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| Operation Supply Drop’s 8-Bit Salute Year Two | 2015 Apr 24

By Eric-ND

Operation Supply Drop’s 8-Bit Salute Year Two

UPDATE: TOP THREE DONORS It was an incredible weekend and thank you to everyone who watched our Twitch stream. Most importantly, a huge thank you to everyone who donated to our 8-bit Salute with Operation Supply Drop. We raised nearly $12,500. That’s a testament to how awesome our community is. Two donors contributed over $1,000 apiece. Tremendously cool of Dominic Jay DeStefano and John Knowles to do this. Dominic was our top donor and John donated the second most. Jesus Patino also pitched in 1K. Prizing was only available to our top three U.S. residents and Heather Currie-Martinez came in third. A hearty thank you to our top donors and everyone who contributed! The prizing is over but you can still donate to this worthy cause. Top donors will contacted today, May 18, via email.  ++++++++++++++++++++++++ We're going to host a livestream for Operation Supply Drop's 8-Bit Salute again this year.  It's not our anniversary or anything like that. Why are we Read more...

|  Comments 2      |  Tags: uncharted, thelastofus, naughtydog, studio, charity, twitch, osd, operationsupplydrop, jakanddaxter, jak

| 2015 Naughty Dog GDC Talks and Art Bootcamp | 2015 Feb 27

By Eric-ND

2015 Naughty Dog GDC Talks and Art Bootcamp

Mark your calendar for March! We’re back at GDC again this year with some great talks from various Dogs. We’re participating in daylong bootcamps for animators and artists this year in addition to having two talks in the more traditional tracks. If you’ve ever wanted to learn our techniques and best practices in tech, art, and animation this is a good year to attend GDC. Here’s the full rundown of sessions and talks from our team in 2015. Please visit the GDC Schedule Builder if you’d like to add these to your calendar. Hope to see you there! Bootcamp Organizer: Andrew Maximov, Environmental Artist (Naughty Dog)  Speaker: Robh Ruppel, Art Director (Naughty Dog) Location: Room 303, South Hall Date:  Monday, March 2nd Time:  11:45am - 12:15pm This talk will cover how cinematography and concept art have evolved together over the years. Examples will be shown tracking art and photography styles from the 30's and 40's thru today's Read more...

|  Comments 3      |  Tags: uncharted, thelastofus, art, gdc, talks, naughtydog, tech, gdc2015, mocap, sessions

| Happy Naughty Dog Valentine’s Day 2015 | 2015 Feb 13

By Eric-ND

Happy Naughty Dog Valentine’s Day 2015

Over the past two years we’ve celebrated Valentine’s Day with some pretty memorable sweetness from a few of our characters. This year we’re marking not only Valentine’s Day but the one year anniversary of The Last of Us: Left Behind. To commend the occasion please enjoy these two adorable Ellie and Riley designs you can share with your special someone.  If you’re in a feistier mood Angel Knives and Black Fang from Raja’s Arcade are available to help you work out all your emotions. And, of course, it wouldn’t be very loving if didn’t include our latest characters. Check out some incredible Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End card designs featuring Drake, Sam, and Nadine. Last but not least, we wanted to make our valentines a bit more interactive this year. You can now predict your Valentine’s Day fate by asking Skeleseer in this awesome papercraft: We recommend you print out all these lovely designs on card stock Read more...

|  Comments 2      |  Tags: uncharted, thelastofus, merch, holiday, swag, valentines, leftbehind, pinny, ndshop, pennyarcade

| Happy Holidays from Naughty Dog: 30th Anniversary Video | 2014 Dec 23

By Eric-ND

Happy Holidays from Naughty Dog: 30th Anniversary Video

Happy holidays everyone! 2014 was a big year for us. We turned thirty years old, launched The Last of Us Remastered to widespread acclaim, opened a shop, had a couple art shows, and revealed gameplay from our next project, just to name some highlights. To celebrate the season here’s our studio holiday card for this year: Pretty fantastic, huh? This sweater, designed by our very own Alexandria Neonakis, will be available in physical form at some point in the near future. It might be perfect for a Christmas in July situation or perhaps a holiday 2015 addition to our ND Shop. Let us know if you’d buy one in the comments and we’ll see when we can make it appear on the shop. December has been a joyous month for us as we revealed fifteen minutes of gameplay from our next project, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, and talked about re-designing Nathan Drake for the PS4 at the first ever PlayStation Experience. This reveal was truly the icing on our thirty year Read more...

