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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition Drops to $25 in Best Buy’s Deal of the Day

As one of 2015’s most acclaimed titles, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is no slouch when it comes to offering dozens of hours of quests, missions, and epic storylines, with the game’s Complete Edition now available at …Read More The post The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition Drops to $25 in Best Buy’s Deal of the Day by Ryan Meitzler appeared first on DualShockers.

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Help Me Finish The Witcher 3

This is you all talking about your favorite part of The Witcher 3. I’m Geralt, walking away because I haven’t gotten to that part yet. The new year means it’s time for resolutions. This year I’d like to practice my guitar more, be as fit as I was in my 20s, figure out my romantic life—but I probably won’t do any of those things. But I might, with your help, finish The Witcher 3. Advertisement My colleague Patricia and I were talking today about how we’ve both recently (finally) started playing The Witcher 3. I’m only about 10 hours in, and I didn’t get my fellow Kotaku staffers’ flood of screenshots and jokes. I want to finish the game, but it’s just so long, and there are so many sidequests. I have so many games to play, and those stars in Overwatch aren’t going to get themselves…  But I want to see The Witcher 3 through. I want to share in the memories and laughter of my colleagues. I want the monsters, the cats, the frying pans, the kisses. I want the haircuts. Oh how I want the haircuts. Advertisement READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

A HUD Mod That Let Me Rediscover The Witcher 3

I’ve played a lot of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Like, a LOT. My Steam counter just cracked 200 hours, and that’s not counting the first time I played the game on PS4. I figured I’d seen everything there was to see, but a mod I recently installed has proved me wrong. Advertisement That mod is Wasteland Ghost’s Friendly HUD, which makes a number of small but significant changes to The Witcher 3‘s on-screen display. When Luke posted about that expansive snowfall mod last month, I realized that I’d never really gotten into Witcher 3 modding. I’ve never thought the game had as lively a modding scene as something like, say, Skyrim. I started looking around for good Witcher 3 mods and found a few people recommending Friendly HUD. I installed it, and am loving it. You can watch a demo here: The mod makes a bunch of changes to the game; too many to list here. Most notably, it removes the game’s often intrusive HUD entirely, though it’s possible to toggle it on and off with a click of the left thumbstick. (It also adds a bunch of customizable keyboard shortcuts, but I play with a controller.) Friendly HUD…

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Mod Brings Snow To The Witcher 3

OK, so there are parts of The Witcher 3 where it’s already snowing, but this mod brings snow to almost the entire map. Merry Christmas, you drifters in from Temeria. Advertisement The mod, called Winter is Coming, was made by KNG, and you can download it here. It’s not perfect, since the mod couldn’t go in and add snow to every texture in the game (so buildings won’t have snow on their roofs, etc), but the effect is still pretty cool. I might install it for a fresh look in a new game plus plus. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Cyberpunk 2077 Release Date May Have Just Been Announced

Digital Shop Displays What Seems to be Cyberpunk 2077 Release Date Alongside Game Excitement levels are set to skyrocket with the bit of news that has just reached us. Cyberpunk 2077, the highly anticipated game from developer CD Projekt Red, may be coming pretty soon. Following The Witcher 3’s success, gamers everywhere have waited eagerly for news concerning CDPR’s next project. Since they’ve decided to delve into a new genre, bracing us for sci-fi conventions, we’ve eagerly awaited any news regarding this rather mysterious title. Now we may finally have a release date. Evidence comes from a Swedish-based digital product store, where Cyberpunk 2077 is currently listed. The store, known as Komplett, originally set the game’s dedicate page with very little information. But reddit users have since noted that the page has been updated, and the update came in the form of a release date. By all accounts, it seems the Cyberpunk 2077 release date will be September 30, 2017, less than a year away(See sources down below). In conjunction with rumors, the probability of this being the actual release date is high. We know CD Projekt RED has a date in mind, yet hasn’t officially confirmed anything. On top of a release date, more information on the site

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Witcher 3 Is Winning Best RPG All Over Again & Rightfully So

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Anna Podedworna is a concept artist at CD Projekt Red, where she’s worked on projects like the new spin-off release of Gwent, the card game from The Witcher 3. Advertisement Below are some of the cards Anna illustrated for the game. You can see more of Anna’s work at her DA and ArtStation pages. To see the images in their native resolution, click on the “expand” button in the top-left corner. Advertisement Fine Art is a celebration of the work of video game artists, showcasing the best of both their professional and personal portfolios. If you’re in the business and have some concept, environment, promotional or character art you’d like to share, drop us a line! READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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3 Reasons to Buy and 3 Reasons to Avoid the Witcher 3: Complete Edition

