Nintendo Switch tiny Dongii dock solves console’s biggest problem

A new Nintendo Switch accessory solves a couple of the console’s biggest problems.

The Dongii is a tiny Nintendo Switch dock currently available on Kickstarter.

The diminutive dock is small enough to fit in your pocket, which makes your console even more versatile.

Not only can you play the Switch in handheld mode on the go, but the portable Dongii means you can dock the console when you arrive at your destination.

It’s easier than carrying the official Nintendo Switch dock around with you, that’s for sure.

Another nifty feature is the ability to connect your favourite headphones via Bluetooth.

According to the developer, Dongii can also be used to charge other devices thanks to its USB-C PD support.

The Dongii has an estimated release date of June 2020, although the Coronavirus crisis might push this back.

You can check out the Dongii feature list below…

Play Games on Any Big Screen: Free your Nintendo Switch from the original bulky docking station. Save your switch from overheat before it wraps. Enjoy a wider vision for a better gaming and presentation experience.

Connect Any of Your Favorite Headphones: Supporting Bluetooth 5.0 standard, adapting your console game to connect with all the Bluetooth headphones or speakers. Superb immersion experience in video games.

All Ports You Need: With USC-C, USB-A and HDMI display ports in one dock to fit all your needs on any occasion and any time. There are many more potential capabilities waiting for you to explore.

Fast charger & detachable Dock Design: Suit in any of your existing USB-C chargers, spare your room of taking any extra USC-A charger and HDMI adopter. Attach with our miniature Dongii 65W GaN fast charger, juice up all your compatible devices far quicker than the traditional charger.

The news comes just days after Nintendo held a Direct conference dedicated to indie games.

The Indie Direct showcased more than 20 upcoming games coming to the console this year.

Arguably the best of the bunch is The Last Campfire, which is the new title from No Man’s Sky developer Hello Games.

That’s on top of Exit the Gungeon, Blue Fire, Baldo, Summer in Mara, PixelJunk Eden 2, and Eldest Souls.

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2000AD makes self-isolation bearable by giving away free Judge Dredd comics

We're living through strange times indeed, but at least at the moment lots of publisher, developer and content creators are offering free stuff to make living through self isolation more bearable.

Netflix may be throttling its HD streaming content in an effort to reduce traffic on the internet, but if you can't stand to watch your shows in standard definition, don't worry too much – comics may be the way to go.

"Self-isolating? Fend off boredom by signing up to the 2000 AD Thrill-Mail right now – we'll send you 480 pages of FREE COMICS to welcome you on board!" states Judge Dredd publisher, 2000AD.


If you've been waiting for a chance to get into the 2000AD universe, and all its Brit humour, ultraviolence and dystopian world-building, this is the best way to do it.

Listed amongst the free pages are titles such as The Mega-Rackets, Judge Death Lives, Diary of a Mad Citizen, The Hotdog Run, Block Mania and The Apocalypse War.

Once you put your email into the company's mailing list database, you'll receive access to the 480 free pages of content to read at your heart's desire – ideal if you're housebound for the foreseeable

We're keeping our eyes out for more self-isolation friendly deals, and will update you if anything else appears online.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons – The Complete Guide

Traveling to an exotic island might be out of your budget, but Nintendo has you covered with a no-expenses paid trip to a new locale. It’ll cost some Bells to build your new getaway, but most Animal Crossing fans are used to the Nook tax by now. There’s a lot to do on Animal Crossing: New Horizon‘s island, so we’re going to show you how to make Bells fast and get to the good stuff.

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Let’s face it: Animal Crossing is all about getting stuff. Yes it’s also about making adorable animal friends, but having a pimped-out home is the dream. So let’s go over some great ways to make Bells and get cool stuff in New Horizon.

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Trials Of Mana Demo Impressions – Ys Pretty Good

Trials of Mana is a remake of Seiken Densetsu 3, which was the sequel to Secret of Mana. Fans recently had a chance to legally play Trials of Mana for the first time in English when it was released as part of the Collection of Mana and now they can experience the remake in a new demo that has been released on PC, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. We’ve tried out the Nintendo Switch demo and we’re impressed with the game, though there are a couple of issues bringing the experience down.

The Trials of Mana demo is essentially the opening chapter of the game for free, as players can transfer their save into the full version of the game if they purchase it. The player can select the three characters they want to use in the run, but they can only reach level seven in the demo. This means that the player can experience the opening scenarios for each of the six characters, with the demo ending shortly after they defeat the first boss.

