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There was a somewhat surreal moment in the middle of yesterday's big Gwent tournament. Right after a short Witcher 3 musical performance and before the finals, Pawel Burza, Gwent’s community specialist and the tournament’s host, looked directly into the camera and apologised to the roughly 36,000 viewers for not having anything new to announce about the game’s ongoing development.

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As a competitive card game, Gwent has a community of players that's both completely devoted and perpetually grumpy. The latest target of that energy happens to be a card called Imlerith: Sabbath, a gold monster whose power was best demonstrated when it almost single-handedly won a recent match.

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A princess who's also a witcher, Ciri is far and away one of the best characters in The Witcher 3. She's pretty great in Gwent as well. In fact, she's recently become so popular that CD Projekt Red has decided to nerf her in the game's latest update.

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This week the Midwinter Update for Gwent, CD Projeckt Red's card game based off The Witcher 3, finally went live. Gwent, which is still in beta, gets patched pretty regularly, but not like this. Popular cards have seen their abilities simplified and weakened, and text descriptions that added flavour to the game have now been removed. On top of all that, Projeckt Red also overhauled much of the user interface. As a result, the most vocal parts of the Gwent community have revolted.

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You can have a damn good time on the PS4 without spending a dime thanks to a number of free-to-play games populating the PSN store. Some of these free offerings rival what you'd expect out of a full-fledged $US60 ($80) game, if not surpass them. Here are our picks for the most worthwhile F2P PS4 games.

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The studio behind The Witcher series announced its spin-off card game Gwent back at E3 2016.

Over a year later the game still isn't officially out yet, though CD Projekt Red clams it will launch before the end of 2017. During that time it's grown into something special, so I'm here to say, if you still had any reservations about giving the game a shot, it's time to set them aside.

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There are a lot of collectible card games coming out lately. Magic is still going strong, Hearthstone is huge, Bethesda brought out Legends, Gwent is lots of fun, and more (DOTA 2!) are on the way. But many of these games seem intent on mimicking Hearthstone's spectacle-targetting randomness. Let's poke fun at a few of the more ridiculous cards.

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The Witcher 3 is one of this console generation's best games. It might even be one of the best role-playing games ever made. Maybe it shouldn't come as a surprise then that Gwent, its side-quest distraction turned standalone card game, is every bit as detailed, complex, and beautifully crafted.

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The open beta for Gwent, CD Projekt Red's standalone version of The Witcher 3's card game, starts today for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. In my time with the closed beta I found the game to move a little too fast sometimes, but overall it's a richer, deeper take on the minigame my Geralt lost all his money on.

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Anna Podedworna is a concept artist at CD Projekt Red, where she's worked on projects like the new spin-off release of Gwent, the card game from The Witcher 3.