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This Week in PlayStation: Everything We’ve Been Through

Justin Massongill's Avatar + Posted by Justin Massongill on Apr 12, 2014 // SCEA Social Media Specialist

The Last of Us is coming to PS4, Transistor finally has a release date (next month!), and a new Borderlands game got announced — how much more could we have asked for this week, really?

A few more highlights: that fancy new slim PS Vita + Borderlands 2 bundle is out May 6th, Ryan went hands-on with MLB ’14 The Show (don’t miss our PS3 / PS4 stadium comparison, by the way), the Trials series makes its PlayStation debut on Tuesday, Naughty Dog is 30 (congrats guys!), our Worldwide Studios pals are rockin’ PAX East this weekend, voice-controlled squad-based SRPG There Came an Echo got announced for PS4, and inFAMOUS Second Son has sold over a million copies.

What are you playing?

  • I’m playing: Dark Souls II, OlliOlli
  • I’m watching: Seinfeld
  • I’m listening to: The Cat Empire, Lifeformed, TLOU Soundtrack

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44 Comments

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+ Talesgirl016 on April 12th, 2014 at 11:20 am said:

Thank YOU SONY! For bringing The Last Of Us to PS4 ^_^


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+ Talesgirl016 on April 12th, 2014 at 11:21 am said:

WOW! Last Of US on PS4? Pitch me I’m dreaming lol xD


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+ GodofDeathOnline on April 12th, 2014 at 12:56 pm said:

so my 400 Dollars was for playing old ps3 games and stuff that looks like OLD NES Games


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+ oversevethousand on April 12th, 2014 at 1:03 pm said:

What more could I ask for?

Well, Crash and Spyro finally being available would be nice.

And Sony actually supporting the Vita at all here in the West, that would be fantastic. Instead of just relying in indies and localizations, you know.

So actually I think I could ask for a lot more…


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+ FifthDream on April 12th, 2014 at 1:07 pm said:

I preordered The Last Of Us for PS4 a couple of days ago. I’ve never played it before, so i’m excited to get to soon.


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+ sealum01 on April 12th, 2014 at 1:08 pm said:

Yoshida-san is my HERO! It was such a great surprise to hear him on this podcast.


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+ neuropunk on April 12th, 2014 at 1:59 pm said:

Why don’t you guys ever shut up about that terrible “game”, rather interactive movie, The Last of Us? Nobody cares about good games anymore, so you praise linear western crap with bad stories, bad gameplay, with nothing good in them?

Why does nobody care about good games with good gameplay anymore? The video game industry is filled with this AAA casual junk. Wish they still made games for real gamers instead of your casual linear QTE infested casual crap.

The Last of Us = most overrated piece of crap of all time


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+ Sorahl213 on April 12th, 2014 at 2:24 pm said:

It’ll be awesome to dive back in to The Last of Us and just get sucked into that multiplayer (probably the most fun ive had with multiplayer since mass effect 3 and uncharted 2).

Im playing: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn on PS4 and Bravely Default
Im watching: Young Justice on Netflix
Im listening to: Frozen soundtrack


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+ Talesgirl016 on April 12th, 2014 at 2:49 pm said:

@8, Why are you hating on Sony & Naughty Dog ):


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+ Talesgirl016 on April 12th, 2014 at 2:51 pm said:

Neuropunk, Please stop hating on Sony you sound like Xboc fanboy ):


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+ Talesgirl016 on April 12th, 2014 at 2:51 pm said:

Neuropunk, Please stop hating on Sony you sound like Xbox fanboy ):


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+ FifthDream on April 12th, 2014 at 3:27 pm said:

OPEN TO EVERYONE, BUT DON’T BE A JERK.

OPEN TO EVERYONE, BUT DON’T BE A JERK.

OPEN TO EVERYONE, BUT DON’T BE A JERK.

OPEN TO EVERYONE, BUT DON’T BE A JERK.

OPEN TO EVERYONE, BUT DON’T BE A JERK.

Just tired of all the complaining. You take the time to whine about Last Of Us? Go do something else, you miserable excuse for a human being. No one is making you play it or comment. There are plenty of other games. Go play them and shut up.


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+ godshand3547 on April 12th, 2014 at 3:54 pm said:

@8

My friend, Old-school gamers (gamers that started around 3rd, 4th or 5th gen) are no longer the main audience.

We can no longer expect that every game will be there to pander us, we can either ***** about it and keep complaining about how older games were better or we can accept and adapt our minds to this new ages. For me, RPGs (either Western or Japanese) are no longer the same thing as before, so i decided to adapt my preferences to these new styles instead of ***** like a 75 year old retiree complaning about 2005s Music. The Last of Us is a really good game (a bit overrated in my opinion) but still, a real masterpiece, great gameplay, nice storyline, excellent graphics and a quite decent multiplayer.

