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It has been a hot minute since Nintendo released a major Animal Crossing update, but the next one is on its way. Wave 1 of the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Free Summer Update will be available on July 3rd. The update will include several summer-themed items and activities. Players will now be able to swim and dive in the ocean. They can also capture sea creatures like starfish, sea anemones, and spotted garden eels. These creatures can then be donated to the museum. Players will also experience two new encounters. First, if a player catches a scallop in the ocean, Pascal will ask you if they can have it. If you give Pascal the scallop, they will in turn tell you that they have left something... Read more...
You can probably stop hoping for a Super Mario Run 2, because barring a sudden change in fortune and/or strategy, it does not look like Nintendo is super interested in mobile gaming. Sure, at one point it was, with hopes of cashing in on a lucrative market. But following the launch of the Switch console and recent events, mobile gaming just does not appear to be high on Nintendo's radar. It is an interesting pivot for Nintendo. Three and a half years ago, we wrote about Super Mario Run being downloaded over 40 million times during its first four days of availability. Not too shabby, especially since all of those downloads came exclusively from Apple's App Store, as Super Mario Run launched to... Read more...
Anyone who's ever paid attention to Nintendo and its prolific legal team knows that when it comes to trademark infringements or other violations of its intellectual property, the company pulls no punches. The latest company to come under fire by Nintendo's legal team is called Logistics Consulting LLC, which is based in Connecticut. Earlier this month, the New York arm of the Nintendo legal team issued a cease-and-desist letter to the company, which installed modchips in the Switch console at a cost of $60. A modchip allows Switch owners to do things such as play pirated games and export game saves to memory cards. Nintendo's legal team alleges that Logistics Consulting is violating the anti-circumvention... Read more...
Super Mario is arguably the most popular video game character of all time—he is certainly in the discussion. Likewise, LEGO blocks are arguably the most popular toy, having been around for over 70 years. What happens when the two collide? You potentially get the hottest selling item since Tickle Me Elmo. We will find out in about a month and a half when the full LEGO Super Mario lineup lands at retail. In the meantime, LEGO revealed the full product portfolio based on its partnership with Nintendo. First announced back in April, fans can now look forward to a full range of Expansion Sets, Character Packs, and Power-Up Packs. "With today’s announcement, 16 LEGO Super Mario sets have... Read more...
Nintendo launched its Summer Game Sale a few days ago, and it runs through June 16 at 11:59 PM PT. While the sale is underway, gamers can get up to 50% off on select digital games for the Nintendo Switch console. The games run the gamut, from massive smash titles like Super Mario Party to smaller and lesser-known titles like Boxboy! + Boxgirl!. The deals are only available on mostly digital versions of the games. No physical copies are included in Nintendo's sale. The list of games on sale right now is massive. You can find deals on both Nintendo's site or Amazon. A few of the more interesting games are: Super Mario Party - $41.99 New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe - $41.99 Mario Tennis Aces - $41.99... Read more...
Towards the end of April, Nintendo issued a notice saying login details for as many as 160,000 Nintendo accounts had been compromised as a result of a data breach. In actuality, the number of affected accounts is nearly twice as high—Nintendo this week provided an update on the matter, saying it has identified an additional 140,000 users accounts that "may have been accessed maliciously." The new figure is not part of a separate hack, but the result of Nintendo's ongoing investigation into the matter. As discovered in April, hackers were able to exploit Nintendo Network IDs (NNIDs). These were mainly relevant back in the days of the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, but could be linked to a Nintendo... Read more...
The Resident Evil series is one of the most popular horror game franchises. The series’ games have been available on a variety of platforms, but only became available on the Nintendo Switch over the last year. Now is a good time for both fans of the series and Nintendo Switch owners to nab the games for a good price. Several Resident Evil games are currently on sale in the Nintendo Switch eShop. All of the following games typically would retail for $29.99 USD and are therefore currently on sale for up to 57% off their regular price. My Nintendo members will also receive up to 75 gold points for their purchase. The sale will end on June 16th in North America.  Resident Evil Zero -... Read more...
