The Daily Populous

Friday February 4th, 2022 night edition

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Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa has reiterated that the company plans to grow its game development capabilities organically rather than through acquisitions.

With the industry going through a period of consolidation, Furukawa touched on the topic of acquisitions on Thursday following the publication of Nintendo’s latest financial results.

On January 10, Rockstar’s parent company Take-Two revealed its intention to purchase mobile gaming giant Zynga in a $12.7 billion deal – at the time the biggest ever in the games industry.

“I really have a hard time imagining which of the big ones they could even be interested in buying,” he said.

The company has always relied on first-party games, and I don’t see any reason why they should change.”.

Last year Nintendo acquired Canadian Luigi’s Mansion 3 developer Next Level Games – the company’s first buyout in more than a decade.

A month later, Nintendo appeared to have started construction of two major office expansions in Kyoto, Japan, reportedly in an attempt to create more games in-house, rather than outsourcing development. »

IS leader blows up self, family as US attacks Syria hideout

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President Joe Biden announced the overnight raid by American special operations forces, which U.S. officials called a “significant blow” to the radical militant organization.

The raid targeted Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi, who took over as head of the group on Oct. 31, 2019, just days after leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi died during a U.S. raid.

“Thanks to the bravery of our troops this horrible terrorist leader is no more,” Biden said at the White House. »

Adam Schiff Explains Why Trump’s Pardon Promise Is ‘Very Important Evidence’

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Schiff, a member of the House select committee investigating the insurrection, suggested on MSNBC Wednesday that Trump’s comments at a weekend rally were part of a broader pattern of using pardons to influence and intimidate witnesses.

“If this violence against the Capitol wasn’t part of the plan, or wasn’t something he condoned, then why would he consider pardoning them?”.

“So, I think it’s very important evidence as to his intent. »

Susan Collins says it may be difficult for Republicans to reject a Black, female Supreme Court nominee because Democrats have painted the GOP as 'anti-Black'

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Susan Collins said it might be hard for Republicans to reject a Black, female Supreme Court nominee.

Collins is one of few Republican senators who may vote in favor of Biden's nominee.

Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine said this week that it might be difficult for Republicans to reject a Black, female Supreme Court nominee because of the political implications. »

Trucker convoy GoFundMe suspended after reaching $10.1 million

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GoFundMe has suspended a fundraiser for the “Freedom Convoy” of truckers and supporters who have tied up downtown Ottawa while protesting vaccine mandates.

It’s the second time GoFundMe has suspended access to the money.

Funds were frozen by GoFundMe the first time in mid-January when the funds were at $4.5 million. »