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The Witcher 3 Has 16 Hours of Sex Scene Data

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One of the tantalizing highlights of The Witcher series is the depiction of the more risqué elements of mature entertainment, in particular the sex scenes. Good news for those that want more boy on girl action — the sex scenes in The Witcher 3 far outnumber those in the first two games and play a more important role.

Speaking with The Guardian newspaper, developer CD Projekt Red revealed that the game contains an astonishing 16 hours of sex scene motion capture data, meaning there will be possible sexual encounters at nearly every turn.

Considering that The Witcher 3’s story — including all the chopping, hacking, slicing and burning of enemies — lasts up to 100 hours, 16 hours would be much-needed respite from all the action.

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As a matter of fact, The Witcher 3 starts off with a sex scene between Geralt and the sorceress Yennifer…

“People might think we’re putting sex into the opening scene for no good reason,” said CD Projekt Red senior game designer Damien Monhier. “No, no, no. We are establishing that your character was intimate with this woman recently in order to plant in your mind that, at very least, he must enjoy her company.”

With Yennifer going missing shortly after the opening scene, the hope is that the intimate time you had with her would serve as strong incentive to find her.

“Through sex we have shown that this is a person who Geralt would be compelled to chase after if she went missing,” Monhier explained.

We have little doubt that the story in The Witcher 3 will provide a level of nuance and depth that far exceeds the damsel in distress vibe it gives off.

Geralt’s final adventure begins on May 19, 2015 on the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. He will go out with a bang in more than one way.

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EA Says Old Console Cycles Were “Painful;” New One Better

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At the Nasdaq 35th Investor Program Conference, Electronic Arts CFO Blake Jorgensen praised the mid-generation console refresh being carried out by Sony and Microsoft and condemned the old console cycles as “painful”.

The executive pointed out that in previous console cycles investors always tried to identify the peak earning period, seeing as moving from a generation to generation involved huge expenses to upgrade.

The fact that consoles were also highly customized didn’t help matters — each iteration of the Xbox and PlayStation were very different mainly as a result of being built on customized chipsets that were difficult to program for in the early years of their release.

And then there was the issue of compatibility between between cycles, which forced gamers to stop buying games for the older consoles…

According to Jorgensen, EA cut down the number of game engines from 25 to only two in a effort to control the high costs of developing for drastically different platforms, but games were still not compatible across generations.

The situation is of course different today, with both Microsoft and Sony releasing micro-upgrades more often, allowing for more compatibility of games with previous generations.

That’s to say the market now looks a lot more like a traditional PC market than the specialized console market of yore, which Jorgensen believes is “great for the industry, great for their [Sony and Microsoft’s] production, great for software costs, and great for the consumers.”

Consoles will still continue to get more powerful, making older software less appetizing, but “the whole notion that investors had of the cycle is gone away.”

What do you think about the new direction Microsoft and Sony are taking with this console generation? Was it long overdue? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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PSVR Will Sell 750K Units in 2017, Fewer Than Expected

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One analyst that expected Sony to sell a around 2.6 million units of the PlayStation VR in 2016 now estimates that the company won’t even sell half of that.

Revised 2016 sales forecast for the PSVR by SuperData Research, a market research and analytics firm, reveals that Sony’s virtual reality headset will shift fewer than 750,000 units by the end of the year, a far cry from earlier estimates.

SuperData conceded to its overestimated of the PlayStation VR’s performance at retail, adjusting its forecast accordingly. Its report stated that “notably fewer [PSVR] units sold than expected due to a relatively fragmented title line-up and modest marketing effort.”

The company, however, remains confident that the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift will sell 420,108 and 355,088 units, respectively.

You can purchase SuperData’s full report and other industry insights on its website.

Did you or will you buy a PlayStation VR? Has it lived up to the hype? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Is The PlayStation 4 Good For Casino Games?

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When people think about the PlayStation 4, the first thing that usually comes to mind are big-name games like Uncharted and God of War. However, what few people know is that the console is also a gateway to many great and addictive gambling games.

While some games like The Four Kings Casino and Slots are apps, the fact that you can use your PS4 as an interface for the world wide web means you can also enjoy a plethora of browser-based titles without needing a PC, many of which can be found at betway casino.

Granted, the selection of such games will be smaller on the PS4 (or on any video game console, for that matter) than on a PC, especially when it comes to poker, but you will nevertheless have a lot to choose from.

Now, why would anyone want to gamble on the PS4 rather than on desktop or laptop, you might wonder? Well, the PS4 makes bragging to your friends about your exploits easier, thanks to the accessibility of social share buttons. When you play a great hand of poker or win a jackpot in slots, for instance, you can share images and/or video of the act a lot more easier than you can on a computer of any other type.

So, you now know that the PS4 can be used to play many different casino games, but does that mean you should? Social sharing aside, is gambling using the PS4 any fun? The short answer? Yes!

You will be surprised at how well gambling works on the platform, but it does take some getting used to. Video slots, for example, are as easy to play on a PS4 as they are on a desktop or laptop machine, while games like Blackjack and poker, where a single misclick can cost you big, don’t work quite as well but are still perfectly playable.

Have you played any casino games on the PlayStation 4? Would you recommend any?

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