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The Pitch For Reimagining God Of War

Game Informer interviews God of War’s creative director Cory Barlog and Sony Santa Monica studio head Shannon Studstill about the decision to reimagine the entire series for Kratos’ first adventure on the PlayStation 4.

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  1. Franchise I can't wait you guys are amazing greatest game past present and in immediate future I I have one kid a boy and he is 8 I love this game from the bottem to the top of me heart.

  2. I know I'm late to this but the trend in gaming is not slower, mature, linear stories. It's open world, "games as services", microtransaction traps. Cory is spot on in his analysis of what devs think gamers want and what we actually crave.

  3. I noticed in the b roll shots of the team working on the video game programming etc in other interviews, and I was really surprised at number of women working there. Now, knowing that the company is woman-lead, it makes perfect sense. Great to see woman leadership in this industry, showing that women can also lead the charge in creating successful action themed works, and that you don't need the whole team to consist of men to tell manly stories.

  4. They knocked it out of the park off the planet and yet they are inhumanely humble about it. Someone give this man and his team a medal.

    Also cake.

  5. It is a craft,,one of the signs that the game industry is maturing is the fact that its becoming an art. No dout its not jus silly fun anymore, games are becoming deep meaningful and artistic narratives, without forgoing the gameplay of course, and that makes me very happy and proud to be a part of the gaming community. Cory deserves many praises for what he did with god of war. I never played a gow game before, but now i am a fan!

  6. The Norse storyline was beautiful to play be now I think about it wasn’t it one of the worst things to do? Hear me out here, the Norse mythology is a cycle since it always ends up with ragnarok happening and the world being destroyed and reborn. The next step would be to head and go for Thor and Odin etc but after that since the “world” will be reborn or remade then kratos and Atreus would also be stuck in that cycle right, so instead of being able to move on to like Cory said egypt or the mayans it would be difficult to make happen because of this unless there is a point I’m missing that will allow them to move on.

  7. Cory is the best director any developer company could ever have,this guy actually CARES about video games,AND it is the most effective director,everything he does its top tier! i mean,what else can you ask for?

  8. After playing this game numerous times and completing it's hardest difficulty I can say that it is one of my favourite games ever. The story, the combat, the visuals all make this game a real masterpiece. Nothing felt over used or exhausting and no boring mechanics. Leaving the double jump in the past and going for a close combat camera was a brilliant decision and I think probably the most important gameplay aspect. Il be playing this again for sure. After pissing off a few Norse God's that we hadn't met yet in this game, I'm sure we will see this setting again.

  9. The way he explained the "open world craze", that's going on right now is exactly on point to my thoughts. I'm so tired of endless, pointless, side quests and trillions of collectables! I love the world design of God of War. It is linear story driven game but in open playing areas and secrets waiting to be discovered. The pacing for this game is absolutely perfect and if it was open world, it would ruin the pacing and make the game into an endless collectathion with stupid fetch quest's. Thank you Cory and the development team for this masterpiece! My favorite game of the year hands down and one of my favorite games that I've EVER played! Going back to beat it for a third time and possibly the most valuable game that I've ever spent $60 on. Thank you Sony as well for taking this risk and giving us this game. Please bring more of these types of games to the market. We are starving for them!

  10. Damn I remember when i playedthe first GOW and i was stunned and that was when i was in high school.
    Now i have a family and I cannot believe the huge turn around this game made not to mention that I have stick to the Play Station thanks to this game!

  11. This game is so much better than I thought it would be. I thought GOW1 blew my mind when it came out and GOW2 was great too, but I didn’t really like GOW3 all that much. I mean it was good and fun but not a game I ever went back to. This is the best GOW IMO.

  12. “Open world games felt like homework” I honestly couldn’t have said it, or rather, thought it better myself. Nowadays, there is a surplus of empty open world games with tedious side quests. Playing these games truly feels like a chore so games like God of War really felt like a breath of fresh air to the industry.

