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Posted by villacooly09

Did he just flip that dude off?

Posted by Lifestrike

Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition

Changes:

*Added new equipment, spells, and areas.

*Added four more kings to the boss of New Londo. It is now known as Eight Kings.

Posted by Xpgamer7

I just bought Demon's souls. I really really didn't want to but with the servers down and all...

Posted by Tophat666

I've been thinking about getting a new computer anyway, & this no joke might be the thing that tips me over to geting a gaming pc over a new Mac.

Posted by AV_Gamer

So Dark Souls is coming to the PC. That's great news. Now I get to see what everyone is talking about. If only they brought the last two Gears or War games to the PC. Maybe another date.

Edited by coaxmetal

I don't think the 30 fps comment should be on this video, afaik that hasn't been confirmed by any reliable source, has it? I mean they said they aren't redoing the graphics for the PC version, but that doesn't mean they are capping the framerate or resolution.

Posted by FoolishChaos

I coulden't play fallout probably 25% of the time because GFWL would just get stuck trying sign in forever.

Not cool, but not a deal breaker when it comes to dark souls.

Posted by Brackynews

EDITION = DIE NITO

Still, I think they could've had more fun with it.

Posted by Sporkbane

Shutupandtakemymoney.jpg

Posted by therepublicanguy

Everyone hates GWFL; I want my damn achievements!

Posted by templewulf

@dbene: The world is less interested in being theatrical than it is in being cohesive. Few characters can or are willing to exposit for you so the story seems thin on the surface, but you get more out of it with each playthrough. Especially if you're reading the lore on the items.

If you dig around enough, the actual plot is brilliant, but From is as unwilling to hold our hands here as they are in gameplay.

Posted by dbene

I'm an ardent rpg fan, and I soooo wanted to love Dark Souls, but so far I just haven't been able to finish it. I just don't get the extreme love it. All the way down to the graphics and gameplay I just can't "feel" this game like everyone else. It almost feels like an underground PC style game from 8 years ago....no choices matter, the story is nearly nothing, and everything is left in the dark. I plan on giving it another try this summer, but so far I am at a loss to understand the lovefest.

Posted by spaghettitime

Prepare to Die edition is properly named; just as I thought my succubus of a PC had sucked every hour possible out of my life FromSoftware comes along and drops this 120 hour long handjob into my lap

Posted by DBHErazor

I am so ready for this game as long as it´s not GFWL!

Posted by Do_The_Manta_Ray

@Andy_117 said:

@fisk0 said:

@AiurFlux said:

I understand why they're using Games For Windows Live, being that it will most likely make it easier to port since FROM probably has a limited budget and team to do it. But that sure as shit doesn't mean I have to like that awful service. Anyone who actually knows a damn thing would rather have it on Steam over GFWL.

I've had nothing but problems with GFWL. CTD's, updates not finishing, saves getting corrupted on multiple games multiple times, etc. But perhaps the most preposterous thing is the region blocking that GFWL employs. In the year 2012 there's region blocking? On the internet? What in the fuck? This is why piracy exists, because pirates can provide a better service than some* of these stupid suits can.

*most

Sadly, everyone except GOG do the region blocking thing, including the beloved Steam. There's a frighteningly huge amount of sites on the web doing it - and the number is growing (as regional blocking was harder to do 10 years ago).

I believe that Steam's region blocking is due to how many people import PC games from Russia due to their staggeringly low prices. It's not region blocked by country, though, rather by region (1, 2, 3, 4 etc.), and even then, there are a lot of ways around it - getting a Russian account to gift a game to an American account, (and this is also a way to secure uncensored or unrated games in countries like Germany and Australia). GFWL is much, much more strict, to the point where you can barely buy games across the border, let alone across the continent.

I totally didn't say this; in fact, this entire statement is but an illusion of your depraved, degenerate mind; but there's a very easy-fix around for Steam, GFWL and Origin; even any region-blocked websites in this regard; and that'd be using a proxy-server through an interface à-la "Your Freedom" and a programme that forces an application to connect through said proxy-server with specified rules à la "Proxy Cap". And it isn't even illegal! Yet morally wrong and as such I've never actually purchased a game for a lower price from another region.. But I do recall saying "Fuck you, CD Project Red if you think I'll wait 2 more weeks for the European release date of The Witcher 2!", last year and just played it on the american release date. I live in Switzerland.

A momentary lapse, CD Project Red, everyhing I do.. I do for you.

I've used this method numerous times in work-related endeavours, (IT Specialist by trade) and it works well. I also recently heard some fellow online used a similair method to use his US account of Stacraft 2 to play on European servers. The things you can do with computers these days, eh, fellas?

Getting back to the game; I played too much of Dark Souls.. Far, far, far too much. And now extra-content beckons, a stable frame-rate; a better-looking game as a whole. MODS, SODDING MODS! Where's that "shut up and take my money" picture stashed...

