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Torchlight 2 priced, final class announced

Friday, 26 August 2011 15:05 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Runic Games has officially priced Torchlight 2 at $20, and has revealed the final class in the game as the Embermage. Previously announced classes were the Berserker, Engineer, and Outlander. Runic CEO Max Schaefer has said the price will allow everyone to “comfortably afford,” to play the game “via a LAN, or play single player offline, all with no further purchase.” There still isn’t a set release date for the game, but it is still on target for 2011. Thanks, Joystiq.

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16 Comments

  1. GwynbleiddiuM

    Question here, Via LAN is the only way to play it with someone else or Online through internet is there too?

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Xuchilbara

    @1 – There is online play, doing dungeons with up to 4 friends…

    I am pretty sure this quote “comfortably afford,” to play the game “via a LAN, or play single player offline, all with no further purchase.” was a jab at his old bosses, who are now doing Diablo 3, and that game requires an internet connection.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. deathgaze

    The real question is this: What will come out first? Diablo III or Torchlight 2? I’m pretty sure Runic is very acutely aware that the success of their game hinges almost entirely on Diablo III’s release date.

    Personally, my money is on Diablo III coming out in January of 2012. That’s where Runic seems to be putting their money as well. However, if the Diablo 3 beta starts in October and they go gold during, say, early November… Runic might be in trouble.

    The only bright spot for Runic in this scenario is the system specifications for their game. Diablo III will likely meet or exceed the system specifications of StarCraft II. If users find that they can’t play Diablo III with their system then they might instead turn to Runic’s Torchlight 2 to get their dungeon crawling fix. After all, Torchlight 2 can run on a low spec netbook.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. GwynbleiddiuM

    @3 Well Tourchlight can’t compete against the Diablo III because firstly it’s a low budget game and second PR-wise and advertisements-wise it has nothing in comparison. So it should come out before D3 IMO, but in the end most of us RPG crowds gonna buy this due to simple fact that the market is suffering from absence of descent RPG titles. I will and it has nothing to do with anything but the love for RPG. Yet still I hope it’s before D3 so I can fill the gap in between Skyrim and D3, since Mass Effect wouldn’t take too much time anymore.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. ultramega

    @4
    Lol. From the decisions Blizzard has been making, I’m more excited for Torchlight 2 than Diablo III right now.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Ireland Michael

    @5 Ditto. It just seems more interesting.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. OlderGamer

    @5 and 6

    Same here.

    If I had to pick between just Tourchlight2 or D3, I’d buy Tourchlight2.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. DSB

    I think that’s mostly because so little has been shown of Diablo III. I’m gonna get Blizzard fever once the shit hits the fan.

    Really though, Runic aren’t without their own cards to play. First of all they have one great game under their belt – That always helps. Secondly, Diablo III is likely to be priced at 60 dollars. That’s three whole copies of Torchlight 2 for you and your friends.

    I wouldn’t be too worried, and really, if their hands were shaking, I really doubt they’d be launching a multiplayer hack n slash for 20 bucks a pop.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Ireland Michael

    Frankly, I stopped caring about Blizzard after World of Warcraft turned into a free-for-all hand-me-down-loot snore fest with little to no skill required for the rewards.

    Their ideas are uninspired and boring. Their worlds are unimaginative and derivative to the point of practical plagiarism, and they never make up their mind what the hell they want to do with any of their ideas.

    I left for greener pastors a long time ago. Haven’t looked back since.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. DSB

    To me they’re like the Santa Clause of gaming.

    I loved World of Warcraft, and every bit of the lore is stolen from someone or something, but I don’t think they tried to deny the fact that they were dabbling with pulp fiction. Lots of the quests in the game have pretty obvious pop culture references.

    I think I just like knowing that no matter what, someone out there is going to put a bit of pride in their work. There’s only a handful of developers that I’d trust like that.

    I couldn’t get into the hardcore e-sports of Starcraft II, and I probably wouldn’t have bothered getting it if I’d known it to be focal point, but I have no problem understanding why people love it to death. It’s like a finely engineered watch.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. GwynbleiddiuM

    Well frankly I’ve been waiting for Diablo III for such a long time that if even they throw shit at me and call it Diablo I’ll buy it, yet, Blizzard always was a company that held up its name with pride and delivered as best as possible at the time, so I won’t mind the most things you people find discouraging about Diablo 3 and I know and understand why they do those things so I’m fine and my interest in Diablo 3 is still strong.

