Mario Day: Nintendo gets you in the mood with discounts and promotions

March 10th is MAR10 DAY! The first rumors are already rushing ahead of the annual anniversary, and now Nintendo is also joining in. We want to get you in the mood to celebrate with discounts and various promotions.

From March 7th to March 24th, 2024, you will receive 10 percent back in the form of gold points in the Nintendo eShop if you buy selected games with Mario involvement. There will also be various discounts on Mario items in the My Nintendo Store from March 7th to April 7th. Anyone who buys a Mario game during this period will receive a notebook.

On top of that, “various icon pieces from a selection of Super Mario games will be available as exclusive member rewards” in March. You can earn some platinum points in new special missions, for example for the SNES classic Super Mario World.

There’s already a gift available today: In the My Nintendo Store you can download new wallpapers for Mario Day in various formats as a free reward. Nintendo fans can hope for the next surprises in the next few days.

Already official: LEGO will present new things in a live stream on March 9th. If they aren’t new LEGO sets. There may also be news about Paper Mario: The Legend of the Aeon Gate and Luigi’s Mansion 2 as part of the celebration. Brand new: Princess Peach should also play a role. And now take a look at the teaser image from Nintendo…

And this is how Nintendo of America celebrates:

Image material: Nintendo


Pokémon Day 2024: Free gifts await you at this event in Germany

Pokémon Day 2024 is approaching, this year it will also take place on February 27th. The date dates back to the original release of Pokémon Green and Red Editions in Japan on February 27, 1996.

In recent years, The Pokémon Company has reliably celebrated the day, often with an edition of Pokémon Presents. Now there are the first plans for 2024.

This is how Pokémon Day 2024 will be celebrated

The Pokémon Company will celebrate Pokémon Day with a few special features in the duo flagship store in Berlin. The store at The Playce on Potsdamer Platz is being expanded to mark the anniversary. From February 17th to March 30th, 2024 you can immerse yourself in the world of Pokémon in a new themed area.

There are also special events on two days. There will be “free gifts” and “the chance to meet and take photos with Pikachu” at an event on March 2nd and March 23rd, 2024. Attending the events is free. There are no details about what the gifts actually look like.

“Be sure to bring your Pokémon TCG collection so you can have fun with other Pokémon fans in the supervised trading and play area,” they continued.

Speculation about new remakes

So much for the official part. Of course, there is already speculation about what could happen for Pokémon Day 2024. Of course, new announcements are always at the top of Pokémon fans’ wish lists.

One such could revolve around remakes of Pokémon Black and White. There are very current rumors about this. After the new editions of “Diamond and Pearl” they would at least be the next candidates for a rejuvenation treatment.

Images: The Pokémon Company


Item of the day: Gozney Arc compact pizza oven

The best gadget for any garden has been discovered on the Internet. Barbecue? Corny! How about a real pizza oven that will fit in even the most radish-heavy suburban plot?

Gozney has introduced new compact models Arc (for pizza up to 14″) and Arc XL (for pizza up to 16″): they can heat up to 500ºC and are equipped with a special smart thermometer and flame regulator, which will help you not to lose face in front of your guests and not burn the treat.

The large model has dimensions of 42.7 x 51.7 cm and weighs 26.5 kg, which is a lot, but definitely more compact than a stone oven. And in a pinch, you can hide it in a barn or, if you really want to, take it with you on a picnic. Sales will begin just in time for International Women’s Day, and prices range from $700 for the Gozney Arc to $800 for the Gozney Arc XL.

Have you decided on a gift for March 8?


Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis celebrates Valentine’s Day with a sweet hellhouse version

Are you still playing? Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis? Then you’ll definitely be looking forward to the next event. Of course, with free-to-play mobile games, after the event is always before the event anyway. Starting tomorrow, the characters from the FF7 universe will be preparing for Valentine’s Day.

You can certainly look forward to numerous costumes and items, but obviously also a Valentine’s Day version of the hell house, decorated with gingerbread and sweets. Cute.

Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis is now also playable on Steam and the number of players is likely to have increased further. It was previously released on mobile devices and has already been downloaded 7 million times.

The new trailer for the event:

Images: Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis, Square Enix, Applibot


The Day Before: Game is dead, server permanently shut down

With the server shutdown, the chapter surrounding the survival MMO The Day Before will finally be closed.

On January 22nd, The Day Before’s servers were shut down, less than two months after the start of Early Access, ending an inglorious chapter in the gaming industry.

Even before the launch, doubts had arisen about developer Fntastic’s product; the promises of the small studio, which was noticeably reserved in presenting game material, seemed too big. The fact that the gameplay announced for January 2023 initially failed to materialize due to disputes over naming rights fueled the rumor mill as to whether the game even existed. However, the scenes shown later failed to convince the audience of the quality of the title.

