Animal Crossing: New Horizons Update 1.7.0 Is Now Live

Nintendo’s next free update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons has now been released. As previously detailed, it includes the Festivale Event, New Reactions, New Clothing and Seasonal Items. Here’s the full rundown, and when the patch notes are live we’ll share them in this same post. Festivale Event – Feel the heat with the colorful …

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The Last of Us II and Ghost of Tsushima Lead Nominations for 24th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards

Sony Interactive Entertainment’s The Last of Us Part II and Ghost of Tsushima lead the nominations for the 24th annual D.I.C.E awards, as revealed by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. The Last of Us II has been nominated for 11 awards, followed by Ghost of Tsushima with 10 nominations. Supergiant Games’ Hades has …

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Elder Scrolls Online: Oblivion Brings With It New Areas, Companions, And More With Blackwood

A new expansion is on the horizon for Elder Scrolls Online players, taking them back to the world of Oblivion with the return of the Daedric prince Mehrunes Dagon. The upcoming expansion is set 800 years before the events of the single-player Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion experience, setting up an incredible backstory to add to the phenomenal …

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US: Animal Crossing Sanrio amiibo card packs launching exclusively via Target on 26th March

For the first time, the Animal Crossing Sanrio Collaboration amiibo card packs will be releasing in the US on 26th March exclusively via retailer Target. They were originally only released in Europe and Japan so fans of the Japanese pop culture company Sanrio (and Animal Crossing, of course) will have these to look forward to …

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2021 DICE Awards: Ghost of Tsushima and The Last of Us: Part 2 lead with the most nominations

The 24th annual DICE Awards takes place on April 8 with Ghost of Tsushima and The Last of Us: Part 2 two of the most nominated games for the awards. Other games with multiple nods for the 2021 DICE Awards include Ghost of Tsushima, Hades, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, and Spider-Man: Miles …

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ Next Free Update Arrives This Week

Nintendo has announced that the next free update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons will arrive later this week, bringing all sorts of feathers and festivities along for the ride. The new update includes a Festivale event, new seasonal additions, new Reactions, and new items to purchase. It all kicks off on Thursday 28th January: Festivale …

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Horizon Zero Dawn’s Lead Designer Mike Nash Has Passed Away

It is with deep sorrow that we’re kicking off Monday morning with the news of Michael Andrew Nash’s passing. Nash, a talented artist who was only 36, was Horizon Zero Dawn‘s Lead Principle Designer. News of Nash’s death was shared by a former colleague on Twitter. In a lengthy thread, Gavriil Klimov shared some of …

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Survival Horror Lives with the Outbreak Series on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One

Hey, Survivors! The moans of the undead echo as you fight for your life in the Outbreak series, a collection of titles that pay homage to classic survival horror experiences from the ‘90s. From fixed camera angles, to over-the-shoulder adventure, you’ll be leading your group of survivors to safety amidst a global undead epidemic. As …

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5 freebies confirmed as Gears 5 and Resident Evil bring the gore to Xbox Games With Gold for February 2021

February. The shortest month of the year. But that doesn’t mean it can’t provide us with plenty of brilliance and thanks to the Xbox Game With Gold scheme it is a month in which yet again Xbox gamers get access to new, free, titles – but instead of the usual four, we’re getting access to …

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New Cyberpunk 2077 Update Heavily Tackles Stability, Quest Bugs, And Open-World Issues

A new Cyberpunk 2077 update is now available for PC and console players alike, as well as Google Stadia. The latest patch is one of many on the horizon following a chaotic launch and this update tackles major areas of improvement including open-world issues, commonly reported bugs, and overall stability concerns.  CD Projekt Red took …

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Japan: Nintendo Switch family sold 170K units this week, entire top ten is Switch games

The latest video game software and hardware charts are now in from Japanese company Famitsu. The Switch family was by far the best-selling gaming hardware for the week 11th January to 17th January 2021. It should also be noted that the top ten best-selling games are all on the Nintendo Switch, showing just how dominant the …

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Bungie Dev Teases Next Destiny 2 State Of Play, “2021 Is Going To Be Different”

It’s been some time since Bungie split from Activision, and the team has spread their wings in terms of what Destiny 2 has to offer. So what’s next? With Beyond Light, the team tried something completely new and despite PvP concerns, the overall reception of how the story has evolved since the Forsaken DLC has been …

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Clubhouse Games Outsold Ring Fit Adventure, Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity And Paper Mario: The Origami King In France

© Nintendo We already know that Animal Crossing: New Horizons is France’s best-selling game of 2020, but how about some more stats from that country? According to Le Figaro, who spoke to Nintendo France managing director Philippe Lavoué, there were several Switch games which performed particularly well in the region, including the usual suspects like …

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Japan: Nintendo Switch accounted for 87% of consoles sold in 2020

If you follow the Japanese sales charts which are published each Thursday then you will be aware that the Nintendo Switch is by far the dominant console in Japan. Games Industry is reporting that Nintendo Switch devices accounted for 87% of all consoles sold last year in the land of the rising sun. The standard Nintendo …

