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World of Darkness, the transmedia entertainment brand behind celebrated fantasy horror properties like Vampire: The Masquerade and Werewolf: The Apocalypse, has announced the hiring of Justin Achilli as Brand Creative Lead. The author and designer of a wide range of World of Darkness games, rulebooks, and supplemental material over the last 23 years, Justin rejoins the World of Darkness team as the brand continues to expand in 2020 and beyond.  Martyna “Outstar” Zych, a popular YouTuber, Twitch Streamer, and Vampire: The Masquerade enthusiast, has also recently joined as Brand Community Developer and now broadcasts a weekly livestream show “WoD News.” To stay connected on all things World of Darkness with “WoD News”, as well catch the latest season of the pioneering Vampire: The Masquerade tabletop roleplay show “LA By Night” please visit the official World of Darkness Twitch channel. Justin Achilli had the following to say regarding the matter: I’ve loved the World of…

Paradox Interactive has today announced that Stellaris: Galaxy Command, the sci-fi strategy mobile game based on the worlds of Stellaris, is available worldwide on iOS and Android. Players around the planet can now take control of their own orbital space station in a persistent, player-driven world to aid in the reconstruction of their space empire. Begin your galactic conquest and join fellow spacefarers at the below links: iOS Google Play Enter the galaxy of Stellaris: Galaxy Command, where the inter-dimensional invasion which has laid waste to our universe is finally over and a time of rebuilding is upon us. Join the Galactic Redevelopment Initiative to take charge of your own orbital space station, forge new alliances, and re-establish control over vast, lost sectors of space. Hardcore strategy on a galactic scale is now at your fingertips in Stellaris: Galaxy Command! https://youtu.be/6lkbynv8Abg Stellaris: Galaxy Command features include: An Authentic Stellaris Experience on Mobile: The definitive space strategy…

Koch Media and Paradox Interactive today announced a limited Collector’s Edition for the upcoming Action RPG Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2. This unique edition is now available via the Paradox Store for pre-order at a suggested retail price of $169.99 USD / 169.99 €. Strictly limited to 3000 pieces, the Collector’s Edition contains a 7” vinyl featuring some of the iconic music players can expect when roaming the streets of Seattle at night. Additionally, a 28 cm tall detailed figurine of Elif – one of the main story characters players will encounter in their personal digital afterlife – a precise map of the game world and streets of Seattle, and a beautiful Steelbook make for an amazing package for true fans. To allow fans an even deeper dive into the world behind Bloodlines 2 the Collector’s Edition will also feature the 5th edition of the Vampire: The Masquerade rule book as a digital bonus.…

Power for the sake of power is empty. No truly great ruler seeks a legacy of selfish adoration. Do it to raise the people. Do it to shield the faith. Do it to preserve centuries of tradition. Rule as the Emperor to rewrite history and remake the world. Rule in Europa Universalis IV: Emperor. Emperor is the latest expansion to Paradox Development Studio’s flagship series, Europa Universalis IV. This add-on to the best-selling grand strategy game about the Early Modern world returns its focus to Europe, with changes and additions to game concepts familiar to players. The Catholic Church is given new energy, the Holy Roman Empire is more interactive and Revolutions spread from hotbeds of discontent. Features of Europa Universalis IV: Emperor includes: A Powerful Pope: Appoint cardinals, publish Papal Bulls and gather tithes. The Vatican and Papal Controller now have new abilities to sway the souls of Christendom. New Holy Roman Empire Systems:…

Paradox Interactive, a publisher and developer of games that age well, today announced the opening of Paradox Tinto, a new development studio to be located in Barcelona. This is the seventh studio operated by Paradox Interactive, now present in four countries. Paradox Tinto will start operations in Barcelona in the immediate future under the direction of studio lead Johan Andersson, 25+ year veteran of Paradox Development Studio and original creator of the Europa Universalis video game franchise. Andersson will assemble a small core team to initially oversee ongoing development on Paradox’s iconic grand strategy game, Europa Universalis IV, and later move on to new games in the grand strategy genre. Jobs are now available at Paradox Tinto, with details available on the Paradox website. The following is what  Charlotta Nilsson, Chief Operations Officer at Paradox Interactive had to say regarding the matter: People love our games and we love the fact that…

