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Demon’s Souls gets Japanese Best

Monday, 4 January 2010 21:36 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Amazon’s listing Demon’s Souls for a Best release in Japan on February 25.

The new SKU’s to cost ¥3,230, discounted down from ¥3,800.

Nothing official, obviously, but a nice nod to an apparently excellent game. We say “apparently” because our US copy still hasn’t arrived. Not good, yo.

Thanks, JPS.

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46 Comments

  1. onlineatron

    Now we just need a European release Atlus/FromSoftware/Sony!

    I could easily import the game but the price tag is quite hefty and I’m worried that if the game was announced for the UK there would be some special content.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Len

    Started playing this the other day after finally taking the plunge and have sunk a serious amount of time into it already.

    It is utterly, utterly terrifying in a brilliant way.

    Also, do not do what he’s doing in the picture unless you want to totally ruin your game.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Dannybuoy

    The special content should be a friggin pause option. Oh and to make the game not so ridiculously hard. Sure sure simmer down, some people think it rewards you for your constant grind. But I just couldn’t stand it. I imported it. Played it for a whole morning to plonked back at the beginning of the level again with nothing more than the piddly ring I found. I tried again and then my wifi connection dropped off for a second and the game rebooted. I swear I have never wanted to smash a game as much as this. I was aware of the difficulty before buying it. But I was kidding myself I could stomach it. Flogged it (for a profit mind) days after. I’m sure, if I had time, like shit loads of time, then I’d probably make it my life’s work to get past level 1-1. But I don’t. Tedium isn’t what I look for in a game. Fun is. This game isn’t fun, it’s a grind. If you like grind then you’ll find it fun. If they were to release this in the uk with some sort of check point system then I might reconsider buying again. But as that is never going to happen I’ll just stick to games I can derrive some pleasure from…

    #3 5 years ago
  4. The Hindle

    Onlineatron, bad news about the Uk release aint happening im afraid, where is the best to import this people?

    http://connectedconsoles.com/ps3-Demons-Souls-in-the-UK-Still-no-plans-says-Sony.cfm

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Len

    I went with vg+ myself:

    http://www.videogamesplus.ca/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=demons+souls&x=0&y=0

    #5 5 years ago
  6. HardSync

    Ah, come on Dannybuoy. Lighten up. It’s SUPPOSED to be a challenge. You are supposed to lose everything and start again if you die. That’s the challenge. But it’s not for you, and it’s not for a lot of people. Fair enough. Good thing you made a profit on it.

    I imported the game. I had someone in the States buy it for me and send it to me and I paid them for it. Much, much cheaper than trying to import it through import retailer. So if you have friends, family, or someone you can really trust, just get someone to buy it for you.

    I love this game. Yes, it’s hard.

    Patrick, if you need a copy to borrow, let me know. Be glad to help. So long as you promise to return it — or give me a deposit. Are you trustworthy? (Apparently, the game has become incredibly difficult to find in the U.S. — let’s give it a few weeks, and it’ll turn up in all the second hand shops.)

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Psychotext

    The lack of a pause button is pretty damn retarded though. They could easily disable it whenever there was online activity going on.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Michael O’Connor

    “The lack of a pause button is pretty damn retarded though.”

    The lack of a pause button separates the dedicated from the entitled casuals. It really is not that hard to find a safe place if you really need to.

    “This game isn’t fun.”

    About a million people would like to argue otherwise.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Psychotext

    No, it separates the people that can spend continuous time in front of a game from those with lives that sometimes have interruptions.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Hunam

    You can quit the game at any time and it will save exactly where you are and what you’d done for the next time you come back on.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Psychotext

    Yeah, it autosaves fairly frequently, but that’s not going to help you when the phone rings and you’re half way through a boss fight. It’s really aside from the point anyway… you’d be hard pressed to argue that a pause button is too difficult or too much to ask for in a game that spends 99% of its time in PVE mode.

    (and yes, I really like the game)

    #11 5 years ago
  12. No_PUDding

    Psychotext, I’d say thats hyperbole.

    And yet I can’t decide if I agree or not. Is it an intrusive design, or does it aid tension?

    I mean I love mechanics being artistic, rather than practical. So I guess I do, but I never see a pause button as part of that.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. No_PUDding

    You are playing it? Where did you order it from? Was it worth it?

