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Crusader Kings 3 to Bring Back Same-Sex Marriage Mods After Block
Crusader Kings 3 to Bring Back Same-Sex Marriage Mods After Block
After blocking same-sex marriage mods from Crusader Kings 3, Paradox Interactive has revealed that support for these mods will return in an upcoming update.
Somehow, 'Medieval Tinder' makes Crusader Kings 3 feel more believable
Somehow, 'Medieval Tinder' makes Crusader Kings 3 feel more believable
One of the many things I love about the Crusader Kings games is their ability to maintain a relatively consistent tone when, strictly speaking, they should be all over the place.
Crusader Kings 3 should fix same-sex relationship mods by next patch
Crusader Kings 3 should fix same-sex relationship mods by next patch
Last month, Crusader Kings 3's 1.3 patch broke mods that allowed players to have same-sex concubine relationships in the medieval strategy game.
Europa Universalis 4's Leviathan expansion gets April release date
Europa Universalis 4's Leviathan expansion gets April release date
Europa Universalis 4, Paradox Interactive's dizzyingly rich grand strategy game, will be getting its 17th major expansion, titled Leviathan, on 27th April. Leviathan is focussed on offering new ways to succeed beyond endless expansion and warmongering, introducing a range of new diplomatic and economic options to meet that goal.
Paradox fans are desperate for the new grand strategy game to be Victoria 3
Paradox fans are desperate for the new grand strategy game to be Victoria 3
As you may remember, during Paradox Interactive’s recent Paradox Insider event, the company announced that a brand new grand strategy game was going to be announced during the annual PDXCon event in May.
Crusader Kings 3's latest update blocks same-sex relationship mods
Crusader Kings 3's latest update blocks same-sex relationship mods
Paradox say: "In no way was this implemented in order to deliberately bar players from including same-sex relationships in the game"
Paradox launches optional Europa Universalis 4 subscription service today
Paradox launches optional Europa Universalis 4 subscription service today
Following the introduction of a monthly subscription service for Crusader Kings 2 last month, Paradox Interactive has launched a similar model for its dizzyingly rich flagship grand strategy game Europa Universalis 4, providing an easier entry point for its mountain of DLC. Paradox initially began exploring a potential subscription model for Europa Universalis 4 last January, offering the feature to a "limited group of people" in an experimental capacity. At the time, it explained, "We have heard for years from existing and potential new players that the cost of getting the game and all expansions all at once is quite expensive (and might be discouraging for completely new EU4 fans), it's been supported for almost 7 years after all.
Crusader Kings 3 Is Free To Play On Steam Until March 21
Crusader Kings 3 Is Free To Play On Steam Until March 21
Try out the acclaimed strategy game through the whole week.
Surviving Mars overhauls tourism, kicking off renewed support
Surviving Mars overhauls tourism, kicking off renewed support
Time to drive tourists round on a rock-seeing safari
Paradox Interactive Announces Next Slate of Content for Xbox Gamers at Paradox Insider 2021
Paradox Interactive Announces Next Slate of Content for Xbox Gamers at Paradox Insider 2021
Hi Xbox Community! Strategy and management game fans on Xbox have a lot to be excited about in the coming months.
Surviving Mars hits five million players
Surviving Mars hits five million players
Paradox Interactive strategy title reaches new milestone across all platforms
Surviving Mars updates and DLC to continue with a new developer
Surviving Mars updates and DLC to continue with a new developer
With free and paid updates to arrive Monday
Crusader Kings 3 is getting in on that viking action
Crusader Kings 3 is getting in on that viking action
New Norse events, plus winter, duels and poetry
Crusader Kings 3: Northern Lords DLC Releases March 16th
Crusader Kings 3: Northern Lords DLC Releases March 16th
The post Crusader Kings 3: Northern Lords DLC Releases March 16th appeared first on Fextralife. A new Viking themed DLC for strategy title Crusader Kings 3, adds Norse themed music, cosmetics, raiding, legacies and more. The post Crusader Kings 3: Northern Lords DLC Releases March 16th appeared first on Fextralife.
