God War may be the most epic video game all time. It is definitely one the most critically acclaimed. The story is insane and the graphics push the true capabilities the PlayStation 4 system. To no one’s surprise, the game has become the fastest selling title on Sony’s fourth generation console. According to Variety, God War sold 3.1 million copies internationally in the first three days alone. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End previously held the PlayStation 4 record with 2.7 million copies sold worldwide in its first week. God War beat that number in half the time.
Santa Monica Studios, the talented team behind the game, and studio head Shannon Studstill, wrote a thank you to the fans on the PlayStation blog that reads:
“I would like to personally thank the millions fans around the world who decided to embark on Kratos’ latest adventure with us. Your support is truly inspiring, and it’s a reason why we push ourselves every day to go beyond the boundaries play. I’d also like to thank our Creative Director, Cory Barlog, and Director Product Development, Yumi Yang and our entire amazing team at Santa Monica Studio. The belief in the game’s vision and the passion for storytelling across the team is undeniable. We look forward to hearing more about how fans are creating new memories their favorite God War gameplay moments that will be remembered for a long time.”
Do yourself a favor and go buy this game.
Uncle Snoop Dogg has many a nephew; perhaps, to some extent, the entire human race can boast the title to some degree. Yet perhaps his most prominent remains the long-lost Spyro The Dragon, who originally captured our hearts upon his introduction in 1998. While he was dropping his Da Game Is To Be Sold Not To Be Told album, Snoop was no doubt sneaking in Spyro sessions on the sly, chasing down egg thieves, freeing crystallized dragons, and collecting various amulets and trinkets from the world’s colorful denizens. Anybody who grew up in the era Playstation 1 can attest to the glorious dragon-centric franchise. Now, it would appear a renaissance is upon us.
In case you missed it, news recently broke that the beloved Spyro trilogy would be making a welcome return to the latest batch consoles. While that in and itself is enough to trigger feelings nostalgia fueled ecstasy, it seems to have had a particular impact on the LBC legend. Taking to Instagram, Snoop decided to throw up a Throwback snap his Spyro The Dragon t-shirt. “I heard my nephew @Spyro was making a comeback so I had to unleash this,” he writes, holding up the vintage tee.
With the colorful and vibrant art direction, there’s no doubt Spyro would prove a stimulating journey for the perpetually stoned. I for one welcome a return our new Draconic overlords. Catch the remaster on September 21st.
God War is one the best video games series for the PlayStation console. In fact, it may be one the best video game series ever. The first installment the series was released in 2005, and since then, protagonist Kratos has slaughtered his way to video game stardom. Mixing the elements Greek mythology and ancient folklore, developer Santa Monica Studios struck gold and they haven’t looked back since.
Santa Monica Studios and Sony Interactive Entertainment have returned in 2018 with another installment God War for the PS4. The story takes place after Kratos has fled Greece, and now the brutal warrior is stationed in the Norwegian area. Norse mythology will set the background for this installment, and we may even see renditions Odin, Thor, and Loki, popular Marvel characters that are based on Norse mythology. Kratos’ son, Atreus, will also play a main role in the game.
Gamestop recently got their hands on the highly anticipated video game, and they revealed that the gameplay has evolved. “Kratos is a stranger in the Nordic land he finds himself in, and he relies on his son to teach him about Norse culture and to decipher the people’s runes and language,” stated the gaming site. Gamestop also reveals that Atreus helps out in combat.
The story surrounding Kratos and his son has been teased as a more mature experience. Speaking with The Verge, God War director Cory Barlog stated, “I wanted to tell a far more intimate story. I want to take a character that everyone thinks that they know and show that there’s actually hidden depth and dimension.”
God Of War hits shelves on April 20, and is expected to take 25-30 hours to complete.
In case you missed it, Drake and Travis Scott’s historical foray into Fortnite livestreaming ultimately went on to break Twitch records. Yet Drizzy’s digital escapades were but one chapter in a long marriage hip-hop and gaming. Plenty prolific and legendary rappers have proven adept in the digital era, and you’d be surprised at how competitive they can get. Perhaps the two worlds are closer than we might think.
While it’s unclear whether or not Drake will continue down this geek-friendly path, here are ten the rappers who already have earned their stripes as bonafide gamers. Some them might even surprise you.
Shaq Fu, a 1994 Super Nintendo & Sega Genesis release, is known in some circles as one the worst video games all time. That hasn’t stopped the revivalists from starting an Indiegogo campaign to support its relaunch. Perception over the game’s legacy somewhat skewed by the impact Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat and other fighting franchises. The reboot hopes to “match his legacy on the court,” and improve upon the original.
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The campaign which features several incentivized packages, allows contributors to be part the executive order. A $3000 dollar contribution gets you an exclusive face to face lunch with Shaq himself. A single spot available at this price-mark, if you are so inclined. Check out the full rundown here.
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The video game, in the works for over 4 years, is expected to be made available on PS4, Wii U, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, as well as a PC version. Peep the trailer below and hit the comment section with a yay or a nay.