DeathSpank Coming To PC And Mac Starting This Month

Posted by BradNicholson (812 posts) -
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.  

  
#1 Posted by BradNicholson (812 posts) -
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.  

  
#2 Edited by McQuinn (651 posts) -

yes. Seems better as a pc title anyway.

#3 Posted by FinalDasa (1893 posts) -

Awesome, now I can not play deathspank on my mac

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#4 Posted by GeekDown (1170 posts) -

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

#5 Posted by mgrelik@msn.com (10 posts) -

Have your say here...

#6 Posted by Raymayne (1226 posts) -

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

#7 Posted by Afroman269 (7387 posts) -

Yay?

#8 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -

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

#9 Posted by radioactivez0r (862 posts) -

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.

#10 Posted by bonbolapti (1617 posts) -

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.
#11 Posted by Hot_Karl (3309 posts) -

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

#12 Posted by DaveC524 (86 posts) -

piracy. fuck yeah

#13 Posted by Jimbo (9871 posts) -

A day late and about $15 too much.

#14 Posted by darkjester74 (1589 posts) -

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

#15 Posted by cstrang (2381 posts) -

Hoorah!  Another platform to further ignore this game on.

#16 Posted by MrPilkington (722 posts) -

I still want to give this game a try.
#17 Posted by CornBREDX (5631 posts) -

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.
#18 Posted by Jayzz (592 posts) -

this game is so bad.

#19 Edited by Milkman (17034 posts) -

Color me not surprised at all. 

#20 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -

Definitely buying it.

#21 Posted by NekuCTR (1663 posts) -

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

#22 Posted by KillyDarko (1888 posts) -

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

#23 Posted by crusader8463 (14423 posts) -

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.

#24 Posted by Mcfart (1659 posts) -

Not interested.

#25 Posted by Vodun (2370 posts) -
People sure do spend a lot of time mentioning they don't care about this game...
#26 Posted by CookieMonster (2423 posts) -
I also do not care.
#27 Posted by Everyones_A_Critic (6305 posts) -

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

#28 Posted by Rhaknar (5939 posts) -

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

#29 Edited by Tennmuerti (8141 posts) -

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

#30 Posted by Overwatch (271 posts) -

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

#31 Posted by Tordah (2481 posts) -

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

#32 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -

as a PC gamer, yay.

#33 Posted by UberExplodey (944 posts) -

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

#34 Posted by ajamafalous (12040 posts) -

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

#35 Posted by MisterMouse (3560 posts) -

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

#36 Posted by HellBrendy (994 posts) -
@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. 
#37 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7617 posts) -
@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.
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