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'I am sitting here in stunned silence' – The internet can’t even react to what just happened in Star Trek Discovery episode 11

Star Trek Discovery episode 11 was a wild ride. There was <i>finally</i> some confirmation of big fan theories, a couple of near-death experiences, reveals …

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 …

'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 …

'The Last of Us' Has The Biggest Launch Of The Year With 1.3M Sold

We can talk about the review scores and the ending all we want, but there’s one more aspect of The Last of Us that we should be highlighting here. It’s the biggest game of the year so far, selling 1.3M copies in its first week, besting BioShock Infinite’s 1.16M sales over the same period, though …

'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 …

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 …

Why The Last of Us is the first truly mature action game (and our Game of the Year)

<i>Warning before you start. I need to discuss the entire game to do this right, so there will be spoilers. Gigantic ones. With teeth.</i><p>“…it could be …

The Last of Us Review w/ Lisa Foiles

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Naughty Dog reveals original story details for The Last of Us

Naughty Dog has discussed original concepts for The Last of Us in the September issue of Game Informer Magazine, VideoGamer.com has reported.<p><i>Warning: the following contains major spoilers for the game’s single-player campaign.</i><p>The news comes just days after the game's creative director, Neil …

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The Last of Us masters storytelling in ways only a few games should

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>Video games are only about 40 years young as a part of our cultural consciousness. They’ve gone through a lot of transitions that correspond with advances in …

'Fallout 4' Won't Repeat 'Fallout 3's' Ending Mistake

Something strange happened in <i>Fallout 3</i>. 99% of the game was open-world bliss: you, the lone wanderer, traipsing about the wasteland on your way to becoming an invincible warrior capable of shifting the entire fate of the post-apocolyptic DC metro. But when the main story came to its climax, that …

The Elder Scrolls

ESRB listing teases XCOM port to PS Vita

An ESRB listing has appeared for "<i>XCOM: Enemy Unknown Plus</i>," which appears to be a port of the 2012 strategy game for PlayStation Vita.<p>The remainder of the description is identical to the original summary for the game that launched on PlayStation 3, Windows PC and Xbox 360 three years ago.<p><i>XCOM:</i> …

Fallout 4's script dwarfs Skyrim and Fallout 3's combined

<i>Fallout 4'</i>s dialogue library is greater than that of <i>Fallout 3</i> and <i>The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim</i>, combined, Bethesda Game Studios boasted on Twitter.<p>It would stand to reason that the number of spoken lines in <i>Fallout 4</i> are vastly greater, considering the main playable character — who can be of either …

Bungie's adding a new 'Mercy Rule' to Destiny's Crucible to reduce big blowouts

Crucible master Lord Shaxx says <i>Destiny</i>'s competitive multiplayer mode has "no place for mercy," but with next week's 2.0 update to the game, Bungie will show new levels of compassion for players who find themselves on the losing end of big blowouts.<p>Bungie will introduce a new "Mercy Rule" in …

Bungie Offers Another Preview of Destiny's Update 2.0

Wait until you’ve secured your Emblem before deleting any Guardians.<p>Bungie has taken to its weekly update to offer a preview of Destiny update 2.0 …

Gaming

The Star Wars Battlefront beta has been extended

Electronic Arts went to Twitter today to announce that they would be extending the free beta period for <i>Star Wars Battlefront</i>.<p>Currently open to all on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC, the <i>Battlefront</i> beta features single-player as well as local multiplayer missions on top of the two online …

The PlayStation 4 now has an official remote control

Sony left most of the PS3's flaws behind when making the PlayStation 4, but there's no denying that one little inconvenience came along for the ride: you can't control the console with a standard remote control. That's because the PS4, unlike everything else in your A/V stack, doesn't have an …

AU New Releases: Witcher 3: Hearts of Stone Expansion Launches for PS4, Xbox One, and PC

The release of new video games steadily amps up as we draw nearer to the holiday season, and this week sees all manner of content emerge from the role-playing video game genre at Aussie retailers.<p>The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be getting an expansion this week in the form of Hearts of Stone. The …

The Witcher

Halo 5 Requires "Up to 60 GB" of Hard Drive Space, Leaked Copies Reveal

Just days after the game went gold, copies of Halo 5: Guardians are now showing up in the wild. The images below come from Imgur and give us a good look at the game's box art. What's more, the fine print reveals that you'll need "up to 60 GB" of hard drive space to install and play Halo 5.<p>The …

Halo

Halo 5 Microtransaction Pricing Revealed

Everything in Halo 5: Guardians' new REQ system can be earned through traditional gameplay. But if you'd like to get going faster, you will be able to pay real-world money for that convenience. In a blog post, 343 Industries revealed pricing details for the game's various REQ Packs and talked more …

Halo

Cortana is available on Xbox One, if you know the right tricks

Microsoft won't officially bring its Cortana voice assistant to the Xbox One until 2016, and it's not even supposed to be available if you're using the console's interface preview. However, that isn't stopping you from trying it ahead of schedule. Gamers have discovered that you can access Cortana …

Street Fighter 5’s Comic Con appearance is light on news, heavy on cheers

While the <i>Street Fighter 5</i> panel at New York Comic Con today didn't offer much in the way of new information about next year's PlayStation 4 and Windows PC game, fighting game diehards didn't seem to mind.<p>During a presentation filled with upcoming products (Street Fighter Funko Pop vinyl figures …

Watch The Talos Principle: Deluxe Edition's Video Design Series

With the PS4 version of The Talos Principle launching next week, developer Croteam has released four introductory behind-the-scenes videos for players new to the upcoming Deluxe Edition.<p>Priced at $49.99, The Talos: Principle: Deluxe Edition is the PS4 version of last year's first person puzzler of …

Puzzles

Dark Souls 3's beta test is on the PlayStation Store, but it's not playable yet (update)

The chance to play <i>Dark Souls 3</i> a little early is coming soon, thanks to From Software's upcoming network stress test. PlayStation 4 owners can download the client that will give players access to the multiplayer beta — it's available from the North American PlayStation Store right now — though it's …

PS4/PC's Gauntlet Updates Are Probably Done, as Helldivers Dev Moving On

Gauntlet: Slayer Edition, the recent remake of the arcade classic, is unlikely to receive any further updates, developer Arrowhead Game Studios has announced.<p>"While it has been great working with [publisher] Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, the development phase and our time together is now …

Warner Bros

Rock Band 4 review

<i>Rock Band 4</i> has a unique focus for a franchise that's been running this long: It's less of a sequel, and more of a migration.<p>Through license negotiations, backward compatibility tweaks and a handful of smart feature cuts, <i>Rock Band 4</i> has made it so you don't have to "start over" on your current-gen …

See Halo 5's Newly Designed UNSC Vehicles

Following last week's reveal of the redesigned Covenant vehicles for Halo 5: Guardians, 343 Industries has now released new images of the game's UNSC vehicles and talked more about how they've changed.<p>Click through the gallery above to see pictures of the Scorpion, Mongoose, Gungoose, Rocket …

Halo

Get Free Destiny Microtransaction Currency By Playing Between Now and December

Everyone who plays Destiny between now and December will receive a bonus payout of the game's new currency, Silver, developer Bungie has announced.<p>As part of the latest Bungie Weekly Update, the developer reiterated that everyone is getting some free Silver when microtransactions come to Destiny on …

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