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Stardock brings Dead Man's Draw from iOS to PC

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 07, 2014 6:00am PST

Dead Man's Draw may have been Stardock's first mobile game, but gosh, the developer could hardly withhold its love from PC after all these nows. It's now launched the piratical card game for PC boxes, with all the freemium appendages rounded up and stitched on as standard, o...


"If you are referring to the iOS version, it went free a few months ago, so you can certainly ..."

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Civilization IV designer Soren Johnson founds new studio

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 06, 2013 7:00am PST

Eight months after joining Stardock, lead Civilization IV designer Soren Johnson has founded a new indie studio named after his haircut of choice, Mohawk Games. Announcing its first game, codenamed Mars, Johnson has said "The goal is to make games that will be played for yea...


"Soren is an awesome guy - I met him at a board games party, he really gets deep into the ..."

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Galactic Civilizations 3 announced, pre-orders offering alpha and beta access

By Steve Watts, Oct 15, 2013 11:00am PDT

Stardock has announced Galactic Civilizations 3, and opened tiered pre-orders for alpha and beta access among other goodies.


"God damnit, I just bought Endless Space last week. Could have been a little sooner with this ..."

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Stardock unveils Mobile division and first games

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 26, 2013 8:00am PDT

Stardock has made its name as a hardcore PC developer and publisher, and now is branching out into things what go in your pocket. The Stardock Mobile division has sprung into the world, revealing a starting lineup of three games--the first of which arrives in October. True t...


Stardock lawsuits settled after employee apologizes

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 24, 2013 11:55pm PDT

Stardock CEO Brad Wardell and a former employee have settled a pair of lawsuits, with the latter agreeing to write a formal letter of apology.


"Hyuk-yuk! Around here, we call it Starcock! Got a problem with that, missy?"

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Total Annihilation, Star Control, Master of Orion IPs sold off at Atari auction

By John Keefer, Jul 22, 2013 8:30am PDT

Atari has auctioned off several of its prominent video game assets, and if everything is approved by a New York bankruptcy court on Wednesday, popular franchises such as Total Annihilation, Master of Orion, Star Control and Battlezone will have new homes.


"both were amazing. Great floaty tank driving to go with the rtsing, sneaky unit sniping etc."

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Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes rides out May 22

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 23, 2013 6:00am PDT

Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes, the second standalone expansion for turn-based strategy Elemental, will launch for PC on May 22, developer Stardock has announced. As promised long ago, Legendary Heroes will be free for everyone who bought the original game before Hallo...


"This is actually an extremely well-timed release. Plenty of time to dig into this before Age of ..."

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Stardock enlists Civ 4 designer Soren Johnson

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 04, 2013 3:15pm PST

Stardock has added another big Civilization gun to its own strategy game arsenal, enlisting Civilization IV designer Soren Johnson to work on its future games. The studio hired prolific Civ IV modder Derek 'Kael' Paxton to oversee its fantasy strategy series Elemental, now o...


"Was this the one that we got for free if we ordered elemental? "

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Fallen Enchantress - Legendary Heroes expansion announced, drops Elemental name

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 06, 2013 3:45pm PST

The launch of the original Elemental: War of Magic was disastrous for developer Stardock, but a string of patches and the standalone expansion Elemental: Fallen Enchantress got the fantasy strategy series into pretty decent shape. Another expansion will arrive in April, Star...


"Yep, I am in the free club as well, having been suckered in to buying the original at launch. I ..."

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Elemental: Fallen Enchantress launches October 23

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 10, 2012 6:30am PDT

Elemental: War of Magic was disastrous for Stardock. At launch in August 2010 it was buggy, unbalance, and just, well, a bit bad. Poor sales led to layoffs and the whole affair severely harmed Stardock's hard-earned reputation. A lot clearly hangs upon expansion-turned-stand...


"Woohoo! Another poopy stardock game! I wonder which employee Brad Wardell will sexually ..."

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Stardock CEO embroiled in sexual harassment suit

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 07, 2012 4:00pm PDT

Stardock CEO Brad Wardell has always been outspoken. But, was he out of line with his treatment of one former employee? That's what the courts are...


"I've been banned from posting for a few days for making joking political comments. Yours if just ..."

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Rebellion sues Stardock and Ironclad over Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 17, 2012 10:00am PDT

Sniper Elite V2 and Alien versus Predator maker Rebellion Developments is engaged in a little legal scrap with Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion developer IronClad Games and its publisher Stardock over the space 'em up's name. The problem, Rebellion says, is that people migh...


"Ironclad Games developed and Stardock released "Sins of a Solar Empire", then "SOASE: ..."

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Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion review

By Kat Bailey, Jul 16, 2012 2:00pm PDT

Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion is an essential addition for existing fans of the series, and a great opportunity for newbies to jump in and try it for themselves.


"Yes, but I've gotten more than $30 worth of play out of it already."

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Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion hits June 12

By John Keefer, Apr 05, 2012 4:00pm PDT

Sins of a Solar Empire was a a solid strategy game when it came out back in 2008. Now, four years later, the expansion is set to be released June 12.


"this kinda bugs me too... i can usually get my ships to fire while moving if they are already ..."

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Political Machine 2012 hits campaign trail

By John Keefer, Apr 03, 2012 5:15pm PDT

With the candidates hitting the campaign trail for November's elections, its only appropriate that Stardock updates its political game with new...