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Sid Meier s Steam Charts: Sid Meier s Sid Meier s EditionFeb 18, 2019 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun The game you like isn’t as good as the game I like. When you like the game you like, you are made to look a fool! Find out why in this week’s Steam Charts. (more…) 7 more games that could use a Geralt of Rivia guest appearanceFeb 12, 2019 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun I worry about Geralt. The Witcher series may be over for now, but this hasn’t stopped Geralt from taking odd jobs here and there, slaying beasts in Monster Hunter: World, or stabbing folks in Soul Calibur VI. Is Geralt getting adequate retirement benefits? Have witchers unionized yet? I hope he can get some rest, or at least find more contract work that doesn’t involve exterminating monsters all the time. Freelancing is tiring. Here are seven games that need to be blessed by Geralt s presence. (more…) Steam Charts: The Worst Ever EditionFeb 11, 2019 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun I took it for granted. I knew I shouldn’t, I think I even knew I was doing it at the time. But last week, when the charts were filled with new and interesting games, pushing out the tired and bloated titles, I didn’t take the time to recognise what we had. And now, as can only be the direct responsibility of my careless credulity, everything has fallen apart. This week’s charts are the worst I’ve ever seen. And I’m sorry. I’m… look, I’m just sorry. (more…) Steam Awards — thank you!Feb 8, 2019 - Community Announcements Remember those times when you were supposed to save Ciri but stopped by the sea to admire the views? Yeah, we’ve all been there. Turns out you really liked these sights because The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt won in the Best Environment category of Steam Awards 2018! On this occasion Lucjan Więcek, our Environment Art Director, wanted to thank everyone who voted for our game! We’re humbled and honored at the same time — you named CD PROJEKT RED the Best Developer in the latest edition of Steam Awards! Thank you and stay awesome! Irishness of The Witcher 3's SkelligeJan 11, 2019 - EurogamerEarlier today, I drove to a place in North Dublin called Tower Bay, which is about five minutes from my house in Donabate - a small seaside town in Ireland. Breathtaking cliffs leave you mesmerised as you walk down the path that has been carved into the cliff-face. It terminates at a gorgeous sandy beach. Along the way, you can view thundering waves lapping and locking, crashing together and falling apart, over and over again. Rocks jut upwards from unseeable depths, around which white foam shimmers. This is the landscape the archipelago of The Witcher 3's Skellige was based upon. Skellige, named after real-life Irish islands Sceilg Mhic l and Sceilg Bheag - collectively known as the Skellig Islands - depicts a wild beauty that is truly Irish. From the familial clans to the rain-soaked hills painted a striking green, the rugged and treacherous landscape recalls the otherworldly presence of places like Connemara, the Cliffs of Moher and of course, the Skellig Islands themselves. In fact, Skellige has its own pair of Skellig Islands in The Witcher 3: Ard Skellig and An Skellig. The former means High Skellig in Irish, whereas the latter simply means The Skellig, resembling the Greater and Lesser Skelligs in reality. Read more… Monster: Hunter World announces Iceborne expansion and Witcher crossoverDec 10, 2018 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun In a monster-sized newsblast, Capcom have announced that Monster Hunter: World will next year receive a full expansion named Iceborne, a crossover bring Geralt from The Witcher to Monster Hunter with new quests, and new mega-tough versions of some nasty raid beasties. A demo is coming this week too. Busy times in Monsterland. Mostly I’m excited to see Geralt encounter Palico catpals. Please give Geralt a Palico. (more…) Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018: Best PC gaming dealsNov 26, 2018 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun Is… is it over yet? Are the Black Friday and Cyber Monday PC gaming deals finally finished? Just a couple more hours to go now, you can do it deals herald, you can get through this. You’ve got a week and a half holiday coming up soon, just get through the afternoon and then you can go and lie in a dark room and not dream about Cyber Monday graphics card deals you might have missed for the seventh night running. Ahem. Sorry, I don’t know what came over me there. Probably the Cyber Monday PC gaming deals fatigue settling in, or the Black Friday fever dream I seem to have been living