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PSN: Great Value Games sale sees over 50 games discounted inc. Uncharted, God of War, Deus Ex

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Matt Gardner
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Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Fat Princess, God Of War, Just Cause 2, PS Vita games, PS3 games, PSN, Rain, Sony, Uncharted 2

PSN: Great Value Games sale sees over 50 games discounted inc. Uncharted, God of War, Deus Ex

Sony have gone big with a new PSN sale boasting discounts for over fifty games on the network, from older classics such as Tomb Raider, Crash Bandicoot, and Hitman, to newer marquee titles such as Uncharted 2, Rain, Tokyo Jungle, and God of War HD.

Check out the full list after the jump >>

Game Buzz | Episode 66 - Well Played, Microsoft

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Dead Rising 3, Game Buzz, God Of War, Microsoft, Nintendo, Podcast, PWNCAST, season pass, Sony Santa Monica Studios, Starbreeze, Titanfall, Xbox One

Game Buzz | Episode 66 - Well Played, Microsoft

It's Game Buzz time, folks! Ready your eardrums for some magnificent waffle as we dive into the hottest topics from the industry from the past seven days.

This week, we discuss Microsoft's Xbox One UK price cut and Titanfall bundle -- is it a big middle finger to Day One buyers? We also chat about Nintendo entering the mobile space in the wake of hedge fund manager Seth Fischer's open letter to Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, we have a gander at Sony Santa Monica's cancellation of their four-year, new IP, and we hand out our Winners and Losers of the Week as per usual.

Strap yourselves in, folks; this one's a good 'un!

Game Buzz | Episode 66 - Well Played, Microsoft. Recorded 28th February, 2014.

Parental Advisory: We've tried to keep it as conversational and informal as possible, and you should be warned that there may be some instances of strong language.

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Battlestar Galactica Writer Working On Sony Santa Monica Game

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Battlestar Galactica, God Of War, PS4 games, Sony, Sony Santa Monica

Battlestar Galactica Writer Working On Sony Santa Monica Game

Frak Yeah

Screenwriter Michael Angeli, whose body of work includes working with Ronald D. Moore on Battlestar Galactica (and Monk, but BSG is much cooler), is penning a new title from Sony Santa Monica.

Click here to read more...

Jaffe On God of War: "Today I Would Make It More Like Zelda"

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Matt Gardner
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David Jaffe, God Of War

Jaffe On God of War: "Today I Would Make It More Like Zelda"

In a piece reflecting on the development of God of War, creator David Jaffe has admitted that the title lacked some depth when it came to the combat and the gameplay, because he wanted to focus on the "experience" and the "journey".

If he had to do it all over, Jaffe said he'd take more inspiration from the Legend of Zelda series, and have players focus more on being the hero, rather than just sort of watching him.

Click here to read more...

Rumour: PS3 Getting God Of War Saga Collection?

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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God Of War, God Of War Saga, PS3 games, Rumour

Rumour: PS3 Getting God Of War Saga Collection?

Siliconera has reportedly heard from a "retail mole" that another God Of War HD collection is headed to the PS3. Entitled God Of War Saga, it's likely that this third GoW compilation would include HD versions of the PS2 and PSP games along with the PS3 titles, thus providing a perfect way for players to catch up on the lore before prequel God Of War: Ascension releases next year.

According to the source, God Of War Saga is slated for a "late August" release. We'll keep an eye on it.

Cage: Games Developers "Totally Ignore Adults Out There"

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Matt Gardner
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News
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David Cage, David Jaffe, God Of War, Heavy Rain, Kara, Quantic Dream

Cage: Games Developers "Totally Ignore Adults Out There"

Quantic Dream's David Cage, after stunning GDC with his studio's tech demo 'Kara', has suggested that there aren't enough games developers out there actually making games designed specifically for mature audiences.

"We make games - I keep saying this and this is not a very popular to be honest, but I'm not trying to be popular - I think we make games for kids and teenagers," said Cage. "And I think we totally ignore adults out there."

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David Jaffe: Story Should Not Come 'At The Expense Of Gameplay'

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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David Jaffe, Gameplay, God Of War, Rant

David Jaffe: Story Should Not Come 'At The Expense Of Gameplay'

Won't Return To God Of War Unless It's Gameplay-Driven

You can always rely on Twisted Metal and God Of War creator David Jaffe to deliver a frank and uncompromising opinion about game development, and his most recent blog post has shed new light on his hatred for linear and cinematic games that value style and set pieces over substance. As far as he's concerned, fully interactive gameplay is the most important thing our medium can offer, and he won't return to the God Of War franchise unless it focuses on gameplay over storytelling.

