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Simpolitics: Ferguson, MO, Under the Dome - Afterthoughts

Looking back on the article I just wrote earlier this afternoon, it's easy to come up with answers; not so much to see a solution come of it!

nerdgenious.com Simpolitics: Michael Brown, Ferguson, Missouri riot under the dome after thoughts

What's happened in Ferguson could have easily been avoided by the authorities showing the public transparency and allowing them to demonstrate their constitutional right. The police had more than enough opportunity to allow this. They had the opportunity to liase properly with the public and to quell civil unrest without resorting to violence; essentially to lead by a good example. Instead they practiced a burning resentment for democracy. That is what the big picture says.

Free Speech and the First Amendment don't seem to be too handy these days. And whereas the government itself is never seen to be interfereing with these protests, who else but the local government controls the police? Are they not accountable? Yes, they are. They don't want anybody to be under that impression, though. So there are certain countermeasures to bullying the public into seeing otherwise.

As a result, this is now a worldwide affair, and protesters are taking to the streets across the US as a result. If the consequences of the Occupy movement were ever anything to go by, there are about to be thousands more reasons why the US needs to get its nose out of foreign affairs and take care of what's more important. You can't run around the world like Team America if your public isn't behind you. You sure as hell can't beat your own neighbours down without consequence.

It's a surprise, after such events, that Obama's approval rating is even anywhere near twenty percent, meaning the top twenty percent of earners, some of who may enjoy seeing cops mop the floor with the common public. For sure, when the time comes for him to step down, I don't think ethnic diversity is going to be his friend. But back to the matters at hand...

There are officers patrolling the streets of St. Louis that not only need to be suspended, if not fired. They need a psychiatric evaluation if they are to continue to carry a firearm.

Every time this happens, a clear message goes out to the civilians on those streets that the cops are just out to get them, regardless of who they are. Every time someone shoots a black kid, you can almost imagine the stereotypical bad cops celebrating a fucking home run, almost like it's just another gang initiation. But is it just a work of fiction drawn up by the media? Yes and no. It's really happening. It's happening a lot and it's not being dealt with, but good civil servants are being endangered as a result of the actions of cops that seriously need a psychiatric evaluation and a less stressful job like, I don't know, a Subway "sandwich artist" or a carpet fitter (preferably one that doesn't use a staple gun).

There is no worse or more dangerous karma right now than that image of the self-proclaimed Leader of the Free World exposing a thuggish Third World mentality, and that endangers the lives of good police officers and their families, all because justice will not be served and the bad elements will not be removed. 

To somewhat balance that, of course there are always going to be violent protesters, just as there are peaceful protesters. There is no ignoring the constant criminal element but as the police know all too well, violence in these situations is reactionary, and you have given them a reason to react and to retaliate. Isn't that always the way with a cop that just wants to go rack up a few arrests and to cave in a few skulls? You have nothing to arrest them for, since the First Amendment isn't a crime, so you provoke them into a fight, or force them to defend themselves so you can claim assault?

And to those who informed me via social media that "Ferguson is a shithole!" Well if Ferguson is such a shithole, then was it worth such an aggressive and heavily armed response? No! That's no excuse. The situation would be no worse right now if the police force had left looters and violent protesters to smash windows and raid stores. They did anyway, only one group smashed into a McDonalds for cold milk to tend to tear gas victims, so you made things the way they are.

These views, this pessimism; this is exactly the kind of pessimism that causes such a lack of value for human life. The safe distance that the Internet allows you might protect you from the consequences, but that in itself is inciting hatred. Where will it ever stop? At your doorstep? I doubt it. Take a look at Israel trying to police Gaza. When the politics fly out the window, boundaries become insignificant, just like people you don't know and don't care about.

So where is the mayor of St. Louis, Francis G. Slay, in all of this? Where was he when not one but two state senators were gassed by police for peacefully protesting? Where is he when they were still treated like shit even though they pointed out that they were state senators? That cop sure looked dumbfounded that a black woman could ever be a politician, didn't he? 

The media is here to ask all the questions that only the authorities can give answers to, only it seems that democracy isn't their strong point. Their rule of dealing with the media involves practicing another Amendment from the Bill of Rights; the Fifth. Am I right or wrong? Please tell me, I'm a slow and careful learner, by humility as well as by research. Where are the people who took responsibility for all of this? They are not above the law, so much as they hide beneath it when the shit hits the fan. They have the right not to be incriminated by the media, and rightly so, but that doesn't mean that they should be spared from justice.

