Friday, March 09, 2007

...cause it's G...D...C...oye...oye...oye...

It's dynomite!

Ok well maybe not dynomite exactly...but good times.

So sorry for the lack of updates everyone but I have been taking a hiatus from the computer as my break comes to a close. I have just finished up the last of the GDC (game developers conference) stuff and now I am chillin in my hotel room waiting to go to the Video Games live show tonight...which should be pretty freaking sweet. I have been wanting to make it out to the show for a year or so but have always been busy when the oppurtunity arose...but not this time baby!!!

GDC was ok...the lectures and roundtables still dissapoint me a bit...at least for design. They are all so general and really feel like lite version of talks. I never feel like I walk out of here with any new really useful info. but it is great to get a chance to chat with all the friends I haven't seen in so long due to my development hiburnation, so that works out nice.

I went to the Sony party on wednesday night and had a freaking great time. They had probably one of the best musical line ups that I have ever hear at a sony party. This amazing dj named Mike Relm did a wicked set that blew my mind...he did some video mixing that was linked to his scratching...totally amazing. I was totally spellbound for the whole set. He also had some wicked beat juggeling skills and a sweet song selection. They also had Cut Chemist come by and tear it up on the wheels of steel...which is always great. I have seen him a few times and everytime I am just blown away. then I drank a little too much...well maybe not then..it was more like the whole night. But I didn't get sick or get arrested...so it was a good night.

The launch event is coming up...we are doing that little shindig at the playstation store in SF at midnight on Tuesday...or is it called monday at midnight? Hmmm...not sure...it is basically the first few minutes of March 13th. Should be a good time, I am going to take photos and post them up when I get home.

Not too much else has happened...I am going to be doing the tourist thing here is SF over the weekend, checking out the sites. I really want to go see the rock...not the wrestler...the prison. I wnet there as kid but I don't remeber it much. I think I am going to head out to a party some of the 1up and EGM peeps are throwing as well. I think that will be fun, though I really need a vacation after this vacation...I am worn out.

No answer for y'all on the PAL demo situation...I havent been the office but I will find out what I can and let everyone know.

Ok I gotta go get ready for this show now.

Cory

almost made it to 300 comments...crazy. :)

298 comments:

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ken zhang said...

Cory, did you see this fan-made comic yet?

It probably got buried in the responses to your last blog.

http://gonintendo.com/wp-content/photos/God_of_Wii_by_enerjak.jpg

jon said...

1st post, I swear I thought you where going to wait for 300 posts...

jon said...

shit..

Anonymous said...

damn, I want to go to the playstation store launch event in SF! Why have the gods forsaken me!! AREEES!

Anonymous said...

Well, its great that u are havin fun cory;)
But we could use one last big update, some nice shots or a vid of som cool combos perhaps, before this blog becomes spoiler town...!

elmojenkins said...

Hey Cory, I still haven't received my demo. If you could check on it when you make it back to the office. I'm just starting to get a little worried because the people in europe have gotten theirs, but I haven't. Just whenever you get a chance let me know. It was to be sent to Justin Patrick - Thanks!!!

Devin Greer said...

Motherfucker... Shit... It's times like this where I wish I had the ability to do whatever the hell I wanted, so I could go to that "shindig"... FUCK!!! Oh, anyway, Cory, what's up, man? You haven't been on WoW in like 2 weeks. I'm ready to go to VC with you... Whenever you're ready...

-Devin Greer

Eric said...

I'm curious to see how VGL is...let us, k? Thanks for the update,Cory.

Anonymous said...

I hope you're having a great time there cory. I would go to this midnight launch event but I sadly cannot for I live in brooklyn, New York.

By the way, I just got my demo
today and I really liked it and the letter was really nice as well.

Mon(e)y

woot said...

hey cory. thought you were messin with us tryin to get us to post 300 comments in honor of 300, haha. hope all is well.

Adam said...

300 was a great movie.

By the way, is it true the soundtrack has an April 10th release date Cory?

Anonymous said...

yeah 300 is great but look at this:

http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3157901

i hope VIN DIESEL will play the roll of kratos. i know a lot of you don't want him... but i have seen pitch black yesterday on tv, and he is well known with playing a non friendly roll.

mike

Vitali said...

Riddick has no soul, Kratos does. I don't believe he could play him well enough.. Djimon Hounsou on the other hand, like Jaffe said, would fit more to this role, I think.

Vitali said...

By 'he' I mean Vin Diesel ofcourse...

Michael said...

Mike
this is from the game details at IGN.COM:

Published by: Sony Computer Entertainment

Developed by: SCE Studios Santa Monica

Genre: Third-Person Action Adventure
Number of Players: 1
Release Date:
US: March 13, 2007
Europe: March 30, 2007

MSRP: $49.99
ESRB Content Descriptors: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Nudity, Sexual Themes, Strong Language

Features: Memory Card

Media Size: 1 DVD

there you go.

Adam said...

Fuck Vin Diesel. Franky G would be the perfect Kratos.

Anonymous said...

MICHEAL

thanks for the info :) well ign is indeed more reliable then my dutch sites. i hope this is true :)

ADAM

yes franky g would also qualify for kratos.

VITALI

no racial shit going on but KRATOS is pretty much white.

mike

Anonymous said...

VITALI

altough kratos would indeed need a black vioce.

mike

Vitali said...

I knew you were gonna say that, but Kratos has his familys ashes fastened to him so he'd be painted white and if they don't incorporate any of the past Kratos (Before he got the ashes) they're pretty much settled. You won't tell if he's white or black underneath.. lolol!

~I guess my fear has come true.. I'll be getting a one disc edition of GoW2.. DAMNIT!

Anonymous said...

VITALI

that's true and they can also make him white :) so they can also incorporate the past. i also 1 time saw somebody saying THE ROCK but that would suck big time :(

mike

Anonymous said...

==CORY==CORY==CORY==CORY==CORY==

can you PLEASE clear something for me, vitali, marco, and all other europeans. there is going a rumor around that we europeans only get the second disk in a special edition set, is this true??? we really need to know cause a lot of us are pre-ordering the wrong god of war 2. and a lot of europeans won't be happy to see only 1 disk :( so PLEASE cory give us some info so we can pre-order the correct version.

best regards mike

ps. this is really really important to us cory.

elmojenkins said...

No offense Mike, but I hate Vin Diesel. That is going to really piss me off if they pick him. I think they ought to go with an unknown white actor. Even if they do pick the right actor, it will be a miracle if they don't srew up the rest.

woot said...

it's hard to say who would be best...i can honestly not think of anyone who is angry enough at kratos, and if they seem like they're angry, they always come up short against krato's fury. vin diesel would be good, but he thinks too much of himself instead of having raw rage. he's the kind of guy who says "you know what im going to do to you? this is what im gonna do..." instead of just doing it without saying anything. a black dude definitely needs to play krato's role. as 300 put so nicely and truly, there were black people in and around greece obviously. i think bruce willis (i know he's not black) would do great. he already has the head shape and the seriousness. but in terms of anger, a black dude needs to do the role. period.

Anonymous said...

bruce willis is great, but he is missing the muscles :( but some time in the gym and some steriods will do miracles haha.

mike

ps. cory please try to answer my question if you read it.

Anonymous said...

ELMOJENKINS

your oppinion is good man, no offence taken :) and i agree with you that most game movie's are fucked up. but we already are lucky it did not fall into the miserable hands of UWE BOLL. as for silent hill, it was not bad.

mike

Alessandro said...

Hey Cory

I met you at GDC on Wednesday outside of the West Hall. Thanks again for the Demo, it was incredible! Also, thanks for the advice about the Conference.

Maga said...

I got my demo too some days ago:) It made me really, really happy:) Thank you! Will be reviewing the whole game and I might translate the text in english later if you want to hear more opinions.

elmojenkins said...

Yeah Silent Hill was pretty good. I do agree that Vin Diesel is the best choice I know of, but he just can't act.

woot said...

oh yeah cory i have another idea. i noticed in the video review that kratos builds up the sword of olympus's power through red orbs; i haven't played the game yet, but i do remember from the first that in the end you still have remaining orbs. maybe in the next one (like i said, i havent played it yet) you could make it so the remaining orbs (if any) can be put into the sword?

hey mike...true about bruce willis. plus he has already done a lot of action movies. not that that's bad, but an actor starts to wear off if he is shown too much. i was about to add that he'd need some serious muscle training or toning, haha. oh snap! i know who'd perfectly do well for the role...that one black dude from friday after next and white chicks. i know he tries to be funny and all (even though he's not), but he certainly does have the anger and build.

Scott TK-7971 said...

It's so close I can almost feel the game in my hands!!!

