Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: God of War

E3 2013: Sony details PS4 price and policies, plus PS3 and PS Vita

PlayStation 4 (System) E3 2013 Announcement - System 2

I think it’s safe to say that Sony surprised quite a few people, including us, during their E3 2013 conference. The event covered a wide variety of topics, including cloud gaming, PS4, PS Plus, and PS Vita, and how each works within the Sony ecosystem. For starters, the PS4 will have no restrictions regarding used games, no online authentication requirement, and will launch this holiday season for $399.99. PS Plus will function as it does now, with game giveaways and special discounts, but it will also be required to play games online; however, it will not be required for streaming media from such services as Hulu and Netflix.

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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

God of War Ascension (PS3) Patch 1.04 Announcement - Screenshot 1

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

God of War: Ascension (PS3) Update 1.04 Announcement - Screenshot 1

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

God of War: Ascension (PS3) Double XP Weekend and Patch Announcement - Screenshot 1

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

God of War: Ascension (PS3) E3 2012 Screenshots - Screenshot 2

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

God of War: Ascension (PS3) Demo and DLC Extras Announcement - Header

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

The Last of Us (PS3) E3 2012 Screenshots - Screenshot 1

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

God of War: Ascension (PS3) Announcement - Header

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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Former God of War director joins Crystal Dynamics

God of War: Origins Collection (PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 2

Crystal Dynamics has grown by one today with the announcement that God of War alumnus Cory Barlog has joined the studio. Best known for his work with Kratos on God of War (director), God of War 2 (writer and director), Chains of Olympus (creative director), and Ghost of Sparta (story creator), Balrog joins Crystal Dynamics as developer continues to revamp the Tomb Raider franchise and begins work on an unannounced new title.

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