  13. It is Scientifically Proven that the Earth is an Irregular Plane (Irregular refers to the Lands, which have elevation and deviation. Plane refers to the Standing Bodies of Water, which are always level), which is created because of Intent, Intelligent Design. If you want to watch a quick video to sum all this up, it's explained phenomenally by a Scientist (Realist) known as Del: and also:

    Here's why:

    First of all, remember that Science DOES NOT belong to any institution. It DOES NOT belong to a particular group or person. It belongs to every single human being alive.
    The ones searching for truths according to the type of the claim become Scientists. People searching for truths also become Realists (Truth Seekers). Science means exploring the inner and outer surroundings of ourselves.

    There are three different types of Sciences:
    A) Natural Science
    B) Formal Science
    C) Social Science

    Social Science deals with people and their behaviours. Formal Science deals with Mathematics and it's assumptions (Mathematics is a language, which means that we can create anything and make it mathematically correct, but that means NOTHING in real life), Natural Science deals with Objective Reality (The immediate or physical reality). If someone claims that something exist in the Objective World, OTRMDPPs are needed for that claim to be Scientifically Proven. OTRMDPPs means Observable, Testable, Repeatable, Measurable, Demonstrable, Practical Proofs which MUST be verifiable by every single human being alive. Without OTRMDPPs, the claimed thing is considered pseudoscience, or a belief.

    I now shall ask the question "What is the shape of the earth we stand upon?" and then immediately proceed to look for OTRMDPPs. I found out that some lands are elevated (Mountains), some lands are deviated, some lands are level. We can then conclude that the lands are Irregular in shape, which means not all lands are elevated, not all lands are deviated.

    The next OTRMDPP is Water. Water is abundant. It is the second most important thing for human beings to survive (number one being air), which means that every single human being alive has access to it. The bodies of water are largely found in Oceans. I then found out that the bodies of water need a container to stay still (stand). If there isn't a container, I found out that they will flow until they find the lowest point to stand upon. Bodies of water stand, if there is a container, which means we can call them Standing Bodies of Water. I then found out that Standing Bodies of Water are always Level (Which means no elevation or deviation from the starting point to the end). If not messed with in any way (for example the air pushing the water), Standing Bodies of Water are also perfectly still.

    I then tried to pour some water in a completely sealed rectangle shaped container, this did the trick. The water then starting to fill up the container until the very top. If I pour any more water, it will flow away.

    I then measured it to see if it was perfectly level, and to my surprise, it was perfectly level without any deviation or elevation. Obviously water is the MOST perfect tool we got to make something level. Water takes the shape of a container.

    I then got an idea to use a sphere. I started to pour the water onto the sphere, but then the water flowed off from the sphere immediately to the lowest point, that tells me that Water DOES NOT conform to exterior of shapes.

    There is also ANOTHER OTRMDPP. The floor cannot rise to our eye level if it were a ball, no matter the size. Because spherical geometry makes it impossible for floor on a ball to rise to our eye level. Watch this video for more info:

    With the help of OTRMDPPs, I have concluded that the Earth is an Irregular Plane (Irregular refers to the Lands, which have elevation and deviation. Plane refers to the Standing Bodies of Water, which are always level).

    I will then ask another question "Did something create this world?". After searching for OTRMDPPs, I found that anything, be it dirt, or water, or rock, can't be created from thin air, stuff cannot pop out of thin air, not even randomly. With the help of OTRMDPPs, it is Scientifically Proven that this world has been created by Intelligent Design. There is absolutely no other option. This world, the entirety of it, is infinite. Because if there's a starting point and an end point, what created the starting point and end point? Then what created the one which created the starting point and end point? Where is it located? It's infinite regress. Only logical solution is infinite. Sure, our lives, the physical world may have a certian finite feature, but the whole thing, the primer mover, has got to be infinite, eternal. Watch this video for a better understanding:

    Now I had some curious questions, "What about the sky? What about the two light things that move in the sky? What about stars that move in the sky at night?"

