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Fri 27 March 2015
Galactic Civilizations III's Beta 5 Update released

Game News - posted by Whisky on Fri 27 March 2015, 14:30:58

Tags: Galactic Civilizations III; Stardock



Galactic Civilizations III's Beta has had a new update which introduces new factions, the ability to create Custom Factions, amoung others.

Added faction abilities for the base factions and for any custom races you create. These are:

Engineers- Shipyard production does not decal with distance
Ancient- Precursor relics provide research
Patriotic- Immune to the Approval penalty from large empires
Starfaring- Starbases get the first module free and immune to nebula effects
Colonizers- Colonies get their first improvement for free
Unwavering- Colonies take twice as long to culture flip
Prolific- Colonies start with twice the population supplied by the Colony ship
Paranoid- Free drone defend planets, shipyards and starbases
Zealots- Gain an ideology point each time you invade a planet
Entrepreneurs- 2 extra Trade Routes and trade Routes generate an Approval bonus for both parties
Synthetic- Disable Food and natural Growth, instead an assembly project is used to produce citizens (was in Beta 4)
Intuitive- Starts with free Research
Unrelenting- Invasions never cost credits
Wealth- Starts with extra Credits and Tourism enabled
Adaptable- can colonize tier 1 extreme worlds
Knowledgeable- Starts knowing the location of other home worlds

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Tropico 5: Supervillain DLC pack released

Game News - posted by Whisky on Fri 27 March 2015, 14:28:11

Tags: DLC; Kalypso; Tropico 5; Tropico 5 Supervillain

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Once again, sticking to its theme of being a cold war Banana Republic simulator, Tropico 5 has decided to introduce a Supervillain DLC pack where you can bathe in "supreme evilness."

There's a giant laser, so that's cool, I guess.

It's $3.99 on Steam.

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Thu 19 March 2015
Warhammer 40K: Armageddon Vulkan's Wraith released

Game News - posted by Whisky on Thu 19 March 2015, 14:30:21

Tags: DLC; Games Workshop; Vulkan's Wraith; Warhammer; Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon

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The Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon DLC Vulkan's Wraith has been released as of today. It's focused on the Salamanders Space Marine chapter.

It can be purchsed on Steam here.

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Wed 18 March 2015
Total War: Attila Celtic Faction Pack announced

Game News - posted by Whisky on Wed 18 March 2015, 14:32:14

Tags: Creative Assembly; DLC; Sega; Total War: Attila




Not long after the release of Total War: Attila, Creative Assembly has announced a faction pack. The Celt faction pack, as it suggests, adds Celtic factions and adds new features for them.

Playable for the first time in ATTILA, the Celtic tribes of the Ebdanians, Caledonians and Picts specialise in swift and deadly warfare. Every unit in the Celtic roster has the Guerrilla Deployment trait, enabling them to deploy almost anywhere on the battlefield – even behind enemy lines.

The Celts are a raiding, looting and sacking based culture type. Each faction benefits from its own unique traits, but all share Celtic cultural traits that vastly increase their income from these activities. An all-new Celtic roster is available for recruitment, alongside new units unique to each faction.

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Brother against Brother coming April 16th

Game News - posted by Whisky on Wed 18 March 2015, 14:26:24

Tags: Brother against Brother; Matrix Games; Western Civilization Software

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Western Civilization Software's American Civil War strategy game Brother against Brother now has a release date: April 16th.

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Tue 17 March 2015
Endless Legend updates and expansion announced

Game News - posted by Whisky on Tue 17 March 2015, 14:06:26

Tags: Amplitude Studios; Endless Legend; Expansion

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Amplitude Studios recently announced their update and expansion plans for Endless Legend, with one big, free update, and one expansion explained in detail.

