Video: Naughty Dog on The Last of Us: The Making of a Cinematic

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88w ago - Naughty Dog Community Strategist Arne Meyer has shared a The Last of Us video today covering the making of a cinematic below.

To quote: Yesterday at Gamescom in Germany Troy Baker, the voice of Joel, and Ashley Johnson, the voice of Ellie, took the stage with moderator Arne Meyer, Community Strategist at Naughty Dog, to talk about the cinematic process, the performances, and the creative ideas at play in The Last of Us.

Before the presentation began, our game's directors had a few words to say about the project.

In order to make everything Bruce and Neil discuss in the video a reality, the performances of Troy, Ashley, and every actor involved play a crucial role. Performance capture is a long, time-intensive process.

It involves tight mocap suits, long hours, a ton of writing and often some fortuitous ad-lib. We called attention to these performances – one of the first steps to the game's cinematic process – at our panel during San Diego Comic Con.

At Gamescom, we went deeper into the process, and now you can watch the raw mocap for the cinematic that introduced Bill, played by W. Earl Brown.



 

Video: The Last of Us - Gamescom 2012: Naughty Dog Perspective

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88w ago - Naughty Dog Community Strategist Arne Meyer has shared their perspective on the upcoming PS3 video game title The Last of Us in a fresh Gamescom 2012 trailer video today.

To quote: Hello from Gamescom everyone! It's always a treat to head out to Germany and show our latest project to media and fans from all over Europe.

Earlier today, we revealed a new trailer for The Last of Us, which we edited specifically for Gamescom.

Set to a fitting and haunting track by Hank Williams, Sr., this new trailer mixes previously seen content along with some brand new cinematic and gameplay footage, to provide more detail of the beautiful environments and dangerous opposition Joel and Ellie will face on their journey across the United States. Take a look.

I'll be here for a couple days with Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson, who play Joel and Ellie in The Last of Us, as they reveal more about the acting process to press from all over Europe.





If you're at Gamescom, be sure to hit the convention floor to get your eyes on our E3 demo.
 

Video: Uncharted 3 PS3 v1.13 is Naughty Dog's Biggest Patch Ever

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89w ago - Naughty Dog Community Strategist Eric Monacelli has unveiled details and video footage today on Uncharted 3 PS3 v1.13, which is their biggest patch ever!

To quote: When we announced Uncharted 3 we set out to make the multiplayer component as robust and compelling as any other multiplayer game out there.

We took lessons from our summer beta and the Subway Taste for Adventure and used them for our launch. Since launch, new design ideas and community feedback have been applied to every patch we've released.

Our newest patch is lucky number 13, and we've planted some fresh ideas deep into the game. Patch 1.13 for Uncharted 3 Multiplayer has been months in the making – it's our biggest patch ever.

Patch 1.13 will be available today, August 7th. If you're not a fan of reading, check out the patch notes video below for some of the new update's highlights.

We have unique new multiplayer DLC that will start rolling out to users as part of the PlayStation Store updates, starting on August 14th.





The upcoming...
 

Video: Naughty Dog Highlights from The Last Of Us Comic-Con Panel

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92w ago - Naughty Dog Community Strategist Eric Monacelli is here with some video highlights from The Last Of Us Comic-Con 2012 panel today for fans.

To quote: In San Diego this past week, we were floored to see how many people turned out for Comic-Con!

The highlight of our very busy weekend was our The Last of Us panel. We couldn't believe how long some people waited in line to attend our panel on Friday.

Some amazing cosplayers came by, and the room was just packed in general. The enthusiasm there was infectious and truly exciting.

We had The Last of Us Creative Director, Neil Druckmann, and Game Director, Bruce Straley, discuss various game inspirations and dive deeper into the characters, the plausible science behind the game, and the character acting behind the scenes.

Actor Troy Baker (Joel) and actress Ashley Johnson (Ellie) commented on their performance capture experiences and actor W. Earl Brown (There's Something About Mary, Deadwood) was introduced in a new cinematic as Bill, a new character in the world of The Last of Us.

If you weren't around to see the panel, here's a condensed look...





We had an unbelievable E3 and SDCC shaped up to be equally inspiring...
 

E3 2012 Video: Naughty Dog Reveals The Last of Us PS3 Gameplay

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98w ago - Naughty Dog Community Strategist Eric Monacelli has revealed the PS3 gameplay for The Last of Us at E3 2012 today!

To quote: Did you catch the PlayStation press conference livestream? Notice when it went all black? We wanted to set a proper mood, tone, and stage for our debut of The Last of Us gameplay.

The venue, as well as the hard work of the press conference production crew, afforded us a fantastic setup. It was an amazing opportunity to showcase our blood, sweat, and pixels on the massive video screen in the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena this Monday night. We're amped by the response we've received so far and looking forward to a very busy, very fun E3.

If you didn't catch the livestream or would like to see unadulterated, pure images of the gameplay watch this video. At this point in the story Joel and Ellie are attempting to get to the bridge and out of the city. They are tourists in an area that's controlled by hunters.

They are hunted and yet they too are hunters. Everyone is willing to do whatever it takes to survive. What you'll see is something that we're calling Balance of Power AI.

Enemies will react realistically to whatever situation your combat style forces them into. Playing as Joel, Ellie's...
 











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