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4:30 PM on 04.26.2012

Torchlight II now available for pre-order

You asked, they delivered. Torchlight II is available for pre-order. You can now reserve your copy in advance through two outlets, Steam and Perfect World Entertainment. Says Runic Games CEO Max Shaefer: "As we put the finis...

Holly Green

11:15 AM on 04.10.2012

The DTOID Show: PAX East is over, have a recap!

I may not have been in attendance this year, but that doesn't mean we don't have plenty of news to recap from this year's wonderful-but-slightly-less-so-because-I-wasn't-there PAX East! First up, Gearbox announced a new char...

Tara Long



PAX: Torchlight II is like Torchlight, but better photo
PAX: Torchlight II is like Torchlight, but better
by Joshua Derocher

The original Torchlight is an awesome game and there isn't much to complain about. It's fun to look at and incredibly addicting. Torchlight II thankfully doesn't stray too far away from the classic gameplay, but it does feel noticeably more streamlined.

It's also bigger -- three times the size of the first game, in fact -- so you'll get to enjoy many dozens of hours happily gathering loot.

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9:00 AM on 04.09.2012

Torchlight 2 tiptoeing around Diablo III's release

May 15th. Judgement day. The day that nearly every PC gamer will shun their family, friends, and workmates to plant themselves behind their glowing screen of goodness to destroy the Prince of Darkness one more time. But not e...

Chris Carter

8:30 PM on 01.12.2012

The team behind Torchlight opposes SOPA

Runic Games, the studio that gave us that bundle of action-RPG fun that was Torchlight, has today let its forum users know the company's official stance on SOPA, something that not a lot of game companies have been brave enou...

Harry Monogenis

4:30 PM on 12.22.2011

Space Marine, Limbo, and more are on sale at Steam

The Steam Holiday Sale is still going strong, and looking at my friends' activity, it's working -- they're getting us to play games we've only barely bothered to touch. A few of the daily deals today are worth pointing out: ...

Jordan Devore





12:30 PM on 11.18.2011

The DTOID Show: MGS 5?! Killzone 4?! Max Payne 3?!

Hey! Yesterday afternoon we did another one of our wacky live Destructoid Shows today. I didn't do anything bad with a piñata (not on camera, anyway) but we did fire off our finest and most succulent tidbits of video g...

Max Scoville

10:30 PM on 11.17.2011

Torchlight II has a good excuse for slipping into 2012

Those of you in search of legendary loot will have to continue waiting patiently. Though Torchlight II was promised as coming out by the end of this year, Runic Games has confirmed this is no longer the case. Company co-found...

Jordan Devore



Hands-on: Torchlight II photo
Hands-on: Torchlight II
by Daniel Starkey

By now, I'm sure many of you are already familiar with Torchlight, the inaugural opus of developer Runic Games. It was a class-based action RPG/dungeon-crawler that bears an uncanny resemblance to a hypothetical hybrid of Diablo and Gauntlet.

I played Torchlight 2 for about an hour at PAX 2011, experimenting with the Outlander (a lithe rogue-esque class) and the Embermage (a ranged magic class) in the game's second major area. The overworld is randomly generated using large pre-made chunks. So while a landmark might be in a different place with each playthrough, the landmark itself will be the same.

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3:00 PM on 09.05.2011

The Jimquisition: The Beautiful Irony of PC Gaming

Beauty is only skin deep, and a pretty face can only go so far. Fortunately, I am both beautiful and wise, so I'm basically the perfect lifeform. In a way, I consider myself to be very much like PC gaming -- visually stunnin...

Jim Sterling

11:15 AM on 08.26.2011

Torchlight 2 gets its final class and price

Torchlight 2 already looks set to surpass its predecessor in nearly every way with a larger world, more loot, and new classes. Today Runic has finally announced the fourth class joining the already established trio of the En...

Liam Fisher



That's So MMO!: Pandas in the Mist photo
That's So MMO!: Pandas in the Mist
by David Moore

Hello MMO groovers. It’s time for another healthy helping of the latest massively multiplayer news. While things have been relatively quiet leading up to PAX Prime and Gamescom, I have found a number of newsy nuggets to foist upon you.

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10:30 PM on 08.05.2011

The DTOID Show: Nolan North, Skyrim, and Torchlight LIVE!

[The Destructoid Show gives a rundown of all the top news from Destructoid.com every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Subscribe to us on YouTube, follow us on Twitter, and like us on Facebook.] Hello my special ...

Max Scoville

11:30 PM on 08.04.2011

Torchlight 2 exceeds XBLA memory limit

Runic Games' 2009 action RPG Torchlight was a bit of a success on the PC. It's XBLA release was equally successful and many had assumed that the upcoming sequel would also find it's way to consoles. However, it seems that Tor...

Liam Fisher

9:30 PM on 07.06.2011

Torchlight reaches one million sales

According to Runic Games, Torchlight has surpassed an impressive one million sales across PC, Mac, and Xbox Live Arcade. That's a helluva lot of clicking going on. The game is fun, no question, but who knew people were still ...

Jordan Devore

8:20 AM on 06.13.2011

E3: Hands-on with Torchlight II

I had the opportunity to sit down with Travis Baldree, President of Runic Games, for some hands-on quality time with their upcoming sequel to the wildly successful Torchlight. Luckily, I was able to check out what is perhaps ...

Chris Morris