The herald rides forth to make the announcement all have awaited. Court and commoners hold their breath in anticipation. Jealous rivals, thwarted in their plots, sulk in the shadows, for the glorious day is coming. Crusader Kings III, the heir to the crown of grand strategy gaming, will release on September 1, 2020. Now available for pre-order, Crusader Kings III is a medieval grand strategy role-playing game from Paradox Development Studio. Guide a royal dynasty through the centuries. Claim new lands through diplomacy and marriage, or use your armies to conquer your neighbors or unite a divided realm. When swords and seduction fail, however, spies and poison may still be effective. Crusader Kings IIIis the sequel to one of the world’s most beloved strategy games. Rich with new historical content and character options, it has never been easier to wrap yourself in the ermine cloaks of power, writing your own story…

Paradox Interactive and Double Eleven today revealed Prison Architect: Island Bound, the next expansion for the popular prison management simulator, Prison Architect. The Island Bound expansion will launch June 11, 2020, on PC and consoles. The Island Bound expansion integrates seamlessly with Prison Architect’s existing gameplay,  expanding it further with more buildings, security options, construction opportunities, and prison customization. Players will be able to create island compounds without needing an access road. Island Bound’s Key Features: Sea and Air: Upgrade your prison’s logistics with a variety of ferry and helicopter transport options that deliver supplies and inmates directly to docking areas around your compound. But be aware, there are now more access points to sneak contraband into the prison. Chain Link Up: Maximize your prison’s efficiency by linking docks, helipads, and roads to specific deliveries. You can even toggle what services are available to each delivery point within your compound. Supermax Security: New security objects make it easier…

Stellaris can take a toll on your PC especially is your hardware is not up to the challenge. In this Stellaris PC optimization guide, we are going to go over some tweaks that you can make in order to make the game run better. We are also going to go over some settings that will allow you to hit 60 FPS. Stellaris PC Optimization First things first. You need to turn down the Multisampling settings in the options menu. Set this to 0 and you should get a significant boost in performance. There is a console in-game that you can use for different commands. Use the ~` button to bring up the console command. You can use the following commands: help show available commands and variables. Commands are followed by [], variables aren’t info show debug info tweakergui draw.dust borders.usemesh display a window with 2 checkboxes. Turn off all dust…

Who can restrain the ambition of rulers who feel called to greatness? Rulers chosen by their peers. Chosen by their people. Chosen by God. Test the limits of earthly power on 09 June 2020 in Europa Universalis IV: Emperor. Emperor is the newest expansion to Paradox Development Studio’s epic grand strategy game about the rise and fall of empires from the fall of Constantinople to the rise of Napoleon. This expansion opens up three central game systems, offering new gameplay opportunities for the Papacy, the Holy Roman Empire and Revolutionary movements, as well as a host of other changes. https://youtu.be/zA-n6DXuG8M Features in Europa Universalis IV: Emperor includes: A Powerful Pope: Appoint cardinals, publish Papal Bulls and gather tithes. The Vatican and Papal Controller now have new abilities to sway the souls of Christendom. New Holy Roman Empire Systems: Imperial Incidents provide new challenges to the Emperor’s power and authority. Will your empire…

Paradox Interactive, a publisher and developer of games for galaxy brain players, has today announced clusters of festivities across all Stellaris titles to celebrate the four-year anniversary of the popular sci-fi grand strategy game. Additionally, Paradox announced that in March 2020, four years after its initial release, Stellaris earned an all-time high for monthly active users and reached a milestone of over three million units sold. The following is what Daniel Moregård, Game Director for Stellaris had to say regarding the matter: We have always put the community first when developing and supporting content for Stellaris. It is so rewarding to see this strategy help us earn the continued interest of a large and growing player base after all these years. Being able to reach a new all-time high right now makes the anniversary festivities feel even more momentous. https://youtu.be/Zh9yZNrb62U Stellaris anniversary celebrations include: PC – Free as an Alien Bird Species – With constant updates…