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Watch someone beat Dark Souls' toughest boss using only his voice

Consider this a reminder that, with enough determination and skill and sheer perseverance, even the most impossible tasks — and yes, defeating all of <i>Dark Souls</i> using only your voice counts as one such task — become possible.<p>You can witness this maxim by way of the above video showing the game's …

Tolkien's The Story of Kullervo to be published this fall

J.R.R. Tolkien's <i>The Story of Kullervo</i>, an unfinished retelling of a Finnish myth from very early in the author and academic's career, will posthumously hit shelves in a stand-alone edition for the first time this fall.<p><i>The Story of Kullervo</i> is Tolkien's retelling of The Kullervo Cycle, one section …

Chart-Topping 'Rare Replay' Is Xbox One's Surprise Summer Hit

July and August have been mostly devoid of big-name game releases, larger publishers content to leave a large void in their schedules right before the craziness of fall kicks in (starting literally September 1st with the release of both <i>Metal Gear Solid V</i> and <i>Mad Max</i>). But there’s been one exception …

Mad Max

Raheem Sterling will be made into a great footballer by fan abuse

Manchester City's new signing is currently the most-hated man in football, and it will be the making of the former Liverpool player Raheem Sterling, as it was for David Beckham, John Terry and Ashley Cole<p>Hate will make Raheem Sterling a great player<p>Fan abuse will be the making of Raheem Sterling. …

Benfica scared of Sporting, claims Jesus

The former SLB boss took a dig at the reigning Portuguese champions after guiding his new team to the Portuguese Supercup on Sunday<p>Jorge Jesus has claimed former club Benfica were scared of Sporting CP after guiding his new side to success in Sunday's Supertaca Candido de Oliveira.<p>Sporting were 1-0 …

Soccer

Real Madrid Transfer News: Rafa Benitez Hints at Signings, Karim Benzema Rumours

Link to Media<p>Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez has hinted that Los Blancos could make some more additions to their squad before the transfer window closes at the end of August.<p>The La Liga giants have been relatively quiet so far this summer, with no major additions being made.<p>The signing of …

Soccer

Emery hoping to shock Barcelona

The Sevilla boss is preparing his side to face the Champions League holders in the Uefa Super Cup and is confident they can spring a surprise<p>Sevilla head coach Unai Emery believes his side are more than capable of pulling off a shock by beating Barcelona in the Uefa Super Cup.<p>The Europa League and …

Soccer

Joey Barton close to West Ham deal despite David Gold saying he 'has a problem and should seek help'

West Ham considering signing controversial midfielder but reports that he is having a medical on Monday are inaccurate<p>West Ham are considering a move for free agent Joey Barton despite reservations from co-chairman David Gold.<p>Any potential deal may come as something of a surprise given Gold's …

Soccer

Barcelona - Sevilla Betting: Back the Blaugrana and the Andalusians to play out a high scoring Super Cup

These two La Liga rivals tend to produce goal-filled encounters and our Spanish tipster is backing Tuesday's European meeting to be no different even with silverware at stake<p>What promises to be an intriguing and important season for these two sides kicks off in the unlikely surroundings of the …

Soccer

Manchester United's reliance on Wayne Rooney may be their undoing

They may have beaten Tottenham, but Manchester United need a top-class striker and Wayne Rooney didn't look up to the job.<p>A theory: this week, the first week after the first weekend of any new season, is the absolute worst week for knowing anything about anything.<p>Before things kick off, …

Soccer

FC Barcelona's Game: Mixing Politics and Sport

Last April, in Barcelona's 99,000-seat Camp Nou stadium, the much-anticipated final game of the <i>Copa del Rey</i> soccer championship began. Just before kick-off, Felipe VI, the King of Spain, to whom the tournament lends its name, stood in the stands with his typical dignified, austere expression. On …

Soccer

Tottenham steps up $54 million triple attacker swoop

The North London club is pressing ahead with its attempts to sign Javier Hernandez, Clinton N'Jie and Saido Berahino as it looks to bolster its strike force this summer.<p>Tottenham is hopeful of agreeing to a deal worth 10.6 million pounds ($16.5 million) to sign striker Clinton N'Jie from Lyon as …

Soccer

West Brom signs Rondon in record deal

West Brom has broken its transfer record to sign Salomon Rondon from Zenit for a fee in the region of 12 million pounds.<p>Salomon Rondon has joined West Brom from Zenit on a four-year deal, after the Premier League club broke its transfer record to secure his signature for a fee in the region of 12 …

Soccer

Tottenham step up £35m triple attacker swoop

The north London club are pressing ahead with their attempts to sign Javier Hernandez, Clinton N'Jie and Saido Berahino as they look to bolster their strikeforce this summer<p>By <b>Greg Stobart</b><p>Tottenham are hopeful of agreeing a deal worth £10.6 million to sign striker Clinton N'Jie from Lyon as they …

