Game Cocktails: Decoctions of the Grasses

PIKUBYTES // Video Game Cocktails Witcher 3 Wild Hunt // Decoctions of the Grasses

I’m so done shoveling dung in Velen, mum. I’ve found the letter. It’s my ticket to becoming the talk of the town. Why wouldn’t I join the School of the Wolf? I know, I know. Slaying monsters and forging questionable alliances is not what you’d had in mind for me. But I’m destined to train with other witchers. It’s just a matter of surviving the trials, you know? And I’ve researched those potions properly…

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Up for 10 More Cultural References in Witcher 3?

PIKUBYTES // Up for 10 More Cultural References in Witcher 3?

Oh yes, I can definitely feel the heat of summer. Or is it just my PC overheating? I’m just a liiitle bit guilty for being glued to the screen on such lovely evenings. Perhaps I should be feeling the wind in my hair instead of watching Geralt’s. Anyhow, I’ve still got some Witcher 3 easter eggs to share with you, my fellow gamer. Curious to find out how Snatch, Twilight and even Trololo made their way into the game? Without further ado, I bring to you 10 more pop culture references you may or may not have found already. SPOILERS INC, obviously! Continue reading

A Wild Hunt for Easter Eggs in Witcher 3

A Wild Hunt for Easter Eggs in Witcher 3 // PIKUBYTES

Grab your baskets and let’s get collecting! Whether subtle or obvious, easter eggs and intertextual references can enrich your experience of a video game. Any developer who can incorporate inside jokes into their work will always get a thumbs up from me. As I started playing Witcher 3, I decided to keep my eyes peeled for references to other games or media. I’ve been exploring every nook and cranny for hidden treasure, both in terms of loot and personal stories. Gotta say, I’m completely fascinated by the world! The atmosphere of a war-ravaged land and coherent writing has pulled me right into the vicious circle of “Just one more quest…”. So far, I’ve stumbled across five easter eggs and I’m hoping to find many more as I progress into the game. Here they are. (SPOILERS AHEAD!) Continue reading