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Former Nintendo Of America President Reveals His New Book

Reggie Fils Aime

In April 2019, Reggie Fils-Aimé stepped down from his role as Nintendo of America’s president. It might seem like yesterday for some, but since then he’s actually done quite a lot.

He’s now planning to share the story about his rise to the top in a new book – Disrupting the Game: From the Bronx to the Top of Nintendo. According to listings online, this book will feature both “leadership lessons” and “inspiring stories” that aided Reggie along the way. As the reader, you’ll apparently be able to use these lessons to springboard their own success and happiness.

“Learn from Reggie how to leverage disruptive thinking to pinpoint the life choices that will make you truly happy, conquer negative perceptions from those who underestimate or outright dismiss you, and master the grit, perseverance, and resilience it takes to dominate in the business world and to reach your professional dreams.”

Here’s what else you can expect to learn:

– About the challenges Reggie faced throughout his life and career-from his humble childhood as the son of Haitian immigrants, to becoming one of the most powerful names in the history of the gaming industry.
– What it takes to reach the top of your own industry, including being brave enough to stand up for your ideas, while also being open to alternative paths to success.
– How to create vibrant and believable visions for your team and company.
– How to maintain relentless curiosity and know when to ask questions to shatter the status quo.

Amazon has the launch date down as 24th May 2022, but this date is no doubt subject to change. When we get an official update about the release date and price of Reggie’s book, we’ll let you know.

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This post originally posted here Nintendo Life | Latest News

Copa America: Stunning Diaz strike sees Colombia finish third

Luis Diaz scored a second-half double, the second an unstoppable 25-metre strike in injury time, to give Colombia a 3-2 win over Peru on Friday and secure them third place in the Copa America.

Yoshimar Yotun put Peru ahead on the stroke of half-time when he took Christian Cuevas’ pass and lifted it over the advancing goalkeeper.

However, Colombia captain Juan Cuadrado curled a free-kick through the wall to draw Colombia level after 49 minutes and then Diaz got his third goal of the tournament 17 minutes later.

Gianluca Lapadula headed an equaliser for Peru eight minutes from time but Diaz’s sensational last-gasp goal gave Colombia their fifth third-place finish and first since 2016.

Luis Diaz (far left) celebrates after his stunning injury time winner
Luis Diaz (far left) celebrates after his stunning injury time winner

Messi’s moment with Argentina?

Graffiti adorns the wall at the southern end of Copacabana beach on Avenida Atlantica by the old fort. It commemorates Germany’s win over Argentina in the 2014 World Cup final, schadenfreude for Brazilians, taking comfort in their neighbours falling short.

That evening in the Estadio do Maracana will always be part of the Lionel Messi story. He could never hope to eclipse what Diego Maradona had done in Mexico in 1986 but this was his opportunity to hold a mirror up to it by bringing the World Cup back from Brazil.

His big chance came at the start of the second half. Manuel Neuer was well beaten but the ball drifted past the far post. Nobody had as many shots in that final, nobody created more chances and nobody completed even half as many dribbles. Nobody cared.

Lionel Messi has shone for Argentina in this year’s Copa America and faces Brazil in the final on Saturday

It felt like failure. Accepting the World Cup’s Golden Ball, a perverse joke. Twice, Messi has reached the final of the Copa America since then. Twice, Argentina have been beaten on penalties. Twice, Messi has been close to retiring, bereft, seemingly accepting of his fate.

On Saturday evening, three nights short of seven years since Messi’s date with destiny in the Maracana, he is set to return. A fourth Copa America final looms. Another shot at glory and redemption for the game’s most celebrated player, now 34 years young.

The Maracana will look and feel different. This Copa – moved to Brazil just weeks before it began – has been played out without crowds. It has taken some Messi magic to ignite it and there has been plenty of that on show. He has been the player of the tournament.

Read more of Adam Bate’s expert analysis on Messi HERE

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Black Widow: Did Red Guardian really fight Captain America?

WARNING: This article contains full spoilers for Black Widow.

One of Black Widow‘s most interesting characters, Red Guardian (David Harbour), was billed as Russia’s answer to the Captain America project. To prove he had been around for some time, the super-powered red warrior boasted some great adventures throughout the latest Marvel film, including one moment involving Steve Rogers himself.

Did Red Guardian really fight Captain America?

Red Guardian did not fight Captain America in the MCU.

While in Russian prison Alexei told his pals about how he had found himself grappling with The First Avengers during his glory days.

This would no doubt have been a sight to behold, considering both warriors have super-soldier serum coursing through their veins.

READ MORE: Black Widow: Florence Pugh gives update on MCU future – ‘Lot of work’

However, Alexei told his cohorts that he fought Steve at some point in the 1980s.

As fans may recall, Steve was frozen in ice during World War II – at some point during 1939 and 1945.

