PC, XB360, MAC / Action RPG / Release: Oct 27, 2009 / ESRB: T


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Humble Indie Bundle 6 includes Dustforce, Torchlight

Humble Indie Bundle 6 includes Dustforce, Torchlight

Pay-what-you-want pioneers Humble Bundle have returned with another bargain bundle of top indie games for your purchasing pleasure. Its latest offering packs Dustforce, Rochard, Shatter, Space Pirates and Zombies, Torchlight and Vessel, along with most of their soundtracks.

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Torchlight clone pulled from App Store, developer making changes

Torchlight clone pulled from App Store, developer making changes

Apple has pulled a Torchlight clone from the App Store, after Runic Games complained that it was using in-game assets from their title. Studio founder Travis Baldree accused the game, Armed Heroes, of using monsters, dungeons, voices, and sound effects directly from Torchlight.

"We're having to contact Apple about it, so, just a heads up - this may not be available for long," Baldree said.

Read more: Baldree's comments 'rudely depreciated' team's efforts »

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Torchlight sales pass 1 million units

Torchlight sales pass 1 million units

Tip-top action-RPG Torchlight has now sold over one million units across all platforms, developer Runic Games has announced. We were first charmed by Torchlight on PC in October 2009, with a Mac launch following in May 2010, and an Xbox Live Arcade edition this March.

This sales milestone comes in the wake of two successive sales, the most recent of many. Torchlight was briefly $2.99 in Steam's huge summer sale (it's now $7.49, with a 50% discount), and also has a third off in the Xbox Live Marketplace. While all of those million copies certainly haven't been sold at Torchlight's regular price of $15, it's still a very respectable milestone. Read more »

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Galaga Legions DX, Backbreaker, and more dated for Xbox Live

Galaga Legions DX, Backbreaker, and more dated for Xbox Live

Microsoft has detailed the content coming for the next couple of weeks on the Xbox Live Marketplace.

This week's Xbox Live Arcade titles include Backbreaker Vengeance ($15 / 1200 MSP), Half-Minute Hero Super Mega Neo Climax ($10 / 800 MSP), and Galaga Legions DX ($10). Next week will bring a bounty of Deadliest Warrior: Legends ($10). Read more »

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What are you playing: Down by the Water

What are you playing: Down by the Water

I'm getting ready to pack up and move my life to Los Angeles from Toronto, but before then I need to get some gaming time in. The last two games I've played at home were for review, so it would be nice to actually spend some of my personal time playing for fun.

In the meantime: What are you playing? (Click any editor's name to visit their Twitter page. Follow Shacknews on Twitter for regular updates and giveaways.) Read more »

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Torchlight XBLA leads to highest Runic sales day

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Torchlight XBLA leads to highest Runic sales day

Torchlight has seen unprecedented success on Xbox Live Arcade, according to developer Runic Games. The company announced today that the Xbox 360 launch resulted in the best sales day for the game so far.

The game launched last week as one of the tent poles of Microsoft's "House Party" promotion, so the exposure had to have helped. Still, it's an impressive feat given the number of times Steam has hosted discounts on the game. Read more »

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Shack Giveaway: Torchlight XBLA [Updated]

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Shack Giveaway: Torchlight XBLA [Updated]

And the winners are... smg7a, Dark Drakonis, boredguy, unjustend and Haxim. You lot, check your Shackmessages for your code.

Shacknews has five Xbox Live Arcade codes for Torchlight to give away. We'll be taking entries from now until tomorrow morning at 9am PST, at which point five winners will be randomly selected. Read more »

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Lara Croft sale, Halo: Reach coming to XBLM

Lara Croft sale, Halo: Reach coming to XBLM

The upcoming Xbox Live Marketplace items have been announced, and they include a few nice additions for you digital shoppers. Both Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days and Halo: Reach are being added as Games on Demand, on March 8 and 15, respectively. Read more »

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Torchlight Trailer Focuses on XBLA Gameplay, PC Accolades

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If your interest this morning was zeroed in on seeing Xbox Live Arcade footage of Torchlight while being told how well received the PC version was, the team at Runic Games have your very strange and specific request covered.

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"Q: Did they enable Multiplayer? If not, pass until torchlight 2 or a firesale. I already ..."
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XBLA 'House Party' Games Priced and Dated; HD Beyond Good & Evil Coming March 2 for $10

Xbox Live director of programming Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb has revealed the dates and prices for the upcoming XBLA "House Party" promotion, which kicks off next week with Hard Corps: Uprising.

On February 23 the addictive, casual title Bejeweled Blitz Live arrives for 800MS Points ($10); March 2 brings Beyond Good & Evil in remastered high-def form for a surprising 800MS Points ($10); Torchlight finally hacks (and slashes) its way on the Xbox Live Arcade on March 9 for 1200MS Points ($15); and the Avatar-starring Full House Poker comes in at 800MS Points on March 16. Read more »

"$10 for an enhanced version of perhaps the best 10 hours of gameplay I've gone through in the ..."
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Microsoft at CES: Torchlight on XBLA in 'House Party' Event, 8 Million Kinects Sold and More

An Xbox Live Arcade release of the splendid Torchlight and the opportunity to hold eerie chat shows with your friends Live Avatars via Kinect are amongst the goodies revealed yesterday by Microsoft at the ongoing 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show.

Torchlight will arrive as part of Microsoft's 'House Party' event on Xbox Live Arcade, which will see five big releases over five weeks. The others will be Ubisoft's revamped Beyond Good & Evil HD, Contra prequel Hard Corps: Uprising, Microsoft's Full House Poker and PopCap's Bejeweled Blitz Live. It all kicks off on February 16 with Hard Corps. Read more »

"How will they prevent Avatar Kinect from becoming a virtual sex simulator? Or will they?"
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Torchlight Celebrates One-Year Anniversary with 50% off the PC Version [Update]

[Update: 11:05am] Shack user acare84 reminds us you can activate your Torchlight serial code via Steam, which should give you access to both the PC and Mac version of Torchlight via SteamPlay.Shacknews tested this method with an older serial code received by purchasing the game on Runic's website, on a new Steam account. It did work for us; however, some users report issues with this method and that serial codes are appearing to be invalid. Read more »

"I'm sorry for the confusion. It is not possible to add Torchlight keys purchased after May 19th ..."
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Torchlight for PSN and XBLA in Runic's Plans

Runic Games is hoping to bring its isometric dungeon crawler Torchlight to the PS3 and Xbox 360 through PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade respectively. In an interview with Joystiq, Runic CEO Max Schaefer said "We're trying, we're talking [to Sony and Microsoft] and we hope to get that done quickly."

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"I got it for the PC, but since I'm a console gamer I never really played it - if it makes the ..."
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Torchlight 2 Getting "Big Overworlds and Different Cities"

Torchlight 2 is already sounding like a much larger game than the original. "People felt a little claustrophobic with the structure - Torchlight is just one town and a series of dungeons underneath. So the obvious remedy for that is to make big overworlds and different cities, so we're doing that," explains Max Schaefer, CEO of developer Runic Games in an interview with Gamasutra.

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"I've always found it pointless to have character customizations like different faces, facial ..."
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Torchlight MMO Details Trickle Out in PC Gamer

The new issue of PC Gamer UK (out tomorrow) will have details on the Torchlight MMO project, which is a free-to-play version of Runic Games' awesome action RPG. While you wait for it to hit newsstands, PC Gamer was kind enough to tease out some details from the issue.

Runic's president Travis Baldree talks about the vision for the game: Read more »

"I loved Torchlight, and at $5 it is an absolute steal. Rather than a MMO, I would be ..."
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