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Dark Souls fixer Durante opens PC porting studioJan 28, 2019 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun Peter “Durante” Thoman, the tinkerer whose unofficial tools have helped improve wonky PC versions of console games including Dark Souls and Deadly Premonition, has officially founded his own company dedicated to porting and polishing games. He’s consulted professionally on several PC ports since rising to fame and adulation, including The Legend Of Heroes: Trails Of Cold Steel and Rez Infinite, but his new PH3 Games will make a real go of it. Thoman doesn’t name any games they’re working on now, and of course they’re only one studio, but it’s good to hear he’s out there, doing his thing. (more…) I wish they had good anti-cheat, says Dark Souls hackerJun 7, 2018 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunPain and purgatory simulator Dark Souls: Remastered was released a couple of weeks ago, and within hours it was already the playground of a well-known hacker. Malcolm Reynolds, who is known to players from his exploits in other Dark Souls games, was invading players and throwing an accursed, hacked fireball at them, which inflicts diseases and a curse that makes the game even more difficult. He also has a history of getting people softbanned , which means their save file is flagged and they can only play with a small pool of other players (others who ve been softbanned). I spoke to Malcolm Reynolds about why he does all this. I always say this to people that ask, he tells me, but every time they release a game I honestly wish they would have good anti-cheat. (more…) Dark Souls: Remastered has arrivedMay 25, 2018 - Community AnnouncementsWe meet again, Chosen among the Undead. Today marks the start of a new age for Dark Souls. As with every age, there are those who greet it with reservation, and those who greet it with joy. Whichever you may be, you are well-met at our bonfire. Dark Souls: Remastered allows you to return to an ancient world sinking inexorably into darkness as the Age of Fire dies. The same gameplay and challenge that defined a genre, but running at 60 fps and Dynamic 4k resolution (yes, even in Blighttown). https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/4004211/6cc39832707fbb91240c0806e260d6f611e08277.png While the majority of Dark Souls' gameplay has been preserved as it was when first we met this darkening world, there are a few notable exceptions, mainly in the introduction of the online password system; improved graphics, lighting, and environmental effects; and the expanded PvP and Co-Op modes, allowing up to six players to join together in cooperation or head-to-head combat. Those who have been adherents to the flame since days of yore and own the Prepare to Die edition of Dark Souls can upgrade to this new version at half the standard price, as a token of our thanks for your support. And with that, we welcome you back to Lordran. Additional note: We have flagged some issues with occasional drops in FPS that some players have raised. We are currently working on a correction to this problem, and we will inform you the moment that a solution is available. Thank you for your kind patience.Dark Souls: Remastered is out now and it s already got an infamous hackerMay 24, 2018 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunCrack open a nice cold soul, fans of permanently holding up a shield while you walk. Dark Souls: Remastered has been released on Steam today, a day earlier than we d believed. The original Prepare to Die Edition was pulled from sale two weeks ago, so if you didn t buy it then, this is now your only PC doorway to popular resort town Undead Burg. The Remastered edition is half-price for those who already own the old version. But the changes are minor, and there’s a more unnerving problem. Players are under attack from a notorious hacker, a dark spirit who invades worlds and corrupts the save files of innocent undeads. (more…) It s the final day to buy Dark Souls: Prepare To Die EditionMay 8, 2018 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunThe PC’s original ‘Prepare To Die’ edition of Dark Souls will be removed from sale on STeam tomorrow, ahead of the launch of the mildly fancier Remastered edition, so buy now if you want it for posterity. Folks who own Prepare To Die will get a 50% discount on Remastered, but that’ll still work out more expensive, so the reason to buy now would be to have the old version. Why might you want that if you’ve gone almost six years without it? Ah, well, y’know, I don’t know the mysteries of your mind. Perhaps this is the final prod you need to check out some weird mod you saw. Or perhaps you collect delisted Steam games? People. (more…) Dark Souls: Remastered is half-price for original