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Paradox finally announces Victoria 3

By Stephany Nunneley 21 May 2021 20:07 GMT Victoria 3 is real, and it’s coming to PC.After years of hoping, wishing, and praying, fans of the series can now rest easy as Victoria 3 has finally been announced.Watch on YouTubeThe game takes place in the early 19th century and is a society simulator where you will track the needs and desires of national populations. Each group has its own political and material preferences.There are conservative factions that may “resist political reform” as growing numbers of tradespeople and intellectuals “push for a greater say in how the nation is run.”In it,…

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Age of Empires 4 out this fall, first in-engine gameplay shows the Delhi Sultanate, more

A look at Age of Empires 4 gameplay was shown off today by Relic during a presentation.Age of Empires 4 is coming later this year in the fall to PC and Xbox Game Pass for PC and through Steam. A closed beta is also on the way. Watch on YouTubeA virtual village is also available to view through the Age of Empires website.During the presentation, one of the four historical campaigns available was shown, and it was the Norman Campaign.After that, the new unit Delhi Sultanate was shown going up against the English. Lots of elephant units were shown, and…

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Age of Empires 2 and 3 Definitive Editions are getting updates

By Stephany Nunneley 10 April 2021 17:24 GMT During the Age of Empires update today, Microsoft and Relic announced new content for Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition and Age of Empires 3: Definitive Edition.According to Relic, a second expansion called Dawn of the Dukes is coming to Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition this summer. It takes players to Eastern Europe with new campaigns and much more. Later this year the game will also get co-op historical battles with hand-picked and specific missions to play with friends.Watch on YouTubeAge of Empires 3: Definitive Edition will receive a free update on…

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Total War: Rome Remastered has been announced and it’s coming out in April

Total War: Rome Remastered has been announced, and it’s the first remaster ever for a Total War game.Scheduled for release on April 29, Total War: Rome Remastered was created in collaboration with Feral Interactive.This is a comprehensive remaster and features a suite of visual improvements such as full 4K visuals, native support for ultra-high-definition resolution, and overhauled environment, battlefield, and character models. You can also expect gameplay improvements and improved accessibility.It also comes with new gameplay content featuring 16 previously unplayable factions to play on top of the original 22.New features include a tactical map during battles, and heat maps and icon overlays…

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Isonzo is a WW1 tactical shooter from the makers of Verdun and Tannenberg

By Sherif Saed, Thursday, 25 March 2021 08:43 GMT Isonzo is the latest shooter in M2H and Blackmill Games’ WW1 series.M2H and Blackmill Games, the teams behind a pair of WW1 shooters, are working on a third game. Isonzo is their new project, continuing the tradition of authentic WW1 combat, taking the fight to the Italian front.Like its predecessors, Isonzo is a squad-based shooter with lethal combat, big-scale clashes and an attention to detail in weaponry, uniforms and even combat tactics. The game covers the southern front of WW1, where the Kingdom of Italy and the Austro-Hungarian Empire fought over…

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Europa Universalis 4 now has its own subscription service

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 20 March 2021 15:10 GMT Grand strategy game Europa Universalis 4 now has its own subscription service.Like Crusader Kings 2 before it, Paradox is offering a monthly sub to access all the DLC Europa Universalis 4 has to offer.The game’s expansion and additional content are now available via subscription and it includes the expansions and add-ons that have been developed over the last eight years.For $4.99/£3.99/€4.99 per month, all new subscribers will gain immediate access to all additional content ever created with no additional upfront cost. If you already own the base game and some of the…

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Valheim passes 6 million units sold, upcoming update teased

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 20 March 2021 13:32 GMT Iron Gate Studios have announced Valheim has hit another sales milestone.Released a little over six weeks ago through Steam Early Access, Valheim has now sold 6 million units. Just two weeks ago, the game stood at 5 million sold.Alongside the news, the team has offered a teaser image of an update currently in the works. You can see the image of the raven below.The first big update to the game, Hearth and Home, is currently in playtesting with bug fixes being addressed.The team is also working on more high-priority bugs and…

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Crusader Kings 3’s first DLC Northern Lords releasing next week