When Square Enix remade Secret of Mana, it was so close to the original game that it was pointless and didn’t even introduce some basic quality of life improvements to make it a worthwhile purchase. Trials of Mana has a vastly improved combat system that is reminiscent of a game in the Ys series, with fast-paced action in a 3D environment. There is no constant pausing to access the ring menu system, as items can be hotlinked to buttons, allowing for a much faster combat system. The ability to dodge attacks and see enemy AoE effects means that movement in combat is more important than ever, unlike in the original Trials of Mana, which was about finding a safe spot and hammering the attack button.

One of the biggest changes in Trials of Mana is the addition of a jump button, which adds a layer of verticality to the game. Enemies will now attack the party from the sky, so the player needs to be more aware of their surroundings than before. Towns and dungeons also have platforms, allowing for more exploration than the original game.

The character abilities have received major overhauls in Trials of Mana. In the original version of the game, increasing stats never felt like it had much of an effect on the character, but in the remake, adding points to stats can unlock passive abilities that can be equipped. There are also Chain Abilities that can be equipped by any party member, regardless of who unlocked them, and some are unlocked through story progression. We didn’t get a chance to play with the character class system in the demo, but what is there feels like a major upgrade from the original game.

Where Trials of Mana falls down is in the aesthetics department. This is a game that wouldn’t look out of place on the PlayStation 2 and many of the character models don’t look great, including the player characters. It’s also a very Japanese game in that there is fanservice and bouncing breasts all over the place, especially if the player picked Angela or Riesz for their team.

The player has the choice to select between a new orchestral soundtrack or the one from the Super Nintendo version of Trials of Mana, both of which are excellent. The voice-overs are more polarizing, with some of the voices being especially terrible. God help anyone who willingly chooses Charlotte on their playthrough. Luckily, the player can switch to Japanese voices if these are an issue.

Having experienced Trials of Mana again last year when reviewing it as part of the Collection of Mana, the best part of the remake is the quality of life features. It’s possible to easily and quickly access the item menus and link moves to hotkeys, there are now quest markers and adventure logs to make it easier to know where the player needs to go next, and seeing health bars for the boss monsters made them feel like less of a chose. All of these minor upgrades made for a more pleasant gaming experience.

Trials of Mana is a major gameplay upgrade over the original version of the game, but we’re still not quite sold on the new visuals or voiceovers. It’s possible that this is just a case of adjustment and these misgivings will go away over time, but we won’t know for sure until we experience the game in April. The gameplay changes are enough to pique our interest in the full version of Trials of Mana.

Trials of Mana will be released for Nintendo Switch, PC, and PlayStation 4 on April 24, 2020.

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Final Fantasy Strategy Game, War Of The Visions, Now Up For Pre-Order

For those who need a little more Final Fantasy in their (mobile) lives, War Of The Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius is now available to pre-order and pre-register on the App Store too.

Now, we don’t know if you’ve heard, but an obscure little title by the name of Final Fantasy VII Remake is set to launch in just a matter of weeks. Definitely one to watch, that. Snark aside, this gigantic cataclysm of a release is probably dominating every ounce of Final Fantasy hype your body can muster just now. We completely understand if that’s the case.

After all, we’d all been clamoring for a remake of the beloved original PlayStation title for so long, we couldn’t quite believe it was actually happening. Then we waited, waited and waited some more, until we couldn’t quite believe it ever actually would. It’s finally almost time, friends: April 10 just cannot get here soon enough.

With all of that said, though, let’s calm ourselves down a little. Let’s spare a thought for the smaller Final Fantasy-related announcements that may have gone by the by in the wake of this. The franchise also has an established presence in the realms of mobile gaming, and big things are happening on that front too.

War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius is arriving sooner than the much-ballyhooed remake: March 25. As reported by Pocket Gamer, it arrived in Japan last year and took the country by storm, topping nine million downloads. It’s the tale of (predictably enough) a group of goodly heroes who must work together to combat the troubles in the war-torn realm of Ardra, where various powers are vying for control.

Where mobile games are sometimes a little barebones and simplistic, War of the Visions promises to be a deep, strategic RPG experience, worthy of the Final Fantasy name. Interested parties can now pre-order/pre-register on the App Store (the same was already possible on Android), and it’s definitely worthwhile if bite-sized doses of Final Fantasy Tactics-esque action are something your cellphone needs in its life.