    And I truly didn’t find wow like Ireland described it has its flaws and they are many but still it’s the best MMO out there and it has the best lore and setting. I reckon you have killed Ragnaros on HC mode 20 times by now to claim that statement, everyone knows that the true challenge of WoW lies in Heroic mode of end-game raids which is currently Firelands, and frankly its normal mode isn’t some walk in the park either so I completely disagree with what you said. Sure, WoW is a grindfest, you have to work like a mule to get reps, leveling professions and stuff but in the end many people enjoy these things even though I’m not among them.

    The true problem of WoW is in the way people playing it not they way it designed. People rely heavily on other people’s experience and battle-tested strategies and they have forgotten how did they play things before guides and videos of ‘how to kill this, how to kill that’. This created a new generation of MMO players, unable to devise a strategy on their own and copycat what others video guides tells them to do like mindless husks. IMO there far too little guilds that producing results of their own work and those are and always will be the true players and raiders out there.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Ireland Michael

    @11 I got so bored of the game with Cataclysm I never even bothered to get that far.

    Not that I have to. If I don’t achieve something in the current content patch, all I have to do is wait for the next content patch to come out so that I can get all that previously shiny gear by running progressively easier five mans.

    It completely mitigates the point of even trying. If a player isn’t good enough to progress far enough in the game to get the best gear, all they have to do is sit around and wait for a few months until it’s practically handed to them for free.

    There should be a gear reset between each expansion, not between each goddamn content patch.

    “The true problem of WoW is in the way people playing it not they way it designed.”

    Bollocks. The game *used* to be challenging. The game *used* to require skill, planning and effort to progress through to the raiding circuit and beyond. Now you just wait a few months and you’ll get all the gear that people put time and effort by running five-mans.

    ‘m not an elitist raider either, believe it or not. I never stepped inside some of the harder raid instances with the top-level gear. I never had the time.

    But I don’t believe that people should be awarded for a lack of effort. When I use to complete those five and ten mans in Burning Crusade, I felt like I’d actually achieved something, because it took actual skill and teamwork to beat those challenges.

    Now? Now it’s just a damn cakewalk. I no longer feel any sense of achievement in the game, because everything is so damn easy.

    This is why I think people are leaving the game in droves. People aren’t feeling like their time is being rewarded anymore, because the idiots at Blizzard feel the need to pander to the “no child left behind” mentality.

    “Hey guys! Spend months in our raids and get this gear! Just don’t forget that everyone else will be wearing it in a few months as well, and they didn’t even have to work for it!”

    And no, achievements don’t make it worth while. I’m invested in the evolution of my character’s gear and stats, not an arbitrary bunch of virtual badges.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. GwynbleiddiuM

    I still fail to see the cakewalk here. You say you can wait till next content patch to get all the gears, eh? Yup with each content patch they nerf older raids so people can be geared faster to get into the new content. Still, Heroic difficulty is there to reward the hardcores, yup you can get shit load of normal epics, but it’s not the same scenario with heroic drops, you need a very good team for that. And, FYI if it was such a walk in the park why there are still guilds out there that didn’t get the 7/7 on firelands normal? The true challenge of wow is in Heroic mode, it’s been so ever since it was introduced.

    The fact that the game become boring and repetitive for you is one thing, ranting on how things were and how things are and how you don’t like this because it used to be an elites only game and now there are so many casuals around is something else. Blizzard has enough content to satisfy all of their peers regardless of pros, core or casual classification.

    And just for the record the game was the king of MMOs for like 7 years now, after 7 long years it loses a few thousands in 12 million subscribers is hardly a surprise. even if it loses half of the current subs, still the most played game online out there.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Ireland Michael

    Yes, and it completely invalidates the efforts of the people who put in time and skill to pawn off those items to less skilled players without them having to do anything.

    If you come last in the race, you don’t deserve a goddamn metal.

    It’s not elitist. I never got into the most hardcore content in the game. But what I did earn was through my own efforts. Now I can wait a few months and get free epics for doing next to nothing. And that’s the fucking problem. I know I didn’t *earn* the gear. It was handed down to me. No Child Left Behind.

