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February 23, 2017 by teddybearcholla on Teddybearcholla
I know many many of you don't go to DA... but for those that do, the below article is very interesting... also if you have *artwork* of any kind there.   For myself, I'm not sure what I will do...not that that matters to anyone but me. 

Anyone have any dealings with Wix? 

 

https://techcrunch.com/2017/02/23/website-builder-wix-acquires-art-community-deviantart-for-36m/
February 23, 2017 by Tatiora on tatiora
 Wage a Massive War in Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation!Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation is a massive-scale RTS where you can conquer alien worlds,
build enormous and diverse armies, and engage in epic battles against up to a dozen other players on huge maps.Play as the Post Human Coalition or their eternal foes, the Substrate, and battle for control of the galaxy.
Experience maps of unprecedented size and detail with the unparalleled power of the world's first native 64-bit...
February 23, 2017 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Tons of Map Rebalancing, Single Player Observer Mode,
and More in Escalation v2.1! Map Rebalances are a huge part of v2.1! One of our partners, Callum McCole over at General's Gentlemen overhauled some of our maps and streamlined them for better gameplay. Stardock's CEO Brad Wardell details the adjustments in a recent dev diary over on our community site. Check it out and let us know what you think of the changes! 
v2.1 also adds Single Player Observer Mode! In thi...
4X strategy. You may have heard of the term. It stands for: eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, eXterminate.  They are a specific genre of strategy game.  Today we are going to talk about them and how Galactic Civilizations III: Crusade, aims to innovate the genre.

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Besides 4X, there are other genres:  Real-Time Strategy games (RTS), such as Ashes of the Singularity and StarCraft, focus on harvesting resources to build units in order to destroy the enemy with it all happenin...
February 23, 2017 by Anthony R on TonyR
Yesterday, my rig kept cutting out on me after like 5 or 10 minutes of use. I was trying not to panic! It was so simple that it was funny. The PSU power cord wasn't seated firmly anymore. Cracks me up how the mind can race away with all kinds of crazy scenarios before checking the simplest first.
February 22, 2017 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
 

Neowin reports that MS has released a Critical Update for Flash earlier than its March "Patch Tuesday" for multiple Windows platforms (Ext. link).

You can read about the update itself here: 

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms17-feb?ranMID=24542&ranEAID=TnL5HPStwNw&ranSiteID=TnL5HPStwNw-QClJXhxHeYdSrnWUFLmyYQ&tduid=(4bbadb17428544e57e0af542ab6f0be2)(256380)(2459594)(TnL5HPStwNw-QClJXhxHeYdSrnWUFLmyYQ)()

 

"...the update "resolves vulnerab...
February 21, 2017 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
We'll be having an Ashes of the Singularity Twitch stream every Tuesday at 9pm ET.

Be sure to follow our Twitch channel for notifications.

https://www.twitch.tv/stardock
February 21, 2017 by Anthony R on TonyR
Milo got booted from CPAC and lost his book deal over a new controversy uncovered by conservatives. After listening to it all I had 2 questions, Is Milo a pedophile? The answer is clearly no.  Then I asked myself, if he is not a pedophile, why then should he be ostracized? The answer again, I don't know. Politics at its finest.
February 17, 2017 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Fences, Stardock’s desktop organization app, has become quite a fan favorite since it was first released. The app lets you automatically organize your desktop icons and shortcuts into fences to keep your desktop area clean and organized. The latest version, Fences 3, added several new features, including compatibility with Windows 10.

Get Fences here.

Fences has lots of cool features to help you organize your desktop just the way you want it. I’m going to share my top 3 ti...
February 16, 2017 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
 

This just in via our Canadian correspondent Hankers:

Yahoo has been contacting some of its users to warn them that their accounts have been compromised using "forged cookies". It's the latest security embarrassment for the company, which revealed in September that it had suffered a data breach two years earlier that affected 500 million user accounts; and admitted in October that a second security incident had affected around a billion accounts...

"The investigation...
By definition, there can only be one singularity.

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Ashes of the Singularity and Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation are being merged.  There will be only one game: Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation.

Everyone who already has Ashes of the Singularity will also have Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation. 

To understand why we have decided to do this a little background on the development of Ashes of the Singularity is needed...

Once upon a time...Ashes of the S...
Sliders. Knobs. Checkboxes. Such is the spread-sheet roots of strategy games. Let's fix that.

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Going back 15 years to Galactic Civilizations I for Windows, players managed their economy like this:



GalCiv I: Sliders. In Galactic Civilizations I, you would set your tax rate. Your tax rate affected the approval rate on your planets.  You could then decide how much of your GDP the government would take control of with the spending slider.  From there, player...
February 14, 2017 by Daiwa on daiwa
This is a follow-up to Brad's linked post which is locked, recommending setting the processor power on battery setting to 99%.

The one thing his post didn't indicate is what the default processor power setting on battery was before he set it to 99%.  My rig has it defaulted to 50%.  My simple brain thinks setting it to 99% would increase power consumption and reduce battery life.  If the default on his Surface Pro 4 was 100%, setting it at 99% would make sense to increa...
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Years ago, Random House asked me to write a book around the Elemental universe.  As a first time author, I was assigned an editor, Dave Stern, who soon became a good friend of mine.

Over the course of writing the book, now sold on Amazon, Dave and I would go back and forth on the story along with Random House's requests to ensure that the book was commercially successful.  I will be the first to admit that my vision of the story may not have been as commercial vi...
February 14, 2017 by Jafo on Jafo's Ramblings
Probably last time I'll have hearing. ..about to start in15 mins....