Colony builder Surviving Mars is back with dome DLC and free tourism update next week
Colony builder Surviving Mars is back with dome DLC and free tourism update next week
Paradox Interactive's colony builder Surviving Mars has resumed development and will expand this Monday, 15th March, with a free new tourism update and the In-Dome Buildings Pack. Surviving Mars - which challenges players to rejuvenate the wastes of the red planet, eventually transforming the world into a thriving colony of shimmering domes - initially launched in 2018, and received its last major expansion, Green Planet, the following year.
Here's where to watch Paradox Insider tonight
Here's where to watch Paradox Insider tonight
Probably no Bloodlines 2, but how about BattleTech 2?
Stellaris tabletop game hits £1m on Kickstarter in 24 hours
Stellaris tabletop game hits £1m on Kickstarter in 24 hours
Adaptation of Paradox Interactive's strategy series is the latest board game to find an audience through crowdfunding
Colony-building sim Surviving Mars is free on Epic, again
Colony-building sim Surviving Mars is free on Epic, again
With gleaming domes and, of course, potatoes
Get Stellaris for just $1 in Humble's latest bundle
Get Stellaris for just $1 in Humble's latest bundle
Get the game and seven DLC packs for just £10 / $15
BattleTech mechs: tips for constructing the best build
BattleTech mechs: tips for constructing the best build
If you’ve spent any significant time with Harebrained Schemes' BattleTech  you’ve undoubtedly had a sense that just as much of the game takes place in the MechLab as on the field.
Winter coming to Crusader Kings 3 as part of next major update
Winter coming to Crusader Kings 3 as part of next major update
Paradox Interactive is priming the next major update for its superb medieval grand strategy game Crusader Kings 3, and the studio is now ready to begin sharing details on some of the new features it'll bring - starting with winter. Winter, as Paradox explains in its latest developer blog, is intended to make the world of Crusader Kings 3 an even harsher place, and will gradually blanket the world in snow - a change clearly visible on the map - as the seasons progress and temperatures plummet. Paradox says winter will arrive in three different variants - mild, normal, and harsh, all easy to spot at a glance - and will affect all parts of the map just as you'd expect it to in the real-world.
Hardsuit Labs dropped as Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines 2 developer
Hardsuit Labs dropped as Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines 2 developer
Paradox Interactive pushes the troubled sequel into 2022
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 delayed again as it switches developers
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 delayed again as it switches developers
Paradox say they've "started a collaboration with a new studio partner to finish work on the game"
Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 Delayed Beyond 2021; Pre-Orders Halted
Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 Delayed Beyond 2021; Pre-Orders Halted
The post Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 Delayed Beyond 2021; Pre-Orders Halted appeared first on Fextralife. Paradox announces the delay of Bloodlines 2, the departure of Hardsuit labs on the project and halting pre-orders. The post Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 Delayed Beyond 2021; Pre-Orders Halted appeared first on Fextralife.
NASA used the Surviving Mars soundtrack for the Perseverance landing stream
NASA used the Surviving Mars soundtrack for the Perseverance landing stream
The world watched in eager anticipation February 18 as the Perseverance rover made its descent to the surface of Mars after a nearly seven month voyage through space.
Crusader Kings 2 subscription service offers all the DLC for £4 per month
Crusader Kings 2 subscription service offers all the DLC for £4 per month
If you wanted all the expansions and content packs for Crusader Kings 2, at MSRP you'd be paying over £200.
EU4 multiplayer gets patched, breaks, gets immediately unpatched
EU4 multiplayer gets patched, breaks, gets immediately unpatched
Yesterday the team at Paradox Tinto, the new internal studio at Paradox Interactive that’s taking charge of EUIV’s development, released a new patch for the strategy game that was attempting to update the multiplayer technology to make it easier to manage going forward. The desire was to allow the developers to focus more on new features and content, rather than having to maintain the historically inconsistent multiplayer framework.
The best BattleTech mods
The best BattleTech mods
So, you want some BattleTech mods? Even if official development has now finished, it will always remain one of our favourite turn-based strategy games.
