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Bloodborne

The Bloodborne launch trailer is so deliciously sinister


That closing shot
Mar 13
If you're worried about seeing too much of the game, stay far away from this video. It goes places. That said, you know a trailer is good when, without hesitation, you go back and rewatch it several more times in a row. Admi... read
Bloodborne online play

Sony Japan details Bloodborne online play


It's a lot like Dark Souls
Mar 07
In an update to the official Bloodborne website, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan has detailed the various modes of online play that will be available. read
Bloodborne boss

Damn, shouldn't have spoiled this Bloodborne boss


Resist! Or don't!
Feb 27
Attempting to go into Bloodborne blind? I feel you. It's not something I can pull off consistently given the nature of this job -- that's one of the big tradeoffs -- but I still try with select titles. The PlayStation Blog ha... read
From Software

Dark Souls developer's PS1 classic Shadow Tower rated by ESRB


From Software's first-person roots
Feb 26
From Software doesn't just make Demon's/Dark Souls and Bloodborne. The company created Armored Core, too. It also followed its King's Field games with another first-person, skeletal RPG, Shadow Tower. Shadow Tower has be... read
Bloodborne

Start prepping right now for Bloodborne's meanest bosses


Maybe fail slightly less than expected
Feb 20
The Boy Scouts are notoriously prepared, and for good reason. Rushing into a situation makes for plans going awry. When things go off the rails, failure's usually imminent. In a game like Bloodborne, failure's part of the fo... read
Bloodborne

Bloodborne's story trailer most certainly does not have a soothing presence


Something's up with that blood
Feb 19
The lady in Bloodborne's story trailer needs to learn what soothing means. A mug of warm cocoa on a cold winter night is soothing. The sound of the tide rolling in and out is soothing. A demon hunter doing his best to not get ripped limb from limb by ferocious, overly aggressive beasts is not soothing, lady. read
Suspicious trademarks

A trademark has been filed for Soldiers' Soul


Is this our next Souls game?
Feb 13
This should be prefaced by saying that trademark news should always be taken with a grain of salt. With that out of the way, we might have a heads-up as to what the next game in the widely beloved Souls series is. In Europe, ... read
Bloodborne shields

Actually, there are shields in Bloodborne


But you'll still need to be aggressive
Feb 06
There are shields in Bloodborne after all, SCE Japan Studio has confirmed to IGN. Well I'll be. Shields will seem like a comfort to Souls players who haven't yet experienced the faster, in-your-face action of Bloodborne, but ... read
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

Bloodborne

Glasses, tattoos, origins: A taste of Bloodborne's character creator


The potential for creating hideous monster people is high
Feb 04
In this short runthrough of Bloodborne's character editor, IGN was able to create a Harry Potter lookalike now that glasses are an option in the game. That's a worthwhile addition, but it's the "Origin" (i.e., class) option ... read
Bloodborne gameplay

These first 18 minutes of Bloodborne make me feel all tingly


Got me feeling pee shivers
Feb 02
From Software's latest action-RPG looks to replicate the butthole-puckering tense gameplay that originated with its predecessors in the Souls series. IGN posted the first 18 minutes of gameplay (minus character creation... read
Bloodborne bundle

PS4 gets Bloodborne bundle in Europe, procedural Chalice Dungeons explained


North American bundle announcement incoming?
Jan 30
Here's the lowdown on Bloodborne's procedurally generated Chalice Dungeons that are different depending on what item combination you use to summon them. It's different from Dark Souls' hand-crafted precision, but it could ke... read
Bloodborne guide

Oh, nice, Future Press is doing a hardcover Bloodborne strategy guide


Includes exclusive dynamic PlayStation 4 theme
Jan 29
I know, I know -- you don't need a guide for Bloodborne just like you didn't need any assistance with Dark Souls or Demon's Souls or King's Field. You're that good. Or, more likely, you just wanted to go in as blindly as poss... read
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
Bloodborne

Heh, Bloodborne's Messengers sure are dapper


Included in the Nightmare Edition of the game
Jan 07
Instead of writing messages with a soapstone like in Dark Souls, we'll rely on these spooky fellows, the appropriately-named Messengers, to communicate with other Bloodborne players and see visions of how they foolishly rolle... read
Bloodborne

Bloodborne's procedural Chalice Dungeons are full of horrors


Why'd it have to be swamps?!
Dec 18
Procedurally-generated dungeons in Bloodborne, huh? I didn't catch the PlayStation Experience demo showing them until now. Not something I would have expected for the game given how good From Software's hand-crafted worlds ca... read
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
Bloodborne Nightmare

The real nightmare is that this special edition Bloodborne pack isn't coming to North America


A hole in my heart that can only be filled with Gothic tchotchkes
Dec 11
European desks are about to get a little more cluttered with the announcement of a special “Nightmare Edition” of Bloodborne. The €119 set comes with a variety of doodads, including a spooky looking quill set... read
Bloodborne

New Bloodborne trailer shows off co-op, tons of blood


Also, lots of Souls-like things
Dec 09
Bloodborne is probably my most anticipated game of 2015, and this trailer is just cementing that choice. You'll get a good look at the deliciously bloody gameplay, including some full-on co-op portions that look like a ton o... read
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
Bloodborne

I want to run right past these gravekeeper hags in Bloodborne


Don't look back
Nov 20
Bloodborne isn't coming out until March. That means I have a solid few months to mentally prepare myself for these horrific things, described by Sony Japan Studio producer Masaaki Yamagiwa as "deformed gravekeeper hags." I do... read
Bloodborne

Booooo: Bloodborne delayed until March 2015


More like Booborne
Nov 12
I thought a February 2015 release date for the recently revealed Bloodborne was too good to be true, and it seems that was the case. The game is now on track for a March 24 launch, delaying the game by roughly a month. F... read
Usually seeing a demo you played just a month ago means there isn't too much more to wring out. This is not the case with Bloodborne. The Tokyo Game Show demo bested me. That same demo was playable today at Paris Games Week. ... read feature

Bloodborne

Bloodborne developer targeting 30fps


Mhmm
Oct 28
When Bloodborne arrives next year on the PS4, it will clock in at 30 frames per second. This is apparently because that rate is the "best" for action games, according to producer Masaaki Yamagiwa. In an interview with Pl... read
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

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
Bloodborne

Bloodborne's last alpha session takes place on October 19, with multiplayer


There are different times for Japan, the US, and the EU
Oct 16
Although October 5th's portion of the Bloodborne alpha was delayed, a new session is scheduled for October 19 for all of the applicable regions, to get one last adventure in. Japan is scheduled for 20:00-23:00, North Ame... read
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 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

Bloodborne

Here's the Bloodborne alpha in action


Spooky
Oct 01
Ah yes! If you weren't fortunate enough to go hands-on with Bloodborne at gamescom, PAX Prime, or Tokyo Game Show, this is the good stuff right here. It's footage ripped straight from the alpha. There are multiple videos her... read
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
Bloodborne alpha

Bloodborne alpha invites for North America are going out later today


Participants have been pre-selected
Sep 30
It turns out that Sony has a Bloodborne alpha planned for North America after all. This morning, invites went out for Sony Computer Entertainment European territories, and invites confirming North American participants will g... read






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