I knew that I'd fill my hard drive on the new generation consoles; I just didn't expect them to fill up this quickly. 500GB sounds like a lot, but when games are easily 20-30GB, that space fills up much faster. The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt is promising a massive world and over 100 hours of gameplay. So, I guess the install size on consoles shouldn't surprise us too much.
CD Projekt Red are the darling developers for gamers. They make deep, immersive games and make the anti-DRM crowd satisfied with their policies regarding IP and ownership. Plus they are involved with GoG.com and make us happy in so many other ways. Of course, they promised to also make all the sci-fi fans giddy with Cyberpunk 2077, but you won't be hearing about that for a while.
There were a bunch of excellent games released this year - we are celebrating them with all our awards today. However, many of us are looking back on 2014 and wondering what happened. It was supposed to be an amazing year for gaming, but so much went so wrong.
When CD Projekt Red revealed that the new Witcher game would allow players to take on the role of another character, it caused almost as much speculation as their new trailer. Now they've confirmed that character's identity, and added some hints about gameplay.
Gaming studios are such teases. They tell us about a game but we can't play it. Maybe they show us a screenshot, then a teaser trailer, and eventually a full length trailer. It's all just a bid to get us excited, I know, but when it's for a game like The Witcher 3, our excitement levels are already too high. And now they do this...
The Witcher 3 just can't come soon enough. Then again, I'm hoping to finish reading all the books before the game launches, so this extra reading time is sort of helpful for me. The books are helping me understand more about the lore of the game, and makes me even more wary of The Wild Hunt.
Igromir isn't the name of an awesome new weapon or minion - it's an expo in Russia that sounds like our rAge but bigger and cooler. I'm glad that more countries are getting cool expos, although Igromir competes with rAge for loving and generally wins. Still, here are some awesome screens to come out of the expo.
Of all the games coming in the next few months, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has to be the most anticipated. It is an enormous game and I know plenty of you are amped about continuing the story and killing all the things. However, the open world experience is built to be amazing.
We’ve seen The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt already. We’ve seen quite a bit of it actually. We already know it’s going to be one of the most visually stunning games ever released, but now CD Projekt Red is just showing off.
Remember the attention we paid to Lara Croft's new tress-FX, the stuff that made her hair look as natural as her re-proportioned body? Well, hair is serious business when it comes to rendering and effects, and fur on animals in games is about to look a whole lot better.
CD Projekt Red has been in the game for a while now. They have won the eternal love and adoration of gamers by coming out every few months to say that The Witcher will be totally DRM-free if that's how you want it. Now they're getting a new look, but I'm sure it's also sans-DRM.
The Witcher games are visually stunning. In fact, in my household they're the markers for when it's time for a gaming PC upgrade. I was upset that Witcher 3 was delayed, but at least it gives me another year to save up for top of the range components. But CD Projekt RED is also using tech to optimize the load.
The last couple of years have seen plenty of great games releases, and a ton more of them delayed into 2014. Time to chuck those sour grapes away though, buckle down, buy cheap toilet paper and sell the kids for medical experiments, because 2014 is going to be just as equally massive.
So, Darryn told you about the awesomeness that was the new Titanfall trailer shown at Spike's VGX this weekend. But, as always with Spike's VGX, there were plenty more where that came from.
We all come to love CD Projekt RED for their anti-DRM stance and efforts to make their games awesome as they can for the gamers who play it. CD Projekt RED has also tried to approach piracy in a different way. Rather than to shun pirates, they’ve tried to understand them.