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Let's stop pretending we're heroes

[Publisher's Note: This was an early-access article from our subscription program, now released for free as Overwatch is out. Leaky benefits! Thanks to our patrons. -Niero] I have never been a hero in a video game. Ever. I've been told...   read

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Imagine being the first guy in the hole

An intrepid young Dark Souls III player figured out a way to trap invading players by goading them into a deep hole with a door at the bottom that they can't open. You can watch the evolution of the trap above in, uh, its dank video editin...   read

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This Dark Souls fan comic is cooler than the real thing

When I got to that incredible panel up there, I knew I had to share this Dark Souls III webcomic. It's called In Her Service and you ought to look it over even if you aren't all that familiar with the game's characters. It's only seven page...   read

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How to make your own Dark Souls Estus Flasks

Everyone who's played Dark Souls knows how important the Estus flask is. Everyone who's played it also wants one, because it's so cool. That's why I've created this fool proof, step by step guide to help you create Estus flasks of your very...   read

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Good lord, Dark Souls board game closes near $5.5 million

The Kickstarter campaign for Dark Souls: The Board Game has mercifully come to a close (though you can still offer a late pledge) at around $5,466,884. Almost five and half million dollars. It began with a goal of just under $73,000. It mad...   read

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Sometimes you gotta front flip before you can learn to roll...

Something simply pleasant about an agile big guy. [via TheKosmonaut]   read

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Stop the presses: Someone may have figured out poise in Dark Souls III

After Bandai Namco and From Software were wholly unhelpful when it came to explaining what the poise stat does in Dark Souls III, a community member may have just figured it out. According to redditor Back_Like_Flint, it actually has to do ...   read

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Namco Bandai's recent Dark Souls III cheat purge didn't go swimmingly

While the console editions of Dark Souls III have been consistently smooth since launch, the fight against cheaters on PC isn't going so well for Bandai Namco and developer From Software. In a state of constant war, even innocent bysta...   read

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Dark Souls III ships three million worldwide, series reaches 13 million

Dark Souls III continues to sell well, no doubt through good word of mouth, and has achieved the "three million shipped worldwide" target for Namco Bandai -- the company has announced. Japan accounts for 500,000 of that number, followe...   read

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Dark Souls III told him he could become anything so he became an AC-130

At first I was disappointed that this hacker didn't actually replace their character model with an AC-130 gunship. But it's almost more heartwarming to see how aspirational their quest to become a warplane is within their means, within the...   read

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Dark Souls III beaten without rolling, blocking, parrying, or leveling up

The most committed Dark Souls players are always finding new ways to make these games seem as if they're simple affairs. You know, as if they aren't incredibly difficult games. Why else would someone beat Dark Souls II with ...   read

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Dark Souls 3 character

This site lets you plan Dark Souls III character builds

While my most polarizing choices in the Dark Souls III (and most) character creator tends to be between hairstyles (hmm, this is closest in style to my goal, but looks more like a gross hat than hair), apparently some people are equally con...   read

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We really want to play that Dark Souls board game

The Dark Souls board game Kickstarter has surpassed £2 million. Over 21,000 backers have pushed the Kickstarter fund past over £2.3 million (that’s roughly $3.3 million)… and there’s still seven days to go. "&...   read

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Why didn't anyone tell me Dark Souls III PvP is just extreme prop hunt?

Prop hunt is a hide-and-seek style mini-game that first sprung up in Garry's Mod ages ago. Players of one team are disguised as random, inconspicuous objects and have to hide convincingly in plain sight while another player or team tries to...   read

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This player just one-hit KOed one of the toughest Dark Souls III bosses

After three playthroughs I'm fairly comfortable in crowning Dark Souls III as the easiest game in the series, but that doesn't mean it's not tougher than most action titles currently on the market. There were several zones and boss fig...   read

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Dark Souls III player escorts a crab so we don't have to

There are murmurs about a lil friendly crab in Dark Soul III potentially leading to some sort of secret. The idea is that if you manage to bring it to the right area, wherever the hell that might be, something cool will happen sort of like...   read

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Bandai Namco blames the victim, re-iterates Dark Souls III ban policy

Bandai Namco has taken a rather unfortunate stance on banning folks over in the Dark Souls III PC realm. The publisher has warned prospective players that any interaction that alters your game data, including accepting a gift from a ha...   read

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Adding Shrek to Dark Souls III is much more fun than you'd think

People really love Dark Souls III. People ironically seem to love Shrek, the jolly green ogre with a penchant for defending swamps. There just so happens to be a swamp in From Software's latest, so I suppose it was only a matter of time bef...   read

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Dark Souls III update

From Software is making two of Dark Souls III's covenants less of a pain

From Software is rolling out an update for Dark Souls III today across all platforms and it's one I've been desperately awaiting. I couldn't scan the bullet points fast enough! It's here! Many of us have struggled to get the Blue Sentinels ...   read


Burned out on Dark Souls, From Software is working on a new IP

From Software is making something entirely new, according to company boss Hidetaka Miyazaki.  Apart from the downloadable content currently in development for Dark Souls III, the franchise, or at least Miyazaki's involvement with ...   read

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Dark Souls III early game tips

Call me bad, but I actually found Dark Souls III a little harder than Dark Souls II and Bloodborne at first blush. Maybe I was just rusty, but my first few hours with the game were brutal. It took me more tries than I'd care to admit to bea...   read

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Dark Souls III gets the Mythbusters treatment

YouTuber DefendTheHouse is at it again in the test lab. This time, Dark Souls III is on the slab. Can you parry giant pots back at those saw guys in the Undead Settlement? Can Mimics be tamed? Can a Young White Branch work as well as a...   read

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If you were banned in Dark Souls III, it was probably by accident

Dark Souls III has an interesting ban system. Since online play is crucial to the experience it would suck to have it removed outright, so you're put into a pool with other cheaters/banned players. You can still play, but it's not the same....   read

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This artwork of Dark Souls III's best boss fight is killer

The talented Ömer Tunç has a pretty amazing collection of his works over at ArtStation, but one in particular really stood out to me. As my favorite fight in Dark Souls III by far, the illustration below made me just want to co-...   read

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Here's how to get the deadly Armor of Thorns in Dark Souls III

Dark Souls III has only been out for roughly a week, and people have already come up with all sorts of hilarious ways to game its player-versus-player element. One such strategy is to use the Armor of Thorns which does damage to other playe...   read

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