Enough With the Prequels, Already!

The tepid critical and commercial reaction to this year's God of War and Gears of War prequels will hopefully send a message that I've been wanting the powers that be in all of entertainment to receive for years: Many of us who like a thing don't care about what happened before whatever happened in the thing we liked. » 5/06/13 10:00am 5/06/13 10:00am

God Of War: Ascension Gives Kratos Even More Ways To Kill

By now, we've all heard how God of War: Ascension will finally allow fans to free friends of their entrails via an online multi-player mode. What we haven't heard, however, is how Kratos will retain his reputation as gaming's most pissed-off protagonist in the title's single-player story mode. This was remedied at a… » 2/01/13 1:30pm 2/01/13 1:30pm

The Argument For a Very Violent Scene in a Very Violent Video Game

After our hero Kratos wrestles the elephant monster in God of War: Ascension to the ground, he—you—can make him stab the creature in the head. You can make him stab repeatedly. Then, at your command, Kratos slits the head open to reveal the monster's brain. » 7/23/12 9:00am 7/23/12 9:00am