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God of War III PS4

God of War III's Hades fight in 1080p, 60fps on PS4


PS4 remaster
May 19
As we've previously covered, God of War III -- yes, that very HD PS3 game from just 5 years ago -- is getting a PS4 remaster next month (July 14) and the PlayStation Blog has released some new footage to coincide with its pr... read
Rapture

PS4 exclusive Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture coming this summer


Still alive!
Apr 16
Chinese Room's (Dear Esther, Amneisa: A Machine for Pigs) enigmatic Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture has a new trailer accompanying a PlayStation Blog post explaining that it's "a couple of weeks out from Beta."  I... read
God of War III PS4

God of War III getting PS4 remaster


More details coming in 30 minutes
Mar 20
[Update: Here's the trailer. And a July 14 release date. It features "1080p gameplay targeting 60FPS."] God of War III Remastered will be 1080p, on PS4, and, uh, that's it. As much as we know, at least. Sony is expected to r... read
New God of War

Sony Santa Monica is working on a new God of War


Confirmed at PlayStation Experience
Dec 06
At the PlayStation Experience, God of War II director Cory Barlog confirmed a new God of War is in development. Sony Santa Monica joked coyly,  tweeting, "Don't tell anyone what @corybarlog just said," before follow... read
Unfinished Swan Vita

The Unfinished Swan arrives on PS4, Vita next week


Oct 23
The Unfinished Swan is coming to PlayStation 4 and Vita next week, Sony revealed today. The first-person puzzler will retail for $15/€13/£10 and supports cross-buy, meaning if you purchased the game before on PS3 y... read
The Order: 1886 trailer

The Order: 1886 trailer shows people messing up their orders


And other things too
Aug 12
The new Gamescom trailer for The Order: 1886 has a lot of things in it: Fancy PS4 graphics, Nikola Tesla's verbal handwringing, a release date of February 20th, 2015, and lots of shooting up Victorian monsters with big guns,... read
#BRANDNEWS

New Sony Santa Monica logo looks less like it belongs on an Ed Hardy shirt


This is a good thing
Jul 23
Sony Santa Monica, the studio behind God of War and helping hand on a bunch of other things, has a new logo. I like it. It also has more versatility than the previous Ed Hardy scrawl, as seen with the Hohokum color scheme. I appreciate a logo morphing itself to accommodate whatever it's trying to brand. Or maybe that's more subtle and insidious. Looks nice, though. read
PS4

An all too brief trailer for Everybody's Gone to the Rapture


It still exists!
Jun 12
The Chinese Room and Sony Santa Monica let out a quick trailer for their PlayStation 4 title Everybody's Gone to the Rapture and, oh, it's over already? Okay. But there's more to go on. It's June 1984 and, unfortunately, the... read
PlayStation Community Exc

Come buy that for a dollar at PAX East's PlayStation Community Exchange


Plenty of collectible T-shirts, figures, and other items available
Apr 04
If you're heading out to PAX East next weekend, you probably have a lot of extra spending money anyway, so why not stop by the PlayStation Worldwide Studios Community Exchange? That's "booth #608" in layman's terms, at the Bo... read
It's like Magicka in space, and everyone's invited
Before GDC, we were joined by some of the fine folks at Sony live on Dtoid.TV. Above is a video of us playing an early build of Helldivers with its Sr. Producer, Mark Rogers. Helldivers is a game that admittedly went under m... read feature

God of War dev layoffs

'Sometimes, a project needs a reboot:' Sony explains Santa Monica layoffs


Still mum on what potential PS4 project was cancelled
Mar 07
God of War developer Sony Santa Monica was hit with layoffs recently. PlayStation head of internal software development Scott Rohde spoke with IGN about the layoffs, offering little consolation in the vague explanation. "Ther... read
Layoffs

Cancelled project at Sony Santa Monica was new open world sci-fi IP


Game rumored to debut at E3
Mar 01
Following the recent layoffs that hit Sony Santa Monica earlier this week is the confirmation that a new title the developer was working on has been cancelled. The game, a new sci-fi themed open world IP was apparently f... read
The Order: 1886

The Order: 1886: Handsome men with guns & nice coats


Say "chowder"
Feb 26
I may have been expecting something else out of The Order: 1886, for whatever reason, but I'm settling in to its identity as another cinematic (maybe the most cinematic) cover-based third-person shooter. I think it's all the fancy dress and mustaches that are convincing me. It looks like you beat up Hitler in this gameplay trailer, too. You don't, but it looks like. read
Layoffs

Sony Santa Monica has been hit with layoffs


And possibly a game cancellation
Feb 25
God of War developer Sony Santa Monica has undergone layoffs as first rumored earlier today and later confirmed by Sony Computer Entertainment America. "This is a result of a cycle of resource re-alignment against priority g... read
PS4

Journey, Unfinished Swan might be coming to PS4 (Update)


Sony Santa Monica creative director teases potential releases
Nov 03
[Update: "Lots of people asking so I'll clarify. Was nostalgic playing the PS4 versions of the games so I busted out the PS3 to replay some others," Gary said in a follow-up on Twitter, adding he believes Journ... read
GoW Ascension

