Fujifilm’s Nintendo Switch Printer Is a Modern-Day Color Version of the Game Boy Printer

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A week before the new version of Pokémon Snap hits the Nintendo Switch, Fujifilm has revealed a re-branded version of its Instax Mini Link printer that will let players print out hard copies of their best Pokéshots, as well as let users accent any photo with Nintendo-themed stickers, frames, and effects.

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If you’re old enough to remember the original version of Pokémon Snap on the Nintendo 64, you probably also remember that Blockbuster video rental stores installed something called Pokémon Snap Stations that allowed players to bring in an N64 memory card full of their best shots and print out a sheet of Pokémon stickers. In a time when social media and sharing pics online wasn’t a thing, printing out images was the next best thing, and Fujifilm is trying to recreate that experience 20 years later.

Two versions of the Fujifilm Mini Link Special Edition will be available soon, including a $99 option with Switch-themed accents next week on April 30, and then a $120 bundle next month that includes a bright yellow Pikachu-shaped silicone case which is obviously the version everyone should opt for.

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Instead of having to lug a memory card to a video rental store destined for extinction, the Mini Link Special Edition uses an iOS or Android mobile app as a stepping stone between the Nintendo Switch and the printer. Users transfer photos from the Switch’s screenshot album to their smartphone’s camera roll (using a process where the Switch generates a QR Code that a smartphone then uses to connect to the console directly over an ad-hoc wifi connection) and then the Fujifilm app is used to edit and reframe images, as well as add fun Nintendo effects, before it’s sent to the printer.

Unlike the old Game Boy Camera that used relatively cheap black and white thermal paper to generate prints, the Fujifilm Mini Link Special Edition relies on color film with 20 shots costing around $15. If you’ve got a kid who ends up being a prolific Pokémon Snap photographer, covering the kitchen fridge with their portfolio could get expensive very quickly.

Mortal Kombat Had a ‘Fight Plan’ to Make Sure the Action Was Balanced

Director Simon McQuoid and star Lewis Tan on the set of Mortal Kombat.

Director Simon McQuoid and star Lewis Tan on the set of Mortal Kombat.
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One of the most impressive things about Mortal Kombat is how each fight means something. When things get cooking in the second half of the film, everything that’s happened before gives each one of the various showdowns some sort of personal stakes—that’s what makes those fights shine even beyond special effects and fight choreography. io9 spoke with Mortal Kombat director Simon McQuoid about it all.

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The film’s trailer is very careful to keep most of those final showdowns a secret, and we wouldn’t want to spoil them before release. But you just have to fill in the gaps between the film’s opening (which you can watch here) and how that might end up paying off when Sub-Zero and Scorpion finally go head to head to begin to understand just how impactful and crucial the pair-ups are.

You’ve heard of a flight plan, but how about a fight plan? McQuoid explained that balancing the many skirmishes in the video game adaptation was a long, meticulous process.

“What we ended up doing as part of when we were in preproduction and shooting, we did a fight plan,” McQuaid said. “So the whole film was storyboarded and then there was this fight plan to make sure that the audience didn’t get fight fatigue. We wanted to make sure we’re maximizing all of the character development and story development throughout all of the real estate that the fights took up. Also, we wanted to make sure that the energies of them and the variation of them was correct. So that you didn’t get to them down the line and say ‘I’ve seen this. This is boring.’ So that fatigue was really important to us.”

Mehcad Brooks as Jax in Mortal Kombat.

Mehcad Brooks as Jax in Mortal Kombat.
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“Then, doing the set-up and payoff all of who fights who, that was just a constant evolution,” he continues. “Some things had a little thing baked into the script and then we amplified it more to be a more satisfying payoff. Other things weren’t there at all, and we had to move things around, had to swap a few people who were going to fight who. Sometimes it was because of production realities and… we couldn’t split Joe Taslim in half. [laughs] Stuff like that. So it was just a constant evolution and that’s filmmaking … I guess the key is the thing you’re feeling? We really cared about and we really focused on making sure you felt that.”

