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  • Blog Post: Top 5 Remastered Collections We Want To Play

    Like the HD remakes of the last generation, it’s clear that remastered versions of popular games are going to be a part of this new generation. Gamers are eager to revisit more polished and refined experiences that they already know they love. Single-game releases – like Tomb Raider and The... More
  • Blog Post: Tips For Surviving The Summer Gaming Slump

    If you're a gamer, you're no stranger to summer release droughts, but this time doesn't have to be such a downer. You can view this break as an opportunity, whether it's trying a new genre or preparing for your favorite releases. We know gaming dry spells can be rough, especially when... More
  • Blog Post: Where RPGs Can Improve

    We just entered a new console generation and are anxiously awaiting new games from our favorite genres. All genres have places they can improve and RPGs are no different. These are some areas where RPGs could use some refining and take bigger leaps in innovation. Eliminate Random Encounters Random encounters... More
  • Blog Post: Developer Salute – CDProjekt RED

    The Witcher studio takes an unparalleled gamers-first position on everything from DRM to post-launch support. For this – and for their amazing RPGs, of course – I salute them. CDProjekt RED stands apart in an age where cheat codes have been replaced with paid DLC and the $60 box for a single... More
  • Blog Post: CD Projekt Talks The Witcher 3 And Fans

    At Gamescom 2013, CD Projekt showed off 40 minutes of gameplay from its upcoming gigantic RPG, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. We sat down with gameplay producer Marek Ziemak from CD Projekt RED to discuss the public's reception of the game. From the press to the hardcore fans, people are optimistic about... More
  • Blog Post: The Top 10 Games Adapted From Books

    The relationship between video games and books is an interesting one, both historically and in the context of artistic media. Each one has its strengths, but blending the two forms has been tricky for game designers. Throughout the years, however, a handful of games have been adapted from literary characters... More
  • Blog Post: The Music Of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    From Henry Hatsworth to Madden, Gene Rozenberg has had a wild ride through the gaming industry. After the recent closure of 38 Studios and the cancellation of that team's MMO, Project Copernicus, Rozenberg traveled to Poland to become the audio lead on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. While previous videos... More
  • Blog Post: Capturing The Animations And Combat For The Witcher 3

    While visiting the studio for this month's cover story, CD Projekt RED was eager to show off its new in-house motion capture studio. While the main actors and cutscenes are recorded elsewhere, lead animator Tomasz Zawada is taking advantage of the new space and equipment to ensure that The Witcher... More
  • Blog Post: Monster Hunting In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    As the protagonist of The Witcher series, one of Geralt of Rivia's defining characteristics is also his profession: monster hunting. While the team at CD Projekt RED touch on this mechanic in past entries, tracking and killing creatures for a bounty is one of the pillars of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt... More
  • Blog Post: The Art Of The Witcher 3: Designing The Ice Giant

    The climax of the gameplay demo had CD Projekt RED showed us for last month's cover story had Geralt battling an ice giant in his lair. As the lead character artist, Pawel Mielniczuk leads the art team at the studio in the design of all the game's characters and monsters. Combining all disciplines... More
  • Blog Post: Comparing The Open World Of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    Some fans might be worried about The Witcher 3's leap to an open world, that the tightly-constructed narrative of previous entries might be sacrificed to appease a growing trend in the industry. Rest assured, the development team at CD Projekt RED is confident that they have created the perfect fusion... More
  • Blog Post: The Story Of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    CD Projekt RED has been lauded for the studio's implementation of a mature and gripping storyline throughout The Witcher and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. Despite the new open-world structure for the third and final game in the trilogy, the writers behind The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt are hoping... More
  • Blog Post: We Are Rebels: The Business Of The Witcher And CD Projekt Red

    Based in Warsaw, Poland, CD Projekt Red has quietly become one of the most beloved studios in the gaming industry. The game development studio is housed under the larger CD Projekt company that also distributes Disney films in Poland and runs GOG.com. Based on the Polish novels, the Witcher license has... More
  • Blog Post: The Brothers Behind The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    If you're especially observant, you might have noticed ( in this video interview ) that the director and lead quest designer for The Witcher 3 have the same last name. The Tomaszkiewicz brothers started out in wildly different careers and eventually found themselves working together on the Witcher... More
  • Blog Post: Designing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    One thing was made very clear when we visited CD Projekt in Poland: the studio cares about their fans. When designing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, director Konrad Tomaszkiewicz and lead quest designer Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz tried to incorporate as much feedback from The Witcher 2 as possible. Watch the video... More
  • Blog Post: Everything You Need To Know About The Witcher 2

    It's finally coming. One of the best PC-exclusive titles in recent years, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, is almost ready to launch on Xbox 360. Here's what you need to know to get up to speed on this dark fantasy RPG. Read this so you don't have to worry about playing the first game.... More
  • Blog Post: Most Anticipated PC Games Of 2011

    There's little arguing that 2010 was one of the best years PC gaming has seen in some time. Between extremely successful major releases like StarCraft II and Civilization V and surprising indie hits like Minecraft and Amnesia: The Dark Descent, there was study buzz for a consistent stream of excellent... More
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