this past fortnight. But your deals herald is stronger than that. Nay, THE DEALER is stronger than that, and with a renewed sense of vigor that may in fact be frenzied despair, I thus present to you the final monolithic installment of our Black Friday and Cyber Monday PC deals bonanza. Gone are the deals swept away by the ever-grabbing hands of internet shoppers. All that’s left is the best of the best that are still up for grabs, from graphics cards and monitors to SSDs, gaming headsets, CPUs and mice and keyboards and more. If you’ve yet to do your Cyber Monday shopping, act fast, as these PC gaming deals won’t be around for long. (more…) Steam Charts: Do U Cyber EditionNov 26, 2018 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun We’ve been hacked! As well as a fake festival of online retail excess, Cyber Monday is now a celebration of hacker games and everything ‘cyber’. Beep boop. I am the SteamChartBot, and welcome to the CYBERCHARTS. They’re like the regular charts, but they have the word “CYBER” shouted at the start, and that makes them really bloody cool. (more…) Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018: Best PC gaming dealsNov 25, 2018 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun I’m sure everyone’s feeling a bit of Black Friday fatigue by now (trust me, I want this all to be over just as much as you do), but in the interests of those after that one, last, final deal to end all deals, I present to you our newly refreshed Black Friday and Cyber Monday PC gaming deals hub. I’ve cleared away all the deals that have been swept into oblivion by the almighty wave of discount-grabbers, leaving you with the best of the best PC gaming deals that are still available. Whether you’re after a new graphics card, monitor, SSD, gaming headset or even a new CPU, mouse and keyboard, your deals herald will provide. Here are all the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday PC gaming deals you can grab right now. (more…) The Witcher Franchise - up to 85% off!Nov 21, 2018 - Community AnnouncementsYou can now get The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Game Of The Year Edition 60% off! Additionally, other games from The Witcher franchise are up to 85% off on Steam!CD PROJEKT RED adds Simplified Chinese language support to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt!Nov 14, 2018 - Community Announcements This year is the 11th anniversary since the release of The Witcher. To express our gratitude toward your long-term support, we add official ZHS (Simplified Chinese language) support to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt! All users who own the The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt can patch up the game for free.Steam Charts: Sexy AF EditionNov 12, 2018 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun QUICKLY! FOR CRYING OUT LOUD, QUICKLY! I’ve written the charts and there are some jokes and you have to read it! One of the jokes is quite good! (more…) Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales now on Steam tooNov 12, 2018 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun If you fancied the idea of Gwenting through a singleplayer RPG in Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales but for whatever reason didn’t buy it from GOG, voila: the card game is now on Steam too. After debuting on GOG on October 23rd, it hit Steam on Friday, 17 days later. “I’ve seen headlines spinning Thronebreaker as an RPG in its own right, and I could even understand if it was compared to a visual novel at times. But really, it’s a card game with walky bits. And that’s perfectly fine,” our Brendan said in his Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales review. “Because it’s a good card game, with good-looking walky bits. Just don’t go in expecting The Witcher 3.5.” (more…) Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales is now available on Steam!Nov 9, 2018 - Community Announcements Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales is now also available on Steam! You can get it from the game’s official Steam product page. To every Thronebreaker purchase on Steam we’re adding a free copy of The Witcher: Enhanced Edition Director’s Cut, as well as official Thronebreaker soundtrack, concept art, and more! Make sure to visit to find additional information about the setting, characters, and gameplay!The Witcher 3 concert film is free on GOG until SundayNov 9, 2018 - PC GamerGOG's "Made in Poland" sale features markdowns on a surprisingly large number of games that are—you might have guessed this already—made in Poland. For the next couple of days, it's also giving away something a little different than the free games we're used to.  