March 20, 2019

T-Mobile is giving away iPhones

T-Mobile has just announced a new offer that will be music to the ears of new and existing customers who'd like to get their hands on one of the latest iPhone models without having to spend an arm and a leg for it. Starting on Wednesday, whether you're an existing T-Mobile customer or new to the Un-Carrier, you can trade in a qualifying device and add a voice line to get a free iPhone XR in return. T-Mobile will be footing the cost up to $750 as part of this promotion, though it should be noted that the deal is paid out via 36 monthly bill credits. It will no doubt be an attractive offer for many consumers, given that the iPhone XR includes a great camera and the iPhone's longest-ever battery life. But if you'd prefer, you can use this deal to also take $750 off an iPhone XS or XS Max instead. This limited-time offer is available in-store and online, nationwide. For more information, check out www.t-mobile.com/offers/deals-hub. If you do take advantage of the deal, the company adds that when you put T-Mobile ONE on that new iPhone you'll get benefits like unlimited talk, text and data, along with benefits like an hour of Gogo inflight Wi-Fi, Netflix included on family plans -- and up to $1,550 worth of free added value per line every year, according to industry analysts. A couple of other quick points to note about the trade-in offer: The device you trade in of course should be in good working condition and needs to be either an iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s Plus or 6s; an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus; an iPhone 8 or 8 Plus; or an iPhone X. New T-Mobile customers need to also activate two lines of service, one of which will be on the new device, while existing customers need to activate at least one new line of service for the new device.
March 20, 2019

Marco Rubio says 9 justices are enough on the Supreme Court

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is introducing legislation to keep the number of Supreme Court justices at nine, as some Democratic presidential candidates have expressed openness to expanding the Court. “Court packing is quickly becoming a litmus test for 2020 Democratic candidates as this ugly, winner-take-all rhetoric gains prominence in progressive circles,” Rubio wrote in an […]
March 20, 2019

Cyclone survivors need ‘significant emergency response’

Rescue workers say they are scrambling to save around 10,000 survivors of Tropical Cyclone Idai who are clinging onto rooftops in Mozambique, amid the threat of rising floods as heavy rain continues in heavily affected regions.
March 20, 2019

Low-wage federal workers still want their shutdown pay, please

It will take Lila Johnson months to rebound from the financial hit she endured earlier this year, going for weeks without pay during the federal government shutdown. A contracted custodian who has worked for the past 21 years at the Department of Agriculture, Johnson still has not been reimbursed for her lost income, and her rage […]
March 20, 2019

Low-income New Hampshire residents sue Trump administration over Medicaid work requirements

Low-income residents in New Hampshire are suing the Trump administration for approving the state’s Medicaid work requirement, a group of health advocacy organizations announced Wednesday. This is the third legal challenge against the administration’s most consequential health policy. The administration has already allowed eight states to condition Medicaid eligibility on reported work. The administration first […]
March 20, 2019

What kind of monster would pass up this Crock-Pot slow cooker for under $19?

Look, we try not to judge anyone but if you pass up the deal Amazon is currently running on the Crock-Pot SCR300-SS 3-Quart Manual Slow Cooker, we're definitely going to judge you. This excellent compact slow cooker is perfect for cooking full meals for two or three people, or for making abundant sides for larger families. It's on sale right now on Amazon for just $18.89, which is an absolute steal. It even comes with a bunch of recipes to get you started!

Here's what you need to know from the product page:

  • Serves 3+ people. 3-quart capacity
  • High/Low cook settings, and convenient Warm setting
  • Crock-Pot features removable, dishwasher-safe stoneware insert, and dishwasher-safe glass lid
  • Polished silver, stainless steel exterior with black accents and plastic handles
  • Recipes included
March 20, 2019

Hannegret Donnelly: ‘Systematic abuser’ murdered husband

Hannegret Donnelly controlled her husband's life through threats and beatings, police said.
March 20, 2019

Christchurch shootings: UK survivor ‘cradled young woman’ killed at mosque

A British man tells how he survived the Christchurch attack and cradled a young woman shot dead.
March 20, 2019

How Europe is forcing Google to change

Europe has gone after Google with tough new regulations, court battles and massive antitrust fines, forcing the company to change how it does business in the lucrative market.
March 20, 2019

Everything Nintendo just revealed at the Spring 2019 Nindies Showcase

As it does every so often, Nintendo bombarded fans with announcements of indie games set to hit the Switch in the coming months on Wednesday morning. More than fifteen games made an appearance during the live stream, and though some of these games had already been revealed, many had never been seen before. Below, we've gathered all the trailers and title cards we could find following the event, and did our best to summarize the games in a short blurb based on what Nintendo said during the stream. Best of all, each and every one of these games will be out before 2020, so we'll have plenty to keep us busy while waiting for Animal Crossing.

Cuphead

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwF67xkNSn8
Cuphead is a classic run-and-gun action game heavily focused on boss battles. Inspired by cartoons of the 1930s, the visuals and audio are painstakingly created with the same techniques of the era, i.e. traditional hand drawn cel animation, watercolor backgrounds, and original jazz recordings.
Coming to Nintendo Switch on April 18th.

Overland

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTq6Wglx6Pg
Take care of a group of travelers on a post-apocalyptic road-trip across the United States in this turn-based survival game. Fight off scary creatures, rescue stranded survivors, and scavenge for supplies like fuel, first aid kits, and weapons. Decide where to go next: upgrade this wrecked car, or rescue that dog? And don’t forget, there are consequences for every action. Overland is about close calls, dramatic escapes, hard choices, arguing about whether or not that dog gets rescued, and the end of the world.
Coming to Nintendo Switch this fall.