Regarding the movie, I'd rather they do it all CGI like the High Res movies in teh game and have T.C. Carson and others voice it.

Jeano said...

==HEY==HEY==HEY==HEY==HEY==HEY==HEY

Hey all,
I guess Cory wanted 300 comments to honor the 300 movie, right? Speaking of the GOW movie neither VinDiesel, Djimon Hounsou, The Rock, or Bill Goldberg....none of them mother fuckers can not play Kratos at all.

Actually making a GOW live movie will ruin the game's legacy, just like they ruined those games: Doom, Spider Man, Fantastic 4, Resident Evil, Tomb Raider, Street Fighter, etc... with stupid ass movies and they were all ruined.

They were nothing compared to the games at all. So if they really want to make a GOW movie they better make it a CGI/FMV (Full Motion Video) just like they did with Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children.

Even with the most advanced sophisticated super computer that has the best special effects ever, GOW will never look good in a live movie than it does in the game. In a live movie Kratos is not going to look, sound, act, or make combos the same way as the game and you all know it's the truth.

The film industry has never made a live movie as good as its game basis at all. Like I said, they have a much better chance of succeeding a GOW movie by making it a CGI/FMV just like they did with the Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children movie. That way it would be much more accurate and closer to the game. Does any one agree with me?

Anonymous said...

i agree for 100% about that idea. altough a lot of non gamers don't like computer animated movie's. but for me, and i think almost everyone on this blog... it's a cool idea.

mike

ps. cory please answer the pal special edition question.

woot said...

i do agree with you jeano except i hate anime stuff. except dragon ball z (if you count that as anime). if they do make a movie, we all know based on past experience that the movie is never like the original story. it wont be as long, include everything, nor let the viewers experience the game first hand. i like more raw brutality stuff, not jump 900 feet in the air teleport a mile then come back and land on one toe before punching a guy in the face. i know kratos is unbelievabley strong, but even in greek mythology, his strength is somewhat plausible. if they make the movie, it better be severely gory and stick exactly to the story. but like you said, they wont get it. just have to let that pass. i just dont want to see too much animation. you saw how it ruined blade 2 right? i liked them all, but in the second one there was too much animation and made the fighting look goofy. to me, anime just exaggerates physical boundaries and makes things weird.

Anonymous said...

i really am afraid i will pre-order the wrong version of god of war 2. altough i know the store owner personally, and he likely will know that i want the special version. ( if there is a special version? ) but some info on that would make it much more easy.

well i'm going to sleep now, and i really hope there is an answer in the morning when i wake up :)

GOODNIGHT mike

Anonymous said...

a well last comment :)

you know what let them make a movie, and if they fuck up.... well then at least the games are good :) nothing will ever out due the game.

mike

GOODNIGHT.

jon said...

Dear God, What Have You CReated Cory Barlog!

http://www.battleofthegods.tv/

The End Begins

Elessar said...

The demo isn't long enough, I've played through it roughly 4 times now and each time have beaten it just a bit quicker.

Can't wait to buy it (when ever that is). Oh, and you HAVE to go see 300, amazing movie!

elmojenkins said...

YES!! CGI is the way to go. That was the first thing that entered my mind when I heard about it. I knew they would probably never do it though. There is not one actor I can think of that I would want playing Kratos, but he must be white whoever he is. Because surely at some point in the movie you will see the death of his wife and child. At that point there will be no ash to cover him up. Plus if he were black the facial features would most likely not match up anyway.

Jeano said...

==GOW IN CGI==GOW IN CGI==GOW IN CGI==

Further more peoples, not only we would like to see a CGI/FMV of the GOW movie for the voices, actions, gores, naked women and also since it would take at least a good 5yrs before the GOW3 game comes out, it would be nice to see that happen.

Instead of making a stupid live movie with fucked up actors who can't act and some cheesy special effects, what about making a prequel to GOW3? Or they can call it GOW2 and a 1/2 or something, because there are a lot of wholes that need to be covered in the world of GOW and even if the PS3 is much more powerful, the story is way too big to be just a trilogy and that's why it would be great to have a CGI/FMV movie that is connected to the GOW series.

We would like to see a CGI/FMV movie of GOW to fill up some gap and there's still something missing between GOW1 and GOW2. For instance we don't know what happened with the other gods (Arthemis, Aphrodite, Poseidon, Hades and so on...) who helped Kratos defeat Ares, are they against him in GOW2 as well or what?

I was playing the demo for the 100th time and I don't think Athena fucked up Kratos like a lot of people think:

a) Athena has an Owl and Zeus has a Hawk and that blackish bird who activated the Colossus did not look like an Owl at all.

b) What's up with all those thunder lightning, does that ring a bell? And if any one cares to bring up some clarity on that please do so.

c) Even if you don't like like animations it would be nice to add it up to the GOW franchise, the thing is I have most of the game/movies and I don't see any connections between them at all what so ever.

==WOOT==WOOT==WOOT==WOOT==WOOT==WOOT==

I'm a huge fan of Dragon Ball Z and I have the whole TV series and movies on DVD uncut too. I tried to follow up Dragon Ball GT and it wasn't the same at all, I even try to buy some Dragon Ball Z games and I couldn't play them, because the moves/combos are too hard to do and I always end up getting killed or something. By the way, is there a Dragon Ball AF TV series where Gokou is Super Saiyan 5 or is it just rumors? Please let me know.

And to all of you gamers outhere let's post another 300 comments about pushing on making a CGI/FMV movie of the famous GOW that we indeed love so much.

TC Carson is awsome and I would never thought that he was Kratos voice, I guess that would make Kratos a black guy, eh... I was watching some of the bonus DVD when they were recording Kratos and TC Carson said "Return to Sparta and prepare for battle." I played that part like a 100 times and still get a laugh out of it.

Nymo said...

hey, Glad To Meet You Last Night, well, Early This Morning At Video Games Live! Hopefully, I Can Make It To The Midnight Launch, Where You "may or may not" Mention Something 'bout The PSP Version..

Vitali said...

Jon,

I laughed, I cried... Damnit. It was kinda good actually.

Anonymous said...

This is so stupid.... http://www.battleofthegods.tv/

Anyway, the game is coming VERY SOON! Sharpen your blades!

Anonymous said...

well well cory , looks like you got to 300 comments on the other post anyway :D:P. so how about 400 on this one? ^^

Vitali said...

Lets get to 400!! POST EVERYONE!

SPAM-FEST! lol

Anonymous said...

After march 13th,gooooooo!

Anonymous said...

Canada gets it on the 14th. DAMN YOU CORY. DAMN YOUUUUUUUUUUUU.

Anonymous said...

rofl , well us europeans have to wait untill april or something. damn you europe!! DAMN YOU!!!! The gods of santa monica have abandon me... now there's no hope. i must wait untill april... AREEEEEEEEEEEEEES!!!

Anonymous said...

Damn you Cory, Europeans hates you!!:((((((((((((((((((

woot said...

yo jeano, there isn't an AF series. all those pictures you see are just fan art. i wish they'd make one more movie where goku had to fight an infinitely strong guy and would only win if the guy transferred his power to goku. you and i both know that the last movie sucked. it had no place in the movie lineup. fusion reborn should have been the ender. anyway, akira toriyama claimed that dbgt is the last of the series. if there are comics saying dbaf or stuff like that then it is not his true work.

Anonymous said...

EDGE Magazine:
God of War 2 (PS2, Sony): 7

other scores:
Motorstorm (PS3, Sony): 8
Virtua Fighter 5 (PS3, Sega): 8
Virtua Tennis 3 (PS3, Sega): 8
Rogue Galaxy (PS2, Sony): 6
Def Jam Icon (PS3/Xbox 360): 5
Sonic and the Secret Rings (Wii, Sega): 5
Burnout: Dominator (PS2, EA): 7
Lunar Knights (NDS, Konami): 7
Vampire's Rain (Xbox 360, Microsoft): 5
Diddy Kong Racing DS (NDS, Nintendo): 5
Ratchet and Clank Size Matters (PSP, Sony): 7

:(((

Elessar said...

Edge Magazine? Lol, yeah, thats a reputable source.

woot said...

hey guys just a heads up: www.cheatplanet.com is doing a full week spoiling starting tomorrow...5 days of it for god of war 2.

Jeano said...

==WOOT==WOOT==WOOT==WOOT==WOOT==WOOT==

What up Woot,
As much as I love Dragon Ball Z, I thought there would be at least a movie where Gokou made a wish to bring back the planet Vegeta and meet with all the Saiyans or Gokou would have made a wish to meet up with his biological father, Bardock.

