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Nintendo Switch OLED Model: Major design flaw is bad news for shoot ’em up fans

Nintendo Switch OLED Model: Major design flaw is bad news for shoot 'em up fans

After months of speculation, Nintendo announced the new and improved Switch OLED Model earlier this week.

The new Nintendo Switch OLED Model will launch alongside Metroid Dread on October 8.

The headline new feature is the OLED display, which features more vibrant colours, as well as a higher contrast compared to the current Switch and Switch Lite. 

While the console is similar in size to the current model, fans will benefit from a larger 7-inch display.

Unfortunately, however, it’s not all good news, especially if you’re a fan of shoot ’em ups.

The Nintendo Switch has a vast library of new and classic arcade shooters, including recently released CAVE shmup Mushihimesama.

Thanks to a device known as the Flip Grip, fans can play supported shooters in vertical-mode, just like the arcades.

Sadly, according to Flip Grip creator Mike Choi, the device doesn’t appear to be compatible with the Switch OLED Model.

“PSA: I’ve seen a lot of people asking if the new OLED Switch is Flip Grip compatible,” Choi tweeted.

“Due to the lack of the back cents the Flip Grip registers against, the OLED model is NOT compatible, at least from my initial observation.”

On the plus side, the Switch OLED Model features other improvements, such as a wider adjustable stand for tabletop mode and a LAN port for improved online performance.

With 64BG of internal storage, the Nintendo Switch OLED Model can hold more games – although you’ll probably still need an SD card if you download lots of games.

Finally, Nintendo has confirmed that the Nintendo Switch OLED Model will feature improved audio thanks to the beefier speakers.

Elsewhere, the stylish new console will launch with a brand new colour scheme, as well as the classic Neon Red and Neon Blue set-up.

Fans will be able to purchase a white model, complete with white Joy-Con controllers, a black main unit and a white dock.

Judging by the recent launches of the PS5 and Xbox Series X, it’s worth getting in early if you want to secure a console at launch.

Unlike the Switch Lite, the OLED Model will support both handheld and docked gameplay, meaning it can be played at home on the TV, and on the go.

Jovenel Moise death: Haiti police shoot dead FOUR ‘mercenaries’ after assassination

Jovenel Moise death: Haiti police shoot dead FOUR 'mercenaries' after assassination

Police chief Leon Charles said officers shot four people over the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse in his home on Wednesday. In a televised briefing, the chief said: “The police is still in combat with the assailants. They will be killed or captured.”

Mr Charles said three officers held hostage by the suspected gunmen were freed late.

Interim prime minister Claude Joseph said the police and military were in control of security.

In a televised national address, Mr Joseph declared a state of emergency across the country, and made a call for calm.

He said: “The situation is under control.”

Bocchit Edmond, the Haitian ambassador to the US, said the attack on the 53-year-old President Moïse “was carried out by foreign mercenaries and professional killers — well-orchestrated’.

Mr Edmond added they were masquerading as agents of the US Drug Enforcement Administration.

The DEA has an office in the Haitian capital to assist the government in counternarcotics programs, according to the US Embassy.

Joe Biden said of the incident in a written statement: “We condemn this heinous act, and I am sending my sincere wishes for first lady Moïse’s recovery.

“The United States offers condolences to the people of Haiti, and we stand ready to assist as we continue to work for a safe and secure Haiti.”

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Ulrika Jonsson strips off again after brutal reaction to naked shoot: ‘You’re welcome!’

Ulrika Jonsson strips off again after brutal reaction to naked shoot: 'You're welcome!'

Swedish-British television presenter and model Ulrika Jonsson, 53, has taken to Instagram to celebrate National Bikini Day with a sultry snap. It comes just a few weeks after the star sparked backlash by posing naked to raise awareness of men’s mental health in a charity photoshoot.

Ulrika posted the defiant mirror selfie today, which saw her flaunting her bikini body in her bedroom in view of her 157,000 followers.

The former Shooting Stars team captain showed off her toned stomach in the snap in a stylish bright orange two-piece swimsuit.

Her face was covered by her phone, which she held up to snap the picture.

Ulrika wore her blonde locks straight and posed for the camera in front of her bed.

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The photo in question that had irritated the troll showed Ulrika baring all in her garden.

Posing in only her wellington boots, she took part in the photoshoot to raise awareness for mental health.

She also had a flower in her hair and some minimal jewellery, as she clutched onto her wheelbarrow in the photo taken by Emma Talitha Reynolds.

