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One man's pain is another's pleasure. Never has this been more true than in the case of Dark Souls, as the sadistically difficult RPG continues a slow creep toward two million sales. As part of today's Namco Bandai financials, the company revealed sales in the United States and Europe reached 1.19...

May 8th 2012 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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The long, perilous journey through months of sinister rumors about Dark Souls trekking to PC is finally at an end. Namco Bandai announced today that internet petitions do have some validity, and that Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition will launch on PC August 24.Prepare to Die Edition will feature...

April 11th 2012 at 2:11pm 0 Comments
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After a long, difficult and treacherous battle, it appears Dark Souls may finally be coming to PC. Congratulations, warriors -- your petitions may have once again vanquished the initial convictions of yet another development studio.Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition is set to launch in August, a st...

April 8th 2012 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Head over to the official Dark Souls Facebook page, and you may discover a new "app" that says "an announcement is coming." The app is nothing more than a brick wall, which will seemingly be broken down once it reaches enough likes. While we'd like to think the wall hides a stack of delicious, flu...

March 21st 2012 at 4:45pm 0 Comments
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We never thought we'd say this, but here goes: someone noticed an online petition. Namco Bandai threw down the gauntlet, tasking a masochistic PC audience with drumming up signatures for a potential PC port of Dark Souls. Over 64,000 of them responded. Namco Bandai community manager Tony Shoupin...

January 13th 2012 at 5:00am 0 Comments
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Petitions come and petitions go, but when an employee of Namco Bandai suggests Dark Souls could get ported to PC with a few thousand signatures, we take notice. Administrator shoupinou responded to a request for a PC version of Dark Souls with the following advice: "There is always possibilities...

January 8th 2012 at 12:08pm 0 Comments
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It's a crying shame that, for the uninitiated masses, Dark Souls will primarily be remembered for its considerable difficulty. It's an absolutely true shame, of course. To my recollection, no other game's punishment caused my brother to literally break a controller in a fit of rage, delete his sa...

January 2nd 2012 at 1:30am 0 Comments
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Were you able to skirt around the considerable difficulty of Dark Souls by finding potent tactical combinations, like casting Iron Flesh and Homing Soulmass in tandem to turn yourself into an invincible, automatic killing machine? Well, you can't do that anymore: Dark Souls patch 1.05 was recentl...

November 23rd 2011 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Namco Bandai is expanding its captive audience for Dark Souls, the grim action-RPG that critics and fans like, loathe and then love. According to developer From Software in Japan, 1.5 million vectors for its brutal challenge have shipped to stores worldwide. North America has received the larges...

November 2nd 2011 at 11:03am 0 Comments
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Look, just because it's Halloween season doesn't mean everything has to be Halloween oriented, okay? We love costumes and candy as much as the next website, but if we see the word "spooktacular" one more time we're going to straight-up gouge our own brains out. Amazon, at least, has the common...

October 30th 2011 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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Generally speaking, speed runs fall into one of two categories: "That's completely nuts" and "I should feel bad for ever trying to play this game." Most speed runs can be classified as the former; incredible displays of memorization and timing that reduce hour-long sequences into minutes. They'r...

October 16th 2011 at 9:00pm 0 Comments