CD Projekt Red has announced the release of The Witcher Adventure Game. The game is available as a board-game, and in digital format.
CD PROJEKT RED, the creators of the critically acclaimed Witcher franchise of video games, and Fantasy Flight Games, a marketplace leader in board game development and publishing, are proud to announce the release of The Witcher Adventure Game, a unique and thrilling opportunity to dive into the universe of The Witcher in premium quality board game format.
“We are very excited to bring Adventure Game to Witcher and board game fans alike. We have worked with Ignacy Trzewiczek, Fantasy Flight and Can Explode for a long time to make this an ideal entry for board game beginners, as well as a fun experience for people who know this genre and universe by heart. The rules are simple but not simplistic, the artwork creates a phenomenal atmosphere that just drips out of the board, and the physical components are of the best of possible quality. We hope you will enjoy this game for months and years to come,” said Rafa 2; Jaki, The Witcher Adventure Game Executive Producer.
Ignacy Trzewiczek’s The Witcher Adventure Game takes players on a journey across the world of The Witcher as they assume the roles of four beloved characters from the books and computer games: Geralt of Rivia, monster slayer; Dandelion, roguish bard; Triss Merigold, cunning sorceress; and Yarpen Zigrin, dwarven warrior. A variety of quests invite players to hunt monsters, earn gold on dangerous missions, and interact with the characters they meet in a web of alliances and treachery.
The Witcher Adventure Game is available now in good board-game stores, and, in digital format, on Google Play, Apple Appstore, Steam and GOG.com (PC and Mac). The digital version of the game was designed by CD PROJEKT RED and developed by Can Explode. Both versions, i.e. physical and digital, offer the same, thrilling experience, and contain over 280 cards and 30 monsters. In addition, the physical version contains meticulously crafted figures of in-game characters, and specially created, superior quality dice by Q-Workshop.
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Yannis Mallat from Ubisoft has sent out a letter of apology to gamers that purchased Assassin's Creed Unity. To help compensate for the sorry state of affairs that was the game's launch, Ubisoft will be giving out the Dead Kings DLC for free. Season pass holders will be able to get a free game. The list of free games includes new ones like Far Cry 4 and The Crew.
The launch of Assassin's Creed Unity was a highly-anticipated moment for me and for our development teams around the world who dedicated a tremendous amount of energy, passion and skill to the game's creation. For us, it was the culmination of years of work on new technologies, the development of multiple innovations -- including an all-new game engine -- and an evolution of the Assassin's Creed franchise's core pillars. More importantly, we know that it was a highly-anticipated moment for many of you as well, as you looked forward to taking part in the first truly next generation Assassin's Creed game.
Unfortunately, at launch, the overall quality of the game was diminished by bugs and unexpected technical issues. I want to sincerely apologize on behalf of Ubisoft and the entire Assassin's Creed team. These problems took away from your enjoyment of the game, and kept many of you from experiencing the game at its fullest potential.
We've been working hard to fix the problems players are reporting, and the patches we have released so far have resolved many of them. Today, we're releasing our third patch, which fixes a variety of specific issues related to the game's stability and performance, matchmaking and connectivity, gameplay and menus. You can find the release notes on that patch here.
To show our appreciation for your continued support, we're making the upcoming Assassin's Creed Unity Dead Kings DLC free for everyone. For Season Pass holders, we will also offer the choice of one additional game from a selection of Ubisoft titles for free. More details on the offer for Season Pass holders can be found here.
In addition to the latest patch and this offer, we are committed to delivering further fixes for other issues you've raised. In the meantime, please keep your feedback coming – it has been both humbling and incredibly helpful as we continue working hard to improve the overall quality of the game. We are hopeful that with these forthcoming updates, everyone will be able to truly enjoy their Assassin's Creed Unity experience.
We will continue striving to make Assassin's Creed one of the most ambitious and innovative franchises on the market, and we thank you for your continued loyalty and support.
CEO, Ubisoft Montreal & Toronto
Unnecessary Entertainment sends along word that they have started a Kickstarter for their new product, FlipSide Blinds.
I woke up in the middle of the night… and found that I might be able to put an animal on one side of the blind and a different animal on the opposite side.The idea being that when you open or close the blind the image changed from one animal to another.
That night I sat down with the blind open on the floor and started to paint a lion one one side and a giraffe on the other.My skills at painting are not the best, however the concept proved to be sound, and the resulting FlipSide Blind was pretty cool.
This is my Mom! She is always creating new books, toys and educational games and this is her new project.
IGN has word that Xbox Live Gold subscribers will be getting three Games with Gold titles to download in December.
Xbox One owners will receive the latest entry in the Worms series, Worms Battlegrounds. The downloadable strategy game features twenty-five single player story missions, multiplayer deathmatch, and over two hundred customization items. Worms Battlegrounds will be free to download for Gold subscribers throughout the entire month of December.
The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief will be available to Xbox 360 owners from December 1-15. IGN praised the crime adventure game's complex story, eccentric characters, tense puzzles, and exceptional art.
On December 16, The Raven will be replaced by the over-the-top snowboarding game SSX, which will be available through December 31.
