God of War

God of War Ragnarök Review: An Astonishing Sequel

November 4, 2022

If 2018’s God of War felt like a story of identity and resolve, God of War Ragnarök feels more like a story of discovery, consequence and ultimately, fate. Many of these aspects had formed an incredible journey which we had begun back in 2018, but left things ultimately unfinished, and players yearning for the remaining pieces […]

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Unwrapping PlayStation’s September State of Play

September 15, 2022

Sony PlayStation released a surprise State of Play stream yesterday, revealing a closer look at some upcoming titles like Hogwarts Legacy and the anticipated PlayStation Stars rewards program. But he studio also took the time to grace us with some brand new reveals, some even from older franchises, making their way back onto a new […]

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The AU Review’s Game of the Year 2018

December 28, 2018

Choosing your favourite game of the year is hard. We’ve done it every year since we founded The AU Review’s games section in 2014, and it never gets any easier. In 2018, we played so many incredible games that it became impossible to list and number every last one of them, so we opted not […]

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The Art of War: A Brief, Personal History of Santa Monica Studios and God of War

April 16, 2018

I’ve been thinking about God of War a lot lately. Over the course of this piece, I wanted to discuss the memories I had from the very beginning of the God of War video game series, while briefly touching on the history of their releases, the change of directors and the profitable growth of the […]

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Games Interview: God of War Director Cory Barlog on bringing the series back to life, inspirations, mo-cap and podcasts!

April 16, 2018

I recently had the opportunity to chat with the god of Santa Monica Studios Cory Barlog, about this week’s God of War. It’s a small indie title, not many people have heard of it before, but we thought we would jump in on it and get into some of the creative process and behind the […]

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Celebrate the release of God of War By Crafting Your Own Leviathan Axe

April 13, 2018

In partnership with the lovely folks at Eveleigh Works, Playstation Australia have launched a God of War-inspired axe-making course where participants will forge their own ornamental replica of Kratos’ Leviathan Axe from the game.

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Interview: Thor: Ragnarok visual development supervisor Andy Park on his Marvel journey and Thor being their “Love Letter To Jack Kirby”

March 6, 2018

Andy Park is, without a doubt, one of the finest artists and human beings that has walked in the nine realms for the last 20-Years of modern comics, video-games and now cinema. Starting his career with fellow comic artist Rob Liefeld at Extreme Studios and (then new) Image Comics and working on the Tomb Raider comic […]

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Put in for annual leave now: God of War launches on April 20

January 23, 2018

The all-new, all-different God of War is coming to PS4 in just a few short months. Developed by PlayStation in-house developer Santa Monica Studios, God of War presents a very different Kratos to the gruff, combo-building brawler most players are familiar with. The new game sees Kratos tending to a young son, living a much more low-key life […]

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Patrick Lagana, Director of Marketing, Sony Interactive Australia talks to us about upcoming exclusive PlayStation titles, Australian growth, VR and PlayLink

December 5, 2017

Patrick Lagana joined Sony Interactive Entertainment Australia in 1999 and has been involved in the hardware launches of PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4 as well as having a hand in bringing Gran Turismo, Eye Toy, Singstar, God of War, Tekken and Crash Bandicoot to the market. Before our interview, […]

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E3 2017: Kratos slashes his way back into E3 with a new God of War trailer

June 13, 2017

God of War was announced at last year’s Sony E3 press conference, unveiling an older looking, grizzly Kratos who now happens to be a father.

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Interview: Supanova Guest Christopher Judge talks about the new God of War, Stargate and being a Fantastic Geek!

June 2, 2017

For many of us geeks and nerds, Christopher Judge has been in all our lives since 1997, the year Stargate SG -1 entered our universe. The one show none of us thought possible; how could you outdo such a wonderful film? Well, it grew beyond all our wildest expectations and became one of the longest-running […]

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The Best and Worst of E3 2016

June 21, 2016

The monolithic E3 Expo has come and gone for another year, showering us with exciting new trailers as often as it saddled us with toe-curling moments of cringe. We’ve rounded up the very best and the very worst of both for your stern appraisal.

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Video Games Review: God of War III Remastered (PS4, 2015)

July 22, 2015

Just as he did five years ago, Kratos, the patron saint of temper tantrums that would make a two-year-old go “Dude, relax”, has embarked on his latest unstoppable butchery spree and, as usual, anything that gets in his way – from animals to the gods themselves – will receive a profound thrashing.

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