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  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 4/18/2014

    Unsurprisingly, parts of the office are still obsessed with Dark Souls II and Infamous: Second Son, and likely will be for the foreseeable future. Others are planning to put time into League of Legends, possibly inspired by the League of Legends Championship series currently happening. What are you planning... More
  • Blog Post: What Dark Souls II Enemy Have Players Killed The Most?

    If you answered "Stray Hound," reward yourself with a cookie and a pat on the back. As of this writing, PlayStation 3 players have killed 78,396,878 of these easy foes, whereas Xbox 360 players have only felled 32,200,775 of them. This data comes from a new "Enemy" portal added to... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 4/11/2014

    Sections of the office are still entranced by Dark Souls II, but with Game Informer’s official Dark Soul’s guru Daniel Tack at PAX East this weekend, how much success will they have? Probably not much, but at least the weather is finally nice enough where real life is no longing mimicking... More
  • Blog Post: Dark Souls II Patch Hits Tomorrow, Here's What Is Changing

    Judging by the amount of email I get requesting Dark Souls II tips, many of you are still working your way through this world of pain and death. The experience could change slightly tomorrow, when From Software drops patch 1.03 for both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Most of the patch addresses stability... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 4/4/14

    The GI crew continues to explore Seattle, slay demons, and fight through the pain that is Dark Souls II. What will you be playing this weekend? Mike Futter: Diablo III continues to captivate me. You could say that it reaped my soul. I wouldn't say that. But you could. Kyle Hilliard: I’m still... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 3/21/14

    The night is dark and full of souls. Wait I mean terrors. Wait wrong franchise. Let’s start over. Hi, everyone! It’s Friday, which means it’s the weekend, which means it’s time for video games. Infamous: Second Son came out this week, but judging by the blurbs our editors gave... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 3/14/14

    It was a big week for gaming, with two heavily anticipated titles, Titanfall and Dark Souls II, hitting store shelves. A lot of us here will be pouring hours into both this weekend while others fight to finish up South Park: The Stick of Truth. What about you? Jeff Marchiafava: I made the potential mistake... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What's Your Preferred Difficulty Setting?

    With Dark Souls II on store shelves (and in the hands of those brave enough), the conversation once again turns to difficulty. Are you typically an extreme challenge fiend or do your prefer easier sailing? The Souls series tempts players that typically play on lower difficulties, because it is considered... More
  • Blog Post: Dark Souls II Goes With Jethro Tull For Launch Trailer

    You know a series has permeated the gamer collective consciousness when it can shrug off gravitas in favor of good ol’ rock and roll. Dark Souls II is out today, and its launch trailer features swagger that masks the impending death of each one of the game’s players. Set to "Locomotive... More
  • Blog Post: Learn How To Play Dark Souls II In 40 Minutes

    Bandai Namco and From Software have put together an extensive tutorial for new Dark Souls players and returning veterans. The 40-minute video covers series basics, like how death is handled and how different stats affect a player’s abilities in combat. As is tradition for the franchise, starting... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Titanfall Or Dark Souls II?

    I’m not sure when it happened, but at some point March turned into November for video game releases. There are a lot of exciting games coming out this month forcing a lot difficult purchasing decisions . One of the bigger same-day mash-ups falls between Titanfall and Dark Souls II. Titanfall is... More
  • Blog Post: Fan Created Site Counts Your Dark Souls Deaths

    A site created by Dark Souls fans allows you upload your save file to see how many time you've died. You can check out the site here . Unfortunately, the death counter only applies to PC save files, which makes sense considering it is difficult to pull your save files from Sony's and Microsoft's... More
  • Blog Post: Dark Souls II PC Release Date Confirmed For Late April

    The good news is that Dark Souls II has a release date on PC. The bad news is that those of you hoping to play on that platform will be waiting an additional six and a half weeks. Bandai Namco has locked in the PC version of Dark Souls II for April 25. According to the game’s Facebook page, From... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Do You Enjoy A Challenge?

    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze released yesterday, and as we note in our review , it’s tough. Do you like a challenge? Or does difficulty turn you away? Games like Dark Souls, and recent successes like DayZ show that there is definitely a market for challenging games. Are you in that market... More
  • Blog Post: Dark Souls II Beta Test Now Scheduled For November

    Over the weekend, Namco Bandai intended to conduct a network test, but unforeseen errors prevented that from happening. The company has now rescheduled and posted a code for anyone to download the client. The upcoming network test on November 9 and 10 will take place overnight. You’ll want to have... More
  • Blog Post: Dark Souls II PlayStation 3 Beta Delayed

    The beta for the PlayStation 3 version of Dark Souls II was supposed to begin this morning, but it didn't happen and Namco Bandai has offered an apology. It's unclear exactly what prevented the beta from launching, but Namco Bandai was quick to apologize, and assure all those involved that their... More
  • Blog Post: Namco Creating Dark Souls II Graphic Novel

    Namco Bandai will release a free online comic book based on its upcoming Dark Souls II. The graphic novel will also be packaged as a physical comic book that will be packaged in certain limited editions of the game. While little is known about the story other than the fact that it's set in the universe... More
  • Blog Post: Dark Souls II Beta Codes Will Be Distributed At 11 AM Pacific Today

    Namco Bandai's community manager has taken to Reddit to lay out the details of the PlayStation 3 Dark Souls II beta test . Those selected for the first round of testing will receive their codes today. Codes will be delivered at approximately 11 am Pacific via PSN today. The purpose of the exercise... More
  • Blog Post: Here's How To Get Into The Dark Souls II Beta

    Do you want to help test Dark Souls II? If so, you might want to read on and find out how Namco Bandai is going to roll out the different phases of its testing. The first batch of 5,000 participants will be welcomed into a network test on October 12, 2013. A larger group will be invited for an October... More
  • Blog Post: Dark Souls II Gets A Release Date And A New Trailer

    Dark Souls fans won't have too long of a wait before the infamous "You Died" screen greets them again. Namco Bandai confirmed that Dark Souls II is releasing on March 11, 2014. March's invitation into a new punishing world is only confirmed for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 as of this... More
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