From Software has confirmed that Dark Souls will see an updated re-release on both PC and PS3, including all DLC to date and subtitled Artorias of the Abyss. From Software will handle Japanese publishing, with Namco Bandai on the international version. Dark Souls will relaunch starting October 25.
Nothing quite like a sales binge to pick up on games you missed, especially when it reminds you how expensive some of them are. Hey, dude selling Suikoden V for $100: I hope your parents hated you, because I do. Also, a heads-up: I’ll be in DC next week starting Sunday, so no podcast while I’m away. See you all the following week! With that said, here are this week’s headlines:
- Rumors swirl that EA may be laying people off, though even if they’re true there may be a plausible explanation. Or EA’s stock could be dropping, it could be that too.
- That said, Zynga appears to have gone off the deep end, with more OMGPop-style pricey acquisitions in the future. OMGPop, incidentally, may have peaked the very day of its acquisition. Get some popcorn, folks.
- Two of the Big Three schedule their E3 conferences, prompting a rehash of speculation. My take: Microsoft offers no surprises, Sony needs to explain themselves, and Nintendo will steal headlines whether it wants to or not.
- Speaking of Sony, the New York Times offers a revealing look on where the electronics giant stumbled. Short version: departmental tribalism, right down to war paint and scalping.
- Wired’s Chris Kohler asserts the existing publisher-hardware-retailer model is broken and we don’t really need it. I agree, but scrapping it all seems premature.
- Namco-Bandai may avoid using GFWL for the PC version of Dark Souls. On bended knee, I beseech Bamco to do the right thing and serve the Newell.
- A rumored meeting between Apple and Valve is debunked, Saints Row DLC may have saved THQ, and more!
Continue reading ‘What Happened This Week – The Future Needs More RAM’ »
Searching for duplicates of Makai Kingdom PSP media is ever so fun, right up there with smashing yourself in the face with a brick. Anyway, it’s media time, and it’s a biggie. In additional to the aforementioned Makai Kingdom PSP, we have 7th Dragon 2020, Dark Souls, Diablo III, Heroes’ Phantasia, Grand Knight’s History, Persona 4: The Golden, and Persona 4: The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena. Dig in! Continue reading ‘Mass Media 09/07/11’ »
It may be a smidge crass to make light of the upcoming hurricane, but on the other hand there has never been a better time to LEAVE THE BRONX! YOU ARE ORDERED TO LEAVE THE BRONX!
I jest because I care, and because MST3K was brilliant. But seriously, best of luck to everybody on the east coast. In the meantime, we have some media for you: Dark Souls, Frontier Gate, Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2, and Ragnarok: Hikari to Yami no Koujo. Continue reading ‘Mass Media 08/26/11’ »
The Thompson from Honest Hearts inspires in me a reaction very much like this. Grab one and you’ll understand.
Anyway! Media time. In today’s update: Dark Souls, Devil Survivor 2, Forgotten World, and Noora to Toki no Koubou. Continue reading ‘Mass Media 05/20/11’ »
Dark Souls, From Software’s spiritual follow-up to Demon’s Souls, now has an official site located hereabouts. A recently released trailer confirms the launch timeframe as October 2011 for both 360 and PS3, though an exact date is not yet known.
Slow news week as far as RPGs go, although there are a quite a few juicy rumors floating around elsewhere. Oh, to be a fly on the wall at an Activision Blizzard meeting down at the DICE conference in Vegas… but I digress. Got some media for you to chew on in the meantime: Dark Souls, Dissidia 012 Duodecim, Everyday Messiah, Shining Hearts, Tales of the Abyss 3DS, and Voice Fantasy. Continue reading ‘Mass Media 02/11/11’ »