    #13 5 years ago
  14. No_PUDding

    I want it to fucking come here…

    Fuck.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Hunam

    The game isn’t a traditional styled game in terms of multiplayer, it has wondering ghost of other plays, tips, tricks and blood splats all the time, if someone rates your message you get a little health boost for the pleasure of it, there is always something happening in the wider wold of Demon’s Souls.

    Just let the phone ring, it’s probably some tosser you don’t like.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Psychotext

    It would only aid tension on a boss fight, because as others have said… you can generally find a safe place to stand (even near enemies, their detection is pretty bad). But I lead a pretty busy life, so artistic or not… stuff like that just pisses me off. I can accept the practicalities of it when playing PvP, but not for PvE.

    As for where… the best place to get it was discussed here: http://www.eurogamer.net/forum_thread_posts.php?thread_id=170572

    I’m never happy paying £40 for a game, but yeah, I’d say over the long run it’ll be worth it (just don’t expect a game that’s technically impressive, because it’s not).

    Edit – @Hunam, yes, but none of those would be affected in the slightest by pausing the game. The only time pausing would be an issue would be if there was a demon invasion or if you were invading someone else’s world (in which case, yeah, obviously no pauses).

    #16 5 years ago
  17. MushroomStamp

    I liked the game but I couldn’t finish it. Certain things were just odd and I didn’t like. Like the joining of other peoples games or having to ask others to join your game (as a ghost or some shit)… If you don’t do this very odd mechanic of “guest appearances” then you weren’t able to get certain things… It is completely bizarre and doesn’t make sense or feel right. For me that is. I wish they would left the whole “Fake multiplayer” out of it. Other than that… I really enjoyed it because it actually forces you to learn and be good at the combat system.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. No_PUDding

    I am sure there are times when it’s frustrating. I hate it when I am playing a game and someone phones at all – so not being able to protect myself meanwhile has got to be annoying.

    And yet at the same time, in all other situations, the fact you’ve gotta be watching your own back. Finding a safe place. That’s so awesome and scary.

    I want it so bad. I just Don’t wanna pay more than £40 for it either.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. No_PUDding

    Seems like it’s out of stock everywhere.

    axelmusic, Videogamesplus

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Psychotext

    D’oh.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. No_PUDding

    I really need my income to be higher… Or to stop saving…

    Or both would be great.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Psychotext

    On a related note… I just read this on the subject:

    “In my defense, though: Sweetie, don’t you know not to attempt to kiss a guy goodbye IN THE MIDDLE OF A BATTLE IN A GAME WITH NO PAUSE? Yes, my girlfriend did that, and yes, I freaked out. For those of you who have not yet played Demon’s Souls, you read it right: There is no pause. What if your dog has a heart attack? No pause. What if a fire starts in your kitchen? Sorry: Defeat the broadsword-swinging skeleton first and deal with the fire second. “Well,” you might be thinking, “surely bringing up the PlayStation 3 network screen pauses the game.” Nope. “What kind of person,” you are most likely thinking now, “would design a game in which you cannot, under any circumstances, pause?” Pale, dead-eyed sadists, is my guess. Admittedly, there are numerous “safe” points in the game, in which you are more or less protected if you stand absolutely still, but this will not save you if your game is “invaded” by another, living gamer maniacally impelled to kill you. Again, yes — Demon’s Souls allows other gamers to come into your game and kill you, even if you do not want them to and are in the middle of an assault on the Shrine of Storms as intricately planned and complicated as the Normandy landing. I have been invaded approximately 200 times by now, and have tasted victory exactly three times, once against someone who inexplicably stopped fighting in the middle of the battle. (His dog, I suspect, had a heart attack.)”

    http://www.crispygamer.com/features/2010-01-04/demonic-difficulty-are-most-games-today-too-easy-or-is-demons-souls-too-hard.aspx

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Dannybuoy

    Also being a relative noob to the whole RPG genre I was amazed at the sheer amount of stats and stuff to keep track of. Having to monitor all this info whilst your character stands there. Yes it might be a safe place, for the time being, but the threat of being invaded is off putting. This game has got under my skin even though I don’t own it anymore. I think I’ll probably buy it again one day. When I have more time. Like maybe when I’m retired in 30 years…

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Gekidami

    Why would you be messing around with your stats in any other place then the Nexus?
    I dont see what the big deal is, i beat the game without to much trouble, no pause didnt bother me in PSO and it dosnt in Demons Souls.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Herlock

    “The special content should be a friggin pause option. Oh and to make the game not so ridiculously hard.”

