Last week I wrote about the Escalation of #GamerGate. I recommended that advocates of #GamerGate come up with a set of objectives while momentum was in their favor.
A Recap For the uninitiated, #GamerGate is a schism that has formed between the enthusiast gaming press and core gamers. The schism was largely the result of the gaming media allowing their platforms to be utilized by the more radical elements within their ranks to denigrate core gamers as “dead” and “nerds” and “misogynists” i...
It’s so good they skipped Windows 9 altogether!
Windows 10 Preview will be available tomorrow.
So in 2015 Stardock will be releasing 3 new games. As I write this, only 1 (Galactic Civilizations III) has been announced. In 2016, we’ll be releasing another 3 new games (not expansions but new games) of which only 1 (Soren Johnson’s Offworld Trading Company) is announced (but no images/video have been released). And of course, this doesn’t count the Star Control reboot which is in development but doesn’t have a release date yet.
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SpaceMonger was one of the oldest, best disk space management programs ever.
EdgeRunner has teamed up with developer Sean Werkema to re-design it for the modern age with cloud support (Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, etc.) and a new Windows 8/9 UI refresh.
You can try out the latest build of it here: http://edgerunner.com/spacemonger-3-beta
Stardock’s Derek Paxton gives reaction to the new Steam Discovery tools to Gamasutra.
"Stardock's Derek Paxton isn't completely sold on the new storefront, although he does appreciate that Valve is looking for new and effective ways to curate games on the platform.
He notes that the Top Seller tab isn't as useful as it was before the update. Galactic Civilizations III is currently on sale on Steam, and while 45 percent of pageviews are coming from the Specials t...
We were watching the season premiere of the The Big Bang Theory and I saw the promos for a new show Scorpion, which would come on after. It didn't look too bad so I decided to watch and see if it was any good.
I liked the overall concept. I mean, a group of genius hackers -- what's not to like?
Yes, the first mission was a bit "over the top", but it's a TV show so what else do you expect. I'm also not too sure a...
One of the less glamorous but absolutely crucial parts of game development involves building tools to support content creation.
For GalCiv II, we used MFC. In Elemental, we used WinForms. Now, we’re making our editors using Windows Presentation Foundation (Avalon aka WPF). It’s amazing how far things have come.
Internally, there’s a lot of debate on whether we should be using WPF vs. WinRT for this purpose. I’m curious what others think on this in terms of...
Lately, when thinking about #Gamergate I am reminded of the intro to Total Annihilation:
Warning: this is long…
Part 1: The participantsWhat started as a relatively minor dispute regarding whether the gaming media was choosing who and what to cover based on pull rather than merit has become a massive, cross industry conflict that shows no sign of decreasing. Two sides: #GamerGate and its opponents (anti-#GamerGate?).
Each sides has their points (I&rsqu...
Typical conversation regarding a certain lawsuit goes something like this:
What about <Allegation 1>? They made it up. What about <Allegation 2>? They made it up. What about <Allegation 3>? They made it up. What about <Allegation 4>? They made it up. Oh come on, you’re saying they made it all up? Yes. Can you prove they made it up? Yes. How? Because their own witnesses claimed she did or she directly admitted to doing so during her deposition. ...
If you have an iOS device this is an app I recommend getting. It lets you create logins to save, generate secure passwords, and more. They released the new version today and made the iOS version a freemium model. It has all the basic features for free, but it’s $9.99 for the Pro features.
They have mobile and desktop version available as well, although those are paid apps which can all sync together.
Ironically, from the Cracked.com comments sections:
A woman is suspected of sabotaging a charity event with feminism as her justification, even though the event supposedly aimed to support female developers. A more or less reasonable group of people get upset about this, and make the issue somewhat known. An ex decides to share information about this woman's sex life, which picks up popularity because of the aforementioned scandal. A crazy guy builds a conspiracy from...
I’ll hand the SJW anti-#Gamergate people one thing: They have chutzpah. Seeing individuals who have a history of abusing, ridiculing, lying and misrepresenting people complaining about gamers is…just breathtaking.
The best thing that will come out of this #gamergate thing, and this is the one thing that I think its supporters should really take some pride in is this: The free ride is over.
So many lurkers and neutral observers have been able to see how these guys o...
This week the team up of Stardock and Dallas based BonusXP was announced! We’re all very excited to work together on a new game that we think gamers are going to really like.
Little by little the pieces of our long-term strategy get announced. Here’s a recap of what’s been going on:
Stardock sells its Impulse digital distribution platform to Gamestop 2012
Stardock spins off its enterprise software unit into EdgeRunner Stardock builds a second game ...
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Home Depot is the latest to have a security breach of customer data. In response Home Depot if offering a free year of credit monitoring if you shopped at a Home Depot since April.
"The Home Depot is truly sorry for any inconvenience caused by this incident and we are committed to taking steps to protect your payment card information.
If you need identity repair assistance during the next 12 months, starting on September 8, 2014, the team at AllClear ID is ready and standing by to as...