Dark Souls: PC Gamers Deserve This RPG!

Game Bandits: The Elder Scrolls 5 – Skyrim offers a vast, open world and yet PC gamers are still looking for more RPGs. Skyrim must have actually primed them for more. Why do we say that? Well, PC gamers are requesting – no, demanding really – Namco to release the awesome RPG Dark Souls to PC.

But why did this demand seem to have risen just now?

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caperjim2382d ago

Id love to play this on my gaming PC. It must have gamepad support though.

NYC_Gamer2382d ago

i'm sure it would use the 360 controller

Getowned2382d ago

why ? lol whats wrong with M&KB..It's not hard once you learn and play with it for a bit,infact you might like it better.

caperjim2381d ago (Edited 2381d ago )

I was console gamer for years. A gamepad is second nature to me. I play PC games on a 55 inch LED in a big chair. A K/M would be uncomfortable in my situation.

I play battlefield 3 online with a gamepad and do great also. Sure i may do a little better with a K/M but its not worth it considering im usually in the top 3 on my team.

What can i say? I love my controller. :)

Getowned2381d ago

Idk I like M&KB for shooters and I don't see why it would be hard to use them over a controller.I grew up with both my self mostly consoles though I spend hmm maybe 75% more on my ps3 cause I like my lazy boy and netflix and more of my friends are on ps3,but if I'm on my pc I gotta use M&KB :P..Shogun 2 rocks

ZippyZapper2381d ago

Why not just use a controller on your PC and play without pain? I don't care how hardcore you are, mouse don't beat comfort.

Getowned2381d ago

how is there pain with a mouse and keyboard ? -_- it's not hard if you forget what button dose what look in the options menu and figure it out hell you can even change the keys or sensitivity,cross hair size,most games use the same keys depending on the game type it really isn't that hard to use and learn.. uncomfortable get a better mouse (&) or keyboard,better chair and don't be a noob no offence but seriously -____-;

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kevnb2381d ago

I really want mouse and keyboard support, this game would rock with it. It reminds me of some older pc rpgs from around 2000.

BlackTar1872382d ago

well PC players need to stop stealing more then they buy :)

LightofDarkness2382d ago

Making things up sure is fun, eh?

PC accounts for more game sales than nearly all consoles combined. You can look that one up.

I'd love to know why people are still touting this crap when the platform is expanding so rapidly. Steam had 5 million concurrent players at once just this month, earlier last year the record was 3 million.

And piracy isn't theft, it's more akin to counterfeiting.

dktxx22382d ago

I agree with your sentiment, but telling some one off because they basically call all PC gamers pirates and then defending the act of piracy is a bit of a fallacy don't you think?

LightofDarkness2382d ago

I'm not defending piracy, I'm pointing out a logical fallacy, or at the very least a misunderstanding of piracy.

If someone misquotes the definition of murder and you correct them, does that make you a supporter or defender of murder?

AKS2382d ago


I have purchased 177 games on my Steam account alone. How many games have you bought this generation?

BlackTar1872382d ago (Edited 2382d ago )

You guys should know i am a PC gamer aswell currently playing Star Wars and BF3

Wow you guys are sensitive i was more replying to the how many witcher 2 copy are pirated.

To say piracy isn't stealing okay dude.

Um in 2012 i have bought 4 for pc and none for home consoles .

Last year i dunno I can say you would be hard pressed to find a game i didn't play but a overall # i dunno since i choose to buy physical copies.

I love that you guys act like Piracy isnt a huge HUGE HUGE problem on PC and that the devs always talking about it means nothing.

I sued to pirate games when i was growing up before i relized that since most of my family is in the bussiness and came to the age of understanding how the world works that i don't pirate anymore.

Also just cuz you got yourself who doesn't doesn't mean the problem isn't bad.

Anyways anyways anyways im done.

If piracy is at 15% of all game sales hell even at 10% or 5% its still really high.

calm down people it was a bad joke i get it.

kevnb2381d ago (Edited 2381d ago )

the logic they used to come up with the number for witcher 2 piracy was deeply flawed. They were estimating average people could torrent the 16 gig game in a few hours... lmao. Anyway, piracy is always there and I think it was even worse when everyone thought they were going to lose their job. Right now alot of the devs talking about selling more on consoles and piracy this/ piracy that are looking really stupid. Like crytek and id who both just released the least successful games they ever have thanks to the console focus.
Games pc gamers like sell big on pc, like starcraft 2, diablo 3, skyrim, swtor, battlefield 3 and many others.

