World Latest News

Does anyone else feel like some Generation Zers are trying to position this narrative that they're "better" than Millennials?

World News Reddit - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 17:43

And frankly I couldn't blame them. Our generation has been lambasted as the industry ruiners who refuse to leave mommy's basement because we expect the world handed to us on a minimalist platter.

Why would youngsters (who can't remember the pre-9/11 world of abundant "good" employment, affordable and ample housing stock, middle-class prosperity, and the more relaxed, more forgiving pre-internet/pre-mobile cultue) want to be associated with us on any level?

But I have this nagging paranoia that young people (as they are wont to do) will take the contrarian path and position themselves as sleek bootstrappers who "aren't afraid of hard work", unlike their Millennial predecessors. This is convenient for the power players who absolutely adore reductive generational conflict. Compartmentalizing and isolating the little people is always a lot more convenient than "allowing" them to banner together under common grievances.

I also can't help but feel territorial and defensive. It seems like we've been perfectly shafted by economic and social conditions that aren't of our making (or for our benefit). Even at "full employment" prospects are dismal for many of us, and now there's another generation that will compete with us for resources and opportunities that don't really exist anymore? Jesus Christ, fuck that.

Human nature is human nature, but we're going to have to work hard to empathize with Generation Z, particularly by making it clear that this economic climate is not healthy, normal, or of their (or our) design and that we're doing our best to correct the foundational cracks.

So let them smarm and condescend to us, let them escalate toxic urbanization and STEM bootstrapping trends (they're simply trying to amass resources by doing what they've been told to do in a world that no longer makes sense), but don't close the door on them, let them know that we know how awful this new normal is.

submitted by /u/1979octoberwind to r/lostgeneration
[link] [comments]
Categories: World Latest News

Top 5 most wanted Smash List

World News Reddit - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 17:41

No bullshit no intro, let's just get into it. Gotta say as a disclaimer though, my opinion. Please downvote and send hate mail.

5) Kumatora (Nostalgia Pick)

Mother is a very small series, but is near and dear to a lot of our hearts. Hell, there's even a fan game (previously known as Mother 4) that's been in the works for years. With Lucas's inclusion in the game, we saw new abilities like PK freeze, Rope Snake, a different variation of PK thunder, and plenty more. In the event that Mother 3 ever gets localized in english (hahahahaha), I could see another rep like Kumatora making it. She's at the bottom here because the chances are pretty low, but it'd be nice to see a female PSI user from the series. She could use saboteur moves like Offense/Defense down, brainshock, paralysis, etc. I think she'd be an awesome character.

4) Bomberman (Classic pick)

Bomberman games have always been something special since the first couple nintendo generations. The games got even more unique once Hudson soft made the transition to 3D and adding elemental bombs, charaboms, and even custom outfits in the 64 games. Though we don't hear much about Bomberman anymore, the same was said for Megaman for a while, and now look how he turned out! He's getting a new game pretty soon and it looks way more promising than... you know what. Bomberman has a lot of options for movesets and ever since Brawl I've wanted him in the game. He's a cute avatar and easily customizable.

3) Sora from Kingdom Hearts (3rd Party Rep)

The hype for Kingdom Hearts 3 is greater than ever before now that the game released new worlds and the main theme recently. Sora is a great fighter who is no stranger to visiting other worlds. He is a sword based character, but his weapon is a literal giant key. He has all kinds of transformations and magical spells, I can't believe he wasn't higher in the ballot personally. It would be great to have him in smash!

2) Pyra from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (New Nintendo Rep)

I know close to zero about this game. Haven't played it at all, but I do recognize Pyra as being a female badass that lights stuff on fire. Since Shulk got into the game, it's not too surprising to ask that Pyra could make it as well. Whether or not Shulk is in the game. I'd kill for a Pyra amiibo (probably gonna be sold out by the time I even see the announcement about it).

1) 2B from Nier Automata (Mature Rep)

Anybody from AllIsBrawl remembers that I was a HUGE supporter of Bayonetta even before she got released. I WISH my blog posts from that time were still saved so I could prove it, but anyway, 2B is the new mature rep I think that has a great shot. She LIVES to fight (robots), she can improve her combat abilities by applying modifications to run faster, hit harder, send shockwaves, dodge easier, not to mention she has a companion that shoots different kinds of bullets, missles, grants her resistance to physical and projectile damage, like holy shit you could make a roster in her moveset alone. We aledy

submitted by /u/Calibura to r/smashbros
[link] [comments]
Categories: World Latest News

The Papers: Russian exile killed and flats attack fear

BBC News - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 17:26
The news that police are treating the death of businessman Nikolai Glushkov as murder leads several papers.
Categories: World Latest News

Is the single life more expensive?

BBC News - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 16:36
Single people pay more for holidays, living costs and car insurance - but there are some benefits too.
Categories: World Latest News

Tesla boss in line for mega-pay deal

BBC News - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 16:33
Is the loss-making electric car firm's boss Elon Musk worth $2.6bn? Shareholders must decide.
Categories: World Latest News

Jose Mourinho: Man Utd boss in part two of extraordinary news conference

BBC News - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 16:30
Jose Mourinho concludes a remarkable news conference with references to "idiots", "idealists" and the "dictionary of life".
Categories: World Latest News

Botswana's Ian Khama: Trump encouraging elephant poaching

BBC News - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 16:21
Overturning a ban on importing hunting trophies threatens elephants, says Ian Khama.
Categories: World Latest News