Posted by AlexW00d (6235 posts) -

Witcher 2 News

  • Since release last year, the game has received over 60 awards to date, and has sold over 1.1 million sales to date.
  • They showed a snippet of a new trailer that will be going live tomorrow.
  • The Enhanced Edition includes 4 hours of new gameplay; with 33 minutes of cinematics, 3.5 minute CG intro, and a proper outtro that helps clear up some questions people were having.
  • The Dark Edition has completely sold out already. And UK people who pre-ordered from Game will still get it, even with Game's recent mishaps.
  • The Enhanced Edition patch for existing owners will be roughly 10GB and we'll be able to pre-load it soon.
  • As of today the first game is available on Steam for Mac, with the Steam cross platform stuff.
  • There will be an interactive iOS (>:() app comic book app thing coming 17th April. Allows you to undress women... INTERACTIVELY.
  • Free back up copy at GOG for Witcher 2, for everyone who owns it already, and whoever buys it from now. Includes all special edition stuff. GOG.com/witcherbackup

GOG.com News

  • As we heard a couple weeks ago, they are no longer Good old Games, but just GOG.com. This means they are going to start selling newer games, of which Legend of Grimrock is the focus.
  • They have a brand spanking new downloader that they claim to be the fastest of all digital download downloaders.
  • They have a new website header which shows you PMs and forum stuff, much like what you see here.
  • GOODIES.
  • They will start selling newer Premium Editions of games. Starting with Ubisoft games, more specifically, Assassin's Creed and HOMM:V. There games will be $19.99 each, but until the 12th of April, you can buy both for $19.99.
  • We can also pre-order a new Adventure game: Botanicula: a point and click adventure/exploration game from the dudes that brought us Machinarium. $8.99 now until it's out and then $10 from then on.
  • Lastly, for the next 48 hours the original Fallout will be FREE. As in, zero pennies. So you really have no reason to not go and download it.
#1 Posted by AlexW00d (6235 posts) -

Witcher 2 News

  • Since release last year, the game has received over 60 awards to date, and has sold over 1.1 million sales to date.
  • They showed a snippet of a new trailer that will be going live tomorrow.
  • The Enhanced Edition includes 4 hours of new gameplay; with 33 minutes of cinematics, 3.5 minute CG intro, and a proper outtro that helps clear up some questions people were having.
  • The Dark Edition has completely sold out already. And UK people who pre-ordered from Game will still get it, even with Game's recent mishaps.
  • The Enhanced Edition patch for existing owners will be roughly 10GB and we'll be able to pre-load it soon.
  • As of today the first game is available on Steam for Mac, with the Steam cross platform stuff.
  • There will be an interactive iOS (>:() app comic book app thing coming 17th April. Allows you to undress women... INTERACTIVELY.
  • Free back up copy at GOG for Witcher 2, for everyone who owns it already, and whoever buys it from now. Includes all special edition stuff. GOG.com/witcherbackup

GOG.com News

  • As we heard a couple weeks ago, they are no longer Good old Games, but just GOG.com. This means they are going to start selling newer games, of which Legend of Grimrock is the focus.
  • They have a brand spanking new downloader that they claim to be the fastest of all digital download downloaders.
  • They have a new website header which shows you PMs and forum stuff, much like what you see here.
  • GOODIES.
  • They will start selling newer Premium Editions of games. Starting with Ubisoft games, more specifically, Assassin's Creed and HOMM:V. There games will be $19.99 each, but until the 12th of April, you can buy both for $19.99.
  • We can also pre-order a new Adventure game: Botanicula: a point and click adventure/exploration game from the dudes that brought us Machinarium. $8.99 now until it's out and then $10 from then on.
  • Lastly, for the next 48 hours the original Fallout will be FREE. As in, zero pennies. So you really have no reason to not go and download it.
#2 Posted by Lukeweizer (2653 posts) -

Maybe my Macbook will have a better chance of running The Witch: E.E. than my 6 year old PC.

#3 Posted by Animasta (14671 posts) -

that ios app is so gross

#4 Posted by jking47 (1209 posts) -

Sweet! Downloading fallout now, thanks for the tip.

