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    by Published on 08-21-2016 05:20 PM

    Hello all! Before I catch up on all the latest Hob news, I'd just like to note that as of today Runic Games Fansite is 8 years old! Personally, a lot has changed in that time. I've gotten married, changed jobs twice, and now have two daughters. I've learned so much about making and running a forum and server, technically, financially and socially. Also you've all helped keep this website alive by your kind contributions, not to mention the support from my friends at Runic Games. I don't know how long we'll keep doing this, or what the future will hold for this fansite, but I appreciate those of you who still pop by to look for mods or to check the news (of which I am always late to update).

    Speaking of news, here's a fast rundown of the latest happenings:
    by Published on 06-20-2016 02:13 AM

    Happy Summer Solstice everyone! That's right, it's the first day of summer! Now that I've distracted you from my glaring lap of news updates, here are some news updates!


    First up, Torchlight II is now for sale on GOG.com! You can click here to go to the site and buy it for use on Windows, Mac, or Linux!

    Next up, Runic celebrated not going to E3 by releasing footage of a new area of Hob, complete with video, some Q&A, and fancy foliage! Go to the official site to check it out!

    by Published on 04-11-2016 08:21 AM

    Hello world, straight to the headline filler!

    That’s right: We will be at PAX East this year, April 22nd – 24th at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, showing off Hob for those of you who haven’t seen it yet. So make sure to stop by booth #7248 to try it out.

    Our Sprite statue will be making an encore appearance, so you too can be just like Adam and take a commemorative photo with a couple of these playful, friendly creatures from our world.

    We will be running raffle signups at our booth, so come by, play the game and enter for a chance to win a PS4! We’ll select one winner from each day and mail out prizes after the show.

    See you there!
    by Published on 03-31-2016 08:36 AM

    Good morning world! Just a little notice to let you know I've installed several updates to the site. If all went well the changes should be pretty much invisible for now. If anything appears broken be sure to leave a comment here or contact me at webbstre@runicgamefansite.com. Larger updates to the site and some big announcements are on the way, so stay tuned! ...
    by Published on 01-15-2016 04:26 PM

    Woohoo! The fundraiser is over, all the loot has been sold, and Runic Games Fansite is secure for at least a year! Thank you everyone who contributed or spread the word!

    The next step will be shipping, which will start once the funds reach my bank account and paypal account. So long as that goes smoothly loot will start going out around the end of this month or early February.

    In other words, this is your last chance to change your address! Let me know in the next week if you need me to send your stuff to ...
    by Published on 01-03-2016 10:36 PM


    Loot will be going out once the funds hit my bank account and I can start mailing things!

    Hello all! There are only 11 days left in our fundraiser, and since it seems the price of the Dark Alchemist statues was a bit out of the price range of your average Joe/Jill I've decided to combine the remaining two statues with the remaining two Torchlight 2 Soundtracks and put up two of these packages up for a new donation price of 100 dollars! What are you still going here? Go check it out! ...
    by Published on 12-06-2015 06:53 AM

    Hello friendly Console friends! Looking for an awesome Hob announcement? Look no further! Today Runic released a Youtube video announcing that Hob with be released as a PS4 Console exclusive on the same day as the PC release. Check out the Playstation Blog and the Youtube video below for more details!

    As a player, you are dropped straight into this world without any text, backstory, or dialog. Creating an immersive experience is important to us; the story will reveal itself as you play, rewarding your exploration with bits of the narrative puzzle. There’s a deep and satisfying story to Hob, but you’ll have to play it to unravel the secret.

    Very early in the game, you suffer a crippling attack by the rogue life infecting the landscape. This seeming tragedy actually jump-starts your abilities of traversal, combat, and upgrades. A new metal arm lets you use magnetic fields as a grappling hook, transforms into a shield, and allows you to pull and push the actual building blocks of the world into place. World-shifting is a core feature of Hob. As you re-align the world into its intended use, entire new play areas, previously unreachable, are fixed and unlocked.

    Also, if you haven't already seen it, read through my written preview from my summer visit to Runic! It covers all of the areas shown in the video! ...