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ModernMix for Windows 8 - Try the beta free for 30-days
What is ModernMix ? ModernMix is a revolutionary new program that lets you run Windows® 8 "Modern" apps in a window on the desktop. Windows 8 Modern apps, also known as Metro or RT apps, will use the… Read more
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I've bought it. Its quite good. Not having to run all the apps in metro mode and to be able to save the programs to the start menu

Not exactly a freebie...

Is it cold in here?

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Run Windows 8 apps in a window with ModernMixVideo

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Stardock Software Brings Start Button, Old Control Panel and more back to Windows 8 for $4.99 (about £3.20)
A great bit of software by stardock, it brings the start button from windows 7 back and the style of the start button/ menu can be customised, it makes day to day usage of windows 8 much easier, also … Read more
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SNYPERE

Loving Windows 8, although I had to install this because I missed the … Loving Windows 8, although I had to install this because I missed the good ole start button. Can't really complain so far, it does everything Windows 7 did plus a lot more and with all the new "metro" mode etc makes it a lot more enjoyable. Very easy to navigate around after 2 minutes of using for the first time.

Thank You finally someone with some sense
Edited by: "guildwarschamp" 4th Nov 2012

thecresta

The apps are good, but they are limited in features. The potential is … The apps are good, but they are limited in features. The potential is there, though, and the support will improve, so we should see some interesting things happen in the next few months.



The apps do show promise, but why MS decided against a 50/50 split is a mystery to me.

Loving Windows 8, although I had to install this because I missed the good ole start button. Can't really complain so far, it does everything Windows 7 did plus a lot more and with all the new "metro" mode etc makes it a lot more enjoyable. Very easy to navigate around after 2 minutes of using for the first time.

TehJumpingJawa

I've had enough of Microsoft's iterative f*cling up of the desktop ui; … I've had enough of Microsoft's iterative f*cling up of the desktop ui; ever since XP I've been needing 3rd party applications to make the ui usable in an efficient manner. I refuse to do the same for Windows 8.Since the big publishers have ruined mainstream pc gaming, and most indy devs support Linux anyway, as far as I'm concerned Windows is no longer a necessity.


I have also found that, i use no less than 10 replacement programs over the ones Microsoft provides, i even have one to replace the dull & boring clock....but overall, I'm just glad that we have the option to change to an alternative product or feature that Microsoft decided we didn't need or care to improve...but having to buy the same products all over again...I think not. Long Live Win7 (as did/ does XP)

http://static.fjcdn.com/pictures/Window+s+life+cycle.+I+saved+this+from+9gag+september+19th_066a36_4174144.png


Edited by: "watson44" 2nd Nov 2012

I've had enough of Microsoft's iterative f*cling up of the desktop ui; ever since XP I've been needing 3rd party applications to make the ui usable in an efficient manner. I refuse to do the same for Windows 8.
Since the big publishers have ruined mainstream pc gaming, and most indy devs support Linux anyway, as far as I'm concerned Windows is no longer a necessity.
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Stardock / Object dock - Mac style shortcuts for PC. Banned
Organize your shortcuts, programs and running tasks into an attractive dock. Very cool piece of kit, and very customisable. ----- Position dock on any monitor edge ● Supports multiple monitors ● Ad… Read more
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Great App.

Heat added.

i used to use this before i got a mac, not quite the same but still pretty good

been posted before very good program i use it head added
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Free Object Dock For Netbook | Laptop @ Stardock
Managed to bag the excellent Tesco netbook deal and installed this excellent app, works great on the netbook better on a laptop It basically makes our humble PC's imitate the apple mac The version I… Read more
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Pointless as Windows has a taskbar so why have yet another useless app running in the foreground?