So credit goes to not just McQuoid, but also writers Greg Russo and Dave Callaham, and the many others who helped find the balance that makes Mortal Kombat both emotionally and viscerally satisfying.

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Mortal Kombat is releasing this Friday, April 23, in theaters and on HBO Max.

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Tetris-OS Is an ‘OS’ That Only Plays Tetris

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As a former Tetris fanatic, the idea of an operating system that only runs Tetris, over and over again forever, is fairly compelling. First, my workday would be completely different. Gone are Zoom meetings, mid-morning Slack standups, and endless writing. In fact, a computer that can only play Tetris would remove me from the internet entirely, thereby reducing my intake of fake news, social media muck, and Kardashian gossip. The only thing I could do is play Tetris, and that sounds wonderful.

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To that end, dear reader, we invite you to try to compile and install Tetris-OS, an “operating system” by YouTuber and programmer Jdah that lets you play Tetris at the very heart of your machine. The OS currently runs on macOS inside an emulator, so you probably won’t be able to slap it onto a floppy and punch it into your old Packard Bell PC. Instead, you’ll only be able to celebrate the magic of Tetris-OS in a window on your desktop.

Jdah talked about his development process and even walked us through the creation of his masterpiece. He warns us to try it on our own computers at our own risk.

“You probably know what you’re doing if you’re going to try this,” he wrote. “Just burn boot.iso onto some bootable media and give it a go.”

To be clear, this isn’t an operating system, per se. As one HackerNews wag noted:

This is cool, but I think it’s misleading to call it an operating system. It’s Tetris that runs without an operating system, which is to say, on bare metal, old school. Writing programs that run on bare metal is a cool and worthwhile thing to do, but calling any such program an “operating system” is confusing

And he’s right. Tetris-OS doesn’t manage files, control communications between processes, or handle logins. But, again, this is Tetris-OS. You don’t log into Tetris-OS. You live it.

What this actually is, is a version of Tetris that runs in the bootloader, a small space in any disk (or in this case ISO file) that runs before anything else on your computer. In fact, many game disks from the 1980s and 1990s contained their own “operating systems,” in the loosest sense of the word, which also made it possible to run Space Invaders as an OS and even run Tetris as a computer’s BIOS. That said, it’s a great effort and, ultimately, could incite true human enlightenment if we can all get together and replace Facebooking, Tweeting, and TikTokking with endless games of Tetris.

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The Trailer for Werewolves Within Makes It Look Like a Clawfully Fun Flick

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You know what’s worse than a werewolf? A secret werewolf. That the sort of monster that can tear a community apart—unless Veep’s Sam Richardson and Milana Vayntrub (our would-be Squirrel Girl) can hold it together while searching for the hidden, furry killer.

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Curiously enough, Werewolves Within is based on a 2016 VR game, which took place in a medieval fantasy town. This movie adaptation moves the mysterious werewolf attacks to a small town in modern times, but adds a hell of a cast including Richardson, Vayntrub, What We Do in the Shadows’ fantastic Harvey Guillén, Cheyenne Jackson, Michaela Watkins, Rebecca Henderson, and Glenn Fleshler. Despite what is clearly going to be some gory murder, the film looks incredibly… wholesome?

I guess I just like the idea of a werewolf failing to tear a small community apart, even as it tears its victims limb from limb. It’s rated R, for the record.

Directed by Josh Ruben and written by Mishna Wolff, Werewolves Within will be in theaters on June 25, but also hit VOD on July 2 if you’re not prepared to venture outside quite yet. That’s quite understandable, given all those werewolves roaming about.


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You Can Link These Miniature Street Fighter II Arcade Cabinets for Head-to-Head Multiplayer

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Miniature video game cabinets scratch a nostalgic itch for ‘80s kids who miss their favorite childhood arcades, but their compact size often means they’re single-player only. My Arcade’s new Street Fighter II: Champion Edition Micro Player solves that with the option of linking a pair of tiny arcades using a cable so that side-by-side fights—and the requisite trash-talking—are still possible.

