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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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The Witcher 3 Can Take Over 200 Hours

By Emily Gera on April 4th, 2015.

People always ask me the same thing every day. “Gera, when will we get a game that is so long it’s in the realm of possibility I will die before finishing it?” they sigh. “When will the day come where I can finally stop using clocks and interpret the passage of time entirely through the medium of game hours?” For fans of time, this is a reasonable but oft-ignored request.

The good news is the kindly folk of CD Projekt Red have presumably stopped sleeping in order to provide their The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt [official site] with over 200 hours of content. Read the rest of this entry »

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Seven Wyvern-Murdering Minutes Of The Witcher 3

By Ben Barrett on March 9th, 2015.

Geralt, pictured right, about to receive the world's largest hug.

What a wonderful trip it has been for The Witcher [official site]. From dodgily translated, shoe-string original to vastly improved re-release, hotly appreciated if flawed sequel through to one of the most anticipated RPGs of all time. The idea that it might now rival, if not surpass, the likes of a Dragon Age or Planescape would have been unimaginable in 2009. Yet here we are, with the added bonus of it possibly being the prettiest game to grace our hard drives. A new commentated trailer from PAX East below.

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I’m A Lover, Not A Fighter: 3 Hours With The Witcher 3

By Tom McShea on January 26th, 2015.

I was travelling into the forest with a hunter who had seen a griffin slay dozens of men and women. The ground was still puddled with blood from its most recent massacre, but it was another act of violence that drew my attention. In conversation, the hunter revealed that he was chased from his village because his neighbors discovered that he was gay. Now he lives by himself, away from the judging eyes of his peers. Despite being forced from society, he still helps bring an end to the griffin, to relieve those who shunned him of further suffering.

“Even though it’s a fantasy game, we want to make sure that it feels real,” said Jonas Mattsson, senior environmental artist at CD Projekt Red. Reaching that goal begins with how people are presented in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (official site), the first three hours of which I’ve now played.

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Ger ‘Alt Of Here With These Witcher 3 System Specs

By Graham Smith on January 7th, 2015.

For the past decade I’ve done the financially responsible thing and bought a mid-tier PC and stuck with it till it was melting, crashing, rubble around my feet, but last year I bought something properly top-end for the first time ever. A good thing, because it means it no longer reboots as soon as I load a game. A good thing, because I have a thousand tabs open right now and Chrome needs all the memory it can get. A good thing, if The Witcher 3‘s system requirements are anything to go by, since even the minimum spec is unusually steep. The full details are below.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Has A Second Playable Character

By Graham Smith on December 16th, 2014.

Last week CD Projekt Red released a new trailer for The Witcher 3 and teased that one of the characters within it – other than Geralt, obv – would be playable. Is it the cowering man who whimpers and narrates the introduction? Is it one of the Wild Hunt baddies Geralt slays throughout, or one of the horses they dismount from? Is it– Oh, wait – yeah, it’s the lady in the header image of this post. Ciri – a character referenced in The Witcher 1, with a big role in the books and TV series, who can teleport and who is Geralt’s Witcheress apprentice.

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Call Off The Dogs: The Witcher 3 Delayed Into May 2015

By Alice O'Connor on December 9th, 2014.

Easy, boy.

It’s good when a game is delayed, isn’t it? Unless your calendar already lists something that’ll render you unable to play games at a certain point, surely it’s better to play a game finished nicely rather than one rushed out to meet a deadline? I wish more games were delayed; too many are presented as finished but shoddy at launch, slightly spoiling that first play.

So sure, CD Projekt RED, please do delay The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt if you think it’s necessary. Again. After you said you wouldn’t, you big sillies. Previously due on February 24th, Geralt will now be riding out on May 19th, 2015.

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Not An Adventure Game: Witcher Adventure Game On PC

By Alice O'Connor on November 28th, 2014.

Adventures!

To recap: CD Projekt RED’s RPG series The Witcher is based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s short stories and novels. The Witcher Adventure Game is a monster-hunting board game adaptation made by CDPR with Fantasy Flight Games, which was also being made into a virtual board game by Can Explode. Both cardboard and cyberspace versions launched yesterday, so you can see how a video game interprets how a board game interprets how a video game interprets the adventures of a mutant monster-hunter and pals romping across a fantasy world getting into scrapes.

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Free Beards And Horse Armour: The Witcher 3 DLC Plans

By Alice O'Connor on November 6th, 2014.

Not ANY.

“We wouldn’t fill anyone’s eyes with needles,” CD Projekt RED say. “Some people, they… wellll… but not us. We wouldn’t. In fact, we quite like you. We’re not even sure what needles really are. [Yelling into the next booth] Say, Gary, have you seen any needles?” Something like that, anyway.

Reminding people that The Witcher’s post-release support has been splendid, not like those other RPGs other people make (without mentioning many patches were necessary because both games were wonky at launch), they’ve announced plans to release sixteen pieces of free DLC for The Witcher 3 over the weeks and months after its release. Whether you pre-order or not, they say. No matter which edition you buy, they say.

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The Witcher 3 Should Be Subtitled ‘Lovely Scenic Hunt’

By Graham Smith on September 26th, 2014.

Some of the claims in this new The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt trailer sound awfully familiar, especially those to do with the NPCs living in cities. They have their own lives and motivations! They have an opinion of you based on your actions! They’ll gossip about you in public! Have you heard of the Gray Fox?

I’m skeptical. Adam is skeptical. But then, it does look golly pretty, so these five minutes of travelling across its world and fighting monsters is worth your time.

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