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It's a scientific fact that $20 is a magical price point for console games. It's the price at which our judgment of what's worth buying and what's not begins to blur and we falter, letting our baser instincts hold sway. "Why do you own Kinetica?" a friend will ask incredulously, before a look silen...

April 8th 2008 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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QTE. Quick Time Events. It stands proud as one of the most annoying video game design clichés in use today. You might remember them from games like Resident Evil 4 and the original God of War, described by game developers as a device that makes you feel like you're playing a cutscene, as opp...

January 1st 2008 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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1UP reports that Cory Barlog shall not pass his SCEA Santa Monica colleagues in the hallway anymore, as he's decided to leave the studio in order to pursue other opportunities, none of which are likely to involve James Lipton. The game director most notably took the reins of the Grecian testosteron...

November 6th 2007 at 9:25pm 0 Comments
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Looking back at the decapitated goat scandal that was Sony's press event for God of War II, which hit British tabloids and gaming news last month, the freshly slaughtered skin may have been the least offensive part.If you frequented any gaming sites in the last few weeks, chances are you saw more p...

May 25th 2007 at 4:42pm 0 Comments
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"Slaughter: Horror at Sony's depraved promotion stunt with decapitated goat" is the sort of headline that sells newspapers -- the UK's Daily Mail in particular(NSFW). Starting with an evocative first word and ending with outright animal cruelty, it's a snappy summation of an event that was probabl...

April 30th 2007 at 5:45pm 0 Comments
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We admit it. We were disappointed to learn there wasn't an announcement attached to the super-secret God of War-themed IslandofRhodes.org viral site we first spotted last month. Turns out, first impressions can be deceiving. Through beating the site's puzzles, dedicated gamers (like the ones at Gam...

April 12th 2007 at 5:55pm 0 Comments
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Following weeks of speculation IslandofRhodes.org is revealed as a site full of developer commentary about God of War 2. A little bit of fan service that was supposed to activate last night at midnight, but then the clock reset itself for another two days -- this morning, the site is working. Specu...

April 12th 2007 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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If you're the sort who reads the last page of a book before its beginning, bask in the various recordings of the God of War 2 ending that have found their way to YouTube. We picked the extra-long seven-minute cut; witness several missteps by Kratos in addition to the finale.Need we say "spoiler aler...

March 18th 2007 at 12:00am 0 Comments
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We're not going to go over the angle that God of War may make an appearance on the PSP sometime in the future. That's great and all, but we'd really rather see a PlayStation 3 adventure involving Kratos and some pretty intense fighting. If you want a God of War 3, it seems David Jaffe and company wi...

March 1st 2007 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Remember that God of War 2 dev who thought the Wii's appeal was a novelty and wore off quickly? Well, he's posted a response to all who found his earlier claims to be too hard to digest. He goes on to say "First let me say I am not so quickly judging and writing off the wii..I am just saying what I...

February 27th 2007 at 1:45pm 0 Comments
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As a director for the upcoming Sony game God of War 2, Cory Barlog is no stranger to the game's industry. He knows the ins and outs, and (we imagine) has a large love for the medium. We'll tell you what he doesn't love though: his newly-acquired Wii. Upon getting the gift and opening it, Cory contri...

February 23rd 2007 at 2:35pm 0 Comments