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The Last of Us - The game carries an "infection" in itself that no one knows yet

The Last of Us is coming without a doubt one of the highlights this year, which of the award-winning Uncharted creators Naughty Dog.

Besides quite obvious things that are one presented with the game, Naughty Dog's creative director Neil Druckmann noticed now one thing that no one has been identified.

"Here is a great mystery about the game that no one knows is that there is more than one kind of infection."

Naughty Dog plays with it but not on another zombie-fungal mutation or other survivors, but focuses on the narrative of the story class at the center.

"If together gameplay, story and art work, you can affect the players in a way as to make it impossible for any other medium can be reached."

Personally, you can of this "first-class" work from 07 May convince when The Last of Us, published worldwide. (PS3, The Last Of Us)

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NukaCola  +   1052d ago
This game is going to make people cry.
Walker   1052d ago | Spam
CaptainSheep  +   1052d ago
It definitely will. I just hope Ellie doesn't die. >__>
miyamoto  +   1051d ago
by the comments here ...i see so many starved gamers
Hufandpuf  +   1052d ago
It made me cry knowing that I won't be able to play it on my Xbox.
kingmushroom  +   1052d ago
lol that made me cry of laughter
piroh  +   1052d ago
well, you can always watch gameplay videos on youtube :)
j-blaze   1052d ago | Trolling | show
OniXRuleZ  +   1052d ago
i bet you don't even have !
DigitalRaptor  +   1052d ago | Well said
@ j-blaze

In several articles I've explained to you where you're wrong on that assumption (because that's what it is - an assumption. You're full of them and you have proven that you know barely anything about the game before you hate on it). I've even replied to your PMs and countered your points - if you can even call them points. How did you reply? This:

"you were right on most things you said, i didn't know what to say...but still ND's attitude is cheap and their games are overrated TLoU will be no different!"

It's not even your opinion of the game anymore. It's your overwhelming burning hatred for Naughty Dog and any project they are working on no matter how great. Your annoyance at the fact that people are excited by and hype up a ND game, supersedes your view of the quality of the game itself. So essentially, like with most people in supreme denial, you will hear what people say and understand that it's right (like you did in that PM), but you will ignore it on the grounds of your immature and baseless claims, and the fact that a company has had success with their games which are nothing short of great.

Your attitude is cheap more than anything. Sort it out.
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Pintheshadows  +   1052d ago
Honestly DigitalRaptor, I wouldn't waste your breath on J-blaze. I've been in your posistion before and you'd have more luck convincing a dog that it was in fact St Paul's Cathedral. And more fun as well.
Tdmd  +   1052d ago
@ j-blaze

Jealous much? lol
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Temporary  +   1052d ago
poor j-blaze ... ill send you some screenshots of me playing when it comes out so you can get a taste of my excitement ...
Nimblest-Assassin  +   1052d ago

your in zeta-denial
insomnium2  +   1052d ago
Oh dear god DigitalRaptor just burned J-blaze. There is absolutely no way to save face after that.

Can't wait to play this game!
BlmThug  +   1051d ago
I would have joined you in the sobbing had I not sold my 360 and purchased a PS3 :'D what games do you guys recommend? I've already bought a new copy of GT5 Academy Edition and I will definetly be buying GoW and Uncharted so no need to recommend those.
Walker  +   1051d ago
xbox cannot render this graphics, animations and specially AI:) .
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Imalwaysright  +   1051d ago
@ BlmThug Demons Souls, MGS4, Heavy Rain, Infamous 1/2, Valkyrie Chronicles, LBP 2, Journey, Motorstorm Apocalypse, Killzone 2/3, Resistance Collection, Starwhawk and if you've never played them SoTC/Ico HD collection. There is an Uncharted boxset with all 3 games so if you're interested you may want to look it up.

Edit: Im from Europe so i dont really care but ive seen people saying that MLB the show is the best baseball game franchise.
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t0mmyb0y  +   1051d ago
DigitalRaptor, Why do you keep feeding the troll?
Enemy  +   1052d ago
An infection within an infection! Blow your horns, ladies and gentlemen, it's called INFEPTION.
Riderz1337  +   1052d ago
MmaFan-Qc  +   1052d ago

and at the end, was only a dream.
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MizTv  +   1052d ago
It's going to make me happy lol
SilentNegotiator  +   1052d ago
Tears of joy.
danyeager464   1052d ago | Spam
IAmLee  +   1051d ago
Be warned, *Some Potential spoilers in the comments.* I hope these scumbags are wrong..
GribbleGrunger  +   1052d ago
More than one kind of infection? Is this a legitimate quote? If it is, then I'm very intrigued!
Riderz1337  +   1052d ago
You weren't intrigued about this game before?! What's wrong with you?
SilentNegotiator  +   1052d ago
I'm pretty sure he means intrigued by the fact, not the game itself.

Basic english skills, people. He didn't say anything about the game in general, just the idea of multiple infections. The IDEA was the subject of that comment.
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SilentNegotiator  +   1052d ago
Riderz PM'd me and said he wasn't being literal, but was just being funny. I feel like a jerk for being so harsh on the comment now, but remember; sarcasm doesn't always read well!
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ZoyosJD  +   1052d ago
I think the quote is more metaphorical in its intended meaning.