    What ?!
    The game have concept and its hard, its oldschool & hardcore, its perfect like it is!!!
    Play FF if yu dont like it.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Dannybuoy

    You say potato I say potata… lets just agree to disagree. I’m sure if I had time to play this game properly, like school boys and people with no real content to their lives will have, I’m sure I’d stick with it. But I don’t so I’ll just bow out and stick with my medium-core gaming habits

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Herlock

    Now yu need to change stuff in some game because is not alright for yu…but i think when yu buy a game, just check on the net what yu buying…

    I love this game, it play it since one year now, i have the Asia version, i hope SCEJ gone make a second like this!

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Eregol

    I got an Asian version off of Ebay for £36.99. It’s good, tough, but not unfair.
    In fact, all the rantings over difficulty don’t do it justice, as it’s not as hard as it’s made out to be.
    One thing though, there’s no actual pause……this is a bit of a pain at times.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. Herlock

    “there’s no actual pause”

    Yu use to it after playing long time, its not a defect!

    #29 5 years ago
  30. mington

    i bought mine from here on the 18th of dec, and it was posted on the 22nd dec from new york….still haven’t received it yet (i’m in the UK)

    http://www.axelmusic.com/productDetails/730865001323

    i’ll probably hate it :) but i think i could easily get my 40 pounds back through ebay if i can’t stand it

    #30 5 years ago
  31. mington

    oh, how does it save?

    i’ve heard it autosaves, how often does this happen, if i’m in the middle of a fight and i switch off my console, will i be penalized for it

    #31 5 years ago
  32. Eregol

    @ Herlock
    I don’t recall saying it’s a defect.
    A game that’s perpetually online wouldn’t really be able to have a pause would it?
    It does autosave frequently, most of the time as you go between areas.

    #32 5 years ago
  33. Herlock

    @Eregol
    Yu switch items, weapons and magics easily with the cross on the battlefield.
    When yu want other stuff yu need to go to the Nexus anyway, and online game blabla need pause for WHAT in this game, yu sure yu know what the online stand for in Demon’s Souls ? So excuse me but the pause in this game mean nothing.

    I’m sorry i finish the game 4 times i have 145 hours on it, i like it like it is, no complains from me and the fanbase!

    #33 5 years ago
  34. Eregol

    Herlock
    Do you hear me complaining?
    I actually have the game and like it. I’ve just warned that there’s no real pause system. That’s all.
    The fact there isn’t a pause means that if you’re in the middle of something and the phone or doorbell goes you have no respite with which to attend to those matters.

    I really like the game, and have not said otherwise. I don’t know why you’re getting your knickers in a twist.

    #34 5 years ago
  35. Herlock

    “The fact there isn’t a pause means that if you’re in the middle of something and the phone or doorbell goes you have no respite with which to attend to those matters.”

    Like old days :)
    And i dont have pause in my online game too…

    #35 5 years ago
  36. Psychotext

    I don’t really see the argument there anyway. Like I said earlier, 99% of the time Demon’s Souls isn’t an online game (by the same argument you could say you shouldn’t be able to pause in Fable 2 because of the network related functionality).

    #36 5 years ago
  37. Herlock

    Its connected online, messages, yu see players in soul form, yu have coop and PvP and the Black Phantom (one player became a Boss on 3.3) can invade your party, so again its the concept of this game.

    I play coop a lot, its a online game!

    #37 5 years ago
  38. Psychotext

    …and like I said. By the same argument, so was Fable 2 (with the exception of invasions), yet it still had a pause button.

    There’s really no rationale for not having it be context sensitive. Every other game with online functionality seems to manage it, and Demon’s Souls is certainly not an MMO. Hell, you can play Demon’s Souls in offline mode, so surely I should be allowed to pause there right?

    #38 5 years ago
  39. Herlock

    I really dont care about that, the game is good and i love it, have a good day :)

    #39 5 years ago
  40. Psychotext

    Yeah, that’s fair enough. It’s certainly a good game, it’s just obviously not without flaws.