He was then thawed out and revived in 2011, during the events of Captain America: The First Avenger.

This means there is no way Red Guardian could have fought Captain America.

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Did Red Guardian fight Captain America?

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Most notably, Falcon and the Winter Soldier introduced Isaiah Bradley, the first Black super-soldier.

On top of him, The Winter Soldier was of course created by Hydra to do their bidding.

Red Guardian has fought Captain America multiple times in the Marvel comic books.

Over the years, Red Guardian has been pitted against Cap as Russia’s attacks on the USA continued.

He also took on the Avengers a few times over the years, most notably in 1963 in a battle against Cap, Hawkeye, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch.

Red Guardian has not been killed off in the MCU, so he could still battle the new Captain America – Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie).

Black Widow is in cinemas now and hits Disney Plus with Premier Access on Friday.

Author: Callum Crumlish
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Danganronpa: Decadence Locks In A December Release For North America And Europe

One of the highlights for many during Nintendo’s E3 Direct last month was the announcement the Danganronpa series would be coming to the Nintendo Switch later this year.

Spike Chunsoft has now announced it will bring Danganronpa: Decadence – the four-in-one collection to the system on 4th November in Japan and 3rd of December in North America and Europe. There’ll be a standard physical copy for $ 59.99 USD and a Collector’s Edition for $ 99.99. In Europe, these will be published by Numskull Games.

There’ll also be the option to purchase each game separately. The titles included are Trigger Happy Havoc, Goodbye Despair, and Killing Harmony, as well as an expanded standalone Danganronpa board game, Ultimate Summer Camp.

If you’re not familiar with this series, below is a summary from the announcement post. Be sure to also check out the video above.

You’ll be trapped in a school with a bunch of other students, all of whom are the “best” at things, until one of you mysteriously dies and you’ll have to have a trial to figure out who did it. Rinse, and repeat.

Will you be adding this collection to your Switch library later this year? Tell us down in the comments.

Read more here >>> Nintendo Life | Latest News

Reminder: Team17's Switch Sale Ends Today, Up To 90% Off (North America)

Team17 Switch Sale

Update: As a quick reminder, Team17’s current Switch eShop sale is about to come to an end. All deals listed below will end at 11:59pm Pacific time tonight.

Original Article (Fri 28th May, 2021 17:00 BST): Looking for a new Switch bargain? Then you’ve come to the right place.

Team17 is hosting a new publisher sale on the Nintendo Switch eShop, discounting games by as much as 90%. Thanks to the new sale, a couple of titles can now be picked up for as little as $ 2.99 – madness.

Here are all the deals available in a nice, handy list. Aren’t we nice?

Game Discount
Automachef Was $ 14.99, now $ 2.99
Mugsters Was $ 14.99, now $ 2.99
Planet Alpha Was $ 19.99, now $ 3.99
My Time At Portia Was $ 29.99, now $ 7.49
Yooka-Laylee Was $ 39.99, now $ 9.99
Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair Was $ 29.99, now $ 7.49
Worms W.M.D. Was $ 29.99, now $ 7.49
Sheltered Was $ 14.99, now $ 3.74
The Escapists: Complete Edition Was $ 14.99, now $ 3.74
The Escapists 2 Was $ 19.99, now $ 4.99
The Room Was $ 9.99, now $ 2.49
Overcooked: Special Edition Was $ 19.99, now $ 4.99
Raging Justice Was $ 14.99, now $ 3.74
Ageless Was $ 14.99, now $ 4.99
Blasphemous Was $ 24.99, now $ 9.99
Going Under Was $ 19.99, now $ 9.99
Golf With Your Friends Was $ 19.99, now $ 9.99
Moving Out Was $ 24.99, now $ 12.49
Overcooked 2 Was $ 24.99, now $ 12.49
The Survivalists Was $ 24.99, now $ 12.49
Crown Trick Was $ 19.99, now $ 13.39
Monster Sanctuary Was $ 19.99, now $ 13.39
Neon Abyss Was $ 19.99, now $ 13.39
Narita Boy Was $ 24.99, now $ 18.74
Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos Was $ 19.99, now $ 14.99
Overcooked! All You Can Eat Was $ 39.99, now $ 31.99

All the deals above will remain live on the eShop up until 11:59pm PT on 16th June. Make sure you’ve taken advantage of any offers that take your fancy by then.

Any games you’d recommend? Share your thoughts with other readers in the comments.

This post originally appeared on Nintendo Life | Latest News

Mini Review: Super Soccer Blast: America VS Europe – Simple But Sloppy Soccer

The heavily delayed Euro 2020 tournament is just around the corner, and football fever is once again permeating the homes of countries worldwide. The Switch has several decent football games, but with EA launching frankly embarrassing yearly ‘legacy’ updates to its FIFA series on Switch, there are certainly gaps in the field for a midfield dynamo or a winning striker. Super Soccer Blast: America vs Europe is a straight-up arcade take on the sport; one that appeals with its overall simplicity, but stumbles when it comes to authenticity and engagement.

