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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...
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...
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...
Hackers recently targeted Nintendo Switch owners, leading to the recommendation that users enable two-factor authentication (2FA), which is generally solid advice anyway. In the aftermath of the hacking campaign, Nintendo is no longer allowing Switch owners to log into their Nintendo accounts through a Nintendo Network ID (NNID). Nintendo also confirmed how many accounts were compromised. According to Nintendo, around 160,000 accounts were hacked. On those accounts, hackers were able to see nicknames, genders, dates of birth, country/region information, and email addresses. Nintendo also acknowledged that hackers may have illegally made purchases on affected accounts using existing balances,... Read more...
During this devastating COVID-19 pandemic, Nintendo Switch game consoles have been incredibly difficult to find, and prices in the reseller market have climbed as a result. That could change soon with Nintendo suppliers announcing that the Japanese gaming giant intends to increase the output of Switch game consoles in response to the increased demand from consumers stuck at home. Nintendo intends to produce about 10 percent more Switch consoles this year compared to the 20 million units it produced last year. Word of the increase in production comes from parts suppliers that are aware of Nintendo's plans. Reports indicate that Nintendo has asked multiple suppliers and contract assemblers to prepare... Read more...
It looks as a large number of Nintendo Switch users are under attack. And no, we're talking about verbal barbs from gamers asserting PC dominance, but from hackers trying to infiltrate Nintendo accounts.  The primary target for the hackers appears to be saved credit card details attached to these accounts, which they then use to make actual game purchases or in-game purchases. Compromised accounts have had payment details stolen with both saved credit cards and linked PayPal accounts. The hackers have been particularly interested in using the ill-gotten funds to purchase VBucks in-game currency for the ever-popular battle royale game Fortnite. The problem has been growing in the... Read more...
Two electronics devices that have been particularly hard to come by during the coronavirus outbreak are the Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite. The consoles have been out of stock as people around the world look for fun gaming devices to use while stuck at home. However, some of this shortage is being attributed to resellers who are using bots to buy up all the stock so that they can turn around and resell the Switch consoles at a big profit. These bots buy up stock is soon as it's available at retailers such as Walmart and Best Buy. The consoles are then being resold on Amazon and eBay at hundreds of dollars over the suggested retail price. One of the bots that's being used to gobble up Switch... Read more...
With the coronavirus lockdown in full effect all around the country, some items are very hard to find. Scare items include household cleaners, toilet paper, and apparently the Nintendo Switch. When one Switch fan was unable to find a console in stock that wasn't at a massively marked up price, rather than do without a console, he decided to build one from spare parts. We will admit right up front there are some mysteries about this build. Namely, it's not clear how the builder identified every single part number needed to build a complete and working Nintendo Switch. The builder listed all of the parts that were purchased for the project, along with their prices. However, there are no part numbers... Read more...
The dating scene is a tricky place during the best of times. However, the recent COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a wrench into many typical dating plans. Many lovebirds are foregoing the usual restaurants and movie theaters and are going on “dates” in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Animal Crossing: New Horizons allows players to visit their friends’ islands or invite friends to their private island. Players can search for friends in the game and use a “Dodo Code” to then connect with that friend. Players can also visit friends that have their “gate” open on their island. You can even spend 200 bells to send a card to a friend or send either items in the... Read more...
At this point, it seems one of two possibilities are most likely—either Crytek is getting ready to announce a remastered version of Crysis, complete with support for real-time ray tracing, or the developer is trolling us. The latter does not make much sense, so we are much more inclined to believe the former, based on the latest leak. Before we get to that, let's recap Crytek's cryptic Twitter post earlier this week. Crytek's official "@Crysis" Twitter account had been silent dating all the way back to December 2016, then this past Monday, it came out of hibernation and posted in all caps, "RECEIVING DATA." This led to a flurry of speculation, especially in light of the Crysis.com domain... Read more...
Nintendo says that it is continually improving the functionality of its game consoles and services to make them more enjoyable for the end-user. As part of those efforts, Nintendo has announced that a new software update for the Switch game console is available to download now, which takes the system software to version 10.0.0. Nintendo says in most situations, the Switch will automatically download the most recent system update while it's connected to the internet. Users can also verify their current system version and start the update manually from the System Settings menu. Nintendo says that users who are unable to perform the system update should restart the console and try again. Multiple... Read more...