Nonetheless a zombie rabbit would be AWESOME!!!
-Alpha  +   1052d ago
The infection is Dark Eco. This is all a prequel to Jak and Daxter.

HammadTheBeast  +   1052d ago
Another kind of infection could be jealousy
Ezz2013  +   1051d ago
don't worry it won't effect ps3 owners
Y_5150  +   1052d ago
I knew all about the infection since the freaking VGA teaser for this game!!!!
There's a real life fungis called Cordyceps.
here is the video that the teaser for TLoU took a snippet out of it.

"There are literally thousands of different types of Cordyceps fungi and remarkably and each specialize on one species."

This fungus can cause the victim to have no control of it's body and mind. Even becoming cannibalistic.

So in The Last of Us, a new type of Cordyceps has formed and it targets humans and by the looks of it it spread quickly across the world! The true mystery is how did the new type of the fungus formed? I guess it was a lab accident because right now scientist are experimenting with it for medical reasons.
USEYOURFIST  +   1052d ago
i think pretty much everyone knew that, this is saying there is a second infection that knowone knows about.
GribbleGrunger  +   1052d ago
exactly. That's why I'm intrigued. I've been saying for a long time now that we don't know if it's only humans that get infected. What if there are other creatures that inhabit the world?
SolidStoner  +   1052d ago
this game sounds better and better.. since I like fallout type games (deserted, wastelands, no one around, creepy sounds etc..), this games looks to me very fun to play! Cant wait to see full gameplay and reviews about it...
pandehz  +   1052d ago
I see its gonna come with a virus that can only be removed if you beat the game?
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cedaridge  +   1052d ago
The Last of Us i can't wait to see on my 240hz.
cleverusername  +   1052d ago
Why when 60hz is best for gaming? The 'game' modes on tvs turn the hz down to 60hz! Or were you just trying to show off?
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cedaridge  +   1052d ago
Why I got to be showing off? Beside it's a Sony feature not mine. and all my PS3 Exclusives perform just fine in 240hz. So unless you are tellin me somethin NEW bout the ps3? "shut the hell up." Man! "CookiePuss" girl's on here. lol

@Enemy. I know right? lol
@MizTV. 240HZ do go HAM!
@TheCookieMonster. Why hate? It's enough tech for everyone I Think?
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Enemy  +   1052d ago
Your disagrees tell me that you are, in fact, not looking forward to playing The Last of Us on your 240hz HDTV. You are a liar, cedaridge.
MizTv  +   1052d ago
I agree 240 is the shit
TheCookieMonster  +   1052d ago
You can play on your shitty 240hz, while I play on my 480hz.
TheCookieMonster  +   1052d ago
I forgot to add the /s. Well I thought it was pretty obvious, but you know N4G...
TheCookieMonster  +   1052d ago
Haters gonna hate
Belking  +   1052d ago
My 500/650hz Samsung says the same....boooooya!
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pandehz  +   1052d ago
I was trying to go higher with the hz but I think its pretty obvious by now /s
HappyGaming  +   1052d ago
Well I have 3 PS3s so I can put them all side by side and play Last of Us on 3 240hz screens at the time for a total of 720hz and die happy from an epileptic fit.

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Holeran  +   1052d ago
I will play it on my 600hz sub-field, 5 millisecond response time, 3-d, 51 inch plasma with one of the best picture ratings given to any television and think of you when I do.
cedaridge  +   1051d ago
I guess I will think of you too since I Have a PLASMA as well. They are great TV's airen't they? lol Let me help you out on how to get over on me. "Projection TV." I don' have one of them. And the correct term is "3D" not "3-d." So I already know you don't know what you are talkin about. Nice try!

@tubers. YOU just basically diss Sony ps3 not me. Sony Exclusives no lag. Sony Multiplat prob some lag. Nice try!
Cookiepuss. lol
tubers  +   1052d ago
Not bad if you like fake interpolated frames that adds more input lag than anything else positive.

Show off.
Cam977  +   1052d ago
I hope this had multiple endings and one "true" ensing. Perhaps lock the other one util the game has been completed once, ND.
tubers  +   1052d ago
That would be great as it would increase replay value.. Should probably be a standard since this doesn't seemt o have MP.. or does it? At least Co-op?
SOD_Delta  +   1052d ago
This is my most anticipated game for this year. Can't wait to play.
Flavor  +   1052d ago
I'd like to hear a few things which set this apart from the glut of survival horror zombie games.. so far it seems little more than hype among a small number of diehard PS3 fans.
Just_The_Truth  +   1052d ago
Look at the gameplay it's not a zombie game
HappyGaming  +   1052d ago
Obvious you know very little to nothing about the game apart from comments you have read on N4G.
OmniSlashPT  +   1052d ago
The fungus is not only capable of affecting the human body but also its behaviour and psicology. Just imagine Joel or any other character is infected all the way through the game and it's behaviours are all controlled by the fungus. Man, I wish it fucks up our minds and hearts, I wish it's something like the indocrination theory in ME3 (which never happenned, but it's amazing just thinking about it) in which the whole game is just a big mind fuck and you don't know how to separate the game, reality and your thoughts.

