When you think about The Last of Us, funny isn’t likely to be among the words that cross your mind. It’s an incredibly grim game, but thanks to a little inappropriate censorship and an abundance of juvenile humor — two things I can always appreciate — YouTuber Normal Difficulty has injected some comedy into Naughty Dog’s masterpiece.
See what a few strategically placed bleeps and a bit of pixelation can do to a game after the break.
Confirming our report from last November, Screen Gems will officially distribute the live action film The Last of Us based on the critically-acclaimed PlayStation 3 exclusive video game, developed by Naughty Dog.
Neil Druckmann, the Creative Director for the game, will also write the script for the film.
On behalf of Naughty Dog, the project will be produced by Co-Presidents’ Evan Wells and Christophe Balestra, as well as Creative Director Neil Druckmann and Game Director Bruce Straley, along with Sam Raimi via their Ghost House Pictures banner. READ MORE
In a recent Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything), Naughty Dog Creative Director Neil Druckmann was asked what the chances are that The Last of Us will see a sequel. His answer? “Right now I’d say it’s 50/50.” Whichever side of the fence you find yourself on, it looks like this is something they’re still considering.
The Last of Us gets a lot of love here on Bloody Disgusting. The game received a rare perfect score in Vikki’s review, and we even included it in our list of the last generation’s greatest games. It’s a beautiful and often emotional game that you won’t soon forget. With that said, I don’t think it needs a sequel.
How about you? Is The Last of Us 2 something you would like to see, or is this better as a one-off experience?
Last week, the feature length making-of documentary Grounded: The Making of The Last of Us made its way online where anyone in the States could spend 90 minutes with it, soaking up its knowledge and behind-the-scenes looks like a sponge. Today, the film made its way onto the PlayStation YouTube channel — as promised — so the folks who dwell across the pond can enjoy it too. Watch it in full after the jump!
If you’d fancy a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of one of the PS3′s greatest games, Sony has made AREA 5′s 90 minute-long making-of documentary on The Last of Us available free to watch now via Amazon’s instant video streaming service. The documentary, titled The Last of Us: Grounded, is currently only available to North American residents, but they’re working on remedying that by making the video available on the Sony YouTube channel very soon.
For those of you who want more The Last of Us, its first expansion, Left Behind, is available now.
Did you hear? The Last of Us‘ single-player story expansion, Left Behind arrived today, and it’s brought with it a brand new trailer. If you’re still on the fence as to whether or not you should return to one of the last generation’s greatest games (spoiler: you really should), then this launch trailer may help you decide.
In an interview with Eurogamer, writer and creative director Neil Druckmann revealed that developer Naughty Dog is currently considering following up The Last of Us, along with a brand new IP. I love the idea of seeing something entirely different from the developer, and like BioShock, The Last of Us doesn’t necessarily need a sequel. It will almost definitely eventually get one, but it doesn’t need it.
“We just wrapped up Left Behind, and Bruce Straley, the game director, and I have been doing this for over four years now. So it’s just time for a break, and to recharge the batteries,” said Druckmann. Left Behind is the upcoming single-player DLC that will focus on the relationship between Ellie and her best friend Riley.
Next month, one of the last generation’s greatest games will get its first expansion. “The Last of Us” will be the first Naughty Dog-developed game that has seen single-player DLC, and from what we’ve seen of Left Behind so far, it looks pretty good. This expansion promises a different take on the game, as it follows Ellie and her best friend Riley.
Watch its full opening cinematic after the jump!
Igor Presnyakov, the YouTube guitar guy behind the “Thriller” post a few days ago, is back with a beautiful classical guitar cover of the main theme from Naughty Dog’s The Last Of Us. The music was originally composed by Gustavo Santaolalla, who won two Academy Awards for Best Original Score (2005′s Brokeback Mountain and 2006′s Babel).
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Shortly after the release date leaked out onto the Internet yesterday, Naughty Dog confirmed via an excited tweet that The Last of Us will be getting its highly anticipated single-player expansion, Left Behind on Valentine’s Day (Feb 14). I can’t think of a better way to spend the “holiday” then with Ellie and her best friend Riley.
Are any of you planning on returning to one of the greatest games of 2013 when its first DLC arrives next month?
Developer Naughty Dog’s heart-wrenching post-apocalyptic masterpiece The Last of Us isn’t done yet. There’s still some DLC on the way, we’re just not sure when it’ll arrive. Left Behind, an expansion for the single-player story, follows Ellie and her best friend Riley and will focus on the relationship between the two. Ashley Johnson, the actress who plays Ellie, spilled some details on the mood of it, saying we’ll get to see a more playful side to her character.
“It’s a little bit more ‘fun,’ because you have two teenage girls going through a mall. It’s kind of like a post-pandemic version of two teenage girls hanging out. Definitely not a normal hangout! It’s very different–a little more playful,” Johnson told the PlayStation Blog.
It sounds like one of the PlayStation 3′s finest titles — and one of my picks for the greatest games of 2013 — may soon find its way to the PlayStation 4. When OPM asked Naughty Dog‘s community strategist Eric Monacelli if there are any plans to port the game to Sony’s new console, he didn’t reveal much, saying “We’ll see what the future brings!” What a tease.
Maybe they’ll give us a “definitive version,” like what Square Enix is doing with Tomb Raider, that fixes some of the technical issues that plagued The Last Of Us. Then they can release it with a tease of the movie adaptation Sony supposedly has in the works.
