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God of War: Ascension’s Controversial ‘Bros before Hos’ Trophy Video

"God of War: Ascension has a trophy called ‘Bros before hos’ and it has understandably caused an outrage among people because it was in bad taste."

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b_one1149d ago

butthurt much? it always was 18+ gore and brutal and now it causes controversy? LOL go play barbies

Chuk51149d ago

From what I've heard by people who've played, it's especially brutal given the rest of the game and it doesn't really add anything to the story. I mean the rest of the game is really brutal so yeah, But bros before hos? that's a little gross.

Mounce1149d ago

You're bad at trolling and defining how text in an image on the top right of the screen can be visually-Gross.

x5exotic1149d ago

Yes, because someone who thinks a trophy is part of the story in the first place is totally not an idiot /s

sjaakiejj1149d ago

You do realize the trophy is in relation to the son saving Kratos instead of his mother right?

cleverusername1149d ago (Edited 1149d ago )

They weren't also women were they by any chance? EDIT, sorry to presume but you are female aren't you?

Root1149d ago

Really so when a girl is playing Gears of War and they chainsaw some "bro" online in half it's all fine and dandy

I hate how females want to be equal then complain about things like this.

Revolver_X_1149d ago

Where was this kind of outrage when Lollipop Chainsaw gave you a trophy for moving the camera to look under a 17 year olds skirt? Chuk you seem too sensitive for rated M games. Jumping to conclusions with no understanding of the situation when the trophy pops. Not a fan of slapstick comedy eh? Calling it gross? A little immature dont you think? If this offends you, then DO NOT watch any Kevin Smith movie. You will probably cry.

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ArchangelMike1149d ago

Doesn't take much these days for controversy...
I guess we're still all playground school kids... please.

Chuk51149d ago

If Kratos just beat her up, that would be a little line walking, but it wouldnt be that big of a deal initself because this is god of war. But the Bros before hos trophy pop is gross and unnecessary.

DeadlyFire1147d ago

So what is controversial in this? I see nothing at all.

All I see is trophy pop up for you siding with the guy instead of the girl in the video.

Is it really controversy when a ho gets offended from a PSN trophy?

ArchangelMike1149d ago (Edited 1149d ago )

Chuk5,
Allow the medium to mature. How many books and films have scenes in them that are sexist, brutal, racist, violent, sick disgusting, and outright pornographic. etc etc.

You don't see people constantly berating the medium, and climbing atop their soap box to give social commentary on the morality of films or books.

Somehow we trust adults to be able to watch films and read books, and to distinguish between fact and fiction, reality and fantasy. But apparently, somehow video game journalists missed that class.

Bimkoblerutso1149d ago (Edited 1149d ago )

All forms of entertainment get similar treatment, actually. Don't know what world you're living in.

And it's funny that you think indulging childish jokes is helping the medium to "mature."

The controversy was not in the scene itself, but in the off-color achievement that read as if it was created by some sexually frustrated fratboy.

Granted, I think this is getting MUCH more attention than it should be, but I also don't think the developers deserve to be actively defended.

Chuk51149d ago

Well said Mike. And I agree. I feel like were on a cusp of awareness in games and yeah i guess their will continue to be questionable content. I think it's problematic if gaming doesn't learn from prior mistakes.

Derekvinyard131149d ago

We need a video now? Dammit this should have a a spoiler tag on it

plaZeHD1149d ago

I think they are more pissed because of the name "Ho". It's a bit offensive calling women prostitutes, don't you think? On top of that the trophy says "Bros before hos" in other words "Men before women".

Heisenburger1149d ago

Well actually bro refers a very close male friend. Ho refers to a floozy.

So that saying doesn't translate to "men before women". What it in fact means is.... you know what? If you seriously don't get it then I don't think that I could explain it to you.

I can't comment on the story of Ascension, but that crap is seriously common knowledge.

Wow hahaha.

Stallion1149d ago

Its not controversial because the violence. Its controversial because the "Bros Before Hoes" trophy is sexist and trashy.

