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Stellaris update 1.4 paves the way for free Horizon Signal DLC, out today

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Stellaris! The game so big they named it 'Stellaris'. And it's about to get even bigger with the free Horizon Signal DLC, created by guest writer Alexis Kennedy (he of Fallen London and Sunless Sea). That's arriving today at some point, and to accompany it Paradox has released a new patch, codenamed, rather touchingly, 'Kennedy'. (Each patch so far has been named after a sci-fi great—the last one after Robert A. Heinlein—so it's quite the honour.)

You can scan the full patch notes here, but the highlights include 33 new achievements, a change to the way extradimensionals work, some new events and a butt-load of balance changes. "Evasion is now capped at 90%", for example, while the devs have also increased the frequency of "alien pet deposits". Great. Thanks for that.

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Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.