And where will this end? Unfortunately it will take a lot more bullets and bodies before the individuals hiding behind their guns and badges are finally forced to take responsibility for their actions. Instead of building nothing but Superprisons, the US should invest in a few Supercop Prisons to lock up the trigger-happy lone wolves who can't tell the difference between a pair of handcuffs and a gun in any given situation.

These guys aren't Dirty Harry or John McClaine, they're cops whose numbers come before their names. They operate without emotion. Unfortunately for some, that means switching off their common sense in the process.

It would also very likely take one hell of a nutcracker to end the stranglehold that protects the constitutional and civil rights that matter while swatting away the unspoken rules that keeps this dark blue brotherhood from following the same essential rules as the taxpayer; the rules that preserve democracy, freedom and life itself. This could end up being the UK in a few years' time, I need to see that it can be done!

-Dan Ashley

Simpolitics: Under the Dome, Ferguson, MO

So, stop me if you've ever read this story or seen it on the TV...

Ferguson, Missouri Under the Militarised Police Dome

An unexplained disaster isolates a town from the rest of the world, leaving them trapped and under the very debatable control of a corrupt town official and his rag-tag bunch of cops, who are mostly comprised of moronic, discriminate, violent bullies and even a psychopath or two. Despite the efforts of the town's media to get the word out about the ensuing fascist dictatorship, and the brutality of the police force, they are blacked out and there is nothing the outside world can do to help them. Slowly but surely, everything goes to shit!

You're not just reading about Stephen King's Under the Dome, you're reading about the current situation in Ferguson, Missouri, USA, weeks after the shooting of Michael Brown at the hands of the town's own police force. There are just a few differences. There is the fact that no invisible dome is separating the town of Ferguson, or the state of Missouri from the rest of the US, or the world. There is also the fact that the police aren't trying to hide the monstrosities they have executed; their attemtped media blackout included.

Police scene at Ferguson, Missouri, USA, where Michael Brown was shot dead.
"Black kid waving an ice cream cone at two o'clock. Permission to shoot!"
Nobody has been safe, this past week, during the protests against police brutality. What began peacefully soon descended into chaos, all because the police have the power to attack should they feel threatened. There are videos littered all over the Internet, and thousands of pictures, even just of journalists and news reporters being shot at with tear gas and rubber bullets; even when they were out of the danger zone and clearly not inciting to riot.

And when I mention that Ferguson isn't covered by the same mysterious impenetrable dome of King's novel, that's also to point out that it isn't just Ferguson suffering the impatient and eager pig wrath of bad police officers...


Notice that I don't tar all police with the same brush. They are not all the same, but it isn't only a pity that good men and women must follow orders in a no-win situation - not against a clear enemy, but against people taking to the streets to demonstrate in the name of justice and peace. That puts them in danger, too, not only when they patrol the streets, but when they take off the uniform to go home to their families. It is frankly disgusting that what could have been taken care of peacefully, descended not only into violence, but the full-on militarisation of the police against the people of Ferguson. If the people of the UK were treated like this, it could easily become another Bloody Sunday. We're still hearing the echoes of that today.

It already stinks of the UK riots of 2011, and so it should. To cut it short, even the police know the difference between a police officer and a pig. Nobody but a pig shoots a man dead because they have an itchy trigger finger; because they'd rather shoot first, even when a suspected perpertrator may not even have a gun in their own hand. Because of their continued oppression of protesters, they are making yet another prospective Rodney King incident into yet another LA riot. Well done!

. What always happens when a cop shoots a black kid
"UNARMED BLACK WOMAN. I NEED BACKUP. BRING ROCKETS. AND INCRIMINATING EVIDENCE"
There's a huge difference between the police and the military. For one, the military is extensively trained to use firearms. It seems that the police don't even know how to aim for the legs in a situation where they reach for their gun when they clearly should have had the tazer ready. Secondly, US military invades foreign countries, not their own. The cops in Missouri just went and made Ferguson look like nearly every scene out of John Carpenter's They Live, and the world just watches in disgust if it doesn't turn a blind eye, because if the administration doesn't want to see that this is dealt with properly and humanely, what are you going to do?