The game takes understandable liberties with its team and player roster, including team names like London replacing the more familiar Chelsea F.C, along with completely made up player names in an effort to evade the wrath of UEFA. The roster nevertheless feels fairly limited in scope, and there’s absolutely no option available here to alter your team’s formation, so what you see is what you get.

There are multiple tournaments available in the main menu, including Euro Nations, Copa Cup, the titular America vs Europe, and even the controversial Super League. None of them really offer up much in the way of unique features, and the only difference between them is the selection of teams on offer. Aside from this, you can set up a quick match with any team of your choice, or create your own tournament from scratch.

Of course, gameplay is the most important feature with football games, and sadly Super Soccer Blast falls down quite a lot in this area. Control layout is very similar to the likes of FIFA and PES: you’ve got pass/tackle mapped to ‘A’, cross/slide tackle mapped to ‘Y’, and so forth. That’s really all there is to it, so don’t expect to see any trick moves or strategic options; you get the absolute bare minimum. In a way, we could argue this makes the gameplay accessible to those who might not be ready for the more authentic, realistic sims on the market, but unfortunately, this isn’t where the glaring omissions end.

Most of the core features of your typical football game appear here: corner kicks, throw ins, free kicks. What’s puzzling, however, is the apparent lack of the offside rule. Not a problem, you might say, but what about a referee? You can quite easily foul another player by sliding into their feet, and while this generates a free kick, there’s absolutely no risk of being penalised in any permanent way; no yellow cards, no red cards — ever. It makes each game feel somewhat inconsequential, and after a while it just feels like you’re going through the motions.

Ultimately, the gameplay just feels a bit slapstick, with messy movement, erratic ball controls, and shoddy AI. Its simplicity is immediately appealing, with quick matches allowing for short sessions while you’re out and about, but even with its quirky visual style, the liberties taken with its gameplay makes Super Soccer Blast: America vs Europe a tough game to recommend.

This post originally appeared on Nintendo Life | Reviews

Black Fungus Horror: Killer disease detected in South America amid fears of new pandemic

Both South American countries have reported one case each of the deadly fungal infection, which has the scientific name mucormycosis. The very rare infection is caused by exposure to mucor mould and normally affects people with severely compromised immune systems, such as diabetics and HIV/Aids sufferers. However, India has seen an explosion of cases in patients recovering from Covid-19.

Mucormycosis affects the sinuses, the brain and lungs and has a 50 percent mortality rate – if it is not treated early.

Uruguayan scientists last week discovered a case of “black fungus” in a 50-year-old man recovering from Covid.

A statement released this week by the Chilean Society of Infectology said: “Cases of fungal infections have been detected since the start of the pandemic but the frequency has increased and serious cases have risen.”

Indian doctors have struggled to deal with an unprecedented influx of patients suffering from the killer disease over the course of the last month.

Normally, they would see just three to four cases in a year, but some are now having to treat five to six new patients a day.

Dr Arvinder Singh Soin, a leading Indian doctor in Delhi, recently tweeted: “We have seen more cases of black fungus in the past week than we normally treat in two years.”

READ MORE: Black fungus: Doctors claim infection is ‘more challenging than Covid’

Certain steroids have been found to be effective in treating those with advanced Covid symptoms.

They reduce inflammation in the lungs, as well as preventing the body’s immune system from going into overdrive when fighting off the virus.

However, steroids can reduce immunity and increase blood sugar levels in both diabetics and non-diabetic Covid patients.

Indian doctors believe that this drop in immunity could be triggering the surge in mucormycosis cases.

This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: World Feed

Captain America 4 villain leak? Major Red Skull connection from Marvel comics

Earlier this year, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier hit Disney+ and finally saw Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson become the new Captain America. Soon afterwards, multiple outlets reported that a Captain America 4 starring new Cap was in the works – although Marvel Studios are yet to confirm such a project. And now an alleged new leak reports who the big screen outing’s villain will be; a certain someone with a big Red Skull connection.
According to That Hashtag Show, Captain America 4’s villain will be Sinthea Schmidt aka Sin.

In Marvel Comics, she’s none other than Red Skull’s daughter who sets out to reestablish HYDRA.

The outlet reports: “We have exclusively learned that Sin will be re-evaluating the legacy of her father, Captain America (Steve Rogers), and Sam’s new role as Captain America.”

They also claim that Marvel does have a script that has undergone rewrites. While for Sin’s casting apparently, the studio wants an actress who is similar to Kate Mara.

