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The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition Released
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 20 comments

CD Projekt RED has announced the Mac release of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition. The fantasy RPG sequel to The Witcher is based on the writings of Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, and follows the continuing adventures of the monster slayer known as Geralt.

The player is Geralt of Rivia, a professional monster slayer, a witcher. Entangled in the political turmoil that engulfed Temeria, Geralt helped quell the rebellion of the Order of the Flaming Rose. Soon after, he saved King Foltest’s life when the monarch was attacked by a witcher-like assassin. He continues to protect the king, serving as his bodyguard as Foltest strives to bring peace to his kingdom. The Order’s last bastions have yielded to the royal army, yet one more task remains - the Baroness La Valette announced her secession from the realm, and her fortress must be taken. A month after the attempted assassination, Foltest’s armies stand at the gates of La Valette Castle, preparing for a final assault. Still at Foltest’s side, Geralt is among them, unable to begin his personal quest to discover the mysterious assassin’s origin and identity…

Thanks to the new, ultra-modern REDengine, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings features both beautiful graphics and sophisticated in-game mechanics, drawing players into the most lively and believable world ever created in a video game.

Defining new standards for realistic, non-linear game narration, The Witcher 2 spins a mature, thought-provoking tale to produce one of the most complex and unique RPGs ever released on consoles. In addition to its epic story, the game features a complex combat system that uniquely combines dynamic action and tactical depth.

Enhanced Edition features:

  • Compared to the initial award winning PC release, the Enhanced Edition features lots of new and exciting content:
  • Additional hours of gameplay: New major adventures set in previously unseen locations, expanding the story and introducing new characters, mysteries and monsters.
  • New Game Introduction and cinematics: All new animations and cut scenes, including a new, three and a half minute pre-rendered cinematic depicting the assassination of King Demavend of Aedirn.
    BAFTA Award winner and Academy Award nominee Tomasz Baginski brings this key historical event to life, setting the stage for the story told in The Witcher 2.
  • All of the up-to-date DLC and improvements introduced in the 2.0 version of the PC game, including:
    - Arena Mode – an arcade mode that allows players to fight against endless waves of enemies and test their combat skills. Players can share their results with their friends by uploading high scores to the forums or to Facebook .
    - A new, extensive tutorial system - allows gamers to be gradually and smoothly immersed in the game world and Geralt’s adventures.
    - Dark Mode – a difficulty level designed for hardcore players, with unique dark-themed items. At this difficulty level, even greater emphasis is placed on battle preparation, defensive maneuvers and opportunistic attacking.
  • Official soundtrack in MP3 format.
  • World Map - A map of the game's world.
  • Quest Handbook - The Witcher 2 quest handbook for both novice and experienced role-playing fans.
  • Game Manual - A rulebook and interface explanation to help you get started.

    Minimum system requirements (Mac): OS: OS X 10.7.5 or higher. OS X 10.8.0 or higher Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo Memory: 4 GB RAM Graphics: GeForce GT 650M 512MB (on 1440x900, low), Radeon HD 5770 1GB (on 1440x900, low) Hard Drive: 25 GB HD space, Please note: Nvidia is constantly perfecting the graphics drivers for Mac Book Pro with the Nvidia 650M Graphics Card. Until they provide an update the performance in the game on Macs with 600 Series nVidias may not measure up to usual levels.

    Recommended system requirements (Mac): OS: OS X 10.7.5 or higher. OS X 10.8.0 or higher Processor: Quad Core Intel Memory: 8 GB RAM Graphics: GeForce GT 650M 1GB (on 1440x900, low), Radeon HD 6970M 1 GB (on 1920x1080, medium) Hard Drive: 25 GB HD space, Please note: Nvidia is constantly perfecting the graphics drivers for Mac Book Pro with the Nvidia 650M Graphics Card. Until they provide an update the performance in the game on Macs with 600 Series nVidias may not measure up to usual levels.Patched to version 3.0

  • The Witcher 2 is available now for $29.99 (USD).

    The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition
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    The Witcher: Enhanced Edition Director's Cut Now At MGS
    6:00 AM | IMG News | Comment on this story

    CD Projekt's The Witcher: Enhanced Edition Director's Cut for Macs is now available for purchase from Mac Game Store. Based on the writings of Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, the fantasy RPG follows the exploits of The Witcher, a monster slayer known as Geralt. Players must make difficult decisions as they struggle against forces bent on taking control of the world.

    Your name is Geralt of Rivia and you are a witcher, that means you kill monsters for a living. You were given special training to be the best at what you do and your body has been enhanced with potent elixirs to help you do it.

    Suffering from amnesia you remember nothing of your past. Kaer Morhen, the last remaining keep of the witchers, was attacked by a mysterious organization, just as you were starting to lick your wounds there. The battle is won but the secret recipe for the mutagen, a substance required to create more of your kind, has been stolen. The surviving witchers set out to find and reclaim it and punish everyone involved. Memory loss or not, you are one of them.

    Set in a dark fantasy world with a unique medieval, yet somewhat modern, feel to it, The Witcher isn't just another fantasy RPG. With a deep story, complex characters, and tough choices that actually matter, this game will keep you glued to your monitor for days.

