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Nick Offerman Has Stepped in As Bill in the HBO Last of Us Show

Back in July, it was confirmed that Chernobyl actor Con O’Neil would be playing Bill in HBO’s adaptation of The Last of Us. However, it looks like O’Neil won’t be playing the man who booby-trapped an entire town in the network’s depiction of this post-apocalyptic world, as Parks and Recreation actor Nick Offerman…

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Nick Offerman Has Stepped in As Bill in the HBO Last of Us Show

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ICYMI: Here’s All the Teases and Updates From ‘The Last of Us Day’

Last week, Naughty Dog said it would be revealing “new content” in The Last of Us’ universe on September 26, dubbed “The Last of Us Day” as that was the date of the series’ in-universe cordyceps fungus outbreak. We took time to speculate about what this might entail, and it turns out,…

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Naughty Dog Revealing New Last of Us Content this Weekend

September 26 is a date known to many fans of The Last of Us as the day the duology’s cordyceps fungus began to overtake humanity and turn the world into the post-apocalypse we know it as. But it’s also the date that developer Naughty Dog has taken upon itself to dub “The Last…

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The Last of Us Show Casts Gay it Will Probably Bury

Spoilers for the eight-year-old game The Last of Us and its year-old sequel The Last of Us Part II follow. Reader discretion is advised. HBO’s adaptation of The Last of Us recently began filming in Calgary earlier this month, and as production finally gets underway, more casting gets unveiled. Deadline reports…

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Marlene Actor Merle Dandridge to Reprise Role in Last of Us HBO Series

With HBO’s The Last of Us series, the network has been casting new actors in the roles of Naughty Dog’s video game characters, but at least one star from the games will be returning to play their character in the TV show: Merle Dandridge, who played the leader of the Fireflies…

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New Report Paints Sony As Risk-Averse and Stifling Developers for the Hits

A new story from Bloomberg has shed some light on the current situation surrounding Sony’s first-party philosophy, and it sounds like the company is so dedicated to playing the hits that its studios are feeling suffocated. There’s extensive reporting in the original story, so I do recommend checking it out…

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The Mandalorian and a Westerosian Cast as Joel and Ellie in Last of Us Series

Last night, HBO announced the two leads for its upcoming TV adaptation of The Last of Us. Bella Ramsey, known for her work as Lyanna Mormont in Game of Thrones, will portray Ellie, and Mandalorian and Wonder Woman 1984 star Pedro Pascal will play Joel. ???????? (these are the right emojis yeah?) @clmazin @HBO @TheLastofUsPS…

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A Last of Us HBO Show Might Seem Redundant, But There Are Gaps Left to Fill

Eight months after the idea was spoken into the world, HBO has officially ordered a television series based on The Last of Us. As previously announced, the show will be co-written by Craig Mazin (known for his work on Chernobyl) and Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann, who directed and co-wrote both The Last…

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With The Last of Us 2, GameStop Shows a Wrong Way to Market Dogs in Games

When you hear that an upcoming game has plenty of dogs, it’s usually a source of excitement. Perhaps not so much with The Last of Us: Part II, as it’s a brutal world filled with violence, grimness, and grief — and it’s safe to assume that, as wonderful as our…

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Naughty Dog’s Crunch on The Last of Us 2 Shouldn’t Be Praised Now or Ever

Earlier this week, Kotaku’s Jason Schreier published a scathing report on the intense crunch developers at Naughty Dog are undergoing to ship the highly anticipated The Last of Us Part II. It’s a long article that is well worth your time to read, but the general gist is this: The…

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The Last of Us Series Coming to HBO, Co-Written by Neil Druckmann

[Update: Neil Druckmann has confirmed on Twitter the show will follow Joel and Ellie, the co-protagonists of the original game. Original story below.] The Last of Us was at one point going to be a movie, but now HBO has officially signed on to make it a TV show instead. The…

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Opinion: Against games using dead kids as plot devices

From The Last of Us to Assassin's Creed Origins, dead children are becoming a cheap shorthand games use to motivate their protagonists.

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Why are games so bad at animating eyes?

Computer graphics are fast approaching photorealism, but eyes routinely fall into the Uncanny Valley.

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