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Late Night Computing: October 11, 2012

by Tyler J. Smith, Oct 11, 2012 6:00pm PDT
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FIRE EVERYTHING. Late Night Computing for October 11, 2012 plots to destroy Vulcan.

Selecting a trailer to include each night can be daunting task, especially on days like today. Some days I anxiously await new trailers to land just so we don't leave that space empty. Other days, I just grimace at the screen since there really is just too much to see. With that in mind, you can always check out new trailers on our video page every day to see them as they go live.

News bits:

  • Remember, tonight is the vice presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan at 9:00 PM ET/6:00 PM PT. Still want that free Halo 4 Warrior Armor for your Xbox 360 avatar, but missed the first debate? Make sure you tune in tonight as well as the next two debates! [via Shacknews]

  • Just what happens when the stars of Portal and Half-Life meet? Watch "When Gordon Met Chell" to find out. [via Youtube]

  • Excited for the upcoming SimCity? Take your urban planning skills into the real world and submit designs for real buildings in Betaville. [via Metro]

  • Shacknews regular Chris Morris discovers a Pittsburgh school that allows students to play video games at recess. I built giant spaceships out of Legos at recess. Both are awesome. [via Yahoo! Plugged In]

  • Are reboots and endless sequels necessarily a bad thing? Amy Pascal of Sony Entertainment says no. [via Huffington Post]

Chatty posts of the moment.

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

  • "How To Not Suck at XCOM: Enemy Unknown. In X easy lessons, where X is however many I think of before this thread expires." [by OverloadUT]

  • "Nostalgic post incoming: What did you guys watch after getting home from middle school or even high school as a kid? Me, I watched Saved By The Bell and Wonder Years mostly. My sister and I also pretty much cleaned out our pantry of snacks and cereal before the parents got home. How about mornings? Tail Spin and GARGOYLES AW YEAH!" [by uebersoldat]

Nightly file.

  • World Rally Championship (WRC) 3 demo 1.0. "Enjoy all the official contents from the 2012 FIA World Rally Championship, including all the main teams, cars, locations and a lot of exclusive contents, like the “Rallye Monte-Carlo” and Volkswagen Polo R WRC test car! Developed by Milestone, WRC 3 marks a radical departure from the previous titles and sees the team using a completely new graphics and game engine, developed in-house, in order to bring the 2012 WRC drivers and teams to players on all relevant gaming platforms." Download the demo here.

Media.

Lost Planet 3 Comic-Con 2012 walkthrough trailer:

"Jim, stand up and take a bow. You'll be travelling through enemy territory so we can have a better look at some stellar yet chilly gameplay."

Connor gets fiesty and showcases some new weaponry in the war versus the Templars in this trailer for Assassin's Creed III, build your very own residence with the Dimensions pre-order trailer for Rift, witness the birth of the story of Hitman: Absolution, head out to the barn for a fresh crop of features in the Farming Simulator 2013 trailer, crush your enemies in the multiplayer modes trailer for Need for Speed Most Wanted, and examine the new War of the Immortals expansion with a debut trailer.




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