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Apple CEO Tim Cook traveled to his home state of Alabama this week to talk coding and reflect on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Cook also stopped in at the Birmingham Metro Southern Christian Leadership Conference to talk to a group of students and take their questions…



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Katsuko Saruhashi turned radioactive fallout into a scientific legacy

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Today’s Google Doodle celebrates Japanese geochemist Katsuko Saruhashi, whose research helped reveal the insidious spread of radioactive fallout from the US nuclear testing ground in the Pacific. If she were still alive, today would have been her 98th birthday.

In 1957, Saruhashi became the first woman to receive a PhD in chemistry in Japan. Her work focused on measuring the molecules in seawater — like carbon dioxide, oxygen, and also radioactive molecules like cesium-137. Just twelve years before she received her PhD, the United States dropped atomic bombs that devastated the cities of Hiroshima and Nagaski, and the US continued to unleash a torrent of radioactive fallout in the Pacific as it tested bigger and bigger bombs. By 1958,…

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SwitchArcade Roundup: ‘Mega Man Legacy Collection’, ‘Toki Tori 2+’, ‘Aqua Kitty UDX’, and More

Welcome to another edition of the SwitchArcade Roundup! Despite it being Presidents’ Day in the US, there’s still some news about Switch games coming out. And of course, there’s still plenty of sales, and some new releases to investigate. Capcom leads off today’s roundup with some news about Mega Man Legacy Collection‘s upcoming Switch releases!


Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 & 2

Capcom will release Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 & 2 as a physical bundle on May 22nd. The physical version will run $ 39.99 and come with the first collection on the cartridge, with a digital code for MMLC2. Oh, and there will be a cleaning cloth included too, just to throw in some extra swag and make the $ 5 premium over the digital prices worth it. Here are the games included with the collections:

  • Mega Man Legacy Collection 1

    • Mega Man
    • Mega Man 2
    • Mega Man 3
    • Mega Man 4
    • Mega Man 5
    • Mega Man 6
  • Mega Man Legacy Collection 2

    • Mega Man 7
    • Mega Man 8
    • Mega Man 9 (with all DLC)
    • Mega Man 10 (with all DLC)

If you don’t want to pay for the physical bundle, MMLC1 will cost $ 14.99 digitally, and MMLC2 $ 19.99. Mega Man 11 is also set to hit the Switch and other platforms later this year.


Toki Tori 2+

Toki Tori 2+ is set to hit the Switch this week on February 23rd, with preorders available now. It’s kind of crazy Toki Tori has lasted this long. Originally, it was a puzzle platformer that released on the Game Boy Color after the GBA came out, published by Capcom. Two Tribes gave the title a remake in the late aughts, and it saw a new wave of popularity due to people rediscovering the title. They released a sequel in 2013, and it uses a unique gameplay structure where you don’t necessarily learn any new abilities, but instead just learn new ways to use them. The studio is now bringing it to Switch as the its second title behind the shoot ’em up Rive. You can preorder this one for the “special introductory price” of $ 9.99.


Noteworthy New Releases


Aqua Kitty UDX

A shoot ’em up that’s sure to net the approval of Jared’s Kitty Korner. You pilot a submarine in a quest to defend the milk mining kittens from deadly sea creatures. There’s co-op with another player, a campaign mode with branching progression, infinite levels, and more. The UDX version for Switch includes a brand-new Dreadnought mode with multi-screen bosses.

Samurai Aces

Some publishers are answering the call for retro games on Switch by re-releasing old shoot ’em ups, such as Zerodiv publishing this old Psikyo shoot ’em up. This was Psikyo’s first title, setting the stage for other crazy shooters like the Gunbird series and Strikers 1945, featuring incredibly challenging levels of difficulty. They definitely have a unique style to them, so if you want to experience this phase of Japanese shoot ’em up development, here’s a good place to start. Sadly, there doesn’t appear to be support for portrait visual display, which would work well with a stand. However, you can use individual Joy-Con controllers to play in co-op mode.


Noteworthy Sales


Litchspeer: Double Speer Edition

($ 6.99 from $ 9.99 until February 22nd) Can’t wait until March 1st to get some Lichtspeer spear throwing action on mobile? Well, good news: you can’ pick up the Switch version, with an exclusive co-op mode, on sale for 30% off. Your impatience means you’ll be paying five bucks more than the iOS preorder price, but the co-op mode sounds fun. Or, you could just buy the game on both platforms and have it whenever and wherever you want, especially since it’s less than ten bucks.


