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Dark Souls III's first DLC is out a day early on PC thanks to an Xbox snafu

So last Friday, a number of you may have noticed that the new Dark Souls III DLC, Ashes of Ariandel, made its way on the Xbox One storefront. I know a few of you snagged it up quick, but Bandai Namco pulled the plug on that operation later ...   read

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Here's how to access the new Dark Souls III DLC

One question I get pretty often whenever a new DLC for Souls launches is "how do you access it?"In true Souls form, you don't really go through a traditional menu. Instead, the player either has to follow vague clues or find ...   read

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Review: Dark Souls III: Ashes of Ariandel

Souls DLC is a risk by design. The core games are crafted around a multitude of different concepts bound by a cohesive theme that just comes together by the time you reach the finish line. So by adding on extra optional quests months down t...   read

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Peek at Dark Souls III's upcoming three-on-three PvP

Some of my fondest memories in Dark Souls III were made while mucking about as a member of the Mound Makers, the game's wild-card, "When are they going to betray me?" covenant. I was a particularly friendly Mound Maker, and that always see...   read


Hidetaka Miyazaki feels 'unworthy' of Dark Souls/Zelda comparisons

A lot of gamers have noticed a striking amount of similarities between The Legend of Zelda and the Dark Souls games. Aside from being 3D action adventures titles, the combat mechanics seem to be fashioned around a similar type of gameplay, ...   read


Ay! From's making a new Armored Core and a 'very weird' game

From Software (Bloodborne, Dark Souls) is working on three new games, From president Hidetaka Miyazaki told IGN. And one of them is a new Armored Core! That's a semi-cult-favorite mech combat series. "[O]ne of the new titles I’ve been...   read

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Maybe don't watch this entire Dark Souls III DLC trailer

You might already be down for Ashes of Ariandel, the first of two add-ons coming to Dark Souls III. If that's the case, I'd say watch some -- but not all! -- of this trailer. It's made up of a handful of largely unedited encounters in the ...   read

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(Update) The first Dark Souls III DLC is called Ashes of Ariandel, is out in October

[Update #2: It's official! You can watch the trailer below. The DLC will add one new region (an "unnamed frozen land"), new bosses, armor, weapons, and magic. Dark Souls III's second and final add-on is still slated for early 2017.] [Update...   read


Namco Bandai teases a 'major' Dark Souls III announcement next week

I still dabble in Dark Souls III these days, even if I've exhausted basically everything in terms of major content, but it's not the same. I pine for the days where I'm playing it constantly, and later this year it looks like I'll get ...   read

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Dark Souls III director on poise stat: 'This isn't something we are proud of'

The saga of the poise stat in Dark Souls III was pretty amazing. First, fans had no idea what it did, and much to their chagrin, From Software maintained a cheeky "it's a secret!" stance on it. Eventually though someone did seemingly f...   read


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Dark Souls restart day

If you've been craving jolly cooperation in the original Dark Souls, now is the time to play

One of the best parts of a Dark Souls game is the social element. Reading messages scrawled by possibly helpful, possibly malicious players, taking on bosses with a co-op buddy, and of course, invading and repelling invaders. Sadly, like ev...   read

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Dark Souls III

Dark Souls III's patches continue to be as mysterious as the game itself

Almost two months have passed since Dark Souls III kicked all of our asses. I'm waiting for the two promised DLCs before jumping in with the PC version (I played the Japanese Xbox One version and had to play offline), but I've bee...   read

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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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Dark Souls 3 hole
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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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Dark Souls comic

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

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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