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Submitted by Sidology 959d ago | opinion piece

Hey, Ellen Page has a point; Naughty Dog did do a bad thing

Seriously, guys, this is serious.

Ellen Page‘s face is her livelihood, and you cannot simply deny someone their livelihood. How dare Naughty Dog basically steal her face for their super excellent video game? (Culture, PS3)

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GribbleGrunger  +   959d ago
ND created an incredible game that pushes the boundaries and definition of what makes a video game. I don't think any intelligent person could play TLOU without coming away with admiration for ND. A truly remarkable experience and a game that fully deserves to be called a masterpiece. They may be able to better this game technically, but they'll only be able to equal it in terms of character development, story telling and emotional impact. This game will be discussed for many many years.
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-Mika-  +   959d ago | Well said
What does your comment have to do with the article?
GribbleGrunger  +   959d ago | Well said
Nothing and everything.
lnvisibleMan  +   959d ago | Well said
If people actually read the article they would realise its a humour piece. Instead of just reading the title and getting carried away with their emotions.
Mr_Nuts  +   959d ago | Well said
Really Mika, you of ALL PEOPLE are saying that to someone

What a hypocrite, 99% of comments are either trolling, off topic or immature.
xHeavYx  +   959d ago
This guy has a n obvious point, it's hard to find someone who doesn't look like someone else. There are even articles showing similarities between video game characters from different franchises.
GribbleGrunger  +   959d ago
Clearly I'll have to explain: This is a masterpiece and the conversation should be about how it could potentially change this industry for the better. This is like wanting to discuss that Orson Wells in Citizen Kane looks like Father Christmas without a beard. This game deserves minute and detailed analysis from all media outlets. These pointless articles can be saved til the big boys have mulled it over, and shouldn't be encouraged by engagement to derail that process.
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YNWA96  +   959d ago
Read article? No way ms sucks.... Sony rules... Ohh. Ms is king... Sony shlt.... Ohhhh i am confused... Help me guys...
NumOnePS3FanBoy  +   959d ago
I can agree with her statement, sorta, when Naughty Dog first released the look of the characters. Ellie did look A LOT like Ellen Paige, so much that they noticed the interwebz reaction to it and decided to change her look into what is in the game now. This ellie, to me, no longer resembles page as much because that first one is very obvious
NatureOfLogic  +   959d ago
Lmao at the picture comparisons.
showtimefolks  +   959d ago

Something Wong with you? You just can't take any positive news about playstation brand without saying something negative?

I have been on N4G for a while and you are one negative puppy, get outside smile a little het some fresh air man

When LOU was initially announced at that time Ellie did look like Ellen page but now she doesn't, playing the game not once did I think it was Ellen page. In a slow news day people will make that into a issue for no reason

Ashley Johnson did an amazing Jon with last of us so let's give her credit

And once beyond 2 souls comes out we will talk about Ellen page

It's a non story just move on.

Also don't let this overshadow the fact ND created a masterpiece and moved story telling forward in games
kenshiro100  +   959d ago
You must have been praying for this to be a negative article piece so you can bash Naughty Dog.
morganfell  +   959d ago
"If people actually read the article they would realise its a humour piece. Instead of just reading the title and getting carried away with their emotions."

If people would just excuse another no name site that uses flamebait titles it would all be okay.
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minimur12  +   959d ago
great article XD
ThanatosDMC  +   959d ago
People actually read the articles??? I'm just here for the comments.
darkpower  +   958d ago
If people would stop taking every single little thing so seriously, it would all be okay.

