STELLARIS

Stellaris Toxoids Guide – All New Origins, Traits, Civics, Ascension Perks

The new Stellaris Toxoids species pack is coming soon and with it come a whole lot of noxious, slime-filled features to change the way you play. Sure, there are some cool new portraits to choose from, but most players are really looking to add new playstyles to their repertoire via…

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Stellaris Power Projection Guide: How to Gain More Influence

In Stellaris, Power Projection is a new way of gaining Influence. It replaces the old bonus you once received from having Factions within your empire. Factions now produce Unity instead — which might leave you high and dry when it comes to generating Influence, an equally valuable resource. There are…

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Stellaris Federations Guide: The Best Federation Types & Choices

Stellaris Federation types determine which bonuses your galactic community receives as it evolves — if you choose to go down this diplomatic route at all, of course. The best Federation types in Stellaris fluctuate a bit depending on what you want and need. Which empires popped up next to yours? What…

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Stellaris Console Edition Guide: Differences, DLC, & How Far Behind is It?

Stellaris: Console Edition is exactly what it says on the tin (or the download, as the case may be). It’s Stellaris on consoles — namely the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. But it’s a bit of a blast from the past in a few key ways. The DLC and expansions…

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Stellaris Salvagers Guide: Where to Find Them & What They Do

In Stellaris, Salvagers are a much more traditional Enclave introduced in the Overlord DLC. These fuzzy friends show up to help you break down unwanted material (whether that’s your own ships or someone else’s debris). You just need to find them first. Unlike the Shroud-Touched Coven, who you can automatically…

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Stellaris Espionage Guide: What it Does, How to Use It, and is It Good?

Espionage is a fairly complex system, but that doesn’t mean it’s hard to master. Not if you know what it’s for, where to find it, and whether it’s any good or not! Speaking of which: it’s worth noting that Espionage (a.k.a. building a Spy Network) is not entirely paywalled behind…

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Stellaris Fleet Command Limit Guide: How to Raise Your Max Fleet Size

The Stellaris Command Limit is just another phrase for how big your individual fleets can get. This is separate from your Naval Capacity (shown at the top of the screen). Whereas Naval Capacity determines how much ship power your entire empire can control overall, your fleet Command Limit determines how…

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Stellaris Shroudwalkers Guide: Where to Find Them & What They Do

The Stellaris Shroudwalkers, or Shroud-Touched Coven as they’re often called, form a special sort of Enclave perfect for Pisonic empires! The trick is knowing where to find them and what they do. Thankfully that’s not too difficult. Especially not with the Overlord expansion, which coincided with the release of Patch…

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Stellaris Mercenaries Guide: Patrons, Dividends & How to Make Them

Stellaris mercenaries are a very powerful new type of Enclave introduced alongside the Overlord expansion. Enclaves, if you don’t know, are useful NPC factions that don’t directly compete for your territory. They instead focus on special services — providing buffs, unique structures, and more in exchange for the right cost.…

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Spiro and Cats Make It Really Hard to Enjoy My Steam Games

I don’t often write about transitioning as a non-binary person. Mostly because it’s actually painfully boring. Today I stood in the pharmacy staring at bottles of diabetic cough suppressant for 20 minutes because some insurance software was down. Laser hair removal is just that awkward semi-silence of dentist’s office —…

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The Best Stellaris DLC – Ranked Tier List & The Best Expansions to Buy

Like most strategy games, particularly those of the 4X genre, Stellaris is jam packed full of extra downloadable content to choose from. They vary in size from fully-fledged expansions to smaller story packs. There are even tiny cosmetic bundles — though these have been slowly updated to include more gameplay.…

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16 of the Best Space Games Available on Steam

Does anyone else sometimes crawl through Steam tags looking for the next game to play? More often than not I find myself doing this when I’m on the hunt for the next game set in space to scratch my exploratory science fiction itch. To try and save everyone some time,…

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Stellaris Galactic Community Guide – Resolutions List, Diplomatic Weight Explained

The new Stellaris: Federations expansion is out with a trio of new features for the title. One of them, the Galactic Community allows group members to govern as a whole through democracy. How does the Galactic Community get founded though? And what kinds of resolutions can be passed? Our Stellaris Galactic…

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Stellaris Origins Guide – Origins List, Effects, Requirements, Tips

The new Stellaris: Overlord expansion is finally here and brings the largest new batch of Origins the game has seen since Federations. That’s five new Stellaris Origins in total. All of which have a huge impact on how you play the game from the very beginning. As ever, your civilization…

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A Year, Give Or Take, In Video Game Feelings

The unspoken assumption at the end of 2019 is that everyone is connected all the time. The stream of personal information up and content down flows uninterrupted, without caveats. There are no bottlenecks or data caps. Playing video games is frictionless. This is not the reality for many people, both…

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How Brexit Influenced Stellaris: Federations

The upcoming Stellaris expansion, Federations, introduces a collection of new diplomatic options for players looking to do battle through paperwork rather than with armadas. One such addition is the Galactic Community, a feature that stands to fundamentally change the way players interact with their neighbors.  The Galactic Community operates similarly to the…

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New Stellaris Mobile Game Pulled After Discovery of Stolen Halo Artwork

Paradox Interactive today announced, published, and then hastily unpublished a new mobile game based on its immensely popular 4X strategy title Stellaris. The new release, Stellaris: Galaxy Command, was found to contain stolen Halo 4 concept artwork during its brief window of availability on iOS and Android. “We have learned…

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5 Games from My Backlog That I’ll Definitely Get to in 2019

We are, every one of us, haunted by something. Ever present, it grows in the shadows and consumes our best intentions. The depth of its hunger knows no bounds. In silence, it grows fat, waiting. The backlog. But hey, maybe next year’ll be different! Right? I’m definitely, definitely going to…

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Stellaris: Utopia preview

Can this new expansion make up for past shortcomings?

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How to Build Your Empire in Stellaris – Asimov Patch

No matter your chosen strategy, we've got traits, ethics, and government combinations that will help you out.

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