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"Zipper Technology" Exposes God Of War III's Brutality

If you played the first two God of War titles, you're well aware of the violence and brutality. Even with the old PS2 hardware, things could get pretty nasty. But apparently - and this probably won't come as a huge shock - we haven't seen anything yet; the brutality will hit a whole new level in God of War III.

According to PS3Center, the Santa Monica developers showed off portions of the hotly anticipated action blockbuster to members of the press, and they said, "some of these scenes are so violent, they are never going on the Internet - at least not by us. They're just not appropriate for some audiences." In addition to this titillating comment for all you gore-hounds, they also talked about their new "Zipper Technology," which is only possible thanks to the power of the PlayStation 3. This is the application that "allows enemies' skin to slice open realistically," which means we'll be faced with spilling guts and plenty of blood, provided the wound is deep enough. The article cites a recent OPM article, where they reported seeing Kratos gut a centaur...and the stomach, guts and intestines all came out. We're used to seeing some fairly disgusting things in video games, but just typing this makes us a little nauseous, so the final experience ought to be pretty gross. Of course, the next question is, how far can they really take this...?

Well, guess we're gonna find out. And contrary to any supposed "evidence" that GoWIII will come out later this year, the most likely release date still appears to be March 2010. We wish we could just say, "yeah, it might come out this year!" but sadly, it just ain't true.

Related Game(s): God of War III

3/20/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (59 posts)

SnipeySnake
Friday, March 20, 2009 @ 10:10:16 PM
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Its gonna be awesome.

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OPHIDIAN
Friday, March 20, 2009 @ 10:27:25 PM
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I haven't 'clocked' a GOW yet, looking forward to this though.

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SPS3
Friday, March 20, 2009 @ 11:40:35 PM

I got 1 & 2! 2 was sooooo awesome! Thats why I cant imagine 3! Get your hands on 2 before 3 comes out!

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convergecrew
Saturday, March 21, 2009 @ 3:30:06 AM

Ive only played the PSP one. loved it though!

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SarahPalinMILF
Saturday, March 21, 2009 @ 10:06:23 AM

I have 1...never played it...also have 2 but then stopped halfway through when I got stuck

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FxTales
Friday, March 20, 2009 @ 10:32:01 PM
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Lol yeah same here. Still enjoyed it though.

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Neurotoxiny
Friday, March 20, 2009 @ 10:49:21 PM
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AWESOME!

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FLYING_APE
Friday, March 20, 2009 @ 10:53:37 PM

indeed

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FLYING_APE
Friday, March 20, 2009 @ 10:53:03 PM
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imagine if you can cut someone's head off and the bloor sprays out like a water fountain then you catch the head in the air and throw it at the nearest enemy.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, March 20, 2009 @ 11:13:39 PM

I did that last weekend.

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Qubex
Saturday, March 21, 2009 @ 12:19:49 AM

Extremely nasty stuff Flying_Ape. Lets keep our humanity :)

Q!

"i am home"

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Player1
Friday, March 20, 2009 @ 11:04:41 PM
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WOW........... I think this game will actually persuade me into getting that 50" LCD Ive always wanted. Damn

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, March 20, 2009 @ 11:14:42 PM
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I will personally zipper tech the first poor review for this game.

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SPS3
Friday, March 20, 2009 @ 11:46:40 PM

Then huurraay for "ZipperTech"! Find you a prop master & get you Athenas Blades ready bc unfortunately there are review idiots!

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xnonsuchx
Friday, March 20, 2009 @ 11:20:57 PM
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Yay for PS3, but I'm kinda getting sick of all the utterly unbacked "can only be done on PS3" claims.

It would be nice if the 360 and PS3 were 'open' systems (360 has XNA(?), though) so I could see demo crews (ala Atari-Commodore) compete w/ the most incredible visuals...but enough with the lame text scrollers! ;-)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, March 21, 2009 @ 12:11:55 AM

see: Linger in Shadows

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Sir Shak
Friday, March 20, 2009 @ 11:28:43 PM
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That's why I prefer blades over guns .

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, March 21, 2009 @ 12:16:13 AM

Blades are always better than guns, up close and personal. Despite the invisible gun you see me holding.

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LividFiction
Sunday, March 22, 2009 @ 8:53:55 PM

Blades do not need to be reloaded; therefore they are superior.

