All Articles about Dark Souls

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Dark Souls Remastered PC Online Features Return

Dark Souls Remastered PC online features have finally been restored after almost ten months of, well, darkness. Unfortunately, that's not going to come as much relief if you're a Dark Souls: Prepare…

November 9, 2022 | 08:37 EST

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Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Edition Servers Not Coming Back

Back in January, Dark Souls PC servers went offline across the series. This was due to a discovered RCE exploit (Remote Code Execution) which, through the games' online servers, gave hackers access…

October 25, 2022 | 09:57 EDT

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Dark Souls 3 PC Servers Reactivated After 7 Months

From Software has announced that the Dark Souls 3 PC servers are back online after a period of seven months of inactivity. The studio says it's working on reactivating servers for the other two Dark…

August 25, 2022 | 08:32 EDT

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Dark Souls Novel Masque of Vindication Coming From Michael Stackpole

It has just been announced that Michael Stackpole is writing a Dark Souls novel. Who is he? back in the 80's, he was a video game designer for games such as Bard's Tale III, Wasteland, Neuromancer, …

June 17, 2022 | 10:22 EDT

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Dark Souls Servers Are Coming Back, FromSoftware Says

Bandai Namco has confirmed that Dark Souls servers are coming back, starting with Dark Souls 3. Unfortunately, it has not yet stated how long it would take to restore online functionality for all…

May 27, 2022 | 01:42 EDT

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Dark Souls Nightfall Releases Demo After Changing Release Plans

Dark Souls Nightfall, a mod for Dark Souls Remastered that would be a sequel to the original game, has recently released a demo of the first few hours. The project was originally meant to be fully…

January 25, 2022 | 09:37 EST

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Dark Souls Servers Down Due to RCE Exploits

PC servers for Dark Souls 1 (including Remastered), 2, and 3 are currently down after the discovery of a Remote Code Execution exploit was posted on Reddit two days ago. Dark Souls: PtDE servers are…

January 23, 2022 | 11:09 EST

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Dark Souls II Return to Drangelic Event Being Held Early

The community behind Dark Souls II is preparing to hold its annual Return to Drangelic event earlier than expected. Newcomers will be able to team up with long-time fans of the series during the…

December 29, 2021 | 10:51 EST

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Ten Years Later, Dark Souls' First Half Is Still Unmatched

Love it or loathe it (and there are plenty who do), Dark Souls is undeniably one of the most influential games of the last decade. Whether it's the "git gud" meme, the "X is the Dark Souls of Y"…

September 22, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

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Dark Souls: Nightfall Release Date Announced

The team behind Dark Souls: Nightfall, a sequel mod for Dark Souls Remastered, has announced the release date for their project. Fans of the Dark Souls games can expect to play this mod when it…

June 28, 2021 | 09:23 EDT

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All the Games like Dark Souls at E3 2021

It’s hard to describe to those that don’t play the games, but there is a sense of gratification to overcoming the challenge in Dark Souls. This is something that developers have noticed in the years…

June 19, 2021 | 11:00 EDT

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Dark Souls: Nightfall Announced as Fan-Made Sequel

Dark Souls: Nightfall has been announced as a fan-made direct sequel to the first game in the franchise. A team of experienced and practiced modders is working together to create a very new…

October 14, 2020 | 03:55 EDT

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Dark Souls Mods Reach the Next Level with Custom Maps

"Major barriers" in Dark Souls mods have finally been broken, allowing innovating modders the capability to load truly custom maps into the game for the first time. Although the Dark Souls…

November 6, 2019 | 02:00 EST

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Dark Souls II

The sequel to the legend, Dark Souls II returns you to that old, familiar suffering. Travel through a new world and uncover your destiny, relentlessly dying over and over while defying and overcoming…

October 13, 2019 | 10:56 EDT

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Dark Souls

The legendary sequel to Demon's Souls. A game that sparked a trilogy rife with notoriety, if not infamy. Today, Dark Souls is the de facto comparison to newer games that feature great difficulty and…

September 27, 2019 | 12:45 EDT

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You Can Now Listen to the Dark Souls Series' Soundtracks on Spotify

If you're like me, you like to relax, study or write with video game music in the background. Fans of the Souls series, or just video game music in general, will be pleased to find that these…

February 28, 2019 | 02:49 EST

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The Importance Of Dark Souls' Ornstein And Smough Boss Battle | Bullet Points

Probably one of the most talked-about elements of From Software's flawed masterpiece Dark Souls is its boss encounters. The game is an intentional throwback to retro-style gaming, so bosses are…

May 28, 2018 | 01:00 EDT

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In Defense of Difficulty

One of the most unique and defining aspects of games is that you can almost guarantee that no two people will ever have the same exact experience playing the same game. Everyone plays through games…

October 9, 2017 | 11:00 EDT

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Dark Souls III Patch 1.11 Features Improved PS4 Pro Support, Going Live March 24th

Dark Souls III's final DLC, The Ringed City, is just around the corner on the 27th and a huge patch is coming on March 24th in anticipation of the expansion. Patch 1.11 comes with a host of additions…

March 22, 2017 | 02:55 EDT

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Dark Souls III

The fourth in the highly acclaimed Souls series, Dark Souls III continues the trend of well-designed, difficult gameplay and immersive atmosphere. As fires fade and the world falls into ruin,…

January 4, 2017 | 07:56 EST

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Dark Souls 3's First DLC is "Ashes of Ariandel", Release Date Announced

The first DLC trailer for Dark Souls 3 released today on Sony's official Playstation YouTube account. Dark Souls 3: Ashes of Ariandel releases October 25th, 2016. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=…

August 24, 2016 | 01:38 EDT

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Dark Souls 3 Ships Over 3 Million Copies; Status of Game Update

