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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 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

| The Naughty Dog Shop: 30th Anniversary Precursor Orb | 2014 Nov 19

By Eric-ND

The Naughty Dog Shop: 30th Anniversary Precursor Orb

We are officially kicking off a new franchise in our collectible line on the official Naughty Dog Shop this week. We previously revealed our PlayStation Collectibles Clicker Bust and now we’re going back in time a few years with the 30th Anniversary Jak and Daxter Precursor Orb. This mysterious artifact is an iconic symbol of our studio. The orb has appeared in every one of our games in some manner since its inception. For the physical version, we’ve adorned the Polystone base with our 30th anniversary logo and the orb itself is made of Polystone. The orb stands 10” tall by 5” wide and 6” deep. It’s a proper relic that’s worthy of catching before the limited edition of 1,000 pieces disappears. It is available now for pre-order on the shop for $120. We ship to North America and Canada and are hard at work to start shipping to other regions in the coming months. We’ll have a special discount on other items in Read more...

|  Comments 3      |  Tags: anniversary, NaughtyDog, 30th, 30years, 30thanniversary, NDShop, Shop, jakanddaxter, Apparel, Statue

| The Naughty Dog Shop: Clicker Bust | 2014 Nov 11

By Eric-ND

The Naughty Dog Shop: Clicker Bust

We recently launched the official Naughty Dog Shop and highlighted two of the cooler items we’ve developed so far. The next product design we’re really proud to show off is the The Last of Us Clicker Bust from PlayStation Collectibles. She’s a beauty, right? Hand sculpted by Emmy Award nominated Hollywood VFX artist, Vincent Van Dyke, there was a lot of care that went into the design of this collectible. It’s limited to only 1,500 units. The bust is available for pre-sale now on the shop for $150. We currently ship to North America and Canada and are working on other regions. More products and product highlights will be shown on the Naughty Dog blog and around our various social channels over the next few weeks. Look for new merch and special discounts online soon. If you find something you love share it with use by using #NDShop. Visit the official Naughty Dog Shop often for the latest. Reminder: the holidays are approaching Read more...

|  Comments 0      |  Tags: anniversary, NaughtyDog, 30th, Thelastofus, 30years, 30thanniversary, NDShop, Shop, Apparel, Statue

| 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

| Naughty Dog 30 Year Anniversary Gallery Show Recap and Future Plans | 2014 Oct 03

By Eric-ND

Naughty Dog 30 Year Anniversary Gallery Show Recap and Future Plans

Saturday, September 27 was opening night for our A Tribute to Naughty Dog: 30 Year Anniversary show at Gallery Nucleus. We expected to have a good turnout but the response was truly unbelievable. That was the line nearly an hour before the show started. Once inside it was even crazier: We can’t express enough how awesome all our fans are and we thank everyone who visited the gallery or joined the conversation online via #NDMemories or #ND30. We asked one of the opening night attendees, a PlayStation MVP, SanchoWest, to tell us about his experience there. Here’s what he had to say: “Art meets Art. In many ways, this sentence totally nails what Naughty Dog’s 30 Year Anniversary Art Show at Gallery Nucleus is all about. The video games we experience everyday are, in fact, interactive, artistic expressions. The visual concept art from these games hanging next to fan art within an art gallery just made a lot of sense. I wondered - why don’t other Read more...

|  Comments 1      |  Tags: art, anniversary, naughtydog, studio, 30th, gallery, 30thanniversary, 30, playstation, show

| Naughty Dog 30th Anniversary Art Show and Video | 2014 Sep 11

By Eric-ND

Naughty Dog 30th Anniversary Art Show and Video

September marks thirty years of making awesome games at Naughty Dog. From our start as a team of two at JAM Software to the world-renown, two hundred plus devs at the studio you know today, we’ve been hard at work to continually set the standard then surpass it with every subsequent game we create. We’re looking back while looking forward in our upcoming 30th anniversary art show and video. This is only a tease of the unbelievable stories and rich history told in the full length 30th anniversary video. We’re delighted to announce the first place you'll be able to watch the full length video is during special screenings held on October 4 and 12, 2014 at our Gallery Nucleus art show - A Tribute to Naughty Dog: 30th Anniversary. The complete video will be available online sometime in the next month as well.  The art show itself kicks off September 27. Opening night will be full of fun including a photo booth Read more...

|  Comments 23      |  Tags: art, merch, video, anniversary, naughtydog, 30th, history, gallery, shop, 30

| 30th Anniversary Announcements: PAX Prime, Limited Edition Art Book, and Future Plans | 2014 Aug 28

By Eric-ND

30th Anniversary Announcements: PAX Prime, Limited Edition Art Book, and Future Plans

