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March 20, 2018 by Tatiora
As much as it pains me to admit it, I’ve been out of college for awhile now - 10 years in April, to be precise. Still, I have fond memories of Ren Faire, campus life, apartment living, and a community of close friends. The less fond memories include apartment living (two sides to every coin!), tuition, and those sleepless nights of crunchtime because I forgot about (or procrastinated on, let’s be real here) a paper that was due the next day.

I did some crazy fun stuff in college&h...
March 13, 2018 by Tatiora
St. Patrick's Day is almost here! I thought I'd celebrate by sharing some of my favorite Dreams, wallpapers, and skins from WinCustomize. There aren't a ton of shamrocks and leprechauns specifically, so I tried to keep the heart of the holiday in my mind as I selected these. You'll see Irish landscapes, a lot of green, and everyone's favorite beverage of choice for St. Patrick's day, too.

 

What's better than the ruins of a castle beside the sea? Maybe a fully functional castle besid...
February 13, 2018 by Tatiora
Our core marketing team here at Stardock consists of a small group of very dedicated, very busy people. Because of how many products on both the software and game side we handle on a daily basis, an organizational system is absolutely integral to our success.

Katie, our marketing operations manager, is the glue that holds our team together. Because of her diverse skill set, she tackles a lot of different tasks for our team, including keeping all of us and our individual assignments on track! ...
January 29, 2018 by Tatiora
A gift for our community:
Enjoy these Offworld Trading Company Desktop wallpapers 

Click the thumbnails to view the full resolution images. Download these HD wallpapers to your PC and enjoy!  

Which faction do you like to play?www.offworldgame.com 
January 24, 2018 by Tatiora
The Recap

All you really need to know is that some n00b decided to build a PC (pssst, that n00b is me!) and here’s the conclusion of the grand adventure! If you missed Part 1, you can read it here. 

The Build

First things first: we cleared the living room. This meant rolling up my rug to reduce any potential for static, vacuuming the floor well to make sure it was clean, and locking my cat Miza up in my bedroom (who did NOT appreciate that, by the way). Once we got everything...
January 10, 2018 by Tatiora
The Intro

Let me start with a very, very important disclaimer:

I hate computers.

Well, more specifically, computers hate me. Within a week of joining the team here at Stardock, the guys in IT already knew my name and had to come down to fix computer issues multiple times. I also had a motherboard burst into flames on me once (STILL trying to figure that one out) and smoked a power supply (these occurred within months of each other), so I’m pretty sure our PC overlords have it out ...
December 5, 2017 by Tatiora
I’m one of those people. Yep, I’m the kind of person who starts getting all excited for the holiday season well before it even arrives. I’ve got the carols blaring on the radio and the decorations up before Thanksgiving dinner hits the table. My sister always used to say that if it could be decorated for the holidays, then I’d have it decked out and bleeding red and green.

...She’s not wrong, and let me just say that my cat also doesn’t appreciate my enthus...
November 28, 2017 by Tatiora
It’s said that “too much of a good thing” can be bad for you. Well, we believe that’s a bunch of nonsense! Even though yesterday was Cyber Monday, we’ve got software sales going all week long for some of our most popular apps. Read on to learn more about them!

Organize, customize, and optimize your Windows experience. Shop our “Cyber Monday” sales here.

Fences  |  Automatically organize your desktop shortcuts and icons
Get it Now&nb...
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.



It was hardly a surprise when our human “masters” found a way to cultivate the limited reso...
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. 

Fences
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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?



I didn’t want to, but a thief forced my hand. When I heard that the holo-imaging device I’d worked so hard ...