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By Venger, February 26, 2013 0

The sequel to Runic games dungeon crawler Torchlight shows off some of the backdrop for the games action packed play style in this trailer.  Torchlight II builds off of the success of the original and expands its market by grabbing players who may feel disillusioned by the direction that Blizzard took the Diablo franchise.  With LAN play and the ability to game in a pure offline single player traditional fashion, Torchlight II has a lot of the features that fans were clamoring for.  At worst having another outlet to scratch… Read More »

By Venger, February 25, 2013 0

After a long wait and a fan generated petition to bring Dark Souls to the PC, it has arrived.  With the challenging difficulty and foreboding atmosphere that are trademarks of the series, Dark Souls brings one of the most unique RPG experiences to the platform for which it is arguably best suited.  Though the game was a straight port that did not have any enhancements or optimizations for the PC, modders have already remedied those slights.  Dark Souls looks and plays superbly with these tweaks and thankfully the upcoming Dark… Read More »

By Venger, February 25, 2013 0 News

Though at this point it is basically just what you see in the image above, it would appear that someone at Interplay has decided that resurrecting the legendary name of Black Isle Studios might generate some interest. Whether this means that the studio will reopen is anyone’s guess and even if it does, will it have any licenses or talent that made the original company what it was? Their spat with Bethesda over the Fallout license was well publicized, the obviously don’t have the Dungeons and Dragons license any longer… Read More »

By Venger, February 24, 2013 1 Previews

A few years back, there was a virtual onslaught of action RPG’s into the PC market following the much heralded success of Diablo II. Some of these were blatant copies of Blizzard’s blockbuster hack and slash, with little attention paid to advancing the gametype, or to standing on their individual merits. Still, a few of those titles that flooded the genre were well received, with obvious time and talent invested into their development. From those ranks the mythology based Titan Quest was arguably the most polished and popular. Behind the… Read More »

By Venger, February 24, 2013 0 Previews

Few gaming series have held my attention for the long span of time that the Fallout series has. Though it has gone through multiple transformations and passed hands from the legendary Black Isle Studios to Bethesda, the overall feel of the game remained intact. By that I mean that even with the original games viewpoint and gameplay style being replaced by a viewpoint more in line with a full blown shooter, it still felt like it was part of the greater Fallout universe. Every game in this series (with the… Read More »