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DeathSpank Coming To PC, Along With Shank

It's always disappointing when those who have made their careers making PC games announce their next project is to be console only. Dirty turncoats like Tim Schafer and Ron Gilbert, who'd be nothing - NOTHING - without the PC have betrayed us in a very real way, for which there can be no forgiveness. Only hate. Unless they then release their game on PC. Schafer's still dead to us, but welcome back Mr Gilbert! DeathSpank's coming to PC and Mac on the 26th October.

Well, Hothead anyway, since Gilbert left Hothead after the game came out, and now works for DoubleFine. But that wouldn't have given me the opportunity to call Schafer names above the jump.

Deathspank, the action RPG that was formerly hidden on XBLA and PSN, is now coming to Steam. In fact, it's appearing alongside the other "what about us?" game, Shank. You can pre-order the pair with 15% off in the Shank N 'Spank pack too.

This is, they claim, the result of PC gamers having a good whinge. Vlad Ceraldi, Hothead's Director of Something Something explains:

"Bringing the game to PC and Mac was a direct response to the repeated requests by our fans and we are thrilled that DeathSpank has become so popular and such a phenomenon, ensuring that we can fulfill those requests. The humor, story and core gameplay elements in DeathSpank were all inspired by some of our favorite PC games."

So there you go. If you've learned anything from this it's to complain, and to complain loudly. All the time. About everything.

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