Abandoned Malls Look Like Sad, Empty Video Games

There's a Facebok group called Dead Mall Enthusiasts. It's a fascinating collection of photos people have taken of abandoned malls across America. There are all kinds of socioloical reasons why that's interesting, but what's really got me is how they look like a video game artist's portfolio come to life. » 4/10/14 10:23pm Thursday 10:23pm

There's a '50/50' Shot The Last Of Us Gets Another Game, Says Creator

It's difficult to discuss why so many people would not want a sequel to The Last of Us without getting deep into spoiler territory. Its story has ... rather clear boundaries, let's say. But the game's creative director said in a Reddit AMA that there's a 50/50 chance there'll be another game in the series. » 2/22/14 11:23am 2/22/14 11:23am

​How Left Behind Gives New Insight Into The Last of Us' Ending

In the end, both The Last of Us and its (fantastic) new downloadable expansion Left Behind had a lot to say about life, loss, and why we fight to survive. But they said those things in slightly different ways. » 2/21/14 2:00pm 2/21/14 2:00pm

Video Gaming's Latest Breakthrough Moment

There are topics that mainstream video games rarely tackle, but lately, the list is getting shorter. It got shorter yet again last week. It happened in a PS3 game, or rather, in an expansion to a PS3 game from last year. It's something I can't not talk about. Spoilers for The Last of Us: Left Behind follow. » 2/17/14 5:30pm 2/17/14 5:30pm

Guess which game has the most BAFTA award nominations! You get no brownie points for guessing The Last of Us. Naughty Dog's zombie survival game was nominated for ten awards (in nine categories) by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts—a curiously familiar number. Check out the full list of nominees here. » 2/12/14 7:30am 2/12/14 7:30am

Last of Us Creators' Approach To DLC Sounds Great, But Risky

DLC is still such a new thing in gaming that it's hard to say if anyone has gotten it exactly right. Maybe BioWare? Maybe Rockstar? Maybe Bethesda? The people at Naughty Dog are taking a crack at it this week with the release of some single-player DLC for The Last of Us. They took their own path, wisely or not. » 2/11/14 6:30pm 2/11/14 6:30pm