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Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read. How to Design a Roller Coaster That'll Make You Beg For Mercy by Jeff Wise...

April 25th 2015 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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It's been just under two weeks since Bloodborne brutalized me on JXE Streams. After years of building up the gumption to actually tackle one of From Software's vicious action role-playing games, I finally braved its rank, monster-filled hallways. Know what? I loved it; the tension, the terror and...

April 7th 2015 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Saturday is finally here and it's a great time to catch up this week's top stories. We review the HTC One M9, learn about Ford's new car that will force you to obey the speed limit and get all the details on the best cheap WiFi router that you can buy. Find out about these stories and more in the...

March 28th 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Being an enormous fan of From Software, the truly insane studio behind PS4's new gothic role-playing game Bloodborne, I imported Demon's Souls from Hong Kong back in 2009. No one knew anything about it at that point, but I learned quick: the game is vicious, cruel and devoid of altruistic design....

March 26th 2015 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Am I "good" at games? I don't know. I'm 30 years old: I've been playing video games for 25 of those years, give or take, and covering games professionally for just over six years. I spent two weeks this year completing Mega Man 1 through 4. I've sunk hundreds of hours into Spelunky. Whether I'm "...

March 25th 2015 at 9:31am 0 Comments
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Bloodborne bummed me right out when it was announced back in June. Gothic action RPG from From Software, Japan's premiere purveyors of supremely weird, deeply punishing action games? Should be awesome. Unlike many of the converted, though, I've never cottoned to the Dark Souls games that Bloodborne...

December 18th 2014 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Sony has unveiled the European limited edition contents of From Software's PlayStation 4-exclusive action-RPG Bloodborne, revealing that early adopters will receive a collection of gothic knickknacks in addition to bonus in-game goodies. The Bloodborne Collector's Edition (retailing for €79.9...

December 12th 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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What's better than slaughtering juicy, demonic beasts? Slaughtering juicy, demonic beasts with friends. The Bloodborne trailer shown at The Game Awards on Friday features some co-op dicing and slicing action. Relive the gory glory. [Image: From Software]

December 8th 2014 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Bloodborne isn't delivering on February 6, 2015 as scheduled, after Sony announced a month-and-a-half delay for the PS4 game. The new action-RPG from Souls studio From Software is now due to launch on March 24 in North America and March 25 in mainland Europe. Japan follows suit on March 26, then UK...

November 12th 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Players of Bloodborne's alpha have one more chance to check out the build this Sunday, October 19, after developer From Software postponed the final day's session during the initial test run. The Souls studio canceled the October 5 session "due to some issues," but an email sent to Joystiq by Sony...

October 16th 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Players slicing their way through the alpha version of From Software's PlayStation 4-exclusive Dark Souls follow-up Bloodborne can escape the alpha's boundaries and access not-yet-announced content, the fan-made video above demonstrates. YouTube user "Sanadsk" shows off weapons, armor and locatio...

October 6th 2014 at 2:00pm 0 Comments