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We've Always Made Our Own Easy Modes. 'Sekiro' Is No Exception

Games have, forever and ever, been about pushing back on the designer’s intent, sometimes at their encouragement, sometimes in spite of it.
Patrick Klepek
4.3.19
Video Games

Watch a YouTuber Block Flames With a DIY ‘Sekiro’ Umbrella Shield

Colin Furze blocks fireworks and flames with a DIY flip-out umbrella from From Software's new title 'Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.'
Matthew Gault
3.29.19
Video Games

'Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice' Can Teach Anyone to Enjoy 'Dark Souls'

From Software's newest title is punishing, but welcoming, and it's a great lesson in how to win in 'Dark Souls' and 'Bloodborne.'
Matthew Gault
3.29.19
Sekiro

15 Hours In, 'Sekiro' Gave Me a Midterm Exam That Exposed My Whole Ass

Old habits die hard, and in 'Sekiro,' there are enemies engineered to make sure you learn that lesson. This one took me three hours.
Patrick Klepek
3.25.19
Postscript

What 'Bloodborne' and Netflix's New Show About Mind Control Have in Common

Not every mystery—in games, or in anything—can be solved.
Cameron Kunzelman
1.19.18
open thread

What Makes People Interested in Older Games Again?

It seems like a lot of folks are enjoying (and agonizing over) 'Bloodborne' these days.
Danielle Riendeau
1.19.18
Postscript

'How Dark Souls II' Revels in the Horror of Repetition

This too, shall pass. And the horrors will begin again.
Cameron Kunzelman
11.20.17
Waypoint

The Last Dark Souls Adventure Ends the Series With a Whimper

As FromSoftware tries to say goodbye to Dark Souls, it's a reminder that maybe we should all be moving on.
Patrick Klepek
4.2.17
Dark Souls

One Player's Six-Year Quest to Wear an Iconic 'Dark Souls' Helmet

Dragon Slayer Ornstein is nothing without his flowing plume, and that really rankled one 'Dark Souls' fan. They set out to fix it.
Patrick Klepek
3.28.17
mechs

Remembering From Software's Forgotten Mech Classic, 'Chromehounds'

Before From Software got medieval in Demon's Souls, the team made a beloved Xbox 360 mecha game
James Swinbanks
2.7.17
Gaming

The First 'Dark Souls III' DLC Is 'Dark Souls' at Its Worst: Boring

Three sequels and several pieces of downloadable content later, perhaps Dark Souls has simply run out of steam.
Patrick Klepek
10.25.16
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The First 'Dark Souls III' DLC Is 'Dark Souls' at Its Worst: Boring

Three sequels and several pieces of downloadable content later, perhaps Dark Souls has simply run out of steam.
Patrick Klepek
10.25.16
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