the witcher 2

Skyrim Was Generic: The Witcher Devs Discuss Flaws Of Open World RPGs

As a professional courtesy, developers often don’t point out the wrongdoings of games they didn’t make. They really should though, because when they do, it’s incredibly insightful. In an interview with Game Informer, two devs from CD Projekt (The Witcher) take a critical eye to the likes of Skyrim and Fallout: New Vegas.


The Hidden Beauty Of Skill Trees

The recent launch of Path Of Exile‘s open beta — a new hack and slash action RPG known especially for its enormous skill tree, as you can see in the pic above — inspired us to collect some of the best looking skill and research trees spanning a variety of genres. It’s interesting to see how creatively devs can handle this part of a game.


The Witcher 2's Mod Tools Can Build You An Entirely New Game

The Witcher 2 is getting mod tools. We previously knew…that fact and that fact alone, but at GamesCom last week developers CD Projekt showed off the game’s upcoming REDkit, and it’s looking terrific.


Why Giving Out Content For Free Was The Right Thing For CD Projekt Red

I love the attitude of CD Projekt Red — it removes DRM from its games, it supports its community and even has the good sense to apologise for its mistakes and try and learn from them! Unbelievable! Now, in an interview with Gamasutra, CEO Marcin Iwinski discusses why giving things away for free makes sense, and why constantly exploiting gamers is a bad thing in the long term.


The Witcher, The Witcher 2 Sell 4 Million Copies

CD Projekt Red has sold over four million copies of The Witcher and The Witcher 2, the developer said today in a press release. That’s a combined total for both PC and consoles. Impressive stuff!


One Way Video Games Are Like Prison

Over at Grantland, the occasionally notorious but always thoughtful writer Tom Bissell has weighed in on The Witcher 2. He is… not impressed. In fact, after six hours with the game, he decided he’d seen enough.


Stop Getting So Mad About Video Game Reviews

It’s easy to take personal offence when you disagree with a game review. It’s easy to believe dissenting opinions mask ulterior motives.


Why Is Skyrim's World Better Than Amalur's? (And Other Burning RPG Questions)

Welcome to Burning Questions, a new Kotaku feature where Jason Schreier and Kirk Hamilton chat about the games they’re playing, the news they’re hearing, and the comings and goings of the world of video games.


Forests And Fireballs Fill Witcher-Inspired Action Sequence

In honour of The Witcher 2, which was re-released as an enhanced edition for Xbox 360 and PC last week, here’s an awesome action sequence that was inspired by the game’s frenetic spell-filled combat. It’s quite well done.


The Men, Women & Puffy Shirts Of The Witcher 2

Polish artist Marcin Blaszczak is one of the men to thank for bringing the world of The Witcher 2 to life.