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Debit card payments more popular than cash

BBC Business News - 7 hours 17 min ago
More than three million people hardly used cash at all last year, according to the banking trade body.
Categories: Business

Debit card payments more popular than cash

BBC Business News Feed - 7 hours 17 min ago
More than three million people hardly used cash at all last year, according to the banking trade body.
Categories: Business

BBC Business News Feed: Debit card payments more popular than cash

Business Now Mag - 7 hours 17 min ago
More than three million people hardly used cash at all last year, according to the banking trade body.
Categories: Business

Veganism: Why is it on the up?

BBC Health News Feed - 7 hours 20 min ago
More and more people are buying plant-powered products. What’s behind the rise?
Categories: Health

'Why UK Asians need to talk more about suicide'

BBC Health News Feed - 7 hours 22 min ago
Rates of attempted suicide among South Asian women are two-and-a-half times more than white women.
Categories: Health

NHS funding: PM calls for 10-year plan to spend cash

BBC Health News Feed - 7 hours 38 min ago
PM wants NHS to ensure "every penny" is well spent - but questions continue on how the increase will be funded.
Categories: Health

Cancer and career

BBC Business News - 8 hours 10 min ago
How one entrepreneur had to quit work to battle cancer, leaving his co-founder to grow their company on his own.
Categories: Business

Cancer and career

BBC Business News Feed - 8 hours 10 min ago
How one entrepreneur had to quit work to battle cancer, leaving his co-founder to grow their company on his own.
Categories: Business

BBC Business News Feed: Cancer and career

Business Now Mag - 8 hours 10 min ago
How one entrepreneur had to quit work to battle cancer, leaving his co-founder to grow their company on his own.
Categories: Business

5 Startups That Prove Tech Can Solve The World's Biggest Problems

Forbes News Feed - 8 hours 22 min ago
While the pressure on NGOs & politicians increases to find solutions to some of the world's biggest social & environmental problems a range of startups are finding smart technology solutions that promise innovative ways to put an end to the biggest challenges humanity faces.
Categories: Business

Galaxy Note 9 Leak Reveals Samsung's Nasty Surprise

Forbes News Feed - 8 hours 26 min ago
Samsung has changed its plans for an industry-leading feature of the Galaxy Note 9...
Categories: Business

Apple Leak 'Confirms' New iPhone X Cancellation

Forbes News Feed - 8 hours 26 min ago
A major source confirms the end of arguably Apple's most exciting new iPhone...
Categories: Business

Billy Caldwell: Senior MP urges reform over medical cannabis

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 22:42
An MP leading an all-party group looking at medical cannabis calls for 'more fundamental reform'.
Categories: Health

Computer game addiction: 'I spend 20 plus hours a week gaming'

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 22:02
The World Health Organisation lists gaming addiction as a mental health condition for the first time.
Categories: Health

#50BestTalks: Chefs as Agents of Change

Fine Dining Lovers News Feed - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 19:00
Find out what happened at #50BestTalks in Bilbao ahead of World's 50 Best Restaurants 2018, which you can live-stream on Fine Dining Lovers.
Categories: Restaurants

The resurrection of Alex Rodriguez

CNN News Feed - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 18:47
It's hard to believe, but not too long ago Alex Rodriguez was one of the most unpopular figures in sports, and maybe America.
Categories: Money

Team Sonic Racing Delivers Kart Racing With A Squad-Based Twist

Game Informer News Feed - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 17:37

Developer Sumo Digital landed a hit with its 2012 kart-racing game Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. Now, the developer is partnering with Sonic Team, stripping away the non-Sonic characters, and adding a new layer of team-based strategy for Team Sonic Racing.

In this new kart-racing title from Sega, the developers are focusing entirely on the Sonic universe, which means no Aiai or Ryo Hazuki this time around (sorry, fellow Shenmue fans). Instead, players get a roster of 15 Sonic characters. In the build I played, I could choose between Sonic, Knuckles, Tails, Shadow, Rouge, and E-123 Omega. Each character fits into one of three classes: speed, technique, or power. Once you choose a character, you're placed in a team of three based on the character's alliances; Sonic was always placed with Tails and Knuckles, while Rouge raced alongside Shadow and Omega.

When the race begins, it plays out much like a standard kart racer. Characters drift around corners, acquire consumable items, and avoid zany obstacles in the push to be first. In addition to the tried-and-true formula, players can help their teammates; you can gift items, request items, and slingshot around teammates by following their path. The game will also include a solo mode that removes the team-based mechanics, but outside of an occasional pure kart-racing foray, I don't foresee myself playing that mode much.

At the end of the race, it assigns points for your team based on where each member finished. This means you must help your team in order to actually win. In one of my races, my team finished third, fourth, and fifth, but because we were the most consistent team, we came in first in the race. In another race, I finished first, but my teammates were in the middle of the pack, so we came in second overall. I like that twist of having to keep an eye on your standing in the race, as well as your teammates.

 

When the game ships, it will feature stages that are both brand new to the Sonic universe, as well as familiar levels. While the developers wouldn't spill any additional details, Sonic Team head Takashi Iizuka tells me that some stages will feature recognizable songs from Sonic's past, and that Jun Senoue is composing the game. In addition, Senoue's fan-favorite band, Crush 40, performs the main theme.

Team Sonic Racing may not have the fancy transformations or characters outside of the Sonic universe, but it makes up for it with thoughtful team-based mechanics that add new twists to the formula. Sonic Team Racing is set to launch this winter on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC.

Categories: Games

Box Office: 'Avengers 3' Won't Pass 'Star Wars 7,' 'Jurassic World 2' Has Topped 'Jurassic Park 3'

Forbes News Feed - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 17:00
'Avengers: Infinity War' will end its run behind 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens.' And 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' may have $500m before it even opens in America.
Categories: Business

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