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Late Night Computing: October 9, 2012

by Tyler J. Smith, Oct 09, 2012 5:30pm PDT
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Take a minute away from your video gaming to check out Late Night Computing for October 9, 2012.

Can't chat long, too much to do. USPS just dropped off my Prometheus Blu-Ray, and I've got XCOM: Enemy Unknown and Dishonored both staring at me expectantly. MechWarrior Online, too, is demanding some tender loving care. Why is it only Tuesday? It should be Friday. Come on!

News bits:

  • PBS presents another brilliant Off Book, this time checking out the "Creativity of Indie Video Games." [via PBS]

  • Does Humble Bundle tickle you in all the right places? Expand beyond video games and pick up the Humble eBook Bundle!. [via The Humble Bundle]

  • Looking forwards to the October 19 premiere of Community? Tough. NBC has delayed it indefinitely. Clean up on aisle busted. [via New York Times]

  • Is Twitter looking to get into video hosting? Maybe, maybe not. [via AllThingsD]

  • Fess up. You've used OKCupid. Sam Yagan, co-founder of the site, now wants to help you find the perfect roomate using similar methods. [via Social Times]

Chatty posts of the moment.

Make sure you log-in and check your filters if you can't see the following:

  • "Borderlands 2 is just not doing it for me :(." [by Clay]

  • "XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Someone please tell me that the later missions have bigger levels? So far (pretty early on) everything is very boxy and linear" [by kill9]

Nightly file.

  • Cook, Serve, Delicious! demo 1.05. "Cook, Serve, Delicious is a hardcore restaurant sim, one of the few in it’s genre that gives the players total control over where they want to take their restaurant. To do that, you’ll start with a few thousand dollars and twenty foods to choose from to put on your menu, as well as a host of restaurant equipment and more. Nearly everything is unlocked from the start of the game for you to purchase; this is your restaurant, and you must figure out the best strategy to get that restaurant packed with satisfied customers. Along with running your restaurant you’ll also have the opportunity to be cast in the Iron Cook television show, throw parties for offices in SherriSoda Tower, read virtual mail in your SherriSoda Tower Email account which ranges from game tips to crazy spam, from customers providing feedback to your restaurant to opportunities to being able to fund projects via “ClicknStart” and other big surprises! Good luck!" Download the free demo here.

Media.

Far Cry 3 The Tribe: Citra and Dennis trailer:

"Meet The Tribe, including Citra and Dennis, who are sure to keep your time on the island entertaining and extra violent."

After a super slow Monday, publishers around the planet kicked it into high gear today with the European launch trailer of Dishonored, Playground Games celebrates the release of the Forza Horizon demo with a developer diary, Of Orcs and Men gets buddy buddy with a launch trailer of its own, Fable: The Journey also has a beautiful launch trailer, the Khyber Strike pack for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier launches with a short trailer, get jiggy with a Just Dance 4 trailer, Terror from Beyond finally reaches Star Wars: The Old Republic, and Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed lands a new multiplayer trailer.




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