    #40 5 years ago
  41. onlineatron

    @Hindle

    Sorry this is late but I was looking to get it here

    http://www.axelmusic.com/productDetails/730865001323

    They ship from within the EU with no additional tax charges, I’ve never used them before but they do look legit.

    #41 5 years ago
  42. mington

    @onlineatron see comment 30.

    mine got shipped from newyork, i think it depends on where they have stock, as they have warehouses all over the world

    #42 5 years ago
  43. mington

    but still only like 2pound postage

    #43 5 years ago
  44. No_PUDding

    It’s clearly not a technical thing, and it’s clearly intentional, so they must have had reasons.

    I’m sure it’s so you can’t dimish the excitement of a fight, becuase there’s no escape until one of the opponents is dead.

    #44 5 years ago
  45. mescalineeyes

    you guys realize that importing a game from the US/CA is cheaper than buying legit domestic product, right?
    If you know the right places, that is, and those are dvdboxoffice.com and videogamesplus.ca

    I paid 35 quid for my demon’s souls. I paid a little more for my 2nd copy. it was worth it, and I don’t exactly light my cigarettes with euro-bills.

    #45 5 years ago
  46. Len

    Used to be m8, used to be. Factor in the shipping and my Demon’s Souls cost me 42squid. Not that I’m complaining mind, worth every penny.

    The days of 30squid delivered from those boys are long gone due to the exchange rate but hopefully it’s slowly coming back.

    Oh and vg+ seem to have stock back in if anyone is interested.

    #46 5 years ago

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  • UK Charts: Bloodborne enters at No. 2, Battlefield Hardline defends No. 1 spot

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  • Halo 5: Guardians release date and new trailers released

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  • Denial wins Call of Duty Championship 2015

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  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Ascendance DLC- check out new maps and the grapple ability

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  • Advanced Warfare’s Exo Zombies gets a “mini boss” with Ascendance DLC

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  • GTA Online user videos show out of character Lester, important Police Business

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  • Guild Wars 2 devs explain how the Map Bonus system, precursor crafting work in Heart of Thorns

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  • Fly around your creations in Cities: Skylines with the Flight Cimulator mod

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  • The Walking Dead, Better Call Saul arrive on PlayStation Vue

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  • Play the first level of Super Mario 64 in your browser

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  • Steam’s Discovery Update has helped increase revenue for smaller titles

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  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection April update includes “more ranked playlists”

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  • Get Spec Ops: The Line for free through 2K Games sale on Humble Store

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  • Dota 2 The International 2015 tickets are sold out

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  • Here’s what’s expected in Battlefield 4′s Weapon Crate DLC – video

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  • Pillars of Eternity issues to be addressed in patch 1.03, expected next week

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  • Mortal Kombat X videos show Erron Black gameplay, Ermac fatalities, more

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  • The Legend of Zelda Wii U: 2015 release not a “priority”, skipping E3

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  • Destiny gameplay designer exits for Bethesda

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  • What to expect from the Call of Duty Championship this weekend

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  • MLB 15 The Show video highlights improved graphics, updated grass patterns

    Sony has released a video for MLB 15 The Show which provides a look at graphical improvements made to the game. Along with the visual upgrade over MLB 14 The Show, the game contains new minor league stadiums, dynamic sun generated in real-time, and upgraded grass patterns which reflect each stadium’s unique look. MLB 15 […]

  • Valve to offer HTC Vive Developer Edition free to qualified developers

    Valve has said it will offer the HTC Vive Developer Edition for free to qualified developers in an effort to buoy projects before the tech launches commercially. Surgeon Simulator developer Bossa Studios and The Room studio Fireproof Games are just some of the developers which already have a free Vive in-hand. According to Valve’s Doug […]

  • DriveClub gameplay video features MotorStorm’s off-road buggies

    Some gameplay footage of MotorStorm’s off-road buggies in DriveClub has surfaced. Pictures of the buggies were shown on the Japanese PlayStation Blog earlier this month, which considering the game was developed by Evolution Studios – which developed MotorStorm – this isn’t too much of a surprise. The buggies were first spotted by Videogamer, which pulled […]

  • Mortal Kombat X live-action TV spot features the track Chop Suey

    The TV sport for Mortal Kombat X has been released, and not only does it contain a “spontaneous fight circle” taking over an entire city, but it features the System of a Down track Chop Suey. Mortal Kombat X will be released on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One April 14. The […]