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Edited by: "Mikuru" 25th Feb 2011

alternative: yzdock

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FlobbleBelly

did you find this while googling star wars :P



No, I'd googled 1024x600 wallpapers got the sw image for my background and as I've always been using od just thought I'd share

It's a great product with some really nice skins and best of all it's free!

did you find this while googling star wars :P
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Fences - Desktop Organizer
Fences Is a program that helps you organize your desktop and can hide your icons when they are not in use. Clean and organize your desktop by creating shaded areas which become movable and sizable c… Read more
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Yes me too - so simple I can't believe it took so many years for it to become apparent to me. I'm sure the fences are great but for me the double click is brilliant

Was going to make a daft comment, but I'll give it a try first.

EDIT: Seems good, I don't think I'll put icons into fences but I like the double click desktop to hide all icons feature
Edited by: "imdave" 4th Oct 2010

Thank you for sharing. I've just cleared my messy desktop.

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I have been using this for over a year now and it works great, just wanted to share with you guys :), and yes it would be nice to see something like this built into win7

Yes I agree, my most annoying computer habit is an awfully messy desktop - I have just accepted that as how it is over the years. Cheers OP!

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THQ Ultimate Bundle- The THQ Ultimate Bundle comes with every THQ title currently available* on Impulse at a discount of over 70%
The THQ Ultimate Bundle comes with every THQ title currently available* on Impulse at a discount of over 70% Digital Download: was £177.83 now £25.79
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Buy this and you wont see natural daylight for a couple of years.

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includes:

Company of Heroes: Gold Edition-

Play Company of Heroes and its award-winning expansion Opposing Fronts,

Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor-

Full Spectrum Warrior-

Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers-

Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights-


Red Faction-

Red Faction II-

Red Faction Guerrilla-

STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl-

Supreme Commander-

Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance-

Titan Quest-


Titan Quest: Immortal Throne-

Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War: Gold Edition-

Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War: Dark Crusade-

Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War: Soulstorm-

World of Zoo-
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Demigod (PC) @ Stardock - £4.60
Purchase Demigod directly from the developers for ~£4.60 List price is $29.95 - use code DG-4355237 to recieve 75% off. A god has fallen, leaving an opening in the Pantheon. Become a Demigod and wag… Read more
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I too got a 75% off code (DG-4328342), for those who are wondering this game does recieve free updates with maps and new characters on impulse (like tf2 on steam).
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Impulse: Demigod 75% off @ £4.60 ** PC **
Add the item to your cart to see the price at £4.60 on the next page above the "Check out" button. ------------------- A god has fallen, leaving an opening in the Pantheon. Become a Demigod and wage… Read more
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techpops;7259637

Now I love tower defense games but never got on with Starcraft and found … Now I love tower defense games but never got on with Starcraft and found warcraft too hard. I was never allowed to play defensively and just wall myself in in warcraft. You had to get out there fast to win.Maybe thats it. For instance I love Company of Heroes precisely because you could play very defensively and bide your time sending out clever sorties and playing that way. But the sequel to Company was opposing fronts which you pretty much had to go all out at the beginning, forget any kind of defense and I hated that.I'm glad I've come to terms with it. I suck at offensive games. hehe



Yeah, I don't much get on with it either (although for me it's the whole needing to know the best ways to play that puts me off) but Warcraft 3 has a button called custom games where the vast majority of games are maps like tower defense or AoS (like Demigod) that have no relation to the strategy game except using the same visuals and interface.

EndlessWaves;7259341

It's copied from a series of Starcraft and Warcraft 3 maps, much like … It's copied from a series of Starcraft and Warcraft 3 maps, much like Tower Defense.I'm still waiting for who's the vampire/alien to make the transition, those are a lot of fun.



Now I love tower defense games but never got on with Starcraft and found warcraft too hard. I was never allowed to play defensively and just wall myself in in warcraft. You had to get out there fast to win.

Maybe thats it. For instance I love Company of Heroes precisely because you could play very defensively and bide your time sending out clever sorties and playing that way. But the sequel to Company was opposing fronts which you pretty much had to go all out at the beginning, forget any kind of defense and I hated that.