We've got the full story and quotes after the break.

Clicky.

Rumour: God Of War 4 Dated For September 2012?

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
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Games news, God Of War, God Of War 4, Rumour, Sony Santa Monica Studios

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It's time to slam a celebratory tequila, God Of War fans... but be sure to grab yourself a massive pinch of salt first.

A "trusted source" has apparently told PSM3 Magazine that God Of War 4 is dated for September 2012, and that recent CVs featuring "God Of War 4 cinematic tests" are exactly what they appear to be. Apparently Santa Monica Studio is also working on another "related project" in parallel with the sequel.

PSM3 has heard from another source that God of War 4 is coming, and will hit in September 2012. Our source works closely with the God of War universe, and let slip he'd be working on a related project at the same time.

There you have it. We'll keep an eye on the situation.

Top Ten: Who We Want In The Next Soul Calibur!

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Jonathan Lester
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Features
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Afro Samurai, Final Fantasy, God Of War, Halo, MadWorld, No More Heroes, Prototype, Scott Pilgrim, Soul Calibur, The Dishwasher 2: Vampire Smile

The Soul Calibur franchise is famed for its fluid combat and pixel-perfect mechanics... but since the second game, it has become (in)famous for its platform-exclusive guest characters. We've had Todd McFarlane's Spawn, Tekken's Heihachi Mishima, Nintendo's Link and even the Star Wars crew getting involved in the eternally-retold tale of souls and swords.

We know that a new Soul Calibur is in development, and naturally, one of the biggest questions is who'll be bulking out the roster this time! Project Soul have got videogames, films and even comics from which to pluck their characters, so without further ado, here are the top ten heroes we'd love to see in the next game.

You might be surprised by some of the choices.

10: Kratos

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This one's a bit unlikely, what with the God Of War already starring in the PSP version of Soul Calibur and turning up in Mortal Kombat. But you'd better believe that Project Soul are thinking about it signing him again. His varied arsenal, brute strength and surprising speed make Kratos an unstoppable force of bloodthirsty horror, as well as a perfect fit for fighting games.

Plus, let's face it, PS3 fanboys would have thrown a right old tantrum if I hadn't put him in the list. Moving on... to another fan favourite.

9: Master Chief

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Sigh. You knew this was going to happen at some point, so let's get the big green galoot out of the way early. Bungie created a whole new female Spartan for the Dead Or Alive series, but we reckon that 343 Industries wouldn't be above pimping out their favourite cash cow for some more exposure. We've had anime shorts, Marvel comics... so why not a cameo?

The idea of wielding a plasma sword and Hunter shield sounds pretty good to us, actually.

8: Darth Maul

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Yes, we know that Star Wars has already been done. But it hasn't been done properly. Darth Vader is slow and ponderous, Yoda is a cheap little sod and The Apprentice is instantly forgettable despite his cackhanded fighting style. If only there was a Star Wars character who wielded a unique double-bladed weapon... and blended his strikes with balletic and fluid movements.

Wait, what? Darth Maul does exactly that? Well then, it's time for a mulligan.

7: Jack Cayman

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The psychopathic and charismatic star of MadWorld has a  retractable chainsaw on his arm.

Job done.

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Six Video Game Sex Scenes To Make You Chuckle

Author:
Matt Gardner
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Features
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Fahrenheit, Gaming articles, God Of War, Mass Effect, Sex, The 11th Hour
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Mass Effect

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Ken Levine was right. Although the technology is getting better, characters becoming more photo-realistic, modes of storytelling more mature, and aspirations more lofty, sometimes what should be a tender, intimate moment just gets ruined by the dawning realisation that what one is watching more closely resembles mashing Barbie and Ken dolls together than anything else.

Of course, although technological shortcomings have broken the spell of romance for many a gamer, sometimes you can't just blame the jagged pixels and horrifically animated kissing. Sometimes the writers are to blame too. Sometimes the flirtatious banter is more cheesy than Stilton dunked in fondue, more stilted than...well...stilts.