Make it happen ND, we trust you. Just please, please don't make the mistake of simply killing ellie in the end just like every zombie themed game/film out there. I want something to troll my mind and surprise the fuck out of me.
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Braid  +   1052d ago
Ellie won't die, I can guarantee you that.
Conzul  +   1052d ago
but if she DID, respect to ND forever!
Braid  +   1051d ago
After all the media sh#tstorm surrounded the infamous Modern Warfare 3 bombing cutscene, I don't think ND would take such a risk. Bad publicity is not something they'd want to deal with from the marketing standpoint. Besides, they don't need such a controversial scene in their game to be talked about, they're already awesome as they are.
Pintheshadows  +   1052d ago
How deliciously intriguing. I like intrigue as much as the gentleman in my avatar picture.
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cleverusername  +   1052d ago
Elementary my dear shadows!
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Genuine-User  +   1052d ago
I'm really anticipating this game, the last time I felt this anticipation was when Metal Gear Solid 4 was due to release.
Last of us, Bioshock Infinite, Sly Cooper, GTA V, Tear Away, Ni No Kuni, Killzone Merc, Tomb Raider, Luigi's Mansion 2 and so many more. This year will be awesome for gamers.
HorrorGod  +   1052d ago
I think what the article is trying to say is that the game itself will be "infectious."
Meaning, everyone who plays it will be talking about it.
It will spread by word-of-mouth.
YourFlyness  +   1052d ago

The "mystery" infection is you believe you are protecting a companion who remind you of a dead love one. We find out Joel had a teenage daughter who died before the outbreak
specsmatter  +   1052d ago
I forsee this game having the same affect as uc2 had on gaming. Setting a graphical benchmark on consoles, being the most talked about video game during its time and literally decimating the competition and having devs and gaming industrty reevaluating what can be done on a console. You had ppl like miyamoto, bungie devs, and others saying "wow i didnt knw ths was possible" lol
OmniSlashPT  +   1052d ago
If ND does that in a year where games like Bioshock Infinite, GTAV, new MGS and so on are also released, it's a big, a giant accomplishment for ND. They've established themselves as probably the best devs this gen. TLOU might launch them to the best devs ever hall of fame. And I'm pretty sure they have something amazing for the PS4 as well.
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Doletskaya  +   1052d ago
I recently started watching The Walking Dead. It makes me want this game more.
SonyStyled  +   1052d ago
oh i bet know what the "infection" is on the game. i bet if you buy it used, your game is "infected" thus locking you out of multiplayer
WeAreLegion  +   1052d ago
Now that I think about it...they could go Uncharted on this one. There are zombies/people for the first 2/3 of the game. Then, some random monster pops up and it's WAY harder to defeat. That's what they did with all three Uncharted games. I'm glad Golden Abyss didn't do that. It got predictable. :/
stuntman_mike  +   1052d ago
so he's basically saying this game will give your PS3 the YLOD!! GULP!!
KrimsonKody  +   1052d ago
Now, that would be scary!
If half way through the game, it causes a YLOD whenever you try to continue the game, but tge purpose is to make you 'wait some time' before continuing, like real-time sync or something.
That could be cool, but it could be frustrating also.
stuntman_mike  +   1051d ago
A bit like eternal darkness, it would turn the volume up on its own and it also pretended to wipe your saves off too (scared the life out of me first time I saw that lol). Quite inventive.
KrimsonKody  +   1052d ago
I love suspense in a video game that plays on the actual gamers' conscience.
Can't wait!
Been daydreaming of this game for a while now.
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shammgod  +   1052d ago
Can't wait to play this on my Xbox 360
Silly gameAr  +   1052d ago
Hellz yea. Imma gonna pick it up for da xbox because it wills have da best mp community and games like dis ALWAYS plays the bestest on xbox!

*This is only a lame a** joke. Please don't hurt me.*
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shammgod  +   1051d ago
Lol, always better with kinect.
Oldman100  +   1052d ago

I'll be rocking this game on my Magnavox Odyssey at 60fps.
r21  +   1052d ago
Kinda spoilerish, wished they'd kept that a secret. Ah well, still looking forward to this game :D My most anticipated game of 2013 for PS3 :)
belac09  +   1052d ago
so, is this gonna be on 3DS too?
belac09  +   1052d ago
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gustave154  +   1052d ago
This game is gonna be a masterpiece...
I really hope theres multiple endings too..
SageHonor  +   1052d ago
That short ass article?
RTheRebel  +   1052d ago
Cant wait for this game
please release a collectors edition
spicelicka  +   1052d ago
maybe it's more of a psychological disease. It would be interesting if Ellie and Joel are normal physically but deep in their minds something affects their personality, and slowly but subtly they start doing things more horrible than the infected, without realizing it.
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