Posts Tagged ‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’

The Witcher 3: Hearts Of Stone Coming October 13th


The first expansion for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt [official site], named Hearts of Stone, will arrive on October 13th, developers CD Projekt RED have announced. I’ll tell you more about that soon but first, the important part: it will get a physical release which comes with two Gwent decks. You could play Gwent with your pals. Oh aye, they won’t be your Gwent decks, but Gwent!

So anyway, the expansion itself! Said to take ten hours, it’ll bring a new story with new characters and monsters, a new Runewords system, and oh my gosh is that Shani again? Hi Shani! Here, come peep at the first teaser trailer:

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Lovey-Dovey: The Witcher 3 Patch To Expand Romances

Love. Ewww! Gross. Don’t think I haven’t seen you around the place, holding hands, smooching, gazing longingly, and sliding hands up- the point is, once you awful people get loved up, you want to do more of it. More chats about plans and futures and furniture and – worst of all – wonky little clones of yourselves to show the whole dang troubled world how much you love each other. Love. The worst.

I like that a lot of lovey stuff in The Witcher 3 [official site] is terse, unspoken, or broadly doomed. I can relate to that. But no, because you rats demand more love, CD Projekt RED plan to expand their RPG’s romances a little in an upcoming patch.

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The RPG Scrollbars: The Best Punishments For Cheaters

Over in Everquest II, they’re trying an experiment at the moment – what’s that? Yes, Everquest II. People are still playing it. The original as well. I know, I’m surprised too, but never mind. Specifically, they’ve created a prison server called Drunder. The idea is that instead of banning trolls, griefers and cheaters (presumably up to a certain point), they can simply throw all the troublemakers in server jail and let them play together with no possibility of escape. Nothing can possibly go wrong! If you want to indulge in the anarchy then you can request to be sent there, but again, it’s a one way trip for your account. Has Daybreak finally discovered the ultimate fix for bad online behaviour, though? Let’s ask our special ethics correspondent, a snowball in Hell.

Well, while we wait, I thought it’d be fun to take a look at how a few other RPGs have decided to have a little fun with their dodgier elements, both online and off.

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The Witcher 3’s 16 Pieces Of Free DLC: What They Are, Where To Get ‘Em And Are They Any Good?

Adding 16 free lots of new quests, items, outfits and modes to a game which already had a hundred million things in it was an ostensibly generous move from the creators of The Witcher 3 [official site]. But how substantial is this stuff, really? I took a look at what’s really in each DLC, how satisfying it is, and where in the Northern Kingdoms you can find it all.

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NVIDIA Cards To Get PS4-Style Remote Game-Sharing

it’s 2015: if you’re not streaming your game while you play it, you will be summarily asked to leave society. Don’t you dare try to play a game by yourself any more. Privacy is dead: everyone wants an audience, always and forever. Do you want to watch me shower? No? Well, how about watch me ineffectually flail at a pack of Nekkers in The Witcher 3? No? Well, how about you take remotely control and fight those Nekkers for me, to put everyone involved out of their misery. NVIDIA have, in theory, a way to make that happen.
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Witchier: The Witcher 3’s New Game Plus Mode Now Out

More murder.

The Witcher games are set in an ending era, the world of magic and wonder dying out as humans trash everything. Killing its most exotic monsters – who usually only cause trouble when humans move into their habitat – can be tragic. And what’s the use of Geralt and his witcher pals once the last monster is slain? Well, he can reset the world and start all over again keeping his shiny trinkets.

The promised New Game+ mode for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt [official site] has arrived in its sixteenth and final free bit of ‘DLC’.

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Seven: A Thief-Inspired RPG From Former Witcher Folks

This is concept art, obvs.

A parkouring post-apocalyptic open-world isometric RPG inspired by Thief and made in collaboration with a team including former Witching folks from CD Projekt RED is a confusing pitch (open-world RPG inspired by Thief?), but one with interesting elements. That’s the broad idea of Seven [official site], which developers IMGN.PRO (them lot behind iffy Sean Bean horror Kholat) announced this morning.

At the moment they don’t have much more than some words and concept art to show, and I can’t imagine what the game will actually be like, but it might pique your interest.

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The Witcher 3 Mod Tools Released

Think of the buttons, dials and knobs you'll be able to fiddle with on this! Strewth.

No massively intricate and complicated fantasy RPG is complete without spending four hours selecting the mods you want to layer on top of it first. CD Projekt Red know this and have just released The Witcher 3 [official site] mod tools in partnership with Nexus Mods. This means not only can you grab the tools from Nexus, but their mod manager – which has been a mainstay of Bethesda modding for years – now supports The Witcher 3 as well.

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The Witcher Is Getting A Pen & Paper RPG Spin-Off

In a move that can only mean they’ve been receiving my daily letters recreating The Witcher [Official Site] for someone whose heart will only recognise games pre-1995, CD Projekt Red are teaming up with the company behind Cyberpunk 2020 to bring The Witcher to tabletops.

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Witchier: The Witcher 3 Adding New Game+ Mode

Wednesday is Free Witcher 3 [official site] Day, and this week is due to bring the last of its sixteen planned freebies. What oh what could it- oh, no, it won’t be coming this week. Still, developers CD Projekt RED have announced what the final titbit will be, and it’s a good’un: a New Game+ mode.

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