ownersApr 24, 2018 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunFolks who have the original Dark Souls on Steam will be offered a 50% discount on the upcoming Dark Souls: Remastered, Bandai Namco confirmed today. The revisions and additions in the Remastered edition aren’t huge but if you fancy returning to a fancier Lordran, that beats paying full price. Remastered will be the only way to buy Dark Souls on PC, as Bamco also announced that they’ll remove ye olde Prepare To Die Edition from sale on Steam in a few weeks. (more…) Dark Souls: Remastered is Coming May 25Jan 11, 2018 - Community AnnouncementsWe meet again, Chosen Undead. A time of great renewal is at hand. A time of change. Lordran will be reborn. Prepare yourselves... http://cdn.edgecast.steamstatic.com/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/4004211/31444dc4703f36dd2eb2c583be2be6f201129278.jpg Dark Souls: Remastered will arrive on Steam on May 25. The original, unforgettable gameplay and lore will return in high-definition detail running at 60fps and 4k resolution. Rediscover the journey to rekindle the flame and dive deeper into the darkening world than ever before. Further details will be revealed as the future unfolds. Ready your weapons, champions of the flame, and share your plans with your kindred warriors. Together, you are mightier than you are alone.Up-res the sun! Dark Souls: Remastered prepares to liveJan 11, 2018 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunWhatever Dark Souls maestros From Software have planned for their next game proper is an only slightly-teased mystery, but here’s some fine news to make our own souls ache less during that wait. Dark Souls, the original and greatest in the series (Bloodborne excepted) and also one of the best PC games ever, sez us, is getting a remastered edition. Update: confirmed for PC on May 25 via Steam, with 60FPS 4K support. Hurrah! (more…) Best PC games of all timeNov 24, 2017 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunThere are more wonderful games being released on PC each month than ever before. In such a time of plenty, it’s important that you spend your time as wisely as possible. Thankfully, we’re here to help. What follows are our picks for the best PC games ever made. (more…) Dark Souls™: Prepare to Die™ Edition now available in Japanese!Jan 4, 2017 - Community AnnouncementsChosen Undeads, On January 5th, Dark Souls™: Prepare to Die™ Edition will be updated to include Japanese localization and the game will become accessible in Japan. As a result, you will be able to select “Japanese” in your game properties, even if you don’t live in Japan. However, please note that due to technical restrictions, if you were to choose “Japanese” as your ingame language, all mods currently added to your game will be disabled as they will not be compatible when the update is live. However, they may be compatible if updated in the future. See you soon in Lordran, The Dark Souls Team Buy These Games: Our Picks From The Steam SaleJun 24, 2016 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunDark days for the world. Maybe videogames can save us? Haha yes of course they can haha. Here are some really good videogames, though. They’ll take you to a better place for a while. These are the RPS team’s 13 personal favourites from the current Steam Summer Sale: we believe in these games, and we believe that you should play them too. … Salt Sanctuary: A 2D Dark Souls That Doesn t Feel Enough Like Dark SoulsMay 31, 2016 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunEverything I love about Dark Souls is everything that makes me want to scream in Salt and Sanctuary . … Facing Our Demons: RPS Discuss Dark Souls, Difficulty And DeathMay 6, 2016 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunDark Souls III is a favourite here at RPS, but it hasn’t lit a fire in the hearts of the entire team. Recently, Alec jumped into the game, having observed the series from afar for some time, and shared his thoughts. He, Pip and Adam gathered to discuss the appeal of the series, and talked about its divergence from traditional RPG systems, the intimidation factor and the complicated nature of its much-debated difficulty. Adam: Dark Souls III is probably going to be in my top three games of the year, despite the thousands of good games coming out this year. I m continually surprised to see it selling quite as well as it does though, because so many people that I recommend the series to treat those recommendations as a form of sadism. … Dark Souls Is A Metaphor For These Things ONLYMay 3, 2016 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunIf I have learned anything from reading other people’s opinions about Dark Souls it’s that Dark Souls is probably a metaphor for something. But what? WHAT? There are so many