Late Night Computing: August 22, 2012

By Tyler J. Smith, Aug 22, 2012 5:00pm PDT

There seems to be a bit of chill in the air lately. Which can only mean one thing: new video games!

I started playing Transformers: Fall of Cybertron last night, and while not enough to make a recommendation, the team over at High Moon has done a stellar job with the little touches this time around. Perhaps my biggest pet peeve in Transformers: War for Cybertron was that, color scheme and model aside, each character felt the same. There was nothing substantial to set the gameplay of each build apart from one another. Fall of Cybertron successfully alters that formula, making me one happy camper.

Now I must go. Decepticons need stomping.

News bits.

  • Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw gets fresh with some recent Steam releases in the latest Zero Punctuation, including Unmechanical, Orcs Must Die! 2, and The Book of Unwritten Tales. [via Escapist]

  • What if the Imperial Guard in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim had a television series based on COPS? Well.... [via Nerdist]

  • Not a fan of COPS? Fair enough. What about a Power Rangers and Mass Effect mash-up? We all know what that Megazord looks like, I'm guessing (go play Mass Effect 2 if you have no idea). [via Youtube]

  • Paint, a program every Windows user is familiar with, gets a bit of a revamp in Windows 8 as Fresh Paint. [via Technet]

  • Evil rules the day, as good is dumb. Now enjoy a canned air, all for $10.00 a pop. Upcoming flavors? Lamp, sand, and lime. [via Yahoo!]

Chatty posts of the moment.

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  • "BBC America just posted on Facebook: Official Announcement: Doctor Who Season 7 will premiere on BBC America Saturday, September 1 at 9/8c!." [by Jonathan]

Nightly file.

  • Asylum interactive teaser demo: "Decay surrounds you, dread around every corner. You feel imprisoned while traversing the endless hallways... Asylum is a chilling journey through the intricate floors of the Hanwell Mental Institute, in which unimaginable atrocities have occurred in the past. This horror adventure aims to marry cutting edge visuals with thrilling storytelling to give you the ultimate experience in fear." Download version 1.0 for Windows, Mac, or Linux.

Media.

King's Bounty: Warriors of the North Gamescom 2012 trailer:

A bit late to the party, Katauri Interactive depicts Olaf, son of the Northling King, as he fights against undead hordes stalking the Northern Lands of Endoria.

Also new in the media world is a mission preview for Jagged Alliance: Crossfire, a behind the scenes peak at the Linkin Park music video for Medal of Honor: Warfighter, with loads of new screenshots for Dishonored, Doom 3 BFG Edition, Soul Sacrifice, Nuclear Union, Space Rangers HD, Royal Quest, and Omerta - City of Gangsters.

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