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These days, people think of Naughty Dog as the company behind the Uncharted series, but it didn't start that way. The company's first game was a swords 'n sorcery RPG called Keef The Thief, published by Electronic Arts.


When Final Fantasy VII arrived in 1997, it was unlike anything I'd ever played before. Late nights, lots of grinding, and hundreds of hours later, I'd reached the end. A few friends were watching as I took down the final boss, and we eagerly waited for the ending to play out. What we saw was...uh, unexpected.


The open world Fallout 3 that Bethesda Game Studios shipped in 2008 was not the original idea for a third Fallout game. Until it was cancelled in 2003, Fallout 3 was to be a turn-based RPG in the same vein of the original two games.


Some people have always lived in a world where Sonic the Hedgehog shows up on PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo platforms, but it wasn't always that way. In January 2001, the company announced it would stop making its own hardware and go third-party.


Players have been waiting a while for Valve to release another Half-Life game. It's taken long enough that it's easy to forget all the drama that circled Half-Life 2's development. You know, like a hacker leaking an early version of the game in September 2003, more than a year ahead of its actual (delayed) release date.


The headline says it all, really. Public relations departments have a tough job: get people talking about your game. Some companies stick to the well-worn forms of getting things done -- TV advertisements, billboards, sending out copies to press -- while others decide to roll the dice and see what happens.