  • Bloodborne Forbidden Woods progression bug caused by multiplayer summon

    A progression bug in Bloodborne is in the works, according to Sony and From Software. The issue occurs when players activate a multiplayer session in the Forbidden Woods using the Sinister Resonant Bell or Small Resonant Bell. It also appears the Lunarium Key won’t appear because of the multiplayer bug, and without the key you […]

  • Yo-Kai Watch game franchise has sold over 7 million copies

    The Yo-Kai Watch IP has sold over 7 million copies, according to developer Level-5. The figure included both physical and digital download sales. Yo-Kai Watch 3 will be unveiled during Level-5 Vision 2015 next month. The first title is in the works for the west but is still without a release window. Thanks, Gematsu.

  • Bloodborne trademark returned to Sony after accidentally losing it

    In case you were worried or anything, Sony has once again obtained the Bloodborne trademark. Earlier this week it was revealed that Sony mistakenly abandoned the Bloodborne trademark along with four others registered with US Patent and Trademark Office: Guns Up!, Kill Strain; How Games Were Made to Sound, and No Heroes Allows: No Puzzles […]

  • GTA 5 PC official trailer coming next week, 15 new screenshots released

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  • PSN real-time server status page launching in Europe soon

    PlayStation users in Europe will soon have its own a PSN Service Status Indicator. It was released earlier this month in North America. The indicator makes it easier to check whether PlayStation services are down or running as planned. This includes account management, PlayStation Now, the store, social services, etc. Sony told Eurogamer the service […]

  • Exclusivity contract prevents Bioware from revealing Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC release on PS4

    Bioware is unable to discuss when the Jaws of Hakkon DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition will arrive on platforms other than PC and Xbox One. According to various tweets from executive producer Mark Darrah, due to the exclusivity contract between EA and Microsoft, the studio is unable to announce a release date for PlayStation 3 […]

  • LEGO Batman 3 demo, Namco Museum, more added to North American eShop

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  • Square Enix’s Easter Surprise bundle contains five mystery PC games

    Square Enix offering another mystery bundle to customers in the UK, which comes with five mystery PC games for £3.99. As before, customers will be unaware of the games they are purchasing in the mystery bundle, but the bundle contains triple-A titles worth £40 combined. One of Square’s previous mystery bundles contained Tomb Raider, Just […]

  • From Software’s PSone game Shadow Tower coming to PSN

    Shadow Tower, the first-person action-RPG developed for the original PlayStation by From Software, will be released on PlayStation Network. In the 1998 title, players took on the role of a mercenary who has returned home to the Holy Land of Zeptar to find the place has been sucked into the Underworld. He must use the […]

  • PlayStation TV gets price cut in the UK, now £44.99

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  • Fast & Furious expansion for Forza Horizon 2 is now available, for free

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  • Fire-based weapons come to PayDay 2 with the Butcher’s BBQ Pack

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  • Lords of the Fallen developer offers Hideo Kojima a job

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  • Destiny Xur update: should you buy MIDA Multi Tool?

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  • Final Fantasy 15 has an all-male cast to make it “more approachable”

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  • Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain is coming April 2

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  • Bloodborne: if you can’t load your save after installing firmware 2.50, this will help

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  • Use this code to get 10% off on PSN purchases

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  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin upgrade path announced, system specs revealed

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  • Bloodborne: this is what happens when you have 40 Insight

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  • Phase two of Xbox One April update brings voice messages, dedicated servers for party chat, more

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  • GTA 5′s graphical “downgrade” is a bug, will be fixed in upcoming patch

    As of patch 1.8 for GTA 5 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a few graphical issues have cropped up leading some to believe there has been a stealth downgrade to the game’s overall graphics. Over the past couple of days, Reddit went nuts over a video showing what appears to be a downgrade to […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for March 27, 28 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at The Tower in Destiny to rid you of your Strange Coins. Xur: Agent of the Nine has once again made it to Destiny’s Tower to sell you Exotic weapons and gear in exchange for Strange Coins and Motes of Light. For this weekend, Xur can be found […]

  • Destiny vault space upgrade will have enough room for every Exotic

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  • Half-Life 2: Update mod applies some sparkle to the original title

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  • Neverwinter MMO can now be pre-downloaded on Xbox One

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