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Sega Is Teasing An Announcement For Its 60th Anniversary (Involving Segata Sanshiro)

Sega’s 60th anniversary is swiftly approaching, and the company is promoting some kind of announcement on March 25 that will involve forgotten mascot Segata Sanshiro.

Segata Sanshiro was the mascot for the Saturn in Japan. Segata was a judo master who used to hassle people until they played Saturn games. The character was popular in Japan at the time, but the popularity extended to the character and not the product, considering how the Saturn was crushed by the Nintendo 64 and the original PlayStation during this era, at least outside of Japan. Sega occasionally brings Segata back for the odd cameo appearance in titles like Project X Zone 2.

The fact that Segata is appearing on the website means that there could be Saturn related news on the horizon. Sega loves to pimp out its old Mega Drive games on modern systems, but we rarely see titles from later Sega consoles collected together, with the Saturn being almost totally ignored. It’s possible we could see some kind of Saturn mini console, in the same vein as the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive Mini that was released in 2019. It’s also possible that there could be some kind of Saturn collection released for modern systems like the Nintendo Switch or PlayStation 4.

Sega has been riding high recently, with the Sonic the Hedgehog movie overtaking Detective Pikachu as the highest-grossing video game movie in US history. The time to capitalize on Sega nostalgia is now and consoles like the Saturn and the Dreamcast have been ignored for far too long. If there was ever a time when Sega needed the might of Segata back on their side, it’s now.

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CS: GO Breaks Record With 1 Million Concurrent Users

For the first time in its eight-year history, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has hit 1 million concurrent players.

CS:GO is the most popular game on Steam and continues to rise in popularity. This can be attributed to the game being free-to-play since 2018 and the release of a battle pass in 2019. It has been breaking its own records steadily in the last couple of months and hit 876,575 users in early February, breaking the previous record of 850,485 players set during the MLG Columbus major tournament in 2016. By the end of February, it broke its own record again, this time hitting 924,045.

According to Dexerto, the game passed the 1 million concurrent players mark on March 14 with a peak of 1,001,756 players. CS:GO has an average of over 11 million players a month and a consistent concurrent player count that normally sits above 500k at any given time. Just last year, Dota 2 was the online game with the most users, but that number has been in constant decline, leaving the door open for CS: GO to take the top spot.

One of the main reasons being attributed to the massive player count is the fact that many people around the world are now staying home due to the Coronavirus pandemic. In some areas, people are under forced quarantine which gives them more time to play games. It’s not just a coincidence that the records are being set during the peak evening gaming hours in China.

It isn’t just CS:GO that’s breaking records. As more people stay home, there have been more players overall and Steam also broke its concurrent record, hitting 20 million users for the first time. Of the 20 million players on Steam, 6.2 million were actually in-game with the others just online.

With the new record, CS:GO becomes only the third game ever to pass the 1 million player barrier, after Dota 2 and PUBG. It shows no sign of letting up, even with new free-to-play games like Call of Duty: Warzone now on the market, and Valorant expecting to drop soon. It will be interesting to see if the increase in players can continue after the coronavirus pandemic ends, or if the figures will get back to normal.

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Xbox Live Down: Store 0x00000007 error hits ahead of FIFA 20 and Moder Warfare

Xbox Live appears to be experiencing massive issues right now, moments before the release of FIFA 20 on EA Access and the Call of Duty Modern Warfare Beta on Xbox One.

The Independent outage monitoring website Down Detector has seen a massive spike in reports of users unable to use Xbox Live in the last ten minutes.

These reports have topped out at just over 130 reports but continue to rise as more players attempt to download both games.

The Xbox Live server status page is not showing any errors, but the Xbox Support Twitter account has acknowledged issues, telling fans fans:

"We've seen the reports that users are having trouble accessing the store & our teams are investigating now. We'll update here when we have more info to share."

Meanwhile, many users are also seeing the error code 0x00000007 and taking to twitter to complain in their droves.

One user wrote:

" #eaaccess I’m trying to get on Fifa and to start the ea access trial. But when I go on the Xbox store to download it just presents me with the trailer and I can’t get off it"

Another wrote:

" @CallofDuty , @Microsoft , @Xbox been trying to pre-order call of duty for the past hour.. not working through Xbox store or online. Guess you don’t want my money! Sad, really…"

Stay tuned for updates.