3 Up, 3 Down – Witcher 3: Complete Edition 2016 has undeniably been an amazing year for video games, and it’ll be closed out with video games that fans have been anticipating for an entire decade (Final Fantasy XV and The Last Guardian). That said, actually playing one of last year’s best games could be the best use of your time. I’m talking about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which was recently re-released with all of its DLC on one disc. While it ultimately comes down to each person’s priorities on whether or not they should pick up The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition, I’ll make it a bit easier by outlining why you should or shouldn’t make the purchase. 3 Reasons to Buy The Value is Amazing From a value proposition, I’m not sure there has ever been a better deal than The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition. Not only does it include the gigantic base game that players can put hundreds of hours into (and that is not an exaggeration in the slightest), it also includes both of the open-world role-playing game’s expansions. Both Hearts of Stone & Blood and Wine add in interesting questlines that…

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Standalone Gwent Makes Some Big Changes To The Witcher 3 Version

My Gwent awakening has taken place entirely within the last couple of months. In that time I went from never playing, to becoming mildly obsessed with the Witcher 3 minigame version, to playing and enjoying the beta of the standalone game. It’s been a lot to digest. Advertisement The closed beta for Gwent: The Witcher Card Game went live last week, and I’ve been playing a bit, losing a lot, and generally trying to get my head around the ways it works differently from the minigame I know and now love. Big picture, it’s the same game—three turns, two players, best two out of three wins. Games have the same general flow, where the first round is a bunch of brinksmanship and feinting, figuring out whether you can goad the other player into exhausting their resources so you can clean up in rounds two and three. But in the smaller details, a lot has changed. A number of the tweaks seem small at a first glance but taken together, they can fundamentally shift how a game of Gwent goes. Here are the biggest changes I’ve found: Advertisement Cards can basically take and deal damage. There are now a bunch of…

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Some Perfect Witcher 3 Cosplay

Here’s Lyumos as The Witcher 3’s Keira Metz, with one of the most elaborate cosplays from the game I’ve seen yet. And I’ve seen a lot. Advertisement I mean, the shot above lets you see how much work had to go into it, but some of the detail shots below show you just how much work. This is a very cool/ridiculous outfit in the game, with all those weird folds and belts and wraps going on, but she’s brought the whole thing to life just perfectly. Photos by Kira. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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The Witcher 3’s Cats All Hate Me :(

I’ve always thought of Geralt of Rivia as a big ol’ cat. I know they call him The White Wolf, but come on: the guy is a cat. So it’s been bumming me out that after a recent patch to the game, all the cats in the Northern Realms seem to hate the guy even more than they already did. Check out what happens when I go by the Inn of the Seven Cats: So much hissing! Jeez. I have unfortunately deleted a lot of my archived Witcher 3 footage, but I feel pretty confident that it didn’t used to be that bad. I’m not the only one who noticed—this summer, several threads cropped up with other players asking why the cats so consistently hiss at our favorite Witcher these days. The cats’ hatred is accurate from a lore standpoint—characters in the Witcher books have noted feline distaste for Witchers, for instance. Many players have also wondered and theorized about why Geralt keeps running into a particular cat—Nibbles, seen in the videothumb above. I’m not sure I’d necessarily call the change in cat behavior a “bug,” though the consistency with which the cats do the same reared hissing animation does…

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The Witcher 3 Update 1.31 Hitting PS4 & Xbox One Soon, Fixes Loading Issues

Now available on PC, with a PlayStation 4 and Xbox One release happening “soon,” The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt update 1.31 is a hotfix that addresses some text problems, loading issues, and more. Here’s the full list of patch notes: Corrects Arabic text in the expansions. Corrects Turkish text. Repairs holes in Vimme Vivaldi’s new clothes. Fixes long loading times in dialogues in the vicinity of Hierarch Square. Fixes infinite loading screen occurring during the “Pyres of Novigrad” quest when following the thief. Corrects credits. (Origin) Fixes NPC lipsync issues. With all of The Witcher 3’s expansions released, developer CD Projekt Red is currently focusing on Gwent: The Witcher Card Game and Cyberpunk 2077. [Source: The Witcher, Marcin Momot] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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The Art Of The Witcher 3