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Edited by Mars_Cleric


Gonna get this real soon.

Looks awesome!

Posted by PhatSeeJay

Well I certainly want this game after seeing this quick look and Lewis from the Yogscast play it. Shame I can't afford it right now. Oh well, I'll probably pick it up when I'm upgrading my hardware.

Posted by Jolt92

It's broken... >:

Online
Posted by TeenageJesusSuperstar

Duderd

Posted by Meltbrain

Videos broked, Drew. :(

Posted by buft

@vinny @drewbert video stream not found

Posted by YoThatLimp
@PhatSeeJay said:
Well I certainly want this game after seeing this quick look and Lewis from the Yogscast play it. Shame I can't afford it right now. Oh well, I'll probably pick it up when I'm upgrading my hardware.
You are a faker. Video is broken. 
Posted by Maginnovision

Video seems broken for me. But I have a 3.4ghz quadcore core i7, 16gb of ram and a nvidia gtx 580 and can only run this game on low-med settings. what in the hell is with developers these days?
Posted by BeachThunder
@Metalideth said:
@PhatSeeJay said:
Well I certainly want this game after seeing this quick look and Lewis from the Yogscast play it. Shame I can't afford it right now. Oh well, I'll probably pick it up when I'm upgrading my hardware.
You are a faker. Video is broken. 
The video was recorded live beforehand, so many people have already seen it :)
Posted by endaround
@Metalideth: The QL was done live yesterday
Posted by AlisterCat
@Metalideth said:
@PhatSeeJay said:
Well I certainly want this game after seeing this quick look and Lewis from the Yogscast play it. Shame I can't afford it right now. Oh well, I'll probably pick it up when I'm upgrading my hardware.
You are a faker. Video is broken. 
He could have seen it live, like I did.
Posted by damswedon

Me and my drunk friend will be over here singing the Ploughing song while we wait.

Posted by phrosnite

A Witcher? Hide your videos!

Posted by sleepy

Oh boy, we have a bad case of being duder'd over here!

Edited by Marz

This game really is fairly amazing and I'm not even halfway through.   The game world really has a way of pulling you in even when there's not alot of action going on.  

It's good to see Ryan enjoying it as well, he seems to be the harshest critic out of all the giantbomb guys.

Posted by Brake

If you can't wait:
 http://www.justin.tv/giantbomb/b/286169849

Edited by Jimbo_N
Online
Posted by endaround
@damswedon: It could be a very long wait.  Like 2 hours before anybody comes into the office and if this is like when videos broke in the past another 2-4 hours of video compression.
Posted by EOT
@Maginnovision: Are you actually surprised that an Eastern European game is poorly optimised? I mean, fuck's sake, S.T.A.L.K.E.R needs a bit of a beast of a machine to run with everything on highest and it's 4 years old and looks like shit. Metro 2033 is another example (though a much better looking one).

Also, nothing is using 12Gb of that RAM. Why waste your money on it?
Posted by BeachThunder
@EOT said:
@Maginnovision: Are you actually surprised that an Eastern European game is poorly optimised? I mean, fuck's sake, S.T.A.L.K.E.R needs a bit of a beast of a machine to run with everything on highest and it's 4 years old and looks like shit. Metro 2033 is another example (though a much better looking one).

Also, nothing is using 12Gb of that RAM. Why waste your money on it?
Poland is Central Europe...
Posted by Sammo21

I have a 4 year old computer with only an updated video card and I am playing this game just fine.

Posted by MaFoLu

Plough broken videos!

Posted by Maginnovision
@EOT

You can actually eat up TONS of ram. Graphics can take a ton, coding can take a fair amount when you have alot of  resources open. I haven't got it to use all 16gb, but when 16gb of ram costs 200$ you start asking why not.
Posted by Bad_Haggis

I have an Alienware M17x laptop with a GTX460M and at first the game ran like crap.

I updated my video driver to version 270.61 and it's working great now.

Edited by Nate_is_my_fake_name

Only played a little...didn't like the removal of the group fihgting combat mechanic.  Combat seems pretty hard, but still gonna love this game.  I can tell already.

Got some finals today, then a glorious weekend of The Witcher 2 for a job well done!

Posted by Abendlaender

I'm about 14 hours in and this game is simply amazing.
Easily one of the best RPGs I've played in the last few years.
It has some problems, but the Charakters, Quests, Story and Atmosphere are just awesome

Posted by Underachiever007
@Abendlaender said:
I'm about 14 hours in and this game is simply amazing.Easily one of the best RPGs I've played in the last few years.It has some problems, but the Charakters, Quests, Story and Atmosphere are just awesome
Have you been playing MK?
Edited by JoeyRavn

I was watching this live yesterday for a while. To be honest, I can't bring myself to like this game. I don't know why.

Also, DREW THE VIDEO'S BORKED. Mandatory complaint to Drew.

