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Video: God of War III Path to Olympus Experience Launches

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236w ago - Today God of War Community Manager Malcolm Berman revealed that God of War III Path to Olympus Experience has launched on GodofWar.com.

To quote: Hey God of War fans. We are excited to unveil Path to Olympus today, a new exclusive feature on [Register or Login to view links].

So what is it? In short, it's a primer to get you prepared for March 16 when Kratos will storm retailers.

Kratos has come a long way since his days as Captain of the Spartan Army, and the Path to Olympus episodes will take you through some of his most prolific and darkest moments, while providing the back story leading up the beginning of God of War III.

Who is it for? This feature is for you if:

• You are a new player and want to learn what all this Kratos mania is about.
• You're a gamer who has played the [Register or Login to view links] but are scratching your head trying to remember who Kratos killed, who has killed Kratos and everything in between.
• And lastly, if you're a hardcore fan that wants to experience, once again, some of Kratos' most exciting and brutal moments before plunging into God of War III.

What to expect: We will be releasing new content leading up to launch that will...
 

Previously on Four Days: The Heavy Rain PS3 Online Experience

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240w ago - European Product Manager Alex Pavey has shared a recap today on Four Days: The Heavy Rain PS3 Online Experience, as follows:

Last week saw the second chapter of Four Days: The Heavy Rain Online Experience unfold.

The investigation took a dark turn, as participants took part in a criminal investigation - handling an emergency call, investigating crime scene evidence, questioning a well-meaning but unreliable witness, and ultimately submitting data to the Bureau for further analysis.

At the end of the week, all those who submitted the correct evidence pack from the crime scene were given an exclusive voucher code to download the Heavy Rain playable demo from the PlayStation Store. The demo will not be made generally available until this Thursday, 11th February - so there's still time for you to get involved and get hold of the demo early.

Head over to [Register or Login to view links] to register, and then take a look at the active community over on the [Register or Login to view links] if you need any hints or help.

The final stage of the investigation will take place this week - you've been seconded to work with the Bureau, helping them assess...
 

Heavy Rain Online for PS3 - Previously on Four Days - Part 1

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241w ago - As a follow-up to last week's article, today European Product Manager Alex Pavey has shared a glimpse into the Heavy Rain Online Experience, previously on Four Days, Part 1.

To quote: Four Days: The Heavy Rain Online Experience kicked off last week, and it's been great to watch thousands of you following the early stages of the investigation.

A trail of clues led participants across the net, and they witnessed the disturbed and suspicious ranting of someone who may prove to be a potential suspect.

Some participants also discovered that their credentials gave them exclusive access to a parallel investigation taking place in PlayStation Home...

This week is where the real work begins. A crime has taken place, and you will be tasked with supporting the investigation. Analyse the crime-scene - question an eyewitness - assess the evidence. The consequences will be great, but the rewards may be even greater.

If you haven't registered yet, then head over to [Register or Login to view links] to sign-up (you'll also get an exclusive PlayStation Home t-shirt when you do).

Four Days: The [Register or Login to view links]
 

Sony Details Four Days: The Heavy Rain PS3 Online Experience

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242w ago - SCEA Product Marketing Manager Jefferson Dong has shared details today on Four Days: The Heavy Rain PS3 online experience, as follows:

As many of you living on the West Coast of the United States know, it has been raining extremely hard during the last week.

We, here, in the marketing team at SCEA wanted to let you know that this is merely a coincidence and that there is no connection to the upcoming release of the interactive psychological thriller, [Register or Login to view links], exclusively for PlayStation 3.

While we did originally have two weeks of downpour planned as part of an ARG (alternate reality game) or viral marketing campaign for the release of Heavy Rain, we were prevented from doing so due to liability and logistical reasons (Legal teams hate it when you screw with the weather).

However, you can experience [Register or Login to view links], a live online mystery that plays out in real time across three weeks, drawing you into the mystery and lore of the Heavy Rain universe.

Between Tuesday and Friday every week there will be daily tasks for you to complete (leaving you the weekend to catch up if you fall behind). Each task will lead you to the next...
 

Modern Warfare 2 Co-op Dropped as it 'Ruined the Experience'

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257w ago - In a recent interview with VG247.com (linked above), it was revealed that the original build of Modern Warfare 2 had a co-op campaign mode.

Infinity Ward's Robert Bowling briefly commented about it along with detailing a "substitute" for the co-op mode, Spec Ops mode.

To quote from the interview: "We did it early on; that's what Spec Ops started out as, as co-op through story," said Bowling when asked why Campaign co-op didn't make the final game.

"But it really broke the cinematic experience, took the immersion out of it, out of the story and the pacing and everything we'd spent so long crafting.

It just ruined the experience we were aiming for, so we took it out, kept the single-player for that one player intact and polished it."
 
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