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Torchlight II hits 1 million sales milestone

Torchlight II hits 1 million sales milestone

It looks like Runic Games is ending 2012 on a very high note, announcing over Twitter today that Torchlight II has sold more than 1 million copies since its release back in September. In this era of Call of Duty and Skyrim selling millions of copies on launch day, that may not seem like much, but it's important to remember that Runic is a smaller studio without the resources to roll out huge marketing campaigns. Add to that the fact that Torchlight II launched just a few months after Diablo III, and Runic has a lot to celebrate with those 1 million sales.

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Do we really need the Steam autumn sale?

Do we really need the Steam autumn sale?

Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of partying with a bunch of my friends. All of them are pretty big nerds, just like me. If you're a nerd too, you know that not much changes when a bunch of nerds get a few drinks in them, they just talk about nerdy things louder than usual. Therefore, it shouldn't come as much of a surprise to hear that the Steam autumn sale was among the topics that came up that night.

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Microsoft and Sony reveal Black Friday gaming deals

Microsoft and Sony reveal Black Friday gaming deals

Black Friday is one week away, and retailers are already pumping out their Black Friday adverts to those hungry for some crazy deals. Both Microsoft and Sony have announced the deals that they'll be offering on their gaming consoles and bundles. They prove that if you're looking to get a new Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, or PlayStation Vita, next Friday is the time to buy.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 15, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 15, 2012

Welcome to Thursday evening folks. Today Microsoft's former Windows head Steven Sinofsky discussed his recent and surprising departure from the company, but didn't go into too many specifics when it came down to why he actually left. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 started shipping ahead of schedule today, while new reports are suggesting that Apple may delay the new iMac into 2013. NASA was the victim of a major security breach recently, and today it said that it will make sure all of its laptops are equipped with full disk encryption by the end of the year as a result.

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NVIDIA releases GeForce 310.54 beta drivers

NVIDIA releases GeForce 310.54 beta drivers

NVIDIA has released the 310.54 beta drivers for the GeForce, bringing with them a host of new features. Specifically, NVIDIA worked with Treyarch to ultimately create a better gaming experience for diehard PC gamers who expect the best. This update brings with it increased performance for a host of different games, including the upcoming Black Ops 2.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: October 29, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: October 29, 2012

This morning we've got our eyes on Sandy, especially since it straight up cancelled Google's plans to have a lovely morning with Android on the books - see what they had planned right this minute! While we wait and see how serious the storm really will be, we're seeing such news as Skyrim premium edition, the Google Chromebook (Samsung Series 3) getting Ubuntu, and Google's own LG Nexus 4 appearing in a short hands-on video. Meanwhile Steve Ballmer assures everyone that they really want a Surface - trust him!

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: October 26th, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: October 26th, 2012

This morning we're living in the wake of the impact that both Microsoft and Samsung made with their events earlier in the week - and what a week it was! Microsoft brought on the fury with a massive Times Square showing of their Windows 8 launch family while Samsung brought Kanye West to their Galaxy Note II event. It would appear that the rules are being changed in the hacking world as well as the DMCA has made an exemption for smartphones in the jailbreaking world in a new ruling, but not tablets.

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Windows Store will sell ESRB “Mature” games

Windows Store will sell ESRB “Mature” games

In the U.S., games are rated using ESRB; in Europe, they're rated using PEGI. This difference resulted in Microsoft inadvertently banning the likes of Skyrim, Call of Duty: MW3, and other Rated-M games from its Windows Store due to its policy prohibiting PEGI 18 games. Microsoft has clarified its position on the issue, and it turns out that it will sell “Mature” games after all.

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Minecraft surpasses Modern Warfare 3 on Xbox Live activity chart

Minecraft surpasses Modern Warfare 3 on Xbox Live activity chart

When it comes to the Xbox Live activity chart, we're used to seeing some kind of Call of Duty game at the top. This is not an occasional thing either - week after week, you can expect the latest Call of Duty title to rank at number one in terms of Xbox Live activity. These days, however, Minecraft is on the scene, and it has something to say about Call of Duty's continuing dominance.

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