The Return of Gaytos

Do a Google Image search for “Kratos and see how long it takes for you to see Josh. Not the “comic Josh” but the ACTUAL HUMAN JOSH in full Kratos regalia. Assuming the Google gods are still smiling upon me, he will be in the first 5 results. If, for some tragic reason, he is not, then you can see what I’m talking about HERE.

Had HijiNKS Ensue never been birthed from my geeky brain loins, Josh would still be internet famous for that costume. I remember shortly after he posted the picture it started to show up on gaming forums, photoshopped into various website banners and eventually in a “Zero Punctuation” video. Baffling.

Needless to say, I am MORE enthusiastic about the potential for Josh to ressuect the Gaytos Kratos costume, than I am for the actual release of “God of War 3.” Though you should download the HD trailer. It really was stunning, especially considering everything was rendered in game.

I also look forward to what “God of War” does to Josh. Not only does it alter his physical appearance drastically but it also puts him into a sort of dream state where he can’t tell reality from fiction. Like, he will call you to talk about what he did in “God of War” in the same way someone would share the highlights of their vacation.

And, before you ask: the red body paint IS edible.

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  1. I swear you've linked us to that picture of Josh before…

    I expect to see a brand new picture of the real Josh in no time flat. And if he doesn't have authentic Giant Bronze Lion/Kitten-head Gauntlets, I'll be very disappointed.

  2. Its number 3 on google linked from a gaming forum.
    Then on the second page taken from a italian gaming blog.
    This means one thing.
    JOSH IS GOD….. of war

    • Actually it's in the review of the demo for Heavenly Sword, when Yahtzee is comparing the play styles of GoW and HS and comparing main character designs and says Nariko's outfit is a challenge to "try and pull this one off, Cos-Players!" Josh-as-Gaytos is in the background of that frame.

  3. I could swear I see a hibiscus flower in the Josh's body paint in panel 2.

    Love the subtle change… going for a more realistic look?

  4. a-cartoonish josh is suddenly looking more like real-life josh. two points for improved art.
    and the image came up for me on google search as the third item.

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