Paradox celebrate 500k registered "loyal lunatics", opens Webshop with 55% off
Posted: 21.01.2013 15:45 by Simon Priest Comments: 3
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.

Those among that 500k community should receive an email with a Steam key for Europa Universalis III: Chronicles, which offers every piece of content for the grand strategy.

"To date, over half a million loyal gamers have signed up to follow the news from Paradox and get into heated conversations about robots, crusades, and accidental wizard-based explosions. To celebrate this milestone, five lucky forum subscribers will be awarded every game that Paradox publishes – and will ever publish in the future. All existing forum subscribers will also receive a little something in their inboxes," said Paradox in their release.

"Paradox is also marking the occasion by offering those 500,000 gamers, plus millions more worldwide, an all-new web-based game store, where players can buy the latest Paradox titles directly from the publisher. The new store will offer a variety of Paradox’s hits, such as Magicka, War of the Roses, Europa Universalis III, and more."

"A sale to celebrate the opening of the new store will offer customers a 55% discount on several selections from Paradox’s catalog. To take advantage of the inaugural offer, visit the official Paradox Interactive website at, choose a game from the catalog, and click the "BUY" tab to procure a digital copy."

The Paradox Webshop is available here.

“Since the early years when our fans would get together and compare battle plans for our grand strategy games, our community has been defined by their passion,” said Paradox CEO Fred Wester.

“We got our start in strategy and those games continue to drive forum conversations, whether they’re tearing us apart because of a few historical liberties taken in Crusader Kings, or telling us they can’t wait for some of our newer action titles like Dungeonland or The Showdown Effect. Our sincere thanks to all 500,000 of you loyal lunatics.”


By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jan 21, 2013
Except the site's down "Error 503" at present. Always pleasant to get a newsletter from PI, and wile I already own "EU III - Collection", it did not include the near-compulsory "Divine Wind" expansion that "Chronicles" does.
Much prefer to buy directly from PI instead of Steam.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Jan 21, 2013
This weeks after I bought the game for a friend, lol. Well now I got a spare one time to find a buddy that wants it.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jan 21, 2013
Only hassle at the moment is those living outside the US will be charged in GBP. The exchange rate is dreadful for that currency, and always has been.