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1:00 PM on 04.15.2014

Boxed PC copies of Dark Souls II delayed in the UK

There was some confusion this morning about a possible delay for the PC version of Dark Souls II, which is already later than its console counterparts. Regrettably, there is a delay, to May 2 -- but only in the United Kingdom...

Jordan Devore


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1:00 PM on 04.09.2014

I could spend an hour looking at all the new Smash Bros. screenshots

If you haven't yet been to the official Super Smash Bros. website following yesterday's infodump from the all-Smash Nintendo Direct presentation, you're going to want to do so sooner than later. I feel like I've said it many ...

Jordan Devore



An early look at the PC version of Dark Souls II photo
An early look at the PC version of Dark Souls II
by Alasdair Duncan

How many times have I died in Dark Souls II now? 12, 14... 16?

Truth is I've already lost count of how many times I've taken a blade to the chest or an arrow to the face. Whenever I think I'm making progress, something takes me by surprise and I'm back to square one but I have to persevere, I need to keep pushing on. I have to learn about the enemies, their patterns, their routines. 

I swear I'll make it out of the tutorial area at some point.

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6:00 PM on 04.07.2014

Bandai Namco reportedly recruiting talent for 'Smash Bros. 6'

Nintendo may be hyping upcoming Smash Bros. titles for Wii U and 3DS, but according to Siliconera (via Game Jouhou) Bandai Namco has been sniffing around for talent to work on a "Smash Bros. 6" for a 2015 release. As posted o...

Brittany Vincent

9:00 PM on 04.04.2014

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 added to EVO 2014 lineup

EVO co-founder Joey Cuellar made a special presentation on iPlayWinner revealing that Tekken Tag Tournament 2 will be part of this year's EVO lineup. Bandai Namco Games is also joining the event has a primary sponsor for the ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

6:00 PM on 03.26.2014

This JoJo's Bizarre Adventure limited edition is worth over €2000

Bandai Namco has this super ultra limited JoJo's Bizzare Adventure: All-Star Battle up for auction right now. What makes it so special? It comes with a statue of Jojo incrusted with 6000 Swarovski crystals. Along with a ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Review: Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z photo
Review: Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z
by Wesley Ruscher

On paper, the thought of participating in an eight-player Dragon Ball Z battle sounds like the stuff of fanboy dreams. Blasting Kamehamehas across the chasms of Namek while fighting alongside your favorite Saiyans could be as exhilarating virtually as it was to watch years ago on TV.

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z attempts to recreate this in all its chaotic glory. More than a simple one-versus-one fighter, the game is jam packed with characters -- from practically the entirety of the franchise -- that can be pitted in teams of four against each other in any dream combination possible.

Unfortunately in reality, having four Krillins trying to dismantle the likes of Androids 16 through 19 together is not even half as entertaining as the thought is ridiculous.

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3:00 PM on 03.13.2014

One Piece Unlimited World Red coming to North America

I hope you didn't miss the first footage of One Piece Unlimited World Red earlier this year. This adventure RPG looks fantastic on any platform, but it's somehow even more impressive on the 3DS. I continue to be impressed by...

Dale North

10:30 AM on 03.13.2014

Dark Souls II has already claimed over 4 million lives

This Dark Souls II death counter makes me feel a little bit better about myself. Between the 360 and PS3 versions of the game (there's a drop down to switch between), over 4 million have already died. Billions of souls have b...

Steven Hansen

3:45 PM on 03.12.2014

Live Show: We're playing Dark Souls II

I don't often recommend that you take Phil and my crazy antics and base drinking games off of them, but if you have to do it sometime: today is the day. Now, we aren't exactly bad at games -- between the two of us we can mudd...

Spencer Hayes

5:30 PM on 03.11.2014

Prepare to die less with this Dark Souls II strategy overview

Alongside today's launch of Dark Souls II, the game's Australian YouTube channel published the above tutorial video featuring Jeremy "The Junglist" Ray and YouTube Souls expert VaatiVidya. It's a thorough explanation of...

Conrad Zimmerman





2:00 PM on 03.11.2014

What's your favorite character build to use in a Souls game?

Dark Souls II is launching today, and so begins the all important (at least, initially) decision on what character class to choose at the start. After a short intro, you'll have the ability to pick from the Warrior, Knig...

Chris Carter



How to beat a Dark Souls II boss in under 15 seconds photo
How to beat a Dark Souls II boss in under 15 seconds
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

This video comes from SuperNormalMode, who demonstrates just how easy it is to beat Dark Souls II's Dragonrider boss in under 15 seconds. I love how the dramatic music immediately stops.

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Review: Dark Souls II photo
Review: Dark Souls II
by Chris Carter

My experience with the Souls series is one of my favorite memories of my entire gaming career. Playing Demon's Souls for the first time made me feel like a kid again, back when games didn't hold your hand and explain every single facet of the adventure -- leaving everything to your imagination.

Even though Dark Souls was mainly just a refinement of the formula on a technical level, it offered up all-new experiences that felt wholly unique, and raised the bar in many respects. But then something changed -- Hidetaka Miyazaki, the producer and arguably the heart and soul of the franchise left, passing the torch to Tomohiro Shibuya and Yui Tanimura to carry on his legacy.

Once again, Dark Souls II remains relatively unchanged from its predecessors, and still offers up most of the same magic that you fell in love with the first two times around.

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6:30 PM on 03.10.2014

How many times have you died in Dark Souls?

While we do our best to kill time on this final day before the console release of Dark Souls II, here's a fun little distraction: a website that tells you how many times you've died in Dark Souls. At the time of writing, this...

Jordan Devore

3:15 PM on 03.10.2014

Odd music choice in the trailer can't dull my Dark Souls II hype

Dark Souls II trailers have been sort of weird. I suppose they're trying to not scare people away with the, "this is the hardest thing ever" shtick, opting to appear more accessible and hip. Don't care. One more day. Unless you're holing out for the PC version, bless your (dark) soul. That thing at 1:16.

Steven Hansen