Late Night Computing: November 29, 2012

By Tyler J. Smith, Nov 29, 2012 5:15pm PST

Hey, look. One more day left in November! It's Thursday evening, time for Late Night Computing on November 29, 2012.

Open world games will be the death of me. I'm sure I've lamented my lack of ability to stay the main quest of a game, but I'm going to do it again. Far Cry 3 is just over the horizon, which is something of a trap for me. Never once have I progressed the main quest in any appreciable manner until I've explored, explored, explored. It never fails. If you don't hear from me next week, I'm probably lost in the tropics attempting to stupidly find a way back to the game's main thrust.

News bits:

  • NASA finds evidence of water ice on Mercury. Still no sign of intelligent life in the solar system. [via NASA]

  • Syria's interational Internet connectivity has effectively been shut down as violence spreads throughout the country. [via BBC Technology]

  • Skynet takes one more step towards existence as the US government issues a critical exemption for autonomous cyber weapons. [via ArsTechnica]

  • Attack of the killer ads! Not really, but they are after you. [via Wired]

Chatty posts of the moment.

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  • "What was the first PC game that you remember playing or seeing someone else play? For me it was egaTrek. The first AAA PC game that I saw in person was Indiana Jones Fate of Atlantis. I can't remember if my parents already bought our first family computer or not, but Indiana Jones blew my mind." [by ajvitaly]

  • "Shacknews $100.00 Chivalry Tournament will open at 8pm central! Here are the brackets. They were randomly generated without seeding. So now you know who you're going to play!" [by [fry]]

Nightly file.

  • Agricultural Simulator 2013 demo 1.006. "Re-create vintage farming and agriculture methods in the 2013 version of Agricultural Simulator by UIG Entertainment. Manage your own farm with faithfully reproduced farming replicas in the traditions of the past." Download the demo here.

Media.

Marvel Heroes story developer diary:

Gazillion Entertainment has a peak at the story behind Marvel Heroes.

RaiderZ takes a look at a day in the life of a monster in a new trailer, Deathstroke brings death aplenty to Injustice: Gods Among Us, and we get a rather large batch of new screenshots for Star Trek, Forza Horizon, Angry Birds Star Wars, Miner Wars 2081, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, and Dead Space 3.

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