conflicting opinions out there. Well, that’s where your pal, Pip (that is me), can help. I have come up with a definitive list of ways to interpret Dark Souls correctly: … Dark Souls III Boss Guide Lore, Loot StrategiesApr 27, 2016 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunTo many, Dark Souls III can be summarised as a boss stamping on a human face forever. We’re here to help. This is a guide to killing all of the bosses in Dark Souls 3 but it’s not simply a how-to-murder manual. It also takes a look at some of the sumptuous design and the patchwork lore surrounding many of the bosses, explaining who they are, what they leave behind when they perish, and why it’s necessary to steal all of their souls. As such it’s absolutely riddled with spoilers, as well as strategies and a sprinkling of silliness. … Endgame: Why Dark Souls III Is A Fitting FinaleApr 25, 2016 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunDark Souls III is a superb entry in From Software’s series, and in both design and lore it feels like a fitting finale. Is it time to move on? One day, many years from now, when I have a family that I hang out with by way of a VR headset while in real life we all fester in our isolated cubicles, I envision my future kid coming up to me in our shared virtual space and asking Daddy, what was Dark Souls like? At this point, I d look wistfully out the virtual window at the setting sun (an illusion concealing the fact that in the real world the sun had set for the last time many years ago), and I d say: Dark Souls, my child, wasn t like all the other games. It didn t play nice. It didn t hold your hand, or make you feel loved or important, but it was, in many ways, the purest game series of all. It ended in 2016.” … Dark Souls Multiplayer Snuffed Out, Now RekindledApr 20, 2016 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunThe day that Dark Souls III arrived on Steam, the multiplayer functionality for Dark Souls I mysteriously died. No messages, no invasions, no human helpers, no ghosts, no bloodstains. Your world was no longer a vibrant place, riddled through with the lives (and deaths) of others. People spoke of deliberate closure, to cause a migration to the new game, while others thought servers had been moved from one to the other for less sinister reasons but with the same end-result. Last night, the servers came back online, leading to much praising of the sun. But what actually caused the lights to go out in Lordran? … Dark Souls Uncompromising Design Leaves No Space For An Easy ModeApr 14, 2016 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunDark Souls isn’t for everyone in the same way that a bowl of piping hot broth isn’t for everyone. Let it cool for a while, add some seasoning, and people might happily tuck in and enjoy, but if you expect them to eat it exactly as you would whether that’s by chugging it down in a few swift gulps or taking tiny sips long after it’s gone cold a fair few folks would rather have a nice sandwich instead. Nothing wrong with that. Nobody should have to drink soup through a straw. Or should they? Given the cries of ‘git gud’ that greet many complaints about the difficulty or inaccessibility of Dark Souls, it’s tempting to see those who love the series as precisely the sort of people who would chase you away from the bowl if you brought a spoon to the soup kitchen. NO SPOONS they’d shriek YOU WON’T APPRECIATE IT IF YOU DON’T GET IT ALL DOWN YOUR CHIN AND THE FRONT OF YOUR JUMPER BEFORE YOU MANAGE TO SWALLOW A MOUTHFUL I wholly agree with these kitchen monsters. … The RPG Scrollbars: Hollow PursuitsApr 11, 2016 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunEver had one of those games that you just long to get into, but can’t? There haven’t been many I’ve wanted to get into more than the Dark Souls series. To sink into the world I see people talking about on my Twitter feed. To have that sense of discovery in ash and ember. For that crumbling world to feel like something more than just a succession of traps and gauntlets. I want to like Dark Souls. I really hope Dark Souls 3 is the clicking point. But… so far, (whispers) I’ve never managed to like Dark Souls. … Prepare To Download: Free Dark Souls Steam CodeMar 9, 2016 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunDark Souls is the famously easy and brightly-coloured walking simulator beloved of casual gamers, and scorned by the hardcore. If you’ve long desired to frolic in its pastel fields but been unwilling to scrape together the requisite pennies, the good news is that, if you live in the EU (including UK), you can currently grab a Steam code for it for free. I know it says ‘Prepare To Die’ in the subtitle, but that’s just a typo – it’s actually ‘Prepare To Dye’, in reference to its acclaimed dressmaking minigame. …