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Gamers say HBO's The Last Of Us is helping family understand why they game

Kate Harrold

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Gamers say HBO's The Last Of Us is helping family understand why they game

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HBO’s The Last of Us has finally premiered and there is so much to be excited about. For us video game fans, it’s a joy to see Joel and Ellie occupy our TV screens every week but The Last of Us is also drawing in plenty of new viewers which has its own benefits.

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It’s no surprise really. It’s been a long time since I’ve witnessed cultural hype on this scale. The Last of Us is currently the highest-rated TV show of all-time on IMDb. We expected big things from the series, but this is beyond anyone’s expectations I should imagine. Fans are praising the ‘perfect’ first episode - amidst thirsting over Pedro Pascal’s ‘daddy’ Joel. I get it. Something that’s really wholesome though is fans are claiming that The Last of Us is finally helping their family understand why they love gaming so much.

Check out this trailer to see what’s in store on The Last of Us in the coming weeks.

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Reddit user Heisenberg_1987 took to the site to write, “My family finally realised why I play video games after watching The Last of Us. For years, I would always get little digs about how I should grow up and stop playing video games or stop wasting my money on the new AAA titles. Well, I find it funny now that all my family have been talking non-stop about the first episode for the past five hours. Guess who is getting asked all the questions all of a sudden.” The user had the last laugh adding, “I just told them to grow up and stop watching a fictional TV that isn’t real.”

Others commented, “How the tables have turned,” and, “Power move.” I can confirm that several of us on the GAMINGbible team discussed the fact this morning that many of our parents watched the premiere, with the vast majority of them really enjoying it! A definite win in my book.

Who’s looking forward to the rest of the season? If you are a fan of the game series, check out this sneaky reference to Part II which broke my heart in the premiere. You’re welcome.

Topics: The Last Of Us, TV And Film, Naughty Dog

Kate Harrold
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