Video: The Last of Us Dev Series Episode 2: Wasteland Beautiful

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54w ago - Naughty Dog Community Strategist Eric Monacelli posted up a follow-up video today spotlighting The Last of Us development series dubbed Episode 2: Wasteland Beautiful below.

To quote: In our first video in The Last of Us Development series we took a look at the Infected. We explored their unpredictable nature, what the Cordyceps fungus has done to these humans, and how we as developers worked some plausible science about infection into the game.

Area 5 returned to the studio to discover how we created the game world. The second video in the series looks at what went into the concept and design of the world and its environments in The Last of Us.

The key word for the development of every aspect in The Last of Us is contrast. There's a counterpoint to nearly every detail in the game and we strive to show as much beauty as the ugly, brutal realities of the world allow. We think you'll find our wasteland beautiful once you get into the game world in just a couple months.

Check it out:





Our next video in the series will explore the crafting and scavenging gameplay mechanics. An in-depth documentary on the game disc will contain an expanded look at all the content in these videos. The Last...
 

Video: The Last of Us PS3 Development Series Episode 1: Hush

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59w ago - Naughty Dog Community Strategist Eric Monacelli shared the first in a series of development videos today showcasing The Last of Us for the PlayStation 3 dubbed Episode 1: Hush below.

To quote: A few weeks ago we revealed the Infected and let select media get some hands-on time against these unpredictable, fungus-infested humans.

The responses were tension-filled and fantastic. We're excited to share more information with you about The Last of Us and the Infected.

Starting with this video we're kicking off a series that will pull back the curtain on our design, our technology, and our ideas that shape The Last of Us. We want to give you a straightforward look at our development process and the work we do here at Naughty Dog.

We invited Area 5 to visit the studio and capture the development process. Along the way we'll be unpacking the many different aspects of the game and its development with a documentarian's approach.





This first video is just a taste of what's upcoming. Extended cuts of these videos will be available via the game disc. We'll have more behind-the-scenes access and content as we march toward June 14th and the launch of The Last of Us.
 

Video: The Walking Dead - Episode 5: No Time Left Hits PSN Tomorrow

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74w ago - Sony Social Media Manager Sid Shuman has announced that The Walking Dead Episode 5: No Time Left hits PSN tomorrow alongside a fresh video trailer below.

To quote: It's all been leading up to this! Tomorrow, Telltale Games releases what they've dubbed the "season finale" of The Walking Dead, which I suppose bodes well for the possibility of future installments.

For me, Telltale's series represents the best of the adventure genre, with likeable characters, grim scenarios, and a player-guided narrative.

I've made no secret that The Walking Dead has quickly become one of my favorite gaming experiences of the year, and I'm dying to see how Lee Everett's final chapter plays out in this companion piece to Robert Kirkman's much-loved graphic novel series.





(Spoiler) Sad to say that Kenny won't be joining me on the final journey, though. What about you? Who are you taking with you?
 

Video: The Walking Dead: Episode 4 Coming Soon, New PS3 Trailer

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80w ago - Today Writer Gary Whitta has confirmed that The Walking Dead: Episode 4 - Around Every Corner is coming soon alongside a new video trailer and screens below.

To quote: Congratulations. You've made it. You've survived. This far.

If you're reading this blog, that means you've probably already played the first three installments of Telltale Games' episodic video game adaptation of Robert Kirkman's never-ending zombie epic The Walking Dead. And you've been put through an emotional meat grinder unparalleled in interactive storytelling.

You've had to deal not just with the dead rising up, but with the living brought low as the scattered and desperate survivors of the zombie apocalypse have struggled to hold onto their humanity under impossible pressure.

You've seen murder, cannibalism, fear, paranoia, insanity, betrayal, and even the tragic death of an innocent child. And all I can say to you after all that is, I'm sorry. Because it's about to get worse. Much worse.

At the close of Episode 3, Lee Everett and his fellow survivors were just about to arrive by train in Savannah, where Kenny, distraught after the recent loss of his wife and son, has pinned all his hopes on finding a boat that can carry the group to safety.
 

Sony Announces The Walking Dead: Episode 3 Hits PSN Today

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85w ago - Director Eric Parsons at Long Road Ahead has announced that The Walking Dead: Episode 3 is officially hitting PSN today!

Below are the details, to quote: We continue to be blown away by how much people want each new installment of The Walking Dead. As soon as we get an episode out the door, we're immediately hit with people wanting to know when the next one will hit.

It's incredible and we're so grateful for everyone's excitement and support. Today we can confirm that The Walking Dead: Episode Three - Long Road Ahead will launch August 28th (today!) on PlayStation Network in North America.

We've been hard at work making sure this installment will put players through the emotional wringer in this morally grey story set in the world of Robert Kirkman's comic book series.

Episode Three - Long Road Ahead is going to push some truly mind-warping decisions on you. A zombie apocalypse is horrific not only because of the undead, but also because of the depths that humanity will sink to in desperate times. You're going to have to choose paths that I don't think have ever really been explored in a video game before. I can't help but wince with the knowledge of many of the choices we've created for you to make.

This is our most emotionally turbulent episode yet,...
 







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