There's no question that Animal Crossing: New Horizons has taken the gaming community by storm. First launched for the Nintendo Switch earlier this year, the game has become a huge hit driven in part by the fact that most of us have been locked away at home due to COVID-19. Now, Nintendo looks to have another potential hit on its hands with Clubhouse Games, which launches on June 5th. Its full title is Clubhouse Games: 51 World Classics, and it's a follow-up to the original that launched for the Nintendo DS 15 years ago. The collection of games will ring in at just $39.99, which is a far cry from the typical $59.99 asking price of new first-party Nintendo Switch titles. You'll find... Read more...
The beginning of June is quickly approaching. With the start of a new month comes a change in the availability of fish and bugs in Animal Crossing. Here are the bugs and fish that are arriving and leaving in Animal Crossing: New Horizons for the month of June. There are a greater number of fish and bugs arriving in the northern hemisphere, while there are a larger number of fish and bugs leaving the southern hemisphere. These shifts are based off of our real seasonal patterns- winter will soon arrive in the southern hemisphere and summer will soon be here in the northern hemisphere. Fish and bug availability therefore coincide with seasonal shifts. Fish and Bugs to Catch By May 31st Fish- Northern... Read more...
Nintendo of America has filed a pair of lawsuits in the United States to shut down resellers that are selling Nintendo Switch mods allowing users to play pirated video games on the console. One of the lawsuits was filed against Tom Dilts Jr., who is believed to be behind a website called UberChips. The second lawsuit that Nintendo filed was against multiple unnamed defendants who operate multiple websites. From those websites, the defendants allegedly sell products from an anonymous group of hackers known as Team Xecutor. Nintendo's lawsuit says the defendants "unlawfully" design and manufacture an "unauthorized operating system" and "piracy tools" that allow gamers to bypass protections in place... Read more...
Are you ready to see how a “origami plot unfolds”? Nintendo recently released a trailer for Paper Mario: The Origami King. The new game will be available on July 17th, 2020 for the Nintendo Switch. Princess Peach and her castle has been taken over by King Olly, the ruler of the Origami Kingdom. Mario must work together with Olivia, King Olly’s sister, and Bowser, whose army has been transformed into “Folded Soldiers.” Together they must free Princess Peach, repair the landscape, and stop King Olly. Players will need to fight the Folded Soldiers in “ring-based battles that challenge you to strategically line up enemies to maximize damage.” It also appears... Read more...
Gamers around long enough to remember the Nintendo Entertainment System game console will probably remember that one of the iconic games everyone seemed to have was Mike Tyson's Punch-Out. That video game debuted on the NES 33 years ago at the height of Tyson's fame. In a recent interview, Iron Mike said that he wanted to bring the iconic game back. Tyson recently gave an interview to Shacknews, where he expressed interest in launching a new Punch-Out video game. He said during the interview that "we're" going to start our own Mike Tyson's Punch-Out game and Tyson Ranch computer game, and bring them both back to life. It's unclear who the "we" Tyson is talking about is or if the boxer is serious... Read more...
Animal Crossing: New Horizons has provided players a way to connect with friends during the current health crisis. Players can visit each other’s islands and send notes and gifts to their friends. One player recently uncovered a glitch that manipulates the game’s mailing system. This Animal Crossing glitch allows players to duplicate any item that can be sent to a friend. YouTuber Do Whatever Games discovered the glitch and posted a video on their channel. Players who want to exploit this glitch will need to have two or more other players registered on their island. Players will then need to follow a particular set of steps if they would like to duplicate items. First, the player... Read more...
Fortnite is no stranger to collaborations. Could their next collaboration be with Nintendo? The character Kirby recently made an appearance in a Fortnite trailer. It is unclear why Kirby was included in this Fortnite trailer, but the Internet already has a few theories. Kirby makes the briefest of appearances in the Fortnite Party Royale trailer. If you look very closely, he can be spotted around the 1-second mark of the trailer. He is dancing on a video monitor. Interestingly, Kirby has been blurred out in the trailers that were posted on the Xbox and PlayStation 4 channels. What is Kirby doing in this video? Some have speculated that a collaboration between Nintendo and Fortnite is imminent.... Read more...
