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Off-Screen Dark Souls: Remastered Footage Comes Out of PAX West

Posted on April 8, 2018 by Rae Michelle Richards

With less than two months until the retail release of Dark Souls: Remastered a whole pile of off-screen footage has found its way onto YouTube and other channels.  Footage has ranged from direct-feed captures of the PlayStation 4 Pro version in 4K to extended looks at Dark Souls: Remastered running in handheld mode fimed off of the Nintendo Switch’s 7 inch 720p screen.

5 Minutes off-screen Docked on Nintendo Switch (From GameXplain)

20 Minutes of off-screen on Nintendo Switch In Handheld Mode (Also From GameXplain)

20+ Minutes of PlayStation Pro Footage in 4K (From PlayStation Underground)

Dark Souls: Remastered will be out on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 (or PRO), Xbox One and Windows PC on  May 25th. Are you prepared to die (again)? Let us know in the comments section.


Dark Souls: Remastered hits the Switch on May 25th

Posted on January 12, 2018 by Jason Nason

The first title in the genre-defining action role-playing franchise Dark Souls is coming to Nintendo Switch.

Dark Souls: Remastered includes the Artorias of the Abyss DLC, as well as improved framerate and resolution from the original DARK SOULS game for an exhilarating return to Lordran.

This marks the franchise’s debut on a Nintendo platform, and now for the first time ever, this revered (and challenging) game can be played on the go.

Dark Souls: Remastered launches on Nintendo Switch May 25.


Dark Souls Kickstarter is already at its goal

Posted on April 20, 2016 by Fionna Schweit

Dark Souls 3 is one of the best selling Steam games of all time, so its not really surprising  that in the wake of that success this was born. In case you dont want to click ill post the video widget

Yup thats as dark souls video game, and its already funded at over 100% not just over 100% though
yes that says 1000% are you surprised? im not. Just to give you and idea: the £50,000 goal was reached within three minutes, according to an update on the kickstarter itself. So in case you know nothing of Kickstarter in recent months it has seen several hi-profile failures and consumer confidence in the site is at an all time low. To see this kind of reaction to a board game is pretty impressive. Here is all we know about the game right now in the form of a video.




2016 and Gaming: A Year in Preview

Posted on December 28, 2015 by Kenny Keelan


As we’re closing in on the end of one year and getting ready to start the next, a lot of people are reflecting on the year that’s past and others are looking at the year to come. I’m one of those looking to the future and I’ll tell you why: 2016 and the coming years after are going to be an extremely exciting time for games. While gaming has always been a longtime passion of mine, I do have to admit that it has felt like, in the last couple generations, innovation and creativity had been been steadily decreasing while market saturation has been steadily increasing. It wasn’t looking good as the market was looking stale and things weren’t change. Sure, there were gimmicks that came and went but nothing really stuck. There were few real surprises and the things that jumped aboard the hype train were mostly games we’d been anticipating and asking for, for years. There was a lot of vaporware, a lot of E3s that came and went that left us wanting more and spending more time laughing at the flaws than celebrating the wonders. In my honest opinion, the fifth generation was the last generation that truly brought us wonders we never thought we’d see possible and all the last couple generations did was expand on that. We never saw anything truly groundbreaking and that’s part of why 2016 is going to be an exciting year: we are going to see a lot of broken ground and whether or not it will be truly successful, we finally see companies going out and taking risks and those are the kinds of moves that change gaming for the better. Follow the jump for our preview of the year to come and what to watch for!

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Jotun is a fun, beautiful, romp for all 5 senses

Posted on October 19, 2015 by Fionna Schweit

Do you like Beautiful hand drawn art and simple but challenging combat with massive bosses? Then Jotun is the game for you. The game’s hand drawn art is so beautiful you’ll wonder if you’re playing a videogame or a story book.  Jotun is an exploration game created by William Dubé, originally launched on kickstarter, and now released on steam for $14.99. You play as Thora, a Viking warrior who died an inglorious death (falling off her ship and drowning) and must face the challenges of purgatory to escape and be allowed to enter Valhalla. Along the way she will have to face the Jotun, massive monsters from Norse lore, and explore a wide open set of 6 unique worlds. She fights with the aid of the same gods who denied her entrance to Valhalla barrowing their powers to aid her. Her kit for this massive task, a simple iron axe, with a light and a heavy attack, her wits, and a dodge roll, but that’s all she will need to impress the gods and kill the Jotun.

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Xbox Live Marketplace Update – 1/21/14

Posted on January 21, 2014 by Joshua Rust

With so much content hitting different marketplaces each week, it’s really hard to keep up with it all. Here at Broken Joysticks, I’ve made it my personal mission to detail as much information for the Microsoft side of things (as we have others covering Sony & Nintendo). Each week we will have all the latest downloads, updates, demos, and more here for you! Keep reading to find out what has hit the Xbox Live marketplace this week!Read More


VGA 2012: Dark Souls II Announced

Posted on December 8, 2012 by Joshua Rust

Probably one of the most brutal games you can find out there is Dark Souls. It is punishing and it makes you learn from your mistakes. It’s truly amazing and I’m so happy to announce that at this years VGA’s on Spike that Dark Souls II has been announced! Currently there is not a release date, but we have a sweet announcement trailer for you!

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Here is what a few of the people involved withDark Souls IIhad to say about the upcoming game.

Carlson Choi, Vice President of Marketing at Namco Bandai is ready to challenge the players with even more insanity:

Dark Souls II retains the core essence of Dark Souls while evolving to present new twists and challenges that are sure to please longtime fans and attract new comers to the series.  From Software is going to take a very dark path with Dark Souls II; players will need to look deep within themselves to see if they have the intestinal fortitude to embark on this journey.

Tomohiro Shibuya, director of Dark Souls II talks about changes that players should expect for the sequel

This new chapter in the Dark Souls saga presents opportunities for us to drive innovation in gameplay design, develop an entirely new story, and expand the scope of the world in which the player interacts with the game. We have taken these necessary steps with Dark Souls II in order to evolve the overall experience of the Dark Souls series. The entire development team is striving to make Dark Souls II an experience that is fresh while not forsaking its roots in presenting players with challenging gameplay. Our goal is to surprise and delight our fans with new experiences and plot twists while enticing new players to join our dark journey.

FromSoftware’s Twitter account confirms that it will launch for Xbox 360, PS3, & PC.


Demon Souls Online Support Extended Amidst Popularity

Posted on May 25, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Are you still enjoying being slain by impossibly tough creatures in Demon’s Souls? Enough people are obviously still playing the game as Atlus announced that they will be extended server support for the foreseeable future in North America. The servers were originally scheduled to go offline on May 31st 2012, just seven short days from now.

The game’s spiritual successor Dark Souls is still quite popular on both the PS3 and Xbox 360 as well. Although Dark Soul does not appear on the Top 20 list of most active Xbox games there are people on my friends list playing it to this day.

Demon’s Souls was originally launched in the fall of 2009 and is now part of Sony’s Greatest Hits line up for PlayStation 3. I’m pretty sure you can find it for less than $20!


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