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Tyranny: Bastard’s Wound – The Verdict

Tyranny: Bastard’s Wound – The Verdict

Ten months after its release Tyranny has received its first DLC ‘Bastard’s Wound‘ which adds additional areas to the map and with it new NPC’s, a new quest arc, companion quests and achievements. Obsidian have also released a free patch along side the DLC that expands the content in the third and final act of Tyranny as well as including additional voice acting and a new path to the ending of the game.

Together for Victory Expands Hearts of Iron IV Next Week

Together for Victory Expands Hearts of Iron IV Next Week

The first expansion for Hearts of Iron IV is coming on the 15th December, and will radically shake up how the major members of the British Commonwealth play. Together for Victory will significantly change the game for Canada, Australia, New Zealand, The Raj (India) and South Africa with further knock-on effects to how Factions work in the game overall. Hit the jump for more information.

Paradox Release The Plague and embrace the Rights of Man

Paradox Release The Plague and embrace the Rights of Man

Paradox are an awfully busy studio these days, I don’t know how head honcho, Fredrik Wester keeps everyone going! They’ve recently released a new expansion for Crusader Kings II, are working on an expansion for Europa Universalis IV and are busy working on updating Hearts of Iron IV. Busy bees indeed!

Hearts of Iron IV – The Verdict

Hearts of Iron IV – The Verdict

January 1951, the world is in flames and has been in a state of near constant war and I have dropped more Nuke’s than I would like to admit. I think back to the early months of my adventure with Italy in Hearts of Iron IV, and I can’t help but wonder what might have been if I had made some different choices.

Paradox Gamescom Roundup – Hearts of Iron Leads the Way

Paradox Gamescom Roundup – Hearts of Iron Leads the Way

Paradox Interactive have had a busy week of Gamescom announcements and media blasts with a new trailer for Hearts of Iron IV leading the way. They followed that up by announcing Cities: Skylines, an expansive sequel to the Cities in Motion series with first details on expansion to Europa Universalis IV and Crusader Kings II then being revealed. Read on for the roundup.

War of the Vikings – The Verdict

War of the Vikings – The Verdict

We look at each other across the bloody and disorientating mess that the battlefield has devolved into.

He casually raises his shield and then bows. I bow in return. There is a brief almost serene pause (punctuated slightly by a wounded-man running between us) and then we charge.

Who’d have thought it with all the looting and pillaging; Vikings are sticklers for etiquette, at least this is the case in War of the Vikings.

EU IV Gets a Massive Update

EU IV Gets a Massive Update

I’ve been getting ever further involved in Europa Universalis IV over recent weeks thanks to some fantastic multiplayer matches with friend of The Reticule, Craig Lager. This really is a brilliantly deep game, and one that I am determined to deliver a Verdict on soon. For now though, I will have to play some more as Paradox Interactive have just released a hefty patch for this most grand of grand strategy games.

The Paradox Gamescom Roundup

The Paradox Gamescom Roundup

I am a massive fan of the work that Paradox do, they release some really innovative titles, and while I may not love them all, their dedication to the PC market is heart-warming. They have had a busy week at Gamescom with two new game announcements and a couple of trailers for already revealed games. Hit the break for a quick rundown of what they have been showing off.

A Game of Dwarves E3 Trailer

A Game of Dwarves E3 Trailer

I think Paradox are winning my ‘Publisher of E3’ award for their constant reveal of lovely little trailer for games which aren’t just the norm. Check this one out for A Game of Dwarves and tell me that doesn’t make you look forward to seeing more of the game. Hopefully we will soon see more of this one.

Dungeonland Looks Mighty Fun

Dungeonland Looks Mighty Fun

Ahhh Paradox, what will you think of next I wonder? I’ve just taken a little gander at the wonderful E3 trailer for Dungeonland, a co-op action point-and-slash game. The trailer is after the jump, it sees Mark Venturelli lead designer of Brazilian developers Critical Studio talk through four key features of the game all while a heap of game action takes place. It is a bright colourful game, and it looks cute and, most important, fun. Check out the video below.

Paradox Unveil TwitchTV Integration for The Showdown Effect

Paradox Unveil TwitchTV Integration for The Showdown Effect

Over at E3 Paradox Interactive have revealed their planned integration of TwitchTV into their upcoming title The Showdown Effect. While so far at E3 we have seen Nintendo reveal more on the WiiU and Microsoft and Ubisoft turn their events into concerts, this announcement from Paradox is perhaps the most relevant to expanding gaming communities.

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Sengoku – The Verdict

Sengoku – The Verdict

The year is 1467, civil war has broken out across feudal Japan and the clans are vying for control. Sengoku allows you to take control of a Japanese lord with dominion over either whole clans or one sole province. Your aim is to survive the power struggle and become Shogun of your nation.