Blessed Watch

War of the Roses unleashes its most lethal weapon: Brian Blessed

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IT'S HERE! After much anticipation, War of the Roses' Brian Blessed DLC pack has been released. The pack casts the cacophonous thesp into the role of narrator, announcing victories and defeats with his own unique aural assault. I've done you a disservice by not typing the entirety of this opening paragraph in all caps. TO THE VIDEO!


War of the Roses free trial now available

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Paradox are offering a free pass to the 15th century, with a trial for the knight-bothering medieval multiplayer combat of War of the Roses. And this isn't one of those "try the full game for one weekend only" deals. Instead, it's a permanent sampler, letting you lance Lancastrians or cause Yorkshiremen to yelp whenever you please.


Crusader Kings II: Old Gods teaser video released, features announced

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Paradox have filled in the details of the upcoming Crusader Kings II pagan expansion, after its initial announcement at their convention last week. If you're very quiet, you might just hear the sound of PCG US's T.J. celebrating from the other side of the Atlantic.


War of the Roses details Brian Blessed DLC, free content and Kingmaker gold edition

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Not to be outdone by Chivalry's addition of expanded content, Paradox have provided some details on what's upcoming for their bloody medieval combat game, War of the Roses. It includes more information on yesterday's announcement of Brian Blessed's involvement in the game - a premium DLC pack will add him in as the game's narrator.


Paradox Con round-up: CK2's Pagan DLC, Showdown Effect beta and... Brian Blessed?

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Paradox's CEO, Fredrik Wester, has just finished delivering the opening press conference of the Paradox Convention 2013. Announcements included new expansions, a new game, and something involving the thunderous thespian Brian Blessed. Read on for a complete run down of the convention's revelations.