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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Update Removes Offensive Hand Gesture

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe‘s latest update is out now, and it makes a rather intriguing change: one Inkling Girl animation has been tweaked to remove a gesture that is deemed offensive in a number of countries.

The expression–which involves raising a clenched fist while the other arm holds the raised bicep–was used by Inkling Girl as a celebratory sign. However, the “Italian salute” is considered offensive in some territories, including France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, and much of Latin America.

The gesture has been replaced by a simple fist pump, and photos from NeoGAF user Neiteio show the difference between the pre- and post-patch versions.

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A few other minor changes were also included in the update, such as starting positions in online races, invincibility periods after a spin-out, and Mii facial expressions. Take a look at the full patch notes below.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe v1.1 patch notes

  • Opponents’ names are displayed in the rear view mirror view in online matches.
  • Invincibility period after a spin-out or crash is longer in online matches.
  • Up to two players can spectate a friend group while they wait to join.
  • Worldwide and Regional modes add players to Mirror and 200cc matches less often.
  • Can now properly create a friend lobby when you have 100 or more friends.
  • Inkling Girl’s animation has been adjusted.
  • Starting positions in online races now properly reflect the order in which players join.
  • Driver Miis now properly showing facial expressions.
  • Tournament clock now properly reflects real-world time.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has proved popular since its release in April, going to the top of the UK, Australian, and US sales charts. In our review, Kallie Plagge said Nintendo’s racer was already a “great racing game” when it was released in 2014 on Wii U, but the overhaul of Battle Mode makes it “well worth reinvesting yourself in Mario Kart 8 on Switch.” Read more in our full Mario Kart 8 Deluxe review.



Lazy Town | Stephanie and Ziggy Sing I Like Learning Music Video | Lazy Town Songs

Lazy Town | Stephanie and Ziggy Sing I Like Learning Music Video | Lazy Town Songs

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Things are upside-down in LazyTown. Stephanie, an optimistic girl with bright pink hair, comes to live in LazyTown and meets a zany mix of townspeople, including the world’s laziest super-villain, Robbie Rotten. Fortunately for Stephanie, LazyTown is also under the watchful eye of Sportacus, an athletic, super-active, slightly-above-average hero, who runs, jumps, flips and flies to the rescue in his futuristic AirShip. Sportacus always manages to save the day and to help the kids of LazyTown foil Robbie’s latest lazy schemes.

The other kids of LazyTown are inquisitive, adventurous, playful, and like Stephanie, just trying to figure out their own worlds. Each of them has strengths and weaknesses that all kids can identify with Ziggy loves the sweet things in life but struggles to make healthy choices. Stingy has a hard time seeing the benefits of sharing. Pixel is learning how to respect his mind and body by moderating his computer and TV use. Trixie is learning how to make friends by not hurting others and respecting social conventions, and Stephanie is trying to stay true to what feels right for her.

LazyTown is all about promoting a healthy lifestyle for children, in a positive, entertaining and catchy way and is recognized world-wide through channels such as the successful television series, live events and branded consumer products. This way LazyTown encourages kids to be more active and lead healthier lives. We know that LazyTown resonates because raising healthy, well-adjusted children is an objective we share with parents all across the world! There is a lot of different advice out there about how to succeed in raising happy, healthy kids but everyone can agree that having a healthy body, eating a balanced diet and being physically active are excellent ways to start.


Adventures in Design #582 – OMG Posters April Countdown

If you’re into podcasts, and especially if you’re into listening to me grumble through the month’s poster news and gossip, check out this month’s episode of Adventures in Design with Mark Brickey. We count down April’s top ten posters, plus touch on a number of timely topics. Listen free at iTunes, or sign up at

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Labyrinth Poster by Laurent Durieux from Mondo (Onsale Info)

Mondo will sell a brand new poster for Labyrinth by Laurent Durieux today. It’s a 24″ x 36″ screenprint, has an edition of 425, and will cost $65. The variant has an edition of 225 and will cost $85. These go up today (Thursday, May 18th) at a random time. Visit

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Doc McStuffins: Toy Hospital | Karaoke Katie | Disney Junior UK

Doc McStuffins: Toy Hospital | Karaoke Katie | Disney Junior UK

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Doc ‘Dotty’ McStuffins is a big hearted, seven-year old budding doctor who loves looking after all her toy friends. Full of catchy songs and great advice to help the whole family stay healthy, you and your little one will love joining Doc on her fun animated adventures!

It’s ‘time for your check up!’ and Doc McStuffins is the go-to doctor for all stuffed toys and dolls when they are in need of help. When she puts on her toy stethoscope, something magical happens! All her toys come to life! Along with her best friends Stuffy, Hallie, Lambie, Chilly, Doc helps her toys to ‘feel better.’

With fun songs in each show such as ‘I feel better’ and ‘Time For Your Check Up’ and ‘Hey What’s Going on’’ Doc McStuffins is a great show for the whole family to enjoy.

Doc McStuffins is a cheerful and kind seven-year-old girl who dreams of being a doctor like her mum when she grows up. She just loves taking care of toys that are injured or sick and with the help of her amazing, magical stethoscope she can talk to her toy friends to find out what’s wrong and help them ‘feel better!