On December 7th, Fntastic dared to start early access for the controversial game. As you’ve probably noticed, this ended in a fiasco. Just a few days after the launch, thousands of extremely negative reviews had already accumulated on Steam, and the developer then spoke out and announced that the studio would be closing. Shortly before Christmas, publisher Mytona finally announced that the servers would only be operated until January 2024 and pointed out the refund options.

Have you followed the story of Fntastic and The Day Before? What do you think about the matter?



“Why is he lying? », follow the 3rd day of the appeal trial

The appeal trial of Nicolas Zepeda, accused of the assassination of his ex-partner Narumi Kurosaki in 2016 in Besançon, continues in Vesoul (Haute-Saône). Follow the debates of the third day, minute by minute, in this article. The trial takes place from December 4 to 22, 2023.

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The hearing is suspended for 15 minutes.

11:09 a.m. : Nicolas Zepeda, gets up in his box, to now respond to Me Schwerdorffer. He begins by asking her to clarify her question with some confidence. Besançon’s lawyer asks him why he didn’t say he saw Narumi Kurosaki. The accused launches into his demonstration and details the course of events since Jérémie B.’s call while he was in Chile.“I dispute the fact that the question: ‘have you seen Narumi’ was asked”said the accused. “So he’s lying?” »asks Mr. Schwerdorffer. “No, but that’s not true. », replies Nicolas Zepeda. The witness stands by his statements. “Did you have any problems with Mr. B. before this call in December 2016?continues Me Schwerdorffer. “We don’t have a close relationship, but what he says is very true (…)”, reveals Nicolas Zepeda without forgetting, to everyone’s surprise, to reveal the witness’s infidelity and to specify that he was roommates with the latter’s ex-girlfriend. The witness frowns. “I have no quarrel with him. And I don’t see the connection with the rest”replies the witness.

10:52 a.m. : “Arthur Del Piccolo was very involved in Narumi’s research”, replies Jérémie B. following a question from Etienne Manteaux, general counsel, concerning the victim’s boyfriend at the time. Me Cormier, lawyer for Nicolas Zepeda, takes up the questions. Same strategy as the day before, the lawyer from the Lyon bar tries to blur the role of Arthur Del Piccolo. For information, the latter should testify during this trial, by videoconference. His intervention is particularly awaited.Me Schwerdorffer defends his client Arthur Del Piccolo. “He hides nothing”insists the tenor of the Bisontin bar. “Do you feel like you were mistreated by Mr. Zepeda?” » asks Me Portejoie, lawyer for Nicolas Zepeda. ” Yes of course. He lied to me “, replies the witness. The Clermont-Ferrand lawyer reveals that the witness participated in the television programs Sept à Huit and Crimes, on the case. “It’s not trivial”said Me Portejoie, suspecting the witness of ” settle accounts “.

10:10 a.m. : The lawyers move on to questions from the witness, Jérémie B. Me Galley, lawyer for the victim’s family, questions him about the Zepeda-Kurosaki couple and asks him to clarify linguistic notions in relation to the Japanese language, still in the aim of demonstrating that Nicolas Zepeda used the victim’s phone to send messages to his loved ones. Me Schwerdorffer, replaced by Me Pichoff the first two days of the trial, in turn questions Jérémie B. on the basis of testimony from the time. “No, not really, I haven’t heard from Narumi recently.” I heard from someone that people were wondering where she was. »Nicolas Zepeda responded when Jérémie B. asked him about Narumi Kurosaki. “Why is he lying? Why didn’t he tell me he was with Narumi the week before? He didn’t want anyone to know that he was with her in Besançon.”analyzes the witness.

9:43 a.m. : Jérémie B.’s girlfriend at the time was a very good friend of Narumi Kurosaki. The thirty-year-old, dressed in a dark suit and a sky blue scarf, specifies that he knew the profile of Nicolas Zepeda as “of someone jealous, possessive. A bit of a burden in Narumi’s life ». “My friend actually told me about these character traits of Nicolas Zepeda. » Nicolas Zepeda appears to be taking notes on a sheet placed on his knees, listening attentively to the witness.

9:29 a.m. : The latter contacted Nicolas Zepeda directly, in December 2016, to find out if he had news of the victim, after his disappearance. “I made the link between the absence of Nicolas Zepeda on Tsukuba and the lack of contact with Narumi. I said to myself that perhaps Nicolas could have some news from him. »indicates Jérémie B. “He explained to me that he was in Chile. He sent me a photo of himself on a white background with the flag of Chile. I wondered why he sent me this photo. I had doubts about whether he was really in Chile,” explains Jérémie B. The Chilean is in Santiago and proves it by making a video with passers-by. At this time, Nicolas Zepeda does not speak to him at all about his recent meeting with Narumi Kurosaki and even tells him that he has not seen him for a long time. However, he had seen her the previous week, in Besançon. Nicolas Zepeda also explains to him that Narumi Kurosaki tends to disappear. “He explained to me Narumi’s sometimes difficult character. » The accused also told him that Narumi Kurosaki “exploited”.

