Runic Games, Developer of Torchlight And Hob, Also Closes Down

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Runic Games, Developer of Torchlight And Hob, Also Closes Down

Runic Games, the developer that rose to prominence with Diablo-like Torchlight in 2009, has also been shuttered by owner Perfect World.

The announcement, which comes hot off the heels of Perfect World closing down Motiga today, is only a few weeks after Runic released Hob on PlayStation 4 and PC. It is not known whether the game's sales performance factored in to the decision to close down the studio.

Runic had plans after the release of Torchlight to pursue a Torchlight MMORPG. Shortly after, Perfect World bought a $8.4 million stake in the studio, effectively buying them outright. As Torchlight II released, the MMORPG was cancelled, and work began on Hob, which was announced at PAX 2015. You can find our review of Hob here.

The Story Of Inadvertent Cheating At Canada Cup's Marvel Vs. Capcom Infinite Tournament

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The Story Of Inadvertent Cheating At Canada Cup's Marvel Vs. Capcom Infinite Tournament

This past weekend at Canada Cup 2017, Canada’s largest fighting game tournament, one player threw a wrench into the works that ended up getting two players banned, an entire bracket having to be redone, and a player who had done nothing wrong having his win reversed to a loss.

The yearly tournament now takes place in Toronto, growing from a small Calgary-based Street Fighter tournament to a vital stop on the Capcom Pro Tour. Professional players like Daigo Umehara, Justin Wong, and Ryan "Fchamp" Ramirez, major contenders in every major fighting game tournament, show up ready to play, win prize money, and set up their future tournament placement with their victories in Toronto.

As far as the Canadian fighting game community is concerned, Canada Cup is the premier event on their frozen soil. As such, a lot of attention was focused on this year’s Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite tournament, with the winner being able to take home a prop Infinity Stone as part of Capcom's "Battle For the Stones" tournament, in which that stone could activate a power in a future tournament that benefited the wielder.

The Story Of Inadvertent Cheating At Canada Cup's Marvel Vs. Capcom Infinite Tournament

about X hours ago from
The Story Of Inadvertent Cheating At Canada Cup's Marvel Vs. Capcom Infinite Tournament

This past weekend at Canada Cup 2017, Canada’s largest fighting game tournament, one player threw a wrench into the works that ended up getting two players banned, an entire bracket having to be redone, and a player who had done nothing wrong having his win reversed to a loss.

The yearly tournament now takes place in Toronto, growing from a small Calgary-based Street Fighter tournament to a vital stop on the Capcom Pro Tour. Professional players like Daigo Umehara, Justin Wong, and Ryan "Fchamp" Ramirez, major contenders in every major fighting game tournament, show up ready to play, win prize money, and set up their future tournament placement with their victories in Toronto.

As far as the Canadian fighting game community is concerned, Canada Cup is the premier event on their frozen soil. As such, a lot of attention was focused on this year’s Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite tournament, with the winner being able to take home a prop Infinity Stone as part of Capcom's "Battle For the Stones" tournament, in which that stone could activate a power in a future tournament that benefited the wielder.

Watch The Opening Cinematic For World Of WarCraft: Battle For Azeroth

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Watch The Opening Cinematic For World Of WarCraft: Battle For Azeroth

Blizzard has announced the seventh expansion of World of WarCraft, titled Battle For Azeroth. One of the most exciting things about new a WoW expansion, initially, is getting to see the intro cinematic, since they feature Blizzard's outstanding work in creating trailers.

Rather than make players wait for the expansion to hit sometime next year, Blizzard has decided to release it during their annual Blizzcon opening ceremonies. As an added bonus, they've decided to release it online, so you can watch it now and get excited about fighting for either Horder or Alliance one more time.

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Watch The Opening Cinematic For World Of WarCraft: Battle For Azeroth

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Watch The Opening Cinematic For World Of WarCraft: Battle For Azeroth

Blizzard has announced the seventh expansion of World of WarCraft, titled Battle For Azeroth. One of the most exciting things about new a WoW expansion, initially, is getting to see the intro cinematic, since they feature Blizzard's outstanding work in creating trailers.

