Skilled Dark Souls II Player Makes Toughest Enemies Look Like Chumps

Parrying is an advanced move in the Souls games, as you can deflect an enemy's attack. Remarkably, a number of bosses can be dismantled with a parry, too. Most players (i.e. me) are too busy rolling out of the way of a sword to worry about knocking it back, but it's impressive to watch a player casually swat away Dark… » 2/10/15 1:30pm 2/10/15 1:30pm

The Clever Trick Players Are Using To Decode Dark Souls II's New Lore

When this week's major Dark Souls II patch rolled out, From Software didn't exactly provide a detailed list of everything that's changed. That's not Dark Souls! It's up to players to piece it together. The game's lore has been subtly updated and altered through item descriptions, and players have come up with an… » 2/06/15 11:34am 2/06/15 11:34am

Dark Souls Speedrunner Breaks World Record Without Realizing It

It's fun to watch people speedrun Dark Souls. It's a game famous for its punishing difficulty, yet speedrunners show how it's possible to bend the game to your will. 19-year-old Alex (aka NaxHPL) just achieved the world record for one way to complete the game, allowing him to finish it in 25 minutes and 17 seconds. He… » 1/27/15 3:00pm 1/27/15 3:00pm

Dark Souls On PC Just Got Worse

Dark Souls publisher Bandai Namco has just issued an official takedown notice to Dropbox to remove DSFix, the bunch of tweaks and fixes and bespoke config files that made Dark Souls actually playable on PC. While it's entirely possible that there has just been a miscommunication somewhere, Durante — the guy behind the… » 12/22/14 6:52pm 12/22/14 6:52pm

​One of Dark Souls' Toughest Boss Fights, Beaten with a Drum Controller

First, one intrepid player tackled Dark Souls with a Rock Band guitar controller. Now the same guy is taking the notoriously difficult title on with a drum set from the rhythm game. AKA "It's got a good beat and you can die to it." Seriously, though: this fight looks a lot harder when you're pounding it out on a bunch… » 11/04/14 11:15am 11/04/14 11:15am