Got sent some more Dark Souls 2 pictures today, so here they are! Click to embiggen!
Have a bang on that!
I think I’m gonna have to go through the original sometime soon, it’s a little shameful that I’ve only played a few hours of Dark Souls and over 1000 of Dota 2. Dota 2 is awesome though. Here be details from the press release (Yeah, lazy journalism, I know. Still, at least I’m straight up telling you that it’s just a press release, and not pretending these are my own words, eh?):
Dark Souls II – New Trailer
Still considering to go beyond death? Watch this new trailer for a sneak peek of the mysteries and monsters you’ll face in Dark Souls II.
In the tormented kingdom of Drangleic, a cure to the Curse awaits to be found and countless deaths awaits to be endured.
Dark Souls II will be available on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 on March 14th. The PC version will be released soon after.
For more information and pre-order offers, please visit the official website www.darksouls.com or your local Namco Bandai Games website, http://www.namcobandaigames.eu
To watch the trailer via YouTube, please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?
For a full list of pre order incentives, including the Black Armour & Collector’s Editions, please see below. Numbers are very limited, so avoid disappointment and pre-order now!:
Pre-order the ‘Black Armour’, ‘Collector’s’ or ‘Standard’ edition of Dark Souls II™ from GAME and receive a specially produced T-shirt. Available only with pre-orders and while stocks last.
Pre-order the ‘Black Armour’, ‘Collector’s’ or ‘Standard’ edition of Dark Souls II™ from Amazon UK and receive 1 of these 4 highly collectable ‘steel art cards’ (12x15cm) featuring conceptual artwork from the game. Individually etched with their own unique number and limited to 2,500 per design, each will also be inscribed with Yui Tanimura’s signature – Game Director of Dark Souls II™.
Pre-order the ‘Black Armour’, ‘Collector’s’ or ‘Standard’ edition of Dark Souls II™ from ZAVVI and receive a 22 page Dark Souls II™ ‘Into The Light’ comic written by acclaimed British writers Andi Ewington & Rob Williams, with artwork provided by Simon Coleby. Fans will receive a physical copy numbered and signed by the creators themselves.
Pre-order the ‘Black Armour’, ‘Collector’s’ or ‘Standard’ edition of Dark Souls II™ from THE HUT and receive a 22 page Dark Souls II™ ‘Into The Light’* comic written by acclaimed British writers Andi Ewington & Rob Williams, with artwork provided by Simon Coleby. Fans will receive a physical copy numbered and signed by the creators themselves.
Pre-order the ‘Black Armour’ or ‘Collector’s’ edition of Dark Souls II™ from ShopTo and receive an exclusive iPhone 5 cover specifically designed for the game.
Pre-order the ‘Black Armour’, ‘Collector’s’ or ‘Standard’ edition of the game from GameStop UK to receive a high-gloss and collectible Dark Souls II™ poster, limited only to a small number of pre-orders. These limited edition posters come printed with their own unique number and protective tube casing.
Click here for full details – UK Site
Click here for full details – Ireland site
Throughout the UK and ‘Advantage’ distributors, many independent retailers will carry a one off high-gloss and collectable Dark Souls II™ poster limited to pre-orders only. These limited edition posters come printed with their own unique number and protective tube casing.
Please note all pre-order gifts are exclusive to each retailer in the UK. They are available for a limited time only and on a first come first serve basis alongside the ‘Standard’, ‘Black Armour’ and ‘Collector’s’ Editions. To avoid disappointment fans are advised to pre-order before January 2014.
There’s a load of guys and girls who are streaming games and absolutely smashing them for cancer research. copy paste from Twitch.tv:
“Speed Demos Archive presents Awesome Games Done Quick 2014, a 7 day (January 5-11) video game speedrunning marathon benefiting the Prevent Cancer Foundation. See over 150 hours of games, new and old, get obliterated by top players from all across the world and donate for chances to win prizes, name characters, have the runners complete challenges, or even add whole games to the schedule.”
Have a gander!
Still haven’t finished this – gonna have to get round to it before I look at the sequel, but Bioshock Infinite has kinda taken me over lately. Still, here’s some notes, written as I played the damn thing:
edit: looks like i’m having problems with my soundcloud plugin, but click on the soundcloud thingy above and it should take you to my page
Some words from my contact in Izmir:
Note – these words are not mine, but those of Osman Y, a friend from Ankara.
“things are going a little bit strange. you know we had a situation in the eastern part of turkey, until 6 months ago. terrorism was a problem that had been supported by some int actors – financially and militarily. finally six months ago its finished. everything is better; the economy reaches to top, people have better status etc. but some powerful guys which were more powerful in past, are not happy with this developments. they lost their contacts in army, in judgement, in the media of course. everytime, they try to catch an opportunity. then now they have one.
people on the streets doesnt know what they want. they say they wanna protect those trees but they burn other trees they burn cars smash shops .. they are under an incredible provacation which made by some anti islamic facebook and twitter pages and accounts. i actually dont know who but some people want to make people angry and enemy. thats all about ideological disinformation. we and our friends always say “calm down”. but you know turkish people have a bad temper. we become angry easily and forget easily. so it will have a small effect i think. everything is political or ideological. meanwhile, protesters actually want government to quit. but they also know there is no better party in parliement. we have the worst opposing nowadays. if you ask why these bunch of guys hate that government so much : the answer is easy : they dont wanna have an islamic party. if you ask what is their percentage over the population : i suppose max %20. if u ask what is the opinion of the rest: some of them hate protesters, some of them hate violence, some of them just dislike the loudy speaks:), some of them dont wanna involve, most of the population including me are uncomfortable with the protesting sht and find that not democratic but at the same time uncomfortable with the attitude of the police.. i hope after a few days they will realise there is no point to scream. everyone in the field thinks different -about the context of the walk-”
Again, the use of language is a problem in the media. What happened today is a terrible crime – a brutal murder in the open street. However, the way that this is being reported on is worrying. The focus should be on the murder, not the (implied – remember, we have very few facts) religion of the perpetrators, or the idea that this is an act of ‘terrorism.’ What this is, is a murder. To say anything more is, at best, speculation.
At this point it is far too early to say anything further with any level of certainty. So, we should not.