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Kratos Conquers PlayStation: The Official Magazine’s August Issue

Roger Burchill's Avatar Posted by 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 said:

July 2nd, 8:16 am

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 said:

    July 3rd, 1:33 pm

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

alfred7131 said:

July 2nd, 8:26 am

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

MakoSOLIDER said:

July 2nd, 8:26 am

@1
+1

Bcrazyman said:

July 2nd, 8:45 am

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 said:

    July 3rd, 1:35 pm

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

Seruh_ said:

July 2nd, 8:45 am

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:

Heavenly_king said:

July 2nd, 8:53 am

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

Heavenly_king said:

July 2nd, 8:54 am

SCE bought Gaikai!!!! :D

jhernandez360 said:

July 2nd, 9:33 am

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

hotbaby1156 said:

July 2nd, 9:46 am

is it coming on the PS3 as well.

D-Squad3 said:

July 2nd, 11:31 am

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

Airwalkinman17 said:

July 2nd, 12:15 pm

Eagerly anticipating Ascenscion. Good choice of cover PSM!

joseph2411 said:

July 2nd, 1:19 pm

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

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    Roger Burchill said:

    July 3rd, 1:19 pm

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

reson8er said:

July 2nd, 2:07 pm

@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 said:

    July 3rd, 1:27 pm

    Soon, you’re patience will be rewarded…

KrayzieCali said:

July 2nd, 2:53 pm

app for the vita would be awesome

Alyyse said:

July 2nd, 3:17 pm

Great cover art…

YungShep said:

July 2nd, 3:41 pm

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

proud2be said:

July 2nd, 4:42 pm

@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.

proud2be said:

July 2nd, 4:45 pm

@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!

proud2be said:

July 2nd, 4:46 pm

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

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    Roger Burchill said:

    July 3rd, 1:24 pm

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

Busca-Cabezas said:

July 3rd, 12:53 am

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

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    Roger Burchill said:

    July 3rd, 1:30 pm

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

ReBornKiLLerX said:

July 3rd, 10:43 am

NICE!!

Hooligantuan said:

July 3rd, 5:48 pm

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.)

panootz said:

July 3rd, 10:18 pm

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.

proud2be said:

July 7th, 8:29 pm

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.

proud2be said:

July 7th, 8:31 pm

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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