Bandai Namco has this week announced that From Software's Dark Souls 3 has now surpassed over 3 million shipments worldwide. Sourced via a post from Bandai Namco and translated by Gematsu, the…

May 12, 2016 | 11:49 EDT

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Dark Souls III and Bloodborne: A Comparison in Game Design

From Software has developed a solid formula for making games. Starting with Demon's Souls, they've nearly perfected this Western Style of RPG with their recent game Dark Souls III. But what From…

April 29, 2016 | 09:00 EDT

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From Software Talks Dark Souls III DLC, Possible Sequels, and New IP

Hidetaka Miyazaki, creator of the Souls series and current president of the development studio From Software, recently gave an interview with GNN Gamer and opened up about some of the future projects…

April 27, 2016 | 03:20 EDT

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Dark Souls III Review - Victory Achieved

Before I begin my review, I need to ask. Do you like the Dark Souls games? If you answered "no," this is your getting off point. Dark Souls III is the latest in the Dark Souls series, starting with …

April 25, 2016 | 01:00 EDT

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Firelink Shrine Is Still The Core of Dark Souls' Tone | Bullet Points

While playing Dark Souls III for my Dark Souls III review, I've been reflecting on the series at large. I've spent hundreds of hours of my life with the Souls games, and I've visited quite a few…

April 21, 2016 | 11:00 EDT

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The Souls Series' Love of Berserk | Bullet Points

Through four games (five, if you count Bloodborne) in the Souls series, a few things have stayed consistent with Hidetaka Miyazaki's difficult action RPGs. From Demon's Souls to Dark Souls III, there…

April 14, 2016 | 11:00 EDT

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Dark Souls III First Impressions - Through the Fire and the Flames

I like to think I'm fairly decent at the Souls series. I managed to conquer the original Dark Souls on PC, powered through the seemingly impossible nightmare of Demon's Souls, and played Dark Souls…

April 13, 2016 | 01:00 EDT

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Charity Highlight: Azrhi Plays Dark Souls III with Spice

Occasionally, nonprofits and charities contact TechRaptor about things they are doing that might be of interest to us and our readers. Today, we got a rather interesting stream that you might check…

April 12, 2016 | 09:00 EDT

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Dark Souls 3 New System Requirements

FromSoftware has released the new system requirements for Dark Souls 3 on PC. This new title is the fourth entry to FromSoftwares beloved Souls series, which debut in 2009 as the PlayStation 3…

March 28, 2016 | 01:00 EDT

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Most Anticipated Game of 2016: Dark Souls III

I love FromSoftware games but that’s not why I’m excited for Dark Souls III. Contrary to most people’s experience with the gold standard for gaming difficulty, I started with Bloodborne. I got it…

February 27, 2016 | 12:00 EST

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Dark Souls III Preorder Bonus Details

FromSoftware is gearing up for the release of Dark Souls III, the fifth game in their controller snapping SoulsBorne series. And with the release of a big game comes a myriad of pre-order…

February 18, 2016 | 01:00 EST

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The Cause of Mystery Softbans in Dark Souls 2

Through an unfortunate encounter, /u/MasterReaver discovered that he was softbanned from Dark Souls 2. (Softbanning, in theory, punishes cheaters by restricting online interactions to only other…

August 14, 2015 | 10:54 EDT

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E3 2015 – Dark Souls III First Impressions

Note: the only demo available for Dark Souls III was an off-TV presentation that a Bandai Namco representative walked us through. As such, this article will be split into two parts - what I saw and…

June 18, 2015 | 09:30 EDT

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Rumor: Dark Souls III Coming Early 2016

Multiple outlets including IGN and GameInformer are reporting the leak of official promotional imagery for From Software's Dark Souls III, pointing at an upcoming announcement and a release date in…

June 9, 2015 | 06:50 EDT

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Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin PC Upgrade Cost Revealed

Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin is the 'next-gen' edition of Dark Souls 2, the updated version of the third title in the Souls series.  Find out how much this update costs after the jump.…

March 30, 2015 | 08:41 EDT

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Dark Souls II Patch Info, New Screens for Scholar of the First Sin

Namco Bandai, the publisher of Dark Souls II, has released new screens for the Scholar of the First Sin, the remastered version of Dark Souls II, which will be the series' first appearance on the…

January 15, 2015 | 05:04 EST

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Dark Souls 2 hits the next gen with "Scholar of the first Sin"

Bandai Namco announced that a new version of Dark Souls 2, the latest addition to the 'Souls' saga and one of the most successful RPGs of the past gen, will hit the shelves next year. Scholar of the…

November 25, 2014 | 12:43 EST

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Three Different Dark Souls 2 DLCs Announced

Today, Namco Bandai has released a trailer showcasing not just one DLC, but three upcoming DLC releases for Dark Souls 2. The first DLC set to arrive July 22, is titled: The Crown of the Sunken King…

June 4, 2014 | 02:03 EDT

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How is the endgame in Dark Souls 2?

With a game the size of Dark Souls 2, combined with the constraints of getting up a prompt review, it’s basically impossible to cover everything first time. In my original play through (the one for…

April 8, 2014 | 09:00 EDT

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Dark Souls 2 Review

There are a number of games that keep you invested as you play them, the one-more-turn mentality of not being able to put the game down. Dark Souls 2 - like its predecessors - goes a step further…

March 24, 2014 | 09:00 EDT

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Dark Souls 2 Trailer-"The Will To Keep Going"

The new Dark Souls 2 trailer reaffirms what many love about the franchise-"that it is not about death, but what we learn from it." The trailer shows off some tasty morsels getting us hyped for the…

February 20, 2014 | 04:36 EST