|  Comments 11      |  Tags: uncharted, thelastofus, merch, video, anniversary, naughtydog, holiday, crash, 30th, history

| Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End First Gameplay | 2014 Dec 06

By Eric-ND

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End First Gameplay

Saturday morning at the inaugural PlayStation Experience we unveiled the very first Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End gameplay. In case you missed it, here’s the full playthrough:       Although we are still in the pre-alpha stage of development, everything you see in the video is in-game and in real-time running at 1080p and a stable 30hz. It’s looking pretty spectacular already and we still have quite some time to optimize and refine our technology to make this the best looking and playing Uncharted game to date. If you’re wondering who called Nathan Drake “little brother” and exactly what that means, we’ll be trickling out more details soon. Why is Drake on an island? What’s he searching for? Who’s shooting at Drake again and why is he shooting back? Be sure to pay attention to our Twitter feed and social channels for the latest news and updates. 2015 is going to be awesome.  Read more...

|  Comments 45      |  Tags: uncharted, gameplay, PS4, uncharted4, PSX, playstationexperience, thief's end, thief's, first

| The Naughty Dog Shop: Ellie’s Fall Hoodie and Limited Edition Art Book | 2014 Nov 07

By Eric-ND

The Naughty Dog Shop: Ellie’s Fall Hoodie and Limited Edition Art Book

In case you missed it, we launched the official Naughty Dog Shop last week! We’d been working on some fantastic product designs for launch and we are delighted they are now out there. We wanted to spotlight a couple of the more unique products we have available. First up: Ellie’s Fall Hoodie.   Modeled after Ellie’s in-game hoodie from the Fall section of The Last of Us, this hoodie, as you can see, is really cool looking yet simple. We’ve kept it logo free aside from our custom Naughty Dog tag so if you put this on it looks like you’re wearing a normal, colorful, Neapolitan ice cream themed hoodie. It’s super comfortable and perfect for the colder months ahead. Get some ice cream warmth now. Also now on the shop is the limited edition The Art of Naughty Dog book: The book is a treasure trove of art and insights from the thirty year history of the studio. It’s limited to less than one thousand copies on the Read more...

|  Comments 2      |  Tags: uncharted, anniversary, NaughtyDog, 30th, Thelastofus, Ellie, 30years, 30thanniversary, NDShop, Shop

| Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End 2014 E3 Trailer | 2014 Jun 10

By Eric-ND

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End 2014 E3 Trailer

You’ve been waiting for it and it’s finally here. At E3 2014 we unveiled two trailers, one for each of the PS4 projects we’re currently developing. The UNCHARTED game we’ve been working on sees the return of…well, why don’t you watch the high quality 1080p60 trailer and see for yourself:  //   (NOTE: A powerful PC and a high speed internet connection is required to stream video at 1080p and 60fps – otherwise you may experience buffering or video playback issues. If you consistently encounter issues, you can view lower quality versions on YouTube.)   All footage you see in the trailer was captured completely in engine. That’s Nathan Drake rendered in 1080p full glory using the power of our PS4 engine. All footage you see in the trailer was captured completely in engine. We’re targeting 60fps for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and as you can see the visual fidelity for our character models will Read more...

|  Comments 86      |  Tags: uncharted, trailer, E3, uncharted4, E32014, Drake, NathanDrake, Athiefsend, Sully

| Spread the Love: Naughty Dog Celebrates Valentine’s Day 2014 | 2014 Feb 12

By Eric-ND

Spread the Love: Naughty Dog Celebrates Valentine’s Day 2014

It’s that time of year again. The time when many people’s thoughts and most things you find in stores turn to hearts, sparkles, and some form of red and white paper craft. Or maybe this kind of heartfelt celebration is a joyful, everyday occurrence for you. Even if you’re the Who-needs-love type we have something special for you to mark the occasion.  As you might recall last year we posted up some funny Valentines featuring heroes, villains, and objects from our games. We’ve expanded the cast of characters this year. Check out a few sentimental reflections on love, tenderness, and romantic etiquette from our beloved IP - The Last of Us, Uncharted, and Jak and Daxter.  Drawn by Alexandria Neonakis and Lily Nishita, two of our many talented artists at Naughty Dog, these ardent wishes are the perfect surprise for your favorite friend or biggest crush. So select a proper sentiment or favorite character and paste it into an email. It’s Read more...

