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Animal Crossing: New Horizons first impressions: Wonderful with one major problem

Animal Crossing: New Horizons first impressions: Wonderful with one major problem

Animal Crossing: New Horizons landed last week, and I expect many players spent the bulk of their weekend building out their islands. Indeed, with tensions high around the world, Animal Crossing: New Horizons really feels like a game we all needed. After spending the weekend with the game myself, my thoughts are mostly positive, but I can already tell there's one major issue that will hold New Horizons back from achieving true greatness.

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Animal Crossing is out: This is the version you should buy

Animal Crossing is out: This is the version you should buy

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is now available, and given the fact that excitement has only grown for this game in recent months, we're guessing that there are plenty of people looking to buy it today. With a new game launch, the question of which version to buy is one that inevitably comes up, and in the case of New Horizons, there's only one choice to make: Digital or physical?

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Pokemon Sword and Shield Pokedex Completion Event unlocks version exclusives

Pokemon Sword and Shield Pokedex Completion Event unlocks version exclusives

Modern day Pokemon games tend to offer a ton of in-game events after they launch, but we're about to see one that breaks one of Pokemon's long-standing mechanics. Apparently, a new event in Pokemon Sword and Shield will make exclusive Pokemon obtainable in the version they typically aren't available in. For instance, Pokemon Shield players will be able to obtain Pokemon that are normally only available in Pokemon Sword and vice versa.

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GameStop to launch DOOM Eternal before Animal Crossing for crowd control

GameStop to launch DOOM Eternal before Animal Crossing for crowd control

Social distancing, while not the only preventive measure advised, goes a long way in preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus. That guideline is hard to observe, however, when crowds rush and squeeze in line for what may be an in-demand product. That's why GameStop is announcing that two games launching on March 20 won't be launching at the same time in the hopes that the crowds will be split more or less in half during in two days.

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Exit the Gungeon headlines latest Switch Indie World Showcase

Exit the Gungeon headlines latest Switch Indie World Showcase

As promised, Nintendo hosted an Indie World Showcase for the Nintendo Switch today, showing off a variety of games that are on the way to the platform. In all, Nintendo's show highlighted 22 indie games that are heading to Switch, but there was one clear headliner: Exit the Gungeon, a sequel to beloved roguelike Enter the Gungeon.

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Nintendo Switch network services are all down – it’s not just you

Nintendo Switch network services are all down – it’s not just you

If you're trying to get on the Switch eShop or play a game online at the moment and all you're getting are errors, you definitely aren't alone. Network services for the Switch are currently down across the board, meaning that users can't get online in any capacity. The outage extends to 3DS and Wii U as well, so it seems that none of Nintendo's consoles can access the internet at the moment.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons review round-up

Animal Crossing: New Horizons review round-up

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is unquestionably the biggest Switch game of the first half of the year - possibly of the year as a whole - and given the current coronavirus pandemic, it sounds like one that's sorely needed. Fans have been waiting a long time for this game to arrive; while it was originally slated to launch in 2019, Nintendo ultimately pushed it back to March 20th, 2020. With New Horizons now just a few days away, the first reviews have started to go live - is it a worthy follow up to the superb Animal Crossing: New Leaf on 3DS?

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Nintendo Switch is getting a surprise Indie World Showcase

Nintendo Switch is getting a surprise Indie World Showcase

Nintendo has announced a new Indie World Showcase for the Nintendo Switch. These presentations are generally very similar to Nintendo Directs, as Nintendo uses them to show off a number of upcoming games. The main difference, as the name suggests, is that Indie World Showcases are wholly devoted to indie games.

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The games I’m playing during coronavirus self-isolation

The games I’m playing during coronavirus self-isolation

In an attempt to slow the coronavirus outbreak, health organizations like the WHO and the CDC are recommending that people exercise social distancing in communities where the virus is spreading. On top of that, sports organizations like the NHL and NBA have postponed the remainder of their seasons, Broadway theaters are closed until further notice, film distributors are delaying major upcoming films, and there's even talk of movie theaters temporarily closing.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons trailer prepares us for a much-needed island getaway

Animal Crossing: New Horizons trailer prepares us for a much-needed island getaway

If you feel a certain need to de-stress and you've got a Nintendo Switch handy, then good news: Animal Crossing: New Horizons is only a week away. There are a lot of people out there who are looking forward to the unique brand of chill Animal Crossing offers, and today, Nintendo debuted a new trailer for the game that shows us some of the set pieces we'll be able to construct on our islands.

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Three years with Nintendo Switch

Three years with Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch turned three years old this week, and these past few years have marked quite the turnaround for Nintendo. Before the Switch arrived, Nintendo was saddled with the Wii U, a console that was a failure by many metrics and had little hope of becoming a success. Since the Switch, however, Nintendo's fortunes have greatly improved, with the console pulling in a grand total of 52.48 million sales in the past three years.

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Nintendo Switch Suite costs $500 a night

Nintendo Switch Suite costs $500 a night

A special limited time experience is appearing at Hotel X Toronto in March in which the "Nintendo Switch Suite" is made available. Hotel X Toronto's teamed up with Nintendo of Canada to benefit Starlight Children's Foundation with proceeds from a transformed Presidential Suite. The suite is designed "for social gaming with friends" and will cost guests approximately $500 per night.

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