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  • Blog Post: My First Game – Working On Rygar Instead Of Becoming A Scholar Of Classics

    Yoshifuru Okamoto is a producer with Valhalla Game Studios working on Devil’s Third with Tomonobu Itagaki . Along with his producer duties, he also says he is Itagaki’s drinking buddy and bodyguard. Before all that, however, he was on an academic route on the road to be a scholar of classics... More
  • Blog Post: The Great Video Game Developer Exodus Of 2014

    Recently, and especially last week, there were a surprising number of noteworthy video game developers who left their positions at the companies where they made names for themselves. The video game industry is changing as small-scale development becomes much more attractive, and the backing of a major... More
  • Blog Post: Morning Glory: Inside The History Of Ready At Dawn

    Founded by top-level talent formerly from Blizzard and Naughty Dog, Ready At Dawn has spent the last decade growing into one of the most talented studios in the industry. While visiting the Ready At Dawn for our cover story on its new game The Order: 1886 , we sat down with co-founders Ru Weerasuriya... More
  • Blog Post: Moments: Seeing God of War For the First Time

    I'm sure there were other games besides God of War shown at Sony's Santa Monica Gamer's Day in 2004. I should know; I was there. But I couldn't tell you if I tried. That was the day that Dave Jaffe unleashed Kratos on the world, and I still remember the impact it had on me. "Gamer's... More
  • Blog Post: CosBlog #88: She-Kratos By Lady Lemon Cosplay

    Gender-bending an iconic character allows cosplayers creative freedoms not afforded when accuracy is the ultimate goal. In this case, Lady Lemon Cosplay opted for a female version of the demigod Kratos, carefully contemplating how to make her mark on the design while retaining his brutal spirit. The... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion: The Difficulty Dilemma

    After hurrying home with my copy of The Last of Us and starting it up with eager anticipation, I faced a pressing question that happens nearly every time I start a new game. What difficulty setting do I want to play? It’s a loaded question. After all, I have never played the game; I don’t... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – God Of War: Ascension

    Ever since Kratos made his debut in 2005, he's stabbed, sliced, and ripped his way into gamers' hearts. His newest adventure takes a step back in the series' timeline, and looks at the angry fella before he became the God of War. Watch below to see Andrew Reiner and myself take a look at... More
  • Blog Post: Live Stream – God Of War: Ascension

    UPDATE - The stream has concluded, but we've got the archive right here . Go check it out! Today's biggest release is Sony's newest chapter in the story of Kratos. God of War: Ascension takes a step back in the series' timeline, and you can watch the action today via our live stream.... More
  • Blog Post: Dumb Facts: Kratos Edition

    Players have gone on countless revenge quests with Kratos, but there's still a lot about gaming's favorite god killer you might not know. In preparation for God of War: Ascension, here are some dumb facts about Kratos that are in no way meant to be funny. Dumb Fact #1: Kratos Is A Great Friend... More
  • Blog Post: Game Music Spotlight: God of War/Mass Effect 3 Composer Cris Velasco

    Cris Velasco is a rapidly rising star in the world of video game scores, having composed music for blockbusters like Mass Effect 3, Borderlands 2, and the God of War series. We spoke to Velasco about his background, approach to creating game scores, and the future of the art form. You have a degree in... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – God of War: Ascension Demo

    Sony made an odd choice when they debuted the next God of War with a multiplayer demo, as the series has always focused on its single player story. Many were curious about the circumstances surrounding Kratos in this prequel, but little has been revealed. A new demo has been released, and while it won't... More
  • Blog Post: History Ripe For Video Game Adaptation

    Assassin’s Creed III is right around the corner, and if it’s anything like the previous series installments, we’re in for an intriguing history lesson. Not counting the sci-fi conspiracy fiction thrown into the mix, Ubisoft’s flagship franchise has always captured the cultural... More
  • Blog Post: Six Late-Gen Success Stories

    The release of Dishonored tomorrow is notable for many reasons. It's a good game (which is the most important reason), but it is also a rare new property in a landscape that is dominated by big-budget sequels. While uncommon, a successful new game surfacing late in a generation isn't unprecedented... More
  • Blog Post: Being Badass Isn't Always Better

    Many games put a heavy emphasis on making the player feel like a badass. Players are constantly receiving feedback from games about how powerful and tough they are, whether it’s through the character they controlled, the weapons they wield, the armor they customize, or the enemies they defeat.... More
  • Blog Post: The Evolution of Kratos

    Born a Spartan, and raised to become one of Greece’s most formidable generals, Kratos’ iron will eventually collide with the pride of the Greek gods. But what makes this gaming legend tick? We examine the character evolution of one of Sony’s most memorable characters. Needless to say... More
  • Blog Post: Talking God of War: Ascension’s Direction With Todd Papy

    How does God of War: Ascension’s new combat system work? Why did Sony decide to make a God of War prequel? Will Kratos ever explore another mythology? We pose these questions, and more, to God of War: Ascension game director, Todd Papy. Why did you guys decide to make the next God of War game a... More
  • Blog Post: Moments: Kratos Dismantles The Colossus Of Rhodes

    The God of War series isn't exactly known for being subtle or holding back on spectacle. God of War II blasted out of the gates with one of the most memorable boss encounters from the PS2 era – and that was only the beginning. In the opener, Kratos faces off against the Colossus of Rhodes.... More
  • Blog Post: Video Recap: Sony's E3 Press Conference

    From the mysterious new game from Quantic Dream to The Last of Us, Sony had a couple of interesting games to show off at their E3 2012 press conference. Game Informer's Ben Reeves and Tim Turi run down the highlights and lowlights of the entire press conference in this full video recap. Be sure to... More
  • Blog Post: Kratos' Complete Olympian Hit List

    Kratos has killed a handful of soldiers, gods, titans, animals, civilians, mythical creatures, family members, and ghosts in his time, and after today's surprise announcement , you can be sure that he will be going after a few more. Here’s every notable Olympian he has been able to cross off... More
  • Blog Post: Quick 15: God Of War Origins Collection

    Considering the game initially released on PSP in 2008, you may have already seen the first 15 minutes of Chains of Olympus. However, you haven't seen them like this, remastered in HD for the God of War Origins Collection on PS3. Join me and Ben Reeves as we chat about these PS3 versions of Ready... More
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