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Dark Souls II: SE photo
Don't double dip
Love 'em or hate 'em, this is the generation of remakes. It seems as if remasters of the previous generation pop up more frequently than actual new games, but if said remasters actually end up funding new games rather than th... read feature

Miyazaki interview photo
Miyazaki interview

Ico showed Bloodborne's Hidetaka Miyazaki the 'possibilities of the medium'


Demon's Souls creator on his meteoric rise to From Software president
Apr 01
Simon Parkin got a rare interview with From Software president, Demon's Souls and Bloodborne creator Hidetaka Miyazaki and it is fascinating stuff, charting Miyazaki's dramatic career change at age 29 (and equally dramatic 80... read
Dark Souls II Upgrade photo
Dark Souls II Upgrade

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin upgrade and pricing systems detailed


While somewhat complicated, there's a good deal here for some
Mar 30
Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin is scheduled to launch on Steam this Wednesday, April 1 with current and last-gen counterparts becoming available the following Tuesday, April 7. From Software has described the reissue... read
Souls series photo
Souls series

Where's the best place to start if you've never played a Souls game?


The two recent entries
Mar 24
Here's a question that I've gotten a lot of in the past 24 hours -- "where do you recommend picking up the Souls series?" Due to quite a bit of buzz behind Bloodborne (which, thankfully, is actually good), people ha... read
Dark Souls drums photo
Dark Souls drums

Guy beats Dark Souls with DK Bongos


You're a shining star
Mar 23
That was a scary couple of minutes there while I dug through storage to confirm that, yes, my DK Bongos and copy of Donkey Konga have not vanished in recent years. My drum-whacking abilities have since dried up, though. Big ... read
Dark Souls photo
Dark Souls

Prepare to scroll: This Dark Souls illustration captures the complexity of Lordran


It just keeps going
Mar 20
Uncovering the mysterious, unforgiving, crazy-but-believably-crafted world of Lordran is one of the greatest pleasures experienced in not only Dark Souls, but in the last decade of videogames. I'm still wrapping my head aroun... read
Demon's Souls highlights photo
Let strength be granted, so the world might be mended
Experience Points is a series in which I highlight some of the most memorable things about a particular game. These can include anything from a specific scene or moment, a character, a weapon or item, a level or location, a p... read feature

Dark Souls II photo
Prepare to die harder
I'll be the first to say it: it's going to be the year of Souls. With the release of Bloodborne only a month away, which looks to redefine the experience along with its wonderful change of setting, From Software has been... read feature

Minecraft map photo
Minecraft map

You can explore Dark Souls' Lordran in Minecraft


Praise the sun!
Jan 23
Minecraft user Davweed is currently recreating the world of Lordran from Dark Souls, block by block. If you've played Dark Souls, you probably know how crazy this is. Lordran is full of grandiose locations that interconnect a... read
Dark Souls photo
Dark Souls

Dark Souls PC multiplayer no longer region locked


Phantom menace
Jan 20
Region-free Dark Souls multiplayer, just the way we like it. From Software has issued an update on Steam that allows players to summon and invade one another regardless of where they live. While these cross-country connection... read
Dark Souls II photo
Dark Souls II

Free Dark Souls II patch to bring content parity with PS4, Xbox One versions


Also improved load times (PS3 only)
Jan 15
Dark Souls II is coming to PS4 and Xbox One on April 7 as Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin. The re-release, which collects all three DLC packs and makes other improvements, is also coming to PC, PS3, and Xbox 360,... read
PS' GOTYs photo
PS' GOTYs

PlayStation owners loved Destiny more than any other game in 2014


Dark Souls II won best PS3 game
Jan 08
We're well into the new year, but not everyone's put 2014 squarely in their rearviewmirror. PlayStation Blog just finished tallying the votes to determine which games Sony fans were most fond of last year. All PlayStation pla... read
SWERY's 2014 GotY photo
The director of Deadly Premonition and D4 looks back at 2014
[Swery is the man behind Deadly Premonition and D4. The latter has kept him busy over the last year, so he hasn't been able to finish every game he loves. But love is not finite, finished, and with an eyebrow game this o... read feature

Dark Souls Steam photo
Dark Souls Steam

You defeated Games for Windows Live, Dark Souls Steam migration update out now


You can keep your save data and achievements
Dec 15
The long-time-coming update that replaces Games for Windows Live with Steamworks in Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition for PC is out today. Full instructions on how to transfer your achievements and save data are over here, b... read
Anticipated retrospective photo
Mostly they didn't come out at all!
Want to feel old? January 2014 was just about one year ago. That's one whole season of a TV show or a complete Earth's orbit around the sun. Way back then--I can hardly remember it in the shadow of the god awful year--the Des... read feature

Dark Souls vs. GFWL photo
Dark Souls vs. GFWL

Dark Souls' transition from GFWL pushed into December


Games for Windows Live is the final Boss
Nov 30
Publisher Bandai Namco recently took to the Steam discussion boards to issue an official statement in regards to Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition's planned November transition away from Games for Windows Live in this ... read
Dark Souls II re-release photo
Dark Souls II re-release

Dark Souls II is set to respawn on PS4 and Xbox One


Time is a flat circle
Nov 25
A re-release of Dark Souls II for the current-gen consoles and a DX11 version for the PC has been announced in classic Souls fashion – with a moody and cryptic trailer showing scenes of unimaginable horror. Sign me up. read
Dark Souls II photo
Dark Souls II

