Today is Father’s Day, and there’s a special new God of War trailer to mark the occasion. It’s full of soaring music that tugs at the heart strings, but it also spoils one of the more moving moments in the game.
In God of War, being a mother will end your life, either literally or metaphorically.
The new God of War didn’t need downloadable content or multiplayer to remain interesting throughout its first month. It had patches, easter eggs and even a big social media controversy.
Video games’ version of paternalism is usually reductive: parents and children rarely stray from the roles of protector and charge. You, the player, are almost always the parent (and always a father), chaperoning a character who is vulnerable.
Upon turning on my PlayStation 4 most days, I hope to hear the telltale trill that one of my games has been updated. A patch! My game has changed! Hopefully for the better.
Finally, Kratos can crack a big smile.
Kratos’ magnificent beard has received a lot of attention. That’s fair enough - it is stately facial hair worthy of recognition. Yet when I sat down to play God of War, the first thing that struck me about Kratos’ physical evolution wasn’t his face rug. It wasn’t the care so clearly worn on his face. It wasn’t his…
God of War’s photo mode is coming today with patch 1.20! You’ll be able to change Kratos and Atreus’ expressions, as well as fiddle with the aperture, add some borders and throw on a filter. Some God Of War emoji stickers are also hitting the app store today, and yes, one of them is just “BOY.”
Today on Highlight Reel we have shattered wrists, late game God of War glitches, chocobo detours, and much more!
God of War is an interesting, complicated game that’s drawn a lot of attention over the past couple weeks. I didn’t enjoy it as much as some did, and that’s all because of one thing: those damned trolls.
QUOTE | “When we see people innovate in an interesting and impactful way, we are very quick to figure out how to capture inspiration from innovation. When we see things that appeal to our audiences, we are very good at being inspired by those.” - Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick uses his verbal judo black belt to…
When I first heard about the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X, I thought they were the dumbest things. Upgrading a console at the midpoint of a generation was unfathomable to me, and I think developers should design for whatever framerate they want rather than whatever gamers demand. But as more games come out that…
Almost everyone at Kotaku is playing God of War, and we cannot stop talking about it. Here’s what we’re saying.
I have been spoiled by Mad Max, Horizon Zero Dawn and Assassin’s Creed Origins. I have come to expect that I can unhook the camera in the beautiful game I’m playing and take some shots. I am impatient for God of War to get its photo mode.
God of War tells an unusually satisfying, self-contained story. But because it exists in this age of interconnected universes and unending franchises, it also contains plenty of hints about where the series might go next.
Kratos has an obvious connection to the Avengers, but there’s a more subtle one lurking in the new God of War: Turns out the game has its own Infinity Gauntlet.
God of War is a very good game that has been getting an unprecedented number of title updates. The PS4 exclusive launched on April 20 and in its first 11 days of release has been updated eight times.
Today on Highlight Reel we have stylish moves, God of War dad advice, Far Cry 5 glitches, and much more!
On today’s special bonus episode of Kotaku Splitscreen, God of War director Cory Barlog joins the show to talk about JRPGs, text size, and what the future looks like for Kratos and fam.
I played the first few hours of the newest God of War—a game about a father, son, and their host of relationship issues—with my dad. The experience turned out exactly as I anticipated: it involved a series of mishaps, frustrations, and a ton of laughs.