It never ceases to amaze me that someone online will direct something vile my way and expect me to just turn the other cheek simply because I’m “powerful” (whatever that means).
What they don’t understand is me shining a spotlight on them is about as kiddie gloves as I can get.
And frankly, they’re lucky to get the kiddie gloves. I know ignoring them doesn’t work. Being polite doesn’t work. Social Justice Warriors aren’t interested in truth or fairness. T...
Now available for purchase through Stardock!SpaceMonger enables the fast discovery of files and folders taking up storage space on computers, shared network and personal cloud storage on Dropbox, OneDrive and Google Drive services.Cloud storage may seem unlimited, but it is not free and does need to be managed. SpaceMonger is the first storage management tool supporting popular cloud storage services in addition to local PC, network and virtual storage. SpaceMonger even understands soft-links ...
Some people who have upgraded to Windows 10 still prefer a more classic start menu, and Gizmodo takes a look at how you can bring that back using Start10 from Stardock.
"Start10 comes with a commendable number of options for you to play around with: there are actually three different looks to choose from (classic Windows, new Windows, and a fusion of both), and you can tweak icon sizes and colors as well as the appearance of the Start menu as a whole. There are even configuration options ...
The folks at eXplorminate have arranged a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) for Stardock's CEO Brad Wardell.
If you have any questions for him, head over to Reddit and start asking away!
I’ve been making the journey from Michigan to San Francisco for literally 23 years now. I know San Fran better than I know the downtown areas around here.
Second Street in San Fran is a location I have become very familiar with over the decades. And now I go for the first time in a long long long while.
I have mixed feelings about it. On the one hand, I do enjoy showing off our software and games and there’s the opportunity to see old friends. But on the o...
For some months users have complained about the Surface Pro 4 consuming several % per hour of CPU while sleeping. In December, Microsoft indicated that they were working on the problem.
In December, Intel released a driver update to their Skylake drivers. By default, these drivers won’t work on a Surface Pro. However, users who download the .ZIP version, extract and then update the drivers via device manager can enjoy the benefits today.
Is Microsoft serious about its online media stores?
Movies & TV Let’s say you want to buy an episode of Rick & Morty. This is what you get if you use the Microsoft store:
No previews. No star ratings. Not even movies get a star rating. The little “i” brings up a barely formatted tooltip. How did this even ship?
This is what the home page looks like:
Music Going over to music the situation is better. You g...
We have a good post going about what games you played in 2015, so lets continue and find out what games you are looking forward to in 2016. While it's still early in the year, I have just a few I'm looking to grab.
Hitman - I've been a fan of the series for a while, and although I'm not sure about their release method, I have already pre-ordered.
Ashes of the Singularity - I mentioned this in the other thread as I've enjoyed it even in Early Access, and I'm excited ...
My Microsoft Surface is a constant companion. It is absolutely central to my workflow.
One of the challenges I’ve had with it is battery life. There’s a lot of things you can do to help with your battery life but one simple thing I’ve done, for now, is to set the max CPU when on battery to 99%.
Setting the max CPU to 99% prevents the CPU from going into Turbo mode. For me, this accomplishes two things:
(1) I get roughly an extra hour of battery ...
This week I did a blog over at Gamasutra talking about the importance of interesting choices:
Read the whole thing here: http://gamasutra.com/blogs/BradWardell/20160104/262961/Ashes_of_the_Singularity_PREmortem.php
Let’s look at StarCraft II:
In Starcraft, you have to build a Supply Depot before you build a Barracks.
Now, look at Ashes 0.71 alpha:
See the red lines? Those are poison choices. Newbie traps.
First of all, Happy New Years!
This is going to be rambling. So please bear with me.
This Winter I plan to do a series of articles for The Escapist on Ashes of the Singularity. We have a unique opportunity to talk about some of the things that makes this game unique. I’m going to touch on a few of those topics here. I’m no writer so please bear with me through this.
As Gamers, you’re getting ripped off
To a certain degree, gamers have a...
The Steam Holiday Sale has started today, and you can grab Stardock games and DLC up to 80% off!
It's a great time to get a Stardock game you have been wanting, or pick up a copy for a friend or family member.
Galactic Civilizations III
Reg. $49.99 Now $24.99 - Get it now
Galactic Civilizations III is the largest strategy sandbox ever made. Start with a single world and expand across the galaxy through diplomacy, trade, cultural hegemony, or military conquest in th...
Yesterday, Stardock had it’s annual Ugly Christmas Sweater contest. These are the….umm…..winners?
Angie (KarmaGirl), Emily, Brad (Frogboy), and Brad (The_Gear). We also can’t forget Arrow the office dog.
Lets give them a big round of…..applause.
Be careful what you wish for.
Next year all the 4X’s are going to come out. What I write below is not under some NDA. I know it because it’s my job to know it.
Let me walk you through the schedule:
1H2016: Stellaris, Master of Orion
2H2016: Civilization VI, Endless Space 2
I could be wrong on the dates. You could swap some of this around a bit but you get the idea.
Where is GalCiv III in this?
Stardock will be announcing its first expansion in Janu...
The first beta for WindowBlinds 10 is now available for active Object Desktop owners!
This beta includes support for Windows 10 and a new UI.
Active Object Desktop owners can now get the WindowBlinds 10 beta from your Stardock account here. In future updates, we'll be including new skins and features.
WB v10.0.1 update:
Added skin rebuild list buttonFixed config screen resolution
If you're not an Object Desktop member, now is a great time to become one. You get ove...