One of Nintendo’s new Joy-Con color schemes is basically Waluigi-themed
- On the same day as it announced its updated Switch console, Nintendo has also revealed a pair of new Joy-Con color options.
- One sports a combination of blue and neon yellow, and the other is neon purple and neon orange, giving it exactly the same color scheme as Waluigi, the single biggest scumbag in Nintendo’s character lineup.
- If you think Waluigi’s color scheme is just purple, then I implore you to look closer at his feet, where you’ll see that he’s wearing what appears to be a pointy pair of orange elf boots.
- At a push, the purple Joy-Con could make them Wario-themed, but the clashing color scheme just makes them feel more like Waluigi overall.
- There’s less of an obvious character influence for the blue and yellow combination, although one Twitter user has pointed out that they have the same color scheme as Buck Bumble, the eponymous protagonist of the Nintendo 64 game.
“The Farewell” is a poignant study of family, tradition and identity
- WHEN BILLI (Awkwafina), an underemployed artist living in Brooklyn, learns that her grandmother Nai Nai (Shuzhen Zhou) has terminal cancer, she books a flight to China to join her extended family and pay her final respects.
- Her uncle explains that, by keeping the truth from Nai Nai, they are “bearing the emotional burden for her” and that Billi’s desire to tell her the truth is an act of selfishness, borne from a learned American individualism.
- It is a complex role that requires Awkwafina, in a breakout performance, to reveal her character’s inner life to the audience without displaying it to others in the film.
- There is a universality to the film’s fish-out-of-water premise, as well as its explorations of loss, family strife and belonging, but “The Farewell” is rooted in Chinese culture.
Mrs. Post Enlarges on Etiquette (1927)
- I shall live down the old days, and with the help of Mrs. Post and God (always mention a lady’s name first) there will come a time when you will be perfectly safe in inviting me to your house, which should never be called a residence except in printing or engraving.
- We find him at the moment when he is calling up Millicent Gilding, and saying, “ ‘Are you going to be in this afternoon?’ She says, ‘Yes, but not until a quarter of six.’ He says, ‘Fine, I’ll come then.’ Or she says, ‘I’m so sorry, I’m playing bridge with Pauline—but I’ll be in to-morrow!’ He says, ‘All right, I’ll come to-morrow.’ ” Who, ah, who among us does not know a young Struthers?
Weeknotes - 07 Makers
- A career as a software developer is on the horizon, and learnings from the course are becoming clearer.
- Ash came to Makers to give a talk about software testing.
- It's hard to imagine 12 weeks of coding makes you employable, but companies who are hiring Makers are investing in our attitude, aptitude, skills and behaviours - not our technical experience alone!
- The meet was perfectly timed to set us up for next weeks two-week agile project work, practising process, proactivity, and asking questions.
- Makers has a review process before students move into the careers pool and start looking for work as a junior developer.
- The reviewer looks for the ability to explain your code as a means of demonstrating a skill, to articulate your process, and to demonstrate your approach to problems above your skill level.
‘Destiny 2’ got off to a rocky start, but it’s turned into a game that everybody should play
- Through six different expansions (now called "seasons"), and dozens of game updates that helped players live out their power fantasies of becoming a superhero in space, "Destiny 2" has grown into a game that doesn't run out of activities, or surprises.
- If you want a deep experience with difficult gameplay and even some puzzle-solving, "Destiny" also offers six-person raids, which are the most difficult activities in the game that also happen to reward the best items.
- While the game offers plenty of opportunities to team up with random players you encounter, it's extremely easy to find a group to play with for more coordinated activities, like the game's six-person raids.
- While most in-game activities feature matchmaking, where you'll be teamed up with players in a minute or two, Bungie also created an excellent Destiny 2 app that has a tab dedicated specifically to help people find fireteams to do stuff with.
Gears of War 5's Smoking Ban Is Ridiculous & Hypocritical
- In what will surely be a candidate for most hypocritical virtue signal of 2019, Gears of War 5 will not feature any tobacco use, with developer The Coalition aiming to avoid glamorizing smoking.
- In a Twitter thread, The Coalition studio head Rod Fergusson clapped back at that narrative, protesting that he’s fought to avoid the use of tobacco throughout the Gears of War franchise.
- The Gears of War franchise was first created by Fortnite developer Epic Games; Microsoft purchased the rights to it in 2014.
- While the first three games depicted smoking, Gears 4 – The Coalition’s first title in the franchise – didn’t feature any smoking.
- Rod Fergusson notes that this will be the case with Gears of War 5 and all titles that he’s involved with.
- While he claims he isn’t trying to be the “moral police,” he says does want to avoid glamorizing smoking.