Tag: Demon’s Souls


Bloodborne and the etymology of horror

Bloodborne, the newly-released PlayStation 4 exclusive from legendary developer From Software, sets itself apart from its Demon’s and Dark Souls predecessors by being oriented around imagery of traditional horror rather than fantasy. While it was […]


Demon’s Souls Quick Rinse

“You fool. Don’t you understand? No one wishes to go on.” James Carter follows up this weeks Dark Souls podcast with a Quick Rinse of From Software’s first Souls game, set in the mythical land […]


“It’s not a game”

What do Antichamber, Bientôt l’été and Proteus have in common? ‘They’re all video games’ seems like an innocuous enough, if non-committal response, but is it safe to make even so simple an assertion? Life has […]


Slow and steady wins the day

How do you play games? It’s an interesting question, isn’t it? The most facetious of answers I can think of is “With a controller, idiot!”. Moving swiftly along, let us also side-step any discussions about […]


How the East was won

“Oh, Japan!” is a phrase that I hear far too often around the gaming industry, but it’s also one that I can sympathise with entirely. It wasn’t terribly long ago that Japanese game development and […]