Mac gaming receives a boost from GOG.com, Japanese Vita sales lag, The Old Republic details free-to-play, and more.
Click through for the biggest gaming news stories for the week of October 15:
In just two short weeks you too can try to become a millionaire by trading in Epic Loot Futures!
Diablo III has had its share of problems since launch, what with the server issues, lack of PvP, and players rather underwhelmed by the in-game auction house. That hasn’t stopped a lot of people here at PixlBit from enjoying the game (check out our review here and Mike Wall’s amazing guide here), but it can’t be denied that the game shipped without some key features included in the package. At least one of those features will be implemented very soon, with the real money auction house coming in just a couple of weeks.
Psychonauts and Limbo are just the start.
The latest Humble Indie Bundle has been revealed and it brings a brand new set of five critically acclaimed titles from independent developers, which will be available until June 14. The pack includes Psychonauts, Limbo, Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, and Amnesia: The Dark Descent. Anyone who pays more than the average price will also get Bastion. Additionally, all of the games' soundtracks will be included in both MP3 and FLAC formats.
Loot, loot and more loot!
Saying Diablo III one of the most highly anticipated games of the year would be accurate but calling it the fastest selling PC game ever would be irrefutable. The sequel--12 years in the making--has sold a record breaking 6.3 million copies in the week since its launch, with 3.5 million copies being sold in the first 24 hours alone.
You might get jelly if you play on a console.
In just one week, PC and Mac Portal 2 players will get the chance to build their own single and multiplayer puzzles using an in-game editor that will be added with the second batch of DLC, the “Perpetual Testing Initiative." Although there is no word yet on this DLC coming to consoles, the fact that this update comes in the form of an in-game editor should provide some level of optimism for console supporters.
And it's already over its goal!
Hot on the heels of our MIA feature highlighting Crimson Skies, Jordan Weisman, co-creator of that game, as well as MechWarrior, Battletech, Mage Knight, and Hero Clicks, launched a kickstarter campaign to fund the digital return of another of his creations: Shadowrun. The big news is that after a mere twenty eight hours, the goal of $400,000 has already been exceeded and is still rising steadily.
Its controversial content is to blame.
Edmund McMillen tweeted last night that his title, The Binding of Isaac, won't be published on the 3DS.
15 days left to get in on the action
In case you haven’t heard, Double Fine has a kickstarter campaign that’s paid off very well for them so far. Currently, the ticker indicates they’ve been pledged over two and a half million dollars, and they’ve got some new incentives that might help push that number even higher.
You'll have to wait a little longer to get your loot on.
Torchlight came out in 2009 and took PC gamers by storm. It helped fill the void of loot-based dungeon crawlers that had been created in the wake of Diablo II crushing all competition for years. While Torchlight came out of a free-to-play side project created during the development of the ill-fated Hellgate: London and had a modest development cycle, Runic Games announced today that Torchlight 2 is a little more complicated. As such, the game isn’t going to make it for its projected 2011 release date.
WoW Annual Pass holders to get a digital copy of Blizzard's next major release free, plus other goodies.
It’s been impossible to nail down a release date for Blizzard’s hotly anticipated dungeon crawler Diablo III, but co-founder and president Mike Morhaime made the announcement during BlizzCon’s opening ceremony today that will assuage many a disgruntled fan: you may be able to get Diablo III on release day free of charge.