Showing posts with label The Last of Us. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Last of Us. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Sony Announces PlayStation Hits on Budget Price

Get some of the greatest PlayStation games on PS4 that you might have missed before, now at a new lower price.

Back in the days, PlayStation had a Greatest Hits line to introduce all the great games on their platform and it was a great way for fans of having awesome games at cheaper rates. So, if you are yearning for a game from couple of years ago, you might actually get lucky because Sony is bringing back those traditional sales once again as PlayStation Hits. This is a selective lot of exciting PS4 games and the price range starts from as low as $19.99 only available across U.S. from June 28.

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Sony Announces PlayStation Hits on Budget Price

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In Canada, the lowest retail price will be starting from at $19.99 CAD at PS Store and through participating retailers on 14 games. Customers in U.S. will be enjoying this great discount deal on 15 games though. In retails shops, PlayStation Hits line of games will come in red packages as an alternative for usual PS blue color and they will feature red banners in case of digital purchase as well, which immediately tells you that they belong to the Hits lineup and you can find them out easily.

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PlayStation Hits U.S. Lineup

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The US lineup features games like Bloodborne, Battlefield 4, Doom, Driveclub, Infamous: Second Son, Killzone: Shadow Fall, The Last of Us Remastered, LittleBigPlanet 3, Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience, Project CARS, Ratchet & Clank, Street Fighter V, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Yakuza 0 and Yakuza Kiwami. Undoubtedly, the collection has gathered some fan-favorites as well as critically acclaimed picks for both hardcore gamers and casual players to keep them engaged.

RELATED: The Last of Us Hits 17 Million Sales

The lineup for UK and EU has all the titles mentioned above alongside other inclusions of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Batman: Arkham Knight, Dragon Ball Xenoverse, Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition, EA Sports UFC 2, Earth Defense 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Mortal Kombat X, Need for Speed, Need for Speed Rivals, Rayman Legends and Watch Dogs, except for Battlefield 4, Doom, Metal Gear Solid V and Yakuza Kiwami.

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PlayStation Hits PS4 Bundle for Europe

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Sony has taken this awe-inspiring initiative of dropping price rates of some of their best-selling games to celebrate five-year anniversary of PlayStation 4. Some of the PS4 exclusives also made it to the discount list for this occasion and it really tells how much they appreciate their fans. The publisher company is affirmative about adding more popular titles to the Hits line in future. For a selective few European markets, a 1 TB special edition PlayStation Hits PS4 bundle is coming with three above-mentioned PlayStation Hits titles.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

The Last of Us Hits 17 Million Sales

Sony Interactive Entertainment has sold more than 17 million copies of The Last of Us game on PS3 and PS4.

With everyone hyping over developer Naughty Dog's upcoming action-adventure survival horror game The Last of Us Part II with its amazing gameplay reveal at E3 2018, the studio reminded us why they’re making a sequel to the critically acclaimed original. On the 5th anniversary of The Last of Us' release, their official Twitter account revealed that publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment have sold over 17 million copies of the game till April 2018 on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.

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The Last of Us Hits 17 Million Sales

RELATED: Neil Druckmann Talks The Last of Us Inspiration

Although, they had the data regarding units sold to their hands back in April, the studio probably waited for the fifth anniversary of the game’s debut to come and then make it public. The game was released on June 14, 2013 for PS3 and 13 months after it came out, Sony has already sold 7 million copies of it. A PS4 version, The Last of Us Remastered is released on July 2014, which saw 1 million units sold in just a month and mounted a total of 8 million copies of the game.



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It terms of sales, The Last of Us had a pretty good run by selling nearly close to 10 million copies in a year after it saw release. When the game was ported to PlayStation 4, it saw another surge on stores for the game. It became so popular that Sony even announced a new PlayStation 4 bundle that offered The Last of Us Remastered with it back in 2015. Game director Neil Druckmann surely did an awesome job creating a compelling story of Joel and Ellie's unforgettable journey in such a dark and gritty world.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Neil Druckmann Talks The Last of Us Inspiration

As creative game director at Naughty Dog, Neil Druckmann can surely take pride for his contribution to The Last of Us and Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. Among these, the former is a critically acclaimed and commercially successful game with a sequel in works. At the 21st DICE Awards, he opened up about his source of inspiration for The Last of Us and its strong narrative in an interview with director Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane, Black Mirror).

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Neil Druckmann Talks The Last of Us Inspiration

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Druckmann says that how much he was fond of Monkey Island and the Sierra games. He revealed that as a story-centric game, Half-Life truly blew him away. His time at Naughty Dog started off as a programming intern working on Jak 3 and Jak X: Combat Racing. These eventually led him to work with adventurer Nathan Drake for the action-adventure genre of Uncharted game series.