Lambie is Doc’s best toy friend who adores ballet almost as much as she loves cuddles! Lambie loves helping Doc out at the clinic, giving good advice and cheering up sad patients who come to see the Doc with a big cuddle, hugs are great medicine!

Stuffy may be clumsy but he is a super brave dragon who says he isn’t afraid of anything, except spiders that is!

Chilly is a sweet, fun-loving snowman who worries about everything, balloons, pickles, and danger in general! He is particularly worried that he is going to melt – don’t tell him, but he thinks he is a real snowman! –

“Hiya y’all!” here comes Hallie, a purple stuffed hippopotamus and Doc’s trusted nurse in the toy clinic. The straight talking, friendly and helpful hippopotamus from Texas is a little bit of tomboy who knows how to dance!

Squeakers is a bath toy who squeaks to talk, only Doc McStuffins can understand what he is saying. He is very noisy but friendly and loves going in the water with the other water toys.

Doc McStuffin’s mum is a very kind and caring doctor and loves the idea of her daughter becoming one too when she grows up. Whenever there is a Boo-Boo in the McStuffins family, Maisha is always on hand to help.

Marcus is a very busy stay at home father and is always cooking up a delicious meal for the family to enjoy together, he is crazy about carrots and his family!

Donny is Doc’s four-year-old brother who loves toys, especially his cars and action figures. He may be little but he has a big adventurous imagination and loves to play with his sister Doc.

Maya is the adorable adopted baby sister of Doc and Donny McStuffins. Maya loves it when Doc brings all the toys to life around her especially when they sing and dance.

Grandma McStuffins has an adventurous spirit, she loves traveling the world and exploring new places. It was Grandma McStuffins who gave Doc the magical stethoscope hinting that the stethoscope was very ‘special’ so maybe she too knows its magical secrets!

Emmie is the giggly, energetic, playful best friend of Doc McStuffins. She loves playing football with her team-mate Doc as well as practicing gymnastics and playing the piano.


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Given their PROMINENCE IN THE new console’s marketing materials, one would be forgiven for thinking that the killer apps for the Xbox One are Mountain Dew and Doritos.

Games that assume their customers must be junk food-gobbling teens are nothing new, though. Since the days of Atari, videogames have been used to deliver food advertisements. Sometimes the games themselves are based around a popular food product, restaurant or mascot. McDonald’s had its own Nintendo game called M.C. Kids; more recently, Burger King sold custom Xbox games featuring its creepy plastic-headed monarch.

But the story of games and junk food doesn’t end there. Several lesser-known games from around the world have real-life food products buried in them. Some are rare promotional items, some are existing games that have had ads inserted into them, and some just tried in offensive ways to bombard us with surprise hidden ads after we’d already paid for the game.

Here’s our look at the semi-secret history of junk food and videogames.



The intrepid pioneer of a long line of games prominently featuring sweetened beverages, Kool-Aid Man gave children worldwide the opportunity they dreamed of to smash through walls, scream “OHHH YEAAAAAH!” and tout the values of new Sharkleberry Finn flavor. At least, that’s probably what they hoped they would get, but the actual game was a dull-as-dirt affair where you try and stop blobby things called “Thirsties” from drinking all the water in a pond. You could obtain the game via the tried-and-true method of mailing in Kool-Aid Points, but if you were lacking in back-of-the-package currency you could also get it in stores for traditional bills. Either way, you still felt ripped off.

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A common thread among many of the more interesting food-themed game is that many were promotional items of some stripe. Among these is Pepsi Invaders, a game that reminds us of a time when we were eager to ignore actual world conflict in favor of the “Cola Wars.” Coca-Cola commissioned Atari for a game to give away at the soft drink maker’s 1983 sales convention, and Atari obliged by giving Pepsi an altered version of Space Invaders in which some of the aliens were replaced by the letters P-E-P-S-I. Only around 125 copies of the game were made and distributed, making it an instant rarity and object of desire to Atari collectors then and now.

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Like Pepsi Invaders, Chase the Chuck Wagon was a promotional game. But instead of being a private corporate giveaway item, Chase the Chuck Wagon was only obtainable by sending in proofs of purchase to the manufacturer. If the name doesn’t call up any associations, then you’re probably under the age of 30, as the game is based on a popular series of ads for Purina’s “Chuck Wagon” brand dog food. Purina contracted developer Spectravision to make a promotional game, seeing opportunity in the early-80s Atari boom days, and the company produced this game over a single weekend. Seeing as how the bottom fell out of the Atari market soon after that, and the product’s target audience was more apt to chew on joystick cables than play games, Chase the Chuck Wagon didn’t set the gaming landscape of 1983 on fire. Nowadays, though, it’s considered among the rarest cartridges for the 2600.

via 12 Games That Existed Just to Sell You Junk Food | WIRED


Rainstick Orchestra 2nd Album “The Shape Of The Cloud” Digest by The Rainstick Orchestra

The Rainstick Orchestra 2nd Album “The Shape Of The Cloud” Digest
01. RainstickCounterpoint Fast
02. RainstickCounterpoint Second
03. RainstickCounterpoint Third
04. RainstickCounterpoint Home
05. SlowLight
06. Shhh
07. DarnThatDream
08. Rocker
09. Jeru
10. Seashell
11. CUE
12. Boplicity
13. Crystallize
14. Anchorage
15. Deception
16. Stretch
17. Tangerine