The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Delayed to February 2015
Release Date of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – An Open Letter
Ever since we started working on the third installment in The Witcher franchise, it has been our aim to produce a title that would take our 11 years of experience in creating RPGS and distill them into a quintessence, into a game that would effectively crown those years. At the same time, we have wanted The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to expand creative boundaries, set new benchmarks, develop the genre as a whole. Ultimately, you, the players, must get an unforgettable adventure to experience in a vast, open world – and that’s most important. We’ve created a story that flows naturally, cinematically, rendered it in amazing sound and visuals, while preserving full freedom of choice – all for you. We knew this to be an ambitious plan, but believed we could achieve it by bringing together our team with its creative energies and current gaming platforms with their technical capabilities. A project this vast and complex would inevitably require special care in its final stages, manual fine-tuning of many details, thorough testing time and again.
We recently reexamined what we had achieved thus far, and faced a choice about the game’s final release date. The decision we made was difficult, thoroughly considered, and ultimately clear and obvious. We could have released the game towards the end of this year as we had initially planned. Yet we concluded that a few additional months will let us achieve the quality that will satisfy us, the quality gamers expect from us. Consequently, we have set the release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for February 2015.
Dear gamers - we know many of you would have liked to play The Witcher 3 sooner, as soon as possible, even. We’re sorry to make you wait longer than you, or we, initially assumed you would. At the same time, we believe the game will prove to be worth the wait and meet the expectations you have of us. We believe The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be an exceptional RPG, one of the best, providing many hours of wonderful entertainment.
Dear shareholders – we are aware of the responsibility that rests with us and thank you for the trust you have granted us thus far. We firmly believe that quality – more than any other factor – determines a game’s success, and that the decision we have made is thus equally valid in business terms.
The Board of CD PROJEKT SA
Dark Souls II ~ Review Roundup
VIDEO GAME IMPRESSIONS: Valve’s Steam Machine
Written by Rachel Morgan Perchinske
I’m sure we’ve all heard about the new steam box, and after reading what Game Informer had to say about it, I wanted to do a bit of research on my own and talk to some people I know about it.
My personal opinion is that Steam is mainly leaning towards the console group of gamers out there. I personally am a PC gamer, I enjoy building my own computers and picking out what goes into it, I enjoy modding and changing up games to the way I like. I have absolutely nothing against console gaming, I do enjoy it myself, just not as much as I enjoy the PC way of gaming.But with PC unlike the console, you can have multiple monitors and or TV’s which ever you choose and that’s not even the best part, haha. Now back on point with the Steam Box.
The Steam Box has many different makes and styles, ranging from the prices of $500-$6000, but the prices are still being talked about. Also right out of Gameinformer issue 251 page 27 writer Ben Reeves, it lists all of the makers:
The specs are about the same as a mid gaming computer, but you know with Alienware they are going to jack it up… Not that I have anything against that or what not. I guess all in all it just comes down to the individual user, most of my friends that I’ve spoken to were on the same page as me. But it will be cool for the console user to be able to play Counter Strike! Along with many awesome games! So if you’re into console gaming and you have always wanted to play some computer games that aren’t on console here’s your chance!
Now with the controller as I have posted a picture above, the controller can be set to the way you like it. As in on a keyboard and mouse, you can do the same with this controller, the left side is like your W, A, S, and D keys, the right side is as if you were looking around with a mouse. It’s a bit weird at first from what I’ve read about, but then again, isn’t any controller that you first hold? Pretty much you can change up anything like you would be able to on a PC.
I think you guys should check it out to, I do have to admit tho, some of the versions that have been made do look really sweet. (As pictured above.)
On a side note, to end this with something random, as I am just that type of person… Why did the scarecrow get a raise? He was outstanding in his field! Oh the pun!
Titanfall Review Roundup
Link (The Legend of Zelda)
by Gabriel Salas
the-ladydeadpool asked: I just realized that you are following me! Wow! This is such an honor :D thank you!!
I have been for quite a while.
Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster Review Roundup
REVIEW: The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 2: A House Divided
Written by RachniQueen
Disclaimer: This is a Season 2 spoiler free review, however not Season 1 spoiler review. If you have yet to play Season 1, you have been warned.
Alright, so coming from someone who isn’t a huge fan of the TV show, The Walking Dead, I heard so many nice and amazing things about Telltale’s The Walking Dead: The Game. I started out a little iffy on the idea that I would be getting into the huge fad of things and wasn’t too keen on the idea of it simply because I’m not all into the TV show to begin with. But I jumped into Season 1 of TWDG and could not stop playing. Season 1 of TWDG simply blew my mind and I was amazed at how completely different the atmosphere was from the TV show. This was a huge plus for me and I quickly invested in buying Season 2.
Now, if you haven’t played Season 2 episode 1, no worries, I this will be spoiler free for anyone who has yet to play any of Season 2.
Episode one had my skin crawling. With Lee gone there couldn’t possibly be any point in playing Season 2. Wrong. Season 2 starts you off playing as Clementine. If you remember in Season 1, Clementine was awfully innocent, vulnerable and scared; well, you just wait and see how much she develops in Season 2 - of course, she doesn’t lose her adorableness, she becomes a little more straight forward and cocky… with a few dry humor jokes thrown in from time to time.
The controls are immensely different from the first season which threw me off a bit, but that’s nothing new with a sequel of any game really. I enjoy the way they changed up how to choose what to say during conversation. And frankly, the new options for items is kind of annoying compared to Season 1. But, that’s all opinion based! Then again, this is a review, everything in this thing is based on my own opinion….
Episode 2 had me on the edge of my super-mega-ultra comfy rolly chair - just how episode 1 did! Unlike Season 1, Season 2 leaves us with more of a cliffhanger at the end of each chapter. Which is always much better in my opinion, especially when it comes to The Walking Dead. The flow of Season 2 seems a little rushed, to be honest. Although Season 1 had it’s quirks, Season 2 definitely has a lot more suspense, however has less actual zombie attacks. Clem is more likely to run from a fight than stick around and kill them off, which in most cases is best and understandable for her, but can be less enjoyable for the player. If you played 400 Days, you will recognize some familiar faces, which is a plus side to finally see how 400 Days ties into the story.
In conclusion of all that mess up there, the game generally feels like I’m watching a movie rather than actually playing and interacting. Which in most cases, especially with how the storyline is going, isn’t too bad. I for one cannot wait for episode 3. I plan on finishing my third play through of Season 1 beforehand! Ah, I’m terrible with reviews, oh well! Hope you all enjoyed reading my not-so-important compare and contrast on The Walking Dead!
Alright guys, enough goofing off. I’ve said what I had to say. Go enjoy it for yourselves!
TL;DR. Play the damn game already, it’s calling each and every one of your names! Go! Shoo!