What’s that? Over 500 followers!? Since when? Well, since a few weeks ago actually. Sounds like a perfect time to celebrate, and what better way to do so than with FREE STUFF?
But really, there is no better way.
Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition hits PC on August 24th (about a month from this posting), and in addition to being the highly requested port of the popular console title, it’s also packed with new areas, items, enemies, boss fights, and multiplayer features. It’s the perfect prize for any Dark Souls fan! But not just existing fans. Dark Souls is a wonderfully bleak and unforgiving action RPG romp through a rotting and debilitated undead world. It’s known for its intense difficulty, unforgettable level design, varied enemies, unique online multiplayer components and epic boss fights. It’s a game I love so much that I’m excited to spend my money on it just so I can give it away. That’s how good it is.
But, I realize that Dark Souls is not for everyone. So, maybe check out a trailer or two, read some reviews, or maybe look through some of this pretty cool blog dedicated to everything Dark Souls so you can get a grasp on whether or not Dark Souls is for you. While the game is definitely surmountable, there’s no understating the emphasis the game puts on its challenge. It’s tough, will explain very little of its mechanics and is generally a very cryptic game. Dying can be very punishing, and even useful NPCs can be murdered without ever being restored. A little research goes a long way, and I would love to be confident that the winner of this giveaway is someone who will appreciate it.
And since it is a PC game, the specs are always a factor. Dark Souls on PC is pretty lenient I will add, but it never hurts to check. The game is also optimized for use with a game pad (keyboard and mouse will be functional of course, but not ideal), and does require the use of Games For Windows Live. I understand that’s a deal breaker for some folks, so I just want to make it apparent:
- OS: Windows XP , Windows Vista, Windows 7, or newer
- Processor: AMD Phenom II X2 545 3.0 Ghz - Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 3.0 Ghz
- Memory: 2 GB
- Hard Disk Space: 4 GB
- Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 4870 - GeForce 9800 GTX+
- DirectX®: 9.0c
- Sound: Direct Sound Compatible
- Additional: Online play requires software installation of and log-in to Games For Windows - LIVE
So, let’s get to the million dollar question shall we?
HOW DO I WIN?
Easy! Just reblog, and it’s simple as that! Please only reblog once though, as repeated reblogs won’t be counted.
Additionally, the delivered version of the game will be a digital copy on Steam, so a valid Steam account will be necessary. Due to the fickle nature of region availability of certain titles, please note that that could become an issue for some users (though due to Steam’s Trading feature, I don’t suspect it will be).
The competition will end midnight of August 20th (Pacific Standard Time), and any reblogs after that will not be counted.
So, good luck to everyone, and even if you don’t win, I hope this puts Dark Souls on your radar for future purchases!
A final note that goes out to the amazing Shalala, who did the terrific art pictured above to celebrate this giveaway. Thanks so much!