|  Comments 11      |  Tags: uncharted, thelastofus, merch, holiday, soundtrack, swag, tshirt, valentines, leftbehind, welovefine

| Holiday Greetings from Naughty Dog! | 2013 Dec 12

By Eric-ND

Holiday Greetings from Naughty Dog!

Wishing you all a very Happy Holidays from everyone at Naughty Dog! Aside from launch day, this is the most wonderful time of the year! 2013 marked the launch of The Last of Us and the two-year anniversary of Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception. We also were honored to take home the Studio of the Year award at the Spike VGX and hope it’s the first of many to come. The Last of Us won many awards already and is up for even more so please show your support where you can and wish us luck on the ones you can’t vote for! Currently The Last of Us team is hard at work on our first ever single player DLC, The Last of Us: Left Behind. It’s shaping up to be awesome and we’ll have more news on it soon. We released a glimpse into its world recently: As for our UNCHARTED team, they’re really busy too. If you haven’t seen the teaser trailer from the PS4 launch event in November, yet you definitely should watch it now:  Once Read more...

|  Comments 37      |  Tags: uncharted, thelastofus, holidays, naughtydog, holiday, studio, christmas

| Ask Me (Almost) Anything with Naughty Dog | 2013 Jun 06

By Eric-ND

Ask Me (Almost) Anything with Naughty Dog

We’re just a few days from E3 then the launch of The Last of Us and we’ve been getting some pretty solid review scores. With some well-deserved downtime happening for most of the Dogs, we’ve been given an opportunity to do something we’ve wanted to do for a long time now. Please hop over to Reddit and at 1pm PST/4pm EST to join in an Ask Me (Almost) Anything with Max Dyckhoff, Programmer, Doug Holder, Visual Effects Artist, and Reuben Shah, Environmental Artist. They will be on Reddit to field your questions about Doug’s skateboarding skills as well as Max’s coding chops, and Reuben’s love of the Lakers. Also, they’ll probably answer some questions about how we do what we do here at Naughty Dog as well. We’re going to be holding more conversations on Reddit in the coming weeks so be on the lookout for those announcements. See you online! Read more...

|  Comments 33      |  Tags: TheLastofUs, NaughtyDog, Reddit, UNCHARTED, Developers, AMAA, Community

| Naughty Dog Celebrates Valentine’s Day | 2013 Feb 11

By Eric-ND

Naughty Dog Celebrates Valentine’s Day

Happy Monday! You may already be stringing up paper hearts or you may be the down on love type but ready or not this week is the week that Valentine’s Day happens around the world. To make sure you’re prepared for V-day this Thursday we’re starting your week out right and giving you a set of awesome UNCHARTED and The Last of Us Valentines to print out. These are perfect to give to your friends, family, and super-secret crushes. How could anyone spurn Brock the Brick? And Sully’s stache will surely melt anyone’s heart! Credit: Alexandria Neonakis (@beavs) You can download the full set of valentines via here or here. We challenge you to come up with your own Naughty Dog themed Valentine’s Day valentines. Please link to your own creations on our forums. We will still take submissions in the comments section below. We’ll review them internally on Valentine's Day (Feb 14) and select a random person to receive some very cool Naughty Read more...

|  Comments 37      |  Tags: uncharted3, uncharted, thelastofus, giveaway, joel, valentines, drake, ellie, the last of us, sully

| Exclusive Naughty Dog UNCHARTED x EscToy Vinyl Figures | 2012 Dec 21

By Eric-ND

Exclusive Naughty Dog UNCHARTED x EscToy Vinyl Figures

Over the past two years we have partnered with ESC-Toy and artist Erick Scarecrow to release some very cool, ultra exclusive UNCHARTED collectible vinyl figures. We are pleased to announce we’ve teamed up with Erick Scarecrow again to end this year with a bang. We made a 1 of 1 figure signed by the Naughty Dog team! This one off figure is available via EscToy's eBay auction right now. Check it out in the header image to see a glimpse of the figure and head to the eBay page to see more angles of it. All proceeds from the auction will go to support the Child’s Play charity. The auction will be ending right before the New Year hits so get bidding as it’s for a great cause! To celebrate this auction and over a year of awesome figure launches we’re recapping all the figures that are available to date. Click here to see the full gallery of Erick’s creations. Blue Camo Drake is the latest to be added to the line. There will be Read more...

