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I have to confess something: I never really cared god of War. The protagonist of the series Kratos, seemed a bit outdated to me when I was introduced to the franchise; typical fighter from fighters. I even played the first two, back in PS2, but I did not create such a special connection with this universe.

In 2018, as the new era of God of War began, I paid little attention to the news on a personal level. I managed to play it a little, even during the performance – and that was enough. At the time, I was much more worried about the return of another great series: red dead redemption.

Years have passed and I completely forgot to give Kratos’ newest adventure a chance. It wasn’t until 2022 when the game was confirmed for PC that I decided to dedicate myself to God of War (2018). The result, as you might guess from the title, was a passion that I hadn’t heard of in a long time. For the world, for the gameplay, for the soundtrack and, above all, for the characters.

The little quirks of the old Kratos are of course still present in the new version of the protagonist. But instead of being disappointed in this aspect of the story, I liked how this caricatured masculinity became an obstacle to building a healthy relationship between father and son. And it is in these relations that the soul of the whole work lies.

Atreus and Kratos.

Together, Kratos and Atreus only have to deal with grief. Faye’s death couldn’t have come at a more inopportune time, given the apparent lack of intimacy between father and son. It even hurts to see how helpless Atreus feels at this terrible moment, but it also hurts to see that Kratos has no idea how to help the “boy”, no matter how much he wants to.

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The development of a story so based on the concept of grief seems even more powerful in the context of a global pandemic, with so many people saying goodbye to their family members. A little less than a year ago, I said goodbye to my father. So the way the duo face all these fantastically absurd dangers while trying to come to terms with an incomparable loss touched me much more than I expected.

Kratos and Atreus look at the horizon.

Unfortunately, my computer has some issues that are difficult to resolve. So, since its configuration is exactly the recommended one, I had some performance issues. Nothing to ruin the experience, but I’m wondering what it would be like if I followed it all more smoothly… Obviously, I’m already downloading it on PS5 to dispel those doubts.

In any case, when everything works as it should, watching the high frame rate as I hurl the Leviathan ax at my enemies on a sunny day in the middle of the snow, with absolutely incredible shadows and character models, is just so, so sensational. To be honest, I have no idea how I managed to live with the fact that I hadn’t tested all the possibilities until today. What great fights!

Kratos is injured.

I don’t know when was the last time I was so absorbed in the original gaming universe. Whether it’s the identification I felt with the two main characters, the great songs that make the whole journey so much more epic, or the fact that it’s the best combat system I’ve seen in a decade. There are so many highlights; I have so many memories as I wandered through Scandinavia from a studio in Santa Monica.

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I feel like I still need to play God of War a few more times to really know everything that happened. I want to see if I missed any great story that Kratos tells the mediocre Atreus. I have several powerful enemies that I will face again for the sake of honor. And I still need to win some personal goals that don’t bring trophies. In any case, I don’t see myself away from this game for long.

Puzzle solved in God of War.

More than anything, I have to admit that yes, God of War has evolved way beyond what I thought was possible. So, if for some reason you, like me, don’t have much liking for the series, get rid of those prejudices and jump straight into the game. There are qualities here for absolutely any audience, from those who are looking for a challenge to those who want a story of the highest level.

By the way, if you don’t have previous knowledge of the franchise because you’ve always played on PC or something, don’t worry. For example, I never touched God of War 3 and didn’t miss it at all. If you know the basics of Kratos’ backstory (a retired godslayer, so to speak), you can play with ease.

Thor statue.

Depending on the speed at which you progress, if you choose to only focus on the main missions, for example, the story can end a bit quickly. However, this is far from a problem at a time when many games simply don’t know when to end. The attention to every detail of God of War is simply impressive. Whenever you wonder what a “well organized” game is, rest assured that this is one of the best examples possible.

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Ragnarok, the 2018 sequel to God of War, is coming out in 2022. Until recently, I would say without hesitation that this is not one of my most anticipated games of the year. And now… Well, let’s just say my mind is only working based on anticipation of this release. I don’t know if the sequel can beat the 2018 game, especially since I feel like I played at the perfect time, but I hope to find out soon.

God of War has become one of my favorite games of all time. 10 years ago, I would never have thought of such a possibility. Who would say…

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This 3D Pokémon ad just jumps off the screen!

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This 3D Pokémon ad just jumps off the screen!



