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Stellaris

Stellaris is a record-breaker for Paradox Interactive

Paradox is off to a fantastic start with Stellaris. The grand strategy sci-fi game drew in 68,000 simultaneous players on its first day, surpassing Cities: Skylines, the company's previous record-holder for most concurrent players at launch...

 
 
Stellaris review
Paradox has made some complicated games. I mean, have you tried Crusader Kings II? Even after playing its tutorial, I had no idea what was happening most of the time. Like many games, I had to resort to player-made tutorials ...   read

 
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Deals

Stellaris pre-order deal now up to 25 percent off

You can bet our solar systems Sol is in Monday's new release from Paradox Interactive, Stellaris. Steam has it listed at $39.99, but there is a discount roaming the net worth checking out. At Green Man Gaming, Stellaris is 25 percent off af...

 
 
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Deals

Paradox sale has Stellaris for $30, Cities: Skylines for $12

Strap on your Napoleonic general's cap. This week, Green Man Gaming is hosting a Paradox Interactive publisher sale with instant discounts for up to 80 percent off the Crusader Kings and Magicka series and more. The sale runs until Friday, ...

 
 
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Stellaris release date

Space jam: Stellaris is out May 9

Paradox's space-is-the-place grand strategy game Stellaris has a firm release date, announced last night during the company's live-streamed event. It's beating Hearts of Iron IV out the gate by about a month, which apparently is not as big...

 
 
Hearts of Iron IV release photo
Hearts of Iron IV release

Hearts of Iron IV is coming on D-Day

Finally after nearly a year's worth of delay, Hearts of Iron IV, the World War II-themed grand strategy game from Paradox Interactive, has a release date, after some appropriate hemming and hawing. That's D-Day. I assume the Hearts of Iron...

 
 
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Tyranny announced

Tyranny is Obsidian's new RPG in the Pillars-style

Now that it has been thoroughly expanded, Pillars of Eternity can be left to sit and digest while folks work on that Triple Crown achievement. In the meantime, though, Obsidian has a new game in the Pillars of Eternity style called Tyranny...

 
 
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EUIV expansion

Control the sea in Europa Universalis IV expansion

Cossacks? Old news. I'm only snickering a little bit that their name sounds like "cocksacks." We've got ocean effects up in the hood now, man. This map's sparkling like never before. The latest Europa Universalis IV expansion opens up the ...

 
 
Cities: Skylines DLC
There's a scene in Goodfellas where the feds are going to raid the house, so Ray Liotta's wife, Karen, flushes $60,000 worth of cocaine down the toilet. Ray Liotta is not happy with this coke-disposal and gets a little b...   read

 
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Free weekend

You can play Cities: Skylines for free until Sunday

Colossal Order is opening up its city-building simulation Cities: Skylines for the weekend. It's free to download on Steam and play until this Sunday, February 21 at 1:00pm Pacific. The game also got a new patch today, and a paid expansion,...

 
 
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Cities: Skylines

Cities: Skylines' snowy expansion drops Feb. 18

I've seen snow only once or twice this year, and even then, it didn't stick around for long. Meanwhile, Brett is regaling us with tales about how he's just now venturing out of his snowed-in house for the first time since Sunday. As someone...

 
 
Cities: Skylines' Snowfal photo
Cities: Skylines' Snowfal

Next Cities: Skylines expansion buries you under a blanket of snow

Paradox and developer Colossal Order are smart to couch bigger Cities: Skylines expansions in visually transformative ways because, much like when the day/night cycle was added in After Dark, damn do these snow-kissed cities look completel...

 
 
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The Cossacks are coming

Europa Universalis IV on sale in time for Cossacks expansion

As we famously reported a couple months back: The Cossacks are coming, the Cossacks are coming! Well, those cock and ball sack hybrids have hit Steam as Europa Universalis IV's sixth major expansion. It will run you $20 -- not bad for newc...

 
 
Stellaris preview
Earlier this year, Paradox offered an alternative for the many disappointed by EA's botched SimCity two years earlier by publishing Colossal Order's excellent city-building-simulator Cities: Skylines. Now Paradox's internal s...   read

 
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World of Darkness

White Wolf can still license World of Darkness to other publishers

People got cautiously excited when Paradox bought the popular tabletop World of Darkness IP and its creator White Wolf last month. The publisher is known mainly for grand strategy games (developed in-house) as well as their smaller tit...

