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May The Ciri Cosplay Never End

The Witcher 3 is still the best. Ciri is still the best. As long as those two things hold true—and they may hold true forever—then good Ciri cosplay is always welcome here. And this is some real good Ciri cosplay. Everything* In The Witcher 3, Ranked Many things happen over the course of your adventures in The Witcher 3. Some are forgettable. Most… Read more This is cosplayer Alena Shvidkaya from Belarus, getting not just the outfit 100%, but the location as well. Photos by aKami777. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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The Witcher 3 Looks Great In First-Person

GIF Having had over a year to improve it, skacikpl’s first-person mod for The Witcher 3 is now a viable and beautiful way to spend your time trotting around Temeria admiring the sunset. The Witcher 3 As A First-Person Game Forget workarounds using a horse, here’s a proper mod that lets you play The Witcher 3 (well, most… Read more Head movement and FOV have been polished (with both being customisable), and the mod now supports combat as well. Though with crowd management being a big part of The Witcher 3’s fighting, you’ll quickly find it’s almost impossible to use since you can’t see who’s behind you. Still, outside of killing things this is great: playing the game in first-person has you admiring the environment a little more, and inspires you to take your time strolling through the streets. Advertisement You can download the mod here. And if you really want to have some fun with it, grab skacikpl’s selfie stick while you’re at it: Luke Plunkett is a Contributing Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Gwent, the card game from The Witcher 3, enters public beta on May 24 for PC, Xbox One and PlayStati

Image via CD PROJEKT S.A. Gwent, the card game from The Witcher 3, enters public beta on May 24 for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 players. Today at 3 pm EST, the CD PROJEKT RED Twitch channel will broadcast an overview of the beta’s offerings. Card collections and player progress will be reset, so new players should feel free to hop in. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

The Witcher Is Getting A Netflix Series

[Image: CD Projekt RED] The Witcher series is being turned into an English language Netflix drama by CG visual effects company Platige Image S.A. Advertisement The Witcher series was spawned by Polish novelist Andrzej Sapkowski and has spawned highly successful (and wonderful) video games. “I’m thrilled that Netflix will be doing an adaptation of my stories, staying true to the source material and the themes that I have spent over thirty years writing,” said Sapkowski, who will service as a creative consultant, in an official release. “I’m excited about our efforts together, as well as the team assembled to shepherd these characters to life.” Advertisement The show will be executive produced by Sean Daniel (The Mummy franchise) and Jason Brown (The Expanse). The Oscar nominated visual effects studio Platige Image S.A. is doing the show, but the official release doesn’t specifically state if it’s CG animated or live-action—or a mix of the two. No stills have been release yet, either. Previously, Platige Image S.A. has done cinematics for The Witcher games, which were directed by Tomasz Bagiński. He’s also going to be one of the show’s directors. Maybe that’s a hint at what to expect? [via Platige Image S.A.] READ…

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How A Witcher 3 City Was Built

Here’s a recap video from this year’s GDC, via Gamasutra, that details how CD Projekt Red built Beauclair, the beautiful fairy tale city from The Witcher 3: Blood & Wine. Advertisement It gets fairly technical in points, but I think anyone who played the game and marvels at how CDPR are able to fit it all in can appreciate the work that went into it. Luke Plunkett is a Contributing Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Here's To The Guy Creeping Around The Witcher 3 Card Game's First Tournament 

GIF Meet Gaunter O’Dimm. Or at least some dude dressed as Gaunter O’Dimm, a mischievous, devil-like bloke from The Witcher 3 and competitive gaming’s own Vanna White. Advertisement His job is to walk players to their seats and stare at the camera like a that theater undergrad who is all about getting into character and strolling around the lobby before all of the parents are seated. Unfortunately, while the real Gaunter O’Dimm likes to run his mouth and pontificate in-between trading people nefarious gifts in exchange of their souls, the one at this weekend’s Gwent tournament has yet to speak. Gwent started as a mini game in The Witcher 3. Then developer CD Projekt Red, decided to make it into a standalone game, even positioning it as a potential new esport. Hence this weekend’s Challenger Tournament, a competitive event with a $100,000 prize pool for top players before the game’s even been released. Advertisement By recruiting prominent players from other esports, like Hearthstone’s Jeffrey “Trump” Shih and Adrian “Lifecoach” Koy and Dota 2‘s Peter “ppd” Dager, and pitting them against rising competitive stars in READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

Bath Scenes, Of All Things, Are Adding Depth To Our Game Heroes

You know it, you love it. Bathing is a well-used trope in film and TV. The “shower of angst,” for example, is usually a stand-in for an emotional moment happening to our hero. It might make us empathize more with the person lowering their head under a flow of water. A few video game bathing scenes over the years have let players see new sides of male protagonists, which is helpful given that men don’t tend to emote all that well in games or in popular media in general. Advertisement After surviving the bombing in the beginning of 2016’s Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Adam Jensen spends some time recuperating in his apartment. Outside of a few scripted sequences, there isn’t much you can do in Jensen’s apartment that can’t be done in any of the other apartments you can break into in the game. In the scene after the bombing, though, the player has the option to make Adam take a shower. The shower shows us a part of Jensen we might not have imagined before: his feet. Unlike other augmented people, whose robotic limbs hang out of torn-off pant cuffs or sleeveless shirts, Jensen is usually fully clothed. Here,…

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Haha Here's The Witcher 3 Running In 8K Haha

This is footage of The Witcher 3 running 60fps at 8k resolution. That’s 7680 x 4320. On max settings. Gulp. Advertisement If you need to know what kind of monster could run the game like this, here’s how Thirty IR got the footage across two PCs, the first for playing, the second for capture: GPUs: 4x GTX TITAN Xp (2017) 4 WAY SLI @ 2038Mhz / 13358Mhz MoBo: Asus Rampage V Extreme (X99) CPU: i7 6950X @ 4.30GHz RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4 3200Mhz (64GB) GPUs: 4x GTX 1080 Ti 4 WAY SLI @ 2025Mhz / 12110Mhz MoBo: ASRock Extreme11 (X79) CPU: i7 3970X @ 4.80GHz RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR3 2133Mhz (32GB) If you want to watch the clip in 8K, you need to select “4320p60″ from YouTube’s quality settings, though be warned, for most people your device will struggle to even play the video at that resolution. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Getting Three More Collectible Figurines Through Dark Horse

Today, Dark Horse Comics announced it is once again teaming up with CD Projekt Red to bring you more collectible figurines from The Witcher series. …Read More The post The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Getting Three More Collectible Figurines Through Dark Horse by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.

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My Issues With Relationships Ruined A Witcher 3 Playthrough

Last year, I cheated in a relationship that was honestly the best I’ve ever had. This is a pattern in my life, a problem that, for a long time, I refused to acknowledge. It’s even extended to video games like The Witcher 3. Advertisement It all started with me beginning to wonder the same thing I always do: “Is the relationship I’m in now the right one? Maybe I’m making a mistake.” From there, I managed to clumsily demolish a really solid foundation I’d spent nearly a year constructing with another person. I started talking to (and eventually flirting with) another person I found interesting. Instead of communicating with my girlfriend and working on our issues, I grew emotionally close to someone else. I made my girlfriend, miserable with worry and myself sick with anxiety. I never cheated on her physically, and I won’t go too much further into the nitty gritty of it, but when it ended, it ended bad. And I absolutely deserved every bit of it. It wasn’t the first time I’ve done this. And it wasn’t the first time I blamed the other person, or the READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

Witcher 3 Short Film Has A Very Good Geralt

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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…