Just think about all the Saiyans on planet Vegeta turning into Super Saiyans and Gokou had to fight'em just to prove he's the greatest fighter in the Universe.

It would've been nice to see Gokou as a Super Saiyan level 4 having a fight with Raditz again. To me the best Dragon Ball Z fight was the very 1st between Gokou and Vegeta.

Eventhough Dragon Ball GT sucked I was hoping that Gokou would have his normal size back and have a Super Saiyan level 4 fight with Vegeta again. Also I wanted to see a fusion between Trunks and Goten on Dragon Ball GT just to see how Gotenks would look like.

Anonymous said...

Number 1 Canadian fan right here boys, soak it in!!! 2 days, FUCK YEAH!!!!!

woot said...

i would like to see all what you just said come true as well. i agree gt sucked...they talked WAY too much. i thought the best fight was when vegeta went majin and fought goku as super saiyan 2. goku vs. frieza wasn't bad either. man i cant wait for god of war 2. sounds cliche. just got back from seeing 300. it was good, little loud haha but good. i thought those comedy-masked guys were ninjas at first.

josiah said...

Wat Up Bitches?? Im so excited i cant wait only a few days mother fuckers! too bad ppl in europe have to wait longer : (.

Josiah

Anonymous said...

GOD OF WAR 2 TOMORROW. cant wait. did anyone else notice they took out the coice of what you want to do when you grab someone. its not that bad of a thing but ikinda wished they didnt. maybe i missed something maybe. but my demo had only the stab in the stomach 3 times kill.


Sean

Devin Greer said...

Yeah, that was just the demo. For the E3 Demo, Cory played it for... Gamespot? I think it was, and he was talking about the different choices, so it's in there. Yes, God Of War II, tomorrow! OMFG!

memo said...

Since febuary 2006 I wait this game day after day,news after news.

Good luck.

Travis said...

-WOOT--WOOT--WOOT--WOOT--WOOT--WOOT-


Does that mean you think black men are angry? Raw Rage? Is that waht you think? This makes me angry! LOL!

R/C Stunt Copter said...

Congrats for those who are getting the game tomorrow. I want to ask about that SPECIAL EDITION thing in Europe, I saw others have asked this too. I won't be ordering the game without being sure I'll be getting two disks. Many people who have passionately waited for the game will do the same. Some info would be very helpful.

Jeano said...

==FINALLY==FINALLY==FINALLY==FINALLY==

IT'S FINALLY HERE PEOPLES!!!!!! GOW2 IS ALREADY IN STORES AND THOSE STUPID STORE MANAGERS ARE HOLDING UP THE GAME BY WAITING FOR THE GREEN LIGHT FROM SONY TO RELEASE IT.

THE 1st GOW GAME CAME OUT IN MARCH 2005 OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT AND NOW 24 MONTHS LATER, NEWS AFTER NEWS, UPDATES AFTER UPDATES, TEASES AFTER TEASES, VIDEOS AFTER VIDEOS, SCREEN SHOTS AFTER SCREEN SHOTS, INTERVIEWS AFTER INTERVIEWS WE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR IT WAY TOO LONG AND SOME STUPID STORE MANAGER IS TELLING ME THAT I CAN NOT HAVE IT TIL WEDNESDAY 03-14-07 WHEN THE GAME COMES OUT.

woot said...

being black myself, yes i do think we have an inner rage.

Anonymous said...

R/C Stunt Copter

your right, i asked the same thing about the special edition. but cory is too busy or something :( but i have too know, cause i want 2 disks NOT 1 disk.

do you see cory :) we want 2 disks.

mike

Jeano said...

==WOOT==WOOT==WOOT==WOOT==WOOT==WOOT==

Yo Woot,
what up man? all mankind have rage in them whether you're black, white, yellow, green, purple. Even animals have rage in them, I can tell you that we are all lucky to be alive today, we are all lucky to be here even us black people.

If you're black or brown you must look at America a different way, you must look at it like the Uncle who paid your way through college, gave you a car, gave you a job, gave you a place to live, but molested you for 500 years.

P.S: If you think I'm wrong watch those movies (Amistad, Glory, Roots.....)

Anonymous said...

JEANO & WOOT

rage is indeed not a collor thing. i have a lot of rage sometimes and i'm as white as i can be, altough i have a lot of black friends haha. but it's all good, cause i can loose that with thaiboksing. as for the ladies i met a really super beuatiful 1 now, and i tend to fuck her crazy. oh and talking about my black friends :) they banged 1 girl crazy in toilet at the gym today hahaha she said she was horny and shit, crazy bitch.

and who said RESPECT THE LADIES? USE THESE HO'S.

mike

Anonymous said...

http://www.gamespot.com/pages/video_player/popup.php?pid=932295&sid=6167191&tab=related&tag=videos;related;12

josiah said...

OMFG IF I WAS A VIDEO GAME I WOULD MAKE LOVE TO GOW2.

Anonymous said...

David jaffe Djimon Hounsou as Kratos in gow the movie?
http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/date/03122007/index.html#673983

Anonymous said...

Sorry David jaffe want Djimon Hounsou as Kratos in gow the movie?
http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/date/03122007/index.html

woot said...

first of all, i already know that no color matters. however, you cannot deny the fact that black people of all races (along with women, you cant deny it) have been cheated to death and stolen the crap from. like i said, this doesnt mean other races have been stolen from or been messed with. but considering this is movie is based in america, considering most of the people who are participating in this film are american (no, im not getting to an american pride moment), i would definitely not mind if a black person was offered the opportunity considering countless years of being cheated and messed with. the reason why i mentioned rage is because, believe it or not, we are mad. obviously we should stop being used for entertainment and pursue more intellectual things cause that's where the real power is at (and im not saying black people are dumb, cause i know plenty of black intellectuals), but i dont think we will get that anytime soon. all im tryin to say is is that i would rather see a black dude as kratos than a white dude. this doesnt mean i will be outraged but it would be most appreciated considering minorities here in the u.s. are highly unrepresented. sure you have black actors, hispanic actors, asian actors, native american actors, etc. but if you just study history a little more you'll know exactly what im talkin about. anyway, im biracial, and the uncle who has molested me for 500 years is now molesting people in iraq (and possibly iran), so i have no sympathy for him. i earned my way to college and im building my own car. it's not like im laying here and somehow the government picked me up and said "i love you son. here is free education and a house to live. be thankful". nah. my parents worked their butt off just to keep me alive, not the government. the government is only concerned if the economy is ok and worries when people dont believe in what they're doing. im not goin to go on, so im endin this stuff now. i jus wanted to say that cheatplanet is startin to put stuff up. and mike, you crazy, haha. i gotta lot of respect for you. i definitely am goin to amsterdam one day.

woot said...

oh yeah, and im not mad right now either. jus expressin my opinion.

woot said...

im surprised that the people who have already gotten the game havent put up any more videos.

Greg said...

9.2 from gamespot - grats man!

http://au.gamespot.com/ps2/action/godofwar2/review.html?sid=6167249

Anonymous said...

hey cory, remember when you came to System wars? good times.if you ever want to come back it's at http://www.gamespot.com/pages/forums/show_topics.php?board_id=314159282
BTW, GOW II got 9.2 on gamespot.

jon said...

God of War confirmed check any major gamesite...

Anyway Cory go take a Vacation relax a little and enjoy yourself you just shipped your first title as Director ;) Congratulations.

jon said...

God of War psp that is

Anonymous said...

YO WOOT

your right man, i also saw a lot of those movies and it's sad. RAY CHARLES is also a very educative movie. luckely here in holland that racial shit is not that bad. i think people should not even talk about skin collors, it's so fucking stupid cause we all bleed the same coller. but like TUPAC said KEEP YA HEAD UP :)

mike

Anonymous said...

OH AND WOOT & JEANO

the one thing i do hate about all y'all...... IS YOU GUYS CAN PLAY GOD OF WAR 2 ALREADY, AND I CAN STILL WAIT A FEW FUCKING WEEKS :( hahaha

mike

Anonymous said...

OH AND JEANO & WOOT

i also got respect for you guys.

mike

Jeano said...

==MIKE==MIKE==MIKE==MIKE==MIKE==MIKE==

Yo Mike,
what up man? how're things going on overthere in The Netherlands? Actually, I pre-ordered my copy of GOW2 and I'll go pick it up this Friday for me to play all week-end long cause I don't want to deal with the long ass line at the store you know what I mean.

I can't wait to go to Amsterdam to have those blondes suck my dick and Mike you should bang that chick you heve met too. What's the deal with your friends banging that chick in the bathroom? One thing that I can tell you for sure is never mess with a horny blonde chick at all because when that hormone is taking over her body she'll fuck any body even a dog.

