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7:00 PM on 11.06.2013

Mohawk Games founded by former Civilization developers

The lead designer of Civilization IV, Soren Johnson, has started up his own studio called Mohawk Games. If one Civilization veteran isn't enough to make you happy, the co-founder of the studio is Dorian Newcomb, the art direc...

Joshua Derocher


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Mistwalker Celebrates Terra Battle's 500K Downloads Milestone

Having now surpassed 500,000 downloads, Terra Battle fans will soon enjoy new characters from the original character and dragon model designer of Panzer Dragoon, Manabu Kusunoki. For more information on upcoming milestones and recently unlocked milestones, please visit Terra Battle's Download Starter.




11:00 AM on 10.28.2013

Ex-Firaxis and Microsoft devs create new 64-bit engine

A group of game development gurus have banded together to form Oxide Games, and their first plan is to make a 64-bit game engine called Nitrous. This new engine will focus on taking better advantage of multi-core processors, ...

Joshua Derocher

4:30 PM on 10.15.2013

Stardock announces Galactic Civilizations III

Stardock is back with the game many of its fans have been craving: Galactic Civilizations III. This key franchise in the 4X space strategy genre is going to be more of the same, building on what's been a successful formula w...

Jordan Devore

7:00 PM on 07.23.2013

Stardock plans to reboot Star Control

Galactic Civilizations developer Stardock is set to take on Star Control, a classic series by any measure, after picking up the rights from Atari. What are the studio's plans? CEO Brad Wardell has some reassuring words: "We e...

Jordan Devore



Preview: Quashing the Rebellion in a Sinful Solar Empire photo
Preview: Quashing the Rebellion in a Sinful Solar Empire
by Daniel Starkey

Rebellion is a standalone expansion to the 2008 strategy game of the year, Sins of a Solar Empire. Elaborating upon the bare-bones story from the first title and subsequent DLC, adding two new classes of ships, three new factions, bumping up the quality of the textures, and adding more gameplay modes, win conditions, and planet types, Rebellion is basically a whole new game.

I was a huge fan of the original, and I've been in the second stage of the beta for the past week. At this point I can confidently say it's shaping up to be another really great entry in the real-time strategy genre. 

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8:30 PM on 11.16.2011

Sins of a Solar Empire now on Steam, more Stardock coming

Guess what, Steam gamers? (I think that's just about everyone on PC these days.) Stardock is now offering its games on the popular digital distribution service. The first title, Sins of a Solar Empire: Trinity, is a...

Joshua Derocher



Brad Wardell on the future of Stardock and gaming photo
Brad Wardell on the future of Stardock and gaming
by Maurice Tan

Following his elaboration on why he sold Impulse to GameStop in a recent interview, Stardock's Brad Wardell slowly moved away from the business mindset of representing a company involved in a major industry deal, and slowly opened up about how Stardock's renewed freedom will affect its games as well as providing insights into his vision for the future of gaming.

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Stardock's CEO on the Impulse/GameStop deal photo
Stardock's CEO on the Impulse/GameStop deal
by Maurice Tan

Earlier this week, one indie studio had to make a snap decision (based on a lot of factors) and decided to stop selling its game on Impulse, Stardock's digital distribution service, after GameStop officially takes over.

When the Impulse/GameStop deal was initially announced, many people wondered why Stardock sold Impulse to the retail behemoth. Were they running out of money? Did Elemental: War of Magic nearly bankrupt Stardock? And if Impulse really was profitable, as Stardock's CEO Brad Wardell recently told Joystiq, then why did they sell it? Or why did they sell it to GameStop of all things?

Wardell was happy enough to answer these questions for us and to clarify what the sale of Impulse will mean for the service's management, for developers, and for consumers.

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11:20 AM on 04.06.2011

Indie dev drops sales through Impulse following takeover

Indie developer Blind Mind Studios has decided to remove the option to purchase their game Star Ruler from Impulse after GameStop officially takes over the digital distribution service from Stardock. As their website states: ...

Maurice Tan

2:20 PM on 08.25.2010

Crashes and drama surround Elemental's launch

This is just painful. The new Stardock strategy game for PC, Elemental: War of Magic, is going through a rough time: its launch this week has been met with game-breaking bugs and crashes, much to the dissatisfaction of fans. ...

Jordan Devore

10:00 PM on 11.23.2009

Demigod patch time: Introducing the Demon Assassin

It sure has been quiet on the Demigod front lately. You know what that means -- time for a patch! Ready for download as of today, v1.2 is an exciting development for anyone deeply routed in the game's inner workings. The bigg...

Jordan Devore





1:00 AM on 10.02.2009

Brad Wardell on GFWL: 'You can't do that on the PC'

In an interview with Shacknews, Stardock's Brad Wardell gave some great insight into why the company has been fighting so heavily for PC gamers' rights, which you should read about. But for the sake of this story, however, we...

Jordan Devore

8:30 PM on 09.10.2009

Will digital distribution 'save' PC gaming? Some think so

More and more these days, anytime you see the word "digital distribution" in a sentence, chances are high you can also find "Stardock" nearby. Not that there's anything wrong with that -- Stardock CEO Brad...

Jordan Devore

2:20 PM on 04.17.2009

Stardock talks Demigod multiplayer issues

It's undoubtedly been a long, long week for the good folks at Stardock. I'm not even sure where to begin, actually. The company had originally intended (and planned for) a multiplayer infrastructure that could handle 50,000 u...

Jordan Devore

8:30 PM on 04.14.2009

How GameStop stole Stardock's Easter

While most of us were off stuffing our faces with chocolate eggs and persevering against the evil that is the Easter Bunny, the support team for the recently released Demigod was hard at work no thanks to a certain retail gia...

Jordan Devore

11:20 AM on 04.08.2009

Impulse gets a new GUI, Goo support, and much more

Today will undoubtedly be a day of celebration for Stardock, for digital distribution platform Impulse got its third major update yesterday, and it was a doozy. Seeing as how one of the most noticeable changes for the client ...

Jordan Devore