NEWS 07 Apr 2017­ by Stephen Haselden

Stellaris: Utopia Has Arrived

Well, it’s happened. The much anticipated Utopia expansion is now active for Stellaris, along with the free Banks update too. Initial reactions to the expansion are Very Positive, with a rating of 93% from over 160 gamers in less than 24 hrs since launch! It’s possible that this strong reaction to Utopia’s release, is fueled…
ANNOUNCEMENT 06 Mar 2017­ by Bis18marck70

Europa Universalis IV: Mandate of Heaven

The Middle Kingdom has seen many dynasties come and go. Warlords, Emperor and Statesmen have shaped China over centuries, a continuous line from the beginning to the end. It is with a grand legacy that China makes its way into Europa Universalis IV, allowing players for the first time to rule this mighty nation. Sending…
NEWS 28 Feb 2017­ by Stephen Haselden

Stellaris: Utopia Release Date Announced

Utopia will be with us from the 6th of April. Despite the imminent release date, Utopia itself, is a goal that will keep players busy long after release. Some would even say that “the journey is more important than the destination”, if that’s the case then we’d better all learn about Ascension Perks quickly. Ascension…
ANNOUNCEMENT 03 Feb 2017­ by Stephen Haselden

The Culture: Stellaris, Utopia & Banks

The upcoming Utopia expansion (paid DLC) for Stellaris is being released alongside the free ‘Banks’ update. If Paradox have any sense of harmony, these updates will allow you to recreate The Culture, Iain M. Bank’s fictional high tech Utopia, and hopefully some of its enemies too. Exact details of the Banks update have not been forthcoming yet, but…
NEWS 16 Dec 2016­ by Bis18marck70

Hearts of Iron IV: Together for Victory

Together for Victory, the first expansion for Paradox Interactive's grand strategy title Hearts of Iron IV is released, putting the British Dominions and Commonwealth nations in the spotlight. The new Autonomy system will grant nations a greater range of power available to them depending on how subservient they are. Dominions will have constraints on their…
ANNOUNCEMENT 08 Dec 2016­ by Stephen Haselden

Stellaris Update 1.4 Alexis Kennedy’s Horizon Signal

Writers are often the unsung heroes of well written games. Paradox are one developer who recognize this, indeed, they have already given tribute to many writers. Each time Paradox release a major update for Stellaris they have named it after one of Sci Fi's greatest writers, such as: Asimov, Heinlein or Clarke. But this time they’ve…
ANNOUNCEMENT 07 Dec 2016­ by Bis18marck70

Heats of Iron IV Together for Victory Dev Diary

Taking centre stage in the upcoming DLC for Hearts of Iron IV, 'Together for Victory' will focus on The British Empire and the Commonwealth. Promising new depth to the gameplay by providing unique focus trees, a revamped Autonomy system and interesting options for all Commonwealth nations, this might indeed be the time to explore new ground…
ANNOUNCEMENT 05 Nov 2016­ by Bis18marck70

Hearts of Iron IV: Together for Victory Expansion Coming Soo…

Put on the kettle, whip out your moustache and get set to give your nemesis a stiff upper lip, for the British are coming! Together for Victory, Paradox's first expansion to their recent release Hearts of Iron IV let's you fight for king and country, at the head of the British Empire and commonwealth forces. Together…
ANNOUNCEMENT 22 Oct 2016­ by Stephen Haselden

Leviathans is Another Leap Forward for 4X Gaming

Well done Stellaris fans, you waited and waited, and now full month since its announcement, Leviathans has finally arrived! But what do this upgrade mean for the game as a whole? Apart from various quality of life improvements, and general balance changes. These upgrades are an attempt to fill out the mid - end game…
ANNOUNCEMENT 17 Oct 2016­ by Stephen Haselden

Stellaris: Leviathans Feature Spotlight

With the release of Stellaris first story pack, Leviathans, just days away (20th Oct), Paradox have release a feature spotlight, explaining just what to expect in terms of new and expanded features. It’s worth remembering that the simultaneous release of the free Heinlein expansion, will cover different mechanics areas to the DLC. Largely focusing on…
ANNOUNCEMENT 13 Oct 2016­ by Bis18marck70

Europa Universalis IV Introduces the Rights of Man

There are moments in history that define the future in a single stroke. Wars of conquest that change the balance of power, new inventions trump the unbelievable while ideas consume humanity, turn society inside out and stir the fires of revolution... Then again, I am not your history professor so I'll cut it off there…
ANNOUNCEMENT 11 Oct 2016­ by Bis18marck70

Stellaris Brings Leviathans Next Week

Releasing the biggest peace of content for the game yet, Stellaris’ Leviathans unleashes giant beasts into the cold expanse of space. As the first story pack to be released of the title, the DLC is set at $9.99 or your local equivalent, providing additional content alongside an overall expansion of the universe. Additionally, the free…
ANNOUNCEMENT 17 Sep 2016­ by Stephen Haselden

Stellaris Readies for the Biggest DLC yet – Leviathans

Paradox have released three DLC’s for Stellaris so far: the soundtrack, Plantoids (a race pack) and Infinite Frontiers (and Ebook). Now however, they are about to release their biggest DLC so far adding a vast amount of new content with their upcoming Leviathans DLC. Leviathans fleshes out the vast galaxy, injecting new excitement into exploration,…
ANNOUNCEMENT 13 Jul 2016­ by Lee Braden

Stellaris Plantoid Species Pack

There is a saying “Act, and you may eat dinner. Think, and you may be dinner” and with the new Plantoid pack for Stellaris, this is more than true. The first of an unknown number of species packs brings Plantoids, races of sentient plant life, to the universe of Stellaris. Rather than ending up at…