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Crusader Kings II Celebrates Five Years Without Being Poisoned

On Valentine’s Day 2012, Paradox Development Studio and Paradox Interactive released Crusader Kings II, a game about Medieval conquest, intrigue, diplomacy, and faith. Over the last five years, Paradox has updated, supported and expanded Crusader Kings II and it continues to challenge the development team’s imagination. Over the last five years, the game has sold over a million copies, not counting the many hundreds of thousands of sales for the many expansions and cosmetic DLC.

Crusader Kings II launched Paradox Development Studio into a new era of popular success, demonstrating that broad and complex games about serious subjects could find a large audience. For half a decade, the game’s community has shared stories of world conquest, daring Crusades, accidental empires and soul-compromising sins.

Let’s be honest; there has been a lot of murder.

To mark this milestone, Paradox will dedicate much of 2017 to celebrating Crusader Kings II and its community. The first step in this year of modern medieval pageantry is to give away a free portrait pack to everyone that owns Crusader Kings II. This South Indian portrait pack will add more color and personality for those who fight for control of the great subcontinent. The pack is available here.

And then tomorrow the celebrations continue with a celebratory video from LongGameShort.  His humorous animated videos are firm favorites of the Dev team and the community, so it seemed only right to involve him in our celebrations!

LongGameShort will help in the celebrations with a video release on the 15th of February

Paradox is very grateful for everyone that has embraced Crusader Kings and hopes that you will join us  through the year as we pay homage to the lord and master of role-playing grand strategy games.

Those who have not delved into the plotting and intrigue of Crusader Kings II can even pick it up with up to a 75% discount at the Paradox store here!

Paradox Interactive is a leading global publisher of strategy games for PC.  The world-renowned strategy catalog stretches back to 1999, and the company holds a particularly strong presence in the United States and Europe.

The publisher’s steadily-growing portfolio includes firmly established PC franchises such as the critically acclaimed Europa Universalis, Cities: Skylines, Crusader Kings, Magicka and the Hearts of Iron series created by Paradox Development Studio and a network of partner studios.

Injustice 2 ‘Here Come the Girls’ Trailer Showcases Cheetah, Catwoman, Poison Ivy and Black Canary In Action

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today unveiled a brand new Injustice 2 trailer celebrating some of the DC Universe’s most iconic female Super Heroes and Super-Villains. The action-packed trailer reveals Cheetah and Catwoman, along with a first look at Poison Ivy gameplay. Players can witness these fan favourite characters duke it out with the likes of Black Canary, Wonder Woman, Batman, Swamp Thing and other Injustice 2 powerhouses – proving that each these formidable ladies is a force to be reckoned with.

To view the Official Injustice 2 – Here Come The Girls Trailer, please visit the WB Games UK YouTube channel at: https://youtu.be/f88IL1J7pd0.

In development by the award-winning NetherRealm Studios, Injustice 2 features a massive roster of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains and allows players to build and power up the ultimate version of their favorite DC characters. The game will be available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in the UK on the 19th of May 2017.

For more information about Injustice 2 please visit www.injustice.com . Join the Injustice 2 conversation on Facebook  (www.facebook.com/injusticegame ), Twitter (www.twitter.com/injusticegame ), and official forums (https://community.wbgames.com/t5/Injustice-2/ct-p/Injustice2).

Deus Ex: Breach gets assortment of new content!

The new content included in this update is listed below:

  • New Networks
    • Ghost Networks – Randomly generated server networks are made available each day. Players can complete them for extra rewards.
  • New Corporate Server
    • Picus – Scattered throughout the Palisade Networks are 11 all-new Picus Corporation server maps for players to master.
  • New Darknet Files*
    • A new conspiracy, targeting Picus, is waiting to be solved.
  • New Weapons and items

*All previous cases must be solved before you can access this content.

A trailer recap with all the content made available so far can be viewed here.

