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Video: God of War: Ascension Brings Kratos & Spartan Army to Life

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77w ago - Sony Senior Product Marketing Manager Anthony Caiazzo has posted up a video today announcing that God of War: Ascension brings Kratos and his Spartan Army to life.

Below are the details, to quote: By now, I'm sure you've caught the God of War: Ascension "From Ashes" live action trailer we debuted last Friday, and if you haven't, you need to go [Register or Login to view links] right now!

You may have even caught the 60-second version air during the online live stream of the Super Bowl this past Sunday.

This trailer has been a labor of love for all of us here, and based on the comments and feedback on YouTube and elsewhere, all of the effort was well worth it. I'm very excited to share with you a couple of behind-the-scenes videos that show a glimpse of what went into bringing the world of Kratos to life.

Kratos is not an easy man to replicate in the flesh. This first video shows how we transformed our talented, and extremely buff, actor Brandon White, into the legendary Spartan General. A lot of work went into making sure his tattoo, armor, costume and ash make-up looked just right.

Add this to an amazing performance, and the Ghost of Sparta is no longer just an angry, rage filled monster, but a full embodiment of the humanity of...
 

PS3 Glitch Finder v1.0 VHDL Design for Spartan-3 FPGAs Arrives

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230w ago - Today modrobert has released PS3 Glitch Finder v1.0, which is a VHDL design for Spartan-3 (eg. xc3s400) FPGAs with the purpose of easily creating a custom pulse which can be used to glitch various hardware like the PS3 memory bus.

Download: PS3 Glitch Finder v1.0 VHDL Design for Spartan-3 FPGAs

From the ReadMe file: The pulse LOW and HIGH multipliers have a resolution of 255 (X"FF") and can be set independently.

Features:

• Cycle exact pulse generator process tested with logic analyzer
• Digital Clock Manager (DCM) primitive @ 200MHz (5ns) with lock handling
• Continuous pulse or one-shot mode selectable via switch
• Debounce handling for push buttons to prevent erratic behavior
• Set the LOW and HIGH pulse length multipliers via buttons
• 7-seg LED display support showing HIGH and LOW pulse multipliers
• Open source release under GPL v2

Requirements:

The target device is a Spartan-3 fitted on an FPGA board (eg. Spartan-3 Starter Kit, Basys, Nexys, or similar). You need 5 push buttons (3 is ok also), a four digit "seven-segment" LED display, a dip switch, two regular LEDs, an external crystal/clock at 25MHz or 50Mhz,...
 

God of War Collection Spartan Army Sweepstakes Announced

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244w ago - Today Associate Producer William Weissbaum has announced news of a God of War Collection 'Spartan Army' Sweepstakes on the PlaySTation Blog, as follows:

In celebration of the recently released God of War Collection, and to show our continued support of true God of War fans, we've put together an incredible sweepstakes exclusively for the God of War Spartan Army.

After all, it was the fans that convinced us to offer the God of War and God of War II experience in stunning HD on the PS3.

Now onto the prizes!

One Grand Prize: The Grand Prize winner will receive an autographed "Gold" disc (a first pressing of the game created when the assets were finalized and reached "Gold" status. These copies rarely reach the public.), exclusive artwork created and signed by a God of War team member, a Limited Edition Kratos T-shirt, and a never before released Limited Edition 10" Figurine!

Five First Place Prizes: A copy of God of War Collection signed by the Development Team

To enter the sweepstakes simply go to the 'Sign Up' page within [Register or Login to view links] and enter your email address and date of birth – that's it!

If you're already a Spartan Army member, don't worry, you're...
 

God of War Fans: Join the Spartan Army at Redesigned Web site

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267w ago - SCEA Product Marketing Manager Anthony Caiazzo asked for people to help spread the word, so here it is- to quote:

After a successful E3 and God of War III's March 2010 release date announcement we have given Kratos a new place to show off all his carnage and destruction.

Today, we relaunched the God of War III website with an all new look, screens and video section, community forums and much more. For you die-hard fans we have the God of War III Press Conference Video available, as well as more DOWNLOADS!

Spread the word! Chaos is coming to Gods in March 2010 and visit [Register or Login to view links].

You might also want to check out the merchandise section, which will be updated throughout road to launch... And for those who feel worthy to fight alongside Kratos, you can enlist in the Spartan Army, where you will have opportunities in the future to get access to exclusive updates and other cool content.
 
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