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A $300 Siegmeyer From Dark Souls Statue

Japanese toy company Gecco is releasing this Dark Souls statue as an exclusive for folks attending San Diego Comic Con. It’ll be sold for $299. For anyone not making it to the show, there will be limited quantities of the 1/6 scale (37cm) statue made available for regular retail distribution. Loving the detail on the armour, especially all the damage. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Battlegrounds Sniper Murders Boat Man

GIF Today on Highlight Reel we have Shovel Souls, perfect grenade tosses, For Honor dodges and much more! Watch the video then talk about your favorite highlight in the comments below. Be sure to check out, like, and share the original videos via the links below. Subscribe to Kotaku on YouTube for more! Highlight Reel is Kotaku’s regular roundup of great plays, stunts, records and other great moments from around the gaming world. If you record an amazing feat while playing a game (here’s how to record a clip), send it to us with a message confirming that the clip is yours at highlightreel@kotaku.com. Or, if you see a great clip around that isn’t yours, encourage that person to send it in! READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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The Surge Is Like Dark Souls Except You Can Dismember Everyone

GIF The Surge is a futuristic action game in the vein of Dark Souls that pits players against a host of robots and power-suit-wearing goons. It’s fun to bash on zombies but even better to cut their limbs off to steal their loot. Item acquisition in Souls-like titles tends to be abstract. You wail on a zombie or demon for a bit and if you’re lucky, they drop a shiny pick-up that could be any number of things. It’s a dice roll whether get a new weapon or not. In Dark Souls, the small, ethereal bag of loot that falls to the ground is mysterious. In the Souls-ish Nioh, the colorful burst of multicolored drops feels in tone with the game’s energy. But The Surge (out now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC) takes another route that might be the best attempt yet at making loot feel meaningful. In The Surge, you have the ability to focus attacks on certain body parts. Continue to attack a specific limb and you can trigger a powerful finishing move to slice them off your foes. It’s more than an exciting bit of blood and mayhem; it’s also how you READ FULL STORY AT…

Dark Souls 3 Update 1.14 Is Live, Here’s the Patch Notes

Fixing several issues and making some balance changes, Dark Souls 3 update 1.14 is now available to download on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. As you can see in the patch notes, FromSoftware increased absorption and stamina recovery speed when summoned as the Spears of Church in a world with two or more White Spirits, fixed an issue where you could parry the Flame Fan, decreased strength and dexterity of Sunlight Straight Sword, and more: Fixes Fixed issue where the first spell would disappear if either Seething Chaos or Crystal Hail is used twice in succession Fixed issue where two Spears of the Church were occasionally summoned in the Ringed City Fixed issue where following certain steps could make the Ringed City Streets bonfire inaccessible Fixed issue where the player was unable to use the bonfire despite having defeated the Demon Prince in The Dreg Heap. Fixed issue where further progress was disabled when interacting with the Crystal Sage Clone in a certain way. Fixed issue where the weapon reinforcement effect of the right-hand weapon was applied to the left hand equipped with a Greatshield weapon when performing the Shield Bash skill Fixed issue where the art for the Ringed Knight…


Poll: The Most Beloved Japanese Action Games

[Images: Square Enix | Nintendo | Konami] 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. Advertisement In Japan, Weekly Famitsu has been asking readers about their favorite game in various genres. The results are in for the first of these polls, which was for action games. The poll was conducted between April 6 and April 16 of this year, with 1,161 Famitsu readers replying (out of that, 73 percent were men, 23 were women and 4 percent left that blank). Thirteen percent were in their teens, 37 percent were in their 20s, 33 percent were in their 30s, 13 percent were in their 40s and 1 percent were in their 50s. Advertisement Note that each person was allowed to vote for up to three titles (though, people could only vote for one or two if they wanted). Famitsu then calculated these votes as “points.” While the game titles have been localized for clarity, the hardware platforms are as listed by Famitsu. 20. Mega Man 2 READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Nioh's Player Battles Are A Laggy Nightmare

Nioh is an astonishing game with fast samurai action. Ninja tools, magic spells, and a variety of weapons should have made for fun player versus player battles. Unfortunately, sloppy connections and overpowered builds drag down the experience. Advertisement A free addition to the game, Nioh’s new PvP mode drops right as a new DLC, Dragon of the North offers players more bosses to slay and gear to grind. It seemed a natural fit. Nioh’s focus on swift dodging and active stamina management seemed perfect for creating multiplayer mayhem and tense one on ones. But it completely falls apart in practice. There’s very little that works well in PvP. You either fight in duels or in teams of two. Duels would have been excellent but shoddy connection unhinges fights. Opponents suddenly leap around, your hits don’t land, and you’ll die before your health bar can even update. 2v2 does a little better. At its best, it turns into a calculated match of item use and target prioritization. Who do you leap in and weaken wth a quick spear attack? When do you use those debuff scrolls? These little moments point towards a much more cohesive READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!