#5 Edited by whyareyoucrouchingspock (975 posts) -

Even though both Witcher games have bad design and are somewhat overrated, CD Projekt as a company are fantastic. I'd support them purely on the basis of the enthusiasm of trying to deliver the best product and service they can. It seems gaming is just a huge pool of cool cunts trying to fuck you in anyway they can. Really vile run by 40-50 year old men in suits who think they are down with the kids. E3 is a fucking embarrassment. Gaming websites are mostly assholes acting as PR and people are just running out buying shit shoved in front of them enough. Valve and CD Projekt are like a glimmer of light shimmering through a lake of shit while you drown and swallow gulps of stinky awfulness.

#6 Posted by mosdl (3228 posts) -

@AlexW00d said:

  • and a proper outtro that helps clear up some questions people were having.

So EA and CD Project RED doing the same thing, having to explain their endings. Time to boycott!

#7 Edited by whyareyoucrouchingspock (975 posts) -

I'm somewhat amazed EA didn't try to charge for it. Saying that though, they will probably try remarketing it. With IGN giving 50 Mass Effect articles every 3 minutes.

"best blue babe" "best bestest planet" "who would win if they fought with mars bars instead of guns?".

#8 Posted by MattyFTM (14367 posts) -

Fallout for free. I'm there.

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#9 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

1.1 million sales for a niche fantasy game?

I thought PC gaming was dying. Funny.

#10 Posted by mosdl (3228 posts) -

@Sooty said:

1.1 million sales for a niche fantasy game?

I thought PC gaming was dying. Funny.

Niche, high hardware requirement rpg. Also, they said that the first game sold over 2.2 million.

#11 Posted by LordAndrew (14426 posts) -
Fallout for zero pennies. As a Canadian, that appeals to me.
#12 Posted by countinhallways (632 posts) -

@whyareyoucrouchingspock: D: whydidyouchangeyouravatar whyareyoucrouchingspock?

Really though, I always did love your name/avatar combination.

#13 Posted by pantzing_nome (583 posts) -

I can't wait to finally get to play The Witcher 2 when it comes out for the 360 and now I can play Fallout while I wait.

#14 Posted by AlexW00d (6235 posts) -

@mosdl said:

@Sooty said:

1.1 million sales for a niche fantasy game?

I thought PC gaming was dying. Funny.

Niche, high hardware requirement rpg. Also, they said that the first game sold over 2.2 million.

Yeah I had that in my notes but I left it out.

#15 Posted by mosdl (3228 posts) -

Anyone elsel think they can outsell the PC version on the 360? Hopefully Project RED doesn't go all console on us (though they probably make more $ off pc sales than console sales).

#16 Posted by crusader8463 (14419 posts) -

Still not going to make me leave Steam, but I do like free games. While not a fan of their games, itès nifty to see them support their games the way they do. Wish more places did it like that.

#17 Posted by Rattle618 (1463 posts) -

I intended to watch their presentation but timezones be damned. Thanks for free Fallout!

#18 Posted by TopSteer (643 posts) -

@mosdl said:

@Sooty said:

1.1 million sales for a niche fantasy game?

I thought PC gaming was dying. Funny.

Niche, high hardware requirement rpg. Also, they said that the first game sold over 2.2 million.

I wouldn't say it has high requirements at all. I can run it perfectly fine on a AMD 4850 which is a three or four year old card at this point.

#19 Edited by whyareyoucrouchingspock (975 posts) -

@mosdl said:

Anyone elsel think they can outsell the PC version on the 360? Hopefully Project RED doesn't go all console on us (though they probably make more $ off pc sales than console sales).

I'v never understood why Project Red take the tone of "old school pc rpg". Aside from the visuals the Witcher 2 players like a console game ported to the pc. I'm pretty sure they made it with the console in mind.

I can see what you are saying though. Alot of former pc dev's get a wiff of console money then just bang out total shit on the pc.

#20 Posted by AlexW00d (6235 posts) -

@whyareyoucrouchingspock said:

@mosdl said:

Anyone elsel think they can outsell the PC version on the 360? Hopefully Project RED doesn't go all console on us (though they probably make more $ off pc sales than console sales).

I'v never understood why Project Red take the tone of "old school pc rpg". Aside from the visuals the Witcher 2 players like a console game ported to the pc. I'm pretty sure they made it with the console in mind.

