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Torchlight 2 is free-to-play on Steam this weekend

Runic Games' action role-playing game Torchlight 2 is free-to-play for Windows PC through Steam this weekend, according to the title's listing. Steam users can download and play the sequel to 2009's Torchlight for free starting now. The event will last until Sunday, Jan. 12 at 4 p.m. ET. Additionally, the full version of Torchlight 2 is available for $4.99, 75 percent off it's original price of $19.99. A four-pack of Torchlight 2 copies for sharing with friends is also available at 75 percent off for $14.99, and the original Torchlight for Windows PC and Mac is also discounted to $3.74. Torchlight 2 launched in September 2012. The title lets players explore randomly generated dungeons and fight monsters for loot, both in a single-player campaign and co-op multiplayer component. Last...

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No plans for Torchlight 2 on console, says Runic

Bad news for console owners hoping for a taste of Torchlight 2. Publisher Runic says it has "no plans" to release the game on Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3. Torchlight 2, a dungeon-crawling overhead RPG, has sold more than two million copies since its launch for Windows PC. In our review, Polygon wrote that the game "feels like the cumulative work of perfectionists intent on making the action role-playing game of their dreams." Runic is working on a Mac version. The original Torchlight, was first launched as Windows PC game in 2009, and ported to Xbox 360 in 2011. A PlayStation 3 version was touted for a while, but eventually scrapped. Runic today told VG247 that, for the sequel, a console version is not likely. In September 2012, when Torchlight 2 was launched, Runic CEO Max Schaefer...

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Runic Games 'still pursuing' Torchlight 2 for Mac

Torchlight developer Runic Games still plans to release a Mac port of Torchlight 2, though the developer has no release date, Kotaku reports. In a statement given to the website, a Runic representative said the team ran into "unexpected complexities" when porting the game, in combination with an effort to "ramp up our next project." "The Mac platform still poses some challenges for us as a company (as anyone who waited for the Mac port of Torchlight 1 can attest)," The representative said. "As a result, while we are still pursuing it, we don't have a date or any real details to share on the Mac port of Torchlight 2 just yet. When we do have something to share, though, we'll do so as quickly as possible." Torchlight 2 launched for Windows PC in September of last year and has since...

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Torchlight 2 sold more than two million copies

Torchlight 2 sold more than two million units in under 10 months, achieving double the amount of sales as Torchlight in half the time, according to a press release. The action role-playing game launched in September 2012 as a follow-up to the 2009 title. Like its predecessor, players explore randomly generated dungeons while looting and defeating monsters. Torchlight 2 received full Steam Workshop support and an integrated editor to help players create levels, skills, maps and more in April. The game surpassed one million sales in January of this year.

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GameFly PC sale discounts BioShock Infinite, Torchlight and more

Windows PC users can pick up 26 different titles, including BioShock Infinite, Torchlight 2 and XCOM: Enemy Unknown, for a discount through GameFly's Digital Summer Sale. Sale prices range from as low as $4.99 on digital editions of titles such as Dungeonland and Deus Ex: Human Revolution, to BioShock Infinite for $34.99. Users will need Steam to play purchased games. Check out the full sale list for all the included deals. Dealzon's June coupon, which is good for a 20 percent discount, can also be stacked on top of GameFly's sale. The sale ends Monday, June 10.

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Torchlight 2 receives Steam Workshop support and in-house editor

Torchlight 2, Runic Games' action role-playing game, received an update on Steam that features full Workshop support, with the developer also launching a Workshop-integrated editor for the game called GUTS, according to an official announcement. Players are now able to create custom levels, skills, items, maps and gameplay, and publish them directly to the Workshop for other players. Modded games can be filtered by mod combination and players have the ability to subscribe to mods. A new launcher synchronizes subscribed mods and features customizable options, such as mod activation state and loading priority. Players can also view mod history and "the potential impact that disabling mods may have on your character." For those interested, Runic Games has a variety of GUTS tutorials...

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GameFly's Spring Break PC Sale discounts downloads daily through Saturday

GameFly's Spring Break PC Sale offers discounts of up to 75 percent off on downloadable PC games this week, according to the company's official Twitter account. GameFly will discount a new batch of games every day until March 24 at 2:59 a.m. Today's discounts include: Far Cry 3 for $34.99 (regularly $49.99) Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning for $7.49 (regularly $29.99) The Cave for $7.49 (regularly $14.99) Sleeping Dogs for $9.99 (regularly $39.99) Torchlight 2 for $6.79 (regularly $19.99) XCOM: Enemy Unknown for $15.99 (regularly $49.99) You can check out the deals every day by clicking the Spring Break PC Sale banner at GameFly's PC Download hub.

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Torchlight 2 mod adds monsters, dungeons, a new class and much more

A Torchlight 2 mod released earlier this month called SynergiesMOD adds loads of new monsters, dungeons, a new class and much more to Runic Games' action role-playing game, according to the mod's official forum. The mod's summary touts "108 Elite monsters, 6 Rare dragons, 28 Raid dungeons, 11 unique World Bosses, 4 Sets of Legendary Armor, 16 new Tier-1 Legendary Weapons, brand new Quest lines, a new World hub for ACT5, and a whole new class: The Necromancer." According to an overview of the new class, the Necromancer includes upgradable skills that can summon zombies and skeletons, among several other deadly incantations. Players interested in exploring the Windows PC mod can find download and installation instructions on a dedicated forum page. The modders plan an additional 24...

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'Torchlight 2' passes 1M sales, drops to $15 for holidays

Torchlight 2 has sold over one million units, according to the Twitter account of its developer, Runic Games. "We had an amazing 2012, and proud to say that #Torchlight2 has sold over one million units! Thank you! Happy New Year's Eve everyone :)," read the announcement, which was posted just over three months after the launch of the game in September. As a point of comparison, it took the the original Torchlight more than 18 months to reach that same tally. Those who have yet to pick up a copy of the hack-and-slash RPG may be encouraged to do so before January 5, as the game is on sale for $15, $5 off the regular price, via Steam.

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Guild Wars 2 comes in at #1 on TIME's top 10 games of 2012

Guild Wars 2 has taken out the top spot in Time Magazine's top 10 games of 2012. Chosen by Time's technology and games writer, Matt Peckham, the complete list is below: Guild Wars 2 Xenoblade Chronicles XCOM: Enemy Unknown Dishonored Assassin's Creed III Papo & Yo The Last Story LittleBigPlanet Halo 4 Torchlight 2 Writing about Guild Wars 2, Peckhams says: "Guild Wars 2 is one of those rare games that unexpectedly knocks your life off-kilter, like a meteoroid banging into a satellite. Call it the pinball machine of MMOs, devoted to keeping you entertained by the minute, whatever you're doing." Peckham says that all the elements of Guild Wars 2 — from the scavenger hunts to defending homesteads to protecting towns from bear hordes — give the game the "feel of a living world"...

Torchlight 2 Releases
North America
  • Windows
    • Released 09/20/2012
    • Publisher Runic Games
    • Developer Runic Games
    • Score 8.5
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