Even if I beat the game I'm not going to rub it up on your face like that and it would not be fair to you guys in Europe, I'm not that type of guy who be showing off and one thing that I can tell you is you should play GOW2 cause it'll get you laid and GOW2 is fucking rad.

Later, NYC represents.

Jeano said...

==WOOT==WOOT==WOOT==WOOT==WOOT==WOOT==

Yo Woot,
what up dawgg? I read your comment and I feel you on that, we all have been cheated and stolen from, just look at the Native Indians man, we're in 2007 and they still treat'em like SHIT. They helped the Pilgrims big time and what did they get back? We all (Blacks, Whites, Chinese, Native Indians...)helped built, go to war and fight for this beautiful country and what do we got? We shouldn't be mad at this country is the politicians that we should be mad at, I love every body except the politicians and COPS who are the bad guys.

Devin Greer said...

March 13th... It's here... Man, back during E3 is when I first started hearing things about God Of War II. And now the day of it's release is finally here. Well, I'm going to go buy it right away. I think I'm about 1 out of 2 God Of War fans in all of Lake County (The county where I live). So, nu rush, except for the fact I want to play it like crazy. You probably won't hear from me for a few hours... Thanks, Cory...

-Devin Greer

Adam said...

Anybody know the hours EB Games open at? I pre-ordered it last night (they won't have the game until tomorrow) and I was stupid and didn't even look at the times. 10 right?

Anonymous said...

Well Cory, I've got a nice little question for you. when will THE GAME (GoW II) come out in Europe?? 'cause some say it's in march, other say april...i just don't get it anymore.

please respond to my prayers en answer this cause i'm getting really stressed out because of this..:D

woot said...

exactly my point. like i said other people have been treated bad as well. it's sad that i hardly know anyone who lives on a reservation. don't see them anywhere, except peeps who say they're cherokee. but yeah to me the hand of friendship has no color. and by the way guys, i just read the entire game on www.cheatplanet.com. AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!! i went to best buy...didn't have it. went to eb games and gamestop....didn't have it. they said the release date is actually the shipping date, meaning the game comes out tomorrow. cory must be crazy to think that we might not want a sequel.

Maga said...

CAN'T....CAN'T... EXIST....ANy...mORE.... .... WHY not today? WHy do you want to torment us? And I' ve got a review to write, too! Only two days left to write it...When will I play the thing...

Anonymous said...

JEANO

everything cool around here, altough i'm very sick. and about that chick i met, yes i'm going to bang her haha. and that other girl got banged on the toilet, she knew one of my friends and she was crazy about him. we told them they should go fuck on the toilet, and they did that hahaha after he was finished he came to us saying we should go fuck her as well haha he's crazy like that. but that girl i met is really fine jeano. but she is not blond tough :) and when are you planning to visit amsterdam?.

mike

Anonymous said...

http://cheatplanet.gamesradar.com/us/ps2/game/features/article.jsp?releaseId=20060313151238825080&articleId=20070312162340842071§ionId=1003&pageId=20070312165214960079

Anonymous said...

L. Boss Battle - Zeus
Ok, this is it - the big one. First off, Zeus grows massive and starts lobbing Furies at you. Killing them is the key to victory, and a great tactic is to either juggle them into the air (helping you avoid most of the secondary attacks Zeus throws at you), or use your Quake magic to make them soft enough to finish off. After you kill a handful of Furies, you'll see Zeus reel back, then slam his hand into the ground. Bash his fingers, and he'll withdraw his hand, letting you climb up his body and go into a Quicktime sequence. Get it right, and he'll shrink down to your size.

This part is the toughest, so be ready. Zeus comes at you with the sword, and with lightning attacks. Use the Golden Fleece to throw his bolts back at him, and this'll give you a quick health boost. Use your Quake attack and Rage to take his health down. Don't worry about running out because once you reach the next part, you'll recover most of it. Once the circle appears above his head tap Circle and get ready to hammer Circle quickly, as you rip the sword from his grasp.
Now you have the sword. Watch out for his lightening bolts (deflect them where possible), and get stuck in with combos, Rage and Quake. Eventually, you'll be in a position to perform a Quicktime event that lets you smash him against a pillar. Once he's down, pick up the pillar and break it over his skull.

He's back up again, so keep fighting. He'll take the sword back (don't worry - it's meant to happen), so you'll have to repeat the process once more. Batter him until he gives up the sword, then batter him with the sword. You'll finally fling him into another pillar, and get the chance to drop a whole block of rock onto him. After that, he goes large again, and attacks you with a sheet of lightening. Hammer Circle to stay alive, and you'll go into a cutscene. Here comes another Quicktime sequence! Importantly, once you've nailed his hands to the rocks, you'll need to press Circle quickly - so have your fastest finger ready. After this, you're treated to a cinematic. Looks like you've won. Or have you?

LI. Loom Chamber Redux
You're back in the Loom chamber. Save the game, then repeat the time travelling sequence again. Now you've reached the end. Congratulations, get ready for "The End Begins."

Anonymous said...

HEY

cory confirmed the psp god of war :) and it's a all new game, no port. and there will also be a god of war 3 for the playstation 3 using 1080p/tilt/rumble.

mike

Eric said...

GOW on PSP and GOW3 at 1080p with vibration? Cory, i love you. I need to get myself a new PSP and PS3 now...

Anonymous said...

PlayStation 3

SingStar - Juni 13 (with mic: €59.99 , without: €29.99 )
Lair - Juni 23

PlayStation 2

GOD OF WAR 2 - APRIL 18
Everybody's tennis - April 18
Buzz Mega Quiz - Mei 9
Socom Combined Assault - Mei 16
SingStar Pop Hits - Mei 16
Buzz Junior Robojam - 30 Mei
Rogue Galaxy - Juni 6
Eye Toy Play Sports Platinum - Mei 3

PlayStation Portable

Daxter Platinum - April
Tekken DR Platinum - Mei 2
Killzone Liberation Platinum - Mei 2
Loco Roco Platinum - Mei 2
Moto GP Platinum - Mei 2
Ridge Racer 2 Platinum - Mei 2

Ratchet and Clank Size Matters - Mei 2
Socom Fire TEam Bravo 2 - Mei 16
Smart Court Tennis - Mei 30
Ape Escape Quest - Juni 27
Pursuit Force 2 Extreme - Juni 27

Anonymous said...

official sony europe release list.

mike

Anonymous said...

so when does the game release??? march 13th, 14th, 15th. when is it available in fucking stores????? i just walked 40km to get it today, WASN"T FUCKING THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO PLEASE TELL ME WHEN I CAN GET THIS AMAZING GAME!

woot said...

it comes out tomorrow. today was the shipping date, march 13. i thought it was today too, until i was told 3 times that it's tomorrow. but i'll be ready. nice getting to know you all!

Devin Greer said...

Dude, I'm so pissed. My Wal*Mart lied to me! T_T

elmojenkins said...

I just picked up my copy of GOW2 from Gamestop. However I will not play it until tomorrow. I figure since most everybody else that reserved a copy has to wait, than so will I. Plus it's late and I have to get to bed. I'll post my thoughts tomorrow night. Oh yeah, I also picked up a limited edition strategy guide. It's very cool and comes with an exclusive art book. So if you have the extra cash I recommend getting it.

Anonymous said...

You still stay in touch with Jaffe? You guys good friends?

Anonymous said...

Hey Cory thanks for the colossal achievement!!! You and the guys at SCE Studios Santa Monica have made a masterpiece!!! You are the new God of War!!!

Hey I heard about a new God of War video game coming for the PSP. Any chance for a port or remake of this PSP game for PS3 coming as a bonus with the release of God of War 3? I got nothing against the PSP, but I rather like to play my video games on a televion with dolby digital sound.

If Square-Enix can release their PSP Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories as a remake game for PS2 along with a new version of Kingdom Hearts 2 and tons of bonus content as Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix+ for PS2 then just releasing a port or remake of the psp God of War along with God of War 3 for PS3 may be done.

Anonymous said...

Cory
I got my copy today and...WOW...the graphics, the music, the story, the gameplay, the weapons, the magic, the environments, the enemies. FUCKING BAD ASS SHIT. BEST GAME OF ALL TIME.
Cody

josiah said...

I FUCKING HATE YOU MOTHERFUCKERS!! WHY THE FUCK DO YOU GUYS GET THE GAME BEFORE ME. FUCK YOU. I WANT THE GAME RIGHT THE FUCK NOW GOD DAMN!!!!! I CANT WAIT. IVE BEEN WAITING A WHOLE FUCKING YEAR FOR THIS SHIT I WANT IT GOD DAMN FUCKING NOW!~!!!!!!

sorry for the language...

