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Years later, Torchlight II is almost ready for Mac

You mean to tell me 2012's action-RPG Torchlight II isn't already available for Mac? Oh. I see. Well, props to Runic Games for not abandoning the task, then. Maybe I'll play it on my next flight. The Mac version of Torchlight II hits Steam...   read

 
 
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Torchlight II is free on Steam this weekend

Torchlight II is still chugging along, and this weekend, you can play it for free on Steam. Said free weekend starts now, and ends on Sunday at 1PM Pacific. I never really got all that into Torchlight II, but it's a really great game, and a...   read

 
 
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Torchlight II reaches two million copies sold

Runic CEO Max Schafer has announced today that Torchlight II has reached two million sales -- nice! In addition to a few celebratory comments on sales, Shafer adds, "I'd just like to say a big thank you to all the players who offered their ...   read

 
 
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Act fast: Torchlight goes free on GOG.com

Runic Games' action-RPG Torchlight is free for 48 hours on GOG.com as part of a "#NoDRM" promotion. If you've somehow managed to avoid the game all these years -- impressive work -- you might as well take part. The offer lasts until Thursda...   read

 
 
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Torchlight II mod tools have been released!

After what feels like forever, the Torchlight II mod tools, nicknamed GUTS, have finally been released. In order to access the GUTS editor, simply go to your install folder and open up the "Editor" executable. Since modding is a pretty...   read

 
 
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Games to play with your boyfriend on Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day isn't always about getting taken out to dinner and receiving fancy treats and trinkets. Okay, well maybe it is, but who's to say that you can't get a little gaming on the side? Consider spending some quality time with your b...   read

 
 
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Torchlight II mod adds another class and way more

The SynergiesMOD for Torchlight II is ridiculous. Here, just look at all that it adds: 108 Elite monsters, 6 Rare dragons, 28 Raid dungeons, 11 unique World Bosses, 4 Sets of Legendary Armor, 16 new Tier-1 Legendary Weapons, brand new...   read

 
 
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Review: Torchlight II

Torchlight II was, unfortunately, subject to a number of delays. Originally set for release back in 2011, it's only now become available for purchase. I'm happy to say the wait was worth it. It's a bit rough around the edges, but Torchlight...   read

 
 
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Torchlight II's OST will set you back all of $0

Looking forward to Torchlight II's release in a couple of days? How about the game's soundtrack, composed by Matt Uelmen of Diablo and Diablo II fame? Originally, the OST was released back in June in limited quantities, as Jayson Napolitano...   read

 
 
Torchlight II. This particular mix (which is unique, but close to the in-game mix) starts with the classical guitar placed in a way that should be familiar to adventurers who have faced the curse of ember at least once before.

As I listen to this now, I realize how much of an impression the early-nineties ambient movement made on me. Those whispering synth textures (mostly courtesy of Spectrasonics' spectacular Omnisphere, featured on hundreds of soundtracks in the past year or two) remind me more than a little of albums like "U. F. Orb" from that era, and other similar works. It seems to fit the mood of the Estherians - despite being enslaved by rifle-toting bandits, stalked by armored ten-foot bears and rumors of some turning into something resembling calamari, they seem to have a genuinely placid and even condescending demeanor.

"Wasteland"

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Here's a unique teaser mix of a few tracks from the deserts and salty barrens of Act 2. I couldn't resist being somewhat literal minded and using shakers, maracas, and the such, along with a few of the usual suspects in terms of near-asian instruments. But the real influence in the left-hand piano stabs is obviously the action soundtrack king of the era I was born into, Lalo Schifrin. His background in Latin instrumental music was the perfect means to redefine action music, and I'd like to think I subconsciously absorbed a little of it.

"Dungeons"

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Exclusive: Torchlight II OST highlights with Matt Uelmen Torchlight II's release is right around the corner, and after hearing how well it's coming together from our hands-on at PAX last week, I've been anxiously waiting to hear composer Matt Uelmen's music in-game. We already revi...  
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Torchlight II. This particular mix (which is unique, but close to the in-game mix) starts with the classical guitar placed in a way that should be familiar to adventurers who have faced the curse of ember at least once before.

