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128. BILL WATTERSON: A cartoonist’s advice

Bill Watterson is the artist and creator of (in my humble opinion) the greatest comic strip of all time, <i>Calvin and Hobbes</i>. I was a bit too young to …

Review: 'The Last of Us'

I crouch down and listen carefully. There are six of them, moving slowly around the abandoned office space I’ve entered, trying to find a way through to the center of the city. Four of the enemies are Clickers. They’re blind, so if I move very quietly, they won’t spot me with their echolocation. …

The Last of Us Would Have Been Better With No Guns

In 1982, PBS aired a documentary about Imagic, one of the earliest independent publishers in the then-fledgling videogame industry. One scene shows …

The Last of Us Review

Survival of the fittest.<p>The Last of Us is a near-perfect analog for The Road, a literary masterpiece written by Cormac McCarthy. Both present a …

The Last of Us 'ripe for more stories,' Joel and Ellie's is over

The Last of Us' world may go on, but the book is closed for Joel and Ellie. Naughty Dog spoke with the PlayStation Blog about its latest game (which …

Why You've Never Played a Video Game Like The Last of Us

<b>The world of</b> <i>The Last of Us</i> is one nearly bereft of hope. It's set during the aftermath of a zombie outbreak. Survivors have contended with the infected for twenty long years. In movies and TV shows, we're used to watching undead apocalypses unfold one, two, twenty-eight days after the first …

'The Last Of Us' Review: This Is The End, Beautiful Friend (PS3)

<i>‘The Last of Us’ is one of the best games of 2013 and the perfect swan song for the PlayStation 3.</i><p><i>The Last of Us</i> is a tense, brutal vision of the future.<p>This sense of dread and violence is present throughout the game, both in terms of its story and gameplay. Everything from the graphics to the …

17 Times 'Pokémon Snap' Was Too Adorable For This World

Gaming<p>Find out what the hottest game news, new game releases.<p>Gaming<p>'Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery' launched with much excitement, and with some …

A Few Tips for The Last of Us

The Last of Us is finally out, and now I get to share in the joy of having others play it, as there have been few others to talk to about the game when I beat my review copy a week ago. I’ll probably have some commentary about the surely controversial ending soon, but first I thought I’d chime in …

On Heroics And Agency: A Second Take On The Ending Of 'The Last Of Us'

<b>As this is a discussion of the ending of Naughty Dog’s game ‘The Last of Us’ this may seem obvious: Spoilers follow.</b><p><i>The Last of Us</i> opens to the brutal murder of a young girl attempting to escape a deadly outbreak. She’s gunned down in her father’s arms by a soldier just when they think they’ve …

The Real Reason 'The Last of Us' Deserves An 8 Out Of 10 (Spoilers)

<b>Warning: This articles describes parts of the end of The Last of Us, including one of the climactic scenes. If you plan to play the game, you have been warned.</b><b>
</b><p>When videogame reviewers receive advanced copies of games, they come with the condition that we’re not supposed to reveal details about the …

Coming To Terms With The Difficult Ending Of The Last Of Us

Bioshock Infinite and The Last of Us have been compared in quite a few ways since the latter was released and reviewed this month. Both are about a morally checkered man charged with the protection of a young girl, and both have an ending that will have people talking for a long while …

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'The Last Of Us' Isn't A Game About Choices

<i>The Last of Us isn’t a video game about player agency or compelling choices—it’s about emotional involvement.</i><p><b>Warning: Spoilers for ‘The Last of Us’ contained herein.</b><p>There’s been much discussion of <i>The Last of Us</i> here at Forbes, and in particular its ending.<p>Paul Tassi argued recently that Joel’s …

To say that I was eagerly waiting for The Last Of Us would be somewhat of an understatement, ever since its announcement over a year and a half a go …

Ammunition

The Last Of Us Gameplay And Cut Scenes Combined Into 6hr Movie (video)

If you don’t own a Sony PlayStation 3 or just have no plans to play the new Last Of Us game that was recently launched by Sony Computer Entertainment …

Gear & Gadgets

Sony’s first-party titles are sending out a message: they want you to feel sad, and its The Last Of Us’ fault

Video games are a serious business for serious, grown-up people. That’s the message that rang out from this year’s E3 PlayStation press conference …

Read+Watch+Listen: Bonus material for BioShock Infinite fans

<i>This article contains spoilers for BioShock Infinite.</i><p>You spent years waiting for developers to hurry up and release a big game. You buy it, take it home, and play through it in a couple of days. It’s awesome.<p>But now what?<p>Read+Watch+Listen is about other material you might want to check out if …

BioShock Infinite's interesting parallels to BioShock

Parallel games, parallel worlds<p>If youve finished up Irrational Games BioShock Infinite, no doubt there were quite a few things in the floating city …

BioShock Infinite Review - Xbox 360 Version

<b>Something shocking</b><p><i>(Note – this review was previously printed on my Forbes blog, D Nye Everything.)</i><p>Booker DeWitt is a man out of his element – a fish 20,000 feet above water. At the beginning of <i>BioShock Infinite</i>, he is reluctantly transported to a new and strange world – just like the hero of …

Review: 'BioShock: Infinite' (PC Version)

I soar across the floating city of Columbia in what feels like a gleeful rollercoaster ride, using the skylines that link the collection of buildings together. Below me is a gorgeous neoclassical world peopled with smiling citizens, making it seem as I’m flying over Disneyworld’s Main Street U.S.A. …

8 Ways Irrational Could Continue BioShock: Infinite's Story in DLC

WARNING: HERE BE SPOILERS<p><i>BioShock: Infinite</i> tells a complex tale of archetypes and architecture, a Klein bottle tied with a Moebius strip. The story arc is seemingly complete, so you might think there is nowhere left to go from here. But as we learned from B:I, “here” is a malleable concept. …

Video: BioShock as a 1994 PC game... and more retrofied classics

NOTE: This article originally ran in October, 2011. But seeing as BioShock Infinite is a) amazing and b) features its own '1999 mode', we thought it …

Bioshock: Infinite Review -- Glorious Spectacle

Bioshock: Infinite begins at a lighthouse. We’ve been here before, but not like this. You’re left at the stairs, you make your way up through a dark, grimy tower. There’s a man with a bag over his head, slumped and dead. There’s a note on his face:<br>“Don’t dissapoint us.” You get in a chair and blast …

BioShock Infinite’s extreme violence is completely valid

[<i>This article contains MAJOR SPOILERS for BioShock Infinite — Ed.</i>]<p>It’s not every day that video game players complain that a video game is too violent.<p>You’d expect the almost universally praised BioShock Infinite (available on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC) to undergo a loyalty test on Glenn …

'The Art of BioShock Infinite' Art Book Review

From the first moment you step foot into Irrational Games‘ “BioShock Infinite,” it’s hard to not wonder at the spectacle of Columbia. The floating city is, without question, one of the most unique, awe-inspiring video game settings in a long while. From the floating streets and buildings to the …