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20 JAN 2011 at 11:47pm

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Paradox Interactive held its Convention press event in New York City today, revealing its list of products for 2011. It was announced earlier today that Hearts of Iron III was getting an expansion, but there’s more than just that heading your way, PC gamers. Some of the games being highlighted at the event include: [ul]
  • Crusader Kings 2
  • Defenders of Ardania
  • Dreamlords Resurrection
  • Gettysburg
  • Hearts of Iron
  • King Arthur 2
  • Magicka, Cities in Motion
  • Magna Mundi
  • Navar War: Arctic Circle
  • Pirates of the Black Cover
  • Pride of Nations
  • Salem
  • Supreme Ruler Cold War
  • Sword of the Stars 2: Lords of Winter [/ul] Just some of the new titles on that list are Gettysburg, Pirates of the Black Cove, and Salem which is the first MMO to be released from the firm
  • Wow!


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    21 JAN 2011 at 12:05am

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    Salem? What is that? An MMORPG? How out of character!

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    21 JAN 2011 at 12:12am

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    I'm still reeling over the Gettysburg RTS/FPS hybrid.
    Gettysburg: Armored Warfare is a first person shooter RTS hybrid set during an alternate version of the US Civil War (thanks, BigDownload) which will include tanks, zeppelins and soldiers with modern looking firearms. Players will be able to customize their armies on the battlefield, which will contain “large scale battles and persistent elements.” It is from Radioactive Software and expected sometime this year.
    That could be the dream game I've always wanted. Or a nightmarish collection of half arsed mechanics that urinates over my dream and taunts me with the vapours!


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    21 JAN 2011 at 12:19am

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    I want to hear more about Crusader Kings 2 and Pride of Nations, dammit! 

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    21 JAN 2011 at 2:51am

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    Originally Posted By Martok
    I want to hear more about  Pride of Nations, dammit! 
    its being pushed back [:@][
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    21 JAN 2011 at 3:52am

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    Wow. Anyone got an idea what's Dreamlords Resurrection? Also
    Just like the real colonial era of the United States, the game will be full of alchemy, folklore style creatures and the prerequisite witches.
    Someone needs to tell them to stop reading pulp comics and start reading real history books.  [
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    21 JAN 2011 at 4:06am

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    Originally Posted By Tpek
    Wow. Anyone got an idea what's Dreamlords Resurrection?
    Dreamlords was a fantasy RTS game that combined an online strategic element (similar to the likes of Travian and Planetarion) with a client that could play out the battles as an RTS on your PC. So you could make your strategic moves during your lunch break on the web, then when you get home you could play out your conflicts. Was a bit basic, and didn't particularly set my heart aflame with desire when I first tried it out many moons ago. Then I think it went free to play. Never really took another look at it.


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    21 JAN 2011 at 4:42am

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    ^Looks interesting. Shall be watching it. It still seems to be in Closed Beta phase according to the main page for now. And I do wonder how Paradox is going to publish an F2P game.

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    21 JAN 2011 at 5:01am

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    Originally Posted By Tpek
     And I do wonder how Paradox is going to publish an F2P game.
    Hopefully without any of those stupid micro-transactions.

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    21 JAN 2011 at 7:01am

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    Looking forward to Sword of the Stars II.

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    21 JAN 2011 at 7:14am

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    Originally Posted By spelk
    I'm still reeling over the Gettysburg RTS/FPS hybrid.
    Gettysburg: Armored Warfare is a first person shooter RTS hybrid set during an alternate version of the US Civil War (thanks, BigDownload) which will include tanks, zeppelins and soldiers with modern looking firearms. Players will be able to customize their armies on the battlefield, which will contain “large scale battles and persistent elements.” It is from Radioactive Software and expected sometime this year.
    That could be the dream game I've always wanted. Or a nightmarish collection of half arsed mechanics that urinates over my dream and taunts me with the vapours!
    I would have been excited for this one if it had not been set during an alternate version of the US Civil War. [:@]

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    21 JAN 2011 at 8:19am

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    That Gettysburg game makes me giddy.

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    21 JAN 2011 at 8:41am

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    Originally Posted By Gusington
    That Gettysburg game makes me giddy.
    Ditto. I like the idea of a steampunk Civil War. 

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    21 JAN 2011 at 8:55am

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    Wait, is PoN getting pushed back? They have it slated for March still on their website. EDIT: NM, I saw Pocus's post in the form. Sigh... oh well, maybe it will be out by May for my b-day.

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    21 JAN 2011 at 9:01am

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    ^Anyone got any info on Salem? I automatically get attuned to anything even remotely associated with witchcraft.

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    21 JAN 2011 at 9:24am

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    Originally Posted By Gusington
    ^Anyone got any info on Salem? I automatically get attuned to anything even remotely associated with witchcraft.
    I can highly recommend the Israeli metal band of the same name, but other than that ...
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    21 JAN 2011 at 9:25am

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    ^Hey I'll take that too.

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    21 JAN 2011 at 10:12am

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    Hopefully without any of those stupid micro-transactions.
    Sad to say, I think that's the backbone of F2P as it stands today.

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    21 JAN 2011 at 11:46am

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    ^Actually, subscription based MMOs use Micro-transactions as well these days... (Star Trek Online, pre-F2P Champions Online, soon DC Universe Online, Fallen Earth, and others...) Heavy-metal band Salem? Don't know these guys.

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    21 JAN 2011 at 12:29pm

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    A quick search of the internet turned up this interview on PC Gamer: http://www.pcgamer.com/...-free-to-play-mmo-salem/ It's a free-to-play colonization builder with permadeath, magic, and Lovecraftian elements. They also say the game is "only in the early stages of development" yet is somehow "due for a 2011 release." They haven't even released any concept art. My take away is that it's either dirt-simple, or will slip to 2012 or later.

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    21 JAN 2011 at 1:01pm

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    "Permadeath, magic, and Lovecraftian elements"     whoa

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    21 JAN 2011 at 2:46pm

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    Cities in Motion looks like it has potential.  I never played Transport Tycoon as by the time I was aware of it, the graphics were really bad.  I am hoping this will be similar but look a lot nicer. Anyone heard anything on Magicka - it's out in a few days but my first impression was it was nothing new. 



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    21 JAN 2011 at 3:39pm

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    Vainglory of Nations is the game I've got my eyes on. Even though they changed the name to a very lame Pride of Nations, I'm still betting that Pocus and company will have another big hit to add to their list of accomplishments. I'm totally fine with them pushing back the release date. Better to take the time to get it right, than to deal with the uproar from a buggy initial release.

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    21 JAN 2011 at 9:47pm

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    Nice to see a company spread its wings a bit with what it puts out. And that might have something to do with the financial number Fredrik Wester talked about. Their gross revenue last year was up 45% last year, and their profits went up 300% year over year. Also, 70% of their revenue is now from digital sales.    Magicka looks like it could be interesting...preview looks have been very positive. Anything pirate related catches my attention, so I'll watch for more details on the Black Cove game. Pride of Nations looks terrific. And it sounds like the Paradox guys are REALLY excited about King Arthur 2 and Sword of the Stars 2. And I'm down for anything Mount & Blade.


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    22 JAN 2011 at 6:40am

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    Originally Posted By Arctic Blast
    ....70% of their revenue is now from digital sales....
    That's because most of their games are now released only as digital downloads, which is good for them but bad for those of us who prefer a retail boxed copy with a printed paper manual. I am disappointed in Paradox. HoI3 still isn't fixed and now they're releasing another expansion-patch? Victoria II still has problems with rebels. At the rate they're going they are going to lose many of their fans.

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