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I gave Diablo 3 a five-star review, and though the word "perfect" didn't come up, I did call it "a masterpiece." I still stand by that score, despite the somewhat bumpy reputation the game has earned since launch. Now, Torchlight 2 has finally arrived to complete the pair. Besides their obvious genre connection, Runic Games' Max Schafer co-founded Blizzard North...

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Weekend deals: RPG bundles, Deep Silver sale, Xbox Live points, Injustice

PC owners with an itch for leveling up and a lot of free time are in luck this week - Gamefly has several bundles with some deep discounts, so long as you use the promo code GFDOCT20 during checkout. The Witcher series can be collectively snagged for $17.99, both Torchlight games can be looted for...

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Humble Indie Bundle 6 ends, earns over $2 million

316,258 individuals signed on for the latest Humble Indie Bundle, which is arguably the best Humble Indie Bundle yet. Humble Indie Bundle 6, which halted sales earlier this evening, managed to earn a total of $2,048,330.42 during the collection's sale. Humble Indie Bundle 6 initially launched with...

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Humble Indie Bundle 6 devs ask you to ask them anything on Reddit

A few of the developers with games in the rather fantastic Humble Indie Bundle 6 are hosting an AMA on Reddit right now. In attendance is Runic Games co-founder Max Schaefer, representing Torchlight (and Torchlight 2, it seems); programmer Matt Bush and composer Terrence Lee of Dustforce's Hitbox...

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Torchlight 2 review: Up in the world

I gave Diablo 3 a five-star review, and though the word "perfect" didn't come up, I did call it "a masterpiece." I still stand by that score, despite the somewhat bumpy reputation the game has earned since launch. Now, Torchlight 2 has finally arrived to complete the pair. Besides their obvious...

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Humble Indie Bundle 6 shatters spatial reasoning with torches, vessels, brooms

Humble Indie Bundle part six is live, and it's a good'un. The current bundle includes Rochard, Shatter, S.P.A.Z., Torchlight and Vessel for any price you pick. Paying more than the average (currently around $5) unlocks Dustforce as well. The bundle includes soundtracks for each game, excluding...

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Runic's post-Torchlight 2 plans: Mac port, patches, and a trip to the mountains

Runic's CEO Max Schaefer seems both simultaneously relieved and nervous as he sits in the Torchlight 2 booth at PAX Prime 2012. Relieved, because his company finally announced a release date for its long-awaited game, and slightly nervous, because he knows the community's judgment is finally...

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Save on Grimrock, Torchlight, Ultima and more on GOG.com this weekend

If you've been looking for an excuse to pick up some new games, GOG.com has you covered this weekend. A selection of indie games is on sale for half-off this weekend, with Legend of Grimrock, Torchlight and Geneforge 1-5 all clocking in at $7.50. Meanwhile, Spacechem, Tiny & Big and Darwinia...

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Steam Summer Sale, Day 10: Batman Arkham City, Torchlight, Quantum Conundrum and more

Whew, we did it. It's finally the last day of the Steam Summer Sale and we ... what's that? There's another day of this madness? That's just great. Well, hopefully you didn't budget your lemonade stand money the way we did this year in order to account for tomorrow, the final day of the sales...

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EGLS to 'modify some parts' of its iOS MMO in wake of Torchlight asset theft accusations

Chinese developer Entertainment Game Labs will remove "some parts" of its game, Armed Heroes Online, the company tells Joystiq. Those "parts," it sounds like, are the ones that Runic Games is saying were stolen from its Torchlight franchise. "Players always come first," EGLS said in a statement....

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Torchlight art found in iOS MMO; MMO dev denies theft against strong evidence

Art assets from Runic Games' Torchlight franchise bear more than a passing resemblance to those used in iOS MMO Armed Heroes Online, from Chinese developer Entertainment Game Labs ("EGLS"). And Runic Games head Travis Baldree is calling foul, taking to Twitter this week to say, "So, wow - this game...

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