This is something we all have to look forward to, now that the UK is introducing firearm-carrying regular police onto the streets. Got a phone in your hand? Think before you raise it to your ear, folks! Are you black and under the age of 50? I'm about to hate my life all over again! And kids, drop those water pistols and nerf guns before you end up shot in your gangbanging motherfucking faces! It doesn't matter, they'll find a way to incriminate you, just to protect their own.

Missouri USA witnesses the full force of a fascist police state
Celebrity Big Brother USA.
But of course I don't see it becoming that drastic. Not immediately. What happens is natural escalation. The cops get guns, so more criminals carry guns, and you can count on that because they can't even spot most of the narcotics coming into the country. The only difference here is that the law abiding people won't have guns and they'll be caught in the crossfire if we're not all tarred with the same brush and living with the prospect of a clip's worth of bullets to the chest.

If it takes off successfully here, though, I'd like to approach an armed policeman and ask "when does the gun at your side ever not feel like an automatic bullseye? How do you feel going home after a shift without that gun? Do you personally feel safer or more at risk?" Because I bet that having a gun automatically makes you paranoid enough to want to shoot anyone that asks questions, which is why the US needs to think about disarming sections of its police force if they want to promote a more peaceful America. It seems that they know they can pull the trigger and get away with murder, that they can be excused for not being proficient enough with a gun, for causing these riots and turning the world into a Pig State.


Who is next to go under the dome, I wonder? Could it be you?

-Dan Ashley

ACE COMBAT INFINITY PATCH 3 IS AVAILABLE NOW!

ACE COMBAT INFINITY PATCH 3 IS AVAILABLE NOW!

After a successful launch, ACE COMBAT INFINITY goes higher in the sky thanks to a massive patch offering tons of new content to enhance the players’ experience:
·         5 New Standard Aircrafts including F-14D, F-15J, Su-33, Su-37 and ASF-X Shinden II
·         Aircraft Level Cap Increase from Level 10 to Level 15 for the following Aircrafts:
§  F-4E Phantom II
§  F-4G Phantom II Wild Weasel
§  F-16C Fighting Falcon
§  MiG-21bis
§  AV-8B Harrier II plus
§  Mirage 2000-5
§  Su-25TM Frogfoot
§  F-14A Tomcat
§  Su-24MP Fencer
§  MiG-29A Fulcrum
§  Gripen C
§  F-16F Fighting Falcon
§  F-2A
§  F-15C
§  Su-24M Fencer-D
·         9 New Aircrafts parts
·         Campaign Mission 7 will be available
·         New Special Raid Missions:
·         Stonehenge Destruction Mission: 3 type of missions where the player faces the White, Gold and Red versions of Stonehenge.
·         Large-Scale Destruction: 3 types of missions, available during a limited time, where the player faces enemies on the ground, on the air and on the sea.
·         Ranking System enhancement: Players will be available to see their rivals/allies ranking from now on!
On top of that, other improvements are to be implemented for all ACE COMBAT INFINITY fans!

OH MY GLOB! LITTLE ORBIT AND CARTOON NETWORK ENTERPRISES ANNOUNCE NEW ADVENTURE TIME VIDEO GAME

OH MY GLOB! LITTLE ORBIT AND CARTOON NETWORK ENTERPRISES ANNOUNCE NEW ADVENTURE TIME VIDEO GAME



Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom to debut on Steam, Nintendo 3DS™, Xbox 360 and PlayStation®3 on November 21st 2014
 
Paris, FRANCE – August 21th 2014 – What time is it? It’s time for an all-new Adventure Time video game!  BANDAI NAMCO Games Europe S.A.S. and Little Orbit, alongside Cartoon Network Enterprises, have announced the third installment in the mathematical Adventure Time video game franchise.  Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom is slated to launch on November 21st 2014 in Europe and Australasia and is developed by veteran game studio WayForward, which created the franchise’s first two titles.  The game will introduce a classic top-down action adventure experience and puzzle-solving element to the franchise, reminiscent of early high fantasy console games.  


