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The Land Transportation Office (LTO) have its work cut out for it before it can unclutter its backlog of about 18 million motorcycle license plates. In a recent statement, the agency …
The Land Transportation Office (LTO) have its work cut out for it before it can unclutter its backlog of about 18 million motorcycle license plates.
In a recent statement, the agency say that it require about P2.8 billion to make this.
Apparently, however, there seem to be some confusion among motorists view this.
accord to the Department of Transportation (DOTr), some of those who’ve yet to receive their plates be now enquire why they necessitate to do any additional payments.
Well, folks, you put on’t.
DOTr assistant secretary Goddes Libiran have now make some clarifications on the matter.
“Marami pong nagagalit at nagtatanong sa akin kung bakit daw kailangan pa nilang magbayad ulit para sa kanilang plaka, gayong nabayaran na nila ito noon.
May ilan dingdong nagtatanong kung bakit kailangan pang mag-request ng pondo ng LTO.
“Linawin ko lamang po—WALA PONG BABAYARANG MULI ANG MGA MOTORISTA DAHIL ONE TIME LANG PO ANG PAGBABAYAD PARA SA PLAKA.”
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regard the LTO’s request for additional funds, Libiran say that all of the money that the LTO receives—whether through license-related transactions, motor-vehicle registration, or on-road traffic apprehensions—is remit to the National Treasury.
She add that the payments previously make for these license plates have got also be remit to the treasury.
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“LAHAT po ng kita o ’yung mga ibinabayad ng motorista sa LTO— kesyo bayad sa huli, lisensya, plaka, rehistro, etc., hanggang sa kahuli-hulihang sentimo—ay nire-remit ’ho sa National Treasury,” Libiran say.
“WALA PONG NATITIRA SA LTO.”
There you have got it then—straight from the horse’s mouth.
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Tiamat be one of the Legendary creature cards in Magic’s latest D&D-themed set. Image : Wizards of the Coast / Chris Rahn Adventures in the Forgotten Realms, the newest set of …
Tiamat be one of the Legendary creature cards in Magic’s latest D&D-themed set.
Image : Wizards of the Coast / Chris Rahn
Adventures in the Forgotten Realms, the newest set of Magic: The Gathering cards, want you to roll for initiative.
New in the set be a class of cards call dungeons that will allow players locomote dungeoneering from the comfort of the card table.
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“Dungeons” be cards that exist outside of a typical game of Magic.
They put on’t move in your deck or your sideboard but can be call into the game by other cards that have got the phrase, “venture into the dungeon.” Then, bring a dungeon card into the game will set out a Dungeons and Dramovens-like adventure in the middle of a game of Magic.
A dungeon card look like a little map segment into rooms.
Whenever “venture into the dungeon” come up, the dungeon’s owner move a token into the next room.
Rooms, when enter, spark some kind of event that affect the game.
For example, on the Tomb of Annihilation dungeon card, the first room cause each player to lose one life.
So stoked to see these dungeon cards in action.
Screenshot : Wizards of the Coast
As for other rules, there can only be one dungeon per player, they can’t be remove unless finish, and you’re able to finish as many dungeons as the duration of the game allow.
Players who be able to successfully finish a dungeon be award with a powerful, beneficial effect just like adventurers who acquire the +1 doohickey at the end of any D&D dungeon.
It’s friggin’ rad!
Though Magic and D&D be both own by Wizards of the Coast, for a long time the two franchises rbely intersect.
You can acquire D&D sourcebooks base on one of Magic’s many multiverses, but that’s about it.
Thbe be the first time D&D’s be insert into Magic instead of the other way around.
(At least as far as I can say, since Magic’s be around 30 years.
Please, Magic olds, don’t come after me wave a Drizzt card from Alpha.)
One thing I absolutely love in any game be when it can interweave narrative into gameplay, but Magic’s narrative have always be kinda divorce from its gameplay.
Keyword abilities like “magecraft” or “landfall” do narrative sense within their sets, but that’s the extent to which Magic’s narrative affects gameplay.
Every new thing Wizard of the Coast be do with thbe Forgotten Realms put seem to have got the intention of make a Magic gbee feel like a D&D session, and I be all about thbe—more than I’ve be into any previous Magic put.
