DeathSpank Finally Becomes Hero of PC, Mac

DeathSpank Finally Becomes Hero of PC, Mac

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At last, DeathSpank will officially be released on the platform it was made for by design.

The most confusing part of the DeathSpank series wasn't that it made players hunt for thongs and unicorn poop, but that it supposedly was a mash up of two classic PC franchises and was ignoring PC gamers entirely for digital console releases on XBLA and PSN. Finally, and thankfully, that won't be the case any longer, with EA and Hothead Games announcing the release of DeathSpank on the PC and Mac.

DeathSpank will be released on the PC through Steam for $14.99 on October 26. The game's sequel, Thongs of Virtue, is a likely to follow eventually. Unfortunately, EA says that DeathSpank's Mac availability is "to be announced."

The title was originally developed at Hothead Games with guidance from Ron Gilbert of Monkey Island fame. It's billed as a mash-up between Monkey Island and Diablo, which was what made it so strange that the PC was not only ignored at first, but how EA almost made it seem like it'd never leave consoles. Players take on the role of DeathSpank as he hacks and chops his way through legions of enemies in the search of loot, humor, and quests.

A special bundle for Steam users was also revealed, which gives purchasers 15% off when they buy both DeathSpank and Klei Entertainment's Shank at the same time. So if you want to brutally take out bad guys with guns, knives, chainsaws, and grenades, and then take a break to kill skeletons and laugh at poop jokes, now's your chance.

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Will I be able to use one of those fancy PC console things to mute Deathspank without killing all the rest of the sound? Because that's the only way I could play this game. Playing the demo on the 360 made me envy deaf people.

Hooray! Although I heard it was pretty much a hack and slash like Diablo 2, I can't wait to try it out.

mjc0961:
Will I be able to use one of those fancy PC console things to mute Deathspank without killing all the rest of the sound? Because that's the only way I could play this game. Playing the demo on the 360 made me envy deaf people.

Right click speaker icon on the system tray- > open volume mixer, mute the unwanted application.

Shitty console ports might have an aneurysm if you try to alt-tab however.

Yay, Steam. Too bad I'm still five games behind on my play list. I'll get to it guys, I promise.

Asehujiko:

mjc0961:
Will I be able to use one of those fancy PC console things to mute Deathspank without killing all the rest of the sound? Because that's the only way I could play this game. Playing the demo on the 360 made me envy deaf people.

Right click speaker icon on the system tray- > open volume mixer, mute the unwanted application.

Shitty console ports might have an aneurysm if you try to alt-tab however.

That's entirely not what mjc0961 was talking about, which was the ability to mute the character of Deathspank, while leaving the rest of the sound in the game intact. Personally I have no idea if that is possible, probably not though.

I am actually surprised so few of XBL titles get their their PC release in age of Steamworks.

From the brief look at XBL SDK i had some time ago it's pretty much just your good old Visual C and you can write games that are both Xbox and PC viable same time without having to resort to completely different coding mechanics.

It's a nice thing, I mean I love indie games, and it's nice to have some of these games on my favorite (and only) platform.
Now, would it be possible to have Limbo on the PC?

God that game was awful. The humor was forced, the combat and mechanics terrible and the graphics shit.

The soundtrack was great though.

Very Very Very good. it's a good way to loose your time instead of doing something useful.

LIMBO ON PC, PLEASE!!! :D

I´m sooooooooo gonna buy this.

Oh good, this means I can play Deathspank without having to pay an ungodly price, and the money I pay doesn't go to SCEE!! :D

This makes me a happy person.

 

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