New cutscene from The Last of Us debuts at San Diego Comic Con

It should be quite obvious by now that we are all pretty hyped about The Last of Us, Naughty Dog’s upcoming survival adventure thing with zombie-like people. As we clearly saw at E3, it all looks absolutely epic and, similarly to the Uncharted series before it, a breath of fresh air from the perpetual onslaught of first person shooters that currently strangle the video games market. When I discovered that Naughty Dog used a packed panel at San Diego Comic Con to show off a new cinematic from the game, I was ridiculously excited, so I am proud to present Bill’s Safe House. It poses more questions than it answers, but it just keeps me wanting more, and that’s just what a game needs to do.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krLNvmYF7lM]

Via PlayStation Blog

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Mitt Romney goes to Scamworld: Prosper, Inc. and its powerful friends

Last month, Joseph L. Flatley wrote a phenomenal article on The Verge entitled ‘Scamworld: ‘Get rich quick’ schemes mutate into an online monster‘ and it is one of the finest pieces of investigative journalism that I have ever read. If you haven’t already, I highly encourage you to read all 11,000+ words of it, either on the site or in the £0.77 Kindle edition. Fast forward to June, and Flatley has published a kind of follow-up post entitled ‘Mitt Romney goes to Scamworld: Prosper, Inc. and its powerful friends‘ which exposes the links between some of the scamming organisations and senior figures in American politics, including Mitt Romney, the Republican candidate for President of Amercia. I thought the post was outstanding, but some people didn’t agree. By didn’t agree, they labelled it a disingenuous piece of journalism with a strong leftist bias that was intended to generate nothing but page views and was as thinly veiled an attack on the GOP as would be found on MSNBC. People complained that The Verge was a tech site and it should stay away from politics at all costs, but what is wrong with a website trying to break the mould?