Stellaris's next DLC adds starships which eat stars
Stellaris's next DLC adds starships which eat stars
New ways to win by destroying the galaxy
Victoria 2 cheats – the best cheats and console commands
Victoria 2 cheats – the best cheats and console commands
So, you want some Victoria 2 cheats? The cult classic grand strategy game is set during the 19th century, at a time of great change, of rising nationalism, social welfare, and a major shift towards democratic governments.
Prison Architect Going Green adds farming and illicit “herbs”
Prison Architect Going Green adds farming and illicit “herbs”
Prison Architect ‘s next expansion is called Going Green, and it marks the incarceration simulator’s arrival in the pantheon of games that really want to be Stardew Valley.
PSA: Cities: Skylines Is Currently Free On The Epic Games Store
PSA: Cities: Skylines Is Currently Free On The Epic Games Store
The Epic Games Store is giving away the terrific building sim Cities: Skylines for free today, the first in a series of holiday giveaways going on throughout the rest of the December.
Paradox Boss Says Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines 2 First Half of 2021 Release Unlikely
Paradox Boss Says Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines 2 First Half of 2021 Release Unlikely
The post Paradox Boss Says Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines 2 First Half of 2021 Release Unlikely appeared first on Fextralife. Developer behind the upcoming Vampire Masquerade: Bloodlines 2 shares the game most likely won't be coming in the first half of 2021. The post Paradox Boss Says Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines 2 First Half of 2021 Release Unlikely appeared first on Fextralife.
Don't expect Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 until the second half of 2021
Don't expect Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 until the second half of 2021
"I do not think it will come in the first half of the year, but we will see," says Paradox Interactive CEO.
Everything You Need To Know About Paradox’s Empire of Sin
Everything You Need To Know About Paradox’s Empire of Sin
Ever watched The Untouchables and thought you could do it better? Empire of Sin gives you that chance, seeing you take on the role of a gangster as you swim through murky criminal waters in 1920s Chicago.
Pillars Of Eternity and Tyranny are free on the Epic Games Store next week
Pillars Of Eternity and Tyranny are free on the Epic Games Store next week
As though we didn’t already have several massive new games to get through this month, next week we’re getting a bunch of RPGs thrust upon us, too.
Empire Of Sin developer says bug fixes are on the way
Empire Of Sin developer says bug fixes are on the way
They love him, Buggy Malone. It’s low hanging fruit, but it’s a pretty accurate pun to describe Romero Games’ new strategical crime romp, Empire Of Sin.
Empire Of Sin's gangster crime spree kicks off today
Empire Of Sin's gangster crime spree kicks off today
It’s almost time to make a start on your 1920s gangster career, because Empire Of Sin comes out today.
Empire Of Sin review
Empire Of Sin review
Empire Of Sin review XCOM-style turn based combat in a world of prohibition-era gangsters that also incorporates business management and RPG elements.
Crusader Kings III's New Ruler Designer Is, Ahem, Very Nice
Crusader Kings III's New Ruler Designer Is, Ahem, Very Nice
Crusader Kings III got a free update this week, introducing a new “ruler designer” that lets you completely customise the leader you begin the game with.
Crusader Kings 3 now lets you create your own character
Crusader Kings 3 now lets you create your own character
What’s the point of conquering medieval Europe if you can’t do it as yourself, your mate, a minor television celebrity e.g.
Crusader Kings 3 Has Sold Over 1 Million Copies
Crusader Kings 3 Has Sold Over 1 Million Copies
The highly acclaimed grand strategy title has been enjoying strong sales.
Preview: Empire Of Sin is a seamless blend of four different gangster games
Preview: Empire Of Sin is a seamless blend of four different gangster games
There are two, pretty obvious, factors by which I judge strategy games: how immediately satisfying they are to play, and how well that satisfaction holds up in the long run.
Stellaris: Necroids Species Pack — Is it worth it?
Stellaris: Necroids Species Pack — Is it worth it?
Stellaris has been out for over four years and Paradox Interactive has provided several content addons for it.
