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The Witcher 3 Twitch Streamers Banned for Using Broken Street Copies

Fans should wait for the official launch date

Unfortunately, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been sold early by a number of stores, most of them apparently located in the Middle East, and some players have already been streaming gameplay from the title on Twitch.

Obviously, the company is not very pleased with the situation and it has announced via an official Twitter message that all those who are caught doing so will be banned from the service as quickly as possible.

Authorized streaming for bought copies of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt can only take place on May 19, when the new title from CD Projekt RED is officially launched.

Gamers who really want to see the game in action can still find Twitch channels that show it, some of them with hundreds of viewers, but the company will probably move fast to remove them in the coming hours and days.

The development team is quite unhappy to see images and videos from their experience offered before the official launch date.

CD Projekt RED was hacked last year, and info about the story was leaked to the public, along with images showing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in an unfinished state.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is launching simultaneously all over the world

The new action role-playing game will be launched on the PC, the Xbox One from Microsoft and the PlayStation 4 from Sony on the same day.

Unauthorized streaming before the launch date is a problem for CD Projekt RED because it allows fans who are very interested in the game universe to see some of the core story elements even if they might lack all the context needed to interpret it.

Broken street dates for video games have become less of an issue during the past few years, but there are still stores that risk the wrath of publishers by selling copies earlier than they should.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the final adventure that will star Geralt and is designed to be bigger than both previous titles in the series combined.

For the first time in the series, the developers are implementing a full open world structure, and players will have full freedom to explore cities and to move through the wilderness as they seek to accomplish their goals.

Originally posted on Softpedia.

Dragon Age: Inquisition Twitch Stream Shows Impressive Dragon Fight

You could pick up a few tips to use in their own campaigns

Dragon Age: Inquisition has already been out for a few weeks but there are plenty of gamers who do not know exactly everything that the title has to offer, and the development team at BioWare is coming to the rescue with a new Twitch stream that allows players to take a look at one of the dragon fights that offers the most interesting challenges in the RPG.

The footage is more than half an hour long and ends somewhat abruptly, but there are some very cool moments to watch and gamers might pick up some tips that they can use in their own engagements.

Dragon Age: Inquisition can be very challenging when dealing with the flying beasts, which can breathe fire and a number of other elements, and it’s important for players to make sure that they have a solid party and that they carefully decide when to use special abilities and when to deploy their Focus-based attacks.

BioWare has said that it plans to deliver a first full patch for the title on December 9, although no information on what changes it will make has yet been offered.

Dragon Age: Inquisition will also get downloadable content at some point in 2015.

Share your videos and screenshots from Dragon Age: Inquisition in the comments bellow.

Here’s What London Looks Like In The New ‘Assassin’s Creed’

The next title in Ubisoft’s blockbuster “Assassin’s Creed” series is coming out next year and it’s going to be set in Victorian London, gaming news site Kotaku first reported.

Kotaku managed to get a 7-minute preview of what the next game will look like. In the new game set in 19th century London, the player is an assassin tasked with killing members of the secretive Knight’s Templar organisation.

Here’s what London will look like in the new game:

Assassin's Creed London

Kotaku says that the preview video showed the main character fighting enemies on the roof of one of London’s stagecoaches. You can even see gas lanterns lining the street in the background:

Assassin's Creed London

After that fight, the assassin follows his target into Charing Cross station, one of Victorian London’s busiest areas. He dons a top hat to fit in with the crowd:

Assassin's Creed London

The new game will also let you swing through Charing Cross station on a grappling hook before stabbing unsuspecting pedestrians, as seen here:

Assassin's Creed London

It’s also reported that the in-game version of Victorian London features dirty back alleys, gambling in pubs, moving steam trains, and the River Thames.

After Kotaku posted the leaked images, Ubisoft took the unusual step of confirming the leaked game, issuing this statement to media outlets:

It is always unfortunate when internal assets, not intended for public consumption, are leaked. And, while we certainly welcome anticipation for all of our upcoming titles, we’re disappointed for our fans, and our development team, that this conceptual asset is now public. The team in our Quebec studio has been hard at work on the particular game in question for the past few years, and we’re excited to officially unveil what the studio has been working on at a later date. In the meantime, our number one priority is enhancing the experience of Assassin’s Creed Unity for players.

The “Assassin’s Creed” series is known for presenting amazingly real looking settings of different cities. Previous games have taken place in 15th-century Florence, Venice, America during the Revolution, and Paris.

Top Twitch Games for October 2014 – Extra Life Edition

First, a big thank you to everyone who participated in Extra Life 2014! This year, Twitch specifically added Extra Life as a “Game” and numerous participating broadcasters set this as their game during the event. For its limited run, Extra Life finished at #14 in the Top 20. We’ll have more on all things Extra Life in an upcoming blog.

While the Top 5 remained the same as September, we welcomed the release of World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor, which debuted at #6. The most notable move belonged to Fifa 15, which went on a run to #11, jumping six spots in the process. Magic: The Gathering also shuffled its way up six spots to land back in the Top 20 at #17.

October/Spooktober/Shocktober wouldn’t be complete without some horror games. Two highly anticipated games, Alien: Isolation and The Evil Within, released at #12 and #13, respectively. Much shock. So spooky. WoW. (Speaking of doge,  Twitch now takes DogeCoin!)

Gaze now upon the Top 20.

Twitch Top Games for October 2014 (By Total Minutes Watched)
Ranking Title Prev. Month Difference
1 League of Legends 1 E
2 Dota 2 2 E
3 Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft 3 E
4 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 4 E
5 Minecraft 5 E
6 World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor New
7 Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm 8 +1
8 Destiny 6 -2
9 World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria 7 -2
10 Arma III 11 +1
11 Fifa 15 17 +6
12 Alien: Isolation New
13 The Evil Within New
14 Extra Life New
15 Smite 12 -3
16 DayZ 14 -2
17 Magic: The Gathering 23 +6
18 Runescape 15 -3
19 World of Tanks 19 E
20 Diablo III: Reaper of Souls 9 -11

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