Posts Tagged ‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’

The Latest Witcher 3 Freebie: A New Quest

By Alice O'Connor on July 1st, 2015.

This picture explains nothing.

As The Witcher 3 [official site] nears the last of its sixteen planned free ‘DLC’ releases, developers CD Projekt RED are dragging things out, the awful teases. This Wednesday brings only one new pack, rather than the usual two, in the form of a new quest titled ‘Where the Cat and Wolf Play…’. Sounds like another Witcher might be involved in this one, aye?

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This Week In Witcher 3 Freebies: Coat And A Quest

By Alice O'Connor on June 24th, 2015.

Blending in nicely, Geralt. No one will know you're a tourist, I'm sure.

Do you ever worry Geralt seems a bit too into the fashion of the places he visits? He cottons onto a local look and adopts it himself, which I’d say is worse than a tourist wearing an ‘I ♥ Skellige’ t-shirt. He wants everyone to know he totally gets the culture, yeah? The sort of arse who’d swan around Paris wearing black and smoking Marlboros, nodding at passers-by in the market like “Yeah, we Parisians get this.”

This time, he’s dressing up as one of Skellige’s own sons in the latest round of free little add-ons for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt [official site] as he undertakes a new Skelligen quest.

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Hungry Like The Wolf School In Latest Free Witcher 3 DLC

By Alice O'Connor on June 18th, 2015.

I’m doing it again and you can’t stop me: I’m posting about a released game during E3 week. Come at me, you nerks; I’ll fight you all.

This time it’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt [official site], which deposited its customary weekly drop of new free pellets of content on our gamedoorstep yesterday. Sorry I’m late; I was busy doing video games. Breaking the pellets open, we discover Geralt has a new scavenger hunt quest leading to Wolf School Witcher gear, and Triss gets a glam alternative outfit that I’m sure I’ve seen before on Rick Wakeman.

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The Witcher 3’s Gwent Comes To Tabletop Simulator

By Cassandra Khaw on June 14th, 2015.

One of the best things about The Witcher 3 is its awareness that fetch quests are absolutely silly. The other fantastic thing is Gwent. I like Gwent. A lot. In case you don’t know what it is, it’s this in-game collectible card game that has two players take control of different armies and duke it out to see who is the better general-leader-hypothetical-head-of-army. While not the deepest mini-game I’ve encountered, it’s certainly fun and has, to date, consumed a worrying amount of my time in the Witcher 3. And now it is available as a mod for Tabletop Simulator [official site], which is similarly awesome.

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The Witcher 3 Explores A Village For Pigs In New Free DLC

By Alice O'Connor on June 10th, 2015.

“Geralt and a village idiot team up to learn the secret of an abandoned village inhabited entirely by pigs.” I’ll give you a second to read that again. Sounds fun, doesn’t it? What larks will surely ensue!

See for yourself, as it’s a new quest released today for The Witcher 3 [official site] as part of its weekly free ‘DLC’ drops. Witching Wednesday, developers CD Projekt RED could call it. This week’s other pack is pretty alternative art for a few Gwent cards. All this arrives after the announcement that – gosh! – it sold four million copies in its first two weeks across all platforms.

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The RPG Scrollbars: The Women Of The Witcher 3

By Richard Cobbett on June 8th, 2015.

One of the best things about The Witcher III is that it shows how far CD Projekt has come in just a few short years. We see it in world and quest design, in writing, in graphical technology and in scale, and all those speak for themselves. One of the biggest surprises though is how far it’s climbed in terms of female representation over the years – from one of the industry’s biggest targets to a high watermark others would be well advised to treat as the new baseline. It’s not perfect, but it tries hard, and a game willing to do that is well worth taking a moment to praise for its success. There will be spoilers.

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A Witcher 3 Diary, Day 6: Bloodied

By Alec Meer on June 5th, 2015.

Concluding – for now, at least – a short, primarily in-character chronicle of adventures in The Witcher 3. Please be aware that this entry contains spoilers for ‘The Bloody Baron’ line of sub-quests, though does not reference the wider story. Please also be aware that it covers subjects which some readers may find upsetting.

He’s a monster. Everything I know about him, everything he’s admitted to – I should strike him down where he stands. But all I want to do is put my arm around him and say how sorry I am.
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Sell-Outs: Witcher 3 Free DLC Adds Nilfgaardian Clobber

By Alice O'Connor on June 3rd, 2015.

We've sold out, Roach.

We’re on week three of little extra free bits for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt [official site] from developers CD Projekt RED. This time, the two loads of freebies are a selection of unremarkable crossbows and a load of Nilfgaardian gear for folks who want to dress Geralt and his horse Roach like TOTAL SELL-OUTS and THE EMPEROR’S PATSIES.

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Bugs Get Ploughed: The Witcher 3 XP Fix Due Next Week

By Emily Gera on May 30th, 2015.

Fellow denizens of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt [official site] will have to wait around a few more days to see a fix arrive for a bug that’s reared its ugly head.

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Wot I Think – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

By Richard Cobbett on May 29th, 2015.

Goodness, is that the time? And, more importantly, the date? Well, yes. In my defence, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt [official site] isn’t the kind of game you can rush, in any way whatsoever. It’s the RPG that CD Projekt has been working on for ten years now – the first two games in retrospect simply being necessary baby-steps steps on the road to this, the Witcher game of their dreams. It’s a flawed masterpiece, but make no mistake, it absolutely is a masterpiece – one of the best RPGs ever created, and a true tribute to Sapkowski’s stories. Here’s Wot (Else) I Think.

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A Witcher 3 Diary, Day 5: Stream

By Alec Meer on May 29th, 2015.

Continuing a (mostly) in-character diary of my adventures in The Witcher 3. No spoilers in this one.

It’s in the trees. It’s coming. I’m coming. A grizzled thunderbolt, sprinting fury and hunger, a destination in mind but a supreme willingness to be distracted by anything en route. Snatch flowers, hurdle fences, charge and charge, looking for trouble, hoping for trouble.
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Cyberpunk 2077 A While Away Whilst Witcher Bewitches

By Alice O'Connor on May 28th, 2015.

If you hadn’t guessed from the fact that developers CD Projekt RED have just released one of the finest, biggest, and prettiest open-world RPGs I’ve seen in a jolly long time, their other big RPG won’t be along any time soon. But how soon is not-soon, and how soon is now? When can we play, or at least see, Cyberpunk 2077 [official site]?

I wouldn’t expect to hear anything substantial about the game this year and maybe next, going by recent comments. We live in the time of The Witcher, you see.

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Wotcha: More Witcher 3 DLC Released For Free

By Alice O'Connor on May 27th, 2015.

It's a pretty nice outfit. Nice layering, strong accessorising...

I haven’t posted about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt [official site] since I started playing it so, as I won’t write any diaries or reviews or thinkpieces about it, please allow me a moment to say: oh my gosh isn’t it great? I only have a few words here so I’ll quickly say I’m delighted to see colours in an 18-rated game. The sunrises, sunsets, days, fields, buildings, decor – everything! it’s all so pretty.

Now, the news: developers CD Projekt RED today released the third and fourth free DLC bits for their RPG, bringing a new outfit for Yennefer and a new quest.

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