 
 
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White Wolf

Paradox picks up White Wolf Publishing from CCP

White Wolf Publishing has found a new home under Paradox Interactive. The company, known for role-playing games like Vampire: The Masquerade, had been with EVE Online maker CCP Games since 2006. For years, CCP was working on adapting World ...

 
 
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Europa DLC

The Cossacks coming to Europa Universalis IV this year

I've always liked the word "Cossack." It's fun to say, it's got two c's and two s's, it's how John Cusack's name should be pronounced, and it's basically a mashup of "cock" and "ballsack." So I was with the Cocksacks until the letter-write...

 
 
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Deals

Cities: Skylines After Dark release-week deal is 24% off

Releasing a game (expansion) on a Thursday instead of Tuesday? Must be a Paradox thing. Colossal Order's popular Cities: Skylines is receiving its first expansion today, titled After Dark. New features include, well, the nighttime game...

 
 
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Magicka 2

Magicka 2 dumps a whole load of free new spells on you

Magicka 2, one of the best games ever to make you lose all of your friends, has received a free update. For those who don’t know, Magicka’s combat revolves around typing in spells. Each letter corresponds with a different eleme...

 
 
Cities: Skylines photo
Cities: Skylines

Cities: Skylines After Dark trailer shows off your city's nightlife

Cities: Skylines was absolutely fantastic. Developer Colossal Order did a fantastic job of balancing its fun city creation tools with a detailed simulation that made SimCity look like some matchsticks held together with sick. The latest tr...

 
 
September 24
Cities: Skylines' major expansion, After Dark, has been dated for September 21. After dunking on SimCity, the successful city simulator is, "focusing on making large expansions over making many small ones," Colossal Order's l...   read

 
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Hollowpoint

Hollowpoint gives co-op shooting a fresh perspective

Update: Cross-play for PS4 and PC will not be a feature for Hollowpoint.It feels like you can't go anywhere without seeing another co-op shooter set for release or being announced for the first time. Since the success of titles like Left 4 ...

 
 
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Hollowpoint

AI and robots took our jobs! Crackdown 2 dev's new co-op shooter

When the corporations inherit the earth, will you be part of the safe bourgeoisie, or a poor with no job to do other than corporate dirty work? Hollowpoint, a 4-player co-op PS4 and PC game slated for this year, assumes the latter.  I...

 
 
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Crusader Kings 2

Crusader Kings 2's Horse Lords expansion brings in the Khans

Paradox Interactive has unveiled the eighth and latest expansion to the kill-your-child-and-marry-their-wife simulator Crusader Kings 2. Titled Horse Lords, the latest expansion lets you become the great Khan. As in Genghis of the Turkic a...

 
 
Magicka 2 review

Review: Magicka 2

Magicka 2's tagline is "learn to spell...again," and that sums up the sequel to the Paradox-published, surprise-millions-selling first Magicka. The second fantasy trope stuffed outing comes from Pieces Interactive, makers of ...   read

 
Cities: Skylines photo
Cities: Skylines

Tunnel snakes rule! Cities: Skylines update adds tunnels and more

The excellent city-builder Cities: Skylines is going subterranean with its first big update. The expansion includes: Three new European Themed Maps Over 50 European style buildings for the new European map themes Wall-to-wall buildings ena...

 
 
Knights of Pen & Paper 2
I played the majority of the original Knights of Pen & Paper on various toilets within the boundaries of Southern California. It was an enjoyable if shallow take on pen-and-paper RPGs with some cringe-worthy, referen...   read

 
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Magicka 2

Magicka 2 is running a 'sneak peek' build from now until May 10

If you pre-order Magicka 2, starting today until May 10 you'll have the chance to access the "Sneak Peek" build of the game. In it, you can access the prologue chapter, the first mission of the campaign, and "The Festival," which functions...

 
 
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Speedrun

Pillars of Eternity, beaten in less than 40 minutes

Conrad lost a lot of his life to Pillars of Eternity when he reviewed it. Clearly the poor sap was playing it wrong because Jiseed beat the damn thing in less time than it takes to watch the newest watercooler TV episode. Skill, some seque...

 
 
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Not the mama

Magicka: Wizard Wars releasing April 28, gets 80's power ballad

I think calling a trailer, which is a kind of montage, a montage trailer kind of does disservice to the idea of a montage, as we typically expect it edited into a more traditionally continuous work, but fine. The ballad is fun. So too is t...

