Late Night Computing: October 3, 2012

You have your marching orders, soldier. Arm your mech and deploy for Late Night Computing on October 3, 2012.

Now that the non-disclosure agreement (NDA) for the closed-beta of MechWarrior Online has lifted, I can talk about the game! I've been in the closed beta since early August and have yet to tire of the game. Of course, my first mech addiction was EarthSiege 2, so I'm sure this doesn't surprise you.

Although marching through the wilderness in an Atlas class assault mech is an awesome feeling, my favorite loadout is the Jenner scout class armed with four medium lasers and beefed up armor. It's easy to be overwhelmed, but the first time I picked apart an enemy assault mech was when I knew I would be with this game until the end. Is anyone else enjoying it?

News bits:

  • Remember to tune in to the first interactive presidential debate tonight with the Xbox 360 Election 2012 hub to earn the free Halo avatar armor. [via Shacknews]

  • Simon Pegg gives his blessing for modders hoping to turn Shaun of the Dead into a custom campaign called 'Left 4 Winchester." Now, let's see what Universal says. [via Twitter]

  • Deutsche Telekom, parent company of T-Mobile, has successfully come to an agreement regarding its purchase of MetroPCS. [via New York Times]

  • Samsung challenges the ruling of Apple's billion dollar patent lawsuit, objects that the jury foreman failed to reveal he was sued by Seagate (which lists Samsung as its largest shareholder). You didn't think this was going to conclude any time soon, right?. [via BBC]

  • Have a not so incredible resume? Good news. Use your social media stream to impress potential employers instead. [via Forbes]

Chatty posts of the moment.

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  • "I think League of Legends has quickly become my fave all time MP game. The best part when I play well I have fun win or lose and can keep a positive attitude. A well-earned victory in a close game is its own reward but there can be many highs and lows before any outcome is certain." [by Lightzout]

Nightly file.

  • LEGO Wolf3D alpha free game for Windows. Experience the classic Wolfenstein 3D and wreck those bricks, gentlemen. This October 2012 release allows you to play in third person mode. Download the free alpha here.

Media.

Hitman: Absolution launch trailer:

Get an extended gameplay walkthrough of the Contracts mode with narrated commentary.

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Rounding out the rest of the videos tonight is a concept art trailer for the post-apocalyptic Nuclear Union, the second episode of The Last Hours of Tomb Raider with Zachary Levi, a remix competition introduction for Halo 4, and new launch screenshots for Carrier Command: Gaea Mission.

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