Obama: rubbish at games, but really likes The Witcher

By Dave Cook
4 June 2014 10:00 GMT

American president Barack Obama name-dropped The Witcher during a recent political visit to Poland, birthplace of CD Projekt RED and The Witcher RPG series. He’s down with the kids, you see?

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While in Warsaw, Obama presented a stage address with Polish prime minister Donald Tusk, which you can read in full here.

During the discussion, Obama said, “as you drive through Warsaw, you see that Poland is a country on the move, one with one of the largest and fastest-growing economies in Europe, a manufacturing powerhouse, and a hub of high-tech innovation.

“In fact, the last time I was here, Donald gave me a gift – the video game developed here in Poland that’s won fans the world over, The Witcher. I confess, I’m not very good at video games, but I’ve been told that it is a great example of Poland’s place in the new global economy and it’s a tribute to the talents and the work ethic of the Polish people, as well as the wise stewardship of Polish leaders, like Prime Minister Tusk.”

Hot damn. We’re guessing CD Projekt RED were pretty pleased with that one.

Meanwhile, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt made our list of the top 28 most-anticipated games of E3 2014 this week. Hit up the full list to find out what we’re most looking forward to seeing.

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