The Last of Us live performance may be better than the game

The last of us livenumerous Game of the Year honors that Sony’s post-apocalyptic adventure The Last of Us took home in 2013 (including one from us) weren’t just because of the game’s tense gameplay. The story – and the phenomenal acting by the cast of voice actors – was just as good.

So if you missed last night’s one-time live performance of selected parts of the game by that same cast, you owe it to yourself to take the time to watch it now.

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‘The Last of Us’ wins big at GDC Awards

There’s last of us-ranchan upside to fighting off Clickers in a post-apocalyptic world. You win a LOT of awards.

The Last of Us, Naughty Dog’s critically-adored survival game, captured top honors at the Game Developers Choice Awards Wednesday night, winning the Game of the Year award along with a pair of other trophies for Best Design and Best Narrative.

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Critics praise The Last of Us: Left Behind

The Ellie-attacks-cannibal-png_194010Last of Us ranks as one of the greatest games of the last generation and was our pick for the 2013 Game of the Year. But while the solo campaign had a very definite ending, developer Naughty Dog wasn’t quite done with it.

Enter The Last of Us: Left Behind, a long-awaited slice of new single-player content. Like the full game, it’s being warmly embraced by critics. Arriving today, the PlayStation 3 DLC currently boasts a Metacritic average of 86, with several outlets giving the expansion a perfect score.

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The Last of Us developers rush to remove phone sex numbers from game

Even the-last-of-us-phone-sex-numbers-top630in the aftermath of a post-apocalyptic plague, porn finds a way to survive.

The developers behind Sony’s critical and commercial hit The Last of Us are scrambling to scrub a pair of phone numbers from the game that, if dialed in the real world, connects players to a functioning phone sex line.

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Ellen Page upset with The Last of Us for “ripping off” her likeness

If last-of-us-ellen-page-top630you’ve played Sony’s critically-acclaimed PS3 game The Last of Us and noticed that Ellie, the 14-year-old girl you have to escort across a dangerous land, bears a strong resemblance to actress Ellen Page, you’re not alone.

Page has noticed it, too — and she’s not too happy about it.

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2011’s most cinematic game hits stores today

One of the reasons video games and Hollywood have stayed so far apart in the public eye is the gaming world’s casual regard for plot. Games, traditionally, are a series of event moments strung together by a rather threadbare plot (though you could say the same thing about some tentpole summer theatrical releases).

The “Uncharted” series is different – and the release of the game’s third installment today is a good example to non-gamers of what that part of the entertainment industry is capable of when it brings together multiple elements.

Read more at Variety’s Technotainment blog