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Stellaris optimizations arrive for new-gen consoles alongside Lithoids Species Pack

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 25 March 2021 19:51 GMT Paradox Interactive has released a new species pack for Stellaris: Console Edition alongside the 2.6 Verne update for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S users.Today’s update specifically optimizes Stellaris: Console Edition for Xbox Series X/S hardware. You can expect higher frame rates, faster simulation speed, and lower load times along with supporting the Smart Delivery feature.View a side-by-side breakdown of current and new-generation Xbox consoles below. Also avaiable today is the Lithoids Species Pack for console, which introduces new empire mechanics as well as rock-based species portraits and ship models and a…

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So, It’s Been A Year, Huh

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the growing outbreak of covid-19 a pandemic. In the year since, over 120 million people have been infected by the virus worldwide, and 2.5 million people have died because of covid-19. Life has forever been changed. We wear masks. Avoid crowds. Businesses have shut down, and many won’t reopen. And while the vaccine has brought hope to a planet drowning in fear and anxiety, it can’t fix what’s already happened. Through all of this, video games still came out, and we still played them. At times, working for a website dedicated…

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Stellaris: Nemesis expansion gets an April release date for PC

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 14 March 2021 11:01 GMT Sci-fi strategy game Stellaris‘ upcoming expansion, Nemesis, has finally been dated for PC and will arrive next month.As per a press release from Stellaris publisher Paradox Interactive has stated that the new expansion will launch for Stellaris on PC on April 15.As you’d expect from that title, this new expansion allows you to become part of the endgame crisis that threatens the state of the universe (if you so desire). In order to feed the dark demons and indulge in a bit of galaxy destroying yourself, though, you’ll first need to horde…

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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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Surviving Mars development resumes, content update coming next week, expansion in the works

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 13 March 2021 19:54 GMT Paradox Interactive announced today that development has resumed on Surviving Mars, and a new update is coming.Development is now under Abstraction, and the next update to Surviving Mars will include an In-Dome Buildings pack and a free Tourism Update. The content will release on Monday, March 15.The Tourism Update is free for all players and revamps tourists, introduces the RC Safari, adds buildings, and more. With this update, players can expect to see some of their most-requested tourism features, such as Holiday Experience rating rewards and consequences.Tourism Update Key Features: Happy…