BlackTar1872382d ago

to add.

"A noticeable change in PC gaming over the past few years has been the move away from PC exclusives. More and more games are now being developed first and foremost for the popular gaming consoles: the XBox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii. The fundamental reason for this is a large discrepancy in sales figures - console versions of games routinely outsell the PC versions by many times the number of units. Ok, so what does this phenomenon have to do with piracy? Well as it happens, the majority of PC developers are laying at least part of the blame for their decision to move to focusing on console-based development squarely in the lap of piracy:"

"Cevat Yerli of Crytek, the makers of Far Cry, Crysis and Crysis Warhead has publicly stated:

We are suffering currently from the huge piracy that is encompassing Crysis. We seem to lead the charts in piracy by a large margin, a chart leading that is not desirable. I believe that’s the core problem of PC Gaming, piracy, to the degree [that PC gamers who] pirate games inherently destroy the platform. Similar games on consoles sell factors of 4-5 more. It was a big lesson for us and I believe we won’t have PC exclusives as we did with Crysis in future. "

"John Carmack, often called the 'father of PC gaming', and co-founder of id software, makers of the Doom and Quake series, recently stated:

It's hard to second guess exactly what the reasons are. You can say piracy. You can say user migration, but the ground truth is just that the sales numbers on the PC are not what they used to be and are not what they are on the consoles. "

"Cliffy B, lead creator at Epic Games, makers of the Unreal Tournament and Gears of Wars series, has been quite outspoken on this topic:

Here's the problem right now; the person who is savvy enough to want to have a good PC to upgrade their video card, is a person who is savvy enough to know bit torrent to know all the elements so they can pirate software. Therefore, high-end videogames are suffering very much on the PC. Right now, it makes sense for us to focus on Xbox 360 for a number of reasons. Not least PCs with multiple configurations and piracy. "
"Chris Taylor of Gas Powered Games, makers of Supreme Commander, also chimes in with his assessment:

...people are going to stop making [games] on the PC because of my earlier point, what's happened on the PC with piracy. The economics are ugly right now on the PC. You're not going to see these gigantic, epic investments of dollars on the PC when it just doesn't work. The economics have to work. You're going to see those investments made on the console side and it's going to become a more console-centric investment. And then you're going to see them ported back over to the PC and that creates a different experience on the PC. "

maker of COD these are just some
"On another PC related note, we pulled some disturbing numbers this past week about the amount of PC players currently playing Multiplayer (which was fantastic). What wasn’t fantastic was the percentage of those numbers who were playing on stolen copies of the game on stolen / cracked CD keys of pirated copies (and that was only people playing online).... the amount of people who pirate PC games is astounding. "

LightofDarkness2382d ago (Edited 2381d ago )

That article is from 2008, things have changed A LOT since then, just look at the rise of Steam for an example.

Developers at the time were complaining because they were looking at the numbers being sold off of store shelves, which have declined to abysmal numbers. Since the rise of digital distribution on PC, there has been a massive resurgence in PC gaming and its profitability, and many of those developers have taken note.

Bad Company 2 sold more on PC than any console because it was targeted at PC gamers, MW3 re-added a great deal of PC functionality, BF3 was developed as a "PC first" title and more and more PC exclusives are showing up every day, the list of upcoming games now likely exceeds that of any of the consoles, with huge releases coming very soon (Starcraft 2: HOTS, Diablo 3, C&C: Generals 2, SW:TOR).

While developers who have taken heed of the desires of PC gamers and tended to them have been rewarded greatly, those who have decided to shun the platform and release half-hearted console ports have been stung. Traditionally PC focussed id Software have seen dismal sales with RAGE, due to a lackluster PC port and absence of notoriety in the console market.

Not only that, but the Free-To-Play model has eliminated a great deal of piracy and introduced an entirely new market that is proving highly attractive and lucrative. It is a damn good time to be a PC gamer.

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BrutallyBlunt2382d ago

The more people who have access the better. Another plus is PC gamers can play the game to their settings. Meaning no more frame rate issues if you have the system capable of doing it, along with higher resolutions.

LargeKnob2382d ago

Still enjoying it on PS3, although having it on my PC would turn, what is already a brilliant game into an even better one. I'll be expecting the announcement some time next month :)

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