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E3 PC Live blog: Day 4

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The PC Gamer team are covering the show LIVE!. Come and join us for live-updates and impressions, photos and videos, breaking news, and all your questions answered.


E3 PC Live blog: Day 3

Owen Hill at

The PC Gamer team are covering the show LIVE!. Come and join us for live-updates and impressions, photos and videos, breaking news, and all your questions answered.


Paradox Connect - a central hub for F2P

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At today's press conference, Paradox Interactive announced their new free-to-play area: Paradox Connect.

Read on for the details


Hearts of Iron III to receive new expansion

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Hearts of Iron III is to receive a new expansion pack - For The Motherland - Paradox Interactive have announced today. Click more for the details.



The game is to feature a much deeper political system, the ability to stage coups and Allies vs Axis vs Comintern (Communists) combat. Paradox are also hoping to alter the pace of the game somewhat too, in the hope that players will be able to complete a game in a single evening.

There's currently no concrete release date for For The Motherland, but we'll let you know as soon as it's announced.

To get the latest on Paradox Interactive’s press conference as it happens, head over to our live blog.


Pride of Nations Preview

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It's telling that each of the sessions here at the Paradox Convention is meant to last 30 minutes, but the presentation of Pride of Nations lasts an hour. It's a staggering game, epic in scale and minute in detail.

PoN is a simultaneous turn-based strategy game originally designed for simulation of conflicts for previous Paradox games like Rise of Prussia. Their ambition with their new game is to move to a much wider simulation. They still have the military aspects, but also economy, diplomacy, social, and more.

The game begins with the player taking control of a major power. In the example game we're being shown by the game's producer, Philippe Thibaut, he's taken control of England. Each campaign runs between 1850 and 1920, with each individual turn covering just two weeks. That makes a full game 1600 turns long, and even the developer admits he's never finished a game.


Magna Mundi will have 400 playable countries

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It has been revealed that Paradox's Manga Mundi will have 400 playable countries.

The game presents players with believable historical scenarios, with the goal that the game stays true to what actually happened. It takes the grand strategy route, with players having to "Manage warfare, diplomacy, economy, knowledge, internal affairs, cultural outlook, religious policies, espionage and much more to engrave in gold your country’s name in the Annals of History… or fail in that delicate balance and witness how it will become a faded footnote lost in ages long past.”

To keep up to date with all the latest happenings over at the Paradox press conference, head over to our live blog.


Free-to-play Hearts of Iron card game announced

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Paradox Interactive have announced the latest game in the popular Hearts of Iron series; a free-to-play digital card game.

Hearts of Iron: The Card Game will see players take on the role of either and Allied or Axis tank commander and destroy their opponents through the use cards. A trading system will be implemented as well as deck management.

To keep up to date with all the latest happenings over at the Paradox press conference, head over to our live blog.


Paradox Interactive to release Pirates of the Black Cove

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Paradox have just revealed new RTS, Pirates of the Black Cove, at their press conference.

The game is naturally orientated around all things Pirates, with the player looking to "plunder [their] way across the Caribbean" in search infamous pirates to recruit and settlements to raid, with the ultimate goal of becoming the king of all pirates.

The game is an RTS, but also features some action-RPG elements to spice things up a bit. The game is developed by Nitro Games.

To get the latest on Paradox Interactive's press conference as it happens, head over to our live blog.


Paradox press conference: we're covering it live

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In New York, Paradox Interactive, publisher of King Arthur is hosting a major press conference and hands-on event covering their products for 2011. We've got staff covering it live, and we'll bring you as many updates and impressions as possible over the next day.  We'll update this post as news and assets arrive with us.

There are 15 new PC games being covered today that include: Magicka, Cities in Motion, Defenders of Ardania, Pride of Nations, Supreme Ruler Cold War, Sword of the Stars 2: Lords of Winter, King Arthur 2, Magna Mundi, Navar War: Arctic Circle, Crusader Kings 2, Pirates of the Black Cover, Hearts of Iron, Dreamlords Resurrection, Salem, and Gettysburg.

Of those, Gettysburg, Pirates of the Black Cove, and Salem are brand new announcements. Salem, we're told, is Paradox's first MMO. Read on for the latest updates.