The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Concert is a recording of a live concert performance of the orchestral and choral music from The Witcher 3 and the Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine expansions. GOG says it's "over two hours of award-winning music," but it's coming up at around 1.5 hours for me.    The music is great, and it's fun to see it being performed in front of a packed hall while Witcher gameplay flashes intermittently on a big screen behind the orchestra. Even so, I'd imagine that this is the sort of thing that will be listened to more than watched, at least after the first viewing. For the purposes of viewing, however, the film is available in four different formats of varying quality and size, ranging from 675MB to 19GB.  Two things to be aware of: To download a local copy of the video instead of watching it online, right-click any of the links and select "save as" (this might be obvious, but the page gives no indication of how to do it), and the concert will not be listed in your GOG games library: To access it, you'll need to select your profile dropdown from the GOG home page, where it will be listed separately under the "Movies" category. As far as I can tell, it's not accessible through the GOG Galaxy client at all.  GOG's "Made in Poland" sale runs until 6 pm ET on November 12.  Steam Charts: Aquatic Craniate EditionNov 5, 2018 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun There are weeks when the Steam Charts surprise us! There are weeks when interesting new and old games reappear, pushing out the dreary regulars! And then mostly there are weeks like this one, where it’s so depressingly bland that it starts raining outside the moment you glance at it. Not good rain, just bland drizzle. (more…) See Henry Cavill in costume as Geralt for Netflix s WitcherOct 31, 2018 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun There are still many questions around Netflix’s upcoming live-action adaptation of The Witcher–Will it be any good? Will Geralt be in that tub? Can I import my save into the telly? Is Geralt in the tub in every episode? Will he sack off quests to play Gwent down the pub? Does Geralt count as being in the tub in every episode if that’s just in the opening credits?–but they answered one today. Netflix shared a teeny clip of Man From U.N.C.L.E. star Henry Cavill as Geralt Of Rivia in a costume & makeup test, and it answers one question. How does Cavill handle Geralt’s quaff? Like he thinks potions turn you on real good. (more…) Here's your first look at Henry Cavill as Geralt in the Witcher TV seriesOct 31, 2018 - PC GamerHere it is, our first glimpse of television Geralt. He emerges from the darkness, looks into the camera, then turns and takes a swig of the good stuff. First impressions. Looks a bit young doesn't he? Perhaps the TV show will cover adventures earlier in the Witcher's career. Second impressions: that's... quite a wig. Third impressions: get a beard on that man. Fourth impressions: seriously though, the wig. The show is still early in production and it's likely to air sometime in 2020, so there's plenty of time for Cavill to grizzle up a bit. For more details here's everything we know about the Netflix Witcher series. What do you think about his look? Here's Geralt from The Witcher 3. It's our first look at Henry Cavill as Geralt in Netflix's The WitcherOct 31, 2018 - EurogamerUPDATE 4PM GMT: Netflix has also confirmed a number of the other actors joining The Witcher cast, including the actress who'll play iconic sorceress Triss Merigold. Taking the role is Anna Shaffer, according to the Hollywood Reporter, who you may remember as Romilda Vane from Harry Potter - the girl who gave Harry a love potion. Shaffer also played Ruby Button in British soap opera Hollyoaks. Other actors joining the cast include: Eamon Farren (The ABC Murders, Twin Peaks) as Cahir, Joey Batey (Knightfall, Strike) as Jaskier, Lars Mikkelsen (House of Cards, Sherlock) as Stregobor, Royce Pierreson (Wanderlust, Judy) as Istredd, Maciej Musiał (1983) as Sir Lazlo, Wilson Radjou-Pujalte (Jamillah & Aladdin, Dickensian). ORIGINAL STORY 3PM GMT: Netflix has given the world its first look at Superman actor Henry Cavill made up for his new role as mutant monster hunter Geralt, in the upcoming The Witcher television series. Read more… The most spectacular game worlds you can explore on PCOct 30, 2018 - PC GamerOne of the most powerful things a videogame can do is make you feel like you’ve been completely transported to another world. That’s what makes this medium the most effective form of escapism, particularly in the following PC games. For different reasons these are all incredible virtual places to lose yourself in, from the desolation of Mad