The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Announced

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I have yet to pick up The Witcher 2 and CD Projekt RED already announced The Witcher 3 for PCs and “high end platforms”. Apparently this one will truly be open world and sport some “monster hunting”.

I can’t tell you if I’m looking forward to  last Witcher instalment as a game but I can tell you that I am looking forward to it as a graphical showpiece. If there’s one thing these Polish developers do right: it’s graphics.

A Books & TV Diversion

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I don’t normally talk books, TV or other forms of entertainment outside of the internet and video games, but I’m having an off day where I cannot find anything tech or gaming related to post about.

The Hobbit

I just finished reading J.R.R Tolkien’s prequel to The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Having finished reading The Hobbit, I have no interest in watching the upcoming Peter Jackson epic.

Ever since I started playing The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and reading The Hobbit, I’ve been trying to figure out what kind of fantasy I enjoy. It turns out that it’s not one with wizards and  short people with hairy feet.

I want my fantasy with a bit more grit, morale filth and political turmoil.

The Game of Thrones

I watched first episode of The Game of Thrones via The Movie Network free preview. It was a fantastic first episode. It started off with a bit of a supernatural element and quickly found itself in a whorehouse with a midget.

After the initial shock of violence and nudity, political maneuvering was afoot. Learning the characters, how they were related to one another and what roles they played in the political game was part of the fun that continued after the final cliffhanger.

It’s a shame I’m a wee bit late to this party. HBO produces some great shows, but I’ve only taken to a handful of them. I blame myself for looking into these things.

Does your fantasy title feature whores & whore houses?

This may seem crude, but I guess you can determine if I will enjoy a fantasy title.

The seedy side of man makes these fantasy titles much more interesting for me. Take The Witcher, for example. It dealt with racism and the struggles of every day life during those times.

The history books have documented how medieval life wasn’t a black and white world filled with elves and dwarves against the evil orcs and goblins, so I appreciate it when authors mix in a little gray in their fiction.

LTTP: The Witcher

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LTTP or ‘late to the party’ pieces are opportunities for me to catch up and write about games I missed out on the first time around. They may contain spoilers.

I bought The Witcher because the sequel piqued my interest and because it was on sale for a measly $5 from GOG.com. I wanted to get up to speed with what The Witcher was all about before investing in this Polish born franchise. The birthplace of this game is worth noting because of the reputation that follows games made by Eastern Bloc developers. They tend to be ambitious with a sizable amount of unpleasantries with regards to polish and accessibility. And for The Witcher, the reputation remains true.

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