The Witcher 2 Catch-All

Still thinking they missed a golden opportunity for a good ludicrous sequel name

The Witcher 2: Witching Witchers Revenge

These are not the droids you are looking for

TheGameguru wrote:

Still thinking they missed a golden opportunity for a good ludicrous sequel name

The Witcher 2: Witching Witchers Revenge

The Witcher 2: Which Witcher is Witching You?

ahrezmendi wrote:
Scratched wrote:

It would be good if they released a downloadable copy of things like the soundtrack from their website later on.

YES!

As much as I appreciate CEs, I think Bungie does it the right way by releasing 3 different versions. For those who don't care at all, just the game. For those who want a little bit (say a soundtrack, an artbook, or maybe a bonus DVD) you can get the mid-range LE. Those who want the kitchen sink as well, you can get the full on CE. I think more games should do this, have a mid-range version where for just an extra $10 I can get the soundtrack and bonus DVD, or something like that.

Personally, I would love to have everything in this except for the bust (I just don't have anywhere to put it), and the simple fact that the bust is included means I likely won't buy this CE.

Yeah, exactly the same. The other stuff is all little stuff that can go in a drawer or actually be used. The bust is way OTT.

TW2 will be sold at GOG, probably DRM free.
http://www.vg247.com/2010/11/18/gog-...

Scratched wrote:

TW2 will be sold at GOG, probably DRM free.
http://www.vg247.com/2010/11/18/gog-...

That would be truly excellent if the "no DRM" part holds true.

It's certainly putting their money where their mouth is regarding their DRM policy. No doubt some bright spark will point out that it gets torrented (hint: everything does) anyway and that they are ruined because they didn't protect it.

edit: and now http://store.steampowered.com/app/20...
Thankyou nicely.

GOG.com pre-order page states that it`s DRM-free.

Most wrote:

GOG.com pre-order page states that it`s DRM-free.

Link for the masses: http://www.gog.com/en/page/tw2_preor...

There's an interesting offer there: 1 of 5 GOG games, a PDF artbook, and if you're paying in £/€ because of some legal thing which means they have to peg the price against the dollar (some retail contract I guess) rather than a currency translation, they're offering the difference in credit at GOG, which is $6 for the payment in sterling or $16 for euros.

And, there's a 'preorder' offer of 4 bonus tracks, 10 HD wallpaper,s CDP RED photo tour and 10 avatars, that requires no commitment to GOG, although you're going to pay your money to them eventually, right? Just click the button.

If you guys hit the GWJ GoG link we'll get a (small) cut of the sale. All shilling aside, getting it DRM free and with all the extra goodies is pretty damn awesome.

Preordering now (via GWJ linkage, of course). The credit for the UK price is a nice little touch.

Now I REALLY need to get back and finish the first game :O

10% off on Steam for the digital premium edition.

Which apparently is only 49.99 to start with? Does that mean the game is going to be $40 or 45 for the "standard" edition? Or is this like DAO2 with pre-orders getting the "premium" edition for pre-ordering and everyone else gets the normal one for $50 at release?

Although I guess the GoG deal is better for any Europeans. And it gives a free game, so maybe it's better for everyone. Wow.

I hope Steam is watching how GoG is handling this Euro price difference with a USD credit. Maybe this will finally wake them up on the issue.

Steam and GOG are the exact same price in terms of money coming out of my bank, but GOG gives you essentially 2 or 3 free games. I would imagine it's a contract conflict with Atari/Namco Bandai/Retail, where they have to set the prices the same so they're not undercutting, this is how they get around it.

From looking around, it's also available from Amazon/play at £25 with their particular bonuses, or... from Game who were likely one of the companies complaining last week how steam was eating their lunch, for £40 (sigh)

Stele wrote:

I hope Steam is watching how GoG is handling this Euro price difference with a USD credit. Maybe this will finally wake them up on the issue. ;)

Not really sure. Steam used to be USD only, then they woke up to the "euro and pound are stronger" issue Would suck for them to go back I guess.

My only concern with getting the game from GOG would be once I download it, how do I get patches and updates? Do I have to redownload the entire game everytime it gets patched? Otherwise I'd probably be sending GoG my money. They do say, though, no payment until it is released.

GOG and CD Projekt RED share a parent company so they can pull a deal like this, steam can't really do something like that on a price they don't think is good as they make agreements with many publishers, they would either have to negotiate a new price with the publisher (why? if they sell for less then Valve takes a share of a smaller pie) or offer steam credit out of it's own pocket.

This is a publisher/retail problem (I think), and it's one title from a relatively small studio on PC, rather than a big hit title from a big publisher. If Activision short-circuited all the retailers selling their game with a great offer like this on a title like Blops on all platforms, then there would be reason to sit up and pay attention.

Doesn't mean it's not a sweet deal though.

The funny thing is, the "pre-order" on GOG isn't even a commitment to buy. From their FAQ:

#4: Can cancel my The Witcher II preorder?

It isn't possible to cancel the The Witcher II preorder, however preordering it on our site doesn't require you to purchase the game on our site, or at all. We would be more than happy should you wish to purchase this game from us eventually, though.

So, I'm not sure how it's a pre-order at all... more like a "remind me when this comes out" or something?

So, is there any way to get the nifty European Collector's edition in the US? I tried to get on that Gamestop link in the article, but it isn't available.
On the same note, I hope that there won't be a censored/uncensored version this time around.

Tanglebones wrote:
TheGameguru wrote:

Still thinking they missed a golden opportunity for a good ludicrous sequel name

The Witcher 2: Witching Witchers Revenge

The Witcher 2: Which Witcher is Witching You?

Witcher 2: The Witcherer.

4xis.black wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:
TheGameguru wrote:

Still thinking they missed a golden opportunity for a good ludicrous sequel name

The Witcher 2: Witching Witchers Revenge

The Witcher 2: Which Witcher is Witching You?

Witcher 2: The Witcherer.

Oh come on... obviously it should be The WIItcher

tanstaafl wrote:
4xis.black wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:
TheGameguru wrote:

Still thinking they missed a golden opportunity for a good ludicrous sequel name

The Witcher 2: Witching Witchers Revenge

The Witcher 2: Which Witcher is Witching You?

Witcher 2: The Witcherer.

Oh come on... obviously it should be The WIItcher

I'm confused. Where's the subtitle?

Just pre-ordered using the link from the GWJ page. Now I need to finish the original.

tanstaafl wrote:

Oh come on... obviously it should be The WIItcher

Followed by the inevitable sequel: The W3tcher

gewy wrote:
tanstaafl wrote:

Oh come on... obviously it should be The WIItcher

Followed by the inevitable sequel: The W3tcher

2 Witcher 2 Witchious

Tanglebones wins the witching?

MrDeVil909 wrote:

Interesting interview

Going away from TW2 topic, there was a news item on Monday on Focus, a French publisher saying that the US and UK are odd that they have such small amounts of stock of PC games that for a smaller publisher they need to use digital to make any headway.

I also like his point regarding action in games, including Dragon Age 2, generally action is exciting, and no one wants a boring game.

Pre-ordered. I save 5 bucks, I get it DRM free, CDP is awesome.

I got a reply to my question to GOG regarding preloading, or partial downloading before the release day:

This isn't official yet, but we will most likely implement this kind of feature, in order to survive the post-release downloading chaos. We're currently designing a new download manager as well. Please rest assured that we will be well-prepared on May 17th.

Translation: Their servers are going to get wrecked.