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Dark Souls 2 video makes a case for the PC port

Dark Souls 2 video makes a case for the PC port

Dark Souls 2 is preparing to release on PC, with enough graphical options to make console players jealous. Suffice to say it will look better, but how much better? A side-by-side comparison video lets you answer that question with your own eyeballs.

Watch: PlayStation 3 versus PC »

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

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

Update: GameSpot pulled the curtain back to reveal a this was one of the more subtle pranks of the day, so Dark Souls 2 will remain cruel to newbies after all.

Dark Souls 2 will be getting an update to ease players in more gently, at the expense of souls. A "Bonfire Sybaritic" effigy will come with an upcoming patch, earning you less souls but making enemies easier. Players who activate the effigy will also retain full health while Hollowed, and use stamina less quickly.

Read more: Item aimed at making Dark Souls "more manageable for newcomers" »

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

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

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.

Read more: Other stats also featured »

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

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

Dark Souls 2 launched on Xbox 360 and PS3 earlier this week, to the excitement of many within the Shacknews community. To help commemorate the launch, producer Tak Miyazoe recently spoke out about various aspects of the game, including answering some of Chatty's questions about the game's difficulty, online system, and the upcoming PC version.

Watch: Chatty's PC questions answered »

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Dark Souls 2 PC system requirements revealed

Dark Souls 2 PC system requirements revealed

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 Namco Bandai just released the Dark Souls 2 PC requirements.

Read more: Minimum and recommended requirements »

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Dark Souls 2 coming to PC on April 25

Dark Souls 2 coming to PC on April 25

Dark Souls 2 will be hitting consoles on March 11. However, as previously stated, the PC version will follow shortly afterwards. Today, Bandai Namco has announced the release date: April 25.

Read more: Collector's edition coming »

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Dark Souls 2 'Black Armor Weapons Pack' gives a starter boost

Dark Souls 2 'Black Armor Weapons Pack' gives a starter boost

The Black Armor and Collector's Editions of Dark Souls 2 will include access to a "Black Armor Weapons Pack," letting you use a special set of armor and weapons early. The set is pretty extensive, and would naturally make the game a bit easier at the outset, so Dark Souls devotees are more likely to go without.

Read more: Early access to scads of weapons »

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Undead players can be invaded in Dark Souls 2

Undead players can be invaded in Dark Souls 2

Reaching human form is one of the more rewarding aspects of Dark Souls, but there's always been a trade-off. Achieving humanity could leave players susceptible to invasion from other players, leading to PvP combat. Dark Souls II looks to cut out that middle man entirely and allow undead players to be invaded, as well.

Read more: Incentives and deterrents explained »

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Dark Souls 2 'Into the Light' comic begins

Dark Souls 2 'Into the Light' comic begins

As promised, Namco Bandai's promotional Dark Souls 2 comic Into the Light is now available to read online. Well, the beginning of it anyway. The story is written by Rob Williams and Andi Ewington with art provided by Simon Coleby.

Read more: Two pages per week »

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Namco Bandai wants mobile Dark Souls game, but developer is resisting

Namco Bandai wants mobile Dark Souls game, but developer is resisting

"We'd like to bring Dark Souls to mobile," Namco Bandai director of global strategy for mobile Alex Adjaj said. However, it's not happening because the developers at From Software don't want to do it.

Obviously, mobile is a hot target for publishers, and Adjaj points to the growing install base of handheld devices across Asia. However, the Dark Souls leads argue that a mobile version "won't be Dark Souls anymore."

Read more: 'We're getting there' »

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Dark Souls 2 'will be a good PC experience'

Dark Souls 2 'will be a good PC experience'

The PC port of Dark Souls was "sort of half-assed," From Software told us earlier this year, and gosh, wasn't it just, with wonky controls, and a fixed 720p resolution until a fan's mod fixed that. These problems were actually "expected to a certain extent," From has now said frankly, and reiterated its plans to make things a lot nicer on PC for Dark Souls II.

Read more: "This is going to sound bad but ..." »

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Dark Souls 2 closed beta launches on PS3

Dark Souls 2 closed beta launches on PS3

As promised, the Dark Souls 2 beta has launched. In order to access it, you must be one of the first 90,000 people to enter this code into the PlayStation Store: 38QQ-8DNE-97AA

We had a chance to check out the beta at Tokyo Game Show and wrote up exactly what you can expect. It'll include about 90 minutes of gameplay, and will let you check out many of the sequel's new features.

Read more: Not near a PS3? No problem! »

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Dark Souls 2 'Into the Light' graphic novel coming in January

Dark Souls 2 'Into the Light' graphic novel coming in January

Dark Souls 2 is getting its own graphic novel tie-in. The comic book titled Dark Souls 2: Into the Light will be available online in early January 2014.

Read more: Art and writing credits named »

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Dark Souls 2 beta: what to expect

Dark Souls 2 beta: what to expect

PS3 owners will be able to sample Dark Souls 2 before the game's March launch. But, what's actually in the beta?

The beta will feature about 90 minutes of gameplay (assuming you don't die over and over), and will actually have two boss characters to fight. One will be at the end of the "main route," while the other can be discovered by traveling down the "sub route."

Read more: Blood messaging, co-op, and more »

"Can I still sign up for the beta? I missed the sign-ups from a week or three back."
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Dark Souls 2 launches on Xbox 360 and PS3 March 11, PC version soon after

Dark Souls 2 launches on Xbox 360 and PS3 March 11, PC version soon after

Finally, Dark Souls 2 has a date: March 11 on Xbox 360 and PS3, with the PC release to launch "shortly thereafter." Namco Bandai told us the late launch of the PC version will ensure that it is "compatible with as many specs as possible."

Of course, Dark Souls now being a triple-A franchise, there are pre-order bonuses and special editions to detail. First up, every pre-order will be upgraded to the "Black Armor Edition." This version includes a special metal case that contains both the game disc and official game soundtrack.

Read more: Collector's Edition detailed »

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