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Dark Souls III

What do you think of Dark Souls III so far?

Guys, Dark Souls III. It's out!All things considered we really didn't have to wait that long, as Souls games are coming out like hotcakes these days, but it's another adventure into the mind of Hidetaka Miyazaki, and I love i...

 
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Dark Souls III

I strongly suggest not watching this Dark Souls III launch trailer

I've tried to spoil as little of Dark Souls III as possible, and that includes using old ass screens that mostly show the beta area towards the beginning of the game. But it's out now, and if you either aren't sold yet or want to see a...

 
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Katamari

Bandai Namco files trademark for Amazing Katamari Damacy

Bandai Namco has registered an European trademark for “Amazing Katamari Damacy”.  The listing was spotted by NeoGAFfer ekim (via IGN). All we know is that the trademark was filed yesterday by Bandai Namco under classificati...

 
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Dark Souls 3

This bug is crashing Dark Souls III for PC players

An unknown Dark Souls III bug is preventing some PC players from progressing past the first bonfire. Complaints on Steam, the Steam forums, and Reddit indicate a stability issue that’s causing the game to crash on PC either after...

 
Dark Souls 3 Steam unlock photo
Dark Souls 3 Steam unlock

PSA: Dark Souls III unlocks on Steam this evening

Used to be a game coming out April 12 meant you get it on April 12, perhaps by going to the local video game repository after work and buying it. Before work if you're afraid of limited stock. But thanks to the wondrous advances of "on-line...

 
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Dark Souls PC vs PS4

Dark Souls III PC and PS4 graphics comparison

Tomorrow is my birthday, known around some parts of world wide web as "Dark Souls III day." The Xbox One version has been out for a while now using secret hacking techniques (pretending to be in Japan) and we know it has some frame rate is...

 
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JRPG

Ray Gigant crawls to PlayStation Vita next month

Ray Gigant is coming to Europe and North America this May, western publisher Acttil has announced. The PlayStation Vita-exclusive dungeon crawler comes from Experience Inc. (Operation Abyss, Demon Gaze) and was originally pub...

 
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BANDAI NAMCO

Tales of Link now available in the West

Two years after its Japanese release, Bandai Namco's mobile role-playing game Tales of Link is finally available in western markets (subtitled in English) via the iOS App Store and Google Play. Despite being a fan of several of the games fr...

 
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Dark Souls III

PC players can pre-load Dark Souls III on Steam right now

The only thing standing between PC players and their sweet, sweet Dark Souls III is four days and 17.2GB. As of today, we have the means to knock out half of that list -- and it's not the half that would require a time machine. Dark So...

 
Dark Souls III photo
Dark Souls III

The hyped up Dark Souls mystery announcement today was...clothing

Yesterday, Namco Bandai tweeted out an ominous "big announcement" reveal for Dark Souls. Seemingly realizing that maybe raising expectations isn't a great thing to do, it then tweeted "don't worry, it's not about the game." Right after ever...

 
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Dark Souls III tweet

This Dark Souls tweet perfectly sums up my feelings about Dark Souls III

I'd say I'm pretty much a Dark Souls fanboy at this point. I've played each game in the series long enough to earn all four platinum trophies, and then I kept on playing them for a long time afterwards. And yet, with Dark Souls III on the h...

 
Dark Souls III photo
Dark Souls III

These badasses have completed Dark Souls III in less than 90 mins

Dark Souls III might not even be out yet, but that’s not stopping people ripping through the game at bollock-shattering speed.  Japanese YouTuber muzi_nasu has zipped through in just 1:23:18 (or 1:29:10 if you account for loading...

 
Dark Souls III photo
Dark Souls III

See Dark Souls' giant-ass Great Sword of Artorias in real life

We are somehow still one week away from Dark Souls 3/my birthday, which is good; you have time to buy me something still. Please collaborate amongst yourselves to avoid double-gifting. It is weird, though, with the game effectively ou...

 
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Tekken 7

Heihachi looks ridiculous in his new Tekken 7 outfit

The Tekken series is still alive and well with the seventh iteration in Japanese arcades, alongside of the upcoming Fated Retribution update that will bring in some new content in addition to the obvious party crashing by Akuma. N...

 
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DkS III butts

Breaking: There are butts in Dark Souls III

I know, I know, I said I wasn't going to spoil Dark Souls III for myself. But some things are just too exciting to ignore, and this is one of them. There are butts in Dark Souls III.

 
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Pokken

Pokken Tournament update tunes down Shadow Mewtwo

Pokkén Tournament is a pretty fun little fighter, but Bandai Namco is keen on tweaking it a bit based on player feedback, as evidenced by a new upcoming patch. For starters, Shadow Mewtwo will be toned down, mostly removing his ...

 
Dark Souls III review
It's safe to say that some people have been experiencing Souls fatigue. I mean, in the last two years, if you count a remake, there have been three retail Souls games (Dark Souls II, Scholar, and Bloodborne), on top...   read

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Bandai Namco

This cat-rescue VR game terrifies me

We touched on Bandai Namco's VR Zone: Project i Can, noting that it's about to open in Tokyo, but seeing one of its virtual-reality attractions in action is another matter entirely. Players have to save a poor little cat stuck on a wooden ...

 
Dark Souls photo
Dark Souls

Dark Souls III gets a grainy grindhouse VHS trailer

This is one of those things that's clearly done in the soul of April Fools, even if it's basically just a marketing trailer. Taking a decidedly grindhouse strategy, this new Dark Souls III promo basically sums up the plot of the game w...

 
Dark Souls photo
Dark Souls

Eli Roth directed a twisted Dark Souls animated short

Eli Roth, the director of Thanksgiving (NSFW link) and also some other movies, put his directing acumen to good use recently and helped create a Dark Souls animated short. It's rife with disturbing imagery, Macbeth-ian witch...