It doesn't play like a console game at all, they just made sure they got the controller support right from the beginning. They probably always wanted to make an Xbox version of course, but I wouldn't say it plays like a console game.

#21 Posted by DeF (4855 posts) -

EE patch is 10gigs? damn I need to free up some hard drive space...

#22 Edited by whyareyoucrouchingspock (975 posts) -

@AlexW00d said:

It doesn't play like a console game at all

Plays like Fable and Zelda. I understand other pc users probably don't like to hear that (why I have no idea Zelda is a good series) but it's fucking true. Then of course, you have QTE.

Dragon Age: Origins was more of an old school RPG. Before we had Dragon Age 2: Boogaloo.

#23 Posted by ProfessorEss (7318 posts) -

@mosdl said:

Anyone elsel think they can outsell the PC version on the 360? Hopefully Project RED doesn't go all console on us (though they probably make more $ off pc sales than console sales).

Do delayed platform releases ever sell as well?

I think it may be over simplifying things to compare the sales 1-to-1 when it's all said and done.

#24 Edited by whyareyoucrouchingspock (975 posts) -

@ProfessorEss said:

@mosdl said:

Anyone elsel think they can outsell the PC version on the 360? Hopefully Project RED doesn't go all console on us (though they probably make more $ off pc sales than console sales).

Do delayed platform releases ever sell as well?

Indie game wise, yes. In two weeks the pc version of "super meat boy" outsold the xboxlive versions entire duration. This is because pc gamers have mature minds and are totally open minded.

#25 Posted by Jimbo (9799 posts) -

Doesn't really play anything like Fable or Zelda, but I agree that they pretty clearly had one eye on console during development. And you can see why, because 1 million sales for a game of this quality ain't really all that.

#26 Posted by SlasherMan (1725 posts) -

@Jimbo said:

Doesn't really play anything like Fable or Zelda, but I agree that they pretty clearly had one eye on console during development. And you can see why, because 1 million sales for a game of this quality ain't really all that.

The game was on a $15 million budget, give or take. It cost more than the first one sure, but it doesn't need as many sales as your typical AAA game to break even and start generating profits. I'd wager they hit that mark already.

But of course no one can blame them for wanting more sales. And they do deserve getting more attention, IMO. They've always done right by their fans.

#27 Edited by whyareyoucrouchingspock (975 posts) -

Alot of pc gamers still went out and just stole it regardless. Probably these idiots you see running around shouting "long live the bay!".

I bought it. I support the platform I enjoy the most rather than just act like a freeloading scumbag.

#28 Posted by ProfessorEss (7318 posts) -

@whyareyoucrouchingspock said:

This is because pc gamers have mature minds and are totally open minded.

Y'know it's funny, and granted I don't know you, but whenever someone says this it makes me feel the exact opposite about them.

#29 Edited by whyareyoucrouchingspock (975 posts) -

@SlasherMan said:

But of course no one can blame them for wanting more sales. And they do deserve getting more attention, IMO. They've always done right by their fans.

I agree. They deserve more sales and generally more attention on the basis of not being complete cunt like in nature. I don't really see them pulling a "Crytek" "Monolith Productions" "Epic" "ID" "Obsidian" or "Bethesda" and just putting out shit.

They seem to have a hippy like attitude to gaming rather than a corporate asshole one. Alot of them appear to be very young and full of spunk.

#30 Posted by jozzy (2042 posts) -

@Sooty said:

1.1 million sales for a niche fantasy game?

I thought PC gaming was dying. Funny.

PC gaming is definately not dying, but 1.1 million in sales is peanuts for console games. As a positive, they get to keep a lot more money off those sales than with console games.

#31 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

@jozzy said:

@Sooty said:

1.1 million sales for a niche fantasy game?

I thought PC gaming was dying. Funny.

PC gaming is definately not dying, but 1.1 million in sales is peanuts for console games. As a positive, they get to keep a lot more money off those sales than with console games.

I have to disagree there, I don't think these types of games will sell all that great on console. Even Mass Effect 2 only sold around 2 million on 360 right? Or was that combined? Surely not combined.

#32 Posted by Skald (4367 posts) -

The Witcher for Mac? Awesome!