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30 Items You Should Collect in Dark Souls 2 Before Your First Fight – GameSpot

By: Randolph Ramsay You will face plenty of hardships as you travel through the grim world of Dark Souls II. But did you know there are several important items just lying around the opening areas of the game that could make your early hours slightly easier? You can find everything from a handy shield to lifegems and homeward bones, so check out our guide to see what items you should search for in Dark Souls II before you even get into your []

Moving Beyond Consoles: The Future of Metal Gear Solid – GameSpot

By Peter Brown There are many relevant video game series that began in the 1980s, but very few have retained their cachet as well as Metal Gear has. After 27 years, it seems as though interest in the legendary stealth series continues to grow, and though dozens of hands touch each game, including notable Metal Gear vets Yuji Korekado and Ken-ichiro Imaizumi, it’s director Hideo Kojima and art director Yoji Shinkawa who are widely regarded as the head chefs in the kitchen. []

Sony making a Last of Us movie — Who would you cast as Joel and Ellie? – GameSpot

By Eddie Makuch The Last of Us was praised for its strong story and now the PlayStation 3 action game is getting a movie adaptation. Before you shrug your shoulders or roll your eyes, consider the talent behind the project. Naughty Dog creative director Neil Druckmann will write the script for the film, according to Deadline’s exclusive story. And Naughty Dog co-presidents Eva[…] Read more here:

Everything you need to know before playing Dark Souls 2 – GameSpot

By Martin Gaston Dark Souls II launches next week, and From Software’s follow-up to surprise hit Dark Souls looks set to be just as intricate as untangling a set of earphones that have been sitting in your pocket for a week. Even more daunting: If you’re a player familiar with Dark Souls, well, you can pretty much say goodbye to all the tricks you (may have) used to get through those ominous dungeons. Goodbye, rolling aro[…] Read more here:

Advantage PS4: Why Sony is winning the console war – GameSpot

By: Justin Haywald Just in case you’re someone who’s inclined to read the title of this opinion piece, skim the first paragraph, and then jump straight to the comments section, this is not a doom-and-gloom message for Microsoft. The Xbox One is selling really well, the Microsoft games division isn’t about to go out of business, and the launch of the Xbox One has not been a complete disaster (though it’s been a small one). But the Xbox One is in second []

How to Fix Final Fantasy – GameSpot

By: Kevin VanOrd Final Fantasy is broken. With Lightning Returns, it has become clear that Square Enix is suffering from a crisis of imagination, caught between a desire to give players what we want while still searching for the creative energy to deliver something we’ve never seen before. I believe, however, that with Toriyama’s trilogy past us, Final Fantasy XV could become the great crystal hope we’ve been aching for. And to make that so, FFXV director Tetsuya Nomura sh[…] Read more []

2D Platformer Mutant Mudds sold more on Wii U than Steam, PS3, PS Vita combined – GameSpot

By: Emanuel Maiberg Wii U’s sales numbers might be dismal, prompting Nintendo to slash its sales projection for the platform this year by over two thirds, but it’s the best platform in terms of sales for at least one developer. Co-founder and director at Renegade Kid Joos Watsham has said on Twitter that the developer’s Mutant Mudds, a 2D platformer, has sold more copies on Wii U than the combined sales on Steam, PS Vita and PlayStation 3. Full story here:

PS3 exclusive Lightning Returns DLC included with FFX/X-2 HD

By Martin Gaston Purchasing a PlayStation 3 copy of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD will net you a free Yuna costume for Lightning in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, Square Enix has announced. The set includes Yuna’s distinctive costume, staff, and victory pose. Let’s just hope that Lightning doesn’t inherit Yuna’s painful pretend-laugh. Failing that, Lightning can also don the attire of the most famous Final Fantasy hero of them all–Final Fantasy VII’s Cloud Strife. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is out on []

Sony opens PlayStation Now sign-up page

By: Eddie Makuch Sony has launched a website for users interested in getting the latest information about the company’s just-announced cloud-based streaming service PlayStation Now. Leaving your name, email, address, and PlayStation Network ID will allow you to receive “exclusive information” about PlayStation Now, but no other details are available. Sony will offer a beta for PlayStation Now starting at the end of the month, but it’s not clear how the company will choose participants. Signing up at this website does not []

Get Square Enix’s open-world game Sleeping Dogs free on Xbox Live right now

By: Eddie Makuch Square Enix’s 2012 well-received open-world action game Sleeping Dogs is now available as a free download for Xbox Live Gold subscribers on Xbox 360 as part of Microsoft’s Games with Gold program. The game is free through January 15. From January 16-31, Microsoft will offer Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light as a free download for paying members. Sleeping Dogs, developed United Front Games, was known as True Crime: Hong Kong when Activision was signed on to publish []