P.S. Sorry for any grammar mistakes (not good at english)


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+ Dangisuckatgamin on April 12th, 2014 at 4:20 pm said:

Complaining about a complainer is just as annoying and makes our community look like complete idiots…


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+ FifthDream on April 12th, 2014 at 5:03 pm said:

Yep, but now that we’ve both done it, we can form a club. :D


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+ godshand3547 on April 12th, 2014 at 5:15 pm said:

@15 & 16
Visit gamefaqs[dot]com forums to see how low our communty can fall?

P.S. Sorry for any grammar mistakes


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+ godshand3547 on April 12th, 2014 at 5:33 pm said:

@8
My friend, Old-school gamers (gamers that started around 3rd, 4th or 5th gen) are no longer the main audience.
We can no longer expect that every game will be there to pander us, we can either b… about it and keep complaining about how older games were better or we can accept and adapt our minds to this new ages. For me, RPGs (either Western or Japanese) are no longer the same thing as before, so i decided to adapt my preferences to these new styles instead of b… like a 75 year old retiree complaning about 2005s Music. The Last of Us is a really good game (a bit overrated in my opinion) but still, a real masterpiece, great gameplay, nice storyline, excellent graphics and a quite decent multiplayer.
P.S. Sorry for any grammar mistakes (not good at english)
There is also a chance that this comment will spawn twice, i wrote it before but i forgot to change the profanities


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+ subsamuel01 on April 12th, 2014 at 5:55 pm said:

Hope it comes out soon, plan on beating iFamous next week.


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+ neuropunk on April 12th, 2014 at 7:43 pm said:

@ Talesgirl016 – I LOATHE XBOX – Microcrap is probably the worst thing to ever happen to video games. Their games are dumbed down streamlined casualized linear crap pewpew western FPS dudebro Madden QTE lowest common denominator low brow games. These types of shallow games have infected the rest of the video game industry, which is why casuals (who dislike real video games because they’re new to video games and don’t know how to play them or are very good at them) play crap like Cawadoody, Angry Birds and The Last of Us. Why does every modern western game have to follow this stale linear pewpew formula? I kinda want to play my games, not have restrictions placed on me, which the last of us, is super linear, you cannot explore and you cannot play how you want to. This may as well be an on rails shooter. I WANT GAMEPLAY IN MY GAMES! Are new gamers so stupid that they don’t even know how to navigate maps? Is that the reason for super linear 3D games these days? Why are garbage “games” like tlou praised so much, when nothing about the “game” is good?

@ FifthDream – seems like you broke the rule, hypocrite much?


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+ neuropunk on April 12th, 2014 at 7:43 pm said:

I am a traditionalist gamer, and an enemy of these new modern AAAs. I want turn based JRPGs back on home console with the production values of the classic Playstation JRPGs, the sole reason why I used to buy Playstation consoles, and I also want Nintendo to put more effort in trying to be creative with their new games.

Hell, does Sony even have any first party JRPGs this gen, preferably turn based? Not that I can think of, but they have tons of first party crappy shooters and interactive movies though. Pandering, trying to “APPEAL TO A WIDE AUDIENCE”, like all games, mostly AAAs that do this are so crappy. The Last of Us is very harmful to the industry, and with filth like it, it’s no wonder it’s so difficult to find superb games these days. I have to go and play old stuff, for the most part, to play something worthwhile, that isn’t Souls or Tales. (Final Fantasy was ruined with Lightning Hallway Fantasy XIII and XIV looks like crap and nothing like Final Fantasy)

I AM A TRADITIONALIST GAMER AND I WANT QUALITY TO RETURN TO THE VIDEO GAME INDUSTRY!


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+ WolfyHopeless on April 12th, 2014 at 9:00 pm said:

I would ask that the playstation community wasn’t so self entitled, spoiled and whiney but I know you guys don’t control that. You can’t help that it’s one of the biggest derp shows in the world. I’m sorry.


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+ TehFineztJokerX on April 12th, 2014 at 11:14 pm said:

Some good news here and there like TLoU for PS4, Borderlands Pre-Sequel and 2 for the Vita and Transistor having a release date. A great year indeed.

