Late Night Computing: August 29, 2012

It's August 29, 2012, and here is your Late Night Computing, starfighter.

We're halfway through the week, Shackers. And I couldn't be more excited. Publishers are starting to discuss this plans for PAX Prime this weekend. What games are you looking forward to seeing? After that hour stream of pure XCOM: Enemy Unknown gameplay the other day, I'm really anticipating news and media from 2K Games and Maxis. Please, be good!

News bits.

  • Get a preview of the first Windows Phone 8 handset to be revealed, the Samsung ATIV S featuring a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED touchscreen with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. [via Windows Phone Blog]

  • Are you human? Do you trade stocks? If you answered yes to both, you've already been robbed by robot traders. [via The Age]

  • Use this handy guide to get a free one-month trial to Hulu Plus. [via CNET]

  • Have you ever stayed up all night cramming for an exam? You should probably read this article. Mop up your energy drink-filled tears while you're at it. [via Wired]

  • Greetings, Starfighter. You have been recruited by the Star League to defend the frontier against Xur and the Ko-Dan armada. Watch as Alex and his Gunstar take down the command ship in a short high-definition clip from The Last Starfighter. [via Youtube]

Chatty posts of the moment.

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  • " I guess The Secret World tanked pretty hard then? Damn shame, guess we're set for another decade of fantasy-only MMOs I didn't get on with the combat in the beta though, so I guess I'm partly to blame." [by node]

  • "American law is patent nonsense. Nice examination on why software patents are bad." [by Clay]

Nightly file.

  • Sticky Bump free game. "Collect, chase, dodge, escape, bump, and capture that beloved sticky bumper! Get your friends together, prepare your clever tactics, and drive those crazy bumper cars!" Download version 1.0 for Windows.

Media.

Far Cry 3 Survival Guide part 1 trailer:

Listen carefully to Agent Huntley and learn the secrets of the jungle in order to not just survive, but thrive.

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Scyfy's television tie-in Defiance talks about its post-apocalyptic world in a developer diary, Rift: Storm Legion looks gorgeous in a short cinematic trailer, Tokyo is wrought with a case of Tekken Tag Tournament 2, a fancy collector's edition for Call of Duty: Black Ops II gets shown off, the Fighter Chronicles for Dead or Alive 5 showcases a few characters and their combat skills, NBA 2K13 pre-orders get free access to the All-Star DLC package, Digital Extremes takes you into the origins of Warframe, MechWarrior Tactics gets its very first developer diary, and we rain new Rise of the Triad, Carrier Command: Gaea Mission, and NHL13 screenshots to wrap up the evening.

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