Alongside the snap, she penned: “To mark us becoming 150k strong on this page, I’m baring myself for @strongmenorguk .

“Text STRONG to 70085 to donate £5 to help men cope with bereavement; open up and talk about grief.

“It’s never unmanly to talk.”

The mum-of-four then added: “No flowers were harmed in the making of this.”

Ulrika nominated some of her friends to take on the challenge next.

These included Ore Oduba, Saira Khan, Jenny Stoute, James Cracknell and Richard Bertinet.

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UK Covid cases rise by 27,125 as deaths shoot up by 27 – Delta variant rips through nation

UK Covid cases rise by 27,125 as deaths shoot up by 27 – Delta variant rips through nation

Britain reported on Friday 27,125 new COVID-19 cases and 27 deaths within 28 days of a positive test, official government data showed, bringing the UK total to 128,189. That compared to 27,989 cases and 22 deaths reported a day earlier.

Separate figures published by the Office for National Statistics show there have been 153,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

UK cases of the Delta variant of Covid-19 have risen almost four-fold in less than a month, new data shows.

Public Health England figures show a total of 161,981 confirmed and probable cases of Delta variant have now been identified in the UK – up by 50,824, or 46 percent, on the previous week.

Of the 161,981 cases, 148,538 have been in England, 10,185 in Scotland, 1,749 in Wales and 1,509 in Northern Ireland.

The Delta variant, which was first identified in India, continues to account for approximately 95% of confirmed cases of coronavirus across the UK.

On June 9, there were 42,323 confirmed and probable cases. The latest figure of 161,981, as of June 30, is nearly four times as high.

Professor Lawrence Young, a virologist from the University of Warwick, said: “This data is important to consider in the decision to open up on the 19th July.”

“We may have weakened the link between infections, hospitalisations and deaths but this significant increase in infections with the Delta variant raises serious concerns.

“As the virus continues to spread in those who are unvaccinated or have only received one jab, it will result in more disease, including increasing the burden of long Covid.

“We are already seeing some of those who have been fully vaccinated getting infected and some of those become sick.

“And there is another worry – that as the virus spreads it will continue to generate new variants, increasing the risk that one will pop up that is more vaccine-resistant.”

Dr Jenny Harries, chief executive of the UK Health Security Agency, said: “Cases across the UK continue to rise and it is incredibly important that we do not forget to be careful.

“The best thing we can do to protect ourselves and the people we love is to get the vaccine if eligible, get tested twice a week and practise ‘hands, face, space, fresh air’ at all times.”

“Although cases are rising, we are not seeing a proportional rise in the number of people who are being admitted to hospital.

“The data suggest this is testament to the success of the vaccination programme so far and clearly demonstrates the importance of getting both doses of the vaccine.”

It comes as new Office for National Statistics (ONS) data shows a rise in the number of people in England with Covid-19.

Roughly one in 260 people in private households in England had Covid in the week to June 26 – up from one in 440 in the previous week.

This is the highest level since the week to February 27.

A new analysis published by PHE last month showed for the first time that two doses of COVID-19 vaccine were highly effective against the Delta variant.

The study indicated the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is 96 percent effective against hospitalisation after two doses, while  the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine is 92 percent effective.

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4 catalytic converter thieves shoot at 2 men chasing after them in W. Houston, HPD says

4 catalytic converter thieves shoot at 2 men chasing after them in W. Houston, HPD says
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Two witnesses chased down catalytic converter theft suspects on Dairy Ashford near the Katy Freeway before a shooting Friday morning.

According to Houston police, the chase-turned-shooting started at about 9:30 a.m. when two men at a commercial business on Dairy Ashford noticed four suspects breaking into one of the men’s trucks, stealing the catalytic converter.

An ABC13 photojournalist in the area captured video of multiple catalytic converters on the ground in a parking lot near the scene.

The owner of the gray Toyota pickup truck and a contractor in a white van engaged with the suspects, prompting them to take off.

The two witnesses chased the suspects down on Dairy Ashford, according to HPD.

At one point during the chase, the suspects turned around and started driving northbound in the southbound lanes of Dairy Ashford.

SEE ALSO: Catalytic converter thefts in Houston up more than 400%, data shows

That’s when they crashed into a mother driving in a SUV with her child.

“This was a very dangerous situation, but we’re proud to say that nobody was seriously injured here,” HPD Executive Assistant Chief Larry Satterwhite said.