As I listen to this now, I realize how much of an impression the early-nineties ambient movement made on me. Those whispering synth textures (mostly courtesy of Spectrasonics' spectacular Omnisphere, featured on hundreds of soundtracks in the past year or two) remind me more than a little of albums like "U. F. Orb" from that era, and other similar works. It seems to fit the mood of the Estherians - despite being enslaved by rifle-toting bandits, stalked by armored ten-foot bears and rumors of some turning into something resembling calamari, they seem to have a genuinely placid and even condescending demeanor.

"Wasteland"

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Here's a unique teaser mix of a few tracks from the deserts and salty barrens of Act 2. I couldn't resist being somewhat literal minded and using shakers, maracas, and the such, along with a few of the usual suspects in terms of near-asian instruments. But the real influence in the left-hand piano stabs is obviously the action soundtrack king of the era I was born into, Lalo Schifrin. His background in Latin instrumental music was the perfect means to redefine action music, and I'd like to think I subconsciously absorbed a little of it.

"Dungeons"

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Exclusive: Torchlight II OST highlights with Matt Uelmen Torchlight II's release is right around the corner, and after hearing how well it's coming together from our hands-on at PAX last week, I've been anxiously waiting to hear composer Matt Uelmen's music in-game. We already revi...   full story

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Exclusive: Torchlight II OST highlights with Matt Uelmen

Torchlight II's release is right around the corner, and after hearing how well it's coming together from our hands-on at PAX last week, I've been anxiously waiting to hear composer Matt Uelmen's music in-game. We already reviewed the promot...   read

 
 


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PAX: 30 minutes of Torchlight II left me craving for more

Confession: I never did finish the original Torchlight. For whatever reason, the game failed to grab me -- maybe it was the pacing, the lack of co-op support, or something else entirely. Whatever the case might be, I'll finish Torchlight I...   read

 
 
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Torchlight 2 finally dated for September 20

Runic Games has finally announced Torchlight 2's release date, lighting fires in the souls of those hoping it'll be better than Diablo III. You'll be able to shoot your guns and swing your swords in Torchlight's beautiful world on September...   read

 
 
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iOS MMO shamelessly rips off Torchlight

Armed Heroes, a mobile MMORPG, is the latest game on iTunes to be caught shamelessly stealing stuff from other studios. The victim this time is Torchlight, with Runic Games' Travis Baldree calling out the thieving party -- EGLS Ltd -- on Tw...   read

 
 
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Diablo III is blatantly better than Torchlight II

Diablo III launched a few scant months ago, but its PR snafus and controversial business decisions have soured a fair few players. Meanwhile, Runic Games has sat back and capitalized, as jilted dungeon crawlers look toward Torchlight II and...   read

 
 
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Six things Torchlight II does better than Diablo III

When I received an invite to the Torchlight II beta, I let out a noise that can only be described as a "yelp." It was a happy noise, one that I wasn't quite sure I was capable of making. "This will be a great time killer until Diablo III co...   read

 
 
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Live show: Torchlight 2 beta key giveaway on Mash Tactics

Light the fires, because Mash Tactics is crawling the dungeons in the Torchlight 2 beta today. King Foom will be hacking, slashing, looting, and burning through the closed beta of this upcoming RPG. But, you can grab some loot too. We're gi...   read

 
 
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The DTOID Show: Dead Space 3, Torchlight 2, & Bioshock

Hello my pretties. Here we are again with another episode of The Destructoid Show.  Today, Wolfenstein 3D celebrates it's 20th anniversary with a free browser game and a free iPhone version. Bioshock Infinite is unfortunately gett...   read

 
 
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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 character class as ...   read

 
 
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PAX: Torchlight II is like Torchlight, but better

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...   read

 
 
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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 everyone is goin...   read

 
 
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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 enough to do. "The ...   read

 
 
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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: Torchlight ($3....   read

 
 
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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 game news. Accor...   read

 
 
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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-founder Travis Baldr...   read

 
 
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Hands-on: Torchlight II

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 Gauntle...   read

 
 
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