Ars Technica Partners with GOG, The Witcher Free

Ars Technica, a prominent technology and gaming website, has entered into a partnership with GOG. To celebrate this, for two days up until April 28, 2017, everyone is eligible for a free copy of The Witcher: Enhanced Edition. And apart from that:

More coming soon

Giving away a game is just the first thing we're doing. Over the next few months, we're going to be testing out some cool integrations between Ars and GOG—most of it's under-the-hood stuff, but based on the talks we've been having with the GOG folks, it should be pretty neat.

Additionally, GOG has agreed to open up its archives to Ars and give us access to the developers who worked on many of the big games of the last 30-plus years, which ought to make for some excellent write-ups and stories. We're also looking forward to running a story or two on the complex methods GOG has had to employ over the years to excise copy protection and DRM from old titles, often without access to the original source code.

There's more, too—lots more. We'll announce additional initiatives over the next few months, so stay tuned folks!