WayForward is the perfect studio to bring the third all-new Adventure Time video game to fans of the animated series,” said Matt Scott, CEO of Little Orbit.  “Just like the Adventure Time television series, these video games have resonated strongly across all age groups and we’re thrilled to be publishing the latest installment of this beloved franchise.”
In Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom, players take on the personas of both Finn and Jake as they navigate through the eponymous kingdom - a mysterious unexplored region in the Land of Ooo.  They will discover hidden secrets by exploring all corners of a new kingdom created exclusively for the game and encounter never-before-seen characters and creatures.  


There is a huge amount of excitement and anticipation around this latest Adventure Time video game release with WayForward once again working closely alongside Cartoon Network and the Adventure Time team to develop the game,” said Johanne Broadfield, Vice President of Cartoon Network Enterprises, Turner Broadcasting System EMEA. “We’re confident that the action adventure and puzzle-solving elements to this game are a great fit for the brand and will provide an engaging experience to Adventure Time fans of all ages.”


Created by Pendleton Ward and produced by Cartoon Network Studios, the top-rated animated series Adventure Time follows the explorations of Finn and Jake, two best friends, as they traverse the mythical Land of Ooo and interact with its diverse citizens. With over 132 million viewers tuning in worldwide, the fifth season of Adventure Time is currently airing on Cartoon Network across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom will be distributed in Europe and Australasia by BANDAI NAMCO Games Europe.

Tales of Xillia 2 - PS3 - The Fated Countdown launch trailer

Tales of Xillia 2 - PS3 - The Fated Countdown launch trailer


There is no turning back. It's time for the final countdown! Tales of Xillia 2 is out on the 22nd August 2014 for the PlayStation 3. Follow Ludger, Elle, and returning heroes from the first Tales of Xillia in an adventure that will bring them through a thrilling journey to the land of Canaan. The power of choice is now in your hands. Can you handle destruction? Decision? The journey of a lifetime is just ahead of you. To watch the EU launch trailer on YouTube and to download it, please click the relevant links below:




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Simpolitics: Love You & Lift Yourself

What a surprise, melty-faced mouth almighty Gene Simmons has been at it again, and whereas last time he was bragging that poor people owe him, this time he's attacked none other than the depressed and suicidal in several throwaway comments during recent interviews!

Nerdgenious.com supports mental illness sufferers in light of Robin Williams' suicide
Original art by Izzi @ juggleglass.com
You probably wouldn't even have to be living on this planet to know that, even though it's never going to be a good time, this week has been a particularly raw few days after the suicide of one of history's greatest comedians and dramatists Robin Williams. Of course, Simmons' statements were made before this recent incident, at the end of July.

However, this leaves me wondering if he's expressed his sadness and doled out his condolences to the Williams family, would they be so gratefully accepted. Having to come back to Simmons once again, after seeing the extent of peoples' hurt this week, it's not even like having to deal with the arrogant little twat schoolboy at the back of the class whose opinions are based on dad's armchair politics rather than prolonged research and experience.

Holy fucking shit, I'm just saddened that our American cousins are still subjected to the trash that is Fox News. Business Ethics must really suck arse over there!

It is really fucking impossible for me to accept that Gene Simmons is classed as a philanthropist. Please look up the definition, because there is no love for humanity in a man that publicly declares to suicidal depression sufferers "Fuck you, then kill yourself!"

From the horse's mouth, during an interview with Songfacts on 31st of July 2014, the tongue-wagging Kiss bassist suggested all too clearly that he lacked any sympathy for the mentally ill and suicidal. Apparently, anyone who fits into this category is bullshitting that they're suicidal, just to get the sympathy and attention they feel they deserve, and Simmons wants to dare you to go through with it. Apparently, depression sufferers who have used drugs see themselves as victims.

Not surprisingly, defending himself in a statement after Robin Williams's death, Simmons stated that he was "sorry that the KILL YOURSELF statement was seen as a diss." Apparently that's an apology?!!

Billionaire Kiss bassist Gene Simmons attacks the mentally ill and tells them "fuck you and kill yourself"
Moron
And to round up that explanation, don't ever have a problem with drugs or alcohol and blame it on the world being a harsh place. Simmons' grandma was in a concentration camp. He knows the real meaning of the world being a harsh place in TODAY's society.

For the first couple of days after Williams' death, there were so many convincing crocodile tears on behalf of the media. Not even a week later, his daughter Zelda was forced from Twitter, trolled over the death of her own dad. Then some fat dopey fuck (Alan Brazil) who gets paid to talk into a microphone publicly jibed and joked about his suicide. Not even one whole week and the media changed their tune and started to rummage in this broken family's guts, and all they're doing is following the tune of the bloodthirsty public, and the world isn't a harsh place?