Unfortunately, that's sometimes too much for some people on this site to be able to do.
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bligmerk  +   958d ago
Was it coincidence Ellen Page appeared in Beyond and TLOU at almost the same time? When the first alpha screens were being shown, she really looked like Ellen Page. That was quite awhile ago, and not long after, new screenshots showing a much younger and slightly different looking. Also, she has that scar on her right eyebrow, so that makes her look totally different. Beautiful game. At first, you go WTF with the game mechanics, then it really grows on you and the scarcity of ammo with all the empty drawers is pretty funny, exasperating at first but a nice touch to making a challenging and fun game.
Consoldtobots  +   958d ago
Id hit it, Ellen is really cute.....
aceitman  +   959d ago
its funny lol.
aceitman  +   959d ago
this is funny , and nd knew this to way before the game launch so I don't get y eelen is getting all in an uproar hell sony is giving her work . here is an interesting article too.look at the date it was published.
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xPhearR3dx  +   959d ago
While I do agree this game a masterpiece without a doubt, but I can see why some people may not enjoy the gameplay. It's very stealth focus (Which I love BTW), in which case makes sense as it's all about surviving and fighting for your life. While Stealth is not forced on an easier difficulty, there are a few parts in the game where it's forced and can turn some people away. If you don't mind stealth action, there's no reason why you won't enjoy this game. It's f'n brilliant.
Orionsangel  +   959d ago
Wow, Naughty Dog Kool Aid.
ALLWRONG  +   959d ago
First comment reads like an ad.
aiBreeze  +   959d ago
If someone wrote that about your favourite game, would you still think it's an ad? While I can see where you're coming from but TLOU is really THAT good.
ALLWRONG  +   958d ago
I didn't say the game wasn't good. Just said the first comment reads like an ad, and it does. N4G used to remove comments like that when it was a good gaming site.
aiBreeze   959d ago | Off topic | show
vakarian75  +   959d ago
Its not that great.
Dead_Cell  +   959d ago
It's not exactly flamebait when anybody paying attention could have spotted the sarcasm under the header. People need to stop being so uppity about their omgserious consoles / favourite games, it's embarrassing.
Sony360   959d ago | Bad language | show
C_Ali88  +   959d ago
Totally inane nonsense! How well they crafted a game and your admiration has no bearing on the underhanded measures employed.... Stop being such a fanboy... ND this And ND that, you ride ND so hard I would've thought they cured cancer!
RedHawkX  +   959d ago
naughty dog did a good thing but i will do some bad things to ellen paige and im talking inception. im going super deep!
thezeldadoth  +   959d ago
so now if you don't like a video game you aren't intelligent? There goes the definition of opinion. fanboys are like religious fanatics with rabies
Bobby Kotex  +   959d ago
Congrats to the gaming community for giving the attention whore what she wanted.
Doctor_Freeman  +   959d ago
I'd be mad also if I were Ellen, the first incarnation of Ellie looked exactly like her (even the current Ellie still looks like her) even the two names sound/look similar.
ohcatrina  +   958d ago
Corpser  +   959d ago
It's humor people
insomnium2  +   959d ago
What's that? Something edible?
GamingAngelGabriel  +   959d ago
The pictures in this made me laugh extremely loudly. Kudos to you, sir.
GribbleGrunger  +   959d ago
Give it a year and I'll laugh along with everyone else, but right now I have far too much admiration for Naughty Dogs work here to do that. I, like many others, just want to savour this pivotal moment in video game history, without distraction, especially such a puerile, adolescent distraction.
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GamingAngelGabriel  +   959d ago
I actually have no problem with Ellie's design in TLOU. I was referring to the AC picture.
Sidology  +   959d ago
I think you might be missing the point...
ZombieNinjaPanda  +   959d ago
Have you never played a third person shooter with zombies before?
Virus201   959d ago | Immature | show
GribbleGrunger  +   959d ago
Nope, just KY and joyous abandonment :)
ShAkKa  +   959d ago
They aren't zombies gothninjapanda.
theDECAY  +   959d ago
Dude, calm down.
Septic  +   959d ago
That has to be the saddest most pathetic post I have ever read on here, and come on, that's quite a feat. Surely you must be trolling Gribble?
Sony360   959d ago | Bad language | show
bohemian 23  +   959d ago
Okay, I'm just going to say it, Shut the f#ck up! Thank you.
KingMe42  +   959d ago
Man your fanboy-isn for ND is disgusting. And this is coming from someone who also is a fan of them. Hell TLOS is not as good as everyone says it is. The character development is amazing and some of th best I have ever seen, but the actual story is cliche and as common as a white rarity weapon in an rpg.
ThyPizzaGod  +   959d ago
I didnt click the link, i already saw it was a humor /s.
Ellen page is cute, and rich. Shes Not mad. Come on..
dendenmooshi  +   959d ago
She's smart, too.