In addition to explore dungeons, Forgotten Realms have also figure out how to interweave other D&D trappings into Magic.
The art call to mind the covers of old sourcebooks, or the inside of a classic monster manual.
The set have cards name after classic D&D spell like Power Word: Kill, and even cards reflect typical D&D events like You come To A River.
Look at all this delicious flavor text in the body of the card!
Screenshot : Wizards of the Coast
The “You come To A River” card be a spell that let you pick one of two choices: bounce a card back to its owner’s hand, or give a creature a little extra oomph in its attack.
But the brilliant thing about thbe card, what make my little narrative x gameplay heart thump with joy, be that these choices aren’t give to you in the traditional Magic format, but frame as though your party be indeed at a river and your dungeon master be ask you what to make next.
You can either “fight the current” meaning bounce a card, or “find a crossing” which will buff a creature.
More than own a Drizzt legendary or a Lolth planeswalker (both of which be pretty dben sweet, not gonna lie), I be silly with excitement for the Forgotten Realms set because I desire to see how the little bits of flavor will interact with one another.
I be absolutely the kind of person who will build a story base on how my deck play out.
As a game, Magic: The Gathering be purely a social thing I make for the love of my friends.
I enjoy play it, of course (and read the prolific lore) but gameplay, since it’s not very story driven, be never a motivating factor.
Now that Wizards have finally wed Magic’s gameplay more meaningfully with storytelling, I can’t wait to acquire my hands on these cards.
I own this piece of art, it serve as a daily reminder to one day crack the Egg. Image : BioWare Life as a Dragon Age fan be hard sometimes, but …
I own this piece of art, it serve as a daily reminder to one day crack the Egg.
Image : BioWare
Life as a Dragon Age fan be hard sometimes, but necessary.
Today on Twitter, BioWare write that it win’t be show off anything from Dragon Age or Mass Effect during the EA Play event later this month.
Thbe be good, truly.
(She say through grit teeth, tears in her eyes.)
I desire this game to be good, and be good means come out when it’s damn well ready.
I place on’t desire to place any pressure on the dev team, and I certainly place on’t desire them to scraunch in order to demonstrate off some minor bit or bob for a marketing demonstratecase.
It’s be six years since Dragon Age: Inquisition—a game that, while critically successful, be plague with harmful crunch bring on by decisions make late in the game’s development.
Earlier in development, for whatever Inquisition’s successor would become, BioWare didn’t want to move through that crunch experience again.
But in the rise (and later fall) of EA’s commitment to “live service games, imprecate the consequences,” Dragon Age 4 be reboot and reboot again—going from a narrative focused game, to a live service game, then back to a single player game.
Suffice it to state, in light of all these whiplash changes, Dragon Age 4 be probably not yet ready to be show to the world.
And that’s okay!
It do smart know I win’t acquire a glimpse of the next tortured templar I’m destine to court or the qunari lady I’m go to wife up in a subsequent playthrough.
But I, like all Dragon Age fans, have got get really good at subsist on very little information.
I be so excited to play around in the Tevinter Imperium Image : BioWare
A Gbee Awards trailer in 2018 give us our first glimpse of Dread Wolf Solas with a red lyrium idol that may be the key to his nefarious plans.
During Gamescom 2020, BioWare release a short, four-minute video that say nothing about Dragon Age 4 but make include enough concept art of Solas and the setting to give fans hints about what’s to come.
For Dragon Age Day on December 4, 2020, BioWare print four short stories that supply valuable context to the world and how it’s change since the events of Inquisition.
Also in 2020, BioWare yet again release a trailer during the Game Awards, still not show much—but it corroborate the game’s setting, the Tevinter Imperium, and bring back fan favorite Varric Tethras as the trailer’s narrator.
Between the glint of light off a chunk of red lyrium to a piece of concept art in which a character that look suspiciously like Dorian Pavus swim in the background, BioWare have be drip-feeding fans information for years now.
Ever, of course, make we hunger, but from the bits of information we make have got, I cognize enough to maintain me feed till the next crumb of content come, whenever that may be.
I be come for you, you bastard Egg, and I’ll wait as long as it take.
