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Torchlight 2: LAN play confirmed, new class announced, mods incoming

Wooo!  Torchlight 2, with a new Berserker class, and LAN play!

LAN play has been confirmed, so you’ll be able to get together with a group of friends and play the game without an Internet connection. It may seem like a small thing, but LAN play is enough to make sure the game gets on the rotation of fans who get together physically to play the game. There will also be no arguments over loot during play: when a monster is destroyed, each player only sees the loot that they can pick up, and works with their character. No more rushing for high-level items or players annoyed that they didn’t get anything good during a play session.

via Torchlight 2: LAN play confirmed, new class announced, mods incoming.

Will it be sweeter for the waiting?

FINALLY!

The following product has a Street Date of MARCH 30TH, 2011:

BattleTech 25th Anniversary Introductory Box Set $49.95

Strap yourself into the ultimate suit of armor: the BattleMech. Thirty feet tall and weighing up to a hundred tons, this humanoid engine of destruction is a walking arsenal with enough firepower to level a city block. The BattleTech game system takes you into the world of the 31st Century, where war has become a way of life. You are a MechWarrior. You are in command of the most powerful machine on the battlefield, and hold the fate of empires in your hand!

I’ve had this on back-order through the local game store for nearly two years!

via Catalyst Game Labs » Archive » Catalyst March 30th Street Dates.

Ah, the games of my youth. The twenties count as youth, right?

It’s hard to believe the game Master of Orion is already 17 years old, but James reminded me of it, and it turns out there’s still a lot of people playing it besides me.

Some guy named Steven bought it from a place called GOG and runs it in DOSBOX (I just run it in Compatibility Mode on XP), and he and a bunch of commenters were having trouble finding the ship listing, which is trouble because the game regularly challenges you with an alien invasion, and if you don’t correctly identify the incoming ships, you automatically lose!

So, being the kind, generous, and up-too-late kind of guy that I am, I went through my website archives and updated my old MOO Ship Identification Guide and re-posted it.

You’re Welcome, Internet.