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The Dao of K.K.
[Images by Sarah Thomas] Over a year ago, I annoyed a lot of people by announcing that the term "art game" is stupid because it is overly vague and easily misconstrued, worsens the ever increasing problem of class-ism in vide... read feature

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New Leaf

You need to hear this Animal Crossing: New Leaf cover


Take care of all your chores now, understand?
Jul 09
Trips to the island in Animal Crossing: New Leaf will never be the same after listening to these Kapp'n covers by YouTube user misterrandell. Hauntingly beautiful, yet at the same time uplifting. He says he's been "totally o... read
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Animal Crossing

Rest this Animal Crossing bag on your hip, sirs


DJ K.K. looks better than you
Jul 07
It's been interesting to watch Animal Crossing go from being perceived as a weird "kiddie" game that most people bought just for the old NES games to something appreciated by good looking adults across the world.  Case i... read
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The Villager pays a visit to Skyrim


Oh god no
Jul 06
Such innocence and bloodshed, yet that smile never goes away. read
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Animal Crossing

The dark secret of Animal Crossing's Pigeon Milk revealed


Brewster's secret additive isn't what you think
Jun 29
One of the more interesting bits of evocative minutia in the Animal Crossing series comes from the player's potential relationship with Brewster, the local coffee barista. It's hard to win the favor of this high cla... read
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Deals

Amazon discounts Animal Crossing: New Leaf and more


Slew of 3DS titles on sale now!
Jun 29
[Update: Looks like Amazon has sold out on Animal Crossing: New Leaf, but other 3DS titles are still currently available. Better act fast!] If my Facebook feed has been any indication, then everyone (their moms included) alre... read
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Animal Crossing remixes

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


Animal Crossing remix album by Ben Briggs and ectogemia
Jun 24
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... read
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Animal Crossing

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


Simon and Garfunkel would be proud
Jun 23
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... read
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Reggie's home tour

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


Cribs: Nintendo of America COO edition
Jun 21
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... read
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Wii Fit Trainer

Japanese artists think Wii Fit Trainer is smokin'


Gotta love that bleached Michael Jackson skin
Jun 19
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... read
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Animal Crossing

Animal Crossing sets record sales on Nintendo eShop in US


Quadruples weekly Nintendo 3DS hardware sales
Jun 13
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... read
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New releases

New releases: The Last of Us is here at last


Plus Animal Crossing and not much else
Jun 10
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 th... read
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Animal Crossing

Retro games in Animal Crossing 'not happening ever again'


Pooh Pooh on Clu Clu Land
Jun 09
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... read
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Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Animal Crossing: New Leaf out now via 3DS eShop


Hits store shelves tomorrow, but Iwata recommends digital version
Jun 08
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... read
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Nintendo World will transform into Animal Crossing town


Makeover for Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Jun 05
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... read
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A political animal
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... read feature

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K.K. Slider

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


Catch that Daft Punk fever
May 30
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] read
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Animal Crossing

Animal Crossing: New Leaf gets a bizarre TV spot


Watch a real kid walk through a virtual toon town
May 24
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... read
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Animal Crossing

Nintendo says Tom Nook is not bad, just misunderstood


"He's just passionate about his business"
May 16
[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... read
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Rhymedown Spectacular

Rhymedown Spectacular: The Quest Not Taken


The brains behind Jimquisition and Zero Punctuation get lyrical
May 15
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.  read
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Kotaku lied: Nintendo loves penises AND butts!


Destructoid offers a re-BUTT-al
May 09
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... read
Animal Crossing: New Leaf photo
Animal Crossing: New Leaf

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


Drop those beats, K.K. Slider!
Apr 25
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... read
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The DTOID Show

The Evil Within, Deadpool, & Legend Of Yoshi's 3D Luigi U


The Destructoid Show wears two Hawaiian shirts at once
Apr 19
Well, I done goofed when I was making the thumbnail for this episode. The Evil Inside is not an actual video game. I am dumb. Today's formerly-live Destructoid Show covers the announcement of Bethesda and Shinji Mikami's new... read
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Animal Crossing 3DS XL

Animal Crossing: New Leaf to come in new 3DS XL bundle


Game comes pre-installed
Apr 17
Announced during this morning's Nintendo Direct, a hardware 3DS XL bundle for Animal Crossing: New Leaf will come at launch in a few weeks. It's a white-on-white model, decorated with a cute leaf/icon pattern. The game will c... read
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Tom Nook also neutered
Animal Crossing is a series about doing whatever you want, with a few loose goals put in place if you choose to pursue them. It's one of the least punishing series ever made. One of the few times you might feel anything unple... read feature

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Animal Crossing 3DS

Feel at home in this new Animal Crossing: New Leaf video


DJ KK Slider confirmed
Apr 08
Animal Crossing: New Leaf is nearly here (just a few more months to go -- June 9th), and Nintendo has decided to placate all of us with a new trailer. The video goes over a few basic features, like exploration, hunting for i... read
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Animal Crossing clothes

OH BABY! Animal Crossing DLC coming to Style Savvy


SO FASHIONABLE
Feb 14
Nobody cares about this but me. I am a pretty, pretty princess. But yes, Nintendo's highly fashionable Style Savvy: Trendsetters, the boutique management sim released last year, will be receiving Animal Crossing-themed DLC. The "Gracie Grace" brand will be coming in the near future. So yeah. I'm beautiful. read
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Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Nintendo Direct: Animal Crossing: New Leaf coming in June


Get ready to pay off your debt!
Feb 14
Nintendo Direct dropped a huge nugget of info this morning for Animal Crossing fans -- the new 3DS iteration, New Leaf, is coming June 9th in the US. You'll start your adventure with your customizable house, and your loan wi... read
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Animal Crossing / Pikmin

Nintendo on Animal Crossing success, Pikmin 3 Off-TV Play


Two cute old men talk about Twitter and HD graphics
Feb 05
For those of you that haven't been keeping track, Animal Crossing: New Leaf is the most successful game in Japan right now. It's closing in on three million sold across both digital and physical sales in Japan alone, and it's... read
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3DS

Nintendo to help Japanese devs bring 3DS games westward


DOOOOOOOMED!
Jan 31
Nintendo is doomed, obviously, but the plucky platform holder is still going to try its best anyway. Part of that valiant, if futile, effort involves bringing more Japanese-developed games to Western audiences.  "The cha... read
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Press Paws

Press Paws aims to save the animals with art and games


And Animal Crossing buttons
Jan 13
A few weeks ago on Sup Holmes, guest Mariel Cartwright (Skullgirls) teased her involvement with Press Paws- a videogame-themed gallery show to benefit What's Up Dog LA. Featured artists include Paul Roberstson, Jim Mahf... read
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Iwata: Women sure do love that Animal Crossing videogame


Consoles are dying. Nintendo is doomed.
Jan 08
Nintendo has a big problem on its hands. The company can't seem to keep Animal Crossing: New Leaf on store shelves. The game has been out for only a couple months now, but it's already sold upwards of two million copies&... read






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