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Watch Dark Souls 2 as a radical refugee from the 80s cartoon lineup

Between the faux VHS tracking, fetishistic synthesizer use and art style that's equal parts lazy anime and Trapper Keeper doodles, this amateur reimagining of Dark Souls 2 as a cartoon from the Reagan era would fit seamlessly between Saturday morning episodes of MASK and Jem And The Holograms. ...

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Joy is a distant illusion in latest Dark Souls 2 trailer

There's a sort of dark, oppressive beauty to the imagery found in Namco Bandai's latest Dark Souls 2 trailer that reminds me of Dungeons & Dragons – if that pen and paper stalwart were reimagined by Steven Morrissey on a particularly bad day....

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Dark Souls lead developers resistant to mobile version due to controls

Dark Souls series publisher Namco Bandai is interested in a mobile adaption of the punishing action RPG, but From Software's leads aren't sure altering the game's controls would be such a good idea. In Digital Spy's interview with Namco Bandai's Alex Adjaj, director of global strategy for mobile, ...

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Dark Souls 2 DLC 'not really being considered'

Producer Takeshi Miyazoe has no plans to release downloadable additions for Dark Souls 2, instead opting to deliver to players a game that needs no extra content. "For Dark Souls 2, we don't even expect any additional downloadable content because we want to deliver a full game, the full experien...

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PSA: Blood Dragon puts the Cyber into Xbox's Cyber Monday sale

There are no surprises in the Xbox Cyber Monday sale, with today's deals lining up as announced last week. That said, there are at least a couple of offers worth highlighting, including one for the most appropriate game this Cyber Monday: Far Cry 3 - Blood Dragon. The standalone follow-up to Far Cr...

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Soul Sacrifice goes free on PS Plus tomorrow

Come November 26, the Vita-exclusive Soul Sacrifice joins the free games on offer to PlayStation Plus subscribers, and they won't even have to trade a limb for it. For those who missed Soul Sacrifice, think of it as a game of choices. You play a prisoner turned sorcerer in a world where magic re...

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Dark Souls modder introduces first-person punishment

YouTuber Soul Slasher has come up with a way to make Dark Souls a more classic RPG experience in the vein of King's Field, by switching the player perspective from third-person to first-person. Soul Slasher explains in the video above that this effect was accomplished through the use of severa...

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Dark Souls art book wreaks beautiful havoc in October

If you survived long enough to appreciate the twisted, melancholy beauty of Dark Souls, maybe prepare to buy Udon's art book. After releasing Dark Souls: Design Works in Japan last year, the comic book studio is bringing an English version to North America in October. The 128 pages of the 8.25"x...

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DarkStalkers Resurrection and Dark Souls for $10 on Xbox Live this week

The word of the week on Xbox Live is "dark," evidently, as both DarkStalkers Resurrection and the Games on Demand version of Dark Souls are heavily discounted until June 4. You can pick up either game for $10. The marketplace also has Ghost Recon: Future Soldier for $15, along with some discount...

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Decaying Dark Souls and an interest killed with kindness

Welcome to The Level Grind, a column that asks questions about game design and industry culture from the perspective of a game player. A few weeks ago I wrote about Dark Souls and how my initial impression of the game was, for the lack of a better term, "wrong." I'd given the game another shot afte...

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