Posted by White

I'm gonna get mods for my Gaping Dragon so it'll EXTRA look like a Vagina Dragon.

Posted by zaglis
@shieldb said:

  • FPS lock
  • No real effort on keyboard + mouse controls (PS3/360 controls are solid, but still no effort?)
Dark Souls PC. Most disappointing release of 2012.
 
Dark Souls could have benefited so much from a proper M&K support but this just makes it sound like mouse movement is dead on arrival (acceleration, smoothing, input lag, all that good shit) and it won't support fucking rebinds. What the fuck.
Posted by mscupcakes

It's aptly named.

Posted by MoseSSesoM

I really hope the stuff they add comes to the PS3/360 regardless of how little it maybe.

Posted by geirr

If this seemingly direct port job sells amazingly, maybe the third installation of the series will get a more PC-awesome effort? I don't know, but I'm buying it either way just to support them - and to die, a lot, again!

Posted by me3639

I haven't yelled at my PC in a very long time so why not.

BTW, for those on the fence, i never finished the Xbox version, but it still may be one of the most rewarding experiences i can remember.

Posted by ArchTeckGuru8

I love this game, and i guess this means im picking it up again. Cant wait!

Posted by MrXD

My PC is not ready! ._.;

Posted by HerbieBug

awesome.  also I really should probably get around to finishing this game.  I want to but....  I'm scared.  :(

Posted by shieldb

With all the side details on this one:

  • Direct console port
  • FPS lock
  • No PC interface changes or optimization
  • No real effort on keyboard + mouse controls (PS3/360 controls are solid, but still no effort?)
  • GFWL

I can't see anyone going for it unless they just do not own a console and want to check out Dark Souls. About the only way they could run further in the wrong direction is if this was an Origin exclusive for sales on top of GFWL multiplayer.

(I have no problem with Origin personally but the interwebs seem to dislike it quite a bit!)

Posted by InfamousBIG

@thebigJ_A said:

Thirty frames? They're locking it at thirty? Is there a source for that info, because that's just strange. Still, 30 is a lot better than you'd get in Blighttown on console.

You people who've not played it are in for a treat. I'm thinking of picking up this PC version even though I've already put in hundreds of hours on my 360 copy.

I personally believe they made the frame rate in Blighttown shitty just as an extra special fuck you. Like, if the game mechanics didn't say fuck you enough, here's a little baby bonus. Just to drive you closer to the brink of insanity.

Edited by Andy_117

@fisk0 said:

@AiurFlux said:

I understand why they're using Games For Windows Live, being that it will most likely make it easier to port since FROM probably has a limited budget and team to do it. But that sure as shit doesn't mean I have to like that awful service. Anyone who actually knows a damn thing would rather have it on Steam over GFWL.

I've had nothing but problems with GFWL. CTD's, updates not finishing, saves getting corrupted on multiple games multiple times, etc. But perhaps the most preposterous thing is the region blocking that GFWL employs. In the year 2012 there's region blocking? On the internet? What in the fuck? This is why piracy exists, because pirates can provide a better service than some* of these stupid suits can.

*most

Sadly, everyone except GOG do the region blocking thing, including the beloved Steam. There's a frighteningly huge amount of sites on the web doing it - and the number is growing (as regional blocking was harder to do 10 years ago).

I believe that Steam's region blocking is due to how many people import PC games from Russia due to their staggeringly low prices. It's not region blocked by country, though, rather by region (1, 2, 3, 4 etc.), and even then, there are a lot of ways around it - getting a Russian account to gift a game to an American account, (and this is also a way to secure uncensored or unrated games in countries like Germany and Australia). GFWL is much, much more strict, to the point where you can barely buy games across the border, let alone across the continent.

Posted by thebigJ_A

Thirty frames? They're locking it at thirty? Is there a source for that info, because that's just strange. Still, 30 is a lot better than you'd get in Blighttown on console.

You people who've not played it are in for a treat. I'm thinking of picking up this PC version even though I've already put in hundreds of hours on my 360 copy.

Posted by selbie

*approaches boss*

"My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed me 1000 times. Prepare to die."

Posted by Dunchad

If I can experience Dark Souls without having to buy a console, I'm all for it. I see no reason to ask for a better version, just because my PC could handle it nor would I ever want to play a game like this with KB/M.

Sure it would be nice if they'd make a proper port that took advantage of the platform, but shit - if it's lazy port versus no port at all, it's a pretty easy choice for me. As long as they don't fuck it up somehow and make it worse than the console version, then they'll get my money.