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Mable & The Wood Free On GOG This Weekend

Lifelong gamers and those relatively new to gaming can both agree that deals on new games feel more valuable now than quite possibly ever before, as many of those around the world have been left with inordinate amounts of time at home to kill. GOG, the game sales platform created by Witcher developer CD Projekt Red, has just added to the current slate of discounted titles online Mable & The Wood, which is currently free, and will remain so until 7 a.m. on Sunday, March 22.

Mable & The Wood is a metroidvania that takes place in a dark, outdoors fantasy setting. Like many of its contemporaries, its graphics are pixely, but with the handcrafted charm that defines many modern day takes on old school graphical styles.

Gameplay is contingent upon interacting with the game’s beasts, which can either be killed or avoided entirely, depending on the player’s choices. Killing beasts grants the protagonist their powers, which can then be used to traverse previously-gated areas. Choosing not to kill enemies extends even to its bosses, and secret pathways that must be located by the player can then be used to circumvent the routes that would require the powers of the spared beasts.

Last week, as part of GOG’s Spring Sale, the company gave away a “Witcher Goodies Collection,” also free of charge, containing bonus content both for the mainline Witcher games and Gwent. Though the current deal for Mable & The Wood is time-limited, GOG has set a precedent of giving away free games that the company could very well keep up. Its rival Epic Games Launcher has committed to offering free games weekly, which currently includes The Stanley Parable and Watch Dogs.

These join a number of other gaming deals meant to help ease time spent quarantined at home: also free at the moment are cloud-based browser gaming service AirConsole (for a two week trial); a Dungeons & Dragons adventure collaboration between Wizards of the Coast, Roll20 and Critical Role; and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, which will remain free through March 22. Mable & The Wood can be downloaded from GOG and is playable on Windows computers.

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Lele Pons Net Worth 2020, Personal Life, Career

Lele Pons has a lot of different talents that made her world-famous. She is a dancer, singer, actress, model, and host. However, she is mostly known as a social media personality. Pons’s accounts on social media have a huge number of followers.

We recommend you read our article until the end and to learn a lot of amazing facts about the star’s life.

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Early Life

Lele Pons was born in Caracas, Venezuela, on June 25, 1996. Her parents are Anna Maronese and Luis Pons. The mother is a doctor and the father architect. She grew up as an only child and enjoyed a happy childhood.

When she was five years old, the family moved to the United States and stayed there. The model finished Miami Country Day High School and later on moved to California to pursue her dream. She speaks three languages, Italian, Spanish, and English.

Professional Career

When the singer was 16 years old, she showed up in a video that was posted by her friend Jerome Jarre. Thanks to his influence, Pons began to make funny videos and gained a lot of fans. Not only that, she pranked her friends and family, but she also posted hilarious videos of herself. Lele is the first influencer that had more than one billion loops on Vine.

After the massive success on Vine, the model made an account on YouTube, which also counts subscribers in millions.

In 2016, the beautiful actress showed up in the horror show called Scream. She also appeared in projects such as The Hustler, Escape the Night, She’s Out of Her Mind, Escape the Night, and many more.

In the following year, she had a role in the film Space Between Us and participated in the video named Havana.

In addition, the attractive lady was a host of the Latin America’s MTV Millennial Awards. The CoverGirl took her for a brand ambassador. Also, she modeled for Dolce & Gabanna.

During her career, she got a lot of recognitions and awards, and some of them are Favorite Social Media Star, Best Viner, Female Internet Celebrity, and many more.

Personal Life

Currently, the attractive star doesn’t have any relationships. However, her previous relationship was with YouTuber Logan Paul and internet star King Bach.

Also, one of her boyfriends was Ray Diaz. After the couple broke up, the model was linked to her friend Juanpa Zurita. However, it seems like Lele and Juanpa are just friends.

Lele Pons Net Worth 2020

Currently, the influencer is available on different social media, including Instagram and YouTube. On each platform, she has a massive amount of followers and subscribers. Thanks to her enormous popularity on the internet, she earns a lot of money.

In addition to her internet career, she makes money from modeling, acting, and hosting.

All of this led to a fantastic pile of cash. As of 2020, Lele Pons has an estimated net worth of $3 million.

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