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Getting Dark Souls all wrong

This is Making Time, a column about the games we've always wanted to play, and the games we've always wanted to play again. When Dark Souls first launched in October 2011, I picked it up immediately. Though that statement may seem to be tied to my love of the game's spiritual predecessor, the truth...

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Games for Windows Live issue kicks customers offline for four days

An issue with Microsoft's Game for Windows Live servers is preventing some customers from accessing games that use the software. The ever-growing comment thread on Microsoft's support forums repeatedly mentions difficulties with Dark Souls and Age of Empires Online, but that could simply be due to ...

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Dark Souls is $27 this weekend on Steam

Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition is the weekend deal on Steam, cutting the masochistic experience by 33 percent to $26.79. You may be used to Steam deals dropping game prices deeper, but consider the price punishment an appetizer for what's to come. The million seller franchise earned a spot in o...

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Persona 4 Golden takes an interesting page from Dark Souls

This is a column by Kat Bailey dedicated to the analysis of the once beloved Japanese RPG sub-genre. Tune in every Wednesday for thoughts on white-haired villains, giant robots, Infinity+1 swords, and everything else the wonderful world of JRPGs has to offer. It's always around the month of May tha...

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Dark Souls PC on sale for $19.90 on Amazon

PC download codes for Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition are on sale for $19.90 on Amazon. The code includes the full version of the game along with the Artorias of the Abyss expansion. The Artorias of the Abyss DLC was recently made available on Xbox Live and PSN for $15. The Prepare to Die Editio...

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Dark Souls DLC lands on PSN/XBLM October 24 in Europe [update: October 23 for NA]

The Dark Souls 'Artorias of the Abyss' downloadable content is coming to Xbox Live Marketplace and PlayStation Network on October 24 in Europe and Australasia. The DLC contains the additional content of the Prepare to Die edition recently released on PC. It will cost 1200 MSP on XBLM, and $14.99 on...

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Namco: Dark Souls developer's 'easy mode' comments were mistranslated

After comments from Dark Souls director Hidetaka Miyazaki spread across the web like a Great Chaos Fireball, Namco appears to be doing some damage control. In an interview with Metro, Miyazaki's comments – as they were originally translated – hinted at the possibility of creating an eas...

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Dark Souls creator ponders easier mode, idea of satisfying gameplay

Dark Souls director Hidetaka Miyazaki says he wants his games to be described as "satisfying rather than difficult." Speaking with Metro, Miyazaki considers whether he should make another difficulty mode so everyone can complete the notoriously challenging game. "However, I suppose gamers do not pa...

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Boxed Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition heads to consoles October 26 in Europe, Australasia

Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition will be released as a boxed product for consoles, Namco Bandai has announced. Launched (and modded!) this week on PC, the Prepare to Die Edition features all of the original Dark Souls content along with a new expansion called "Artorias of the Abyss" and brand new...

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Dark Souls PC's resolution issues fixed by modder in 23 minutes

A fan-made mod appears to have fixed Dark Souls: Prepare to Die's resolution issues, dramatically improving the game's graphics in the process. What's more, the modder was able to complete the fix within 23 minutes of the game's release. There had been concern leading up to the PC version of Dark S...

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