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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 ...   read

 
 
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Cities: Skylines DLC

Win a code for Cities: Skylines' Snowfall expansion

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 bit upset. Karen...   read

 
 
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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,...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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Explore and conquer the galaxy in Stellaris

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 studio is effect...   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...   read

 
 
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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 ...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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Cities: Skylines gets nightlife with After Dark expansion

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 lead designer Ka...   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 ...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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 some of Magicka...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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Knights of Pen & Paper 2

Review: 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, referential humor and ...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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Review: Pillars of Eternity

Pillars of Eternity is a sort of game which appeared unlikely to exist again in any meaningful way. Isometric, party-based role-playing games certainly seemed like the sort of thing people made, "back in the day," something to be fondly rem...   read

 
 
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Review: Cities: Skylines

The connection between the design and implementation of the sidewalks and streets we use on a daily basis requires a huge mental leap for me. Walking down the cobblestone in my city and looking up to see the sky framed with highrises inspi...   read

 
 
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