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By Jonathan Balofsky On 24 May, 2017 At 08:21 PM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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CD PROJEKT RED sent out the following

 

CD PROJEKT RED, creators of The Witcher series of games, announce the start of Public Beta for GWENT: The Witcher Card Game for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Gamers can start playing immediately by visiting playgwent.com on PC, or — on consoles — download the client directly through Xbox Store or PlayStation Store.

“Public Beta is an important step towards GWENT’s final release,” said Marcin Iwi?ski, co-founder of CD PROJEKT RED. “We’re opening the gates to everyone who wanted to play, but didn’t make it into the Closed Beta, and — at the same time — we’re introducing some pretty significant content and gameplay changes like adding animated versions of cards for every card in the game, new starter decks, or how weather cards work,” Iwi?ski adds. “I’m extra curious how all of the community feedback we’ve incorporated will resonate with both current players and those who’re just starting. Please keep the feedback coming, we’re listening!”

More information about GWENT and the Public Beta is available in the FAQ section of playgwent.com.

You can watch the cinematic trailer below

It is great that even though the Witcher III has been out for a while, CD PROJEKT RED has been able to keep the franchise alive in new ways. Making GWENT a standalone game is a smart move, especially given games like Hearthstone and Elder Scrolls Legends.

Source: PR Email

By Jonathan Balofsky On 17 May, 2017 At 01:01 PM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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CD PROJEKT RED sent out the following

 

CD PROJEKT RED, creators of The Witcher series of games, announce the Public Beta for GWENT: The Witcher Card Game. Scheduled to begin May 24, Public Beta will be available for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

“Public Beta is the next step in the game’s development process, one that we’d be honored to continue alongside everyone who’s been with us thus far,” said Benjamin Lee, Development Director at CD PROJEKT RED. “It’s also a chance for many new gamers to play GWENT for the first time and we’re looking forward to making the game even better with their help,” added Lee.

GWENT’s Public Beta is a fresh start for everyone. Card collections and player progress will reset to ensure gamers begin on equal footing. Everyone who participated in the Closed Beta will receive Card Kegs, as well as other in-game rewards for their activity. Additional information regarding Closed Beta participation rewards is available here.

The switch from Closed to Public Beta will entail a short technical transition period starting May 22. Until the start of Public Beta on May 24, game servers will be offline for maintenance. During this time, GWENT’sFacebook and Twitter channels will provide updates on the game’s status.

More information about GWENT is available in the FAQ section of playgwent.com

With the Witcher trilogy concluded, it is great that GWENT lives on. Card spinoffs of popular RPGs are becoming a big deal now, and this is a great addition to the field.

Will you be taking part in the GWENT beta?

 

Source: PR Email

By Jonathan Balofsky On 30 Mar, 2017 At 07:48 AM | Categorized As News, PlayStation, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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CD Projekt Red sent out the following

 

CD PROJEKT RED, creators of The Witcher series of games, announce a weekend-long PlayStation 4 Technical Beta for GWENT: The Witcher Card Game.

Gamers wishing to check out GWENT on PlayStation 4 will have an opportunity to do so starting Friday, March 31st, 10 a.m. PST. The Technical Beta will end Sunday, April 2nd, 11 p.m. PST. The game will be available for download from the PlayStation Store.

More information about the Technical Beta is available in the official FAQ.

This is really cool to hear about, and it is great that CD Projekt Red is doing this to ensure the game will run well on PS4. Do you intend to check it out?

Source: PR Email

By Jonathan Balofsky On 12 Aug, 2016 At 07:03 PM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

No GravatarCD Projekt Red has announced The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Game of the Year Edition, which will be released on August 30th 2016.

 

CD PROJEKT RED, creators of The Witcher series of games, announce the release date
of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Game of the Year Edition

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Game of the Year Edition offers over 150 hours of open
world adventures and sees players take on the role of professional monster slayer
Geralt of Rivia, as he seeks out the child of prophecy in Wild Hunt, faces off
against a ruthless bandit captain in Hearts of Stone, and unravels the terrifying
secret of the beautiful region of Toussaint in Blood and Wine.
Game of the Year Edition includes the critically acclaimed base game, winner of over
250 GOTY awards and most lauded game of 2015 with over 800 awards in total, both
expansion packs — Hearts of Stone & Blood and Wine — and every piece of
downloadable content, as well as every update and improvement ever released.

The game will release on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation®4 on August 30th, 2016.

In select territories and sales channels, the game will be available as The Witcher
3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition.

 

This is great news as the game was amazing and a complete edition is good for newcomers who have not played yet.

You can see the announce trailer below.

 

 

 

No GravatarEvery once in awhile, a very special game comes along and confirms that there are still indeed wonderful games out there.  The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is one of those gems.  It is a definite “must have” for any RPG fan.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a third-person, action RPG with an expansive open world environment.  It was developed and published by Polish studio CD Projekt RED.  The game is based on the a set of fantasy novels by Polish author,  Andrzej Sapkowski (these books are available in an English translation).  The game came out in May of this year for PC, PlayStation 4, and XBox One.

