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Torchlight studio Runic shut down, Gigantic devs also almost closed

The owners of Torchlight developers Runic Games, the Chinese free-to-play-focused publisher Perfect World Entertainment, confirmed today that it has shut down Runic's Seattle studio. Seeing as that's Runic's only studio, er, that's them basically gone - though their games will live on. This comes barely one month after Runic released Hob. Perfect World have also laid off most the team at Motiga, the studio behind…

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Podcast: The Electronic Wireless Show talks Divinity: Original Sin 2, Heat Signature and things going wrong

Oh no, you've tripped the alarm. Now the terrifying RPS podcast, the Electronic Wireless Show, knows you're here. It's going to hunt you down and force you to listen to it. Quick! Think of a way out of this, before you hear all about Adam becoming an accidental mass murderer in Dishonored, or John obsessively re-loading his way out of a bad situation. If you…

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Feature: Electric, not gas

Hob review

Hob [official site] is immediately striking in its lovely decorative design. Torchlight was pretty in its own way, but here Runic have struck upon a gorgeous aesthetic, something that looks like it could be a Zelda spin-off (as in, not like any of the previous Zelda games, but could easily be the next one, complete with chopping grass). Your character, a hooded creature with glowing…

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Torchlight devs’ action-adventure Hob due September

Colourful, calm third-person action-adventures aren't my usual destination of choice but the double whammy of Rime and Yonder has led to me spending a fair bit of time running and jumping and relaxing in recent months. September might add another game to the playlist when Hob [official site] arrives on the 26th, although talk of PUNCHING and MECHANICAL GLOVE-ARMS suggests it might not be as…

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Have You Played… Torchlight?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. I admit, I missed the first two Diablos at the time. Yes, yes, think of me what you will, but I did. I've made up for it since, and the genre is one of my absolute favourite ways to while away merry time.…

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Feature: Is There Space In My Heart?

Will There Ever Be A Space Game I Want To Play?

I have always wanted a space game to play. The boundless stretches, galaxies to explore, the awe-inspiring magic of flying a spaceship - the concept sings to me like a siren. And yet, as I wade gleefully into the waters to follow the source of that melody, I drown every single time. Every single time the game is a mad mess of fiddling and worrying…

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Hot Loot: Torchlight For Free

You've played Torchlight by now, right? Y'know, Torchlight: fine little action-RPG released in 2009 by Runic Games. Y'know, Runic: founded by the Diablo-co-designing Schaefer brothers and Fate chap Travis Baldree (at the time, anyway - Erich Schaefer and Baldree have since moved on), bringing along Diablo musicman Matt Uelmen. Given how many times it's been on sale or offered as a freebie to entice folks…

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Rebel Galaxy: Ex-Torchlight Folks’ Space Sandbox

A crafty crew of space-outlaws can scrape by on the edge of known space by trading, stealing, scavenging, negotiating, exploring, and fighting as long as they have a reliable spaceship, popular media tells me. Now imagine such an outfit of scamps in control of a destroyer bristling with guns. That's Rebel Galaxy, the first game from Travis Baldree and Erich Schaefer's new outfit Double Damage…

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Runic To The Hills: Founders Depart Torchlight Developer

Huh. Well, this is kinda unexpected. Runic, the band of former Diablo devs that produced Torchlight and the especially excellent Torchlight II, have just lost two key members. Founders Travis Baldree and¬†Erich Schaefer are departing the little ARPG studio that could because, er, it apparently grew too large for their tastes. 20 people under one roof? You're practically Ubisoft at that point. For real, though,…

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Have A Slice: Torchlight II Carves Out A Free Weekend

Have you recently suspected that you're living an Inferior Life? You might not be wrong. Thousands of people are diagnosed with Inferior Life Syndrome every day, and to hear forums, gaming sites, and Internet comment threads - all of which are made up 100 percent of doctors - tell it, it's probably because those people aren't playing the right games. There's plenty of science to…

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Wowzers: Torchlight II Sells A Bazillionty Units

Holy cow, everyone. People bought a videogame! Look at all these HOT NUMBERS, sensitive bits conjuring curiosity from behind the slimmest of dollar signs. Yes, I know this sort of news isn't typically very exciting, but I think Torchlight II warrants an exception to that oh-so-sacred of RPS rules. Runic's finished taking count on the fingers and toes of all its employees and their many…

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GoG Summer Sale Begins, Torchlight Currently Free

Let there be Torchlight. The ARPG's sequel thoroughly impressed John and the original is free until June 20th as part of Good Old Games' summer sale. There will be new deals every day until July 5th and the first day's offerings include Alan Wake and American Nightmare for $4.48, and a massive Dungeons and Dragons pack for $21.10. That one includes Torment, Baldur's Gate 1…

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Go Wild: Torchlight II Gets Mod Tools, Workshop Support

Torchlight II's actually already seen some rather brilliant mods, which is impressive given that modders have only been able to paddle themselves through its stat-laden sea of systems with their wits. For its part, however, Runic promised official mod support ages ago, and now - after maybe a little more time than most people were expecting - it's finally delivered. So then, what do burgeoning…

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Insane Torchlight II Mod Adds New Class, Monsters, Raids

When you played through Torchlight II, did it feel like something was - I don't know -¬†missing? Wait, for real? Because there was a whole, whole lot of stuff in Runic's brilliant sophomore slasher (read that phrase again; videogame lingo is weird sometimes, you guys), so I was mostly joking for the purposes of introducing this sentence: Torchlight II was a glorious loot pinata explosion…

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Stoking The Embers: Torchlight II Demo

I am a monocled engineer with a pet bulldog called Mr Kibbles. Eyebrows aside, the only hair on my head is an attractive piece of lip furniture that I call The Handlebars of +4 Roughhousing. Torchlight II really does seem like a pleasant way to click away the hours, as John excitedly reported yesterday. If you're not convinced that this is the ARPG for you,…

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So Runic, What’s Next After Torchlight II?

It's been a long road to the release of Torchlight II. Not Diablo III long, mind you, but it technically started with the original Torchlight, which didn't even release until 2009. And all the while, there's been Torchlight ports and constant demand for a Torchlight MMO - among other things. I wouldn't be surprised if talk of Torchlight-branded torches, lights, and lighters crept into the…

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Lights, Camera, ARPG: Torchlight II Out Sept 20th

Torchlight II will be out on 20th September of this very year and that's pretty much all there is to say. Does anyone remember when it seemed like there'd be a collision between Diablo III and the indie charmer? For a moment back before summer failed to begin, I imagined a pileup of ARPGs, all rushing down the internet pipes, erupting in an +4 burning…

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What Delay? Torchlight II Still Aiming For Summer

If the Internet serves as a representative sample (and I don't see why it shouldn't), the first thought on the minds of most humans - the goal that sustains our insatiable will to live - isn't love, sex, eating, fighting, curiosity, or figuring out how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop. It's Torchlight II's release date. When word…

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