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Joystiq Weekly: PAX East, The Last Of Us: Remastered, Super Smash Bros. and more

This week's reveal of Charizard in Super Smash Bros.' roster is a bit of a blow to our argument that Squirtle is the best starter from Pokemon Red/Blue. Yes, both pocket monsters were in the Pokemon Trainer's arsenal in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, but Charizard flying solo is a whole different level...

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Joystiq Streams Special: Things to do in Dark Souls 2 PC when you're dead [UPDATE: Relive the stream!]

If you're one of the intrepid souls who waited a few weeks to play Dark Souls 2 on PC, it appears you made the right call. As Joystiq's Xav de Matos discovered, the PC version of From Software's bruiser of a sequel is the best, markedly prettier than its Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 counterparts...

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Dark Souls 2 PC: Dying often and leaving a prettier corpse

From Software's efforts to bring Dark Souls to PC in 2012 should have been met with excitement: A version of the cult hit for the "PC master race"? Praise the sun! Unfortunately, a combination of From Software's inexperience working on the platform and the game's last minute jump to PC led to an...

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Titanfall helps the Xbox One almost double weekly sales in the UK

The Xbox One saw UK week-on-week sales jump by 96 percent alongside the arrival of Titanfall, with the game's bundle accounting for 70 percent of the hardware shifted. It's no surprise, then, that EA's multiplayer shooter went top of the country's sales charts, despite a valiant effort from Dark...

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Joystiq Weekly: Titanfall review, BAFTA Awards, NPD data 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. Titanfall is one of those games that's fun even if you're...

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'Stiq Tips: A Dark Souls II guide

The Dark Souls franchise can be a very unwelcoming host. Although all of the tools are there for success, not everyone has the patience to truck through all of the horrors that await, or cope with bundles of lost experience points. But fear not -- you can make it with some help. [Warning: this...

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Dark Souls 2 review: Death becomes you

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...

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Dark Souls 2 mortality counter tallies 4.3 million deaths

More than fantasy tropes, gloomy yet attractive graphics or an overarching sense of despair, the hallmark of Dark Souls 2 is repeated, oft-frustrating character death, so it just makes sense to have a website keeping track of all of this suffering. Officially dubbed the "Dark Souls 2 Player's...

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Dark Souls 2 launch trailer: Tull and death do a part

The use of Jethro Tull's "Locomotive Breath" in this Dark Souls 2 launch trailer is either calculated cleverness, or a case of someone in mishearing it as "Locomotive Death." By Death Throe Tull? Sounds perfect, use that one....

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Here's the hardware required to run Dark Souls 2 on PC

Yesterday, Bandai Namco revealed that the PC incarnation of Dark Souls 2 will arrive on April 25. Today, the publisher offers a rundown of just how powerful your gaming PC will need to be to properly render the morose action game. The bare minimum requirements for Dark Souls 2 include 2GB of...

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