I've spent the past week being reminded how much of a savage bunch we are as humans, but I don't believe we've ever sunken so low as we do so frequently in modern times, and with such dangerous sincerity. World governments fear terrorism from outside extremists, and yet I don't know anybody as extreme as those speaking the English language as of late.

What the hell is wrong with us? We're self-destructing through hatred and stupidity, and yet let's have no sympathy for those driven to mental illness and suicide as a result!? Drug-related or not, that shouldn't have any effect on how you view the corruption of the world you share with your fellow man, woman and child. Civilisation, my arse.

Here was this gentle but great man that made over three decades of generations laugh until they cried. He sometimes made them cry until they saw the bright side, too. More importantly, he taught us to think more positively and to be kind to each other; to understand the damage life deals us and the faults born of those scars. He wasn't perfect, he had a lot of regret and hidden pain. He'd made mistakes that haunted him. He had weaknesses and faults just like the rest of us, and he lived in this high society where it just wasn't acceptable if it couldn't be treated with shopping and valium.

I wonder if he'd have been better off sharing the gutter with the people that have nothing to look forward to, but everything to dream of, or if his death really is the spark that ignites the social movement we really need to motivate positive change and true understanding of why the world is suffering what is an infection of the mind and soul. A giant really has fallen and the shockwaves are far and wide. All the trolls' bridges have been rattled too... and it scared them...

So here I am, motivated to set the record straight, before this goes any further. I am a lifelong bearer of mental illness. I have suffered and fought over a decade and a half of depression, anxiety and suicidal urges and I don't live on the shoulders of others, fuelled by sympathy. I do not need sympathy. Depressives do not need sympathy, they need to be treated for their illnesses. They need mothers, fathers and mentors, just like the rest of you. The only difference is, they are less likely to take those for granted when they have gone so far without any of those in this often ignorant, unforgiving, and selfish society.

The Me Generation, the Lost Generation, the Politically Correct Generation, the I WANT IT NOW Generation; they have each brought with them their own brand of insanity into the world, and will inherit it one after the other, and you don't care that it's causing a recorded 3000 people a day to commit suicide? How about the unrecorded cases? How about the people that keep soldiering on because it's all they know; the people that just keep getting ground down until they break, because society dictates that they are the weak link and therefore unfit for equality?

I've got some news for you, Simmons, and I want this particular part to hit hard. Suicide isn't a choice the way you think it is, it's not even a solution. Cutting on yourself and bodily abuse in all its forms - self harming - is neither a cry for help, nor a statement (unless that statement is that I no longer care what you think of me). It is the result of having used physical pain for too long in the attempt to ease mental and emotional distress, desperation and torture, something that drugs or sympathetic chats cannot cure alone.

Suicide is like losing your temper with life, or losing your patience, only you lose your life as a result. If you've ever seen somebody trapped in an episode of psychosis or catatonia, unless you've never experienced either, all you will know is that there is no reaching the person inside that moment of madness. Take a look at the pathologist's report on Robin Williams if you ever read this and let it sink in.

I suffered suicidal urges from the age of 14 in 1994, right up until 2013. That is almost two decades, and that is the sum of my entire youth. I lived with it, and it never went away, and I fought with it, and it was always just there, trying to seduce me like those urges weren't even mine. As depression ate away at my mind, my identity, my personality and my physical health, I held on because I didn't want to die. I held on because in my mind the end cannot come before my life begins. The same can't be said for the countries your government has blasted to hell over the past decade.

I was dying to live! I wasn't living, I wasn't surviving, I was merely existing as depression consumed everything that I was. Suicide isn't a choice, it's an urge. Fuck me, it's almost a colour all of it's own on the emotional spectrum once you learn to understand it. But you don't choose it, Gene Simmons, suicide chooses you, and it's an impossible demon to make peace with.

Am I any better today? I enter episodes of depression once every month or two, and I attack it as tactically and violently as a fucking warrior. But I don't practice that strategy on my fellow humans, least of all the ones battling for the will to live. All you can do is spend your life outrunning mental illness and the urge to just die. You can't reverse it and you can't cure it.

