Late Night Computing: November 13, 2012

By Tyler J. Smith, Nov 13, 2012 5:30pm PST

November 13, 2012 comes to a close, and here you are, reading Late Night Computing.

And that's one down. Finishing Assassin's Creed nearly made me late for work, but I had to hold on and finish the last cutscene. Not bad! I've tried to play the game several times in prior years and could never seem to make it to the first city before losing interest. This time was different, though, and I'm glad I stuck with it. Tropes and repetition aside, it's still a pretty decent game. Now, onto Assassin's Creed II tonight.

News bits.

  • Bring that extra special Minecraft level you've been working on to life with 3d printing. [via Wired]

  • Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, on why he is moving businesses away from Facebook. [via ReadWriteWeb]

  • Government surveillance is known to be on the rise, but by how much? Take a look with a new transparency report from Google. [via Google]

  • Nokia brings its digital mapping service HERE to both iOS and Android. [via Nokia]

  • Steven Sinofsky is out at Microsoft, but why? Is a planned Microsoft re-organization attempt to blame? [via ArsTechnica]

Chatty posts of the moment.

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  • "It's been a year since Skyrim came out. I think I'm ready for the Elder Scrolls VI now. I want to go to the desert and hang out with some cat folk. What would you like to see in another TES game? Co-op? You don't say...Or are you satisfied and just want more Fallout?" [by Wisp!]

  • "Hotline Miami is fantastic, y'all. you should definitely pick it up. Very empowering and trippy. Not normally a fan of violent stuff like this, but it reminds me of the old dos game Cyberdogs." [by deathofrats]

Nightly file.

  • Transcripted demo 1.0. "Transcripted is a mixture of two incredibly addictive and vastly popular casual gaming styles: the dual-stick shooter and the match three puzzle game. In Transcripted players take control of the Nano Probe, a microscopic apparatus used to combat disease." Download the demo for Windows or Mac.

Media.

ZombiU multiplayer trailer:

King of the Zombies pits a single player, a survivor, against hordes of undead zombies in the multiplayer mode of ZombiU.

The Storm Legion expansion for Rift launches today with a new trailer and screenshots, get a closer look at the Ultimate Songbird Edition of Bioshock Infinite, and help save the Romulans with Star Trek Online's Season 7 debut trailer.

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