My Friend Pedro

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jE0PaViYoK0
My Friend Pedro is a violent ballet about friendship, imagination, and one man’s struggle to obliterate anyone in his path at the behest of a sentient banana. The strategic use of split aiming, slow motion, and the ol’ stylish window breach create one sensational action sequence after another in an explosive battle through the violent underworld.
Coming to Nintendo Switch in June.

Neo Cab

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fw8sDXEW854
Neo Cab is an emotional survival game about staying human in a world disrupted by automation. You play as Lina, the last human driver on the neon-drenched streets of Los Ojos. When your friend and only lifeline mysteriously vanishes, you’re on your own in an unfamiliar city.
Coming to Nintendo Switch this summer.

The Red Lantern

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSGqkEE12rI
The Red Lantern is a rogue-lite, resource management narrative game where you and your team of 5 sled dogs, lost in the wilderness, must navigate the ever-changing events of the Alaskan bush to find your way home.
Coming to Nintendo Switch in 2019.

Darkwood

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3S3tmWfFACQ
Darkwood provides a new perspective on survival horror. Scavenge and explore the rich, ever-changing free-roam world by day, then hunker down in your hideout and pray for the morning light.
Coming to Nintendo Switch in May.

Katana ZERO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTLHZh9IzAE
Katana ZERO is a stylish neo-noir, action-platformer featuring breakneck action and instant-death combat. Slash, dash, and manipulate time to unravel your past in a beautifully brutal acrobatic display.
Coming to Nintendo Switch on April 18th.

RAD

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTvxhA84lS8
RAD is a 3D action rogue-like set in a post-post-apocalyptic world, where humanity has faced armageddon not once, but twice. Playing as a teenage protagonist, you must venture into the Fallow — an ever-changing, radioactive wasteland filled with unknown and unspeakable creatures. It is here that you will find the solution to heal the world, and transform the cracked, barren landscape into a lush source of new life.
Coming to Nintendo Switch this summer.

Creature in the Well

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqQCIZv_3fY
Creature in the Well is a top down pinball-inspired hack-and-slash dungeon crawler. As the last remaining BOT-C unit, venture deep into a desert mountain to restore power to an ancient facility, haunted by a desperate Creature. Uncover and upgrade powerful gear in order to save the city of Mirage from a deadly sandstorm.
Coming to Nintendo Switch this summer.

Bloodroots

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28YnmtPDQBs
In Bloodroots, the world is your weapon - improvise and adapt to an ever-changing ballet of ultraviolence, in a bloody revenge quest across the Weird West.
Coming to Nintendo Switch this summer.

Pine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoP5Mm6H4fo
Pine is an open-world action adventure simulation game. Take on the role of Hue, a brave young adult who belongs to the last remaining tribe of humans on the island of Albamare. Find your way through an ever-changing world in which all creatures have lives, goals and quests of their own. Albamare’s factions trade and fight with each other over food and territory, while Hue learns about ways to influence the ecology, in search for a new home for the humans.
Coming to Nintendo Switch in August.

Super Crate Box

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-MV0uz6v4E
Vlambeer's Super Crate Box is coming to bring back the glory of the golden arcade age, when all that really mattered was getting on that high score list. Grab your baseball cap and loosen your pants, it's time to fight endless hordes of enemies and collect every weapon crate you can. Prepare for an arcade delight with tight controls, refreshing game mechanics, cracking retro art, and a terribly hip chiptune soundtrack.
Coming to Nintendo Switch in April.

Nuclear Throne

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-P3DnjiuSw
The indie Super-hit from Vlambeer, finally on Nintendo Switch! Nuclear Throne is a post-apocalyptic roguelike-like top-down shooter. Not 'the final hope of humanity' post-apocalyptic, but 'humanity is extinct and mutants and monsters now roam the world' post-apocalyptic. Fight your way through the wastelands with powerful weaponry, collecting radiation to mutate some new limbs and abilities. All these things and more you could do if only you were good at this game. Can you reach the Nuclear Throne?
Out now on Nintendo Switch.

Vlambeer Arcade

Vlambeer Arcade is a collection of bite-sized games which will have a growing catalog over time. The first game in the arcade collection is called Ultra Bugs, which is a fast-paced, score-centric 2D shooter.
Coming to Nintendo Switch later this year.

Swimsanity!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsAR_mUzH8s
Swimsanity! is a multiplayer underwater shooter with action-packed Co-Op and Versus game modes, all supported by online and local play. You play as the hero Mooba, who uses a variety of unique power ups and weapons to survive in this aquatic world.
Coming to Nintendo Switch this June.

Blaster Master Zero 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEIEJVd33Qk
Mutant Blasting Action is back! Join Jason, Eve, and Fred on an intergalactic journey! The side-scrolling/top-down hybrid action adventure gameplay returns with a brand-new sequel to "Blaster Master Zero"! Experience the yet-untold story of Jason and Eve after defeating Earth's mutant scourge as they venture into the depths of space in their new battle tank, "GAIA-SOPHIA"!
Out now on Nintendo Switch.

Stranger Things 3: The Game

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UuAzHWY8ng
Explore the world of the hit Netflix original series for yourself in the official game for Stranger Things 3!
Coming to Nintendo Switch on July 4th.

Cadence of Hyrule

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYd_pph6RnI
In the latest rhythmic action-adventure from Brace Yourself Games, you can enjoy the gameplay of Crypt of the Necrodancer in the setting of The Legend of Zelda series. As Link—or even as Princess Zelda—you’ll explore the randomly generated overworld and dungeons on a quest to save Hyrule. Every beat of each remixed, The Legend of Zelda tune is a chance to move, attack, defend, and more, so stay one step ahead of each enemy and boss…or face the music.
Coming to Nintendo Switch this spring.