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Bloodborne secret ending photo
Spoilers, obviously
It's been quite a week since I first obtained Bloodborne. I'm currently on my fourth playthrough and I'm finding out that I missed quite a bit on my first run. Specifically, there's multiple endings, one of which involves a c... read feature

Bloodborne advanced guide photo
Spoiler-free, other than location information
[Update: I've located the hidden boss, with instructions below.] Bloodborne is officially out, and I've already seen a lot of discussions brewing about the game. Some sentiments are positive, some are negative, but a gre... read feature

Bloodborne loading times photo
Bloodborne loading times

Sony: Bloodborne team trying to improve load times


A new patch is on the way
Mar 24
From Software's Bloodborne is by all accounts a superb experience, but it does come with tedious load times. Luckily, the development team is working to remedy the issue. "The development team is currently exploring another p... 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
Bloodborne tips photo
Spill the wine, not your blood
Bloodborne can get pretty rough at times. All Souls games can. To help you ease from the frustration to the fun zone, here are a few tips to help you on your way. General non-spoiler tips will be frontloaded at the top, but the progression-spoiler ones will be in the second section. Note that no bosses or story elements are spoiled, just navigational tidbits in case you get lost. read feature

Bloodborne review photo
Simply red
Hidetaka Miyazaki created a legacy with Demon's Souls. With three Armored Core games under his belt at From Software, Miyazaki dared to capture the spirit of the King's Field series for a new era, and thus the Souls... read feature

Blood-born Bloodborne photo
Blood-born Bloodborne

Donate blood in Denmark & your free copy of Bloodborne will be blood-born


Like, born of blood, as in that will be its origin
Mar 20
As usual, Denmark gets the best promotions. PlayStation Denmark is partnering with GivBlod to give you Bloodborne if you give blood. It's part of an effort to increase the amount of male donors. Or you could get another, undi... 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
Bloodborne photo
Bloodborne

Still counting the days, extended Bloodborne TV spot and info released


OK fine, I guess I'll get hyped now
Mar 19
I've been stubbornly attempting to resist the Bloodborne hype train. Getting your hopes up, especially for modern AAA games, usually leads to nothing but pure uncut disappointment. As we near the actual launch of the game, h... read
Bloodborne photo
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 photo
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 photo
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 photo
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 photo
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 photo
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 photo
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 photo
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
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

Bloodborne photo
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 photo
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 photo
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 photo
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 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
Bloodborne photo
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 photo
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 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
Bloodborne Nightmare photo
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 photo
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 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
Bloodborne photo
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 photo
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
Bloodborne PGW photo
We meet again, I'm dead meat again
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







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