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Sony changing offensive God of War: Ascension Trophy

God of War: Ascension

Sony Santa Monica is renaming the controversial Trophy in God of War: Ascension, out tomorrow for PlayStation 3.

An upcoming patch, which should arrive as the game becomes available, changes the "Bros Before Hos" unlock to "Bros Before Foes," which is less suggestive. Players receive the Trophy after beating up one of three female Furies.

Early reviews have called the Trophy misogynistic for making light of violence against women.

"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 studio said in a statement 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."

This probably won't help the developer's defense that Kratos is an "utterly complex" character worthy of dissection. Considering the sexually brazen content of past games in the series, this does little to change perceptions.

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Stephanie Carmichael Twitter: @wita
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