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Feedback Loop: Strange games, desktop recommendations, iTunes alternatives and more!


Welcome to Feedback Loop, a weekly roundup of the most interesting discussions happening within the Engadget community. There's so much technology to talk about and so little time to enjoy it, but you have a lot of great ideas and opinions that need to be shared! Join us every Saturday as we highlight some of the most interesting discussions that happened during the past week.

This week, we took a look through Steam's catalog and highlighted some of the strangest games we could find. We also asked for recommendations on reliable and cheap desktop computers, as well as discussed options for data recovery. Lastly, we kicked off the Engadget Game Club with Outlast on the PS4. Click past the break and read what fellow Engadget users like you have to say.

Steam's strangest games

We decided to have a bit of fun this week and track down some of the strangest games on Steam. From obvious gems such as farming simulators to more obscure examples such as a burrito-themed platformer. Take a look and share your nominations for the strangest games on Steam.

Desktop computer recommendations

RJMacReady is about to embark on a long-term adventure to an Antarctic research station. He wants to get his girlfriend a solid, reasonably priced desktop computer to keep in touch, but there's a ton of options. Should he build a custom computer, get a simple Chromebox or just buy a Mac mini? Give him some recommendations!

iTunes alternatives

When you think of frustrating software, what's the first thing that comes to your mind? For Engadget reader swim1974, it's iTunes on a PC. He's looking for some potential tips and alternatives for managing his media library. Is there a way to keep his media library integrated while avoiding iTunes? Or is it time to chuck the Apple TV and look for a different option? Tell us how you manage your media library.

Data-recovery services

If you have a hard drive failure, do you turn to a software-based solution or call up your favorite recovery service? AllMyStuff wants to know how data-recovery software differs from data-recovery services. If you lose your data, who or what do you put your trust in? Let us know!

Engadget Game Club: Outlast

Engadget contributing editor Tim Seppala is excited about Outlast on the PS4. And he's using it to kick off the inaugural Engadget Game Club. Download the game and then head over to the forums to share your experience.

That's all this week! Do you want to talk about your favorite gadget or have a burning question about technology? Register for an Engadget account today, visit the Engadget forums and start a new discussion!

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