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Ex-Sony Engineer Kazuya Sakakihara Left His Name Inside Every PS4

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6w ago - Today Kotaku reports that Ex-Sony Engineer Kazuya Sakakihara left his name inside every PlayStation 4 console, and requires no PS4 decryption to see it because it's written as a text string.

Below are the details, to quote: "Kazuya Sakakihara spent ten years working at Sony as a senior software engineer, helping bring both the PS3 and PS4 to the world. He's no longer at the company (parting ways in early 2013), but before he left he made sure his name quite literally lives on inside the code of pretty much every PlayStation 4.

As you can see here, in this snippet sent in by [Register or Login to view links], Sakakihara has left his name inside the PS4's HDD code. Now, coders leaving "calling cards" is nothing new, it happens all the time, but it's usually left in the "[Register or Login to view links]", the parts where humans leave human messages for other humans. And even then, it's often in the form of initials. Sakakihara's full name is lying there in the actual code, and doesn't require any kind of decryption to see it.

Sure beats scrawling it on the bathroom wall on his last day at the office.

Interestingly, his name also has a typo. I wonder if that was just that, a typo, or whether it was a concession...
 

Behind-the-Scenes of The Last of Us & The Last of Us: Left Behind

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42w ago - Naughty Dog Community Strategist Eric Monacelli went behind-the-scenes today with The Last of Us and The Last of Us: Left Behind below.

To quote: Stop reading now and head here if you haven't completed The Last of Us: Left Behind or The Last of Us.

To be crystal clear, so you're not tempted to read on...

Spoilers Ahead - Turn Back Now

Okay, if you HAVE played the new story chapter and learned about Ellie's adventures and relationship with Riley, we're happy to show you our addendum to Grounded, our feature-length documentary on the development of The Last of Us.

Our new video is called From Dreams - The Making of The Last of Us: Left Behind. Watch it now:





Maybe you've caught Grounded: The Making of The Last of Us on Amazon Instant Video or via the Season Pass on PlayStation Store.

Perhaps you prefer to watch videos on YouTube. We made that possible as the full feature is now up on the PlayStation YouTube channel:





We're exploring additional ways to make these videos available to watch in your region of the world. These are the stories of development on The...
 

The Last of Us Left Behind REPACK DLC PS3 DUPLEX is Released

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44w ago - Following up on the previous release and more new PS3 Fixes for 3.41/3.55 by opoisso893, today PlayStation 3 scene release group DUPLEX is back with The Last of Us Left Behind DLC PS3 DUPLEX and The Last of Us Left Behind REPACK DLC PS3 DUPLEX (5.041 GB) for Custom Firmware users!

From the PS3 NFO Files: The.Last.of.Us.Left.Behind.DLC.PS3-DUPLEX / The Last of Us Left Behind DLC PS3 DUPLEX

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The Last of Us: Left Behind Out Tonight, Launch Trailer Revealed

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44w ago - Naughty Dog Creative Director Neil Druckmann revealed today that The Last of Us: Left Behind is officially out tonight alongside a PS3 launch trailer below!

To quote: It's been an incredible February. On the same night, The Last of Us won big at the 41st annual [Register or Login to view links] and the 2014 [Register or Login to view links].

Five days later, we took home ten awards, including Game of the Year, Adventure Game of the Year, Outstanding Character Performance by [Register or Login to view links] for her role as Ellie – and many others at the 17th annual DICE Awards.

To date we've received more than 230 [Register or Login to view links] picks around the globe. We are deeply honored and humbled to receive such high praise and recognition from our peers and industry fans. On behalf of everyone that worked on The Last of Us, thank you!





We're proud to continue this strong month by releasing our first ever, single-player downloadable story campaign, The Last of Us: Left Behind. Unless you're on a media blackout, check out the launch trailer for Left Behind.
 

Videos: The Last of Us: Left Behind PS3 Trailer, Interview Arrives

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48w ago - Sony Social Media Manager Sid Shuman shared both a PS3 trailer and PlayStation 3 interview spotlighting The Last of Us: Left Behind DLC today.

To quote: Following its strong showing in Game of the Year awards industry-wide, all eyes have turned towards the future of The Last of Us.

And that would be The Last of Us: Left Behind, the upcoming story-driven epilogue written by TLOU scribe Neil Druckmann and starring Ashley Johnson as Ellie and Yaani King as Riley, Ellie's older and arguably wiser friend.

Set before Joel and Ellie meet in The Last of Us, Left Behind will focus strongly on Ellie and Riley, adding intriguing new wrinkles to Ellie's future relationship with Joel, as well as immersive details about the game's decaying world.





With the DLC due out February 14th, we caught up with Ashley and Yaani to learn more about what makes Left Behind tick.





Today also marks the release of a new, full-length, in-game cinematic from The Last of Us: Left Behind. You'll learn a lot about Ellie and Riley's relationship and Left Behind's narrative.
 
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