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1:54 PM on 06.10.2013

Dark Souls II is probably the best part of E3 so far

Microsoft may have been touting the Xbox One and the majesty of The Cloud at its E3 Xbox press conference, but From Software's humble Dark Souls 2 for the Xbox 360 may have stolen the spotlight.  Easily more exciting th...

Jim Sterling

11:30 PM on 06.05.2013

Fan-favorite Sif immortalized in this Dark Souls poster

The creator of those wonderful Dark Souls posters for Tarkus and Solaire is back with a new print for the one boss we all wish we could have spared, Sif. And since we last checked in, there's also now a print for Ornstein and...

Jordan Devore

10:15 AM on 05.15.2013

Namco Bandai treating Dark Souls 2 as a 'huge AAA title'

Namco Bandai's marketing support for Dark Souls was modest, to say the least, but apparently it won't be making that same "mistake" with the sequel. Dark Souls 2 is to be treated like a major "AAA" title, according to the pub...

Jim Sterling

3:30 PM on 05.06.2013

Developers can restrict PlayStation 4 share functionality

Speaking to 4Gamer, Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida brought up an angle of the PlayStation 4's Share button that I hadn't given much thought: spoilers. The new feature will allow players to upload game footage...

Jordan Devore







Super Best Guide! Dark Souls  photo
Super Best Guide! Dark Souls
by Jim Sterling

Another game they claim is hard, another game smashed by gaming pimp sorcerer Jim Sterling.

Using just a few simple tricks and the power of intimidation, learn how to become a master Dark Souls player in this handy video!

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9:00 PM on 04.15.2013

Shield contest returns for Dark Souls II

Similar to the contest held for Dark Souls, Namco Bandai and From Software have put together a competition for the sequel that will incorporate artists' shield designs in Dark Souls II. What a cool bragging right th...

Jordan Devore

3:00 PM on 04.15.2013

Jimquisition: Dark Souls and Dark Sales

Dark Souls sold over two million copies and is a bonafide success. Tomb Raider sold over three million copies and is a disappointing failure. Wut? Different projects obviously have different standards for succ...

Jim Sterling



Dark Souls II box art forgot to add color photo
Dark Souls II box art forgot to add color
by Brett Makedonski

Yeah, these posts are terrible. Everyone knows that. Even though readers only click to look at the images, I still have an obligation to put words in this space. These are those words.

So, the Dark Souls II box art is completely monochrome. That's something. Also, the figure is walking away. That's sort of a refreshing change from a guy with a gun facing forward but looking down, I guess.

Enthralling stuff, really.

Dark Souls II Box Art [All Games Beta]

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8:00 AM on 04.12.2013

Dark Souls PC was 'half-assed,' admits director Tanimura

Dark Souls II director Yui Tanimura spoke with Shack News recently and the subject of the Dark Souls PC port was brought up. You remember what happened there, right? The PC version was so poorly done that fans had to create m...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

4:00 AM on 04.12.2013

Dark Souls sold more than two million copies

At a recent conference in Japan, Eiichi Nakajima, From Software's Executive Director, announced sales figures for Dark Souls. Across all platforms, the notoriously merciless game sold 2,367,000 copies. According to Nakajima, ...

Brett Makedonski

3:00 AM on 04.12.2013

A grim trailer for Armored Core: Verdict Day

Although the name may suggest otherwise, Armored Core: Verdict Day is a full installment, not some continuation of AC V. As we heard earlier from Keith, developer From Software is emphasizing a three-faction war that will be...

Jordan Devore

9:30 PM on 04.11.2013

Cram this Dark Souls II trailer into your dark holes

It's been Dark Souls II day at Destructoid, as we finally got to see it in action in footage, screens, and in person. Now, Namco Bandai presents this gloomy teaser ("Despair") that shows off some of the environments. Yeah, t...

Allistair Pinsof



Remember Chromehounds? Here's Armored Core: Verdict Day photo
Remember Chromehounds? Here's Armored Core: Verdict Day
by Keith Swiader

Back in early 2006 there was not much going for the Xbox 360 in regards to engrossing online play. There was Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter, which was great, but that was it.

That is, however, until the release of From Software's Chromehounds that summer, an online-focused mech shooter that featured a three-faction real-time war with an insane amount of customization. It was not a runaway success, sure, but I was still upset that a sequel was never produced.

Fortunately, that has changed, sort of, with Armored Core: Verdict Day, a seemingly spiritual successor to that 2006 title, and I knew it from the instant I saw it.

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2:45 PM on 04.10.2013

Happy day: First Dark Souls II gameplay footage arrives

The screenshots were a nice start, but this is a Souls game we're talking about here; one cannot have enough information to go on leading up to release, and even years after. IGN has the gameplay reveal of Dark Sou...

Jordan Devore

1:05 PM on 04.10.2013

Some lovely Dark Souls II screenshots have emerged

Compliments of NeoGAF, some amazing Dark Souls II screenshots are out in the wild, and damn do they look beautiful. The locales are fairly reminiscent of the first two games in the franchise, with the standout being this acti...

Chris Carter







Dark Souls II's director talks freedom and accessibility photo
Dark Souls II's director talks freedom and accessibility
by Keith Swiader

So, you saw the gameplay reveal yesterday, you saw the screenshots, and yet, you still want more Dark Souls II. Of course! Why wouldn't you?!

Well, good news for you, as it just so happens a round-table discussion with Dark Souls II's director Yui Tanimura took place in Manhattan last week, where the topic on-hand dealt with where developer From Software is headed with the much-anticipated sequel.

Tanimura said From Software received a lot of feedback from the community regarding the Souls series, and from that feedback the team focused on three things: Freedom, streamlining and accessibility, and the network.

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