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Old 01-24-2012, 10:52 PM   #26
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I would have been satisfied by a straight port so this is even better. Really great looking game!
Why? It already supports a xbox360 controller and is about a 17-20 hour game.

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Why? It already supports a xbox360 controller and is about a 17-20 hour game.
The 360 I can easily move and link up to my film projector for great looking campaign games like this. PC too inconvenient to move

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Old 01-24-2012, 11:25 PM   #28
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Actually I misread that, I thought you said you would not be satisfied.

On the point of the projector though, expanding the image should technically make the image look worse as it's probably running at 720 of lower with texture quility being closer for inspection. With the pc the texture quility in the Witcher 2 is probably the best around with the ability to use much higher resolutions. But I don't know much about projectors that just guess work on my part.

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Yeah, I've been waiting for this game and Diablo on XBox for a long time so I'll be 100% happy with bare bones.

That's true and an issue whenever you increase screen size and stretch a fixed number of pixels over a much larger area. Usually compensated for by the fact that you are that much further away from the screen (I'm about 15 feet away) and less able to inspect. Saying that only top quality blu-ray conversions of films and the very best games from this year look great. Go back just a year or two and some of those games look terrible.

Edit: yeah I'm sure PC has the best resolution, just a shame I can't move it to my lounge lol.

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Here it is, folks. One of last year's hottest PC RPG's finally has a console release date. The dark fantasy adventure, which CD Project RED say is the "most polished and definitive version of the game" is out on 17th April.
So just why is it the definitive version of the game? We'll tell you. There's a brand new CGI intro sequence as well as over half an hour of new cut-scenes, there's four extra hours of gameplay, new characters and locations, an imporoved camera, a new targetting system, a better control system and new and improved navigation bar and character panel. That enough for you?
No? Well, good, 'cos there's more. Priced at 44.99, the game comes on two discs bundled with a quest handbook, an official soundtrack and a world map. A special "Dark Edition" will also be made available for 59.99. That'll arrive in a sexy special edition box contaiing am art book, some stickers, a medallion and a "making of" DVD.
If you're in the mood for more bonus trinkets, you can also pre-order the game now. As ever, different retailers are offering up diffferent incentives, but expect T-shirts, keyrings, comic books and the like. I'm so excited I could literally wee myself.

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That sounds awesome, can't wait!

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My birthday. Thank you, CD Project RED.

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They've really made a big effort on this 360 version, way beyond expectation. Have to give these guys respect. I hope there are more Witcher games planned, would also like the first game to be available on XBox at some point in the future.

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They were porting the first one to 360, but they cancelled it.

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Ah, so maybe if this sells really well there is a chance of them reconsidering.

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Getting this. No doubt.

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You can get a look at the different versions here.

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You can get a look at the different versions here.
Dark Edition looks good. I love Artbooks.

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How much is that Dark Edition gonna be? If its under 80, i'll get that.

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Old 01-27-2012, 04:42 AM   #41
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I would imagine it would be standard price. The default game is about 16-17 hours long and the new content adds about 4 -5 hours. This will be added to the pc version as well free of charge. They done the same thing with the original game, re-tuned it and added content with an "enhanced edition" and allowed people who previously purchased the original a free upgrade. Fantastic ethos is this awful grubby age gaming.

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When a company behaves well to its customers like this I'm happy to buy full price day one special edition. When it's one of the rip-off merchants I'll do whatever I can to avoid giving them money...buy used & resell, buy 5 years after it comes out, don't play online, don't buy at all etc.

