preGame 27: God of War: Ghost of Sparta, Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions

On today's preGame we sample the next God of War offering on the PSP and look at the many faces of Spider-Man in Shattered Dimensions.

Today on preGame, we'll take an early look at God of War: Ghost of Sparta on the PSP and sample the many faces of Spider-Man in the web slinger's latest adventure, Shattered Dimensions.

But before we get to the demos, we must take time to talk about one of the biggest game releases of the year, Halo: Reach. We were fortunate enough to get an exclusive advance look at the game back in June, so be sure to check out preGame episode 19 when we had Bungie Community Director Brian Jarrard live in the studio!

Believe it or not, this week also marks the 25th anniversary of everyone's favorite Italian plumber, Mario. The portly man in red and blue overalls has appeared in countless games and other mediums, becoming one of the most iconic figures not just in games, but in universal pop culture. So what's your favorite Mario game?

Finally, we'll screen the opening cinematic from Final Fantasy XIV, a game that will see a PC release before it hits the PlayStation 3 next year. No one does a cutscene like a Final Fantasy game, so tune and check out the action!

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