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

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Comes to PS4

Sony console owners rejoice as almost after a year, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is coming to PS4 next month.

After starting its run on PC and Xbox One, PUBG has conquered Android and iOS so far. All that is left to officially take over is PlayStation 4 and on December 7 the battle royale sensation is finally reaching out to a new console platform.

Despite the game being suffering from a dropping player base and monetization problems from the earlier point of this year, online multiplayer battle royale game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is still kicking and soon, coming to PS4.

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Comes to PS4

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To start, the exciting announcement trailer hands you over a DualShock controller and a pan to earn your very own chicken diner!




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You may or may not have already played games like Fortnite, Free Fire and H1Z1, but what PUBG offers in the 100 player shooter into a map is definitely on another level. Drop in to loot armor and weapon for securing your bragging rights to victory!

The game launches on PS4 with Erangel, Miramar and Sanhok map with one more snow-themed map in works to arrive during this winter. Players can access regular features like custom matches, event mode, ranked system, Trophies and much more.

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Nathan Drake Desert Outfit

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Pre-order is already open and you simply go for the physical disk containing the base game or can just pick from Looter’s Digital Edition for $29.99, Survivor’s Digital Edition for $59.99 or the Champion’s Digital Edition for $89.99 only at PS Store, including exclusive items.

Pre-order bonuses have digital skins of Nathan Drake from Uncharted series and Ellie's backpack from The Last of Us for you in stock. Plus, digital version pre-purchase gets you The Unknown Avatar for your PSN ID and Miramar console theme.

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The Last of Us Ellie’s Backpack

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Developers at PUBG Corp. are working pretty hard day and night to deliver you the unique battle royale experience of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds as solo or squad on the comfort of your PlayStation 4 consoles within the next 23 days.

From the beginning of this year, they had one prime goal among many other and that is to bring the game to Sony consoles by the end of 2018 and they are finally handing it over to the PS4 community to enjoy an epic journey to earn your precious chicken dinner!

Thursday, October 25, 2018

PlayStation Now Games for Halloween 2018

Halloween is slowly nearing to creep upon us and PlayStation Now has some classic horror games for us to download and enjoy.

Halloween is almost here and hopefully you are not waiting for masked serial killer Michael Myers to show up at your doorstep to wish you and then chase around the whole house. Then where do you going to get some solid dose of jump-scares and spooks?

Well, you won't have to look any further because PlayStation Now has some great horror game for any fans of the genre which includes games like Bloodborne, Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition, Soma, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, Until Dawn and XCOM 2.

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PlayStation Now Games for Halloween 2018

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Bloodborne
This action role-playing game by developer From Software is one worthy successor of their immensely popular Dark Souls series in terms of freakishly gruesome legion of enemies, savage level of playing difficulty and melee-based combat system.

Bloodborne takes players to the Gothic world of Yharnam where they took the role of a Hunter who takes the responsibility of clean the city of all beastly creatures that has been plagued it for some time while the Hunter seeks Paleblood for some unknown reason.

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Bloodborne on PlayStation Now

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Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition
A top-down shoot 'em up game from Housemarque Climax Studios, this title has an average to favorable amount of reviews on its credential. Apocalypse Edition is an enhanced version for PS4 to enjoy the gory violence of zombie apocalypse in HD.

You can either play as Jack McReady or Scarlett Blake in a single-player mode or even pick both during co-op mode. Though Dead Nation mostly follows a typical story of a virus outbreak that starts an undead nightmare but the gameplay is quite satisfying when you see them getting massacred in an onslaught of blazing gunfire.

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Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition on PlayStation Now

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Soma
Horror works better from a first-person perspective and Frictional Games have probably figured that out before making the game. They even quirked some science fiction twist into the core of this survival horror, which saved it from being so generic of its kind.

You take control of lead character Simon Jarrett, who wakes up in an underwater research facility on the year 2104 after majority of humankind gets extinct by the impact of a massive comet. He then gets through horrors to get to fellow survivor Catherine Chun.

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Soma on PlayStation Now

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The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
This particular game from developer/publisher The Astronauts takes you in for a horror adventure that is set in an open world environment. Despite winning a BAFTA award in 2015, the game is heavily underrated even till date.