Josiah

Anonymous said...

Picked up GOWII on my way home from work today. I love it. I've been playing nonstop. I really hope that one guys comment wasn't an actual level walkthrough since I read some of it. I want to be surprised. I almost cried this morning when some new guy at Gamestop said that they weren't getting them till tomorrow so I called back and the manager said I could swing by at 4 after he personally picked the games up from the airport. Sweet. Great game. Thanks Corey.

Vitali said...

=CORY==CORY==CORY==CORY==CORY=

Congratulations man!! I loved your little speech in the event.. you seemed more alive and I loved that! You spoke freely and... did you ever consider a stand-up career?

I can't wait to get my game.. Hopefully with the second disc.

Cory Barlog said...

thanks for the awesome comments everybody!!! It is so great to finally have this game hit the streets.

Sorry everyone is having troubles finding the game, everything should be good to go tomorrow! (or today rather)

Vitali...were you at the event? If not how ere you able to check it out? is it online or something?

cory

Anonymous said...

ANONYMOUS

that comment you readed was about the last boss fight. i did not read it but i knew already zeus was the end boss. altough i wonder who that fat lady in the game is. but guys no need to answer.

mike

Anonymous said...

yeah vitali how the hell did you see that? and he is from israel cory :) so he could not have seen you live. and while your here cory can you please give an answer to that special edition rumor for europe?. i hope we also get 2 disks in the normal case.

mike

Anonymous said...

oké maybe your not allowed to say anything or something. only 5 weeks left. but if you have an aswer tough you could make our pre-order more easy.

mike

Anonymous said...

*sigh* lucky bastards , cory do you know the release for europe allready?

Anonymous said...

to make kratos go faster use the right analog stick to the require direction and and then press BOX/SQUARE/[] and continue or re[eat this method

Anonymous said...

eropean why dont u guys send the money to a friend so they can buy the game and send it by to you oh yea european girls MMMOOOOSSSST Definitely freaks

Jeano said...

==MARCH 14th==MARCH 14th==MARCH 14th==

WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON? IS GOW2 OUT ANYWHERE IN AMERICA YET OR NOT? I THINK GOW2 IS OUT ONLY IN CALIFORNIA, EH... GOW2 IS NOWHERE TO BE FOUND AT ALL. DID THEY STEAL THE SHIPMENTS AND RE-SALE THEM ON EBAY FOR $5,000 EACH COPY OR WHAT? I THOUGHT GOW2 WAS SUPPOSED TO BE IN STORE ON MARCH 13th, RIGHT? AND TODAY IS MARCH 14th AND I CAN NOT FIND IT NO WHERE, NOT AT WAL-MART, NOT AT TARGET, NOT AT CIRCUIT CITY, NOT AT WORST/BEST BUY, NOT AT EB GAMES AND NOT EVEN AT GAME STOP. HAVE WE BEEN DICKED OR WHAT?
AAGGGRRRRHHHHH!! I'M FUCKING PISSED OFF AND ANGRY ALREADY.

YOU'VE MAJOR EXPLANATIONS TO SAY CORY AND WHAT'S THE DEAL WITH THAT ANONYMOUS GUY WHO BE RUBBING SHIT ON OUT FACES FOR? I CAN FIND OUT HOW TO BEAT ZEUS MYSELF AND FROM WHAT HE'S SAYING LOOKS LIKE GOW2 ENDS ON A CLIFF HANGER JUST LIKE THE 1st GAME.

LATER, NYC REPRESENTS.

Anonymous said...

jeano stfu , dont talk with your caps on...

cory , any news on the pal demo's?

Vitali said...

Gamespot has a 8 minute video of the launch event.. showing some interviews and your little speech.

http://www.gamespot.com/pages/video_player/popup.php?pid=932295&sid=6167364&tab=related&tag=videos;related;14

There are some really cool bits. They also have an entire launch center for the game.. that's something they do too often, so consider yourself priveliged Cory. It's Gamespot you know...

Vitali said...

I ment to say "Don't do too often" there...

Vitali said...

And I want a tour in Santa Monica TOO!! Come to think of it, I want to go to the US!

You freaking amercians get everything! And we get nothing for more money... I want that second disc but I already preordered my copy and most likely I'll get the normal edition. Europe (and me) gets screwed again!

Lol my Word Verification code was fejejkid.. ROFL!!

Jeano said...

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Anonymous said...

VITALI

but maybe the special edition is only a rumor. only cory knows. i hope it's not true cause i want 2 disks.

mike

Anonymous said...

JEANO

well i can say i like your typing bro haha. took you a long time :) and for me still FUCKING 5 WEEKS.

mike

elmojenkins said...

I've now played through about 45 minutes of GOW2 and it is FUCKING GREAT!!! The only complaint I have so far is that they didn't fix the scene after Kratos gets shot from the colossus' arm. He still has no blades? Until he stands up and gameplay resumes. Oh well, I'm still having the best time of my life!!! Thanks Cory!!!

Anonymous said...

lol jeano , noob. get a life , and dont talk with your caps on! yea , what are you gonna do now huh? :p
yea look at me , im pissing you off right now!! hehehehe , newb...
and another thing : stfu

Anonymous said...

Cory, please tell about Europe release date pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeseeeeeeeease!!!
Is we get the 2 disc in normal edition!???????????????????

Anonymous said...

ANONYMOUS

i posted the official sony europe release list a few comments above.

mike

elmojenkins said...

Sorry guys, I'm not trying to brag or anything. Just keep looking, they're out there. I live in Bristol TN and if we got ours then every where else should be stocked by now. I don't know? Good luck anyway.

Jeano said...

==MIKE==MIKE==MIKE==MIKE==MIKE==MIKE==
Yo Mike,
what up man? I've been reading shit on the internet about GOW2 for the past 1year or so. And they said it was supposed to be released on Feb. 13th 2007, which means they were supposed to be stocked in stores at least 1 day before the release date, right?

They pushed it to March 13th 2007 which was ok with me though and I'm glad Cory/The GOW Team didn't do like those Japanese did with Final Fantasy 12.

I pre-ordered GOW2 like 9 months ago, I've been waiting patient for this day and yerterday March 13th, I went to pick it up at the EB Games store and that stupid little cashier chick dared to tell me that GOW2 is not out yet and I just called them a minute ago at the store and they still haven't got it yet.

Like I said maybe they stole the shipment and planned on re-saling each copy of GOW2 for $5,000 each on Ebay or something. The thing is I paid it in full too and now they're telling me they don't have it yet, I'm feeling robbed and dicked up all over.

Do you know how frustating things like this can be? That Anonymous guy was rambling about Zeus being the last boss added more fuel into my fire, I want to find things out for myself and I don't see why you guys in Europe have to wait much more longer just to get a damn copy of the game.

I heard GOW is going to be a whole new game story for PSP, as much as I love GOW I'm not going to buy a stupid PSP system just to play it, but is it going to be a prequel to GOW3 or is it going to be related to the original GOW story or what?Is it going to fill up the gap on what's going on in the world of GOW or something? I need to play GOW2 cause it will get me laid and GOW2 if fucking rad.

NYC represents.

woot said...

im getting mine 2pm at best buy here in houston. they said they'd have it today. i would go to eb games/gamestop but they are only going to have like 5 copies showing at 10 and i have a doctor's appointment. best buy better have it. target said they wont have it for another one or two weeks! im cool though. just have to be patient. if i can wait a year and a half i can wait a couple more hours.

Adam said...

My game gets in at 1, but I'm busy so I'm going to pick it up at 3. This is going to be great. Thanks Cory.

I just hope you don't become a whiny bitch after doing this like a certain someone...

Anonymous said...

april 20 should be the release date for europe , still some time away :s
hopefully the pal demo's get here soon.

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Devin Greer said...

Can someone say spam?

elmojenkins said...

No Shit! Go away!!

Anonymous said...

JEANO

your right that anonymous person is really spoiling shit. and i understand your patiance is wearing thin :) i have the same fucking problem here. god of war is like cocaine really adictive haha ;) and that line: you should play gow cause it will get you laid gow is fucking rad. haha it's from that stuttering guy :) he is cool haha. and yes i also think the info is a little bad cause here in europe they talk about a special edition, and that there is also going to be a 1 disk version. but as you can guess, now we don't know if we pre-orderd the right version. and cory does not say anything about it :(

mike

Anonymous said...

CORY

i want to give you a little advice about those psp controls. just leave everything as it is on the ps2 controller. as for the roll just push L ( block ) and while in block, your analog stick changes in to roll, instead of walking around. hope this helps :)

mike

Anonymous said...

thus second analog problem solved.

mike

ps. when i play god of war i always press L1 while rolling around. thats why i came up with this idea.

