Dark Souls is serious business. Unless otherwise. A game of cursed undead hollows, the end of an era, the cycle of death and rebirth? It’s also a game where half of the players run around brandishing oversized weapons with no clothes, while the other half collects all the armor they find and transforms into a mobile trash can.
As such, it’s perfect for Fashion Souls, a game-within-a-game where players ignore armor stats and create stylish outfits. Invasion doesn’t have to be about sneaking into another player’s game and killing them from behind. They may be about showing off how chic you are. Fire Age is temporary. Drip is forever.
The legendary Fashion Police took this to another level, judging the style of invading players and rewarding them with items or punishing fashion crimes with the death penalty. Getting stabbed by a guy in an amazing butterfly-themed ensemble just needs to be right around the corner.
One way to watch Tales From The Hard Drive is to catch the episode on Snapchat by following the link below. (opens in new tab)or scan the QR code below.
this is hard drive story (opens in new tab): PC Gamer’s documentary series has created a variety of stories about life outside of games. Each episode focuses on a true story enshrined in gaming folklore, told for decades on message boards, his Discord server, and his skeptical Reddit thread. These tall tales represent what we love most about PC gaming. It’s how truly passionate players imprint their personality into a shared virtual world.
Tales from the Hard Drive needed world-class voices. That’s why we enlisted Renval Braun, the amazing narrator from Disco Elysium: The Final Cut, to help tell them.
In Episode 1, we told the story of Angwe, also known as the Horrors of Menesir Harbor. Angwe was a notorious World of Warcraft serial killer. An unstoppable rogue with months of ganking that has become the stuff of forum legend.
In Episode 2, we meet Fuel Rats, Elite Dangerous players who help pilots who are running out of gas in the dark. And the darkness really deepens in Elite Dangerous, considering it’s set in a replica of the Milky Way that spans 100,000 light years.
In Episode 3, we speak to Dr. Wasteland, the heroic healer who became legend in the early days of DayZ, and prove that even the brutal post-apocalyptic survival sim has room for altruism.
In Episode 4, we cover World of Warcraft’s Corrupted Blood plague and speak with the former Blizzard raid designer and one of the many players who were on the scene when the pandemic hit Azeroth. I also interviewed an epidemiologist who made an interesting remark about the parallels of epidemics to the real world.
Episode 5 unleashed an EVE Online scam that went undercover for 16 months, resulting in a priceless ship and a broken heart.
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