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The Last of Us wins 2014 Writer's Guild video game award

The Last of Us wins 2014 Writer's Guild video game award

The Last of Us has won plenty of accolades from the gaming press, but it can now add another notch to its belt from outside our little sphere. Writer Neil Druckmann won the Outstanding Achievement in Writing for Video Games award from the Writer's Guild of America.

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The Last of Us: Left Behind adds multi-faction battles

The Last of Us: Left Behind adds multi-faction battles

Naughty Dog is sharing some new details about The Last of Us' upcoming Left Behind DLC. A new developer interview shares some insight from voice actresses Ashley Johnson (Ellie) and Yaani King (Riley) about their characters and their history. On top of that, a couple of the studio's designers also reveal some of what can be expected from Left Behind, in terms of gameplay.

Read more: Multi-faction combat explained »

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Best of 2013: #4 - The Last of Us

Best of 2013: #4 - The Last of Us

Perhaps no other game in 2013 could be as easily pointed to by the mainstream as proof that games are art. The Last of Us enraptured gamers with its cinematic presentation and remarkable performances from Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson. Somehow, Naughty Dog managed to one-up their Uncharted series, raising the bar for what narrative can be in games--with deep, nuanced characters positioned in challenging, morally gray situations.

There are so many moments that help cement TLOU's position as one of the year's best. However, none are as haunting or as lasting as the very last shot of the game. It's chilling not because of what is said, but what isn't. Surely, there could be no more doubts about the legitimacy of digital acting.

Read more: Oh yeah, gameplay »

"Wow this seems really low. This game was easily my GOTY - though I didn't really play much ..."
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DICE 2014 Award nominees announced, The Last of Us leads

DICE 2014 Award nominees announced, The Last of Us leads

Sure, Hollywood may be abuzz with today's Oscar nominations, but the video game industry's Academy-equivalent has also announced their picks for best-of-2013. The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) have revealed their nominees for the 17th annual DICE awards, to be held in Las Vegas next month.

Read more: The Last of Us leads nods, GTAV trails behind »

"I havnt played Last of us, but out tof those Bioshock lead the way for me by miles."
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The Last of Us: Left Behind DLC coming February 14

The Last of Us: Left Behind DLC coming February 14

Update - Naughty Dog has confirmed the release date for The Last of Us's Left Behind DLC via Twitter.

Original Story - One of 2013's most beloved games is apparently getting its next chunk of downloadable content on the day made for love. Sony has listed The Last of Us DLC Left Behind for February 14, 2014. The date lines up with a purported promotional screenshot taken by a fan.

Read more: Rumored comic and dynamic theme »

"ugh so far away. I really hope they have plans for more content for this game. "
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The Last of Us: Left Behind video introduces Riley

The Last of Us: Left Behind video introduces Riley

The Last of Us will soon be getting a new single-player campaign with "Left Behind," a prequel tale that goes over the events of the American Dreams comic. The adventure will introduce Riley, Ellie's best friend before she encounters Joel. In a new cinematic video, you'll get a glimpse of how the two interact with one another.

Watch: Don't get Left Behind »

"this is what pisses me off the most about X1 and PS4. I had to keep my PS3 just so I could play ..."
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The Last of Us movie domains registered by Sony

The Last of Us movie domains registered by Sony

The critically acclaimed The Last of Us may be destined for a film adaptation. Sony has registered two domain names that seem to indicate an intent, or at least an openness, to making it a movie.

Read more: Two domains, and one already claimed »

"I'd go and see it. Its got a great storyline for a video game and a nice new take on zombies."
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Uncharted announced for PlayStation 4

Uncharted announced for PlayStation 4

Tonight at Sony's PlayStation 4 launch event, Naughty Dog presented a brief trailer for its next project: Uncharted 4, for the PlayStation 4. The teaser didn't give many details, but the team hinted that picking through it will give fans some clues about the content of this next adventure. We'll update as more information becomes available, but you can already watch the trailer to mine for secrets.

Watch: Uncharted's teaser »

"Sweet. And a pirate theme. I'm down with that. Guess I better save some pennies for a PS4 next ..."
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The Last of Us: Left Behind DLC coming early 2014

The Last of Us: Left Behind DLC coming early 2014

Naughty Dog revealed new story-based DLC for The Last of Us during tonight's PlayStation Live event, going into Ellie's backstory. Titled The Last of Us: Left Behind, the very brief teaser shows Ellie and Riley Abel from the game's prequel comic approaching an abandoned carousel.

Watch: The teaser »

"my god the teaser gave me goosebumps, can't wait to get back into the world of The last of us."
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Uncharted 3's final update makes every multiplayer map free

Uncharted 3's final update makes every multiplayer map free

Uncharted 3 is about to turn two years old, and developer Naughty Dog is finally ready to stop working on the game. A final patch will add one new multiplayer map to the game: Dry Docks. Adapted from a single-player stage, the map was cut in the game's original run. And now, it's been revived and released for free. In fact, all existing maps are now free.

Read more: Free map packs, and a farewell to updates »

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The Last of Us multiplayer maps to cost $9.99

The Last of Us multiplayer maps to cost $9.99

The first bit of downloadable content for The Last of Us is due tomorrow. Some new details have emerged about the maps, including a price of $9.99 if you purchase them without the $20 Season Pass.

Read more: Four maps detailed »

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The Last of Us team was originally on Jak & Daxter reboot

The Last of Us team was originally on Jak & Daxter reboot

The Last of Us is a grim story about survival well after the fungus-zombie apocalypse has all but wiped out humanity. But before it went down that path, the Naughty Dog team was originally working on a reboot for the studio's significantly more bright-and-chipper Jak & Daxter series.

Read more: "We weren't doing service to what fans of this franchise really liked" »

"That art looks like it could have been for the greatest game ever made"
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The Last of Us first DLC is multiplayer maps

The Last of Us first DLC is multiplayer maps

If you're itching for more of the lovely The Last of Us, good news: Naughty Dog is finally starting to reveal more of its DLC plans. Unfortunately, the first DLC release will be a multiplayer map pack in October. You'll need to wait a few months for more single-player fun.

Read more: Single-player DLC has "strong ties" to game's narrative »

"You guys speak for yourself. I find the mulitplayer a ton of fun. I play it a lot on the ..."
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The Last of Us' unused musical ending

The Last of Us' unused musical ending

At PAX Prime this year, Naughty Dog showed off an unused "alternate" ending for The Last of Us. It's quite special--but unless you've already seen the original ending, you may want to avoid it for now.

Watch: Opera! »

"So good, I could really use the $40 bucks if I sold it to get GTAV but i dont want to sell it"
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Behind the scenes of The Last of Us' title sequence

Behind the scenes of The Last of Us' title sequence

The opening moments of The Last of Us are filled with unexpected surprises. One of them is the title sequence--a first for a Naughty Dog game.

According to creative director Neil Druckmann, plans for the title sequence came very late in production, after all the scenes were already in the game. However, given the significant time lapse that happens between the prologue and the rest of the story, Druckmann thought the break would ease players into the experience.

Read more: Setting the stage »

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