Tag Archives: torchlight
Sat, Nov 17, 2012 | 21:52 GMT
Steam’s Thanksgiving sale is coming soon, according to a post on the official Torchlight 2 website. While we know the sale is inevitable, it’s just nice to have the confirmation. Like the sunrise, sunset, you know. At any rate, Runic has said Torchlight 2 will go on sale during the Steam sale, although it failed to mention a price. We’ll just have to wait on word from Valve, then. Thanks, Wilczeek.
Sat, Oct 06, 2012 | 18:42 BST
Torchlight 2 has been patched. You know this if you’ve logged into Steam recently, but if you haven’t logged in – know the game will start patching for you when you do. The list is rather extensive and contains many good things such as particle update optimizations, games filtering for your level, and wardrobe tweaks and fixes. But wait – there’s more here! Thanks, PCGamesN.
Wed, Oct 03, 2012 | 08:19 BST
Humble Bundle 6 has come to a close, netting over $2 million in indie game sales, and most importantly a great sum of cash for the Child’s Play charity. Pat yourself on the back if you spent money on it. Go on, you deserve it.
Tue, Sep 18, 2012 | 21:18 BST
Diablo 3 is a “significant product,” from Blizzard, according to Runic CEO and former Blizzard man Max Schaefer, especially since it’s nearly “impossible” to meet the expectations of the Diablo community.
Tue, Sep 18, 2012 | 21:03 BST
Humble Indie Bundle 6 is ready for your purchase. It includes: Torchlight, Shatter, Rochard, Vessel, and Space Pirates and Zombies. Those who pay more than the average price will also receive Dustforce and soundtracks. Each game is DRM-free and works on Mac, Windows, and Linux, and can optionally be redeemed on Steam. For Linux users, you also have the option to redeem through the Ubuntu Software Centre, and the finishing touches for Vessel’s Mac and Linux debut “are still being completed and it should be ready in 24-72 hours.” Hit up the link for more information.
Fri, Aug 31, 2012 | 20:16 BST
Sat, Aug 25, 2012 | 21:49 BST
Lots of games are on sale this weekend through various digital outlets such as Amazon, GoG, Steam, Gamefly, and more. Hit the break for a small taste.
Sat, Aug 25, 2012 | 18:06 BST
Torchlight 2 will finally be given a release date on Friday morning, August 31. The news was posted by Runic over on the official website. Here’s the word: “August 31 kicks off of our favorite con, PAX Prime, and we’ll be there to show Torchlight II and tell everyone the official Torchlight II launch date,” reads the post. The date will be posted on the website, as well as on the game’s Facebook page and Twitter account.
Sat, Jul 21, 2012 | 16:25 BST
Runic president Travis Baldree has posted a blog update for Torchlight II, detailing what the studio is currently working on. While all the framework and content is in place, the firm working on polishing the game in an effort to release it in late summer as planned. To quell any trepidation fans may have regarding the game, Baldree has posted an infographic comparing the first Torchlight to its successor. Looking it over, it’s no wonder the it’s taken the team what seems ages to finish it off: Torchlight II is four-times the scale of the first game as far as assets and playtime. In other words, it has 87% more of everything. Head here for a large version of the infographic.
Wed, Jul 18, 2012 | 07:17 BST
Writing on the Runic Games forum, founder Travis Baldree offers an explanation of why Torchlight II – once expected well before Diablo III – is taking forever and a week to actually surface. It’s a detailed breakdown which essentially boils down to “it’s hard work to balance the acts of a dungeon crawler”. Well, we saw how long it took Blizzard, and the developer is still tweaking post-launch, so we’ll cut Runic some slack. Torchlight II is still expected sometime this year.
Tue, Jul 17, 2012 | 23:56 BST
Runic has gathered together a compelling body of evidence suggesting Armed Heroes Online developer EGLS ripped a large number of assets directly from Torchlight. EGLS’s response was a flat denial, but Runic boss Travis Baldree told PC Gamer he has no doubt regarding the alleged plagiarism and is seeking to have Armed Heroes Online removed from the Canadian App Store. The whole report is pretty damning; click through for side-by-side comparisons and other intriguing similarities like identical, misspelled filenames. Whoops.
Sat, Mar 31, 2012 | 17:47 BST
Runic has released a video showing some of the pets available in Torchlight II. Some will look familiar to you, others are new. There’s even a blog post on the official site, which details each critter and provides a look at it’s furriness – unless of course it has feathers or scales. Looks awesome. Now all we need is a release date, please.
Fri, Mar 16, 2012 | 18:13 GMT
Yeah, you tell ‘em! We don’t need no stinkin’ boxes or discs! Not as long as Runic Games can continue to sell millions of copies of Torchlight digitally, right?! More »
Wed, Jan 25, 2012 | 19:00 GMT
Runic Games co-founder and CEO Max Schaefer has said the firm chose Perfect World Entertainment as its partner for the Torchlight MMO due to the Chinese company’s experience with the genre.
Thu, Nov 17, 2011 | 19:14 GMT
Torchlight 2 has been officially delayed, according to a post from Runic Games president Travis Baldree on the game’s official website.
Tue, Oct 18, 2011 | 19:39 BST
The Torchlight 2 FAQ at over at RunicGamesFansite.com has been updated with a bit of news regarding the game’s release. According to Runic, the RPG will see a release sometime during November or December of this year, unless “someone on the team dies.” Awesome. Upon release, the game will run you $20, and players will be able to choose between the Embermage, Berserker, Engineer, and Outlander as a class. Thanks, MMORPG.
Fri, Aug 26, 2011 | 15:05 BST
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.
Fri, Aug 05, 2011 | 15:50 BST
“That’s obviously still in the plan. But is it the next thing or is it something beyond that? We just don’t know. We have a lot of good ideas for the MMO, we just aren’t committing to any kind of schedule yet. If Torchlight 2 blows up on PC and it’s the biggest thing since sliced bread we’ll probably want to give more attention to that before heading into the MMO world.” – Runic Games CEO Max Schaefer to Eurogamer.
Wed, Jul 06, 2011 | 21:05 BST
Runic Games has announced Torchlight has now sold 1 million copies across all platforms since being released in October 2009.
Sat, Jun 11, 2011 | 20:36 BST
Runic boss Max Schaefer has Torchlight has been pirated over 5 million times in China, but since it knew such a thing was an inevitably in the Asian market, they see it as a way to promote the upcoming MMO based on the series.