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Home Point Capital reports decrease in 1Q revenue

Home Point Capital reported $29 billion in origination volume in the first quarter of 2021 and a net income of $149 million, per the company’s earnings report. That origination volume is a 260% increase year over year, said Willie Newman, CEO and president of Home Point Capital, parent company of wholesale lender Homepoint, and up 23% over…

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Talking Point: Why Did Nintendo Give Up On Its ‘Classic Edition’ Concept So Soon?

© Nintendo LifeWe don’t exist in a bubble here at Nintendo Life, and there’s many a time we’ve glanced over other sites and spotted a feature that makes us jealous we didn’t think of writing it first. One such piece is this excellent RetroBeat feature by Mike Minotti over on VentureBeat, which asks one very…

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Talking Point: Capcom, Please Make Monster Hunter Snap

I’ve been playing a lot of Monster Hunter Rise since it launched. Like, an unhealthy amount. It’s easily my new favourite in the series, serving as a great jumping on point for new players and a place for veterans to hone their skills. But while I’ve enjoyed zipping to and fro with the new Wirebug,…

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Talking Point: A Digital-Only E3 Makes Sense, But In-Person Events Are The Goal

© E3When E3 revealed that it would run a digital event this year, it drew interest because of some notable participants – in particular, Nintendo and Xbox – but also plenty of weary sarcasm to match the buzz. E3 as an event arguably only has itself to blame if some feel jaded or downright indifferent…

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Talking Point: Nintendo And The Industry Needs To Get Serious About Game Preservation

© Nintendo LifeFor those following the general chat around video games, one topic that has generated debate recently has been Sony’s announcement of the upcoming closures of digital stores on PlayStation 3, PS Vita and PSP. As news, it wasn’t necessarily surprising, for reasons we’ll expand upon, but it did bring the whole subject into…

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Researchers point to populism’s appeal to victimhood and Bitterness

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new study from the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick combines research on populist rhetoric, emotions and security in order to examine how particular groups of voters are mobilized. The article argues that populists like Donald Trump, Marine Le Pen, or some Brexit campaigners, construct…

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What’s the Purpose of having a custom chip if its always one generation…

The Surface Laptop 4 is likely to offer an AMD Renoir Surface Edition option. (Image Source: Microsoft)An AMD Ryzen 7 Microsoft Surface Edition (MSE) listing has been spotted on UserBenchmark. This APU, which is likely to be the Ryzen 7 4980U, is expected to feature in the upcoming Microsoft Surface Laptop 4. It is not…

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Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend?

(March 27th)

© Nintendo LifeIt’s the end of another busy week! We’ve crossed into a new season and territories across the globe are losing hours all over the place. In the last seven days we’ve found out Reggie is stepping down from GameStop’s board of directors, we’ve seen old games continuing to sell for silly money, and…

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Talking Point: One Year On, What’s Still Missing From Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

Nintendo LifeAfter a long, tiring old year, Animal Crossing: New Horizons needs a shot. No, not the shot in the arm currently being rolled out across the planet with varying degrees of alacrity — we’re talking about a caffeine shot from the series’ purveyor of finest roasted bean juice, Brewster. The damn fine coffee of…

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Talking Point: Is Zelda An RPG, Or Not?

© NintendoThere’s one question that has plagued mankind for what feels like an eternity. No, it’s not the meaning of life. It’s not even the question of why a buttered slice of bread always falls face down when you drop it. We are talking, of course, about that age-old quandary: Is The Legend of Zelda…