Crusader Kings 3 Trailer & Gameplay Video Focus on War, Intrigue, & Murder Aplenty

Paradox Interactive released a new trailer and a gameplay video of its upcoming grand strategy game (with charming roleplay elements) Crusader Kings 3.

This time the video focuses on a very important aspect of the game, which is war. In the Crusader Kings series, you can’t just declare war willy-nilly, but there are some specific rules to it.

On top of that, another extensive gameplay video showcases plenty more intrigue and murder in medieval Spain. 

You can watch both below.

Crusader Kings3 releases on September 1, 2020, exclusively for PC.

If you’re not familiar with the game, you can enjoy my own hands-on preview as I tell the tale of how I fought, murdered, deceived, and seduced my way into becoming the King of Lombardy starting from the position of a modest count.  You can also read my interview with with Product Manager Max Weltz

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Tahnée Seagrave, FMD Racing & Ergon lock on to new gravity grips with precise GFR1 grip

Ergon is known for making very ergonomic grips and their latest grip follows that trend – just for a different style of riding. Gravity focused riding, or freeriding requires a high degree of precision as well as a grip that will help you maintain control when things get hairy. To create their next great gravity […]

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BMW End Audi’s Record DTM Run

In a race that was all decided by pitstop strategy due to the much warmer track temperatures than yesterday, the BMW drivers Lucas Auer and Timo Glock were the ones who came out on top.

Throughout the race, René Rast & Nico Müller battled each other and were constantly swapping positions with Rast taking the lead in lap two after making full use of DTMs Drag Reduction System. Talking of battles, Glock and Marco Wittmann were another pair of drivers jostling for positions throughout.

Taking the checkered flag. Credit: BMW Motorsport

Due to there being no tyre warmers allowed in DTM, tyre management and pit strategy is a major part of the races. Rast, Green, Auer and Glock all pitted early for new rubber. Once all of the drivers had made their pitstops the duo of Auer and Glock had moved up to second and third and it did not … Read the rest

“Indianapolis has all the facilities for an F1 circuit” – F1 confirms

This weekend the 104th edition of the Indy 500 will be held in Indianapolis. On the legendary circuit the American Grand Prix was also held by Formula 1 until 2007. However, since 2012 the F1 races at COTA in Austin. Jean Todt, boss of the FIA, is also in Indianapolis this weekend and is impressed by the facilities.

He therefore thinks that the circuit could possibly organize a Grand Prix. “The responsibilities of the calendar are of course those of the commercial rights holders, but it is clear that Indianapolis has all the ingredients for an F1 circuit. It has all the necessary facilities”, explains Todt to Motorsport.com.

Indianapolis good for F1

The Indy 500 is one of the most important sporting events of the year and Jean Todt sees that they have everything in order at the track. “Roger Penske and his group took the lead here and I … Read the rest

Evans Denies Rublev Another Speedy Start In 2020

In his third match against Andrey Rublev this year, Daniel Evans recorded his second victory against the Russian to make a winning return to the ATP Tour at the Western & Southern Open on Sunday.

The British No. 1, playing at a career-high No. 28 in the FedEx ATP Rankings, raced through the deciding set to claim a 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 victory after two hours and 32 minutes. Evans, who improves to 12-5 this year, has now recorded six Top 20 wins in 2020.

“It was a long one. It was just tough to get rid of him really. He was hanging around,” said Evans. “I played some good tennis and some average tennis as well. I didn’t serve great, but I hung in and got the win.”

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Final Fantasy XIV Gets More Gorgeous & Funny Illustrations to Celebrate Extended Free Trial

Square Enix is continuing to release beautiful illustrations by guest artists to celebrate the recent expansion of the Final Fantasy XIV free trial.

With the latest update, the free trial of the game allows players to enjoy their characters up to level 60 and all the way through the Heavensward expansion. 

To celebrate, the house of Final Fantasy has been posting “freestyle” art by guests artists on the game’s official Japanese Twitter account, featuring some well-known names.

Below you can see art ranging from the stunning to the comedic by Kazuki Yone (known for the character design of Hakuoki), Gas1, Yosuke Omomo, 4-koma mangaka Bukubu Ookawa, Ebimomo, Esteo, Saki Ukai, and VOFAN. 

You can also check out the previous batch

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Where to Ride: Endless mountain biking in Virginia’s Blue Ridge starts in Roanoke

Sitting smack dab in the middle of the East Coast, just far enough into the Blue Ridge Mountains, Roanoke, Virginia centers a hub of next level mountain bike trails. In fact, it boasts an amazing set of singletrack right inside its own downtown! But it’s the proximity to several road trip-worthy trails, family-friendly outdoor activities […]

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Espargaro takes maiden pole at home for KTM

Pol Espargaro took an historic maiden pole for Red Bull KTM in the second visit to the Austrian track.

Espargaro claimed the first pole position for the Austrian outfit at the BMW M Grand Prix of Styria after a ferocious Q2 session saw the Spaniard joined on the front row by Taka Nakagami who claimed his first front row start in the premier in second position and Johann Zarco in third. Zarco fought valiantly through the pain of his recent wrist surgery to move up from Q1 to Q2 however, due to the horrendous clash with Franco Morbidelli which saw last week’s AustrianGP red flagged, Zarco will be starting from the pitlane.

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Former F1 champion believes “it’s going to take Ferrari a lot of time” to get back to the top

For Scuderia Ferrari it’s not yet the season they had hoped for. The Maranello-based race team may already have two podium finishes with Charles Leclerc, but still the Italians are behind McLaren and Racing Point in fifth place in the constructors’ championship. Jacques Villeneuve expects Ferrari to continue to compete with these teams for the time being.

Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel don’t have to think about victories for the time being. “Ferrari has to start all over again”, says Villeneuve, who says that this is actually two years back in time. “It’s making it very difficult and it’s going to take them a lot of time”.

Ferrari makes the wrong choice
At Sky Sports, Villeneuve also indicates that in his view it is not wise for so many Italians to work at the most important positions within Scuderia Ferrari. “They want to make it a real Italian team, but I don’t think it’s necessary in Formula 1.” According to the single world … Read the rest

How Did Felix & Co. Handle Not Having Fans?

#NextGenATP Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime finished off his 6-4, 6-1 victory on Saturday afternoon in the first round of the Western & Southern Open when his opponent, big-hitting Nikoloz Basilashvili, smothered a forehand return into the net.

There was no loud eruption of cheers from the Court 17 crowd at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. There was no crowd at all. Auger-Aliassime typically throws the ball he has in his pocket to a fan, but not this time.

“It was weird… I actually threw a ball at my coach,” said Auger-Aliassime, who was the first player to advance to the second round.

Auger-Aliassime briefly looked around as he normally would, seemingly ready to wave to the crowd. He then changed course and gave the on-court camera a quick thumb’s up and a fist pump before walking to the corner of the court to retrieve his towel.

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