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How an idea from Uncharted 2 led to The Last of Us

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 06, 2013 4:30pm PDT

Neil Druckmann, lead designer of Uncharted 2 and creative director of The Last of Us, talked about how a cut idea from the Uncharted games led to the genesis of their survival horror world.


"The Mute Girl concept reminds me of Yorda from Ico. Like Ellie, she's a female NPC that you're ..."

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The Last of Us ending influenced by tie-in comic

By Steve Watts, Jul 23, 2013 9:30am PDT

The Last of Us writer/director Neil Druckmann explains how the mini-series comic from Dark Horse influenced the game, including its ending.


The Last of Us ships 3.4 million in three weeks

By Steve Watts, Jul 09, 2013 7:30am PDT

Naughty Dog's The Last of Us has reached 3.4 million in global sales after only three weeks on the market, according to Sony estimates.


"Wow, you've all really convinced me. Yeah, no, I was just kidding. Still glad I traded it away."

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The Last of Us director describes game's original ending

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 28, 2013 8:00am PDT

Spoilers, duh.


"the real choice was whether you kill the other two doctors or not, because you can leave that ..."

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Ellen Page says Last of Us 'ripped off' her likeness

By Steve Watts, Jun 24, 2013 5:00pm PDT

Actress Ellen Page says that her likeness was "ripped off" for The Last of Us character Ellie, and that it was "not appreciated."


"There's enough differences for it to not a likeness. All should be aware right now, in our ..."

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The Last of Us patch causes save issues [Update]

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 14, 2013 10:15am PDT

The Last of Us is great. But not so great that you'll want to start over from the beginning as your save magically disappears.


"I have the game since wednesday and not a single problem with my saves ^^"

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Strategies for surviving The Last of Us

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 05, 2013 8:15am PDT

After playing through The Last of Us, here are some helpful hints that should give you the edge.


"This is not a game about choice. While you can make decisions in combat, that's it. It's still ..."

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The Last of Us review: life and death

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 05, 2013 7:00am PDT

The Last of Us is as thoughtful as it is exhilarating, and easily stands as Naughty Dog's best work to date.


"I'm not sure how you expect me to read this without a big number at the top out of 10."

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The Last of Us multiplayer caught on video

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 04, 2013 12:30pm PDT

Yesterday, we gave you an extensive preview on the long-hidden multiplayer modes of The Last of Us. But words can rarely do video games justice, so...


"the clunkyness of a controller playing that just turns me off soooo much. yes i know it's old ..."

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The Last of Us multiplayer preview: survival games

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 03, 2013 9:00am PDT

Multiplayer in The Last of Us successfully captures the high-tension gunplay that defines the single-player campaign.


"Thank you for article, but for me. I'm not interested one iota for the MP."

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PSA: The Last of Us demo now available to God of War Ascension owners

By Andrew Yoon, May 31, 2013 2:00pm PDT

Reminder: owners of God of War Ascension can play a bit of The Last of Us today.


"Played it. It was fantastic. Especially the last bit, it got crazy no matter how I tackled it. ..."

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The Last of Us to get multiplayer and single-player DLC

By Andrew Yoon, May 28, 2013 5:30pm PDT

As is standard for big-budget AAA games, The Last of Us will have DLC. It will also have a Season Pass, comprised of single and multiplayer content.


"I'm saddened to see that Naughty Dog had to cave in to industry pressure to include multiplayer. ..."

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A guide to crafting in The Last of Us

By Andrew Yoon, May 20, 2013 12:00pm PDT

Half-empty bottles of liquor, discarded towels, broken razor blades, and even sugar can all be transformed into deadly tools for Joel to use on his journey.


"Bahaha loved this comment. It also crushed my dreams though... :("

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The Last of Us digital download lets you start playing sooner

By Andrew Yoon, May 17, 2013 1:00pm PDT

The Last of Us will give PS3 gamers a small taste of PS4's new accessibility features. Once you've downloaded fifty percent of the game, you'll be able to start playing.


"Wow no comments on this. Am I out of the loop or are all blockbuster console games available ..."

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The Last of Us preview: it's still good

By Andrew Yoon, May 17, 2013 12:01am PDT

Playing through more of the single-player adventure revealed that The Last of Us can be as much a blockbuster as it is a thriller.


"Don't get me wrong... I always prefer the PC, and I don't particularly like exclusives for the ..."

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