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Naughty Dog Reacts To Ellen Page’s The Last of Us Comments

Naughty Dog has responded on twitter about Ellen Page's comments towards The Last of Us. (Naughty Dog, PS3, The Last Of Us)

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doctorstrange  +   888d ago | Funny
She looks nothing like Joel, this whole thing is silly.
Crazyglues  +   888d ago | Funny
@ doctorstrange

yeah I would hope she wouldn't look anything like Joel, because that would actually be pretty scary, since Joel is a dude..

-But as far as her looking like Ellie, well it's pretty clear naughty dog used her likeness when they first thought of how they wanted the character to be. -(they made an adjustment but it still looks exactly like her) even Stevie Wonder could see that.

-Really Naughty dog should just fess up - imitation is the best type of flattery... Her name is Ellen, the girl in last of us is Ellie, come on' I mean let's be serious (they clearly were a fan of her's acting in JUNO the movie and used her likeness to shape their character.) -Why not just say that!

"Sorry didn't mean to copy you, we were just a fan of the way you played a character and thought that kind of attitude and likeness you played in the movie fit the idea of what we wanted for the game. (No harm intended)"

-And that would have been the end of it, she seems like a really cool person.

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XB1_PS4  +   888d ago
Even the name, Ellie is pretty close. It's safe to say they did. I don't think this is a big deal anymore... Considering Ellen Page was never even upset about it. She tweeted them back replying as: ".@Naughty_Dog I agree! Looking forward to playing #TheLastofUs"
badboy776  +   888d ago
This Could All be a PR Stunt????
Zeniix  +   888d ago
yep they should just give her props
devwan  +   888d ago
"but it still looks exactly like her"

So they changed the look and the character still looks exactly the same as Ellen Page...

so how come the picture above with old and current Ellie look like completely different people?

Can't have it both ways.
Why o why  +   888d ago
Straight homage if you ask me
HammadTheBeast  +   888d ago
Just finished it. Downright amazing game. Beyond any game I've ever played, and I thought Bioshock Infinite was a 9.5/10.
dantesparda  +   887d ago
Looks like Ellen Page to me, especially the original
Dynasty2021   887d ago | Personal attack | show
minimur12  +   887d ago
lmao,I bought tlou artbook and the concept designs are effed up for ellie - pink hair, super tall, shaved head. its amazing.
Nevers  +   887d ago
Much Ado About Nothing
"This Could All be a PR Stunt????" - badboy776

I doubt they need much PR. I think this has very little to do with the actress or the devs. It's no-name websites insighting drama that isn't really there so their site can get hits.
SatanSki  +   887d ago
"But as far as her looking like Ellie, well it's pretty clear naughty dog used her likeness when they first thought of how they wanted the character to be. -(they made an adjustment but it still looks exactly like her) even Stevie Wonder could see that."

Yeah, and noone noticed untill this crappy wannabe teenage star said this looking for some notoriety.
DragonKnight  +   887d ago
Ellen Page agrees with Naughty Dog and is looking forward to playing TLoU, any other argument is invalid.
fardan85  +   888d ago
Dude, Joel is the guy Ellie is the gal, and yeah, the whole thing is silly.
minimur12  +   887d ago
SniperControl  +   887d ago
Lol, minimur12 sums up my sentiments exactly.
Ace_Pheonix  +   888d ago
Hey, did you see her Twitter profile pic? With the flannel shirt, and trucker hat, and scruffy face? I'd say he's a dead ringer.
Sidology  +   888d ago
this made me crack up
sly-Famous  +   888d ago
Bwhahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THC CELL  +   888d ago
if we was talking about beyond two souls i would agree, oh wait.
x5exotic  +   887d ago
Naughty doggies, infamous for uncharted
measures of unoriginality. I hope this is the Last
Of It. I don't want them to crash. Hehehehe
Bobby Kotex  +   887d ago
Naughty Dog took the bait.
A-laughing-horse   887d ago | Spam
Imalwaysright  +   888d ago
Am I the only one to think that Ellie doesn't look anything like Ellen Page?
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buynit  +   888d ago
Yea i think you are...
jon1234  +   888d ago
no youre not...
McScroggz  +   888d ago
Before the revision she did look a lot like Ellen Page. Now there is just a resemblance if you want there to be because Ellen Page has "one of those faces."
NegativeCreepWA  +   888d ago
Ellie doesn't anymore, but if you look at the original Ellie, they look identical.
Imalwaysright  +   888d ago
That must be it. I don't remember how the original model looked like but the Ellie that became one of my favorite characters in videogames doesn't look like Ellen Page to me.
Jughead3416  +   888d ago
I agree. They don't look that much alike. Especially since they changed the appearance. How many girls look like this? I'd say a lot.
Gameratheart  +   888d ago
Name some that look just like her.... Ellie is Ellen page. She has one of those faces?... Again, people, show me 5 girls that look practically exactly like Ellen page..... Hell, show me 1-2... You can't. I don't know anyone that looks like Ellen page, besides Ellie from TLOU.. Lol. Stop pretending Ellie isn't modeled after Ellen page..... Give me a break.

