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January 28, 2022 by Tatiora on tatiora
Has anyone else been watching the Book of Boba Fett on Disney+ recently? While it's not my favorite overall out of what we've been given in Star Wars offerings so far, I'm having fun with it. I learned today that there was a game originally scheduled to give Boba Fett his time in the limelight, but unfortunately it won't ever see the light of day. Apparently, I live under a rock because the game was in development and being talked about back around E3 in 2012, but I'm only just now hearing ab...
IntroductionIf you’re coming from Galactic Civilizations III, you’re in for a treat. And if you have never played a Galactic Civilizations game before, then know this: this game is specifically designed to answer to the question, “I want to play a space 4X game, what game should I start with?” Read on to learn what this game is all about, who made it, and why we made it. A little about the teamThe highest rated space strategy game of all time is called Galactic ...
January 24, 2022 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
Got this little gem in my email. I can't tell you how many times my screen has frozen and I resorted to Restart (losing all the work I did up to the freeze). Had I known this trick, the air in the room would have had a far less blue tint. So much for cliff hangers... "To reset your graphics drivers when your computer is frozen, press the following key combination:    Win + Ctrl + Shift + B ." - MUO What's so great about this command is that all the apps currently open ...
January 20, 2022 by Tatiora on tatiora
I’m terrible at New Year’s Resolutions. The concept of picking something that I need to do or accomplish isn’t what I take issue with, nor is the idea of having a set time frame, but rather that it has to happen at the first of the year and carry on throughout the next 365 days or whatever. When I’m going to make a resolution, I have to be really ready to see it through, otherwise it’s a moot point. Picking an arbitrary time to start one - like January 1st - o...
January 19, 2022 by Tatiora on tatiora
Image c/o Jakud Porzyck/NurPhoto (Getty Images)Yesterday, I woke up to the surprising news that Microsoft was planning to buy Activision Blizzard. This acquisition will, according to Microsoft, grant them access to hundreds of millions of gamers and position it as "the world's third-largest gaming company by revenue, behind Tencent and Sony." A press release from Microsoft named the dollar amount and added, "Activision Blizzard is a leader in game development and interactive entertainment con...
January 13, 2022 by Daiwa on daiwa
There are 3 or 4 Twitter accounts that I follow via browser just for entertainment purposes.  One in particular I find particularly entertaining because his sick sense of humor is so much like mine. For a few months now, there has appeared a popup dialog on opening of the web page of each offering the opportunity to Log In or Sign Up.  A little annoying but it always had a convenient X to dismiss the dialog & go on about surfing. That was until today.  Now the dialog can...
January 13, 2022 by Tatiora on tatiora
I have long found speed runs fascinating. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, the goal is for a player to get through a specific game as quickly as possible in order to beat it with the best possible time. An entire culture has popped up over the years that is centered around this activity, with many generalized and also game-specific communities. An annual charity fundraiser known as GDQ - or Games Done Quick - is in its 12th year thanks to the wonderful speedrunning community an...
January 12, 2022 by Tatiora on tatiora
Start11 v1.1 Enhances Windows 10 and 11 Menu Styles with new Functionality Learn more about Start11 at www.stardock.com and view the changelog at the bottom of the post!Stardock released v1.1 of Start11™ today; Start11 is a program that allows users to customize the Windows® Start menu and taskbar for Windows 10 and 11. Start11 can make the Start menu appear as it did in previous versions of Windows but also enhance the experience by a...
January 12, 2022 by Tatiora on tatiora
I love how absolutely and utterly ridiculous cats are. The old cat meme "if it fits, I sits," rings true almost 100% of the time. I know that my own cat will wiggle her way into positions that my body starts aching just at the mere thought of. All this is to say that I take great delight in seeing what kinds of shenanigans animals get up to when left to their own devices, which is the case here. I found an article while browsing on Gizmodo about Starlink's Internet satellite dishes and how...
A million years ago in the 1990s when I was designing the OS/2 versions of Galactic Civilizations I gave the player sliders to adjust what they were spending their resources on.  This system lasted right on through Galactic Civilizations II for Windows. GalCiv I for Windows GalCiv II for WindowsGalCiv III v1.0 for WindowsWhile highly useful for min-maxing a relatively simple economic system, it suffered from being pretty opaque in how it worked and was pretty terrible for immersion....
January 6, 2022 by Tatiora on tatiora
While I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions for myself, it’s hard not to feel the pull of “new year, new me!” every time we finish our midnight celebrations. More often than not, this is accompanied by an urge to clean and purge certain areas of my home in an effort to feel like I’m starting fresh. This desire often extends to my personal computer as well, since I spend large amounts of time on it for my various hobbies and work endeavors. I have said it be...
January 5, 2022 by kona0197 on Kona
So I have this strange issue. I go into settings and choose a custom picture for my lock screen. The next time I wake the computer up from sleeping it still shows a different picture, usually one of the stock photos that come with Windows 10. So I go back into settings and change it again, make sure it's all set, yet the picture never shows up. I've tried this with several pictures, none of them work, it always reverts to one of the stock photos. Not sure what to search for on Google so I though...
January 5, 2022 by BONEHEADdb on highpressure
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January 5, 2022 by Tatiora on tatiora
CES 2022 starts today, but we've already heard some major announcements from some big players in the tech game earlier this week. Samsung, for example, debuted its new TVs, and some of them will let you play games from the cloud, no console required! The platforms they've integrated into their televisions so far are Google Stadia, Nvidia GeForce Now, and Utomik. According to Samsung, "select" 2022 TV models will give you direct access to GeForce Now, Stadia, and Utomik cloud gaming services v...
December 31, 2021 by LightStar on LightStar Technologies
She will truly be missed... Betty White dies at 99, weeks before 100th birthday, according to reports (abc15.com)