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Here’s how much all the SNES games on Nintendo Switch Online would’ve cost back in the day

Some pretty exciting ape-related news happened yesterday: the Donkey Kong Country SNES game is coming to Nintendo Switch Online.

Now, if you don’t know what Nintendo Switch Online is, it’s a subscription service that not only allows you to play games over the internet, but also access two virtual consoles filled with games — specifically, SNES and NES titles. Don’t get me started about the lack of the N64 support. Now’s not the time.

Anyway, the announcement of Donkey Kong Country got me thinking about these previously AAA titles appearing for practically nothing on modern consoles. And, in turn, I wondered how much buying them all back in the day would’ve cost.

Well, we’re gonna find out.

First off, we need a list of the games. Because Donkey Kong Country was on the SNES, I decided to only focus on that console in this piece. Fight me. Or ask nicely

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Good Housekeeping launch Big Summer Book Day virtual festival

Photo credit: Good Housekeeping
Photo credit: Good Housekeeping

From Country Living

Good Housekeeping are excited to reveal the Good Housekeeping’s Big Summer Book Day, an online festival taking place on 26th July. Join novelists, crime writers and cookbook authors for a day of totally free events to entertain, educate and inspire you.

Fern Britton will be speaking from her home in her beloved Cornwall about how the landscape around her inspires her writing, crime writer Karin Slaughter will be answering your questions and author and activist Kit de Waal will be talking about the books that have shaped her.

The day will also feature a Q&A with Lionel Shriver, author of We Need To Talk About Kevin. You’ll be able to watch food writer Skye McAlpine cook a summer recipe from her latest cookbook, A Table For Friends and have a special guided tour through the stylish wardrobe of TV presenter and author

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Online or in the classroom, teachers and students must show up every day, new rules say

Observing physical distance, first-grade teacher Caitlin Hicks gives an air hug to Sid Solomon, 6, as she meets students one final time in June, when students pick up schoolwork left behind after Center Street Elementary in El Segundo closed in March. <span class="copyright">(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)</span>
Observing physical distance, first-grade teacher Caitlin Hicks gives an air hug to Sid Solomon, 6, as she meets students one final time in June, when students pick up schoolwork left behind after Center Street Elementary in El Segundo closed in March. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

When it comes to education, the new state budget goes beyond providing $70.5 billion in funding for K-12 schools — it sets fundamental accountability rules for a new era of distance learning in California by requiring teachers to take online attendance and document student learning.

The budget bill, which Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to sign, anticipates that schools will continue to rely heavily on online instruction when campuses reopen in the fall. It also implicitly acknowledges the deep learning losses of the last semester, especially among students from low-income families, when school systems struggled to get all students online.

The new

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