Tenuous, this, so slot it under the folder with "Rumour" emblazoned in pink marker pen ink on the front
Sony Santa Monica is apparently staffing up for a new project in the God Of War series. "Mega developer making sequel to ginormous franchise," is definitely not hard to believe — but the job listing TheSilentChief cites is a bit bland. The position for a Senior Staff Concept artist..
Never played God Of War ever before? Sony's got the perfect solution for you
Popping up on Amazon Germany is a retail listing for the "God Of War Master Collection", a gigantic PS3 collection that includes every God Of War game ever made — aside from that shoddy mobile phone title. If you're having trouble keeping up, that's: God Of War, God Of War II, God Of War III, God Of War: Chai
Twiggy guessed it in his pre-E3 predictions, but a report on Forbes has now added weight behind the expectation of a new God Of War appearing at Sony's press conference this evening
The report claims that it will be a "new 3D adventure," presumably hinting at stereoscopic support. God Of War III released last March on PlayStation 3. While we'd be stoked over a new God Of War featuring..
Sony Santa Monica's staffing up, and it's looking for an "online programmer" to work on the God Of War franchise
The job posting on Gamasutra states that the studio is looking for a senior online programmer to "join the God of War team," adding that the role involves supporting "networking needs such as in-game communication, client-server, match-making, leaderboards." Sony..
Mass Effect 2 took the top-prize at last night's gaming BAFTAs, scooping the gong for game of the year
Sony and Quantic Dream's Heavy Rain wasn't far behind though, winning three awards for its story, technical innovation and original music. Elsewhere on PlayStation, God Of War III took the prize for artistic achievement while Assassin's Creed:...
God Of War III's director, Stig Asmussen, has taken to the PlayStation Blog to talk about Kratos' cameo in Mortal Kombat
The Sony Santa Monica gaffer pointed out, "Mortal Kombat had a huge influence on me growing up. I remember the first time I saw it in the arcade I almost crapped myself!" He added: "I was like, 'Look what they did to that guy! Im out of quarters! When well I..
We only just finished Mass Effect 2 due to the game's timed exclusivity period on XBOX 360, but we got to the end just in time to see what all the fuss is about
Bioware's space-RPG was the big winner at last night's Annual Interactive Achievement Awards (part of DICE), scooping gongs for RPG of the year, outstanding achievement in story and, game of the year. While Mass Effect 2 took the coveted..
If you enjoyed the cut sections from God Of War III the other day, then here's another relic for you -- God Of War II's "Lost Atlantis" level that never was
The watery city is featured in God Of War: Ghost Of Sparta, so it came to the franchise in the end.
God Of War III was an amazing game packed with incredible set-piece moments, but originally the game was set to have even more
One of the biggest features cut from the game was a final three-way boss fight between Zeus, Kratos and Gaia at the end of the game. There's some footage of the cut scenes embedded above.
How about another cheeky look at God Of War: Ghost Of Sparta? Looks flippin' incredible doesn't it? Yep, yep, we know
We absolutely cannot wait to pick the game up next month. And now we've got a little more incentive; Sony's announced that all new copies of the PSP title (digital download or UMD) will include a download voucher to unlock Kratos' brother, Deimos, in God Of War III. Apparently..
Imagine a God Of War movie
We'll wait. Ok, go... Got it? We're guessing you imagined a dark, repulsive gore-fest with lots of angry men and blood, right? Yeah, exactly. That's why this fan-made spoof God Of War movie trailer is so clever — because it shifts the whole concept into an indie-flick mould. It's actually kind of brilliant. It just works, right? The music, the camera angles, the..
1998 was a sensational year for the video games
If I name-drop just a few of the releases from that year it's pretty easy to note why. Metal Gear Solid. The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time. Half-Life. Star Wars: Rogue Squadron. Heck, even Fallout 2. They all released in 1998, a year which, in hind-sight, has long been considered the most important...
Two of the most defining soundtracks of the past twelve months have come from Playstation exclusives God Of War III and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Now, courtesy of Sumthing Else Music Works and Sumthing Digital, we've got both soundtracks in their entirety to give-away on compact disc. That's right, CDs, remember those? If you'd like to win them,...
If you're free this Saturday May 29th and you're in the Hollywood area, you should hit up the Gnomon Gallery who are showcasing a ton of art from God Of War III
Artists from Sony Santa Monica will be on hand to talk about their work, with the display ranging from concept art to 3D renders. You can get more details through here.
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves was a power-house that surpassed all console games visually
God Of War III then surpassed that. And now Guerrilla Games' Hermen Hulst has told VG247 about his "needs" to surpass the aforementioned titles with Killzone 3. Describing the race for technical superiority between first-party brethren Naughty Dog and Santa Monica, Guerrilla's Hermen said the jousting..
God Of War III's spending another month in the NPD's software charts this month, shifting another 180
3k copies. Super Street Fighter IV also made an appearance in the NPD charts, with the Playstation 3 SKU outselling the XBOX 360 to claim a place in the top ten. XBOX 360 exclusive Splinter Cell: Conviction topped the charts, with a relatively tepid showing of 486k. Software all around seemed low..
