Amazon Plentiful Paradox Package

Amazon is offering six great Paradox Interactive titles for the grand total of $12.50.  This pack includes: Crusader Kings II, Magicka Collection, Magicka: The Stars Are Left DLC, Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter, Swords of the Star – Complete Collection and  Victoria II.  You can also read our interview with Arrowhead on Magicka and George’s take on Crusader Kings II.

Unfortunately, this deal is US-Only.

Crusader Kings II Review

By: George Weidman

Fun fact: prior to the 1780’s, the nation-state didn’t exist. Well, the same concept of national identity that exists today didn’t. In those dark times, the political map of Europe looked a lot like it does in Crusader Kings II: an amalgamation of isolated city-states, family houses and dynastic enclaves who were only barely connected to one-another through the traditional authority of feudalism.

Paradox Interactive’s latest historical strategy game is enigmatic indeed, featuring a meticulously detailed and well-researched depiction of the old world with politics that are completely alien to new players. It is brilliant and it is grand, but it is also encumbered with a maximalist design that obscures both qualities.

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Paradox Interactive Steam Code Giveaway: Your Finest Strategy Moment

TPG, in conjunction with Paradox Interactive, are giving away three (3) Steam codes each for Crusader Kings II and King Arthur II. The three chosen winners will receive a Steam code for both titles.  To enter, use the comment section to post a story about your finest moment in a PC strategy game.

The Rules:

  • No Profanity
  • One entry, per person, per e-mail address, per IP
  • 48 Hours Only
  • Post your first name and last initial
  • Post your finest RTS moment

TPG team members will decide on winners based on their favorite stories.  The individuals with winning entries will be contacted via e-mail with their Steam code shortly after the contest has concluded.

This contest is now over.  The winners are: Balazas, Sam and Gavin.  Thanks to all who participated.

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TPG Command Performance: Crusader Kings II Preview

By: Armaan Khan

For the last two weeks I have been bombarded with stories about Skyrim. People were, and still are, talking about all the wonderful emergent adventures they’ve been experiencing in Bethesda’s latest fantasy product. But while everyone else has been off having fun slaying dragons and doing whatever, I have been quietly playing the beta of Paradox’s forthcoming real-time strategy game, Crusader Kings II.  So, why am I talking about Skyrim? Because I have come to the conclusion that CK2 will be the Skyrim of historical strategy games.

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