Devin Greer said...

Just got the game about 3 hours ago, or so... I popped in the Disc 2, first. I watched all of the videos except for the ones put under the name "SPOILERS", I didn't even dare to look in there, yet. It took about an hour and a half to watch them all, so I figure that including the spoilers, it's at least 2 hours long, all I can say is "Holy shit, thank you."

Just started playing the actual game itself, on God Mode, got to the part where you throw the Colossus' arm into the wheel and started cutting the shit out of it's face. I'll say more later, and Cory, I had a few questions to ask you about the Extras which are just out of curiosity. So, whenever you send you screen-name to me for X-Fire, I'd love to talk to you, unless you're busy or doing what you should be after making such a great game, resting...

-Devin Greer

Anonymous said...

i just saw some footage and it's really nasty, wow i really looked at it and tought to myself wow thats got to be painful. way worse than that gage scené :o but that's my point :( i hope it will not be taken out for europe cause i really love it. good job man.

mike

elmojenkins said...

Hey Cory. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You & Thank You!!! This game is utterly amazing. A perfect 10. And my 7 year old neice agrees! I'm about halfway through right now. Decided to take a break and grab something to eat. I'll drop back in when I'm through.

Devin Greer said...

Just got to Theseus (Spelling?)... I keep on messing up on the mini-game you get before he climbs up... It's so... sudden... Yeah, I'd have to agree, I mean, in my opinion, I give the first game a perfect 10, for the reason that it was so original and awesome, my score doesn't lower, either. And so far, God Of War II gets perfect 10, too. I mean, the ONLY thing that I could complain about is that on the cut-scenes that use the in-game graphics, sometimes it skips a bit but it's nothing too bad...

Adam said...

Playing on God Mode, very challenging, but satisfying. I absolutely love this game. Good job Cory. You did great!!!!

Dutch DeGay said...

Talk about getting in the mood for Spartan destruction! I saw 300 twice this past weekend (the first time in IMAX), bought the 300 game for my PSP (which is quite good)and got to look forward to GOW 3 this week.

Got my copy this morning and have been playing it all day! Oh yeah AND I picked up the special edition boxed game guide with the "Art of God of War" book. It is excellent!

I too started with the extras DVD.........'cause I'm on it. I'm the guy in the black shirt at E3 talking about why should we buy a next gen console when GOW 2 looks so good on PS2. I was stoked to see I made it on the DVD!

As for the gameplay? I found that my eyes were getting dry because I was forgetting to blink. Damn Zeus!!

I'm out, gotta get some shut eye.

Dutch
www.thedigitalblast.com

josiah said...

WTF dutch??? u have an IMAX where u live? where the fuck do you live??

Dutch DeGay said...

I actually have 3 here in MA. All within 30 mins of my house.

Its one of the few good things about living in this damned state!

Dutch
www.thedigitalblast.com

Anonymous said...

i finish the game in one day believe me or not Cory you should have me for your playtest game first playthru couldnt find the last upgrade of magic and life only find three urb, the game is gorgeous

TUCSON

Jeano said...

==MIKE==MIKE==MIKE==MIKE==MIKE==MIKE==

Yo Mike,
what up man? I heard rumors there's going to be a GOW for the PSP system, how fun is it going to be on the PSP? I also heard it's going to be a whole new story, is it going to related to GOW1 and GOW2 or what? As much as I love the GOW series I don't think that I'm going to buy a PSP just to play GOW at all man.

I'm like what the fuck, I know there are a lot of gap that need to be filled up in the GOW World, but making GOW on a PSP doesn't sound too good. We also know that GOW3 might take at least a good 5yrs in productions before we get our hands on it and I'm not feeling that GOW on PSP at all. Since PSP is not doing well on the market I think it's a way to push peoples to buy the PSP system.
What do you think of that?

NYC Represents.

Jeano said...

==CORY==CORY==CORY==CORY==CORY==CORY==

Yo Cory,
what up man? After the long wait, I finally got my hands on GOW2, to tell you the truth I haven't played the game yet. As soon as I got my GOW2 copy, I played the bonus DVD 1st, because I wanted to see for myself what kind of works you guys have done for the past months or so.

Hey Cory, I gotta tell you that you're a terrible sandwich maker man that why you need a chick to do things for you pal. By watching the DVD bonus, I can see the passions, they really cared about the work, they really loved what they do and they're good at it too.

From what I've seen on the DVD bonus, it took a lot of time and so much efforts on making this game and I see myself in these peoples, they worked their asses off and us gamers should start appreciating the game developpers work and should take any body to court who be burning those games, sell'em on the black market and make profits out of it.

Eventhough it might take at least 5yrs and I hope that you and Dave Jaffe work together on the GOW3 project and what's the deal with GOW on PSP man? Is it going to related to the series? Does that mean I must buy a PSP just to play it or what? Is there going to be a PS2 version for it or what?

The Santa Monica Team did a Super Excellent job on the GOW2 project and that Level Designer chick drive me wild Cory and I think her name was "Ashley Morgan" I would like to get to know her, hook up with her too and I'm dead ass serious about it too.

What's the deal with those other 2 chicks who were dancing with the snakes? One of them was banging a guy sitting down on a chair with her hips and they looked pretty much like them 2 bitches Kratos bangged in GOW1 or something.

We really appreciate and love what you did for us and we're waiting for GOW3 now. Please tell Ashley Morgan that a guy name Jeano from NYC wanna hook up with her and give me her e-mail address or something if possible.

WELL DONE GUYS...WELL DONE GUYS...

Anonymous said...

JEANO

god of war for the psp is not a rumor:

http://www.gamespot.com/pages/video_player/popup.php?pid=932295&sid=6167364&tab=related&tag=videos;related

and yes i think it's a push to boost the psp :) but i do not mind cause i have a psp. and i have a lot of trust in ready at dawn ( daxter ).

mike

Anonymous said...

JEANO

god of war for the psp is not a rumor:

http://www.gamespot.com/pages/video_player/popup.php?pid=932295&sid=6167364&tab=related&tag=videos;related

and yes i think it's a push to boost the psp :) but i do not mind cause i have a psp. and i have a lot of trust in ready at dawn ( daxter ).

mike

Anonymous said...

damn word confirmation :( now my comment i placed twice.

mike

josiah said...

i dont have a psp! but u can guarantee i wll be getting one so i can play gow.

Josiah

Vitali said...

=CORY==CORY==CORY==CORY==CORY==CORY=

This might sound a bit shocking for you but I'm gonna ask it still...

If that bonus DVD somehow gets on the net for download.. would you mind if I downloaded it?? Cause I did some shop browsing and no Israeli shop is even aware of that SE so I'm guessing I'll NEVER get it the normal way... AND I WANT IT BAD!

Adam said...

Lmfao @ you asking if he minds you downloading something. Woooow.

Definitely a comic relief from the difficult God Mode. Rofl.

Anonymous said...

ZESUS DID'NT DIED ANTHENA SACRIFIES HER LIFE FOR HIM, KRATOS WHEN BACK IN TIME TO RESCUE THE TITANS FROM GREAT WAR AND BRING THEM TO THE PRESENT WHERE ZESUS IS INJURE BY KRATOS QUOTED BY KRATOS " YOUR SON RETURN TO KILL YOU" YES KRATOS IS ZESUS SON. THE TITAN CLIMB UP MOUNT OLYMPUS, KRATOS ON GAIA SOMEWHERE THEN THE END BEGIN. ohh yeah fuck you too, suck you mother pussy

Ninja99 said...

I got the game yesterday, finished it on God Mode today, and I have to say it's just incredible. You and the rest of Sony Santa Monica did a tremendous job. Thanks for making such a brilliant followup to GOW. In my opinion, GOW2 trumps it in every way. Well done.

Anonymous said...

ANONTMOUS

why are you spoiling like that. i mean i don't read your story's. but i did see the part, where you say athena sacrificed here life for zeus. i hope this is your last spoiler.

mike

Anonymous said...

JEANO/WOOT/VITALI/CORY

i got a better idea, i'm just gonna stay away from this blog a few weeks. this really has become spoiler town :( i'm going to speak to you guys later bye.

mike

Anonymous said...

well cory, i got gow2 the other day and loved every minute of it. beat it on god mode (which was quite a challenge) and immediately started up another game to enjoy the adventure all over again. you guys should be proud.

but jesus fucking christ, titan mode is insane! i just got to the barbarian king, and i have no idea how to take him down. when he's big his one attack is damn near impossible to avoid. think you guys may have pumped up the difficulty a little too much. god mode on gow1 was hard, but this is just sick. oh well, i'm sure someone out there can do it.