Posted by Quipido

 200, Stream not found, NetStream.Play.StreamNotFound, clip: '[Clip] 'http://media.giantbomb.com/video/vf_thewitcher2_ql_051811_1500.mp4''

damn

Posted by Vitor
@Maginnovision said:
Video seems broken for me. But I have a 3.4ghz quadcore core i7, 16gb of ram and a nvidia gtx 580 and can only run this game on low-med settings. what in the hell is with developers these days?
That could actually be too much RAM - depending on the speed and way you've split it up, it could actually be confusing the game and slowing things down for you. What's your setup like?

Also, you're not the only one - lots of people complaining on the GOG forums about performance. I can get around a steady 25-30FPS on my modest setup at high/medium mixed settings at 1600x900 but I've seen cards three times as powerful as mine get crippled.

Make sure you've got Nvidia's latest beta drivers and don't have any of their 3D drivers installed - apparently that helped a lot.
Posted by ky326

broken video

Posted by Trejik

Yo, that game is daaaaaaark. Also, I think you guys forgot to turn the microphones on, and the audio. Weird quick look.

Posted by Abendlaender
@Underachiever007:
Sorry, I'm from Austria and in German it's written with a k ;)
Posted by Zanien

This will now decide my purchase of the game.

Posted by Underachiever007
@Abendlaender said:
@Underachiever007: Sorry, I'm from Austria and in German it's written with a k ;)
I guess I learned something new today!
Posted by raiz265
@BeachThunder said:
@EOT said:
@Maginnovision: Are you actually surprised that an Eastern European game is poorly optimised? I mean, fuck's sake, S.T.A.L.K.E.R needs a bit of a beast of a machine to run with everything on highest and it's 4 years old and looks like shit. Metro 2033 is another example (though a much better looking one).

Also, nothing is using 12Gb of that RAM. Why waste your money on it?
Poland is Central Europe...
Everything east of the Rhine is communist territory
Posted by SeanFoster

I blame Sony for this.

Posted by Masha2932

Video's not working.

Posted by phrosnite

Dave, the video is down...

Posted by Korne
@seanfoster said:
I blame Sony for this.
I blame Amazon... Sony did.
Posted by hermes
@Quipido said:
 200, Stream not found, NetStream.Play.StreamNotFound, clip: '[Clip] 'http://media.giantbomb.com/video/vf_thewitcher2_ql_051811_1500.mp4''damn
Same here. Tried in progressive with all the quality options...
Posted by Vodun

HEY GUYS! DID YOU KNOW THE VIDEO IS DOWN!!!!?!?!?!?!?

Posted by Cretaceous_Bob

God crap it, I want to watch this.

Posted by raiz265
@Vodun said:
HEY GUYS! DID YOU KNOW THE VIDEO IS DOWN!!!!?!?!?!?!?
I've heard rumors about it.
Posted by Sjupp

SOMEBODY TELL DAVE

Posted by ScreamingFist

Got this error when trying to watch the video:


200, Stream not found, NetStream.Play.StreamNotFound, clip: '[Clip] 'http://smedia.giantbomb.com/video/vf_thewitcher2_ql_051811_3500.mp4?Policy=eyJTdGF0ZW1lbnQiOlt7IlJlc291cmNlIjoiaHR0cDovL3NtZWRpYS5naWFudGJvbWIuY29tL3ZpZGVvL3ZmX3RoZXdpdGNoZXIyX3FsXzA1MTgxMV8zNTAwLm1wNCIsIkNvbmRpdGlvbiI6eyJEYXRlTGVzc1RoYW4iOnsiQVdTOkVwb2NoVGltZSI6MTMwNTgzNDgyMX19fV19&Signature=ebk-Xl2p1xqW-udgsYxx8F8NZFd7ddy7dXPOd4qx3qlNU0aoZvdR56FhZxIjqRnrEIGrr-yy5lyJyaihttZJotIi1p1rN~4YJmEXxAW1vsatokokeJaTqNvEnDohSdN-Sa3-Ag6J5eRatVG3KbBEWS-3T5UhWmPiPRdM~OlOcvs_&Key-Pair-Id=APKAJMTBAG6MHR6CAH4Q&Expires=1305834821''

T_T
Posted by Ghostiet
@EOT said:
@Maginnovision: Are you actually surprised that an Eastern European game is poorly optimised? I mean, fuck's sake, S.T.A.L.K.E.R needs a bit of a beast of a machine to run with everything on highest and it's 4 years old and looks like shit. Metro 2033 is another example (though a much better looking one).

Also, nothing is using 12Gb of that RAM. Why waste your money on it?
Poland isn't in Eastern Europe.
Posted by headandneck

George "GeoHot' Hotz.

Posted by Rautapalli
@Maginnovision: Runs fine for me on a Q9450 @ 3,2 and a HD 6870 on the "High" preset that has pretty much everything turned on but Ubersampling. So I wouldn't really complain.
Posted by ReTarDedFisHy

Great. Now Giant Bomb gets attacked by hackers? Boo.