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  • Blog Post: Ex-Torchlight Devs Announce Space Swashbuckler Rebel Galaxy

    Double Damage Games, a new studio started the co-founders of Torchlight developer Runic Games, has announced a new space combat game named Rebel Galaxy. Rebel Galaxy bills itself as an "an action-packed, swashbuckling space opera", and seems to favor the rogue-ish, lightly comedic tone of the... More
  • Blog Post: Yogscast Charity Drive Offering 11 Games For $25

    Popular YouTube network Yogscast has partnered up with Humble Bundle for one of biggest deals of 2013. If you’re watching the Steam holiday sale each day, make sure you check out this amazing deal before all your money disappears. The team is live streaming for charity, and this year’s partnership... More
  • Blog Post: Update: Complete List Of Avatar Awards

    The list has been updated with new Avatar Awards for Halo 4, Joe Danger 2: The Movie, Darksiders II, and Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. If you'd rather spend your hard-earned cash on games rather than clothing for your Xbox 360 Avatar, yet still like the idea of dressing him or her in video game... More
  • Blog Post: The Essential Xbox Live Arcade List

    PlayStation 3, Wii, iOS, and multiplatform downloadable games have had their shot. Today is all about the Xbox 360. This week, we've outlined some of the best games across the life of the major console download services. With an eye towards including the important early games on the service as well... More
  • Blog Post: Blizzard: Diablo "Feels Even Better" With Gamepad Control

    Diablo 3 game director Jay Wilson told PC Gamer that the team's early experiments with a 360-like controller yielded promising results. Blizzard has yet to announce an official Diablo release on consoles, but we know the company has been staffing up to investigate the possibility, and the evidence... More
  • Blog Post: Torchlight II Gets Fourth Class, Cheap Price Point

    While loot whores around the world wait for Diablo III, indie dev Runic Games is moving forward with a very friendly price for its upcoming hack-n-slash sequel, Torchlight II. Joystiq reports that Torchlight II -- which is still planned to launch this year -- will cost an affordable $20, the same price... More
  • Blog Post: Torchlight Hits One Million Sales Across Platforms

    We already knew that indie developer Runic was quite pleased with the performance of its excellent dungeon crawler Torchlight on Xbox Live Arcade. Now they have another milestone to help explain why they're so happy. GameSpot reports that Runic's first downloadable game has now reached one million... More
  • Blog Post: A First Look At The Monsters Of Torchlight II

    If the recent Xbox Live Arcade release of Torchlight has you jonesing for news on the sequel, I've got your first fix right here. Developer Runic Games has released a bunch of info on the first batch of monstrous opponents you'll be facing in the dungeons of Torchlight II. Six beasts, including... More
  • Blog Post: Runic Smitten With XBLA Torchlight Sales

    Who says console gamers don't enjoy a good dungeon crawler? Today Runic Games announced that the XBLA version of Torchlight has resulted in the "highest sales day ever" for the game, and that sales are currently outpacing the PC and Mac versions. Runic did not provide any actual sales numbers... More
  • Blog Post: New Torchlight XBLA Screens Showcase Hacking, Slashing

    Runic Games' Torchlight made its share of fans when it released on PC over a year ago, and it's making its way to XBLA on March 9th as part of its House Party promotion. Microsoft has released a handful of screens of this version, and it should look familiar to anyone who played it with a keyboard... More
  • Blog Post: Check Out Torchlight On XBLA

    If you missed Runic Games’ applauded dungeon crawler Torchlight when it debuted on the PC, only little over a month is left before it descends on Xbox Live Arcade. To tide you over, we’ve got some new footage of the port in action. Aside from some modified UI the game looks much the same... More
  • Blog Post: Beyond Good & Evil HD And Other XBLA House Party Games Dated, Priced

    Microsoft's latest Xbox Live Arcade blowout is set to begin next week. To prepare us, the company has released a full list of dates and prices for the games that will be arriving as part of the XBLA House Party event. The House Party will kick off on February 16 with Hard Corps: Uprising for 1200... More
  • Blog Post: Torchlight Aiming For Consoles By Holidays

    Gamescom attendants might have been more interested in trying out Torchlight II , but that wasn't the only news for fans of the fledgling series to get excited about. Runic Games CEO Max Schaefer revealed that the company is planning to release the original Torchlight on consoles soon. Speaking with... More
  • Blog Post: Torchlight II GamesCom Trailer & Hands-On

    Runic Games' follow-up is looking good. Within ten minutes of playing PC dungeon crawler Torchlight II at GamesCom, I had leveled up, eviscerated several dozen enemies with a variety of spinning blade throws, and Hoovered my way through a random dungeon or two. Yep, Torchlight II is exactly what... More
  • Blog Post: Torchlight II Announced, Adds Co-Op

    As good as Runic’s Torchlight was, it was tough to ignore its lack of co-op. Exploring dungeons is a risky business, and it's always best to do it with a buddy. The developer has unveiled a site for the inevitable sequel, which addresses that omission and more. There aren’t any screens... More
  • Blog Post: Runic Finally Talking About Torchlight MMO

    PCGamer is touting its look at the upcoming Torchlight MMO in its next issue. The game will apparently retain the fast-paced action focus that Torchlight is known for, and support ongoing content through microtransactions. Runic co-founder Travis Baldree has an interesting view on microtransactions,... More
  • Blog Post: Torchlight Developer Runic Joins Perfect World

    We've got a lot of fans of indie Diablo clone Torchlight around the office, and it sounds like we're not the only ones. Chinese MMO publisher Perfect World has acquired a majority stake in Torchlight developer Runic Games. Perfect World has likely made this decision in equal parts due to the... More
  • Blog Post: Torchlight On Its Way To Consoles?

    Speaking on The Rumble Pack podcast, Runic Games CEO Max Schaefer admitted to the developer's interest in moving last year's Torchlight onto consoles. "We're going to put some serious effort into it – pretty quick – getting Torchlight onto consoles," he said. Schaefer... More
  • Blog Post: Torchlight Devs Share Their Favorite Mods

    Runic Games released the mod tools for its critical darling dungeon crawler Torchlight after launch, but the fanbase wasted no time digging in. The dev team at Runic Games still plays their own game – always a good sign – and shared some of their favorite mods with us. See what the developers... More
  • Blog Post: Mythos Returns In 2010

    When Flagship Studios fell apart in 2008, plenty of people were sad, but it wasn't about their only major retail release, Hellgate: London. No, what we were upset to see disappear was their smaller, unreleased Diablo-style hack-and-slash game, Mythos. This ambitious MMO-lite had a ton of potential... More
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