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You can, of course, get classic Street Fighter games for almost any modern console and simply plop down on the couch next to a friend with controllers in hand for a shared screen throw-down, but the Micro Player slathers on the nostalgia with a 1/10th-scale cabinet featuring the same graphics as the full-size 1992 original as well as six arcade-style buttons, and a joystick with mechanical switches that probably feels great—even if it’s also scaled down.

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The Micro Player is designed to match the arcade experience of playing Street Fighter II as closely as possible, but at just 7.25-inches tall with a 3.5-inch screen, and a backlit marquee, you can keep this on your desk, kitchen counter, workbench, or anywhere you think some simulated hand-t0-hand combat would be a welcome way to blow off steam. You could even drag it into the bathroom because the tiny cabinet can be powered using a microUSB cable connected to a power adapter, or a set of four AA batteries.

Playing against a computer opponent can quickly lose its novelty—whether you’ve advanced past the computer’s skill level or are tired of getting beaten on the easiest setting—so every Street Fighter II: Champion Edition Micro Player includes a data cable allowing two of them to be physically connected for multi-player fights. The only catch? These things are $50 each, and for $100 you can instead get your hands on a throwback console that lets two people play Street Fighter (like the SNES Classic Edition) plus a long list of other multi-player games.

Leaked HTC Vive Air Concept Would Solve a Major Problem With VR Fitness

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VR fitness is the future, baby! But there’s one major problem: sweat. As fun as fitness games can be, it’s less fun if sweat keeps trickling into your eyeball during an intense session, and properly cleaning a headset afterward can be annoying. All this makes the leaked HTC Vive Air intriguing

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The concept headset, which was leaked by the World Design Guide awards (via Engadget), is specifically meant for fitness games and “optimized for high intensity with long use.” According to a brief descriptor of the product, the headset itself is made from an “innovative lightweight” structure and knitted materials that improve ventilation and dry quickly. There’s also a quick-release mechanism that lets you remove the “soft components” for washing.

Yes, please. While headsets like the Oculus Quest 2 make fitness games less cumbersome by removing the cords and making the headset lighter, it’s still not ideal for fitness. You’ve got porous foam padding, which is a sweat magnet, and the only real solution is either getting a sports-friendly barrier mask or being diligent about wiping your stuff down with antibacterial wipes and letting them naturally air dry. No one wants a stinky VR headset, especially if you intend on using it for other, non-sweaty games. Adding a more breathable material that you could also potentially throw in the wash seems like a no-brainer.

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Given that these images are only renders, there’s no way to tell how light this HTC Vive Air headset would be. (Though calling any product “Air” implies it’s really freaking light.) I’m not saying I want to do full-blown HIIT workouts complete with tuck jumps in VR. That sounds… dangerous. But it does open the possibility for more dynamic movements (pop squats or mountain climbers, perhaps?) without things feeling too heavy or bulky.

As nice as it would be, it looks like we’ll have to temper expectations a bit. While the World Design Guide page says the device will launch in 2021, an HTC spokesperson told Engadget it was “only a concept” but that “elements and inspirations” from the design would make their way into other HTC products. That said, I’m still waiting—and will likely be waiting forever—for a VR headset that won’t look quite so stupid while working out.

Dash Rendar Makes a Friend in This Look Inside a New Star Wars Anthology

Dash Rendar’s back...sort of!

Dash Rendar’s back…sort of!
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For years, Star Wars Insider has been home to more than just journalism and criticism about the ins and outs of the galaxy far, far away, but original fiction spanning everything from the highs of the old Expanded Universe to the recent launch of The High Republic. A new anthology is gathering some of its classics, and we’ve got a look inside.

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Releasing on Star Wars day itself, May 4, Titan will publish Star Wars Insider: Fiction Collection Vol. 1, gathering stories and artwork from the magazine’s long history of original fiction. Featuring tales from Star Wars icons like Jason Fry, Matthew Stover, John Ostrander, and Paul S. Kemp, as well as art from Joe Corroney, Brian Rood, Jan Duursema, Magali Villeneuve, and many more, it’s a fitting celebration of the magazine’s library of Star Wars creative storytelling.