Photo: Pokemon Go Japan/Designboom/Casa.com

For world cat dayAugust 8, g. Pokemon Go released a 3D billboard featuring some of the game franchise’s most beloved feline characters.

On Sept. 5 in Tokyo, at the east exit of Shinjuku Station, an immersive video captures the Cross Shinjuku Vision digital billboard, which made headlines last year thanks to a massive 3D video of a tabby cat.



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Photo: Pokemon Go Japan/Designboom/Casa.com

The one-minute video can only be described as an amazing choreography of hyper-realistic 3D effects. It starts with the good old Pikachu appearing next to the Pokémon Go logo.

A few seconds later, the entire frame collapses to make way for a lush rainforest that is quickly and chaotically filled with various cat figurines entering and exiting the billboard as if interacting with the building itself or speaking to the audience below to greet them. them. The same tropical setting is occasionally flooded with fire, ice or water flowing out of the frame.



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Photo: Pokemon Go Japan/Designboom/Casa.com

At one point, an avalanche of Poké Balls falls off the screen before being “pushed” over the edge by Pokémon – the latter apparently grabbing the frame and looking down with a welcoming smile.



A 3D billboard on the corner of the Pokémon building.

A 3D billboard on the corner of the Pokémon building.

Photo: Pokemon Go Japan/Designboom/Casa.com

Finally, the video ends with all the characters next to or above the company logo, giving us one last look before they “leave”.

* Via DesignBoom

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PlayStation Store Announces “Unmissable Deals” Until August 30th

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The promotion gives discounts on games such as Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and The Crew 2.

PlayStation Store announcement "Offers not to be missed" until August 30
© Playback/PlayStationPlayStation Store Announces “Unmissable Deals” Until August 30th

BUT PlayStation Store (PS Store) announced this Wednesday (17) promotion “Offers not to be missed“, which is valid until August 30 and offers discounts on more than 600 games and DLC, especially Gang Beasts, The Crew 2, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Gran Turismo Sport and Diablo III.

Discounts are available for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 games, including additional content. It is important to note that some games have cumulative promotions for PlayStation Plus subscribers, while others are available in the Extra and Deluxe catalogs of the service. See some highlights below:

– Metro Exodus (PS4 + PS5), from 149.50 to 52.32 reais (-65%);
– Diablo III: Eternal Collection (PS4), from 249 reais to 82.17 reais (-67%);
– Evil Inside (PS5), from 69.90 to 34.95 BRL (-50%);
– Devil May Cry 5 Deluxe + Vergil (PS4), from R$169.50 to R$84.75 (-50%);
– Decision (PS5), from 199.50 reais to 99.75 reais (-50%);

– Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 Standard Edition (PS4), from R$99.90 to R$29.97 (-70%);
– Source of Madness (PS5), from R$104.90 to R$83.92 (-20%);
– The Crew 2 (PS4), from R$179.90 to R$35.98 (-80%);
– Days Gone (PS4): R$199.50 to R$79.80 (-60%);
– BioShock: The Collection (PS4), from R$207.90 to R$41.58 (-80%).

The Unmissable Deals promotion is valid until August 30, and it is important to remember that before making a purchase, check the platform that matches your console – for example, if the game is for PS4 or PS5.

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WhatsApp already has a native Windows app that works offline with your smartphone – Computers

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WhatsApp already offered a Windows application based on the Internet browser format, but smartphone is required to be online at all times in order for the messaging app to work. A new version of WhatsApp has been released that runs natively on Windows and promises to be faster and more secure for users. The app was in beta, but you can already access the final version for Windows.

The new application has been developed and optimized for use in the Windows operating system environment. And in addition to increasing the response speed, when sending and receiving messages, it intends to be more secure. But the main feature of this special application is that you can continue to receive notifications and exchange messages even when your smartphone is offline..

See the gallery for images of the PC application:

Installing an application that you can access from Window, requires you to complete the same pairing process via the smartphone app. So, once installed on Windows, you should access WhatsApp on your smartphone, click on the three dots of options, and click on connected devices.

BUT The Windows app will provide a QR code that you need to scan with your smartphone to connect the system to your account.. From there, you can use the Windows app without a smartphone. You users can now connect four devices at the same time to your account, keeping messages encrypted.

WhatsApp says that native application for Mac operating systems is still in developmentbut users can already access the beta version, with instructions for accessing which can be found at statement.

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