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Video: What Island Life Is Like In Animal Crossing: New Horizons One Month Later

Video: What Island Life Is Like In Animal Crossing: New Horizons One Month Later

Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been out now since 20th March, so how is it holding up? Our lovely senior video producer Alex Olney has played the game for more than a month now and is pleased to report it’s still as enjoyable as when he first started it. While he’s documented everything possible at the time of review, he’s noticed over time how buildings and features can be unlocked in a different order, depending on how you play. It’s not quite as linear in terms of progression, as some Animal Crossing veterans might have expected.Adding to this, there’s always...

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Turnip Exchange – Make Millions Of Bells The Easy Way – Guide

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Turnip Exchange – Make Millions Of Bells The Easy Way – Guide

Have you brave souls been attempting to get rich off the Stalk Market in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, only to end up wasting all of your Bells on bad luck and timing? Wanting to dig yourself out of that pitfall hole of debt with Tom Nook? As many of us are undoubtedly familiar, the Stalk Market is an invaluable – and finicky – system for getting rich quick; however, there are some novel ways in New Horizons to make this opportunity work even more to your financial advantage. Don’t forget to check out our exhaustive Animal Crossing: New Horizons guide...

Cooking Mama: Cookstar Pulled From Switch eShop Amid Accusations Of Mining Cryptocurrency

Cooking Mama: Cookstar Pulled From Switch eShop Amid Accusations Of Mining Cryptocurrency

Update: Since this story broke at the weekend, people have been speculating that the reason Cooking Mama: Cookstar has been pulled from the eShop is due to the fact that it mines cryptocurrency using the processing power of the Switch owners who download it to their systems. When the game was first revealed, the developers mentioned blockchain technology – a fact which has inspired these recent accusations. The developers have now responded to these claims (thanks, Nintendo Everything), and stress that the claims regarding blockchain tech being used in the game were “hypothetical”: As the developers we can say with...

Ex-Rare Composers David Wise And Grant Kirkhope On Writing For Yooka-Laylee, Their Inspirations And Working From Home – Feature

Ex-Rare Composers David Wise And Grant Kirkhope On Writing For Yooka-Laylee, Their Inspirations And Working From Home – Feature

Last month music label Materia Collective put out the original soundtracks to both Yooka-Laylee and its sequel Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair on a host of digital storefronts and streaming platforms. The music from both of Playtonic Games’ love letters to platformers past were either relatively hard-to-find thanks to limited releases, but they are both now available online in all the places you’d expect to find and/or stream them. Both games revel in players’ nostalgia for vintage Rareware platformers like the Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong Country series, and enlisting the composers behind those classics was no small part of nailing...

Video: Areas You Weren’t Meant To See In Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Video: Areas You Weren’t Meant To See In Animal Crossing: New Horizons

If you’re interested in game development or simply getting to see things that you’re not supposed to, you’ll definitely want to give this video a watch. YouTuber user Shesez has shared a new video which takes the camera of Animal Crossing: New Horizons to places that it shouldn’t ordinarily go. For most of the video, this gives us an interesting look at how the developers handled certain things like textures, specific locations like Harv’s island, and even the way that characters pop in and out of view in multiplayer, but things get a little crazy, too. Take, for example, the...