    Heroics are lazy content. They’re intentionally made to be ridiculously difficult (in the past they were overtuned to the point of being impossible) purely to keep people playing. Instead of, I don’t know, creating a diverse selection of content like they did in the previous expansion.

    Every expansion has launched with progressively less content, and significantly less dungeons and raids. Cataclysm has almost half the amount of end game content that was in BC… and don’t even get me started on how much of it is recycled…

    And for the record, it hasn’t lost “a few thousand”. People are dropping the game en masse. Just check the internet. Even Blizzard themselves has admitted there’s been a steep decline in the active player base.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. GwynbleiddiuM

    So, what you’re saying is Heroic is hard, normal is easy, I’m confused now because what you’re saying now totally counters your previous walk-in-the-park statement. I don’t mind when the instances get nerfed, there are many people that don’t have the time or are not in the same level as elitists, they are entitled to the money they spend on the game to be able to enjoy it while they’re not as good as elites or simply can’t afford to invest too much time in the game. Elitists get their rewards from heroics and by the time that the new content arrives they move on to new things and honestly don’t care about where casuals spend their wow time, cause they’re to busy strategising for new encounters rather than giving a shit. They got their rewards and most of them have 370+ with Firelands gear while others fall further behind them with combination of 359 and crafted 365ishs.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Ireland Michael

    Someone being better than you at something does not make them an elitist.

    Normal is too easy. Heroics are padded content and an excuse not to make *actual* content more challenging by default.

    Yogg-Saron in Heroic was so overpowered that he was completely undefeatable until a guild deliberately exploited mechanics in the game to beat him. That’s not improved content? That’s just lazxy design.

    What’s even worse is the new habit of “gating” content. They *know* their content doesn’t have the same longevity that it used to, due to it being too easy, so half the time now they unlock it in pieces just to keep people running their subscriptions a little while longer.

    Paying your subscription fee does not entitle you to see everything in the game. It entitles you to try the content. If you’re not skilled enough to beat it, the people who are shouldn’t see their hard work invalidated every twelve weeks just so you can “see the content”.

    I never saw the inside of the Black Temple in Burning Crusade, but guess what? I didn’t care. Because with the limited time I had, when I went into those Heroics and beat those bosses, I actually felt like I earned my rewards.

    The first time I ever cleared Karazhan with my guild was probably one of the most exciting moment I’ve ever had in a video game in my entire life.

    No? No I’m just bored because I’m earning all this overpowered gear through little to no effort. Yay, you beat the easy version! Now try the… slightly more difficult version!

    I’d love to hear OG’s thoughts on this. I know he left the game recently as well, and I’m curious what his own personal incentives were.

    #16 4 years ago

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  • If permadeath RTS games are up your alley, check out indie project XO

    The Square Enix Collective showcases projects for a limited time to help drum up community support and potential backers, and RTS title XO from Jumpdrive Studios is worth taking a look at. The teaser trailer is fairly brief, but if you visit the page for XO over at the Square Enix Collective, it’s understandable – […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch disables mods. Here’s how to get them working again

    A new patch for the PC version of GTA 5 was released yesterday and, as it turns out, has wiped the ability to use mods with the game. The wasn’t great news for some players, but YouTuber taltigolt has already figured out how to play the PC version with mods after installing the patch. Matt […]

  • Xbox One ad stealth launches a mysterious Halo 5 competition

    A new Xbox One advert released today isn’t as straightforward as it appears. The trailer has a couple of pretty conspicuous ‘glitches’ throughout, and members of NeoGAF wasted no time in breaking it down. The first item of interest is the screen from the hunt the signal site, which displays an error message when accessed […]

  • Battlefield 4 Jungle map improved with latest update

    DICE LA has updated the Battlefield 4 Jungle map, adding more foliage and a new route. As demonstrated by Westie in the video above, the map now has the kind of foliage you’d expect in the jungle, helping to conceal infantry players. The update also tweaks positions of objective points and has added a concealed […]

  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate free DLC pack for May includes Metroid and Mega Man armour

    The May DLC pack for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate boasts some big ticket items, including Metroid, Street Fighter, and Mega Man gear. This big fat chunk of free DLC, detailed on the capcom unity blog, includes Hunter equipment: Metroid’s Varia Suit Metroid’s Zero Suit Metroid’s Arm Cannon Taiko Drum Master Hunting Horn USJ’s Star Rook […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for May 1, 2 – Hard Light edition

