Nintendo Reaps the Benefits of Lockdowns

Not really their fault, so don’t blame them for making a buck.

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Nintendo is making a bunch of money off of gaming driven by pandemic lockdowns. They expect this to continue with Pikmin 3 Deluxe

Fictional creatures at something like 200x scale frozen in time | “Pikmin statue” by Gage Skidmore is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

They expect the good times to keep going with this release. It’s slated to be all of what Pikmin 3 was with all the DLC included and some additions.

The first Pikmin 3 came out about 7 years ago in 2013.

Pikmin 4 was “almost done” in 2015, so we’re not really sure what’s up with that.

For those unfamiliar, Pikmin are kinda like onions, a valuable commodity and useful food.

The collective noun for cute pikmin is a “crop”.

By Michael Carver
November 5, 2020 4:30 PM

Can’t stop a crop.

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NY Forces Testing

“Anyone who refuses to be tested must quarantine for 14 days.”

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Governor of NY announces interstate travel regulations which include mandatory COVID testing while saying that people won’t be “free to go” until they prove they are negative.

“Cotton Swabs – Bottom” by JefferyTurner is licensed under CC BY 2.0

The way this new process is framed and spoken of is reminiscent of New Zealand before they have established isolation camps for non compliant travelers.

Across the other ocean, the UK government has decided to institute another, now month long, lockdown.

As there is a minimum 3 day quarantine associated with this, even if you are negative, this should eliminate a significant portion of business travel.

One of the best games of 2013 was Papers, Please.

Cuomo believes New Yorkers should be proud of this.

By Michael Carver
November 1, 2020 8:10 AM

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Germany to do More Lockdown

WHO says you shouldn’t do that?

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In what they are calling “Lockdown Light”, Germany is going on with its authoritarian pandemic response, puritanically targeting bars and restaurants despite contradicting evidence.

A little man stands on France | Photo by slon_dot_pics on Pexels.com

The World Health Organization says that there are significant negative outcomes associated with implementing lockdowns while at the same time kinda trying to say they don’t say that.

France, Spain, and Italy are doing much the same as Germany.

While announcing the new measures, Merkel, who has been Chancellor since 2005, said the issue would be burdensome.

Oktoberfest was canceled this year for the virus.

This time, the lockdown is supposed to last for four weeks.

By Michael Carver
October 28, 2020 1:34 PM

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