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Walmart Canceled my Nintendo Switch Order!

An open letter to Walmart!

I cannot express enough the continued frustration I am experiencing with your company. We Had Pre-Purchased some of the new Nintendo Switches as gifts for this coming holiday season. Like many others we ordered in early summer to be sure we could get a jump on the new system and have them for our family this Christmas. Here we are October 12, 2021, four days after the product launch only to find that you have cancelled our orders. While one unit was honored the others were NOT. If in the event you had a rule that only ONE was allowed per household then YOUR system should NOT have allowed the transactions to take place. We received NO advanced warning, NO communications and NO alternate options at the time the order was placed. YOU waited till today (OCT 12th) to inform us these were cancelled.

This information should have been provided at the time of order so we could have made alternate arrangements at a different retailor. This is an unacceptable business practice and the end of a customer at any and all Walmart locations.

As someone who works in supply chain, I fully understand your challenges in both stock and labor. However, THIS situation goes much higher and there is really no excuse as to how this was handled.

Super Metroid – Depths of Tourian – Photoshop Speed Art

This is a remastered screenshot from the video game Super Metroid. Released in 1994 Super Metroid featured an open world where bounty hunter Samas Aran must defeat Mother Brain to keep the galaxy safe from improper use of Metroids. There are also space pirates there looking to use Metroids to gain power. I think that is right.

Say Hello to the Ford Amatoya

Say Hello to the Ford Amatoya. A concept Warthog-inspired fire-fighting vehicle, it is a sexy vehicle that can drench fires.

Designed by Liam Ferguson, the system is similar to an MRAP and is designed to as a quick response vehicle.
… or is it just a real life Blaster Master game?

Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft: three different views on portable gaming

Source: Engadget


Tim Cook says the darnedest things. Why, just last week Apple’s head honcho suggested that iPad users are ditching their home consoles in favor of Cupertino’s favorite slate. Bold words, ones that can’t be sitting well with the gaming industry’s big three. Steady thy rifle, hardcore gamer, Cook has a point: the console wars have shifted irreversibly. Gone are the days of bickering over somewhat similar 16-bit consoles and their supposed lack of “blast-processing”; today’s gaming armies wage war with wildly different artillery. In the pursuit of your mobile gaming dollar, Nintendo toed a traditional line with a new twist. Sony, on the other hand, seems to have bundled every input method it could get its mitts on into its next-generation portable. Microsoft, however, puts the “mobile” in mobile gaming, echoing Apple’s own approach with an Xbox Live platform that eschews dedicated hardware to float across Windows Phone devices as a “feature.”