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Team ICO And God Of War Origins Collections On There Way, (Updated With Trailer)

by Joshua Tompkins on June 6th, 2011, under News, Santa Monica, Team Ico

During the Sony E3 press conference, Sony announced the God of War Origins Collection and confirmed the release of the Team ICO collection. 

Kratos In Mortal Kombat Stays True To God Of War Franchise, Says Director

The biggest surprise in the upcoming Mortal Kombat reboot wasn’t some hidden character from the franchise, it was Kratos! Game director Stig Asmussen stopped at the US PS Blog to share his thoughts on the Ed Boon and Netherrealms latest effort, talking of how proud he was that Kratos is well represented, and while there, he answered some questions in the comments sections.

He said that Kratos’ Brutality in the game will particularly impress many, and that the Greek bad boy stands toe-to-toe in combat with any of the MK greats, including Scorpion.

Sony Santa Monica Employees Leave Studio For Respawn Entertainment

Respawn Entertainment, the newly formed studio of former Infinity Ward bosses, Jason West and Vince Zampella, is hiring. The new team’s trying hard to get themselves organized, looking for talent from wherever it can be found.

They found two at Sony Santa Monica.

God Of War III Was PS3′s Best Selling Exclusive Game In 2010

by Ernice Gilbert on February 7th, 2011, under Hot, News, Santa Monica, SCEA

It’s no wonder the team at Santa Monica might be hard at work on God of War 4. There’s new data showing proof that God of War III was the PS3′s best selling exclusive game for all of last year, with Black Ops being the PS3′s best selling game overall.

Video Thirst: Journey Footage Gets Out, We Hold High Hopes

by Ernice Gilbert on December 10th, 2010, under Hot, News, Santa Monica, Sony, thatgamecompany

The creators of PSN exclusive Flower has just given their latest effort a proper showing via the EU PS Blog. ThatGameCompany’s Journey will come available next year, and by the look of things, they’re headed for a double.

Quench it past the jump.

God of War: Ghost Of Sparta Reviews Go Live – The Full Quencher

by Ernice Gilbert on October 25th, 2010, under Hot, News, Ready At Dawn, Santa Monica, Sony

It’s here, friends. God of War: Ghost Of Sparta reviews have hit the web like a bomb landing on a warzone.. What do they say? Win or lose?

Let’s see.

More Ghost Of Sparta Incentives Announced

by Ernice Gilbert on October 22nd, 2010, under News, Santa Monica, Sony

Plan of buying God of War: Ghost of Sparta, but wanted to hold out until the game’s released and goes down in price? You shouldn’t. You could, but then you’d miss out on of some really great incentives Sony’s offering for those who choose to pre-order the PSP title.

God of War Collection Releasing On PSN November 3rd

by Ernice Gilbert on October 20th, 2010, under News, Santa Monica, Sony

If you haven’t purchased the God of War Collection as yet, Sony’s making the process even easier for you come November 2nd. Just turn on your console, (PS3 of course), go to the PS Store and purchase it. Believe me, it’s a collection you’ll want to revisit over and over.

Numbers: God of War III Hits 3 Million Sold, Is That Enough?

by Ernice Gilbert on October 12th, 2010, under Hot, News, Santa Monica, Sony

It’s the best Hack-n-Slash title ever made. There are countless “counterfeits” sprouting from all corners of the industry, copy and pasting many elements of Santa Monica’s game, and like a carbon copy, duplicating said elements in theirs. Those games have gone on to sell millions, not more than God of War III, but close enough.

Here’s my question? Is selling 3 million copies of one of this generation’s most celebrated titles enough to be called a success? I’ll never understand why other games sell tens of millions while those that have defined the industry struggle to keep up.

Video Thirst: New Trailer For GOW: Ghost Of Sparta Released, Kratos’ Brother Featured

by Ernice Gilbert on October 8th, 2010, under Hot, News, Santa Monica, Sony

Sony’s released an origins trailer for upcoming PSP title, God of War: Ghost of Sparta, and in there, apart from Kratos doing damage to demos and what not, another man, a man he shares the same blood with, is featured.

Excellent stuff, it is.

Download God of War: Ghost Of Sparta From The PS Store Now

by Ernice Gilbert on September 28th, 2010, under News, Santa Monica, Sony

You’ve been wanting this for a while but worry no longer: Ghost of Sparta’s PSP demo’s yours for the taking now. All you have to do is get up, put on your PS3, log onto PSN and voilĂ ! You’re set.

The Four Most Awesome Games With The Worst Endings This Generation

There’s nothing worst than playing an exciting game that ends weak. I often wonder why in the world would a developer work so hard to make its title so exciting throughout most of the game and suddenly, at the end, drop the ball.

These Four Story Twists Threw Me Off Completely

You’ve been a fan of a certain series for a very long time. You know the game, you think, better than most. In fact, you’re so well versed with the stories and plots of the franchise, that you can even tell where the developer will take the game next.

Or that’s what you thought. Because there are some titles that have drifted so far away from their original storyline that I sometimes wonder ‘what in the world were the writers thinking’. I mean, the game, in the beginning, middle, or at the end of it, suddenly throws at you a curve ball that you just never saw coming, and sometimes it doesn’t even make sense.

Here’s what we think are the biggest throw offs in gaming history. We count down from five.


Dreaming: Jack Wouldn’t Mind Having These 4 PS3 Exclusives On His 360

Clifford and Jack are blood brothers. Cliff loves his PS3, and the games that are on it, while Jack is an avid Xbox 360 gamer. They’re not fanboys at all, as both usually compliment the consoles and the great experiences that they provide.

Jack, however, has been dreaming long and hard about some of the PS3 exclusives. He knows without a shadow of doubt that the games he’s been dreaming of won’t come to the console he owns, but the man just can’t seem to get over the situation.

Here’s the exchange between Jack and his brother Clifford. Enjoy.

Here’s How David Jaffe Or Cory Barlog Would End God Of War III

by Ernice Gilbert on June 1st, 2010, under News, Santa Monica, Sony

God of War III director, Stig Asmussen had his own vision of how he wanted the last installment in the venerable series to end, and he did exactly what was necessary to see that vision come to pass. However if the former directors of the first two games, David Jaffe and Cory Barlong had their way, we would have witnessed an entirely different finish.

Here’s how God of War III would conclude if Davide Jaffe or Cory Barlog were directing it.