Wage an Epic War on Sprawling New Maps
Grab your friends - and your enemies - for some matches of epic proportions on these new, large-sized maps!
Holding between 4 and 6 players, each map provides exciting opportunities for free-for-all matches,
large team matches, and more. The new scenario will leave you fighting for a planet's control
against the enemy Substrate in order to hold onto your fortified plateau long enough to seize victory. NEW SCENARIO: Against All OddsIntru...
Yesterday, Breitbart editor, Milo Yiannopoulos was permanently banned from Twitter. The reason, ostensibly, was that he was targeting Leslie Jones, the actress in the recently released Ghostbusters reboot. It would probably be more accurate to say that it was “the last straw” from Twitter’s point of view given Milo’s engagement with Jones was relatively mild and no reasonable person would argue that Milo is responsible for the abuse his followers do. Twitter’s tolerance tends to be based o...
Gameranx has a list of the Best Strategy Games of 2016 - so far, and they have included both Ashes of the Singularity and Offworld Trading Company!
Check out the full list here....
The Escapist has their review up for Ashes of the Singularity and they give it a 4.5 out of 5!
"...if you want to see skirmishes that could be mistaken for wars in themselves, go build a million units, then sit back and enjoy the fireworks."
Read the full review here....
In no particular order:
People often lightly suggest that “you should sue X”. Lawsuits are multi-year arduous, tedious affairs. My opinion is that the threshold for a lawsuit should be if you lived without civil society would you be willing to commit violence to achieve your objective? If no, then find another way.A customer of ours recently got banned on Wikipedia for aggressively defending me on my Wiki page. Apparently he had been contributing for years. I feel some...
As anyone playing online must have noticed by now, we’ve basically doubled our user base in June. So that’s good.
Version 1.2 was a pretty big deal for helping make Ashes a more mainstream RTS. I say more but I won’t say mainstream. As a practical matter, 40% of the user base doesn’t have the hardware to play Ashes so we’ll always take a bit of a hit in terms of player base and of course user reviews from people who have older systems that won’t...
It's that time of the year again...the Steam Summer Sale has begun
Stardock's games and DLC are up to 75% off*, snag these deals while you can. Offworld Trading Company
$39.99 Now $19.99
Ashes of the Singularity
$39.99 Now $19.99
Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion
$39.99 Now $9.99
Galactic Civilizations III
$39.99 Now $13.59
Additional titles on sale:Stardock Bundle 2016
$99.99 Now $49.99 Galactic Civilizations II: Ultimate
$19.99 Now $4.99G...
Outlaw Sectors DLC is here with new gameplay and lots of new maps Challenge yourself with new strategies and unique setups with the new “Outlaw Sectors” gameplay option and brand new maps for Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion. The variety of map sizes and designs will let you enjoy any kind of match you want, from intimate 1v1 duels all the way to epic 10-player brawls.
Outlaw Sectors GameplayThe lawless fringe is increasingly hostile, but for those with a criminal m...
Turtle Wars DLC Adds New Maps and ScenariosBunker down and turtle up - it's time for war! This new DLC pack for Stardock’s massive RTS features new unique gameplay scenarios and new maps to keep your skirmishes fresh. Prepare your defenses for any punches your enemies throw at you and be ready to launch a devastating counterstrike to seal your victory in Turtle Wars.
Implosion - Race against three enemies to be the first to crack the defenses of a crashed Post-Huma...
The beta for the new IconPackager 10 is now available for current Object Desktop members. After being gone due to incompatibilities with Windows 8 and Windows 10 it's back and we welcome you to try it and provide feedback before the full release.
With a new, modern user interface, IconPackager works with Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, and even integrates with Start8 and Start10.
The IconPackager 10 beta is only available to Object Desktop members right now, so now is a gre...
I think long before global climate change matters one way or the other that the fate of humanity will be determined by how we make use of strong AI.
In the near term (next 5 to 10 years) we’re going to see a huge swath of jobs disappear. This past week Panera bread added a kiosk to let me order my food. Wendy’s and McDonalds are already heading that way too.
Transportation is next. My Tesla Model X with auto-pilot is on the way. I should have it in the next mon...
So if you haven’t already see the v1.2 Preview, click here: http://forums.ashesofthesingularity.com/477887/
Lots to talk about this month!
## Version 1.2 is a pretty big deal ##
From 1.0 through 1.13 the game has been operating on the Nitrous engine that was built during early access. For those of interested in how games are made, think of a game has two pieces: The engine which is 90% of the work and the “game” which is a thin icing on top of the engine. 1...
Why does it seem like we are all so inclined to pick a side and and dig in, defend it and block out anything that comes from "the other side"? It is obviously the case in U.S. politics these days. You pick a party/candidate and only listen to points coming from their "side". Everyone denies they do it but most get caught doing exactly that.
It isn't just politics though. If you aren't ready to declare your support of gay marriage then you're a homophobe. If...
Originally posted by Brad on the Steam forums.
Lots to talk about.
## Ashes v1.12 ##
This week we should have Ashes v1.12 out. The PHC Refinery is in this build along with bunches of small, UI tweaks and fixes.
The main balance change will come in the form of the Punisher's damage being reduced and the Brute getting some more HP. The Reaper will probably also get a minor buff t...
Galactic Civilizations III turns a year old this week. I'm both shocked that it has already been a year, and surprised it has only been a year. When GC3 shipped I was very proud of what we had done, but I am even prouder of what the game has become over the last year. As a designer, I know that a game is really never done, so it has been a pleasure to continue working on GalCiv3 with such a great group of people.
Lets look back at Galactic Civilizations III’s first year...