Buy the collector's edition, and then sell the game DVDs and other unnecessary stuffs on ebay or craigslist. At least you get some money back that way.
But....but.......I CAN'T BREAK UP THE SET. :(
Nothing stops CD Projekt from, say, advertising Witcher 2 to GOG members (with link aplenty on GOG itself and promotional e-mails to the GOG consumer base), and then simply sell it through a sub-section of their official web site, using the GOG download infrastructure if so needed.
My argument has nothing to do with Steam or any other potential publishing option available to the developer in question. The point is rather that all of what CD Projekt will gain by releasing Witcher 2 directly onto GOG can be achieved without muddying the waters as far as branding goes by, well, *not* releasing Witcher 2 on GOG. The name "Good Old Games" is such a square peg that you just can't put it in a round hole no matter how hard you try.
Oh stop being suck a perfectionist douche...for lack of better terminology. You remind me of people who dislike titles in their favorite series that deviate from the normal gameplay or feel all the time. It's done, they're doing it, stop complaining about it. I din't think it's as bad as you're making it out to be.
Sweet, I sneak in by .06 GHZ
You still have a core2duo? Who in their right mind hasn't upgraded to a quad core given their low price and fast speeds and the like? (bat those still playing on ancient rigs that is)
Also, they should list what an equivalent ati would be to an nvidia 8800...I know Nvidia is the most bought video card brand but they should give more info for us with ATI cards. Also when will the recommended(max options) specs be released I wonder?
Even being a quad core owner, a high clocked core2duo is STILL enough for today's games, since most of them are just console ports running at a higher res and AA. Very few games actually take advantage of four cores effectively and max out at three cores, sadly.
It is comforting to know that my current rig will last long, but I miss the days of devs pushing the envelope of what's possible grapahically. The only game that has done that recently is Metro 2033, which was actually well optimized. Better then that bloated Crysis.
Anyway, I wonder if the requirements listed are MINIMUM or recommended. The screen shots so far of the game suggest you'll need a better card then a 8800 to run the game at it's most beautiful.
Finally, a BIG thanks to GOG and CDP, I just don't care that you are selling the game under the banner of gog.com, I pre ordered it regardless ;). I very much hope the game becomes an HUGE success, so it can throw a spanner into the DRM adoption rates. I do love steam and valve, but no DRM is in the interest of ALL gamers.