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Fri 29 August 2014
Europa Universalis IV: Art of War Developer Diary 2 - Marches, Unrest & Persia released

Game News - posted by Whisky on Fri 29 August 2014, 19:02:21

Tags: Developer Diary; Europa Universalis IV; Europa Universalis IV: Art of War; Paradox Interactive

A new dev diary for Europa Universalis IV: Art of War has been released. This one focuses one a few new features:

Marches

Marches are a new type of subject that can be created from existing vassals. By designating your vassal as a March, you are giving that vassal greatly expanded autonomy in exchange for greater military service. A March does not pay taxes to its Overlord and cannot be diplomatically annexed. However, they get a 25% bonus to manpower, a 30% bonus to force limits and have 20% better fort defense, making them useful as military buffers against enemy states, or when you simply need additional soldiers more than you need the income from those territories. March status can be retracted, but doing so results in a stability hit and a very large opinion penalty with the vassal whose autonomy you just revoked.

Unrest & Rebels

The old system of revolt risk, with a chance of rebels spawning in a province by random chance every month has gone the way of the dodo. It was a system that has served us well through many versions of Europa Universalis, but we think we have something better.

The new concept reflecting unhappy subjects is called unrest. Unrest in a province will affect how quickly regiments and ships can be recruited there, but it has no direct impact on your economy, since we've introduced Local Autonomy to cover that side of the ledger.

Every province is aligned with one possible rebel faction. Each month, every province has a chance (depending on its unrest level) to see an increase in the progress of an uprising from the local rebels. When the progress reaches 100%, the faction rises up in revolt with as many stacks it has support for, and the unrest is reduced in those provinces - they have expressed their anger through arms and it's up to you to put them down.

Because unrest can happen anywhere, building courthouses and employing theologians is now a good strategy to reduce general unrest, not to mention adopting a few policies to placate the masses. The old tyrannical standby of Harsh Treatment now targets rebel factions instead of provinces and reduces the progress towards an uprising from that faction at a cost in MIL points, scaled to the size of this particular rebel faction. This change means we should get less micromanagement and more direct control of popular satisfaction in the hands of the player.

There is also no longer a distinction between accepted and enforced demands from successful rebellions. A rebel faction's demands are always the same.

In a more positive change, any Rebels that are friendly to you, either through culture or support will lift Fog of War for you.
It also goes into detail about how they're going to improve certain regions of the world. In this case, Caucasus, Persia, and Afghanistan. These all have new provinces and new nations, both starting and emergent.

For those that missed it, the previous diary.

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Planetary Annihilation coming September 5th

Game News - posted by Whisky on Fri 29 August 2014, 15:24:23

Tags: Kickstarter; Planetary Annihilation; Uber Entertainment



A new Planetary Annihilation trailer has been posted and it finally reveals the release date of the game. It is currently expected to arrive on September 5th.

Start prepping your planet busters.

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Thu 28 August 2014
Europa Barbarorum II released

Game News - posted by Whisky on Thu 28 August 2014, 00:54:25

Tags: Europa Barbarorum II; Medieval II: Total War

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No, this is not a joke. Europa Barbarorum II, the much anticipated Medieval II: Total War mod which seeks to expand upon the original Rome mod has been released.

A work in progress since 2007, many feared this day would never come.

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Sun 17 August 2014
Crusader Kings II: Charlemagne announced

Game News - posted by Whisky on Sun 17 August 2014, 19:14:17

Tags: Crusader Kings II; Crusader Kings II: Charlemagne; Paradox Interactive



Crusader Kings II: Charlemagne has been announced. This DLC first and foremost rolls the start-date back another century, but also adds proper season changes, tribal holdings, elective gavelkind, and a new vassal limit system.

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Wed 13 August 2014
Might and Magic Heroes VII announcement trailer

Game News - posted by Whisky on Wed 13 August 2014, 13:10:44

Tags: Might and Magic Heroes VII; Ubisoft



Might and Magic Heroes VII has been officially announced at Gamescom.

You can check out their website here.

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Sun 27 July 2014
Clockwork Empires now out in Earliest Access

Game News - posted by Whisky on Sun 27 July 2014, 13:14:31

Tags: Clockwork Empires



Clockwork Empires is now in Earliest Access, which is basically just buying access for the game a month before it hits Steam Early Access. For Earliest Access you pay $29.99 and you will receive a Steam key for use on Early Access.