    Here he comes with his weird face, dealing goods and gear for Guardians. It’s Friday. Xur: Agent of the Nine is back in the Tower. Of Course he is. Got your Strange Coins? Here’s what’s in his bag this week: Ruin Wings [Exotic Titan gauntlets] – 13SC Don’t Touch Me [Exotic Hunter gauntlets] – 13SC […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC drops for PS4 on May 26

    Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC has now been announced for May 26 for PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360. The announcement was made on Twitter via the official Dragon Age account. Mark your calendars! #DAIJawsOfHakkon pic.twitter.com/mU1WfkSrQV — Dragon Age (@dragonage) May 1, 2015 The DLC was released for PC and Xbox One back in March thanks to […]

  • New Witcher 3 screenshots highlight Geralt’s questionable fashion choices

    Even though The Witcher 3 release date is drawing closer, it still feels like a million year away. So here are some more screenshots to tide you over until then. We got to look at in-game shots yesterday, but these new screens show Geralt riding through some gorgeously vibrant mountains, in the midst of combat […]

  • Sims Gurus patch out pregnant men

    Say goodbye to The Sims 4 unique take on fatherhood, as The Sims Gurus confirm that male pregnancies are no more. The Sims 4 players have been reporting high numbers of alien abductions, leaving their male characters with sore bottoms and a bellyful of alien baby. Kotaku reports that not everyone was getting their knickers […]

  • Black Mesa countdown probably points to Half-life remake release date

    Half-life remake Black Mesa may have a release date at last. Black Mesa is a Source Engine remake of the original Half-life, which like everything related to Half-life feels like it’s taking forever to come out. The first part launched in September 2012, and it looks like we might have a release date for the […]

  • Spector puts down rumours of troubled Epic Mickey development

    Epic Mickey seemed like a surprising follow-up project from the man who made Deus Ex, but Warren Spector has put down rumours of a difficult relationship with Disney. Epic Mickey displays several qualities found in Spector’s other games and which he has always espoused in interviews – heck, this is the man whose dream it […]

  • Ubisoft makes good on Child of Light promise with free eBook

    Child of Light fans can check out a gorgeous new illustrated book set in the world of Lumeria. Earlier this month, creator Patrick Plourde confirmed that there were more Child of Light projects on the way. As we expected from the cagey wording, at least the first of these projects isn’t a game: it’s an […]

  • Half-life episode from Junction Point would have featured a magnet gun

    Half-life seems to be on near permanent hold, but at least we can glean some insight into what might once have been. Junction Point’s cancelled Half-life game came up in Warren Spector’s Reddit AMA overnight. Commenting that he isn’t sure whether he’ll get into legal trouble for discussing the project, Spector gave a few comments […]

  • Destiny: exclusive shader, emblem on offer with Nepal benefit shirt

    Destiny developer Bungie has asked Guardians to offer their aid, and they’ve already responded in troves. A new Destiny shirt added to the Bungie Store is the object of a fundraising drive to provide aid in Nepal following a devastating earthquake this week. Bungie popped the pretty stylish shirt on sale earlier today, offering an […]

  • What does the creator of Deus Ex think of Human Revolution and Mankind Divided?

    Deus Ex creator Warren Spector seems pretty positive about the direction the sci-fi series has followed under Square Enix’s hand. Deus Ex was created by Spector and his team at Ion Storm, and remained with Eidos after the developer shuttered. When Square Enix purchased the British publisher, it put new studio Eidos Montreal to work […]

  • Protest Goat secures future for Elite Dangerous destruction derbies

    One of the stranger and more beautiful stories to manifest in the gaming world this week, I think. Elite: Dangerous has given birth to an unintended, emergent style of gameplay; a destruction derby like affair where players gather in no combat areas to both race and gleefully smash into each other until a victor limps […]

  • Destiny’s stunning landscapes captured in panoramas

    Destiny has some beautiful environments, which screenshots don’t necessarily do justice to. Walking around Destiny exclaiming over the lighting effects and the tiny animated details is the best way to experience Bungie’s tremendous achievements, but these panorama images stitched together from in-game screenshots are a good second. Click to see them fullsize. Redditor CenturyEagle made […]

