When we're discussing the pricing of a PlayStation 4 console, we generally want to be looking around the £250 mark for the solus, which is what currently makes this purchase a bargain. The supermarket's site is currently offering the PlayStation 4 plus two games from a great selection of either:
Plus:Click here to read more...
We don’t always find ourselves bursting with anticipation when we hear about yet another remaster heading to the PlayStation 4. It’s kind of starting to feel like we are simply buying games which we enjoyed during our run with the last generation of console gaming just for enhanced graphics and nostalgia but, I’m happy to make an exception for God of War 3 given that in my opinion it’s absolutely awesome.
It’s a remaster, It’s a great price and I like it.
With less than a month to go before the Ascension prequel, you really should play the best in the series first. While the new game will be newbie friendly in story nature, it'll be fun to see if it can match the epic scale of this game. The boss battles are the biggest we've seen on the PS3 and the game always keeps you in control rather than making you watch the AI have all the fun in a cutscene.
Thanks to gerrymig at HotUkDeals.
Having wrapped work on God of War 3 last year, Sony Santa Monica is presumably hard at work on their next game. But with Kratos' story all but finished, it's unlikely we'll see a return to ancient Greece. And if recent job listings are anything to go by, the traditionally action-adventure oriented developer is looking to add experienced first and third-person shooter and open-world developers to its team.Hit the jump for more
We've seen (and posted) cheaper deals for God Of War 3, but as the market stands, this is the cheapest price around by an enormous margin. God Of War 3 is huge, brash and unashamedly violent, letting us revel in the glory of being truly powerful whilst enjoying some of the most jawdropping settings and set pieces in modern gaming. There's a bit of button mashing, I admit, but God Of War 3 is arguably an essential part of any PS3 games collection.
Thanks to segaste at Hot UK Deals
We only need to wait a week before the Platinum edition of God of War III is released, and for those that have held off from playing it, or for those that ditched their copy but now wish to acquire another, this is definitely worth looking at being £5 than the standard edition. As for the game itself, it’s more of Kratos yelling at his enemies as he slaughters them with brutal moves, as well as being one of the PS3’s best looking games. Thanks to steve01980 @ HUKD!
Even if it hasn't necessarily been a groundbreaking, goalpost-moving year for video gaming, the list below is enough to make any joystick fiend quiver and salivate with delight. I'm drooling as I type. The past twelve months have seen some truly phenomenal releases. There've been some happy returns returns, from Ezio to Kratos, and some new faces too such as the grizzled John Marston and the flamboyant Bayonetta. We've seen some outstanding open, expansive worlds and locales, and also been treated to taut and focused action. Again, a tough assortment to choose from, and one that was hotly contested and debated.
Click here to read more...
Just last week, we covered a cheap God of War 3 deal at Amazon, but they've slashed their price yet again, now just £14.99. Picking up directly where the second left off, Kratos is atop the Titan Gaia's shoulders as she and her kin climb the Olympus mountain to dethrone Zeus. It's a bloody, viscera-strewn adventure, as Kratos topples Olympians and Titans alike, often in spectacular fashion. God of War 3 doesn't do much new, but its a perfect distillation of the formula and perhaps the most spectacular visual achievement this generation. Seriously, the multi-stage Kronos battle is quite literally jaw-dropping.
As far as spectacle is concerned, I don't think God of War 3 can be topped so far. From slashing and platforming on the forested shoulders of a giant climbing the Olympus mountain, to prying the house-sized finger nails off a Titan's colossal fingers, God of War 3 is a staggering visual achievement. Personally, I prefer God of War 2, but the third is a fitting conclusion to Kratos' blood-soaked Greek tragedy. If you missed out, Amazon have the cheapest deal around at the moment, but I doubt you'll be able to get it in time for Christmas.
If you've got a fever and the only cure is gore, ridiculous brutality and more gore, then you'll want to pick up this cut price prescription from Play. God of War 3 delivers exactly what you would expect but when what you expect is a perfectly polished and thrilling slice of OTT slice and dice action, that's really no bad thing. It's been out a good while now but it's still hard to find a game that can match the title in terms of graphics and while little has changed in terms of the combat, it feels even more exciting and visceral than ever. A must have for the PS3! Thanks to Exfil at Hotukdeals!
Apparently the days of the absurdly long-lived Tesco Entertainment voucher code are nearly up, so if you haven't taken advantage of it yet then you might want to do so before Tuesday when it expires. You can use it to grab God of War III for only £20.99 (the normal price is £24.70), giving you a saving of at least £4ish; the next best price is £24.85 from Shop To.
To get the game for the reduced price of £20.99 don't forget to add the following promotional code: FTSL15-1
It's a few months old now but graphically there's still very little that comes close to God of War III, it's not just a great game but a shining example of what can be achieved on the current generation of consoles. The visuals really are awe-inspiring, not least in the incredible opening scene which is likely to be met with the sound of your jaw smacking the floor. The boss fights are similarly mind blowing offering combat on a scale never seen before (even in previous GoW titles).
Of course there is more to the game than great graphics; God of War III features the same addictive, satisfying and over the top combat that we have come to expect from the series. Little has changed in the battle system but it does feel a bit more polished and fluid. There's also lashings of gore, gross out moments and ludicrousness making this an absurdly entertaining game and a must have for any PS3 owner.
Thanks to csiman at Hotukdeals!
God of War 3 brings Kratos’ tale of revenge to a satisfying conclusion as he ascends Mt. Olympus and plunges into Hell, whilst seeking out those who have betrayed him.
The game can be yours for £28.85 courtesy of Simply Games, saving you at least a quid on the nearest competition.