|  Comments 10      |  Tags: ogs, Uncharted3, charity, Uncharted, figures, Licensing, vinyl, ErickScarecrow, auction, childsplay

| NYCC Exclusives from ESC-Toy and Erick Scarecrow | 2012 Oct 05

By Eric-ND

NYCC Exclusives from ESC-Toy and Erick Scarecrow

ESC-Toy and artist Erick Scarecrow are at it once again with some fresh, ultra exclusive UNCHARTED collectible vinyl figures that will make an appearance at New York Comic Con. NYCC happens October 11 through 14.  Here’s a sneak peek look at these beauties:   Shadow DrakeEdition size: 15 pieces worldwideRetail: $250     Japan Proto 002 DrakeEdition size: 3 pieces worldwideRetail: $500 These pieces will be available only at NYCC so look for Esc-Toy (Booth #3015) at the  Javits Convention Center during NYCC. If you can’t make it to NYCC, text a friend to pick one up for you or keep an eye on ESC-Toy Twitter for more exclusives in the future.   We’ll have more information about our plans for NYCC in an upcoming post so be on the lookout for it.  Read more...

|  Comments 11      |  Tags: ogs, events, Uncharted3, Uncharted, figures, Licensing, NYCC, vinyl, ErickScarecrow

| Dogcast Episode 2: Merch and Gaming | 2012 Jul 10

By Eric-ND

Dogcast Episode 2: Merch and Gaming

Of Dogs and Development has been re-named Dogcast. This is the second video podcast of Naughty Dog's development team covering UNCHARTED merchandise, some of our current gaming habits, and other various thoughts and musings. Listen to Naughty Dog Community Strategist, Arne Meyer (@arnemeyer), Naughty Dog Community Strategist, Eric Monacelli (@ermonacelli), and Sony Producer, Sam Thompson (@portablekingpin) as they discuss UNCHARTED merchandise and how licensing, merch creation, and passion projects soar or stall in this two-part video podcast. Check out part 1 and part 2 below or on our new Dogcast video page. You can download or listen to the audio versions of the videos here and here.  PART 1: PART 2: Special thanks to our video editor Jeff Negus (@negusaurusrex) for putting this and all of our podcast videos together. Read more...

|  Comments 10      |  Tags: ogs, the_last_of_us, uncharted3, uncharted, merch, merchandise, dogcast

| Uncharted Dual Pack - Uncharted 1 and 2 in one box | 2011 Aug 31

By arne

Uncharted Dual Pack - Uncharted 1 and 2 in one box

We’re under two months away from the release of Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception and what better way to get caught up with the series than to play Nathan Drake’s first two adventures – UNCHARTED: Drake’s Fortune and UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves. To help you do just that, we've put together the Uncharted Greatest Hits Dual Pack. The Uncharted Greatest Hits Dual Pack includes the Greatest Hits versions of both Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves -- Game of the Year Edition for only $39.99. The Dual Pack is also packed to the brim with bonus content, including a “Super Voucher” containing all of the DLC content from the Uncharted 2 Game of the Year Edition, as well as two DLC items from Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception – the Uncharted 3 Announcement Nathan Drake PSN Avatar and the Uncharted 3 Announcement Dynamic Theme! To recap, the Uncharted 2 Game of the Year Read more...

