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Hi Witcher fans!!!!

I just wanted to compile some info about The Witcher 2. If you have more info regarding DRM or preorder bonuses let me know I will update this post.

Release date: May17th

For the DRM GOG.com is the one and only place to get The Witcher 2 without any form of DRM this is because they are promoting this game for thier sister company CD Projekt RED, the developer behind The Witcher franchise. Also I heard that the retail box version's only DRM is a one time online activation and you are able to play on multiple computers at once (5 max I belive). If you were to order it through Steam then it comes with the standard DRM as any steamworks game. Also the steam version comes with steam achievements and steamcloud.

Okay now for the preorder goodies:
GOG.com $45 http://www.gog.com/en/page/tw2v3 you get: 1 of 5 GOG classic RPG's for free, Downloadable Collector's Edition Artbook Only on GOG.com can you get the Artbook that's normally only available in the collector's edition of The Witcher 2 for free in your Digital Premium Edition. The art book is more than 200 pages filled with gorgeous high-resolution graphics from every step of game development. You also get all the goodies from the retail boxed edition in a digital format, such as the papercrafts, game guide and game maps.

Amazon.com $50 with a $10 credit towards future game purchases [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Witcher-2-Assassins-Kings-Pc/dp/B003VJNPPE/ref=sr_1_cc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1304107062&sr=1-1-catcorr"]Amazon.com: The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings: PC: Video Games[/ame] . The preorder bonus for Amazon is the exclusive Ultimate Swordsman suit downloadable bonus. This suit probably gives stats bonuses and such.

Gamestop $50 http://www.gamestop.com/gs/landing/witchertwo/ comes with the Mysterious Merchant downloadable bonus Unlocks a special character within each chapter of the game, offering for sale only items obtainable through side-quests.
Valuable items, ingredients and schematics, randomly available in Merchant's offerings.
Especially valuable for players using advanced customization features (item crafting, weapon upgrades, alchemy).

If you factor in the $10 credit Amazon has the lowest price while GOG.com has the best feature in it being DRM free and you also get the digital artbook not found anywhere except the Collectors edition. If you are a achievement whore then the Steam edition is for you, however compared to the retail and GOG edition you can only use this on one account as it is tied to your steam account. Also if you preorder through GOG.com you can

This game will kick ass support The Witcher 2 and buy it don't pirate please especially since you can get it DRM FREE version (GOG.com).

As for me I'm torn between the GOG.com version and the Amazon retail box. I want to support GOG but then again I want a retail box for games I really like. let me know where you guys plan to get this game from.
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bought from GOG

I want as much money as possible to go to cd projekt. No reason to pay retailers on the side.
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bought from GOG

I want as much money as possible to go to cd projekt. No reason to pay retailers on the side.

I was gonna do that, but then Direct2Drive had one of their 25% off everything sales, and I couldn't resist
    
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bought from GOG

I want as much money as possible to go to cd projekt. No reason to pay retailers on the side.

Agreed , we need to support the dev companies as much as possible...... who knows it might lead to a witcher 3 biggrin.gif
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I was gonna do that, but then Direct2Drive had one of their 25% off everything sales, and I couldn't resist

If you buy it from d2d how would you get your game? Is it through d2d's download client or do you activate it via steam?
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If you buy it from d2d how would you get your game? Is it through d2d's download client or do you activate it via steam?

D2D sends you a install file, and a key. It's pretty much the same as a disc install, except the files get transferred via internet instead of disc. There is no client like Steam that has to be running, it acts and launches just like a disc install.
    
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I originally had it pre-ordered with Amazon as I wanted a hard-copy... but I decided to cancel and order it through GOG. I like the no DRM and I would rather cut out the middle man on getting the developers their money.
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Im getting the gog version also. Pre downloads for the win
    
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I prefer retail box versions of games that I really like. The original Witcher is my all time favorite game. Hopefully this will live up to the original's standards...maybe even surpass them!
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bought from GOG

I want as much money as possible to go to cd projekt. No reason to pay retailers on the side.

I did the same. I want PC gaming companies to get as much money as possible.
    
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