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Posts tagged “The Irregular Corporation”

Dinkum is an Aussie farm life sim with wombats as big as an ox

While my knowledge of Australian fauna is limited, I'm quite sure that wombats are not close to six feet tall. This makes upcoming outback life sim Dinkum and its giant fuzzy pals objectively better than reality. Due in the first half of 2020, it looks like a hybrid of Animal Crossing and Stardew Valley (or Harvest Moon, for that matter) with a bit of kangaroo…

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PC Building Simulator passes POST to launch

The thrills and chills--but not the bloodspills--of building a PC are now simulated in PC Building Simulator, a pleasingly self-descriptive name if I've ever heard one. Following a free prototype then a stretch in early access, PC Building Sim launched in full yesterday. If you're curious about rummaging in a PC's guts, this is a good way in. In sandbox and career modes, pick components…

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PC Building Simulator leaves early access January 29th

PC Building Simulator is set to leave early access this month after nearly a year of tuning and longer still as a free alpha. The Irregular Corporation's sim does exactly what it says on the tin - it lets people experience the thrills of cracking open a fresh PC case, stuffing it with expensive electro-guts and hoping it doesn't catch fire. There's a career mode…

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Get overclocking in PC Building Simulator’s latest update

I can barely look at screenshots of PC Building Simulator without sweating. Putting together my real PC was a singularly awful experience that I’m not looking forward to replicating. I’m the sort of person who could set fire to an office just by swapping out some RAM. Anyway! PC Building Simulator got an update today, introducing overclocking. Oh dear, I’m sweating again.

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PC Building Simulator is a good intro to PC building

PC Building Simulator should really be called IT Support Simulator. You spend a fair amount of time doing the former, but your main role in the game's career mode is to deal with varying degrees of customer complaints as soon as they plop into your company inbox - which I'm surprised still exists considering you start your new enterprise with -$15 in the bank thanks to…

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PC Building Simulator teaches practical tech lessons

Owning a gaming-spec PC is brill. Nothing quite like it, but the first time you have to crack open a case to swap out some RAM or install a new GPU is a harrowing experience, fraught with potentially terrible and expensive outcomes. Enter PC Building Simulator, a piece of tech-nerd edutainment software that might seem frivolous at first, but I can see it being of…

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Sailaway casts off from early access shores

Hoist up the kedge to lee side! Pack down the puddening, or do you want to see this mulie over-canvassed? Crank that highfield lever or I'll bimmy you bloody! Sorry, I'm getting a bit carried away: I haven't got a clue how sailing works, but I do have access to an online glossary of nautical terms. Also, Enya. Sailing sim Sailaway has braved the early…

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PC Building Simulator booting up in autumn

PC Building Simulator [official site] is not a game where your hand gets caught in a CPU fan and the PC spins round and round on your fingertip as wacky physics send everything in your workspace flying. Bumping the case as you insert a hard drive will not make your graphics card explode. Trying to insert RAM the wrong way will not make it vibrate…

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Northwest Passages: A thousand miles

The voyages of the Bluster and Guesswork continue apace. After setting out from Greenland in sail boat sim Sailaway [official site] two weeks ago I am now sailing the Northwest Passage in earnest, following in the cold, wet footsteps of Franklin himself. I had originally thought it’d take months and months to get anywhere but the respectable auto-pilot has been roaring through the sea foam…

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Sailaway casts off and sails into early access

I'm fascinated by the idea of Sailaway [official site], a persistent sailing simulator where boats sail life-sized oceans in real time and continue when you're not playing. In-game weather conditions are shaped by real-world meterological data too, and your boat can even e-mail you if something bad's brewing. While some may adore the idea of spending weeks at the helm, constantly fine-tuning their rigging, I'm…

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Online sim Sailaway sounds an interesting Tamayachtchi

I'm fascinated by the idea of OrbCreation's online sailing sim Sailaway [official site], traversing life-size oceans on voyages which continue in real time even when you turn your computer off. The game's weather will change following real meteorological data too, and apparently the game can e-mail you updates on your progress so you can hop aboard to make corrections. All of which makes it sound…

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