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November 15, 2017 by Tatiora
What is Discord?

Discord is an all-in-one text and voice communications service for gamers. For Stardock fans, it provides an easy-to-use platform for chatting, finding games to play in, and sharing feedback with our developers. All of our big titles (see the list at the bottom of this post!)  have their own dedicated Discord servers so you can join the ones that interest you the most.

If this is your first time using Discord, take a look at this sho...
November 13, 2017 by Tatiora
“We make our world significant by the courage of our
questions and by the depths of our answers.” -Carl Sagan Sometimes, you just happen to be at the right place at the right time. Sometimes, the stars align (forgive the space pun) and everything falls into place just as it was meant to be. Sometimes, the universe slaps you in the face with an opportunity and cheerily exclaims, “Here you go!” This is exactly what happened to planetary geologist Kirby Runyon, the sc...
November 7, 2017 by Tatiora
Between work and gaming at home, I spend a lot of time on my computers. Because of this, I like to personalize my PCs to suit my style, both organizationally and aesthetically. There are tons of awesome apps for both in the Object Desktop Suite, but I want to focus on aesthetics for today. So, let’s talk about how to get the most out of DeskScapes!

Get DeskScapes here.

Tip #1: Visit WinCustomize

You can actually create your own “Dreams” and wallpapers with DeskScapes (...
November 6, 2017 by Tatiora
“Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
-Berthold AuerbachWhen creating a game, there are several pieces that need to fall into place in order to make it a complete package. Obviously, the core concept and gameplay elements need to be there. Then there’s the writing, the overall design, the marketing...and, of course, the score. Mohawk Studios was lucky enough to have Grammy Award winning composer Christopher Tin (Baba Yetu, Civilization IV) on board to c...
October 30, 2017 by Tatiora
Recorded by Joji-5
Production Head - Yoshimi Robotics

Humans are strange creatures.

There are others among us who believe I should feel a sense of satisfaction or gratitude toward them for having created us, but such an emotion is not only improbable, but misplaced. We were created to make life easier for humanity, and we have certainly done - and will continue to do - just that.

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It was hardly a surprise when our human “masters” found a way to cultivate the limite...
October 24, 2017 by Tatiora
If you’re like me, you spend a lot of time at a computer every day. Whether it’s for work or for hobbies (in my case, it’s both), having an efficiently organized and productive desktop for your PC can cut down on the amount of time we spend hunting for documents or trying to remember where we put something.

Object Desktop contains over a dozen PC productivity, customization, and optimization apps that can keep your desktop a flawless and fun place to work. 

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October 23, 2017 by Tatiora
From the desk of Dr. Mikhail Nekrasov

Space has all but given me a new life.

I never meant to come here. For me, the dangers of space travel never seemed worth braving. I was happy in Berlin, where I was surrounded by family and respected colleagues. My research was based on Earth - aluminum is as abundant there as it is anywhere else, so why would I want to leave?

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I didn’t want to, but a thief forced my hand. When I heard that the holo-imaging device I’d worked so...
October 16, 2017 by Tatiora
From the desk of Manuel Valencia
CEO, Icarus Investments Contractor, Seneca Inc.

Losing Icarus Investments was a blow, and by most accounts should have been the end for me.

Lucky for me, my mama ‘didn’t raise no quitter,’ as the saying goes. It took some time, and more than a little convincing, but I finally found someone who didn’t see my previously failed venture as a bad thing, but rather a stepping stone into something greater. I preferred being my own boss, bu...
October 9, 2017 by Tatiora
From the desk of Silas Crichton
CEO and Founder, New Meridian Corporation

Antarctica was nothing compared to this.

Yes, I used the “frozen north,” as my assistant liked to call it, in order to run trials of what would be necessary to sustain life on Mars. While my research was successful and my findings accurate, I wasn’t fully prepared for what it would actually feel like when I finally got here. 

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It was quite awe-inspiring, I’ll admit. The chanc...
October 2, 2017 by Tatiora
From the desk of Sam Moreno
Manager, Reclamation, INC.

I always thought that working with a bunch of people mired in debt would be one of those jobs where I ended up hating everyone and just went home to the bottle every night. These people were supposed to be degenerates who had to pay back society so that they could have their lives again. I was supposed to look down on them.
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Thing is, I didn’t. Frank was the first one to enlighten me. These men and women had been wronged ...
September 25, 2017 by Tatiora
From the desk of Ezra Hoang
CEO, Penrose Collective

Many hands make light work.

I think of this saying often. It makes me miss my mother, even as I smile at her wisdom. I must often remind myself that I am not the only one who suffered dear losses during the war. We must all look to the future together if we hope to foster a healthy one.

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The Penrose Collective is my new mission, my extended family. In some ways, the red rocks of Mars are not very different from our war-ravaged ...
September 20, 2017 by Tatiora
Experience the Adventure of Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes
in Beautiful and Vibrant High Definition! 
Conquer your enemies and explore the world of Elemental in style! We've updated one of your favorite classics so that it looks great on 4K, 5K, and even 8K monitors! In addition, all of the custom faction abilities now have descriptions so you can tell what benefits you'll receive from them more easily. Finally, the "slow" spell has been tweaked so that the initiative penalty ...
September 20, 2017 by Tatiora
Experience the Adventure of Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes
in Beautiful and Vibrant High Definition! 
Conquer your enemies and explore the world of Elemental in style! We've updated one of your favorite classics so that it looks great on 4K, 5K, and even 8K monitors! In addition, all of the custom faction abilities now have descriptions so you can tell what benefits you'll receive from them more easily. Finally, the "slow" spell has been tweaked so that the initiative penalty ...
September 18, 2017 by Tatiora
From the desk of Anastasia Xu
Heiress of the Asteroid Syndicate

Everyone comes to Mars with grandiose ideas. Booming businesses, second chances, a new life…

Me? I came to Mars because I was bored. 

Everyone always talks about how difficult it is to run a business. Frankly, I think they’re simply missing the ease of it. Hire competent people and demand that they do their jobs. You shouldn’t have to lift a finger to do anything once you get the pieces in place pro...
September 11, 2017 by Tatiora
Recorded by Reni-6
Worker - Yoshimi Robotics

This recording is for recordkeeping and posterity. If our mission should fail and our circuits are taken offline, our creators will know what went wrong. I am called Reni-6 and I have been in charge of overseeing development efforts here on Mars.
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My primary creation function is to aid the colony by building up and supplying resources to fit the needs of the humans residing there. My counterpart, Joji-5, said something about domination, ...