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8:30 PM on 06.24.2013

Allow K.K. and Friends to touch your musical soul

Ladies and gentlemen, I am playing Animal Crossing for the first time ever. I scored a copy of New Leaf, popped it into my 3DS, and immediately fell deep into Tom Nook's financial pit of despair. I can tell this game is going...

Tony Ponce





10:00 AM on 06.23.2013

Only the lonely don't own Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Times are tough for those in certain circles that that don't have the new Animal Crossing. Depending on who you run with on the internet, your Tumblr, Facebook, and Twitter feeds could currently be filled to the brim with pic...

Jonathan Holmes

9:00 PM on 06.21.2013

Reggie's Animal Crossing home has his face on a bed

Have you ever wondered how the other half live? Wonder no more. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime gives an all access look at his Animal Crossing: New Leaf home in this adorable video. Plus, he drops some proper...

Steven Hansen

3:30 PM on 06.19.2013

Japanese artists think Wii Fit Trainer is smokin'

The fourth Smash Bros. was only announced last week, but fans the world over have already contributed a wealth of art based on the three new characters. However, Japanese art community pixiv has taken a particularly big shine...

Tony Ponce

4:00 PM on 06.13.2013

Animal Crossing sets record sales on Nintendo eShop in US

Animal Crossing: New Leaf is kind of a big deal. The Nintendo 3DS exclusive has sold more than four million units in Japan to date and is already off to a hot start in North America in its first week on the market. "The digit...

Kyle MacGregor



New releases: The Last of Us is here at last photo
New releases: The Last of Us is here at last
by Fraser Brown

There won't be many games threatening to draw your attention away from the spectacle of E3 this week, but what we are getting is rather splendid. 

The Last of Us seems to have impressed just about everyone, including the lovely Jim Sterling, and you can see what all the gushing is about come Friday. I certainly hope it can live up to the nearly universal acclaim. 

Animal Crossing: New Leaf dropped yesterday, but since I consider Sunday a complete write off (it's my hangover day) let's just pretend it came out this week, okay? Other than that we're getting Mighty Switch Force 2 for the 3DS and Zeno Clash II launches on Xbox Live. 

What are you splashing out on this week?

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8:30 AM on 06.09.2013

Retro games in Animal Crossing 'not happening ever again'

When people that don't really like Animal Crossing talk about what they want in a new Animal Crossing, they often call back to the GameCube title's inclusion of playable NES games (Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros., Punch-Ou...

Jonathan Holmes

11:45 PM on 06.08.2013

Animal Crossing: New Leaf out now via 3DS eShop

Animal Crossing: New Leaf is now available via the Nintendo 3DS eShop. Sure, the game will be available in stores starting tomorrow, but Nintendo president Satoru Iwata seems to think people should go for the digital ver...

Kyle MacGregor

10:30 AM on 06.05.2013

Nintendo World will transform into Animal Crossing town

To celebrate the release of 3DS game Animal Crossing: New Leaf Nintendo will be transforming the Nintendo World store into the Animal Crossing town. How amazing is that? I mean, will Mr. Resetti be there? Fruit just layi...

Dale North



Review: Animal Crossing: New Leaf  photo
Review: Animal Crossing: New Leaf
by Jim Sterling

Animal Crossing is a hard series to assess because, to this day, I still struggle to understand what I like about it. Actually, I still don't know if I actually like it or not. When I played Wild World, I obsessively absorbed myself in it every single day, sometimes making it my first activity of the day. It was over a month before I realized it was compulsion, not enjoyment, driving me. 

Even so, every Animal Crossing excites me. Something about it always draws me in, even though I know it won't be long before my virtual life becomes a monotony of shaking trees, fishing, and paying off loans in a game that perpetuates itself through a constant shifting of goalposts. Eventually, as always happens, I'll get tired of it, and realize every game, no matter what else gets added, will always boil down to fruit and fishes. 

But this time I get to be the mayor. The mayor!

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3:00 AM on 05.30.2013

K.K. Slider covers Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky'

YouTube user Alex Romero made this little mashup featuring K.K. Slider in place of Pharrell Williams in Daft Punk's "Get Lucky." Nothing mind blowing, but if you enjoy K.K. Slider's demonic voice and the Daft Punk single, then you're in for a good time. [Via GoNintendo]

Hamza CTZ Aziz

6:00 PM on 05.24.2013

Animal Crossing: New Leaf gets a bizarre TV spot

Nintendo is gearing up for the release of the newest iteration in the Animal Crossing series on the 3DS, titled New Leaf. To help get people in the mood, the first commercial spot has appeared, and it's...interesting, to say...

Chris Carter





6:30 PM on 05.16.2013

Nintendo says Tom Nook is not bad, just misunderstood

[Header image by kennuhisaki] Like many others, Stephen Totilo at Kotaku fosters a strong distaste for the business practices of Animal Crossing's perpetual town merchant Tom Nook. Totilo got to chat with some of the top...

Darren Nakamura

12:15 PM on 05.15.2013

Rhymedown Spectacular: The Quest Not Taken

Your ol' pals Jim and Yahtzee are back, and this week they're lending verse to Thief 4 and Animal Crossing. It's all very artistic stuff, and involves the human condition.  We are professional poets now, and we'll say this to all our dates when we go on dates with hot people. 

Jim Sterling

11:15 AM on 05.09.2013

Kotaku lied: Nintendo loves penises AND butts!

In a recent article on Kotaku, writer Patricia Hernandez pointed out that, while Nintendo will censor asses, it has no problem showcasing a delicious penis.  She used Animal Crossing: New Leaf as evidence, criticizing Ni...

Jim Sterling

5:00 AM on 04.25.2013

Party it up at Club LOL in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Oh Animal Crossing, you have a special place in my gaming life. I lost six months to you when you came out originally on the GameCube. I swore I never would play another Animal Crossing after that, but Animal Crossing: New L...

Hamza CTZ Aziz