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October 14, 2021 by Tatiora
If you know me, then you know that the idea of me writing about any form of organization is a ploy of comedy in and of itself. Still, as all over the place as I am with just about every aspect of my life, that doesn't stop me from trying to be more organized. I spend quite a lot of time at my computer, both for work and for leisure. Beyond a few very important things, I don't really have much of a system for where I put documents or shortcuts - they just sort of get lobbed...
October 13, 2021 by Tatiora
While the games that maintain the top "popular" slots may not always be games that we agree with, we have to admit that they hold those slots for a reason. I will even confess to having played a little bit of Epic's Fortnite game, only to find myself pleasantly surprised with how enjoyable it was.  That doesn't mean I have any interest in watching a movie about it, but here we are. According to The Information, Epic Games is considering the idea of expanding into the entertainm...
October 7, 2021 by Tatiora
If you're a Windows user, then you've definitely had this happen before. You're playing or working, deeply engrossed in whatever it is you're doing, and then suddenly your computer alerts you to a Windows update! Or, in some cases, just shuts down and decides to update right then and there. It's obnoxious, it's frustrating, and now it's hopefully a thing of the past. Windows 11 launched just a couple of days ago and Microsoft had been telling us quite a lot about their new OS leading up th...
October 6, 2021 by Tatiora
Image Credit: TechCrunchOn Monday, Facebook and its other affiliate sites were down and out for the count for a number of hours in a rare lengthy outage. This led to some outcry, as well as some pretty hilarious memes - but that's neither here nor there! Facebook announced today that they are rolling out the co-streaming feature for all of their creators on their Facebook Gaming platform. The feature allows users to team up and stream with each other, while enabling viewers to navigate betw...
September 30, 2021 by Tatiora
In news that shouldn't be especially shocking: we really love games here at Stardock. This extends beyond just PC and video games and well into things like board games and tabletop RPGs like Dungeons & Dragons. I've definitely talked about it before, but I also have a fairly sizeable board game collection at home. Before the pandemic, I used to bring games in fairly regularly and have game nights so that my coworkers and I could enjoy playing some together. Earlier this month, we held ...
September 29, 2021 by Tatiora
Hey all you cool cats and kittens, get ready to toss a coin to your Witcher - there's some news from the streaming realm! If you raised an eyebrow at the genre-blending sentence above, you wouldn't the only one; I did the same as I was writing it. While the announcement that Season 2 of Netflix's The Witcher is on its way isn't terribly shocking, I will say that I did a double-take at the headline that Tiger King season 2 was on its way also? If you're unfamiliar with the documentary,...
September 23, 2021 by Tatiora
I am constantly amazed by the things technology has evolved to do. If you’d told me 15 years ago that we’d move past dial-up internet and have the sheer amount of information at our fingertips that we do today, I’m not sure I would have believed you. Honestly, I still hear that AOL dial-up tone in my head sometimes - is it just occasional nostalgia, or am I going a little nuts? Probably both. Anyway. People are always finding new ways to make technology work for us, an...
September 22, 2021 by Tatiora
If you're thinking of moving to Windows 11 when it releases on October 5th, then you'll want to know about Microsoft's updates to its Health Check app.  This app will test your PC to see if it can adequately handle running Windows 11. The updated tool is available all the way at the bottom of Microsoft's Windows 11 page here. The user interface hasn't changed any from its previous version, but the results regarding your PC's eligibility should be much more accurate than before. One of...
September 16, 2021 by Tatiora
Gaming is a constantly evolving industry, which is both a blessing and a curse. Obviously, the blessing in this is that games are constantly looking better and are able to add so much to the experience that was barely fathomable ten or fifteen years ago. One of the curses of constant growth, however, is the need to update your gear (PC or consoles) in order to keep up with the latest and greatest. Within the last 10 years or so, game companies have started remastering their greatest hit games...
September 15, 2021 by Tatiora
I've talked about Marvel movies/shows and how much I love them a few times before, but in case you're new around here... I really like super heroes. In particular, at least in the Marvel-verse, my favorite hero has always been Hawkeye. And until recently, we've seen a few production stills and have heard a handful of rumors, but not much else was known about the upcoming show that shares a name with my beloved archer. Until this week, that is. On Monday, Disney shared our first look at ...
September 8, 2021 by Tatiora
New Core Worlds DLC Adds New Maps Based on Real-World Locations Get it on Steam | Get it at StardockStardock released the Core Worlds DLC for Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation today. The DLC adds new asymmetrical maps based on real-world geographic locations and distributes resources to offset the geographical disadvantages on each battlefield.  Each map is of varying size and have metal and radioactive resources distributed in a way that off...
September 8, 2021 by Tatiora
Rock in Sample Tube - Image c/o NASAIn early August, the Perseverance Rover attempted to take a sample of Martian rock - and, regrettably, came up with an empty test tube. But, apparently second time's the charm; NASA confirmed on Monday that Perseverance had successfully collected and stored its first sample of Martian rock while exploring Artuby.  Artuby is a half-mile ridgeline that is near an area believed to hold Jezero Crater's deepest and most ancient layers of exposed bedrock. ...
September 8, 2021 by Tatiora
Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation, Now with Faster Load Times and Major Balance Updates View the full changelog below!Stardock’s massive-scale real-time strategy game received an update today that reduces load times and improves combat balance and visuals. Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation takes place in a post-technological singularity world where sentient AI, known as the Substrate, are in a war of annihila...
September 2, 2021 by Tatiora
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I am highly prone to nostalgia. I am an emotionally memory-based person who lives and breathes sentimentality. I have a hard time parting with objects I own because I can remember exactly who gave it to me, the circumstances surrounding the gift, and why it was important at the time (even if it hasn’t been useful for a very long time).  It’s not just physical things, either - it’s anything that allows me to retu...
September 1, 2021 by Tatiora
Have you ever watched or participated in a speedrun for a video game before? Whether you have or not, you might want to consider giving it a try: the developer of Stardew Valley has created a new speedrun competition where the prize for the winning team totals $40,000. Now, if you've played Stardew Valley before, I'm sure your first thought is along the lines of what mine was: How the heck do you speedrun Stardew Valley? It's a game that is literally designed to be relaxing and leis...