Midway through God of War III, the buff and surly protagonist Kratos is scaling along the outside face of a building when he happens upon a man. He’s perched precariously next to a window, crying out for help. Saying nothing more than a grunt, Kratos bashes his head against the wall and pitches him off the ledge.
The creative teams who've made the God of War games have done cruel things to the members of the Greco-Roman pantheon, with series hero Kratos wreaking jaw-dropping vengeance on Ares, Hermes and Hades. Each god Kratos came up against met a spectacularly bloody end but a talk at last week's Game Developers Conference…
A former comic book artist, Andy Park is one of the main men to thank if you liked the look of the last two God of War games, as he was a senior concept artist on both God of War II and God of War III.
Today is unofficial voice-acting day here at Kotaku. We've considered how important voice actors are to video games. We'll be listening to how their work would have impacted the classics.
Every year experts from the fine art world and the interactive entertainment industry bestow upon video game artists the highest honor they can receive — inclusion in the Into the Pixel art collection. Let's take a look at the seventeen pieces that made the cut this year.
For decades, the term "youge" (洋ゲー) or "Western game" was pejorative. In Japanese, "you" (洋) is used to denote Western things, whether that be "Western music" (洋楽) or "Western clothes" (洋服). These words are not pejorative—not like youge has been.
Sometimes Easy Mode just isn't enough. In today's Speak-Up on Kotaku, commenter Sullyville begs game developers for an option to skip the harder sections of games altogether.
In December it was revealed that God of War series star Kratos would be entering the ring in this year's Mortal Kombat. No one was more excited about the news than God of War III game director Stig Asmussen.
Sony has inducted a handful of new PlayStation 3 games into its budget-friendly Greatest Hits line, taking some of the console's best games from 2009 and 2010, slashing their prices and busying up their box art.
Can't afford the big, beautiful God of War III art book? Make do with these free internet pictures of the game, showing the concept art skills of Jung Park.
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Fallout: New Vegas and Singularity (pictured) headline the six nominees for the Writer's Guild's Video Game Writing Award this year.
To keep the show to two hours, they didn't hand out all the hardware on stage at last night's 2010 Video Game Awards. Here is the complete list of honorees. Neil Patrick Harris' compensation was limited to just one award.
PSP game God of War: Ghost of Sparta has one more incentive that might convince serious fans to pick up the soon to be released action adventure, the option to play as Kratos' brother, Deimos, in God of War III.
Ballistic Publishing, the team behind the excellent Uncharted 2 art book, are back with another tome for another Sony franchise, only this time it's God of War.
At a PlayStation event in New York this week, I played the PSP's God of War: Ghost of Sparta and learned some details.
Toy and collectible maker DC Direct has some lovely looking action figure offerings coming this year and into 2011, all of which were on display at Comic-Con 2010. From Mass Effect to Twisted Metal, let's take a look!
For some reason, I decided to take a look at depictions of physical intimacy in four recently released games.
The PlayStation people promise a lot of things. They did one year ago. Now those promises and plans are being checked, by me, to see which elements of their E3 2009 Sony hype came true and which did not.