Adam said...

Wow. That was the biggest cliff-hanger ending I've EVER seen.

Alright. So I beat the game on God Mode, my final time was 21 hours, and this was the most incredible game I've ever had the pleasure to play. Cory, my blistered hands thank you for finally satisfying us with an addicting game that is also very challenging.

Puzzles were great too. Sometimes I had to turn it off because I couldn't solve them. If you count that along with my actual gametime, I'd say it took 30 hours. INCREDIBLE game. Thank you so much GOW team! BRING ON GOWIII!!!!!!!

-watches the second disc now-

Adam said...

By the way, who's the Titan with four arms?

And the God who has spikes in his back? Hades?

Devin Greer said...

Atlas...

Yes, Hades...

Adam said...

GOW II soundtrack is available for purchase on iTunes for $9.99.

http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/827/untitled5al5.jpg

Enjoy!

Adam said...

http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/827/u
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jon said...

I ok this game has consumed all my free time and I beat it in 20? Something hours on God mode. A little over 200 deaths(mostly jumping off of cliffs hoping to find that damn red chest.

I must say though Cory I love the combat system, especially what you did with the golden fleece.

Devin Greer said...

Loved... It... Man, I have hope for a third game, the way it ended, just makes you want the next one right then. Kratos gets pretty pissed, but hey... It's Kratos. I watched the Spoiler extras. It was kinda funny, on the Kratos one, ending it with you saying, "I don't care..." It's understandable, I mean that was needed to help propel the rest of what happened... Were you kinda pissed that day or something?

Anonymous said...

can anyone tell me where the gift of life is or the last life upgrade

Michael said...

CORY
Please tell me, what about the PAL demo disks? were they sent?

thanks.

Darunia said...

Cory, there's a rumor going around that the PAL version of the game won't have a 60hz or progressive scan mode (a reviewer said that his copy didn't have any). Do you have more information concerning this? I really don't want to play this great game on 50hz on my hdtv without 480p.

Thanks for the reply, if you find the time.

Kelgar said...

Hey, Cory, way to a go on God of War 2!!! At first after playing the first few levels of it, I had a few criticisms on it and felt that it could not top God of War 1. However as I reached the halfway point of the video game most of my initial criticisms I had at the beginning of the game had been addressed and resolved by the middle levels of the game. God of War 2 tops God of War 1 in virtually every aspect. God of War 2 is a monumental epic experience the likes of which I have never felt before in a video game. It feels like a movie on steroids. God of War 2 is a piece of art and a cinematic experience that rivals and surpasses some of the best Oscar movies of all time. Have video games replaced movies as the primary form of entertainment? Are video games the new movies? After playing and beating God of War 2, I unequivocally say “yes” to both questions!
!!!!!!SPOILERS!!!!!!
There are a few remarks of importance though that I a must mention.
In a God of War 1 interview, David Jaffe mentioned that he had an idea for a level involving the Phoenix as a boss with baby chicks. While playing God of War 2 I became surprised when I realized that this excellent concept is not in the new game. I became further shocked when I found out that the Phoenix is in God of War 2 but not as a boss. I love it that you put the Phoenix and the role that it plays in God of War 2, but I would have liked to have had the concept of the Phoenix as a boss as stated by Jaffe implemented. I hope that you will do this for a future came.
I disagree with your previous comments about in God of War 1 Hades and the last boss fight not being that good. Hades is a great level, I kept dying in that level, and I remember it fondly as a level of great challenge. I also like the last boss battle, he killed me several times, and while the boss battle is not as great as the other boss battles it is still an amazing experience.
The one big thing that I was critical of in God of War 1 is Medusa. The boss fight against Medusa in God of War 1 is good but not great. Her character build is not special at all and she looks just like the standard Gorgon in the game other than for a peach and pink color scheme that I despise. Her animations are good but not as dynamic as they could have been. Is this because she is supposedly mortal unlike her sisters? When I heard about her sister Euryale in God of War 2 I became ecstatic. I knew that you guys would not make the same mistake you made in God of War 1 but I had no idea that you Euryale would be so engaging. When I finally got to play the big boss fight against Euryle I could not believe how great you guys had made it. I think it might very well be my favorite boss fight in the God of War games and maybe even my favorite boss fight of all time. The way she moves is horrifyingly realistic. Her animations are dynamic, diverse and instinctual. The battle against her is astounding and feels like a painting come to life. Even now in my mind the epic battle is being replayed on a loop cycle.
A while back I saw some footage of God of War 2 of Kratos leading his men into battle. After I finished God of War 2 I saw the spoilers in the bonus disc and found out that this footage is of a level of Sparta. You said that the level was almost finished, but that you had to cut it out. Cory, you have to put that level back into the God of War series. Here is my idea. You can have Zeus try to distract Kratos by sending a legion of monsters to attack Sparta. Then Kratos leaves the Titans to go save Sparta from destruction.
This is a story point. Someone mentioned this on another board about God of War 2. This person mentioned that since Kratos was not born yet how could he use his thread to go back in time to the Great War? I contend that Kratos was able to do this because Zeus is his father. Since without Zeus Kratos would not even exist then Kratos’ fate must be tied to Zeus and thus his thread also contains the events of his father as these events eventually lead up to the birth and the destiny of Kratos.
I noticed that in God of War 2 you changed the designs of Poseidon and Hades from God of War 1. In God of War 1 Poseidon looked much older and Hades looked like a monstrous demon while in God of War 2 they look much different. I hope that in a future game Poseidon and Hades have multiple forms like Ares and that as they get injured their forms change. So that then Poseidon ends up looking like an old man as he does so in God of War 1 and Hades turns into the monstrous demon form from God of War 1. I know this is a minor quibble to you, but I and other fans of God of War really hope that you will do this as the forms of these two gods from God of War 1 are quite well-liked and accepted.
Lastly, I know this is a drag but I have a few questions. How could Kratos bring the Titans to the future without the gods in the past knowing that the Titans were missing? Did the gods then think that the Titans were killed by the power of the Sword of Olympus? So that the gods will not find out about Kratos bringing the Titans to the future does this mean that Kratos has to eventually send then back in time to get defeated in the first Great War? Did Kratos bring all of the Titans to the future including Cronos, Typhon and Atlas, or did he only bring Gaia and a few others? Did he change the fates of the Titans? How has Gaia been communicating with Kratos? Is the Gaia communicating with Kratos the one in the past that he meets at the end of the game or is it another Gaia in the present? If it is Gaia in the present, is it the same Gaia of the past brought to some recent time in the present only that then Kratos had her guide his younger self so that his older self would then call upon the Titans to attack Mt. Olympus when the time was right?

Anonymous said...

- 1.How could Kratos bring the Titans to the future without the gods in the past knowing that the Titans were missing? -

He is the new master of time,
When Kratos defeated the Sisters of Fate it had a ripple effect all throughout the past, present, and future which is why Gaia greets Kratos in in the past during the Great War. She was anticipating his arrival.

The only significant change made to the new timeline where the Gods and the Titans meet in the present, is that the Titans are no longer imprisoned by the Gods.

josiah said...

OMG i need help!!! i just beat perseus and i put the shield on that statue but it only covers 1 of the beams!! how do i get the other beam covered?? ive tried everything i just dont know how!! i spent like 2 hours on it!! help plzzz!!

Thanks, Josiah

Anonymous said...

Hey Cory,
thanks for the funny comments on the 2nd disk about me, just stumbled onto this blog while looking for any websites talking about the game tester video. Well, looks like I don't get much spotlight, but that's perfectly fine for me, I think the game and your team are the stars as it should be.

In case you don't get to myspace to check your profile I sent a letter thanking you and saying what a great honor it was to be a part of this great game(and to be honest, I'm not really that scary or intense of a person, though my girlfriend and I were rolling on the floor laughing at your comments... she's also in the vid button mashing for a bit)

Well, you and your team well deserve the glory from this game.

Thanks again,
Kevin

Anonymous said...

to pose the shield on the statute with R1

Anonymous said...

And use golden fleece for second eyes,Josiah.

Anonymous said...

i beat titan mode exactly 16 hours then everything automatically unlock besides that can anyone can tell where the last life upgrade please


TUCSON

Anonymous said...

Cory, can you explain who the 4 gods are at the end of GoWII? I see Hades obviously, and I assume Hermes is the one on fire (since he invented fire). Who are the other 2?

josiah said...

thankkkkkkkk you!!

Devin Greer said...

The one with the blue lines on him is Poseidon.

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Charles said...

Cory,

I am so proud for the work you've made with your team for developping God of War II, my personal best PS2 game I ever played(Devil May cry was the previous one).

