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Kratos Conquers PlayStation: The Official Magazine’s August Issue

Roger Burchill's Avatar + Posted by Roger Burchill on Jul 02, 2012 // Editor in Chief, PlayStation: The Official Magazine

Call PTOM a bunch of bloodthirsty gore-aholics, but nothing piques our interest and attention more than a new God of War game. This issue, we dispatched executive editor Mikel Reparaz to Sony’s Santa Monica Studios to learn all that can be learned about God of War: Ascension. We’ve got the most detailed info yet available on the single-player and multiplayer action in Kratos’ new prequel as we reveal a Kratos caught between the remnants of his tortured humanity and the blind fury of the ruthless deity to come.

PTOM August Cover

It’s also been a while since PTOM’s done an in-depth game strategy guide, but Rockstar’s latest Max Payne 3 has us so enamored that we couldn’t resist. Check out our 12-page breakdown—compiled with a little help from our friends at GamesRadar.com—that reveals the location of every single collectible in the single-player game.

As for previews, a whole new spate of potential blockbusters has been announced and we’ve got the details on the new Tomb Raider reboot, DC super-hero slugfest Injustice: Gods Among Us (from Mortal Kombat dev NetherRealm), Hitman: Absolution, Sleeping Dogs, Dead Space 3, and much more. We haven’t gotten hands-on time with all of the newcomers yet, but what we’ve played thus far indicates the next 12 months of gaming is looking stellar.

Lollipop Chainsaw leads off our reviews this issue, and while we love dev Grasshopper Manufacture‘s unique style, our reviewer did have some issues with the gameplay. It seems inconceivable that a game featuring zombies and a cheerleader could fall short. Personally, I’m heart broken. Fortunately, we also got to review the exceptional Gravity Rush for PS Vita, which embodies everything we’ve been hoping for in a new IP for the portable.

Check it all out in the August issue of PTOM, hitting newsstands on Tuesday, July 3.

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+ CyPhErLoUs on July 2nd, 2012 at 8:16 am said:

You know what would be awesome to do? Make an app for the Vita and maybe PS3 and have digital versions of these magazines available on them.

There’s an official PS Magazine app available on iTunes but that’s only in the UK. ‘Sup with one here in the US? Are we ever going to see that (along with the official PSN app they have too?)


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    + Roger Burchill on July 3rd, 2012 at 1:33 pm said:

    Can I just say we’re working on a lot of things and leave it at that?


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+ alfred7131 on July 2nd, 2012 at 8:26 am said:

Playstation Magazine on Vita would be cool,Crunchyroll, Anime Network, Last FM, Pandora, and Blazblue Extend Avatars For US on vita Please


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+ MakoSOLIDER on July 2nd, 2012 at 8:26 am said:

@1
+1


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+ Bcrazyman on July 2nd, 2012 at 8:45 am said:

I LOVE THE ART WORK CANT WAIT TO GET THE VITA CREED BUNDLE AND YOU GUYS HAVE GREAT LINE UP OF VITA GAMES CANT WAIT TO GET MY BLACK OPS GAME FOR VITA IN DECEMBER YOU GUYS DID GREAT AT E3 BETTER THAN LAST YEAR.
ALSO MORGON, JEFF U GUYS ARE AWSOME FOR WHAT YOU GUYS DO 4 PLAYSTATION YOU GUYS REALLY REALLY READ OUR COMMENTS AND PEOPLE SAY U DON’T! I DONT LISTEN TO WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT YOU GUYS.
YOU GUYS DO GREAT JOB AND I LOVE WHAT YOU DO YOU WORK YOUR ASSES! OFF FOR US GAMERS OK!
ALSO ANY WORD THAT PLAYSTATION HAS ANY GEAR FOR US MEMBERS? just asking .
clothes t-shirts hats etc.
U guys should come out with playstaion gear it would be awsome!
cant wait for the vita bundle the creed game looks great cant wait.
also like the mag i get in the mail got it and the cover looks great!
playstation did it again love it! love it!
P.S. PLAYSTATION U SHOULD GIVE US MEMBERS A LOOK AT THE GAMES FOR US PS+ MEMBERS WERE REALLY OUT OF OUR MINDS AND CANT WAIT FOR THE THE GAMES THIS WEEK! IM HGOING NUTS THANK YOU SONY!


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    + Roger Burchill on July 3rd, 2012 at 1:35 pm said:

    OMG YOU R THE AWESOME BCRAZYMAN. I AM TOTALLY FEELING THE PLAYSTATION LOVE. DON’T EVER CHANGE!!!


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+ Seruh_ on July 2nd, 2012 at 8:45 am said:

Inversion was so baaaaaaaaad. I tried the multiplayer and never had a lobby over 5 people, barely having the 5 people to play with in the first place D:


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+ Heavenly_king on July 2nd, 2012 at 8:53 am said:

Kratos face looks taken out of place. The face looks to be from another body lol.