    Geralt of Rivia: a one-of-a-kind protagonist

  • A charismatic and unique character, Geralt is a mutant swordmaster and professional monster slayer.
  • Choose from over 250 special abilities correlated to attributes, combat skills and magical powers to build the character in a way best suited to tactical needs and style of play.

    Original fantasy world drawn from literature

  • Inspired by the writings of renowned Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski.
  • Featuring adult themes, less fairy-tale than typical fantasy, with mature social issues like racism, political intrigue and genocide.
  • It is a harsh world where nothing is black or white, right or wrong, often forcing players to choose between the lesser of two evils to advance.

    Non-linear and captivating storyline

  • Full of turns, twists and ambiguous moral decisions which have real impact on the storyline.
  • All quests can be accomplished in several ways and the game has three different endings depending on the player's actions and choices throughout the adventure.

    Visually stunning tactical action

  • Engage in complex yet intuitive real-time combat based on real medieval sword-fighting techniques.
  • Motion capture performed by medieval fighting experts at Frankfurt's renowned Metric.
  • Motion capture performed by medieval fighting experts at Frankfurt's renowned Metric Minds studio, resulting in 600 spectacular and authentic in-game combat animations.
  • Six combat styles, dozens of potions, complex alchemy system, modifiable weapons and powerful magic add tactical depth to the fluid real-time experience.

    Requirements:

      Minimum:
        OS: OS X version 10.6.8 or later.
        Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (any)
        Memory: 2GB RAM
        Graphics: Graphics card nVidia GeForce 320M (or better), AMD Radeon HD 6750M (or better) or Intel HD Graphics 3000
        Hard Drive: 10.5 GB free space on HDD
      Recommended:
        OS: OS X version 10.6.8 or later.
        Processor: Inel Core i5 or Core i7 (any)
        Memory: 4GB RAM
        Graphics: Graphics card with at least 512 MB VRAM
        Hard Drive: 10.5 GB free space on HDD
  • The Witcher is currently available for $9.99 (USD).

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    Cyberpunk 2077 Website, Details Unveiled
    6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

    CD Projekt RED has officially announced the title of its upcoming Cyberpunk RPG, Cyberpunk 2077. The game will take place in the world of Mike Pondsmith's pen-and-paper role playing game, and will feature a "multi-thread, nonlinear story designed for mature players." The company also revealed the game's new website and developer blog.

    “The Team has to love the material. The Team has to want to be faithful to the material. The Team has to have the skills to execute the material and see that vision through to the end. They have to be on fire with the desire to make an extraordinary game.

    And that leads, at last, to why we hooked up with CD Projekt RED” – Mike Pondsmith commented, why he has chosen to work with the Polish game developer.

    The cyberpunk atmosphere, well known from William Gibson’s novels, the “Blade Runner” movie and the famous pen-and-paper game, “Cyberpunk 2020”, will surround the player. The creators promise that “Cyberpunk 2077” will be true to the essence of the cyberpunk genre. Players will be thrown into the dark future of the year 2077 and into a world where advanced technologies have become both the salvation and the curse of humanity. A multi-thread, nonlinear story designed for mature players (a CD Projekt RED trademark) will take place in the sprawling metropolis of Night City and its surroundings. Players will have a chance to visit places well known from “Cyberpunk 2020”, including a combat zone completely taken over by gangs, the legendary Afterlife joint and the nostalgic Forlorn Hope.

    Freedom of action and diversity in gameplay will be delivered thanks to the sandbox nature of the game and mechanics inspired by the “Cyberpunk 2020” pen-and-paper system, fine tuned to meet the requirements of a modern RPG. Gameplay will pump adrenaline through players’ veins and be consistent with the celebrated Cyberpunk spirit – rebellion, style, edge, uncertainty. And of course, a cyberpunk reality cannot be deprived of murderous steel – guns, rifles, implants, dozens of gadgets and other varied pieces of equipment needed to survive on the streets of Night City. The developers are focused on making the technology of 2077 credible and exciting.

    Learn more at the site below.

    Cyberpunk 2077



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    The Walking Dead Episode 4 Reviewed
    6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

    Techno Buffalo has posted a new review of the fourth episode in The Walking Dead adventure series. Based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman, Starved for Help continues the story of a band of zombie apocalypse survivors.

    From the review:

    Here’s the thing, though: episode three so effectively showed me that Telltale isn’t afraid of pulling the plug on anyone that each moment has become that much more stressful. Episode four might not hammer out as many digital lives, but it does run at a pace that threatens each and every character. That tension makes the tight city of Savannah feel even tighter.

    The conclusion of this episode, though, is stunning. The motion throughout this whole episode is a little predictable, but I personally never saw the final climax coming. While the slow chug to the climax might not be as efficient or flourished as what we all experienced with episode three, the closing moments of this fourth episode will leave you reeling.

    For the full review follow the link below.

    Techno Buffalo: The Walking Dead Episode 4 Review
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    Mac Games News for Friday, October 19, 2012

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