Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: CD Projekt RED

GOG.com and CD Projekt RED news explosion, plus free Fallout

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GOG.com and CD Projekt RED made a slew of announcements today during their Spring Conference. The big news for retro gamers and role-playing fans is that the original Fallout is available at GOG.com for free for the next 48 hours. Back? Excellent. We’ll finish the GOG reveals first, and then move on to all of the new info regarding The Witcher.

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The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings for 360 dated, detailed

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The Witcher series is nearing its console debut after having tromped around the PC market for the past few years. As is the custom nowadays, a plethora of pre-order offerings are being dangled in front of gamers in order to secure their early five-spotter. Not that The Witcher 2 requires all that many enticements, given that it’s one of the best action-RPGs to have been released in recent memory. Still, extras are always nice. Pre-order offers include a digital comic book from Amazon, an exclusive T-shirt from Best Buy, and an exclusive wolf head keychain from GameStop.

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CD Projekt RED to rein in their lawyer’ic hordes

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The Witcher developer CD Projekt RED has published an open letter in regards to the recent story about their use of lawyers to pursue pirates who are enjoying The Witcher 2 without paying up. In it, Marcin Iwinski addresses the concerns of the community, in particular the possible punishing of innocent parties, and the company’s plans going forward.

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Warner Bros. to distribute The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings for 360

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Warner Bros. has picked up the distribution rights to CD Projekt Red’s phenomenal role-playing title The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. Assassins of Kings has been available on PC for some time now, but WB will be distributing the upcoming Xbox 360 version, set to launch in the first quarter of 2012. CD Projekt has stated that the console version isn’t simply a port but an adaptation that has been tailored to the 360′s specs for optimal monster slaying.

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The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings delayed for 360

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Console role-playing fans itching for a chance to try The Witcher 2 will have to wait a wee bit longer. Developer CD Projekt Red has delayed the release of Assassins of Kings for the 360 due to “expanding and polishing certain elements of the gameplay” and an ongoing legal kerfuffle concerning the game’s distribution overseas. Originally scheduled to ship at the end of this year, the new release date is now set for the first quarter of 2012.

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(PC Review) The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

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“… one of the most satisfying role-playing experiences to come down the pike in some time.”

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PC Reviews

The Witcher 2 – Patch 1.1 released, DRM gone, DLC fixed, frame rate upped, and more

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CD Projekt RED has announced details of the recently released 1.1 patch for The Witcher 2. The update includes a host of fixes, as well as the removal of the DRM protection, which will allow players “to install and play the game on any number of computers” with no activation code required. Available at thewitcher.com (the patch will not download via the auto-patching system from the launcher), players can also expect an improvement in the frame rate (up to 30%), increased stability, easier installation of DLC, the ability to invert the mouse, and the ability to re-map direction controls on the keyboard. In addition, the first free DLC pack, Troll Trouble quest, is included in the patch.

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PC News

CDP Summer Days event announced, GOG, RED, and The Witcher 2 news incoming

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The CD Projekt machine has been busy lately, with the recent launch of CD Projekt RED’s The Witcher 2 and the continued growth of Good Old Games. The company has announced that both divisions will reveal some “big news” live from Los Angeles at their CDP Summer Days event. The Witcher 2′s current status will be discussed, as well as RED’s plans going forward, as well as new information on the studio’s next title. Good Old Games, the DRM-free digital delivery platform focusing on older PC titles, will be revealing which of the five biggies currently not signed on with the service—Microsoft, Lucas Arts, Electronic Arts, Square Enix, and Take2—has got on board, and how many of this summer’s upcoming 25+ titles will be from their catalog.

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