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Two lawsuits concerning Sins of a Solar Empire publisher Stardock have been dismissed, Kotaku reports. One lawsuit, from the company's former marketing manager Alexandra Miseta, accused Stardock CEO Brad Wardell of sexual harassment. The other lawsuit came from Stardock against Miseta, alleging tha...

September 24th 2013 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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Derek Paxton has been promoted to Vice President of Stardock Entertainment, the company has announced today. Paxton, a prominent Civilization 4 modder and Firaxis Games consultant before joining Stardock as a lead designer in 2010, will take charge of the games division and oversee all games develo...

September 9th 2013 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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When we last got a peek at Windows 8.1 "Blue," most of the updates lurked under the surface: rumors of a Start button revival didn't pan out. Flash forward to Paul Thurrott's screenshots of a newer build, however, and it's a different story. The leaked code has the Start button once more occupying...

May 29th 2013 at 2:50pm 0 Comments
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The first DLC pack for Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion, a standalone expansion in Stardock's 4X strategy series revolving around space colonization, will launch on June 5. "Forbidden Worlds" adds four new planet types to colonize, a new planet specialization system where you classify your worlds...

May 10th 2013 at 2:00am 0 Comments
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Developer Stardock has announced the beginning of an investment fund to support up-and-coming developers. When Stardock sold distribution service Impulse to GameStop, it earned "some unprecedented opportunities," says CEO Brad Wardell. The fiscal boon will help "to keep Stardock small and invest in...

April 12th 2013 at 12:30am 0 Comments
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Soren Johnson, who you may remember as Civilization 4's lead designer, has joined Stardock to oversee the design of the developer's entire line of upcoming titles."We've brought on board someone many of you know – Soren Johnson (designer of Civilization IV) who has come to Stardock, at least...

March 1st 2013 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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This is a weekly column from freelancer Rowan Kaiser, which focuses on "Western" role-playing games: their stories, their histories, their mechanics, their insanity, and their inanity. In theory, fantasy strategy games should be my favorite kinds of games. I am certainly a fan of the fantasy genre...

February 22nd 2013 at 7:00pm 0 Comments