You should watch this intense, The Last of Us-inspired short film

The Last of Us' grim, fungus-laden post apocalypse is ripe for more storytelling beyond the hit video game - and this short film by Finnish director Mikko Löppönen certainly delivers on nailing the game's intense atmosphere. » 9/21/14 1:00pm 9/21/14 1:00pm

How We Made The Last of Us's Interface Work So Well

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Editor's note: The following is a guest editorial by Naughty Dog UI designer Alexandria Neonakis. If you're a professional in the video game industry and you'd like to write about some of your experiences, contact jason@kotaku.com. » 5/05/14 9:55pm 5/05/14 9:55pm

Spoilers for Mockingjay, Terminator 5, Bill & Ted 3 and Man of Steel 2

And that's not all on the sequel front. There are also insights into Avengers: Age of Ultron, Transformers 4 and Pirates of the Caribbean 5. Is Sony making a Last of Us movie? Plus tons of spoilers for Doctor Who, Godzilla, Game of Thrones and True Blood. Spoilers right now! » 12/02/13 6:00am 12/02/13 6:00am

The most original (and scientifically plausible) zombies of the year

We're all feeling a little let down by the World War Z movie, but that doesn't mean the zombie trope has expired. In fact, this year witnessed the emergence of an utterly original kind of zombie — and it's even scientifically plausible. I'm speaking, of course, about the "infected" from the game The Last of Us. » 6/26/13 10:40am 6/26/13 10:40am

The Last of Us: The Kotaku Review

On the street where you live, there's a house built out of zombie clichés. The porch looks like an abandoned quarantine zone, and the walls are covered with hastily scrawled graffiti. The roof is crafted from the finest wrecked national monuments, and the floors appear to be made of actual zombies. » 6/05/13 11:06am 6/05/13 11:06am