Ever read Stephen King? And he's always reminding us about "racing to beat the devil?" Well here are the keys to your new automobile. Remember me when you feel safe enough to stop and refill your tank on your last stretch of road through life, because I am one of the undetermined number of people that come back from that brink over and over again. I am too damn rare to even be a statistic to you and I spit at your reckless throwaway comments to the suffering that cannot find a way through life.

None of us choose mental illness and we cannot choose to end our lives when that black cloud leads us blindly to the belief that there is no life left. Even your grandma's worst enemy, Adolf Hitler, saw nothing left but imminent death when he ended his own life. And you become nothing better than him when you dictate that your people are all better off without mine.

To my readers, we have a responsibility to carry on where somebody else leaves off, as best as we can. I ask those of you that grew up with such a love of the man that was Robin Williams to take a piece of his legacy and to truly exercise your value for human life and to show Gene Simmons the true meaning of philanthropy. You don't need money to do that.

You can believe in God. You can believe in miracles. You can believe in magic. You can simply believe in yourself. So long as we find a way to believe in each other and restore faith in humanity, just believe in something that levitates you above the misery and gives you the opportunity to be a decent human being.

If you're like me and you're living with this thing that all the naysayers are liking to dyslexia (filed under "excuse"), you will do well to believe that even weak links make for a strong bond when you link together. We don't need to be what Gene Simmons' high society wants. We don't need to be what any society wants. But if this latest attitude towards the rising statistics of mental illness are to be believed, society is going to need survivors, whether it likes it or not.

Love you and lift yourself. Be ready for when the world finally wakes up!

-Dan Ashley

RIP Robin Williams. Thanks for my childhood xx

CD PROJEKT RED announces Gwent and bolsters Xbox One Collector’s Edition of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

CD PROJEKT RED announces Gwent and bolsters Xbox One Collector’s Edition of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
 

 
CD PROJEKT RED, the developer of the critically acclaimed Witcher series of games, is excited to announce Gwent, a card game experience embedded within the upcoming open world fantasy RPG--Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The studio is also thrilled to reveal the inclusion of additional physical content in the Xbox One Collector’s Edition of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
 
About Gwent

Gwent is a fast-paced card game that can be played within The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on every platform. Invented by dwarves and perfected over centuries of tavern table play, Gwent is a game of initial simplicity and ultimate depth, something beloved by both road-weary travelers during long nights around the campfire and elegant nobles looking to liven up dragging dinner parties. The game is about the clash of two armies locked in mortal struggle on a battlefield where the players are the leaders and the cards their forces. With four different factions offering unique combat styles and endless paths to victory, Gwent is every adventurer’s first choice when it comes to one-on-one card-based dueling. Take risks and think on your feet, strategize and deliver cunning combos, use potent magic and mighty hero cards and be the last one standing on the field of honor!
 
Key Features:
- Over 150 unique playing cards
- 4 distinct factions: the mighty and cunning Nilfgaardian Empire, the brave Northern Realms and their siege weapons, the agile and devious Scoia’tael, and the brutal monsters of No Man’s Land.
- Powerful spells allow players to control the weather and affect units on the battlefield.
- An array of combat styles caters to individual playstyles: close range with heavy knights, long range with skilled archers or artillery with powerful siege weapons.
- Powerful hero cards, unique to each faction.
 
The studio has also announced the inclusion of additional physical content in the Xbox One Collector’s Edition of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt--Gwent, a highly addictive card game, and a unique cloth map of the in-game world.
 
The Xbox One Collector's Edition of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt now contains:
-The standard edition of the game, containing: the official soundtrack, a beautiful and detailed map of the in-game world, unique stickers, and the developer-created "Witcher Universe - The Compendium"
-A giant, 33x24x26 cm, 100% hand painted, Polystone figure of Geralt of Rivia battling a Griffin
-An exclusive, collector grade Witcher medallion
-A one of a kind SteelBook
-A two-hundred page artbook, containing breathtaking art from the game
-A cloth map of the game world
-Two Gwent card decks
-Huge outer and inner Collector’s Boxes you can store your Witcher merchandise in!
 
