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More Prettiness Options Coming To The Witcher 3

By Alice O'Connor on May 21st, 2015.

Update: that big ‘600 fixes’ patch was actually the launch day update, RED have clarified. Also, patch 1.03 just came out with performance improvements and graphics settings tweaks. So, the ini-editing patch… soonish?

If you have a snarling panther of a PC, a rig which belches black smoke, a box with so much airflow it hovers two inches above your floor, good news: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt [official site] will add options to make it even prettier. A future patch will expose editing .ini files to turn up flora density, push out draw distances, fiddle with post-processing effects like sharpening, and more.

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First Impressions: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

By Richard Cobbett on May 19th, 2015.

Ideally, you’d be looking at the review right now. Unfortunately, due to code not showing up til Sunday and then problems getting it to run, I’m only just digging into The Witcher 3 [official site] myself. The full verdict will be with you as soon as possible, though it’s a big game and I don’t want to do it or you the disservice of rushing through it just to throw words at the screen. However, here’s a few thoughts from my first few hours of witching, on the opening hours, on the controversial graphics, and my displeasure that it features hair technology that hasn’t been named “TrissFX.” Such a wasted opportunity.

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No More Lurking In The Shadows: The Witcher 3 Released

By Alice O'Connor on May 19th, 2015.

It’s been a long wait for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – four years since The Witcher 2 came out, and two since 3 was announced – but CD Projekt’s open-world monster-slaying RPG is finally, finally here. It unlocked in the wee small hours in the morning and I would very much like to be playing it right now rather than telling you that it’s out. What a noble, considerate, and responsible soul I am.

Our review is still in the works, as review code came late. But look, you and me, let’s watch the launch trailer and pretend we’re playing through what we see, and pretend we’re not at all resentful of the people who’ve already played a chunk already.

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The Witcher 3 Has Better Hair Than You

By Jem Alexander on May 18th, 2015.

The Witcher 3 promises to be 'shaggy' in more ways than one.

This is why you don’t schedule meetings for 5pm on a Friday. I can just picture the team at Nvidia sitting there, itching to get home. “Last item on the agenda. What can we name the new GameWorks hair effects?” A pregnant pause and some furtive looks towards the door. Someone at the back eventually pipes up. “…HairWorks?” A growing murmur of approval and some scooting of chairs later, here we are: with a trailer showing off a bunch of cool physics effects in The Witcher 3 [official site] (including, yep, HairWorks) exclusive to those of you with Nvidia cards. Looks like AMD fans are stuck with less luscious locks than their Geforce friends.

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Everything You Need To Know Before The Witcher 3

By Richard Cobbett on May 17th, 2015.

Aw, that's adorable. If I gave you five years, you might even hurt me with those little sparklies.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt [official site] is only a couple of days away! The final adventure of Geralt of Rivia, and CD Projekt’s chance to prove that they can take the RPG skills they’ve honed in the first two games to a sweeping open world. We’ll have a review up for you as soon as possible, but until then, here’s some CliffsNotes to get you up to speed on what’s happening, where to buy it, and why you haven’t already seen a WIT.

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The Witcher 3 Preloading Started, Unlock Times Detailed

By Alice O'Connor on May 12th, 2015.

Only another week to wait, ladies.

Update: information regarding our upcoming review has been added below.

Release dates are a little blurry when you’re facing a hefty download, so what you may want to know about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt [official site] is: can I preload it? And: if so, when? Also: when does that unlock? You inquisitive little thing, you. Developers CD Projekt RED have cleared up the questions I forced into your mouth by prying your jaws open with my hands, my knee pressed into your chest, and shouting them down your throat.

The Witcher 3 preloads are now live on GOG and Steam, and will start on Origin on Thursday. As for when it’ll unlock, I’ll tell you.

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Banhammered: Twitch Crack Down On Witcher 3 Leaks

By Emily Gera on May 10th, 2015.

The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt [official site] isn’t meant to see an official release until May 19 but a couple of stores started selling the game a week early and already there have been a few streams broadcasting over Twitch.

Naturally, Twitch is cracking down on it. Just think of what might happen if someone set their poor goggle eyes on ol’ Geralt in action before launch! Oh mercy, the anarchy.

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The Witcher 3 Trailer Contains Ecstatic Evil, Lots Of Antlers

By Graham Smith on May 8th, 2015.

Combat in previous Witcher games has been a point of criticism, even among those folks I know have appreciated its other RPG mechanics. I have no idea whether The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt [official site] will fix those issues, but boy, it does look satisfyingly stabby. The latest trailer – the 4601st, I think – is all about “rage and steel”. Which means dismemberment aplenty.

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Are You Going To Play The Witcher 3?

By Alec Meer on April 29th, 2015.

Geralt rehearses for the filming of his acclaimed karaoke performance of Tom Jones and Cerys Matthew's 'Burning Down The House', the video of which will be a special pre-order bonus for anyone who buys the Super Ultro Pointless Quaismodo Ultimate Master Plonker Edition of The Witcher

Not long to go now. Just under three weeks, in fact, until one of – if not the – most-anticipated PC games of the year arrives. Certainly, it’s the most-anticipated RPG in our corner of the internet. But I’m curious as to how many of you intend to make a date with The Witcher 3 [official site] on May 19?
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Here’s A Nine-Minute Video Of The Witcher 3

By Emily Gera on April 25th, 2015.

Peek through slightly open fingers if you want to avoid spoilers. CD Projekt Red has released from its mighty Polish chambers a nearly nine-minute video of one of the missions in The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt [official site]. It’s basically Geralt riding through the woods and hitting stuff, but it’s couched in story so you’ve been warned.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Trailer Explains It All

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

My heart will go on.

I am always aware that video games – and game sites, communities, culture, and everything – assume a hefty body of common knowledge. You’re expected to know the seminal works, the movers and the shakers, and the lingo, though no one really explains, and you’re to keep on top of all this too. I’m writing this post for one person. This post is for the one person who’s casually stopping by, who’s not on top of upcoming games, but who saw a picture of a fantasy man with a sword fighting a ghostbride and thought “Ooh that’s nice! What’s that?”

Hi, you. That’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt [official site]. Watch this new trailer, it’ll explain.

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Two Witcher 3 Paid Expansions Announced

By Alice O'Connor on April 7th, 2015.

You can always try to pay for the expansions by setting yourself up as a neighbourhood Witcher. Who knows what horrors lurk in the boonies of Boise?

CD Projekt RED may have announced they’ll release great gobs of DLC for free with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt [official site], but they never said anything about expansions. In case you’re bad at reading subtext: they’re totally making expansions you’ll need to pay for, they announced today.

Two big, hefty expansions (that we know of) are in the works, one clocking in at around ten hours of new play and the second at twenty. Ayup, I certainly can’t begrudge them charging for bigguns. The two will be available together in an ‘Expansion Pass’ costing £19.99.

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Watch First 1/800th Of The Witcher 3, If You Want

By Graham Smith on April 7th, 2015.

It may be you’re the sort that wants to go into a game cold, knowing as little as is possible. It may be that your keen to be there on day one but want all available information to guide your purchasing decision. If you’re one of the latter, IGN’s video of the first 15 minutes of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt [official site] may help. It skips the introductory cutscene but picks up right after, showing the initial quests, dialogue and combat. It’s embedded below and looks pretty authentic to my starting experience with most games, up to and including dying to a relatively weak mob of enemies after ten minutes.

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