I had doubts about the veracity of what he told me. It was a hunch. I was the first to think it might be him, right from the start. Apparently I wasn’t wrong.

Jérémie B., close to Japanese students

9:09 a.m. : Jérémie B. takes the stand. At the time of Narumi Kurosaki’s death, he was a reference teaching professor for exchanges between the University of Tsukuba (Japan) and that of Besançon. He was in Japan. He is of French nationality and therefore speaks in French, live on the stand.The latter knew Nicolas Zepeda. “I had the opportunity to meet him during periods of festivities. He seemed to me to be a very nice person. And I knew about his relationship with Narumi”, explains the man. He spoke with several protagonists in this case at the time of Narumi Kurosaki’s disappearance: Arthur Del Piccolo, Narumi Kurosaki’s boyfriend and Shintaro Obata, Narumi’s friend, for example.Jérémie B. said he heard about the “difficulties in the relationship between Narumi and Nicolas”. It was a close friend of Narumi Kurosaki who confided these facts to her.

9:06 a.m. : The hearing resumes. Nicolas Zepeda multiplies the questions to his lawyers, seated right in front of his dock. He seems to be giving them instructions.

The hearing is expected to begin at 9 a.m. with two new witnesses presented by the defense.. The latter did not testify at first instance.

The second day of the trial of Nicolas Zepeda, accused of the assassination of his Japanese ex-girlfriend Narumi Kurosaki in Besançon in December 2016, was devoted to the hearing of several witnesses. Former classmates and roommates, by videoconference from Japan, spoke of the “feminine” cries heard the night of the disappearance in the Crous residence in Besançon, without being able to locate them precisely.Two friends of the Japanese student confirmed that Nicolas Zepeda was putting pressure on his girlfriend by, for example, hacking her Facebook account.“He harassed her. Nicolas Zepeda tried to stay in touch with her”for example confided one of them.A friend of Nicolas Zepeda also testified. She paints an exemplary portrait of the Chilean woman, actively participating in humanizing the accused:“calm, supportive, caring and very empathetic”in his words.

As a reminder, Nicolas Zepeda was sentenced to 28 years in prison at first instance. He faces life imprisonment. The victim’s body was never found by investigators, despite considerable resources deployed over two years to find his trace.

► (Re)read the full progress of the second day of trial, Tuesday December 5, 2023.

ARCHIVES. From the disappearance of Narumi Kurosaki to the conviction at first instance of Nicolas Zepeda for assassination:

From December 4 to 22, 2023, follow the ongoing debates live in the courtroom of Nicolas Zepeda’s appeal trial in Vesoul. Visit the “LIVE” article on our website every morning.

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Item of the day: GyroGlove helps people with tremors with Parkinson’s disease

CES 2024 often shows some very cool things. One of them is the GyroGlove. It stabilizes the hands for tremors in people living with Parkinson’s disease.

The glove works using “advanced gyroscopic technology.” As a result, it will give the person much more control.

SamaGame publishes a woman’s review. Within a few days of use, it became much easier for her to perform many household tasks. For example, buttoning a shirt, carrying a cup of coffee, and writing notes. Apparently, you quickly get used to the GyroGlove: she forgot that she wasn’t wearing a glove, took the cup and spilled the drink.

So far the glove looks very massive: a fabric glove, a stabilizing module where the gyroscope is located, and a battery pack located on the forearm. The entire structure weighs approximately 580 grams.

GyroGlove. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP

The operating time is short – only 4 hours of active use. But the price may unpleasantly surprise many: $5899. On the other hand, how much can you estimate the ability to use your hands normally?


Sons of the Forest: Set day length and spawn point?

How many spawn points are there in Sons of the Forest? Can you set where you want to spawn on the island and what about a day length setting? After familiarizing yourself with the basic features of the new survival game from Endnight Games, one or the other player may notice that you often start at a different spawn point when restarting. In this context, we asked ourselves how many starting points are there in the game and can you influence the spawn?

Change and set spawn point?

There are currently three spawn points in Sons of the Forest and these include a spawn at the very top of the beach, west of the island in the forest and in the middle of the island on the snow covered mountain.

  • beach spawn
  • forest spawn
  • mountain spawn

In the current version, the starting point is chosen randomly by the game and there is currently no way to influence this. If you are not satisfied with your spawn, you can either build your base somewhere else during the game or start a new game.

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Set day length

When you have spawned and done some work, the day is usually over and there are some dangers lurking for the player at night. If you want to get more done in a day, you can change and extend the length of the day in Sons of the Forest. To do this, you have to select the “Individual” level of difficulty when you start the game and then, under the “Environment” section, you can set the start time of year, the length of the season, and the length of the day, among other things.

The setting can also be changed later in the “GameSetupSaveData.json” file. The file for the savegame can be found under the path “C:/Users/%USERPROFILE%/AppData/LocalLow/Endnight/SonsOfTheForest/Saves/Singleplayer-Multiplayer/%ID%”.

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  • Long
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