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Tatiora's Articles for February, 2021
February 24, 2021 by Tatiora
In case you hadn't noticed, we really love space here at Stardock. Our fascination for space and science-fiction is obviously reflected in tons of our games, from Galactic Civilizations III to Offworld Trading Company and Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion. Because of our collective interest in space as a whole and in the Sci-Fi genre, we get excited about rocket launches and missions to other planets. Last March, the Mars Rover got its name ahead of its July 2020 mission launch. We watched...
February 25, 2021 by Tatiora
The Internet is a wonderful place - most of the time. You can stay connected with friends and family who live far away, learn new information at the touch of a button, and play games with people no matter where you are! Unfortunately, with every great thing there often comes a vice - and in the case of the Internet, that means scammers. There’s always going to be someone trying some new way to take advantage of others who don’t know any better. Plenty of us have been online long e...
February 4, 2021 by Tatiora
Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation Massive v3.0 Update is Now Available Game rebalances, updated benchmarks/visual effects, performance optimizations, and much more For a detailed list of updates, view the changelog here.v3.0 is a complete overhaul of the game’s balance! Nothing is left untouched - this includes units, buildings, orbital abilities, and more. Our major focus during this update was to improve game balance and optimize performance. New maps, campaign adjustments, improvem...
February 11, 2021 by Tatiora
Stardock has been around for a long time - for more years, in fact, than the age of our youngest employee (I’m writing it this way because I like to make the long-timers feel old. ). I’ve been around for a little over five years now, and sometimes I have fun diving back into history and looking at things we’ve done in the past. I’ve mapped the history of WindowBlinds, dove deep into the evolution of PC icons, taken an ‘over the years’ look at the Drengin from...
February 18, 2021 by Tatiora
Since the creation of “Tennis for Two” (which later became Pong) by nuclear physicist William Higinbotham, gaming has come a long way. When video games first started becoming a “thing,” there wasn’t a whole lot of variety available, but as technology has advanced, it has opened the floodgates for a plethora of new adventures.  I have talked a lot about different genres - things like Horror, and Open World, and Strategy - but I want to expand a little bit mor...
February 17, 2021 by Tatiora
What started out as a mission to gather sediment from an Antarctic ice shelf ended in a bit of a surprise when researchers discovered an array of strange creatures on the footage when they began to review it.Back in 2016, a team of scientists from around the world sought to learn more about the mysterious ecosystems under Antarctica's vast ice shelves - specifically, the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf. The trip turned into a disaster, with the research team drilling through half a mile of ice only to ...
February 10, 2021 by Tatiora
If you're the kind of person who can't wait to get your hands on the newest gaming systems when they release, then you're no stranger to holiday shortages and online scalpers. Big name systems are almost always released a month or two before the holiday season, prompting rushes to buy them up as presents for loved ones.  This past holiday season was no exception, but not for the usual reasons. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused supply issues for many industries: auto, mobile phones...
February 4, 2021 by Tatiora
It's already been an exciting year for Stardock software - and it's only February! We are working on DeskScapes 11 still (you can see some previews and walkthroughs), but today I’d like to focus on our newly released beta for Tiles - what’s already there, and also what new things are coming to the app with the latest version. If you’re unfamiliar with the software, Tiles is a program that lets you create multiple desktops of related programs, files, and links through th...
February 3, 2021 by Tatiora
This week, in "science is cool," we have a new rocket launch from aerospace firm bluShift. Founded in 2014, this Brunswick, Maine based start-up company has devoted its research and development to creating a unique line of rockets powered by bio-derived fuels. Their goal has been to integrate multiple innovative technologies into a single motor for the first time ever, and also to use a sustainably farmed fuel that increases performance and mitigates impact on the environment.In addition to bein...