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Stardock CEO: Retailers killing themselves with digital distribution

We're not exactly sure why Stardock CEO Brad Wardell is in the business of giving advice to retailers, considering his Impulse service is in direct competition with them. But that's exactly what he did when talking to GameBizBlog recently, saying that retailers a playing a dangerous game testing...

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Demigod servers overrun with pirates at launch, better now

Demigod appears to have been a pirates' cove at launch, as Stardock CEO Brad Wardell explained on his blog a couple days ago: Out of the 120,000 connections on launch day, only 18,000 were legitimate customers (that's not sales, merely "concurrent users"). Obviously, this situation put quite a...

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GDC09: Understanding what Stardock's Goo means to the used PC games market

Stardock's Game Object Obfuscation (Goo) sounds super complex (and it is), but all we -- "the consumer" -- need to grasp is that it could very well open up a "used" PC games market. Although this sounds like something that would make publishers and developers irate, the clever part with Goo is...

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GDC09: Stardock entering iPhone development, would 'like' to do GalCiv II

During a conversation with Stardock CEO Brad Wardell and Art Director Paul Boyer, the two -- against the express wishes of their PR handler -- brought up iPhone development at the company and the possibility of Galactic Civilizations II on the mobile platform. While Stardock's PR pro sat in a...

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Stardock looking at Master of Orion, Star Control rights

Stardock keeps 4X strategy gamers' hearts aflutter with word that it's trying to get the rights to Star Control or Master of Orion. Of course, if the publisher can't get them, like what happened with its recent attempt for the Master of Magic rights, Stardock can always just circumvent and make...

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Stardock sticking with Q1 release strategy for next half decade

Stardock just seems to "get it" when it comes to not putting any more burden on our time (or wallets) during the holiday season. The company's CEO, Brad Wardell, tells Gamasutra that the small publisher plans to release a title "every first quarter of every year" over the next five to six years....

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Stardock announces Elemental: War of Magic

Stardock, developers of the Galactic Civilization series, announced today that its next "major" PC title will be a fantasy 4X strategy game called Elemental: War of Magic. In classic Stardock bluntness, the company admits the subtitle is corny, but that it actually wanted something that was...

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Joystiq interview: Demigod, Sins, and the death of PC gaming

With publisher Stardock's rise the last couple of years and the announcement that it'll be publishing Gas Powered Games' next title, Demigod, it was time catch up with the two companies. We spoke with Stardock's CEO Brad Wardell and Gas Powered Games' founder Chris Taylor and asked some niggling...

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