Nexon Korea Celebrates Medal Masters And Mabinogi Duel With New Events And Updates

NEXON Korea Corporation, subsidiary of NEXON Co., Ltd. (“Nexon”), a worldwide leader in free-to-play online and mobile games, is rolling out special events to celebrate the first anniversary of the real-time, party-based role playing game (RPG), Medal Masters and unveiling a new content update for the addictive strategic mobile trading card game (TCG), Mabinogi Duel. Mabinogi Duel is available to download in the App Store and on Google Play. In addition, Medal Masters is available for iOS and for Android.

Mabinogi Duel, based on the acclaimed massively multiplayer online (MMO) game Mabinogi, lets fans of TCG games rise to be a champion through battles with duelists from all over the world. The latest update gives players a new home menu, special edition booster, and more.
The new update includes:

  • New home menu: allows players to easily view multiple in-game content in one glance;
  • Forrest of the Dead generation and new boosters: players will celebrate Valentine’s day with Miri, the Mage and her special edition booster as well as experience the lover’s delight through the latest cards featuring Dante, the Scholar and Beatrice of Salvation;
  • Special updates: duelists may use new Special Tickets to enter arenas and unlock card boosters as well as choose the BGM of their liking;
  • Limited time events:
    • From now to Feb. 20, to celebrate the official release of the Forest of the Dead, players will have access to new event arenas;
    • From now through Feb. 22, fans have a chance to acquire a new hero, Belphegor and a new card, Chocolate Bouquet by clearing missions and participating in events.

Medal Masters gives players dynamic battles in the real-time, party-based RPG, with character designs reminiscent of retro gaming. To celebrate Medal Masters’ first anniversary since launch, Nexon Korea is rolling out a series of events to thank fans around the world.

  • One-year anniversary event:
    • From now to Feb. 21, players will have access to the special event dungeon featuring enemies and special one-year anniversary coins;
    • From now to March 1, the event shop will allow players to purchase special gift boxes for a variety of content;
    • From now to Feb. 21, 20 new special Achievement Quests will be added to earn one-year anniversary coins as rewards;
    • From now to Feb. 21, two limited packages will be available to access a variety of content;
  • Log-in event:
    • From now to Feb. 15, players who log-in to Medal Masters will receive a variety of rewards including gems and coins;
  • Developer’s choice event:
    • From now to Feb. 21, a Premium Gacha, only available for a limited time, will give players a higher chance to obtain special heroes.

iO is now available on: Xbox One, Playstation 4, Playstation Vita, Xbox One, Windows Store and Windows Phone!

Exciting news for all you single players on this otherwise cruel day: Gamious has just released iO to keep you company! Known for being rather hard, this physics based puzzle platformer is exactly the thing to get your hands on today. Handling the growing and shrinking ball will be an intense repeated, and challenging struggle to get to the finish. Will you be able to beat your high scores and go for gold?

Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/nfQKWwc-op8

iO is now available on the Playstation 4, Playstation Vita, Xbox One, Windows Store and Windows Phone.

No matter what your preferences, you can now enjoy iO when and wherever you feel like it. Originally conceived for Ouya, iO later hooked up to PC and mobile platforms, and now it reaches its final destination on current gen consoles. With over 225 levels, it’s sure to keep you up late at night. So forget the flowers and the cards and the multiplayer interaction: just let iO be your Valentine.

Interested in chatting with the developers? They will be streaming iO on Tuesday the 14th of February at 4pm CET. Make sure to join them via Twitch and you might even win a free key!

Meditative Puzzle Game Semispheres Available Now on Sony Playstation 4 and Steam for PC

Independent developer Vivid Helix today announced that its contemplative parallel platformer Semispheres is now available for Sony PlayStation 4 and for PC on Steam. Semispheres is a beautiful, 2D puzzle game with a gorgeous, synth-led soundtrack by Sid Barnhoorn, composer of Antichamber and The Stanley Parable, that places dual realities at the heart of its challenge. Featuring a bichromatic art style comprised of warm blues and oranges, it’s a game that seeks to reunite two parallel worlds.

Semispheres is a single-player puzzle game where you simultaneously control two characters in connected realities, “ said Radu Muresan, designer of Semispheres. “With a minimalist aesthetic mixed with Sid Barnhoorn’s soundtrack, players solve puzzles by distracting, switching sides, using portals and teleporters, all while challenging brain-hand coordination.”

