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Late Night Computing: December 21, 2012

by Tyler J. Smith, shacknews.com, Dec 21, 2012 5:00PM PST

Friday, December 21, 2012 is OVER, and so is this week. So here's Late Night Computing. Now, where's the egg nog.

Here we are, Friday. The last day of a never-ending week. I bet you thought it would never come. Wrong! Anyways, this is the last Late Night Computing for a few days. We'll return on Wednesday, or Thursday, next week depending on the amount of news. You know how it is. The Internet always tends to have a hangover during holidays. It's probably all that rum ham.

News bits:

  • As if you really needed a reason to watch another mash-up on YouTube, here is the United State of Pop 2012, featuring much of this years most listened to music. [via YouTube]

  • What a minute, Doc. Ah...are you telling me you built a time machine...out of Legos? That's right. Marty, Doc, and the DeLorean are getting their very own Lego set. [via Geek]

  • Psy's Gangnam Style hits a billion views on YouTube. Please, make it stop. [via TheNextWeb]

  • Penny-Arcade knocks one out of the park with a comic discussing the NRAs comments concerning video games. [via Penny-Arcade]

  • Glen Mazzara is out as The Walking Dead showrunner after the show is renewed for a fourth season. [via io9]

Chatty posts of the moment:

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  • "What is your favorite FPS? This is a difficult question for me. I ask because I saw sgtsanity saying Far Cry 2 was his (it is definitely not mine, although I like it) and it got me thinking, what would I choose? For a long time I played FPS games almost exclusively, but I rarely play them anymore. It's one of my least favorite genres at this point." [by Sexpansion Pack]

Nightly file:

  • Far Cry 3 patch 1.04. Ubisoft releases a brand new update that fixes numerous multiplayer bugs, single player missions, and more. Download the patch here.

Media:

Marvel Heroes beta gameplay preview trailer:

Take a trip down beta lane with Marvel Heroes as Gazillion Entertainment walks you through some new gameplay footage.

Also new to wrap up the week is a trailer for Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, a second developer diary for Rise of the Triad, and a third free to play preview for Star Wars: The Old Republic.