    Before we go any further, I want you to remember about two more different things when it comes to the Objective World, the Intangible and the Tangible.

    Intangibles are those objects which are not in our immediate reality. For example, If I see a house far away, I cannot measure how far away it is or how big it is, I need to get near it first.

    Tangibles are those objects which are available in our immediate reality. For example, I am typing this article on my iPad, which means that I can touch it, I can observe it in full 3D. I can rotate it around completely to touch and see the whole shape, I can measure it, I can also interact with it.

    The sky is Intangible. The Moon is Intangible. The Sun is Intangible. The Stars are Intangible. OTRMDPPs are NOT available. Every single capable human being should be able to reach the sky and OTRMD with Practical Proofs the things in the sky in full 3D, if not, we do not know what those objects are in the sky, and trying to come up with ideas about what those might be are nothing but assumptions, ideas, beliefs. We live ON Earth, not IN the sky.

    Now, OTRMDPPs tell us that because this world contains Air Pressure, there is no other way, this world is CONTAINED. OTRMDPPs tell us that this world is CONTAINED in SOME way, we do not know the shape of the container. But without a solid container, Air Pressure is literally impossible, I'm afraid.

    TV Screens, hearsay, white coat guys talking nonsensical mathematical equations are NOTHING but beliefs and mental thoughts, TV Screens are NEVER going to be concluded as Scientific Proofs, the things shown in the TV Screens are NOT PHYSICAL.

    Last but not the least, one last question "Why are things falling downwards?" Well, the way things fall has NOTHING to do with the shape of the earth. "But Gravity!" What is "Gravity"? Can we OTRMD with Practical Proofs? NO. Is it a magical pulling force which allows some things to fly and pulls down some things to make them fall? Can two objects come closer without some sort of push? "Yes, in space" ARE YOU THIS STUPID? We live right NOW, on EARTH, not in some magical fantasy land! In order for two objects to come closer, I either have to push one object to the other from the front, or push the second object from it's back to the front. Motion is ONLY created if something presses on something else. Pull is just a term for push. Things that weigh more than air fall down, things that weigh less than air float.

    If you want to go deeper and ask why do things even have weight, we have to first explore the whole earth to get a good understanding. But if you're curious anyway, I suggest you watch this video: and this:

    "Why does it matter? I don't care about the shape!" Well, I will address you some important questions, "If the Earth is an Irregular Plane, why are these governments lying?" They're lying because they don't want people to explore the world and find out what's out there. "Don't you want to know about your existence, the purpose of life?", they gave us a 2D map, they're showing the map everywhere, and people are accepting the map WITHOUT exploring the world! How can we verify or falsify a map without physically exploring first? We are trusting governments as if those corrupted psychopaths are our mom and dads! Do you like being imposed by strangers? All the governments are CONNECTED. 

    If we have the truths about our existence, about what created this, about the whole place, we do NOT need religions, philosophies, beliefs. The majority of people are in debts, some are poor, and some are incredibly and suspiciously rich… then HOW IS THIS A GOOD SYSTEM? The government is imposing it's subjective version of what's good and what's bad on the whole world and people are accepting it? You don't want equality, compassion, love, respect? If a person kidnapped ten people and he's forcing them to do things with or without their consent, he automatically becomes a criminal. What's the government doing? BOTH ARE DOING THE EXACT SAME THING, IMPOSING! THE MAJORITY OF THE POPULATION HAS STOCKHOLM SYNDROME!

    But, of course, if you have OTRMDPPs that contradict reality, please feel free to share it with me. Thank you for reading this article. If you still have any doubts, please feel free to email me at ‪[email protected]‬. Please remember that personalities have nothing to do with Objective Reality.

    I'm not associated with anyone, I can only represent myself.

    We should not judge people by their personalities unless that's your game. I don't judge people by their personalities (His voice is a bit weird, his hands are tiny! His face is ugly! He is fat! He has tattoos!), I came for the content, and that's what I should think about. To know more, watch this video:


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