Archive for July, 2009
God of War has always been trademark brutal and seemed to have stretched the boundaries a lot in GoW1 & 2. However, Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) has decided that God of War 3 is pushing it too far. ESRB has clamped down on sites showing God of War 3 trailers and forced them to show censored God of War 3 videos. GameTrailers.com has been one of those that have borne the brunt to unreluctantly show the below censored footage:
Yeah! Those pesky “Censored by ESRB” messages during the finishing moves are a real irritant. Though ESRB intentions are honest, the way they have gone ahead in censoring these videos is questionable. ESRB hasn’t been able to clearly censor everything that should have been censored as you can see in the video. The other issue is why do we have to type in our age if we still would be presented with censored gameplay. Censored gameplay viewing is okay for kids, but showing it to mature audiences is childish!
Also, what about video community sites like Youtube that already have the uncensored God of War 3 Trailers? A better solution would be that ESRB and SCEA (or other video developers) come together to decide what would be appropriate footage that can be publicly displayed, prior to events such as E3. This would be a common sense and pro-active.
As reported in our previous post, Kratos, the God of War arrived in Comic Con as the latest comic book hero. And if that wasn’t enough to get the fans blood pumping, SCEA Product Marketing Manager, Anthony Caiazzo announced a unique tie-up with United Cutlery to create a Blades of Chaos replica.
“The scaled replica of Kratos’ Blades of Chaos, stretches 20 13/16” overall and is designed with a 12 7/16” blade constructed from solid-cast zinc aluminum with a custom-etched mold texture, and unique fantasy grindings that mirror the piece used in the game. The handle grip is injection-molded and surrounded by an intricate, detailed cast-metal guard and pommel. The Blades of Chaos replica includes a custom display stand with the God of War logo.”
A single Blade of Chaos will cost $123.99. That may sound a bit steep for most guys, but I know a few die-hard fans who are keen to get a pair, just so that they can create their very own Youtube video with themselves as Kratos. The Blades of Chaos can be pre-ordered at http://www.budk.com/GOW
Update: The Blades have already been sold out and it seems the site was unable to cope with the traffic and is temporarily down!
Kratos, the Greek warrior in God of War game is now going to enter a new career as a comic book superhero. A God of War comic book is going to be launched in October. This will be a six-part series and will be released by DC/Wildstorm Comics.
It will be a 32-page color comic book costing $3.99. Its written by Marv Wolfman; the art is by Kevin Sharpe and the Cover is done by Andy Park.
The first comic will be set between GoW1 and GoW2. IGN did an exclusive interview with Marv Wolfman. Details are in this IGN article.
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