The suspects pulled into a parking lot after the crash, prompting the witnesses in the truck and van to follow.

Unaware of the situation, the mother in the SUV also pulled into the parking lot after the crash.

Once in the parking lot, HPD said the two men used their vehicles to block the suspects in.

Realizing they were blocked in, the four suspects took off on foot toward a nearby hotel parking garage, Satterwhite said.

While fleeing, two of the suspects fired shots at the gray truck, with the mother and her child nearby, police said.

Video from the scene showed bullet holes in a gray pickup truck in the parking lot.

According to HPD, a Harris County Precinct 1 deputy constable at the gas station across the street saw the shooting and called for backup.

In total, Precinct 1, Precinct 5, Houston police, Department of Public Safety and SWAT officials all collaborated in controlling the scene.

Houston police secured a perimeter around the parking garage, where the four suspects eventually surrendered and were arrested.

Although officials initially believed there were six suspects, further investigation led them to believe there were only four, and all four were detained.

“The community should not feel alarmed that there’s another suspect going around the property right now,” Satterwhite said.

When asked about the theft victims that chased after the suspects, Satterwhite reminded Houstonians that it is always best to call police and avoid engagement with armed individuals.

“Property is not a reason to risk your life. We want people to be careful,” Satterwhite said. “We don’t want people to engage with armed suspects. We want them to call us… They are victims, it’s the criminals that did this.”

Satterwhite said the four suspects were all men in their 20s.

WATCH: ABC13’s Courtney Fischer tells personal story of catalytic converter theft

He emphasized that HPD is taking catalytic converter thefts very seriously, noting that they believe a lot of the thefts stem from organized crime.

“The catalytic converter thefts we have going on in this city, and frankly the country, a lot of it is organized,” Satterwhite said. “It’s a huge problem and we are looking at every part of it.”

He said investigators are not only looking at theft suspects, but also individuals who are buying stolen parts.

“As a nation, we are facing some real problems right now, especially when it comes to violent crime. The police departments across the country, we are doing everything we can. We’re collaborating. We’re coordinating,” he said. “We’re just as concerned and alarmed as you are.”

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Mother and daughter killed, officers shoot live-in boyfriend at West Houston apartment

Mother and daughter killed, officers shoot live-in boyfriend at West Houston apartment
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A mother and daughter were shot to death Sunday morning at a west Houston apartment complex, and the man believed to be responsible was wounded by officers, according to Houston police.

It happened around 9:15 a.m. in the 1000 block of East Tri Oaks Lane near the Katy Freeway feeder road.

Officers were responding to a call about an assault in progress when they saw a woman arrive and knock on the apartment door, according to Houston assistant police chief Yasar Bashir. She was shot point-blank when the door opened before the gunman began firing at police, Bashir said.

Officers returned fire, striking the man multiple times before he retreated inside the apartment where he remained for some time before voluntarily giving up.

He was taken into custody and transported to Ben Taub Hospital where he was stable.

The woman died at the scene.

SWAT officers found the body of another shooting victim during a sweep of the apartment, according to Bashir.

The victim inside the home, described as a woman in her 30s, was the accused shooter’s live-in girlfriend, Bashir said. The woman who was shot outside, believed to be in her 60s, was the woman’s mother, Bashir said.

It wasn’t immediately clear when the woman found inside the apartment was shot.

No officers were hurt during the incident, but their police cruiser was damaged by the gunfire.

Initial reports that the incident was a home invasion call were inaccurate, police said.

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Ulrika Jonsson hits out at brutal trolling after she posed naked for charity shoot

Ulrika Jonsson hits out at brutal trolling after she posed naked for charity shoot

Swedish star Ulrika Jonsson stripped off to highlight the importance of men’s mental health in a new campaign. However, the star has now spoken out after a troll sent her a brutal message on social media.

Taking to her Instagram stories, the television presenter shared the message she had been sent.

This read: “This has nothing to do with men mental health, this is just another attention seeking person who porn c**p and is responsible if someone gets raped.

“Men are NOT the only one that is guilty of young girls getting raped.

“These stars are just as much guilty because of their part in everything.”(sic)

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She then added: “No flowers were harmed in the making of this.”

Ulrika nominated some of her friends to take on the challenge next.

These included Ore Oduba, Saira Khan, Jenny Stoute, James Cracknell and Richard Bertinet.

