Late Night Computing: October 2, 2012

By Tyler J. Smith, Oct 02, 2012 5:30pm PDT

October 2, 2012. Do you not know the date? You do now. Yes, you're welcome. Here's a Late Night Computing to sooth your ruffled feathers.

Hello there, ladies and gentlemen. How's your day going? Hopefully well enough. Borderlands 2 is beginning to take a toll on me. Just when I think I'm close to being finished, another exclamation point pops up on the mini-map. What am I supposed to do? Ignore it? Ha, good one. The task must be completed. There is no other way.

News bits:

  • What can eSports tell us about online gambling in the future? ESPN 8 'The Ocho' will hopefully begin airing Dota 2 matches, that's my read. [via Forbes]

  • The U.S. military reports that says use of a social network is a sign of 'radicalism.' Shackers, you're on notice. Wait, me too? Hi, Homeland Security! [via Wired Danger Room]

  • As virtual economies in behemoth MMORPGS like EVE Online continue to mature, developers are turning to real economists to help oversee in-game stability. [via Washington Post]

  • ArsTechnica investigates how a 'rogue appeals court' destroyed the U.S. patent system over the last 30 years. [via ArsTechnica]

  • Pull up a chair and read everything you've ever wanted to know about the Microsoft homepage redesign. [via Rainy Pixels]

Chatty posts of the moment.

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  • "DOTA 2 Question.

    Is it the best game of the year, or the best game ever? I seriously wish I had the resources to make a living playing that game." [by re-verse]

  • "Next Gen Console Banter

    Provided the following is true (Nextbox/PS4 are obvious guesses)

    • Wii U - $350 - 11/2012 - Wii b/c
    • Nextbox - $400 - 11/2013 - full b/c
    • PS4 - $400 - 11/2014 - no b/c (possible for some PSN purchases?)

    Where would you spend your gaming dollars now? " [by BlockheadBrown]

Nightly file.

  • Rise of the Reds mod version 1.72 for Command & Conquer: Generals Zero Hour. "Rise Of The Reds is an expansion mod for Generals: Zero Hour which adds the Russian Federation as a fully independent faction in addition to making extensive additions to the old factions USA, China and GLA. Later on, we will also include the European Continental Alliance as a second fully unique faction, as well as three special generals for each faction, an in-game general selection, faction-specific naval units and much more. Whether it's steamrolling Russians, indomitable European defenders, American high-tech, Chinese strength in numbers or the brutal cunning of the GLA - ROTR has a faction for everyone, all in one mod!." Download the free mod here.

Media.

Carrier Command: Gaea Mission launch trailer:

Captain to the bridge, captain to the bridge. Carrier Command: Gaea Mission launches for your enjoyment.

We also have the first console trailer for the aptly named Terraria, a launch trailer for the all digital New Little King's Story, a launch trailer for the classic Nights Into Dreams and Sonic Adventure 2.

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