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Turn Friends Into Data With This AC: New Horizons Stalk Market Tracker

In keeping with centuries-old tradition, Animal Crossing: New Horizons features an economics mini-game known as the Sow Jones Stalk Market, wherein turnips are bought and sold in the pursuit of unfathomable profit. It’s Capitalism, but it’s adorable Capitalism (much like the rest of New Horizons), and if you know what…

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PSA: Here’s All the Bugs Leaving Animal Crossing: New Horizons Soon

“As with fish, so too with bugs.” We all remember this famous line from Shakespeare’s “Out of the Silent Planet,” and it has never been more true than it is right now, thanks to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Just like in real life, bugs in New Horizons are more likely…

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PSA: Here’s All the Fish Leaving Animal Crossing: New Horizons Soon

With Animal Crossing: New Horizons quickly becoming most people’s preferred instance of reality, scores of new island dwellers are doing their absolute best to touch every peace of blessed content in this much-needed escape from what I had, until recently, only half-seriously referred to as a spiraling hell dimension. And…

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Ease the Wait With This Fan-Made Animal Crossing Island Designer

The highly-anticipated launch of Animal Crossing: New Horizons is just 11 days away, but that doesn’t make the wait any less interminable for the millions of fans seeking to escape our rapidly spiraling hellworld. Never before has the allure of a sunny, private island been so strong, and while we’ve…

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Harmonix Returns With Fuser, a Festival DJ Mixing Game

Harmonix Music Systems, the melodic studio known for such classics as Guitar Hero, Dance Central, Rock Band, and Amplitude, is back with a new jam that seeks to recreate the thrill of cramming parts of songs into other parts of songs, like so much musical peanut butter and chocolate. Fuser…

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The Witcher 3 Now Has Cross-Save Between PC and Switch

Well here’s a cool-but-weird thing I didn’t expect to write up today: You can now transfer your progress in The Witcher 3 between the Steam/GOG version and last year’s Nintendo Switch port. Huh! This unexpected functionality comes as part of Update 3.6 for the Switch version of Witcher 3, which…

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Gorgeous New Coral Nintendo Switch Lite Coming to the West

As further proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy, Nintendo today announced that its brand-new Coral Nintendo Switch Lite, which was originally thought to be Japan-only, will also come to North America this spring. Japan’s version will hit store shelves on March 20 for 19,980 yen,…

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Nintendo, I’m Begging You, Just Let Me Buy the Animal Crossing Joy-Cons

Nintendo recently unveiled an Animal Crossing: New Horizons-themed Nintendo Switch to go along with the game’s impending March 20 release, and chief amongst its incredible qualities are its immaculate, splendid joy-cons. Just look at them. The great impressionists of Normandy could not select a more delicate color pairing. One could…

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EA Explains Why it Doesn’t Put Games on Switch and it’s a Wild Reason

[This article originally only noted US sales of the Switch rather than worldwide sales. It has been updated for clarity] Electronic Arts, one of the biggest companies in the video game industry, has a dedicated page on its own website for many systems it has published games on. For example,…

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PlayStation Survey Hints at Possible PS4 Remote Play on Switch

A lot of companies put out consumer surveys to gauge interest in possible products and services, and a lot of those surveys don’t result in any of these things ever coming to light. So take what I’m about to say as wild fantasizing of a possible future that may never…

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Official Animal Crossing-Themed Switch is Almost Too Beautiful to Behold

Nintendo announced via Twitter that a special edition Animal Crossing: New Horizons-themed Switch console is coming out on March 13, a week ahead of the game’s release. The console leans very much into the island motif of the upcoming slice of life game. Let’s take a look at this gorgeous…

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Nintendo’s Doing Way Better Than Fine, Don’t Worry

Nearly 18 billion Switches. Over 16 million swords and shields. And nearly… *puts pinky to mouth*  Ten. Billion. Dollars. Is this a rich man in a submarine crafted to look like him, or is it a video game corporation? Both are doing fine today, but in this case, it’s Nintendo’s end-of-year…

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Ten Best Cheap Games For That Nintendo Switch Your Kid Got As A Gift

It’s that time of the year – your kid probably got a Switch for Christmas, or a birthday gift, or just because. The good news is, they’ll probably be quiet in the back of the car, enjoying whatever you got them. The issue is, you need to get them games.…

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Peep Your Switch Stats With Nintendo’s Year in Review Tool

Taking a page from Spotify’s playbook, Nintendo has launched a fun little website that breaks down all the data it’s been collecting on you how and when you played your Nintendo Switch over the course of 2019. The site is almost 50 percent advertisements, granted, but it’s still pretty neat!…

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You Can Now Take Where the Water Tastes Like Wine On the Road With You

Disclosure notice: I am friendly with a number of the writers and developers on the game. Where the Water Tastes Like Wine – Dim Bulb’s early 2018 debut, is finally on the Switch. Since it’s a game about travel and storytelling, this is pretty much the perfect platform for it.…

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2020 Video Game Release Calendar – All the Xbox One, PS4, Switch, and PC Video Game Release Dates

With 2019 winding down, it’s time to look ahead at some of the most anticipated video games of next year. Here, we’ve collected all the games confirmed to release for the PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One in 2020 into one handy list. Highlights for the year include the long-awaited Final…

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8BitDo’s Latest Is an Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Micro Switch Controller Thingy

8BitDo is back at it again at the increasingly small and esoteric Krispy Kreme, this time with an absolutely minuscule little candy button of a controller for the Nintendo Switch (as well as PC, macOS, Android, and Raspberry Pi). Available in three baby shower colors, the 8BitDo Zero 2 features…

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Switch Lite Users Join Joy-Con Drift Class Action Lawsuit

About a week into the system’s lifetime, the handheld-dedicated Nintendo Switch Lite is apparently already showing signs of the dreaded Joy-Con drift that’s been plaguing the original system since 2017, and as such has been added to the ongoing class action lawsuit against Nintendo regarding the issue. The amended lawsuit…

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Streamer Beats Zelda: Breath of the Wild Using Only Shields

In an incredibly impressive show of patience, YouTuber and Twitch streamer PointCrow has found a way to beat The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild without using any weapons whatsoever. The play through took 27 hours, according to his Twitter, and to pull it off he utilized an infinite jump glitch to…

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Switch Lite Breakdown Reveals it has the Same Analog Sticks as Standard Joy-Cons

The new Nintendo Switch model called the Switch Lite is out this week, and while the compact, handheld only console has some improvements to battery life and smaller form factor, it appears the new iteration didn’t make any changes to one of the original Switch’s known issues: the analog sticks.…

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