Chilled-out city builder Before We Leave gets a free content update

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Chilled-out city builder Before We Leave gets a free content update

The comedian John Finnemore once did a sketch about how front-loading your description of someone with the phrase "non-violent" can end up seeming like a worryingly specific denial. Yet it's the main adjective that Balancing Monkey Games has chosen for their city-building game Before We Leave. The game tasks you with rebuilding civilisation after an ecological apocalypse occurred some generations ago, but unlike most games of that type, it doesn't feature human conflict or war with other settlements. Occasional incursions by hungry space whales aside, it really is a gentle and optimistic game.

Upbeat tube station management sim Overcrowd has left Early Access

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Upbeat tube station management sim Overcrowd has left Early Access

There are a lot of once-ordinary things people are getting nostalgic for in the weird times of 2020, but the daily commute doesn't tend to be one of them. If you do miss the cramped trains and busy stations, however, you can get your kicks in  Overcrowd: A Commute 'Em Up, which launched Version 1.0 yesterday after spending over a year in Early Access.

Samsung's 4K triple laser projector looks amazing

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Samsung's 4K triple laser projector looks amazing

If you have never considered buying a laser projector in place of a big screen TV, Samsung's new "The Premiere" may change your mind. That is, if you want to go even bigger than those fancy flat screens on display at Best Buy and Sam's Club, which typically top out at 85 inches, and have the requisite bankroll. If you do, Samsung's new laser projector will beam images up to 130 inches on your wall or screen.

MSI responds to claims it was price hiking RTX 3080 cards on eBay

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MSI responds to claims it was price hiking RTX 3080 cards on eBay

MSI has been put under scrutiny today following accusations that the company had enlisted eBay seller Starlit Partner, a sales subsidiary working under MSI, to sell the 30-series cards at an extortionate price. Retailing for $759.00, the cards were being sold by Starlit Partner for $1359.00, that's a 79% price hike. And the question remains: how could something like this go undetected by the company? 

Frostpunk board game Kickstarter gets full funding in under an hour

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Frostpunk board game Kickstarter gets full funding in under an hour

Back in June we learned that post-apocalyptic city building-slash-survival sim Frostpunk would be getting a board game spin-off, with a Kickstarter appeal to fund the project expected this autumn. Well, the campaign went live yesterday; and there wasn't much time to build up the suspense, because the funding goal of €200,000 was reached in just 54 minutes.

Phasmophobia, a terrifying online co-op ghost hunting game, is Twitch's latest surprise hit

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Phasmophobia, a terrifying online co-op ghost hunting game, is Twitch's latest surprise hit

Looking for that true-to-life ghost hunting experience without needing to face the true horror of leaving the house this Halloween? Phasmophobia is just the game for you. The latest Twitch streaming star—where it's currently one of the most watched games—Phasmophobia lets you and three friends hunt a twisted menagerie of spooky ghouls, ghosts, and demonic ne'er do wells.

The Sims 4's October update marks the first steps towards better representation, but also breaks some stuff

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The Sims 4's October update marks the first steps towards better representation, but also breaks some stuff

Launched yesterday, Patch 102 is the latest monthly update to The Sims 4, and begins the roll out of a series of planned updates aiming to improve the game's racial representation and diversity. After disappointment over the game's lack of realistic and varied options for darker skin tones in Create-A-Sim came to the fore this summer, the Sims team pledged to do better. The main event is still to come in December—with that month's update set to radically increase the number of available skin tones, both by adding new swatches and introducing sliders that allow players to modify each tone—but the first improvements are now here, and so far, they seem to have been quite well-received.