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Describing the opening moments of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings as a "trial by fire" is almost too trite to bear, but don't tell me it isn't accurate. As the dragon swoops overhead and incinerates you yet again, you'll understand that the game's method of delivering a tutorial, which is to whisper it to you in passing, has failed. Your repeated, humiliating...

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Joystiq Deals: Hacker Monthly, The Witcher 2 for Mac

Joystiq Deals offers a three-year subscription to Hacker Monthly for the price of one as part of today's discount lineup, delivering an $87 value for just $29. Buyers will receive the next 36 issues of the acclaimed tech publication in a variety of digital formats, along with access to all back...

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GOG puts daily sale to a vote, discounts The Witcher games

GOG.com started its "Battle of the Games" promotion today, in which players can vote on which games they'd rather purchase at a cheaper rate. The sale offers two sets of three games every morning at 7:00 a.m. ET, accumulating votes throughout the day to determine which set receives a 75 percent...

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The Witchers run free on Steam this weekend

Polish developer CD Projekt Red's excellent RPG series, The Witcher is free to play on Steam this weekend until 1pm PT on Sunday, February 16. If you'd like to continue playing each past this weekend, both games have been drastically discounted until February 18: The Witcher: Enhanced Edition is...

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Xbox Live deals: Ghosts, Souls and Witchers, oh my!

Microsoft is offering some tempting discounts for Xbox 360 owners this week. From now through January 27, Xbox Live is slashing prices on downloads of Dark Souls, Call of Duty: Ghosts and more. Ghosts is down to $40, while Dark Souls is only $5. Final Fantasy XIII-2 is an odd-yet-cheap $6.59,...

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Japanese Walking Dead, Witcher publisher Cyber Front dissolves

Cyber Front, the Japanese publisher of Telltale's The Walking Dead, Valve's Portal series and CD Projekt's The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings has been dissolved by parent company Kaga Electronics. According to a Gamasutra translation of a statement posted by the company on its website, Cyber...

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PSA: Blood Dragon puts the Cyber into Xbox's Cyber Monday sale

There are no surprises in the Xbox Cyber Monday sale, with today's deals lining up as announced last week. That said, there are at least a couple of offers worth highlighting, including one for the most appropriate game this Cyber Monday: Far Cry 3 - Blood Dragon. The standalone follow-up to Far...

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The Witcher series reaches 6 million unit sales

As part of The Witcher's sixth anniversary, series developer, CD Projekt RED announced this morning that to date the series has sold six million copies worldwide. "Since the very beginning of our journey we have seen that the approach of inviting gamers into a dialogue with the developer is...

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The Witcher series 75% off on GOG, Steam

If price was the monster you feared in your quest to own CD Projekt RED's Witcher series, Steam has come to your rescue. Now through August 26, "enhanced editions" of both The Witcher and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings are available for 75 percent off from Valve's digital storefront, priced at...

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The Witcher 2 official mod tools released

CD Projekt RED has released REDkit, an official set of tools that allows amateur modders to make The Witcher 2 even witchier than ever before. REDkit, originally launched as a private beta back in August, is a robust toolkit that lets users create new characters and quests within The Witcher...

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Buy 'Witcher 2: Enhanced Edition' on OnLive, get free GOG copy

Hey, OnLive, it's been a while! Remember when you made that offer of a free PC or Mac copy of The Witcher 2 with an OnLive purchase of the game? What, that's now? Silly us! The cloud gaming platform told us that, starting today, a $19.99 purchase of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced...

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