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Former Paradox Testers Say “We Were Severely Underpaid” Before Being Laid Off

Paradox Interactive, one of the biggest developers and publishers of PC strategy games—they’re responsible for this month’s Crusader Kings III—closed their internal Quality Assurance (QA) department last year, and a report on Rock Paper Shotgun alleges it was done in about the worst way possible.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Crusader Kings III: The Kotaku Review

Crusader Kings III is a game that takes in 600 years of human history, from the 9th century through to the 15th, with all the geopolitical conflict, religious turmoil and interpersonal struggles that went along with it. So…where do we even begin with this game, let along this review?Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Original Writer On Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines Has Been Fired From The Sequel

Brian Mitsoda, a lead writer on the original Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines, has been laid off from the development team working on Bloodlines 2, Hardsuit Labs and Paradox Interactive announced on the game’s website today. Creative director Ka’ai Cluney is also no longer working on the game as part of larger…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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In A Unionization Breakthrough, Paradox Interactive Signs Labor Agreement With Trade Unions

The effort to unionize game development took another step forward today, as the workers at strategy game publisher Paradox Interactive publicly announced that they’re securing a collective bargaining agreement with their company. The deal is expected to safeguard their existing benefits and make it easier to advocate…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Paradox Devs Don’t Freak Out Too Much Over Leaks

During the latest episode of Paradox Interactive’s in-house podcast, chief marketing officer Daniel Goldberg and chief business development officer Shams Jorjani tackled the topic of leaks, specifically how these situations feel from the developers’ side. These kinds of candid discussions are a rarity in the video…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Crusader Kings III Is A Kinder, Gentler Crusader Kings

No pressure, guys, but Crusader Kings III might be Paradox’s most important game of all time. The second game in the series was a breakout, mainstream success for the normally hardcore PC strategy label, drawing in millions of people to the joys of running a medieval kingdom, seducing princes and murdering a lot of…Read more… […]

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Crusader Kings III Is A Kinder, Gentler Crusader Kings

No pressure, guys, but Crusader Kings III might be Paradox’s most important game of all time. The second game in the series was a breakout, mainstream success for the normally hardcore PC strategy label, drawing in millions of people to the joys of running a medieval kingdom, seducing princes and murdering a lot of…Read more… […]

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Crusader Kings III Is A Kinder, Gentler Crusader Kings

No pressure, guys, but Crusader Kings III might be Paradox’s most important game of all time. The second game in the series was a breakout, mainstream success for the normally hardcore PC strategy label, drawing in millions of people to the joys of running a medieval kingdom, seducing princes and murdering a lot of…Read more… […]

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Paradox Is Quietly Testing A Strategy Game Subscription Service

If there’s one thing about Paradox Interactive’s big PC strategy games, it’s that they’re nearly always fantastic. And if there are two things, it’s that they quickly become bogged down with hundreds of dollars worth of DLC that looks absolutely daunting to any potential new players.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Everything Paradox Interactive Announced At PDXCON 2019

Earlier today at PDXCON 2019, Paradox Interactive revealed a ton of new expansions for many of their popular games. They also announced a new sequel to Crusader Kings II and a delay for Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2. Read more…

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New Paradox Game Steals Halo Artwork, Gets Pulled

Grand strategy masters Paradox today announced a new mobile take on their big space game Stellaris, which has already been taken offline after fans quickly discovered that the title featured art literally stolen from an artist at 343 Studios, the developers of the Halo series.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Wit And Charm Are Powerful Weapons In Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2

While I was playing Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2’s demo at E3 last week, I was feeling pretty smug about bluffing my way through a problem. Then, the developer holding the controller hit the wrong button, and a fight broke out regardless.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Vampire: the Masquerade– Bloodlines Is Getting A Sequel, And It Looks Pretty Good

Cult classic Vampire: the Masquerade– Bloodlines is getting a sequel. The 2004 roleplaying game left a lasting impression on roleplaying fans despite some clumsy gameplay. I spent time with the folks at Paradox Interactive and developer Hardsuit Labs to ask questions and see the game in action. It captures much of the…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Vampire: the Masquerade– Bloodlines Is Getting A Sequel, And It Looks Pretty Good

Cult classic Vampire: the Masquerade– Bloodlines is getting a sequel. The 2004 roleplaying game left a lasting impression on roleplaying fans despite some clumsy gameplay. I spent time with the folks at Paradox Interactive and developer Hardsuit Labs to ask questions and see the game in action. It captures much of the…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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