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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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Next week's Cities: Skylines pre-order deals up to 27% off

Next week's release of Cities: Skylines has a pre-order discount right now making it cheaper than 2013's SimCity at MSRP. The new city-builder game from Colossal Order starts at $29.99 and can be pre-order for a bit cheaper&n...   read

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Saving the newly erected Ass from poop water in Cities: Skylines

Paradox is sticking with, "let’s talk about our product on its own merits" tact with its upcoming city-builder from developer Colossal Order, but I am under no such nice-marketing guide (nor do I know tact, as this post will confirm)....   read

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Vlad the closeted dracula talks Magicka 2 co-op friends in therapy

Magicka 2 continues to outperform most games when it comes to trailers. And believe me, I know something about funny videogame video content. It's also quite fun. I had a chance to play Magicka 2 on PS4 last month and I...   read

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3, 2, 1...let's jam!
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Get tready to learn about Hearts of Iron IV's tanks

I like it when a company modifies their logo to fit with the theme of whatever it's attached to. It's a stupid thing to like and here it's just an old timey World War II filter, but I like it nonetheless (see: SEGA matching Alien: Isolatio...   read

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Why'd it have to be snakes: Warlock 2 gets Nagas DLC

Warlock 2: The Exiled is getting its first expansion later this year, Wrath of the Nagas. With it comes a new game mode, "A clear threat," in which you have to trounce the encroaching water snakes on their amphibious buildings.  ...   read

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Pillars of Eternity delayed for polish and feedback

Obsidian Entertainment's next big role-playing game, Pillars of Eternity, won't make it in time for a late 2014 release as previously planned. It's now set for an early 2015 launch, with the extended schedule going toward incorporating play...   read

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Free Magicka 2 if you can do a better karaoke video than a dracula

Magicka 2 is upping the intentional weirdness in its trailers with Vlad the dracula singing karaoke, 90's internet aesthetics, and close ups of a cute dog. Not a bad look. There's also this website, which looks like a Geocities page a...   read

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Ancient Space is a new space RTS from Paradox Interactive

If you're anxiously waiting for that Homeworld HD remake to arrive, we can console ourselves with another nice-looking space-based RTS game in Ancient Space which will dock with us later in the autumn for PC and Mac. Developed by CreativeF...   read

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Hollowpoint will feature four-player co-op, out in 2015

Publisher Paradox Interactive has entered a partnership with Sony, and one of the games that will hit the PS4 from that deal is Hollowpoint. It's described as an action game where you lead a mercenary outfit, and it will feature four-playe...   read

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Hearts of Iron IV wants you to rewrite World War II

Why do you have to be at gamescom to make a gamescom trailer? This (a very little bit of) gameplay trailer for Hearts of Iron IV asks that. I think we should all shoot our own gamescom trailers, too. Upload 'em and put them ...   read

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Paradox Interactive

Paradox Interactive will have Magicka 2, Hearts of Iron IV available at Gamescom 2014

Paradox Interactive will have quite the lineup at Gamescom 2014. Hearts of Iron IV and the new RPG IP Runemaster, along with several "secret projects," will be among the in-house developed titles shown this year. Joining those with be...   read

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Magicka 2 revealed at Sony press conference

Since the Magicka wizards didn't know what to do with themselves once their unemployment extended into the thousands of days, they decided they'd just get back to doing what they knew best. Magicka 2 was announced at the Sony pre...   read

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Sabotage economies in the next Europa Universalis IV expansion

Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations will be out on May 29. This is the second expansion for the strategy title, and the main focus is all trade. There's going to be new trade and diplomacy features, and plenty of things for those that...   read

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Magicka Early Access

Get your Magicka: Wizard Wars Early Access keys here!

[Update: Codes all gone! Hope you got yours!] Our friends at Paradox Interactive have hooked us up with a bunch of Early Access Steam keys for their upcoming MOBA Magicka: Wizard Wars, and we're handing them out to the Dtoid community! We'v...   read

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This crash-course video explores the origin of Paradox and beyond

I don't have it in me to become invested enough in grand strategy titles to enjoy playing them, but I always had a soft spot for Fraser Brown's Paradox reviews. This is a genre made possible by a passionate player base and the same can be ...   read

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New Obsidian game

Paradox is publishing Obsidian's new game, Pillars of Eternity

Paradox Interactive, makers of grand strategy games (Europa Universalis, Crusader Kings) and Magicka, are teaming up with Obsidian (South Park: The Stick of Truth, Fallout: New Vegas) for their new RPG, Pillars of Eternity. On the heels of ...   read

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Paradox Interactive

How Paradox Interactive found success in a niche market

Paradox Interactive is best known for their hardcore grand strategy titles on the PC market. Makers of such hits as Crusader Kings, Europa Universalis, Magicka, and many more games, the Sweden-based company celebrated 10 years of independen...   read

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How to do F2P

Paradox on how to do free-to-play the right way

Magicka: Wizard Wars is Paradox Interactive's take on the MOBA genre. While most companies have had trouble getting a foothold in the market thanks to how dominating League of Legends and Dota 2 are, Wizard Wars looks to have a better chanc...   read

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War of the Vikings

Charging wildly into War of the Vikings

War of the Vikings, the close-quarters Vikings-versus-Saxons bloodbath, is in Early Access on Steam. Yesterday, it saw its biggest patch leading up to its early March release window. With it comes the content I got to test out last week. To...   read

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Warlock II preview
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Souped up hexagons: Ready to lose hours to Warlock II

A couple years back, Destructoid's handsomely verbose Fraser Brown reviewed a strategy game of his ilk that didn't instantly fill me with dread and and remind me of my general inadequacy. Warlock: Master of the Arcane was ostensibly a ...   read

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