The opening cut scene pulls you into this brutal and at times incredibly challenging take on Greek mythology, which is hard to put down and is unbelievably enjoyable to play. The environments are a beauty to behold both technically and artistically. Kratos himself is equally impressive, as he has been given superbly realistic movements. The scaling of the different characters and beasts is unlike anything that has been seen in a game before; Kratos is a mere blip on the screen compared to the enormous Titans, which tower over him.
The bone crunching combat is thrilling and culminates in gruesome death sequences, for example Kratos will pluck the eye out of a Cyclops’ head, or rip the wings from a harpy. Kratos’ secondary weapons are finally a viable alternative to the Blades of Exile, which brings a welcome amount of variety to your enemies’ destruction. The violence is broken up by some wonderfully challenging puzzles that require careful thought to solve, which allows you to recharge your batteries and increases the impact that the action has.
Everything about God of War 3 is epic and for this price its hard to justify not buying it, as you’ll be getting hours upon hours of fantastic gameplay and a story that Homer himself would be proud of.
Well this one is a little bizarre. In the midst of the avalanche of defections from bonus-cheated Infinity Ward comes the news that long-time Microsoft partners and Halo developers Bungie have signed a ten year exclusivity publishing contract with Activision.
"Bungie is one of the premier studios in our industry and we are extremely pleased to have the opportunity to work with their talented team over the next decade,” stated Thomas Tippl, Acti COO.
"Bungie has developed some of the most compelling and successful games, multiplayer experiences and thriving fan communities, and this alliance underscores our long-standing commitment to foster the industry’s best creative talent. Our unprecedented partnership with Bungie will enable us to broaden our pipeline of exciting new games as we continue to strengthen our industry position and pursue long-term growth opportunities.”
Nine months in the making, this deal is particularly noteworthy because of its specificity: Activision will only have the rights to publish games based on new intellectual property from Bungie with the development company to remain independent, retaining all ownership rights of any new IP. It was assumed in the wake of 2007's split with Microsoft, that Microsoft would retain first right of refusal on any future projects and it's unclear why or even if they passed on this, but then again Bungie have been chomping at the bit to go multiplatform for some time now and its not inconceivable that they might have more than one future project in the pipeline.
It's certainly a strange sequence of events and we'll keep you posted as the story develops, but what are your initial thoughts on the matter? Is this a good move for Bungie, or should there be alarm bells ringing? Let us know your opinions in the comments box below. [Joystiq]
Spoilers Ahead. You have been warned.
Stig Asmussen, God of War's development pit boss, has spilt the beans on the alternate ending of GoW3 as well as the possible future story arc of the franchise. Apparently, the ending was originally supposed to foreshadow Kratos' intention to take on the Norse pantheon in future releases.
"...basically, you destroy Greek mythology and then Norse mythology is right around the corner. That’s the next thing that Kratos would go after. It becomes clear at the end that he’s going to become this harbinger of death across different mythologies in the world and maybe carry the series on from there.”- Stig Asmussen, Gamepro Interview
Cory Barlog also floated the idea of Kratos becoming the Grim Reaper at the end of GoW3.
David Jaffe, the designer behind the 'Nordic' ending, twittered the following in response to the Gamepro interview (as reported by Kotaku).
“I assure you my story was not as simple as Kratos going after the Norse gods. There is an element of truth but it goes far beyond."
“I love Cory, he rocks. But that was my idea. Blades of Chaos becomes the Scythe of the Reaper. BUT still, lots more. Up2Sony2reveal.”
Sony would be mad to let the franchise die after GoW3 reached 'killer app' status... and according to Jaffe's twitter posts, it's "Up2Sony" to clue us in on how the story will progress. There's clearly a sequel in the works. We've got our money on Kratos instigating Ragnarok. [Gamepro]
We called it. Sony is now facing a class action lawsuit from Californian resident Anthony Ventura after update 3.21 removed OtherOS... even though they previously insisted that it wouldn't be removed (we called that one as well, but who's counting?). Ventura is seeking compensation "including but not limited to compensatory damages; restitution; injuctive relief; attorneys' fees; and the cost of this suit," which could be around 5 million dollars if the court documents are to be believed.
The removal of OtherOS contravenes EU consumer laws (allowing several European residents to claim refunds), but customer protection is much weaker stateside. It'll be very interesting to see how he gets on. [Gamesindustry.biz]
I want to love Game Room, Microsoft's attempt to bring classic arcade titles to the masses. I just wish that they'd stop making it so damn difficult! The promised update would've brought a number of new games to the table yesterday (including Super Breakout, a personal favourite), but Xbox Live's European spokesman has revealed that it's been delayed "until further notice."
“The latest batch of Game Room content has also been delayed until further notice – I’ll let you know once a new date is confirmed.”
This is likely due to copyright issues as well as the recent sacking of 50 Krome employees. [VG247]
It's time for a rant. Game Room is a great idea in theory, but the current game selection is horrendously overpriced and pathetically weak when compared to the fantastic arcade titles that're already available on XBLA. Contra? Metal Slug? Virtual On? Samurai Shodown 2? Street Fighter 2? They're all on XBLA as we speak... for around the same price.
Cross-platform connectivity is great fun (as I love earning Lunar Lander achievements on my laptop when I'm away from my 360), but if Microsoft doesn't ensure a slew of big-name titles, integrate the existing XBLA lineup into Game Room and reorganise the pricing structure then it's doomed to fail. Krome needs to shape up or ship out before the service truly becomes the laughing stock of downloadable games. Then again, thanks to its launch day glitch and lineup... it probably already is.
Psyched for Kratos' next hinted adventure? Wanna leap to Game Room's defence (or slag it off some more)? Drop us a line in the comments!