So I thought I should mention that there’s going to be a fourth God of War game, a prequel called Ascension. But then I realized the God of War games bore me to tears and all I could really say about it was “wanking motion,” so here’s the trailer for Bethesda’s new first-person-something-or-other instead. It called Dishonored, and you’re parkouring and killing Assassin’s Creed style, but you have a magic hand and there are fascist soldiers and stilts and I don’t know what else. Seems like it could be cool. A hell of a lot cooler than a surly dude covered in clown paint fighting the same three mythical Greek monster for a fourth time, at least.
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