  • Star Wars Disney Infinity re-release on the cards – rumour

    Star Wars is a no-brainer for Disney Infinity, and at long last it looks like it’s happening. A Star Wars re-release called Disney Infinity 3.0 has reportedly leaked from German retailers. We have to lable this one a rumour as we haven’t seen the original source, but the story was originally reported by DisKingdom, which […]

  • Award-winning mobile indie Monument Valley out now on Windows Phone

    Windows Phone’s game selection can be a bit restrictive, but has expanded delightfully today: Monument Valley is now available. Monument Valley is one of those gorgeous, mind-bending puzzlers the indie scene produces on the regular, winning awards and consuming everyone’s lives for weeks on end. Developed by Ustwo Games, with beautiful, understated art from Ken […]

  • Old-school EverQuest servers safe from legal troubles thanks to Daybreak agreement

    EverQuest rights holder Daybreak Game Company given its blessing to the wonderful Project 1999. EverQuest: Project 1999 is one of those lovely ideas that it are all too often crushed by the realities of the games industry. An entirely fan-managed affair, it provides an emulated version of the classic EverQuest experience, which is no longer […]

  • Free Dragon Age short stories fill us in on Corypheus’s followers

    Dragon Age: Inquisition developer BioWare invites you to learn more about the lore and characters that make up its beautiful role-playing setting. Dragon Age is set in Thedas, a world still only partially revealed by the three core games to date. BioWare puts a heck of a lot of work into its worldbuilding, employing a […]

  • Remember that gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo? It now utilizes DirectX 12

    Remember the gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo Square Enix showed off three years ago? The firm showed it again at Microsoft’s Build Conference, this time utilizing DirectX 12. The Witch Chapter 0 [cry] real-time tech demo was created from research Square conducted using real-time CG technology and DX12 in collaboration with Microsoft and Nvidia. The […]

  • Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones sneaks onto GOG and Steam services

    Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones can now be purchased through GOG and Steam. On both services it will run you £12.99/€14.99/$14.99. Links here and here. The game features: Fully explorable ‘Metroidvania’ style overworld, laying siege to a diabolical cloning facility with varied and detailed environments. A variety of special equipment to unlock new […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC Ascendance has arrived on PC, PlayStation consoles

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players on PC and PlayStation consoles can now download the Ascendance DLC. The second content pack contains the OHM weapon, the OHM Werewolf custom variant, and the second entry in the Exo Zombies saga, Infection. Four new maps are also included: Perplex, Site 244, Climate, and Chop Shop. Ascendance was […]

  • Latest Xbox 360 system update is live, now supports 2TB hard drives

    Xbox 360 now supports 2TB hard drives via the latest system update for the console. Support for the drives was announced earlier this month and has been available for preview members. “In addition we will also no longer reserve space in advance on your hard drive,” said the firm. “If you are using 16GB of […]

  • Kickstarter for Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee launches tomorrow

    Playtonic Games has announced the Kickstarter campaign for its spiritual successor to the Banjo Kazooie series, Yooka-Laylee, will launch tomorrow. The title of the game was announced today along with the Kickstarter date. Formerly known as Project Ukulele, the 3D platformer is said to be “between the size of Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie,” and stars Yooka […]

  • Console version of Mistwalker’s Terra Battle is in development

    Now that Mistwalker’s Terra Battle has surpassed 2 million downloads on mobile, the developer is now working on a console version of the tactical RPG. As part of the original Download Starter campaign, the 2 million milestone means the company will begin development on Terra Battle’s console version with details to be announced at a […]

  • Prison break game The Escapists is heading to PlayStation 4 from May 29

    The Escapists, Mouldy Toof’s prison break game originally released as a timed console exclusive Xbox One, has a release date for PlayStation 4. For those unfamiliar with the title, which is also a PC release, it tasks players’ time management skills as they do a bit of digging and crafting, and other prison-type stuff as […]

  • Dead Island 2 delayed into 2016 to ensure series is “taken to the next level”

    Dead Island 2 has been delayed into 2016 by Yager in order to ensure the sequel “takes Dead Island to the next level.” According to a tweet from the developer, it set “big goal” for the game, and in order to deliver what fans expect, the team needs more time to reach development goals. “We […]

