Great news indeed!
a lot of old farts who still keep and kept reading (despite the DICE stuff)
Just to avoid any confusion: VS Code is not Visual Studio, VS Code is a web-based code editor.
As a European, what's Walmart? But seriously, let me give you some more global perspective - besides UK, Japan, China and South Africa there is not really much of a Walmart presence outside of North and South America. They will never catch up to Amazon, which is present just about everywhere in the world.
Amazon has the hell optimized out of their logistics and again, is present just about everywhere. There is not really much of an advantage (besides storefront locations) that Walmart has.
You may add
to your list. I received an invitation titled "Exclusive Look: Slashdot Redesign Alpha" on 2013-09-17. Assuming that a lot of people gave rather negative feedback, this has been going on for a long time.
It is a joke. Relax.