Submitted by giskard on Tue, 12/03/2013 - 02:45
Our very own Jack Burroughs is now a published author, his first book is called Two Empires and is available to read RIGHT HERE. The first 10 chapters are absolutely free so give them a try. It is available in EPUB, Mobi and PDF so thats Kobo, Kindle and PCs all supported. I seem to recall extracts of Jacks work on the guilds forums last year before I closed the forum, at the time I was most impressed by his characters. Which is a good start for a book.
Submitted by giskard on Sun, 12/01/2013 - 23:58
The new theme is finished, some gaps need filling with content but that is for another day. I just spent the past week learning to make Drupal themes so I could make this theme, the amount of work that went in to it is about the same as making a 10 quest mod.
As you can see the slide show takes up a lot of space in the 1024 mode, if you shrink the window down to 800 mode it disappears. Further font tweaks may take place in the future but for now, this will do.
I am off to have a rest.
Submitted by giskard on Sun, 12/01/2013 - 15:24
I am currently tweaking the theme you see on this site so there may be on going problems. It has been tested with all major browsers and only Opera has a slight problem with it, basically the menu seems to be bigger on opera and goes on to the second line on screens larger then 1024.
Submitted by giskard on Sun, 12/01/2013 - 00:12
No I did not died and disappear, I have been hard at work making the new theme... This new theme is a little different from the old themes in that it will support mobile devices, tablets and PCs.
Current supported screens are.
Bandwidth friendly, features mostly text from the theme, no major images. Lots of stuff is hidden for mobiles because they are difficult to use on mobile.
480 pixel Screens (Small tablets)
Bandwidth friendly, features mostly text but and some images. Lots of stuff is hidden so the screen does not look too cluttered.
Submitted by giskard on Fri, 11/29/2013 - 14:36
Got a rather stunning video showing Elite Dangerous Cockpits for you, the video came out yesterday and its making Elite look super cool. Check it out.
Submitted by giskard on Thu, 11/28/2013 - 01:37
Just wanted to thank the two users who recently sent me donations. I was able to pick up some software I badly needed for my modding activities because some of my tools are getting rather old now (Photoshop 6.... about 10 years old and counting, and only just working too these days). Replacing them can be rather expensive some times.
Steam having a sale on also helped since this program was at half price :)
Submitted by giskard on Thu, 11/28/2013 - 00:05
Just as quick message for you readers, the Steam Autumn sale has started.
Lots of bargins on offer including Skyrim for less than £4, or the Skyrim Legendary Edition for £11. Just so you know, the Legendary Edition is Skyrim + all the official DLCs, which is now the standard requirement for my mods. The Dragonborn DLC is also on sale btw. So if you do not have the DLCs yet, now might be a good time to get them.
Submitted by giskard on Tue, 11/26/2013 - 16:52
Just a quick message to my registered users to tell you registered user links are now protected again. That means we can once again have a private chat about new projects, votes, work in progress, beta releases or private voice actor jobs without guests or trolls seeing what we are talking about or planning to do or automatically getting download access to what ever it is thats getting made here.
Just like we used to do before the revamp.
You will not notice a news/blog/Voice actor page is private unless you log out and try and access them.
Submitted by giskard on Fri, 11/22/2013 - 16:48
The games this sites choose for its game of the year are not merely the games we brought and liked, many only hold our interest for a short period of time and then are forgotten. Hardly worthy of the title Game of the Year. They are games I believe you will like and games that I believe will still be good years from now, games that will stand the test of time.
The sort of game we want as our Game of the year is a game we can recommend to you and know your going to like it because your a reader here and like what we like. Back in 2010 Mount and Blade Warbands was our game of the year after word of mouth spread it right around the site that year. This year Mount and Blade Warbands is still one of the most played games amongst TEG readers. So it was well chosen.
Submitted by giskard on Fri, 11/22/2013 - 15:35
I am recommending users of this site hold off on buying X Rebirth for the time being.
This is no mere buggy product. Most of the games major points simply do not work. As such only the basic gameplay is available right now. In a sense it is an early access release, sold as a full, stable feature complete game. So much is missing due to bugs I am revising my time table for Egosoft to fix it from 2 months to 3 months at the earliest.