading out to PAX East next weekend, you probably have a lot of extra spending money anyway, so why not stop by the PlayStation Worldwide Studios Community Exchange? That's "booth #608" in layman's terms, at the Boston Convention...   read

 
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The Last of Us

The Last of Us reportedly shambling onto PS4

While the idea of a possible sequel has done an admirable job of quelling the flames of desire for more, Sony has yet to announce an actual, honest-to-goodness follow up to Naughty Dog's 2013 blockbuster The Last of Us. But wait! ...   read

 
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Last of Us sales

Ellie-ated: The Last of Us has sold over 6 million copies

It's been exactly nine months since The Last of Us released. That's enough time to bring life into this world through sex. Or to sell six million copies of a videogame, which our 2013 game of the year has done.  Hooray for a huge, good...   read

 
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2014 BAFTA winners

Last of Us wins most BAFTA awards, Tearaway gets some love

The Last of Us cashed in on five of its nine 2014 BAFTA nominations, including winning Best Game and Best Story. Not quite 10 awards at D.I.C.E., but good. Tearaway overtook it for Artistic Achievement while also winning in the Family and M...   read

 
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Last of Us live action

Start your dream casting: They're making a Last of Us movie

Distributor Screen Gems is teaming with Sam Raimi and his Ghost House Pictures production company to produce a live-action Last of Us movie, Deadline reports. Last of Us co-director and writer Neil Druckmann will pen the script. Naughty Dog...   read

 
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Final DLC for the The Last of Us offers a new difficulty

More The Last of Us content is on the way. Some of it now, some later. Heck yes! For those of you who have already cleared the game's Left Behind story DLC, there's "From Dreams," a new making-of video in the same vein as Area 5's full-leng...   read

 
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Free for all: The Last of Us documentary now on YouTube

I felt bad about talking up Grounded: The Making of The Last of Us upon its free release in the US since many of you weren't able to access the documentary. Well, now you can! Naughty Dog and Area 5 have uploaded the movie in its entirety ...   read

 
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Last of Us sequel

Chances of a Last of Us sequel: '50/50'

I love The Last of Us. I also don't think it needs a sequel. When asked about a sequel in a Reddit AUA, Last of Us Creative Director Neil Druckmann said "right now I'd say it's 50/50." I'm team 50. That is, the 50 that represents no se...   read

 
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Naughty Dog

Naughty Dog considering new IP, The Last of Us sequel

After next week's single-player Left Behind DLC for The Last of Us releases, the team at Naughty Dog is due for a good mental break away from that universe. "Bruce Straley, the game director, and I have been doing this for over four years n...   read

 
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The Last of Us wins 10 D.I.C.E. Awards

Naughty Dog's The Last of Us swept the 17th Annual D.I.C.E. Award, taking everything from Outstanding Achievement in Story to the Game of the Year awards last night, sweeping the majority of the 13 categories they were nominated in. The dri...   read

 
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The Last of Us

Writers Guild of America gives award to The Last of Us

It's no secret that Naughty Dog's The Last of Us has taken home a lot of proverbial hardware this year. It can add one more trophy to the case, as Neil Druckmann, the game's writer, won the 2014 Writers Guild of America's Outstanding A...   read

 
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Last of Us DLC

Left Behind DLC for The Last of Us will be $14.99

Our last glimpse of the forthcoming Left Behind story DLC for The Last of Us had Ellie and her companion Riley stumbling upon a seemingly functional carousel. IGN has a short new cinematic clip in which Riley pretends to be an infected whil...   read

 
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The Last of Us

Bill from The Last of Us voted as GLAAD's most intriguing

As Dtoid's Game of the Year for 2013, The Last of Us is a title that hit all the right notes for players, and will likely go down as one of the most memorable games of the last generation. It was earnest, brutal, and uncompromising in its v...   read

 
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Sony unveils Last of Us: Left Behind story DLC trailer

Sony and Naughty Dog unveiled the debut teaser trailer for The Last of Us' upcoming story downloadable content, Left Behind, tonight on Spike TV. The short shows Ellie, the protagonist from the main campaign, along with her "good...   read

 
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The Last of Us

The Last of Us story DLC trailer drops this Thursday

With the upcoming PS4 All Access event this Thursday, many new releases for the PS4 will get some screen time on Spike TV. Though the focus is clearly on the new console's library, Sony hasn't forgotten about its most well received title of...   read

 
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The Last of Us DLC
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Impressions: Last of Us: Abandoned Territories Map Pack

Survival is a theme that permeates every facet of The Last of Us. This is especially true of the oft overlooked multiplayer component. Eschewing the heartfelt tale of the campaign, it pits two warring factions against one another in a bitte...   read

 
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This Last of Us cosplay is making me feel funny

Talk about Naughty Dogs, am I right?! ... I'm so sorry. Great cosplay, oh God Ahhhh [Reddit]   read

 
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PS4

'No plans' at Naughty Dog for The Last of Us on PS4

The headline pretty much says it all, but to expand slightly, Naughty Dog was asked if The Last of Us will get ported to PlayStation 4 once the console has been released. The response from community strategist Eric Monacelli was an unsurpri...   read

 
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Naughty Dog rolls out first DLC for The Last of Us

The Last of Us is now supplied with its first ration of downloadable content, Naughty Dog has announced. The Abandoned Territories Map Pack includes four fresh maps and a handful of new unlockable items for those that enjoy post-apocalypti...   read

 
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Last of Us team initially tried to reboot Jak and Daxter

A new Jak and Daxter game almost happened, courtesy of the team that gave us the excellent, The Last of Us. When the team formed, Last of Us writer and co-director Neil Druckmann explained as part of the IGDA Toronto 2013 keynote, it began...   read

 
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The Last of Us DLC

Naughty Dog outlines its DLC plans for The Last of Us

Naughty Dog has stayed relatively mum on their intentions for The Last of Us' downloadable content, but today it finally breaks the silence. Three DLC packs for The Last of Us will be made available -- one single-player experience, and...   read

 
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Last of Us new ending
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Naughty Dog debuts new alternate The Last of Us ending

Spoilers, obviously! If you haven't completed The Last of Us, you should probably stay away from this post. Provided that you have beaten the game however, Naughty Dog has provided an alternate take on the ending for your enjoyment, and it...   read

 
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TLOU dev on indies

Last of Us writer/director: A lot to learn from indies

The Last of Us writer and co-director Neil Druckmann recently spoke to GamesIndustry International about the game's development, advancing technology (and subsequent diminishing returns), and lessons to be learned from independent games.&nb...   read

 
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Mega64: How to survive The Last of Us

Mega64 takes a turn for the dramatic when Rocco wakes up and finds that he is living in the world of The Last of Us. Or so he thinks. But that's not the real horror. No, there is another game that presents a much, much more frightening vis...   read

 
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The Last of Us clears 3.4 million sales worldwide

The Last of Us has sold over 3.4 million copies worldwide, becoming the fastest selling new title in the PS3's lifespan. Not bad for a console-exclusive fresh IP released at the tale-end of a generation. And a horror game, too! It's almost ...   read

 

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