Rather than make players wait for the expansion to hit sometime next year, Blizzard has decided to release it during their annual Blizzcon opening ceremonies. As an added bonus, they've decided to release it online, so you can watch it now and get excited about fighting for either Horder or Alliance one more time.

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Blizzard Announces Return of Vanilla World Of Warcraft Servers And Horde Vs. Alliance Expansion

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Blizzard Announces Return of Vanilla World Of Warcraft Servers And Horde Vs. Alliance Expansion

At Blizzcon, Blizzard has announced a new expansion for World of Warcraft and that they are bringing classic vanilla servers as an option for players.

The new expansion titled Battle for Azeroth includes a new continent, Zandalar, along with new dungeons, raids, and uncharted islands. Players are tasked with dominating warfronts and rallying all the allies in the Alliance Vs. Horde war.

Additionally, Blizzard also confirmed long time rumors that they are offering players the chance to go back in time and play World of Warcraft as it was a decade ago. After the company shut down player-owned vanilla servers, speculation arose that Blizzard planned to reintroduce the idea themselves in an official capacity, which they have finally done.

Blizzard Announces Return of Vanilla World Of Warcraft Servers And Horde Vs. Alliance Expansion

about X hours ago from
Blizzard Announces Return of Vanilla World Of Warcraft Servers And Horde Vs. Alliance Expansion

At Blizzcon, Blizzard has announced a new expansion for World of Warcraft and that they are bringing classic vanilla servers as an option for players.

The new expansion titled Battle for Azeroth includes a new continent, Zandalar, along with new dungeons, raids, and uncharted islands. Players are tasked with dominating warfronts and rallying all the allies in the Alliance Vs. Horde war.

Additionally, Blizzard also confirmed long time rumors that they are offering players the chance to go back in time and play World of Warcraft as it was a decade ago. After the company shut down player-owned vanilla servers, speculation arose that Blizzard planned to reintroduce the idea themselves in an official capacity, which they have finally done.

New Overwatch Short Delves Into Reinhardt's Past

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New Overwatch Short Delves Into Reinhardt's Past

Blizzard's latest Overwatch short offers everything we've come to expect from the vignettes; incredible animation, deeper dives into characters' backstories, and touching moments.

The newest short, shown off at this year's Blizzcon and titled "Honor and Glory," looks back at Reinhardt's origin story, detailing his past as a overconfident Crusader (a group of futuristic knights who protected Germany with the help of modern military forces), how he became part of the Overwatch initiative, and, most importantly, how he lost sight in his left eye. We don't want to spoil the entire short, so just go ahead and watch it below.

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New Overwatch Short Delves Into Reinhardt's Past

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New Overwatch Short Delves Into Reinhardt's Past

Blizzard's latest Overwatch short offers everything we've come to expect from the vignettes; incredible animation, deeper dives into characters' backstories, and touching moments.

The newest short, shown off at this year's Blizzcon and titled "Honor and Glory," looks back at Reinhardt's origin story, detailing his past as a overconfident Crusader (a group of futuristic knights who protected Germany with the help of modern military forces), how he became part of the Overwatch initiative, and, most importantly, how he lost sight in his left eye. We don't want to spoil the entire short, so just go ahead and watch it below.

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Overwatch Adding New Support Hero Moira And Blizzard World Map

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Overwatch Adding New Support Hero Moira And Blizzard World Map

During today's Blizzcon opening ceremonies, Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan revealed Moira, the newest hero coming to the enormously popular shooter.

Moira is a support hero, but she appears as though she can take care of herself, as the highlight reel shown off on stage shows her sprinting into battle. She appears to have a stealth attack similar to Sombra's hacking ability that deals damage, however she can also blast a healing orb that restores the health of nearby teammates. Similar to Hanzo's scatter arrow (Moira even uses his line, "simple geometry"), Moira can hurl damaging orbs around corners to hit enemies. For more direct combat interactions, Moira has purple damage bursts, as well as yellow healing bursts. She also has the ability to teleport around the map. Her ultimate is a beam that deals heavy damage to enemies, while healing any teammates in the path of the attack.

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