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September 14, 2017 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation FREE Juggernaut DLC
Reveals Devastating New Warships
Plus, check out the v2.5 update with lots of gameplay and modding improvements!   Free New Juggernauts DLCPHC Agamemnon

Designed to annihilate swarms of enemy units and overrun defensive positions, the Agamemnon has the potential to hold territory against waves of enemies for long periods of time. With two rapid-firing laser batteries and tempest missile salvos, the Agamemnon can satura...
September 14, 2017 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
DasTactic started a new Let's Play series for Galactic Civilizations III: Crusade! Check out the video below and be sure to subscribe to his channel for more!
September 13, 2017 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Designer Callum McCole (GGTheMachine) faces off on the Frosthaven map against one of the community's top players, Amelie, in the grand final of the August Escalation Tournament. 
September 13, 2017 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Fences and Start10 are two popular apps from Stardock. Fences is an app that lets you organize your desktop icons into customizable fences. Start10 is an alternative Start menu for Windows 10 that brings additional options over the default Start menu. Both of these are also included with an Object Desktop membership.

One of the great things about having both these apps is they work wonderfully together and Start10 has an integrated feature with Fences which allows you to show your f...
September 13, 2017 by BigDogBigFeet on BDBF's Pound
Well I sent feedback to MS today.  Edge is 100% broken on my laptop after the latest update.  All common remedies fail reboots, browser cleaning, and re-setting.  Nothing works.  Edge can no longer even display webpages I use.


Gotta love MS and forced updates. 

I told them I'm now forced to use Google Chrome.  I do not like it but I now have no other choice.

Well, now it is 09/14/2017 and Edge is working again.  I did not find any fresh updat...
September 11, 2017 by ZubaZ on zubaz
This beta addresses an Insider Creators issue where a user would have to log out to apply the shadow color when automatically using window border color.

Any and all feedback is appreciated.

Current ShadowFX users and Object Desktop members can download the beta from your Stardock account. 

Learn more about ShadowFX here.  
September 11, 2017 by Tatiora on tatiora
Recorded by Reni-6
Worker - Yoshimi Robotics

This recording is for recordkeeping and posterity. If our mission should fail and our circuits are taken offline, our creators will know what went wrong. I am called Reni-6 and I have been in charge of overseeing development efforts here on Mars.

My primary creation function is to aid the colony by building up and supplying resources to fit the needs of the humans residing there. My counterpart, Joji-5, said something about domination, ...
September 10, 2017 by Frogboy on Brad Wardell - Skinning the frog
Last week I did a one on one test against the Drengin AI set at Normal. It was on a tiny map in which I rushed for invasion tech and killed them.

This time, let's bump the AI to Genius...

AI at Genius

The 2.5 GalCiv III AI is a lot smarter than previous iterations. It handles fleets better. It researches better. It builds up planets more intelligently.  But it is really difficult, even in human 1 on 1 games, to deal with a rush.

Now, at Genius, the AI starts out with more mo...

Our story so far...

Every once in awhile, Do a 1 on 1 test on a relatively balanced map to see how well the AI is doing.   I play on Normal or Gifted as that puts the AI on roughly equal terms with me.

I choose  the Drengin because they are a vicious, evil civilization that has few redeeming qualities and they play the game very differently than most people do (they are absolutely amoral).  Their strategies aren't always ideal but they do tend to be interestin...
September 8, 2017 by ALMonty on MontyXP
This guy is 70+ singing My Fathers Son from Joe Cocker
September 8, 2017 by slave2son on slave2son
So, in my last post, I shared that I was thinking about getting into real estate for some part time income, or possibly as a full time career. I've been watching a friend of mine who is doing real estate wholesaling, and it might have me second guessing my decision making. He owns a We Buy Houses company that buys homes in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. 

It seems that while the television shows make it look easy to make $50k in a half an hour, the reality is not quite the same. T...
September 8, 2017 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
We have another great looking skin from retiredmaster called Fero. This is a minimal skin which is perfect for someone who wants a WindowBlinds skin with a simple yet beautiful design.

Download here:

September 8, 2017 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
This mod stays in the universe of the original, but adds hundreds of changes to create new ways to play this much-loved strategy game. You’ll experience new factions, abilities, and strategies in this mod.

Extended 4X comes with special hero units, new and rebalanced planet types, embassies, random encounters, a new ship upgrade system, deeper civic and planet upgrade mechanics, and much more.

Check out the video here!
September 8, 2017 by DrJBHL on drjbhl

Not good news, folks.

Equifax was breached...and potentially, the financial data of 143 million folks...

"While the massive breach that Yahoo revealed last year involved more accounts, topping 1 billion, that intrusion exposed people's phone numbers and passwords. Equifax said its breach includes “names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers.” 

The company added that credit card num...
With the increasing evidence that Google operates with an open political agenda, it is not surprising that its employees feel comfortable using their privileged position at Google to smite those guilty of wrong-think.

Take the case of Google employee Tab Atkins Jr.  After a Twitter spat with Zoe Quinn, Atkins decided that social justice needed to be served and wrote a libelous smear of me on his blog with the title "Brad Wardell is a douchebag"...three years ago.

As a se...