Late Night Computing: August 27, 2012

By Tyler J. Smith, Aug 27, 2012 5:15pm PDT

Somebody has a case of the Mondays. Who? Me. You? Tune in to Late Night Computing for Monday, August 27 to find out the winners of last week's giveaway.

I'll just get right to it, since I know that's what you're waiting for. The winners. Step right up. Jeffmoeller lands first prize, with his choice of the first full season of The Walking Dead or a copy of Thirty Flights of Loving. Next up? megarust32 takes second, and lolfireishot takes third. I'll be in touch with each of you soon. Congratulations on your spoils, Shackers!

Keep an eye on LNC. I'll have more giveaways in the upcoming weeks.

News bits.

  • Take an in-depth look into the demise of 38 Studios and Curt Schilling's meltdown which resulted in a loss of $75 million in taxpayer money. It's quite the story, but very good reading. [via Boston Magazine]

  • A study estimates that close to one-third of every product review by consumers on the Internet are fake. Time to fess up, Shackers! [via New York Times]

  • Remember that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot Michael Bay was working on? It's worse than you imagined. Get a look at the explode-y script. [via TMNTNOTTANT]

  • After the $1.049 billion judgement in favor of Apple over Samsung, who stands to win from the lawsuit? Microsoft and Nokia, perhaps. [via Forbes]

Chatty posts of the moment.

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  • Gamers After Life episode 9! "In this, we talk about what we've been playing lately, such as Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance and it's delightful cartography that calls back to Myth, Fallout/The Elder Scrolls + cornucopia of mods that the internet hosts, Metacritic strife, Rage and how it didn't make me rage at all, and Syndicate and how it didn't make Paul rage at all either." [by geedeck]

  • "Madden 13 Commercial with Ray Lewis and Paul Rudd. I laughed out loud, literally." Watch it here. [by Korban]

  • "Guild Wars 2 Thread. Post gameplay tips in here too." Check out everything you'll need to know for your first several hours with Guild Wars 2. [by niceguynick]

Nightly file.

  • Imperial Civil War: Thrawn's Revenge mod for Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption. "Thrawn's Revenge is a large-scale mod for Empire at War: Forces of Corruption. It includes the events of the Galactic Civil War after Palpatine's death at Endor, up until the signing of the Pellaeon-Gavrisom treaty." Download version 2.0 here.

Media.

MechWarrior Online River City trailer:

A once great metropolis, River City stands in ruins as lances of heavily armored Mechs engage in combat for control.

PES 2013 also debuts some green gameplay with a new trailer, but the rest of the media remains quiet. If you listen carefully, you'll certainly hear them rustling trailers and screenshots about in anticipation of PAX Prime 2012.

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