ANNOUNCEMENT 11 Jan 2018

Stellaris: Apocalypse Expansion Announced

Excellent spacebound strategy game Stellaris seemingly never stops growing, which is unfortunate for something space based because that's how you end up with all kinds of astrophysics issues and eventual heat death. Thankfully, this is a videogame, you can thank us for the existential crisis later, and an expansion just means a load of new…
ANNOUNCEMENT 06 Sep 2017

Stellaris Synthetic Dawn Trailer

Lauded 4X Stellaris is getting a new story pack revolving around machine races. Like it says on the tin, machine races are robotic empires that have risen after overthrowing their organic masters and have taken to the stars to continue their expansion on their own terms. There'll also be rogue machine factions that can arise…
ANNOUNCEMENT 04 Aug 2017

Are You Ready to Assimilate the Galaxy?

Today we are treated to some exciting news regarding Paradox Interactive's hugely popular, sci-fi, grand strategy game, Stellaris, a game rife with adventure as you explore a vast galaxy full of wonder and challenges. The good news? A new Story Pack titled 'Synthetic Dawn' will be adding in plenty of new things, synthetic life forms…
ANNOUNCEMENT 10 May 2017­ by Stephen Haselden

Stellaris Anniversary – New Bundle and Free Stuff

Stellaris celebrates it birthday with an Anniversary Edition! The Digital Anniversary Edition comes bundled with Leviathans, Utopia and the Plantoids DLC packs. If you’ve been following the news about Stellaris over the last year, then you know that Leviathans and Utopia, are both large DLCs the add a huge amount of new content and mechanics.…
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…
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…
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 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 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…
ARTICLES 24 May 2016­ by Stephen Haselden

Paradox Reacts to Racism

I relate gaming to “going round a friend’s house”, I’m there to kick back, have fun, and crush my enemy into dust. Telling people my world view/ideology is just rude under the circumstance. But politics creeps into everything eventually. Paradox have recently been dragged into “making a political statement”. Let's be clear here, they were…