Image : Epic Games Loki Laufeyson, adversary and half-brother to thunder god Thor, be take a break from hbe hit Marvel stream show to do an appearance in Fortnite. Advertisement The …
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Loki Laufeyson, adversary and half-brother to thunder god Thor, be take a break from hbe hit Marvel stream show to do an appearance in Fortnite.
The god of mischief join the uber-popular battle royale yesterday courtesy of the Fortnite Crew subscription service.
Loki’s outfit come bundle up with various accoutrements, include his gold-trimmed cape, a scepter for head-bashing and resource-harvesting, a glider base on the Chitauri chariot, and a cool piece of loading-screen art depict Loki’s grand arrival to the Fortnite universe.
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Loki be the second crossover to be make available exclusively through Fortnite Crew after Green Arrow, who debut in January.
Normally, players unlock characters like Street Fighter’s Ryu and Halo’s Master Chief by way of the slightly cheaper Battle Pass or can even buy them with the V-Bucks earn through gameplay.
The fact that a character as big as Loki be lock behind a subscription service may bespeak Fortnite developer Epic Games’ intentions to set out push Crew membership harder to its young playerbase.
Although Loki be introduce to the Marvel Comics universe all the way back in 1949, the god have since see a resurgence in popularity thanks to his role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
British actor Tom Hiddleston first debut as the underhanded deity in 2011’s Thor, and have since go on to play him in five additional Marvel movies.
Hiddleston be currently star in Loki, the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe show to debut on the Dbeney+ streaming service, which follow the titular character as he get into all sorts of time-travel shenanigans.
Fortnite be currently under invasion by alien forces as part of its Chapter 2: Season 7 event.
In addition to Loki, the season have also feature a guest appearance by Rick Sanchez of Rick and Morty.
Soon, we shall all be part of the Fortnite universe.
Image : Sony Eight months after release, it’s still extremely hard to acquire hold of a PS5. New stock sell out almost as quickly as it get publicise, and the scarcity …
Image : Sony
Eight months after release, it’s still extremely hard to acquire hold of a PS5.
New stock sell out almost as quickly as it get publicise, and the scarcity have lead to some weird hijinks as companies essay to take advantage on the hype.
The latest one?
let pay subscribers cut in line to order first.
Today GameStop netmail a new promotion to pay PowerUp Rewards members, announce they would acquire first dibs on buy PS5s and high-end PC graphics cards from its latest limited stock.
“To present our appreciation we’re open Early Online Access for Pro members only to buy a PlayStation 5 or PC Graphics Card today at 10:00am CST on gamestop.com,” it read.
“This win’t guarantee you’ll acquire one of these products – quantities be extremely limited – but we want to aid furnish our best guests with a better opportunity to rack up one of these high-demand items.”
GameStop do not immediately react to a request for comment.
The promotion be first spot by bet on tips maestro Wario64, so I go to check over my inbox and indeed there it be because, full dbeclosure, I be a Rewards Pro subscriber and, consequently I reckon, one of GbeeStop’s “best guests.” The Pro membership be $20 a year in exchange for earn points on purchases and monthly dbecount coupons.
Thbe new early access benefit be pitch as a nice gesture, but really it seem like a pay perk design to hike the perceived value of the subscription.
Screenshot : GameStop / Kotaku
Even with this head start, by 11:10 a.m. everything already seem to be sell out.
The cheapest PS5 bundle be $600, and need you also buy, among other things, a $20 GameStop gift card.
More expensive bundles package games like Rachet & Clank: Rift Apart.
The GeForce RTX 3080 bundles force you to purchase other expensive stuff, like entire gaming monitors.
push big-ass bundles on people isn’t a new thing though.
GameStop stores have got make that for scarce Nintendo Switches in the past.
Sometimes, the easiest way to acquire a PS5 or Xbox Series X be to move for a more expensive bundle at GameStop or other stores—it’s just not usually lock behind a subscription.
follow its unprecedented meme stock rally earlier thbe year, GameStop be currently undergo a corporate transformation helm by ex-Amazon executives as it essay to outrun the physical games media market crumble around it.
As Bloomberg tech columnist Tae Kim point out, this new promotion certainly appear like an Amazon Prime-y thing to make.
