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  • Blog Post: Charting Progress: The History Of Animation At Naughty Dog

    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 seat for the evolution of Naughty Dog's animating process. While he has now shifted roles and is helping write Uncharted 4: A Thief's End ( you can watch... More
  • Blog Post: The Challenges Of Writing Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

    Coming off of the solitary writing duties on The Last of Us, creative director Neil Druckmann has some help this time around for Uncharted 4: A Thief's End with fellow writers Josh Scherr and Tom Bissell. Scherr has been in the animation department at Naughty Dog since the early days of the first... More
  • Blog Post: How Uncharted 4 United Nolan North And Troy Baker

    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... More
  • Blog Post: What’s At Stake For Nathan Drake In Uncharted 4

    Nathan Drake has always had a thirst for adventure: the bigger the risk, the bigger the adrenaline rush. Throughout the years, we've seen him exude confidence, recklessly throw himself into danger, and do it all with a carefree attitude and a joke to complement it. But Nathan Drake has slowly been... More
  • Blog Post: Comparing Uncharted 4's Story And Gameplay To The Last Of Us

    Following last year's staff shake-up , Naughty Dog announced that the duo behind The Last of Us would be leading development on Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. While visiting Naughty Dog for our February cover story on the game, we spoke to game director Bruce Straley and creative director Neil Druckmann... More
  • Blog Post: Exclusive Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Screens

    Yesterday we revealed Uncharted 4: A Thief's End as our February cover . We also have a full month of online coverage to complement the main story, so today we're kicking things off with a first look at some exclusive screens. The images below showcase Nathan Drake's trials, including handling... More
  • Blog Post: Five Games You Can Use To Experience The Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser

    The Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser has taken over the Internet – but why keep watching it when you could (sort of) relive it? The teaser is basically made up of seven distinct scenes, many of which will be familiar to gamers if you really stretch your imagination. The obvious answer to recreating... More
  • Blog Post: Why Narrative Disconnect Is Worth Talking About

    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... More
  • Blog Post: Video Recap - Sony's 2014 Press Conference

    Last year's press conference from Sony was a blow-out , so the expectations were high for last night's show. There were a ton of announcements, returning franchises and new IP, and a couple of bizarre but appreciated pieces of fan-service. Game Informer's Tim Turi and Mike Futter covered... More
  • Blog Post: A Candid Interview With Evan Wells And Christophe Balestra

    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... More
  • Blog Post: The Great Video Game Developer Exodus Of 2014

    Recently, and especially last week, there were a surprising number of noteworthy video game developers who left their positions at the companies where they made names for themselves. The video game industry is changing as small-scale development becomes much more attractive, and the backing of a major... More
  • Blog Post: What's The Future For The Last Generation's Big Franchises?

    As this past generation of home consoles prepares to ride off into the sunset, we thought it was an appropriate time to look back at new franchises that defined the past nine years in console gaming – and predict how likely it is they will continue in the future. [Note: this list is in alphabetical... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Memorable Character Voices In Video Games

    Imagining beloved characters with different voices is difficult – even upsetting. The most iconic video game characters are often easy to recognize just by the sound of their voices, a feature that helps define many of the memorable ones. The distinctive voice of a classic character can become... More
  • Blog Post: The Origins Of Infamous

    Amidst our coverage of the upcoming Infamous Second Son, we thought that it would be interesting to look back on the creation of the original game in the ongoing series. As a stand-out new IP on the Playstation 3 and a studio-changing game for the talented team at Sucker Punch Productions, Infamous'... More
  • Blog Post: Uncharted: Fight For Fortune Impressions

    Combining the characters and world of the Uncharted series with a competitive card game seems like a strange pairing, but that’s exactly what Bend Studio and One Loop Games did with the turn-based card game, Uncharted: Fight for Fortune. As strange as it is seeing characters like Drake, Victor... More
  • Blog Post: Creativity Within The Lines: Immersion In Linear Games

    There are dozens of ways to tackle missions in Dishonored. You can forego killing enemies in favor of a stealth-oriented playthrough or you can eliminate anyone standing in your way. Taking cues from games like Deus Ex and Thief, Dishonored encourages experimentation with the ways you approach each situation... More
  • Blog Post: Expanding The House: Naughty Dog's Second Team

    Naughty Dog found tremendous success with its colorful platformers on the PlayStation and PlayStation 2, but the PS3’s Uncharted series scored the developer numerous awards and widespread critical acclaim. The achievements and growth Naughty Dog has enjoyed over the years presented the opportunity... More
  • Blog Post: A Bunch Of Facts You May Not Know About The Vita

    The Vita is only a few months away here in the states, but we’ve got the Vita in the Game Informer offices, and I was the lucky editor who got to take it home over the holiday break. I’ve been able to spend some quality time with the device, and I wanted to point out a few things that make... More
  • Blog Post: Reiner And Phil (And Jason) Play Uncharted 3

    Reiner and I were so excited for the latest Nathan Drake adventure that we just couldn't stop playing! Join us and new video guy Jason Oestreicher as we look at the first 45 minutes of this action-packed PS3 exclusive. In this lengthy video, we get to see if the opening segment of Uncharted 3 matches... More
  • Blog Post: The Good, The Not So Good, And The Ugly Of Today's New IPs

    New intellectual properties are a dangerous business. A lot of time and work could lead to massive success and assured future prospects in the world of video games. Alternatively, it could lead to catastrophic failure and a scramble to make up for lost time. New IPs aren’t necessarily rare. They... More
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