 
Gwent is an amazing game and we're really happy to be able to bring it to the physical realm with Microsoft's help. Now we’ve got Gwent in every copy of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt as an in-game experience for free on every platform, and a physical version in the Xbox One CE, how awesome is that?” said Marcin IwiƱski, CD PROJEKT RED Co-founder and Joint CEO.
 

 
Gwent will be available as an in-game experience for everyone who purchases and plays The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The physical representations of two in-game decks are exclusive to the Xbox One Collector’s Edition of the game.
 
You can pre-order The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt here.

About The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a story-driven, next-generation open world role-playing game, set in a graphically stunning fantasy universe, full of meaningful choices and impactful consequences. In The Witcher, you play as Geralt of Rivia, one of a dying caste of monster hunters, and embark on an epic journey in a war-ravaged world that will inevitably lead you to confront a foe darker than anything humanity has faced so far—the Wild Hunt.
The world burns as the Empire of Nilfgaard pierces through the heart of the kingdoms in the north. Geralt of Rivia is pursued by an enemy devoid of mercy—the Wild Hunt, a mythical cavalcade of ghastly riders, harbingers of doom and destruction, capable of destroying entire settlements overnight. Driven by a deeply personal agenda, Geralt must navigate a maze of hostile forces to find and protect the one described in an ancient prophecy. Gritty and merciless, the world the adventure plays out in sets new standards in terms of size, ecosystem complexity and meaningful non-linearity. Experience realistic day and night cycles, observe weather changes that influence gameplay, and conquer the lush environment using arcane witcher lore.
Evolve unique witcher skills to tailor gameplay to your liking; hunt bloodthirsty monsters and develop your signature fighting strategies; use potent battle magic, and slay your way to victory in a truly limitless open world. Stroll, swim, ride and sail; embark on legendary quests and collect epic bounties. Take control: go anywhere, do anything!
 
About CD PROJEKT RED
CD PROJEKT RED is a development studio established in 2002 and based in Warsaw and Cracow, Poland. Creators of The Witcher and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. Both RPGs were praised by critics and fans, gathering over 200 awards and selling over 7 million copies to date. Originally a PC developer, CD PROJEKT RED has also released The Witcher on Mac and The Witcher 2 on Xbox 360, PC and Mac. The studio is now working on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, a fantasy RPG with a character-driven, non-linear story set in a vast, open world. The game will be released February 24th, 2015 on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Playstation®4 and PC. The developer is also working on Cyberpunk 2077 in collaboration with Mike Pondsmith, the original designer of the pen-and-paper Cyberpunk® futuristic RPG system in which the upcoming game is set. CD PROJEKT RED’s mission is to take the passion they have for games and harness it to make the best RPGs in the world. Along with GOG.COM, the Internet's leading destination for the best DRM-Free games in history on PC and Mac, CD PROJEKT RED is part of the Warsaw Stock Exchange listed (ISIN: PLOPTTC00011) CD PROJEKT Group.

I Got Gameplay Episode 88: Gaming Gripes

Episode 88 of the I Got Gameplay radio show is now live. Join the gang as they discuss their gaming gripes.





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I Got Gameplay Episode 87: News, News and nothing but the news

Episode 87 of the I Got Gameplay radio show is now live. Join the gang as they discuss This weeks gaming news in a rather peculiar episode.






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Libsyn: http://smarkoutmoment.libsyn.com/rss



iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/igotgameplay/id570120518



Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/nerdgenious/igotgameplay?amp;refid=stpr



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New Entertainment Internet Radio with The RetroUnlim Network on BlogTalkRadio



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I Got Gameplay Episode 86:The Return Of Retro Gaming

Episode 86 of the I Got Gameplay radio show is now live. this week the gang discuss the return of retro gaming with games such as shovel knight.






You can check out the episode by clicking on the following links:



Libsyn: http://smarkoutmoment.libsyn.com/rss



iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/igotgameplay/id570120518



Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/nerdgenious/igotgameplay?amp;refid=stpr



You can subscribe to the podcast's YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/IGotGameplay


Discover Entertainment Internet Radio with The RetroUnlim Network on BlogTalkRadio



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Join the IGG army in style by purchasing an I Got Gameplay t-shirt from our store. To order yours, just click on the appropriate link below! (UK and EU) http://nerdgenious.spreadshirt.co.uk/i-got-gameplay-retro-t-A25715613/customize/color/348 (US) http://nerdgenioususa.spreadshirt.com/



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