Naughty Dog InRetroSpect Part V: Old Dog, New Tricks

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In the final part of Naughty Dog: InRetroSpect, Dan, Pete, Sam and Kris take a step back and look at the company as a whole. What have been the highs and lows of Naughty Dog’s history and where do we see them going?

Not suitable for children. Contains some spoilers for The Last of Us

 

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  • To listen to Kris’ interview with Naughty Dog co-founder Jason Rubin in Part I click here
  • To catch up on Part II where Pete examines Jak & Daxter click here
  • To join Dan with Part III on the Uncharted Trilogy click here
  • To brave Part IV where Sam tackles The Last Of Us click here

All music tracks and sound effects featured are the intellectual property of the developer or artist and used by us to better convey the tone and feel of the game. If you like what you hear in the short excerpts used you should support the artists that created them by either buying the games, the films, the soundtracks themselves or – better yet – all three. At InRetroSpectPodcast.com we don’t make a single penny on the podcasts we produce, instead we’re passionate about the games we discuss and in ensuring that full credit is given to the fantastically talented people that make them.

Naughty Dog InRetroSpect Part IV: The Last of Us

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In the fourth part in the series of special shows looking at the work of Naughty Dog, Sam explores the world around The Last of Us. For a company that has always appeared to try and make games more cinematic, this podcast examines the elements of The Last of Us that make it both a traditional game and such a crowning theatrical achievement.

Warning! This podcast is not suitable for children.

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  • To listen to Kris’ interview with Naughty Dog co-founder Jason Rubin in Part I click here
  • To catch up on Part II where Pete examines at Jak & Daxter click here
  • To join Dan with Part III on the Uncharted Trilogy click here

 

All music tracks and sound effects featured are the intellectual property of the developer or artist and used by us to better convey the tone and feel of the game. If you like what you hear in the short excerpts used you should support the artists that created them by either buying the games, the films, the soundtracks themselves or – better yet – all three. At InRetroSpectPodcast.com we don’t make a single penny on the podcasts we produce, instead we’re passionate about the games we discuss and in ensuring that full credit is given to the fantastically talented people that make them.

Naughty Dog InRetroSpect Part III: Uncharted Territory

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In the third episode of our Naughty Dog special, Dan explores the world of Uncharted discussing the steps forward the company has made which have placed it among the leading video game developers today.

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To catch up on Episode 2 where Pete examines at Jak & Daxter click here

To listen to Kris’ interview with Naughty Dog co-founder Jason Rubin in Episode 1 click here

 

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All music tracks and sound effects featured are the intellectual property of the developer or artist and used by us to better convey the tone and feel of the game. If you like what you hear in the short excerpts used you should support the artists that created them by either buying the games, the films, the soundtracks themselves or – better yet – all three. At InRetroSpectPodcast.com we don’t make a single penny on the podcasts we produce, instead we’re passionate about the games we discuss and in ensuring that full credit is given to the fantastically talented people that make them.

Naughty Dog InRetroSpect Part II: Jak and Daxter, and an awkward truth

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In the second episode of our Naughty Dog special, Peter looks at the main Jak & Daxter trilogy as a vessel for Naughty Dog to evolve into the award-winning studio it is today, arguing that without this platforming series on the PlayStation 2, it could not have produced later games like Uncharted and The Last of Us.

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Checked out our interview with Jason Rubin in Episode 1 yet? Click here to go back and listen.

Naughty Dog InRetroSpect Part I: The Road to Crash Bandicoot

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In the first episode of our Naughty Dog special Kris chats to co-founder of the company Jason Rubin. Listen to the incredible story of how this influential company began and how one road trip across America led to the birth of the most famous bandicoot in the world.

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For those wanting more, check out Naughty Dog co-founder Andy Gavin’s fascinating account of the making of Crash Bandicoot.

Here is the photo of Miyamoto playing Crash Bandicoot 

Now head over to Part II: Jak and Daxter, and an Awkward Truth

Banner photo by Mike Robinson.