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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.
Tempting, but I'll wait for reviews first.

Besides I've never played the first game.
For anyone wondering about second Witcher - first Witcher got 9.3 user metascore and that says someting.

For me is this offer "instabuy" , or should I say "instapreorder " ;-)
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Kingoftherings: You get the tracks if you preorder, but that doesn't mean you have to buy it. I already have the tracks, so if Game Rager wants to buy the CE he can do that without having to buy from GOG as well.
Now that's pretty crafty. But I suppose if you're actually going to go and buy a more expensive version then that's fair enough.
mmhmm! this offer seems very tempting, but i don't know what's the gameplay like, if is like oblivion or other open ended rpg i might get it just to show my support for this company. :)
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luckygoth64: mmhmm! this offer seems very tempting, but i don't know what's the gameplay like, if is like oblivion or other open ended rpg i might get it just to show my support for this company. :)
It is MUCH better than Oblivion, but it is not open sandbox like Oblivion - the first Witcher. The second one will be probably more open, almost no loading screens, but it will be more story focused than Oblivion, which is a good thing.

You should buy it, first one was amazing and second one will most likely be as well.
This is the best deal on The Witcher 2 anywhere, not just in terms of price (though it is) but also in terms of NO DRM and NO censorship. Thanks, GOG.com!

So, are you guys gonna upgrade your servers before May 17, 2011? Something tells me you'll have more traffic on that day than you've ever had before....
I'm sur others mentioned this too, but this is SO much better of a publicity stunt then the "Great Shutdown Hoax of '10" (no, don't strart any discussion of this, I just mentioned it). It's simply genius:
You buy the game at a slightly higher price then the simple version you can pre-order at the local retailer. But, here comes the twist:
Most of the good things about the deal are all subtle GOG ads...
A game of your choice...older, but great games. "Ha, who would have thought I can play Game X again after I misplaced my disk two years ago?" Or something like that.
Typical GOG extras (for free).
No DRM. Anyone who ever had to play through a few hours of Assassin's Creed because of the damnable DRM would appreciate this. And, what a surprise, there is no DRM on any GOG Games at all.
For any European who ever thought the Steam way of converting prices unfair: "Don't worry, we will give you back the difference...just spend it here." If there is anyone who says he (or she) likes video games and doesn't find 10-20 games here they would want, then they probably have been regrettably misinformed about the meaning of the term "video games".

But seriously, who cares if this is an ad or not? It's a damn good offer, and it would seem a good amount of people agree on this. All the more better for GOG. The only problem I can forsee is the possible server load on the day of the release if this turns out to be popular. This is a new AAA title, so a new traffic record is likely.
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luckygoth64: mmhmm! this offer seems very tempting, but i don't know what's the gameplay like, if is like oblivion or other open ended rpg i might get it just to show my support for this company. :)
It's more story driven than Ovblivion, though there is a lot of wonderful side quests, and the plot is much more mature. But the best thing about The Witcher is the two isometric modes you can choose. You can always go for OST, but for those of us who love good old games with isometric views, it's a treat.
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taczillabr: Not his lucky day, then. :p

And that is a special sale on Amazon. When I'm saying $5.99 it is $5.99 as regular, make a 50% off and that's $3.

They're desperate to sell it, because sooner or later Steam and/or GOG will have a sale on TW1.
You're fooling yourself if you think gog would ever sell it for less than 9.99, and most likely as it's their game it wouldn't be in many promos and hardly ever discounted.

The game I got is drm-free, I have a copy of the install files on disk and can get another copy at any time from amazon.....so kudos to me.
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GameRager: You're fooling yourself if you think gog would ever sell it for less than 9.99, and most likely as it's their game it wouldn't be in many promos and hardly ever discounted.

The game I got is drm-free, I have a copy of the install files on disk and can get another copy at any time from amazon.....so kudos to me.
Don't you have a sense of humor?

I said "Not his lucky day, then" just kidding, in case the game comes to GOG in the coming weeks and if the game goes on sale on Steam and/or GOG, you already got if from somewhere else.

I'm not fooling myself by anything. Of course GOG needs to make money out of it, so if they are not adopting new price tiers, it's probable they'll use $9.99 for it (this way you can have a sale, let's say 30% off and have it for $6.99; Steam sold it for $6-$7 some time ago, and now Amazon sold it for $6 as you said).

Kudos to you indeed, you chose a great game for just more than five bucks. I just don't know Amazon's policy, so personally I wouldn't buy from their digital store.
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GameRager: You're fooling yourself if you think gog would ever sell it for less than 9.99, and most likely as it's their game it wouldn't be in many promos and hardly ever discounted.

The game I got is drm-free, I have a copy of the install files on disk and can get another copy at any time from amazon.....so kudos to me.
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taczillabr: Don't you have a sense of humor?

I said "Not his lucky day, then" just kidding, in case the game comes to GOG in the coming weeks and if the game goes on sale on Steam and/or GOG, you already got if from somewhere else.

I'm not fooling myself by anything. Of course GOG needs to make money out of it, so if they are not adopting new price tiers, it's probable they'll use $9.99 for it (this way you can have a sale, let's say 30% off and have it for $6.99; Steam sold it for $6-$7 some time ago, and now Amazon sold it for $6 as you said).

Kudos to you indeed, you chose a great game for just more than five bucks. I just don't know Amazon's policy, so personally I wouldn't buy from their digital store.
I do have a sense of humor friend...I just forgot to put the little guy :) on the end of thagt post, is all. And btw so far amazon seems good....no drm except cd key(once entered it doesn't ask any more.) and that's it. A nice service for something I tried on a whim, really.
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Kalas: I think that was just Impulse that made you use it, because I know I got the retail patches from elsewhere.
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Coelocanth: Yeah, you only had to get the patches from Impulse if you bought the game through them. Otherwise, you could just register your game on CDProjekt's The Witcher website and grab the patches from there (likely there were other places that hosted the patches as well, although not officially sanctioned).
Thanks for clearing that up. But what is involved in registering the game? That's something that I have been unable to find out. Do you need to connect to CDProjekt's servers from the same computer that want to install the game each time you want to install? Or will I be able to take the installer and patches that I stored on my portable hard drive, along with whatever extra information I need, install the game onto a computer with no Internet access, and patch it to the latest version?
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Barefoot_Monkey: Thanks for clearing that up. But what is involved in registering the game? That's something that I have been unable to find out. Do you need to connect to CDProjekt's servers from the same computer that want to install the game each time you want to install? Or will I be able to take the installer and patches that I stored on my portable hard drive, along with whatever extra information I need, install the game onto a computer with no Internet access, and patch it to the latest version?
I haven't personally tried it, but I'm 99.999% sure you can back the patch(es) up and install on any machine you want. No need to be connected to the internet. The registration was only on their web site so you could access the patches, and there was no need to be connected to the internet to 'activate' them.
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Skystrider: (...)
Please, check your gog pm. :)
I was thinking that if polish CDP GOG will be selling their own polish game that it would be with polish dabing and I didn't even bother thinking it could be otherwise. As I am now looking to localization on preorder page, I am seeing no polish...
Tell me... was I wrong? I'd like to play Witcher in some of the langauges I am being able to read and with POLISH voiceover as it is vital for witcher by me. I do not want to beg for inclusion of polish at preorder pack but ... do something like wiedzmin 1 had - very flexible voicover and text setting. Please.