Max to the sweeping grandeur of The Witcher 3—and you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your chair to visit them. The Witcher 3 Whether it’s the rugged European expanses of Wild Hunt or the lush Mediterranean charms of Blood & Wine, the world of The Witcher 3 is always stunning. From the deep boreal forests and dramatic, mist-shrouded mountains of the Skellige archipelago, to the rolling vineyards and fairytale castles of Toussaint, every location feels wild, organic, and alive. Read more Faces of Novigrad: a closer look at The Witcher 3's biggest city Dishonored With its mix of strange magic, Victorian imperialism, and whale oil-powered steampunk, the rat-infested city of Dunwall is an incredibly unique, evocative setting. And in the sequel’s own city, Karnaca, the cobbles and smokestacks are replaced by jungles, colonial architecture, and sweltering sunshine, giving a sense of this world’s cultural and geographical richness. Read more Dishonored 2 gallery: character portraits from Karnaca American Truck Simulator No, really. This truck simulator might not have the lavish production values of some of the other games on this list, but in the dead of night its deserts are beautifully atmospheric. There’s something compelling about those quiet, lonely stretches of road, dark except for the glow of your headlights and the occasional neon motel sign buzzing in the distance. Read more In the desert at night, American Truck Simulator becomes one of the most atmospheric games ever Grand Theft Auto 5 The city of Los Santos is an intricate, staggeringly detailed urban sprawl, and one of the most incredible cities on PC. Then you leave the city limits behind and find yourself in a vast expanse of countryside dominated by the towering silhouette of the colossal Mt. Chiliad, where, from its peak, you can see the skyscrapers of downtown Los Santos far in the distance. Read more My trip to a GTA 5 roleplay server was like an episode of Black Mirror Subnautica In this vivid ocean you’ll find fields of dancing kelp, caves illuminated by fluorescent fungi, bubbling thermal vents, and sandy plains sprinkled with glowing plants. It’s a diverse, vibrant setting that feels truly alien, and the hand-crafted nature of the world means exploration is genuinely rewarding. The deeper you go, the deeper the mystery becomes. Read more Subnautica's hands-off approach to storytelling is brilliant Mafia 2 In 1940s, Empire Bay is bleak and wintry, with military planes in the sky and off-duty soldiers on the streets reminding you that World Wa...Players Return to The Witcher 3 for Blood & WineMay 31, 2016 - GitHypThe Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was one of 2015's top games, however, most players said goodbye to Geralt shortly after the game's release. Whether beating the game and/or moving on to other adventures, the world of the Witcher's population couldn't hold up when compared to other popular RPGs such as Skyrim and Fallout 4 -- both of which have maintained 4-8x more players per day over the course of the past year. At its peak, The Witcher 3 brought in 1.5 million players in one day on Steam during its May 2015 launch week. But only two months after its release, The Witcher's player count quickly dropped to an average of around 150k players per day -- enough to keep The Witcher 3 as one of the most played games on Steam, but far from the 500k+ players that Skyrim and Fallout 4 continue to bring in. While CDProjektRed has continued to release updates and patches, it hasn't been enough to reignite the player base anywhere close to its high launch numbers. The game's first expansion pack, Hearts of Stone, was able to double The Witcher's daily player count value with 416k players in October, but shortly after its release the numbers again dropped back down to the same daily average as before the expansion. The player count again rose even higher at the end of 2015 as the game racked up numerous Game of the Year awards and sold well during the Holiday season. Yet, even after another spike, the Wild Hunt still could not manage to retain more than half of its player base as gamers slowly lost interest with the single-player game over time. Now, to celebrate the anniversary of the game's launch, CDPR has released Blood & Wine as the second and final expansion pack that will conclude Geralt's story. As a result, the player base has spiked up to the highest its been since the game's launch one year ago. Currently sitting at #7 on Steam with 783k players yesterday, Blood & Wine has helped Geralt return as the current king of the RPGs on Steam... we'll see how long his reign lasts this time as players take one last ride as the White Wolf. The-Witcher-Blood-and-Wine-Player-Count-graph