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Cities: Skylines has new bridges, train stations, and radio options available today

Four new content updates are now available for Cities: Skylines. New content is now available for Cities: Skylines players interested in adding new bridges, train stations, and two new radio stations.Watch on YouTubeParadox Interactive announced the new content today during PDXCON Remixed.Two radio stations, Rail Hawk Radio and Sunny Breeze Radio, are now available for those players looking to change up the mood as they build.Here’s what’s now available, straight from Paradox:Bridges & Piers Content Creator Pack – Price: $4.99This set of 22 unique mods by Armesto, with industrial and classical styles found around the world. The pack includes: 7 regular traffic…

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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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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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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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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…

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Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 delayed out of 2021 as Hardsuit Labs pulled off the project

By Sherif Saed, Tuesday, 23 February 2021 09:12 GMT Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 has suffered another setback.Paradox has announced this morning that Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 will not be released this year as previously planned. The publisher is also removing its lead developer Hardsuit Labs from the project, and bringing in a different team to finish the game.The company shared the news as part of its year-end financial report, where it also said that its studio organisation “has found it difficult to maintain” the usual production pace under coronavirus-induced work-from-home conditions.Paradox did not say who will…

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Crusader Kings 2 is getting a subscription service just for its DLC

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 19 February 2021 11:43 GMT You can access around $300 of content for a pretty low monthly fee.Paradox is rolling out a subscription service for grand strategy title Crusader Kings 2.The Swedish games firm announced the move in a post on its forums, saying that users could subscribe for $4.99/£3.99 a month for full access to every bit of Crusader Kings 2 content.Since its launch back in 2012, Paradox has released in the region of $300 worth of extra content for the strategy game, with this subscription service apparently being a way to make it affordable…

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Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 likely won’t release during the first half of 2021

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 5 December 2020 17:13 GMT It looks like we will have to wait a bit longer for Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2.Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 likely won’t release during the first half of 2021, according to its publisher, Paradox. Speaking in an interview Swedish financial publication Placera (thanks, Eurogamer), the company’s CEO dropped the news, and also stated part of the reason for the delay has to do with bringing the game to PS5 and Xbox Series X.“I do not think it will come in the first half of the year, but we…

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Conquer the Galaxy with this outer space themed Humble Bundle

By Grace Curtis, Tuesday, 1 December 2020 21:43 GMT The new Humble ‘Explore and Expand’ Bundle contains nine out-of-this-world games for just $10.This month the emphasis is on strategy and conquest, with the entry-level price ($1) netting you retro space RPG Hayclon 6, dystopian adventure Rain of Reflections, and civilizational simulator Sins of a Solar Empire. Tier two unlocks five more: four games from the Galactic Civilisations III series, plus spaceship battler Starpoint Gemini Warlords.  Get the Humble ‘Explore and Expand’ Bundle for $10 Stellaris as the top prize for those willing to pay the max entry fee. Released in…

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Vampire: The Masquerade battle royale coming in 2021

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 1 November 2020 17:49 GMT A new battle royale title based on Vampire: The Masquerade is due to launch next year, and it will be developed by Sharkmob.The game was announced via a short teaser trailer which you can see below. It doesn’t give an awful lot away, but the 32 seconds of footage does a decent job of setting the scene.Paradox Interactive will be on publishing duties for the game, which makes sense – the company acquired a small stake in Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 developer Hardsuit Labs in 2018, so it stands…

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Crusader Kings 3 players have cannibalized a pope, had 40m+ kids, and instigated 1.4m+ holy wars

Crusader Kings 3 players have been busy in Paradox Interactive’s latest title, and ahead of the massive 1.1 update joining the game, the developer has shared some amazing stats.Paradox Interactive’s highly-anticipated follow-up to Crusader Kings II hasn’t even been out for a month yet and already players are achieving some remarkable things.In a press release sent out by the developer, a list of absurd and impressive feats are listed.They range from genuinely quite impressive (40,591,268 children have been born in-game since its September 1 launch!) to, frankly, quite gruesome (18,212,157 successful murder schemes have been executed).Away from the binary function…

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Strategy game Empire of Sin will be released in December

Empire of Sin, the strategy title from Romero Games, will be released on December 1.Empire of Sin puts you at the heart of the criminal underworld of 1920s Prohibition-era Chicago.In it you will “hustle, charm, and intimidate” your way to the top do whatever it takes to stay there.The character-driven, noir-inspired game outs you in the middle of the roaring 20s, where you will work behind the scenes in the underbelly of organized crime.If you are unfamiliar with the game, here’s the synopsis and a list of features:Slip into the shoes of one of the fourteen real and historically inspired…