I'm glad I've come to terms with it. I suck at offensive games. hehe

techpops;7258565

I hated this game. It has the strangest play mechanic. I usually fall for … I hated this game. It has the strangest play mechanic. I usually fall for anything strategic but found this very confusing and gave up after a while in disgust never to return. Big fan of Stardock too. A tiny company that manages to put out some really great games.



It's copied from a series of Starcraft and Warcraft 3 maps, much like Tower Defense.

I'm still waiting for who's the vampire/alien to make the transition, those are a lot of fun.

I hated this game. It has the strangest play mechanic. I usually fall for anything strategic but found this very confusing and gave up after a while in disgust never to return. Big fan of Stardock too. A tiny company that manages to put out some really great games.

So bought, already on my Impulse client.

Thanks!
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Stardock Impulse Thanksgiving Sale
Stardock Thanksgiving Sale. Sins of a Solar Empire £6.13 Galactiv Civ 2 Ultimate £12.26 Resident Evil 5 £14.99 Gun £6.13 Gas Powered Gas Pack: DemiGod + Supreme Commander Gold £24.55 Plus others
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Impluse Thanksgiving Sale
Impluse is having a Thanksgiving Sale. Seems like they may have a couple of good deals. Sins of a Solar Empire for £6.13 Resident Evil 5 £14.99 Worth checking out.
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KindredPhantom;7005808

Well they are an American company so it makes sense to make a sale during … Well they are an American company so it makes sense to make a sale during a country holiday and even more sense to pass on the benefits to other countries even if they don't celebrate the same holiday.



being in pounds sterling it looks like they are a uk company, but im sure your right

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the_gfp;7003551

Thanksgiving SaleThats a great way to try and sell stuff in the uk !



Well they are an American company so it makes sense to make a sale during a country holiday and even more sense to pass on the benefits to other countries even if they don't celebrate the same holiday.

Not complaining - been meaning to pick up SoaSE for a while - I played it back around v1.1 when there were balance issues aplenty and they seem to have been really consistent in fixing stuff and expanding the game. Great game for anyone who likes Civilization-style gameplay. It's good looking as well - being able to seamlessly zoom from viewing a single ship to a galactic overview is really cool.

Thanksgiving Sale

Thats a great way to try and sell stuff in the uk !
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Impulse: Demigod £9.20 ** PC **
For those not familiar with Impulse it's a digital distribution platform like Steam. ----------------- A god has fallen, leaving an opening in the Pantheon. Become a Demigod and wage war in spectacu… Read more
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Just read this on their weekly email. Had a demo version for a while and like the game, but just bought the overlord set from steam...

Should I splash some more cash? (counting the overloard stuff as 1 game, that'd give me three games in the 'to be installed and played' queue...)

I really like Impulse. Such a shame they don't get more worldwide distribution rights.

Impulse is pretty good, typical digital distribution model with weekly discounts etc, much like steam. Looks an interesting game as well.

Good saving on the boxed retail copy
Not heard of Impulse before, will have a poke around their site.
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Impulse: The Witcher: Enhanced Edition Director's Cut @ ~£12.27 ** PC **
For those not familiar with Impulse, it's like Steam -------------------------------- The Witcher, which was released in October 2007, has won more than 90 awards and has sold more than 800,000 copi… Read more
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I think this is still £11.49 on Steam though. Can't connect at work, but maybe someone else can confirm.

Excellent game, but I got mine on Steam the other night.

This is a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

Jsut wanted to make that clear for peeps

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Impulse (Stardock) weekend deal: Sins of Solar Empire + Entrenchment Expansion Pack only £12.28
Impulse is Stardock's equivalent of Steam, learn more about it here -> http://www.impulsedriven.com/about.aspx --------------------- Sins of a Solar Empire is an innovative real-time strategy gam… Read more
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Last few hours to grab this deal :thumbsup:

Good deal. Hot. Low spec too.

