If you’re like me, you probably keep your Compass card in your wallet. And, like me, you probably take your wallet out when going through the fare gates at a SkyTrain station, or stepping onto a bus. TransLink wants to change that with their new campaign to avoid keeping your Compass card in your wallet when tapping in and out on SkyTrain, buses, SeaBus and the West Coast Express. Why’s that? Later this spring, TransLink is taking advantage of Visa and MasterCards with the tap function to pay for fares instead of having to purchase a Compass card.
TransLink is looking to educate “wallet tappers” to take their Compass card (or other method of payment) out of their wallet, purse or bag, when entering or leaving a station or boarding a bus. If the cards are all kept together, the wrong card could end up being charged. That might be a huge difference as rides paid for using a stored value Compass card is much cheaper than buying an individual fare from a machine; or if you use a monthly pass for transit.
Using a Visa or MasterCard with the tap function doesn’t replace the existing Compass card, but is meant to provide more options, especially for people who don’t use transit often, or for tourists or visitors who aren’t committed to paying for a stored value card.
So remember, take your Compass card out when tapping in or out.
Yesterday’s Nintendo Direct shared a lot of information many gamers were aware of: Mario Tennis Aces, Splatoon 2 content, and so on. However, host Yoshiaki Koizumi held onto the best at the end of the roughly half-hour presentation: Super Smash Bros. is coming to Nintendo Switch in 2018.
The clip picks up after the Splatoon 2 announcements, where two inklings square off in a messy paint battle, only for the screen to go dark. The inkling girl stops and looks up to see the Super Smash Bros. circular logo reflected in her eye as reflections of Mario and Link briefly appear.
Preceding the Super Smash Bros. clip, Nintendo unveiled some of their 2018 line-up for both the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS consoles. Titles include:
WarioWare Gold – August 3rd, 2018
Dillon’s Dead-Heat Breakers – May 24th, 2018
Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey – TBA 2019
Detective Pikachu – March 23rd, 2018
Luigi’s Mansion – TBA 2018
Kirby Star Allies – March 16th, 2018
Okami HD – Summer 2018
Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido – June 8th, 2018
Octopath Traveler – July 13th, 2018
Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes – TBA 2018
DARK SOULS: REMASTERED – May 25th, 2018
Mario Tennis Aces – June 22nd, 2018
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker – July 13th, 2018
UNDERTALE – TBA
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy – July 10th, 2018
Little Nightmares: Complete Edition – May 18th, 2018
South Park: The Fractured But Whole – April 24th, 2018
During a match on Monday, March 5th, 2018 between the Vancouver Canucks and the visiting New York Islanders, forward Brock Boeser suffered an injury in the closing seconds of the third period.
Boeser, 21, collided with Cal Clutterbuck, tumbling to the ice with his back hitting the exposed frame of the door to the Canucks bench.
A statement posted by the Vancouver Canucks to Twitter stated Boeser will fully recover in 4 to 6 weeks. Imaging done at a local hospital found a “soft tissue injury and a small non-structural, non-displaced fracture of the transverse process in his lower back.”
The Canucks would beat the Islanders 4-3 in overtime.
On Wednesday, April 25th, 2018, for one day only, select Cineplex locations across Canada will show a digital remastered re-release of the 2004 film Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie.
The burning sands of the Egyptian desert hide a frightening secret: the spirit of Anubis. Sealed away since the times of past, Anubis has reawakened following the discovery of his tomb and is ready to seek revenge. Yugi and his rival Kaiba must duel it out to save themselves, their friends and stop Anubis from achieving his evil plan.
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie will be shown dubbed in English. In addition to the film, fans can also catch the first episode of the sixth anime series, Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS.
US fans can catch Yu-Gi-Oh! The Moviein two showings on Sunday, March 11th and Monday, March 12th, 2018.
Additional cars to increase capacity on both SkyTrain lines and the Canada Line is being accelerated according to an announcement made by TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond on Friday, February 23rd.
The first 28 cars destined for the Expo and Millennium Lines will arrive in early 2019, followed by another 28 cars toward the end of 2019. A further 24 cars are on order for the Canada Line which are expected before the end of 2020.
The original order of the cars was made in 2016 under Phase 1 of the region’s 10 year vision for transit which includes a 20% increase for rail service.
Statistics provided by TransLink show that ridership is up by 5.7 percent, reaching 407 million boardings in 2017.
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With D23 Expo taking place in Japan, the talk has focused around Kingdom Hearts III and if a new trailer for the title would drop. Square Enix and Disney surprised everyone with not one, but two teasers for Kingdom Hearts III.
The first video unveils a new world from Monsters, Inc., where Sora, Donald and Goofy, team up with Sully and Mike to scare children as they settle in for bed. Our protagonists even transform into these creatures, keeping inline with the rest of this denizens from this Disney comedy. There’s also additional scenes from the Toy Story and Tangled worlds, where Sora gets to showoff some of his new moves. Interestingly enough, some familiar faces from Organization XIII make a return.
Utada Hikaru is back for a new song, titled Oath. She also performed the theme songs for the previous games in the series with Simple and Clean in Kingdom Hearts and Sanctuary in Kingdom Hearts II. Visuals include scenes with Riku, King Mickey, Xemnas and old villains Maleficent and Pete.
Kingdom Hearts III is expected sometime in 2018 for both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
How often is it you get to hear music from an anime at a sporting event? Japanese ice skaters Miu Suzaki and Ryuichi Kihara thrilled anime fans with a song from the series Yuri!!! on Ice for their pairs performance at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
The song, titled Yuri on Ice, was used by the main character, Yuri Katsuki, as the song for his free-style skating in the hit 2016 anime.
It wasn’t long before social media lit up with reactions from those watching. Yuri!!! on Ice creator, Mitsurou Kubo, even responded with her approval on Instagram with a photo of the pair skating overlaid by an image of Principal Skinner from the Simpsons giving a thumbs up pose.
Mitsurou Kubo’s Instagram featured a still photo of her watching the duo.
Don’t expect to find too many videos of Suzaki’s and Kihara’s dance online; the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is very strict over use of video taken at Olympic events.
The fight against Momoshiki continues, with Naruto and Sasuke finally gaining an advantage. However, Momoshiki still has a few tricks left up his sleeve, seemingly turning the tide of battle in his favour. Will Naruto and Sasuke be able to overcome the monstrous Momoshiki? And can Boruto lend his strength to his father in his time of need?
Volume 3 of the Boruto manga by Ukyo Kodachi and Mikio Ikemoto goes on sale in North America on March 6th, 2018.
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