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Late Night Computing: October 23, 2012

by Tyler J. Smith, Oct 23, 2012 5:00pm PDT
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It's a busy day in the tech world. Get the latest and greatest with Late Night Computing for October 23, 2012.

After this rather helpful comment from one OverloadUT, I restarted my Classic Ironman playthrough of XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Maybe I just don't know how to play games in my ripe old age of 28, since this singular comment completely mitigated what I thought were cheap squad losses. Turns out, I might just be a bit daft. So here's to you, OverloadUT. Cheers.

News bits:

  • Apple announces a flurry of new devices, including the iPad Mini, 4th generation iPad, a new iMac, Mac Mini, and the 13" Retina MacBook Pro. [via The Next Web]

  • The Humble eBook Bundle raises $1.1 million in just two weeks. [via The Guardian]

  • EVE Online player 'stewie Zanjoahir' lost over $6,000 in real dollars when his frigate was blown to bits trying to cross through low-security space. Ouch. [via Massively]

  • BioWare looks at the "design foundations" of Star Wars: The Old Republic with an hour-long video. [via Gamasutra]

  • The Zumwalt-class destroyer, the "most technologically advanced warship ever built," is exposed by Popular Science. [via PopSci]

Chatty posts of the moment.

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  • "Sweet! Seems like Apple is live streaming their event today. I'm excited for the MPB 13" Retina. I'm pretty sure I'm going all-in on one of those." [by cookblaze]

  • "The urge to pick up a Microsoft Surface on Friday is growing at an alarming rate. I think I need it." [by TEXIT]

Nightly file.

  • Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller demo 1.0. "Cognition is the adventures of the titular FBI agent, blessed with the physic power to touch an object to see visions of its past. This'll come in handy as she hunts for serial killers, and it'll surely all tie into her brother's unsolved murder. Jane Jensen, creator of the spooky Gabriel Knight series, helped out as story consultant." Download the demo for Windows here or for Mac here.

Media.

Assassin's Creed III walkthrough trailer:

"Watch a short walkthrough of the Assassin's Creed III Bunker Hill interactive trailer."

Forza Horizon launches with the fourth developer diary discussing its culture, SCE Santa Monica Studio goes behind the scenes of God of War: Ascension with its first developer diary, LittleBigPlanet Karting has a story trailer, Orgarhythm attempts to explain its game mechanics with a new trailer, The Unfinished Swan has a rather finished looking launch trailer, Just Dance: Disney Party grooves to your favorite movies, Krater gets cooperative, Hotline Miami roars to life in its launch trailer, Cabela's launches both Dangerous Hunts 2013 and Hunting Expeditions with trailers, and A Game of Dwarves officially goes large.




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