God of War: Ascension hitting PSN, no more DLC planned


Ascending into the cloud
Oct 15
God of War: Ascension is supposed to be really good, but boy does it feel forgotten this year (it just came out in March!). Sony Santa Monica hasn't forgotten it, though. The team has been pumping Ascension with a steady stre... read
PS4

Flower on PlayStation 4 runs at 1080p, 60 FPS


Extra grass detail! Guys!
Oct 04
Did you know that Flower was coming to PlayStation 4? I guess I did, technically, but I've since completely forgotten -- until now. Sony Santa Monica director of technology Tim Moss has been tweeting about the new version and... read

Lovely, huge art book: The Art of God of War: Ascension


Almost 400 pages
Sep 12
Here's a quick look at a brand new art book titled The Art of God of War: Ascension. It weighs in at 400 gold trimmed pages and is packed with tons of work from Ascension, including concepts, renders, details and more. ... read
PS4

Everybody's Gone to the Rapture is a PS4 exclusive


No PC release in sight, and here's why
Aug 22
What a nice surprise it was to see Everybody's Gone to the Rapture on stage at Sony's gamescom presser. A sign of exclusivity, perhaps? Yep. Rock, Paper, Shotgun followed up with creative director Dan Pinchbeck who confirmed ... read
Sony

God of War II director back at Sony Santa Monica


He's building a team for a 'freaking huge' project
Aug 09
Cory Barlog has come back to Sony Santa Monica after stints at Just Cause maker Avalanche Studios and Tomb Raider studio Crystal Dynamics. Previously, he served as lead animator on God of War, director on God of War II, and c... read
PS All-Stars' lost stage

Images of cut Gravity Rush/Journey PS All-Stars stage


What-If Machine: cool-looking alleged Gravity Rush & Journey PlayStation All-Stars stage surface
Jul 22
Some pictures of a seemingly cut Journey cross Gravity Rush stage of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale hit the web courtesy of designer Ky Bui's website. They were quickly taken down, but the internet is all-seeing, without... read

God of War: Ascension gets a new mode, five new maps


And it's all for free
Jul 12
The latest update for God of War: Ascension has brought with it a bunch of new stuff for players to try out. Namely the addition of a one versus one Bout of Honor mode. The best of seven match pits two players against each o... read
The Order: 1886

New info revealed about PS4 exclusive The Order: 1886


Taking cues from cinema
Jun 25
Coming via the PlayStation Blog, Ready at Dawn has confirmed a few details about its upcoming PS4 title, The Order: 1886. For starters, the game is in fact a third-person shooter as some have guessed from the E3 trailer. Sti... read
PlayStation 4

You can thank Sony Santa Monica for the PS4 Share button


It was pitched with a PowerPoint and everything!
Apr 23
One of the big new features for the latest iteration of the DualShock controller is its Share button. It will allow users to, for instance, broadcast footage of the game they're playing with minimal effort and represents ... read
PS All-Stars DLC

Impressions: PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale DLC 2


Zeus, Isaac Clarke, and the Graveyard stage
Mar 28
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale struggles to remain relevant amidst today's extremely competitive fighting game market. Although one can't say the game has been a failure by any means of the word, it isn't the breakout ... read
Trial of Archimedes giving you trouble?
God of War: Ascension has been giving a lot of people trouble over the past few days, but if you play your cards right, it doesn't have to be a difficult experience -- or, say, nearly as difficult as Metal Gear Rising. Like Onimusha and Devil May Cry before it, a lot of the game's edge can be taken off with careful planning of your weapon experience levels, and a few other tips along the way. read feature

God of War

Here's how Hades' faction works in God of War: Ascension


Jack of all trades, master of none
Mar 12
Recently, we got word of how Poseidon's crew would roll in God of War: Ascension, and now we have some info on Hades' posse. Evidently, followers of Hades don't particularly excel at offense or defense, but through spells li... read
Bros Before Foes

Patch renames God of War's 'Bros Before Hos' trophy


A day one patch will rename the achievement to 'Bros Before Foes'
Mar 11
The "Bros Before Hos" trophy rewarded to players in God of War: Ascension has caused some upset among critics. Players, however, should not have the same issue, according to developer Sony Santa Monica, who told Joystiq that ... read
On dubious morals and dubious presentation
In what may be considered a storm in a teacup, not quite gaining the same traction as other controversies, God of War: Ascension has caused a bit of a stir with a "misogynistic" Trophy, an award you get as part of the main ca... read feature

God of War controversy

The controversial God of War 'Bros before Hos' trophy


Adam Sessler calls out Sony Santa Monica
Mar 11
Warning -- do not watch the above video without subjecting yourself to minor spoilers for God of War: Ascension. As you may have heard, Adam Sessler recently played through God of War: Ascension, and was disgusted by a parti... read
Dis sh*t Kra ... tos
How do you top something that was already considered over-the-top? Especially when this particular brand of over-the-top has become pretty familiar since in past eight years? We all know that God of War's protagonist, Kratos,... read feature

God of War Poseidon video

Fear Poseidon in this new God of War: Ascension trailer


He's not all that, Sony
Mar 07
Like it or not, God of War: Ascension will have multiplayer. As you may know from the beta, your character can pledge allegiance to a certain god -- this new video from Sony showcases Poseidon, "a god to be reckoned with." O... read






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