The Witcher Promo On GOG.com

I have sufficiently managed to create a large amount of hatred (from my Twitter followers) for The Witcher 2 just by tweeting about it every single day. I cannot help it. The closer the game gets to release day, the more my intensity for the game grows. It is looking fantastic and promises to be the best role playing game this year (and I am making this statement knowing full well that Bethesda is developing The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim).

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There are quite a number of reasons why this sequel promises to be the best RPG this year. For one where other developers pushed into the limelight after a cracking introductory game try to make the sequel more presentable and less controversial, CD Projekt Red have made sure that there is no dilution to The Witcher. The world of The Witcher is still in many shades of gray with racism, sexism and controversial quests with no correctsolutions as well as strange characters who tread way beyond our moral upbringing (such as the King who has an incestuous relationship with his daughter, but is an extremely just and kind-hearted father otherwise). The main character himself gets laid way too many times throughout the original game (and perhaps this one as well).

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In celebration of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings‘ release on GOG.com (CD Projekt Red’s sister company), the site has launched a two-week sale of the original game for the mind-numbingly low price of $5. Pre-ordering The Witcher 2 costs $44.99, so both the games together cost about $50. Not bad, considering you will be getting to know about a real dark-fantasy world full of parallels to our own world.

In case you did not know both the prices are for the digital download version of the DRM-free games. Yes, even The Witcher 2 is available DRM-free only on GOG.com, and it releases on the 17th of May. Go buy!

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Has Gone Gold

Alright slight disclaimer here, but the post that follows might have the tone of giddy as a schoolboythat you have heard from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. That is mostly because The Witcher was one of my favorite games of all time. With its non-linear storyline, excellent character progression and a unique experience not seen often in Role Playing Games it struck a chord with my Excellence-O-Meter and has forever remained as one of the pinnacles of modern video gaming.

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CD Projekt RED reports that the much expected sequel, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings has gone gold. In video game industry parlance, this means that the game has finished Quality Assurance testing and the last round of bug fixing, and is in production now for retail and digital release. This means, that Geralt of Rivia will grace our computer screens on time on the 17th of May.

Preorders for the game online will start on the 10th of May on both GOG.com as well as the other reputed digital distributors. On GOG.com, a lot of special goodies are available for anyone who preorders the game (without actually paying yet). The AAA title will not have any kind of Digital Rights Management (DRM) on GOG a first for its kind in recent times.

In a time where most high-end titles are beset with postponement and QA woes, CD Projekt RED have gone and outdone themselves by announcing that the game will be released on time, and will be available DRM-free for those who want it that way. Additionally they are doing this without taking the unnecessary route of Downloadable Content (DLC) as a way to further the story and make more money in that process. Kudos to you!