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December 9, 2016 by Island Dog
The holiday season is here, and aside from decorating your home and Christmas tree, your desktop deserves the same type of attention. There are lots of ways to decorate your desktop for the Christmas season, but today we’ll focus on one of the favorites…..animated wallpapers!

To get animated wallpapers, also called Dreams, on your desktop you will need to use Stardock’s DeskScapes.

Get DeskScapes here. 

Once you have DeskScapes, then check out some of the holiday...
November 23, 2016 by Island Dog
We'll be streaming Escalation today on Twitch starting at 2pm ET! See you there! 

https://www.twitch.tv/stardock
November 22, 2016 by Island Dog
Hello everyone!

This week is the Thanksgiving holiday for many of us, and due to that we are having an adjusted holiday schedule for our regular Twitch streams.

Holiday week schedule:

Wednesday - Ashes: Escalation stream

Thursday - No stream

Friday - No stream

All streams should return to the normal scheduling next week. 

Please be sure to follow our Twitch channel for updates: https://www.twitch.tv/stardock

 
November 18, 2016 by Island Dog
RPS has a list of the 50 best strategy games on the PC and has Offworld Trading Company and Galactic Civilizations II on the list!

https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2016/11/18/the-50-best-strategy-games-on-pc/12/
November 17, 2016 by Island Dog
Kotaku has an article up with a list of some games that would make great holiday gifts, but might not be on your list. We're excited to see Offworld Trading Company included!

Read more here...

http://kotaku.com/video-games-most-people-wont-ask-for-this-holiday-seaso-1788673820

 
November 14, 2016 by Island Dog
GameWatcher has posted their review of Escalation and gives it an 8.5/10!

"Between the new aircraft, cool new orbitals, and fantastic design of the Strategic Zoom function, there’s a lot here to love for any fan of the mass real-time strategy."

Read more here....

http://www.gamewatcher.com/reviews/ashes-of-the-singularity-review/12730
November 11, 2016 by Island Dog
Gaming Trend posted their review of Ashes: Escalation and gives it a 90/100!

"Well beyond simple DLC, Escalation polishes every aspect of the base game. The campaign is excellent, and the expansion of defensive and upgradeable structures helps ease in new players."

http://gamingtrend.com/reviews/rise-of-the-ai-ashes-of-the-singularity-escalation-review/

 

 
November 11, 2016 by Island Dog
Downward Thrust has a video review for Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation!



 
November 10, 2016 by Island Dog
BRNKoINSANITY is playing a great game of Ashes: Escalation. 

https://gaming.youtube.com/brnkoinsanity/live

 
November 10, 2016 by Island Dog
IGN has their review of Ashes: Escalation up and gives it an 8.1 /10!

"Escalation succeeds at making Ashes of the Singularity a bigger, better, sleeker RTS that allows you to play its great new content alongside just about everything from the base game (including the lacklustre original campaign missions)."

Read the full review here....

http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/11/10/ashes-of-the-singularity-escalation-review

 

 
November 10, 2016 by Island Dog
 Choose your side amidst the rising tensions between the Post-Human Coalition and the AI beings, the Substrate. Conquer new and exciting worlds, build unique and diverse armies, and engage in epic battles against up to a dozen other players on huge maps.This expansion adds global zoom, specialized units, advanced aircraft, new game setup options, new maps and terrains, and so much more.Unlike the base game, Escalation is designed with veteran RTS players in mind. Take a look at some of the ...
November 10, 2016 by Island Dog
Ashes: Escalation launch stream today at 2pm ET. We'll be giving away copies of Escalation so be sure to stop by!

https://www.twitch.tv/stardock
November 8, 2016 by Island Dog
As the end of the election is upon us, I thought it would be fun to take a look and see how the current statistics of player data were going in The Political Machine 2016. We have ‘Exit Polls,’ which consist of data that we collect from the game on things such as what candidates people are playing as, what party is winning in games, what issues are deciding the wins, and more.

You can see all the data here.

So lets take a look and see where we’re at with this data at the ...
November 3, 2016 by Island Dog
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November 3, 2016 by Island Dog
Since there is some confusion, I wanted to make a post about this.



Originally posted by Draginol:Hi all!

Sorry for the delay.

I pushed the release date back one week. We've gotten a lot of good feedback on balance and wanted a few extra days to test the balance changes with the campaign to make sure we didn't make a given mission too hard.

When we released Ashes, we got a lot of feedback that the campaign was too hard (when it was first released). We want to be reall...