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Ahead of the release, io9 is excited to give you a look inside one classic’s return, highlighting beloved Shadows of the Empire star Dash Rendar—captain of the Outrider and Han Solo knockoff of our dreams. Take a look at an exclusive excerpt from Michael Reaves and Maya Kaathryn Bohnoff’s “And Leebo Makes Three” below, as well as a piece of art featuring Dash and his titular new friend Leebo, by legendary Star Wars poster artists Greg and Tim Hildebrandt!


The Rodian glanced around The Nexu’s Den as if looking for someone he desperately hoped not to see. Sitting across from him at the dimly lit corner table in the seedy port bar, Dash Rendar absently wondered why he even bothered trying to see—the air was a bilious pall of deathstick smoke and other inhalants, all designed to make the present more interesting and the future less attainable. His lungs protested in spite of his shallow breathing.

Aside from the smoke, the place smelled like stale droid lube and fermented fruit. He’d been in worse. It didn’t seem anything to be particularly proud of at the moment.

His Nautolan partner, Eaden Vrill, endured it the way he endured everything— with silent stoicism. Nautolans as a species tended to be unemotional. Add to that Eaden’s few decades of training in the teräs käsi martial arts discipline, and the result was a very inscrutable alien. They’d been working together for over four months, and Dash still found it hard to fathom what was going on much of the time behind the amphibian’s large, maroon eyes.

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“Awright, look,” Kood Gareeda said at last, his vocal organs giving the Basica whistling, rubbery sound that made comprehension dicey. Once again, Dash marveled at the alien’s choice of occupations. Stand-up comedy was hardly the best choice for someone whose sibilants and fricatives all sounded alike. Not that most audiences stayed around long enough to be annoyed by this. Put bluntly, Darth Vader probably did better shtick. But concern about Gareeda’s financial future would have to take a back seat to concern about their own. As far as Dash was concerned, it was all over bar the counting. He doubted that Eaden wanted to spend the money, but a mech- of-all-trades would be useful aboard the Outrider.

“Remind me again what he’s programmed for,” Dash prompted the Rodian. He’d swear the guy was sweating, and Rodians didn’t even have sweat glands.

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Gareeda ticked off the droid’s features on his scaly digits. “Navigation, piloting, and weapons, as well as da usual repair capabilities standard in da LE series.”

“And you’re selling him because…?”

Another glance at the door. “‘cause I was misinformed. I was told his safety protocols been hacked. Dey lied ta me.” The Rodian glowered at the dormant droid. “He’s a mopak bodyguard. He’ll shoot at sentients, but he won’t hit ‘em. What good’s dat?”

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A heavy thump from the door’s direction once again drew the Rodian’s attention. Dash decided it was time to wrap up this palaver.

Comedian or not, Gareeda’s behavior suggested he was expecting something decidedly unfunny to happen at any second. It was even making Eaden jinky, judging from how the heavy cilia on his head twitched whenever Gareeda’s nervous gaze swept past the entrance.

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Besides, if the Rodian was under some sort of time pressure, that could only work to their advantage. “Fifteen hundred,” Dash offered.

He got a baleful look from Gareeda’s black, insectile orbs. The comic’s fleshy proboscis worked angrily for a moment. Then—

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“Fine. Gimme da creds. I gotta get off dis rock.”“Well, if you need a boost off world, we can offer that, too.”

The Rodian’s bulbous eyes seemed to protrude even further. “No, no. I, ah, I c’n find ‘nother passage…”

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“You don’t need to. You got us. Ten hundred—and a lift.”

Gareeda made a slurping sound that approximated a human’s gnashing of teeth, then stuck out a scaly hand. “Fine. Done. How soon d’you—we—space?”

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Dash, suppressing a grin, handed over a one thousand credit note. “One hour. Dock Eighty-Four Twelve. Mid- Town facility.”

Gareeda nodded and stood up to leave. Eaden halted him. “It’s got a restraining bolt installed. What’s wrong with it?”

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The sharp, bitter odor of rank fear again pervaded the air. “Nuttin’. Jus’ wanted ta make sure it didn’t… wander off, dat’s all.”

