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Buy Anything On GOG, Get A Free Copy Of Witcher

Geralt, minus beard and graphics.

Purchasing games is hard. Nearly impossible, in some cases. You have to pick one out, remember your credit card number, do, like, a million other things, and then pray that the game will materialize on your hard drive via magicks so dark that their casters take their coffee double-black. Oh, and the process always, invariably costs at least 14 million dollars. I was thinking of giving up on it altogether until GOG announced a rather tantalizing incentive. For one week, any purchase you make will come with a free copy of The Witcher: Enhanced Edition.

The promotion comes as the final stroke of itsy bitsy widdle GOG’s fifth birthday (we got it a big wheel, a copy of Grand Theft Auto V, and a gun), and the storefront explained it thusly:

“This is the final week of our 5th Birthday Celebration. We’re going to go above and beyond the call of birthday, though, and give you guys something incredible for our final thank you: buy anything on GOG.com – yes, anything – and get a free copy of The Witcher: Enhanced Edition with any purchase.”

So that’s exciting. Kinda. Witcher usually goes for an already pithy $9.99, but free is still infinity percent better. And if you’ve somehow avoided playing Witcher: The First for all these years, well, stop it. It actually holds up pretty well, despite a dull opening and, er, sex cards. While Witcher 2 is vastly superior, the original’s still quite a wild hunt ride.

I wonder if this deal holds up for every individual purchase on GOG. If so, I know what I’m giving everyone I know for Christmas for the next 427 years!

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