Recent Articles: The Last of Us

New Releases: Last of Us Remastered, Lego Ninjago: Nindroids, Sacred 3 PC


Take heed fellow video game fans, the month of July is almost over! It’s been a rough few weeks for the retail release report, but 2014′s seventh month looks to go out with a bit of a bang. That’s because Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us Remastered, a PS4 re-release of the 2013 blockbuster, will be available in stores this week. If you haven’t experienced the story of Joel, Ellie, and their fight to survive a post-apocalyptic America yet, now’s the time.

Also available this is the PC version of Sacred 3, the latest entry in the action RPG series that began in 2008. Sacred 3 will also be available on the PS3 and Xbox 360 in early August.

Finally this week, WB Games and TT Games will bring Lego Ninjago: Nindroids to the 3DS and Vita. The game sequel, which is based on the animated series Lego Ninja Rebooted, will add a sci-fi twist to the popular Lego line.

August will be better, I promise.

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Sony @ E3 14: The Last of Us Remastered hits stores on July 29


After months of speculation, Sony finally announced a release date for the PS4 version of the hit title The Last of Us. The “Remastered” version of the game will be released in less than two months – on July 29th.

If you’re like me and haven’t played the original – don’t hate – then you have no reason not to pick up The Last of Us then.

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The Last of Us: Grounded Bundle will be available on May 6


Naughty Dog has announced that the next downloadable expansion for The Last of Us, the Grounded Bundle, will be available in the US on May 6 and in Europe on May 7:

The Grounded Bundle is actually a collection of five separate DLC packs including a “brutal” new difficulty mode, a new set of multiplayer maps, a weapons pack, and a pair of “Skills” packs. Naughty Dog recently held their first Twitch stream to talk about the Grounded Bundle after first detailing the DLC last week.

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Continue Countdown #2 – The Evil Within, Borderlands: Pre-Sequel, Super Mario 20, More

The second episode of Warp Zoned’s “Continue Countdown” is now available to watch through our YouTube channel. It’s a PAX East kind of show as Editor-In-Chief John Scalzo, Staff Writer Mike Ryan, and special guest Adam Woolcott discuss the blandness of The Evil Within, the bizarreness of The Behemoth’s Game 4, and the baffling choice to put Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel on the PS3 and Xbox 360.

The trio also delves into the Console War Between the PS4 and Xbox One, next-gen remakes like The Last of Us Remastered, and whether the inclusion of Marvel characters will affect our decision to purchase Disney Infinity 2.0. Finally, they looked at yet another piece of Beyond Good & Evil 2 concept art, the release date gap between the 3DS and Wii U versions of Super Smash Bros. 4, and the quasi-announcement of Super Mario Bros. 20.

9 Topics… 30 Minutes… And Go!

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Naughty Dog details Grounded Bundle, the final DLC for The Last of Us


Naughty Dog is readying the third (and final) DLC release for The Last of Us, and now they’re finally ready to talk about it. The Grounded Bundle will be available as a free download for Season Pass holders and as five separate DLC packs for everyone. All Grounded Bundle content will also be included in The Last of Us Remastered for the PS4.

The centerpiece of the Grounded Bundle is Grounded Mode ($4.99), a brutal new challenge for the single-player campaign that ups the difficulty to new heights. According to Naughty Dog, the AI in Grounded Mode is “relentless, smart, and brutal” making survival “near impossible.” To showcase their toughness, players will receive a new Trophy upon the completion of Grounded Mode.

The bundle will also include the Reclaimed Territories Map Pack ($9.99), which will add four new maps to the game’s multiplayer mode. “Wharf,” “Capitol,” “Coal Mine,” and “Water Tower” will reintroduce players to locations that are “familiar yet unfamiliar” to those who have completed the single-player campaign.

The Grounded Bundle will include five new weapons. Four will be available as part of the Survivalist Weapon Bundle ($5.99) and a single gun, the Full-Auto Rifle, will be available as a free download for all The Last of Us players. If you spring for the Survivalist Weapon Bundle, you’ll receive the Specter, Double Barrel, Enforcer, and Launcher.

Finally, a pair of Skills packs ($3.99 each) will be included in the Grounded Bundle. The Situational Survival Skills Bundle will enhance your maneuverability while the Professional Survival Skills Bundle will make you a more deadly combatant.

Naughty Dog has announced a release date for the Grounded Bundle yet, but they did announce that the Last of Us Season Pass will no longer be available after May 13, so a May/June release (ahead of the Remastered version’s “Summer” launch) is likely.

More details about all the maps, weapons, and Skills can be found after the break. (more…)

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Here’s a teaser trailer for The Last of Us Remastered

The Last of Us Remastered is still coming to the PS4 this Summer with a graphics upgrade and all the downloadable content from the PS3 release. But now naughty Dog has given us visual proof in the form of a teaser trailer. Enjoy!

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Sony officially announces The Last of Us Remastered for PS4


After that rather embarrassing PlayStation Store leak this morning, Sony has officially gone ahead and announced that The Last of Us Remastered will be released for the PS4 this Summer.

The Last of Us Remastered will be developed by Naughty Dog and will include all of the downloadable content currently planned for the PS3 edition including the “Left Behind” expansion, the “Abandoned Territories” map pack, and the upcoming “Reclaimed Territories” pack. The PS4 edition of the game will also feature 1080p visuals and optional commentary from Creative Director Neil Druckmann, Troy Baker (Joel), and Ashley Johnson (Ellie).

If you’re interested in pre-ordering The Last of Us Remastered, you’ll net yourself a few in-game bonuses including:

  • 100 Supply Points (XP) for use in Factions mode
  • Two special bonus skins for Joel and Ellie which will be unlocked after you complete the Single-Player Campaign
  • Increased Crafting Speed for use in the Single-Player Campaign
  • Increased Healing Speed for use in the Single-Player Campaign
  • 9mm Reload Speed Increase Upgrade for use in the Single-Player Campaign
  • Rifle Clip Capacity Increase Upgrade for use in the Single-Player Campaign

And if you pre-order the digital version from the PlayStation Store, you’ll receive all of the above as well as a trio of bonuses for the game’s Factions multiplayer mode:

  • Early Access to the Brawler Survival Skill
  • Early Access to additional Loadout Points
  • Early Access to the Jeep Cap and Surgical Mask

On the PlayStation Blog, Naughty Dog has promised they will reveal more details about The Last of Us Remastered soon.

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Sony confirms The Last of Us Remastered to be released for PS4


A banner ad currently in rotation on the PlayStation Store has confirmed that Sony and Naughty Dog will bring The Last of Us to the PS4 in an enhanced edition known as The Last of Us Remastered.

The PS4 edition of the game will be priced at $59.99 and will be available through the PlayStation and as a retail disc release. However, when it will be available is the big queston as clicking on the banner ad returns a “Page Not Found” error. It’s also unknown if The Last of Us Remastered will include the Left Behind expansion, but I’m going to go out on a limb and assume it will as including downloadable content is par for the course for this kind of re-release.

Keep your eyes peeled to the PlayStation Blog, I’m sure an official announcement with all of these details is imminent.

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