By Jon Porter / @JonPorty
Yesterday’s Nintendo Direct showcase was a doozy. As well as new trailers for upcoming games like Pikmin 4 and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, the company revealed the long-rumored Metroid Prime remaster, and casually announced it would be available later that same day. Alongside it, Nintendo also surprise-released an initial crop of Game Boy and Game Boy Advance games for its Switch online service. What delightful surprises.
Less delightful was Twitter’s performance yesterday, after the Elon Musk-owned social media network suffered technical issues that stopped people from tweeting, and broke DMs and TweetDeck. As Elon Musk would say, “Concerning.”
In lieu of a tweet, here’s a silly Mastodon post to start your day:
Feb 9, 2023, 9:49 PM UTCJustine Calma
Musk’s brain implant company faces new allegations that it failed to handle its devices safely after removing them from monkeys.
Feb 9, 2023, 9:45 PM UTCMitchell Clark
The SEC settlement sends a clear message about crypto interest and lending programs.
Feb 9, 2023, 8:25 PM UTCZoe Schiffer and Casey Newton
The chaos continues inside Twitter 2.0 as employees worry about what will break, what will get them fired, and what will get them busted by the FTC.
Feb 9, 2023, 8:05 PM UTCRichard Lawler
During an event on Wednesday, SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell said the company would attempt a 33-engine static fire test today.
Naturally, the folks at NASA Spaceflight have their cameras trained on the test stand in Rocketland / Boca Chica, TX, and the livestream has caught signs that the time of the test is approaching soon.
Feb 9, 2023, 6:00 PM UTCJay Peters
More than 20 years after its release, the game holds up.
Feb 9, 2023, 5:37 PM UTCJames Vincent
From bullshit generation to culture wars and the end of ad revenue.
Feb 9, 2023, 5:11 PM UTCAndrew Webster
There are still a few issues, but overall, NSO has become a nearly seamless way to play classics like Link’s Awakening and Metroid II.
Feb 9, 2023, 5:00 PM UTCVictoria Song
It’s very early days, but the idea is to create a Matter-like system for health tech that will first enable seniors to age in place.
Feb 9, 2023, 4:48 PM UTCUmar Shakir
Lucid is giving buyers a $7,500 credit upon purchasing select Lucid Air Touring and Grand Touring models by March 31st.
Feb 9, 2023, 4:45 PM UTCAntonio G. Di Benedetto
It may be the first $69.99 game from Nintendo, but Switch Online subscribers can lock in a preorder for $20 less, along with a second qualifying game for a total of $99.98.
Feb 9, 2023, 4:43 PM UTCMia Sato
A story about low testosterone generated using an AI tool and published by Men’s Journal contained several factual errors, Futurism reports.
Men’s Journal is the latest to publish — and then correct — stories that used AI systems following the CNET AI saga. CNET eventually added corrections to more than half of its AI-generated articles.
Feb 9, 2023, 4:30 PM UTCAndrew J. Hawkins
The chip shortage hit the auto industry especially hard, so GM is motivated to ensure it isn’t caught lacking in supply as its future lineup begins to take shape.
Feb 9, 2023, 3:41 PM UTCRichard Lawler
So, what do you think of Microsoft’s new AI-enhanced search? Check out what it’s telling us in our first tests, and let us know in the comments if there are any other questions we should be asking.
Feb 9, 2023, 2:45 PM UTCSheena Vasani
Plus, we found deals on the budget-friendly Fitbit Inspire 3, Tile location trackers, and OnePlus’ newest smartphone.
Feb 9, 2023, 2:12 PM UTCPatrick George
The two EV manufacturers collaborated on a report that says the auto industry is way behind on its climate goals. The entire automotive supply chain needs to be decarbonized in order to meet the goals set out in the Paris agreement.
Feb 9, 2023, 11:34 AM UTCJon Porter
Realme’s GT Neo 5 was launched in China today, and will be among the fastest charging smartphones on the market.
Feb 9, 2023, 12:27 AM UTCMitchell Clark
For an hour and a half, many people were unable to post.
Feb 8, 2023, 11:01 PM UTCAndrew Webster
Zelda, Metroid, Pikmin, Advance Wars — it was a busy stream.
Feb 8, 2023, 10:43 PM UTCAndrew Webster
The game was surprise-announced during the first Nintendo Direct of the year.
Feb 8, 2023, 10:42 PM UTCJay Peters and Sean Hollister
But Game Boy Advance games will be exclusive to Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscribers.
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