Late Night Computing: September 21, 2012

By Tyler J. Smith, Sep 21, 2012 6:00pm PDT

Happy Friday, September 21, 2012, Shackers! Late Night Computing is firing on all thrusters, but its captain is sadly not.

I'm still slightly under the weather, hoping things will clear up over the weekend. My eyes have been glazed over for most of the week, leading to some entertaining mistakes in my bouts of FTL: Faster Than Light. Quite a few crew members have died from my negligance. The most recent? Poor Yuri suffocated to death while repairing the medical bay since I forgot to close the airlocks.

News bits:

  • Turns out there is a link between obesity and taste sensitivity. As the great Louis C.K. once said, the meal isn't over once you're full. It's over when you hate yourself. [via ABC News]

  • Mark Cuban asks what business Wall Street is in, and makes some interesting points while predicting another stock plunge. My guess? They're in the 'screw you, I've got mine' business. [via Blog Maverick]

  • Who has the tastiest Ramen noodles on the market? Lifehacker and The Ramen Rater are there for all of your burning questions. [via Lifehacker]

  • Curious what the world's mobile phone market will look a few years from now? You only need to take a gander at China to see which operating systems have been the most dominant. [via MIT Technology Review]

Chatty posts of the moment.

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  • "Torchlight 2 Thread. How's everyone progress? I haven't had much time to play, but I started an Embermage on Veteran difficulty and got her up to level 7. I'm having a blast so far. Fast combat, beautiful environments, tons of loot, and cool skill trees to explore and make my own." [by David Craddock]

  • "Having a bit of a gaming dilemma - I need some advice. This is essentially going to be a D3 vs TL2 discussion." Help him figure out what to do! [by flagg209]

Nightly file.

  • Torchlight II demo 1.0. "The award-winning action RPG is back, bigger and better than ever! Torchlight II takes you back into the quirky, fast-paced world of bloodthirsty monsters, bountiful treasures, and sinister secrets - and, once again, the fate of the world is in your hands!" Download the free demo for Windows.

Media.

Remember Me Combo Lab trailer:

Take a trip down into the Combo Lab for a new commentated gameplay walkthrough.

Right off the boat from the Tokyo Game Show 2012 is the Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance trailer, an enemies trailer for Spy Hunter, and a load of new screenshots for Guns of Icarus Online, One Piece: Pirate Warriors, Company of Heroes 2, Strike Suit Zero, and The War Z.

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