They make a striking resemblance and play very similar roles, but it's not like she's suing ND or anything.

The situation is blown out of proportion. She literally spoke one sentence of it.
ThyPizzaGod  +   959d ago
Any new topic to get clicks
Eamon  +   959d ago
Why do people give a crap whether ND stole her likeness or not. I honestly couldn't care less.

It's just a videogame.
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-EvoAnubis-  +   959d ago
Read the article. Trust me; it's not serious.
Eamon  +   959d ago
No I have. I was speaking in general.

The article itself made me chuckle.
rdgneoz3  +   959d ago
Yah, the article reminds me of all the celeb and video game character look-a-like articles. for example.

But overall, you figure with how many billions of people in the world, there's bound to be someone who bares a resemblance to various video game characters.
theWB27  +   959d ago
Quite simply if you made your living on YOUR appearance and got paid according to wouldn't appreciate if a game stole that likeness and didn't compensate you since they are making money, partly, off of your appearance.

The gaming community cant really be this close minded and intentionally ignorant of what this means. College players are suing EA for this very same thing, and are pretty close to winning and being compensated. Videogames are just as liable, they aren't cut off from copyright laws.

I get the article is joking...but it's a retort to Eamon.
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rdgneoz3  +   958d ago
Except in this case the character looks similar to the actor, while in the EA/college players case it is meant to be that person. EA is getting sued because they gave pretty much every player the same stats/background/look(somewhat ) of their real life counterparts and thought it was OK as long as they didn't use the players name.

In this case I don't think Ellen Page was born in 2019 in Boston... With how many people there are in the world, you're bound to find people that look a like.
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MrSwankSinatra  +   959d ago
but didn't the change the character model of ellie to look less like ellen page. damn i guess the saying is true "damned if you do, damned if you don't"
-EvoAnubis-  +   959d ago
Hahahahaha! Great article; I needed the laugh.
LoneWolf019  +   959d ago
Lol gold im on your side man when you decide to talk to Ubisoft.
dudeOplenty  +   959d ago
I can't tell the difference with ellen paige compared to most other caucasian girls.. all white people look the same to me.
lnvisibleMan  +   959d ago
Its Ellen Page you black supremacist
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Sony360  +   959d ago
I think there are a few racists on N4G who don't agree with you.
CoLD FiRE  +   959d ago
I dunno man, to me all of you humans look the same just with different colors!
banjadude  +   959d ago
Obligatory: "You Humans are all RACIST!!!"
TXIDarkAvenger  +   959d ago
LOL @comments

People didn't even read the article. Just looked at the title and the picture and got mad.
BattleAxe  +   959d ago
"Hey, Ellen Page has a point; Naughty Dog did do a bad thing"

Hence the name 'Naughty Dog'...
theDECAY  +   959d ago
Oooh, I see what you did there.
NateCole  +   959d ago
Well the first time i saw ellie when tlou was revealed i thought ellen was gonna play her. She didnt and i really couldnt care either way.
SideShort  +   959d ago
Even aside from just the face, as I was playing, I just had it in my brain Ellie was practically Ellen. The posture, the personality, its almost like they made Ellie act the way they thought Ellen Page would if she were really behind the character. There is simply no doubting the resemblance, and not just physically.
KillrateOmega  +   959d ago
Naughty Dog, why you so naughty?

Funny article btw. More people should really get into the habit of reading the attached article before just jumping into the Comments Section based on the title alone.
tarbis  +   959d ago
I hope Kyle gets his big ass pay check. LOL! XD
cleft5  +   959d ago
Ellie does look like Ellen Page, but you do have to keep in mind that Ellen Page was originally going to be Ellie in The Last of Us. Obviously, she was under some sort of contract with them, but later on she went from working with Naughty Dog to David Cage, another Sony developer.

