After releasing three successful games, the studio that most recently brought us Hob is shutting its doors. This makes the second gaming studio to close its doors recently, as Visceral Games was also recently closed by EA. What was left behind though was not only a handful of amazing games that will live on in gaming history, but a bond was formed between those people. Runic Games called it a fami...[Read More]
An ethereal world defined by its ancient technology, Hob is the new action and exploration-heavy title from Runic Games. Across a kaleidoscope of landscapes that can morph with the pull of a lever, players will guide a small character through subterranean power stations and monolithic towers in a bid to restore this world to its normal state. While the distinct lack of text or dialogue might have ...[Read More]
Gaming history has always been a pursuit for me, whether its looking up old interviews, past advertisements, or reviews from long gone publications. In the past couple years though, I’ve discovered a new way to fuel my hunger for video game history, documentaries. While there are already some excellent productions out there, many of which I have covered before, I was delighted to find Gameum...[Read More]
Developer Runic Games has officially announced the the release date of their much anticipated action/adventure title Hob. Hob is now set to release on September 26th for Playstation 4 and PC. Hob is the Zelda inspired open world adventure that was announced all the way back at PAX Prime 2015. Runic Games is not stranger to quality as they developed the wonderful Torchlight and Torchlight 2, with t...[Read More]
I can’t help but feel captivated and deeply moved by the game Hob. During my hands-on experience at PAX East, I had the privilege of sitting down with members from the Runic Games team and trying things out myself. Needless to say, I was impressed and fell in love.
Welcome to this week’s MMO’s Tavern. I hope you all had productive weeks. Between crashes in Orgrimmar and heated matches of Conflict at the Mill, my productivity has just shy of plummeted. That’s enough of that, on with the show!
Just a few months ago, I called the XBLA version of Torchlight the most fun I’d had gaming so far in 2011. Portal 2 dethroned it, and I’m afraid that this fall’s Neverwinter is going to bump it slightly more, but none of this changes the fact that Torchlight will still be one of my top 2011 games. At E3, I was privileged enough to sit down and play through one of the random event...[Read More]
I have fond memories of late nights spent playing Diablo and Diablo II with the only light in my room being provided by my glowing computer screen. Throw in a bag of Nacho Cheese Doritos and a giant cup of Dr. Pepper or Pepsi (none of that Coca-Cola crap, thank you very much) and I had myself one hell of a Friday night. Runic Games brought together the mad skillz of Travis Baldree (designer of Fat...[Read More]