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Charting Progress: The History Of Animation At Naughty Dog
on October 08, 2015 at 01:25 PM
This feature was originally published on January 30th, 2015 but we wanted to resurface the content in honor of the release of the Uncharted collection on PS4. Josh Scherr has worked at Naughty Dog for nearly fifteen years. Joining the studio to help animate Jak and Daxter, Scherr has had a front-row...
Opinion – Why Naughty Dog Shouldn't Make A Sequel To The Last Of Us
on June 30, 2015 at 12:15 PM
I beat The Last of Us a couple weeks ago, but that adventure is still ringing through my head like a brass bell. The game easily sits on my list of the five greatest games from this generation, and yet, I don't think I want to see a sequel. This opinion originally published on July 15, 2013. (The...
The Essentials – The Last Of Us
on May 24, 2015 at 01:00 PM
Some of the recent entries in our Essentials series have steered back into earlier eras of gaming, including looks at Resident Evil and Metal Gear Solid . But today, we’re considering a much more recent project. While The Last of Us has only been out for a couple of years, its poignant storytelling...
The Incredible Swan Songs Of The Wii, PS3, And Xbox 360 Generation
on March 31, 2015 at 01:03 PM
The last generation of consoles might have been the strongest yet. We not only got amazing games at retail with far grander ambitions than ever before, but we also saw online marketplaces emerge to give us even more variety and instant access to games new and old. As usual, the end of a generation brought...
How Uncharted 4 United Nolan North And Troy Baker
on January 14, 2015 at 02:00 PM
With our February cover story on Uncharted 4: A Thief's End , we take a deep dive into the world and gameplay of Naughty Dog's next adventure. While we learned a lot from the developers , we also spoke with the actor who has helped create the character of Drake: Nolan North. Joining North in...
The Last Of Us Leads Geek Out Over Creators Of Ico And Resident Evil
on January 13, 2015 at 02:00 PM
When visiting game studios during our cover story visits, one constant refrain is developers citing the influence of Ico on their concept of game design. We've spoken with David Cage about it in the past, and Naughty Dog's game director Bruce Straley and creative director Neil Druckmann discussed...
Kim Wallace’s Top Five Games Of Last Generation
on January 01, 2015 at 10:00 PM
Storytelling has always been very important to me in games; it’s what keeps me hooked and immersed. I’ve often looked at the narrative as the great pay-off for all my hard work to complete a game, so it’s no surprise that the list below features games that told memorable tales. One...
Ben Reeves' Top Five Games Of Last Generation
on January 01, 2015 at 05:00 PM
Looking back, this last console generation might have been the best time to be a gamer. The lineup of titles on the PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii provided some of my favorite gaming experiences to date. Here's a roundup of which titles top out that list. 5. Mass Effect As a kid, my entertainment diet was...
Jeff Marchiafava's Top Five Games Of Last Generation
on January 01, 2015 at 03:00 PM
In the interest of starting my list with an original introduction, I'm going to say that picking just five games out of an entire generation of awesome titles was super easy. I definitely didn't obsessively stare at my list of candidates and argue with myself like a crazy person for hours on...
Matt Helgeson's Top Five Game Of The Last Generation
on January 01, 2015 at 12:00 PM
It was the longest console generation in history, beginning with the release of the Xbox 360 in 2005 and generally ending in the fall of last year. Looking back, it also may have been the best. With three successful consoles, there were more games than ever before, and console game designers finally...
Top 10 Deranged Video Game Villains
on October 31, 2014 at 05:24 PM
Video game villains are compelling for a variety of reasons. Some have great power and abuse it for their own means; others are simple rivals, meant to provide extra drive toward your ultimate goal. These enemies can be daunting, but rarely achieve that feeling of pure evil. Pure evil can be hard to...
Opinion - Is It Worth Getting Excited About The Next Wave Of Video Game Movies?
on October 02, 2014 at 02:51 PM
I always get a little more excitable when San Diego Comic-Con rolls around. While I love reading about the intricate booths and seeing pictures of fans’ meticulously constructed cosplay outfits, my favorite thing to do is read panel recaps. Since the four-day event has evolved into a celebration...
Why Narrative Disconnect Is Worth Talking About
on August 20, 2014 at 05:40 PM
If Lara Croft is just a girl trying to survive, why is she so good at remorselessly mowing down bad guys? If Nathan Drake is a charming, relatable everyman, how should we feel about the fact that we control him as he kills hundreds? As video game storytelling has improved, the idea that gameplay design...
Weekend Warrior 8/15/14
on August 15, 2014 at 05:00 PM
It's the weekend again! We're also sad to say that this is the last Weekend Warrior you're going to be seeing from this summer's team of interns. Though we're sad to say goodbye, that doesn't mean we're ever going to stop playing video games – and this weekend is not...
Top 10 Action Games Of The Generation
on August 01, 2014 at 02:45 PM
The last console generation was packed with some of the greatest action games of all time. The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 4's life cycles were longer than any consoles before them, allowing developers to become more familiar with the powerful tech and deliver better and better games. Imaginative new...
Test Chamber — The Last of Us Remastered Edition
on July 29, 2014 at 01:07 PM
Last year, Naughty Dog released The Last of Us, a post-apocalyptic survival game that didn't pull any punches. Not only was the game's crafting system and combat were highly engrossing, but it's story still resonates with players even a year later. Not surprisingly, this survival tale looks...
Should The Term "Survival Horror" Die?
on June 30, 2014 at 02:06 PM
I’ve always considered myself a big survival-horror fan, but the more I thought about it, the less I understand what the term “survival horror” even means – especially in this day and age. I had a conversation with Game Informer’s resident horror expert Tim Turi to find...
A Candid Interview With Evan Wells And Christophe Balestra
on June 02, 2014 at 10:20 AM
Naughty Dog - the legendary studio behind The Last of Us, Uncharted, Jak and Daxter, and Crash Bandicoot - has been in the headlines the last few months, but for all the wrong reasons. A reported exodus of key team members has people wondering about Naughty Dog and the future of Uncharted. Game Informer...
The Art Of Endings: Tales Of Ending A Game
on April 09, 2014 at 12:56 PM
Endings are tricky. A good ending can resonate with you long after you’ve finished an experience and live on in your conversations and memories. However, an unsatisfying one can cast a cloud over an otherwise solid story. So much can hinge on a finale that writers often struggle to bring everything...
Editorial: The Difference Between Story And Fiction
on April 07, 2014 at 03:57 PM
I’m a big fan of rich fictional backdrops to a video game. Even when those features aren’t necessarily central to the potential of the action or gameplay, I find myself hungering to know more about the world behind the game – the role-playing gamer and fantasy novel-reader in me enjoys...
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