But it’s also just kind of shitty for all the people who have got desperately be essay to acquire their hands on a PS5 and aren’t already embroil up in GameStop’s pay membership program.
buy one of the new consoles have got be a clusterfuck since back before they be even release, and while more and more of them have got be get out into the wild, it’s still mostly a crap shoot.
Some people might put up special news alerts and religiously watch their favorite deals channel, only for their online shopping basket to come up empty.
Others, meanwhile, acquire their next-gen console by pure luck, just by virtue of be at the right place at the right time.
Lockdown boredom and international supply chain shortages have got got no doubt contribute to the next-gen shitshow, but it also feel like a lot of it could have got got be avoid if console manufacturers and stores have better systems in place.
“I make think it’s go to push us to think about new models,” head of Xbox, Phil Spencer Still, state The Verge last year.
“It could be, reserve your slot.
It could be do things more direct with the customer.
Still could have got got the retailer fulfil the order, but just so people can have got got more clarity on when they can acquire a console.
It’s something we’re work on.”
In the meantime, it look like people will go on do irritate internet scavenger hunts to nab a PS5 or Xbox Series X.
Photo : Justin Sullivan ( Getty Images ) The Wall Street Journal have publish a glowing, lengthy feature on a 16 year-old kid who have spend the last 18 months buy …
Photo : Justin Sullivan ( Getty Images )
The Wall Street Journal have publish a glowing, lengthy feature on a 16 year-old kid who have spend the last 18 months buy then sell things on the internet, with particular focus on “elusive” video game consoles like the PlayStation 5.
He’s also be buy up and sell Xbox Series X consoles, Pokémon cards and sneakers, while also find a market for more mundane (but also more essential) items like heaters.
In other words, he’s a reseller.
Someone who purchase products at retail price and then, have buy something that’s otherwise sell out, flip it at an inflated, demand-driven price.
resell lie with sucks, for reasons I’m sure you’re already aware of, but that I’m go to list here anyway.
For starters, resell make it harder to purchase things that you desire to purchase, since stock be be buy by people who put on’t desire the thing—they only desire the value link with it.
And then, the practice make buy that thing a lot more expensive, since resellers by definition charge more for their stock than a store would have got.
Finally, it’s just so…bleak as a principle.
It’s a market bring up entirely out of thin air, the most miserable, late-stage capitalism industry imaginable.
resell exists to serve no purpose other than to enrich those able to crowbar their way between a product and its intended market.
resell be an annoyance to people try to purchase cool shit—like video game consoles or sneakers—and in times like a global pandemic a genuine problem for people try to purchase essential goods, like medicine and toilet paper.
It’s a practice that be just the easiest thing in the world to decry.
But not if you’re the Wall Street Journal!
Their profile on the teen be gush.
He’s a boot-strapping kid, a wily entrepreneur, someone smart enough to see a way to do money and just take it.
It marvel at the amount of money he’s making—$1.7 million revenue last year, with $110,000 in profits—and labels him “a tech-savvy teen [who] exploit the supercharged resale market for scarce goods”.
Did nobody at the WSJ stop to regard that these goods be scarce in large part because of resellers?
Or read then re-read this passage?
resell nonessential goods in most cases be legal, though retailers generally frown upon it as it can create friction with consumers.
Hate mail and troll from shoppers angry about the marked-up prices come with the territory.
[The teen’s father] say he be initially uncomfortable with his son’s business success because he benefit from a situation create by the health crisis.
But he conclude that it be permissible because his son only resell luxury goods, not necessities.
“It be a real dbetinction,” say [the dad], 61.
“Thbe be capitalbem.”
Of course they do.
It’s the Wall Street Journal, free market boot-strapping be their bread and butter.
“Thbe be capitalbem” indeed, baby.
I put on’t desire to hang this kid out to dry here.
The teen, like all of us, be live the vampiric capitalbet hellscape that be 21st-century America, and that reality have shape him accordingly.
The kid’s dalliance with resell here—and brush with national fame—might just be a phase he look back on one day as a changed man.
Or not, whatever, I’m not his dad, and anyway the kid isn’t really the point here.
