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Posted by IsenTorr

YAY

Posted by tucah

PRAISE THE SUN

Edited by Tchernobog

The darkest of souls

Edited by FonkyMucker

Glad almost the whole Giant Bomb crew has become obsessed with Dark Souls. Better late than never!

Edited by RetroVirus

\[ T ]/ Praise the sun \[ T ]/

Posted by BabyChooChoo

More Dark Souls 2 stuff? Fuck yeah!!!

Posted by Yummylee

The guy's laugh at around 1:50 instantly brought to mind the laughter of a Fat Official from Demon's Souls.

Edited by Greenshoes

Jolly cooperation!

Posted by theimmortalbum

Seeing this, and the new live show in the sidebar has me SO PUMPED FOR TODAY.

Edited by DweezilX

To be honest he doesn't know much. I don't know if that makes me excited or not. This man's job is to market this game right?

Posted by beefyface

"I hate my own game's tagline"

Now that's some quality marketing.

Edited by AlexGBRO

Maybe GOTY ?

Posted by Sessh

"I hate my own game's tagline"

Now that's some quality marketing.

To be fair it does suck.

Posted by Rrang

Edited by AMyggen

Good interview! And yeah, the tagline is really bad.

Posted by wchue

man dark souls has gone from being most feared to allot of fun!!!

Posted by JackSukeru

I remember seeing that facebook thing with "Go Beyond Death" winning as a tagline. I also remember not really minding it as I thought they were all kind of bad. I agree that they should have just stuck with Prepare to Die, it had really stuck in people's mind at that point.

Edited by Odc

Dark Souls II: No Games for Windows Live

:D

Posted by vech24

Cool shoutouts to EnB (Epic Name Bro) Marcus. Dude was super passionate/supportive of the Souls' games on his Youtube channel. Also, all that covenant talk got me all hot and bothered.

Posted by Lausebub

@alexgbro said:

Maybe GOTY ?

Will there be ten games better than Dark Souls?

Edited by UncleBenny

This Brian Hong duder, he sounds like an upstanding type of duder.

Edited by Rrang

I don't think "Go Beyond Death" is that bad, actually... =\

Posted by Oldirtybearon

Hearing the talk about "Soul History" made me less hesitant about how invasions will work this time around. Generally the more I hear about Dark Souls 2 the more relieved I am.

Also interested in what From Software's idea of incorporating "role playing" into their game means. It's a nebulous term to begin with, and it makes me wonder what exactly they mean by it.

Edited by JermainJuniorMartinez

Great interview Brad, and Vinny.

Edited by chenDawg

I love how candid this guy is. Sounds like someone who genuinely knows his game and is passionate about it.

Thanks Brad and Vinny!

Posted by JZ

Silky the crow

Beards and tattoos confirmed

You a start with 1 flask one flask

Posted by mrcool11

That was indeed a pretty great interview

Posted by vech24

@oldirtybearon: I took that as being a little more narrative specific with the player character. It might not be as vague and general as it has been in the other games. While I'm not expecting "Commander Shepard" treatment, I wouldn't be surprised if the player protagonist has a more definitive presence.

Posted by JayEH

Haha that Tagline discussion was great.

Edited by EuanDewar

Cool interview, if not very illuminating. Nice EpicNameBro shoutout.

Pretty funny how I feel like I can hear Brad scratching his neck in the way that he talks.

Posted by Timing

Loving this guy's 'alternative marketing approach'. He's like the John Drake of Bandai Namco.

Edited by TehPickle

That was a super entertaining, if slightly uninformative interview! Can't wait for the video thing to start in and hour and see what's what.

God, I am so excited for this game to launch. Dark Souls is easily my most favourite game of the last console generation, at the moment. I'm hoping beyond hope that this can top it.

Posted by Thiago123

Appreciate the effort but man this interview was about as vague as you can get. Dat Corporate Speak.

