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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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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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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 t...

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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 Si...

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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 RAM...

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Dark Souls 2 players – of the PC persuasion – can find pleasure in the pain on April 25. Bandai Namco announced this morning the PC and Steam version of the unapologetically difficult RPG sequel will arrive around six weeks after the PS3 and Xbox 360 console launch on March 11. We'l...

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As if guaranteed defeat and crushing frustration weren't enough to tempt players into pre-ordering Dark Souls 2, Namco Bandai has sweetened the pot by offering early weapon access to those who pre-order the game's Black Armor or Collector's Edition incarnations. Far from a game-breaking boon, th...

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Speaking as a seasoned loser of Souls, playing the first two hours of Dark Souls 2 doesn't provide the culture shock of the previous two games. Demon's Souls bellows its cruelty by killing you mercilessly within minutes of starting, while Dark Souls literally sends you round in a circle like some k...

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Outlast is out on PS4 in today's PSN update, alongside PS3 games Dustforce, Castlestorm Complete Edition, Adam's Venture Chronicles, Truck Racer and Furmins + Stardrone Extreme Bundle. Outlast, you'll remember (unless you blocked the memory to save your psyche), is the horror game from Red Barrels ...

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Amazon has listed Dark Souls 2 PC Steam keys for pre-order, with a tentative release date of May 31, 2014. Only a digital, standard version of the game is currently listed, with the Collector's Edition and Black Armor Edition nary to be seen. We already knew the console version of Bandai Namco's up...

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It seems that, like the game's undead protagonist, the idea of Dark Souls 2 DLC cannot die. Or at least, if it does, it will simply rise anew. Dark Souls 2 Producer Takeshi Miyazoe stated back in December that he and his team did not expect there to be DLC for Dark Souls 2, but that position seems ...

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Actor and comedian Peter Serafinowicz, known for his dubbed vocal performance as Darth Maul in Star Wars Episode 1 and the ever-grumpy Pete in Shaun of the Dead, will voice a new character in Dark Souls 2, publisher Namco Bandai announced this week. As part of the announcement, Serafinowicz reve...

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You may've somehow escaped doom at the hands of Demon's Souls and Dark Souls, but From Software's latest is nearly out to get you too. If you're itching to be found, the good news is Dark Souls 2 hits Xbox 360 and PS3 on March 11, and then PC shortly thereafter. ...

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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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From Software hints at the many new and exciting ways in which players can expect to die in its latest batch of screenshots for Dark Souls 2, due for release next year for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. These new shots also give a glimpse at the game's Blue Phantom mechanic, which allows y...

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