We're a little proud of our community here at PushSquare
Ever since we posted about the Spartans Stand Tall God Of War teaser page, folks on this very site have been leading the discussion as to what it all means. There looks set to be plenty more to talk about aswell, as the site's just gotten its second biggest update: the appearance of a mysterious spartan figure flashes in the ocean..
Console shortages are hindering the Playstation 3's performance in the US despite "consumber demand remaining incredibly high", was the message of SCEA's Patrick Seybold this morning
The statement comes in response to the Playstation 3's NPD performance which saw Sony sell 313.9K Playstation 3 systems and dominate the hardware charts. There appears to be no let up of console shortages though..
Huge success for Sony and their Santa Monica studio last month, as God Of War III went on to rule the American software charts selling a whopping 1
1 million copies in the country. Kratos managed to oust out March's other big releases in Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Final Fantasy XIII, the latter of which performed better on the Playstation 3 SKU. March was a good month for Sony, with four of the..
If you're worrying about your order for the God Of War Trilogy being cancelled, then you can stop now
There's no real need to worry, but there is the need to be annoyed. Apparently, Sony's yet to work out the retail partners that will be distributing the God Of War Trilogy special edition. I.e. not all shops will be stocking the product, hence your cancelled order. Still, Sony say the pack will..
According to Sony Santa Monica's Stig Asmussen, there's only so much the team can do with regards to God Of War III DLC as the game's "zipped up so tight"
He told Destructoid: Maybe we could do the epilogue that Im talking about. The full epilogue, just something fun to do. Theres skins and theres challenges, we could do those things. The...
Good news for Sony and their Santa Monica studio, SCEA's VP of marketing Peter Dille has confirmed that God Of War III has sold over one million units in "just a couple of days"
No word on whether that figures worldwide, or just the US. The NPD sales data for America are due next week, so we'll know for sure just how well God Of War III (and indeed Final Fantasy XIII) fared. Expect the numbers to..
A mysterious scan of the French Official Playstation Magazine has set message boards alight over night
The magazine's piece seems to purport to some multiplayer DLC for God Of War III. The scans appear to show some kind of Soul Calibur-esque one-on-one fighting mini-game. It'd be neat if it happened but don't hold your breath. Remember - we're dangerously close to April Fools. We'll do our best to..
That "pun" has been run into the ground and stomped on so many times we really shouldn't have used it
But that's exactly why we did use it. Ha-hah. Incredible. Anyway - without further ado, here's your British sales charts news: Just Cause 2 is number one with a bullet. Or should we say grapple hook? Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Modern Warfare 2 are still lingering the top ten, with God Of War..
Be careful if you're driving across mainland Europe this Summer
Thanks to Playstation Czech Repulic and Slovakia, you may just come into contact with the God Of War himself as you're speeding down a European highway.</em>
SCEE announced earlier that they will release a God Of War Trilogy boxset in European regions that's set to include both God Of War III and the remastered God Of War Collection
The pack's due to release at the end of April and will be package up in this pretty little boxset. Neat, huh?
Sony's just announced that the God Of War Collection - a single PS3 blu-ray containing remastered versions of God Of War I & II - will launch in the UK on April 30th (28th for mainland Europe)
Very strange for SCEE to release the game so late after God Of War III but, better late than never, right? Sony also confirmed that a "trilogy boxset" will launch in the same window, containing..
God Of War III is being criticised for being too familiar to its predecessors, but it's a line of critique I feel intrigued to counter
Playing God Of War III, I couldn't help but notice the ways in which Sony Santa Monica took something familiar and made it better. On a surface-level, the tweaks aren't particularly apparent, but there are so many...
Gizmodo's just been sent an authentic x-ray from a physician who claims to have treated a broken hand caused by excessive God Of War III excitement
"I had a patient who was so caught up in playing God of War III that he rolled over his hand with his knee and broke two fingers. The radiograph is attached (with his information omitted and arrows that point to the fractures). First time I've..
What's most bonkers is that people have already earned a Platinum trophy in God Of War III
You people have beaten Titan Mode - really!?! Blimey. Well, whatever. What's interesting is what happens when you earn said trophy — namely that you get directed to www.spartansstandtall.com. The website shows the ocean and rain. And not much else. There's a little shield in the top-right corner, but it..
Hey Americans. Hey everyone. This week is officially the week of chaos — thus by this point, where ever you are in the world, you should know: God Of War III is out. Yup, it's on store shelves now. We think it's one of the best games on Playstation 3 to date. If you're not convinced, check out our review through here. Then head to the shops and buy, buy, buy.
How short is too short in video games? Well, how short's a piece of string? It's astounding to see the number of people commenting unfavourably on God Of War III's length
"But God Of War III is only eight hours and Final Fantasy XIII is fifty - I'll rent Kratos' epic last hurrah instead." Quality over quantity - how many have heard that...