Of course, some scenes are shot very tastefully indeed and really add something to the experience. I was really impressed with Mass Effect's incorporation of sex, it didn't need to show anything hugely explicit at all and was actually far better for it. Indeed, my seconds-long montage with Liara was all mood-lighting and airy close-ups of relatively inoffensively nude body parts.

But then, there are Team America-esque sequences, scenes that make you cringe, and some that make you burst out laughing - intentionally or otherwise. There are also some that make absolutely no sense in the grand scheme of things whatsoever.

We've picked out six of our favourites. Scenes that have made us laugh, cringe, groan and sometimes just let out a small noise of perplexity. Let's get sexy...

Hit the jump for pixellated puppets, mid-fun sex changes and being an interspecies wingman...

God of War III | £18.85 | Simply Games | PS3

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Lydia Low
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Deals
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Action Games, Games deals, God Of War, PS3 games
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Playstation 3

God of War III  £18.85  Simply Games  PS3 [photo]

Kratos is back and we all know just what to expect. There's little new or surprising in God of War III but that in no way hampers the sheer enjoyment of playing this deliciously over the top game. The graphics are predictably spectacular and the very visceral combat is even more exciting than ever and often leads to glee/cringe inspiring execution sequences that might have even the hardiest of gamers squirming in their seat. The story takes a while to get going but overall God of War III is an artistic and technical triumph and pretty much a must have for PS3 owners. Thanks to goonertillidie at Hotukdeals!

God of War III £19.99 @ Gamestation [PS3 Games]

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Matt Gardner
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God of War 3 £24.98 @ Game [PS3 Games]

If this series has taught us anything it's that you should never trust anyone who's cropped up in a Greek myth. The whole crew are back in another tale of betrayal and backstabbing as the terminally pissed-off Kratos essentially tries to kill off anyone ever mentioned by Homer and Apollodorus.

So, the deal at GAME may have run out, but you can still nip over to Gamestation to get to grips with Kratos' third adventure for under £20 and save yourself around £8 in the process.

If you ever played the first two games expect to see more of the same, but shinier....and that's no bad thing. grabbing the concept of 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it' with both hands, sony's Santa Monica studio have really excelled themselves this time around. If there's a word to describe this final chapter in the trilogy it would be 'epic'. I'm not really talking in terms of the the size of the game, but rather the thrill you get when playing it. The sheer scale of the thing, most effectively realised in the staggering, breathtaking battles with the gigantic titans, has to be seen to be believed. Everything from the level design to the weapons, Kratos' movements to the vast array of enemies he faces, from the visceral combat to the intelligent puzzles, has been polished and enhanced.

And then there's the story itself.

Reading like an Apollodoran Who's Who, there are a vast number of mythological cameos - a large number of whom inevitably end up dead (this is Kratos we're talking about after all...he doesn't do afternoon tea with the family) - the narrative has Kratos marching upon Olympus with the titans to try and topple the Big Man once more, only everything goes wrong, the titan Gaia betrays him, and he wakes up in the Underworld with all of his vicious trinkets gone. Cue an epic journey from the depths of hell to the highest peak of power.

If you've got a PS3 and you don't own this then frankly you should take a good long hard look at yourself in the mirror before purchasing it immediately. If you don't own a PS3 then buy this anyway, then start saving for a PS3. It'll be worth it.

The Best (And Worst) Videogame Endings

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Felix Kemp
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Features
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Gaming articles, God Of War, Halo 2, Metal Gear Solid, Shadow of the Colossus, Zelda

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With the aftermath to the Lost finale still brewing, we at Dealspwn thought it was a perfect time to remember our favourite, and not so favourite, videogame endings, from the emotional and the exhilarating, to the downright bad and ugly. So put on your nostalgia goggles, and if you spot a game you've been holding off on, I advise you avert your gaze to our lovely list of writers and current competitions!

Good: Shadow of the Colossus

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With the last colossi vanquished, you return to Dormin's lair to claim your reward and resurrect Mono. Only Lord Emon's men stick a sword in your chest, and you're then possessed by Dormin himself, who reveals the sixteen colossi contained all his power, and with each of their deaths, Wander's been storing Dormin's fractured essence, making him the perfect vessel. The Dormin-possessed Wander is ultimately slain by Emon, who casts Wander's sword into a magical pool.

It seems like all is lost, but then Mono awakens from her deathly slumber, and with a somehow still-alive Aggro, she finds a baby infant with horns sprouting from its brow, in the same pool which destroyed Wander and Dormin. Ico anyone?

