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The Destructoid Show takes you on a sexy date
Feb 01
// Max Scoville
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...
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Live-action God of War

Ellie Goulding teams up with Kratos in this new GoW video


Warning: video may cause depression
Feb 01
// Chris Carter
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...
GoW: Ascension gameplay photo
GoW: Ascension gameplay

See the first thirty minutes of God of War: Ascension


Huge gameplay reveal
Feb 01
// Chris Carter
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...
GoW: Ascension gameplay photo
GoW: Ascension gameplay

Watch an extended boss battle for God of War: Ascension


From a good idea to badass boss
Jan 31
// Chris Carter
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, ...
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God of War bundle

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


So much God of War
Jan 31
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Sony teaser

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


But in what capacity?
Jan 28
// Jordan Devore
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...
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$20 off game pre-orders

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


SimCity and Crysis 3 also applicable
Jan 25
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Early demo access

Buy God of War for early access to The Last of Us demo


God of War: Ascension bonus
Jan 24
// Jordan Devore
In a move that may very well get people who were already going to buy God of War: Ascension to pick up a copy sooner than later, it's been announced that Kratos' new game will include early access to a demo for The Last of Us...
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God of War demo

God of War: Ascension single-player demo in the works


Scheduled for late next month
Jan 21
// Jordan Devore
The half-minute teaser video for single-player in God of War: Ascension looked good, but there wasn't a whole lot of substance to be found in the footage. Thankfully, the powers that be are gearing up to put multiplayer on th...
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God of War SP video

Have a short God of War: Ascension single-player teaser


Elevator pitch
Jan 18
// Jordan Devore
Much of the promotional work on God of War: Ascension has been centered around the game's new multiplayer mode. Which is fine, but I think most long-time fans will be buying this prequel for its single-player campaign, leavin...
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Behind the scenes of God of War: Ascension's multiplayer


What do you think of the multiplayer?
Jan 09
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
The team behind God of War: Ascension has shared a behind the scenes videos showing how they started life on the multiplayer component to the game. The video spans over two years of the development process, and it's really c...
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Mega Man

Mega Man 9 and 10 now free for PlayStation Plus members


And access to the God of War: Ascension beta
Jan 07
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
PlayStation Plus members are getting both Mega Man 9 and Mega Man 10 for free this week. Yes, both games! The God of War: Ascension multiplayer beta has also opened up to all Plus members as of today. Additionally, the "Rece...
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Go sign up for the God of War: Ascension Beta


Do it. Do it now!
Nov 30
// Chris Carter
Because every God of War fan ever requested multiplayer as the number one must-have new feature in the upcoming God of War: Ascension (lol), Sony is having a beta for it. You can sign up for free here by logging in with your ...
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Sony open to story changes for God of War movie


Screenwriters hope to stand out in genre
Nov 28
// Jordan Devore
What we know about the God of War movie doesn't exactly inspire confidence, but the latest update on the adaptation from screenplay writers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan has me feeling slightly better about the situation....
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The multiplayer God of War in God of War: Ascension


Trailer focuses on Ares' gifts to followers in online play
Nov 12
// Conrad Zimmerman
Another video featuring the multiplayer soon to be found in God of War: Ascension is here for your viewing pleasure. It's all about the perks of declaring your loyalty to Ares, which seems like a pretty good choice when...
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God of War: Ascension trailer harnesses the power of Zeus


Zero to hero in no time flat
Oct 22
// Jordan Devore
Zeus? How in the -- oh, right. This God of War: Ascension trailer is centered around the game's multiplayer. That's a bit more comforting. As you may or may not know already, players can align themselves with specific gods t...
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First look at God of War: Ascension collector's edition


And a glimpse at the pre-order bonus
Oct 11
// Jordan Devore
While details about the collector's edition for God of War: Ascension got out early due to a retailer listing, Sony has now shared the information itself, along with an image of what the box, Kratos statue, and steelbook case...
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God of War: Ascension multiplayer started out as a mod


Sep 14
// Jordan Devore
"Huh?" seemed to be the common reaction to the announcement of multiplayer in God of War: Ascension. I have since warmed up to the concept, though it is admittedly different. Sometimes, it's worth exploring such options just ...
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Last weekend, Sony hosted a panel featuring members of the development team at Sony Santa Monica working on God of War: Ascension. Moderated by PlayStation.Blog's Jeff Rubenstein, the group discussed how the series has evolv...