“Great!” said Dash. “Let’s fire it up.”

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The Rodian looked like he might cry. Dash had never seen such a sight; in fact, he wasn’t even sure if Rodians could cry. “Look, if I’m gonna make it t’your ship inna hour, I gotta get my gear.”

He was so obviously desperate that Dash gestured for him to be gone; there was no fun in torturing someone in such dire straits.

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Gareeda fled like a mynock out of Mustafar. He didn’t use the front entrance; he headed out the back.

“Well,” said Eaden, “there he goes. Leaving us a thousand credits lighter with what’s probably an inert piece of junk.”

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“At that price, who cares? Even if it doesn’t work, the chassis alone is worth half again as much.” He flipped the droid’s master switch, and was pleased to see its photoreceptors light up.

“Optic circuitry works,” Eaden said. He addressed the droid. “Are you functional?”

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“Who’s asking?” the droid replied tartly, then scanned the noisy, smoky chamber. “What’s wrong with this reality? Where’s my boss?”

Dash rolled his eyes. Wonderful. The Rodian had given the droid a personality substrate. Fairly easy to embed, and almost impossible to remove, because the more it interfaced with those around it, the more ingrained the substrate became. It was probably almost firmware by now.

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Well, nothing to be done about it. “Your boss took off.”

The droid’s optics fluttered. “He… left me?”

“Sold you. Took a thou of my hard- earned creds.”

One thousand? I’m worth five times that!”

The droid’s voice carried such indignity that Dash grinned in spite of the situation. “Got a pretty good opinion of yourself.”

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“Believe me, you don’t want to know my opinion of you.”

Before Dash could reply, the bar’s front door slammed open. Four beings entered. Two were large, brutal-looking humans, followed by a Barabel. The last was a Trandoshan. They looked exactly like what they undoubtedly were: trouble One of the humans zeroed in on Dash’s table and pointed. The others looked. Then, all four moved with a purpose —right at them.

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Eaden stood. Cracked his knuckles. Dash turned to the droid. “What do you call yourself?”

“None of your business. I—

“Stow it. Emergency nomenclature override. New name: Leebo.”

“Integrating data. New name: Leebo.”

“Okay, Leebo, let’s move back. We don’t want to get hit by flying thugs.”


Star Wars Insider: Fiction Collection Vol. 1 hits shelves on May 4, and is currently available to preorder at Amazon in the U.S. and Europe.

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Mortal Kombat’s Stars Believe the Film’s Diversity Gives It Added Resonance

Joe Taslim as Bi-Han and Hiroyuki Sanada as Hanzo Hasashi will each evolve into something more in Mortal Kombat.

Joe Taslim as Bi-Han and Hiroyuki Sanada as Hanzo Hasashi will each evolve into something more in Mortal Kombat.
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Though Mortal Kombat is an action-packed adaptation of a hit video game, releasing it right now may wind up meaning a little something extra. The film is filled with actors from all walks of life, but many of are of Asian descent. In a time when violence against AAPI community is at the forefront of public discussion and awareness, the films actors believe it shouldn’t go unnoticed that a movie filled with a cast this diverse is poised to be a worldwide hit.

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“It’s very important, especially now, if this movie could give not just entertainment to the people … but give hope that Hollywood is more diverse, the door is open and everything is possible,” actor Joe Taslim, who plays Sub-Zero, told io9. “If you’re Asian and then you’re thinking about Hollywood, [some people think] it’s just for the West. You’re wrong, because now Hollywood is not only for America or North America. Hollywood belongs to the world. And this diversity is important to make people think if they can do it, I can do it.”

“With what’s happening in North America and in the West right now with all this hate, I want people to believe that this is something that we need to work on together as a team, like Earth Realm in the film,” Taslim continues. “You got to be in it together. This is the fight that everybody needs to be involved [in]. It’s humanity. It’s not about color, race, religion, et cetera. It’s about you want to fight for humanity or not. I think that’s the message.”

Lewis Tan as Cole Young in Mortal Kombat.

