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DeathSpank Coming To PC And Mac Starting This Month

Even your mom knew this was going to happen, but it's nice to have confirmation.

DeathSpank is indeed coming to the PC and Mac. The PC version will shoot first, however, and land on Steam on October 26. The Mac version's release date will be announced later, Hothead Games has said.
 
Popular belief pegged DeathSpank as a future PC and Mac release long before this morning's reveal, back to even before the hack-and-slash title debuted on Xbox Live Arcade. This is due in part to Hothead Games' legacy of desktop releases and the game's traditionally PC-centric style of play, but the winks and nudges from game creator Ron Gilbert haven't hurt the impression either. 
 

 
DeathSpank PC is priced at 15 bucks. You can get an additional 10 percent off that tag if you pre-order now via Steam. Additionally, you can get 15 percent off the combined price of DeathSpank and Klei Entertainment's Shank if you pre-order the indie-licious "Shank and 'Spank" bundle the two studios have cobbled together. The Steam version of Shank, as you might already know, hits this October 26, too. 
 
== TEASER ==Here's a Quick Look for the Xbox 360 version of the game. It probably wouldn't hurt to check out Jeff's take on it, either. Turns out that DeathSpank isn't exactly that funny. Or that fun.  

  
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Posted by BradNicholson
DeathSpank is indeed coming to the PC and Mac. The PC version will shoot first, however, and land on Steam on October 26. The Mac version's release date will be announced later, Hothead Games has said.
 
Popular belief pegged DeathSpank as a future PC and Mac release long before this morning's reveal, back to even before the hack-and-slash title debuted on Xbox Live Arcade. This is due in part to Hothead Games' legacy of desktop releases and the game's traditionally PC-centric style of play, but the winks and nudges from game creator Ron Gilbert haven't hurt the impression either. 
 

 
DeathSpank PC is priced at 15 bucks. You can get an additional 10 percent off that tag if you pre-order now via Steam. Additionally, you can get 15 percent off the combined price of DeathSpank and Klei Entertainment's Shank if you pre-order the indie-licious "Shank and 'Spank" bundle the two studios have cobbled together. The Steam version of Shank, as you might already know, hits this October 26, too. 
 
== TEASER ==Here's a Quick Look for the Xbox 360 version of the game. It probably wouldn't hurt to check out Jeff's take on it, either. Turns out that DeathSpank isn't exactly that funny. Or that fun.  

  
Edited by McQuinn

yes. Seems better as a pc title anyway.

Posted by FinalDasa

Awesome, now I can not play deathspank on my mac

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Posted by GeekDown

I might get the first one now. It just feels like it would be better on a PC.

Posted by mgrelik@msn.com

Have your say here...

Posted by Raymayne

Well...I hope all 5 of the people who give a shit enjoy their Deathspank with a keyboard.

Posted by Afroman269

Yay?

Posted by KaosAngel

10 bucks too much. 
 
L4D2 is 7 bucks, no chance in hell I'm spending more than 5 for this.

Posted by radioactivez0r

Yay for news that throws in unwanted opinions.  Now I'm torn, having not bought it on XBL yet - I assume that at some point there will be a Deathspank bundle (1&2) as a Steam weekend deal for real cheap...might have to hold out for that.

Posted by bonbolapti

Here's a Quick Look for the Xbox 360 version of the game. It probably wouldn't hurt to check out Jeff's take on it, either. Turns out that DeathSpank isn't exactly that funny. Or that fun.

 Well good, because I  would look forward to picking it up anyway.
Posted by Hot_Karl

Perfect! Then I'll buy the game when it hits $6.63 during an inevitable Steam sale.

Posted by DaveC524

piracy. fuck yeah

Posted by Jimbo

A day late and about $15 too much.

Posted by darkjester74

Ill prolly pick it up when it goes on sale and I don't have a stack of awesome games to finish.

Posted by cstrang

Hoorah!  Another platform to further ignore this game on.

Posted by MrPilkington

I still want to give this game a try.
Posted by CornBREDX

It's about time. 
 
I still want to play this even if Jeff dont like it. I've just been waiting for the PC version.
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Posted by Jayzz

this game is so bad.

Edited by Milkman

Color me not surprised at all. 

Posted by NekuSakuraba

Definitely buying it.

Posted by NekuCTR

Couldn't care less about DeathSpank. Never have never will.

Posted by KillyDarko

Not sure if I really care... the game looks boring and way too repetitive. I think I'll give it a pass.

Posted by crusader8463

As I said in the same article over at 1up.com, Meh.
 
Had they released it day and date on the PC they would have gotten a sale from me. However, after waiting this long for it, and seeing all the videos and reviews talking about how tedious and mediocer the game is, I don't think I will be picking this up. I lost interest in it rather fast after watching the quicklooks of it.

Posted by Mcfart

Not interested.

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Posted by Vodun
People sure do spend a lot of time mentioning they don't care about this game...
Posted by CookieMonster
I also do not care.
Posted by Everyones_A_Critic

God damn that name is fucking atrocious, offensive even. Fuck that game.

Posted by Rhaknar

this trend of shitting on games that GB staffers (well, mostly Jeff) dont like is hilarious. It's like i'm in highschool again watching kids trying to be cool by mimicking the "cool kids"
 
Anyway, Shank is also coming to the PC and Mac on the same day as Deathspank

Edited by Tennmuerti

Sweet was waiting for either to come to PC, will pick up both.
Still interested despite whatever geneal opinion on DeathSpank is on GB

Posted by Overwatch

Finally! Just bought it on Steam. Can't wait to play this thing!

Posted by Tordah

I wanna see Shank and Spank team up in the same game.

Posted by AhmadMetallic

as a PC gamer, yay.

Posted by UberExplodey

Good thing my mom knew about this.  
Phew...

Posted by ajamafalous

Oh, hey, there's a PC release for Shank? 
 
 
 
I'll pick that up.

Posted by MisterMouse

maybe I will play the demo... but then again I dont know

Posted by HellBrendy
@Vodun said:
" People sure do spend a lot of time mentioning they don't care about this game... "
I'm going to counter it. I fucking love DeathSpank. Like really really love both games. 
Posted by WinterSnowblind
@KaosAngel said:
" 10 bucks too much.  L4D2 is 7 bucks, no chance in hell I'm spending more than 5 for this. "
Seems a bit unfair to compare a brand new game that's just being released, to a moderatly old one that's being discounted on a one day only sale.
Posted by Dezzamon

Have your say here...