Dark Souls 2

PS3, PC, XB360 / Action RPG / Release: Mar 11, 2014 / ESRB: U

Shacknews Community Top 5 Games of 2014 (so far)

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 01, 2014 9:00am PDT

Hard to believe, but 2014 is already halfway over. With the summer months starting to roll in, Shacknews feels it's a good time to take a look at some of the best games of the year, so far. But before looking at the staff's picks, we'd like to give the spotlight to our loyal...

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Dark Souls 2 DLC announced, first chapter coming in July

By Robert Workman, Jun 04, 2014 9:30am PDT

Dark Souls II will get a trilogy of new chapters, with the first entry arriving in July.

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Rumor: Project Beast video shows first gameplay

By Robert Workman, May 30, 2014 10:30am PDT

From Software's next project might have just been revealed via a brief online video.

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Chatty Twitch Highlights 16: Star Wars: The Old Republic, Dark Souls 2, and more

By Ozzie Mejia, May 03, 2014 12:00pm PDT

Since tomorrow is Star Wars Day, it's only appropriate that we celebrate the occasion with this week's Twitch highlights. Chatty's draco is here to get you in the mood with a playthrough of Star Wars: The Old Republic. Meanwhile, Mercfox1 ventures into another part of space ...

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Dark Souls dev acquired by Kadokawa Games

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 28, 2014 8:00am PDT

Japanese media conglomerate Kadokawa has acquired From Software, developer of games like Dark Souls, Armored Core, and Otogi.

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Dark Souls PC modder returns with GeDoSaTo mod for Dark Souls 2

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 25, 2014 11:00am PDT

Admitting that Bandai Namco offers gamers "a good PC port," Thoman criticizes a few aspects of the game, calling them "significant shortcomings." For example, HBAO+ is of "terrific quality," but is buggy and can only be used on NVIDIA cards. SGSAA takes too much of a perform...

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PSA: Dark Souls II out now on PC

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 24, 2014 4:25pm PDT

The wait is over for PC players, especially for the numerous fans that populate the Shacknews community. Dark Souls II is out now on Steam, hours before its announced April 25 release date.

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Dark Souls 2 video makes a case for the PC port

By Steve Watts, Apr 10, 2014 10:40am PDT

A side-by-side comparison video for Dark Souls 2 shows just how much better the PC version looks.

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Dark Souls 2 PC graphical options revealed

By Steve Watts, Apr 08, 2014 9:00am PDT

A screenshot of Dark Souls 2 on PC shows the various graphical options players may be able to toggle when it hits later this month.

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April Fools: Dark Souls 2 patch to offer difficulty-easing item

By Steve Watts, Apr 01, 2014 1:30pm PDT

In an upcoming patch in Japan, Dark Souls 2 will get a special item that eases the game difficulty, but awards players with fewer souls.

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Chatty Twitch Highlights 9: All Dark Souls 2, All the Time

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 15, 2014 12:00pm PDT

March 11 marks a momentous occasion for Shacknews Chatty: the arrival of Dark Souls 2. So it's only appropriate that we take this week in Chatty Twitch Highlights and dedicate it to Chatty's latest obsession, as played by jeffmoeller, The Squid Division, and draco.

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Over 4 million Dark Souls 2 players have died in two days

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 13, 2014 6:30am PDT

Dark Souls 2 only launched on Tuesday, but there's already been a whole of dying across both the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions. In fact, there have already been over 4.3 million instances in which players have been greeted by the tauntingly brutal 'YOU DIED' screen.

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Dark Souls 2 producer discusses PC version and possibility of world events

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 12, 2014 12:00pm PDT

Dark Souls 2 launched on Xbox 360 and PS3 earlier this week, to the excitement of many within the Shacknews community. Producer Tak Miyazoe recently spoke out about various aspects of the game, including answering some of Chatty's questions about the game's difficulty, onlin...

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Dark Souls 2 launch trailer struts its stuff

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 10, 2014 1:15pm PDT

Dark Souls II arrives on Xbox 360 and PS3 tomorrow and Namco Bandai has released a launch trailer to inform you that, yes, you will die.

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Dark Souls 2 PC system requirements revealed

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 08, 2014 10:00am PST

Dark Souls 2 will make its long-awaited arrival on Xbox 360 and PS3 next week. However, PC players will have to wait a little while longer, as they wait for an April 25 release date. The slight delay does offer up some time to make sure your PC setup is up to snuff, since Na...

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