![[cts_final-cover-art-1.jpg.webp]] Update (06/05/2020): It is live. *Chasing the Stick* is the story of video game developer Naughty Dog. It tells how they make their games with the unified goal of telling the story on the joystick. From *The Last of Us* to the PS5, Chasing the Stick tells the story of one of the video game industry’s most renowned and prolific developers. AUDIO [Direct Download](https://maxfrequency.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/trailer_final.mp3) – [Apple Podcasts](https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/chasing-the-stick/id1514786123) – [Google Podcasts](https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9tYXhmcmVxdWVuY3kubmV0L2NhdGVnb3J5L3BvZGNhc3QvZmVlZC8%3D) – [Spotify](https://open.spotify.com/show/7Ik7wgJf2psroUSa383hhc) – [Overcast](https://overcast.fm/itunes1514786123) – [Castro](https://castro.fm/itunes/1514786123) – [Pocket Casts](https://pca.st/pk988kcr) – [RSS Feed](https://maxfrequency.net/category/podcast/feed/) A couple of months ago at the end of March 2020, [[Announcing Chasing the Stick|I announced this new project called Chasing the Stick]]. It would be the definitive history of Naughty Dog and their time working on the PlayStation 4. Covering the years 2013-2020, I have researched, analyzed, and critiqued the catalog that Naughty Dog has developed within one console generation. My transcription skills have gotten pretty good, if I do say so myself. The end of the project is in sight. I plan to click the publish button on June 5, 2020. I chose that date for two reasons: It happens to be two weeks before the release of *The Last of Us Part II* and it also happens to be my birthday. *Chasing the Stick* has turned into more than a lengthy editorial for my website. I have also turned it into an e-book and audiobook. It has been completely self-produced and published. It will also be entirely free. You will be able to download the e-book as a .epub or .mobi file. These can be added to your phone or Kindle reader quite easily. The audiobook will be available as a podcast through major podcast providers and as a direct download. I narrated the entire audiobook. It is the same experience no matter where you read (or listen) to Chasing the Stick. Everything will be available on [MaxFrequency.net](https://www.maxfrequency.net). *Chasing the Stick* is part essay, part research, part history, part editorial, and part critical analysis. It is a celebration of my favorite video game developer. I’ve channeled all my excitement and energy for *The Last of Us Part II* into this story over the past four months. I cannot wait to share this all with you.