Her post sent many of her followers into meltdown as the mum-of-four gained more than 23,000 likes for the post.

As well as this, she was also inundated with plenty of support after posting it.

One fan wrote: “Omg this is EVERYTHING!!! NOT A FILTER IN SIGHT! Thank you beautiful Lady for your realness”(sic)

Another penned: “I’m suddenly crying…I feel seen and normal.

“An unfiltered, middle aged and incredibly beautiful body.”

“You are an amazing woman,” wrote a third follower.

A fourth also penned: “This is awesome Ulrika Ka Ka Ka Ka (shooting stars never die)

“Really good to see you backing a campaign for men’s mental and emotional health.”

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EXPLAINER: Is It Legal to Shoot Suspects in the Back?

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EXPLAINER: Is It Legal to Shoot Suspects in the Back?

Seconds after Anthony Alvarez was shot from behind by a Chicago police officer, the fatally wounded 22-year-old looked over at the officer and asked: “Why you shooting me?” The officer answered, “You had a gun.”

The dramatic exchange captured on video released Wednesday encapsulated a broader issue about whether the shooting of suspects in the back as they are running away is ever justified.

State laws and Supreme Court precedent permits it under certain circumstances, though the fact a fleeing suspect has a gun doesn’t automatically make such a shooting legal.

Here’s a look at the laws and how they might be relevant to the March 31 killing of Alvarez.

ARE THERE DISPUTED FACTS?

From the multiple videos released by Chicago’s independent police review board, there’s no disputing Alvarez had a gun. It’s clearly visible.

The officer and a partner had just chased Alvarez down an alley when, after they emerged onto a residential sidewalk, the officer yelled at Alvarez: “Drop the gun!” The officer then shot at Alvarez, who crumpled to the ground.

A police report identified the officer as Evan Solano, 29. The officer had recognized Alvarez from another incident the day before during which Alvarez fled, and he started chasing Alvarez on foot on March 31, the head of Chicago’s police union, John Catanzara, has said.

From the videos, it seemed clear Alvarez had his back turned to the officer at the moment the six-year veteran of the force fired. As Alvarez’s knees buckle after he was shot, his gun flies out of his hand and lands several feet away.

What’s not clear is whether Alvarez might have been starting to turn as he was shot. Catanzara claimed Alvarez was turning in the direction of the officer.

WHAT ARE THE RELAVANT LAWS?

For decades, officers were authorized to shoot suspects in the back to keep them from evading arrest. The killing of 15-year-old Edward Garner in 1974 changed that.

The case involved Memphis police officer Elton Hymon responding to a report of a prowler when he saw Garner running from a burglarized home. Hymon later told investigators he didn’t think Garner was armed but shot him in the back of the head anyway to stop him from getting away. The shooting was deemed justified.

Garner’s case led to a landmark Supreme Court decision in 1985, in which the high court said shooting fleeing suspects who are not an imminent threat is unconstitutional. The court said officers can use lethal force to stop a fleeing suspect only if they have reasonable grounds to think the suspect poses a danger to police or bystanders.

CAN AN OFFICER SHOOT ANY FLEEING SUSPECT WITH A GUN?

No, explained Chicago-based civil rights attorney Andrew M. Stroth, who has represented many families whose relatives were shot by police.

“An officer has to be presented with an imminent threat of bodily harm or injury to himself or a third party,” Stroth said. “The presence of a weapon alone is not justification for an officer to shoot a suspect in the back or anywhere else.”

Other Supreme Court rulings since the Garner case have established that the presence of a gun does not necessarily give an officer the right to open fire.

“You cannot use your bullets from a service revolver to catch an alleged suspect who is not posing a danger,” Stroth said.

He blamed the city of Chicago for not implementing a clear foot-pursuit policy for so many shooting deaths of fleeing suspects. He said in both the Alvarez shooting and in a police shooting of 13-year-old Adam Toledo on March 29, pursuing officers needlessly put themselves in positions with no cover.

“If they are chasing someone with a gun, they are creating a danger… where they think they have to use lethal force,” he said. “That’s bad for the officers and bad for everyone involved.”

COULD OFFICER SOLANO BE CHARGED CRIMINALLY?

From the surprise on Alvarez’s face after he was shot and in asking Officer Solano about why he fired, it seems clear Alvarez did not see himself as a threat.

But for the purposes of assessing criminal liability, Alvarez’s intentions aren’t relevant. The decisive question is whether Solano perceived he was in danger.