The recent COVID-19 pandemic has encouraged many people to find alternate ways to engage with others and entertain themselves. One particular video game has proven to be a perfect platform during this strange time. Surprisingly, Animal Crossing: New Horizons has not only been a smashing success in traditional game title fashion, but it also has provided a myriad of opportunities for social activities, from dating, to sex workers, a horror movie trailer, and even a talk show. Restaurants and other traditional dating venues are currently closed or severely limited in most countries. This can make it rather difficult for potential lovebirds to go on a date. However, Animal Crossing allows... Read more...
A person going by the very fitting name Evil Imp has used the incredibly popular game Animal Crossing: New Horizons to create a spooktacular horror movie trailer. The game was built by the developers to be a cutesy life simulator that allows fans to do all kinds of things, including make friends and build up their own virtual homes. Bu that hasn't stopped some gamers from turning it into a horror video game. Evil Imp ratcheted up the scary vibes coming from the game by creating a roughly two-minute horror movie trailer using in-game footage. It appears to have taken significant time and effort to create complete with dramatic lighting changes, skeletons, ghosts, ax murderers, and other creepy... Read more...
There’s no doubt that the Nintendo Switch has been a breakout hit for the Japanese gaming giant, more than making up for the epic flop that was the Wii U. The portable/hybrid console has delivered some great games like Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Super Mario Odyssey and more; this despite the relatively meager hardware under the hood. The current Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite are powered by a refreshed version of the NVIDIA Tegra X1 SoC – hardware that first debuted back in 2015. However, the next-generation Switch might leave NVIDIA behind in favor of a hybrid SoC courtesy of Samsung and AMD. It would also give AMD a clean sweep in getting... Read more...
Nintendo this week released its fiscal year earnings statement and tucked away inside all the data were sales numbers for the Nintendo Switch family of game consoles. Nintendo sold 21.03 million Switch family consoles during its fiscal year spanning April 2019 through March 2020. Switch sales for the fiscal year pushed its lifetime total to 55.77 million units. The sales numbers do include sales of the Switch Lite, which sold 6.19 million units out of the 55.77 million total since it launched in September 2019. With 21.03 million units sold, hardware sales increased 24% year-on-year. Nintendo did point out in its earnings report that the coronavirus pandemic has led to production and shipping... Read more...
Of all the video game characters in the world, one of the most iconic is no doubt Nintendo's Mario. In recent years, Nintendo has begun to bring its iconic characters to mobile platforms such as Android and iOS, but the games haven't yet been offered on PC or game consoles outside the Nintendo realm. However, a fan-made port brings Super Mario 64 to the PC in a new and exciting way. The Mario 64 PC port circulated for the first over the weekend, and was made possible by a project from last year where fans reversed engineered the game's source code. The most notable feature of this project is that it's not a PC emulator designed to be a virtual copy of the original Nintendo 64 hardware. Instead,... Read more...
The May Day event has arrived in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Players who complete the event will receive an award from a friendly face that has appeared in previous Animal Crossing games. However, what is the best way to complete the rather confusing maze that is featured in the event? Here is what you need to know about the May Day maze in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. How To Get Your May Day Ticket The May Day event lasts from May 1st to May 5th. Players who would like to participate in the event will want to make sure that they have downloaded the update that includes the Museum upgrade and Redd. Players will then want to speak to Tom Nook who will direct the player to head to Dodo Airlines.... Read more...
Nintendo recently released an update that allows players to collect and donate fine art to their museum in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Unfortunately forgeries abound in the game. How can players make sure that their pricey works of art are the real deal? Here is our guide to opening a fine art wing and collecting genuine works of art in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. How To Open The Fine Art Wing Players will first want to make sure that they have downloaded the most recent update. This update has also introduced Nature Day and the vendor Leif. Players will then want to visit Blathers who will announce that plans are underway to build a fine art wing in the museum. Blathers will task the player... Read more...
Our real-life calendars may be a little bare right now, but the calendar in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is filling right up. The charming game features a wide variety of seasonal events that include new items, characters, and opportunities to earn Nook Miles. Here is everything you need to know about the spring Animal Crossing: New Horizons events. Beautify Your Island During Nature Day The first event is “Nature Day” and it lasts from April 23rd to May 1st. The event is unsurprisingly based off of Earth Day, which is typically celebrated on April 22nd. Players will be able to earn Nook Miles by completing a variety of themed tasks, including planting trees and making crafts out... Read more...
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