Minimum Requirements: * Windows XP SP2 / Windows Vista * 1.8 GHz … Minimum Requirements: * Windows XP SP2 / Windows Vista * 1.8 GHz Single-Core Processor * 512 MB RAM (1 GB for Windows Vista) * 128 MB DirectX 9 3D Video Card (Radeon 9600 / GeForce FX 6600 and above) * DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card * DVD-ROM Drive * 3 GB Hard Drive Space * Keyboard and Mouse * DirectX 9.0cRecommended Requirements: * 2.2 GHz Dual- or Quad-Core Processor * 1 GB RAM (2 GB for Windows Vista) * 256 MB DirectX 9 3D Video Card (Radeon X1600 / GeForce 7600 and above)



sinsofasolarempire.com/faq…spx

Good price for package. Price of this game has been high for quite a while. Nice to see it coming down.

This is a bargain. Very good game.

Any good for an RTS noob?
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Impulse (Stardock) weekend deal: World of Goo ** PC ** only £6.11
Impulse is Stardock's equivalent of Steam, learn more about it here -> http://www.impulsedriven.com/about.aspx ----------------- World of Goo is a multiple award winning physics based puzzle / co… Read more
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symonds1;6207797

It's £16.99 on Steam...



I do love the game. I found it much better than other indie titles like Braid.

Can't remember where I read it but a reader of a mag posted a letter saying Steam had high prices. The mag replied saying that's the price people pay for convenience. I don't view digital downloads as convenience stores. I view them as a way to save money by cutting back on postage, packaging, etc. I would always prefer the packaged product to a download unless the price of the latter was better. You gotta love these weekend deals though.

matedodgy;6207212

Great game. Difficult to say it's worth more than a fiver though.


It's £16.99 on Steam...

matedodgy;6207212

Great game. Difficult to say it's worth more than a fiver though.



Its a fantastic game. To be honest i'd probably pay this just for new levels. Hope they'll have some addon soon.

Great game. Difficult to say it's worth more than a fiver though.
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Demigod (PC) £12.28 @ Impulse (Download)
A god has fallen, leaving an opening in the Pantheon. Become a Demigod and wage war in spectacular arenas to ascend to godhood in this real-time action/strategy game from the creators of Supreme Comma… Read more
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It's had quite a few patches, fixing the online connection problems, etc - you can play offline, but the bots are pretty crap to be honest.

Really good fun online and new content due out with new demigods.

I paid £15 from PC World for it and it was well worth it, so at this price it's a steal.

I read it's really a multiplayer game. But when launched the multiplayer servers didn't work. Has all that early stuff been fixed? Is there an enjoyable game in here?

It looks good on the Gaspowered games website, their other games have all been good (well, I think so)...

Is this game any good? The demo won't work for me....
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Paradox Interactive 50% off sale. Europa Universalis III - Complete (PC) on Impulse £9.13 @ Stardock
The most recent paradox newsletter announced that they're offering a tenth anniversary discount 50% off their entire range except East india company/Hearts of Iron III until the 26th of July. This one… Read more
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The newsletter gives links to GamersGate, Steam, Impulse and Direct2Drive but the D2D UK site doesn't appear to be participating. It's unclear whether the boxed versions are discounted.

List of Paradox Interactive titles on GamersGate:
gamersgate.com/all…ive
List of Paradox Interactive titles on Impulse:
impulsedriven.com/sto…spx
List of Paradox Interactive titles on Steam:
store.steampowered.com/sea…gh=

Other notable titles that are cheaper than normal as a result of this deal:
]Kings Bounty The Legend
]Mount & Blade (lots of fun, if rather rough around the edges)
]Hearts of Iron 2 Complete
]Sword of the Stars Complete Collection
(Including Argos Naval Yard)

Oh yes, and the link to the Europa Universalis III ]Demo.

