Torchlight II

PC, MAC / Action RPG / Release: Sep 20, 2012 / ESRB: RP-T+

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Torchlight 2 digs up two million sales

Torchlight 2 digs up two million sales

Torchlight 2 has hit the two million unit milestone, according to Runic Games. The company announced today that it passed the mark over the weekend, less than a year after its release last September.

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Torchlight 2 editor launched with Steam workshop support

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Torchlight 2 editor launched with Steam workshop support

Modders, start your engine! Runic yesterday launched the official Torchlight 2 editor 'GUTS', which it says lets people "modify almost everything" in the action-RPG, "from item and skill balance, to level layouts, animations, quests, and much more." Why, we can all learn modding, but if you're not so inclined just lie back and wait for the sweet mods to roll in.

Read more: Half-price in Steam sale »

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Torchlight 2 'Synergies' mod adds new class, bosses

Torchlight 2 'Synergies' mod adds new class, bosses

If you've somehow run out of things to do in Torchlight 2, a hefty mod might be just the thing to brighten your spirits. The "Synergies" mod adds a new class, some new bosses, and a series of "raid like dungeon chains."

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2012 indies you may have missed

2012 indies you may have missed

2012 proved that indies could compete with the rest of 'em. Noteworthy indies, such as Mark of the Ninja, Faster than Light, Journey, and The Walking Dead, all made the Shacknews Best of 2012 list. But there are quite a few titles that you may have missed last year.

Read more: Why these six indie games stood out »

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Torchlight 2 grinds its way to a million sales

Torchlight 2 grinds its way to a million sales

Any fears that Torchlight 2 might suffer from its proximity to Diablo 3 or sequel fatigue from the first game can be put to rest. The game has managed to top a million sales after approximately three months on the market--a feat its predecessor only reached after a year and a half, even with the advantage of appearing on two platforms.

Read more: 'We had an amazing 2012' »

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Torchlight 2 adds new pets, bug fixes

Torchlight 2 adds new pets, bug fixes

Torchlight 2 has been outfitted with a new patch that, among its various bug fixes and tweaks to current game systems, adds a couple more pets. Now you can have an owl or a badger following you around and doing your busywork for you.

Read more: Classes and a major quest bug fixed »

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Torchlight dev 'eager to break that mold,' try something new

Torchlight dev 'eager to break that mold,' try something new

Still basking in the glow of the successful launch of Torchlight 2, Runic Games CEO Max Schaefer is already thinking ahead. The company may be planning on taking a short break, but Schaefer said the company plans on following up the game with a "twist."

Read more:'I don't know if it will expressly be a Torchlight game' »

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Weekend Confirmed 132 - Torchlight 2, FIFA 13, Borderlands 2

Weekend Confirmed 132 - Torchlight 2, FIFA 13, Borderlands 2

Episode 132 of Weekend Confirmed has arrived, featuring Garnett Lee, "Indie" Jeff Mattas, special guest Christian Spicer, and the triumphant return of Jeff Cannata. This episode, the crew chews the fat about Borderlands 2 and Torchlight 2. Garnett also shows much appreciation for FIFA 13, and Christian explains why Double Dragon: Neon is worth a look, especially for PlayStation Plus members. Finishing Moves wrap things up, followed by the post-show NFL TailGate.

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Torchlight 2 demo available

Torchlight 2 demo available

If you didn't pounce upon Runic's delightful action-RPG Torchlight II when it launched for PC yesterday, perhaps a demo might pique your interest. A small slice is available for your playing pleasure, in case you're wondering if it's as fun to click on monsters until they explode in a shower of coins and swords in the sequel (it is).

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Torchlight MMO on hold as Runic takes a break

Torchlight MMO on hold as Runic takes a break

After going from Torchlight straight into Torchlight 2, Runic Games needs a little break. While the long-planned MMO may still be in the cards, the company says it's not hopping straight into the next project so soon.

Read more: MMO is unlikely for next project »

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Torchlight 2 dev wants to avoid paid DLC, pledges free updates

Torchlight 2 dev wants to avoid paid DLC, pledges free updates

Torchlight 2 is well on its way to becoming a million-seller, according to CEO Max Schaefer, citing the game's "well over a quarter" million pre-orders. Reaching a million sales will make the game instantly profitable, citing a development budget of under $10 million.

Demand for the game, coupled with the rise of digital distribution made it possible for team to price the game at $20--even as it gets favorably compared to the fully-priced Diablo series. That's key to Runic Games' long-term strategy. "In the long run we want to be known as the people who have the best value in gaming," Schaefer said.

Read more: Why free DLC makes sense »

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Torchlight 2 planning more end-game content post-launch

Torchlight 2 planning more end-game content post-launch

Torchlight 2 is launching as we speak, and Runic Games has already given some thought to what it might be building next for the game. In a Q&A with fans, members of the team outlined a few plans and answered questions on its pricing model.

Read more: New map scrolls, variations on levels »

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Torchlight 2 soundtrack released for free

Torchlight 2 soundtrack released for free

Torchlight 2 might launch on Thursday, but that's still positively ages to wait for chilling new tunes from Matt Uelmen, the mastermind behind the original's tunes and the Diablo series' most iconic music. Huzzah, then, for developer Runic Games today released the 74-minute soundtrack for free. You now have music for your private launch party.

Read more: 28 toe-tapping tunes »

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Morning Caffeinated! -- Torchlight 2, Neverwinter, and the power of music

Morning Caffeinated! -- Torchlight 2, Neverwinter, and the power of music

Good morning, Shack. We'll kick the morning off right with an "I was wrong." I had speculated in yesterday's column that the new Obsidian game teased on their site was Dungeon Siege 4 based on the icon of a dragon eating its tail surrounding the number four. But it was indeed a countdown timer Obsidian is using to prepare for an announcement sometime on Friday. Speculation now revolves around a new IP, based on some Xs and dots embedded in the source of the page. No more guessing for me, but if I do turn out to be right, I will gloat later.

Read more: A better action-RPG and MMO mod tools »

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Torchlight 2 preview: Finishing Touches

Torchlight 2 preview: Finishing Touches

As September 20 looms close, one might expect to see Torchlight 2 developer Runic Games scrambling in its final days. The recently announced release date is approaching fast. But the game has at least felt complete since my time with it at PAX East, giving a wide berth to Diablo 3 and affording itself plenty of time for finishing touches.

Read more: Skill tiers, Wolf abilities, and more »

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