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Vita Remote Play support for God of War, Ico collections


Sep 05
// Dale North
I'll be damned! Remote Play on the PS Vita actually does something now. A new update, out today, will let you play both the God of War Collection and the Ico and Shadow of the Colossus Collection on your PS Vita via Remote Pl...
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gamescom: God of War Ascension: 5 things you need to know


Aug 15
// Dale North
Now that we're getting some quality time here at gamescom 2012 with Kratos' latest outing, God of War: Ascension, here are some key things you should know about the upcoming series prequel for PS3. Five things.  And we'r...
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God of War, inFAMOUS, Ratchet all getting PS Collections


Aug 06
// Jim Sterling
You already knew that Ratchet & Clank was getting an HD Collection of its very own, but Sony has waved a magic wand and conjured new teets on the milky udder of re-releases. On August 28, not only will you be able to pick...
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Let's look at the Elephantaur from God of War: Ascension


Aug 05
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
The team behind God of War: Ascension continues their behind-the-scenes look at Kratos's next adventure by showing us how Lead Concept Artist Izzy brought the Elephantuar to life. Izzy worked on a ton of different animal Mino...
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God of War: Ascension 'pulls back' violence against women


Jul 20
// Jim Sterling
Kratos has killed a lot of people, and he's never been too picky about who. From harpies to gorgons, the God of War star has been just as eager to kill female opponents as male ones, but Sony Santa Monica has gotten a bit war...
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The DTOID Show: CodBlops, Deus Ex Movie & Arkham Prequel


Jul 11
// Max Scoville
Hey guys, here's today's Destructoid Show! The big news is a new trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops II, because it's about how poor people are evil and will steal your robot helicopters. But it's okay because Trent Reznor's ...
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Writers of Saw working on God of War screenplay


Jul 11
// Allistair Pinsof
Hollywood isn't done abusing videogames yet, it seems. The long dormant God of War film adaptation is getting renewed thanks to Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, writers of the four latest Saw films and a draft for Guillermo...
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The official blog for God of War has posted a new Q/A with the Lead Character Concept Artist for God of War: Ascension, Izzy, which takes an in-depth look at the first ever multiplayer boss encounter for the series, Poly...

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God of War: Ascension collector's edition for pre-order


Jun 18
// Jim Sterling
Amazon has posted up the collector's edition for God of War: Ascension, which is now available for pre-order. It'll set you back $79.99 and includes the following wacky items: 8" Kratos statue Steelbook case Digital soundtra...
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E3: These God of War: Ascension screenshots are shiny


Jun 05
// Jordan Devore
So, yes, we became more than a little fixated on the elephant creature from the God of War: Ascension demonstration at the Sony press conference. What of it? Here's another screenshot of the mysterious beast, plus a handful o...
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E3: God of War: Ascension: ELEPHANT CONFIRMED!


Jun 04
// Kyle MacGregor
ELEPHANT CONFIRMED! Coming March 12, 2013.
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The DTOID Show's 300th Episode! God Of War & Metal Gear!


Apr 30
// Max Scoville
HEY! YOU! Yes, YOU. You're wonderful. Do you know why you're wonderful? Because you (humor me) watch The Destructoid Show, and today... We've celebrated our 300th episode. Oh boy. 300. Anyway, aside from day-drinking and som...

