Frostpunk's Automatons are helpful machines that probably won't kill anyone

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Frostpunk's Automatons are helpful machines that probably won't kill anyone

The last time we ventured into the frigid world of Frostpunk, children died, people were eaten, and there was something going on with soup. Five months after that debacle (oh, there was a generator explosion in there, too), developer 11 Bit Studios has revealed a new addition to the Arctic hellscape that surely can't possibly make life even worse for humanity's most desperate dregs. 

Get an Alienware Aurora with a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti for $1,395

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Get an Alienware Aurora with a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti for $1,395

A GeForce GTX 1080 Ti will run you anywhere from around $980 to $1,400 or more right now, because of the effect that cryptocurrency mining is having the market. It's depressing, though if you're in the market for a prebuilt system, you can get around these inflated prices. Case in point, you can pick up an Alienware Aurora system with a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti tucked inside for less than $1,400.

Turbulent Bitcoin tumbled to below $8,000 today

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Turbulent Bitcoin tumbled to below $8,000 today

If anyone needs reminding at just how volatile the cryptocurrency market is, and Bitcoin in particular, just look at the wild swings that have been happening lately. Or even just today—Bitcoin continued its recent downward trend and fell below $8,000 for the first time in 11 weeks earlier today, before recovering to above $9,000.

'Kinetic arcade action game' Violet Cycle launches from Early Access

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'Kinetic arcade action game' Violet Cycle launches from Early Access

Violet Cycle creator Marek Budik told us its eclectic style was influenced by the likes of Hyper Light Drifter, Transistor, Bastion and Nuclear Throne when we spoke with him last month. He also said that while Violet Cycle's stay in Early Access had been fruitful, he wanted to keep it as short as possible. That incubation comes to an end today as Violet Cycle officially launches on Steam for $10—discounted to $7.50 through February 9.