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...
Official announcement: http://forums.stardock.com/457624/page/1/
VentureBeat article: http://venturebeat.com/2014/09/09/age-of-empires-developers-releasing-new-game-with-stardock/
BonusXP, a company founded by senior Age of Empires developers, announced this morning that they will publish an upcoming PC strategy title with Stardock Entertainment, best known for the Galactic Civilizations series.
They did not announce the content or release date of the new g...
Today Rock Paper Shotgun put up this article with regards to the recent turmoil in the gaming community: Videogames are for everybody.
RPS is one of my favorite game sites. RPS is not just “another game site”, they are very important to both game developers/publishers as well as gamers. I say this because they have assembled an exceptionally high quality team of writers and reviewers. Anyone who thinks getting people with good writing skills and good judgment is eas...
I’ve been talking about and recommending Snagit for many years here on WinCustomize. I started using it many versions ago as I needed a tool to capture screenshots with features that just couldn’t be found in Windows or other similar apps. A few months ago TechSmith released Snagit 12 with several new features including a new user interface for the editor, an enhanced capturing experience, and more. For the last month or so I’ve been using the latest version a...
Dropping 32bit support was a huge change for Galactic Civilizations. On the one hand we know that it means that there is a percentage of potential customers that won't be able to play the game. On the other, we are able to do things we could never do before, such as play a game with 100 players, which is exactly what I did this week. The following is the results.
*** Disclaimer ***
The following if from a super early version of the Beta 2 build. You will see some bugs a...
Have you been getting a bit frustrated in recent weeks about having your well crafted or well-intentioned point mischaracterized as something vile and disgusting? Maybe they just misunderstood right? Nope. You have just run into someone who intentionally chooses to misrepresent your position in order to cheaply gain the moral high ground.
Nearly every bit of PR trouble I’ve gotten into over the years has been the result of someone mischaracterizing something I’ve said or posted in...
The game industry as been ablaze for, really, the last couple of years about misogyny within its ranks. This really came to a head in the past couple weeks when an outspoken “indie” game developer was accused of some sordid activities in exchange for media coverage.
Online culture has a serious toxicity problem. It gets worse every year. Here are 3 things that are driving it:
#1 The tabloidiziation of the gaming media.
First, I want to emphasize that the gaming...
Well, my friends, there’s so much going on around here these days that I don’t even know where to start. Please forgive me for my rambling in advance.
Galactic Civilizations III As a developer, having a 64-bit only game engine is amazing. As I type this, old man Kael is testing to see what a GalCiv game with a hundred or so AI players will play like.
Can you guys imagine that? A game where the galaxy is alive with hundreds of empires (not counting minor ra...
We are going to start to see the Windows 9 preview fairly soon according to various reports.
We've heard the rumors of supposed features and user interface changes, so we can only wait and see what really to expect in Windows 9.
The real question is, what do you want to see changed or added in Windows 9?
Image via Neowin.
Since the launch of Windows 8, Stardock has released several award winning apps, like Start8 and ModernMix to bring back lost functionality and add new features for users of Windows 8. Another Windows 8 app from Stardock is Launch8.
Launch8 adds the convenience of a quick access stationary dock on your Start screen. Drag and drop your favorite applications to your Launch8 dock and quickly launch them no matter where you have swiped to on your Start screen.
Learn more abou...
For most of my adult life, I’ve suffered from what I euphemistically have described as melancholy. And like most people, I mistakenly considered it to be a “mood” as opposed to a serious physiological issue. If I just did X, then I’d feel better.
When the issue began to seriously affect my life, I readily accepted “advice” that included “appreciate what you have”, “look on the bright side”, “try to reduce stress from your life”, “don’t sweat the small stuff”, etc.
I’ve had nearly every Microsoft Surface they’ve made. Surface RT, Surface Pro 2 and now the Surface Pro 3.
The original Surface was really just a technology demo. You couldn’t really do real work with it.
The Surface Pro 2 was the first version of the Surface that could, in theory, be used for something useful. Realistically, the Surface Pro 2 was only useful as a work machine when hooked up with a real monitor, keyboard and mouse. Its weight to screen size ratio made it la...