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The running theme in nearly every Torchlight 2 review is its inescapable comparison to Diablo 3 – heck, even we did it in our glowing evaluation of the game. Given launch proximity and that Runic Games CEO Max Schafer co-founded Blizzard North, creating Diablo and Diablo 2, it's onl...

September 21st 2012 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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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 gen...

September 20th 2012 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Even with Torchlight II newly released, people are already wondering what's in store for Runic Games in the future. A handful of questions about what comes next popped up in a recent Runic Games AMA, and Rock, Paper, Shotgun sat down with CEO Max Schaefer to talk about the future. If there is to...

September 20th 2012 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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Happy birthday to Torchlight II -- like, the actual day of its birth, not a commemoration of the date after the fact. Games have a rather longer gestation period than humans, but they can be every bit as cute and loveable when they come out. The game's already been available for pre-purchase on...

September 20th 2012 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Runic Games is celebrating the impending launch of Torchlight 2 with the release of the game's soundtrack, which is available to download at Joystiq, free of charge. The soundtrack features 28 tracks and is composed by Matt Uelmen, who also crafted the music for Diablo 2.Uelmen recorded a live symp...

September 18th 2012 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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Can you not wait for Torchlight II's release on Thursday? Do you need some form of the game right now before you lose your mind? If that's the case, you may wish to seek professional help, as that's not a normal level of excitement. But you can also sate that urge by downloading the game's full s...

September 18th 2012 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Torchlight II is marching toward its September 20th launch date. Actually, it's probably skipping joyously with a little ferret or adorable puppy trailing along behind it. Is your clicking-finger ready? We took some time at PAX to dabble our toes in the game and splash around a bit. Now we have...

September 1st 2012 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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The hoped-for dukeroo between Diablo III and Torchlight II never quite materialized, mainly because Runic didn't manage to ship its dungeon-crawler in time to compete with the Blizzard behemoth's launch. Torchlight II is still coming, though, and according to a new post on the game's official si...

August 31st 2012 at 2:00pm 0 Comments