The Witcher 3’s Geralt of Rivia is coming to Monster Hunter World! The crossover content revolves around a new, original quest line available to all Monster Hunter: World players who reached Hunter Rank 16 or above. Starring legendary monster slayer Geralt of Rivia, once again voiced by Doug Cockle in the English version of the game, ‘Contract: Trouble in the Ancient Forest’ tasks the witcher with tracking down and dealing with a powerful force known as the Leshen. Defeating this mysterious creature will require the skills befitting a seasoned professional, and gamers will have at their disposal the White Wolf’s arsenal and abilities, including his silver sword and combat magic. Players will also engage in dialogues with other characters, influencing how the story unfolds through choices they make — a hallmark of The Witcher series. Come February 15th, 1:00 AM CET, the most adept monster hunters (Hunter Rank 50 or above) will … [Read more...] about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s Geralt of Rivia arrives in Monster Hunter: World!
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I’m sure I’m not alone when I say this: E3 is one of the best and worst times of the year. On the plus side, you get to peer into the future of gaming. On the downside, that future is usually a ways off. Both in terms of time and accuracy. I mean sure you get all of these tantalizing tidbits of games you’d never thought you’d see again and games you’ve been waiting your entire life, but that doesn’t mean the games will actually turn out the way you want. Hell, there’s a decent enough chance that they won’t even be released at all. It’s only naturally that after all of this time I’ve become more than a little jaded and find myself actively resisting the hype that begins to swirl around the games shown off at the conference. I do the best I can to love nothing. To want nothing–no matter how shiny or genre-defining. But despite this, there are still a few games that get my blood pumping no matter how hard I try to resist. … [Read more...] about The Last Of Us, Cyberpunk 2077 and Shadow Of The Tomb Raider
It is that time again… like Pete Smith said it is very much like rushing home to find the Sears Christmas Book sitting on your door step filled with toys you have never heard of and begin daydreaming about. This is really the time of the year I look forward to the most when it comes to gaming information. It is also the time of the year when I try and lock my excitement away in a box and guard myself against the fact that a lot of the promises that are being made won’t actually see the light of day. Everyone holds a game in their memory that didn’t quite live up to that original announcement trailer. That said it is still an insanely fun time to be a gamer and blogger… and as is my tradition I sit down and write about the shows as I watch them. Electronic Arts – Saturday June 9th First up this E3 Season is the Electronics Arts conference which thankfully happened while I was gone at a family reunion. I say … [Read more...] about E3 Weekend Roundup: EA/Microsoft/Bethesda
The studio behind The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077 isn’t mincing words when it comes to business practices that involve lockboxes and partially delivered games. “If you buy a full priced game, you should get a big, polished piece of content, which gives you many, many hours of fun gameplay,” said Co-Founder Marcin Iwiński. “The moment [the community] feels you are reaching out for their wallet in any unfair way, they will be vocal about it. And — frankly speaking — I think it’s good for the industry. Things often look great from a spreadsheet perspective, but decision makers often aren’t asking themselves the question of ‘How would gamers feel, or is this offer a fair one?’ Gamers are striking back, and I really hope this will change our industry for the better.” Iwiński said that the studio is focusing on its sci-fi game instead of another Witcher title: “In terms of big RPGs, it’s time for … [Read more...] about Cyberpunk 2077’s CD Projekt Red takes a stand against lockboxes and unfinished games
I’ve commented before here and there about ‘The Witcher’, the blockbuster game franchise developed by gamer darling CD Projekt Red. It’s a game series that I have tried time and time again to sit down and play and I just never felt invested in compared to games like Final Fantasy, the Dragon Age series, or even the Fable games. And it usually always boils down to me sitting there and asking myself why? Why are these games so difficult for me to immerse myself into and enjoy? When by all critical and gamer opinions they are superior to all three of the aforementioned franchises? It’s not that I think that they are bad games. In fact, the one place I would compliment them above all else is in their gameplay design – especially the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt which is often cited as one of the few games to do ‘Open World’ right. And while I honestly felt many of the side quests in Wild Hunt were tedious and … [Read more...] about On Being ‘The Other’: Thoughts on the Witcher Series