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Total Annihilation and Expansion Available on Impulse

By Brian Leahy, Mar 03, 2010 2:30pm PST

Stardock has re-released Cavedog and Chris Taylor's classic real-time strategy game Total Annihilation on its Impulse digital distribution platform...

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"yeah MAX was fun. more of a thinking/strategy game vs true realtime"

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Stardock Launches ImpulseTV

By Jeff Mattas, Feb 18, 2010 3:20pm PST

Stardock has added a new way for gamers to discover and learn about games on its Impulse digital distribution service. Per the announcement, the...

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"Not a fan of the hands on walkthrough and tutorials, but I guess theres plenty of people that ..."

- haysoos see all 12 comments

Digital Distribution Platforms Dispute Market Share, Sling Mud

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 01, 2009 2:00pm PST

A dispute between digital distribution platforms Direct2Drive and Impulse over market share has highlighted the difficulty of assessing the digital...

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"I have both Impulse and Steam, and I play games on steam more than impulse (just because of ..."

- MidnightShift650 see all 48 comments

Stardock Estimates 70% Market Share for Steam, Talks Digital Distribution Rivalry, Impulse Plans

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 20, 2009 12:20pm PST

Developer, publisher and digital distributor Stardock has released its annual customer report by CEO Brad Wardell, giving insight into its platform...

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" Article does not tell if browser/flash based games are counted in or not. I bet Zynga-Do-Evil ..."

- anttir0 see all 95 comments

Nvidia-branded Version of Stardock's Impulse Will Auto-Install Graphics Drivers

By Nick Breckon, Sep 01, 2009 4:00pm PDT

Stardock today announced that a new "Nvidia Edition" version of its PC digital download platform Impulse is set to be released later this summer....

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""You think it makes no difference in sales when anyone can get anything for free? Sure some ..."

- Arctic-Silver see all 95 comments

Stardock Recommends Switching to Windows 7 'as Quickly as Possible'

By Chris Faylor, Jun 17, 2009 6:30pm PDT

"It would be good if everybody switched to Windows 7 as quickly as possible," Brad Wardell, CEO of Demigod publisher and Impulse operator Stardock,...

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"Pfft. Win7 is as good as XP ever is or was. Just as fast for games, and just as stable. Even ..."

- Saruya see all 138 comments

Roughly 88% of Peak Hour Demigod Users Pirates

By Chris Faylor, Apr 17, 2009 9:19am PDT

Update: Stardock has asked the press to clarify that the below figures don't represent overall sales, but simply the breakdown of...

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"I'm a fellow developer and in all honesty, my heart goes out to the developers of this game. I ..."

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Stardock Working on Demigod Multiplayer Issues

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 15, 2009 5:15pm PDT

An update from publisher Stardock's CEO Brad Wardell details the problems facing Gas Powered Games's RPG-RTS hybrid and the steps being taken to...

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"Btw a patch was released last night which has assisted greatly in getting games going. Not the ..."

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New Stardock Tech 'Throws Goo on DRM,' Allows Gamers to Resell Downloaded Games

By Chris Faylor, Mar 25, 2009 3:02pm PDT

Elemental: War of Magic developer and Sins of a Solar Empire publisher Stardock today unveiled Goo, a new technology that the company claims will...

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"Being able to resell your game license is great news. Not being able to do that is one of the ..."

- LemonJoose see all 56 comments

Stardock's Wardell: Hardcore PC Games Still Viable

By Nick Breckon, Mar 24, 2009 6:26pm PDT

The talk began with a quiz. On screen, a few colorful pixels and jagged, aliased lines. "Who can name this game?" A few murmurs. Finally,...

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"(Re-reads your post) And you weren't having a go at me. I should really read things twice. MY ..."

- MeestaNob see all 35 comments

Stardock's Wardell: 'Age of Steam' May Not Last

By Nick Breckon, Mar 10, 2009 7:00pm PDT

Stardock CEO Brad Wardell recently took exception to a recent Edge editorial proclaiming the "Age of Steam," writing a stiff defense of competition...

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"That you never had problem with steam and had plenty of problems with SecuROM? I believe you on ..."

- razlebol see all 298 comments

Stardock Opening Second Studio, Plans New PC RPG

By Nick Breckon, Feb 04, 2009 12:24pm PST

Helped in part by generous Michigan tax breaks, developer/publisher Stardock (Sins of a Solar Empire, Demigod) is planning a $900,000 expansion of...

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"Yea watch out for 500k people in Michigan with CS degrees...."

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Stardock CEO Wants to Update Classic PC Games, Dislikes 'Artistic Vision' for Sequels

By Blake Ellison, Nov 17, 2008 11:08am PST

Stardock CEO Brad Wardell has his eye on a few classic gaming franchises and wants to bring them back--and he wants to do it right, if the rights...

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"There's one in the works. Isn't one of the original team members running the project? "

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Stardock Unveils Fantasy Strategy Game Elemental with Spore-like Mod Support

By Chris Faylor, Nov 04, 2008 9:26am PST

Sins of a Solar Empire (PC) publisher and The Political Machine 2008 (PC) developer Stardock today revealed its next major internal project,...

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"I have a vague recollection of some developer recently saying something along the lines of 'we ..."

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Stardock Rates DRM Complaints, Revises Gamers Bill of Rights

By Chris Faylor, Oct 15, 2008 11:43am PDT

Based on the "amazing level of support from the publisher and developer community" that Stardock received from the initial Gamers Bill of Rights,...

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"the only form of DRM that really annoys me is limited installations... there's just too many ..."

- puppybone see all 63 comments