Bloodborne is dragging Demon’s Souls forward by pulling from its past

Dark Souls II definitely earned the numeral in its title, whatever you thought of the game proper. It reworked and remixed Dark Souls but there was little in it that felt unfamiliar to series veterans. But the mastermind of misery himself Hidetaka Miyazaki, absent from Souls II, has returned with Bloodborne – a game leaked a few weeks ago as Project Beast. In the tradition of Miyazaki’s Demon’s and Dark Souls, Bloodborne is a spiritual successor. The games all share DNA, but as is perhaps evidenced by Bloodborne‘s title, Miyazaki is not holding himself to those conventions. He has mentioned Demon’s Souls‘ Tower of…


How ironic is it that Watch Dog’s leaderboards are already hacked?

All it took was one day for the online multiplayer leaderboards for Watch Dogs to get hacked, perhaps not surprising for a game about using cyber-jacking abilities to crack into overreaching surveillance systems.  As you see in the above screenshot, captured by Reddit user unsubdefaults, players such as xXPICSXx have already maxed out their scores. Other users are reporting that some players have used cheats to gain unlimited health and ammo in online modes. This obviously isn’t cool, because online multiplayer is one of the more appealing aspects of Watch Dogs’ open-world, with features like Intrusion or Tailing, which borrow…