 
 

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nickcburgess

Is it acceptable to rant here? Even if its not about games? Cause Im sick of my female facebook friends linking to their odyssey online articles they wrote. Youre 19 and a freshman in college. You dont have all the answers. Sorry this isnt video gamey

 
Gamemaniac3434

And thats REmake finished and done-really good game, had a great time with it. Finally digging into the backlog and clearing it out a bit.

 
Samsneeze

So I watched Millennium Actress again today and I dont know why I insist on watching movies that make me feel terrible things after theyre done. I still wholly recommend it if you havent seen it before. Its fantastic.

 
Torchman

Im not sure how I feel about dividing my most recent WIP blog into parts, but its probably for the better. It was already larger than any other blog I had written with just 25% done.

 
Pixie The Fairy

Man, sockpuppet accounts representing gamers are still in vogue. Sad they dont know it takes longer to create them than to ban/delete them.

 
Lex

Browsing through Doom Mods you can find pretty much everything ... but the lack of Warhammer 40k themed mods is kinda disturbing ... and sad.

 
Nekrosys

God dammit. Day-1 patches are so inconvenient.

 
Torchman

Hey Torch, whats writing your recent blog like 30% writing, 70% making gifs

 
WryGuy

Vita vs PSP. Go. Nonono. Not the PSP Go. Just go.

 
Gamemaniac3434

Hey, just a streamin thing. free to join me for some REmake, ask me some questions about Microbiology and whatnot if you are interested.

 
Nekrosys

Well, I caved in and grabbed a copy of Overwatch (PS4).

 
Steven Hansen

what you wanna see video-wise out e3? conference recaps round tables? video previews to go w/ written? just off-screen footage for extended look at gameplay of new games that prob only got brief trailers? purely weird shit like that Great America video?

 
Osc

Watching Monday Night RAW and a DOOM commercial pops up. Bloody Awesome - Destructoid. Being quoted from a 2014 post. You guys made it, now.

 
Vadicta

So, if Microsoft already has a console not doing so well, is it really wise to release an upgraded version and segment their already not-great market share? Like if the NX was a more powerful Wii U instead of a new system, would anyone care or want it?

 
Dreamweaver

Because only poor people have to choose. :P Nah, for real though, even though I bought Battleborn to tide me over until Overwatch came out, I think its a lot of fun for MOBA players. I can see myself trying to play both games for the foreseeable future.

 
TheBlondeBass

Im so sorry GM, I should have been a better trainer for you... I mean, you had shitty moves and stats, but maybe if we got to talk to each other, understand each other, things wouldnt have come to this...

 
Chris Bradshaw

Hey heres a random thought, remember Nintendo TVii? Me neither.

 
Jinx 01

When people complain that Gotham doesnt fit the Batman continuity I have to ask... which continuity? I mean, how many goddamn versions of the Batman continuity are there? At least Gotham is trying something different (and doing it quite well imo).

 
Chris Seto

shameless plug! Anyone interested in Koihime Enbu on PC, a friend is running a double elimination tournament on Wed at 6pm GMT. Its an open competition so if you want to join, just sign up!

 
Vadicta

Meanwhile, Bo watches me kill a bunch of shit, and hes all Good going, man. And when I say Yeah! in return, hes all, Revel in it. You earned it, brotha. Best husbandu confirmed.

 
CoilWhine

KILL IT WITH FIRE

 
TurboKill

Is anybody else pretty scrubby at Street Fighter V? They killed what I loved about Gief in IV and now Im in a rut. My PSN is TurboThrill. Hit me up.

 
whatsacow

I actually think the Wii-U is the worst console I have ever owned. Ive played maybe 10 games I like on it, but only 3 are actually Wii-U games and not virtual console games, and only 1 of those is actually made by Nintendo.

 
jak2364

You guys report on Notch saying some stuff on Twitter, but you dont bother reporting on Notch reading Notch X Minecraft fanfiction on Witwixs stream today? Fucking Game Journalism man, really need to get yalls priorities straight. :)

 
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Dwavenhobble

Dear Laptop, I know you hate being cleaned but if you dont stop making that whining noise with your fan because I cleaned out the vents, I will take you in for repairs. You have been warned.

 
Lex

To Doom or not to Doom ... thats the question. Sometimes I hate my life.

 
Nekrosys

Lets be real, here. Rinkah x Kaze is, by far, the best ship. I refuse to hear otherwise.

 
Nathan D

Overwatch.

 
GoodlyMike

Beautiful.

 

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