Atreus Needs A Onesie, And More New-Game Plus Ideas For God Of War

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Atreus Needs A Onesie, And More New-Game Plus Ideas For God Of War

God of War’s reinvention has been almost universally well-received, but there’s one particular feature of the original that fans are clamoring for: a new-game plus.

God of War (2018) contains an enormous amount of content, but it’s confined to a single playthrough. Starting a new file means starting from scratch, relinquishing all the powers, armor, and weapons you gained over the lengthy campaign. Plenty of games, including previous God of War titles, give players new incentives to play through the story a second time. From additional content to goofy costumes, let’s take a look at the best ways God of War could pull us back in.

Example: Repeated playthroughs are fine, but you know what’s better? A whole new game. This is the strategy Nier: Automata took, with entirely new characters, missions, and gameplay possibilities opening up after the credits rolled for the first time.

Atreus Needs A Onesie, And More New-Game Plus Ideas For God Of War

about X hours ago from
Atreus Needs A Onesie, And More New-Game Plus Ideas For God Of War

God of War’s reinvention has been almost universally well-received, but there’s one particular feature of the original that fans are clamoring for: a new-game plus.

God of War (2018) contains an enormous amount of content, but it’s confined to a single playthrough. Starting a new file means starting from scratch, relinquishing all the powers, armor, and weapons you gained over the lengthy campaign. Plenty of games, including previous God of War titles, give players new incentives to play through the story a second time. From additional content to goofy costumes, let’s take a look at the best ways God of War could pull us back in.

Example: Repeated playthroughs are fine, but you know what’s better? A whole new game. This is the strategy Nier: Automata took, with entirely new characters, missions, and gameplay possibilities opening up after the credits rolled for the first time.

E3 2018 Predictions: Sony

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E3 2018 Predictions: Sony

The Sony E3 press conference is never without drama. Whether it is throwing shade at competitors, delivering surprise announcements, or wowing crowds with its formidable first-party lineup, Sony always makes its time in the spotlight must-watch TV for gamers.

So what’s in store for 2018? We have our share of guesses.

From Software’s New Game Takes The Stage

E3 2018 Predictions: Sony

about X hours ago from
E3 2018 Predictions: Sony

The Sony E3 press conference is never without drama. Whether it is throwing shade at competitors, delivering surprise announcements, or wowing crowds with its formidable first-party lineup, Sony always makes its time in the spotlight must-watch TV for gamers.

So what’s in store for 2018? We have our share of guesses.

From Software’s New Game Takes The Stage

E3 2018 Predictions: Sony

about X hours ago from
E3 2018 Predictions: Sony

The Sony E3 press conference is never without drama. Whether it is throwing shade at competitors, delivering surprise announcements, or wowing crowds with its formidable first-party lineup, Sony always makes its time in the spotlight must-watch TV for gamers.

So what’s in store for 2018? We have our share of guesses.

From Software’s New Game Takes The Stage

The Beautiful And Terrifying Violence Of The Witcher

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The Beautiful And Terrifying Violence Of The Witcher

I just wanted to play cards.

Everywhere Gerald of Rivia goes, he's beset on all sides. By monsters. By his tangled love life. By political conspiracies. By the specter of a missing (adopted) daughter.

But mostly, he runs into idiots. Bona fide, dumber-than-a-bag-of-hammers morons looking to take out their rage on whatever emotional conductor is nearby. Given the racism-charged landscape of Nilfgaard and Redania, our hero, a human who's been mutated into a sword-swinging Terminex employee by his hard upbringing and constant potion consumption, often finds himself in the position of being a would-be plaything for these frustrated buffoons.

The Beautiful And Terrifying Violence Of The Witcher

about X hours ago from
The Beautiful And Terrifying Violence Of The Witcher

I just wanted to play cards.

Everywhere Geralt of Rivia goes, he's beset on all sides. By monsters. By his tangled love life. By political conspiracies. By the specter of a missing (adopted) daughter.

But mostly, he runs into idiots. Bona fide, dumber-than-a-bag-of-hammers morons looking to take out their rage on whatever emotional conductor is nearby. Given the racism-charged landscape of Nilfgaard and Redania, our hero, a human who's been mutated into a sword-swinging Terminex employee by his hard upbringing and constant potion consumption, often finds himself in the position of being a would-be plaything for these frustrated buffoons.

The Beautiful And Terrifying Violence Of The Witcher

about X hours ago from
The Beautiful And Terrifying Violence Of The Witcher

I just wanted to play cards.

Everywhere Geralt of Rivia goes, he's beset on all sides. By monsters. By his tangled love life. By political conspiracies. By the specter of a missing (adopted) daughter.

But mostly, he runs into idiots. Bona fide, dumber-than-a-bag-of-hammers morons looking to take out their rage on whatever emotional conductor is nearby. Given the racism-charged landscape of Nilfgaard and Redania, our hero, a human who's been mutated into a sword-swinging Terminex employee by his hard upbringing and constant potion consumption, often finds himself in the position of being a would-be plaything for these frustrated buffoons.

From Bowie To Cage – The Music Of Detroit: Become Human

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From Bowie To Cage – The Music Of Detroit: Become Human

Before work even started on Detroit: Become Human, we were introduced to an android named Kara. As the subject of a 2012 tech demo by Quantic Dream, Kara’s emotional reaction to her newly conscious mind was a microcosm of the themes that would define the studio’s recent work. In Detroit, the Kara we saw six years ago is now a housekeeping android whose character is defined by her relationship with a young girl.

To clearly define each of Detroit: Become Human’s three protagonists, Quantic Dream brought on three different composers to bring life to their individual stories. Kara’s soundtrack was scored by Philip Sheppard, a composer and accomplished cellist. In our interview with Sheppard, he touches on his work with David Bowie, the unique challenges of scoring a video game, and how he sees A.I. shaping the future of music. 

Your composing portfolio is extensive, but features relatively few video games. How did you get in touch with Quantic Dream to start work on Detroit: Become Human?

From Bowie to Cage – The Music of Detroit: Become Human

about X hours ago from
From Bowie to Cage – The Music of Detroit: Become Human

Before work even started on Detroit: Become Human, we were introduced to an android named Kara. As the subject of a 2012 tech demo by Quantic Dream, Kara’s emotional reaction to her newly conscious mind was a microcosm of the themes that would define the studio’s recent work. In Detroit, the Kara we saw six years ago is now a housekeeping android whose character is defined by her relationship with a young girl.

To clearly define each of Detroit: Become Human’s three protagonists, Quantic Dream brought on three different composers to bring life to their individual stories. Kara’s soundtrack was scored by Philip Sheppard, a composer and accomplished cellist. In our interview with Sheppard, he touches on his work with David Bowie, the unique challenges of scoring a video game, and how he sees A.I. shaping the future of music. 

Your composing portfolio is extensive, but features relatively few video games. How did you get in touch with Quantic Dream to start work on Detroit: Become Human?