A small town in California is fining people $100 for looking at their phone while crossing the street

Google Maps/Business Insider Montclair, California, has implemented a local law banning “distracted walking.” Anyone looking at their screen while crossing the street is liable for a fine. It’s $ 100 for the first time, then $ 200, then $ 500 after that. You can also get stung for talking on the phone or listening to […]

Crossing Souls review — a full course of nostalgia, with a small side of story

REVIEW: Crossing Souls is an action role-playing game that’s in love with the ’80s. It’s strewn with references to The Goonies and Back to the Future, and its cutscenes and soundtrack do an excellent job at surfing the nostalgia wave. Indie developer Fourattic raised funds for the game on Kickstarter in 2014. Four years later and with […]

The Last Oldsmobile Ever Built Crossing Auction Block Today

– Thirteen years after the Oldsmobile brand expired, General Motors is selling a virtually new Alero—via State Line Auto Auction in Waverly, New York, where a 2004 Alero GLS Final 500 Collector’s Edition, the last Oldsmobile ever produced, is rolling across the auction block today. – Collector Edition #500, the Dark Cherry Metallic sedan was […]

The ‘hollow husk’ of mobile Animal Crossing is gaming’s sad future

GUEST: You know how people have been saying, for years and years now, that the triple-A video game industry’s weird hyperfocus on mostly white, mostly male demographics would eventually bite it in the ass? As evidence of this I give you: the “free-to- play” mobile videogame. Exhibit A: this piece by Sam Machkovech over on […]

Sensor Tower: Animal Crossing gets 15 million mobile downloads in 6 days

Judging by the flood of memes on Twitter about Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, it’s no surprise to hear that it had a successful launch. In the first six days, it’s been downloaded at least 15 million times from the Apple App Store and Google Play, according to market analyst Sensor Tower. That puts it ahead of Fire Emblem: […]

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp impressions: Nintendo should be ashamed

(credit: Nintendo) Animal Crossing debuted as a weird, unique, and very Nintendo-like video game in 2001. It resembled popular life- and farm-sim games, where your experience in a small, riverside village revolved around simple tasks and monotony. But Nintendo added a very special pinch of time and patience. There simply wasn’t much to do in […]

Dads Crossing The Border

There’s been a spike in Central American fathers and their children crossing the US border illegally over the last seven months, BuzzFeed News has learned. An Immigration and Customs Enforcement official confirmed the increase, which human rights activists say is the unintended byproduct of the Department of Homeland Security’s successful push to stop the flow […]

Have YOU ever sent text while crossing the road on foot? It could now land you in prison

Tourists who head to Hawaii for some holiday sun should avoid using their phone whilst crossing the street. If they’re caught texting whilst attempting to cross, they could now be fined for the offence. The capital city of Honolulu has brought in the fine to try and tackle road accidents due to a lack of […]

‘People can die’: Texting while crossing street banned in Honolulu

A new law brings trouble in paradise for anyone texting as they walk across a street in Hawaii’s state capital. “Distracted pedestrian” legislation is popping up in other states as well, as deaths associated with cell phone fixation are at record highs. On Wednesday, lawmakers in Honolulu made it illegal for pedestrians to cross the […]

Nintendo’s next big smartphone game is a new entry in the ‘Animal Crossing’ series

Nintendo’s on the verge of releasing its next major mobile game. It’s called “Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp” and it’s headed to iOS and Android devices at some point in “late November.”  Unsurprisingly, it looks adorable. Nintendo Like “Super Mario Run” — the last Nintendo game on mobile devices — “Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp” is a […]