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matrixman921149d ago

wait...thats it? didnt Sessler say it was one of the most gruesome deaths in god of war history?

Chuk51149d ago

That's what I heard, and that's why i think it's a bit gross. I mean you can chainsaw anya in gears, and that's not a big deal because everyone gets chainsawed and there's nothing glorfied about it. But this GOWA kill is different imo.

Philoctetes1149d ago

I'm guessing you've never played a God of War game before if you think that this particular scene is somehow different from about two dozen other, similar scenes scattered throughout the franchise. Hell, the scene with Poseidon in God of War III was more brutal than that, and that was like 15 minutes into the game.

KrebStar1149d ago

You probably shouldn't be going on about how gross the issue is if you are basing your information on internet hearsay.

Hell, there are kills on cannon fodder enemies equally as gruesome as this one, if not more so. If your main issue with the trophy is that it is preceded by an especially violent kill, you can rest assured, this is the GoW norm.

Chuk51149d ago

Fair is fair, I will concede to you guys on that. If that's the norm then that still isn't the problem and I don't go around wielding some PC stick. I said that in my earlier comment. My problem is the bros before hos trophy. Why?

KrebStar1149d ago

A more important question is why not? It's a simple pop culture reference in a portion of the game that exists outside of the game's world. Is it in bad taste? Sure. Though, I'm sure I could find a handful of trophies I've earned over the years that are equally in bad taste.

Honestly, the issue isn't worth the attention it's being given, one way or the other. The worst part is that many of the people who are making such a big deal out of this are doing so in ways that give feminism a bad name, much like PETA often does with animal rights. Of course, this is just the state of games media these days, so in a week or so we'll have something new to fuss over.

cleverusername1149d ago

If you're too delicate for 18 cert games then don't play them! Oh sorry that's right you HAVEN'T ACTUALLY played the game have you? Or any other GOW by the sound of it!!!!

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akaFullMetal1149d ago

That's not bad, people are just whining.

Mr-Dude1149d ago (Edited 1149d ago )

"God of War: Ascension has a trophy called ‘Bros before hos’ and it has understandably caused an outrage among people because it was in bad taste...

Yeah, outrage amongs maybe a handfull people who are journalists? Who started this?

That's it? Meh, all that sh*tstorm for this? GOW3 was far more gory.

*Remembering the good days when Kratos ripped the head off Helios, or the scene with Poseidon*

Those where violent and gory scenes...

akaFullMetal1149d ago

Exactly! The helios scene was way worse than what was shown in the video.

StrawberryDiesel4201149d ago

The Helios head rip absolutey trumps this crap in terms of violence.

Tontus1149d ago (Edited 1149d ago )

****SPOILER****:

There's a scene where Kratos is in a brothel and one of the prostitutes tries to seduce him but it's actually a fury so he kills her, a.k.a bros before hoes, because she was pretending to be a hoe, get it? All the pious prats making a big deal out of this and knocking off points in the reviews should suffer the same death as the fury did in the video above.

(Not sure if that's exactly how it happens because I haven't played the game for myself yet but I was told that's what happens by someone who's played it).

plaZeHD1149d ago

Ok thanks, that's understandable.
Guys don't give a f*** about my first comment up top.

TongkatAli1149d ago (Edited 1149d ago )

Noone said anything about the topless girl Kratos threw in the gear crushing her to death in GOW III, be consistent white knights, you failed that "ho". Also that whole saying is meant as a guys guy joke that you bro fist too.

It's sad that Sessler made it into a big deal, on top of that, that type of brutality has been very consistent to the God Of War series, so the whining holds no merit at all and is just attention seeking. Its like this was Kratos first game, LOL.

What about the random male civillan saying to Kratos "save me" Kratos kills for no reason, well he has a dick who cares : / I can't complain about that, no silly trophy name, shucks.

Kane221149d ago

i just find it funny how certain people are bitching over a damn trophy name lol.

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