The Daily Populous

Monday June 6th, 2022 night edition

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Sega has suggested that high costs caused by the pandemic are preventing it from producing a Dreamcast or Saturn mini console.

Sega’s latest mini console, the Mega Drive Mini 2, was announced earlier this week.

“Some of you may say ‘this isn’t a Sega Saturn Mini’ or ‘I wanted a Dreamcast mini’, it’s not that we didn’t think about that direction”, Okunari said of the new Mega Drive console.

Dreamcast was Sega’s final home console, marking the end of the Japanese company’s near-20-year stint in the console hardware market.

Further reading Sega Genesis Mini 2 – every game confirmed Find out which Genesis and Sega CD games will be coming to Sega's new console.

The Mega Drive Mini 2 will include 50 Mega Drive and Mega CD titles, including arcade ports and what Sega describes as a “mysterious new work”.

The first Mega Drive Mini was released in 2019 and included 42 games, with the libraries differing per region. »

A House Democrat plans to introduce a bill that would hit AR-15's with a 1,000% tax — and it could pass Congress without GOP votes

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Rep. Donald Beyer of Virginia, a member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means panel, wants to impose a 1,000% excise tax on assault weapons.

"What it's intended to do is provide another creative pathway to actually make some sensible gun control happen," Beyer told Insider.

"But a gun tax at 1,000%, I can't see how it would not dissuade some people from purchasing a taxed firearm. »

Alleged avocado thief arrested for grand theft of fruit in Goleta

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A suspected avocado thief was charged with grand theft of fruit among other charges after he was caught with stolen avocados from a ranch in Goleta.

It happened May 8 near a ranch in the 6900 block of Cathedral Oaks Road.

Rounds was arrested for grand theft of fruit (a felony), possession of a controlled substance (a misdemeanor), and possession of drug paraphernalia (a misdemeanor.). »

Russian missile barrage strikes Kyiv, shattering city’s month-long sense of calm

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KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A barrage of Russian missiles struck Ukraine’s capital early Sunday, hitting unspecified “infrastructure” targets, Kyiv’s mayor said.

But the attack shattered a sense of calm in Kyiv, which hadn’t seen similar strikes since the April 28 visit of UN Secretary-General António Guterres.

An acrid smell of smoke filled the air in the Darnystki district of eastern Kyiv, with a billowing pillar of smoke rising in the sky. »