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Wed 16 July 2014
Ground Pounders released

Game News - posted by Whisky on Wed 16 July 2014, 15:18:17

Tags: Ground Pounders; Kerberos Studios; Sword of the Stars



Ground Pounders, a wargame set in the Sword of the Stars setting, has been released. If you buy it now on Steam, you save 15%.

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Thu 3 July 2014
Civilization: Beyond Earth to be released October 24th

Game News - posted by Zed on Thu 3 July 2014, 17:26:25

Tags: 2K; Civilization: Beyond Earth; Firaxis

Firaxis' Civilization: Beyond Earth's product page has been updated with a release date: October 24th.

In case you've forgot what it's all about, Beyond Earth will be a standalone Civilization game set in space. Kind of like Alpha Centauri, I assume and hope.

Sid Meier's Civilization®: Beyond Earth™ is a new science-fiction-themed entry into the award-winning Civilization series. Set in the future, global events have destabilized the world leading to a collapse of modern society, a new world order and an uncertain future for humanity. As the human race struggles to recover, the re-developed nations focus their resources on deep space travel to chart a new beginning for mankind.

As part of an expedition sent to find a home beyond Earth, you will write the next chapter for humanity as you lead your people into a new frontier and create a new civilization in space. Explore and colonize an alien planet, research new technologies, amass mighty armies, build incredible Wonders and shape the face of your new world. As you embark on your journey you must make critical decisions. From your choice of sponsor and the make-up of your colony, to the ultimate path you choose for your civilization, every decision opens up new possibilities.​

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Tue 17 June 2014
Xenonauts fully released for real now. 5 bucks off on GOG

Game News - posted by Whisky on Tue 17 June 2014, 13:08:37

Tags: GOG; Steam Early Access; Xenonauts



Xenonauts has graduated from Steam Early Access and is now fully released.

You can get it at GOG or Steam. It should be noted that if you buy it now on GOG, you save five bucks.

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Wed 11 June 2014
Fleet Commander ROM translation released

Game News - posted by Whisky on Wed 11 June 2014, 14:32:13

Tags: Fleet Commander

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A translation for the NES strategy game Fleet Commander has been released.

Never released in the US, Fleet Commander has you play out a WWII battle in the Pacific Theatre from the Japanese perspective.

MrRichard999 led the project, so give him a brofist if you see him.

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Tue 27 May 2014
Pandora Steam release imminent + New Expansion

Game News - posted by Whisky on Tue 27 May 2014, 18:21:00

Tags: Matrix Games; Pandora: First Contact; Slitherine; Steam



Pandora's Steam release is coming up
, on May 30th, but it will also be released with a new expansion pack, "Return of the Messari."

"Return of the Messari features a brand new alien faction that will play a main role in the later stage of the game. This ancient civilization that disappeared from the Pandora planet ages ago, comes back to its birthplace to recover its property. Therefore not only the players will have to fight their way to survive on the hostile Pandora’s environment but also deal with another aggressive enemy who comes with powerful units like gigantic mechs and motherships."

"The Messari will target the stronger factions as a priority which will probably confuse the issue and change the balance of power on Pandora. As a result the players will have to take into account this new gameplay element to take advantage from this fearsome alien invasion."
Anyone who pre-purchases Pandora on Steam will receive the expansion for free. Matrix Games will also be releasing Steam keys to everyone who bought any previous version of the game.

For those interested in the game, you can check out oscar's review of it here.

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Stronghold: Crusader 2 to be released September 2nd

Game News - posted by Whisky on Tue 27 May 2014, 18:14:39

Tags: Firefly Studios; Stronghold Crusader 2



Stronghold: Crusader 2 now has a release date: September 2nd.

"We are thrilled to finally give Stronghold players a release date for the game. Fans of the Crusader series have high hopes for Crusader 2 and although many want to get their hands on a copy as soon as possible, it was never our intent to rush the development process. Since the beginning of the project we have maintained that Crusader 2 will pop its head above the parapet only when we are happy that it is truly ready for battle," said Bradbury.