An Exo Zombies survival co-op experience is coming to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC in 2015.
The first chapter of Exo Zombies is included with the Havoc DLC pack or as part of the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Season Pass. Get the Season Pass for access to four exciting DLC packs at one great price, each delivering a collection of new, thrilling multiplayer content, bonus weapons, and more: https://community.sledgehammergames....re-exo-zombies
The Steam Exploration Sale is here! For the next six days, take advantage of huge savings throughout the Steam store on thousands of titles. Plus, discover new and recommended games on your personalized Exploration Sale page here. Check back each day for new Daily Deals.
Today’s Featured Deals Include:
- Watchdogs - 50% off
- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - 50% off
- The Evil Within - 66% off
- Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth - 30% off
- Lords of the Fallen - 40% off
- Goat Simulator - 50% off
- The Long Dark - 50% off
- Don’t Starve - 75% off
- Company of Heroes 2 - 75% off
The Steam Exploration Sale runs from now until 10AM Pacific Time, December 2nd. Complete information on Daily Deals and other special offers can be found on Steam.
Check out what's coming to PS Plus in December: Hitman Trilogy HD and Deadly Premonition: Director's Cut for PS3, Final Horizon and Titan Attacks! on PS Vita PLUS Secret Ponchos and Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition on PS4.
Better still, thanks to Cross-Buy, you can also play Titan Attacks! on PS3 and PS4.
Valiant Hearts: The Great War™, the puzzle-adventure game set during the World War I is coming to Android with intuitive touch controls, completely rethought and adapted to the mobile format, making Valiant Hearts more accessible than ever before.
Bandai Namco has posted four two gameplay videos from its upcoming Japanese Godzilla game for the PlayStation 3. There's still no word on whether there will be a western release of the game. Siliconera has some details.
According to Famitsu, Godzilla is being made with the atmosphere, dynamic camera angles and explosions that were iconic in the older movies, which will be brought out using the latest graphic technologies, so it’ll feel as if you have full control of the old school films.
Tales from the Borderlands is a five part episodic game series from Telltale Games. Set on the unforgiving world of Pandora after the events seen in Borderlands 2, this is a story full of Borderlands’ trademark humor, following two adventurers on their quest for greatness.
The story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny -- to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.
DrCrispy93 has seen what waits for you in The Dark Below. He’s back with some sick new loot and stories to tell. Destiny Expansion I: The Dark Below is available December 9. Learn more at www.destinythegame.com.
Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure from a screenplay he wrote with Derek Connolly. Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley join the team as producers.
Jurassic World will be released in 3D by Universal Pictures in June 2015.
Nintendo sends along a press release announcing that Super Smash Bros. is the fastest-selling Wii U game ever in the U.S..
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- If you were going to diagram an equation for a record-breaking software launch, it would probably look something like this:
Popular Franchise (more than 14 million Super Smash Bros. games sold in the U.S. alone)
Demand (it has been six years since the last Super Smash Bros. console game, plus the new game benefits from heightened awareness for the franchise coming on the heels of the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS game)
Critical Acclaim (current Metacritic score of 93, making it the highest-rated original game of this generation, tied with last year’s Super Mario 3D World game)
Strong Reaction from Fans (current user score of 9.2 on Metacritic, becoming the eighth Wii U game to have a Metacritic score of 85 or higher AND a user score of 8.5 or higher)
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is now the fastest-selling Wii U title ever in the U.S. market (dethroning Mario Kart 8), with more than 490,000 physical and digital units combined sold during the three-day period of Nov. 21 through Nov. 23.
“The Nintendo holiday is off to a great start, but there’s a lot of work left to do and a few more surprises in store for our fans,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “With great deals coming on Black Friday and Cyber Monday and great content like Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker launching next week, Nintendo will offer shoppers the best combination of fun and value this holiday season.”
*All numbers are from Nintendo’s internal sales figures and are specific to the United States only.
Seems waiting for games pays off more and more each day. Bandai-Namco just announced that they will release Dark Souls II plus the three available DLC and some new content for PC, PS4, Xbone, PS3, and Xbox 360.
This complete Dark Souls II experience will include all 3 Dark Souls II DLC contents (Crown of the Sunken King, Crown of the Old Iron King, Crown of the Ivory King), new NPCs to offer an even deeper storyline, improved graphics, and additional gameplay features and enhancements!
Note that this only affects gifts that are sent to inventory and used in the trade window, gifts that go directly to a persons account are not affected.
EDIT: Changed from when I said you could not buy sale items and gift them on Xmas. I stand corrected, you can send items in inventory to people at any time when you use the "Send Gift..." button. You just can't use them in a trade window for 30 days.
Okay--deceptive thread title, I admit. This post has nothing to do with the ground-breaking Sega arcade racer featured in that one Brendan Fraser movie everyone liked but won't admit to enjoying. Instead, it's actually round 2 of the Metal Jesus' round-up of killer releases for your iOS devices. Just like Rad Mobile, these are 8 games that are easy to get into, but require patience and dedication to master. Thankfully, these mobile titles are also unlike Rad Mobile in that none of them have even the remotest connection to Pauly Shore.