The next free update will be called EYE ON THE STARS, and will be released on March 18th. It contains the following features:
  • An improvement on diplomacy allowing you to ask an empire to declare war on another empire.
  • An integrated set of AI and Simulation tools, which allow you to browse through all the variables of an empire. Very useful for modders who want to understand what is going on. It allows you to switch between empires, so obviously this will be available in a special launch mode, to avoid multiplayer cheats.
  • The world generation is enriched with a system of presets, offering exotic continents layout: New World, Scattered, Symmetrical.
  • A Victory Quest has been added. Once you complete your main faction quest, you can attempt to achieve this quest to win the game (new victory condition). I will not give more details to allow you to discover this yourself.
  • A new outgame scene featuring the Drakkens has been added.
  • New Steam achievements have been added per G2G design and vote.
  • The Dorgeshi minor faction (G2G) has also been added.
  • 6 new keyboard shortcuts as requested on the forum.


The first expansion pack will be released on April 16th and is named GUARDIANS, priced at 9.99€ (adapted to other currencies). It will contain the following elements:
  • 15 Legendary Deeds completed at the various ages, granting a special advantage to the first empire to reach it.
  • 5 Legendary buildings can now be built in your cities, only once for all empires. They have a special 3D visual on the city.
  • 10 Unique buildings: when some Legendary Deeds are achieved, all empires may build these special buildings, one per city in your empire.
  • New Guardian mega-units. There are five of them, one for each element: Dust, Earth, Water, Air and Fire. They are built on a city and animated into a one man killer-army.
  • 15 Guardian Weapons.
  • 5 Guardian Gemstones (new accessory category).
  • 5 Global quests! You can now play quests in cooperation or competition with other empires.
  • 6 Global events: new random events which bring interesting positive or negative situations.
  • 8 new technologies which unlock Guardians or are unlocked by Legendary Deeds.

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Thu 12 March 2015
Age of Wonders III: Eternal Lords expansion coming April 14th

Game News - posted by Whisky on Thu 12 March 2015, 14:20:53

Tags: Age of Wonders 3; Eternal Lords; Expansion; Triumph Studios



Triumph has announced an expansion to Age of Wonders III, called Eternal Lords.

Most notably, the expansion reintroduces the Tigran and Frostling races from previous Age of Wonders games and the Necromancer class.

It's due to be released on the 14th of April.

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Cities: Skylines released. Breaks Paradox sales records

Game News - posted by Whisky on Thu 12 March 2015, 14:16:53

Tags: Cities: Skylines; Colossal Order; Paradox Interactive



Cities: Skylines has been released this week. It has already broken Paradox sales records with 250,000 copies sold in the first 24 hours.

It can be obtained on Steam in both normal and deluxe DLC versions
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Sat 7 March 2015
Europa Universalis IV: Women in History coming tomorrow

Game News - posted by Whisky on Sat 7 March 2015, 18:12:26

Tags: DLC; Europa Universalis IV; Paradox Interactive

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To celebrate International Women's Day, Paradox will be releasing a free Europa Universalis IV DLC called, "Women in History."

  • One Hundered new events for important women in history such as Queen Elizabeth I, Caterina Sforza and Sophie Germain.
  • Female advisors can appear at your court in place of their male counterparts.
  • Female portaits for all 22 advisor types in the game.
The DLC will be released tomorrow and as already mentioned, will be 100% free.

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Mon 2 March 2015
Europa Universalis IV: El Dorado released

Game News - posted by Whisky on Mon 2 March 2015, 15:25:53

Tags: El Dorado; Europa Universalis IV; Paradox Interactive



Europa Universalis IV: El Dorado has been released as of Feb 26th. Much as the name suggests, it adds new content to South and Central America, including three new religions for the major cultures of the area (Aztec, Maya, Inca).

It can be purchased at Steam here.

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Thu 19 February 2015
RimWorld Alpha 9 released

Game News - posted by Whisky on Thu 19 February 2015, 15:17:43

Tags: Kickstarter; Rimworld



RimWorld Alpha 9 has been released. It adds booze, drunkeness, brewing, and other moral debauchery.

Sculptures have also have been revamped, they now come in multiple sizes and will depict events that have occurred, similar to the engravings in Dwarf Fortress.

Also, the usual guns and equipment updates. Most notably, energy shields.

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Wed 11 February 2015
Space Hulk: Ascension Salamanders Expansion announced

Game News - posted by Whisky on Wed 11 February 2015, 15:34:54

Tags: Games Workshop; Space Hulk; Space Hulk: Ascension

Space Hulk: Ascension will be getting an expansion focusing on the Salamanders Chapter of the Space Marines.