Bad: Halo 2

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So not only do you not play the Master Chief in the final level, putting a stop to a rampaging King Kong wannabe wielding Thor's hammer, then, just to tease you, the game switches perspectives to Master Chief, aboard the Prophet of Truth's Forerunner dreadnought, on-route to Earth.

Epic finale? The last clash of swords to decide the victor? Nope. Just a succinct marketing quote and a credits roll. It soon became clear Bungie stumbled a few times during Halo 2's development, and half the game was sheared off, resulting in this jarring ending. But come on? Not even a climactic race to escape the dreadnought and return to Earth? Or a Grunt-suit to sneak around in?

Click here to check out Felix's other picks...

God of War III £24.98 @ Game [PS3 Games]

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Lydia Low
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God of War 3 £24.98 @ Game [PS3 Games]

Kratos's ultra violent tale of rage and retribution is a must have epic for the PS3 and so it's pretty exciting to see that Game are currently offering it for just £24.98, both online and instore.
Even with their current £5 voucher code, the price for God of War 3 from Tesco Entertainment comes to £31.38. As this is the next best price, you stand to make a saving of at least £6 by buying from game, even the cheapest pre-owned version I have seen has been at least £5 more expensive.

As one would expect from a God of War title, the graphics are spectacular and the game is filled with spectacle, over the top awe inspiring moments to feast your senses upon and absurdly epic boss battles. The carnage factor is turned up to eleven with some moments that even the most hardened gore fans may find hard to watch; the squeamish are advised to steer well clear.

The combat remains as satisfying as ever and, while it hasn't evolved much, it does feel a little more fluid, especially when pulling off a heavy attack. It's a shame that some of the diversity of the earlier titles has been lost, with less emphasis on puzzle elements for example, but this does keep the pace zipping along, making the game a thrill ride from start to finish.

Pretenders to Kratos's epic action crown have flocked onto consoles and while some have been undeniably great games, nothing has been able to beat being back in ancient Greece, riding a massive titan towards an orgy of destruction.

Thanks to cowkiller at Hotukdeals!

Last Few Video Game Release Dates April 2010

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Matt Gardner
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New Releases
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Fifa, God Of War, Iron Man 2, New Releases, Splinter Cell Conviction, Super Street Fighter, WarioWare

Last Few Video Game Release Dates April 2010
April 2010 Game Releases

Last day of the month appraoching and it would appear that all of the publishers having been saving themselves up for this Friday. Lots to be excited for whatever your genre preference, there's God of War Collection for action junkies, 2010 FIFA World Cup for footie lovers, Iron Man 2 hopes to change the bad name of movie tie-ins and Monster Hunter Tri sets out to prove that actually, it is possible to create a stunningly good third party game for the Wii even if your name is not Nintendo.

How to use: Click on the title of the video game if you would like to see the cross platform possibilities. Click on the game cover of the platform of your choice to see the price comparison for that particular game, showing you the cheapest prices from UK online retailers.

NB. Game developers are notoriously flighty so be aware some of these dates may well change.

30th April 2010:

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30th April 2010
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30th April 2010
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30th April 2010
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Splinter Cell: Conviction
30th April 2010
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Super Speed Machines
30th April 2010
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Super Street Fighter IV
30th April 2010
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Even More Video Game Release Dates April 2010

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Matt Gardner
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New Releases
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Dead To Rights, Fifa, God Of War, Grey's Anatomy, Iron Man, Monster Hunter Tri, New Releases, Nier, Street Fighter, Wario Ware

Even More Video Game Release Dates April 2010

April 2010 Game Releases

We're hurtling towards the end of April, and here comes another new releases post. It seems that everyone's just waited until the last week of the month to release their titles.  Dead To Rights: Retribution comes out along with Square's action-RPG Nier this week before an exciting end-of-month avalanche on the 30th.

How to use: Click on the title of the video game if you would like to see the cross platform possibilities. Click on the game cover of the platform of your choice to see the price comparison for that particular game, showing you the cheapest prices from UK online retailers.

NB. Game developers are notoriously flighty so be aware some of these dates may well change.