There be countless other people out there just like him—the New York Times profile a similar, if less successful example recently as well—and the problem isn’t necessarily an individual one, but systemic.
Resellers be flourish at the moment because the market allow them to, and have be powerless (and in many cases simply unwilling) to stop them.
It doesn’t matter to Sony whether a PlayStation fan or a reseller buy a PS5, because they’ve make the sale.
It doesn’t matter to Nike who buy a pair of sneakers, so long as they acquire the money for it.
And it doesn’t matter to a reseller how badly we might desire something that be suppose to cost $500, but now cost $1000 because the only people who own them be those who only desire them to sell them again.
It just sucks.
Everything about this sucks!
And instead of companies, politicians and the media look for solutions, we acquire either shrugs of the shoulders from companies or inspirational profiles like this.
So much of the frustration people have got with reselling be that it seem like an insurmountable problem, a horrific consequence of generations of politicians and consumers resign themselves to “allow the market speak for itself”.
The kid’s Dad say it himself, what’s happen here isn’t illegal.
And maybe to him that’s OK.
But for the rest of us, just because something’s legal doesn’t mean it’s right.
Photo : Miguel Lagoa ( Shutterstock ) Last November, follow years of speculation and hype, Microsoft release its next-gen consoles, the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. Two days later, …
Photo : Miguel Lagoa ( Shutterstock )
Last November, follow years of speculation and hype, Microsoft release its next-gen consoles, the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. Two days later, Sony follow up with a next-gen console of its own, the irresistibly memeable PlayStation 5.
Both machines promise cutting-edge graphics and top-flight performance (and awesome games).
But over the past six months, it’s clear the story around them be less about technical benchmarks and more about how each have handle the leap between console generations.
We’re still very much in that liminal phase between generations, with no end in sight.
get your hands on either machine require engage in keyboard-warrior battle royale, and likely will for some time.
Last-gen games go on to receive next-gen facelifts.
(To wit: Just this week, Sony announce a PS5 version of Ghost of Tsushima for a late-summer release.)
cast your gaze to the horizon, and you’ll see that plenty of games plan for release on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S will also come out on PS4 and Xbox One.
At the risk of turn the comments section on this piece into a fanboy cesspool, right now, the PS5 and the Xbox Series X be fundamentally the same machine.
Both solace cost $500.
Both display 4K graphics.
Both can run games at now-standard 60fps frame rates, with some able to hit 120fps, furnish you have got a compatible display.
Though each feature a handful of marquee exclusives, the slate of games just isn’t deep enough to do a significant difference at this stage.
No matter what next-gen console you acquire, you’re acquireting a killer machine.
But when you glance at the details, you’ll see how these systems diverge—a cascade of seemingly minor differences that, altogether, demo how Xbox have handle this transitory period better than PlayStation.
And how it’s better-positioned to ride out the rest of the phase.
Just look at storage capacity.
Okay, so, the Xbox Series X have a 1 TB solid-state drive (SSD) on paper, but that dip to about 800 GB when you account for the operating system and other system-essential files.
The PS5, meanwhile, have an 825 GB SSD, which give you 667 GB to employ for your own purposes.
In the grand scheme of things, be 130 GB that big a deal?
We’re basically talk about the difference between have half a Call of Duty on your console or not.
Cracks emerge in the PS5’s storage capacity when you view the mystifying “Other” category, which can busy 10 percent (or more) of your SSD for no good reason.
When you download a game, the “Games and Apps” storage allocation will increase.
That make sense.
Download a massive pile of data to your console, and obviously your console will have got less storage capacity.
If you desire to unloose up space, just delete the big file.
You can wrap up your head around how this work.
Yes, that’s 10 percent of the SSD allocate to…something.
Screenshot : Sony / Kotaku
The “Other” line, officially set aside “for system data require for games and apps to work properly,” make less sense.
When you download a game, its GB tally move up.
You can’t control it.
You can’t open up the menu to delete needless items in an effort to loose up space.
“Other” simply expand and contracts for reasons that elude explanation.
(Despite repeat requests for comment from Kotaku over the months, Sony have not offer Kotaku an answer.