Our first look at God of War: Ascension's multiplayer

Apr 30 // Dale North
God of War: Ascension (PS3)Developer: Sony Santa MonicaPublisher: Sony Computer EntertainmentReleases: Spring 2013  After some standard teasing of the attending press on "the next big thing" and promises of "groundbreaking gameplay," attendees watched a highly confusing gameplay session of Ascension. It was hard to tell what the next big thing would be at first. It started out with a Kratos look-alike putting a helmet on his head, preparing for battle. A huge one-eyed ogre crashes through a door near him, and the fighter takes it on in action not unlike those of the previous three games. But suddenly, out of nowhere, a second player jumps in, and a cooperative fight against the ogre begins. Both fighters slash at its legs to wear it down. Later they work their way up to its head, with one pulling back on its neck with dual blades as the other jams a sword into its throat, finishing it off.  The duo enters the door and works their way through a corridor to an expansive play field, where it seems that several smaller battles are taking place. But, instead of the expected NPCs on beasts fights, a camera flyover of the stage seems to show characters not unlike the the two fighters dueling each other. They all look a bit like Kratos, but where his red skin patches would be might be colored yellow or blue, and the weapons were all a bit different.  The Kratos look-alike and his buddy make their way through the crowd of dozens of other fighters, taking many of them on in one-on-one battles as a huge, building-sized cyclops thrashes in the background. The duo clears the field of other combatants after some time and makes their way to the cyclops' head, where they team up with two or three other fighters to drag it down and finally jab it in they eye to kill it.  The gameplay started out looking like standard single-player, but then switched to look like two-player co-op for a bit. After that, it looked to be some kind of online arena fight, but the co-op theme continued through it. And then the end comes, which seemed to mix the trademark cinematic boss battles of the trilogy with what looked to be team play. What were they trying to reveal to us? After the demo we found out that the single-player and co-op sections were crafted to trick the attending press. Mission accomplished. The real point of the presentation was to show off the multiplayer side of Ascension. Game Director Todd Pappy walked us through what we saw, and gave some hints as to what to expect in God of War's first multiplayer outing.  It turns out that we were watching live 4 vs. 4 multplayer in this demo. The arena fight we saw was called Execution. It's a domination mode where teams fight against each other to control points, with the tide swinging back and forth between the red (say, Troy) and blue (Sparta).  All of those colored Kratos wannabes were "champions of the gods." God of War: Ascension's multiplayer takes players from unknown heroes to full-on gods with Kratos-like weapons and powers. Starting out, players will chose to follow in the steps of their chosen god, selling their souls to Zeus, Poseidon, Ares, and others to gain special abilities, weapons, and armor. Players will be able to customize and eventually upgrade their warriors to their liking. Kratos himself will not appear in multiplayer, though.  Pappy says that they're working to make the combat as brutal and flashy as you'd expect from a God of War title, but that they've had a tough time taking single-player fighting into multiplayer and keeping it balanced. They want to make sure that it still feels like a God of War game, complete with all the gore kills and cinematic takedowns that we all love, but they still have a bit of a ways to go before they get there.  Other details on multiplayer were hard to come by, as Pappy admits that they're still figuring it out. We know that they're looking at having five larger maps, and two supplementary smaller ones for multiplayer. We can expect the big, cinematic moments we've come to know from the team in multiplayer, but they won't necessarily figure into the overall story. They're still working on multiplayer game types, with Pappy saying that if they can infuse God of War into the standard types, they'll use them. For now, it sounds like death match, domination and some variant of CTF are planned, and they're working on training sessions to teach players the intricacies of battle for these modes. Finally, the team is set on online multiplayer, so those hoping for split-screen action are out of luck.  For those worried about the single-player campaign after all of this multiplayer talk, don't. Pappy assured the attending press that the story mode is the bread and butter of the franchise, and that we'll hear more on that later. For now, the team wanted to try something new, so they're focusing on that first.  An ancient world populated with dozens of online Kratos-like god warriors certainly sounds interesting, but we'll have to see more to get a better understanding of what Sony Santa Monica has planned. As it stands now, it's nice to know that they're trying new things with the franchise. God of War fans should look forward to more news as move toward E3 next month.
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God of War goes multiplayer. It seems like a simple idea at first, but that's a pretty big goal if you really think about it. Taking the series' gameplay and cinematic style and making that work online with multiple players c...

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Live: Win a copy of God of War: Ascension on Dtoid.tv


Apr 25
// Bill Zoeker
It's going to be a huge show today on Mash Tactics! King Foom is giving away four fully paid Amazon pre-orders for God of War: Ascension, the recently announced PS3 prequel to the popular PlayStation franchise. To get into th...






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