Monthly Archives: October 2017

Let’s take a moment to appreciate the community, beyond the games, as we near the end of The Witcher game series 10th Anniversary celebrations. The gaming community’s dedication and grand creations are some of the most amazing things we’ve seen out there – the cosplay, art, sexy calendars, you name it.
Without further ado – let’s look at…

The Witcher games beyond the games

by Ty Arthur of GameSkinny
Can you believe we’ve had a full decade of The Witcher games already? October of 2007 saw the release of a little title from then-unknown developer CD PROJEKT RED that would go on to change the gaming landscape.
It seems like a minor understatement that the series (and its book inspirations) have had a bit an impact on the wider world. Last year, Poland actually got a Geralt of Rivia postage stamp. I mean, does Mario even have his own stamp at this point?
A country’s government recognizing the impact of the franchise is just the tip of the iceberg though, as much more fan content has been spawned over the years, from the ultra steamy Witcher 2017 calendar featuring Geralt master impersonator Maul, to some truly stunning cosplays directly from the legion of devoted fans.

Bringing A Digital World To Life

There are plenty of attractive men and women willing to don the clothes and take on the persona of Triss, Yennefer, and the rest of the ladies who play with boy toy Geralt, but what doesn’t get quite as much attention is the level of detail put into the rarer monster cosplays.

That’s an unfortunate oversight for a series focused on learning everything you can about various creatures before hacking them to bits, especially considering the amount of lore packed into the games about those monsters.
On the creature feature front, Elena Samko has …read more

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Let there be fright.

In the Shadows is available now, DRM-free on GOG.com.
This is an emotional puzzle/platformer where you cast light on your creepy childhood fears, which then take the form of regular objects. Your memories of that time are equal parts whimsical and scary, same as the monsters who both help and hinder your quest for closure with their helpful transformations.

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Do you have a nose for adventure?

The Inner World – The Last Wind Monk is now available, DRM-free on GOG.com with a 15% launch discount until October 27, 5PM UTC.
A little petrification can’t stop an Asposian hero like Robert from doing the right thing, can it? With Emil, a treacherous merchant and sycophant, poisoning the public opinion, it’s now up to Robert, his flute nose, and his rebellious friend Laura to explore this wind-sical world and solve all its puzzles before it is too late.

Note: The Mac version of the game will be available soon.

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Blood on the beach.

Road to Dunkirk DLC is now available, DRM-free on GOG.com.
Inspired by the real WWII events surrounding one the grandest rescue missions in history, this DLC brings two new mini-campaigns, four singleplayer missions, and over 10 new units. Side with the Germans as they’re trying to overtake the French defenders and capture Dunkirk, or mount a counter-attack with the Allied forces, in order to evacuate the stranded soldiers.

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A close look into the creation of the celebrated series.

The celebrations for the 10-year Anniversary of The Witcher are well underway and today we’re featuring the six-episode documentary put together by No Clip for the occasion. It’s a journey from the early days of CD PROJEKT RED, through the development of Assassins of Kings, then the time when they started building The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and of course everything that followed. It’s a rather fascinating watch, complete with beautiful shots of Warsaw, interviews, anecdotes, insights, and behind-the-scenes footage (spoiler: a wild snowboarding Geralt appears).

Episode 1: The Story of CD Projekt

Episode 2: Remembering the Witcher 1 & 2

Episode 3: Designing The World of the Witcher 3

Episode 4: The Quests of the Wild Hunt

Episode 5: Found in Translation

Episode 6: Devil’s in the Detail

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Counting stars.

Star Control: Origins is now available for pre-order, DRM-free on GOG.com.
This is a sci-fi action/adventure with RPG elements and a new start for the beloved series. While investigating a far away distress signal upon Earth’s first interstellar starship, you stumble upon this procedurally created galaxy, full of unknown alien races. A plot is being hatched, threatening to throw the entire galaxy into disarray, but your battle-readiness and thorough exploration might just avert it.

Pre-order and gain access to next month’s Super-Melee beta.

Get the entire series in a Bundle, including Star Control: The Ur-Quan Masters and Star Control: The Kessari Quadrant.

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So many dumb ways to die.

Think of the Children is now available DRM-free on GOG.com with a 15% launch discount.
No one said parenting was going to be easy. BBQ fires, exposed wires, escaped zoo animals, sharp objects – they’re all out to get the little ‘uns! Now, as a responsible and prudent parent, your job is to prevent these catastrophes and convince the court you did nothing wrong. Or did you?

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Rise of the machines.

Legacies is now available DRM-free on GOG.com.
This DLC adds the Tinkers to the mix, a race of cyborgs dedicated to the worship of a machine god. With their resilient ships, ability to self-repair, and formidable firepower, they will make use of new gameplay features in their quest to expand the glory of Dzibix across the galaxy.

To celebrate, Stars in Shadow is 40% off until October 23, 5PM UTC.

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Welcome back to the family.

Mafia is now available DRM-free and only on GOG.com.
The action/adventure classic that you really shouldn’t refuse, finally returns. Embark on a celebrated open-world thriller and follow Tommy Angelo’s rise (or fall, depending on your perspective) to a perilous life of high-stakes crime in 1930s America. The city of Lost Heaven is your playground, as long as you don’t let the police catch you in the act, wise guy.

NOTE: Due to copyright issues, Mafia does not contain any licensed music – only the game’s original soundtrack.

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Top hat!

Heads up! Did this hatorable 3D action/platformer perhaps fly over your head when it came out a couple of weeks ago? Don’t worry – there’s plenty of time (and Time Pieces) to rectify that!
All you need is to get into the right headspace, like these here reviewers who fell in love with it at a drop of a hat:

When it’s firing on all cylinders, a feat it pulls off with increasing regularity as you progress through the worlds, it’s a rival to some of Nintendo and Double-Fine’s greatest bits of design, even if it does feel a bit like a really good cover band’s imitation. The level design is constantly inventive, the characters are charming and memorable (if very silly), and the basic act of running, jumping, climbing, and collecting colorful baubles never gets old.” — 86/100 PC Gamer

The artwork introducing each stage is fantastic, and there’s so much character in nearly every pore of Hat in Time, from the splash screens to the little micro-objectives. Seeing the girl in a tiny raincoat in a random level because it’s gloomy is fantastic, as are the collectibles themselves (one of which is a series of vault codes that are flying about in the wind). Grant Kirkhope’s tunes, which sound like a mix of Banjo and Mario Galaxy, will help get you in the mood to explore.” — 8.5/10 Destructoid

A Hat in Time, oddly, is a game that grows more enjoyable as the levels progress. This isn’t just because of the excitement of discovering new hats and badges, but also because the levels themselves increase in creativity, size, and rewarding challenge. A Hat in Time is almost never exactly linear, but it’s definitely at its best when it gives Hat Girl a clear goal, allowing both the …read more

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