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Free 'Torchlight' starts GOG download sale

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Free until June 20, acclaimed 2009 monster-bashing 'Torchlight' kicks off an annual summer sale at Mac and PC game retailer GOG, with most of the dowload site's catalogue at least 50 percent off with daily specials to tempt the wallet. 

Mac and PC game 'Torchlight' also made its way to Xbox 360.

Made by members of the team behind core PC hit "Diablo," "Torchlight" was very well received.

Runic Games's confidence in its successor meant that 2012's "Torchlight II" launched not long after much-hyped "Diablo III," while a massively multiplayer iteration on the franchise theme has long been rumored.

"Every GOG.com user can grab a free copy of Torchlight until Thursday, June 20, at 12:59PM GMT," read the GOG news posting.

In keeping with the GOG philosophy, one shared with founding company CD Projekt RED of role-playing series "The Witcher," its catalogue of games are free of copyright protection measures.

"Gamers should be able to play their games on any device they own in any location, no matter the Internet quality. There is only one way to ensure that: No Digital RIghts Management," the site explains.

"We're very glad to see that the issue of restrictive digital rights management has become an item of public debate, and we want to make sure that our #NoDRM stance is clear. None of the games in our sale have DRM, and none of our games ever will."

DRM came to the fore as Microsoft and Sony prepare to launch new consoles, with Microsoft receiving flak for outlining potential limits to the viability of second-hand and lent or borrowed games, while Sony received an E3 ovation for promising to avoid such measures.

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