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CD Projekt Red: You'll Want To Pre-Order The Witcher 3 At GOG

Okay, so we don't know what the pre-order bonuses will be, but obviously, we should be excited.

If you opt to pre-order the upcoming epic role-playing adventure from CD Projekt Red, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, from the developer's own virtual storefront - GOG - you'll get some hefty goodies.

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ElementX887d ago

On PC I'd rather buy on Steam for the achievements and cards.

Somebody887d ago

Atm I'm torn between the two. I really want to get the GOG version because it's DRM free while the Steam cards and achievements don't interest me much.

Unfortunately GOG's own downloader is not as good as Steam and add my slow internet connection to the mix it will not be a pleasant experience. I usually ended up downloading huge games in multiple parts(the manual option) with the Orbit downloader instead.

Fortunately with digital downloads you get to experience such 'hardship' only once since GOG allows you to keep a backup of the installation(and patches later on) files. Still, CDP really need to beef up their own downloader first if they want people to get the GOG version of TW3 which will be huge in file size.

HighResHero887d ago (Edited 887d ago )

I would still go with the GOG version if I was you :] That's not to say that Steam doesn't have anything worth while to offer.
I agree that GOG does need to work on their downloader and it's accessibility a bit.

Somebody887d ago

Both has their strengths. GOG's DRM free policy is the biggest draw between the two. When it comes to old games, casual or singleplayer only games then I would certainly choose the GOG version over Steam. Newer games that are several gigabytes in size would certainly make me choose the Steam version.

TW3 GOG edition(Ultimate/Definitve Edition? They called Diablo 3 on consoles as the perfect version because it doesn't have the PC version's always online DRM so a truly DRM-free TW3 deserve a better name than a GOG Edition) is pretty high in my choice. Oh, well. Still another year for GOG to fix their downloader and for me to prepare for a week of downloading with a download accelerator if they don't.

ATi_Elite887d ago

I don't care about achievements or trophies,

I do care about a cheap price and FREE GOODIES!

Steam or GOG the battle is gonna be epic for TW3 sales.

I'm sure Gabe Newell will stop ALL development on Ricochet 2 Episode 3 to make sure Steam has a sale and some goodies to compete with GOG TW3 pre-order bonus.

Lmao

Somebody887d ago

Depends on the goodies. I actually went to another city to get a retail copy The Witcher 2. It comes with some goodies like a map, a papercraft, a bonus CD and a cursed coin. Never looked at those stuff again after the first view and I dropped the coin under the car seat. Never bothered to recover it. I don't even know how it looked like. I wonder if it still there.

Hopefully TW3 will have useful digital gifts like exotic weapons and armor or hats that actually last throughout the game. It's sad to get a unique digital armor and weapon set in Kindoms of Amalur only to discard them later on when better ones appear. I forgot I have the codes for the special items so by the time I remembered to redeem them, some of the items that I found in game are better than the special ones.

ZodTheRipper887d ago

I'll probably preorder through PSN.

gillri887d ago

Id prefer a physcial copy thanks, I still got my Dark Edition of TW2 so I hope for a collectors edition for the PS4

Activemessiah887d ago

Gotta love GOG for the DRM-free games... so damn easy without being treated as a thief.

SnakeCQC887d ago

Why can't sony and ms be like that? Instead they fear prehistoric retailers so they spike up the price of digital games.

Summons75887d ago

and then keep them at full price years after stores drop prices to 20$. Physical > Digital

BakPAin887d ago

Nothing to be sorry about. Alot of gamers are doing the same.

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