Crusader Kings II

PC / Strategy / Release: Feb 14, 2012 / ESRB: T

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Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India expansion coming in March

Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India expansion coming in March

With five expansions already out for Crusader Kings II, game designer Henrik Fahraeus admitted that it was becoming "pretty hard to figure out new ways to add to the game." But, that's exactly what he's tasked with doing for Rajas of India, the sixth expansion for Paradox Interactive's game. "We felt that we have to do something really drastic here, so we decided to expand the map fifty percent bigger and push it to the east."

One of the criticisms Fahraeus has of the original game is that the borders of the original map were "fairly unnatural," with "a lot of interesting countries cut in half. An area that should be interesting suddenly became uninteresting." And that's rectified with Rajas of India, which as the title suggests, adds India.

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Europa Universalis IV can import Crusader Kings II saves

Europa Universalis IV can import Crusader Kings II saves

We can get so attached to the characters and worlds we create in video games, missing them even when we're done with the game itself. How thoroughly splendid, then, that Paradox has created a tool to convert Crusader Kings II saves into worlds playable in the upcoming Europa Universalis IV.

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Crusader Kings II DLC adding Aztec invasion

Crusader Kings II DLC adding Aztec invasion

There you are, busy scheming Machiavellian plots to seize control of Europe through careful marriage and the odd proxy war in Crusader Kings II when Aztecs storm your capital and sacrifice your king with an obsidian knife. Such is the promise of new DLC for Paradox Interactive's strategy game, rewriting European history with an Aztec invasion in the 13th century.

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Daily Filter: January 27, 2011

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Today's Filter features media for Bulletstorm, LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars, Killzone 3, Trials HD, Dead or Alive Dimensions, Dive to the Titanic, Breach, Guild Wars 2, Crusader Kings II, Swarm, Shift 2 Unleashed, and Rift. Read more »

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