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March 19, 2020 by Tatiora on tatiora
I know there’s an overall stereotype about gamers being solitary and reclusive by nature, and while it’s not altogether untrue, there are definitely outliers. I’m one of them, and the coming weeks of isolation are looming over my head like an ominous shadow - dramatic, sure, but that’s not exactly off brand for me. I am an extremely social person. I host dinners and game nights regularly, I go to the gym (albeit not nearly as often as I’d like to), I visit with ...
March 17, 2020 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
We always posts screenshots of our desktops, but lets take it a bit further and post images of your desktop setups!  
March 16, 2020 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
CursorFX 4 was announced last week, and I wanted to go through the cursor theme gallery on WinCustomize and find some of the popular themes that might be fun to check out. If you happen to be looking for some of the legacy cursor themes that used to be included with CursorFX, then you'll be happy to know we uploaded them to WinCustomize. You can find them here: https://www.wincustomize.com/explore/cursorfx Black Fire by vampothika   Piranha FX by neone6  ...
March 16, 2020 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
With a great number of people now staying at home more due to the public shutdowns and recommendations, Disney has released some movie titles early.  Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was supposed to release this week, but they released it late last week. Frozen 2 has also been released on digital 3 months early on Disney+. With movie theaters closing and reducing capacity, movie release dates pushed back, I think this would be a great time to just start releasing some of these movies ...
March 14, 2020 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
This spring, Windows10 v. 2004 or 2020 first half year update (code named 20H1) will be coming and it's feature heavy, with some meaningful changes such as those in Cortana  and notepad, Windows subsystem for Linux (WSL 2), Windows explorer with much better local search and tied to OneDrive, sandbox and virtual desktops, and a beefed up Task manager. There are more, and I suggest reading up on them in the link above. And have a good weekend! 😉
March 12, 2020 by Tatiora on tatiora
Ah, Kickstarter: the land of hopes, dreams, and thousands of people with cash to burn. In its earliest days, Kickstarter was a platform that provided creators with a venue for funding projects they otherwise would never be able to do on their own (and for some, couldn’t do even with successful funding).   Nowadays, Kickstarter is still an effective way for indie developers and other small creators to get their projects funded and out in the public eye, but it’s evolv...
March 11, 2020 by Tatiora on tatiora
Photo Credit: NintendoIn an effort to save its struggling business, GameStop has appointed 3 new members to its executive board, including games-industry legend Reggie Fils-Aimé. He will be joined by former Walmart US President Bill Simon, and PetSmart CEO J.K. Symncyk.  Fils-Aimé announced the news on his personal Twitter on Monday, saying that “The gaming industry needs a healthy and vibrant GameStop.” The former Nintendo President/COO joins the board with a...
March 9, 2020 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
We've been working on WinCustomize.com to get some added features to make the site more usable, and one of those is tags in the upload screen. Keywords aren't exactly new here, but we've been working on the functionality of them and now they will really improve the search process on the site. For example, put 4K in the search box. You will now get a much better search result than before.  This is still a work in progress, but we wanted to let our skinners know that this is something to p...
March 5, 2020 by Tatiora on tatiora
Space is fascinating - and, admittedly, a little bit terrifying. While I’ve always had a sense of awe for space exploration and discovery, I wouldn’t say that it’s something that I ever paid particularly close attention to.  My best friend, Brian, however, absolutely loved space and everything associated with it. He followed space launches, read endless articles and content online, and had several space books strewn throughout his apartment. When Offworld Trading Compan...
March 4, 2020 by Tatiora on tatiora
Last Friday, organizers for the annual Game Developers Conference (GDC) announced the cancellation of their 2020 event in San Francisco amid growing concerns over the coronavirus. Over the past few weeks, multiple companies including Sony, Microsoft, Epic Games, Electronic Arts, Facebook, Kojima Productions, Amazon, and more announced that they would be withdrawing from the event due to safety concerns. “After close consultation with our partners in the game development industry and com...
Today let's do a quick walk-through of The Political Machine 2020.  This will include what's new from previous editions as well as a discussion of the underlying simulation. Creating a candidate When creating a candidate you have a finite # of points to use to figure out what your candidate's strengths are. Stamina: How many moves you get per turnIntelligence: Enhances how well you do on interviewsCharisma: Affects how well your speeches and ads doMedia bias: Affects how many i...
March 2, 2020 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
March is already here and I wanted to give a wrap-up of what was happening on WinCustomize during the month of February.  Stardock News: SoundPackager 10 released! "SoundPackager 10 adds cloud access to thousands of different sounds, along with a number of all-new sound packages designed to give Windows users additional choices in how their PC sounds. Users can also create their own sound packages to share with others via an in-app editor."   New and Updated Mast...
February 28, 2020 by starkers on starkers corner
It doesn't matter which conversion program I use, my PC freezes up during conversions,  Sometimes it is very early in the piece and sometimes as much as 60% to 70% has completed, which is really annoying because none of it appears in the conversion folder until 100% has completed, meaning the time and effort was wasted. If anyone can suggest what and why this may be happening I'd be most pleased as I have family awaiting their videos. TIA, Mark.  
February 27, 2020 by Tatiora on tatiora
Ever stop and think to yourself, “Gee, I spend too much time gaming”? ...Yeah, me neither. Back in January, TrueAchievements.com debuted a tool for XBox users called MyDecadeonXBox that will let users see their stats (time logged, achievements earned, etc.) from the past 10 years. Now, since I don’t own an XBox, I’ve dodged this uncomfortable reality, but there are plenty of other things like this that certainly call attention to how much time I spend playing certai...
February 26, 2020 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
Ghacks is an excellent tech website. It was recently sold, however, the tech content has remained in Martin Brinkmann's extremely capable hands.  So, I was perusing there, as I really didn't want to do an article about MS killing the useless Live Tiles in W10, because Start10 beats anything MS has offered with W8 onward, nor about new icons coming to W10 as I think the icons created here beat them hands down, and always have. So, Brinkmann discusses the findings of this study, which l...