If you didn’t catch our post in April, we’re celebrating 30 years of making awesome games this year.  September happens to be the actual month of our anniversary. To kick off festivities a little early we’re heading to PAX Prime this week. First off is a panel from two of our game designers, Doug Holder and Anthony Newman alongside friends at Sucker Punch Productions and Respawn, which explores AAA Combat: Behind the Scenes. Details about the panel, which will be held Saturday, August 30 at 4:30pm PST, can be found on the PAX Prime website.   Our second PAX panel features our Web Designer, Lily Nishita, and covers a topic many of you will find very elucidating. Head to the Game-Changers: Making Mid-Career Transitions & Awesome Games panel happening Sunday, August 31 at 11:30am PST to learn tips about how to break into the game industry! While at PAX you can score some cool Naughty Dog merchandise when you visit We Love Fine (Booth #7511) and Read more...

|  Comments 5      |  Tags: art, merch, anniversary, pax, naughtydog, studio, 30th, gallery, shop, darkhorse

| Naughty Dog 30th Anniversary Fan Art Design Contest | 2014 Jul 08

By Eric-ND

Naughty Dog 30th Anniversary Fan Art Design Contest

Our 30th Anniversary art book has gone to print and will be ready in the coming months. We’re excited to show you our historical body of work. Now it’s time to involve you more directly in celebrating thirty years of Naughty Dog. We teamed up once again with We Love Fine and are pleased to announce the Naughty Dog 30th Anniversary fan art design contest.  We’ve seen some truly incredible fan art over the years. It is now your chance to show us the best of the best and win big. So get ready as submissions need to be sent in between July 8 and August 5, 2014. Before we go into the contest prizes we wanted to point out the recent announcement of our involvement with Lucca Comics and Games festival in Italy. One of our Art Directors, Robh Ruppel, will be attending as the guest of honor to give a presentation, a workshop, and oversee the development of the art show we’ll have on-site there. Speaking of art shows, you can win some amazing Read more...

|  Comments 11      |  Tags: art, anniversary, contest, naughtydog, 30th, welovefine, gallery, fan, 30years, 30

| The Art of Naughty Dog: Celebrating 30 Years of Games | 2014 Apr 11

By Eric-ND

The Art of Naughty Dog: Celebrating 30 Years of Games

Yes, you read the headline right. Back in 1984 Andrew Gavin and Jason Rubin formed a company called JAM (Jason and Andy Magic) Software. Five years later, after finding new publishing support, the game development company with the very 80s name incorporated as Naughty Dog, Inc. Fast forward to 2014, tally up over seventy million games sold globally, and we’re now celebrating thirty years of making awesome games.  One of the hallmarks of Naughty Dog always has been our top-notch artistic quality and talent. We’re paying tribute to that this year as we’re teaming up with Dark Horse Comics to release The Art of Naughty Dog.   The Art of Naughty Dog will be available later this year. It will span the history of Naughty Dog and feature hand-picked and never before released artwork depicting our past, present, and future. Being around for thirty years has bestowed upon us all kinds of incredible art from our amazing fans. Select fan art will be a Read more...

|  Comments 11      |  Tags: merch, anniversary, naughtydog, 30th, charity, history, PAX, darkhorse, OSD, OperationSupplyDrop

| PAX East 2014: PlayStation Worldwide Studios Community Exchange | 2014 Apr 04

By Eric-ND

PAX East 2014: PlayStation Worldwide Studios Community Exchange

April truly marks the beginning of the gaming event season in many ways. With spring in full bloom it’s the best time to try something fresh and new. We’re doing just that at PAX East this year. For the first time ever, five of PlayStation’s Worldwide Studios community teams have banded together to construct a community focused booth. Come hang out with your PlayStation family in booth #608 at the Boston Convention Center April 11-13. You can discuss, share, and create PlayStation memories with community team leads from Guerrilla, Media Molecule, Naughty Dog, Sony Santa Monica, and Sony Xdev. We have a slew of daily activities planned for all attendees, even those who cannot make the trip to Boston. Join our conversation now and all show long with #PSPax to participate! While you’re there we’ll be offering up some highly collectible PlayStation memorabilia. This merchandise is rare, coveted, unique to PAX East, and will sell out! Here’s Read more...

|  Comments 4      |  Tags: thelastofus, merch, event, pax, naughtydog, studio, shop, guerrilla, xdev, mediamolecule

| Statement from Co-Presidents Evan Wells and Christophe Balestra | 2014 Mar 06

By Evan

Statement from Co-Presidents Evan Wells and Christophe Balestra

Earlier this week we had to confirm the regrettable news that Amy Hennig has left Naughty Dog.  She will be missed and, as we stated before, we appreciate the significant contributions that she has made to Naughty Dog and the industry in general.  We wish her the best.  However, we feel it necessary to clear up a very important point that was unprofessionally misreported when the story broke.  Bruce Straley and Neil Druckmann were NOT involved in what transpired.  It was very upsetting to us that dozens of stories were run, linking back to the same hurtful accusations in the original report.  As co-presidents of Naughty Dog, we are responsible for all studio affairs.  Normally, we wouldn’t respond to rumors and speculation on matters that are internal to Naughty Dog, but because the personal reputation of two of our employees is being damaged we needed to set the record straight.  There is nothing left to be said on this Read more...