Dark Souls II gets a pretty sweet first-person mod


Challenge accepted
Oct 23
Dark Souls II had a few of the toughest bosses in the series, but they'd be especially hard if you played the game in first-person. That's what a modder named Benzoin-Gun has done, detailing his creation in the vid... read
Dark Souls PC photo
Dark Souls PC

Dark Souls will shed Games for Windows Live next month


And I'll shed a tear of joy
Oct 20
There were enough worthwhile PC games tied to Games for Windows Live that I was willing to put up with service, which seemed to range from mildly annoying to downright frustrating, depending on the day. For many of us, Dark S... read
Dark Souls Design Works photo
Dark Souls Design Works

Dark Souls II Design Works book is full of bleak, gloomy pictures


Just how Dark Souls fans like it
Oct 16
Today in news that made me squeal like a fanboy, From Software has released a Design Works book for Dark Souls II just like its predecessor in Japan. It features over 200 pages of the darkly beautiful art of the Souls world,... read
Dark Souls II DLC bosses photo
Dark Souls II DLC bosses

Dark Souls II's DLC bosses are HARD


Who would have thought?
Oct 12
Dark Souls II players aren't doing so hot against the Fume Knight from the Crown of the Old Iron King DLC. According to stats released by From Software, 93% of attempts against him haven ended in miserable, abject failure. GG Chosen Undead. read
Dark Souls II DLC review photo
And that's a wrap on the DLC
Dark Souls II was quite the ride. Although the game had its fair share of issues, I had a blast playing it, and a number of its zones now have a place in my list of all-time favorite Souls locations. One of those areas includes the last piece of DLC, The Crown of the Ivory King, which brings back some of the powerful icy imagery from the Painted World of Ariamis. read feature

Dark Souls II DLC photo
Dark Souls II DLC

Dark Souls II's final Lost Crowns DLC chapter is here


Crown of the Ivory King
Sep 30
After a brief delay, the Dark Souls II DLC trilogy has come to an end with Crown of the Ivory King. It's available today on Steam and Xbox 360 and tomorrow on PlayStation 3 for $9.99 -- or you can get all three add-ons bundle... read
Dark Souls II photo
Dark Souls II

Dark Souls II's third DLC, 'Crown of the Ivory King' delayed


By one week
Sep 22
Bandai Namco has announced that the third (and presumably final) DLC for Dark Souls II, the Crown of the Ivory King, has been delayed by one week. Originally it was set for this Wednesday, but now it's due on September 30th a... read
Dark Souls II photo
Dark Souls II

Feel the icy chill of these Dark Souls II Crown of the Ivory King DLC screens


I'm interested to see what From can do with snow
Sep 18
Snow isn't a common theme with the Souls series, so it's interesting that the upcoming Dark Souls II DLC Crown of the Ivory King will take place on an icy tundra. This new batch of screens looks suitably dreary... read
Dark Souls photo
Dark Souls

This guy's better than you at Dark Souls, because he plays with a Rock Band guitar


And that's the worst of the guitar controllers
Sep 08
Fancy yourself quite the Dark Souls player? Bet you can cruise right through that game, patiently parrying and rolling your way to victory after victory. Good for you. Now, do it with a Rock Band controller. It may seem... read
Dark Souls II DLC review photo
That white hot light
While Dark Souls II brought me back to that special place that I found with Demon's Souls in many ways, the first DLC pack, Crown of the Sunken King, didn't go far enough with its concepts. It's really hard to give ... read feature

Dark Souls DLC photo
Dark Souls DLC

Dark Souls II 'Crown of the Old Iron King' DLC out today


Journey past the Iron Keep
Aug 26
When From Software announced the three-part Lost Crowns DLC for Dark Souls II, it all seemed so far away. But here we are, already on the second release. Time is flying. Crown of the Old Iron King hits today on Steam, PlaySta... read
Bloodborne photo
Bloodborne

Check out new direct-feed Bloodborne gameplay


It's a Victorian-era Dark Souls, basically
Aug 19
Last week, I got to go hands-on with Bloodborne. This visually evocative and bleak follow-up to Dark Souls II is a change of pace, but also something that feels and plays very much like the games of the past. While the change... read
Bloodborne photo
Bloodborne

Bloodborne's health regaining system detailed


Regain System revealed at gamescom
Aug 13
A new system for upcoming From Software PS4 title Bloodborne was revealed at gamescom today in a behind-closed-doors meeting. It's called the Regain System, and it lets you recover health after taking a hit.  It's not as easy as it sounds to get your health back, though.  read
Dark Souls II photo
Dark Souls II

Dark Souls II gets patch 1.08, fixes and balances in tow


Not quite as major as some fixes in the first Dark Souls
Jul 25
Fresh off its new Crown of the Sunken King DLC, From Software has updated and tweaked Dark Souls II for everyone. Weapons have been balanced (with extra or decreased damage depending on the item), and spells have be... read
Dark Souls II DLC review photo
It's no Artorias, but it'll do
2014 has been very good to me, but Dark Souls II is one of my favorite games of the year. Many debates have raged on as to whether or not it's as exceptional as its predecessor (Demon's Souls is better than bot... read feature







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