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October2018

  • News Santa Monica Studio Hiring Possibly for Two Future Projects

    More talent for future PS5 games, perhaps?

    If it wasn't already there, then there's no denying Sony Santa Monica has cemented its status in the big leagues with the critically acclaimed God of War. The game has been a hit for newcomers and veterans alike of the series, which has everyone pondering when the sequel will be released. Well, Senior Staff...

September2018

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    Review God of War III Remastered

    Titan fall

    Republished on Wednesday 29th August 2018: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of September's PlayStation Plus lineup. The original text follows. God of War has, over the course of six entries, got itself into a bit of a rut. Make no mistake, each instalment has been consistently excellent –...

  • News God of War Audiobook to Be Narrated by Mimir

    Novel penned by Cory Barlog's father

    A novelisation of Sony Santa Monica’s epic God of War revival is set to release next week, and it’ll be accompanied by an audiobook narrated by none other than Alastair Duncan – also known as Mimir. This is an incredible touch, as the severed head serves as a kind of storyteller throughout the PlayStation 4...

  • Guide God of War PS4 New Game + - How to Start, What Carries Over, What's New

    Back for war

    God of War's New Game + mode has arrived, allowing you to replay Kratos' grand adventure from the start with all of your equipment and skills intact. In this hopefully helpful little guide, we're going to go over what you can expect from God of War's New Game + on PS4, and how to get started. How to start God of War New Game...

  • News God of War Patch 1.30 Adds New Game +, Out Now on PS4

    God of more

    God of War's long awaited New Game + update has deployed on PlayStation 4, allowing players to once again take up the Leviathan Axe and stomp through Kratos' brilliant adventure with all of their upgraded equipment and skills intact. It's 933MB in size. New Game + also adds new armour sets to the game alongside more powerful versions of...

  • News Shuhei Yoshida was 'Horrified' When He First Played God of War on PS4

    First prototype didn't impress

    President of Sony's Worldwide Studios, the lovable Shuhei Yoshida, was apparently very unimpressed by God of War when he played an early version for the first time. Cory Barlog recounted the tale during his talk at Devcom, and it's pretty amazing to hear the Shu was so negative about a game that would become a huge...

  • News God of War PS4 Concept Art Shows How Close It Came to Egyptian Mythology

    Cory Barlog made the call

    We've known for a long time that the latest God of War nearly used Egyptian mythology as a backdrop rather than Norse. According to the game's director, Cory Barlog, Santa Monica Studio was split down the middle for the setting, and it was his tie-breaking decision that ultimately led to the frosty, foreboding world of the...

  • News Four Issue God of War Comic to Expand on Kratos' Story

    Did you axe for it?

    Dark Horse is teaming up with Sony to expand upon Kratos’ escapades in Norse mythology with a new four-part comic book series. According to ComicBook.com, the project’s being led by Witchfinder's Chris Roberson (writer) and Mayday's Tony Parker (artist), with a host of other big names attached. The first issue’s set to go...

  • News God of War New Game + Mode Arrives Later This Month on PS4 via Free Update

    Extended journey

    Back at E3 2018, Sony promised a New Game+ mode was heading to its phenomenal action game, God of War. Over on the PlayStation Blog, we now have our first details on what to expect in this free update to the title. The patch will arrive on 20th August 2018, and will allow you to play New Game+ -- that is, a mode that lets you c

  • News God of War's Price Axed in Summer Sale on PS4

    Boy oh boy

    The Summer Sale rages on as fiercely as Kratos himself, and one of the best deals currently going is for God of War. Santa Monica's brilliant epic has been absolutely crushing it for Sony, becoming the company's fastest selling exclusive ever, and that's at full price. Currently, the father and son adventure can be purchased on the

  • News God of War Originally Intended to Show Kratos as Old and Out of Shape

    Blob of war

    Hiding in Norse mythology with his family did little to affect Kratos’ physique, as he’s just as ripped in 2018’s reboot as he was in the original Greek trilogy. However, speaking as part of a panel at San Diego Comic Con, director Cory Barlog has revealed that he’d originally planned to give the anti-hero a bit of a ‘Dad...

  • News God of War PS4 Dev Drops Potential Tease for Sequel

    Oh my God of War

    Sound the 'News Story Based on a Single Vague Tweet' alarm -- we've got a cracking piece of journalism for you lot. Cory Barlog, the main geezer at Sony Santa Monica Studio behind the glorious God of War on PlayStation 4, posted a seemingly innocent tweet about how his brain's frazzled, but with our incredible talents for...