The Supreme Court made an officer’s perception of danger central to the legality of a shooting in its Graham v. Connor ruling in the 1989. The ruling said an officer’s fear in the heat of the moment, not just the actual threat, was key. The court said that the reasonableness of an officer’s use of force should be judged “from the perspective of a reasonable officer on the scene, rather than with the 20/20 vision of hindsight.”

That ruling meant that officers who shoot a fleeing suspect in the back can’t be charged if they credibly perceived the suspect was about to turn and shoot them, even if it became clear later that their perception was mistaken.

Charges against officers have been rare historically, no matter the circumstances. That’s one reason the conviction of Derek Chauvin last week for killing George Floyd was considered a civil rights milestone.

But charges against officers who kill fleeing suspects who had guns or other weapons on them at the time are virtually unheard of, said Stroth.

He said it was highly unlikely Solano would face charges. By current legal standards, he said, it would be hard to argue that Solano was unjustified in opening fire.

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Melinda London lives up to ‘Sharky’ nickname in Jaws-dropping beach shoot

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SUPERMODEL Melinda London lives up to her “Sharky” nickname in a Jaws-dropping beach shoot.

The German, 22, dating DJ Jonas Blue, 31, looked fin-credible in a daring crossed bikini top.

Melinda London lives up to her 'Sharky' nickname in a Jaws-dropping beach shoot

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Melinda London lives up to her ‘Sharky’ nickname in a Jaws-dropping beach shootCredit: Mikel Roberts/Triangle News

Melinda looked fin-credible in a daring crossed bikini top

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Melinda looked fin-credible in a daring crossed bikini topCredit: Instagram

Melinda is dating pop maestro DJ Jonas Blue

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Melinda is dating pop maestro DJ Jonas BlueCredit: James Shaw/Retna

DJ Jonas’s tracks Fast Car, Mama and Rise were nominated for Brit Awards.

The pop maestro started the year on a positive note with his house banger Something Stupid, a collaboration with the hotly tipped RnB artist, AWA.

The single, released in February has already amassed over 13 million streams globally.

The track is a welcome addition to the multi-platinum producer, DJ and songwriter’s discography and a return to his dance roots.

Melinda sets pulses racing in a white bikini

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Melinda sets pulses racing in a white bikiniCredit: Instagram

Melinda wows in a blue bikini top

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Melinda wows in a blue bikini topCredit: Instagram

German Melinda casts a cheeky smile as she poses in swimwear

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German Melinda casts a cheeky smile as she poses in swimwear Credit: Instagram

It also sees him continue his strong track record of teaming up with rising new talent, this time with AWA.

Jonas says: “2020 was so hard for us all and I really wanted to come back in 2021 with some positive uplifting energy.

“The iconic Robin S sample really gave me that feeling in the studio, and when AWA came in and delivered her incredible vocals, it all came together.”

Model Melinda London poses on the beach in bikini shoot

Deathsmiles Collection Brings More Shoot 'Em Up Action To Switch In 2021

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Deathsmiles Collection Brings More Shoot 'Em Up Action To Switch In 2021

Update [Sun 25th Apr, 2021 15:55 BST]: Publisher City Connection has announced Deathsmile I & II will launch on the Switch and multiple other platforms on 16th December (thanks, Gematsu). Unfortunately, there’s still no mention of a local release.


Original Story [Sat 26th Sep, 2020 11:00 BST]: If you’re seeking more shoot ’em up action, Deathsmiles I & II is one to keep an eye out for when it launches in Japan next year.

During this year’s online version of the Tokyo Game Show, publisher City Connection and bullet hell specialist Cave Interactive announced this supernatural gothic style collection containing Death Smiles, Deathsmiles Mega Black Label and Death Smiles II would be coming to multiple platforms including the Nintendo Switch.

Here’s what you’ll get with each game in the collection (thanks, Gematsu):

  • Deathsmiles
    • Arcade
    • Version 1.1
    • Normal
  • Deathsmiles Mega Black Label
    • Arcade
    • Version 1.1
    • Normal
  • Deathsmiles II
    • Arcade
    • Deathsmiles IIX
    • Arrange
  • New Functions

The Deathsmiles series made its debut in Japanese arcades back in 2007, was ported across to the Xbox 360 in 2009, and followed with a mobile release a few years later.

Is this a shmup you’ve been waiting to play on your Nintendo Switch? Have you experienced any of the previous versions? Leave a comment down below.