Also, just to throw this out there, can these “gamers” not call themselves gamers if they say “TLOU IS OVERRATED!!” like why skip a good game with a good story. Its also hypcritical when you say overrated if you play Final Fantasy, CoD or whatever. Also, if you’re complaining on something you dont like, then dont leave a comment and act like a dumpster baby, no one cares about your delusional opinions. Just being truthful :)


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+ DarkOne_PR on April 13th, 2014 at 12:14 am said:

does Last of US remastered wil have cross play online ps3vsps4? will the Season Pass Owners have something extra for the ps4 version? Will Naughty Dog Finally hear their fans and make a 4 players Co-op survival mode for the remastered version? thanks


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+ medenko1975 on April 13th, 2014 at 1:29 am said:

Don’t comment if you don’t like it :)


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+ XxKyubi_kunxX on April 13th, 2014 at 1:38 am said:

Stop being such a weeaboo, neuropunk.


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+ PainOfSarrow on April 13th, 2014 at 6:23 am said:

wow.. these comments are all crazy. also wtf is up with these fools spamming the blog with that google job crap ? get that ish out of here.


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+ sethisthegoat on April 13th, 2014 at 6:23 am said:

Playing: InFamous Second Son and Rayman Origins on Vita
Watching: Believe
Listening: Blogcast


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+ Pabloo1010 on April 13th, 2014 at 6:24 am said:

I hope Minecraft comes to PS Vita as Retail and Bundle! C’mon Sony, that is a Vita seller!


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+ neuropunk on April 13th, 2014 at 7:58 am said:

“TehFineztJokerX on April 12th, 2014 at 11:14 pm said:
Also, just to throw this out there, can these “gamers” not call themselves gamers if they say “TLOU IS OVERRATED!!” like why skip a good game with a good story. Its also hypcritical when you say overrated if you play Final Fantasy, CoD or whatever.”

The Last of Us has terrible gameplay though and the story is also terrible. So, it’s not a good game with a good story. The gameplay is a clunky TPS, and other TPS play far better than it. The story has been done billions of times before, it’s just cliche zombie post apocalyptic crap. Yes, I have finished tlou and it was one of the most terrible “games” ever. Do people NOT want to be able to play their games anymore? Why the restrictions on gameplay and exploration? Also, QTEs = diarrhea.

I don’t play Cawadooty, you tool. Also, classic Final Fantasies are not overrated. Say what you want about modern crappy Lightning Hallway Fantasy XIII tho, since those are beyond horrible.


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+ neuropunk on April 13th, 2014 at 7:58 am said:

“Also, if you’re complaining on something you dont like, then dont leave a comment and act like a dumpster baby, no one cares about your delusional opinions. Just being truthful :)”

There are millions of people who feel the same way I do. You are the one who is the dumpster baby if you think modern games are good, you filthy casual. Are you happy with mediocre modern games? You don’t want another golden age of video gaming? So, you’re one of those 10 year old screaming kids who scream offensive racist things into the mic while playing Cawadooty, I take it? You’re too young to know the difference between good and bad games. I freaking hate stuff like the last of us and infamous. Super mediocre crap.

Maybe you should get some standards.


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+ QuiteUndead on April 13th, 2014 at 10:12 am said:

Can’t wait to play The Last of Us on PS4.Transistor looks good too.


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+ CharmingBishop on April 13th, 2014 at 11:15 am said:

Yaayy for Transistor coming out next month. Wish I knew WHEN next month it was releasing, because then I know whether or not it could be a potential birthday present haha!!!!


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+ viceforce on April 13th, 2014 at 12:29 pm said:

@Nerupunk

Like it or not we’re in 2014 not Nintendo 1986 or Atari 1984. Games have evolve over the years and this is how games are being made and played today. You say there are millions of gamers that feel the same way you do. Well theres just as millions of gamers that feel the exact same opposite. I personally don’t mind how these games are being made as long as I’m getting my money’s worth. Just my 2 cents.


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+ God-Of-Lyf on April 13th, 2014 at 2:04 pm said:

This is what happens when JRPG’s are the only genre you like. Maybe move over seas I hear there are crap on top of crap for ya. As for TLOU, not sure I have ever played anything like it before. Metacritic scores don’t lie, maybe its not your cup of tea; why even play these types of games if you could care less? So you can rant? Take it elsewhere. Nobody is gonna convince me that TLOU was not a great game and a perfect send off for the PS3. Saying that it sucks further lets us know that you haven’t played it and just want to go off about nothing. Just Saying…!!!


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+ XxKyubi_kunxX on April 13th, 2014 at 3:28 pm said:

“I AM A TRADITIONALIST GAMER AND I WANT QUALITY TO RETURN TO THE VIDEO GAME INDUSTRY!”

“Traditionalist”. God you’re so pretentious. Like seriously, you are so full of crap. I like my JRPG’s as much as the next guy, but seriously, tone it down.


