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God of War Anti-Hero Kratos May be Sony's PS3 Super Hero

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302w ago - Imagine Kratos, the angry, irate ghost of Sparta sitting toe and toe with Mario. What he lacks in cuteness he makes up for with broken limbs. Industry rumblings say many possible millions of God of War fans have not purchased a PlayStation 3, yet.

This would put Kratos in the role of a true system seller, he has been welcomed into over 7 million homes world wide. Sony's official God of War III press event really help put the buzz back on the right path as many fans were disappointed at the VGA awards teaser.

Nick Williams, an industry analyst, postulates that over 33% of God of War III potential buyer's do not own the PS3 console. Speaking to Gamasutra the marketplace guru said this:

The price point for the PS3 remains a real problem for Sony. Sony execs now find themselves in the precarious position of trying to balance consumer price expectations with the high costs of producing each PS3.

That said, the PS2's continued success more than eight years after launch suggests that Sony is thinking long term with the PS3. If Sony can continue to bring down hardware manufacturing costs, it seems likely that it will offer a price cut by the end of Summer 2009.

The launch of God of War III in late 2009/early 2010 will mark a pivotal moment for Sony. But in...
 

OPM giving unique codes for Exclusive LBP Kratos-themed Sackboy

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328w ago - The Official PlayStation Magazine in the UK will be giving away codes to download the limited edition Kratos Sackboy for LittleBigPlanet.

In the bag with issue 24 of OPM will be a card containing a unique code to snag the specially made-up Sackboy - one of two limited edition Sackboys.

The other one, Nariko from Heavenly Sword, will be given to pre-orders of LittleBigPlanet on Play.com.

Also in the issue will be the, word exclusive LittleBigPlanet review, and the first 50 subscribers to the magazine will also be sent an exclusive Sackboy plush toy.

You know all the most smug players online will be those with the Kratos Sackboy, like the Hayabusa helmet-wearing master chiefs in in Halo 3.
 

LittleBigPlanet Kratos sackboy costume can be shared

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330w ago - Thanks to Evander from NeoGAF, we have some details regarding the popular Kratos sackboy costume for LittleBigPlanet. First of all, the card is given to you immediately when you preorder in-store.

According the GameStop Web site, if you preordered online or you arranged for in-store pickup, your code will be e-mailed to you one week before the game ships. The code must also be redeemed by January 8th, 2009.

Lastly, like PSN games, each code will be associated with a PSN account -- which "allows download of the LittleBigPlanet in-game costume on 5 PS3 systems per account." Too bad you don't get five pouches to share with your friends, huh? To quote:

"Upon receiving your game, follow these instructions closely to download your new costume:

1. Open an account on the PLAYSTATION Network (or use an existing account) on your PS3.
2. From the PLAYSTATION Network icon on the Xross Media Bar, select 'Account Management'.
3. Enter 'Transaction Management'.
4. Select 'Redeem PLAYSTATION Network Card or Promotion Code'.
5. Enter promotion code. Please note that the promotion code is case sensitive and must be entered exactly as displayed.

Once the promtional code has been entered correctly click continue. Once you accept the terms you will be taken...
 

God of War's Kratos tees off in Hot Shots Golf via PSN Tomorrow

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331w ago - Yes, it's true: Kratos from God of War is joining Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds.

The anti-hero will join the game's line up as a downloadable character tomorrow when he's made available on PlayStation Network's PlayStation Store for just $2.

It appears as though there will now be the additional challenge of trying to keep a straight face whilst playing the game...

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