 
Dark Souls III photo
Dark Souls III

Never let your guard down in Dark Souls

Some of you are already playing Dark Souls III on Xbox One thanks to a little trick, but for the rest of us still waiting until the April 12, 2016 launch outside of Japan, this video serves as a cautionary tale. Always double check your su...

 
Dark Souls III photo
Dark Souls III

Dark Souls III on PS4 doesn't suffer the same frame rate issues as on Xbox One

Even though Bandai Namco would really prefer that people didn't, plenty of folks went ahead and downloaded Dark Souls III weeks ahead of time via the Japanese Xbox One store. This allowed that version of the game to get performance te...

 
Tekken photo
Tekken

Wow, Akuma's appearance in Tekken is really faithful

So uh, hey! Akuma is in Tekken 7: Fated Retribution, which is currently in Japanese arcades now. But it's not just a half-assed homage, as Bandai Namco has basically translated his entire set of animations from Street Fighter IV. Want proof...

 
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Bandai Namco

Bandai Namco warns people not to download Dark Souls III internationally

So, hey, about that Dark Souls III international version thing! Some folks have found out that it's possible to download the English version of the game by simply siphoning it off of a Japanese account. Easy peasy! Well, Bandai Namco has a ...

 
Dark Souls III photo
Dark Souls III

Dark Souls III on Xbox One has already been put through the performance paces

Dark Souls III is weeks away from a worldwide launch, but it just released in Japan. In fact, the Xbox One version actually hit the Xbox marketplace a little early, meaning that initial impressions are already surfacing. Digital Found...

 
Dark Souls photo
Dark Souls

Dark Souls is now playable on Xbox One

Dark Souls -- the first, not the third -- is the latest game to be added to Microsoft's ever-expanding list of backward compatible titles for the Xbox One. This is no surprise, as we've known for a month that this was the plan. But, th...

 
Tekken 7 photo
Tekken 7

Tekken 7 could be heading to PC

In the last few years, PC’s become a pretty great platform for fighting games. Sure there’s your Mortal Kombat X trainwrecks, but then there’s also Skullgirls, Street Fighter V and BlazBlue to make up for it. If a survey b...

 
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City Shrouded in Shadow

Godzilla, and possibly Evangelion, coming to City Shrouded in Shadow

City Shrouded in Shadow is an upcoming PS4 and Vita collaboration between Bandai Namco and Granzella, the developer currently working on the renewed Disaster Report 4 project. The story centers around a couple trying to escape the city as i...

 
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Dark Wings

There's a Dark Souls III promotion involving chicken wings for some reason

UK restaurant chain MeatLiquor is teaming up with Namco Bandai to mark the release of Dark Souls III the only way that makes sense; With a hot wings eating challenge. Starting on April 4, the contest will require partici...

 
Pokken
Nintendo's history with peripherals that only support several games is nothing new. Raise your hand if you had a massive Four Swords party with four GBAs and a GameCube! The same thing goes for the Pokkén Controll...   read


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Hey,Jiraya!Im all out of catgirls,will foxy girls do the trick?

 
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Also why does look like a smug bitch 99% of the time?

 
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Started to play some DoW2 Last Stand

 
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Dont care about all the hate, Nintendos E3 site has me hype for

 
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One of these things is not like the

 
YoeriB

God I hope battlefield 1 will be on par with that trailer, cause that was fucking

 
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Made the mistake of dropping by DSOG (PC gaming The community there is still so snobbish and toxic, the kind of rich, graphics whore pricks that give the other 99% of PC gamers a bad Anyone who thinks PC is about graphics knows

 
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I hope WW1 Battlefield is steampunk WW1 with 5 minutes to find

 
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Friendly reminder that tomorrow is Free Comic Book Day! Heres a listing of all the comics:

 
Dreggsao

The Forza Beta is the first PC game of which I know that uses the vibration for the triggers on the Xbox One The future is

 
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I keep trying to convince people I talk to offline to play Rhythm Thief, and none of them have been Its driving me Its so good, I havent had a game just click with me like this since Undertale! PLUS IT HAS AN ADORABLE ROMANCE SUBPLOT

 
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Birthright Chapter I wonder what my object- Oh route the enemy? Who could have fucking guessed? This game is just so full of At least this map isnt just an open field like the last ten or Save me Reina, youre my only

 
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Because some folks seem to really enjoy this: More Etymology! Weird has taken many meanings, but today simply means The Weird Sisters in Macbeth influenced the modern meaning of oddness and witchery but the word originally meant to

 
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Son of a I commented that first! Those likes should be mine, goddammit!

 
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So is Sony never going to finish putting their PSOne Classics on the Vita or what?

 
Amna Umen

Exactly one month until Hearts of Iron I am become Senor Erwin

 
Rico the Penguin

sort of news is why you see investors looking towards phones instead of consoles and Which is a shame for me, since phone games tend to be ok at best, awful

 
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So I hear Nintendo isnt going to talk about the NX at E3 or in their Nintendo Direct next Havent they learned anything from the Wii U? But I guess its ok, the only people buying it are people who already know it exists

 
Dr Mel

Etymology Fun Facts #2! The word nice was once a negative Meaning mostly dumb it comes from the Latin nescious (ne- not and scious- cut, the root of our modern word It became a positive through favoring timidity in

 
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Today, a Lizard Person pretending to be a human that is my coworker attempted to tell me a They have discovered the human concept of THEY ARE EVOLVING!

 
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So Battlefield 5 is actually going to be called Battlefield 1? That doesnt make any Who did EA consult with before making this decision?

 

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