Developers Paul Reiche and Fred Ford today filed a counterclaim against Stardock in U.S. District Court in Oakland claiming to be the creators and sole copyright owners for Star Control I and II. This was in response to Stardock’s December lawsuit alleging the opposite. Ars Technica has a great write-up of the topic.
The space fighter series Star Control is at the center of a new dispute over who owns the franchise, and what that means for the future of the series. In a recent series of posts, Star Control creators Fred Ford and Paul Reiche III have called on the publisher Stardock, which purchased some of the rights to the series…
Stardock is rebooting Star Control. Here’s hoping this turns out OK, because I remember II being cool as hell.
I have never played a game like Offworld Trading Company.
Ashes of the Singularity, a new sci-fi RTS, was released last week. Long famous for being a benchmark for DX12, I’ve been playing the actual game for a few days now, and have thoughts.
There were many bad omens foretelling the demise of Jeb Bush’s laughably ineffectual run for the White House. There was his confusion about his position on the invasion of Iraq, his awkward performances in the debates. “Please clap.” That desperate gun tweet. On top of all those real life failings, he also got…
Because the actual election promises to be the beginning of the End Of Days, it might be safer—and more fun—to just play a video game about it instead.
Reading the comments on my current survey about how publishers have violated gamers' trust, it is clear that business practices around downloadable content have left a bad taste in many gamers' mouths.
Stardock deals itself in to the mobile market. Dead Man's Draw, a rather spiffy-looking card game for iOS, marks the developer's debut on mobile platforms. You can get it here.
Two lawsuits involving the gaming studio Stardock have been settled, and as part of the settlement, the ex-employee participating in both suits has written a letter apologizing to the studio for her involvement.
Last week, the rights to Homeworld, a beloved old RTS series by Relic, went under the hammer as part of an auction following the closure of former publisher THQ.
Stardock's CEO dove into a nearly-frozen lake to rescue his dog today. "Definitely the coldest I've ever been." Brave!
UPDATE 2: Both cases discussed in this story were dismissed in September of 2013, with Alexandra Miseta apologizing for bringing her suit against Brad Wardell. Read that full update here.
Stardock is now fighting a legal war on two fronts. Only a day after news of its case against a former employee emerged, the publisher is now being taken to court by Rebellion, the developers of games like Sniper Elite and the original (and awesome) Alien vs Predator.
Sometimes when you leave a job, it's mutual, and everything's cool! Other times, you may want to feel the need to punch out with a little "fuck you" scrawled on your former place of employ. That can be fine, sometimes, but there are limits. And Stardock, the publisher of Sins of a Solar Empire, are accusing a former…
Stardock is now best known s the publisher of the Sins of a Solar Empire and Elemental franchises, after selling online distribution service Impulse last year. They have just released their annual customer report, talking not only about their experiences in 2011 but also looking into the crystal ball of PC gaming in…
Now that they've offloaded that pesky digital distribution platform, Stardock is free to spread its catalog to greener pastures, starting with today's release of Sins of a Solar Empire: Trinity on Steam.
Game retailer GameStop is buying Impulse, the video game digital distribution subsidiary of Stardock and rival to Valve's Steam. GameStop also bought game streaming outfit Spawn Labs, which will bring "immediate access to a wide selection of high-definition video games on demand on any Internet-enabled device." Sure…
The intergalactic war of Ironclad Games' real-time strategy game Sins of a Solar Empire has gone on too long, prompting the game's third expansion, Rebellion, packed with new tech and ships capable of destroying entire fleets all by their lonesome.