By Jenna Pitcher on Apr 02, 2013 04.02.13
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...
By Dave Tach on Mar 20, 2013 03.20.13
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.
By Dave Tach on Jan 30, 2013 01.30.13
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...
By Russ Frushtick on Jan 01, 2013 01.01.13
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.
By Tracey Lien on Dec 06, 2012 12.06.12
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...
By Alexa Ray Corriea on Oct 24, 2012 10.24.12
Runic Games' action role-playing title Torchlight 2 could benefit from the inclusion of Minecraft-like resource management and building elements, designer Max Schaefer said in a recent interview with Indie Game Magazine Radio. "What I'd like to see personally is to get the building and resource aspects of Minecraft and put them into an ARPG, just so it's a little more than just wandering from one monster to the next and hitting them," Schaefer said. "Your character has permanence [in Torchlight 2], but you don't have anything like property or anything that you've built right now in our game that lead to any sense of permanence. So I'd like to explore that a little bit," he added. Schaefer clarified that this is his personal view on beneficial additions to Torchlight 2, stating that...
By Megan Farokhmanesh on Oct 07, 2012 10.07.12
A new patch for Torchlight 2 is now available, as detailed by Valve's update on the Steam blog. The patch addresses several functionality problems, as well as a number of gameplay and skill options. Players can now toggle map visibility, correctly set player difficulty, and send their pets to town from the last two boss rooms, among other things. Check out the full list here. Torchlight 2 released on September 20th for PC.
By Megan Farokhmanesh on Sep 30, 2012 09.30.12
For a psychedelic, rock-themed start to your day, try this Torchlight 2 gource on for size. A gource takes software projects and transforms them into a central tree. Different pieces of art, sound, and code branch off as roots and leaves. In this case, the visualization represents almost three years of development on Runic Games' part, based off the activity in the company's source control system. As for the music, Runic Games calls it "a recently unearthed archaeological selection from the long-distant schoolboy days of a certain Runic Games employee who shall remain nameless to spare he and his cohorts embarrassment."
By Megan Farokhmanesh on Sep 22, 2012 09.22.12
Torchlight 2, Runic Games' dungeon crawling role-playing game released on September 20th, but players can still test out the game by downloading the free demo. The PC demo is available on the game's official website, right above the full $19.99 version. In a recent Reddit AMA, Blizzard North founder and Runic co-founder Max Schaefer explained the game's low price. "We sell for $20 because we want a bigger community, and for people all over the world to enjoy our game," said Schaefer. "Not everyone has $60 lying around. Plus, digital distribution, like on Steam, makes this more economically viable for a company like us." "We couldn't make money selling $20 boxes only, but we'll do fine with this price because of the trend toward digital distribution," said Schaefer.