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- 12/26/17--14:39: Haley Claims Credit for Cuts to UN Budget, Already in Decline
- 12/27/17--02:53: Barclays expects £1 billion writedown from U.S. tax reform
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- 12/26/17--23:56: Shell's operations seen boosted by U.S. tax overhaul
- 12/27/17--03:02: Think You're Ready for Social Security? Not Until You Read This
- 12/27/17--03:51: Deficit debate shifts on Capitol Hill
- 12/27/17--04:30: "NEUN SCHWANZ FUCHS" by TOUMA x Mighty Jaxx for Dec 30 Pre-Order
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- 12/27/17--06:23: St. Louis Based Bloxels Teach STEM SKills
- 12/27/17--04:00: Rich Meister's personal picks for Game of the Year 2017
- 12/27/17--04:40: Titans Return Hits Post-Holiday Clearance At Target
- 12/27/17--05:00: Hamster hope to release 800 titles in the Arcade Archives range
- 12/27/17--06:00: Bass' 2017 personal picks for 2017 video games in 2017
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- 12/27/17--06:30: PlayStation Plus scores Deus Ex, Batman, and Psycho-Pass in January
- 12/27/17--07:00: Okubo discusses Soulcalibur's Sophitia in character trailer
- 12/27/17--07:32: #Fanart for #StrangerThings in the style of Studio Ghibli
Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, took credit for a five percent cut in the world body’s two-year operating budget, saying she wouldn’t let the generosity of American taxpayers go ...
Barclays expects to take a writedown of about 1 billion pounds on its annual post-tax profit as a result of the U.S. tax overhaul, the bank said in a statement on Wednesday. The reform to the tax system signed into law by President Donald Trump on Dec. 22 will force the British lender to reduce the value of its deferred tax assets, prompting it to take a one-off charge in its results for the 12 months to the end of December. Since taking the helm at Barclays in December 2015, Chief Executive Jes Staley has streamlined the bank into a transatlantic lender focused on the United States and Britain.
Two of Britain’s biggest companies have warned that tax reforms in the US will result in a multi-billion pound hit to their earnings. Barclays and Shell used the first day of trading since the festive break to signal the likely impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which was signed into law in the US on Dec 22, as UK markets were shutting for the Christmas break. The measure, enacted by President Donald Trump, will result in corporate tax rates falling from 35pc to 21pc, a move that the two FTSE 100 companies said they expected to be favourable in the long-term. Changes in the way deferred tax assets are measure will mean a short-term hit to profits. Credit: PA Wire However, the reforms are likely to have a major short-term impact by putting a massive dent in profits, as companies have to recalculate the deferred tax assets they have built up on their balance sheets. Barclays said the law would change its deferred tax assets in the US resulting in what it estimates to be a £1bn charge to profit after tax for the year. In its last annual results, Barclays posted a post-tax profit of £1.6bn after adjustments. The bank also warned that its Common Equity Tier 1 (CET1) measure - which was brought in to help make banks more resilient after the financial crisis - would fall by 20 basis points as a consequence of the act. In its annual results Barclays said it had a CET1 level of 12.4pc, almost three times the required 4.50pc. Shell echoed Barclays, saying it expected the changes to be positive in the longer run, but that they would reduce performance in the near term. Shell said it could face a $2.5bn charge as a result of the new law Credit: Bloomberg The energy giant warned that on the basis of its third-quarter results, it would take a non-cash charge on earnings of between $2bn (£1.5bn) and $2.5bn when it reports its fourth-quarter earnings in February. Posting its third-quarter results in November, Shell said it had $4.1bn in earnings on a current cost of supply basis, its standard measure of profitability. It is not just UK-listed companies that are likely to take a hit. Bank of America will take a $3bn charge, and Credit Suisse has raised the prospect of it being in the red for a third year running after highlighting a charge of 2.3bn Swiss francs (£1.7bn).
Mighty Jaxx has just revealed teaser images for "NEUN SCHWANZ FUCHS" the nine-tailed fox collectible figure, as designed by TOUMA from Japan! Scheduled for a pre-order drop on mightyjaxx.rocks this Saturday, 30 December 2017 (from 10am EST), here are some images of the 8.5” vinyl figure ("Computer renderings of") I've saved to share thus far - showcasing the elaborate knotted tail!
They are apparently asking for about $6 billion dollars from him, says Robert Jordan, "Desert Diplomat" author and former U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia, discussing the crackdown on corruption in Saudi Arabia.
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – No sales figures yet from Pixel Press, the downtown St. Louis start-up that
The "dollies" and I have been busy lately re-designing their custom fabric line. They had been storing up so many ideas it took us several weeks to decide which designs we would use. Who knew the "dollies" could be so creative?
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2017 has been one hell of a year for games. While the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One continue to hit their software strides, the Switch is bringing Nintendo back to its glory days. PC gaming remains stronger than ever and I can't think of a year I've had a harder time making one of these lists.
