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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Watch the amazing lost ending to The Last of Us

The Leaving-ranch-png_174006ending to Game of the Year contender The Last of Us is one of the most thought-provoking and controversial of the past several years. But it could have been different — a lot different.

Developer Naughty Dog has released motion-captured footage for an alternate ending to the game that, well, certainly would have surprised players.

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Despite The Last of Us, overall game sales down in June

Joel, last-of-us-june-salesEllie and those terrifying Clickers did their best to boost video game sales in June, but it was just another doomed mission for the duo.

Software sales last month were down 10 percent to $296.1 million, according to The NPD Group. The decline was moderate compared to recent months, though, a bit of optimism in an otherwise gloomy report.

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Meet Troy Baker, gaming’s leading man

You troy-baker-joel-top630may not know Troy Baker’s face, but if you’ve played the year’s biggest video games, you certainly know his voice.

Baker has been an up and coming video game voice actor for a few years now, but in 2013, he has exploded in a way no one could have imagined, voicing the main character in two critically-acclaimed hits. That’s a bit like an actor scoring major roles in multiple Oscar-nominated films in the same year.

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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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