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Late Night Computing: September 28, 2012

by Tyler J. Smith, Sep 28, 2012 7:15pm PDT
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Begin your weekend with a healthy dose of Late Night Computing for September 28, 2012.

It's finally here! The season premiere of the last thirteen episodes of Fringe is tonight. I can't wait to catch more of the future the writers have in store for us over the next several episodes. Everything has (for the most part) tied together quite nicely, so I'm hoping they take advantage of this opportunity to go out with a bang. I'll be keeping an eye out for the Observers. You keep an eye out for Slenderman.

News bits:

  • One of my all-time favorite games, Nexus: The Jupiter Incident, is getting a potential sequel thanks to Kickstarter, featuring all new alien races, starships, and graphics. Please, Internet, make this happen and I will love you forever. [via Kickstarter]

  • Starcraft would have been an entirely different game, save for the demo of Dominion: Storm over Gift 3 by Ion Storm that kicked Blizzard square in the pants at E3 1996. [via Code of Honor]

  • Interested in eSports? No idea what I'm talking about? Find out how the rise of competitive gaming in the West is finally finding acceptance. [via Ars Technica]

  • It's now illegal for employers and universities to ask for your social media accounts and passwords. If you live in California, that is. [via The Atlantic]

  • In the race for the White House, which candidate has the dominating mindshare? Check out this nifty infographic. [via VentureBeat]

  • Pick up that can, citizen. Researchers are busy creating a robotic policeman for your consideration. Will Smith seen preparing for the robot revolution. [via CNet]

Chatty posts of the moment.

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  • "Can you imagine a twitch space shooter that's like FTL? Battles would be longer than usual space shooters. You can leave the cockpit and it turns into an FPS where you fight fires, man other stations, repair systems, shoot intruders, or go on boarding missions.

    Piloting the ship should be separate from firing weapons too or else nobody would leave that spot. Same crew management as FTL. Package that up into an MMO with Privateer/trading/piracy elements and I would give any amount of money to play it." [by sanchez]

  • "Video Game Endings thread. So yesterday, I was playing a little Borderlands 2, and it got me to thinking: So much great dialog has been expended during this game to pump up the inevitable fight with Handsome Jack (disclosure: haven't beaten the game yet), that if I don't get to shoot him in the face with malice, I'm going to be [angry].

    This leads me to the topic of this thread. What games have really satisfying endings? What games do not have satisfying endings? They don't have to be happy endings, necessarily." [by MercFox1]

Nightly file.

  • Desert Stormfront demo 1.0. "Operation Stormfront is a set of Modern Real-Time Strategy (RTS) games for PC, Mac, and Linux. Desert Stormfront is a Real-Time Strategy (RTS) game situated in the Middle East. You play on hot desert landscapes for power and oil. Units at your disposal include Humvees, Tanks, Artillery, Mechanics, Helicopters, Planes, Ships and Submarines amongst others. Desert Stormfront supports multiplayer games over LAN and internet including co-op multiplayer." Download the free demo for Windows.

Media.

Silent Hill: Book of Memories launch trailer:

Nightmares come to life exclusively for the PlayStation Vita on October 16, 2012.

Though new trailers seem to be in short supply for this weekend, we do have quite a few new screenshots for The Walking Dead, Zone of the Enders HD, Persona 4 Golden, Silent Hill: Book of Memories, New Little King's Story, and Rise of the Guardians.




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