God of War 3

PS3 / Action Adventure / Release: Mar 16, 2010 / ESRB: M


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God of War Legacy bundle with red PS3 coming March 12

God of War Legacy bundle with red PS3 coming March 12

Kratos is coming again to PlayStation 3 in God of War: Ascension on March 12, and he is bringing with him all his previous incarnations in a special Legacy bundle and a limited edition Garnet Red 500GB PlayStation 3.

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Infamous, God of War collections announced

Infamous, God of War collections announced

It's a heavy year for game collections on the PlayStation 3. In addition to Ratchet & Clank and Journey collections on the way, Sony has announced two more on the way: one for the Infamous series, and yet another God of War collection.

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God of War movie gets new writers

God of War movie gets new writers

It's been awhile since we heard anything about the God of War movie. In fact, franchise creator David Jaffe had expressed doubt the movie would ever be made. However, it appears Universal Pictures is going ahead with the project, hiring a new writing team to take over the project.

Read more: Writers worked on Saw and Pacific Rim »

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Sony announces new PS3 Greatest Hits

Sony announces new PS3 Greatest Hits

Sony has announced a new set of PlayStation 3 Greatest Hits on the PlayStation Blog. Among the new red-rimmed editions are God of War 3, Heavy Rain, ModNation Racers, UFC Undisputed 2010, and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (Game of the Year Edition). Read more »

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LIMBO, Red Dead Redemption, and Mass Effect 2 Most Nominated Games for 11th Annual GDC Awards

The nominees for the 11th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards have been announced, meaning that we now get to see what games the international panel of industry professionals felt are in the running to be acknowledged for the greatest overall achievements over the past year. (via Gamasutra)

The Xbox Live Arcade exclusive, LIMBO, leads the charge with seven nominations, followed closely by Red Dead Redemption (six nominations) and Mass Effect 2 (five nominations). All three front-runners are in the running for GDC's Game of the Year award. Pioneer, Ambassador and Lifetime Achievement Special Awards, as well as the host of this year's awards show, have yet to be revealed. Read more »

"How Bad Company 2 did not get nominated for Best Technology is beyond me."
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Best of 2010 Awards: PS3 Exclusive

PS3 Exclusive: God of War 3

We've followed Kratos from lowly soldier to the god of war. From the highest peaks of Mount Olympus to the shallow depths of Hades. We've followed him everywhere and it's been a prime example of supreme badassery from start to finish.God of War 3 throws Kratos into a world of ultimate action, featuring huge and beautiful environments and combat that can be as senseless or precise as you prefer. It's a story about the an intense warrior who cannot let go of his past and, because of the mostly self-inflicted evils that haunt him, is willing to risk his future.It's the definition of a blockbuster action game, making it easy to name God of War 3 the best PS3 game of 2010. Read more »

"It was a pretty weak year for PS3 exclusives and God of War 3's narrative wasn't as strong as ..."
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Best of 2010 Awards: Action-Platformer

Action: God of War III

Over the past several years, Kratos has cemented himself as one of videogaming's most disgruntled badasses. We all suspected that the final chapter in the furious Spartan's quest for revenge (and Kratos' first original adventure on PS3) would live up to the high expectations set by the first two games. What we didn't expect is how masterfully God of War III would top the size, scope, and beautiful bloodiness of the high-octane combat and fantasy that made the series a favorite in the first place. Read more »

"With so many games in both specific genres, it's funny to see shacknews combine them. God of ..."
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Best of 2010 Awards: Audio-visual Experience

Audio-visual Experience: Red Dead Redemption

Among the truly respectable number of great-looking and sounding games this year were a handful titles that used their presentational chutzpah to engage players in truly exceptional ways. Red Dead Redemption's open-world take on the industrialization of the American West was enhanced greatly by beautiful postcard-worthy vistas ranging from scorching deserts to snow-capped mountains. Read more »

"A console game best audio/visual....really? Even with the PC getting console ports they should ..."
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Shack PSA: GameFly August Used Game Deals

It's time for a little corporate shilling, but it's the good kind of self-promotion that helps you find some good games on the cheap.

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"I'm confused.. Remind me again, does the shack collective think that the used game market is ..."
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Microsoft Touts Halo 3 Sales Dominance Over Combined PS3 Exclusive Sales, Sony Shrugs

Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg officially threw a gauntlet at Sony's feet with a tweet asserting that Halo 3 has officially outsold six PlayStation 3 excluside titles combined.

Just in from research team (NPD): Halo 3 has outsold Resistance 1 + 2, Uncharted 1+2, Killzone 2 and God of War III COMBINED....wow Read more »

"I got Halo along with all of my friends who own a 360. I played through the sp, was fairly ..."
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God of War 3 Tops U.S. Console Sales in March

SCE Santa Monica's brutal PlayStation 3-exclusive sequel God of War III took top honors as the best-selling console game in the United States during March 2010, research firm NPD Group revealed today in its monthly update on hardware and software sales.

"For the first time since its launch in the US, the PS3 has four titles in the Top 10, and was also the leader in console software sales," noted NPD's Anita Frazier. Meanwhile, only two Xbox 360 titles--Final Fantasy XIII, Battlefield: Bad Company 2--made the chart: Read more »

"Why did SoulSilver sell so many more units than HeartGold? Aren't they usually pretty even?"
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God of War 3 Launch Trailer: Crush, Kill 'n' Destroy

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God of War 3 might have come out in North America yesterday but Australians will not be ripping gods' heads off until Thursday and Europeans must wait until Friday, sadly meaning all that can give us the mythological violence we crave is this launch trailer.

God of War 3, then--a PlayStation game of epic yelling, legendary posing and fine ultra-violence. Our Garnett certainly was impressed in our review. More challenge rooms might be coming as downloadable content, game director Stig Asmussen has hinted. Read more »

"This game is so manly it made me shower with lava soap and wipe my ass with 80 grit sandpaper."
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God of War 3 Review

A lot of extreme words get thrown around when discussing God of War 3. Tapping Greek mythology, it fashions a classic heroic tragedy following Kratos, the Spartan warrior and bastard son of Zeus, on his quest of vengeance to kill his father for the Gods' meddling in his life. The prior two installments of the series on PlayStation 2 lived up to the grandeur of this setting with action that set a standard for both their beauty and brutality. Accordingly, expectations have soared to monumental proportions and God of War 3 has come to be looked to as a defining game for the power of the PlayStation 3 hardware and the quality of game that it can be used to create.

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God of War 3 Screenshots: Puny Kratos

What's that, Kratos? You think you're big stuff, just because you've slayed some mythological deities? Why, I think it's time that you were offered some perspective.

How ever will Kratos fight his way out of this predicament? You'll have to wait until God of War III hits North America on March 16--that's next Tuesday--to find out. Should you want to try the PlayStation 3 exclusive on for size before then, a demo showcasing its extreme brutality is currently available for download from the online PlayStation Store.

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"I totally want a pair of those Hulk Hands or whatever he's wearing (the lion gloves) lol!"
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God of War 3 Hands-on Preview

Hot on the heels of announcing the game was done and off to be manufactured, Sony turned me loose to play the first level in God of War 3. A fairly brief cutscene set the stage: Zeus high atop Mt. Olympus, marshalling the Gods in defense against the enormous Titans scaling the mountainside. The camera moved in on the forested Titan lumbering her way upward; Kratos screamed his vow to destroy Zeus; and I took control of our anguished anti-hero as the first waves of Olympian warriors set upon Gaia.

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