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When a company behaves well to its customers like this I'm happy to buy full price day one special edition. When it's one of the rip-off merchants I'll do whatever I can to avoid giving them money...buy used & resell, buy 5 years after it comes out, don't play online, don't buy at all etc.
Yea it deff make ya feel better when a company acts like that, but im going to buy what i want to buy, regardless of what the company is doing. Even if CD Project wasn't doing this, I'm still getting the game(most likely the collectors edition)

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Video at the link:

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/n...ancements.html

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The Witcher 2: Enhanced Edition Dev Diary Talks Enhancements

A new rendering system, a new intelligent camera system, new controls, a new targeting system, a console-friendly user interface, all-new bonus content... When developer CD Projekt Red says that this is The Witcher 2: Enhanced Edition, boy, do they mean 'enhanced'.
Not only will the game's visual fidelity almost measure up to its PC counterpart, but new events have been added to The Witcher 2's final chapters, so that the story is easier to comprehend. You're Geralt, the titular Witcher, who's a mercenary and ultimate warrior, which means he can kick ass with the best of them. That's pretty much all we need to know right now.
For a rundown of some of The Witcher 2's enhancements that CD Projekt Red will be bringing to the Xbox 360 Enhanced Edition, check out the new developer diary, which also boasts a load of gameplay footage to ogle, and promises that there'll be more additional content announced ahead of the game's launch. What's not to like?
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition is out on April 14th in North America and April 17th in Europe.

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Man i can't wait. Sounds awesome.

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New teaser video:

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The Xbox 360 video shows Geralt leaping about and carving up foes with his mighty blade, in a mix of CG footage and in-game action. It's all looking pretty damn fine too, we must say.
Check out the trailer below to tantalise your eyeballs some more, ahead of The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings Enhanced Edition's release on April 17th, 2012.

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This latest developer diary for the Enhanced Edition of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings takes a look at the story, or more specifically, the complexity and non-linearity of the story, which has four different openings and a total of sixteen different end states.
There'll be actions that you take and choices you'll make as Geralt that'll ultimately affect the path of the narrative, with overarching consequences later down the line. These decisions will be self-contained, so it's not about making Geralt good, evil or neutral, but about choosing your choice based on the situation.
Choices will also take you to areas you might not see otherwise, opening up sub-quests and a host of other opportunities for Geralt, so picking carefully will be important. Give the dev diary a watch to find out more, then look out for The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition for Xbox 360 on April 17th, 2012.

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One is new IP, one is The Witcher 3.

The next two major titles from Polish developer CD Projekt Red, scheduled for 2014/15, will be simultaneous multi-platform releases for PC and next-generation consoles, detective Eurogamer has discovered.
"We are definitely starting for new consoles," managing director Adam Badowski told us, when asked whether the pair of known-about "AAA+" games will be for this generation or the next.
"The market is ready for something new," heralded head of marketing Michal Platkow-Gilewski, "for something faster, more powerful."
Badowski added: "I can tell you we are and we were focusing on powerful gaming rigs. We're going to do something amazing, so we need extra processors.
"It will be multi-platform game, so the multi-release at the same time. But if you are talking about leading platform, we will use most powerful, just because it can give us the freedom of creation.
"And it's cool to develop something special, new - better than others on the market. It's our goal."
When does CD Projekt Red begin making an engine for the next generation of machines?
"We've already started," Badowski revealed.
"We prepared a backlog for the new features quite a long time ago."
"Oh hey, I'm photo-real next-gen Geralt! Mmm."

"You probably know that we've decided to develop our new engine that is called Red Engine, so we've prepared a long-term plan for that engine. So we are yes, yes we are developing some features just for the new..."
Platkow-Gilewski interjected: "We are anticipating what the new generations of consoles may be."
"The market is ready for something new, for something faster, more powerful."
Michal Platkow-Gilewski, head of marketing, CD Projekt Red

"Not only consoles," Badowski butted in.
"What the platforms will be," Platkow-Gilewski answered. "And what will happen in the PC market, because you know we have to create something better than we could achieve today. We have to see a little bit the future, like other developers I guess."
The specs CD Projekt Red are working towards for these next-generation consoles are "quite powerful but nothing extraordinary", shared Badowski. But this is "our - I hope - lucky guess", he added, inferring that CD Projekt Red does not have next-gen dev kits. Platkow-Gilewski confirmed that what will be in next-gen consoles, "we don't know this, today".
CD Projekt Red talked about two major new games in November. These were described at a conference as "AAA+" games, and are scheduled for 2014/2015. A "AAA+" game is "something huge and it's multi-platform", explained Platkow-Gilewski.
One of these is new IP.
CD Projekt is putting together a new team to make this game. The Witcher team won't be involved. "The second team is just a few guys right now," shared Badowski, "because we decided not to split the original Witcher team in two parts, but to hire new staff, and we've just started."
"The second project is during the early pre-production stage, so we don't need the huge team for that."
What will this new IP be? "We are staying in RPG," Badowski said.
"Hey, we're in the snow!"