It's my first Game of the Year list at Destructoid so it's nice that my biggest issue is trying to keep it at ten games. Without further delay let's take a look at my favorite games of 2017.
@MSipher has posted photos to Twitter showing that Target is including Titans Return in its post-holiday clearance! Prices will vary by store, but Sipher was able to find Legends - including Seaspray and Cosmos! - ranging from $5-7, Titan Masters for under $4, and Deluxes for $10.70. It may be worth a visit if you still need some of the past year's Generations figures! Keep reading for photographic proof.
2017 saw a huge performance increase for old-school studio SNK, who have walked the razor's edge for years. This was partly due to flagship title King of Fighters XIV being pretty dang good. However, a lot of their coffers came from Hamster's ever-expanding catalogue of arcade and Neo Geo re-releases, dubbed the "Arcade Archives" range.
The range saw a huge assortment of SNK's fighters, shmups, platform adventures and sporting titles (almost always set in the future) ported to the PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Though fairly bare-bones in presentation and features, the titles are well-emulated and usually featured online play.
According to JapaneseNintendo, Hamster CEO Satoshi Hamada, speaking with Famitsu, announced that they are to continue releasing classic titles under the Arcade Archives banner. In fact, when all is said and done, they aim to have put out 800 releases.
Now, if my facts are right, there were around 150 Neo Geo games in all. So even if Hamada is counting individual platforms in this estimate -- taking it to roughly 450 -- this still leaves a deficit of around 350 titles. Perhaps Hamster are considering bringing more studio's arcade catalogues on-board, and/or expanding onto new platforms? That's just a possibility, but it'd be pretty cool.
Either way, the Arcade Archives and Neo Geo ACA ranges have proven a cheap and cheerful way to have some quality retro fun at the cost of just a few bucks, long may it continue, into 2018 and beyond.
Hamster wants to release 800 Arcade Archive titles [JapaneseNintendo]
The Bass Awards are back! What the heck are those, you ask? Then you should have checked the blog section more last year! Basically, they're like the Game Awards, even down to the inclusion of exclusive video game reveals... Except only I get to decide the winners.
Not every game appeals to the same audience, so my feelings towards this year's releases are split neatly into a variety of categories, which you'll find just below. Each features a runner-up and a winner. In most cases, winning is a good thing, but not always.
Before watching the actual awards just below, I invite you to post your own picks in the comment section below -- or guess what I'm going to pick, whatever tickles your fancy. You might be surprised at how difficult it is to decide in some of these categories!
Sony is starting off next year's PlayStation Plus lineup on a pretty good note.
Come January 2018, the service will offer: Deux Ex: Mankind Divided and Batman: The Telltale Series on PlayStation 4, hack-'n'-slasher Sacred 3 and point-and-click adventure The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 on PlayStation 3, and visual novel Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness and pixel-art survival horror title Uncanny Valley on PlayStation Vita. Also, those last two games include PS4 copies thanks to Cross-Buy.
Despite liking Human Revolution, I haven't tried Mankind Divided. And despite really liking Batman, I haven't gotten into Telltale's adventure series yet either. How does this lineup fare for you?
PlayStation Plus: Free Games for January 2018 [PlayStation Blog]
Continuing in their line of Transformers Generation one statues, Imaginarium Art fires off the first teaser image for the inevitable release paying homage to the Decepticon leader, Megatron. Much like their past offerings, this is one is dripping with dramatic cartoon goodness, showing Megatron in battle ready position, about to fire his signature fusion-cannon mounted on his right arm. No word on price or release dates at this time. Read on to see the first look.
Bandai Namco have released a short video dedicated to Soulcalibur VI's swashbuckling poster girl Sophitia, with Director Motohiro Okubo briefly discussing her design in the upcoming sequel.
Sophitia, along with Mitsurugi, were the first two characters designed and revealed for SCVI. This is likely due to their recognition faction, as both fighters have been with the sword and sorcery franchise since the original Soul Edge, released in arcades and for the PlayStation back in the mid-90s.
Sophitia sometimes suffers in battle due to her short-range but, once things get up close and personal, the Athenian warrior is famous for her graceful, almost balletic combos, as she slices and dices her opponents with ease.
Soulcalibur VI is scheduled for release for PS4, Xbox One and PC in 2018.
Since my earlier introduction post, the first four episodes of THE TOYS THAT MADE US has since launched on Netflix (Watch Here), with an entire episode dedicated each to Star Wars (Ep.1), Barbie (Ep.2), He-Man (Ep.3) and G.I.Joe (Ep.4).
Each episode chronicles the history of these licenses, providing a timeline from inception (and reasons for inception), along with "who" created "what", and "
Just in case you've not watched STRANGER THINGS Season Season 2 on Netflix: SPOILERS AHEAD!
The cast of Netflix's "Stranger Things" (Season 2) illustrated in the style of Studio Ghibli animation, courtesy of Angel Saquero AKA Saqman from Spain! Check out more of his art on his DeviantART and Instagram @saqmandesign, and you can buy that image on a tee-shirt here!