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Briefly: Paradox Development Studios Tries Its Hand At An RPG

Paradox Development Studios, known for its grand strategy games on PC, is trying its hand at an RPG. A Norse mythology-themed fantasy RPG, specifically, titled Runemaster. There’s a short teaser for you above. At the same time, Paradox also announced the fourth entry in their Hearts of Iron strategy game series.


The Best PC Patch Notes Keep Getting Better

It’s OK, Crusader Kings II isn’t for everyone. I get that. But I’d like to think we can all at least find common ground and enjoy the game’s patch notes, which continue to be the very best.


PC Classic Gets A Gentle Glove Slap To The Face

One of the best PC games ever made is Sid Meier’s Colonization. A big part of that is the way it simulates the great unknown: as you venture westwards, unless you’re playing on the boring “real” map, you’re truly venturing into the great unknown.


PC Game Lets You Play As The Mighty Conquering Jews

For something that’s such a big part of many people’s daily lives, religion doesn’t play a terribly big role in video games. It does in Crusader Kings II, however, and that role is about to get a lot more interesting.


Viking-Themed Sequel To War Of The Roses, Now Available Via Early Access

Vikings are the next pirates. The Nordic follow-up to medieval melee simulator War of the Roses, Fatshark’s War of the Vikings is now available for early access on Steam.


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.