  • Project Cars: here’s a list of all available cars at launch

    Project Cars will contain many, many cars and if we are counting correctly, there will be 74 total at launch. The standard edition contains 65 total, and when factoring the free car as well as the Modified and Limited Edition cars packs, you can add an additional nine cars to the mix. Comb through the […]

  • Competitive matchmaking support is coming to Team Fortress 2

    Team Fortress 2 will soon feature support for competitive matchmaking, which Valve says is a “high priority” project for it at the moment. According to a report from TeamFortress.tv, which visited Valve headquarters recently, Valve is looking into the possibility of 6v6 or 9v9 matches 9v9, a possible quick play option and it is also […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch fixes garage, Job crashes – full notes here

    Rockstar has pushed out a 353 MB patch for GTA 5 on PC The patch fixes a number of annoying bugs related to vehicles and garages, some deathmatch issues and purchase errors. It should also fix various freezing and crashing bugs, as well as a little issue with Steam. Time will tell if the patch […]

  • Fire Emblem If will come in White Kingdom and Black Kingdom versions with amiibo support

    We’ve finally got some juicy details on the next Fire Emblem game, but the most interesting aspect is that there will be two versions of the game. According to Siliconera, who translated an interview between Intelligent Systems and 4Gamer, there will a White Kingdom and a Black Kingdom version that offer different aspects of the […]

  • Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess heads west with “Golden Toilet” pre-order bonus

    Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess will debut on western PlayStation 4 systems this summer, Koei Tecmo has announced. It is also coming to PS3 and Vita. The game was produced by Keisuke Kikuchi of Fatal Frame fame and takes up where Deception 4: Blood Ties left off allowing players to relive Laegrinna’s pursuit to free […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario demo, Paper Mario, more

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo of Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, Paper Mario on Virtual Console, and amiibo Tap. The full update is below. eShop update amiibo Tap – free – Wii U Star Wars Pinball DLC – Wii U Paper Mario – Wii U […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC port handed off to Nixxes

    The PC port of the new Deus Ex has been handed over to Netherlands based studio, Nixxes software. After the initial reveal trailer at the beginning of April, we’ve only had a few morsels in the way of additional news. The most intriguing tidbit to date has got to be the fact that you’ll be […]

  • First-ever PC Gaming Show to take place at E3 2015 in June

    PC gaming will finally have its very own E3 press conference this year, thanks to PC Gamer and AMD. The PC Gaming Show will take place on June 16 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles and it will be livestreamed on Twitch. PC Gamer said speakers at the presentation will include representatives from Blizzard, […]

  • Majora’s Mask light available now on Club Nintendo for 6000 stars

    Club Nintendo shuts up shop on September 30 and members are being encouraged to spend accumulated stars before then. And what better to spend them on, than this adorable Majora’s Mask light? If you’re a member based in Europe you can nab it for 6000 stars. If you’re in Australia or New Zealand, it’ll only […]

  • Unity support announced for HoloLens, will work with Windows universal apps

    Microsoft is partnering with game engine developers Unity in order to make HoloLens compatible with apps and games which use the cross-platform engine. The partnership was announced yesterday during its Build Developer Conference. Universal apps for Windows 10 systems will also be available on Xbox One later this year, suggesting possible HoloLens functionality with the […]

  • Splatoon Nintendo Direct airs Thursday, May 7

    A Nintendo Direct focused on Splatoon, the Wii U multiplayer title, on May 7. It will kick off at 7am PDT/10am EDT/3pm UK and it can be watched via the Nintendo Direct website. You can also have a look at the game through Nintendo’s Twitch channel. The last game-specific presentation took place last week and […]

  • GTA 5 PC: clean up the streets as a member of the San Andreas PD with this new mod

    Remember the awesome mods for GTA 4 and San Andreas that let you run amok online as a member of the po-po? Well, dust off your taser and load up your gun, because it’s coming to GTA 5. The new mod for GTA 5 is currently in alpha and can be downloaded at palmbeachgames.com. You […]

  • Indie shoot ‘em up Project Root comes to Xbox One, PS4 and PSVita

    Project Root is a self-proclaimed rejig of the shoot ‘em up genre that was released on PC last year, and it’s finally coming to consoles. Combining free-roaming elements with the usual business of shooting things, Project Root was released this week for Xbox One, PS4 and the PSVita.