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FeyeR
Friday, March 20, 2009 @ 11:29:02 PM
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this... is like a dream come true

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dlte
Friday, March 20, 2009 @ 11:34:02 PM
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That's so awesome

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SPS3
Friday, March 20, 2009 @ 11:50:58 PM
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Hey they said that this game was gonna show what the PS3 could do. What more could you expect? Enough for MS to put-up or shut-up!!!!

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dveisalive
Friday, March 20, 2009 @ 11:51:09 PM
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im squeamish, but this sounds ridiculously cool!

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psplayer
Saturday, March 21, 2009 @ 12:17:57 AM
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Has anyone seen any videos of this?
I'm excited now haha

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sunspider13
Saturday, March 21, 2009 @ 12:37:04 AM
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@SPS3
hey! give me back my initials! lol...ahem...cool so maybe heads will literally roll...awesome...I just got done playing GoW 1&2 again this past week and I'm still amazed by both of them.

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SPS3
Saturday, March 21, 2009 @ 9:46:39 AM

Sorry homie but ima stickin wit tha name!

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ps92117
Saturday, March 21, 2009 @ 1:48:14 AM
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Zipper's technology, lol. To what level is this zipper tech, does it simulate all guts, brain and all?

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___________
Saturday, March 21, 2009 @ 2:21:55 AM
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hope they dont go to far with it.
otherwise it will get banned and ill have to wait an extera 2 months to play it just like dark sector or silent hill homecoming.
free country indeed when your told what you can play and what you cant.

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Skatejimmy5
Saturday, March 21, 2009 @ 3:35:06 AM
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I think I just came in my pants.

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xnonsuchx
Saturday, March 21, 2009 @ 4:57:37 AM

It's more polite to say "I think I creamed my jeans." ;-)

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Advent Child
Saturday, March 21, 2009 @ 5:55:55 AM
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I can't believe this excites people so much... That is disgusting. I mean a little bit sure but this article has seriously made me doubt purchasing a game that was originally a for sure purchase.

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ed_winchester
Saturday, March 21, 2009 @ 6:50:59 AM

@ adventchild
I agree, i'm more looking forward to Uncharted 2 now coz it seems like the gore is...dare i say it, too far fetched, There also using something called "Velcro tear" where you actually see their neck muscles tense up and rip as he pulls their heads off

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cegmp
Saturday, March 21, 2009 @ 6:52:24 AM

I agree.

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Sir Shak
Saturday, March 21, 2009 @ 8:21:42 AM

Calm down , nothing we haven't seen before . Haven't any of you watched the news lately ?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, March 21, 2009 @ 1:53:30 PM

Never seen a slasher flick?

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CH1N00K
Saturday, March 21, 2009 @ 5:37:08 PM

Going to agree with you here, The Anti-video game activist are going to be all over this one. I'm sure it will be a cool game but the first parent that realizes they bought this for their kids when it wasn't meant for them, is going to freak out.

I'm sure this will be a cool game for the "appropriate" audience, but I think it's going to bring some bad publicity to video games again.

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robinhood2010
Saturday, March 21, 2009 @ 5:38:31 PM

stupid parent. when I buy a gift, I always check to make sure it is appropriate. parents can't complain when it will have an 18! label on it.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, March 21, 2009 @ 5:41:26 PM

Games are good for the ailing economy, so the activists have to shut up and eat their cardboard picket signs.

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Reckoner
Saturday, March 21, 2009 @ 6:18:15 AM
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I suppose we'll get a bunch of mothers saying the game teaches children to gut centaurs.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, March 21, 2009 @ 5:42:51 PM

I gutted a centaur last weekend too, it was a wild couple nights. (But I'm an adult so it's okay)

Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 3/21/2009 5:43:06 PM

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GuernicaReborn
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 10:11:23 AM

TWE, thats twothingsism

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TheRaPtuRe
Saturday, March 21, 2009 @ 6:51:01 AM
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its gunna be awesome stop being pussys!

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Snaaaake
Saturday, March 21, 2009 @ 8:17:33 AM
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Another classic in the making, this is why I prefer the Playstation, more franchise unlike Xbox which doesn't even have 10 great franchise.....