Lewis Tan as Cole Young in Mortal Kombat.
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Lewis Tan, who plays Sub-Zero rival and Mortal Kombat newcomer Cole Young, agreed. “I’ve been campaigning for diversity in Hollywood for many years,” the Iron Fist, Wu Assassins, and Deadpool 2 actor told io9. “Coincidentally, this is coming out at crazy time where there’s so much violence towards Asian people for whatever reason. There’s many different reasons. But I was looking at a big, big poster of me on the side of the building, and I was like, ‘This is so crazy.’ The emotion that I had when I saw it was really non-objectively thinking ‘Wow. This is a moment in history where Asian people are being targeted and at the same time, there’s this big old picture of this Asian dude with no shirt on the side of this gigantic building and all over the world.’”

“[Mortal Kombat] is going to help in a way that it helps people identify you with the culture and the norm,” Tan continued. “The norm of being part of culture, doing cool things, being heroes, being these awesome characters, larger than life. And it just gives you a different perspective of how people look. Obviously, that’s very important because how people look is causing them to be injured and killed and targeted. It’s crazy for me to see. It’s heartbreaking for me to see. At the same time, I’ll use my platform in any way I can to help this movement to the best of my ability.”

Ludi Lin as Liu Kang and Max Huang as Kung Lao make up more of the diverse cast.

Ludi Lin as Liu Kang and Max Huang as Kung Lao make up more of the diverse cast.
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Hoping a movie that uses extreme violence for entertainment purposes could make people committing actual acts of extreme violence think differently might be a stretch, but every little bit helps. Seeing this incredible cast will absolutely remind everyone that anyone can be a hero. Tan and Taslim are both right when they say normalizing the kind of diversity a film like Mortal Kombat has could reach far beyond the screen.

Mortal Kombat hits theaters, and HBO Max, April 23.

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Hacking the Game Boy’s Multiplayer Randomizer Creates the Perfect Version of Tetris

Do you remember the thrill of getting two straight line pieces in a row while playing Game Boy Tetris? It made you feel like running out and buying a lottery ticket. Now imagine the feeling if Tetris served up a never-ending buffet of just straight line pieces—this could be the greatest video game hack of all time.

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Twitter’s ‘stacksmashing’ first came to our attention after reverse-engineering and hacking Nintendo’s Game & Watch revival a day before it was officially released, and then quickly figuring out how to get it to natively play other Nintendo games including The Legend of Zelda and Pokémon. More recently he’s turned his attention to hacking the original Game Boy, and even finding a way to turn the handheld into a Bitcoin mining device—albeit a very, very slow one.

Free money is cool, but stacksmashing’s latest hack realizes a fantasy that anyone who’s ever played Tetris has secretly harbored. But instead of modifying the game cart itself, the hack cleverly leverages Game Boy Tetris’ multiplayer mode which relied on the Game Link Cable accessory to physically link two consoles together. (The Game Boy was released long before Bluetooth and wifi facilitated easy and fast wireless connectivity.)

After reverse-engineering how two Game Boys communicate over the Game Link Cable by sniffing the traffic being passed back and forth, he discovered that the Game Boy that initiated multiplayer Tetris sent over a copy of all the randomized pieces that were to be dropped ensuring each player had the same gameplay experience. Using custom hardware that was similar to what allowed him to mine Bitcoin on a Game Boy, including a Raspberry Pi Pico, he was able to write a program that sent only straight line tetrominoes (the official name for the assortment of Tetris shapes) to a Game Boy in multiplayer Tetris mode, making it impossibly easy to play the most satisfying game of Tetris imaginable.

Eventually, stacksmashing hopes to leverage his newfound understanding of how the Game Link Cable works and his custom PCB boards that allow it to connect to a standard USB port to create an adapter allowing multiplayer Game Boy titles to be played over the internet with anyone on earth, instead of someone sitting a couple of feet away from you.

The 10 Best Deals of April 9, 2021

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It’s April 9, and we at Kinja Deals are here to bring you the top 10 deals of the day. Cash in on Truly Products and chill out. Indulge in your cravings with Daelman’s Stroopwafels. And do self-care right by taking 20% off Bellesa’s sitewide spring sale.

