Latest Brad Wardell Stories

2011-03-01 11:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital distributor Impulse, Inc. (www.impulsedriven.com) announced the addition of several new features designed to enable developers easily add "free to play" type features to their PC games. The next beta drop of its forthcoming game developer platform SDK, Impulse::Reactor, scheduled in March, is expected to include an in-game store experience, feature unlocking, and seamless downloadable content management all managed from an easy to use...

2010-08-24 12:37:00

PLYMOUTH, Mich., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Independent developer and publisher Stardock released the much-awaited PC fantasy strategy title Elemental: War of Magic today. Elemental: War of Magic opens a world of magic and ancient lore as players begin the game as one of the few beings in the world still able to channel power from shards of magic - a series of mystical artifacts left over from a great cataclysm. You must decide how much of your power to imbue into your heroes as you build...

2010-06-22 14:51:00

PLYMOUTH, Mich., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Attention World Cup fans! Sick of listening to the sound of horns during the World Cup? The Devuvzelator is here! Stardock, developer and publisher of upcoming strategy game Elemental: War of Magic, has released a new, free app for World Cup fans streaming the matches on their PCs. The Devuvzelator is the only "run it and done" solution for cancelling out the sound of the popular vuvuzela horn heard during World Cup matches and requires no...

2010-02-18 13:00:00

PLYMOUTH, Mich., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Stardock has pulled back the curtain on ImpulseTV, the latest major feature to come to the popular digital distribution platform, Impulse (www.impulsedriven.com). Hosted by Jason Ocampo, formerly of IGN and Gamespot, and Brian Clair, formerly of Avault.com, ImpulseTV is designed to let people see games and software as they really are in order to get a better idea of whether they want to buy it or even try out the software. ImpulseTV features...

2009-12-15 12:50:00

PLYMOUTH, Mich., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Software developer Stardock released Fences Pro today. Fences Pro is a program that helps you organize your desktop and can hide your icons when they are not in use with the simple click of your mouse. Fences Pro is the follow-up to Stardock's popular freeware program Fences which has become the most popular desktop enhancement on CNET's Download.com since its release earlier this Fall. Fences Pro adds a number of compelling new features to...

2009-12-02 12:00:00

PLYMOUTH, Mich., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Software developer Stardock (www.stardock.com) released Object Desktop 2010 today. Object Desktop is a suite of desktop enhancement programs designed to allow users to personalize the Windows experience to their liking. The programs of Object Desktop include features that enable users to completely change the look, feel, and function of Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. Object Desktop 2010 represents the largest update to the suite since...

2009-11-17 12:34:00

PLYMOUTH, Mich., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Stardock released WindowBlinds 7 today. WindowBlinds is a program that allows users to customize the user interface of Microsoft Windows. By applying "skins," WindowBlinds can easily change nearly every element of the Windows experience including the task bar, Start menu, window borders, scrollbars, push buttons, and much more. WindowBlinds 7 includes a host of new features and adds native support for Windows 7. Amongst its new features is the...

2009-11-11 13:56:00

PLYMOUTH, Mich., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Stardock, the world leader in Windows desktop customization, released DeskScapes 3 today. DeskScapes is a unique program that allows users to customize their Windows desktop wallpaper with effects, animation and a variety of other options. DeskScapes 3 adds support for Windows 7 and includes a host of effects that users can apply to their existing traditional desktop backgrounds. "With DeskScapes 3, I can take a photo and use the included effects...

2009-09-09 15:03:00

PLYMOUTH, Mich., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Software developer Stardock (www.stardock.com) revealed the fourth phase of its popular digital distribution platform, Impulse, today (www.impulsedriven.com). Impulse enables users to quickly purchase, download, install and update any of thousands of available games, applications, and utilities to their machine. Once purchased, the program becomes associated with their account. If a user purchases a new PC or reformats an existing PC, a user can...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'