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The story follows Geralt of Rivia, a witcher who takes care of people’s monster problems for coin.  Those who become witchers have been mutated and have special powers such as a special sensing ability and limited magic powers.  He is searching for his adopted daughter, Ciri, who is in danger from being captured by the Wild Hunt.  The main quest line is compelling and interesting.  It also has a bit of a Mass Effect quality to it, since Geralt’s choices do affect the outcome of the story.  The side quests are fun to play and range from playing gwent with certain people (more on this later), getting rid of monsters, and helping people out.  The sheer amount of side quests can be a bit daunting.  It feels like every time a quest is finished, five more are available.  This is not a bad thing, though.  A player could spend full price on the game, and it is definitely worth its price.

The game play is quite a lot of fun.  It’s a well-done third person perspective game.  The combat system is excellent.  Geralt uses swords and a bit of magic to keep the monsters at bay.  He has two swords: one for human foes and a silver one for monsters and such.  Witchers can cast magic by making signs, which vary from blasting things for flames to influencing people’s minds.  There is also an amazing crafting system for both weapons and potions.  Weapons and clothes can be upgraded by finding materials and schematics around the world.  Potions can be created in the same way.  Players may upgrade abilities by either leveling up Geralt’s character or finding places of power, which give extra allotment points.

The open world is expansive.  A player can spend hours and hours just exploring.  Geralt moves around throughout the land on his horse, Roach and by boat.  The world has its own weather system and goes through a day/night cycle.  Depending on the time of day can actually affect the powers of particular monsters (think: werewolves and such).  The world can range from quaint orchards, to buggy swamps, to massive cities.  It’s amazing to explore.

The mini game in The Witcher 3 is probably one of the best-done ones yet.  Gwent is a strategy card game that Geralt plays with the merchants and inn-keepers, and there’s a lot of strategy to it.  The game involves three rounds.  The person who wins two obviously wins the game.  Everyone brings their own deck, so finding and winning more cards is also a strategy.  This encourages the player to hunt for more cards either by buying or winning them in high-stakes games.

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An open world would not be decent unless it had amazing graphics, and the Witcher 3 delivers.  There are surprisingly great.  The best graphics in the games are the cut-scenes; they are absolutely gorgeous.  The in-game graphics are amazing as well, and actually focus on colors.  There are little bits and pieces of detail everywhere from the weather to Geralt’s growing beard.  A player actually needs to see a barber because the beard will start to grow after a certain amount of time.

The Witcher 3 is an absolutely must-have.  Hands-down.  Get it now if you don’t have it.  Obviously, it is an adult game (there are some really raunchy parts).  But overall, the game is just amazing.  It really should get game of the year for 2015.  However, with Fallout 4 coming out in the fall, The Witcher 3 may be dethroned as game of the year.

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CD Projekt, the developers for The Witcher 3, announced that the game would be delayed until February 2015.  The game was set to come out for the Xbox One, PS4, and PC Fall 2014.

The board at CD Projekt SA stated:

“Ever since we started working on the third installment in The Witcher franchise, it has been our aim to produce a title that would take our 11 years of experience in creating RPGS and distill them into a quintessence, into a game that would effectively crown those years. At the same time, we have wanted The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to expand creative boundaries, set new benchmarks, develop the genre as a whole. Ultimately, you, the players, must get an unforgettable adventure to experience in a vast, open world – and that’s most important. We’ve created a story that flows naturally, cinematically, rendered it in amazing sound and visuals, while preserving full freedom of choice – all for you. We knew this to be an ambitious plan, but believed we could achieve it by bringing together our team with its creative energies and current gaming platforms with their technical capabilities. A project this vast and complex would inevitably require special care in its final stages, manual fine-tuning of many details, thorough testing time and again.

We recently reexamined what we had achieved thus far, and faced a choice about the game’s final release date. The decision we made was difficult, thoroughly considered, and ultimately clear and obvious. We could have released the game towards the end of this year as we had initially planned. Yet we concluded that a few additional months will let us achieve the quality that will satisfy us, the quality gamers expect from us. Consequently, we have set the release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for February 2015.

Dear gamers – we know many of you would have liked to play The Witcher 3 sooner, as soon as possible, even. We’re sorry to make you wait longer than you, or we, initially assumed you would. At the same time, we believe the game will prove to be worth the wait and meet the expectations you have of us. We believe The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be an exceptional RPG, one of the best, providing many hours of wonderful entertainment.

Dear shareholders – we are aware of the responsibility that rests with us and thank you for the trust you have granted us thus far. We firmly believe that quality – more than any other factor – determines a game’s success, and that the decision we have made is thus equally valid in business terms.”

Although I understand the need to make sure the game is polished and ready for the masses, I can’t say I’m not a little disappointed. How do you feel about this delay? Let us know in the comments.

Sources:  Open Letter on The Witcher official website

By Wade Hinkle On 30 Jul, 2013 At 10:44 PM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

No GravatarCD Projekt Red’s President Adam Kicinski released a statement today that Warner Brothers will be responsible for marketing and the distribution of the third installment of the Witcher saga in the United States.

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Continuing the relationship which began with The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition, Kevin Kebodeaux, Senior Vice President of Warner Bros. Interactive said “We are very pleased to continue our partnership working with CD Projekt on the Witcher franchise, which aligns with our goals to deliver quality experiences to gamers.”

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Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is under development for the Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC and expected to be released in 2014.