The panoramic camera angles while going on the chain to reach the giant horses was more than fabulous! Combat has never been more exciting and also more bosses and giant titans which I was expecting.

The only thing that I disliked was that I finished it pretty quickly giving me the impression it is a short game.

If God of war III on PS3 is ever made I would like to have a co-op mode available.

Keep up the good work!!!!

PS. Mention to David Jaffe that without his first God of War, your game would never have been made. :)

GodModeGOD said...

Damn this Translator fight. Did they have to make knockback effects like my grapple/throws hurt the translator? I'm in Titan Mode losing my mind here Cory. Is it possible you can offer some advice. You once claimed someone you knew had done a Titan Mode NUR..if this is accurate then I shouldn be able to do so as well.

SPOILERS BEGIN


Why did it seem like Kratos immediately regretted the killing blow on Athena and even behaved in a "gentle" manner while she was dying in his arms. Then not long afterwords he seemed completely indifferent to the matter? This also brings us to why Athena cared so much about Kratos...

P.S. Loved your comment about the Kratos' father arc being retconned.

SPOILERS END

One more question Cory if I may..
I've been doing a combo test for a few hours straight..just how high does it go? I'm currently at around 750,000 hits.

I've seen that you have "descriptors" for:
100,000 Keep Going!
200,000 More, More, More!
300,000 Not Bad For A Mortal!
400,000 The Mystery Is Unfolding!
500,000 More Hits, More Hits!
600,000 Your Destiny Awaits!
700,000 Your Fate Is Unraveling!
All of which have been worth 9,999EXP (I have MAX EXP already)

If I had to guess I'll either get no response or a "find out yourself" which I'm already doing. It would be nice if you looked over this comment and responded as I'm at wits end with that Translator fight. Those High Priests really make things difficult which I appreciate..but I can't figure out a winning strategy.

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GodModeGOD said...

800,000 Almost There!
900,000 The Secret Is Near!
999,999 www.islandofrhodes.org

A link?..I spent 12 hours doing this for a link that only takes me to PlayStation Underground? Cory, I am at a loss for words..nay.. I am beside myself. Can you please tell me what is going on?

~I'll have it on YouTube within a few hours..first I must upload onto my computer then edit it all together

Anonymous said...

what is with the laziness? Putting a website into a game that takes forever to reach in that game and then make the website not even exist. You must have a lot of nerve

Anonymous said...

JEZUS

i mean DAMN, how stuppid can u be.
i contacted playstation europe, about god of war 2 special edition. and she asked me: is god of war a game from sony? :) ( and we should respect the lady's huh ) well that aside, they did not know shit about the special edition. so how in god's name am i supossed to know what to pre-order??? any answers CORY??????

mike

Vitali said...

That is a LOLLER!!

I'm betting that Cory just didn't think anyone would be able to get to 999,999 before they get the site ready so they just didn't bother. But it was funny as hell!!

Anonymous said...

vitali

you still here? this is spoiler town :o haha but i just called about the special edition and playstation europe doesn't have answers. cool huh haha.

mike

Anonymous said...

cory , whats the status on the pal demo... and whats the release of europe??!

Jeano said...

==GOW2==GOW2==GOW2==GOW2==GOW2==GOW2==

What can I say about GOW2 that hasn't already been said, eh.....
But still, I was expecting more out of it though, I was excited when I 1st play the game and I replayed it again and I was like "Is that it?"

Don't get me wrong though, GOW2 is great, it's even better than the 1st one, but a lot of peoples still love the 1st GOW much more though and that's the truth peoples. After I beat the game again, I was kind of disappointed and I know they could have done a much better job to it.

Compared to GOW1, there were not enough CGI cut scenes in GOW2 at all, the Blades of Athena changed colors big time they looked just like the Blades of Chaos when it's maxed out and that took the fun out of it, I don't know why they changed it to tell you the truth I liked the pretty golden color in the begening of the game much better though, why Cory didn't see that?

Don't get me wrong though, GOW2 is great, but they fucked up on the little details like sometimes you see Kratos with the blades on his back and sometimes you don't see it at all, the killings needed to be more gory and there were not enough blood.

And I don't quite understand why they cut those levels to tell you the truth some of the deleted levels looked a lot better than the ones that made it through the final game and that's why they need to make a Special Edition of GOW2 to add up those deleted levels from GOW1 and GOW2 in it.

What about the end? Like Cory said "The end of GOW2 is low budget" the fight with Zeus was too easy and like the other guy said: "Why did it seem like Kratos immediately regretted the killing blow on Athena and even behaved in a gentle manner while she was dying in his arms. Then not long afterwords he seemed completely indifferent to the matter? This also brings us to why Athena cared so much about Kratos..."

After Kratos killed Athena, I thought Zeus would be mad about it and the final fight would kicked in I don't understand why the King of Olympus just fled and who are the other gods with Zeus? And why they haven't said anything about them at all? Are we going to wait for at least 5yrs before GOW3 comes out to know the rest of the story or what? Are we going to have something in between?

Vitali said...

Cory!! If you decide to make God of War 3, know that our union *and me personally* are behind you 100%!

And on a personnal note, I'll be reading your blog for as long as you decide to run it to show my support for this greatness.

GOD OF WAR FRANCHISE FTW!!

Oh and I'm getting the NTSC version to get the extra disc AND it'll get here faster AND it's fucking cheaper! I should have thought of that from the beginning.

elmojenkins said...

Hey Cory, just wanted to let you know that you and the team have made the most amazing game I have ever played. I don't care what anyone else says. I think EVERYTHING was perfect from start to finish!! There was plenty of blood for me, and the ending was phenomenal!! You have got me so pumped for GOW3. I just hope you're in the directors chair. Enjoy your vacation. Well, I'm off to go through titan mode. Thanks for everything!!!

GodModeGOD said...

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Anonymous said...

Can someone help me?
i can´t find the bonus play menu
where is it?

Anonymous said...

Hi, this is my first post here and probably my last, and I'm sure you get tons of these comments, BUT. I just finished God of War 2 and I have to say that it is one of the coolest games I have ever played. You and your team did an incredible job. It's simply awesome.

Adam said...

Defeated Titan Mode today. That was the most challenging thing I've ever done in my fucking life. One of the most difficult parts, surprisingly, are the hands of hades at the beginning. That part was surprisingly difficult to get past.

Theseus was a prick too.

Anyway, thank you GOW team. You gave me the challenge GOW1 never gave me, or any game for that matter!

Anonymous said...

ADAM

is it even more challeging then devil may cry 3??? man i can't wait anymore still 4 weeks.

mike

Michael said...

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Anonymous said...

How do we use the custom in GoW2?
After beating god mode, I have 3 customs. It said the customs can be used at the start of bonus play. Where is the bonus play? Is it the challenge mode? But I can't used it there.
It's getting ridiculous.

Michael said...

I LIKE TOAST!!!

Anonymous said...

i 90% agreed with jeano there wasnt enought CG movies and God of War 2 and the cutscene doesnt like contnue example aleast involve the finsihing move in the cutscene to make it look like it continue i dont know iof the PS2 can hadle it but i saw it happen resident evil 4 another example is metal gear solid series, the cutscene continue and it look like all cutscnce just take place right after another im not comparing all those game in their own league including GOW. I just say atleast make the cutscene look like it pick up after another like the first game i can sit and watch GOW 1 in movies for hours but cant say the same about GOW 2 i fall asleep and thats sad CORY GOW2 hardcore but the in game movie or cutscene sucks or sickening. if u still dont understand what im talking about let me make it clear look the introduction of thesus in the cutscence but it deoesnt continue showing his death read jeano comment

Anonymous said...

the booklet or manual tell you the name of the gods jeano and oh yeah guys if you look in your GOW1 you actually will see a brief story show all three gods talking about the event that is taking place and it go on explaing why the god or anthena didnt fight against ares and alot more i was disappointed i didnt find that in GOW2. you fuck that up CORY i thought those stuff make GOW different and unique from any other game. Sure you dont care but me as a fan im talking about myself i look for those detail gow2 only deserve 9 only and only for graphics and gameplay and good directing. Only that cory

Adam said...

Mike,
Yes. Tons more difficult. This game just pours on difficult tasks. Once you beat something, and you breathe relief, you turn a corner and you get another fuck you pile of monsters to slay. I've already seen many people give up on it because it's mental what you have to go through, which is why I'm so proud that I was capable of beating it. My hands are very blistered though, but it's a pleasant war wound I'm proud to have.

This quote from my friend says it all:
"Beating God Of War II on Titan mode doesn't make you a hardcore gamer, it makes you a masochist."

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