The Last of Us - Neil Druckmann on Creating a Future PS3 Classic

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45w ago - Sony Blog Manager Fred Dutton shared details today on The Last of Us in which Neil Druckmann offers his insight on creating a future PS3 classic.

To quote: As many of you will have seen, the review scores are finally in for The Last of Us - the brand new PS3 title from Uncharted studio Naughty Dog.

At the time of writing, its Metacritic score sits at a mighty 95/100, cementing its place as one of the very finest video games of this console generation. Perfect scores came in from some of the toughest critics in the business, including Eurogamer, Edge and Videogamer.

In just seven days' time you'll be able to judge for yourself, but in the meantime I caught up with the game's Creative Director Neil Druckmann to delve into the project's origins, its development and the studio's thoughts on the finished product.

He was in fine form - just as we started talking, he was handed an early print-out of the very first review - that Edge 10/10. Read on for some great insight into video game development at the very highest level.

Neil, you've been tasked with creating a brand new IP and following the hugely successful Uncharted series. Do you feel much pressure on your shoulders?

Neil Druckmann: Absolutely, just because it's a new position...
 

The Last of Us and The Last of Us PS3 DLC Unlocker By Duplex Out

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45w ago - Following up on their previous releases, today PlayStation 3 scene release group Duplex is back with The Last of Us PS3 (32.76 GB) and a The Last of Us DLC Unlocker PS3 release for Custom Firmware users with details below alongside a The Last of Us (BCES01584) Retail Fix 3.41 / 3.55 CFW by opoisso893.

A guide is available HERE from daivyphuong alongside a PS3 3.55 CFW Fix from AdilAliraqe and a The Last of Us PS3 Theme (Last_Of_Us_Static_001.p3t) and The Last of Us PS3 Theme #2 (Last Of Us Static 002.p3t) and a Hybrid Last Of Us Uncharted.p3t by Ada_Love and a The Last of Us (Cheat EBOOT) (which...
 

Video: The Last of Us PS3 Multiplayer Revealed By Naughty Dog

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45w ago - Naughty Dog Community Strategist Eric Monacelli has revealed The Last of Us PS3 Multiplayer details today alongside a video below.

To quote: Over the past few days we invited media to play our The Last of Us multiplayer mode called Factions. Most of these impressions are available online now but you'll be seeing more as our review embargo on the game ends very soon.

The multiplayer is an extension of the themes you'll find in the single player game. The moment-to-moment survival present in the single-player campaign is integral to the multiplayer.

You'll feel tension and need to be intensely alert at all times. We want to show you a glimpse of what the gameplay looks like.

In Factions you'll have to pick a side and roll with the Hunters or the Fireflies. Each player starts with a small clan of survivors that you need to keep alive and grow. There are two modes in which you can accomplish the growth and survival of your Clan.

In Supply Raid, you'll have to scavenge the area and keep your team alive. Your team has a pool of twenty reinforcements. Once the reinforcements have been exhausted, the match will go into sudden death.

In Survivors, you're going to have to be extremely vigilant. There are no respawns. Once you're gone you've been eliminated...
 

Video: The Last of Us: Ashley Johnson on Bringing Ellie to Life

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46w ago - Sony Blog Manager Fred Dutton shared a video today spotlighting Ashley Johnson bringing Ellie to Life in The Last of Us alongside news that the demo is officially available in God of War: Ascension below.

To quote: As you'll find out in just two weeks' time, Naughty Dog's rabidly-anticipated new survival adventure The Last of Us does a phenomenal job of making you really care about its two protagonists, Joel and Ellie.

Partly through Neil Druckman's nuanced writing, partly through the tactile, reactive gameplay, and partly through the pitch-perfect performances of the voiceover cast, The Last of Us packs an almighty emotional wallop to go with its blockbuster action set-pieces.

It's bar-setting stuff from the Uncharted studio, and these are characters that will resonate with you long after the game's epic conclusion.

To find out a little more about how Naughty Dog pulled it off, we sat down for a quick chat with Ashley Johnson, the young actress bringing world-weary teen Ellie to life.

PlayStation.Blog: How did you first get involved with the project?
 
Ashley Johnson: My voice-over agent sent me the audition and asked if I'd be interested in doing a video game. She warned me that it was motion capture and that whole...
 

The Last of Us: Pre-Order Digital Edition & Season Pass, DLC Details

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46w ago - Naughty Dog Community Strategist Eric Monacelli shared pre-order details today on The Last of Us: Digital Edition & Season Pass alongside the video game's DLC below.

To quote: The Last of Us arrives in just a few weeks. We're happy to let you know you can pre-order the full digital edition of the game starting today on the PlayStation Store.

The game will be a Day 1 Digital download - this means you can get it at midnight on June 14th. The digital edition features a unique download installer which will allow you to start playing the game once the game data is a little over half way downloaded.

The Last of Us is a universe rich in character and story with many facets that we could potentially explore for years. We're getting started by announcing that there will be three packs of downloadable content for The Last of Us available after the game launches.

If you want to lock in all three of those DLC packs at discounted price, step up now and grab the Season Pass. The Last of Us Season Pass DLC is available for pre-order now on PlayStation Store - only $19.99 for three DLC Packs.

This is a 30% savings over the pricing of the DLC packs individually. The Season Pass will be available at your local GameStop when you pick up The...
 







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