GS News - Get Witcher 3 Free with Nvidia; DRM-Free Platform GOG Galaxy Coming!

Witcher 3 and Batman: Arkham Knight are free with Geforce graphics cards, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 is unveiled, and does Steam have a new competitor?

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SupremeUltra

Tony Hawk Boom Boom Huck Jam or bust.

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grin89

if gog galaxy can compete with steam and offer great deals or better deals ill switch over.

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PCsama

thanks for the news Jess

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Chipmane

I bought my gtx 980 a month ago damn it :/

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GunEye

This is awesome so you get BOTH The Witcher 3 + Batman Arkham Knight with a new GTX 970/980 !!

I thought it will be wither tw3 or BAK - but you get both ! Nvidia you rocked! Best gaming bundle offer ever made.

Do you guys know if you get the free digital goodies with The Witcher 3 code? I am talking about the artbook, soundtrack, map etc..

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dani_i89

@GunEye: Probably stock standard DL code.

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dani_i89

@daxterfox: No.

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Mr-Mindcrime

Hope to see Tony Hawk reclaim it's old glory.

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OkRaider88

I'm giving GOG Galaxy a shot. Even though I have 200+ games on Steam already, getting games DRM free will be well worth it for PC Gamers like myself who NEVER pirate computer games, and yet still get treated like criminals for wanting to play a game without having to maintain a connection to CRAPSOFT Inc. at all times.

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riotinto876

@OkRaider88: You can play most steam games without steam running or with it in offline mode, but I understand your point.

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OkRaider88

@riotinto876: , Yeah I know that. I also like how other DRM apps (Ubisoft's UPLay, EA's Origin) have followed suit... but it is not a truly DRM free experience. And if you read the EULA's on some of "your" games lately, they can change or revoke your license. I have games purchased on CD's from 15 years ago that I can still play, because I actually OWN a copy of the game, not just a license to play the game at the pleasure of CRAPSOFT. I'm with CDProjekt Red and GOG all the way on this one.

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GrahamZ

If I didn't already have a few years worth of games on Steam, I think I'd give Gog Galaxy a shot. For those of us with a lot on Steam, Gog Galaxy is a bit redundant. Ideally, I want everything to be accessable and updatable off of a single interface. I also have lots of friends on Steam.


If you prefer Gog Galaxy, more power to you. For me, it just doesn't make sense to switch.

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Renunciation

Free of Star Wars news, as promised. Thanks! :D

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scarred_fox

@Renunciation: it's May 5th...revenge of the 5th !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Renunciation

@scarred_fox@Renunciation: Haha, "May the 5th be with you!"

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BrunoBRS

my friend's birthday is today. i'll send this video to him just because of the intro :P

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ptown58

Would rather have cheaper priced cards.

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scarred_fox

@ptown58: truuuuuuuuue......

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SuppaPHly42

hmmm the witcher has forced my hand. i now want to upgrade my GPU :)

but... i don't have the money right now :(

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Pawfalcon

@suppaphly42: Take the high road... up to the rich peoples' neighborhood where they look down on everybody and rob them. I mean, uhhh, redistribute their excess material... to yourself... yeah >.>

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SuppaPHly42

@Pawfalcon@suppaphly42: thats not bad idea lol they have enough right :P

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superbuuman

@suppaphly42: I need a better paying job or need to work more or need to be super lucky & win this Sat 21million lottery. :P

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SuppaPHly42

@superbuuman@suppaphly42: yeah me too lol XD.

if only! do you how many people i would tell to GFTS if i had that kinda of money :P .... well a few, but not any of the guys here at GS i love you guys <3

ooooh i've been drinkin again

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DigiGamerX

@suppaphly42: I'm broke right now after so many years upgrading my old GPU's to two GTX980's OC SLI. Money well spent I believe as I can run GTA5 and AC: Unity in ultra modes at a comfortable smooth FPS rate in 1080P. I'm hoping to find out if it will be the same for TW3, only a few weeks now to find out. It feels like it's been years since I first pre-ordered the Collector's Edition.....wait...it actually has been...lol.

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ptown58

@digigamerx@suppaphly42: 980's @ 1080p? (1440p)

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DigiGamerX

@ptown58@digigamerx@suppaphly42: Yes, I only have a 27"inch LED for now so that's fine with me. Going to get soon at least a 60"inch 4K LED to play on when they finally come down in price. I'm currently happy with 1080P on my small screen as long as I don't see any Aliasing effects at all.

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sanform

it's not boring ole 5th of May Jess. it's Cinco De Mayo. another day when Americans drink heavily for reasons they don't totally understand.

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Mogan

@sanform: I feel like not totally understanding the reasons you drink heavily is one of the reasons you drink heavily. : p

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sanform

man some of you are taking this comment too seriously... you make me wanna drink... more.

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hystavito

@sanform: I was going to say the exact same thing :)

Ages ago someone told me they were on a cruise ship at this time and they had celebrations but it was funny because the name sounds like SINK-O :) Of course if you pronounce it properly not really.

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scarred_fox

@sanform: it's not my countries independence but if my local bar is having 2 for 1 tequila shots because of it, why not. I was drinking with my boys May 2nd, why? Because it was the day Bin Laden took 5.56 to the dome yet sadly, there was hardly any mention of it...


point: any reason to drink is a good reason to drink.

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SuppaPHly42

@scarred_fox@sanform: so did you drink a "bin laden".. you know 2 shots and splash of water

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scarred_fox

@suppaphly42@scarred_fox@sanform: last year I did. forgot about that XD

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Pawfalcon

@scarred_fox@sanform: Pretty sure Cinco de Mayo isn't Mexico's independence day. (Thats pretty much all I know about it other than it makes tequila taste great)

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hystavito

@scarred_fox@sanform: I would never have remembered the date of Bin Laden being killed, I do remember seeing the celebrations on TV that night though. I'm not surprised it's basically forgotten now, and in a way maybe that's good because otherwise it's like giving him continued fame.

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Rayzakk

@sanform: Go back to Canada.

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tempertress

@sanform: It is Cinco De Mayo! We don't have that in Australia.


Happy Cinco De Mayo!

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Hippo_Dung

@tempertress: Are you the chick in the video?

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sanform

@tempertress@sanform: a Happy Cinco de Mayo to you too!

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bbq_R0ADK1LL

@tempertress@sanform: I was in Mexico on the 5th of May two years ago. Nothing happened.

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Luigiviews

Here's why....

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scarred_fox

@bbq_R0ADK1LL@tempertress@sanform: that's like saying, "I was in Ireland during St. Patricks Day.; it was just a normal day."

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Enivoke

That means I have to get another 980 D:

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Simba13

@enivoke: I don't see why, I have just 1 EVG 980 and it plays EVERYTHING I want to play very nicely at max settings on a 55" Samsung UHD at 2160. No lag or tear and a very smooth frame rate.

I suppose it might get its REAL test when I play the Witcher 3 Wild Hunt, which I got a free on release code for when I bought the card.

REALLY, buy 1 980 card and see if that works fine for you.

I'm sure you can find something you would like to spend the saved money on.

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Enivoke

@Simba13@enivoke: I already have one, and I was planning to get a second one to play games like GTA V in 4K, etc etc.. but since I am getting Witcher and Batman for free, it's worth it even more!