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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...


Stardock: Impulse 'was consuming the rest of the company'

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 22, 2012 1:00pm PDT

The so-called "dumbification" of video games, Windows 8, and the sale of Impulse to GameStop are among the topics Stardock's outspoken CEO Bradwell has covered in the PC developer and publisher's latest annual Customer Report.


"While I get why they weren't selling stardock games on steam at the time, it doesn't explain why ..."

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Sins of a Solar Empire hits Steam, more Stardock titles coming

By Xav de Matos, Nov 16, 2011 7:00pm PST

Now that Impulse is owned and operated by another company, Stardock has decided to put its catalog of titles on Steam. First up, Sins of a Solar Empire: Trinity.


"Is it worth it to try and sell my Impulse account? Is that even allowed?"

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GameStop buys Impulse, Spawn Labs

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 31, 2011 5:10pm PDT

GameStop has made more big steps into the digital realm, buying Stardock's digital distribution platform and a cloud gaming company.


"No, he said that he would put it "under consideration" if he received a serious offer, not that ..."

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Interview: Jon Shafer, Ex-Civ 5 Lead Now at Stardock

By Brian Leahy, Jan 05, 2011 12:00pm PST

Yesterday, it was announced (unofficially) that Jon Shafer, the lead designer of Civilization V who recently left Firaxis, had been hired by...


"LOL, congrats Jon! You've just joined the Uwe Boll of video games, way to flush your career ..."

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Stardock Hires Civilization 5 Lead Designer Jon Shafer and Fantasy Author Dave Stern [Updated]

By Brian Leahy, Jan 04, 2011 2:00pm PST

Stardock, the developer of Elemental: War of Magic and operator of the Impulse digital download storefront, has hired Jon Shafer who recently left...


"No, Civ V is certainly not Civ IV. And Civ IV is not Civ III. But Civ IV was still CIV, as ..."

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