Late Night Computing: August 23, 2012

By Tyler J. Smith, Aug 23, 2012 4:30pm PDT

I'm the type of person who always needs music to listen to besides the monotonous gunfire racketing over my speakers through all hours of the evening. Admittedly, it's a bad habit, but one I've never really tried to break. Something about having a soundtrack helps me concentrate (which explains why I enjoyed Spec Ops: The Line a ton).

My latest addiction? Circa Survive's "Violent Waves." While it hasn't officially come out yet (you can pre-order it for $5.00 on their website with an August 28 release), you can stream the album in its entirety over at RollingStone.

I wasn't quite sure what to expect out of this album, since I figured it would be difficult to improve after their last LP "Blue Sky Noise." That said, this album is fantastic. Go listen to it and tell me what you think in the comments section below.

News bits.

  • Transformers: Fall of Cybertron appears to be filled with throw-backs to older material. The coolest? Learn how to unlock the crown Starscream awarded himself in Transformers: The Movie prior to his denial by Galvatron. [via GameInformer]

  • Looking to improve yourself? Or just interested in learning more about how games are made? The ESA has published this list with nearly 400 educational dev programs for your perusal. [via Entertainment Software Association (ESA)]

  • Finding that keeping track of restaurant nutritional content to be a pain in the butt? Me, too. Read about the recent attempts by Nutrionix to make it just a bit easier to see what it is you're eating. [via Forbes]

Chatty posts of the moment.

Make sure you log-in and check your filters if you can't see the following:

  • "I have zero taller ants when it comes to people spouting out hate in the name of moral righteousness. You just need to remember what comes around is all around, and when supply and command fails you will be the first to go." And for all intensive purposes, DrFlammable makes my head roll clean off.

  • "All right, show of hands. Or comments. Who's buying Dark Souls for PC? And should we get some Shack co-op going?" [by David Craddock]

  • "What was your first computer Shack? I'm proud to say that I owned this beaut before I even owned a Nintendo. My mom picked it up at a garage sale one year and I put lord knows how many hours on it as a youngster: Texas Instruments TI-99/4A Anyway, just a little trip down memory lane there :) Anyone else own one of these?" [by uebersoldat]

Nightly file.

  • Spelunking Club Session demo: "Spelunking Club Session is a lighthearted, tongue in cheek game about creating your ultimate underground night club. The world of Spelunking Club Session is inhabited by Spelunkers. Spelunkers are awesome little guys who just love to party." Download version 1.0 for Windows.

Media.

RaiderZ Broken Mast trailer:

Join together with fellow adventurers to defeat the city guard surrounding Broken Mast, where players gather to take on beasts and villains of all kinds in the free-to-play title.

Helena and Lisa decide to go a few rounds in some new Dead or Alive 5 gameplay footage, attitudes are welcome in a new video for WWE '13, all while the image processor gets a bit of a rest today with new screenshots from The Testament of Sherlock Holmes and Secret Files 3.

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