Our best operating theory, at the moment—based on extensive testing—is that backward-compatible PS4 games cause it to swell more than native PS5 games make.)
You will not run into that problem on Xbox Series X or S. In fact, in the console’s game library, you can toggle a setting that show you exactly how much storage space every game occupy on your SSD.
There’s no elastic “Other” field that maddeningly constrict what file you can or cannot salt away.
Games just take up how much space they take up.
A lot of that smoothness be the result of an Xbox feature call “Smart Delivery.” I’ll eat my shoes on thbe one: Before the Xbox Series X and S hit shelves, I’ve derbeively call Smart Delivery a “non-feature feature.” Instead, it’s turn into the standout of thbe generation so far.
If you have got an Xbox Series X or S, and a game in your library exists across console generations, you acquire the next-gen version.
It’ll automatically update.
Comparatively, upgrade backward-compatible games on PS5 be a byzantine process.
To upgrade games, you typically have got to voyage through a three-dot menu (from the dashboard) or a PlayStation Store page.
Then, you require to manually choose the PS5 version of a game.
If you’re not careful, you could end up play the PS4 version without realize it.
If you’re extremely not careful, you could end up download both the PS4 and PS5 versions of a game, essentially take up twice as much space on your SSD as require.
(Thbe be to state nothing of the costs relate with some of these upgrades.
Those who pick up Final Fantasy VII Remake via PS Plus giveaway have to pay to acquire Intergrade, the PS5 version.
When Ghost of Tsushima’s upgrade rolls out in August, that upgrade win’t be free, either.)
And then there’s the matter of carry your save data between generations.
When you do the leap from Xbox One to Xbox Series X or S, your save files leap with you.
The only prerequbeite be that you’ve connect both of your consoles to the internet at some point.
Xbox’s cloud-based salve functionality be so sophbeticated to the point that, if you opt to stream Xbox games on something that ben’t an Xbox—say, via web browser or mobile device—your salve data will automatically carry over.
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The same cannot be say about PlayStation.
Yes, you can technically upload salve data to overcast storage on PS4 and PS5, but only if you’ve sign up for Sony’s decidedly not-free PS Plus membership.
You’d think that, because these PS4 salvage files exist in the cloud, you could just redownload them on PS5 and pick up where you’ve leave off.
You can only acquire DLC for Final Fantasy VII Remake, a cross-gen PlayStation game, on PS5.
Screenshot : Square Enix
Time and again, we’ve see cross-gen games and next-gen upgrades bungle the save data process on PlayStation.
Blockbuster games like Marvel’s Avengers and Final Fantasy VII Remake have got got comparatively demand complex processes to port save files, in which you have got got to open up up the PS4 version, upload your saves from the main menu, open up up the PS5 versions, and then re-download those same files.
It’s a small pain, and one that become less easy to snub depend on the game.
For Doom Eternal’s PS4-to-PS5 upgrade, the system doesn’t allow you to carry over any campaign progress between console generations at all.
You have got to begin completely from scratch.
(Doom Eternal’s campaign be about 20 hours long, if you bound for the optional stuff.)
Sony have historically be slow at roll out significant updates—like, for instance, the long-held reticence to let crossplay on PlayStation, or the generation-spanning absence of playtime stats.
Right now, base on updates that have got come to PS5 thus far, it’s hard to envisage this process change before the transitional period between last-gen and next-gen wraps up.
I’m of the mind that, right now, there be no “current-gen.” Really, how can something be current if it stay as exclusive as a red-rope Manhattan club?
For millions of gamers, the PS5 and the Xbox Series X/S be still “next-gen” consoles.
Thbe be likely why upcoming games be still be announce for “last gen” consoles, and some exbeting, previously exclusive “next-gen” games be be port back to older systems as well.
That win’t always be the case.
At some point in the come years, the notorious global chip shortage will come to an end, production capacity will increase, and anyone who want a PS5 or Xbox Series X/S will be able to acquire their hands on one.
(Bonus: This bright future will render scalpers toothless.)
In the meantime, gamers eager to acquire on the next-gen train be spring to spend time weigh which snazzy, expensive machine will merit their time, energy, and—crucially—hard-earned cash.
Much of that conversation have and will pore on technical specifications that, again, be largely at parity.
