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Sony Changing Controversial God of War: Ascension Trophy

Because it seems that even Kratos is capable of crossing the line. No, really.
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Sony Santa Monica’s latest action opus, God of War: Ascension, is available in stores now, and players everywhere will be able to experience Kratos’ latest single player journey into redemption, while at the same time challenging their friends in multiplayer, for the first time ever in the franchise.

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But one thing they might be missing out on is the satisfaction of unlocking a Trophy labeled “Bros Before Hos”.  Sony is currently in the process of changing the name of the Trophy to “Bros Before Foes”, which should be updating shortly if it hasn’t already.

Spotted by a few eagle-eyed reviewers before the game’s release this week (including Adam Sessler, who was one of the biggest naysayers behind it), “Bros Before Hos” was a Trophy you unlocked after facing – and viciously defeating – one of the female Furies you come across.  However, many thought it was a misogynistic statement, thinking it was too far over the line for the tone of the game – even one as violent as God of War.

“We have created and will soon push out a patch for God of War: Ascension that alters the title of one of the game Trophies,” stated the studio as it spoke to Joystiq.  “The text was offensive to some members of our community and impacted their enjoyment of the game.  We are endlessly committed to ensuring that our community can fully enjoy the experiences the team has created.  As such, we’ve addressed the feedback and amended the Trophy in question.”

And before you suggest, “What kind of sick guy would suggest such a Trophy name?”, the idea actually came from one of the female producers.  Just letting you know…

God of War: Ascension is available now for PlayStation 3.


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