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Naughty Dog: 'Reaction to Ellen Page's AMA was overblown'

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Naughty Dog has said the reaction to Ellen Page's "Ask Me Anything" on Reddit, in which she claimed she "didn't appreciate" the user of her likness in The Last of Us, was "overblown." Come on, when has the media ever taken a simple quote and run away with the headlines? /sarcasm.

At the time, Naughty Dog's only response was that of the game's creative director, Neil Druckmann, who praised the performance of Ashley Johnson, the actress who actually portrayed Ellie in the game.

"Ellie from The Last of Us was perfectly played by @TheVulcanSalute," Druckmann wrote on Twitter. "No one could've done a better job."

It appears things were sort of patched over -- or maybe there was never an issue to begin with. Here's the back-and-forth that took place shortly after the debacle.

Maybe the media really did overreact to the word bait. It's quite possible. Page even joked about the whole situation in a follow-up tweet, which read:

Ellen Page is currently set to appear in a different exclusive for the PlayStation 3, Beyond: Two Souls.

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