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A DRM-free, AAA, new title on GOG.com? Yes! We decided to promote this highly-anticipated RPG by our sister company CD Projekt RED as a one time special.

We just couldn't resist the opportunity to offer you the best pre-order offer for The Witcher 2 you'll find in the world. First of all, you don't have to pay upfront for the pre-order. Pre-order The Wicher 2 on GOG.com now and pay for it at the release. If you make the pre-order on GOG.com you'll get loads of free bonuses: instant access to some exclusive bonus content from The Witcher 2, a 10% discount, a free copy of one of five classic RPG's from GOG.com and much more. Check out the full pre-order offer and make your pre-order for The Witcher 2 here.
Hah!

I was reading the pre order page, which I might add is wonderfully designed! Read about the 16$ that I get compensated for (bloody Steam!), the DRM free aspect, the free game, the instant swag, the later swag and I suddenly pressed Pre-order.

I then realised that I had done it. Then came the thoughts about if I can even run the game. But then came the thought that said: screw it!

I fully support this! At this point I don't even care if the game turns out to be a turd. I feel good for supporting this wonderful initiative. And now I also have a deadline for finishing the first one. Stupid Dike!

So congratulations, gog and CDP, you managed to get me to press a button and spend money with no thoughts whatsoever! That's pretty impressive!
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gyokzoli: Witcher 2 does not have Steam Cloud support and achievements.
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gulldarek: According to devs it does. That's what they said during the conference.
yep. That were the "cool features" the Steam release has to offer. But I can live without them and will pre-order here :]
I already preordered the physical collector's edition, but this is an offer i can't deny.
No DRM, multiple languages, goodies, extra game, even a compensation for us Europeans.
Thank you.
Still on the fence with this one for two reasons:

1. Can't really affort it right now and don't know if I can affort it by the time of the release (need to wait at least january to make good estimate). Yes I know I don't have to pay until then.

2. My current computer can't handle it. I'm planning graphics card upgrade next year but again money is tight.
Pre-ordered here because I heart me some GOG. I love achievements but I decided I love GOG more.
Hehe . . . never thought I would buy a new release again . . . EVER!!! Thanks for this GOG guys and gals. A special thanks to CD Projekt for having the guts to release it DRM free . . . =)

Edit: Make me smile . . . put the cover on my game shelf . . . =D

Edit 2: Make my lady smile . . . add a female Witcher character.
Post edited November 18, 2010 by Stuff
Before I buy it I actually need to beat the first one. XD
Pre-ordered on principle, Now I just need to get around to finishing the first!
I have pre-ordered instantly.
I would have paid instantly too without thinking twice!

I have no idea what this game is about ..
I think it'll be cool .. witcher 1 got great reviews ..
but that's besides the point.

an AAA title DRM free ??
that's a first in the history of computer gaming!!
This is how gaming should be.

After this, I would sell my grandmother to support GOG and CDProjekt!

I would buy any other new game that gets released DRM free!
only way to support a change in this direction is to vote with your dollars not with words!

do something .. spread the word! .. tweet .. facebook .. convince your grandmother to pre-order!
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shadi.lahham: I have no idea what this game is about ..
The Witcher Enhanced version is less than $20 USD and the 1.5 patch removes the DRM. You could be playing that DRM free till we get the new release . . . =)

Just remember you have to apply the 1.5 patch for the TAGES to be removed.
Post edited November 18, 2010 by Stuff
Pre-ordered here as well.
Awesome.
A pre-order offer that runs up to the last minute? GOG, you have made every tiny detail of this offer as good as it can possibly be!

. . . now to see about the first game . . .
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shadi.lahham: I have no idea what this game is about ..
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Stuff: The Witcher Enhanced version is less than $20 USD and the 1.5 patch removes the DRM. You could be playing that DRM free till we get the new release . . . =)

Just remember you have to apply the 1.5 patch for the TAGES to be removed.
You're awesome, thanks!

(although I really want it via GOG because that would be cool, I could give them cash, AND I could avoid having the DRM ever installed, even briefly. *shudder*)
Post edited November 18, 2010 by Curunauth
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otaviolucas: I'm going to pre-order just to support GoG. Anyway it's cheaper for me than buying a disc copy, since in Brazil a new release pc game it's 99 Reais (that would be around 57 US Dollars).
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GameRager: For reals? 0.o
Yeah, gamers in Brazil suffer, most because of ours taxes. Videogames are even worse. I don't buy from local stores, but some people do, and they pay for a new release videogame something around 170 Reais (99 USD).
I, on the other hand, import my games from UK and Hong Kong, so i don´t buy them overpriced, the only con it's because sometimes it takes almost 30 days to receive the game. At least I pay the just price.

I forgot to tell: when I import my games I usually don't pay the import taxes because of the small value, so the customs just let it through, our IRS don't tax all the packages (don't really know why)
Post edited November 18, 2010 by otaviolucas
I didn't like Witcher 1 (boring female characters, sloppy dubbing, so-so storylines) despite of liking the pentalogy but I'll support this just for sake of distribution concept.

How come that it is not possible to offer a new game for $ instead of €? I mean in the end Europeans can still purchase a game from US shop for cheap $ (like I was used to), so what is the problem?
Frictional Games are available online for $ even if the company is Sweden.
Plus, GOG already offers its games for $.
I'm just asking because I seriously don't understand the reasoning.