"The whole scenario is quite simple: we're going to create almost exactly the same kind of team, and our policy is to create RPG games for mature audiences. But of course the second title will be different than the first one. We need to change universe and gameplay mechanics, but the game will be based on a deep scenario as [are] The Witcher games."
"Our approach stays the same," Platkow-Gilewski reinforced, "we just want to refresh a little bit our minds and do something different."
This new IP is "not at all" to do with FPS They, which acquired studio Metropolis Software was working on up until January 2010.
"[The new IP] will be a mature RPG and story-driven game. I cannot say in what universe - maybe high fantasy, maybe not."
Adam Badowski, managing director, CD Projekt Red

Will this new IP be a science-fiction game?
"I cannot say right now," deflected Badowski. "It will be a mature RPG and story-driven game. I cannot say in what universe - maybe high fantasy, maybe not."
What's the other AAA+ game being made by The Witcher team, then?
It has to be The Witcher 3 - please can you put us out of our misery and confirm it, we asked?
"Frankly speaking, not yet," Platkow-Gilewski replied. "Give us some time; I'm sure we will announce it pretty fast in the following months, but we want to do everything in the proper order. And right now we are focused on polishing and bringing the Enhanced Edition to Xbox 360 and PC."
"Especially as on Xbox 360 we don't have the first instalment of The Witcher. So we want to slowly enter the market, educate our gamers/customers - we don't want to [talk] too much about our future projects for now."
"There are rumours that The Witcher is a saga..." Badowski teased, and confirmed that both of the "AAA+" projects "are in pre-production stage". We weren't allowed to know which would be released first, in 2014.
CD Projekt Red revealed three other games at the November conference: two "A" games for 2012, and one "AA" game for 2013.
"It makes me laugh when I see blurry last-gen pictures of myself."

We'll know "pretty soon" about the first "A" game, which will be released Q1 2012. It's definitely not a mobile game - CDPR isn't going there - but we may have prodded a sensitive spot when we asked if it was anything to do with The Witcher 1.
"You are unpacking the gift, you know," Platkow-Gilewski told us. "Really soon we will inform the community about our surprise. It will come pretty soon, in the following two months."
Whether the second "A" game will be similar we will have to wait and see. That's coming later this year.
What exactly is an "A" game?
"Give us some time; I'm sure we will announce [The Witcher 3] pretty fast in the following months, but we want to do everything in the proper order. And right now we are focused on polishing and bringing the Enhanced Edition to Xbox 360 and PC."
Michal Platkow-Gilewski

"The definition of product A is that this is a good quality game for a single platform which doesn't involve enormous effort on our side," Platkow-Gilewski explained. "This is our internal definition. After the first surprise, maybe we'll reveal some information about the second surprise for this year."
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings - Enhanced Edition on Xbox 360 and PC is classified as "AAA". No plus. This is "something big, or huge, but for a single platform", Platkow-Gilewski clarified.
What, then, is the "AA" game due in 2013? It's unlikely to be a PS3 edition, given the Xbox 360's "AAA" status - not to mention that CDPR hasn't made a decision yet about whether to convert the game to Sony's machine.
"AA" titles are "big games with good scores" of 85 per cent or higher on Metacritic, we were told. "They have some selling potential, but they don't require more than two years of our work," said Platkow-Gilewski.
(Note that while the Xbox 360 version of The Witcher 2 took one year, that period was converting an already made game, not creating one from scratch - which is presumably what Platkow-Gilewski means.)
This "AA" game sounds like an expansion pack for The Witcher 2. Is it?
"Let's release the game first and we will see," answered Platkow-Gilewski gingerly.
"The thing is, we have to measure our capabilities, and we have big plans for the future."
"Believe us," he urged, "we want to do as much as possible."

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