As you can see from my screenshot above, Dark Souls III's a beautiful thing. Until it brutally slaughters you without mercy, that is.
Of the bountiful deaths, one specifically hurt more than any other, coming at the cost of 66,000 Souls. In an effort to maintain composure, I simply stood up, turned the console off and walked away. Not a single expletive was uttered, which crippyd can attest is a sterling display of self-control.
"It's an absolute killer when that happens! I remember losing about 100K in DS2 and the air was a little blue!"
I soldiered on to bring you our review.
John went on to theorise that Warner Brothers might want to "make up the money they lost from the Arkham Knight PC disaster." A fair shout. For those that don't remember the troubled launch, Tom made a video detailing some of the issues back when the PC version hadn't yet been entirely given up on.
Confused Johnny got a little ahead of himself following our recent increase in event coverage, asking "is PTC going to send someone to E3 this year?" Whilst he had a great idea for a Twitch-streamed tournament to decide who had the honour of representing us, James had to let him down gently with the news that we aren't quite there yet (maybe one day with your continued support).
It isn't all bad news, though, as last year's E3 Hub will return to bring you livestreams of all the press conferences, instant chat (I'll be there) and coverage galore!
Whilst the PTC community have been somewhat down on the upcoming DOOM reboot in the past, Rob's unbridled enthusiasm for the old-school throwback was on proud display in his preview. The bug seems to have spread, with sceptic Timmeh555 revisiting the beta and developing an appreciation for it the second time around. Liam enjoyed it as well, though everyone was in agreement that some additional ambient sound was necessary to break the game's lingering silences. Who knew hell's inhabitants were so noise-conscious and considerate?
Metalrodent hasn't been extending similar courtesy to non-player characters this week. Here the delinquent harasses a guy that's just minding his own business before karma instantly comes a-knocking.
I love that she holds her head and writhes around, which seems a bit sadistic on reflection...
Rodent also very nearly killed a crowd of spectators in Dirt Rally - his recklessness knows no bounds!
With their nerves undoubtedly shot, the shaken spectators could definitely do with giving this week's jukebox entry a listen.
Mirror's Edge Catalyst media ramped-up this week as we creep ever-closer to its impending release. Whilst many people have fixated on the new progression system, I was reminded of how much I enjoyed the original - and more specifically - the original's serene main theme. Have a listen and relax as it caresses all the right bits of your ears.
Before I go, the folks at Drop Dead Interactive were kind enough to give us a copy of Gear Gauntlet on Xbox One to give away. Simply answer the following question correctly in the forum thread, on our Facebook page, or tweet us you answer @pass_controller - best of luck!
Who provided the soundtrack for Gear Gauntlet?
A) James Michael Parry's Discotheque Dilemma
B) Bill Clinton and the Tinned Impeachments
C) Stephen Matthew White
D) Sam Sant & and the Smote SMITE-IES
Vote D (trust me, I'd know).
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