Animal Crossing: New Horizons offers an amazing variety of fish and insects to capture, unfortunately, some of these critters are only available for a limited time and will vanish for a few months. Here are the bugs and fish that have just arrived in the month of April and the ones that will disappear at the end of month in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.  Fish and Bugs That Have Just Arrived Fish- Northern Hemisphere Snapping Turtle- 5,000 Bells Guppy 9- 1,300 Bells Butterfly Fish- 1,000 Bells Sea Horse- 1,100 Bells Surgeonfish- 1,000 Bells Clownfish- 650 Bells Neon Tetra- 500 Bells Zebra Turkeyfish- 500 Bells Crawfish- 200 Bells Killifish- 200 Bells Nearly all of these new fish can be caught... Read more...
The Nintendo Switch is a gaming system that is designed to be taken with you on-the-go, which means that it is likely to be used in areas that aren't exactly clean (which is even more of a concern now more than ever, due to the coronavirus pandemic). The catch is that while it's easy enough to wash your hands with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand sanitizers, it's not often as easy to sanitize your electronics. With this in mind, some people have been using alcohol-based cleaners on the Nintendo Switch, and Nintendo of Japan is now advising against such practices. Nintendo says that cleaning the Switch with alcohol may cause the plastic parts to fade in color or deform. And for anyone... Read more...
This Animal Crossing: New Horizons tourney seems a little fishy. Fishing enthusiasts will be delighted to know that CJ’s Fishing Tourney is available today. The event is only available for a limited time, so here is everything you need to know about the Fishing Tourney in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. What You Need to Know about the Fishing Tourney CJ’s Fishing Tourney occurs once every three months in both the northern and southern hemispheres on January 11, April 11, July 11, and October 10. The event is only available between 9am and 6pm local time, and players will know that the event is ready to go because the music on the island will be slightly different than usual. Players... Read more...
Nintendo has another hit on its hands with Animal Crossing: New Horizons for the Switch. The game is proving a fun distraction from real world events, notably the Coronavirus pandemic, though it has been unofficially banned from China's e-commerce platforms after a Hong Kong activist used the game as a means of protest. Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a real-time simulation in which the player assumes the role of a character who relocates to a deserted island after purchasing a deserted island package from Tom Nook. The player can decorate their island and invite others to visit. It's a simple premise, and one that has been resonating with gamers. So, what's the problem in China? Hong Kong activist... Read more...
Easter is just a week away and Nintendo has already released an Easter-inspired event in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The “Bunny Day” event unsurprisingly features eggs that can be used to craft items. However, like many items in the game, the eggs are not always easy to find. Here is how to hunt down and find the various Bunny Day eggs and what you can craft with them in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Players will first need to make sure that they have downloaded Version 1.1.1 of the game. Players will also want to check that their profile is linked to their Nintendo Account and that they start the game while connected to the Internet. Nintendo notes that “You’ll know... Read more...
Many people would probably not be too thrilled to happen upon a tarantula in real life, but tarantulas can lead to major profit in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Unfortunately, tarantulas can be a bit difficult to catch and can cause the player to pass out. With this in mind, here are some go the best ways to farm tarantulas in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Tarantulas are a rare bug that can be found between November and April in the game. They are active between 7pm and 4pm, but are the most active after 11pm. Tarantulas are particularly tricky to catch because their bite causes the player to faint. However, many consider tarantulas to be well worth the time and risk because they are worth... Read more...
Gamers of all ages know who Mario is (and his often-overlooked brother, Luigi) and are familiar with his travails over the past three decades. Mario is one of the most recognizable characters in gaming history, and Nintendo is rumored to be planning something big to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the original Super Mario Bros. game that landed on the original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). According to sources backed up by both Eurogamer and VGC, Nintendo is planning to release remastered version of classic Mario titles that will be playable only on the Nintendo Switch. While there's no indication that the original Super Mario Bros. will be included in this remaster... Read more...
One of the best-selling Nintendo Switch games in a long time is Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The Stalk Market that was available in previous titles returns in New Horizons, which can allow the player to bank big in-game money, if they can buy low and sell high. One of the things that players of New Horizons look forward to each week is a visit from Daisy Mae that allows them to purchase turnips that they can resell later in the week for profit. Each week Daisy turns up on Sunday between 6 AM and 12 PM and will sell bundles of 10 turnips. Gamers who have a fully expanded inventory can purchase up to 4000 turnips. One caveat is that the turnips can't be placed in storage. Players will need a... Read more...
With the COVID-19 pandemic causing problems across the globe, there's been a rush on daily household staples like toilet paper, paper towels, hand sanitizer, and all manners of food items. It has also even led to an increase in sales for certain electronic items, given that people are working from home and kids are out of school. One item in particular that is hard to come by due to production shortages is the "standard" Nintendo Switch. While the newer and less expensive Nintendo Switch Lite seems to still be readily available, its more expensive sibling is out of stock at nearly every major retailer. A quick check at poplar online shopping destinations like Amazon, Best Buy,... Read more...
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