Saturday, May 30, 2015

The Last Of Us Remastered - Part 6

Time for another update for The Last Of Us Remastered. Let's see what Ellie and Joel have gotten themselves into this time.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Cutting Room Floor - UI Part 1

Here is the first part in what I predict will be an ongoing series of shots where UI was in the way for whatever reason. This set is pretty all-ages, some* blood and a bit of blunt force trauma aside.

 *okay, it's not just some, but it's not a gushing wound or a head exploding or something, it's just a big smear.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Last Of Us Remastered - Part 5

Another day, another batch of The Last Of Us Remastered Photo Mode fun. Slight spoilers within.

Monday, May 25, 2015

The Last Of Us Remastered - Part 4

Time for another helping of The Last Of Us Remastered! Let's see what our friends have gotten themselves into this time. A bit of mildly violent and somewhat disturbing content warning.

Sunday, May 24, 2015


So here's the first video post. At least one of them is actually new!

Obvious violence and maybe language warnings.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

The Last Of Us Remastered - Part 3

And we're back with more shots from The Last Of Us Remastered! Hit the jump to continue on to Part 3!

edit: While adding a search description to these posts I noticed I forgot to set these images to "large". Derp.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Life Is Strange - Part 1

Many choices lie ahead, none of them easy.
Life Is Strange is an episodic adventure/puzzle game by DONTNOD Entertainment. It follows the story of Max(ine) Caufield, who has returned to her hometown of Arcadia Bay after going to school in Seattle for 5 years, to attend the prestigious Blackwell Academy. She discovers she has the power to rewind time, which she uses to save her best friend, Chloe Price, a former student at Blackwell whom she hasn't seen since leaving for Seattle. Reunited, they try to figure out what the deal with her power is, as well as getting caught up in the dark dealings at Blackwell, the disappearance for Chloe's friend Rachel Amber, and a vision Max has of Arcadia Bay's destruction. It is a 5-part game, for which three episodes have been released so far. It takes a page from the book of Telltale Games, who are known for their excellent storytelling and choice/consequences in their games. This game stands out from Telltale's by allowing the player to rewind time to not only see all the possible dialogue options (itself a puzzle mechanic), but to change any choices they made that have an impact on the plot. You have to settle on a choice eventually, though.

Unlike The Last Of Us Remastered, this game does not feature a similar "photo mode" (kind of ironic, seeing how Max is an aspiring photographer and photography is an optional gameplay mechanic). However, I did find a few cool shots that fit in with the premise of this blog.

Hit the jump to continue. One minor curse in the first shot, otherwise clean.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Last Of Us Remastered - Part 2


Welcome to the next installment of The Last Of Us Remastered. I've got a bigger update here, and I will try to keep updates (for this game at least) nice and meaty. I took a slew of screenshots last night, and don't want to overwhelm myself by the time I update this thing. Also, more content for the reader. Win-win!

As a side note, most of these are in sequential order of the game, and major spoilers are probably unavoidable (posts will be flagged as such).

Anywho, hit the jump to continue to Part 2!

Monday, May 18, 2015

The Last Of Us Remastered - Part 1

In June 2013, Naughty Dog and Sony released The Last Of Us, a Playstation 3 exclusive about a teenage girl named Ellie being escorted across post-apocalyptic America by Joel, a survivor of an outbreak of Cordyceps, a fungus that normally infects and controls insects and arachnids. This strain has mutated to infect humans, and the resulting outbreak has caused society to collapse. Ellie was born after the outbreak, and is seeing the world outside of her quarantine zone for the first time. Last year, the game was re-released for the Playstation 4 console with improved visuals and a new Photo Mode, which allowed the player to pause the game and take screenshots as if they were there with a camera (with limitations of course).

TIME Magazine ran an article about one photographer's experience with the feature, which you can find here.

After the jump are some of the shots I have captured using the Photo Mode feature. More will come as I am still playing through it. When I get to it, I will also include shots from the Left Behind downloadable content (DLC), which is now available as a standalone title.


Hi. My name is Chris Chan. I am an animation grad, concert goer, video game player, background extra and odd-job taker. I also contribute to the Sunset Overdrive Wikia. I have decided to start up a blog after fiddling with the Photo Mode on the Playstation 4 game, The Last Of Us Remastered. Most of the updates will be screenshots which I deem to have photography-grade quality, although some may have UI elements due to the lack of a Photo Mode. I might even link to the odd video I hack together in Xbox One's Upload Studio (or PS4 Share Factory, should I get around to using it). The odd opinion piece might spring up as well.

I have no intended schedule for this blog, and stuff will be updated whenever. Here's a few examples of stuff I'll be posting.

Photo Mode example: InFamous: First Light, PS4 (Sucker Punch Productions, 2014)
Raw example: Sunset Overdrive, Xbox One (Insomniac Games, 2014)
Video example: Sunset Overdrive (made in Upload Studio), violence and language warning.

Speaking of violent content, I'll do my best to keep it PG-13. So, the one of Cassie Cage taking a selfie after knocking out Jason Vorhees' jaw in Mortal Kombat X is probably out of the question. Maybe I'll do an external link thing for those instead.

Anywho, hopefully this will catch the interest of some people. I've got a run of The Last Of Us Remastered shots lined up, with more to come (I am still trudging through it, been taking my time since I have played through it twice on PS3), so content is going up soon.