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 13 March 2021 20:08 GMT The first DLC drop for Crusader Kings 3 will come next week.The Northern Lords Flavor Pack, the first piece of DLC for Crusader Kings 3, has been revealed.It brings with it new Norse-themed features including adventurer realms, immersive character art, new music, 3D models, events and decisions, and more.The content will be released on Tuesday, March 16.As of November 2020, the game sold over 1 million copies on Steam. Within a month of release, players racked up 25 million hours of playtime, bore 40,591,268 children, 18,212,157 successful murder schemes were performed, 370,305 people…

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Samurai Warriors 5 announced for PC and consoles, out this summer

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 18 February 2021 01:50 GMT The latest entry in the series has been announced, and it’s due for release this summer. Koei Techmo has announced Samurai Warriors 5 for PC and consoles.The latest iteration of Omega Force’s fan-favorite 1 vs 1,000 action series is currently in development so details on it are a bit slim at the moment.Samurai Warriors 5 marks a fresh, re-imagining of the franchise, including an all-new storyline, as well as revamped character designs, and a new visual presentation.The title launches you into the Sengoku period, shining the in-game spotlight on characters Nobunaga…

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Rockstar handing out Red Dead Online freebies, grab the game for $4.99 until February 15

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 6 February 2021 16:05 GMT Rockstar is pleased with the response it has seen since the launch of the standalone version of Red Dead Online, so it is marking the game down for a limited time and handing out free goodies.The introductory offer to purchase the standalone version of Red Dead Online is currently available from the PlayStation Store, Microsoft Store, Rockstar Games Launcher, Epic Games Store, and Steam for $4.99 – but only until February 15. After that, it will run you $19.99 once again.Right now, Rockstar is also handing out a special bonus to everyone…

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Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond trailer brings impressive VR multiplayer action

By Patrick Dane, Saturday, 5 December 2020 15:19 GMT Medal of Honor has returned, now in virtual reality.A new trailer for Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond brings impressive VR multiplayer action to Oculus, Vive and Valve Index headsets.Respawn Entertainment’s VR shooter has been quietly building behind the scenes. The game pops up from time to time and often looks pretty impressive.We’ve seen a story trailer recently for the game that looks genuinely interesting, but for there to be a AAA VR multiplayer game with an engaged community – that could really push the form forward in a considerable way.Well,…

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Red Dead Online players can now acquire the Prestigious Bounty Hunter License

The Prestigious Bounty Hunter License is now available in Red Dead Online.Red Dead Online, which is now a standalone game, has a Prestigious Bounty Hunter License available.It has added 10 new Ranks of progression on top of the 20 from the Bounty Hunter Role Ranks with high-level items and skills to acquire. You can also expect new weapon variants and horses, Infamous Bounty targets on the Bounty Boards, and more. You can purchase it from any Bounty Board and if you reach Bounty Hunter Rank 30, you’ll continue to accumulate Bounty Hunter XP. This can be traded or RDO$ and…

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla had the biggest release week in franchise history

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 20:06 GMT Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is doing rather well for Ubisoft.Today, the company announced Assassin’s Creed Valhalla sold-through more units in its first week than any other Assassin’s Creed game sold during the same period.It is also the top-selling Ubisoft PC launch ever, driven by all-time record Ubisoft Store sales performance.Alongside the news, Ubisoft shared some player stats.Since its release, players have covered more than 4 million kilometers, and have unlocked more than 55 million buildings since launch.Over 3.5 million games of Orlog dice have been won and over 1.8 million players have won…

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has weird glitch featuring massive children

An unnerving new glitch has children towering over gruff Viking warrior, Eivor, in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has been impressing since its launch, but a new bug may leave players a little intimidated. Players are reporting that a glitch in the game is changing children into adult-sized versions of themselves.The Assassin’s Creed franchise is no stranger to glitches. From faces with… well, no faces in Assassin’s Creed Unity to a slew of other famous visual glitches, the series is never far from serving up something unintentionally funny, or potentially terrifying.Today, we are in the ‘potentially terrifying’ column. It appears…

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: day one update, pre-load times, file size, more

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 6 November 2020 20:46 GMT Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will receive a day one title update for all platforms.Ubisoft has detailed the day one title update for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, along with the full game size, and when you can start pre-loading the game.Title update v1.0.2 will fine-tune the balancing of the game, address various quest-related nuisances, include miscellaneous bug fixes, and provide improved performance and stability.It also adds content such as additional localized audio packs, and the Codex.Here, the Animus Database will return with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla as “Codex”. The Codex has two parts, the Database, and…