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If you’re still craving more deals, take a peek at Friday’s best deals overall.

I’m a huge fan of Daelman’s. I got my first pack of these in a Try Treats box a few years ago, and they were amazing. This pack runs for $40 at Amazon, so this is a nice deal for upgrading the snack section of your pantry. Get 28% off while supplies last.

The individual packs are easy to toss in your bag, and they are only 120 calories on par with a granola bar. In this deal, you’ll get eight boxes each of tasty and satisfying Dutch caramel. This is a classic soft, bendy, and traditional treat straight from Holland you won’t regret grabbing. These sold out quickly last time, so we expect the same this go-round.

This deal was originally published by Sheilah Villari. 

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Here’s a bit of modern alchemy for you. EA Play is now part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Because of that, Microsoft actually coverts any EA Play subscriptions into Game Pass Ultimate subscriptions if you’re already a Game Pass Ultimate member. So if you buy 12 months of EA Play, it actually extends your Game Pass Ultimate subscription another four months. It’s a little bit of a head-scratcher, so check Microsoft’s FAQ for exact details here. If you’re looking for a cheap way to extend your Game Pass subscription in a roundabout way, Eneba is selling one year of EA Play for $21 when you use the code EAPLAYORXGPU at checkout. Since Game Pass Ultimate is $15 a month, that means you’re getting an extra few months free here. Just remember that this only works if you’re already subscribed to Game Pass Ultimate, so this won’t work for new members.

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This deal was originally posted by Giovanni Colantonio.

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I love Overwatch, but I haven’t played it in years. During one of my last sessions with the game in 2017, I played a round as Bastion and got absolutely wrecked. Several children got on mic to dunk on me and I decided I could never show my face in the shooter again. But you, dear reader, are likely stronger than me. I have faith that you are thick-skinned enough to brave the sea of mad children and enjoy a fun video game. If you fit that description, Eneba currently has Overwatch: Legendary Edition on sale for Xbox. Use the code APRILXBOXSALE at checkout and you’ll get a digital key for just $19. All jokes about toxicity aside, Overwatch remains a very fun multiplayer experience that’s especially fun with friends. At $19, it’s a great entry into the series ahead of Overwatch 2, which is coming… eventually.

Disclaimer: While we’ve heard your complaints about our use of Eneba links in the past, note the redirection to EU region-locked products has since been resolved by our affiliate partners at Eneba and Awin.

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Spring is all about renewal, rebirth, and growth. Our pals at Bellesa know that and want to encourage you to get sprung on yourself. Celebrate better weather and sunshine with a new treat for yourself. Save 20% off on anything on the site and embrace rising temperatures, flowers blooming, and you.

The Dea is a staff favorite and a killer dual vibe. Created with the maximum pleasure of both the G-spot and the clit in mind, this is an actual deity on earth. What better way to get in touch with yourself and the planet. It’s ergonomic and blends it all together in a rhythmic fashion. Keep in touch with yourself, take a real journey of relaxation and discovery.

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If you love to keep your affairs internal, then your love the Aurora. Soft, sleek, and powerful. Just one button gets it going to push all yours. This is a great beginner vibe, so great for first-timers. It’s a best seller for a reason.

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The Diskreet Vibe is the companion piece to the Diskreet Air (one of my favorite toys). This vibe sizes down the tech of the previously mentioned Aurora and Dea but not the potency. They somehow managed to get all that in just a 3.5” diameter toy. Choose how you want to groove with the multiple sides; there are options. This clitoral vibrator is just as cute as the above Air in its beautiful baby blue clamshell case. Both of these cases look like compacts and fit snuggling in your purse. They’re USB charged and waterproof too.

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Trim the savings and bring your knives back to factory pointiness in seconds with a safe and effective sharpener. The Angle Pro Knife Sharpener is just that, and it’s 64% off.