($ 10.24 from $ 14.99 until February 21st) 10tons’ latest dual-stick shooter is available for about a dollar more than you can get it on iOS. This probably makes it an easier call than when it launched on iOS at its $ 4.99 sale price versus the $ 14.99 retail price. Similar to a certain Mr. Dredd of the judicial branch, you are judge, jury, and executioner, dispatching of criminals in a cyberpunk future. Though, as according to our review, it’s more Robocop than Judge Dredd. Also, if you weren’t a fan of Neon Chrome‘s procedurally-generated levels, you get finite, designed levels here, with the same basic concept of top-down shooting where you have to intelligently manage the situations you find yourself in. Also, how do you pronounce JYDGE? Pretty much do your best, it makes sense in Finnish, but not so much in English. It’s not secretly pronounced like “Judge” even though the word looks like it.

The Flame in the Flood

($ 7.49 from $ 14.99 until March 5th) Oh yes, here’s the deep discount I’m craving. This roguelike-inspired survival game, featuring BioShock veterans, has you foraging and crafting materials, surviving the wilderness, all while discovering more of the dangerous post-apocalyptic American landscape that the game takes place in. Roguelikes feel like a great fit for the Switch because they make for a great fit on one’s commute, or just as a daily ritual, and this one has a ton of promising aspects to it. The half-off price is a killer discount, and you have a couple of weeks to make a call on it.

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‘Mega Man Legacy Collection’ is headed to Nintendo Switch May 22

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These three shows are reinventing the legacy of Star Trek

2016 might have been Star Trek’s 50th anniversary, but 2017 was the year when no less than three shows reinterpreted, reimagined, or paid homage to Gene Roddenberry’s classic science fiction series. Each one follows the show’s familiar blueprint, joining the diverse crew of a starship as they zip around the universe. But each show also has their own new take on what Star Trek means, taking the classic form of the franchise and molding it in some new ways.

Star Trek: Discovery, the first official Star Trek show in over a decade, launched last fall on CBS, while Seth McFarlane’s interplanetary comedy The Orville debuted on Fox. And then there was Black Mirror’s dark take on the franchise in the episode “USS Callister.”

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Take to the skies in Flyff Legacy

It’s time to embark on a remarkable fantasy adventure as Flyff Legacy, the popular free-to-play MMORPG, finally comes to Europe at long last. The game builds on the original Flyff Onlinefor PC with enhanced graphicsand fresh PVP gameplay that will keep you coming back time and time again.

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Megazords Have Formed in ‘Power Rangers: Legacy Wars’

Power Rangers: Legacy Wars [Free], fresh from its showcase at Amazon’s Mobile Masters esport competition, is getting its biggest update yet that will have giant Megazords fighting other giant Megazords in a, you guessed it, giant Megazord on Megazord fight. There’s something about giant mechs fighting other giant mechs that gets gamers’ hearts pumping faster, so I’m pretty sure those who enjoy Power Rangers will have a gigantic blast with this new update. There are four Megazords to unlock, but who they are is a secret; you’ll have to collect Zord Shards to find out. And during the Megazord Alliance Wars event, you can take your Megazords to battle against other Alliances, trying to deal the most damage to opposing Megazords to add to their Alliance’s score.

You can, of course, customize your Megazord using 12 Mega Abilities, including restoring your energy, silencing your opponents’ Breakers briefly, and so on. All these Megas can be earned from Alliance Missions and Megazord Battles. This huge update, the biggest in the game yet, has a ton more additions and fixes, which you can read about here. It shows that there’s a lot more content to come to Power Rangers: Legacy Wars, and that’s a good thing for those who enjoy the game.


Legacy of Discord celebrates its 1 year anniversary with some exciting new updates

It’s been a thrilling first year for fans of Legacy of Discord, the stunning PvP dungeon-crawling ARPG from YOOZOO Games, and now it’s time to celebrate the game’s first anniversary. The developers are amping up the festivities with some exciting new updates for Legacy of Discord.

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Be the last person standing in Legacy of Discord’s intense new survival mode

Yoozoo Games’ popular action MMO Legacy of Discord is getting a huge new update to celebrate its first anniversary. Perhaps the biggest change is the addition of an exciting survival mode titled Last Guardian. This new survival mode will pit you against other players, offering all new ways to approach combat in Legacy of Discord.

Each match in Last Guardian lasts for 20 minutes, where you’ll be placed on a map and forced to survive. That means killing off other players while seeking out weapons, equipment, potions, and other items to help you level up and survive for as long as possible. You’ll get points throughout the match for number of kills, assists, and the equipment and chests you discover.

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