Watch this weekend : The Last of Us Cinematic Playthrough

The Last of Us Cinematic Playthrough is a good to watch action packed 7 episode video series.

Many gamers and youtubers make game walk-through videos and publish them online. These are mainly ment for giving users an idea of completing the game, getting collectibles and solving puzzles. These video walk-through are mostly not at all useful for  non gamers  as watching shoulder of game character for hours gets boaring after some minutes. College student and aspiring game designer Grant Voegtle has done something a lot different from what people do with video walk-through.  of 2013 PS3 Exclusive The Last Of us and made these available on YouTube.

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A little About the game

The Last of Us was released in 14th June 2013, and is an exclusive for Sony’s Playstation 3 and Now A remastered version for PlayStation 4. Game was critically acclaimed and received a score of 5 out of 5 on Metacritic. published by Naughty Dog Studios,The Last of Us follows a journey of male protagonist  Joel and a 14-year-old girl Eallie. game story is definitely one of the best ever told in games. Gameplay and Gunplay is also above the bar.

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About The Last of Us Cinematic Playthrough

Grant created the Playthrough keeping in mind that people who are not able to play the game can still enjoy the story of it. The entire Playthrough is divided in 7 episode, all episode have time length of average 40 minutes. It gives all the episode almost 4 Hours of time length in total. All the unnecessary scenes are removed. After watching all the episodes I found the editing to be good. There are no unnecessary scenes, Grant has definitely focused mor on game story and Emotion than the action. One thing I liked most was that even if some one has not played or even heard about the game, all the episodes are still enjoyable. Giving all goodness of its tight storyline and some beautiful in-game visuals.

Grant shared some of his experience to The Verge about Editing and this Idea:

Each 30- to 40-minute installment of Voegtle’s series takes him an average of 20 to 30 hours of work. I played some parts of the game up to 100 times to get make everything look just right.

The Last of Us Cinematic Playthrough is definty must watching weather you have played the game or not. It is definitely intersting to see the complete story of a blockbouster game in just 7 Epsiodes.
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You can watch all episodes here.


Image Credit : Naughty Dog on flickr

 

Rise of The Tomb Raider Coming in 2016 for PCs and PS4

Square Enix has announced that Rise of The Tomb Raider will hit the stores on early 2016 for PCs and in late 2016 for PlayStation 4

After launching trailers of Rise of The Tomb Raider, Square Enix has announced that the game will hit the stores on early 2016 for PCs and in late 2016 for PlayStation 4. Rise of the Tomb Raider  is a sequel to 2012 game Tomb Raider. The game release dates for XBox One and XBox 360 were announced in Microsoft’s E3 2015 Press Conference. Rise of the Tomb Raider will be released on 10 November 2015 for Microsoft Game Consoles and it will be an exclusive game for Xbox 360 and Xbox One for almost a year. Gamers who own a PS4 will have to wait for almost a year to play Tomb Raider on there PS4’s.

On PCs, the Game will be released on Steam and Windows 10 Operating System. Square Enix has not made any announcement about game compatibility on Windows 7 or Windows 8.x. Square Enix has made announcements via a Blog Post.

The game is said to have an improved combat system. Lara Croft, The lead protagonist of the game will have the ability to hide herself behind the bushes and also she will be able to climb on the trees. In the weapons departments Bow and Guns are present just as the Previous game. Players will also have a Knife in game for melee attack and sneak attack.

E3 Trailer: RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER

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Apple Music is now live

Apple Music, Apple’s music streaming service is now live. It was first announced in WWDC June 2015.
It will compete with Spotify , Tidal and other major streaming services. Currently the Apple Music app is only available for iOS users and apple has said that an Android version of app will be launched in fall.
Apple has not launched the app on its apple app store. Instead it will automatically be installed with iOS 8.4. Users, who wish to use the app can upgrade the iOS. iTunes for Mac and Windows is also supporting the streaming service.

Apple Music has a radio station named Beats 1 and also a blog like platform for artists to connect with their fans. Taylor Swift’s album 1989 is available for streaming on the services , which is not available on other streaming services such as Spotify. There is also a For You Tab on the app that recommends you songs based on your taste. Just like other streaming services users can save tracks for offline playing.

Pricing and Trials

Apple Music does not include any free ad-supported tier. The Service costs $9.99 Per Month and users can pay $15 for a family plan which covers 5 users. Apple Music is available for a free 3 month trial. Even after the trial is expired, users can stream Beats 1 Radio and can use Connect.
It will be interesting to see how much impact does Apple Music Makes on Streaming industry, Apple has made victories with iTunes in past, but now the competition is stiff.