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God of War

Canceled Star Wars TV show helped inspire God of War

Sony announced a new God of War during E3. I think it's got some good ideas and came away impressed from an extended demo of the game (hands-off) and interview with director Cory Barlog where we talked about how this new God of War represen...   read

 
 
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God of War developer explains how it's handling Norse mythology

The next God of War game will be a big departure from the style that everyone knows. It's a figurative departure in style and perspective, and it's a literal departure in that Kratos moved from Greece to Norway. What does the change i...   read

 
 
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  Watch Video The considerable deviation from the God of War formula began "many years ago" as Sony Santa Monica, "decided we were going to go in and rip up the entire thing, put all the pieces on the floor" to suss out the key tenets the ...   read
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God of War 4
  Watch Video [With Sony's E3 event just around the corner now, it's worth taking a look at this leak again. Do you think we could be seeing Kratos go against the entire Norse pantheon at E3?] If a rumour on NeoGAF is to be believed, Krato...   read
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Want to watch The Order: 1886's story without having to play it?

The Order: 1886 was well known for two things: being a PlayStation 4 exclusive in a time before Bloodborne was available and being pretty. Note the things not on that list: gameplay and story. Still, if you want to experience the story with...   read

 
 
Hands-on Bound preview
  Watch Video While, maybe, I won't find corroboration in my headline, those are the allusions I was drawn to playing the newly announced game from Sony Santa Monica and Plastic (Linger in Shadows, Datura), Bound. You play as a ballerina, ...   read

 
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Fat Princess Adventures is available today on PS4

Fat Princess Adventures is out now on the PS Store for your consumption. This time it looks to be more Gauntlet than tower defense, but looks like it could be fun for cake-themed parties. I haven't had breakfast yet, and the idea of cake i...   read

 
 
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That Sony Santa Monica tease was for Bound

Oh, Bound! (Psst. What's Bound?) A few days ago, Santa Monica Studio teased a game announcement with an obscured clip of someone dancing. I couldn't make any sense of it, but as some of you smartly guessed, it's a new thing, not another tak...   read

 
 
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This Sony Santa Monica game tease is a head-scratcher

SCE Santa Monica Studio has contributed to a varied bunch of games, including multiple God of War titles, Hohokum, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, and Journey. What's next? Whatever the hell is happeni...   read

 
 



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Everybody sprints

Pro tip: You can sprint in Everybody's Gone to the Rapture

I haven't started Everybody's Gone to the Rapture yet, but if I had, I'd probably be among the people wondering why such an exploration-heavy game doesn't let players sprint. It does, though -- hold down R2 for a few seconds to build up you...   read

 
 
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I'm going into Everybody's Gone to the Rapture mostly blind

I've been following Everybody's Gone to the Rapture on and off for years. It's slotted away in my memory as "that exploration game from the Dear Esther people about the surprisingly serene end of the world as seen from an English countrysid...   read

 
 
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Journey stories

What's your most memorable Journey moment?

Journey has been out on PlayStation 4 for a couple of days. No surprises here: it's stunning. I didn't intend to beat it again so soon, but the game's seamless online co-op dug its hooks into me. I couldn't let my anonymous buddy down by qu...   read

 
 
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God of War III
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Yep, Kratos still yells a lot in the God of War III remaster

You didn't think Kratos would suddenly drop the whole shouting thing for his first appearance on PS4, did you? Asking him to do that would be like taking away his blades and giving him walkie talkies instead. Constant yelling is part of hi...   read

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

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 pre-order availab...   read

 
 



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

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."  It's been a long...   read

 
 
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God of War III getting PS4 remaster

[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 reveal more on t...   read

 
 
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New God of War

Sony Santa Monica is working on a new God of War

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 following up, quoting...   read

 
 
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Unfinished Swan Vita

The Unfinished Swan arrives on PS4, Vita next week

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 you can go ahead...   read

 
 
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The Order: 1886 trailer
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The Order: 1886 trailer shows people messing up their orders

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, but one thing ...   read

 
 



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#BRANDNEWS

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

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 ...   read

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

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 world is comin...   read

 
 
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PlayStation Community Exc

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

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 Boston Convention...   read

 
 
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  Watch Video 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

 


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God of War dev layoffs

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

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. "There's not a singl...   read

 
 
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Layoffs

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

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 four years in th...   read

 
 
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On a side note, this might be the least interest fall/winter line up Ive seen in a long Anyone feverishly excited for something? Rise of the Tomb Raider on PS4 for and thats a year Whats got you kids hyped?

 
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I done messed I had a chance to buy Hyper Light Drifter for But I missed it, and now Im broke for an indeterminate amount of Sucks, it was in my top 3 most anticipated this 1 being The Witness and 3 being Dark Souls

 
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