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This $4 app will update all your PC games while you sleep

This $4 app will update all your PC games while you sleep

I don’t think about game updates very often. The vast majority of the games I play are on Steam, and because I never turn off my PC it’s free to do whatever it does to keep all them up to date while I’m blissfully unconscious. For those who subscribe to a more conventional on-off schedule, though, it’s not quite so simple, and overdue updates could mean some unexpected waits before you can jump into whatever it is you wanted to play.

The proliferation of non-Steam launchers complicates the matter even further. I have Steam running full time but I only fire up others, like Origin and Uplay, when I want to play a particular game. That can mean more unexpected updates, and more waiting, as games suck back potentially weeks’ worth of updates all at once. It’s not exactly a major problem that millions of gamers struggle with every day, but when it does happen, it’s a real pain in the ass.

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