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GamersGate has Stardock titles on sale as part of their midweek sale. You can grab a variety of Stardock games and DLC for up to 75% off!
Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes - $14.00 Legendary Heroes Loot Pack DLC - $1.75Dead Man's Draw - $2.50Galactic Civilizations II: Ultimate - $4.99Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion - $13.98Sins: Rebellion Stellar Phenomena DLC - $1.75and much moreSee it here: http://bit.ly/1o6LIWG
The Internet is toxic, but its toxicity is usually equal opportunity
One of the more annoying trends in our society has been the substitution of action with rhetoric. This has really taken off in the age of Twitter where people think hashtags are a replacement for actually doing something.
Today I read an Opinion Piece on Polygon called “No Skin thick enough: The daily harassment of women in the game industry” It’s a good piece and one I think you should read....
Whether you work in a traditional office environment or have your own home office setup, having your Windows desktop working at maximum efficiency is a key step in being as productive as possible. Stardock makes a bunch of great desktop customization and enhancement apps, and while they all offer a benefit to the desktop, I wanted to write about the ones I think are a huge benefit to your productivity as well.
I have used these applications in my home office for years, and I can say wit...
The Scarab brand has been reintroduced this year with the launch of 3 new jet boats. These jet boats are the spiritual (and in many respects, literal) successor to the Seaddoo line of Jetboats that BRP discontinued at the end of 2012.
layout), the 195 (a 19 foot model) and the 215 (a 21 foot model with 2 Rotax engines).
As a current (and happy) owner of a 2011 Seadoo 150 (and occasional user of the Seadoo Challenger), I can say that the general build quality of the new Scarab line is s...
I realized my main desktop PC, which is also my gaming PC, is well over 5 years old. It's still handling most games quite well, and for something I built for around $600 I can't complain at all.
AMD Quad-core 3.0ghzATI HD5700 video card8GB RAMSSD for mostly OS and most used appsHDD for data and everything elseI really haven't done much for upgrades aside from the SSD, which was a great improvement. I'm thinking about putting together a Mini-IT...
MSDN blog has released free ebooks…again! Last time it was 80.
This time? A whole new batch of free technical ebooks that cover everything from Windows 8, to Office 2013, to SQL Server, and much more. Each Ebook is pretty long…for IT pros and home users too.
A million folks grabbed within 2 days…closing in on 2 million if not there already! There’s no need to rush, though. It’s not time limited as Eric Ligman (your genial host) points out.
Most are in pdf format…go get...
It looks like, with any luck, LH v1.7 will be going out a week from this Thursday (July 17th).
This is possibly the biggest update we’ve done to Legendary Heroes since its release.
You can read up on what’s new in it here: http://forums.elementalgame.com/455808/
Besides a ton of tweaks to the game itself, new features, new content and improved AI we were able to diagnose some crash bugs and fix them as well. So not only should it be the funnest update we’ve done but the most stabl...
Stardock has several apps under $5 that are designed to make Windows 8/Windows 8.1 easier to use and to restore lost features such as the Start menu. Below is a quick overview of each app and what it can do to enhance your Windows 8 experience.
The start menu in Windows 8 was removed, and in the 8.1 update, Microsoft brought the start button back. Unfortunately, their start button DOES NOT bring the Start Menu with it, it launches the Windows 8 Menu. Start8 returns ...
Google has a good project (Google Cultural Institute) which allows you to tour great museums and see wonderful works of art, such as here.
Yes, I chose “Meeting Street” for CarGuy1 and Daiwa.
Imho, this is a great thing. So how do they do it? With “Street View” technology, but, using a ‘Dalek-oid’ robot draped in a weird cloak.
Wait, it gets better.
The robot likes taking weird ‘selfies’ in front of mirrors! This pretty much dispels the ‘Evil Skynet’ image ...
The time machine worked like a charm (this time anyway) and I got to spend a few hours in 2020.
Things haven’t changed nearly as much as I imagined (I was hoping for Amazon delivery drones, but alas, none to be found). But my friend drove me up north and showed off a relatively new feature on his BMW: Super Cruise.
Now, admittedly, I had hoped there would be self-driving cars by then but apparently they still aren’t a thing in 2020 which was a big bummer. However, most of t...
When I was 20 I had nothing. I was working multiple jobs to pay for college and started Stardock as a way to pay for school. 20 years later, it’s now worth 9 figures. How did this happen?
The number 1 rule for success I’ve found is to build partnerships. This can mean your employees and it can mean external companies, contractors, etc. that you team up with.
What does “building” partnerships mean? To me, it means, working towards their success. This...
Although it’s been around for iPhones and Android for about four years, and for Windows 8/8.1 since last year, it has finally come to MS’s Windows Phone.
Easy touch-ups Fix photos fast—crop, straighten, rotate, flip, adjust color, and remove red eye and pet eye. Adjust hue, brightness, white balance, and more with easy slider controls. Enhance in fun artistic ways with Looks like Vibrant, Superpunch, and Glow. Add a finishing touch with bord...
Ironclad Games' Blair Fraser has posted a new developer journal relating the legal precedent the company set for trademarks in the video game industry. Read the whole article at: http://forums.sinsofasolarempire.com/455527
Thanks to Zubaz for pointing this article out.
The Gamer Headlines has a nice article up about the history of game distribution, which of course includes Stardock which was one of the first to get started in digital distribution on the PC.
"One of the PC distribution pioneers was a company called ‘Stardock’. Stardock started back in 1991, and helped develop operating system 2 for computers. Its still active now, but isn’t as popular as it was then. We soon saw bigger and ...