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CD Projekt Red On The Making Of The Witcher 1:
“We thought we could accomplish anything.”

The Witcher 3 [official site] brings to a close one of the strangest trilogies in games. Unlike a series like Mass Effect, where the first game’s design laid a foundation for each subsequent instalment, The Witcher series completely reinvented itself at every turn. Yet despite the way CD Projekt Red lurched from one design to another, the series also retained an undeniably unique and consistent identity.

How much of The Witcher series’ evolution was by design, and how much was improvised? It’s hard to say, even for the CDP veterans who oversaw Geralt’s video game odyssey from beginning to end. I know because I asked.

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Witcher 3 Patch Notes: Gravity Will Apply To All Horses

Look at it. Menacing everyone and everything.

“Various improvements to horse behavior”. That was a patch note Marsh showed me last week. I had hoped it was one of God’s own patch notes and He was finally going to address the problems with those four-legged jerks but apparently it was CD Projekt Red talking about The Witcher 3 [official site] and the upcoming 1.07 patch. Disappointing.

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The Latest Witcher 3 Freebie: A New Quest

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

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

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 Explores A Village For Pigs In New Free DLC

“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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Sell-Outs: Witcher 3 Free DLC Adds Nilfgaardian Clobber

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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Wot I Think – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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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Cyberpunk 2077 A While Away Whilst Witcher Bewitches

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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