Focused on the adventures of paranormal detective Paul Prospero, players embark a journey to find a missing young boy named Ethan Carter in Red Creek Valley and what follows are the dark secrets of their family that threatens the life of everyone around.

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The Vanishing of Ethan Carter on PlayStation Now

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Until Dawn
The best thing about Until Dawn is that you simply cannot see everything in it in just one playthrough and kudos to developer studio Supermassive Games for that. Aside from story and everything else, this mechanics increases the replay value for this horror adventure.

Just like many other Hollywood slasher films, the plot involves a group of friends goes for a holiday and things go wrong. Featuring an all-star cast like Rami Malek and Hayden Panettiere, trapped inside a remote cabin in the woods where they die one by one in goriest way possible by an unknown creature.

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Until Dawn on PlayStation Now

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XCOM 2
To introduce some varieties into the mix, here comes a turn-based tactics game from Firaxis Games and 2K Games. After the 2012 series reboot, tactical role-playing elements of the title has been improved and faster combat has been introduced.

XCOM 2 lets players be a part of a military organization that is trying its best to fend off an alien invasion on our planet. As the commander of the army, you charge your squad through all odds to stop the xenos from liquifying the fellow humans before taking over on Earth.

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XCOM 2 on PlayStation Now

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You can also check out Darksiders Warmastered Edition, Darksiders 2 Deathinitive Edition, Dead Island Definitive Edition, Deadlight Director’s Cut, Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare, Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil 5, Resident Evil 6, The Last of Us and The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season on PS Now.

Apparently, Halloween came this year on a nice note that PlayStation Now members can now download the games directly to their consoles and unless you are binge playing Red Dead Redemption 2 from Rockstar Games like almost everyone else, these horror games are the only good things you need for this holiday season.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The Last of Us: Outbreak Day 2018

Outbreak Day returns this year to celebrate the fifth anniversary of The Last of Us community of fans.

Five years ago, a very different type of survival horror video game that has some action-adventure aspects in it, The Last of Us from developer Naughty Dog and publisher Sony Entertainment was released for PlayStation 3 and later for PlayStation 4 as The Last of Us Remastered.

The studio later started celebrating Outbreak Day on September 26 every year and it became a popular tradition. To share the love and appreciation towards the community, Outbreak Day is back.

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The Last of Us: Outbreak Day 2018

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This year marks the Fifth Anniversary of Outbreak Day and as always, the studio is here with content, merch and other special promotional materials from The Last of Us and upcoming sequel The Last of Us Part II, featuring in-game characters.

First thing from that lineup is a brand-new poster inspired from the original game, designed by Sam Wolfe Connelly and came in collaboration with printing company Mondo. Get one of these timed-edition releases before September 29, 9 AM PT.

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The Last of Us Mondo Merch

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Naughty Dog is re-releasing their original soundtrack for the first game on vinyl in partnership with Mondo. In response to requests from fans to re-release the box set tracks from 2015, they are launching it in two volumes and the first one is available from today.

Players on Apple devices can download themed stickers and wallpapers of Ellie, Joel, the infected or other characters from the game by heading over to the App Store. Illustrations for stickers were done by Lily Nishita.

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The Last of Us Part II Theme for PS4

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A new theme song from the upcoming anticipated sequel titled "Cycles" by Gustavo Santaolalla is released. This song was originally performed by him live at the E3 2018 PlayStation Showcase and now you can get your very own studio version for binge listening to it.

There is a dynamic system theme on The Last of Us Part II for PS4, which is launched already and will only be available for the next 24 hours along with a collection of avatars. Don't forget to check out to PS Store for some Outbreak Day discounts till October 2.

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Ellie Tattoo Unisex Tee

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Aside from all the digital stuff, fans can have some Insert Coin Clothing brand apparel themed on The Last of Us, which is a must checkout brand-new shirt for Outbreak Day that has Ellie’s tattoo from the upcoming game.

Available in different sizes, the moth grey colored tee is priced only $30 and are limited in stock. Also, remember to get The Last of Us Remastered at a 50% off if you already haven't and similar discounts on other DLC packs to celebrate the spirit of Outbreak Day 2018.

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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.