Watch 30 Years of Naughty Dog Documentary

You can now watch "A Tribute to Naughty Dog: 30th Anniversary Recap Video," which premiered at the PlayStation Experience event.

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Sony has finally posted "A Tribute to Naughty Dog: 30th Anniversary Recap Video," a short documentary about the Crash Bandicoot and The Last of Us developer that made its debut at the PlayStation Experience.

Naughty Dog was founded in 1984 by Andy Gavin and Jason Rubin when they met as teenagers and started developing games. The video follows their journey from hobbyists, to signing a deal with Electronic Arts, to the release of huge hits like the Crash Bandicoot and Uncharted series.

If you have 50 minutes and have even a passing interest Naughty Dog's games, it's definitely worth watching.

Naughty Dog also revealed 15 minutes of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End gameplay at the PlayStation Experience. As for future projects, the developer hasn't made an official announcement, but all signs point to The Last of Us 2. The Last of Us creative director Neil Druckmann said in a Reddit AMA last February that there was a "50/50" possibility of a sequel, and a Linkedin resume of former Naughty Dog lead character artist Michael Knowland shows that he worked on prototype designs for use in The Last of Us 2 earlier this year.

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HermitKiller

Ain't gonna buy ps4 for UC4, hell no.

I'm waiting for the inevitable ps4 emulator, which is scheduled to come in year 2015 with 4K reso support.

I'm a hc-gamer at heart. Never paid for my games. Torrents babe, torrents.

Only fake gamers buy their games.

All that money saved goes to booze and other useful stuff.

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fire897

Despite owning both a PS1 and PS2, my first ND game ended up being TLOU remastered. Quite honestly I thought it was alright. Great presentation but everything else about the game was nothing too special. Hopefully U4 will be better.

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mr_nee

I had a way of the warrior on 3DO

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camverge

Fantastic video, I just got Last of Us for the PS4 and I can't wait to get started on it. I was a pretty big fan of the Uncharted games and like what I'm seeing with the fourth one. Congrats Naught Dog, I wish you guys only the best.

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Ripper_TV

The Last of Us is indeed THE LAST good game from Naughty. U4 will suck (as did U3), mark my words.

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mr_nee

<< LINK REMOVED >> U3 sucked??? Which edition did you get?

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Terminator95

ONLY on the SONY Playstation Suck it Crap box 1 .

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Flyin3lvl

if they did tho in some ways for a last of us two i think the story should be from henry and sams perspective their missions lead up to meeting ellie and joel and play the mission with henry and ellie on the other side of the door where they went before spotting joel in the water then well we all know how that ends and roll credits

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Flyin3lvl

the last of us two (or as i think it should be named "the last of us to")


ins one of those i wanna have but dont but would buy but may be disapointing im 50/50 if it should happen ..... from what i gather on the film that shouldnt happen apperntly its based from elements of the game .... yet the game already has an established script/plot and it sounds will be altred and runied and be an empty form of what the game has become

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KimCheeWarriorX

although ive never been a diehard fan of naughty dog, i have played a few games of theirs throughout the years. games like rings of power for the genesis, way of the warrior for panasonic's 3do (which most people thought sucked but i thought was at least okay), jak and daxter 1 for ps2, got about halfway through uncharted 1 for ps3, and the last of us remastered which i played the hell out of for my current system of choice, ps4. impressive that theyve managed to stick around after all these years like other "old timers" like nintendo, sega, activision, and ea.

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KimCheeWarriorX

i still remember the nude intro screen code for their rings of power game for genesis and guess what? nobody threw a gasket about it either. if this happened around the same time as the "hot coffee" nonsense, parents all over the world wouldve had a coronary.

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Godlikan

Naughty Dog gave me best experience on PS1.

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Xristophoros

no other studio has grown as much as naughty dog over the past 10 years. creating 4 incredible games in one console generation is staggering to say the least. this is why we love playstation. cannot wait to see what their second project on ps4 is. we can hold our breath for another last of us but i will be happy with whatever they choose to make. if they do choose to make a last of us sequel, it hope it is "indirectly" related and is more of a spiritual successor to it (same world and mechanics, but with different characters). would be very cool to see a cameos with joel and ellie somewhere in the story, but i believe the series needs new characters as the focal point this time around.

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Running-Target

<< LINK REMOVED >> No other studio has grown as much as naughty dog over the past 10 years? lol really. Except Uncharted 2, other 3 games are just normal good action/adventure games. Either you are a ND fan or PS. I just give you a small example of Ubisoft, see what they did in last 10 years.

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Xristophoros

<< LINK REMOVED >> i say "grow" as in they have matured greatly as a studio. i am not referring to the sheer size of the studio or number of employees they have. with the exception of a few games from ubisoft's output (rayman series, creed 2, black flags and far cry series) ubisoft has produced one turd after another. there is a reason nobody likes ubisoft these days. the creed series is as stale as old bread and needs a complete overhaul. naughty dog has yet to create a bad game. it might have something to do with the fact they don't annualize their franchises and rush them out when they are broken?

