(Image Courtesy: Square Enix) The Pixel Remasters of the first six Final Fantasy games will finally be coming out on consoles next year. The Pixel Remaster updates the old classics with modern quality of life features and updated pixel art with reworked 2D sprites, backgrounds, new music and extras like a bestiary for every enemy in the games. The collection was originally announced at E3 2021, and was released to mobile devices and PC via Steam during the same year. Console owners will finally get a chance to play the remasters in Spring of 2023. It will be released on Nintendo Switch and Sony PlayStation 4. The digital versions of all six titles can be bought in a bundle or purchased separately. There is also a limited-run, physical collector's box, up for grabs. It will include the games, a special Final Fantasy 35th anniversary art book, anniversary edition goods box, a vinyl record containing all the music, an exclusive art book that will showcase character pixel … [Read more...] about Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster collection launching on Switch, PlayStation 4 in 2023
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The short answer is NO! This issue has been around for many years and seems to have resurfaced recently as we get closer to 2034. The definition of bankruptcy is the inability to pay outstanding debts or obligations. The key word here is inability. The Social Security program, as designed, has become antiquated and is being asked to do something it was simply not designed to do. When Social Security started in 1935 there were approximately 45 workers to every 1 beneficiary. That number has steadily fallen over the past 88 years. The growth in beneficiaries due to living longer and reduced contributing workers due to people having fewer children has brought the current number of workers to beneficiaries to 3 to 1. Current studies project that the system can operate as-is at a 3 to 1 ratio. By 2034, the ratio is expected to be 2 to 1. So, you can see that the decrease of contributing workers to … [Read more...] about Is Social Security Going To Go Bankrupt?
If you've got something to sell, it's time to get social. Social commerce -- using social media to directly sell products or services on-platform -- is far from a new phenomenon. But it is a fast-growing market: In 2023, social-commerce sales in the U.S. are expected to hit $56.2 billion, making up about 4.7 percent of overall e-commerce sales, according to an October 2022 report by McKinsey . Even if that percentage seems unremarkable, there's still good reason to invest in this growing e-commerce channel. Approximately 70 percent of all online purchases are influenced by social media, explains Jay Myers, co-founder of the Winnipeg, Manitoba-headquartered B2B e-commerce business Bold Commerce . "There's huge promise, huge potential," he says -- if businesses can figure out how they can use social media to convert on-platform sales: "The reason why a lot of brands are not seeing success is because they just see [social commerce] as a shiny new tool. They think, … [Read more...] about These 3 Social-Commerce Strategies Are Ramping Up Sales
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Just this week the Senate Judiciary Committee posted an ominous message to Ticketmaster regarding their upcoming sale of tickets for Beyoncé. They took to Twitter to say “ We’re watching @Ticketmaster. ” Since when does the legislative branch of government communicate in the same cadence as Tony Soprano? It is as if the Senators don’t believe the free market works. Perhaps that makes sense in today’s Washington D.C. where George Santos inexplicably remains a sitting member of Congress and a certain ex-President is campaigning on a platform that his 2020 election “victory” was stolen. In the land of reality, tickets trade like any items of value. The prices move up and down based upon supply and demand. Those in the know understand that Bruce Springsteen is almost universally regarded as a stellar artist and performer. Along with that reputation is the lesser known truth that demand for his tickets is always high in New … [Read more...] about Happy Valentine’s Day Senator Klobuchar: Bruce Springsteen’s Ticket Prices For His February 14th Show Are Crashing
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Key takeaways Options allow you to make money in the stock market regardless of whether it’s up, down or stagnant The two varieties of options, calls and puts, can be combined in several different ways to anticipate the increases or decreases in the market, decrease the cost basis of a trade or mitigate the risk options trading poses Trading options can be risky, so it’s best to practice trading on paper before you use real money Most people know that you can make money in the stock market when the prices of equities are rising and the economy is doing well. But what about when economic times are uncertain? Rather than sitting on the sidelines, you can use alternative approaches to make money during a down market. One of these strategies is trading options. Options come with more risk than buying and holding stocks, but this can be minimized with proper planning. Better yet, your returns could be much more … [Read more...] about Options Trading 101: Understanding Calls And Puts
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Everyone has their breaking point. I suppose you could also say that everything has its breaking point. We know that humans for example can sometimes snap and utter remarks that they don’t necessarily mean to say. Likewise, you can at times get a device or machine to essentially snap, such as pushing your car too hard and it starts to falter or fly apart. Thus, the notion is that people or “everyone” likely has a breaking point, and similarly we can assert that objects and things, in general, also tend to have a breaking point. There could be quite sensible and vital reasons to ascertain where the breaking point exists. For example, you’ve undoubtedly seen those videos showcasing a car being put through its paces to identify what breaking points it has. Scientists and testers will ram a car into a brick wall to see how well the bumper and the structure of the vehicle can withstand the adverse action. Other tests … [Read more...] about How Hard Should We Push Generative AI ChatGPT Into Spewing Hate Speech, Asks AI Ethics And AI Law