|  Comments 17      |  Tags: ogs, uncharted, uncharted 2

| Neil Druckmann at Sundance 2011 | 2011 Jan 26

By arne

Neil Druckmann at Sundance 2011

Not sure how many of our community may be attending Sundance 2011 - but if you happen to find yourself at or near Park City and the festival, there's a video games panel you may not want to miss. That panel is called Video Games: The Plot Thickens and takes place at New Fronter at the Miner's Hospital on Wedesnday, January 26, 2011, and features panelists from the video game industry who will get together and discuss narrative and character development in the unique interactive medium of video games. We're honored to see Naughty Dog Neil Druckmann make the trip out to Sundance 2011 to take part in the panel -- he's more than well-qualified to discuss the topic, having served as one of our game designers - along with some writing duties - on the UNCHARTED games, wrote and directed the UNCHARTED: Eye of Indra motion comic series, and is author of his own graphic novel, A Second Chance at Sarah. You can grab the full description of the panel below - or on the Read more...

|  Comments 30      |  Tags: uncharted, uncharted 2, eye of indra, sundance 2011

| Video of our PAX East 2010 panel—Game Design with the Dogs | 2010 Jul 30

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Video of our PAX East 2010 panel—Game Design with the Dogs

Missed out on attending PAX East this year? Didn’t get into the Naughty Dog panel because of the humongous line? Lucky for you we took (slightly shaky) video of the whole darn thing and we’re making it available to everyone. The point to our panel, “Naughty Dog Live and Unleashed – Game Design with the Dogs,” was to give everyone a peek inside the game design process at Naughty Dog. I joined three of our game designers – Richard Lemarchand, Jacob Minkoff, and Justin Richmond – on a frosty weekend in Boston to take on the challenge of developing a new gameplay sequence in UNCHARTED: Drake’s Fortune. We wanted to show off the same highly collaborative, iterative design process that we use all the time at Naughty Dog to design a new sequence, with some specific game and story goals in mind, to take place between Chapter 3 and Chapter 4. To keep in the spirit of being highly collaborative, we also opened up the floor to Read more...

|  Comments 52      |  Tags: uncharted, uncharted 2, naughty dog, pax east

| Richard Lemarchand at Develop 2008 | 2008 Dec 01

By arne

Richard Lemarchand at Develop 2008

Last week at the Develop Conference and Expo 2008, Richard Lemarchand gave a keynote presentation in the Production track called “Working Hard and Having Fun: How Naughty Dog Made UNCHARTED: Drake’s Fortune.” I had the pleasure of seeing Richard give this presentation internally just prior to his trip to Brighton for Develop 2008 and it does a stellar job fully describing the unique and successful production environment we enjoy at Naughty Dog. If you want an inside peek at how we develop games at Naughty Dog, you can download Richard’s presentation slides here (PDF, 8.7 MB). Read more...

|  Comments 3      |  Tags: uncharted, presentations, talks, develop 2008

| UNCHARTED: Drake’s Fortune included in new 160GB PLAYSTATION 3 bundle | 2008 Sep 04

By arne

UNCHARTED: Drake’s Fortune included in new 160GB PLAYSTATION 3 bundle

SCEA announced a limited edition 160GB PLAYSTATION 3 bundle for this holiday in North America and we are proud to say that UNCHARTED: Drake's Fortune will be included in the bundle. **** FOSTER CITY, Calif., August 20, 2008 - Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) today announced plans to introduce a new 160GB PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system in North America as part of the limited-edition Uncharted: Drake's Fortune™ PS3 system bundle. The increased storage size enables entertainment enthusiasts to store even more movies, television shows, and games downloaded from PLAYSTATION®Network, as well as more videos, music, and photos from their personal collection. Slated to launch in November for $499.99 (MSRP), the 160GB PS3 system will come bundled with the hit game, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune™, a PLAYSTATION Network voucher for PAIN, and a DUALSHOCK®3 wireless controller. The previously announced 80GB PS3 system ($399.99 Read more...

|  Comments 1      |  Tags: uncharted, ps3, press release

| UNCHARTED: Drake’s Fortune Trophy patch released! | 2008 Sep 04

By arne

UNCHARTED: Drake’s Fortune Trophy patch released!

Sony Computer Entertainment has released a patch adding Trophies to UNCHARTED: Drake's Fortune in all regions. Once the patch is downloaded, Trophies will be awarded on all new saves you start in UNCHARTED. Read more about the patch at the following places PlayStation.blog – Get Your First Platinum Trophy as UNCHARTED: Drake's Fortune Trophy Patch is Released IGN – UNCHARTED Trophies Q&A Read more...

|  Comments 5      |  Tags: uncharted, trophies

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