Late Night Computing: August 31, 2012

It's August 31, 2012, and a Friday, and a holiday weekend. Let's do this Late Night Computing thing and rock out with some barbeque.


It's August 31, 2012, and a Friday, and a holiday weekend. Let's do this Late Night Computing thing and rock out with some barbeque.

Settle in for an extended weekend, Shackers. PAX Prime 2012 is also upon us. Expect a ton of exciting news next week! But with that, I'll leave you to it. Enjoy your extracircular activities, food, and gatherings my friends.

News bits.

  • Morgan Freeman tries his hand at Duke Nukem. [via Youtube]

  • How did your favorite video game get its name? Check out a list of thirteen classic titles and learn their origins. [via mental_floss]

  • Bored this weekend? Troma Entertainment releases 150 B-movie films for your enjoyment on Youtube, including The Toxic Avenger. [via Techdirt]

  • Speaking of movies, Netflix on-demand streaming takes up to a quarter of all Internet data in North American. My god, it's full of stars. [via Yahoo! Finance]

  • With Amazon's Kindle Fire permanently out of stock, new models are surely on the horizon. Is this the first look at the new backlit Kindle and Fire tablet? [via The Verge]

Chatty posts of the moment.

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  • "Kickstart Friday 2012-08-31. I’m always looking for interesting Kickstarter style campaigns, where people are working towards their dream. Do you know of any great ones? Are you involved in anything like this? (on kickstarter, indiegogo, or other?)" [by Nation]

  • "Shack, what's some of your favorite videogame music of the last 5 years? Personally, I love the Bionic Commando Rearmed soundtrack. In particular the menu music." [by CheesePlatter]

  • "What is your least favorite sub-genre of gaming? Even though I somewhat enjoyed it when Warcraft 3 came out, I just can't get into DOTA-style games. It seems like the same game whether it's LoL, DOTA2, Smite, or Heroes of Newearth. Also, generally, I find tower defense games annoying too, with a few stand outs like Plants vs. Zombies." [by pigvomit]

Nightly file.

  • Fibrillation demo 1.0. "Fibrillation is a first person philosophic horror with elements of mysticism for a runthrough in one breath. You’ve got only one chance to play through the whole game with no saves. The main character is called Ewan. He is wandering about mysterious places trying to find a way out. Hallucinations? A trap of mind? Life in the balance? Haunted by his own fears, the main character has to make sense of it all and find a way out. Passing through all of these obstacles a player will face a choice that will influence the end of the whole game and Ewan’s destiny." Download version 1.0 for Windows.


Halo 4 War Games Capture the Flag gameplay:

343 Industries releases some new b-roll footage of red and blue playing a friend round on the map Exile

ZombiU gets slightly more undead at PAX Prime 2012 with some new gameplay footage, a few lucky players hit the closed beta of Otherland, F1 2012 shows off some new improvements for this years iteration, Nadeo and Ubisoft announce ShootMania Storm is free to play in this trailer, a new round of battle profiles for Guardians of Middle-earth are probably worth a view, the Ultimate Team is shown off for NHL 13, and Perfect World Entertainment blows the doors off PAX Prime 2012 with new trailers for Neverwinter and RaiderZ.

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    August 31, 2012 5:00 PM

    Tyler J. Smith posted a new article, Late Night Computing: August 31, 2012.

    It's August 31, 2012, and a Friday, and a holiday weekend. Let's do this Late Night Computing thing and rock out with some barbeque.

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      September 1, 2012 1:25 AM

      I'm thinking the Morgan Freeman video wasn't actually him...

      How was your BBQ, Tyler?

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        September 1, 2012 7:05 AM

        It was amazing! Found a grilled chicken marinade that is quickly going to the top of my favorites list. There's a ribs festival down in Pittsburgh I may check out today, and too. Do I sound fat? Good.

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      September 1, 2012 3:04 AM


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        September 1, 2012 7:09 AM

        I did, I was obsessed with that game but it was tough as balls. And I think it's possible that no game has scared me as much until Creepers were invented in Minecraft. When you make a wrong move and hear your computer screaming "SS!!! SS!!!" at you? Holy shit... I had a little 11-year old heart attack each time.

        I also played Return to Castle Wolfenstein a bit as well. They added quite a bit of complexity to the game (you had ID's you could carry, you would limp when wounded and you could wear uniforms as a disguise)... but the original was always the best. I actually did escape the castle once... it took all the effort and concentration I had... I think I shed a tear of joy. I had probably been working at it for half a year or so.

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      September 1, 2012 9:51 AM

      Man, the voice on the Halo 4 video is so annoying. It sounds like when an 8-year old over-exaggerates a dramatic voice when he's playing in the back yard. "Double-Kill arrrgghhh"

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