Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: God of War: Ascension

Sony reveals cloud-based streaming, rental service PS Now

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Sony has announced PlayStation Now, the Gaiki-powered streaming service that will use cloud technology to allow players access to PS3 games on their PS3, PS4, PS Vita, and Bravia TVs. The service is scheduled to go live first for PS4 this summer and later for the rest of the Sony family, including eight models of the 2014 Bravia TV line (KDL-R400B is the exception). Sony plans to eventually expand the service further to include non-Sony products, allowing gamers to “enjoy instant access to a game wherever there’s Wi-Fi connectivity” along with seamless transition between devices. The service will feature the ability to rent specific titles or subscribe for access to the library. There will be online multiplayer and trophy support. For those curious about the system’s integration with the current setup, the PS Blog responded to a community question that the PS Store will continue to offer downloadable titles in addition to PS Now’s streaming services.

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(PlayStation 3 Review) God of War: Ascension

(PlayStation 3 Review) God of War: Ascension

“… might deliver a grander experience than comparable action titles, but that is largely due to the robust foundation created by previous releases, on which Ascension rests rather than builds upon.”

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God of War: Ascension gets audio bug fix, more with launch of 1.04

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God of War: Ascension’s post-launch support continues today with the release of patch 1.04. The update not only fixes the remaining audio issues but also ups the level cap to 40, tweaks weapon damage, adjusts item usability, adds player stat cards, and more. Full details are below.

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God of War: Ascension update 1.04 announced, audio fix incoming

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Sony Santa Monica is set to follow up their recently released 1.03 patch for God of War: Ascension, which adjusted the difficulty for the Trial of Archimedes and added tattoos for multiplayer. The upcoming 1.04 update will increase the level cap in multiplayer from 30 to 40, increase tracked stat types as well as allow access to them from the main menu, optimize matchmaking, fix the shard bug, tweak unlock requirements for gear, and fix the audio-drop bug. No release date was announced, but the noted items are said to be in the “final testing and tuning phase.”

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God of War: Ascension updated, Double XP Weekend announced

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All of you gods of war, take note, Sony is holding a Double XP Weekend event for the recently updated God of War: Ascension. From now until 10 a.m. on Monday, players will be to gain double experience in every mode, though it will not stack with any ongoing experience boost. The event coincides with the recent 1.03 update, detailed below, which lowers the difficulty for the Trial of Archimedes and adds tattoos for character customization in multiplayer.

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God of War: Ascension now available for PS3

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The irascible god-killing Spartan is back today in God of War: Ascension for PS3. Set early in the series, the Sony Santa Monica-developed release finds a distraught Kratos six months after the loss of his wife and child, and on …

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God of War: Ascension demo, contest for early access announced

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A single-player demo for the next God of War, Ascension, will be available on February 26, but Sony has announced a new contest for players to try it a week early. Godofwar.com is hosting the Rise of the Warrior social experience, an online game that not only unlocks weapons for multiplayer (pictured) but also offers early access to the upcoming demo for the first Spartan or Trojan team to earn 10 million points.

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E3 2012 – Sony: Beyond: Two Souls, LittleBigPlanet Vita, and more

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Sony’s focus on E3 has been the integration of the PS Vita experience with the PS3, as well as the continuation of some of their more popular lines and the expansion of their multimedia offerings. The entire Sony hardware and software lineup—Move, PS3, PS Vita, PSN—was touched on.

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Sony to delve deeper into Kratos’ origins in God of War: Ascension

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It’s time to see more of Kratos before he became the God of War. Sony has (officially) announced that he will be starring in a prequel to the long-running deity-slaying franchise, God of War: Ascension. Said to “show Kratos’ emotional path of redemption,” Ascension will also include an overhauled combat system, “promptless” mini-games, and a new multiplayer component. Up to eight players will be able to battle one another in several multiplayer modes, where they will have access to a variety of weapons and armor along with customizable avatars.

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