In Semispheres, each analogue stick controls a different avatar in environments that might initially appear identical but reveal profound differences crucial to progression. Portals allow the avatars to enter each other’s reality, creating fiendishly complex inter-dimensional puzzles, with success reliant on methodical planning and skilful execution. It’s not all esoteric brain workouts, though. Tension is introduced through the sentries that guard these worlds, whose fields of vision you must evade in order to find safe passage and the eventual resynchronisation of the worlds.

With fiendish puzzles that escalate in complexity, Semispheres presents a real challenge for both puzzle aficionados and newcomers to the genre alike. Yet the game’s beautiful audio and visual presentation ensure things never get too much, as soothing an experience as it is challenging. Controller support on both platforms includes the option to play with keyboard. Available now on PlayStation 4 and Steam for PC for $9.99, €9.99, £6.99, additional platform releases will continue in 2017.

Bridge Constructor in your pocket on PlayStation Vita

Today, Headup Games presented their first international game for PlayStation Vita and their first handheld title as well: Bridge Constructor, a physics-based puzzle game that was already downloaded over 50 million times on several platforms. In Europe, the title will be released today for €9.99 as the only bridge building game for the PS Vita. The US region will follow two days later, on February 16th.

Our world-renowned bridge-building simulation captivates its players in no time. Besides the main 40 levels varying from easy to very hard, the game also includes the SlopeMania add-on featuring another 24 tricky levels that will have you using sloping lanes to overcome massive height differences.

If you have already purchased Bridge Constructor on PlayStation 4 (or plan to do so, since it’s 50% off in Europe right now) you will soon be able to get the game on PS Vita for free, as Cross-Buy will connect both versions on February 21st.

5 Minutes Rage Beta Now Available on Steam, Indomitus Games Invites You to Try the Benefits of Their Exclusive Rage Therapy!

Indomitus Games is happy to announce that the Beta version of their new multiplayer game “5 Minutes Rage” is now available for download via Steam on Windows PC by signing up at the official website. In this Beta version you will be able to compete in local multiplayer matches up to four players or with Steam friends online.

Matchmaking will be open every Thursday starting February 16th from 5 to 11 p.m. (UTC). Be sure not to be caught unprepared when the Day of Rage comes!

5 Minutes Rage is a frantic multiplayer sports game where two teams of “junkbots” battle to death with cannon shots to throw the ball into the goal. The rules are simple: unleash you rage, destroy your opponents, catch the ball and score!
The game’s visual style mixes 80s-flavoured neon aesthetic with last generation graphics and effects powered by the Unreal Engine 4.

Some key features include:

– Non-stop action, fast pacing, high pressure: your opponents won’t give you a break!

– Master the basic abilities of the junkbot: machine gun and explosive bullets as well as shields and thrusters.

– Advanced techniques make you a real pro: deflect projectiles, send them back to the owner and throw your opponent into the goal along with the ball!

You can see the launch trailer at the following link:

Resident Evil 7 Banned Footage Vol. 2 DLC available on PS4 today

Resident Evil 7 biohazard DLC Banned Footage Vol. 2 is available today on PlayStation 4 players for £11.99/€14.99 and will also be readily available for anyone who has purchased either the Deluxe Edition or Season Pass. This Vol. 2 pack includes “Daughters”, which features a deeper look at the Baker family’s life before the tragic events of Resident Evil 7 biohazard. Also included is “21,” where players will need to gamble with their own life in a deadly game with Lucas Baker. An extra gameplay mode titled “Jack’s 55th Birthday” provides a race against the clock as players serve up the Daddy of the family, Jack Baker, with tons of treats for his special celebration. (Please note that PSVR is not supported in “Jack’s 55th Birthday.”)

Banned Footage Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 will be available to purchase for all other platforms on February 21st. Deluxe Edition and Season Pass owners will get the Banned Footage contents as they release per above and an additional story episode with more details to come. Finally, in spring 2017, all players will have access to the free “Not a Hero” content, introducing players to a new separate storyline away from Ethan’s saga in the main game.

That’s all for today!