Naughty Dog had started developing the character when they originally showed off TLoU with Ellen Page as the lead so undoubtedly the character was meant to look like her since she was the original actress. After she left the project they changed the character up a little bit, but they had already started promoting TLoU with Ellie looking a certain way so they couldn't make any drastic changes to the character.

The end result is a character that does look like Ellen Page, but too say they ripped off her image is a bit harsh considering she was under contractual obligation as the original voice actor for the character. Obviously, Naughty Dog let her out of that contract so she could do Beyond Two Souls. So while the character does resemble her, there is a real reason for that. I am sure Naughty Dog will sort it all out, but it's not like they where stealing her image with malicious intent.
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Soldierone  +   959d ago
Not attacking you, but do you know of news articles stating so?

I found some news articles on the early reveal and ND was quick to say it wasn't her doing the voice. http://www.playstationlifes...
cleft5  +   959d ago
It's not her doing the voice because she left the project early on and they got another voice actor. This was all back when they first revealed the game and announced that she was going to voice Ellie or was trying to to get her to do the voice. A very short time later they revealed that she was leaving the project to work on Beyond Two Souls and wished her well. I remember they did something at a Press conference years ago to that affect. I can't find it now but this article in the Escapist touches on it a little bit.

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chamber  +   959d ago
Funny article

I feel she just heard people or journalist talk about how they modeled the character after her. frankly speaking though the early version did bear a resemblance but the final version of doesn't really look like ellen page. I mean they share similarities in the fact that Ellen page looks really young and is a brunette but you could say that about a lot of people. Just look at the Beyond character models and you see they don't look that a like
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Bhuahahaha  +   959d ago
lol thumbs up for the article

"If I shaved a little… And then did a thing with my hair… Wait…WAIT…." ahahaha
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CoLD FiRE  +   959d ago
Original likeness "issue" aside, whoever wrote this article tried too hard to be funny and failed miserably.
RE_L_MAYER  +   959d ago
attention everyone!!!

if you are or know someone that looks like hellen page you can sue naughty dog for lots of money
Soldierone  +   959d ago
At what point at all did Naughty Dog once say she was in the game, she was used as inspiration, or they modeled anything after during their marketing? It doesn't say "Ellen Page" on the box, they didn't go "well the character looks like Ellen Page."

The only reason the connection was made was due to fans of her. And guess what? People look alike.

Remember a long while ago someone sued some company because a random character in the game looked like her? EVERY single gamer was going "the person just wants easy money...." How is this any different? It wasn't on purpose, and she didn't even say it was a rip off. Her quote is just being used out of context to create some news stories.... She basically just said "its hard since I'm actually in a game too."
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Ipunchbabiesforfun  +   959d ago
WIN! from the stories web page comments...

"Who's ellen page?"

"She's a chubby no talent midget with a 5 finger forehead."

FAT MAN GO BOOM  +   959d ago
No she does not... there may be tiny similarities but anyone that have played the game knows this is not Miss Page...
GTAallday  +   959d ago
It is what it is.
strigoi814  +   959d ago
Ellie doesnt even look a lot like her..ellie's eyes, nose, eyebrows and the shape of the face are pretty much different..she is just pissed because of all the flattering comments are directed to her not to the real person who did it..well if i were her i will just be glad
cunnilumpkin  +   959d ago
she certainly doesn't have as many jaggies

I really, really, REALLY wished they would have used uncharted 2's method of anti aliasing on this game, it looks like uncharted 3, way too many aliased edges on every window, doorway, any straight line really

game is fun as hell and on topic, the chic in game does look like the chick in real life, but not exactly like her, there is definitely similarities

but hey, almost every male video game character resembles me

shaved head, stubble, late 20's

you bastards owe me money!!
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AO1JMM  +   959d ago
I'm sure there is absolutely nobody else out there that looks like Ellie.

InfamousBlackGuy  +   959d ago
I wish Naughty Dog would use my likeness to make a game, but sadly I'm poor and extremely ugly; horror games haven't been doing so well in the market after all. :(
Bitsnark  +   959d ago
This gave me a much needed early morning laugh :)
plut0nash  +   959d ago
Yes, Naughty Dog was very naughty. Seriously.
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