You'll be able to move your PC copy of Dark Souls--along with your progress and achievements--from Games for Windows Live to Steam beginning in November, although you'll have a limited time to transfer certain things.
Many PC gamers were upset when Bandai Namco first elected to use Games for Windows Live in the PC version of Dark Souls back in 2012. That sentiment only increased when it looked like Microsoft was shutting down the service. Although that's not the case, a number of companies have been moving their games off of Live (often to Steam), which is precisely what's now happening with Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition.
Once Bandai Namco enables migration, the process for claiming your free Steam copy will be fairly simple: All you'll need to do is redeem your Games for Windows Live token on Steam. To find your token, just run through this process.
During a period in November, you'll also be able to transfer your character and any achievements you've unlocked to Steam. (Leaderboard rankings will not transfer.) This process will need to be done during this specific period, unlike moving your copy of the game, which can be done anytime once support for doing so is enabled.
Specific dates for when migration begins (and ends, in the case of saves/achievements) will be announced sometime soon. Right now, Bandai Namco is only saying it will begin sometime in November.
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If you missed last night's episode of Monday Night Raw (or you simply tune out when matches are over to avoid being beaten over the head with social media and WWE Network promotion), you missed the debut of a new WWE 2K15 TV spot. Should you be hoping to see a lot of gameplay, it didn't offer much, but if you've ever wanted to hear John Cena's dramatic reading of a poem, it's your lucky day.
Specifically, Cena reads Dylan Thomas' "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night" while we see clips of Cena, Hulk Hogan, Bray Wyatt, Antonio Cesaro, and Roman Reigns doing things like training and sitting in a boat.
There's very little wrestling to be seen for a minute-long advertisement of a wrestling video game, but there are brief cuts to gameplay. We see Randy Orton delivering an RKO, Chris Jericho mid-Lionsault, and Bray Wyatt doing his best impression of a Deadly Premonition enemy.
We got our first look at a proper gameplay trailer of 2K15 last month. What we've seen of the game so far looks very impressive, making it all the more unfortunate that the best-looking versions of the game (Xbox One and PS4) were delayed until November 18. The Xbox 360 and PS3 versions land one week from today, on October 28.
Microsoft on Tuesday announced this week's Xbox One and Xbox 360 deals that you can score if you have an Xbox Live Gold ($60/year) subscription.
Three Xbox One games and ten Xbox 360 titles are discounted this week, including R.B.I. Baseball 14 and various racing games, such as Dirt 3, Need for Speed Most Wanted, and Burnout Paradise.
Below is a breakdown of this week's deals, which are good through October 27. This is true for all with the exception of Dirt 3, which you can pick up at the discounted price until October 31.