Out in the real world news is happening and here are the highlights.
Nintendo Switch Price Angers Gaming Geeks
Nintendo has disappointed its fans with the excessive price tag of its new console, the Nintendo Switch. Priced at $299, industry analysts have said that, although the technology in the hybrid home console/handheld device justifies the launch price, the paltry offering of games and software available on launch day limits the appeal of a machine that costs, in Japan at least, 20 percent more than Nintendo’s current Wii U console. – Reuters
No One Killed in Salvador for First Time in Two Years
Most of central America, Costa Rica aside, is a giant, murderous mess distabilized by poverty, the drug trade and decades of U.S. meddling in local politics. With a rate of 81.2 murders for every 100,000 residents, El Salvador has the world’s second-highest murder rate, but yesterday was the first time in two years that a day passed without a single murder being reported. Well done, El Salvador! – The Guardian
Justice Department watch dog to investigate FBI over Clinton e-mails
The Justice Department’s internal watchdog is set to investigate republican FBI director, James Comey, over his re-opening of the Clinton e-mail investigation – which found no new evidence, by the way – so close to election day. Widely credited with derailing Clinton’s surging poll numbers, which no doubt helped contribute to her losses in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, states that Trump won by a slim margin of only 1 percent, Comey’s re-opening of the investigation so close to election day was criticized as meddling in the democratic process. – LA Times
George Soros lost big on the stock market after Trump’s win
Billionaire philanthropist and hedge fund manager, George Soros, a prominent benefactor of liberal organizations all around the world, lost nearly $1 billion after the stock market surged following Donald Trump’s election day win. This will no doubt put a smile on the faces of Soros’s many critics around the world, which range from autocratic regimes like Viktor Orban’s in Hungary, to regular anti-semites who likes to paint him as an illuminati-ish character with some horrible global agenda. – Yahoo
Golden State beat Detroit Pistons
Another day, another win for the Golden State Warriors: this time they swatted aside the Detroit Pistons by a 127-107 scoreline, netting a total of 15 three-pointers over the course of the game. Kevin Durant emerged with the most glory, helping himself to 25 points. The Warriors remain best in the West, while the hopeless Pistons sit at 11th place in the Eastern Conference. – Mercury News
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- Lead Image: Adam Hinton / The Guardian