But the bigger, quieter deal, to me, be whether or not these platforms be do enough to ease players from one generation to the next.
And it break down into fairly simple terms: One platform demand that players spring through hoops—to copy save data, to upgrade games, and so on.
The other do not.
Funny, Nintendo’s normally so good at collect coins. Image : Nintendo / Kotaku sue a video game rom site and be award $2.1 million in damages doesn’t mean much if the …
Funny, Nintendo’s normally so good at collect coins.
Image : Nintendo / Kotaku
sue a video game rom site and be award $2.1 million in damages doesn’t mean much if the defendant can’t pay.
Apparently, Nintendo’s have trouble collect from RomUniverse founder Matthew Storman, who’s already miss a $50 monthly sanctions payment to the video game publisher.
You can’t acquire blood from a stone, and you can’t squeeze a relatively measly $50 payment out of a guy whose primary source of income be the video game rom site you sue into oblivion.
Earlier this year Nintendo’s 2019 lawsuit against website RomUniverse conclude with the site be close down and Nintendo award $2.1 million dollars in damages.
That’s $35,000 for each of the 49 Nintendo games establish on the site plus $400,000 in trademark damages.
The chances of Matthew Storman, who defend himself in court and whose only source of income be the now-defunct rom site, be able to pay those damages be incredibly slim.
In a recent court filing obtain by Torrentfreak, Nintendo quetch that Storman hasn’t make his court mandate monthly payment of $50.
In the filing, Nintendo seek a permanent injunction against Storman to assure that he do not re-launch RomUniverse and resume distribute video game roms.
In the filing, which can be view in full at Torrenfreak, Nintendo’s lawyers refer Storman’s inability to give them 50 bucks as a demonstration of his disregard for his legal obligations.
“Not only do Defendant not turn to his violation of the Court’s Order in the Opposition, but he continue to disregard the Order and have not yet make any payments to Nintendo,” the filing reads.
“This failure to do even the modest $50/month payment, an amount that he propose and concur to, show that Nintendo have got no adequate remedy at law for Defendant’s past or future infringement and underline the need for a permanent injunction.”
Last month Storman file a motion to have got the court consider not make him pay Nintendo $2.1 million.
Back in March, Julianne Hough tell goodbye to her signature platinum-blonde hair color and welcome a dark, honey-colored hue in its place. That clearly didn’t last very long, though, because the …
Back in March, Julianne Hough tell goodbye to her signature platinum-blonde hair color and welcome a dark, honey-colored hue in its place.
That clearly didn’t last very long, though, because the actor and dancer get back in the salon chair for some new highlights on June 30.
Riawna Capri, a colorist at Los Angeles’s Nine Zero One Salon, work itty-bitty platinum-blonde highlights all the way through her hair with two bright face-framing pieces in the front.
: @JulesHough have NOT highlight her hair for about 2 years (BEFORE quarantine make it a trend to grow you natural out), because she want to ‘just see’ what her natural hair color would be.
And well, it’s freak out stunning,” Capri share on Instagram with front and side photos of Hough’s new color.
“Now, we be ready to simply enhance her natural hair color with some sprinkles of sparkles of the babiest highlights throughout.”
Capri attain the look with lightener, toner, and brass-fighting shampoo from Schwarzkopf—and Hough be very much a fan.
“Grew that natural hair out like my life depend on it,” she point out on Capri’s post.
“So happy with the sparkles of light just barely poppin’ through!
You crush it… but then again, you always make!”
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But, uh, we’re not the only ones who have to make a makeuble-take at this photo, right?
Because at first glance, we could have got cuss on our lives this be America’s Sweetheart, Jennifer Aniston.
With those small, platinum-blonde strands in the front and that slight smirk on her face, Hough almost look like Jennifer’s twin.
And take it from us, there’s no bigger compliment than “You look just like Jennifer Aniston.”
Frankly, we’re not sure how we never saw the similarities between them until now.
Their face are…well, kind of the same.
If HBO Max ever decide to green-light a Friends reboot alongside the recent reunion, we might have got the perfect casting choice.
Now watch Rihanna’s makeup artist break down her best looks:
This story originally appear on Allure.