A trophy in God Of War: Ascension has been officially renamed following controversy over whether it was deeply misogynistic.
"Bros Before Hos," the trophy in question, pops up after you stamp the face off of one of the Furies - Ascension's female antagonists. So, yeah. Make of that what you will.
"Yep it is a trophy," game director Todd Papy tweeted following the backlash. "In fact one of our female producers came up with it. Right or Wrong..."
Sony Santa Monica will soon deploy a patch to change the trophy's name. "The text was offensive to some members of our community and impacted their enjoyment of the game," Sony Santa Monica said in a statement issued last night. We are endlessly committed to ensuring that our community can fully enjoy the experiences the team has created. As such, we've addressed the feedback and amended the Trophy in question." [via Joystiq]
To be honest, we feel that this achievement might benefit from a change, perhaps because its jokey frat house tone doesn't belong in a grim fantasy game like God Of War and jerks you out of the atmosphere it strives to create. Though that didn't stop God Of War 3 from including something similar, of course. Thoughts?