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+ neuropunk on April 13th, 2014 at 4:09 pm said:

@ God-Of-Lyf

“As for TLOU, not sure I have ever played anything like it before”

There are tons of linear “games” that focus on presentation and linearity over actual gameplay. So, you’ve never played Uncharted, Gears of War, Resident Evil 5 or 6, Splinter Cell Blacklist, etc.? Those games are all a lot like the last of us. Also, why do they put QTEs in games? QTEs are trash. Anyhow, generic pieces of crap TPS. Casuals also ruined the Resident Evil and Splinter Cell series, but that’s going off topic.

Also, most JRPGs, especially modern turn based ones are weird pedo loli crap, especially ones only released in Japan. Why can’t we get new turn based Final Fantasies, Xenogears, Chrono Trigger, etc., in classic styles?


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+ SquishyKillFace on April 13th, 2014 at 4:23 pm said:

Sigh. don’t feed the trolls guys…


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+ Sonic-Boom on April 13th, 2014 at 8:41 pm said:

Sony make a character driven platforming game on the same level as mario sonic and crash bandicoot .
that would awesome .
the last of us isnt my cup of tea nor cinematic experiences in general and dont let me start talking about shooters .
Sony is about variety so i would hope to see you exploring these areas i loved sly cooper ratchet and jak btw


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+ neuropunk on April 14th, 2014 at 12:41 am said:

“+ SquishyKillFace on April 13th, 2014 at 4:23 pm said:
Sigh. don’t feed the trolls guys…”

But I like feeding them. Trolls like them ruined modern video gaming, so it is the least I could do.


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+ oo7PorscheMGS on April 14th, 2014 at 7:13 pm said:

Neuropunk…if you think “The Last of Us” is not “QUALITY” then you’re “dumb”. Just because it’s not the kind of game YOU like, doesn’t mean it’s not THE GAME OF THE YEAR (according to over 200 reviewers, and most importantly….according to ME!!! ;) JRPG’s are nice, but why should they EVER stop making BADA$$ games like THE LAST OF US just because you want more RPGs……that’s like saying HEY STOP MAKING SPORTS GAMES SO I CAN GET A PUZZLE GAME!!! Not gonna happen, and the two have nothing in common. If you don’t like the games…don’t buy them….but MANY people LOVE these games because they’re AWESOME stories and guess what they ARE awesome GAMES too. How can you say The Last of Us is NOT a game?? LOL….sneaking around and managing supplies on hard / survivor mode is the most FUN I’ve had in a GAME in a long time. It’s intense.

The gaming industry isn’t going to change just because of one sour boy’s opinion. Guess what, there are plenty of people who don’t like or don’t play many RPG games….you don’t see THEM crying about how they hate RPG’s on every RPG blog post…………. hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm ;)


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+ oo7PorscheMGS on April 14th, 2014 at 7:25 pm said:

And Neuropunk, if you’re too blind to see it…YOU’RE the troll that everyone is pointing at / looking at. Nobody here is a troll but you. Look in the mirror and stop avoiding the truth. Or, continue to make a fool of yourself on the blog…to deaf ears (because your argument is flawed and juvenile). You come in here crying like someone is going to make an RPG just because YOU asked for it…….are you really that blind to think that’s going to happen? LOL. Guess what, if you want more RPGs how about trying to make a petition and get more support (if there are more people like you) instead of crying on here where nobody cares what ONE person has to say when that person’s opinion is nothing but HATE towards the kinds of games MANY of us LOVE.


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+ oo7PorscheMGS on April 14th, 2014 at 7:26 pm said:

Continued:

“waaaa, I don’t like THIS game so whoever is listening BETTER make my favorite kind of RPG game!” isn’t a good way to communicate on a blog that is talking about OTHER games MANY people LOVE ;) Go somewhere where your voice will be heard, because here it certainly will be drowned out by the tons of people who DO love the games you somehow hate. You hate QTE’s? Tooooooooo bad for you – I like them in moderation. You hate God of War / Uncharted / The Last of Us? VERY bad for you, I LOVE them. They’re not going away anytime soon, punk.


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+ oo7PorscheMGS on April 14th, 2014 at 7:34 pm said:

But, what hopefully WILL go away soon is your bad attitude and your TERRIBLE argumentative skills ;) Take a class in debating….. you’ll learn how to get a coherent point across without offending people…because when you offend people and totally disrespect people – they’re not going to give a F what you say. Which is why I don’t mind offending + disrespecting you. Like I said, nobody here cares what you have to say because ALL you do on this blog is hate. When you learn to communicate like a civilized person, maybe you’ll get better results instead of looking like a HUGE (PATHETIC) joke on here ;)


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+ mike4fantasy08 on April 27th, 2014 at 10:22 am said:

Already own The Last of Us on Digital on PS3, do you have special offer for us since WE OWN ALREADY?


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