  • News God of War Is The Fastest Selling PlayStation Exclusive Ever

    NPD Group weighs in on epic success

    God of War is not just selling well – it’s doing outrageously well. The game, which has “significantly exceeded expectations” according to Sony, is officially the fastest selling PlayStation exclusive ever in the United States. Mat Piscatella of the NPD Group confirmed the tidbit in an interview with IGN,...

July2018

  • News God of War 'Significantly Exceeded Expectations', Says Sony

    God of Sales

    God of War has “significantly exceeded expectations” according to Sony’s chief financial officer Hiroki Totoki, who was talking during a financial conference call for investors in which the company increased its forecast for the current fiscal year. The suit also mentioned that some third-party titles have performed better than...

  • News God of War Developer Seemingly Recruiting for Sequel

    Please sir, can we have some Thor?

    God of War is one of the biggest success stories of 2018, so of course there’s more on the way. And a job listing on developer Sony Santa Monica’s website suggests that the studio is ready to start work on the inevitable sequel. The company is currently looking for a concept artist to “help create high...

June2018

  • E3 2018 God of War Grabs New Game Plus

    Oh boy

    New Game Plus in God of War? You got it. Confirmed during Sony's E3 2018 press conference, Kratos' superb adventure will soon let you start a new run with all of your upgrades and equipment intact. The only things that won't carry over are the story-related bits and pieces -- you'll still have to play through the game in the usual way...

  • News God of War PS4 is On Track to Amass 1 Billion YouTube Views in Record Time

    Boy, that's a lot

    We know that God of War is breaking sales records, becoming the fastest selling PS4 exclusive with over 5 million copies shifted in its first month, but it's also performing extremely well on YouTube. The stellar PS4 exclusive won't be the first game on the video website to achieve 1 billion total views, but it's shaping up to be...

May2018

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March2018

  • News God of War PS4 Pro Lets You Pick Between Resolution or Performance

    The choice is yours

    God of War’s guaranteed to look stunning on the standard PlayStation 4, but if you do happen to have a PS4 Pro – or you’re picking up that spiffing new limited edition – then you will have some options to choose how you want to play it. There’ll be a 4K option, of course, which will checkerboard to 2160p as previously...

  • News Here's a Fascinating Look at Kratos' New Fighting Style in God of War PS4

    Bone breaker

    Kratos may not be swinging chained swords around like a lunatic in the new God of War, but his overhauled fighting style is still bloody, brutal, and absolutely deadly. In this latest behind the scenes video, we get a better look at how combat has been taken apart and put back together. This is where motion capture performer and...

  • News God of War Explains Atreus' Role During Combat

    Word up, son

    The challenge for games like God of War is incorporating a computer controlled companion that isn’t a hindrance. Atreus, the son of Kratos, plays a huge role in Sony Santa Monica’s latest and greatest – but this isn’t the drawn-out escort mission that it could have been. Instead, the youngster is a capable warrior in his own...

  • News God of War PS4 Has Gone Gold

    Norse one

    About a month ahead of its 20th April release date, God of War has officially gone gold, meaning development of the game itself is now complete. The game's director, Cory Barlog, took to the PlayStation Blog to say a few words about his time working on this PS4 exclusive. "This was the scariest, most wonderful thing I have ever done and...

  • News No Load Screens, No Camera Cuts in God of War Seemed 'Impossible' Says Dev

    But they pulled it off

    In case you didn't already know, God of War is delivered as one unbroken shot from start to finish on PlayStation 4. The camera never cuts away, and there are no load screens. When we first heard about this during E3 last year, we couldn't quite bring ourselves to believe it. A whole game playing out through a single shot? Is...

  • News The Gorgeous God of War May Receive a Photo Mode on PS4

    Developer would love to add one

    God of War looks absolutely incredible on PlayStation 4 -- that much we've known for some time. But what we didn't know is that the upcoming action title may well feature a photo mode, allowing you to pause the action and take some striking snaps of Kratos' latest adventure. We can't wait to zoom right in on that big...

  • News God of War Will Have Difficulty Settings for Casual and Hardcore Fans

    Pick your poison

    God of War will have a variety of difficulty settings designed to appeal to all different tastes. At the extreme ends of the spectrum, there’ll be a Story Mode for beginners who just want to experience the narrative, while character action veterans will be able to pick a hard option that has its own save file and can’t be...

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