Crusader Kings II Summary

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Crusader Kings II Review

In Crusader Kings II you must forge a dynasty and lead it to glory. How far will you get?

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Paradox talk "other efforts" in new Crusader King II dev diary, "can't reveal anything" about expansion

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There's more medieval soap opera to come with Crusader Kings II as Paradox Development Studio has just posted a fresh developer diary. They can't talk about the new expansion but they spotlight some "other efforts" underway.

New expansions bring "free improvements and fixes" and that's what they reveal a little of. One change is government type will no longer be tied to your type of Capital Holding, as it's now "something more persistent".

Humble Paradox Bundle with over $200 "worth of awesome stuff"

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Paradox Interactive and Humble Bundle have proposed a royal marriage and accepted an alliance as they bring us the Humble Paradox Bundle with over $200 in gaming goodness.

War of the Roses, Magicka, Knights of Pen and Paper, Victoria II and more are just a few dollars away in this 'pay what you want' charity drive. Over $5.14 gets you Hearts of Iron III, Crusader Kings II and Impire.

Paradox announce the "universally celebrated" Chirpy from Cities: Skylines coming to Europa Universalis and Hearts of Iron

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In an obvious move to pander to the popular crowd, Paradox Development Studios will be adopting the Chirpy bird from Colossal Order's Cities: Skylines.

Chirpy will bring us round the clock chirps from medieval and war-time Europe, condensing critical information that could sway whole civilisations in 140 characters or less. #lifesaver

Crusader Kings II "could be the golf of e-sports," Paradox now has "less focus on genre, and more focus on our core pillars"

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We chatted with CEO Fredrik Wester and COO Susana Meza of Paradox Interactive at PDXCON this month, and an interesting musing came up. What if Crusader Kings II was in the e-sports arena?

Not that anything would come of it, but Wester notes e-sports today is where "something is happening all the time," but a lot of people watch golf, so could Crusader Kings II find an audience?

Paradox 'would consider' Game of Thrones if they ever adopted another IP

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The Game of Thrones universe is nothing new to the Paradox Interactive teams, especially as Crusader Kings II is often cited as 'being like Game of Thrones' with its RPG-based family drama, but would they ever go for the IP?

Paradox CEO Fred Wester said Game of Thrones would definitely be high of the list, but he's "still on the fence" about whether it would be good for Paradox or not. HBO has spoken with them about it.

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