Casting female villains is a new trend for Marvel following Agatha Harkness in WandaVision and a number of women antagonists in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

In the comics, Sin was conceived after Red Skull tried to father a male heir with a washerwoman.

After she died in childbirth, he almost killed the child as he was angry it wasn’t a boy.

However, one of the villain’s followers Susan Scarbo convinced him not to and offered to raise her, which he agreed to.

Interestingly, at the end of the movie, Captain America himself returned the gems back to their points in the timeline.

This means he would have come across Red Skull on Vormir and presumably have been shocked to find him there.

Sadly this happened off-screen, but maybe one day Marvel will make a miniseries of Cap’s adventures through time to return the stones.

And, who knows, maybe this wasn’t the last time we’ll see Red Skull himself in the MCU.

In total there are four MCU movies and six Marvel Disney+ shows releasing in 2021.

Next up is Loki on the streaming service this June followed by the Black Widow prequel movie in July.

While Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings hits cinemas in September, followed by Eternals in November and Spider-Man No Way Home in December.

Additionally, What If…?, Hawkeye, and Ms Marvel will land on Disney+ later this year.


This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Entertainment Feed

Mmmm, Tastes Like America

The fish arrived a week ago, to be kissed by a local TV reporter. By Saturday, the acclaimed local chef Tom Douglas was working in clouds of applewood smoke, grilling waves of fillets covered in a fennel-and-garlic rub as part of a fund-raiser.

The salmon’s arrival has been a local phenomenon for decades, he said. As the first catch of the Alaska salmon season, it is shipped immediately to high-end Pacific Northwest restaurants and places like Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle, where it can fetch $ 75 per pound.

The bright fillets are fattier than many others, owing to the need for the fish to store up energy ahead of a particularly long haul up the Copper River. Mr. Douglas said the fish had been elevated as part of a larger effort to highlight the benefits of wild-caught fish instead of farmed alternatives.

As he finished cooking up 200 portions over the weekend, Mr. Douglas noticed a scrap remaining on the grill and popped it into his mouth. “There’s no reason in the world why this fish shouldn’t cost as much, or more, than a filet mignon,” the chef said. “It’s perfect.”

— Mike Baker


It doesn’t look like much. That’s how you know it’s good.

At the corner of East Carson Street and Becks Run Road in Pittsburgh, in the shadow of a concrete underpass, sits an unassuming square building that, for half of the year, resembles a boarded-up shack. The other half of the year, it transforms into a magical ice cream oasis. At Page Dairy Mart, a Pittsburgh staple that recently celebrated its 70th season, soft serve is the delicacy of choice. But like other mom-and-pop shops in former industrial towns throughout the Great Lakes, what makes Page’s ice cream truly, quintessentially summer is that you have earned it — through both perseverance and a bit of boredom.

There are all sorts of delicious ice creams out there. Texas has Blue Bell, served in grocery stores year round. In New York City, you can get a cone that is both mouthwatering and hip from, say, Big Gay Ice Cream, one of many food and entertainment options at your fingertips in the city that never sleeps.

But nothing quite spells summer like making it through an icy, gray winter in Pittsburgh and seeing the neon lights turn on at Page’s: You have made it. A stop at Page’s isn’t something to be hurried, or tacked onto a busy social calendar. It is the main event. The days are getting longer and the nights are getting warmer and you have nothing else to do, so you go. You order a twist cone with sprinkles, and it melts faster than you can lick it, and you go home and watch the Pirates lose on TV, and soon, the lightning bugs will be blinking in the night sky. Summer has arrived.

— Sarah Mervosh

Author: Ruth Graham
This post originally appeared on NYT > U.S. News

UK to US flights: Airlines ‘preparing for restart’ of travel to America ‘from June 7’

Travel by plane to America from Britain has been limited since March last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to The Sun, airline sources have said a bilateral agreement will come into force on the day of the next update of the UK’s traffic light system.
The sources added that Brits will be able to enter the US with just a negative PCR test taken up to 72 hours before they fly.

Travellers will need a negative pre-departure test to return home and also take a PCR test within two days of arrival in the UK.

Since May 17, British holidaymakers could travel to 12 countries and territories on the green list without having to quarantine on return.

A first review of the UK traffic light system is planned for June 7, ahead of the main summer holiday season.

READ MORE: Martin Lewis shares ‘best bets’ for holidays

People returning from amber listed countries have to quarantine at home for 10 days on return.

They also have to take a pre-departure test and two PCR tests when back in the UK – on days two and eight.

Data compiled by Johns Hopkins University shows that the average number of COVID-19 cases is less than half of the level recorded at the start of May.

America is reporting an average of 23,407 new infections per day over the past week which is down from about 49,600 on May 1 – showing a 53 percent drop.

Nearly 50 percent of the US population has received one or more doses of a coronavirus vaccine.

This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: World Feed