Many of us have often wondered if some toy or game from our childhood could be worth a lot of money today. And honestly, a lot of our old stuff could be worth something, if only we hadn’t done the pesky thing and actually opened and used them. Fact of the matter is, no matter how collectible an item is, it is worth far less if it’s been used or even opened. But hey, don’t give up hope: you could always find an unopened Kid Icarus game cartridge from 1988 and sell it online for $9,000. That’s exactly what happened for Reno Resident Scott Amos.
The Office of the United States Trade Representative announced on Tuesday that a ten percent tax on video games and other such consumer electronics has been delayed until December 15th. According to President Trump, the reason for this is to prevent the tariffs from having a negative impact on the holiday shopping season.
Ever since Amazon helped initiate the retail apocalypse, classic stores have been going bankrupt left and right. Many of those that haven’t are still on the verge of collapse. And yet, among the ruthless demise of a dozen retailers, both Target and Walmart managed to not only survive, but adapt and grow. As far as retail was concerned, those two were the only ones managing to compete with Amazon at all, even if they were still behind the e-commerce giant by a significant extent.
The list of cities with highspeed connectivity keeps growing. Verizon announced at the end of July that customers in Atlanta, Detroit, Indianapolis and Washington, D.C. can access 5G Ultra Wideband speeds.
Back in February of 2017, USPS sent a warning regarding its one consistently successful product. In a government filing, USPS stated that the multi-year growth of its shipping and package operations could be threatened if the three customers most responsible for the business, those being FedEx, Amazon, and UPS, continued to expand their own shipping infrastructure, diverting business away from the United States Postal Service.
Hype is pretty high for The Outer Worlds, which releases on Oct. 25th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, while a Nintendo Switch version is set to be released at a later date. But while the initial game is being released on various different platforms, you may not be able to play the sequel on anything other than Xbox. At least, that’s the statement from Xbox Studios Head Matt Booty.
For Amazon’s latest video game promotion, they’ve settled on a BOGO deal; the always welcome buy one get one setup. Unfortunately it’s not buy one get one free, but rather get one half off. Still, this is a pretty sweet deal, as a select number of titles from both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are available. The number of titles to choose from is varied, ranging all the way from nostalgic classics to the most recent big hits of 2019. There are even some pre-order only games you can take advantage of with this deal.
During E3 of 2019, Microsoft unveiled a few interesting details about its next generation Xbox, codenamed Project Scarlett. They didn’t show any actual hardware during the event, but the few details they provided did give us an interesting glimpse into what the Xbox of the next generation would provide. Like Sony’s PS5, it’ll get a solid state drive, and will allegedly be four times more powerful than the Xbox One X, which is currently the most powerful console on the market.
At some point, it was announced that the ever popular Minecraft was going to get a massive graphics update, dubbed the “Super Duper Graphics Pack.” However, Minecraft developer Mojang is apparently cancelling the overhaul effort, axing the smooth and improved new effects because they are “too technically demanding to implement.”
On August 11th, previous Twitch and popular Fortnite streamer Tyler Blevins, more commonly referred to as Ninja, gave out his phone number on Twitter. Ninja asked his fans to text him and fill out some info so they could stay in contact, through a video that he posted alongside the tweet. He claimed that he would personally respond to some of the fans, and that he would team up with some of them to play Fortnite later in the week.
As research analyst Coresight Research predicted Aug. 2 that more than 12,000 stores would close before 2019 ends, another retailer announced hundreds of store closures nationwide. According to an Aug. 6 SEC filing, Walgreens undertook plans to close 200 locations in the U.K. at the end of its second fiscal quarter.
Video games and everything that is required to play them are expensive. You have the console, the TV, the controllers, the games themselves, and assuming you play with friends or just like communicating with your team, you have headsets. The latter, however, can be a bit cheaper if you keep your eyes peeled for a good deal on a high quality headset. After all, budget options are usually cheap and ineffective, so you want something that does cost enough to be reliable, and right now Amazon is selling the wireless Logitech G553 headset for a great price: $70.
Walmart Employees are Troubled by the Retailer’s Decision to Continue Selling Firearms even after...
Following the deadly shootings over the weekend in El Paso and Dayton Ohio, a pair of Walmart employees have joined a number of gun control advocates, opposing Walmart’s sale of guns and ammunition. They have urged other employees to join in their protest.
As many stores reconsider their financial holdings and how to make a space in the e-commerce dominated market, several have chosen to close stores. After Walgreens announced 200 U.S. location store closures, Kmart and Sears will add 26 more to the growing list of 7,000-plus store closures for 2019.
With streaming growing in popularity by significant margins in recent years, many different platforms have sought to take advantage of the opportunities that came with it. There’s a lot of money to be made in streaming, but everyone knows Amazon and Twitch command most of the spotlight. Microsoft Mixer has its following; but it was never as large and influential. Microsoft has taken a major step in fixing that issue by signing on the popular game streamer Tyler Blevins, better known as Ninja.
As many retailers have shuttered their stores, filed for bankruptcy or reduced its retail footprint, analysts at Coresight Research predict that the store closure number could reach more than 12,000 before 2019 is over. As of Aug. 2, there’s been 27 percent more store closures in 2019 than in 2018, according to USA Today.
Walking through any brick and mortar store, or browsing through any online store these days it's hard not to notice all the back-to-school sales that are currently going on. It is now one of those various times throughout the year that retailers put forth their best deals in an attempt to woo shoppers during this end-of-the-summer period when parents are shopping for the new school year for everything from clothing to school supplies.
Following a statement in which Walmart said it would not be making any changes to its policy of selling firearms and ammunition after the shootings in El Paso and Southhaven, the retailer has been facing increased pressure to do exactly that. Many people, including gun safety advocates and everyday shoppers, are very disgruntled with the store’s decision to remove violent video game displays and videos, but not actual guns and ammo.
Back in May, Epic Games acquired both the popular title Rocket League and its developer Psyonix. That being the case, no one is really surprised to learn that the game quickly began enacting loot box practices and mechanics that are almost identical to the ever popular Fortnite. However, Psyonix recently announced that loot boxes will be replaced later this year, with a system that “shows the exact items you are buying in advance.”
T-Mobile decided to drop the world’s first foldable phone after its disastrous debut. The Galaxy Fold, which after being tested by media reviewers had several issues, was delayed from its April 26 release date and will soon hit store shelves in September. Except T-Mobile has decided it won’t carry the phone.