"Well now we think it is almost there, we are about to go into final testing and have recently been confident enough to demo our baby at public events such as EGX London, Rezzed and PAX East. We will have a sequel worthy of the Crusader name come September 2nd.”

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Sat 24 May 2014
Universim Kickstarter Successful

Game News - posted by Whisky on Sat 24 May 2014, 17:04:17

Tags: Crytivo Games; Kickstarter; Universim

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Universim's Kickstarter ended today
. They were able to raise $387,000 when their original goal was $320,000. As a result of the extra money raised, they were able to meet the multi-language support.

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Fri 23 May 2014
Tropico 5 released

Game News - posted by Whisky on Fri 23 May 2014, 17:53:09

Tags: Kalypso; Tropico 5



Tropico 5 has been released on Steam. It can be purchased for $39.99.

Unlike the previous games, which deal exclusively with the Cold War era, Tropico 5 begins in the Colonial Era and ends in Modern Times.

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Tue 20 May 2014
King's Bounty: Darkside released on Steam Early Access

Game News - posted by Whisky on Tue 20 May 2014, 23:43:58

Tags: 1C Company; King's Bounty: King's Bounty: Darkside

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King's Bounty: Darkside has been released on Steam Early Access. You can gain access to it by purchasing the game for $24.99.

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Soren Johnson's Mars RTS officially announced: Offworld Trading Company

Game News - posted by Whisky on Tue 20 May 2014, 17:49:14

Tags: Mohawk Games; Offworld Trading Company

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The Mars RTS by Soren Johnson has been finally officially announced. Offworld Trading Company is now available for pre-order, with two ordering options on their site, a normal copy for $34.99 (5 dollars off the release price) and the Founder's Elite Edition which will allow you access to prototypes, even before Steam Early Access; and you'll have access to private feedback forums.

The first prototype should be released this Fall, but the actual game's release date is undetermined.

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Mon 19 May 2014
Distant Worlds: Universe to be released May 23rd.

Game News - posted by Whisky on Mon 19 May 2014, 17:47:13

Tags: Code Force; Distant Worlds; Distant Worlds: Universe; Slitherine



Distant Worlds: Universe will be released on May 23rd. If you're unaware, Distant Worlds: Universe contains the entire Distant Worlds series, including the latest Universe expansion.

The normal price will be $59.99 for digital and $69.99 for physical, but if you pre-order, you get ten bucks off.

You see see about purchasing it here, either on Steam or Matrix Games.

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Fri 16 May 2014
Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations Dev Diary 9 and Video Diary 1 released

Game News - posted by Whisky on Fri 16 May 2014, 17:26:57

Tags: Europa Universalis IV; Paradox Interactive; Wealth of Nations



Paradox has released two developer diaries for Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations, one in text and the other in video form. Both talk about some of the new features.

For example, Policies are going to be introduced as a free feature for everyone, which are special, permanent Decisions that can only be activated if you max out two specific idea groups.

For example the Weapon Quality Standards, that gives 5% discipline, requires Economic and Quality ideas and cost Adm points while the Anti Smuggler Act, that gives +10% Trade Efficiency, costs Mil points and requires Offensive and Trade Ideas.
Along with that, there will be modifications to existing Idea Groups, some balancing modifications, and you have the ability to form Courland now, sweet.

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Thu 15 May 2014
Jagged Alliance: Flashback on Steam Early Access

Game News - posted by Whisky on Thu 15 May 2014, 20:42:30

Tags: Full Control; Jagged Alliance: Flashback; Kickstarter; Steam Early Access



Jagged Alliance: Flashback is now out on Steam Early Access. The Early Access Beta includes the first sectors of the game, including quests and enemies. The Campaign Editor is included as well.

You can read more on the Kickstarter Update Page.

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Tue 13 May 2014
Kerberos Kickstarts Kaiju-a-Gogo

Game News - posted by Whisky on Tue 13 May 2014, 16:43:23

Tags: Kaiju-a-Gogo; Kerberos Studios; Kickstarter

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Kerberos has begun crowdfunding on Kickstarter for Kaiju-a-Gogo, a strategy game where you take over the world by trashing cities with customizable Kaijus (Giant monsters, IE: Godzilla, in non-weeaboo speak.).

They're asking for $50,000 dollars and they've reached, as of this post, just under 10,000.

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