Put ten game designers in a room together and there’s a pretty good chance someone will bring up Dark Souls.
The practice of decorating graduation caps is often seen as a rite of passage for incoming graduates of colleges and (now, increasingly) high schools. Students often spend months contemplating what they will include on their graduation caps, which on graduation day. This year, many chose to adorn their caps with …
Over the last few years, I’ve started playing more difficult video games. Unfortunately, tough video games tend to include tough boss fights, and I don’t really like tough boss fights.
Bloodborne’s Chalice Dungeons are a lot to dig through, and people have discovered some strange things in their game files. Now data digger Lance McDonald has found several boss rush arenas that never made it into the final game.
You know how you tell yourself you’re gonna finally try some new restaurants, then a week later you’re back at the same pizza place you always go to? I’ve been doing that same thing, except with Bloodborne.
I love Souls games, but until recently, I hadn’t played much of the first Dark Souls. That’s changed with Dark Souls: Remastered, and it’s been a fascinating experience.
A modder has extracted a map of Bloodborne’s Upper Cathedral Ward from Dark Souls Remastered and opened it within Grand Theft Auto V. Now you can drive a car in it.
When Bloodborne first launched, players quickly discovered a door at the end of the bridge behind the Cleric Beast. There’s no way to open the door, but the alpha version of Bloodborne shipped with a prompt telling users they could only open it from one side.
Return To Yharnam is a Bloodborne community event that is happening right now. It’s all about bringing longterm fans back into the game, and people are really getting into it.
From Software’s Souls games and Bloodborne have online co-operation, but some areas become more abandoned as time goes on. Return To Yharnam is a community event set to start on March 10th that’s working to revitalize Bloodborne’s online world of bell-ringing hunters.
It’s one thing to discover all the bits and bobs in Bloodborne that ended up on the cutting room floor. But what are those characters like patched into the game, running around in the flesh?
Bloodborne’s chalice dungeons offer hundreds of thousands of possible crypts to explore. Dedicated players have found lost enemies and keep looking for more. Thanks to dataminers searching the game’s files, a new group of dungeons have been found containing developer test areas and unused bosses.
Bloodborne’s Lovecraftian setting is full of creative enemies, from multi-eyed brain beasts to half flayed wolf demons. It’s exciting to think about what creatures may still be lurking in the game years later or lost on the cutting room floor. The game’s files recently ended up in the hands of dataminers, one of which…
In 2014, some early Bloodborne footage showed off a big enemy with a flaming hand. It has taken until November 2017—long after fans assumed this beast had simply been cut from the finished product—for that enemy to actually be found within the game.
Horror games strike a balance between player control and dread. Getting chased by a murderer with giant scissors or dealing with legions of zombies is pretty scary. Thankfully, brave speedrunners are here to tackle them for us.
Good Smile Company, creators of the excellent Figma series, showed this off over the weekend.
Over the decades, there have been so many great action games. But which one do people in Japan like best? This poll might shed light on that question.