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All Articles: God of War: Origins Collection
Well kiddies, it’s about that time… time to bid a fond farewell to the seventh generation of our favorite hobby. And what a generation it was! Lasting longer than any console cycle before it, this generation brought more than just some amazing titles. The console has become an all-in-one entertainment hub, as opposed to being “just a gaming system.” From apps like Netflix and Hulu Plus to the advent of motion control and the renaissance of indie games, there hasn’t been a better time to be a gamer. We have come so far in these past eight years, and the future looks brighter than ever.
As we play our Wii Us, and eagerly anticipate Microsoft and Sony’s consoles with bated breath, I feel it’s prudent to take a look back at this generation and discuss some of my favorite video games. Titles that left a lasting impression on us. Titles that will forever live in our collective memories as some of the most enjoyable experiences we’ve ever had.
Since there are so many amazing games, I’ve decided to list my favorites based on genre. In this article, I’m going to go with a new genre that emerged this generation: HD remakes. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, HD remakes helped older gamers relive fond memories, and gave a beautiful history lesson to people who recently discovered this hobby. Here are my favorite HD remakes of this generation. (more…)
Keeping with the tradition of making me regret my purchases (I still wish I bought the NES-style Game Boy Advance), Sony has announced the God of War: Ascension “Legacy Bundle,” which will hit stores on March 12th.
For the low, low price of $349, this bundle includes the God of War Saga compilation (which features all the God of War games released, including the PSP outings), the new God of War: Ascension and a 30-day trial for PlayStation Plus. The system is a Garnet Red PS3 with a very robust 500 GB hard drive, easily enough room to hold all the freebies you’ll get during your 30-day PS+ subscription.
The votes are in and Sony has announced the winners of the 2012 PSN Gamers’ Choice Awards. Unlike all those hoity-toity award shows with their red carpets and fancy clothes, the PSN Gamers’ Choice Awards has something even better. All of the winners are 30% off on the PlayStation Store this week (and PlayStation Plus subscribers get 50% off the original price).
So, with our introductions completed, on to the winners…
Best PSN Exclusive
InFamous: Festival of Blood
Best PSN Game
Resident Evil 4
Best PSN Game Playable Online
Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition
Best PS3 Full Game
Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
Best PlayStation Move Game
Dungeon Hunter: Alliance
Best 3D Game
God of War: Origins Collection
Best PlayStation Classic
Best Mini Game
Best PSP Game
Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy
PlayStation Community Award (Best Indie)
Prepare yourself PS3 owners, Sony has graced the PlayStation Store with another massive update that is sure to include something for everyone.
Leading the way this week is a downloadable version of God of War: Origins Collection. The HD remake of Kratos’s PSP adventures is also available in retail stores today.
Today’s PSN Play entry is Renegade Ops, a vehicular combat game from Sega where the vehicle combat doesn’t involve a tournament for psychopaths. I know, right? Instead, players get behind the wheel of “an elite mobile commando unit sent behind enemy lines to defeat Inferno, a madman intent on global domination!”
Also available this week is Eric Chahi’s god game, From Dust; budget racer Ferrari: The Race Experience; a downloadable version of Epic’s Bulletstorm; Cyberbots: Fullmetal Madness, a Capcom fighter that never before made it to America; and PSone Classic Pong: The Next Level.
More information on all of this week’s new releases and game add-ons can be found at the PlayStation.Blog.
Welcome to another week of new games! This week EA Sports is lacing up their hockey skates, Kratos is coming at you in 3D and D3 Publisher has bundled together two RPGs for twice the fun. Also, the Bit.Trip series is getting collected in two separate compilations and the insane geniuses at Twisted Pixel are putting out a game starring an undead marionette bent on revenge.
- The ice skates belong to this year’s only hockey sim, NHL 12 (PS3, Xbox 360).
- Kratos will go 3D thanks to the stereoscopic 3D mode found in God of War: Origins Collection, a PS3 remake of his two PSP adventures.
- D3’s double RPG is White Knight Chronicles II, which also includes a free copy of the first White Knight Chronicles game.
- The Bit.Trip series will be coming to the 3DS as Bit.Trip Saga and the Wii as Bit.Trip Complete.
- Finally, Twisted Pixel’s The Gunstringer proves once again that the developers are a happily demented bunch.
Check out the full list of the rest of this week’s new releases after the break. (more…)
Sony’s PSN Play promotion continues with The Baconing ($14.99), the latest installment in the DeathSpank saga. But Hothead’s hero has been pushed aside a bit by another game available today, the Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection ($9.99). Kompiling Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat II and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 together for the first time, the Kollection is a dream for arcade rats from the 90s.
These two titles aren’t the only new additions to the PlayStation Store this week. Not by a long shot. Those looking for a new PSN game can also check out one of these five new releases:
- 4 Elements HD ($9.99) – A match-3 puzzler.
- Ugly Americans: Apocalypseageddon ($9.99) – A twin-stick shooter featuring the stars of the Comedy Central show.
- Shock Troopers ($8.99) – A run-and-gun shooter that originally appeared on the NeoGeo.
- World Heroes ($8.99) – A NeoGeo fighter where you can pit Rasputin against Joan of Arc or have a Hulk Hogan ripoff battle a Bruce Lee ripoff. No Abraham Lincoln?
- Elevator Action Deluxe ($9.99) – A newly reimagined version of the classic spy caper. Also includes the original Elevator Action.
Finally, PSN Plus users will receive early access to a demo of God of War: Origins Collection.
On the portable side of things, PSP owners will have a chance to download a quartet of new games including their own version of World Heroes and Shock Troopers as well as Madden NFL 12 and the wild Atlus RPG Cladun X2.
More details on all of this week’s new releases and game add-ons can be found at the PlayStation.Blog.
Kratos’ PSP outings, God of War: Chains of Olympus and God of War: Ghost of Sparta, will soon make the jump to the PS3 in the God of War: Origins Collection. Available this September, the compilation will bring stereoscopic 3D to the God of War series for the first time. Be sure to check out all the brutality in the official E3 trailer above.
We already heard about Monster Hunter and Peace Walker coming to PlayStation 3 in high definition. Now, SCEA President & CEO Jack Tretton has confirmed the release date for two other highly anticipated PSP Collections. Both God of War: Origins Collection (compiling the formerly PSP-exclusive Chains of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta) as well as the Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection will release in September for PS3.
Many were worried once Ico & Shadow was delayed with an unspecified new release date, but it doesn’t seem like we’ll have to wait long.