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The recent Game of Thrones season premiere sported a notable nod to one of gaming’s most popular titles, and it may have been completely intentional.

About 22 minutes into the episode, Jaime Lannister is talking with his sister, Cersei, during which he says “We are the last of us.” For those having trouble keeping up, it seems to be a pretty clear reference to Naughty Dog’s critically acclaimed survival game, The Last of Us.

The quote isn’t pulled directly from the game, instead potentially referencing a popular meme where protagonist Joel says to Ellie “You know, Ellie, we really are the last of us” in a rather awkward title drop. The connection could have been entirely coincidental, but Game of Thrones producer and writer David Benioff reportedly confirmed that it was intentional, inspired by the visual similarities between Joel and Jamie’s actor, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.

One of the biggest fans of this probable nod was The Last of Us creative director Neil Druckmann himself, who made a post about the comparison on Twitter.

While the intention of the connection isn’t yet confirmed, there’s no harm in believing it was a deliberate shoutout until proven otherwise. This reference wouldn’t be the first connection between Naughty Dog’s series and an HBO show, as an actress from the show Westworld has been confirmed for a role in the game’s sequel.

In other The Last of Us Part II news, the sequel was conspicuously absent from the recent E3 2017, but Druckmann claimed that this was due to the developer not wanting to pull attention away from its other project, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. Fans will likely hear more about Part II at this year’s PlayStation Experience.

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Source: Game Rant


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Nick didn’t start gaming until mid-2006. Once his parents finally allowed a console into the house, it was all uphill from there. Starting out with a PS2, he grew an affinity for Sony consoles and moved on to the PS3, and now the PS4. He keeps his gaming palette wide, but, gun to his head, he’d have to say shooters are his genre of choice. Find him on Twitter @idole808

Game of Thrones (probably) included a reference to a gaming meme

Was the reference to The Last of Us in the latest Game of Thrones episode intentional? Reports say yes.

By Nick Plessas | 07/19/2017 11:00 AM PT | Updated 07/19/2017 11:07 AM PT

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The recent Game of Thrones season premiere sported a notable nod to one of gaming’s most popular titles, and it may have been completely intentional.

About 22 minutes into the episode, Jaime Lannister is talking with his sister, Cersei, during which he says “We are the last of us.” For those having trouble keeping up, it seems to be a pretty clear reference to Naughty Dog’s critically acclaimed survival game, The Last of Us.

The quote isn’t pulled directly from the game, instead potentially referencing a popular meme where protagonist Joel says to Ellie “You know, Ellie, we really are the last of us” in a rather awkward title drop. The connection could have been entirely coincidental, but Game of Thrones producer and writer David Benioff reportedly confirmed that it was intentional, inspired by the visual similarities between Joel and Jamie’s actor, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.

One of the biggest fans of this probable nod was The Last of Us creative director Neil Druckmann himself, who made a post about the comparison on Twitter.

While the intention of the connection isn’t yet confirmed, there’s no harm in believing it was a deliberate shoutout until proven otherwise. This reference wouldn’t be the first connection between Naughty Dog’s series and an HBO show, as an actress from the show Westworld has been confirmed for a role in the game’s sequel.

In other The Last of Us Part II news, the sequel was conspicuously absent from the recent E3 2017, but Druckmann claimed that this was due to the developer not wanting to pull attention away from its other project, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. Fans will likely hear more about Part II at this year’s PlayStation Experience.

Read More

Source: Game Rant



About Nick Plessas

view all posts

Nick didn’t start gaming until mid-2006. Once his parents finally allowed a console into the house, it was all uphill from there. Starting out with a PS2, he grew an affinity for Sony consoles and moved on to the PS3, and now the PS4. He keeps his gaming palette wide, but, gun to his head, he’d have to say shooters are his genre of choice. Find him on Twitter @idole808