Stellaris's new Necroids are building a deathless stellar empire
Stellaris's new Necroids are building a deathless stellar empire
What’s the point of forging an eternal space empire if you’re not around to see it? Why let a pesky thing like mortality ruin your timeless dominion over the cosmos? Such things don’t concern Stellaris‘s newest band of ramblin’ shamblin’ undead aliens, The Necroids, descending upon the galaxy in today’s new Species Pack.
Surviving The Aftermath has arrived on Steam after a year of Epic exclusivity
Surviving The Aftermath has arrived on Steam after a year of Epic exclusivity
There’s nothing like a spot of cheery post-apocalyptic city building to keep you going in this fine year we call 2020.
Europa Universalis II is free on GOG for Paradox's 20th anniversary sale
Europa Universalis II is free on GOG for Paradox's 20th anniversary sale
GOG are giving away Europa Universalis II for free right now as part of their Paradox Interactive 20th Anniversary sale.
Bloodlines 2 senior narrative designer Cara Ellison has left the project
Bloodlines 2 senior narrative designer Cara Ellison has left the project
Paradox Interactive confirmed that Ellison is no longer with developer Hardsuit Labs.
You can continue a Crusader Kings 3 world in Europa Universalis 4, then Victoria 2, then Hearts Of Iron 4
You can continue a Crusader Kings 3 world in Europa Universalis 4, then Victoria 2, then Hearts Of Iron 4
What to do when you’ve completed a Crusader Kings 3 campaign? You could start over as a new ruler in a new place, I suppose, but isn’t that negligent? A truly responsible leader would steer their nation through the middle ages, the Victorian era, and World War 2.
Crusader Kings III Rulers Come From The Nightmare Realm
Crusader Kings III Rulers Come From The Nightmare Realm
Welcome to Terrifying Characters, a mod for Crusader Kings III that turns the otherwise fairly human-ish rulers of the game into limb-addled nightmare creatures. Read more...
Crusader Kings 3 outlaws
Crusader Kings 3 outlaws "North Korea mode" in major patch
Like any grand strategy game, systems get real complicated real fast in Crusader Kings 3, so it's little wonder that Paradox Interactive has taken player feedback on board to introduce a raft of changes for the game's first major patch.
Crusader Kings III Patches Are Already Works Of Art
Crusader Kings III Patches Are Already Works Of Art
Crusader Kings II had the best patches, so its sequel Crusader Kings III has a lot to live up to.
Crusader Kings 3's patch 1.1 culls excessive bastardisation and other AI quirks
Crusader Kings 3's patch 1.1 culls excessive bastardisation and other AI quirks
Medieval conquer ’em up Crusader Kings 3 will be pushing out a huge patch to fix all sorts of bugs and AI oddities.
Crusader Kings 3 won’t launch – how to fix
Crusader Kings 3 won’t launch – how to fix
Crusader Kings 3, with its army-raising, dynasty-creating, and kinslaying, can keep you occupied for hours on end.
Crusader Kings 3 county control and development guide
Crusader Kings 3 county control and development guide
Counties are the smallest kind of domain you can hold in Crusader Kings 3, and as such you’ll need to manage them carefully.
How to stop your vassals fighting in Crusader Kings 3
How to stop your vassals fighting in Crusader Kings 3
If you fancy taking over large swathes of land in Crusader Kings 3 you’ll need to have vassals under your control.
Crusader Kings 3 knights guide – recruitment, management, and prowess
Crusader Kings 3 knights guide – recruitment, management, and prowess
Knights are the elite fighters in your Crusader Kings 3 army, often acting as a turning point for you in battles against weaker foes.
Crusader Kings 3 cheats, debug mode, and console commands
Crusader Kings 3 cheats, debug mode, and console commands
Crusader Kings 3 can be customised at will in debug mode, using cheats and console commands.
Empire of Sin release date revealed along with a new trailer
Empire of Sin release date revealed along with a new trailer
Romero Games finally revealed a December release date for Empire of Sin.
Empire of Sin Releases on December 1st
Empire of Sin Releases on December 1st
New trailer highlights Goldie and her Fortune Tellers as they manipulate their rivals.
