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8:30 AM on 03.06.2013

300's King Leonidas shown off in God of War: Ascension

Wow. I totally forgot this was happening. So yeah, King Leonidas from the movie 300 is in God of War: Ascension as a multiplayer character. You can play as the King of Spartans only if you pre-order the game from GameStop. Pre-ordering Ascension from any other retailer will get you The Mythological Heroes Pack. This will let you play as Perseus, Orion, Odysseus, and Achilles.

Hamza CTZ Aziz

7:30 PM on 02.28.2013

This God of War foe has the 'best boobs in the industry'

It's always interesting to take step back, breath for a second, and see how creatures and characters are made -- since, you know, we usually just slice them up in five seconds and completely forget about them. God of War: As...

Chris Carter

4:00 AM on 02.28.2013

European PlayStation Plus gets God of War HD

As a nice tie-in for God of War: Ascension's release in March, European PlayStation Plus subscribers are getting a copy of the original game remastered in high definition at no additional cost. You'll have the next two weeks ...

Jordan Devore



The power of videogames can bring the family together photo
The power of videogames can bring the family together
by Taylor Stein

Not every hobby is created equally nor is every pastime equally respected. As a gaming enthusiast, videogames represent the epitome of entertainment in my eyes. They alone reign atop my personal pedestal of happiness, a special zone that dictates everything from individual spending habits, conversational topics, and recreational choices. While I acknowledge gaming as an art; a vehicle to combine innovative ideas from cinema, literature, and music, not everyone sees it that way. My parents never quite understood the sheer awesomeness of videogames and I'd bet that most of your parents don't either.

Parents come in all shapes, manners, and styles: stamp-collecting dads, karaoke-singing moms, and every possible combination of cool, strange, love-to-hate characteristics in between. To complement the diversity of parenthood, attitudes about gaming are varied as well. There is no one-size-fits-all sentiment in the league of moms and dads. But rather, a mosaic of admiration, consent, censure, and disapproval that constitutes two overall attitudes, a general acceptance of videogames, or a dismissal of videogames.

Join me as I attempt to understand the complicated relationship between parents and videogames.

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1:45 PM on 02.26.2013

God of War: Ascension single-player demo on PSN today

Later today, look for the shiny new single-player demo for God of War: Ascension on the PlayStation Network, not too far ahead of the March 12 release date. From what Sony tells us, it sounds like it's the same one I played ...

Dale North



God of War: Ascension's single-player demo hits Feb 26 photo
God of War: Ascension's single-player demo hits Feb 26
by Conrad Zimmerman

Sony has revealed the release date for the single-player demo of God of War: Ascension, which we have been told will be proliferating through the tubes of the internet on February 26.

Not soon enough for you? There's also way for you to get it next week, on the 20th, and all you have to do is be on the winning team in the game's social experience, "Rise of the Warrior," which is currently in its second round of play. There are a few other solid reasons to participate, of course, such as the promise of DLC weapons and the opportunity to annoy all your friends with mythological references.

I never turn down God of War, but I have little interest in the multiplayer element of this new title, making this news right up my alley. Nice that it's going to have a demo of the single-player content so that I can wet my whistle in preparation for the full event and not be limited to the multiplayer betas.

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Roses and tears: 10 depressing videogame romances photo
Roses and tears: 10 depressing videogame romances
by Taylor Stein

Valentine’s Day inspires a variety of emotions. While love is in the air for many, cupid has more sinister plans for a select few. A poor Valentine's Day for an average person might include seeing a movie alone or a solitude induced weep-fest. For the videogame characters below, the luxury of loneliness is miniature in comparison.

Take a look at ten relationships gone awry in the worst ways possible.

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5:15 PM on 02.12.2013

Learn how Kratos comes to life in this video

In this new video from Sony, we get a further glimpse into the motion capture process, specifically in regards to how Kratos comes to life in the upcoming God of War: Ascension. I don't know about you guys, but I can't get e...

Chris Carter



Preview: The first 30 minutes of God of War: Ascension photo
Preview: The first 30 minutes of God of War: Ascension
by Dale North

We've been seeing bits of pieces of upcoming PS3 game God of War: Ascension since last year, but we've really only seen it's multiplayer side. That changed this week when director Todd Pappy and his team unveiled the game's single player side at a press event in Los Angeles. And instead of some controlled, limited demo, they just plopped down the first 30 minutes of the game in front of us, letting us play it as if we just popped in the disc. And instead of forcing me to recap the whole thing for you, they've given us video of exactly what I played.

 In the video above you aren't seeing my play through, but you are seeing pretty close to what I experienced. You'll see for yourself how good it is. 

 

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8:30 PM on 02.01.2013

GTA V delay, Playstation 4 hints & New PS Vita games!

If you missed today's live Destructoid Show, you missed all the important news ever, and there's no way possible that you were properly informed by any other outlet because our journalistic integrity and timeliness is unmatch...

Max Scoville

7:30 PM on 02.01.2013

Ellie Goulding teams up with Kratos in this new GoW video

If you love beautiful voices and really depressing footage of innocent people dying, I have the perfect video for you! This new God of War: Ascension live-action trailer spot shows Kratos getting his smile on, and, uh, certa...

Chris Carter

9:00 AM on 02.01.2013

See the first thirty minutes of God of War: Ascension

Are you itching to get your hands on the new God of War? This video should placate you until then, as it's the first full thirty minutes of the game, unfettered by commentary, compliments of Polygon. What you're getting is t...

Chris Carter

4:30 PM on 01.31.2013

Watch an extended boss battle for God of War: Ascension

Kratos takes on a manticore in this new God of War: Ascension video, and in typical GoW fashion, it's not pretty. What you're about to watch is a video explaining a boss fight, all the way from the initial creative process, ...

Chris Carter

1:45 PM on 01.31.2013

God of War: Ascension bundles up with a red PlayStation 3

That "snazzy" Garnet Red PlayStation 3 will be available in North America later this year, but you're going to have to get a whole lot of God of War should you want the limited-edition console. Sony has announced the God of W...

Jordan Devore

8:45 PM on 01.28.2013

This Sony teaser looks like it's for God of War

This "Game Day 2013 Teaser" video just appeared on the official PlayStation YouTube channel. While it's unmarked except for the date "February 1, 2013," it sure does look like it's hyping something related to God of War. Spe...

Jordan Devore

1:45 PM on 01.25.2013

Get $20 Amazon credit for pre-ordering Dead Space 3, more

Are you planning to buy SimCity (physical copy), Dead Space 3, Crysis 3, or Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel before launch? Amazon is throwing in a $20 credit on all four titles, which I don't need to tell you is strongly wort...

Jordan Devore