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Animal Crossing amiibo

Next wave of Animal Crossing amiibo head to Europe on January 29

Nintendo of Europe has confirmed it -- the Mr. Resetti, Blathers, Kicks, and Celeste amiibo will all arrive on January 29 in the UK region.  This newest wave also includes Lucas, and nothing listed here will be a store exclusive in the...   read

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amiibo Festival

Animal Crossing amiibo Festival Drinking Games

Driving, sex, and watching baseball: what do these three things have in common? They can all be made better with alcohol.* The same can be said for board games. From beer checkers to battle shots, mankind has found fun and exciting ways t...   read

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Shopper's guide
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The 'Nintendo in-print' Holiday gift guide

While much of modern society has moved on to the world of "electrons and information", there are two demographics that still eat up the printed page: kids and old people. Interestingly enough, these are also the two age groups who often lov...   read

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amiibo Festival
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Review: Animal Crossing amiibo Festival

Earlier this year, Animal Crossing series director Aya Kyogoku was asked why she decided to make Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival. She said it was because the team thought amiibo were cute and really wanted an Animal Crossing version of the...   read

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Animal Crossing

Animal Crossing: Home Designer will offer a gaming storefront option soon

I haven't really gotten into Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, but this new update that's on the horizon may sway me a bit. According to Tiny Cartridge, gaming items are coming, including kiosks for newer and retro Nintendo systems, 3DS...   read

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PSA: Mewtwo and Animal Crossing amiibo go on sale on Amazon in 15 minutes

Friends, Romans, amiibo-hunters: lend me your ears. The day is upon us for another amiibo release. It's a little bit of Smash Bros. and a lot of Animal Crossing. Mostly cute (like last time) with just a dash of badass. Mewtwo's kind of cute...   read

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Animal Crossing

PSA: Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival is not a free download, it's actually a $60 bundle

Well, this kind of came out of nowhere, and I don't see a lot of people talking about it. Earlier this year during E3, Nintendo reps informed multiple outlets that Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival would be a free eShop download, and al...   read

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Video game ghost stories

Video game ghost stories #3: Buried in the ground

Journal Entry #1: I moved to a new town today. It was a last-minute decision, and I didn't even have a place picked out, so it was a little scary. Luckily, a raccoon named Nook showed me some really cheap houses to rent, so I now have a hom...   read

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Happy Home Designer
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Nintendo somehow finds a way to make Animal Crossing even more adorable

Millions of people love puppies. Millions of people also love Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer. What happens when you put those two things together? Like chocolate and peanut butter, you get something spectacular! Here's to hoping this...   read

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Animal Crossing

A lot of people are playing Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer

Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer has sold over two million copies since its release in Japan on July 30, 2015. Yes, really. 2.02M, to be precise -- even though North America and Europe didn't get the spin-off title until late last month....   read

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Animal Crossing

New Animal Crossing amiibo are cute as hell

Nintendo has revealed four new figures based on the Animal Crossing series for its amiibo toyline. The group, which includes Celeste, Mr. Resetti, Kicks, and Blathers, launches Dec. 17 in Japan. There's currently no word on when we can expe...   read

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Inside amiibo
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Dig into an amiibo card and this is what you'll find

In the name of science, Michibiku tore into a duplicate Animal Crossing amiibo card to see what the innards would look like. About what you'd expect, really: a little chip and not much else. "Surprisingly, the tech isn't that evident in the...   read

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amiibo cards

A full amiibo card collection will cost about $100 if you're a social creature

Collecting amiibo has, to this point, been largely an exercise in madness. Nintendo has shellacked us with a flurry of figures from across several lines, brands, and degrees of availability. At least we knew what we were getting (or not get...   read

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Animal Crossing

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer is getting new items in Japan

Starting October 1, new items will be hitting Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer in Japan. They're mostly Mario related, including question mark blocks, shells, coins, stars, and even the iconic end of level flag. Also, there's ...   read

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amiibo cards

The first amiibo cards are up for pre-order

Amazon is now taking pre-orders for the Animal Crossing amiibo cards. Be strong. 100 cards are in Series 1 and they're being sold in packs of six for $5.99. Currently, Amazon is limiting orders to four packs per person, though that may chan...   read

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Animal Crossing

This gorilla wants to give you gifts in the new Animal Crossing

I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry while looking at Louie. He initially seems funny in an off-brand Donkey Kong sort of way, but the longer I stare, the more unsettling his appearance becomes. He's headed to Animal Crossing: Happy Home De...   read

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Review: Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

Animal Crossing's home design feature was actually the thing that got me hooked on the series in the first place. Back when I was addicted to building houses in The Sims, one of my friends came over for a visit and brought along his Ga...   read

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Who wants a closer look at the Animal Crossing amiibo?

We've seen a fair amount about Animal Crossing and amiibo, but a lot of it has to do with the first use of amiibo cards. Well, when both Happy Home Designer and amiibo Festival release, they'll also get some good ol'-fas...   read

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Never coming here
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If Chao Garden and Animal Crossing had a love child, it would be Monster Hunter Diary

Today in "things I really want to be localized but probably never will," I've come across Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Airou Village DX, an upgraded port of a PSP game from 2010 that was developed by From Software, strangely enough. In ...   read

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Forever A Loan

Are Animal Crossing amiibo cards worth $6 per six pack?

Walmart is listing Animal Crossing amiibo cards on its website for $5.96 for a pack of six, so essentially a dollar a card. That isn't that surprising as they go for around the same price when imported from Japan, though it has been po...   read

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Video game movies to watch this weekend instead of Pixels

This week the critically lampooned Pixels movie opens in theaters nationwide in the United States, and if you'd rather spend your time and money on movies that don't blow consider these other video game-related films. Don't worry thoug...   read

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Bigger in America

Animal Crossing amiibo cards get firmer dates, pack details

The first set of collectible cards with amiibo functionality are releasing at the end of this month, July 30, in Japan in conjunction with Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer. In Europe the cards launch October 2 alongside the game. In bot...   read

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Nintendo UK Happy Home
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Check out 30 minutes of Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

Nintendo UK livestreamed the upcoming Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer for thirty minutes to show off how the game is played and drop new bits of information along the way.  Happy Home Designer will feature over 400 character...   read

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amiibo > videogames

Nintendo: New Animal Crossing games were made because 'we just wanted amiibo'

In an interview with USgamer, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer and Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival creative lead Aya Kyogoku was asked if amiibo Festival was conceptualized as a game involving amiibo or if the amiibo integrat...   read

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Animal Crossing

Fauxlusive: Nookling Junction dumps Trump

Trump, the Republican frontrunner for the 2016 Presidential nomination, has had a bit of a rough week after NBC and Macy's both parted ways with the reality TV star in light of comments he made about illegal immigrants. Today ther...   read

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