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Europa Universalis IV: The Kotaku Review

At the height of its powers in the early 18th century, the British Empire spanned all corners of the globe, from Brazil to Alaska, Austria to Manchuria, and… wait, what?



This Game Is About Blowing Up Your Friends -- Accidentally Or Otherwise

Arrowhead Game Studios’ 2010 action-adventure Magicka was memorable not only for its unique spellcasting system, but also for the hilarious accidental deaths caused by said spellcasting system. Now that Magicka: Wizard Wars exists, there should be a lot more of that coming.


Leviathan: Warships Takes A Level In... Smooth Jazz

Hey, remember Leviathan: Warships‘ smooth jazzy pre-order trailer? Well, the makers of this snazzy little wargame put out a free update that introduces that smooth jazziness to the game itself — by making the trailer’s narrator one of the announcers. How’d they reveal the update? With a smooth jazzy trailer, of course!


The World Is Yours In This Massive PC Strategy Game

If you’re new to the world of grand strategy games having picked up the gateway drug that is Crusader Kings II, may I suggest you look into this, Paradox’s big follow-up game, Europa Universalis IV. It’s lacking in Crusader King II’s intimacy, but shifts its weight by letting you control just about any faction of people on Earth during 300 years of global expansion and colonisation.


The World's Most Boring Viking Game Is A Blast

There’s a point, maybe around an hour in, where you might feel a little disappointed with The Old Gods, a new Viking expansion for epic strategy game Crusader Kings II that was released this week.


These Guys Make The Best Damn Trailers In The Business

They don’t use expensive pre-rendered cinematics. They don’t license famous old songs. They don’t play on TV during the NBA playoffs. But that doesn’t matter. Niche PC publisher Paradox Interactive still makes the best video game trailers in the world regardless.


Someone Now Owns Homeworld. But Who?

Last week, the rights to Homeworld, a beloved old RTS series by Relic, went under the hammer as part of an auction following the closure of former publisher THQ.


If You Want To Conquer Europe, You Have To Do It The Hard Way

Paradox’s March of the Eagles was released this week on PC, and if you’ve been at all swayed by my love of Crusader Kings II, the video above may have you thinking “wonderful, this is like that, only with muskets”.


The Vikings Are Coming. Hide Your Wife, Hide Your Kids.

Niche PC publishers Paradox held a big event yesterday, unveiling a range of new titles and DLC for existing ones. The one I’m most excited for is The Old Gods, a Viking expansion for my 2012 GOTY nominee Crusader Kings II.