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Dark Souls 2 footage shows 12 minutes of gameplay

By John Keefer, Apr 10, 2013 6:30pm PDT

New gameplay footage from Dark Souls 2 has shown up showing dimly lit castles, bonfires, monsters and lots of combat. From Software Director Yui Tanimura and Namco Bandai's Tak Miyazoe takes us through the demo and talk about how the developer created the levels and the atmo...


Dark Souls 2 screens leaked

By John Keefer, Apr 10, 2013 5:45pm PDT

Ten new screenshots have leaked for Dark Souls 2.


Demon's Souls headlines PlayStation Plus line-up for April

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 02, 2013 1:30pm PDT

Before Dark Souls became a massive success, From Software released Demon's Souls--its bone-crushingly difficult predecessor. PlayStation Plus members will be able to grab it later today as part of this month's update to the Instant Game Collection.


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Armored Core: Verdict Day coming to Xbox 360 and PS3 this summer

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 22, 2013 2:45pm PST

Yet another Armored Core game from developer From Software is coming to America this summer, Namco Bandai has announced. Armored Core: Verdict Day will be available on PS3 and Xbox 360.


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Dark Souls 2 aiming for addictive intro, 'more clear' story elements

By Steve Watts, Dec 17, 2012 9:33am PST

Further comments from Dark Souls 2 director Tomohiro Shibuya have shed more light on how he intends to make the game more accessible, focusing on a better learning curve for new players.


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Dark Souls 2 to be 'more understandable'

By Steve Watts, Dec 10, 2012 8:30am PST

Dark Souls 2 will be "more straightforward and more understandable," according to one of the game's new directors, Tomohiro Shibuya.


"I hope this is mistranslated, approachable is the last thing I want for dark souls 2"

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Dark Souls 2 announced

By Steve Watts, Dec 07, 2012 6:58pm PST

Tonight at the Spike VGAs, a new cinematic trailer debuted announcing Dark Souls 2.


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Dark Souls: Artorias of the Abyss DLC coming to consoles in October

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 19, 2012 12:00pm PDT

It's been a difficult month for Dark Souls fans without a gaming PC, stuck hearing others talk about how beautiful the game is in high resolutions at 60fps and how challenging the boss fights introduced with the 'Artorias of the Abyss' DLC are. Well, they'll have to wait a w...


"tbh, it feels off playing 60fps than having it locked at 30, i guess having played Demon Souls ..."

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Dark Souls PC hack enables higher resolutions

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 24, 2012 6:15am PDT

A Dark Souls PC hack enabling higher resolutions was released within hours of launch, and while there are a few bugs it does mostly seem to work.


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Dark Souls: Prepare to Die specs are not-so-scary

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 21, 2012 10:30am PDT

From Software has been managing expectations for the upcoming PC version of Dark Souls. The required specs for Prepare to Die have been revealed, and they should be in line with what many PC gamers have been expecting.


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Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor review

By Steve Watts, Jun 20, 2012 8:00am PDT

Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor trades its complicated control peripheral for a simplified Kinect interface. How does the new control scheme hold up? Check out our review.


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Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor short film released

By Steve Watts, Jun 18, 2012 1:15pm PDT

Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor has gotten a live-action short film named "Gosha," directed by the man behind the classic Ghost in the Shell.


Dark Souls dev 'having a tough time' with PC

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 07, 2012 5:00am PDT

Dark Souls developer From Software is still "having a tough time" making the PC port, producer Daisuke Uchiyama has said at E3. Sadly, it'll be "strictly a port" and FPS issues in areas such as Blighttown will remain.


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Dark Souls PC content confirmed for consoles as DLC

By Alice O'Connor, May 31, 2012 6:00am PDT

The deathly and dastardly extra content coming with the PC edition of Dark Souls will also be released for consoles as DLC, Konami has confirmed. The 'Artorias of the Abyss' expansion will arrive on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this winter, priced at $15.


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Demon's Souls servers extended again

By John Keefer, May 25, 2012 1:30pm PDT

Its servers scheduled to shut down at the end of this month, Demon's Souls has gotten a reprieve. ATLUS has announced the servers will stay up indefinitely.


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