Leap between planets in cosmic free puzzle game Starstruck

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Leap between planets in cosmic free puzzle game Starstruck

Now this is clever. Starstruck is a physics-y puzzle game that you can play by yourself, or with a chum in local multiplayer, with each little astronaut being connected by a cord. The goal in each stage is to reach the exit point (sounds easy enough, right?), but, as the game is set in outer space, this is actually more complicated than it appears. You have to be wary of gravity, or rather the lack of it: one wrong jump and you may find yourself cartwheeling through space to your inevitable doom.

1,000 games were just removed from Steam and we don't know why

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1,000 games were just removed from Steam and we don't know why

Something strange appears to be happening on Steam, where, as chronicled by Steam Tools, roughly 1000 games have been suddenly removed from the system. Some of the "banned" games look a little sketchy but others seem like fairly normal games (for Steam at least), and have been on the platform for months or years.

This 165Hz FreeSync gaming monitor is just $179 right now

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This 165Hz FreeSync gaming monitor is just $179 right now

For hitting high refresh rates in competitive shooters on so-so graphics hardware, a 1080p monitor can still be a good choice. MSI bills this Optix MAG271R gaming monitor as "born for esports," which is a little hyperbolic, but its 165Hz refresh rate is attractive at $179. That's $70 off the typical price of $250 on Amazon.

Samsung's ginormous 4TB 860 EVO SSD is down to $498 ($82 off)

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Samsung's ginormous 4TB 860 EVO SSD is down to $498 ($82 off)

Black Friday is Monday, apparently, and just when you think SSDs can't get cheaper... they do. While this 4TB version of the Samsung 860 Evo isn't cheap by any definition, it is a pretty good value at $497.99. That's a discount of $82 from the previous price, at $0.12 per GB. For comparison, 1TB drives are around $100 these days, placing them at $0.10 per GB.