I'd assume the deal ends at the end of sunday rather than the start, but the newsletter didn't say.
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Impulse (Stardock) weekend deal: World of Goo ** PC ** only £6.08
Impulse is Stardock's equivalent of Steam, learn more about it here -> http://www.impulsedriven.com/about.aspx ----------------- World of Goo is a multiple award winning physics based puzzle / co… Read more
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dhue;5792208

II wouldn't trust a small company like this during these economical times.



Stardock are not a small company. They've been around longer than most people have been on the internet.

en.wikipedia.org/wik…ock

Is this the same as steam eg login to play the game etc if so I wouldn't trust a small company like this during these economical times.

brilliant game

EndlessWaves;5791095

That site appeares to have a $7 a month membership you need to sign up to … That site appeares to have a $7 a month membership you need to sign up to before you can buy that though.




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Only $6.99 per month, and includes 1 game of your choice.
There's no commitment — you can easily cancel online at any time!

* Receive a game credit each month, good for any game on our site
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Seems like you can pay the $6.99 and get a free game of your choice including World of Goo and then cancel your membership straightaway!

Crash2904;5791022

Correct me if I'm wrong but on Big Fish Games it seems to be even cheaper … Correct me if I'm wrong but on Big Fish Games it seems to be even cheaper at only US $6.99 which works at £4.28 (according to xe.com).Plus there's an hour's demo for you to try it out first!!]http://www.bigfishgames.com/download-games/5692/world-of-goo/index.html?channel=sem&identifier=usgoogwsworldgoo&afcode=afc2e49bab7d&src=bfgppcgoogwsworldgoo&sem=usgoogwsworldgoo&kw=world%20of%20goo&adid=3585494294



That site appeares to have a $7 a month membership you need to sign up to before you can buy that though.
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Impulse (Stardock) weekend deal: Braid ** PC version ** only £6.06 @ Stardock
Impulse is Stardock's equivalent of Steam, learn more about it here -> http://www.impulsedriven.com/about.aspx ----------------- Braid is a puzzle-platformer, drawn in a painterly style, where th… Read more
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Minor bump for this before this deal is over in the next few hours :thumbsup:

Superb game, nice price ;-)

Impulse sounds like Steam the way it should be.

Decent price. Nice to see some competition to Steam. Recommended.
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Xbox 360 Sale at Impulse (train stations)
We just popped into Impulse at Liverpool street and they are clearing out all (except Halo 3) of their 360 games at £9.99 each. We got: Need For Speed Carbon Call of Duty 3 Viva Pinata Pro Evo 6 Th… Read more
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So I told my cousin who has an xbox 360, and he got all excited and went to find the shop at dinner. Spent an hour looking, and then asked Customer Services in a station where Liverpool Street was. Turns out it's London.....not Liverpool. Oops...

Yeah there the ones i we all seen there.

I picked up Call of Duty 3, Need for Speed:Carbon and Pro Evolution 6 all for £30 that £10 each.

I think call of duty 3 was the best deal :thumbsup:

hi again,

I picked up a few - i got Hitman Blood Money, Tetris Evolution and Just Cause

i know they're all available at roughly that price but hey its a few xmas bits out the way.

They're all new, discs flawless, just kept behind the till like they do in alot of shops

Ones i saw left were - meet the robinsons, all the various 07 manager games, world cup 06, PGR 3

ewokmic

There wasn't many of the games we bought so best be quick. There were … There wasn't many of the games we bought so best be quick. There were maybe 20 games left in the basket. Football mamager, old fifa, pro evo 6, just Cause, GRAW, COD 2. I don't know if it is on at their other stores.



Seen these last week at the same shop. They looked like used to me. But i guess as long as they work, who cares.

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There wasn't many of the games we bought so best be quick. There were maybe 20 games left in the basket. Football mamager, old fifa, pro evo 6, just Cause, GRAW, COD 2. I don't know if it is on at their other stores.

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