Soccer

'Fantastic Four' Can't Pack A Punch

<i>Fantastic Four</i> is both good and bad.<p>First the good: The actors perform nicely, I genuinely believe these characters could form a superhero team and the special effects at the end are for lack of a better word fantastic.<p>But film is fighting itself from very long start to incredibly short finish. I …

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Arsenal lacked leadership against West Ham - George Graham

Arsene Wenger's Arsenal team showed a lack of leadership after their first game of the new Premier League season ended in a 2-0 defeat against West …

Soccer

What Angel Di Maria's Arrival at Paris Saint-Germain Means for Lucas Moura

Link to Media<p>After a long and protracted transfer saga, Angel Di Maria, as expected, joined Paris Saint-Germain from Manchester United. There is little doubt he adds quality to Laurent Blanc’s attack, but it does throw up a huge question mark regarding Lucas Moura's future.<p>Because of his …

Soccer

Manchester United: Rio Ferdinand warns Red Devils against selling David de Gea to Real Madrid

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has warned the Red Devils against letting David de Gea leave this summer, as he feels that the Spaniard's …

Thierry Henry says Pedro better for Man United than Di Maria

Barcelona forward Pedro will be a better signing for Manchester United than Angel Di Maria, according to Thierry Henry.<p>Pedro, 28, has been heavily …

Thibaut Courtois red card keeps Chelsea in check vs Swansea

ESPN FC's Craig Burley discusses Chelsea's season opener against Swansea and how they stuttered in their first step towards retaining their title. …

Soccer

Lucas lifts 10-man PSG to rare season-opening win

A second half goal from Brazilian winger Lucas Moura gave ten-man Paris Saint-Germain a 1-0 win, their first in a Ligue 1 opener since their new Qatari owners took over in 2011, at Lille on Friday.<p>The three-time Ligue 1 champions were a player down after half an hour after midfielder Adrien Rabiot …

Soccer

Contrasting hopes for the new season for two Chelsea managers past and present

Frank Sinclair believes Leicester will have to ‘hit the ground running’ if they are to avoid getting embroiled in another relegation battle from the Premiership.<p>The 43-year-old says it is unlikely that his former club can repeat the form they showed towards the end of last season, winning six out …

Soccer

Manchester United 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur: Walker’s own goal sinks Spurs

• <b>Walker’s own goal gives United win</b>• <b><br>5 players make United debuts</b>• <b><br>De Gea watching on from the stands</b>• <b><br>Eriksen has Spurs’ best chances</b><p>MANCHESTER — Louis van …

Manchester United 1-0 Tottenham: Premier League match report

There was a moment, an hour or so after the final whistle had confirmed a winning start for Manchester United, when Louis van Gaal reminded everyone that it was his birthday and briefly threatened to break into a few lines from <i>When I’m Sixty-Four</i>, the relevant Beatles song. “When you hear what they …

Soccer

This is the reason Manchester United's new Dutchman has "Memphis" on his shirt

In the first game of the 2015-16 Premier League season, Manchester United beat Tottenham 1-0 thanks to Kyle Walker’s generosity and Spurs being, …

Soccer

Barcelona star Neymar struck down by 'mumps' illness

The Barcelona star has been ruled out of the Uefa Super Cup and Spanish Supercopa ties against Sevilla and Athletic Bilbao respectively<p>Neymar will miss Barcelona's Uefa Super Cup and Supercopa de Espana games after being diagnosed with mumps.<p>Barca are due to take on Sevilla in the Super Cup in …

Soccer

Manchester United vs Tottenham: Five things we learned

Harry Kane is no one-season wonder, United need to sort out the De Gea situation and Juan Mata deserves a place in United's XI<p>Daley Blind is good, but not as good as his dad<p>Much of the BT Sport panel's discussion before the match was around United's non-signing of a commanding centre back in the …

Homefront face scanning and WoW expansions

It's alarming how swiftly Gamescom came and went this year. It feels like we only just shipped Ian and Chris out to Cologne and yet, by the time this …

Digital Foundry vs the Halo 5 Gamescom demo

After surviving the difficult months following the release of Halo: the Master Chief Collection, 343 Industries is just about ready to unleash Halo 5 …

Crunching The Numbers: AMD's Radeon 380 Edges Out Nvidia GTX 960 As New 1080p Champ

When Nvidia launched their GTX 960 graphics card, it traded blows with AMD’s Radeon 285 at the all-important $200 mainstream pricepoint. Ultimately we had to look beyond pure performance, with Team Green claiming the victory based on deciding factors like operating temperatures, …

Computer Hardware