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God of War Director Takes on Toxic Masculinity and Parenthood

The eighth installment of Playstation's flagship series features a newer, kinder Kratos

There are several new changes in the eighth installment of SIE/Santa Monica Studios' latest entry into the God of War franchise. The story leaves Greek mythology behind in favor of Norse mythology, populating the landscape with elves, trolls, and wolves, to name a few. Kratos's signature double-chained blades,the Blades of Chaos, have been replaced with the Leviathan Axe.

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Sony Unveils God of War: Ascension for PS3, Will be a Prequel

If you were hoping and praying to all the gods that you couldn't pray to (because Kratos savagely killed all of them) for a new God of War game featuring Kratos on the PlayStation 3, those dead gods must've somehow listened. Sony has unveiled God of War: Ascension, what will be a prequel to the entire God of War series, back before Kratos became the titular god of war and went on his rage-fueled quest that spanned three console installments, two PSP adventures, a surprisingly decent cellphone adventure back before smartphones were prominent, and a very sufficient amount of dismantling the entire Greek mythos via his temperament issues. Check out the teaser for the game below.

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God of War’s Kratos Playable in New Mortal Kombat Reboot

The January issue of the Official PlayStation Magazine is reporting that Kratos, main character, rage personified, and unstoppable murder machine from the God of War series, will be a playable character in the PlayStation 3 release of next year's Mortal Kombat reboot, which is currently set release in March. Not only will Kratos be a playable character, but he'll have his own combat moves (Cyclone of Chaos, anyone?), fatalities, and a God of War themed combat arena. Not to mess with the canon of the new Mortal Kombat's story, Kratos won't be playable in story mode.

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How Kratos Makes a Sandwich

As part of a campaign to be on the PlayStation Network show The Tester, this video shows us how Kratos, brutal murderer of most of the pantheon of Greek gods, makes lunch. Aside from being funny and the guy in the video happening to have scary-looking knives on hand for some reason, the video actually displays a very sophisticated understanding and familiarity with the God of War quick time events, from the camera angels, to the zooms, right down to Kratos' struggles.

(technabob via Kotaku)

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Video Game Characters, Gender-Swapped


Palette swaps are a common enough occurrence in the world of gaming (here's looking at you, Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Reptile, Ermac, Rain, and Noob Saibot), but gender swaps? Not so much. Nevertheless, one artist has taken it upon himself to examine the age-old question: What if Luigi and Link were women, and Lara Croft and Samus were men?

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God of War III Trailer: Or, Watch Kratos Murder All of Greek Mythology, in HD

God of War III and the pricy God of War III: Ultimate Edition hit stores in North America today, with Australian and European releases slated for March 18th and 19th, respectively. To sate the fanboys and also fuel the flames of their desire, Sony has released this launch trailer for the game, complete with Kratos happily murderin' some mythological hellbeasts, in 3D. The end of Greek mythology, indeed.

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