Just a few pulls at the designated slot is all it takes to return your knives to their brilliance. It’s quick and easy, two things that are not suspicious at all when returning a butcher knife to ultimate sharpness. The 3-in-1 knife sharpener helps you get just the right angle at any gauge. Three ceramic wheels straighten your blades and three tungsten carbide rods put a new edge on them too. Slice and dice with ease after minimal work and in the comfort of your own home. This also comes with a three-year warranty.

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The sharpener will ship for $3.

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This deal was originally published by Sheilah Villari. 

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This is the Dark Souls of board games. No, but seriously, it’s literally Dark Souls: The Board Game. This isn’t some cheeky cliché about a hard game. It’s a board game adaptation of Dark Souls and it’s $71. I am being real with you right now. This is an action-exploration game that you can either play solo or with up to four players. You’ll do all the things you’re used to doing in Dark Souls, like traversing dark halls, finding loot, and fighting monsters. The game uses a combination of tiles, cards, and miniatures to creatively bring the game’s exploration to your table. And yes, in case you’re wondering, it is hard as hell. It truly is the Dark Souls of board games, because it is Dark Souls: The Board Game.

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Bored and/or tired of walking around your city? Ninebot’s Segway ES1L electric scooter can save you the hassle as you cruise around in style. It can hit a top speed of 12.4 miles per hour and has a battery that likewise lasts up to 12.4 miles (synergy!), with a lightweight and foldable design just under 25 pounds. Save $100 off the regular price at Amazon and join the hundreds of customers who give it a 4.6-star review average.

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More and more gadgets are launching with wireless charging, and if you’re routinely charging more than one of ‘em, then you might want a larger charging pad. Choetech’s Dual Wireless Charger is up for the task, packing in five charging coils on a surface large enough to hold a smartphone and earbuds case, for example, or a pair of smartphones. It’s a fast wireless charger, too, handling speeds up to 10W for compatible devices, and even comes with the wall adapter.

It’s just $22 right now when you clip the coupon on the page and use code 74OSLY2D at checkout. That’s $14 off the list price, and the device has a 4.4-star rating from 5,400+ customer reviews. It’ll work with any Qi-compatible wirelessly-chargeable devices, including recent iPhones, most top Android phones, and AirPods Pro and other similar earbuds cases.

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This deal was originally published by Andrew Hayward.

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If you have home projects on the mind, an electric sander can save you a lot of the hassle of manual sanding when it comes to woodworking and paint removal tasks. Luckily, Tacklife’s 5” random orbit sander is currently 30% off at Amazon when you use code ZRHMA5OB at checkout, dropping the price to $28.

It has six variable speeds and a dust collection system, and comes with 12 sandpaper discs (split between 80 grit and 180 grit) for varying needs. Tacklife’s device is compact and convenient, and has a glowing 4.6-star rating from 4,700+ customers.

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This deal was originally published by Giovanni Colantonio.

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Truly has become a bit of a cult hit on Instagram with beauty bloggers. Their unique combination of sustainability, quality products, and promotion of positive mental health has made them a favorite in the community. Right now, at Ulta, take 20% off their entire line and see what all the fuss is about.

This company is a fave among CBD lovers. I’m personally a fan of their Hemp Acne Patches ($10). While the didn’t fully erase my blemishes they did lighten them and I’m sure they healed faster with these than without. The hemp and salicylic acid helped with redness and soothed the irritation. Plus they are cute little face stickers.

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With this transitional weather, good face oil is needed in your arsenal. This Blueberry Kush CBD Body Oil ($34) is one of the company’s top sellers and combines over 1,000 blueberries and 300mg of CBD in each bottle. Blueberries are known for their antioxidant properties to help your skin stay hydrated and protect it against the pending chilly elements. It smells amazing and gives your face a glowing dewy look.

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One of the best-reviewed products is the CBD Jelly Toning Solution ($20). A good toner that is gentle and doesn’t dry your face out is key. The CBD in this toner eases red splotches and aids in the balance of an oily complexion. The glycolic acid deep cleans your pores and gets your skin back in control so breakouts are less likely.

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This deal was originally published by Sheilah Villari.