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Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? (January 16th)

Another week has whizzed on by, giving us lots of exciting news on Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury and New Pokémon Snap, as well as the announcement of a brand new Switch console edition and a Pokémon x Katy Perry collab of all things. Thankfully, though, it’s now time to sit back, relax, …

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Video: Nintendo Minute hold an Animal Crossing: New Horizons winter fashion show

The holiday break is done, so Nintendo Minute episodes have returned for another year. It has been a month since Kit and Krysta last did an episode, when they decided to do an Animal Crossing: New Horizons winter vlog. Well, they’re back to Animal Crossing: New Horizons yet again for this week. Kit and Krysta …

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Wear a Fursuit With Your Friends in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, Now Available for Pre-Order

Screenshot: Nintendo Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury | $60 | Amazon, Walmart, TargetSuper Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury and Tech Badge | $61 | Best BuySuper Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury and Two Posters | $60 | GameStop The Nintendo Switch drought is almost over. While 2020 brought us Animal Crossing: …

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87% of 2020 Japan console sales were Nintendo Switch

Animal Crossing: New Horizons was the best-selling game in the region, too.Nintendo Switch was by far the most popular console in Japan last year. That’s according to data from local games mag Famitsu – via GamesIndustry.biz – which reports that 87% of consoles sold in the country during 2020 were Switches. The regular version of …

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Soapbox: Oh No, I Accidentally Made Animal Crossing Into A Time Capsule Of Misery

It’s fairly safe to say that we were all pretty depressed at the start of 2020, what with all the *gestures at everything*, and in March, I was in the same boat. I had just come back from a trip to Boston for PAX, a gaming expo, and the whole COVID thing started happening for …

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New Rogue Company, Smite, and Paladins Seasons Revealed at Hi-Rez Showcase

New seasons await players of Rogue Company, Smite, and Paladins — and Hi-Rez Studios unveiled all the epic details at our annual keynote last week. Want to learn more about the new rogue Kestrel, a new Babylonian Conquest map and gods, or the world-devouring worm champion Yagorath? Read on for all the details. Next month, …

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Upcoming PlayStation 5 Games Get New Release Windows

With a new generation upon us and the holiday releases behind us, many gamers are now looking ahead to what comes next. PlayStation 5 owners are wondering when anticipated games like Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Project Athia, and Kena: Bridge of Spirits will be releasing.   The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is usually more …

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UK charts: 15 Nintendo Switch exclusives in the Top 40 this week

The latest UK video game charts are now in and the first week in January has been great for Nintendo and their popular Nintendo Switch system. Games Industry reports that Nintendo Switch game sales are up over 123% compared with the same week in 2020. There were fifteen Nintendo Switch exclusives in the top forty this …

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Metacritic users vote for best game of 2020

Metacritic users have voted for their favourite video games of 2020 and it’s a fairly solid list. Indie darling Hades was ranked at No.4 and the best-selling entry in the Animal Crossing franchise, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, was voted in at No.8. Bethesda’s gruesome Doom Eternal landed at No.5. Here’s Metacritic users favourite games of …

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Miles Morales, The Mandalorian, and More: The Best Funko Pop Deals to Compulsively Amass on Your Desk

Image: Gabe Carey Best Gaming DealsBest Gaming DealsThe best deals on games, consoles, and gaming accessories from around the web, updated daily. Featured Deal: Spider-Man: Miles Morales Pre-Orders | $11 Each | Amazon The best Funko Pop deals of January 2021 are here. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, Funko Pop toys are absolutely ubiquitous. There’s …

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The Switch Has Now Sold More Units Than The 3DS

As of December 26th 2020, according to sales-tracking website VGChartz, the Nintendo Switch has finally outsold the 3DS, hitting an estimated 76,285,948 units sold. The 3DS, released in 2011, has so far sold 75,906,986 units. The “List of best-selling game consoles” page of Wikipedia hasn’t been updated at the time of writing, but the Switch’s …

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Destiny 2 PS5 Upgrade Review – Like a Whole New Game (PS5)

Destiny 2 has now been available natively on the PS5 for nearly a month. After some initial confusion about how to get the upgrade (it was a separate PS5 application, not an update to the old PS4 app), I’ve been enjoying the freshly polished next-gen version of my favorite multiplayer looter shooter. But more than …

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Everything You Need To Know About Pokemon GO Sinnoh Celebration Event

While the Unova Celebration event is still currently underway, the next round of Pokemon GO festivities are already on the way. The Pokemon GO Sinnoh Celebration is on the horizon and for those trainers that like to try to catch ’em all, here’s what you need to know.  Pokemon GO Sinnoh Event The upcoming event …

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THQ Nordic Concentrating on Licensed Games Due to Success of SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated

Licensed IPs tend to take one of two forms. They’re either free-to-play titles aimed at mobile markets, or they’re big budget AAA games like Marvel’s Spider Man. There are a couple of studios bucking that trend, though. One of them is THQ Nordic, who are aiming at smaller budget AA titles. According to GamesIndustry.biz, they’re …

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