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While others punish mistakes with a wagged finger, the Souls games punch you in the ribs, rob you of your clothes and scamper cackling into the darkness. Making progress only to have it snatched from you, dying over and over, and a world teeming with despair and hopelessness – these are the things that define From Software's action-RPGs. While they combine into...

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Dark Souls 2 Crown of the Sunken King DLC floats new imagery

Publisher Bandai Namco has issued a deluge of new screens from the first chapter of From Software's planned Dark Souls 2 DLC trilogy, officially dubbed "Crown of the Sunken King." Though producer Takeshi Miyazoe originally claimed From had no plans for Dark Souls 2 downloadable additions, the...

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Joystiq Deals: iOS 8 development training

Joystiq Deals is taking a moment from highlighting discount games to highlight the software needed to build them. In this case, Bitfountain's The Complete iOS8 + Swift Developers Course. Boasting over 70 hours of guided instruction, The Course is normally priced at $998, but for the next five days...

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Going deeper underground with Dark Souls 2 DLC

If the opening half-hour is any indication, the Lost Crowns DLC takes what you learned in Dark Souls 2 and throws it back at you with a slight curveball spin. I'm loathe to spoil much - half the fun of a Souls game is discovering it for yourself - so I'll keep things brief. The E3 demo started...

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Joystiq Weekly: GOG's Galaxy, Murdered: Soul Suspect review, Homefront's combat and more

Welcome to Joystiq Weekly, a "too long; didn't read" of each week's biggest stories, reviews and original content. Each category's top story is introduced with a reactionary gif, because moving pictures aren't just for The Daily Prophet. E3 doesn't technically start until June 10, but with all...

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Joystiq Deals: PasswordBox, Mirror's Edge, Dark Souls 2

Continuing the trend of keeping your data secure, this week's installment of Joystiq Deals features a PasswordBox unlimited subscription for only $10. this deal ends on Thursday, June 5 at 4PM ET. Meanwhile, Sony has kicked off another of its periodic flash sales, this time themed around...

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Dark Souls 2 kills you again with 'The Lost Crowns' DLC

The story of Dark Souls 2's 'The Lost Crowns' DLC couldn't be more suited to the franchise. Developer From Software started off by saying there wouldn't be any DLC, giving players a nice sense of security. Then, the studio backpedaled, hinting that DLC could happen, depending on fan feedback. And...

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Behold the ultimate Dark Souls 2 troll

There's nothing worse than someone invading your Dark Souls 2 session and murdering you. At least, that's what we thought before seeing this guy troll his would-be assassins. All it takes is an enemy's equipment and a lot of patience. Watch for yourself. [Image: Bandai Namco]...

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Demon's, Dark Souls director takes over as From Software president

From Software employees are pledging their souls to Hidetaka Miyazaki, the director of the first two Souls games and now the studio's new president. Miyazaki, who only acted as a supervisor on Dark Souls 2, takes over from industry veteran Naotoshi Zin who in turn is taking on a new advisory role....

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Dark Souls 2 ships 1.2 million to West in first three weeks

Death factory Dark Souls 2 shipped out 1.2 million copies to North America and Europe in its three weeks at retail. From Software's action-RPG launched in early March, just ahead of Bandai Namco's fiscal year-end, so the shipping figures published today are as of March 31, 2014. That means they...

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From Software acquired by Japanese publisher Kadokawa Corporation

Dark Souls and Armored Core developer From Software is to become a subsidiary of Kadokawa Corporation, after the Japanese publisher announced its acquisition of the studio. According to a report by GameBiz.jp, Kadokawa will conclude the transfer of 80 percent of the company's shares from former...

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