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Game News The Witcher demo released

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Ausir, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. Ausir Arcane

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    The demo of CD Projekt's <a href=http://www.thewitcher.com>The Witcher</a> has been released... in Poland. The demo can be bought with today's issue of <a href=http://www.gazetawyborcza.pl>Gazeta Wyborcza</a>, one of the major Polish daily newspapers. The demo contains most of the prologue and Act I. Aside from the demo, the DVD contains a music video of Vader's "<a href=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Rx_AA5GfNE>Sword of the Witcher</a>" song, the game intro, the 1.01a patch, as well as some concept art, trailers and wallpapers.
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    Dates of online release and English version of the demo are yet to be announced.
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    Spotted at: <A HREF="http://www.thewitcher.com/forum/index.php?topic=7105.0">CD Projekt</A>
     
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  2. WhiskeyWolf RPG Codex Polish Car Thief Patron

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    One thing I don't understand, is it so hard to put it on some server then distribute it in thousands of copys around the country?
     
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  3. Ausir Arcane

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    Probably Gazeta Wyborcza paid CD Projekt for having the demo first, they'll most likely put the demo online soon as well.
     
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  4. MasPingon Arcane

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    A little unnsecessary news. I mean, who gives a fuck about demo released in Poland
     
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  5. WhiskeyWolf RPG Codex Polish Car Thief Patron

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    MasPingon, you don't get the picture do you.
     
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  6. dagorkan Arbiter

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    Okay. :idea:

    They don't need one, they got their hype machine.

    Oh well. Better late than never.... cocksuckers. :roll:
     
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  7. fastpunk Arbiter

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    There are a lot of poles on the codex, they care.

    Anyway, fuck it! I thought it was actually released world-wide.
     
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  8. WhiskeyWolf RPG Codex Polish Car Thief Patron

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    Do I have to spell this, if the polish demo is out then the english is right behind the corner.
     
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  9. WhiskeyWolf RPG Codex Polish Car Thief Patron

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    Hmm ...:? What?
     
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  10. dagorkan Arbiter

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    What's up with releasing demos a month or two months after release?

    I know many companies never do demos but it's still wrong.
     
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  11. Elwro Arcane Patron

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    @WhiskeyWolf: Don't mind him; he's got this obsession of sorts.

    Anyway, the point of the demo in GW is, I think, to make more people interested in gaming and TW in particular. Of course they could put it on a server, but it wouldn't serve such a purpose.
     
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  12. WhiskeyWolf RPG Codex Polish Car Thief Patron

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    Wrong is when you fuck your sister or rape a guy - now thats wrong.
     
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  13. dagorkan Arbiter

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    You don't think it's to sell more copies and increase shareholder profits?
     
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  14. Elwro Arcane Patron

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    Jesus...
     
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  15. dragonfk Erudite

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    Priceless :lol: .
     
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  16. Hory Erudite

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    Did these fags get paid to do the song or did they do it just because they're huge emos?
     
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  17. Hümmelgümpf Arbiter

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    I think both.
     
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  18. Serious_Business Best Poster on the Codex

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    What are you talking about stupid fucking retard. Not adhering to ideals when making games for middle class fat lazy virgin white assholes is the ultimate wrong. Get your facts straight.
     
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  19. WhiskeyWolf RPG Codex Polish Car Thief Patron

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    Can somebody translate this from his to english?
     
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  20. pkt-zer0 Scholar

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    The demo's been out in Hungary since Dec. 7th, actually.
     
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  21. Ausir Arcane

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    For the price of the newspaper - 1.5 zloty, that's around $0.6.

    The demo being added to a major Polish daily will definitely increase their coverage and number of potential buyers, just like adding it to the New York Times would.
     
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  22. cardtrick Arbiter

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    Hungary?!
     
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  23. dagorkan Arbiter

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    There's nothing wrong with including demos with magazines, that's great and should happen more. The problem is when that conflicts with also releasing the demo on the internet for all those who can't get the magazine.

    Obviously CDR did some deal with the magazine publisher, granting them the 'exclusive' right to distribute the demo (+magazine sales) in exchange for favors of whatever kind to CDR. If there wasn't a deal it would make a lot more sense to release the demo free on the internet to everybody, and not limit the positive effect of the demo on sales just to people who are able to buy a specific magazine.
     
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  24. Ausir Arcane

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    The demo will be released online as well, probably next week.
     
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  25. Walkin' Dude Liturgist

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    I am sure it is already available on you local P2P network. Since it is a demo, it is not piracy is it?
     
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