Nd also used an artists Boston rail map too... Was that just another coincidence? It just happened to look exactly the same as this booth guys art??? Lol, ok, sure did! They couldn't come up with their own Boston rail map, but you idiots think they just "came up" with Ellen pages face by accident?! Lol...
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BlackTar187  +   887d ago
Wha is the disagree for? THat i proved that they havve a bunch of famous people who all look like ellen page?
plaZeHD  +   888d ago
No you are not.
Ellie in the final game
Ellie in VGA 2011 trailer
Ellen Page
wastedcells  +   888d ago
I can't believe this is news. Do gamers really care. I don't.
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karl  +   888d ago
it doesnt to me either..

the original ellie only look more mature to me..

maybe a few years olders..

compare it to ellen in beyond and ull see they have very little alike
WeskerChildReborned  +   888d ago
IMO the very first artwork for Ellie looked like Ellen but not atm, they just have similar hair styles and same eye color but obviously have distinct features.
dumahim  +   887d ago
Ellie's eyes are blue.
Inception  +   888d ago
No, you're not. Even her voices is different from Elen Page.
sly-Famous  +   888d ago
Only people who actually played the game will see that Ellie looks nothing like Ellen Page.
NumOnePS3FanBoy  +   887d ago
You are not the only one. I think what a lot of people fail to see or remember is how the first rendition of ellie looked ALOT like ellen page whereas the edited version that made to the final game, looks nothing like her. People are blind or have some disorder where they can't tell faces apart. visit your local doc
ZBlacktt  +   887d ago
Yes, you are the only one, lol.... come on man.
assdan  +   887d ago
Yes, she looks exactly like Ellen Page. I'd say she resembles Page more than Ashley Johnson.
Zephyrus34  +   882d ago
Ellen Page or not, she will be Ellen Page in my eyes, my heart, and my soul <3. hahaah! >:D
bub16  +   888d ago
who cares? loads of computer characters are based on real life people
moegooner88  +   888d ago
Ellen Page commented on the post saying she is looking forward to playing TLOU, doesn't seem that she is " mad " anymore.
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CrossingEden  +   888d ago
she never was mad, it was a joke, gamers made her out to be mad and blew it out of proportion
Soldierone  +   888d ago
Her quote was just taken out of context. She never meant anything bad by what she said.

She just said its kinda sucks since she really is in a game and she wants that game to get the credit.
elhebbo16  +   888d ago
I blame the gaming sites like IGN for making this a big deal.
CrossingEden  +   888d ago
they basically said in the nicest way possible, "our fanboys need to shut up and stop harassing ellen page because we were not offended by her joke which was not meant to be offensive in the first place and if WE were not offended then we don't need whiny fanboys defending us 24/7 because they take our games TOO seriously and can't take a joke"
Ozmoses  +   888d ago | Funny
I'm upset because they used my step-father for the likeness of the Clicker..

he has fungus growing on his head and doesn't talk.
Summons75  +   888d ago
But does he click and try to massacre you?
Ozmoses  +   888d ago
he did until I moved out, I think he might be a bloater now.. Haven't seen him for years.
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sdozzo  +   888d ago
Joel looks like my dad. give me money!
Blastoise  +   888d ago
Nah, you can have a funny bubble though.

Made me chuckle
Gratisfaction  +   888d ago
You have the coolest dad ever then...
Williamson  +   888d ago
All I know is that Ellie is one badass character!
Ozmoses  +   888d ago
Their next game should let you play as a "Naughty Dog"
Genuine-User  +   888d ago
Naughty Dog, made by Naughty Dog.
insomnium2  +   887d ago
Use the powers of a naughty god.
cheameup  +   888d ago
I think its very similiar .Not just the looks the way of talking really reminds me of her in Juno constantaly

I dont really care htough. I think its getting way more talk than it needs
fenome  +   888d ago
Justin Bieber looks more like Ellen Page in my opinion
Inception  +   888d ago
That's why ND will hired Justin as Drake in Uncharted 13 XD
fenome  +   887d ago
HA! That's funny, I never saw that before!
Sy_Wolf  +   888d ago
Ellie didn't just look like Ellen Page, she sounded like her too.
Gameratheart  +   888d ago
It's funny, 8 down votes = 8 fanboys who are taking it personally that Ellie is Ellen page. Lol. Face it, Ellie is Ellen page, end of argument... Stop being defensive fanboys. The game is still great, even if they ripped off Ellen pages likeness. She doesn't seem to care, why do the fanboys?

