Remember When Obama Said He Was Bad at 'The Witcher'?

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Remember When Obama Said He Was Bad at 'The Witcher'?

The former president got 'The Witcher 2' as a gift from Poland but probably didn't finish it

The former president got 'The Witcher 2' as a gift from Poland but probably didn't finish it

As we say goodbye to Barack Obama and hello to President Trump, we're fondly reminded of the time Obama told Poland he was rubbish at The Witcher. You can see the confession during his 2014 speech with Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk.

"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," Obama says.

"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 work ethic of the Polish people as well as the wise stewardship of Polish leaders like Prime Minister Tusk."

During a previous visit to Poland in 2011, Tusk had given Obama a copy of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings as an example of Polish industry. The developer, CD Projekt Red, is based in Warsaw and was understandably delighted with the gifting.

"This is an extraordinary acknowledgement of our hard work here at CD Projekt Red. The Witcher 2 is a game we created for players around the world by drawing from various sources including our national heritage. We are truly pleased to promote our culture in this manner," said game director Adam Badowski at the time.