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?
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.
What does your comment have to do with the article?
Nothing and everything.
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.
Really Mika, you of ALL PEOPLE are saying that to someone What a hypocrite, 99% of comments are either trolling, off topic or immature.
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.
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.
Read article? No way ms sucks.... Sony rules... Ohh. Ms is king... Sony shlt.... Ohhhh i am confused... Help me guys...
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
Lmao at the picture comparisons.
Mike 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
You must have been praying for this to be a negative article piece so you can bash Naughty Dog.
"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.
great article XD
People actually read the articles??? I'm just here for the comments.
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.
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.
Id hit it, Ellen is really cute.....
its funny lol.
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.
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.
Wow, Naughty Dog Kool Aid.
First comment reads like an ad.
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.
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.
Its not that great.
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.
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!
naughty dog did a good thing but i will do some bad things to ellen paige and im talking inception. im going super deep!
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
Congrats to the gaming community for giving the attention whore what she wanted.
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.
I SENSE SOME SARCASM IN THIS COMMENT.
It's humor people
What's that? Something edible?
The pictures in this made me laugh extremely loudly. Kudos to you, sir.
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.
I actually have no problem with Ellie's design in TLOU. I was referring to the AC picture.
I think you might be missing the point...
Have you never played a third person shooter with zombies before?
Nope, just KY and joyous abandonment :)
They aren't zombies gothninjapanda.
Dude, calm down.
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?
Okay, I'm just going to say it, Shut the f#ck up! Thank you.
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.
I didnt click the link, i already saw it was a humor /s. Ellen page is cute, and rich. Shes Not mad. Come on..
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.
Any new topic to get clicks
Why do people give a crap whether ND stole her likeness or not. I honestly couldn't care less. It's just a videogame.
Read the article. Trust me; it's not serious.
No I have. I was speaking in general. The article itself made me chuckle.
Yah, the article reminds me of all the celeb and video game character look-a-like articles. http://gamingbolt.com/25-ce... 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.
Quite simply if you made your living on YOUR appearance and got paid according to that...you 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.
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. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
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"
Hahahahaha! Great article; I needed the laugh.
Lol gold im on your side man when you decide to talk to Ubisoft.
I can't tell the difference with ellen paige compared to most other caucasian girls.. all white people look the same to me.
LOL Its Ellen Page you black supremacist
I think there are a few racists on N4G who don't agree with you.
I dunno man, to me all of you humans look the same just with different colors!
Obligatory: "You Humans are all RACIST!!!"
LOL @comments People didn't even read the article. Just looked at the title and the picture and got mad.
"Hey, Ellen Page has a point; Naughty Dog did do a bad thing" Hence the name 'Naughty Dog'...
Oooh, I see what you did there.
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.
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.
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.
I hope Kyle gets his big ass pay check. LOL! XD
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.