Looking For Love As A Dark Souls Character On Tinder

Black Iron Tarkus is one of the most badass characters in Dark Souls, but how would he fare in the modern dating world? We signed him up to Tinder to find out — it would be his toughest challenge to date. Advertisement There exists a perilous land mortals are ever drawn to, only to experience pain and hardship. A humbling journey to find the Chosen, and rekindle a flame. I speak, of course, of the land of dating. These are the adventures of Black Iron Tarkus on Tinder. This story originally appeared on Kotaku Australia. Advertisement Anyone who’s played Dark Souls – one of the best, most influential games of this era – remembers Black Iron Tarkus. By the time you meet him in game, you’ve already been introduced to the hardiness of the knights of Berenike — but only one of them had what it took to ring both legendary bells, and best the challenges that waited beyond. Tarkus is a solid guy — and I mean that both figuratively and literally. Anyone who’s braved the traps and treasures of Sen’s Fortress will know READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!


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New Dark Souls 3 The Ringed City DLC Details, Screenshots, and Gameplay Released

[embedded content] Bandai Namco has released new details on the upcoming final DLC for Dark Souls III, “The Ringed City”, which is scheduled to come out for the PlayStation 4 on March 28. The DLC includes a new adventure in new areas as the player searches for the Ringed City which concludes the story of Dark Souls III. It will feature new bosses and enemies, new weapons and armor sets, new items and new spells, and new PvP maps. Bandai Namco also released new screenshots showing some of the new areas, enemies, bosses, weapons, and armor sets players will encounter in The Ringed City as well as a new video featuring some gameplay from the DLC. The new DLC will also bring with it improved matchmaking for both co-op and PvP and the new PvP maps will be available for those who own either or both The Ringed City and/or the game’s previous DLC, “Ashes of Andariel.” You can check out the screenshots below and the gameplay video above: READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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One Of Nioh’s Best Fights Is The Most Realistic

Dat mustache, tho Nioh pits the player agains a variety of foes. Deadly yokai and horrifying beasts rage about the countryside eager for blood. The boss fights are often grand battles against monumental foes but the best are surprisingly subdued. Advertisement Combat in Nioh is a fast and furious affair. It is full of shifting stances and last second dodging. It’s some of the most fun I’ve had in an action game. The bosses are particularly challenging, with mammoth beasts and stomping demons. Which is why I was surprised that my favorite fights thus far have been the simplest. Warning: I am about to spoil some early game bosses. Avert your eyes if you want to go in without foreknowledge. Advertisement A few missions into the game, you are sent to explore the castle of a lord who has gone missing. It’s a remarkably designed level with pounding rain, cyclops demons, and ambushing ninjas. In an open courtyard, you encounter the lightning demon Nue. They can summon lightning strikes and cover the ground is dark energy that increases their damage. There’s a nice emphasis on READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

Dark Souls III Patch 1.10 Content and Server Maintenance Times for Next Week Revealed

Dark Souls III is receiving its next update (1.10) on Wednesday, February 8, which brings with it a number of fixes. Over on Reddit, Bandai Namco revealed the patch notes as follows: Fixed issue where a player could invade another player during a boss battle. Fixed issue where an enchantment could be applied to weapons which normally could not be enchanted. Fixed issue where, when items are used while casting magic, display glitches could occasionally occur. Fixed issue where it was possible to cancel immediately into a second magic spell after casting the first one. Fixed issue where the first part of a skill action could be skipped. Fixed issue where a single item could be used indefinitely. The Community Manager also wrote: I know some of you guys really liked the Boss Room invasions glitch, however this was not part of the game originally, and you must understand that it was frustrating for a part of the playerbase. I know this isn’t something you like to hear, but not every Dark Souls players is as dedicated and informed as you guys. It’s not a reflex to go look up something you don’t understand when it happens. We have also received…

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New Glitch in Dark Souls 3 Lets You Attack Host During Boss Fights

Dark Souls 3 Just Got a Whole Lot More Brutal with New Glitch That Allows PVP Inside of Boss Arenas Oh boy. This one is bad. The most recent exploit in Dark Souls 3 is the kind of thing that would make the devil laugh. If you can pull off the right combination of animations to activate the glitch, you can fight and kill a host of embers in a boss room during a boss fight. It’s a trolls frickin’ wet dream!   Like all glitches, this one started out pretty quietly. A couple days ago, videos started popping up here and there on YouTube showing confused hosts getting smacked down by invading purple spirits whilst in the middle of fighting a boss. If you play Dark Souls, you know that invasions are simply a fact of undead life, but the core mechanics of the game are supposed to keep invaders from entering a boss fight and in fact, send them home the moment you pass through a boss fog door. This video, by YouTube user, Phi6er, shows you how to pull off the glitch if you are sadistic enough to want to try it out! You must be a…