God of War Collection Coming This Holiday

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God of War 1&2 at 1280 x 720 resolution with anti-aliasing and a framerate of 60 FPS? On one Blu-ray for $39.99 USD?! With Trophy support too?!

That sounds too good to be true. And yet it is true!

Sony is releasing both the God of War Collection sometime this holiday season in preparation for the third installment of God of War. It’s not a remake. It’s simply a reworking of the engine and tech to allow for higher resolutions and framerate. That’s fine by me!

Even though I just bought God of War for $19.99 three months ago for the sole reason of replaying it, I am still going to double dip and pick up this “remastered” collection. It’s just too good to pass up!

I hope Sony does the same thing with Ico and Shadow of the Colossus. It’ll slot in perfectly into The Last Guardian hype machine.

FYI: Core i5 Naming Confusion & BC:R Trophy Patch

intel_logo.pngAnnouncements

  • Bionic Commando: Rearmed PSN Trophy Patch Coming (via PlayStation.Blog)
    • Trophy Support
    • New “Normal” difficulty setting with the following changes:
      • When you die, you respawn at the last solid ground or checkpoint
      • Albatross B level removed
      • Added ability to reel out the cable when hanging or swinging to its full length
      • If the player swings into a wall, they will no longer disconnect and be thrown away from the wall. Instead, they will keep connected and reel in
      • Unlimited lives
    • Super Joe Machine Gun bug fix:
      • When upgraded, the weapon also becomes more powerful in addition to the larger clip
      • Fixed for all difficulty levels.

    Technology

    • Intel’s Confusing Naming Scheme Revealed? (via AnandTech)
      • Core i5, Corei3 and Core i7
      • Most confusing part is the fact that there will be Core i7 for both LGA-1156 (new) and LGA-1366 (current)
      • Core 2 Duo & Core 2 Quad naming scheme disappearing along with Centrino

    Miscellaneous

    • “New Xbox 360” for 2010 “Confirmed” By Steve Ballmer (via TGDaily)
      • Confirmed at “The Executive’s Club of Chicago” while discussing “the role of innovation in changing economic times.”
      • Most likely “slim” Xbox 360 with Project Natal camera bundled

      Opportunity to play more Bionic Commando: Rearmed? Nice. Confusing consumers with all these Core i-something nonsense? Insane.

      New Xbox 360 with Project Natal in 2010? Not surprised.

      PlayStation Trophy Web Support Tomorrow

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      Have you ever wanted to check your Trophies on the web? No? Well, starting tomorrow you can via PlayStation.com. For the curious, you can take a look at the following video.

      Neat isn’t? Well okay it isn’t anything too special. There doesn’t seem to be a way to compare Trophies online or any way to link it to a “profile card” like with Xbox Achievements. Oh well, that’s Sony for you; taking baby steps.
      Now, let’s hope it doesn’t take its precious time to sync and load in the real world.