Most of us can probably agree that The Last of Us is one of the greatest games on the PlayStation 3 and definitely one of the standout titles from the last generation. It’s a brutal, emotional and somewhat unconventional take on the zombie apocalypse setting, a genre that sees a lot of games (some may argue too many) every year.
In it is a character named Bill. I haven’t met him yet in my playthrough because I only recently got my hands on the game, but it sounds like he sticks with you. Or, at least he did with GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation). See what GLAAD had to say about Bill after the break.
One extremely talented YouTuber has brought together two of my favorite things: LEGOs (something I spent an inordinate amount of time with as a kid) and The Last of Us, and boy, is the result delightful.
It’s totally not real — bummer, I know — but it serves as an excellent showcase of what could be if these two worlds were to come together. I’ve never played a LEGO game, but I can guarantee that if this were real I’d be all over it like a pissed off Clicker on an unsuspecting Joel.
If you’re like me and you’re entirely bereft of any significant amount of patience, you probably don’t want to wait for Sony to finally get around to adapting Naughty Dog’s PlayStation 3 masterpiece into a movie. It’ll happen eventually, I’m sure, but Hollywood works at a glacier pace — Halo, Gears of War, World of Warcraft, BioShock, etc. — so that leaves it to us, and specifically the more talented among us, to make our own movies. Much like the fan-made web series, What Remains, this project is an incredibly grim take on the game.
If you have some time on your hands, I highly recommend you read on.
Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us is already one of the PlayStation 3′s most cinematic video games, but for Sony, that may not be enough. It looks like they may be planning a full-on movie adaptation, as TheLasTofusMovie.net and TheLasTofus-Movie.com were both registered by online brand protection agency MarkMonitor using a Sony Pictures address.
This could be an early step in getting the ball rolling on adapting one of the PS3′s greatest games — and arguably one of the best games ever — into a movie, or it could just be Sony’s way of protecting their IP, should they decide to take the movie route down the road.
Today’s a special day. A couple weeks ago, completely out of the blue, I was sent an excellent feature by a fellow games writer named Joe Donnelly, who currently resides at Beefjack. Tropes are all too prevalent in our favorite genre, but most of the following have flown under my radar until Mr. Donnelly sought them out and brought them into the light.
Read on for the 10 most overlooked horror game tropes!
Naughty Dog has finally revealed the first single-player expansion for The Last of Us, which is arguably the greatest game on the PlayStation 3 as well as the console’s fastest selling title. The DLC is called Left Behind and it follows Ellie and her friend Riley, the latter of which was introduced The Last of Us: American Dreams comic series from Dark Horse.
The DLC was revealed via a teaser trailer, which you can watch after the jump. It isn’t much, but how much do you really need to see to get excited for this? Not much, right?
After the PlayStation 4 arrives on November 15th and the Xbox One the week after that, this generation will officially be considered last-generation. Both Microsoft and Sony have vowed to continue supporting their respective consoles for the next couple years, so they’re far from dead, they’re just being replaced by something shinier and more “all-in-one”.
The future is looking especially bright for the horror genre, with games like Dead Rising 3 just around the corner and The Evil Within and Dying Light both coming next year. Before we get too engulfed in the excitement that a new console generation inspires, I’d like to take a look at some of the horror games that defined this console generation.
Check out my list of the ten greatest horror games of this generation, after the jump!
The original ending in The Last of Us was an ambiguous one, so if it didn’t fully satisfy your need for closure, this newly unveiled alternate ending might do the trick. Developer Naughty Dog has revealed another ending that would’ve made the game’s description as the PS3′s swan song an apt one, and I guarantee it would’ve been the best ending of all time. No one saw this coming. Check it out — but first, you may want to grab a box of Kleenexes.
Game writer, Neil Druckmann, and lead artist Faith Erin Hicks, turn in the fourth installment of “The Last of Us: American Dreams”, closing the final chapter of Dark Horse Comics’ noteworthy prequel to Naughty Dog’s original creation. Chronicling Ellie’s journey prior to the established video game storyline, this mini-series proves to be as accessible and thrilling to new fans, as the game is illustrious and esteemed in the industry. READ MORE
I don’t want to take anything away from Vikki Blake’s fantastic review of The Last Of Us, which you should most definitely read, but this is quite possibly the best review of the game I’ve seen so far.
Erin from Hot Pepper Game Reviews had the unfortunate duty of reviewing Naughty Dog’s latest game, the critically lauded survival horror game, The Last of Us. I say unfortunate, because a Hot Pepper game review can only kick off after the reviewer has eaten a pepper. In this case, it’s a Serrano Pepper. I couldn’t do this, but what I can do is watch her do it. You can too, after the break.
According to this Mega64 skit, The Last of Us is so immersive that there’s a chance it’ll grab a hold of you, much like a Clicker, and take over your life. I haven’t had the opportunity to play it yet, even though I hear it’s pretty amazing. Now, I’m kind of nervous to jump into it. I have a crazy addictive personality, so my fear is I’ll get sucked into it and my friends will find me crafting cars and shotguns out of scissors, tape and towels.
Not sure what I’m talking about? The answers you seek lie beyond that little Read More button…
It’s no secret that The Last of Us is really, really good, but for a horror game that’s exclusive to a single console, 3.4 million sold — both digitally and at retail — is a mighty impressive feat. This makes The Last of Us one of the best reviewed games of all time, on top of being the fastest selling game on the PlayStation 3.
Who here has played it, and if you have, what do you think?