There will be 20 story missions and 20 standalone missions added to the game and is expected to be released sometime this month.

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Cities: Skylines to be released March 10th

Game News - posted by Whisky on Wed 11 February 2015, 15:31:03

Tags: Cities: Skylines; Colossal Order; Paradox Interactive



Cities: Skylines will be released March 10th. Pre-order DLC items have been included, so you'd better buy now if you want to build a Bouncy Castle.

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Tue 10 February 2015
TC Review: Warhammer 40k: Armageddon

Review - posted by Whisky on Tue 10 February 2015, 15:24:17

Tags: Games Workshop; Review; Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon

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Faithful poster and contributor Darth Roxor got a chance to play Warhammer 40k: Armageddon. He was so moved by the content of it that he felt the need to write up a review.

At first glance, Armageddon looks like your typical Panzer General game. You have your hexes, your multitude of units in squads of various types and sizes, a top-down view on the strategic map, etc. But the game also brings some additions to the formula, and I honestly can’t say that any of them are very good.

Perhaps the biggest difference, which also influences a lot of further negative aspects of the game, is the lack of the soft/hard target distinction for units. Everything just has a single defensive value simply called “armour”, which is also why the overall damage model is different as well. To do any harm, an attacker’s weapon must cause more damage than the armour value of the defender – the damage roll has many factors to it, such as the cover level of the enemy, the line of sight obstruction provided by certain hexes, the unit’s inherent accuracy, the loss of accuracy per tile, the armour piercing value of the weapon and the amount of shots a unit fires when it attacks. There are a lot of somewhat vague variables at work here, and they lead to a ton of rather unnecessary randomness that can influence the attack roll in both ways and lead to hilariously unexpected results.
Read the full article: TC Review: Warhammer 40k: Armageddon

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Wed 4 February 2015
Short Cities: Skylines trailer released

Game News - posted by Whisky on Wed 4 February 2015, 15:25:48

Tags: Cities: Skylines; Colossal Order; Paradox Interactive



Paradox has released a short sneak-peak of Cities: Skylines. While short, Paradox is promising a longer trailer next week.

The game is still intended to be released sometime this year.

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Warhammer 40k: Regicide pre-orders open

Game News - posted by Whisky on Wed 4 February 2015, 15:23:08

Tags: Games Workshop; Warhammer 40,000; Warhammer 40,000: Regicide



Warhammer 40k: Regicide, the Warhammer chess-like strategy game, is now available for pre-order along with a lot of t-shirts. Don't want a shirt? TOO BAD!

The game is expected to be released sometime in the first quarter of this year.

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Fri 30 January 2015
Alpha 29 for Prison Architect released. Plus full release announced

Game News - posted by Whisky on Fri 30 January 2015, 14:45:45

Tags: Introversion; Prison Architect



Alpha 29 has been released for Prison Architect, adding Parole, places of worship, and libraries.

More interestingly, Introversion has stated that the game will be approaching its final release this year. No specific date is listed aside from 2015.

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Firaxis reveals the first footage of Sid Meier's Starships on Twitch

Game News - posted by Whisky on Fri 30 January 2015, 14:41:45

Tags: Firaxis; Sid Meier's Starships

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Yesterday, Firaxis revealed the first footage for Sid Meier's Starships complete with an appearance by the titular developer himself.

You can see the video here.

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Mon 26 January 2015
Homeworld 1 & 2 Remastered coming Feb 25th.

Game News - posted by Whisky on Mon 26 January 2015, 15:14:40

Tags: Gearbox; Homeworld



Gearbox's Remastered verision of Homeworld 1 & 2 is due to be released on February 25th. This version updates the games to allow for easier installation on modern operatings systems and includes some graphical improvements.

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Mon 19 January 2015
Sid Meier's Starships has been announced, due this year

Game News - posted by Whisky on Mon 19 January 2015, 15:01:08

Tags: Firaxis; Sid Meier's Starships



Sid Meier's Starships has been announced. It's a Turn-Based Strategy game based around designing starships and engaging in diplomacy and war.

It's expected to be released sometime this year.

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