Nd also used an artists Boston rail map too... Was that just another coincidence? It just happened to look exactly the same as this booth guys art??? Lol, ok, sure did!
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Genuine-User  +   888d ago
Ashley Johnson does not sound like Ellen Page. Ellen page has a crackled voice.
maniacmayhem  +   888d ago
They look exactly the same.
-Gespenst-  +   888d ago
She originally looked absolutely identical to her, and imo what they settled on, while it doesn't look exactly like her anymore, remains sort of similar. Her character is totally like a character Ellen Page would play too.

I mean I know Ellen Page is a reasonably high-profile actor and celebrity, but at the same time, it's a little bit disturbing when a group of people just use your likeness without permission, and also create a character that sort of behaves like you.
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MilkMan  +   888d ago
Look Naughty Dog was thinking Ellen Page. Shes feisty and tough and fits the setting fantastically. Its unfortunate that she just so happens to be working on another Sony game. Why not give her a few bucks or at least make up. The Last of Us is phenomenal game and I have high hopes that Beyond will be also.

This is all good in the house of Sony, so lets kiss and make up.
The_Klank  +   888d ago
She just posted this

Mountain out of mole hill comes to mind.
respectedinsider   888d ago | Spam
Morgue  +   888d ago

Does this mean if there's TLOU DLC coming out it'll take place in Juno and Ellie will be pregnant?
Spontogical  +   888d ago
"Because FUCK you Give Us Money"

:D :D

Sorry everyone, just been watching some Angry Joe show!

This Ellen Page crap isn't really a big deal. Ooh wow she looks like Ellie..
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MultiConsoleGamer  +   888d ago
For gods sake ND you called her Ellie.

This is a straight up rip and you know it.
ltachiUchiha  +   887d ago
Get over it, if Ellen Page is over it, why do u care? She already said she agrees with naughty dog & cant wait to play their game.
MultiConsoleGamer  +   887d ago
Well if I were her agent I would sue them.

Also, and more importantly, this sort of plagiarism shows a real lack of creative talent. And people who defend this sort of behavior often have really shallow tastes.
ltachiUchiha  +   887d ago
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ltachiUchiha  +   887d ago
Dude your just a little sore butthurt person. Who the hell gives a sh** about how you feel? Your like a lil girl whining that you broke a nail & wanna sue your own teeth for you biting them off lol. Go cry justin timberlake a river.
deepio  +   887d ago
To be honest, when I heard Ellen Page was starring in a video game, I thought it was Last Of Us until I saw the trailer fo Two Souls. Even then for a moment I thought, wait, she's in two games?!?
PAYNEinc85  +   887d ago
You PS3 nut huggers know good and damn well what Naughty Dog did. Youre pathetic. That doesnt stop it from being a great game though. But we all know their entire vision for that character was based off of Ellen Page.
Dynasty2021  +   887d ago
I think the REAL story here, is that Ellen Page is a bit butthurt that the superior competitor to Beyond Two Souls has a lead female character that looks SLIGHTLY similar to her.

They're using Ellen's face for Beyond Two Souls after all, so she wants to be remembered for that, not for looking like Ellie in The Last Of Us.

And sorry Ellen, but after E3's gameplay...

Beyond Two Souls looks shit.
USMC_POLICE  +   887d ago
If Elle was modeled after Ellen she should take it as a compliment and call it a day.
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Picnic  +   887d ago
I like how they try to distract attention away from the clear similarities by saying that they made the model look more like the actress who actually played Ellie.

An actress who looks nothing like Ellie.
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KontryBoy706  +   887d ago
If The Last Of Us was a flop of a game Ellen wouldn't have even cared about any of this. The game has been called the best of this generation with stellar reviews, and that's with good reason. So it's got a lot of media behind it... Ellen and her people took notice. But... it is what it is. Naughty Dog changed the look of the character. I remember the original trailer and the character looked more like Page then. They should have changed the name too and made her blonde or something. I think the only thing about Ellie that looks like Ellen is her hair color and hair style. THAT'S IT. So every girl in movies and games with that hair color and style should alter their appearance because it looks too much like Ellen Page now? LOL
Silly gameAr  +   887d ago
Like that tweet said, this was way overblown. She never seemed that upset about it in the place.
Enigma_2099  +   887d ago
Put ME in a game. I won't even bat an eye.
Psychonaut  +   887d ago
Ellie is to me the coolest female video game character in a long time. Despite her size, age, and strength she gives 100%. I love this video game, and if I had to say what is my favorite video game of this console generation it would have to be The Last of Us.

Before The Last of Us I believe Uncharted Among Thieves was my favorite video game of this console generation.
Argus9  +   887d ago
TLDR: Naughty Dog's okay with it. Ellen Page is okay with it. Nobody's upset. Let it go.
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