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Three years is plenty of time to heal most wounds, but Dark Souls cuts deep. With Dark Souls 2 finally in our hands, our memories loom large. Was the first Souls joint from Bandai Namco and From Software really that demanding? Did it really punish us so much that difficulty defined it in our min...

March 14th 2014 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Block-rocking beats typically don't spring to mind when engaging in swords and sorcery fantasy. We don't automatically associate Tolkien and the dancefloor. Why shouldn't we? Skeletons and cave dwelling beasts like to get done, and so do fated heroes questing for loot and glory. Crypt of the Necro...

February 24th 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Six Joystiq troopers went into the Titanfall PC beta on Tuesday, none came out. While these intrepid staffers did their very best to prevail, it was all for nought. Across all multiplayer modes offered in the early test version of Respawn Entertainment's upcoming shooter, Joystiq got thoroughly sm...

February 21st 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Presidents Day, son! Today the Joystiq crew is dreaming of a winter break atop a mountain and enjoying the excess snow we seem to have on our hands. In fact, the heavy precipitation has gotten Mike Suszek, Joystiq's Contributing Editor, itching to hit the slopes. The roughly rendered, low-polygo...

February 17th 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Tiny Streams has a dollop of punishing roguelike action for you this Valentine's Day. Nothing says, "I love you!" like watching someone rail against Dungeon of the Endless, the new game from Amplitude Studios, the Parisian team behind the popular strategy game Endless Space. Jess Conditt, Joysti...

February 14th 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Welcome once again to Joystiq Tiny Streams, our new series of bite-sized streams of the Joystiq crew playing the games currently piquing their interest. Alexander Sliwinski, Joystiq's News Content Director, decided that it was high time he get back into city planning with SimCity. Nearly one year...

February 10th 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments