If you were playing a brutally difficult game and someone gave you a powerful sword, you’d pick it up and use it, right? If you do that in Dark Souls 2, however, that might corrupt your save and get you banned. Hackers have been doing this for years, and there’s little you can do about it. »
The Dark Souls games are praised for their gameplay, but the complex lore is nearly as good. Most players rely on experts to explain what’s going on, and VaatiVidya is the most well-known story scholar around. At the moment, however, he’s embroiled in a nasty plagiarism scandal. »
Dark Souls 3 was only just announced, but that hasn’t stopped players (and yours truly) from coming up with some theories about what’s going on. »
There’s always a dissonance when one of the most promising new games you see at E3 is also one of the least traditionally “exciting” ones.
When Bandai Namco announced Dark Souls 3, it called the sequel the “final episode,” suggesting Dark Souls was coming to an end. At E3, however, the developers said it wasn’t true. »
The bosses in Dark Souls are assholes, the perfect virtual killing machines. Ever wanted to turn the tables and become one? Now’s your chance. »
Are we going to see a third Dark Souls game at E3? Though nothing’s official yet, there are enough rumors floating around to make it seem like a real possibility.
We’re used to lag in multiplayer games. It happens, even in Dark Souls 2. But it’s not often when a player lags so hard they become an invisible ninja for most of the fight. »
There are two endings in Dark Souls. It’s not clear whether one is good or bad—they’re just endings. Or maybe not! According to a player who’d dug around in the code, From Software actually knows which ending is the “good” one.” »
TheUrbanOrb claims he’s “not a masochist,” but consider this: no shield blocking, getting hit, or leveling up. These are a few of the self-imposed restrictions he struggled through during a recent Dark Souls run, the end of a multi-year journey that began when his dream of playing the piano was taken away. »
Softbans, which traps players in a separate world of cheaters, are on the rise in Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin. It’s not clear why, but players have a theory: a very useful mod. »
The timer ticks down toward zero. We tear across the Boneyard, one of Halo: Reach’s best multiplayer maps, my good friend Rus driving with me sitting shotgun. I’m clutching the blue flag in hands that would be sweating if they were real. We shed our red teammates like skin; they race past us going the other direction… »
Put ten game designers in a room together and there’s a pretty good chance someone will bring up Dark Souls.
From Software has been ignoring a durability bug in Dark Souls II for the past year, but it’s getting addressed in an upcoming patch. »