God Of War III is out in America
We've already played and completed it. It's actually one of the most satisfying video games this generation (on reflection, we're comfortable saying that). Even if you're not a fan of the genre, game or characters, you should probably play through this. Anyway, even if you're not yet convinced, this trailer will probably push you over the edge. Behold: God Of..
March: officially the biggest month in Playstation 3's history
Not only has the month already seen the arrival of Final Fantasy XIII, a traditionally Playstation franchise, but it's also about to witness the arrival of one of Playstation's biggest exclusive franchises: God Of War III. Sadly, there's a hitch. While Sony have two of the biggest games possible this month, they're also struggling to..
This week's Playstation pick is probably the easiest will ever have to write
There are other games this week, but with all due respect, only one game matters. And that is... Pushsquare's Playstation Pick Of The Week: God Of War III Probably the best game on the Playstation 3 to date, God Of War III is a complete and utter spectacle from start to...
If you're into watching SpikeTV and what-not, then might know there's some kind of televised God Of War trivia competition on the channel tonight
As horrific as all that sounds, the winner of said trivia competition is going to come home with this uber-limited edition God Of War III Playstation 3. There's only one in the world so you're not getting one. [Picture: Kotaku]
God Of War III has an amazing ending
But originally it was going to be longer. It ended up getting cut, and Stig Asmussen was asked about the content returning as DLC on the Kotkau podcast. He responded:There was a pretty large thing that we chopped from the ending that I had regrets about, but then something we added at the end that helps make...
I've been searching the archives: Bioshock? No way
Goldeneye? The bungie jump was cool. Shenmue? "Fuku-san!". No matter how deep I dive, I can't find an opening as strong as God Of War III's. A sixty-minute period in which everything that makes the God Of War franchise a success is crammed, turned on its head, and amplified to 11. As of...
God Of War III's director Stig Asmussen reckons the engine powering the game is only running at "50%"
He told Destructoid:Well, I think our studio will use this engine again, he said, speaking to Destructoid at GDC this week, and itll get better. And I think were probably about 50- or 60-percent at it right now. I think theres a lot more we can do with it. I think individually our..
A week ahead of the launch for God Of War III, Sony Santa Monica's John Hight has confirmed to MTV that the company have two other projects undergoing pre-production at the moment
Were jumping right back in, Ive got a small concept team working on our next product for us. Were actually gonna do something different this time, were gonna have a short-term concept, a game that we hope to..
Want to know how much God Of War III cost Sony Santa Monica to make? A cool $44million! That's the number announced by the studio's John Hight in an interview over at GiantBomb. That's a lot of moolah guys. Sounds like it was worth it though; the reviews embargo which lifted earlier has revealed nothing but praise for Kratos' final installment.
Most of the world's major publications have gone live with their God Of War III reviews
And the verdict is... pretty damn amazing, with a whole host of 9's and 10's for Kratos' last hurrah. We've compiled a handy quick find guide below. Make yourself a brew, secure your God Of War III preorder, and then revel in the lavishing words of praise ahead. There will indeed be chaos. VideoGamer.com - 10/10..
Arguably, Gran Turismo 5 aside, God Of War III is the biggest and most important Playstation 3 release to date
And you know what? It hits next week. That's crazy soon folks. With the release date so near, the embargo for reviews lifts this evening. While we're still waiting on our review copy, we'll be watching with sheer anticipation as other publications from around the 'Net dispatch their final..
Get this - God Of War III is just around the corner
Literally weeks away. And with that, Sony Santa Monica are kinda turning their attention elsewhere — namely, like what they're going to make next. Talking to IndustryGamers, Senior Producer Steve Caterson revealed his studio really don't know what they're going to do next.I have no idea! I just finished three years of my life on God of War..
SCEA's confirmed there will be a community meet-up for God Of War III at next week's GDC event in San Francisco
Those attending will get hands-on time with the game, an "un-named musical performance" and the chance to meet director Stig Asmussen. We're assuming there'll be hot-dogs too. The event's taking place on the Wednesday evening of GDC, at 7-10PM PST. There's more on the..
Eagle-eyed IGN users have spotted a leak, suggesting that the website will score Kratos' last hurrah a mighty 10/10
If true, it'll be the first 10/10 since Metal Gear Solid 4 in 2008. Big stuff. The score's since been pulled from the website, but this isn't the first time this has happened. A 9.5 appeared on the Modern Warfare 2 page a few weeks...
The European commercial for God Of War III was semi-awesome
But this American GameStop commercial takes the biscuit. It's promoting the GameStop exclusive "Phantom Of Chaos Skin" and features the Chimera-thing from the demo. Talking in a ridiculous manner. Sigh. "Woahhhh - hisss-is that your new outfit Kratossss?"
Fancy a host of terrible metal music without buying the God Of War III Ultimate Trilogy Edition? You're in luck - the God Of War: Blood & Metal EP has just hit iTunes (in the US at least)
It includes bands such as Killswitch Engage ("This is my lassst serenade - ROAR RAH ROARRRRRR!"), Opeth and Trivium. As much as we love God Of War III, we're going to go out on a limb and say that..