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+ Heavenly_king on July 2nd, 2012 at 8:54 am said:

SCE bought Gaikai!!!! :D


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+ jhernandez360 on July 2nd, 2012 at 9:33 am said:

Will you bring this to the Vita? the internet is alot faster than a once a month magazine


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+ hotbaby1156 on July 2nd, 2012 at 9:46 am said:

is it coming on the PS3 as well.


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+ D-Squad3 on July 2nd, 2012 at 11:31 am said:

@9 it’s a PS3 exclusive, what are you talking about?


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+ Airwalkinman17 on July 2nd, 2012 at 12:15 pm said:

Eagerly anticipating Ascenscion. Good choice of cover PSM!


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+ joseph2411 on July 2nd, 2012 at 1:19 pm said:

will the magazine ever be available to buy as a download on either iOS or amazon cloud? ….please? :)


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    + Roger Burchill on July 3rd, 2012 at 1:19 pm said:

    We will be announcing something in the very near future about this. Stay tuned!


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+ reson8er on July 2nd, 2012 at 2:07 pm said:

@CyPhErLoUs

I’ve been requesting this here in just about every PTOM post since getting my first tablet. It seems the entire print industry is moving to digital distribution, but not PTOM. It’s a shame, really.


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    + Roger Burchill on July 3rd, 2012 at 1:27 pm said:

    Soon, you’re patience will be rewarded…


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+ KrayzieCali on July 2nd, 2012 at 2:53 pm said:

app for the vita would be awesome


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+ Alyyse on July 2nd, 2012 at 3:17 pm said:

Great cover art…


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+ YungShep on July 2nd, 2012 at 3:41 pm said:

i bought this, but it didnt have the card to subscription card :( kinda upset


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+ proud2be on July 2nd, 2012 at 4:42 pm said:

@Roger Burchill or anyone that reads, I REALLY HOPE THIS IS COMING WITH A GOW: ASCENSION POSTER LIKE IN THE PAST WHEN GOW3 WAS BEING RELEASED,ITS ONLY RIGHT.


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+ proud2be on July 2nd, 2012 at 4:45 pm said:

@SONY IM OPEN TO ANY BETAS PLUS MORE. SEND THEM MY WAY AND ILL BE MORE THAN GLAD TO MAKE GREAT EXAMPLE OF THEM.THANKS!


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+ proud2be on July 2nd, 2012 at 4:46 pm said:

I SURE WISH THEIR WAS A 12 PAGE ON GOW: ASCENSION : /


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    + Roger Burchill on July 3rd, 2012 at 1:24 pm said:

    We’ll see what we can do for you when we get closer to release time!


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+ Busca-Cabezas on July 3rd, 2012 at 12:53 am said:

Hey Roger! Any chances PTOM will ever offer a PS+ offer or discount? Hehe! :P


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    + Roger Burchill on July 3rd, 2012 at 1:30 pm said:

    We’re always bouncing around ideas with our friends at PS Plus…


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+ ReBornKiLLerX on July 3rd, 2012 at 10:43 am said:

NICE!!


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+ Hooligantuan on July 3rd, 2012 at 5:48 pm said:

Kratos is a Greek mythology fanfic Mary Sue and his popularity is a sad commentary on the intellectual void America’s public school systems are creating of the nation’s youth.

(TL;DR: Kratos is dumb, for dumb folks.)


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+ panootz on July 3rd, 2012 at 10:18 pm said:

I love the Playstation 3 and my Playstation Vita, I seem to play Vita much more then PS3. Even more then Xbox 360 or Nintendo 3DS, as you can see i’m a video game nut. But i have one thing to say please try and get The Pinball Arcade Games tables out as soon as their ready to go, I love that APP and Pinball. I have to say atleast you came out with the two DLC’s from Farsight, Microsoft has done anything so you guys rule!!!!!!!!!. Thanks for the hard work you do.


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+ proud2be on July 7th, 2012 at 8:29 pm said:

WAITING FOR MY CHANCE TO GET TO A STORE THAT SELLS PLAYSTATION MAGS, NOT TOO MANY STORES CLOSE BY WHO DO. BUT CANT WAIT TO ADD TO MY COLLECTION OF GAMING MAGAZINE’S.


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+ proud2be on July 7th, 2012 at 8:31 pm said:

AND IS IT ME OR DOES PTOM MAKE MAGS DIFFERENT QUALITY OF PAPER WHEN SUBSCRIBED ,BECAUSE WHEN I SUBSCRIBED I GOT THEM WITH A MORE OF A DULL COLOR TO MY MAG AND PAPER WAS MORE THINNER THAN ONE’S SOLD AT STORES THAT ARE NORMALLY THICKER ,SHINY PAPER.


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