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ANNOUNCEMENT! Church and taboo_ live streaming Sun, 10am GMT

Our first stream went swimmingly and so we’re rearing to go again. Join the fun and help keep the chat lively. You can subscribe to us over on twitch for an email the moment we go live at 10am GMT, Sunday 22nd June.

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If you want to get up to speed with the events of our first stream you can check out the entire show here:



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The Dark Souls Two - A podcast celebrating Dark Souls II.

Part 1 of our Twitch stream from Saturday night is now available on Youtube.

For those that missed out or couldn’t be there our first live stream happened on Saturday night and it was a blast. There was a great turn out in the chat and the whole event went really smooth.

In this series Church and I create a new character and the only rules are:

1) Every time we die we have to pass the controller to the other player.
2) While in control of the character we can do whatever we like with it.

As expected our strong, differing opinions make for an interesting watch as we both struggle to get the upper hand to achieve what we would like out of the character all the while making it difficult for the other to achieve their vision.

The next two parts recorded that night will be uploaded over the next few days.

The Dark Souls Two - A podcast celebrating Dark Souls II.

Podcast 010 – Dark Souls 2 lore on Harvest Valley and the Earthen Peak opening. Plus DLC talk!

Follow our twitch page here to get an update when we go live.

This week’s listener question:

What changes, additions or improvements would you hope to see in Bloodborne (née Project Beast) upon its release?

 

Show Notes:

Gameplay footage of Bloodborne (née Project Beast)
Post discussing the gameplay footage leak with gifs
Official pre-release teaser shown at the 2014 E3 for Bloodborne
Post discussing the official announcement of Bloodborne at E3
Lost crown trilogy DLC trailer
Follow our twitch page here to get an update when we go live.

The Dark Souls Two - A podcast celebrating Dark Souls II.

All has been revealed about the new From Soft project Bloodborne. Also, new ep out soon.

So Church and I recorded Ep10 on Harvest Valley last night and it’ll go live within 48hrs. We touched on the leaked video footage for Project Beast, but had we recorded less than 12hrs later we would have had a WHOLE lot more to say.

Project Beast, or From Soft’s worst kept secret as I think it should now be referred, has been revealed at E3 and many of the rumours were correct. It will be a PS4 exlusive, and it will release in 2015. It is made by From Soft, and most excitingly the team is being lead by Hidetaka Miyazaki. Miyazaki was the director for both Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls 1. It is no secret that Miyazaki was much of the driving force that set the tone and many of the finer details in gameplay and storytelling that we’ve come to expect from the Souls games. His abscence on Dark Souls 2 did not go unnoticed and this upcoming release is clearly where he’s been spending his time. It certainly seems to fit the darker tone that he set in Demon’s Souls and if the trailer is anything to go by it seems they may have even far exceeded it.

For the official pre-release teaser shown at the 2014 E3 for Bloodborne, click here:

For some leaked gameplay footage click here.

The Dark Souls Two - A podcast celebrating Dark Souls II.

All abored the hype-train. VIDEO FOOTAGE of Beast Souls now out.

As brought to my attention by Vinícius on our Facebook page it seems there was another leak for Beast’s Souls on 4Chan’s /v/ board just ~20mins ago.

Check the vid:

Or some giffy highlights:

Title card and environment.

A whip crack and what looks potentially like a boss.

Amazing looking fog gate.

Running through the environment and shooting at a mob.

 

Shotguns confirmed. How you like me now Church?

 

-taboo_

The Dark Souls Two - A podcast celebrating Dark Souls II.

Podcast 009 – Huntsman’s Copse and Undead Purgatory. Plus the Kadokawa aquisition of FromSoft.

This week’s listener question:

What is your favourite weapon in Dark Souls 2 and why?

 

Show Notes:

Kadokawa aquires From Software

The Dark Souls Two - A podcast celebrating Dark Souls II.

Podcast 008 – The Upper Lost Bastille, Belfry Luna and Sinner’s Rise. Plus Demon’s Souls 2 discussion and the Lordvessel in DaS2!?

It’s a MASSIVE ep this week with so much to cover.

This week’s listener question:

What is your theory on the Lordvessel in Dark Souls 2? Why is it there? Why is it broken? And how did it get there?

 

Show Notes:

Beast Souls leak
Psycho Mantis’ analysis of the credits from the three games.
VaatiVidya’s take on the whole situation with Beast Souls.
Reddit user MisterFluffkins’ Lordvessel theory.

The Dark Souls Two - A podcast celebrating Dark Souls II.

Podcast 007 – Dark Souls 2 lore. The Lower Lost Bastille. Plus PC modding!

This week’s listener question:

Show us ya tips! Send in your favorite tip for new players or things you’ve discovered that you wished you were told when you started playing Dark Souls 2.

We’ll be sure to give a shoutout for any community supplied tips that we use in subsequent episodes.

 

Show Notes:

GeDoSaTo – Generic DownSampling Tool
ENB lighting mod.
SweetFX shader overlay