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Video: Dark Souls PS3 Q&A: Variety is the Spice of Death

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182w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has shared a Q&A session and video featuring Dark Souls PS3 dubbed Variety is the Spice of Death today.

To quote: Fans of 2009's PS3-exclusive RPG [Register or Login to view links] are sure to have questions about Dark Souls, which is being produced under the watchful eye of Demon's Souls director Hidetaka Miyazaki.

Though the game was formally revealed just days ago, I had a rare opportunity to speak directly with Miyazaki about his plans for Dark Souls. We discussed the game's soul-crushing difficulty (it's going to get harder, not easier), his favorite new feature (a new form of "emotional communication" via Beacon Fires), and the games he's most excited to play in 2011 (hint: UNCHARTED 3).





Sid Shuman: Would you describe Dark Souls as a sequel to Demon's Souls, or a spiritual successor? Does Dark Souls reside in the same universe as Demon's Souls?

Hidetaka Miyazaki, director, Dark Souls: Dark Souls is not a sequel to Demon's Souls by any means. However, it's created by the same producers and director and so the ideologies, concepts, and themes have carried over and are similar. It's a totally new game...
 

Double XP This Weekend - Plus 50% Variety Map Pack

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307w ago - Heads up that this weekend from Friday the 12th - Sunday the 14th on Xbox Live (PS3 event will be later, closer to the 18th), we'll be having Double XP all weekend long on every playlist.

In addition, we'll be doing some DLC promotion on the Xbox Live Marketplace that will allow you to download the Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Variety Map Pack for 50% off, which means you'll be able to snag all four maps for just 400 MS points.

That's not all though, thanks to so many of you who have written in and requested; we've been able to work it out to get the Prestige Gamer pic pack back on the marketplace for download for all those who missed out on it's limited offering during our last LIVE fire weekend.

So you'll be able to grab gamer pics of every prestige rank after downloading the discounted Variety Map Pack.

Some of the IW crew and myself will be jumping on this weekend to prey on all the new Variety Map Pack owners wandering lost in Chinatown, ripe for the picking. Be sure to add the following Xbox Live gamertags so you can join in on some of the games:

- Fourzerotwo
- COD4artistWill
- COD4qaEd
- COD4qaJustin
- COD4designerJon
- COD4designer1
- COD4designer2
- COD4studioVince
- COD4studioJason
 

CoD4 Variety Map Pack is Region Locked

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327w ago - Robert Bowling, the Director of Communications / Community Manager for the Infinity Ward, has confirmed that the Cod 4 Variety Map Pack is Region Locked. Which means the Region (Language) of the Variety Map Pack, must match the Region that your Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare disc is.

For those who have downloaded the wrong version, Rob says they are currently talking with Sony to see what option they'll have for PSN customers who purchased the incorrect version.

To quote: Hey Everyone - Heads up for international users purchasing the Variety Map Pack for the PS3. The Variety Map Pack is Region Locked, which means that you MUST purchase the version of the map pack which is compatible with the version of the Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Game Disc that you have.

For example:

If you have the GERMAN version of the game, you MUST purchase the GERMAN version of the map pack.

If you have the UK version of the game, you MUST purchase the UK version of the map pack.

Just make sure that the Disc version and the Map Pack version matches up. If you have an UK version of the game, DO NOT purchase a German version of the map pack. It won't work. The same goes for any other mismatched version.

For those of you who may have already purchased the...
 

Call of Duty 4 Variety Map Pack Hits PS3 April 24!

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327w ago - Activision today sent word that the Call of Duty 4 Variety Map Pack for PlayStation 3 will hit later this week on Thursday, to coincide with the weekly PS Store update. This applies to Europe as well, not only North America.

At $9.99, pricing is identical to the Xbox 360 version of the map pack, as are the set of four maps included.

Additionally, in celebration of the map pack's release, Activision and Infinity Ward will be hosting a Double XP weekend for both regions from Friday, April 25 to Sunday, April 27.

Also on Friday, gamers can play with Infinity Ward developers from 11AM to 2PM PDT and from 5 PM to 8 PM PDT.
 
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