God of War: Ascension

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Controversial God of War: Ascension trophy, Bros Before Hos, is to be patched out of the game and replaced with Bros Before Foes, Sony Santa Monica has told Joystiq.

The patch should be ready and waiting when the game launches.

The Trophy is earned following a cutscene after Kratos beats down a Fury, one of several female antagonists in the game.

"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. The text was offensive to some members of our community and impacted their enjoyment of the game," Sony Santa Monica's statement explained. "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."

God of War: Ascension is available today in the US and on Friday here in the UK – see what we thought in our God of War: Ascension review.

Source: Joystiq

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Daniele's Avatar


Is this patch optional ? I don't find the trophy name offensive and i want to refuse this censor
Posted 18:42 on 18 March 2013
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rbevanx@ Karlius


Posted 11:11 on 13 March 2013
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It was a prostitute that complained. Poor woman kept getting let down by her clients going out for drinks with friends, so by the time they came to visit they were vomiting all over her and unable to get an erection.
Posted 09:30 on 13 March 2013
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Yeah, all things considered it seems daft to change it. It's clearly tongue-in-cheek and I really can't imagine flocks of gamers calling their local papers to express their disgust. If you're playing a game that violent, as others have observed, it's highly unlikely a slang word for 'whore' will offend you!
Posted 22:19 on 12 March 2013
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CheekyLee@ Wido

Originally Posted by VG
The Trophy is earned following a cutscene after Kratos beats down a Fury, one of several female antagonists in the game.
And, check what actually goes down in the cut scene. The son of a Fury chooses to ally with Kratos instead of his own mother. It is NOT awarded for beating the Fury. It instead chooses to reflect the scene by using a contemporary quote.

I get that the phrase itself can be seen as sexist, and ultimately it REALLY doesn't matter. (If there was an actual artistic reason to not change it, I would hope that Santa Monica Studios would stand behind their decision.) But, it is somewhat indicative of the current state of games media that something like this is pounced on when we seem to have no problems with a "Widow Maker" achievement/Trophy in Tomb Raider. I would expect calls of misandry on that one, if I suspected there was even one games writer who knew the word existed.
Posted 19:37 on 12 March 2013
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The funny thing is, it was a woman who came up with the idea of this achievement! :laugh:
Posted 18:51 on 12 March 2013


Agreed, this is pathetic. A game known for being ultra violent. I guess people were fine with pressing L3 and R3 to push someones eyes in with their thumbs then?
Posted 13:54 on 12 March 2013
munkee's Avatar


Ridiculous. It's fine to base a game on extreme graphic violence. But you can't joke with your achievements because that's offensive to some people.

Posted 13:44 on 12 March 2013

Game Stats

Release Date: 15/03/2013
Developer: Sony Santa Monica
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Genre: Action
Rating: PEGI 18+
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