Hearts of Iron 3: Semper Fi Summary
Paradox dev diary looks at naval forces in Hearts of Iron IV, now operate in strategic areas
Naval fleets in Hearts of Iron IV are getting an overhaul and will now, it seems, act more like the air forces which operate in specific strategic areas. Fleets can still move from province to province, says the developer diary. We now get indicators to tell us how spread out our fleets are in an area, with Naval Doctrines having significant impact on their efficiency. Missions define exactly how they behave, and who they target.
Humble Origin Bundle closed at $10.5m, Humble Paradox Bundle live today
EA's Humble Origin Bundle drew to a close with a whopping $10.5 million raised for charitable causes, which included the Human Rights Campaign, Watsi, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and more. Over 2.1 million bundles sold. Now Paradox Interactive are announcing the Humble Paradox Bundle "will go live today," from 8 p.m. CEST (11 a.m. PDT). $125 gets you everything.
Paradox celebrate 500k registered "loyal lunatics", opens Webshop with 55% off
Paradox Interactive is celebrating the 500,000 registered user milestone for their online community, and each and every one of those registered gets a free copy of Europa Universalis III. They also kick open the doors to the Paradox Webshop, with their titles as Steam digital downloads with 55% off. They say eventually "all our titles will be offered" with other goodies.
Paradox's free-to-play Hearts of Iron The Card Game now live
Grand strategy fans Paradox Interactive have fired up the website for Hearts of Iron The Card Game, which is free-to-play in the browser. Starter pack offered. From now until October 17th, new players to the game get a special starter pack for nothing. We choose between the Axis, Allies, or Comintern with 140 cards.
Paradox "close to 90%" digital sales, retailers 'bad' for creativity
Fredrik Wester, Paradox Interactive CEO, has claimed it a "release" to not be reliant on retailer sales for their games, which are now "like a bonus". He notes we "don't really need" retail chains any more, which have "not been good" for the industry - stifling creativity. It's "really relieving" to speak about it.