Late Night Computing: November 6, 2012

November 6, 2012. Election day Late Night Computing. Really all you need to know, yeah?

The end of the election season is upon us, thankfully. Hailing from Pennsylvania, the last few days have been filled with numerous robocalls and endless television commercials from both sides of the aisle. I'll be grateful for it to be over, though I do hope my candidates of choice win their respective positions.

News bits:

  • Microsoft retires Windows Live Messenger and slowly moves customers to their Skype service instead. [via Techcrunch]

  • Are you a star gazer, and curious to know the next time the International Space Station will be visible from your location? NASA wants to send you a text message to let you know! [via Ars Technica]

  • See the first footage from World War Z, starring one Brad Pitt. Uh. [via io9]

  • Have you donated to either Mitt Romney's or Barack Obama's presidential campaigns? Here's an analysis of the e-mails you've surely been bombarded with. [via Klaviyo Blog]

  • Welcome to the Arizone Fall League, where Major League Baseball prospects make their cases to become big league players. [via The Atlantic]

Chatty posts of the moment.

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  • "What's your pick for Best Voice Acting in a game? For me Handsome Jack, hands down. Such perfect delivery of literally every single line, combined with one of the most deliciously despicable characters in recent memory." [by SqueegyTBS]

  • "I know it's Halo 4 day but I'm really bummed to see no one cares about LittleBigPlanet Karting. It looks cool =(" [by JohnnyRey]

Nightly file.

  • LEGO Lord of the Rings demo 1.0. "Based on The Lord of the Rings motion picture trilogy, LEGO┬« The Lord of the Rings follows the original storylines of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, taking players through the epic story events reimagined with the humor and endless variety of LEGO play." Download thedemo for Windows.

Media.

Planetside 2 Black Widow Company trailer:

Black Widow Company dominates the beta for Planetside 2, and gets a trailer as their hard earned reward.

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Wrapping up this Tuesday is a developer diary for Injustice: Gods Among Us, a new trailer for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, and new screenshots for New Super Mario Bros. U.

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