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| 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

| Uncharted Nathan Drake up for Best Media Tie-In Award | 2013 Jun 06

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Uncharted Nathan Drake up for Best Media Tie-In Award

Our friend Erick Scarecrow - @erickscarecrow - worked with Naughty Dog to make an amazing representation of Uncharted's Nathan Drake. It has been almost 2 years since the first release of our Nathan Drake Vinyl and the figurine has stood the pressures of time to be nominated for an award.    The Designer Toy Awards are the leading award honoring excellence and innovation in the Designer Toy community, they celebrate the best of the industry's artists, designers and brands, as well as honoring those involved in championing Designer Toys throughout the world. Please go register and vote daily for the Uncharted Nathan Drake - Designer Toy Awards Read more...

|  Comments 5      |  Tags: uncharted3, naughtydog, scarecrow

| Happy Holidays from Naughty Dog! | 2012 Dec 25

By Eric-ND

Happy Holidays from Naughty Dog!

As 2013 starts to dawn and we all know we survived the 2012 phenomenon we wanted to wish you a very happy holidays from Naughty Dog studio! 2012 was jam packed with breaking news about The Last of Us and fresh content reveals for Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception. On the Uncharted 3 front, we recently announced our holiday items and we’ll have even more content inbound in the New Year. Additionally, we have some very exciting information about multiplayer around the start of next year. Get ready for all the big news by checking back to the PlayStation blog and Naughty Dog blog once 2013 hits.   Speaking of 2013, there’s a very special date you need have marked down if you haven’t already: May 7, 2013. We’re all working towards that date now as we announced that The Last of Us will be in stores globally May 7, 2013 during the 2012 Spike Video Game Awards. If you haven’t been able to watch the Story trailer we released at the show check Read more...

|  Comments 40      |  Tags: uncharted3, thelastofus, holidays, naughtydog, holiday, studio, yearinreview

| Untimed: A Naughty Dog Founder’s Latest Project | 2012 Dec 21

By Eric-ND

Untimed: A Naughty Dog Founder’s Latest Project

In the spirit of the end of the year, and surviving the 2012 phenomenon, we thought it would be good to give you an update on one of the founding Dogs. Last time Naughty Dog Co-Founder Andy Gavin dropped by our offices the Jak and Daxter Collection was being launched. After finishing his well-received novel The Darkening Dream, Andy’s been a very busy man. He’s written a brand new, even more ambitious book entitled Untimed. It’s available now! To celebrate the release of his book Andy has given us some cool giveaways. He will be signing a paperback copy of Untimed for one lucky, randomly chosen winner! Also, we’ll be giving a digital code for a download of the book to another randomly chosen winner. To win you have to answer this trivia question correctly and post it in the comments section. Good luck! GIVEAWAY TRIVIA: Andrew Gavin has a long standing love of what? (Hint: it led him to pitch for it in Crash Bandicoot: Warped! and Jak 2….and Read more...

|  Comments 15      |  Tags: naughtydog, book, founder, andrewgavin, gavin, Untimed

| Naughty Dog TV - The Last of Us: E3 2012 | 2012 Sep 14

By Eric-ND

Naughty Dog TV - The Last of Us: E3 2012

We have a special episode of Naughty Dog TV this month. This year at PAX Prime we were finally able to publically release everything we had prepared for E3 2012. Now that everything is out we want to share a video that speaks to what went into making The Last of Us demo and all the accompanying assets we have put out there. The Last of Us team also talks about the reception we got coming out of E3 and what it was like to be there. It was a challenging, nerve-racking, but ultimately a very rewarding and very fun ride. Here's a glimpse into our view of the event:     Hope you enjoyed that. Thank you for all the support and feedback on The Last of Us, both positive, critical, off-kilter, negative, and everything in-between over these past few months. It's already been a wild ride and we're really just getting started. Get ready for more in the coming months as 2013 comes upon us.  Read more...

|  Comments 18      |  Tags: thelastofus, awards, NaughtyDog, E3, 2012, ndtv, pressconference

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