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Celebrate God of War: Ascension’s Anniversary with New Gifts

Aaron Kaufman's Avatar + Posted by Aaron Kaufman on Mar 25, 2014

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Champions! This month, we are celebrating the one-year anniversary of God of War: Ascension in such epic fashion that even the gods of Olympus are impressed. At Santa Monica Studio, the players come first in every decision we make. We have supported God of War: Ascension Multiplayer since its release on March 12, 2013, as a result of the unrelenting passion and everlasting “fire” you have poured into the battlefield since Day 1.

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God of War Collection Coming to PS Vita May 6th

Cory Barlog's Avatar + Posted by Cory Barlog on Feb 10, 2014

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Hungry for more of another PlayStation franchise you know and love? Wish you could experience the thrill of thieving with your best pals on the go? Have you always questioned the concept of pants? You’re in luck — Sly Cooper Collection is coming to PS Vita on May 27th!

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Santa Monica Studio Update: New Site, New HQ

Shannon Studstill's Avatar + Posted by Shannon Studstill on Jan 29, 2014

Hi everybody, my name is Shannon Studstill, Head of Studio of Santa Monica Studio! It’s hard to believe we started this studio 14 years ago with Sony veteran Allan Becker, who now heads up Sony Japan. The original core team formed together in a bunch of small cubed offices at PlayStation’s old headquarters, in what was the former 989 Studios. It was here that our small team established the foundation and vision for a new studio.

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Kratos’ Blades of Chaos Recreated by Man at Arms

Andy Signore's Avatar + Posted by Andy Signore on Dec 16, 2013

It’s been an exciting year for our show “Man at Arms” on the AWEme YouTube channel. Every other Monday, master swordsmith Tony Swatton forges viewers’ favorite weapons from video games, movies and TV. We quickly reached more than 1 million subscribers in less than a year thanks to the enthusiasm of our fans – many of whom requested Tony recreate Kratos’ weapon from God of War. Well, we heard you loud and clear.

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Flower, flOw, Sound Shapes, Escape Plan Coming to PS4

Nathan Gary's Avatar + Posted by Nathan Gary on Oct 16, 2013

Hey, this is Nathan Gary over at Sony Santa Monica with some great news for PlayStation fans. For years, the team here at Santa Monica Studio has been pushing the boundaries of gaming with small, innovative games. Now, some of our best titles are making the jump to new PlayStation platforms — including PS4.

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God of War: Ascension Goes Digital, Multiplayer Plans

Aaron Kaufman's Avatar + Posted by Aaron Kaufman on Oct 11, 2013

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We have a very important update to share with you on behalf of our God of War Development Team. Cue bullet points just ahead!

But wait! Let’s start with a gift. If you have yet to experience Composer Tyler Bates (whose credits include 300) official God of War: Ascension soundtrack, enjoy this free track on us.

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Hohokum on PS4: New Trailer of the Guano Factory Debuted

Ricky Haggett's Avatar + Posted by Ricky Haggett on Sep 19, 2013

We’re really excited to unveil a new place in Hohokum today — the Guano Factory — with a new teaser trailer made by Scott Benson, and backed by one of our favorite Matthew Dear songs: Temptation. Matthew Dear is a founding artist of Ghostly International, and is also a DJ, dance-music producer, and an experimental pop artist. The Temptation track is off his latest album, Beams — a suite of weird, wild, and optimistic rhythm-driven pop. The perfect type of music for Hohokum.

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Q&A: The Art of God of War: Ascension

Aaron Kaufman's Avatar + Posted by Aaron Kaufman on Sep 16, 2013

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In conjunction with our talented friends at Section Studios, we are proud to present The Art of God of War: Ascension. At 400 pages, it will redefine what we come to expect from an “art of” book. This is the art book every God of War fan will remember. Click here to buy on Amazon, or learn more at GodOfWar.com.

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