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Have you ever played a FromSoftware game? The legendary developer's list of beloved titles includes such storied names as King's Field, Armored Core, and of course, the progenitor of the "Soulsborne" genre, Demon's Souls. That's to say nothing of the company's latest release, Elden Ring, which is well on its way to... Read more...
When we talk about modding third-person fantasy RPGs on the PC, you almost assuredly will start thinking about the Elder Scrolls series, and particularly Part V: Skyrim, with its enormous library of user mods. Those games have official modding tools straight from Bethesda, and they're built in such a way that they're... Read more...
A bit of a recap for you: Souls is the short name of the FromSoftware series that predates Elden Ring. To say that the latest game borrows heavily from its predecessors is an understatement in the extreme; Elden Ring is Dark Souls 4 in all but name. The series started with Demon's Souls on the PlayStation 3, but... Read more...
A lot of people go into FromSoftware's games with the wrong ideas about what they're all about. Titles like Dark Souls, Bloodborne, and now Elden Ring are often described as online action RPGs, but that's not really accurate. The games do have online multiplayer components, but in actuality they are primarily... Read more...
Elden Ring this, Elden Ring that—if you're tired of hearing about the game, well, that's understandable. In the nearly-two-months since its release, FromSoftware's fantasy epic has conquered online gaming discourse, and memes from the title's fans have penetrated the mainstream. To some degree that's because it's one... Read more...
Most people think of a challenging video game exclusively in terms of manual dexterity, but in fact, a video game's difficulty level can be broadly described as coming in two forms: knowing and doing. Knowing is the part where you need to figure out (or already know) what the game wants you to do, and then doing is... Read more...
Is your Tarnished currently swimming through an endless void? There is now a fix for that. The latest Elden Ring patch prevents players from getting stuck in the notorious infinite death loop. Elden Ring patch 1.03.2 specifically fixes a “a bug in multiplayer that allowed players to teleport others to incorrect map... Read more...
The majority of big game studios these days prefer to license preexisting engine technology, like Epic Games' Unreal Engine or Bethesda's infamous use of the Creation (neé Gamebryo) engine. While you do give up some control over the low-level aspects of your game—and it's not a silver bullet for technical issues—it's simpler and easier to Read more...
Anyone who has played much of the game "Souls" at all will be familiar with taunting messages from other players that say "Hidden passage ahead" or "Secret path ahead." There's usually a second message right behind it that says "liar ahead," or in recent mega-hit Elden Ring, "dastard ahead." Most of these messages... Read more...
Gamers likely recall back in January when a serious remote code execution (RCE) security exploit was revealed in the game Dark Souls III. This bug allowed malicious players to run arbitrary code on other players in the same session, which is particularly galling considering the way Dark Souls allows players to... Read more...
Elden Ring developer FromSoftware has released a few minor patches since the game came out a few weeks ago. However, its latest patch is the biggest one yet and is full of both buffs and nerfs. The newest Elden Ring patch will benefit some play-styles while making others more difficult. The first thing that Elden... Read more...
In case you haven't heard, there's a little game called Elden Ring that came out around two and a half weeks ago. Actually, it's not so little, and of course you've heard because it is off to a wildly successful start, proving there's a rabid fan base for games that dial up the difficulty. The proof is in the early... Read more...
Do you find Elden Ring just a little too easy? Have you already played through the game once and are looking for a greater challenge? A mod has recently been released that reportedly makes Elden Ring “extremely difficult.” The Prepare To Die (Hard Mode) mod was developed by “Silentverge.” The mod is “not for the... Read more...
What are video games without a few mods? Elden Ring has proved to be immensely popular and modders have already worked to add their own touch to the game. Two recent mods make it easier to obtain and retain runes in Elden Ring. Runes essentially function as XP and purchasing currency and are primarily obtained... Read more...
Elden Ring is, by any honest account, an extremely long game. This author has over one-hundred hours in the game, and by his own reckoning, is only about halfway through the title. Many other players have expressed similar sentiments on Reddit and elsewhere. The thing is, like most open-world games, Elden Ring... Read more...
Playing video games is a great escape from reality, but sometimes reality seeps into your fantasy. Spouses or significant-others needing your attention, pets or kids requiring your parental guidance, or parents demanding your filial service—whether you're a kid, adult, or elder, it's likely enough that you're going to... Read more...
One of the greatest new features that you'll find in a lot of games is a photo mode. These modes usually let you pause the game, and then tilt, pan, swivel, and zoom the camera freely for taking epic screenshots. The concept isn't new; many older games (including From Software titles) had this capability, but it was... Read more...
FromSoftware’s Elden Ring has so far been a smashing success. The positive critical reviews and overall popularity of the game have many questioning whether the developers plan to add extra content in the future. A dataminer recently found an inaccessible amphitheater in Elden Ring that hints at an arena multiplayer... Read more...
It took a minute, but the annoying save bug in Elden Ring that was driving some PlayStation 5 players bonkers has been patched out with the latest 1.02.2 update. Bandai Namco shared the good news on Twitter, saying the patch is available now. It's a relatively small update, and a most welcome one that also brings with... Read more...
Have you been playing Elden Ring, lowly tarnished? If you've been playing it on the PC, you've probably noticed that it has a little bit of a stuttering problem. The severity varies drastically from system to system, and you can modulate it a bit with the fixes we posted on Friday, but it's pretty much present for... Read more...
From Software's latest dark fantasy epic, Elden Ring, is out now for PCs and consoles, and this writer spent over ten hours last night playing it. In a word, it's fantastic. It's not flawless, but if you like action RPGs, fantasy settings, or just video games in general, you owe it to yourself to play this... Read more...
From Software is a Japanese game development company that's been around for decades. Despite a long and storied history of making games in many genres and styles, action role-playing games with a Western-style high-fantasy theme have been the company's bread and butter ever since 1994's pioneering King's Field... Read more...