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slugga_status
Saturday, March 21, 2009 @ 9:22:17 AM
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I honestly don't see how this new would not make you want this game. I mean how can it be too gory? Look at everything we have now Silent Hill, Dead Space, RE5, etc. I say if you can't man up and enjoy the greatness this game will be then play what you have or go get a wii or something. Seriously how can you look forward to the game and read this article and change your mind? Like you don't know what GOW is all about anyway.

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SPS3
Saturday, March 21, 2009 @ 10:10:06 AM

Because theyre the kind of gamers who dont know what they really want! We have games that when you shoot pregnant aliens, alien babies come at you covered in goop. These are the kind of gamers that should witness a pig slaughtering!!! Theyre not really ready for the "ALPHA POWER" of GOW 3! Its a damn centaur for cryin out loud. Theyre actin like you threw threre parents in the ring with Kratos!!!! I hope they go farther than this! I hope you can pull their leg bones out & use them as clubs. I want to be amazed! How could you play GOW 2 & not be on "pins & needles" for this game! Complaing about zippertech & velcro tear..........Hopefully they have something called jewel snatch because were gonna send Kratos to your cribs to snatch ya doinks off!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This isnt Fat Princess; Its GOW 3!

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JofaMang
Saturday, March 21, 2009 @ 11:17:22 AM

Sing it loud, sing it proud, digital blood don't stain your sofa~

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ed_winchester
Saturday, March 21, 2009 @ 10:59:01 PM

@ SPS3 stfu, last time i checked there was nothing wrong or illegal to be a little squemish and i could be wrong but last time i checked im sure i'm entitled to my opinion, this doesnt mean i dont know what type of game i want as you so elequently put it, i enjoyed all 3 GOW so far and the next one will be a day one purchase. the next time you want to have a rant at someone because their thoughts differ from your own, just remember there is no right or wrong answer and we are all entitled to our own opinion.

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PANICinc
Saturday, March 21, 2009 @ 11:33:17 AM
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Obviously it's gonna be rated M for MATURE! So if parents are worried about their kids playing it, well call DFS and get those kids in a home where the parents are the parents, not the gaming console! I'm looking forward to playing this adult oriented game. Even if it gets slapped with and AO rating, I'll find a copy and play it. GoW is a solid series, can't wait!

(Ben... GameStop's release date is 04/01/2010. Cruel joke? or just coincidence?)

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Deadman
Saturday, March 21, 2009 @ 6:20:55 PM

Should be rated Adults only but what does it matter most places to buy games have the college kids for Obama working there who beleive art shouldnt censored and since video games are considered art on sooooo many levels (and I truely believe this. No sarcasm) will just sell it to them anyway parents none the wiser.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Saturday, March 21, 2009 @ 10:09:56 PM

If it has an AO rating you won't be playing it on your PS3 :) Sony has said many times they refuse to release AO games for some reason, which is why Manhunt 2 had to be changed.

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slugga_status
Saturday, March 21, 2009 @ 12:08:16 PM
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Saw the same release date at gamestop too. GOW, GT5, and Fight Night Round 4 are games I'm looking forward too badly

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PSN _HAITIAN_JB
Saturday, March 21, 2009 @ 1:23:42 PM
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I can't believe people are actually not going to get that game after reading this article what are you bunch of sissies

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Qwarktast1c
Saturday, March 21, 2009 @ 2:55:18 PM
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perhaps they will make it almost like manhunt 2......

except for the REALLY nasty stuff

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Deadman
Saturday, March 21, 2009 @ 3:42:25 PM
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Blood, guts, and sex what the GoW series is about. Slice dice chop chop stab cut too bad we still got a year to wait

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robinhood2010
Saturday, March 21, 2009 @ 5:40:10 PM
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Cant be as bad as Splatterhouse and the Manhunt games...

or Resi and MK for that matter.

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Banky A
Saturday, March 21, 2009 @ 10:58:40 PM
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Sweeeeeeeet.

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Banky A
Saturday, March 21, 2009 @ 11:00:51 PM
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Sweeeeeeet.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, March 22, 2009 @ 4:19:05 AM

so many sweeeeeets, u been hittin the skittles?

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Banky A
Sunday, March 22, 2009 @ 1:49:07 PM

Sweeeet.

lol

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