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Geralt could adventure on in new quests thanks to fan-made Witcher 3 modding toolsApr 23, 2019 - PC GamerGeralt deserved a restful retirement to the peaceful vinyard life after his final adventures in The Witcher 3: Blood & Wine, but who said that really had to be the end? Modder memr clearly wasn't ready for The Witcher 3 to be over and done with, as they've released a new project, called Radish Modding Tools, which is "a collection of in-game mods and external tools aimed to enable the creation of new quests by mod authors." The Witcher 3 doesn't have an especially active mod scene these days, and most of the best Witcher 3 mods focus on overhauling combat or making quality of life changes. That's partially because the official mod tools were disappointingly limited compared to The Witcher's and The Witcher 2's.  These new Radish Modding Tools can't replace a powerful toolset from CD Projekt, but should be a lot better than nothing. As memr writes, "Although only a smallish subset of all possible features is supported it *should* allow to create non-trivial, story-based quests—just don't expect clicky-pointy-done workflows." Radish Modding Tools is still a work-in-progress, and memr writes that "The tools will be updated/published as a package once the most pressing bugs are worked out." In the meantime, there's an example mod on the Nexus that shows what the tools are capable of. Memr built a new area for Geralt to travel to, and the mod shows off Radish's ability to create in-engine cutscenes. Memr elaborates a bit in the mod's comments: You can't create or import new animations with Radish, but you can create new terrain. And you can use all the game's existing animations, which is a hell of a library already. "The most difficult aspects for 'real' quests will be the actual planning and laying out of the quest," memr writes. "I can create a go-there-pickup-n-of-generic-thingie-bring-it-back-sprinkled-with-generic-attacking-monsters quest without scenes on vanilla hubs in a weekend—but that would be a pointless, generic quest, wouldn't it?" If you're not the mod-making type, but hope to see some new quests trickle out of the modding community a few months from now, keep an eye on Nexusmods' Witcher 3 Quests and Adventures category . Below I've included a few screenshots of the mod tools in action. Netflix says its Witcher television series will be out at the end of this yearApr 17, 2019 - EurogamerNetflix has confirmed that its Witcher television adaptation will air toward the end of this year, putting it a little ahead of its originally anticipated 2020 release date. The news comes via a Netflix investor call, as reported by Deadline, in which chief content officer Ted Sarandso revealed that the fantasy drama would arrive in Q4, narrowing its launch down to some time in the last three months of 2019. Netflix's series, if you're unfamiliar, is explicitly based on Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski's Witcher novels, rather than CD Projeckt's video game adaptation, with Sapkowski serving as creative consultant. Showrunning and writing duties are being handled by Lauren Hissrich. Read more Steam Charts: Grand Finale EditionApr 15, 2019 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun It has happened. The day spoken of in legend. After two years, I am finally to be set free of the Curse Of Steam Charts. All its taken is entirely leaving my job in four days time to end this purgatory. The only decision left is to whom I shall pass this vexation. That, and how to avoid mentioning the actual games for one more week. And this time I’ve come up with a self-indulgent doozy. (more…) Geralt and Ciri finally visit Monster Hunter: World on May 9thApr 10, 2019 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunAfter months of lazing around on consoles, Geralt Of Rivia is finally stumbling through the portal to Monster Hunter: World on PC. Capcom have picked May 9th for the debut of this impressively well fleshed-out crossover. It features a fully voiced, branching story mission where you get to play as everyone’s favourite grumpy monster-slayer from The Witcher series, a new monster (plus one variant) from that world. There’s also a trio of big perks to grind for. Dedicated hunters can permanently unlock Geralt, Ciri and horrible Nekkers to fight, or capture to swap your Palico for. (more…) There's a Steam sale on the entire Witcher series right now, including ThronebreakerApr 9, 2019 - PC GamerSteam is having a sale on The Witcher series right now, including the most recent Gwent-based spin-off entry, Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales. The Game of the Year Edition for The Witcher 3, encompassing its excellent DLC, is discounted by a massive 70 percent. It's still number one on the PC Gamer Top 100, as of last summer. Will it still be there this year? The Witcher 2 is a ludicrous 85 percent off, which in the UK makes it cheaper than literally every sandwich I have purchased this year. Thronebreaker, meanwhile, is a leaner 25 percent off. It's worth spotlighting, because it sold under CD Projekt Red's expectations, despite scoring an excellent 81 percent in our review. That was before it landed on Steam, though, so hopefully it's picked up since then. According to Steam Prices, this matches its biggest discount to date from February this year.  The sale ends on 14 April, so you've got plenty of time to decide if you want to add any of these games to your pile of shame.  Great moments in PC gaming: Geralt's bath in The Witcher 3Feb 24, 2019 - PC GamerGreat moments in PC gaming are short, bite-sized celebrations of some of our favorite gaming memories.     Geralt's bath-time is iconic and not just because it became a meme. It's an important scene in The Witcher 3 and the first statement of one of its significant themes. Before we ever see Geralt fight a griffin, follow clues to catch a killer, or haggle over a payment we see him relaxing, at ease in a way few videogame protagonists ever are. It's a scene that's echoed later when Ciri hangs out in a sauna, and turned on its head when Yennefer convinces Geralt to have his beard shaved. These scenes are moments of peace being enjoyed by characters who don't know enough of it. Once you notice them, they're everywhere. The dinner with Keira Metz, Geralt getting drunk with his Witcher buddies, the snowball fight. Like the Hobbiton scenes in The Lord of the Rings or all the conversations about food, they contrast the ordinary with the epic, but not to belittle it—to show that these small comforts are things worth fighting for. And the fact Tub Geralt's a meme now makes it even better. At first it was fun attaching the picture to Witcher stories because it's always fun to enrage the kind of dudes who get mad online because they were shown some male flesh yet never have anything to say about videogame art overflowing with women's skin. But then the complaints changed. People stopped being mad at Tub Geralt—they started being mad whenever we published a Witcher-related story without Tub Geralt. And that's why he's here to stay. (Even if we do sometimes go with Big Geralt for variety.) Long may he bathe.  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!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