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camverge

I have to agree, I was a HUGE Assassin's Creed fan, but I just could not stay interested in it. Too many releases with all the same issues and then the bugs people have seen in Unity. Due to their lack of quality The Division has really went off my radar. Farcry is the only Ubisoft game that has kept my interest in the company. Hopefully the new Rainbow Six can help restore my faith in them.

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Flyin3lvl

<< LINK REMOVED >> in some ways for a last of us two i think the story should be from henry and sams perspective their missions lead up to meeting ellie and joel and play the mission with henry and ellie on the other side of the door where they went before spotting joel in the water then well we all know how that ends and roll credits

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Xristophoros

<< LINK REMOVED >> yea that could work as well. just not sure those characters are interesting enough to hold an entire game on their own. remains to be seen.

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Flyin3lvl

<< LINK REMOVED >> true maybe works for more of dlc then a whole game but some intresting aspects they coud get fleshed out ....

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BlendThree

I found the early years very interesting. I remember when you could go to Electronics Boutique and buy Apple II games on floppy with a photocopy for a cover inside of a zip-loc bag. Sometimes find myself wondering, what ever happened to a lot of those early developers. Had no idea that was sort of how Naughty Dog began.

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Stebsis

I wonder if they'll be moving on from Uncharted after 4 to some new IP, or just focusing on Last of Us. They made 4 Crash games and 4 Jak games, maybe UC 4 will be the last one too.

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JustBeFahad

I've only played one Naughty Dog game, that's TLoU Remastered + Left Behind, and it was AMAZING. I'm really looking forward to Uncharted 4, that PS Experience trailer was fantastic.

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Baconelite

Naughty Dog > all other studios combined.

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dani_i89

<< LINK REMOVED >> Lol no.

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HermitKiller

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Lol yes. Please go ahead and beg xDDD

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dani_i89

Beg?

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Cequi

They are good but not so wonderful.They did nothing except 4 games for 2 genres.I'm pretty sure they'll be the new Ubisoft (or acti/EA),a former good respectful studio which become a f**king stealer and swindler

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Stebsis

<< LINK REMOVED >> 4 games? Sure, just ignore Crash Bandicoot and Jak games

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Sadek

<< LINK REMOVED >> EA and Ubisoft are publishers/developers. Naughty Dog is a developer under Sony. Big difference. Pls check your facts.

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Tarp_Master

<< LINK REMOVED >> They did a lot more than four games, but I guess you weren't even born to play some of their older games.

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Kryptonbornson

30 years of mediocrity.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> quite a few awards for being so mediocre, huh?

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Kryptonbornson

You said it

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Bellum_Sacrum

I stopped caring about this company when they started making interactive movies.

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Xristophoros

<< LINK REMOVED >>sorry to hear you are too closed minded to enjoy a different type of gaming experience. you are in the minority thankfully.

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ArabrockermanX

<< LINK REMOVED >> That's kind of where I'm at with them, I was waiting for them to jump into the open world style of games but it hasn't happened they decided to go with the interactive movie approach. Sure the games are still solid but I'm not interested in narrow 3rd person shooters with okay multiplayer...

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Arsonaire

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I understand where you're coming from. By the time I ended Jak 2, my brain was on overdrive imagining what Naughty can do in next gen. Use to give me sweet shivers. Now the thing is I can't also let go of experiences like uncharted 3 or last of us. That just makes me crave that they work on more experimental open world experiences on besides 'interactive movie' experiences. Hell I can't get enough of last of us.

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Sevenizz

LoU was such a let down for me. I enjoyed the story - but the gameplay was too boring for my taste. I play videogames for the gameplay.

A great YouTube view - but a game? No.

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HermitKiller

<< LINK REMOVED >> Strike me down with your growing bitterness oh my apprentice xDDD

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dani_i89

<< LINK REMOVED >> I loved the first playthough, but after that you can experience the game by watching the cutscenes on Youtube. No replay value whatsoever.

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Sevenizz

I really have to try UC 2 some day. I have it, but 1 left such a bad taste in my mouth I can't bring myself to start it.

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PointingMonkey

<< LINK REMOVED >> Two is really worth playing. Admittedly I haven't played the first one, so I can't compare the two. But I played three before two and felt the same as you do about the first one. I was given the second one for my birthday and was reluctant to play it, but when I gave it a shot I loved it.


You say you've got it so why not give it a shot, you've got nothing to lose. Chances are you'll enjoy it.

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Arsonaire

<< LINK REMOVED >> You might've been late in picking it up. Even I got into part one just couple of years ago. Feels too old. You should give 2 & 3 a shot.

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Sefrix

So I started watching this thinking I'd just grab a few minutes and get a feel for it. Now I've watched the whole thing. Very cool watch!

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