Graphic designer accused The Last of Us devs of stealing artwork

The Last of Us Transit Map

Image Credit: Kotaku / Gawker Media

Graphic designer Cameron Booth today berated The Last of Us developers on his blog for using his work in the game without permission. The work in question: the conceptual redesign of the Transit Map of the Boston subway system.

After first demonstrating is “frustration” on his blog, the Internet and all it’s Last of Us fans descended upon his blog, slamming him for berating Naughty Dog in the open before attempting to resolve it privately, telling him to be thankful that someone uses a “map of a map” he created, and that he should be glad that his “work is good enough for someone to actually want to use and shut the fuck up.”

He then updated his site after speaking with Naughty Dog, saying, “I’ve just spoken with Naughty Dog over the phone in a very constructive conversation. Can’t say more at the moment, but it seems as if matters will be resolved to everyone’s satisfaction shortly. I can say that they do acknowledge their error in using my map and were very apologetic for it. I likewise apologized for my initial vitriolic post.”

This also comes after Ellen Page expressed her dislike of the use of “her personality” as Ellie. Rough week for Naughty Dog.


Dead or Alive 5 Plus for Vita will feature a first-person mode, sounds awkward

Dead or Alive 5 PlusYes, that’s correct. Dead or Alive 5 Plus for Vita will include a first-person mode, in which players must hold the Vita in a vertical fashion and use the handheld’s motion sensor for a “first-person, full-screen view of your opponent.” In addition, DOA5+ will also feature new touch controls, such as “simple taps, swipes, and pinches” which can “trigger a variety of devastating moves.”

Also included for new and expert players to up their game are “new training-focused modes and a new display of advanced frame data that reveals twice the amount of information for each move compared to previous versions.” Apparently, tournament players will spend hours analyzing the best moves for their fights. Um, what?