Empire Of Sin's tactical crime capers commence this December
Empire Of Sin's tactical crime capers commence this December
Pack an extra-thick trenchcoat and woolly fedora, readers.
Crusader Kings 3 is getting a huge fantasy mod inspired by Dragon Age and The Witcher
Crusader Kings 3 is getting a huge fantasy mod inspired by Dragon Age and The Witcher
One of the main reasons I’m not super into games like Crusader Kings 3 is that they’re based on proper history.
Tips For Playing Crusader Kings III
Tips For Playing Crusader Kings III
Oh boy. Oh boy. Where to even begin with this.
Crusader Kings 3 North Korea strategy – how to directly control your entire realm
Crusader Kings 3 North Korea strategy – how to directly control your entire realm
The ‘North Korea’ strategy has returned for Crusader Kings 3, and it lets you completely dominate the world if pulled off correctly.
How to disinherit or kill your child and heir in Crusader Kings 3
How to disinherit or kill your child and heir in Crusader Kings 3
Yeah, it’s not a great look. Hear me out though.
Best starting characters in Crusader Kings 3 – which rulers to pick
Best starting characters in Crusader Kings 3 – which rulers to pick
There are a huge number of rulers to choose from in Crusader Kings 3, and looking at the map it can get a bit overwhelming.
Crusader Kings 3 beginner tips and tricks
Crusader Kings 3 beginner tips and tricks
When you boot up Crusader Kings 3, it might seem a little daunting.
Crusader Kings 3 barbershop – how to customise your character
Crusader Kings 3 barbershop – how to customise your character
At the moment, Crusader Kings 3 only has character customisation for existing rulers and family members, rather than CK2’s more versatile ruler creator.
How to increase, raise, and replenish levies and armies in Crusader Kings 3
How to increase, raise, and replenish levies and armies in Crusader Kings 3
One of the most important things in Crusader Kings 3 is your army.
Former Paradox Testers Say
Former Paradox Testers Say "We Were Severely Underpaid" Before Being Laid Off
Paradox Interactive, one of the biggest developers and publishers of PC strategy games—they’re responsible for this month’s Crusader Kings III—closed their internal Quality Assurance (QA) department last year, and a report on Rock Paper Shotgun alleges it was done in about the worst way possible. Read more...
Paradox Interactive's QA staff allege poor treatment, low pay, and mismanaged layoffs
Paradox Interactive's QA staff allege poor treatment, low pay, and mismanaged layoffs
Three months ago, Paradox Interactive signed a collective agreement, to better establish workplace rights with the unions in their company.
Crusader Kings 3 hits Australian Steam today after ratings board trouble
Crusader Kings 3 hits Australian Steam today after ratings board trouble
Good news, Aussie pals. After some issues with the Australian ratings board, Crusader Kings 3 is now available to you on the Microsoft Store, and it’s coming to Steam later today.
Crusader Kings III Sneaks Onto Xbox Gamepass on Release Day
Crusader Kings III Sneaks Onto Xbox Gamepass on Release Day
Crusader Kings III is the newest grand strategy game from Paradox Interactive where players choose a medieval ruler and control them throughout history.
Crusader Kings III: Getting kingdoms and empires easily
Crusader Kings III: Getting kingdoms and empires easily
There's a way to exploit the Abduction scheme in Crusader Kings III.
Crusader Kings 3 spymasters plotting to murder themselves and other fantastic, emergent oddities
Crusader Kings 3 spymasters plotting to murder themselves and other fantastic, emergent oddities
Crusader Kings 3  sounds absolutely lovely, but the harsh reality I’m currently facing is that I just won’t play it.
Crusader Kings III: Lifestyle focus, skills, traits, and education guide
Crusader Kings III: Lifestyle focus, skills, traits, and education guide
Here's our guide to help you manage your ruler's growth, Lifestyle focus, skills, perks, traits, and education in Crusader Kings III.
How fast can you die in Crusader Kings 3?
How fast can you die in Crusader Kings 3?
Yesterday, I dived into the magical world of themed Crusader Kings III playthroughs, with this sobering exploration of what a man’s life might look like if he cared for nothing except banging giants.