Some games earned their spots on the 2016 blanket because Jac, me, or both of us love it. Like Psychonauts. Other games are here because you love them. They found their way onto the the final list by virtue of being household names in the industry or revolutionary in some way. God of War is one of the latter. There are three main games in the series as well as some off-shoot games, a brief comic book run, and a new game coming out soon.
God of War was never really my thing. I saw it was coming up and started thinking about this post and I’m not nearly embarrassed enough to tell you that all I can really remember about the game is that at the start of one of them there is this awkward interactive sex event where you pretty much mash buttons to get it on with another character. But while animated bare-knuckle-boxing isn’t my thing, I have a lot of respect for the franchise, and what it was doing there. It was one of the first really “mature” games with on-screen realistic violence, sex/nudity as part of the plot, and little interest in marketing to children.
God of War is probably infamous for the cinematic-on screen kills, but what made it truly famous among it’s huge fan base are the epic stories based loosely on Greek mythology. Taking down Greek gods is pretty awesome as boss fights go, and GoW never fails to deliver on grandiose plot lines and battles. Ten years ago it wasn’t unusual for single-console homes to make the Play Station vs. X-box decision based on level of interest in God of War.
We went with the iconic Omega for the square. As you knit it, you can think of it as a nerd-detector. People will either recognize it right away as the God of War logo or else they will think you’re joining a fraternity/sorority.
Whether you’re knitting, crocheting, or cross stitching this square, you can download the God of War pattern here. Instructions for both knit and crochet are listed in the pattern. When you’re finished making it, don’t forget to tweet or instagram your squares at me @Doctor_Llama and Jac @jac_attacking or with the hashtag #geekalong!
If you’re having trouble with double-sided knitting, we have a how-to video here and a tutorial on crochet here. Want to hang out with other people making the blanket? You can find moral support in the Geek-A-Long group on Ravelry here.
“I am what the gods have made me.” Spoilers: they made me a knitter.
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