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Where can a series like God of War go after the epic finale of God of War III? Back to the roots, that's where, and in prequel God of War: Ascension – which stars as Game of the Week in Access TV episode 73 – the series fleshes out Kratos' past without sacrificing any of the screen-shuddering scale we've all become accustomed to. If anything there's even more. More enemies, more climactic battles, more ripping heads off mythical man goats with your bare hands – it's all there and is typically awesome.
Also in the show this week is a behind-the-scenes look at Irrational Games, the Boston-based developer behind upcoming PS3 shooter BioShock Infinite.
We have a lengthy chat with creative director Ken Levine and his team about their creative processes, plus there's also an amazing Big Daddy statue in the studio foyer. Don't miss it.
If that's not enough, we send Access TV camera-man and survival expert Dan Read off to a field somewhere to learn how to shoot a bow like Lara Croft. Also contains zip-lining, fire-making and lots of mud. As always there's all the latest news in PlayStation Briefing – including a look at the upcoming Star Trek tie-in – plus a roundup of all the week's best content from the PlayStation Store. Check out the video preview for Access TV episode 73 right here. Enjoy the show!
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