Does Giant Bomb release views stats on their videos? There has been so much Souls coverage lately, I'm wondering if LOLS didn't set an all time high for viewership. Not that I mind, the more Souls the better!

Posted by Fitzgerald

Nice to hear some real talk from someone close to the source. No i-frames during roll? Crazy.

Also, let's be real here: No PC date because Namco/Bandai is afraid of cannibalizing console sales.

Edited by Krixok

Hey guys, remember how we all hate that most youtube videos have 30 seconds of nonsense before the actual video....

Edited by JZ

4 ring slots people 4

Posted by AMyggen

@thiago123: Well, the non-premium videos will always get more views than the premium videos. But Jeff said on his Tumblr that the LOLS videos got a ton of new subscribers for the site, so they were really popular. And no, they don't release those kind of stats (no one does, and that's for a reason).

And I wouldn't say that there was a lot of corporate speak going on here. Sure, he couldn't say a date on the PC version, but this guy at least talked like a real human being. The "what do you think about the tagline" stuff was so far removed from what you normally hear in these kinds of interviews that it was almost shocking.

Posted by Blitz_Kill

1. This has been my favorite dumptruck yet, no offense to Patrick :P

2. I seriously hope the "pc players not getting cheated" comment hints at dlc that will be dropped day and date with console. Or at the very least means day and date release for main game >.<

Posted by Jayzilla

I like this guy. He should be on the bombcasts during E3 if he's there.

Edited by TheManWithNoPlan

I really like the other tagline the pr guy mentioned. Pc gamers will not get cheated

Posted by Echo77

Nice Epic Name Bro mention!

Posted by TehJedicake

Only reason this game won't be GOTY is because people like Jeff will still be blind to the sheer beauty and brilliance of this magnificent series.

Posted by Ett

Pc version will launch with the Ps4 and Xbox one version at the end of the year.

Pr talk makes my ears bleed.

Posted by TheManWithNoPlan

Only reason this game won't be GOTY is because people like Jeff will still be blind to the sheer beauty and brilliance of this magnificent series.

D:

Edited by Thiago123
@amyggen said:

@thiago123: Well, the non-premium videos will always get more views than the premium videos. But Jeff said on his Tumblr that the LOLS videos got a ton of new subscribers for the site, so they were really popular. And no, they don't release those kind of stats (no one does, and that's for a reason).

Yea that's what I figured too, that there was a lot of conversion to paid memberships because of those videos. As far as the view numbers, I guess that's true, but I wouldn't say "no one does" considering many websites run video hosting through youtube which keeps a clear number of views stat. I understand that even that number is vague on what it actually means (unique viewers, etc), just wondering that's all.

@amyggen said:

And I wouldn't say that there was a lot of corporate speak going on here. Sure, he couldn't say a date on the PC version, but this guy at least talked like a real human being. The "what do you think about the tagline" stuff was so far removed from what you normally hear in these kinds of interviews that it was almost shocking.

You are right that the tagline discussion was out of character for a PR guy, but that has nothing to do with the game. Anytime the discussion turned to the game itself it was just a bunch of vagueries (is that a word?) and rehearsed answers. The dude makes it sound natural, but you better believe he has used that "not more difficult, but better" answer with a we're-just-friends-talking tone 1,000 times. I understand it's the dude's job and Brad made it clear in the introduction that it was vague, but I'm not going to say that it was informative or interesting. Still, souls coverage is better than no souls coverage.

Posted by Bookoo327

Good interview. Nice to have an interview not filled with canned PR responses.

Posted by MrMuscle

Its a shame they still dont want to commit to a pc release date.

Posted by FoolishChaos

Good PR conversation not filled with total bullshit.

Although Brian doesn't really sound like he knows his shit as much as he should.

Not knowing the context of the lady that levels you up and how that related to demons souls. Stuff like that.

Posted by Aegon

Not knowing the context of the lady that levels you up and how that related to demons souls. Stuff like that.

If I had to guess, he was joking. From doesn't own the rights to Demon's Souls so he's pretending like it doesn't exist.

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