Posted by fisk0

@AiurFlux said:

I understand why they're using Games For Windows Live, being that it will most likely make it easier to port since FROM probably has a limited budget and team to do it. But that sure as shit doesn't mean I have to like that awful service. Anyone who actually knows a damn thing would rather have it on Steam over GFWL.

I've had nothing but problems with GFWL. CTD's, updates not finishing, saves getting corrupted on multiple games multiple times, etc. But perhaps the most preposterous thing is the region blocking that GFWL employs. In the year 2012 there's region blocking? On the internet? What in the fuck? This is why piracy exists, because pirates can provide a better service than some* of these stupid suits can.

*most

Sadly, everyone except GOG do the region blocking thing, including the beloved Steam. There's a frighteningly huge amount of sites on the web doing it - and the number is growing (as regional blocking was harder to do 10 years ago).

Posted by clapperdude

I'd totally buy this if they actually gave a shit about making a proper port -- I mean no real kb/mouse support even...on the PC? Pfff stuff like that makes the gfwl inclusion seem like a nice feature.

Posted by yoshimitz707

@benspyda said:

He's not saying it will run at 30fps is he? If it is I'll just continue playing it on PS3. No sale.

While I agree that locked to 30 is really shitty for a PC game, it's still way better than the console versions.

Posted by Toxeia

Seems most errors occur when people have multiple log ins for GFWL. Why would you do that? If you log in with one for one game, and another for another game it erases game saves on both. It's silly. So yes, in that sense it is their fault.

Posted by mythrol

this better be dlc for consoles.

Posted by MrKlorox

The controller part is fine. Fuck using a keyboard for this game. The framerate cap is a travesty.

Posted by crusader8463

@benspyda said:

He's not saying it will run at 30fps is he? If it is I'll just continue playing it on PS3. No sale.

It's just a straight up port with literally as little effort put into making it good on PC as they need to do. Read the article on it over at RPS. They can't even be bothered to work in usable KBM controls so they are just expecting you to plug in a dam controller. It's that kind of shoddy port job.

Posted by Hef

@G0rd0nFr33m4n said:

@Toxeia said:

So I've never had a problem with Games For Windows Live, but I'm also not some idiot that has multiple log ins for Windows Live services...

Also, it works just fine? So... user error guys. User error.

Same here, I have never once had a problem with it.... so many stupids on this planet of ours....

I've never had an issue therefore nobody else has and it's probably their fault.

Sound logic.

Posted by Shensai

I hope we can unlock FPS on this

Posted by subyman

@Jeffsekai said:

That Gaping Dragon is the easiest boss in the game, fucking stop it Giantbomb.

I totally agree. It looks crazy, but is insanely easy compared to the others.

Posted by Jeffsekai

That Gaping Dragon is the easiest boss in the game, fucking stop it Giantbomb.

Posted by Deusx

I can't wait to backstab all of you little kids :D

Posted by Dang3rDoom

WIll this new content be DLC for 360??

Edited by benspyda

He's not saying it will run at 30fps is he? If it is I'll just continue playing it on PS3. No sale.

Posted by Carlos1408

If I had a PC that coudl handle it, or a PC at all for that matter (I have a mac) I would totally get it. I'd get the Xbox version but I love the online on Dark Souls and don't want to pay gold membership just for one game. Kind of wish I had a PS3 in England as well... Hmmm... One day I'll get an awesome gaming PC. Well I can play it enough on the PS3 in Spain, so Witcher 2 it is for xbox! :D

Posted by AiurFlux

I understand why they're using Games For Windows Live, being that it will most likely make it easier to port since FROM probably has a limited budget and team to do it. But that sure as shit doesn't mean I have to like that awful service. Anyone who actually knows a damn thing would rather have it on Steam over GFWL.

I've had nothing but problems with GFWL. CTD's, updates not finishing, saves getting corrupted on multiple games multiple times, etc. But perhaps the most preposterous thing is the region blocking that GFWL employs. In the year 2012 there's region blocking? On the internet? What in the fuck? This is why piracy exists, because pirates can provide a better service than some* of these stupid suits can.

*most

Posted by MrKlorox
@Milkman said:
Games for Windows Live is fine, you guys.
Yeah it seems to be the least of the issues after watching the trailer. I hope the lack of smoothness in the lion battle part was an artifact of turning it into a video and not because of the game itself.
Posted by RichieJohn

Still might just get it on PS3 if/when I do.

I use a laptop. It could handle it but I like that my PS3 is same on the other side of the room and not on my lap.

Throwing game pad's is one thing....

Posted by SatelliteOfLove
ALL PRAISE FROMSOFT, KINGS OF GAME DESIGN AND DARK FANTASY!!!
 
@Mumrik said:

30 frames per second?

I can generally live with limited console ports - I have a gamepad and just really want to play some of these games on something less archaic than my 360, but locking it at 30 is really a bummer.

Blightown, sadly.
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