Welcome to your Wednesday morning. Today we explain how we'll try to stop killer robots, reveal some new gadgets from Motorola and look into the sketchier side of YouTube influencers.
With the Switch riding high and the beleaguered Wii U all but retired, Nintendo's accounts are looking a little brighter than usual. The Japanese console maker posted some strong financial earnings today for the three-month period ending on June 30th, with 64.73 billion yen ($578 million) in gross profit and, with the usual operating expenses deducted, 16.21 billion yen ($145 million) in operating profit. That's in stark contrast to a year ago, when Nintendo posted a pretty dismal 30.5 billion yen ($272 million) in operating profit and lost 5.13 billion yen ($46 million) overall.
On Saturday Pokémon Go players from around the world gathered in Chicago's Grant Park for a promised special anniversary event, but as we now know, things didn't quite work out. As Niantic Labs explains it, the issues that tripped up Pokémon Go Fest were layered, starting with technical issues that caused the client to crash, before tweaks to the servers fixed that. Once the clients worked, network congestion and overloaded cell networks held up players from connecting and staying connected.
Source: Niantic Labs Blog
We are pleased to announce another round of sales are available now in the New Eden Store. Save 20% off the following SKINs until Tuesday August 1:
We will also be removing the above listed of SKINs from the NES on August 1, as well as the following additional SKINs:
Lastly, we are adding the Venture to the ships available in the Morphite Shine SKIN line. Pick yours up from August 1 for 110 PLEX.
Make sure you grab one of the disappearing SKINs before they’re gone!