Devil's Advocate is definitely one I'm going to check out. Looks sort of like a cross between Phoenix Wright and Ugly Americans.
343 Industries is aware that far too many people are not seeing improvements after last week's Halo: The Master Chief Collection content update. (That's PR speak for "it's still broken.") IGN has the story.
Last week’s Halo: The Master Chief Collection content update targeted the game’s poor matchmaking performance with a host of fixes, along with user interface, gameplay and title-specific updates.
“We continue to work on these issues, with our primary focus being on matchmaking performance,” a post on the HaloWaypoint forum reads. “Additionally, we also noticed that the CU inadvertently introduced some new UI bugs, which will be fixed shortly. For now, you will continue to see uneven match-ups and larger than normal team sizes in matchmaking.
“This is a temporary situation that is caused by the fact that we are allowing more players than normal into a matchmaking session in order to improve overall matching times,” the update continues. “We realize this is not ideal, and we will reset those parameters to their expected behavior as soon as our matchmaking improves to a level where players are consistently getting into matches in shorter time frames.”
SEGA has announced that Creative Assembly's strategy game, Total War: ATTILA, will be released on February 17, 2015 across all territories on both physical and digital formats.
Players who pre-order from participating retailers will receive Total War™: ATTILA’s first downloadable content for free alongside the game on release day. This first DLC, The Viking Forefathers Culture Pack, adds three additional playable factions to the game: The Danes, The Jutes and The Geats.
These warlike Norse factions have their own unique battlefield and naval units, missions, cultural and factional traits, and are poised to launch southwards from their icy homelands on campaigns of raiding, looting and conquest.
Click on the headline for pre-order bonus details and the Viking Forefathers Culture Pack trailer.
Explore what waits in The Dark Below. Expand your Destiny adventure with a wealth new weapons, armor, and gear earned in new story quests and missions. Throw down in three new competitive multiplayer arenas. Form a Fireteam and take on new cooperative challenges, including a brand new six-player Raid.
ACE Chemicals Part 1: Infiltration the first of three new gameplay videos from Batman™: Arkham Knight. All feature Batman learning about his new foe--- the Arkham Knight---as he enters ACE Chemicals. The video highlights new game features including the new “Fear Takedown” maneuver, as well as the seamless integration of the Batmobile into gameplay and Combat Mode.
Watch as Batman takes on Arkham Knight’s henchmen to rescue the remaining ACE Chemicals plant workers and stop Arkham Knight from executing The Scarecrow’s plans.
Sony says it found no signs to indicate that PSN was hacked and that 2,131 logins were compromised, as a hacker group recently claimed.
As first reported on GameSpot's sister site CNET, the hacker group that claimed responsibility for a DDoS attack on Blizzard's servers, claimed to have obtained usernames and passwords for 2,131 PSN accounts, 1,473 Windows Live accounts, and 2,000 2K Games accounts.
"We have investigated the claims that our network was breached and have found no evidence that there was any intrusion into our network," Sony said in a statement to Joystiq. "Unfortunately, Internet fraud including phishing and password matching are realities that consumers and online networks face on a regular basis. We take these reports very seriously and will continue to monitor our network closely."
Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure from a screenplay he wrote with Derek Connolly. Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley join the team as fellow producers.
Jurassic World was shot in 3D and will be released by Universal Pictures on June 12, 2015.
At this point we sort of take it all for granted, however. Another buggy game release? Color me surprised. We’ve done this so many times before it hardly makes us bat an eye.
But we wouldn’t stand for it in any other industry. If I go to see a movie and it’s littered with problems I’ll go ask for my money back and leave the theatre. If a car has serious problems it’s recalled. Video games have been historically difficult to return to retailers, and digital returns are even more complicated. What Ubisoft needs to do may be expensive in the short term, but it would be wise in the long term: Issue a recall, pull Unity off the shelves, and release it when the problems it’s suffering from are fixed. Don’t subject consumers to patch after patch after the fact.
To some degree consumers will always be quality control guinea pigs, especially in huge games with big open worlds and tons of stuff going on. A few stray bugs are tolerable. But consumers should punish truly shoddy releases by voting with their wallets and, even more importantly, getting off the crazy pre-order train. That train runs on hype, and hype plays right into the hands of companies whose priority is releasing a game on time rather than a finished product.
Created using player-submitted voice comms, "This is EVE" showcases the game's true multiplayer experience. Battle cries, calls to action, cheers of victory, panicked escapes and virtual high-fives... This is EVE Online.
Phil Robb from Turtle Rock Studios told IGN that all of the DLC maps for its upcoming shooter, Evolve, will be free.
In a recent interview with Turtle Rock Studios' Creative Director Phil Robb, IGN learned that all DLC maps for Evolve will be available to players free of charge.
According to Robb, giving players free maps means players won't be booted because they didn't pay for the DLC.
Robb confirmed that new monsters, hunters, and maps are planned for Evolve's post-release DLC support. Additionally, players who do not purchase monster or hunter DLC will still be able to fight against the new monsters alongside the new hunters.