22nd - 28th April 2010:

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PC

PSP

PS3

X360

Wii

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Dead To Rights: Retribution
23rd April 2010
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23rd April 2010
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God of War 3 £33.89 @ Simply Games [PS3 Games]

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Lydia Low
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Deals
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Action Games, God Of War, PS3 games
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Playstation 3

God of War 3 £33.89 @ Simply Games [PS3 Games] photo

It wasn't too long ago that it was very easy to justify being a gamer without a PS3, so few and far between were its decent exclusive titles. However this is no longer the case and with God of War 3, Sony have added yet another essential title to their roster.

Simply Games have now knocked their price down to one that rivals even the best preorder deals and undercuts the next cheapest, Zavvi, by £3.

There have been plenty of attempts to steal Kratos' epic crown from the sublime (Bayonetta) to the very disappointing (Dante's Inferno) but as good as some of these contenders have been, there's never been a game which has quite scaled the dizzy heights of delicious over-the-top awesome-itude in the way that the God of War series makes look so effortless.

Much like the previous instalment, God of War III, serves not only as a brilliant piece of entertainment but also as a testament to just what can be achieved by the current generation of consoles. The graphics are literally awesome, with an incredible opening spectacle that will surely blow you away. Furthermore Sony up the ante even further, offering boss fights beyond anything we have ever seen before (even in the previous GoW games)

The combat has not really evolved much but it's still just as satisfying and fun as ever and does feel a bit more fluid, especially where the heavier attacks are concerned. The story may take a while to get going, with cut scenes that feel a little repetitive for the first two thirds but towards the end another side of Kratos is revealed, adding far more weight, depth and heart to the tale.Red Dead Redemption £32.73 @ The Hut [PS3 Games]

Overall, God of War III is a triumph, both artistically and technically and well worth investing some time and money into.

Not convinced? Check out Brendan's review!

PS3 Slim Console with 250GB HDD + God Of War 3 - £269.99 @ Play.com

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Matt Gardner
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Action Games, Games consoles, Games deals, God Of War, PS3 games
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Although Play have the release date for thi particular bundle as April 1st, we're pretty sure it's not an April Fool. With God of War III currently retailing for around £35-40 at the moment and considering that most merchants are stocking this version of the PS3 Slim alone for this price you can look at it either as you're getting God of War III for free, or a 250 GB PS3 Slim for around £230. Pretty good eh?

As with their previous two consoles, it didn't take long for Sony to put the PS3 on a diet and help it shed a few pounds. The Slim model is 33% smaller, 36% lighter, and consumes 34% less power than its larger brother, with a redesigned cooling system that means not only is it quieter, but it won't set fire to your house either. Additionally, as we've seen, Slims are pretty well defended against things like hacking and the Millennium Bug.

We've had a little look at God of War III and found it to be pretty darn special, in fact you can check out Brendan's review here. No, it hasn't changed much - lopping off heads in beautifully rendered surroundings and felling gigantic mythical beasts in amongst the occasional puzzle is, as ever, the order of the day - but that's no bad thing at all.

If you've been waiting for the return of the angry, bald Greek before taking the PS3 plunge, then this is most definitely for you.

Thanks to andylu at HUKD

Daily Bite: Cooking With Kratos

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Matt Gardner
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Funnies
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Daily Bite, God Of War

It's seems that some copies of God of War 3 got shipped with some nutritional info...

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God of War III Review: If it ain't broke...

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
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Reviews
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Games reviews, God Of War, Kratos, PS3 games, Sony, Sony Santa Monica Studios
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Playstation 3

Dealspwn Rating 9/10

Platform: PS3 (Exclusive)

Developer: Sony Santa Monica Studios

Publisher: Sony

Kratos and God of War III have patiently sat atop Mount Olympus watching the likes of Bayonetta, Darksiders and Dante’s Inferno clamber their way upwards in their efforts to usurp him. He’s let them get tantalisingly close, before stirring and smiting them from the mountain in amused rage at their audacity.

The end of the trilogy begins where GOWII ended, with Kratos clambering up Mount Olympus with his new Titan buddies for the climactic war to kill Zeus and any gods that cross his path. There’s seemingly nowhere for the Olympians to hide anymore seeing as he’s dispatched pretty much every mythological monster they’ve thrown at him already.

It’s great see that Kratos himself hasn’t changed over the years. He’s still so gloriously f***ked off with everything and everyone. There are several points where you might think the game’s going to offer you a ‘moral choice,’ but no, you just kill everyone. It’s a pretty clear message to Dante’s Inferno and its conscience.

Click here to find out exactly why Kratos is still the mack daddy....