RELATED: The Last of Us Part II Premiere Trailer

While working on these projects, Druckmann was always seeking answer for better ways of telling stories throughout the gameplay and with that mindset, his goal was to create characters who can tell stories without wearing any fancy costumes. So, when he got the chance to shape the world of The Last of Us for Naughty Dog in 2013, his long-time dream actually came true at long last.

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In the game, the protagonist tries to protect a girl from the hazards of a post-apocalyptic world while constantly fighting ravaging infected populace of their surroundings. The perfect blend of story-telling through the elements of survival horror was created in the process and it left a deep impact on gamers and pop culture. With a record-breaking game taking the gaming world by storm, the developers focused on a sequel.

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The End of the F***ing World

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Currently, The Last of Us Part 2 II is in works for PlayStation 4 and already two breathtaking trailers are dropped. As he was talking about it, Druckmann reveals that the game took major inspiration from the dark comedy original Netflix series The End of the F***ing World and the emphasis were mainly focused on the dialogue of the sequel. According to him, the story of the series is well written and acted, which you would agree too if you have already watched the show or the trailer.

"There’s a show on Netflix called End of the F***ing World – which is so well written, acted, and quirky – has been totally inspiring the stuff we’re doing in [The Last of Us 2]. Again, more on the dialogue stuff."

Though the show, The End of the F***ing World is worth a binge watch if you are all game for a good time, the black comedic tones of the series hardly matches with a post-apocalyptic game setting of The Last of Us filled with cannibals and hostile humans everywhere. The edgy dialogues of it however, go along fine with the messed up atmosphere of the game. Neil Druckmann was probably referring to laughing at the darker side of things in Naughty Dog's crown jewel.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Uncharted and Last of Us Movie Update

Comic-book and video game based films are getting very popular in Hollywood with each passing year. With many of them earning tons of money in the box-office and some of them failing miserably, they are still trying to figure out how to do things right. Developer Naughty Dog's one of the two most popular video game titles Uncharted and The Last of Us were considered for movie adaptations, regarding which company's creative lead Neil Druckmann has some update.

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Uncharted and Last of Us Movie Update

It's about time that we find out how Uncharted and The Last of Us films are progressing and at Las Vegas, D.I.C.E. Summit, Druckmann paid a visit to director Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane, Black Mirror) to discuss the possible storyline for these movies. He also talked with director Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum, Real Steel), whom Druckmann believes has a clear idea of where the studio is currently with these projects and really gets it as it is.

RELATED: The Last of Us Part II Premiere Trailer

Thinking that people want to make movies based on their games, Neil Druckmann and the crews of Naughty Dog used to get excited. They weren't getting excited to just see a movie on big-screen. Nor they are interested to see a direct adaptation of any of the storylines from the games. Because, Druckmann and team are already pretty good at telling their stories cinematically through a game and that is why they want something different.

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Tom Holland Will Play Young Nathan Drake

We already know this that actor Tom Holland (Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming) is going to play the role of a young Nathan Drake in Levy's upcoming Uncharted movie. Though the film will not adapt any plot from all the games of the original Uncharted game series, we are expecting to see a sort of origin story for young Nathan Drake that bridges the gap with the game. Director Joe Carnahan (The A-Team, The Grey) has already written an R-Rated script for the film and Sony is apparently happy with it.

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Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker as Ellie and Joel

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About the film adaptations, Neil Druckmann feels it would seem wrong to him and many fans of the game to see someone else stepping into the shoes of the characters in the live-action version instead of the original cast of voice actors. For him, Nolan North, Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker are Nathan Drake of Uncharted, Ellie and Joel of The Last of Us respectively. Someone completely different on these roles will be weird for him to accept.

Druckmann also clarifies this as, if you are to make a movie on AMC's crime drama TV series Breaking Bad and cast someone else other than Bryan Cranston (Argo, Godzilla) to play the role of Walter White then it would just not feel right at all. Dan Trachtenberg however, then presented the idea where he talked about the TV show adaptation of the Fargo movie, which was done right. Despite it being quite difficult to create new characters for that same different world, Druckmann and Trachtenberg both loved the idea.

RELATED: The Last of Us Part II Announced

About The Last of Us live-action film, Druckmann said that he even worked on a script that was pretty much a direct adaptation of the original game and was not that impressive. Now that he left it, he believes it was for the better and no film should be made on that draft either. It's simply not worth it.

Naughty Dog is currently working on the much-anticipated sequel of action-adventure survival horror The Last of Us, The Last of Us Part II for PlayStation 4. As for Uncharted series of games, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End was the last game from the core-story of Nathan Drake and probably some other development studio would work on Uncharted 5. The most recent release based on a video game this year would be Oscar winner Alicia Vikander starring action-adventure movie Tomb Raider, releasing on March 16.