I'm not entirely enamoured with the amount of attention remakes and remasters are getting on current-gen consoles. It sometimes seems like a complete waste to focus so much energy and time on upscaling and optimising old games to look better - so that the collective majority can maybe play it again. God of War falls under the banner of "Why is this getting remastered?", but even I have to admit that it looks rather gorgeous.
It’s about two weeks until we see the next (previous?) chapter in the God of War Saga with the prequel, God of War: Ascension. It’s probably the very last one we’ll see on the current gen – and by all accounts quite nearly maximises the PlayStation 3’s potential . You can now see it for yourself, because the game’s single player demo is now available to all PS3 users worldwide. Sony’s also released a brand new trailer for the game, which you can see after the jump.
When it comes to games, Latin America tends to get screwed even more than we South Africans; not only do they get shafted on content, but games also tend to be on the pricy side.
Sony seems to be making it a little better for our South and Central American friends - by giving them this exclusive God of War Omega bundle.
No, you can’t have it.
Happy Friday. Ok, that's enough of the nice talk, it's time to get down and dirty with this week's Flamebait Friday Debate.
We are already over the halfway mark for 2010 (scary, I know) and it's time to look at the games of 2010 that have already rocked our world.
The Playstation 3 has had some power this year with mega-titles like Heavy Rain and God of War III and the Xbox 360 has had its fair share of exclusives with Mass Effect 2, Alan Wake and Splinter Cell: Conviction. We also can't forget Super Mario Galaxy 2 on the Nintendo Wii either.
Then there's still all of the other multi-platform releases like Red Dead Redemption and Bad Company 2 as well as incredible downloadable titles, like the just-released and hauntingly mesmerizing LIMBO.
There's been a fine selection, but which one has been the best? Let's have it.
Yes, you are absolutely right, the correct answer is indeed Nintendo, again.
The months NPD sales numbers are in and Ubisoft's Xbox 360 exclusive- Splinter Cell: Conviction has managed to snag the top spot with nearly half a million units. Even with Battlefield: Bad Company 2 on Xbox 360 still pulling in good sales as well as God of War III and Super Street Fighter IV on PS3 placing in the top 10, the overall winner is Nintendo once again.
It really doesn't matter what Sony and Microsoft are ever up to, the truth is that Nintendo products are still selling like hotcakes. Heck, I think it's time to start saying that hotcakes are selling like Nintendo products.
Hit the jump for the full list and more.
I was at an event yesterday (that we canâ€™t talk about), playing a game (that we canâ€™t talk about) with one of Yahtzeeâ€™s business partners. If you donâ€™t remember Yahtzee opened a gaming bar in Brisbane with Guy Blomberg of www.AustralianGamer.com and 2 other guys. Well Guy and I were on the same side for most of the afternoon but that didnâ€™t stop me from shooting him in the face a couple of times for laughs. If I recall correctly he still kicked my ass in the end though.. oh and here is Yahtzee talking about God of War III.
Thereâ€™s a glitch in Sony Santa Monicaâ€™s excellent God of War III that allows everyoneâ€™s favourite killer of gods, Kratos, to have a maxed-out arsenal of weapons when starting a new game. This makes it significantly easier to get all the gameâ€™s trophies while doing hardly any of the work â€“ decreasing the value of the trophies of people whoâ€™ve acquired them legitimately.
Thankfully the glitch does require the player to have completed the game at least once, and have the Challenges of Olympus mode in the bag. should you wish to ruin your game by unlocking every weapon at its maximum from the start of your second playthrough, hit the jump. Titan Shmitan!
Kratos returns for the third installment of the God of War console series and we have slaved away for literal hours on end to bring you this product of hard labour. God of War III kicks off at the exact point that the second game ends with the bold words that "The End Begins". This is the first God of War to hit the Playstation 3, and expectations of greatness have been high. Does it do the leap justice? Read the full review after the jump.
God of War IIIâ€™s been available locally for a whole 2 days and - considering its 8 hour playtime â€“ some of you die-hards will already have acquired the elusive and sought-after platinum trophy.
Youâ€™d already be privy to this particular secret â€“ but for the rest of you who couldnâ€™t be bothered to collect every single trophy in the game, hit the jump.
Were you one of the lucky people who managed to snag yourself a cheap PS3 in yesterdayâ€™s blitz at Pick â€˜n Pay? Perhaps one of the opportunistic sort who made use of other storesâ€™ price matching services? Either way youâ€™ve now got yourself a brand new toy â€“ one that contains some pretty cool tech â€“ and youâ€™re now wondering just what to do with it. Sonyâ€™s most recent marketing campaign for the device touts it as a device that â€œOnly does everything,â€ and theyâ€™re not far off. Letâ€™s have a look at what your PS3 slim can do.
God of War III, one of the biggest games of the year for Sony is now available in stores that didnâ€™t break the release date â€“ and as Gavin said earlier if youâ€™re a PS3 owner thereâ€™s really no excuse to not get your hands on it. To celebrate the launch of such a colossal franchise, BT Games and Ster-Kinekor joined hands to host a midnight launch at many of the nationâ€™s BT Games stores. The main launch event took place at the Eastgate concept store, one of the venues where the Kratos cosplay competition was being held. I went along, because a midnight launch for one of the yearâ€™s most celebrated games, at one of the countryâ€™s most prominent gaming stores, complete with a bunch of guys playing dress-up would provide quite the spectacle, right? Well, no.
God of War 3 is now available to pick up at all good shops and if you have a PS3 there really isnâ€™t any good reason for you to not get it.
However if you are still not convinced by the all round great reviews and exceptional feedback then Sony has released a final launch trailer for God of War 3 which can be found after the break.
God of War 3 was officially released at 12:01 this morning and if you are exceptionally dedicated then you are possibly just over an hour away from finishing it.
Despite what the God of War developer stated yesterday it appears you can in fact finish the game in around 8 hours as can be seen from the image above.
The reviews for God of War 3 have been pretty much entirely positive with a ton of perfect scores and great feedback from all corners.
However one thing has been mentioned a few times that has annoyed one of the GoW developers. According to some reviews the game is only an 8 hour game which once again opens up the debate of whether thatâ€™s worth a full price game.
Unfortunately we havenâ€™t been trusted with an early copy of God of War 3 so can neither confirm nor deny how great the game is but from what I can see itâ€™s getting awesome scores from pretty much every media house out there.
Letâ€™s start with the plethora of reviews which have received full marks.