Animal Crossing: New Horizons sells over 22 million units and shows no signs of stopping

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Animal Crossing has often been a series that confounds the definition of a video game, and it’s part of the reason why the newest release, New Horizons, has done so well this year. The mixture of excellence with the bizarro world we currently live in has meant that the series has not only resonated with long time fans, but those that wouldn’t otherwise venture into gaming as a hobby.

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According to Nintendo’s official sales chart for first party games, the play has gone so well that roughly 22.40 million people have bought into island living.

The massive growth in good fortune is hardly limited to Animal Crossing. CNBC, based on official financial statements, has reported that Nintendo’s operating profits have grown 428% in the fiscal first quarter. This growth has resulted in a profit of $1.4 billion.

And based on continued excitement from the gaming sphere, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, along with other Nintendo holdings, look to have plenty of steam left when all is said and done. At once pointless and endlessly structured, it continues to be the perfect escape from the unpredictable stress of 2020 and beyond.

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New Sony patent points to 4K and beyond on PS5

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1 minute read Similar to Sony’s use of checkerboard rendering on the PS4 Pro (as opposed to upscaling), a new patent has been published that points to the companies continued efforts in refining lower resolution imagery. It’s not yet known how exactly (or if) this reconstruction technique will be used on the PS5, but it … Read more

Animal Crossing: New Horizons summer update makes the old new

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Similar to some of the biggest titles in gaming, Nintendo has taken to their own spin on the GaaS approach with Animal Crossing: New Horizons. So far, the game has received two minor content updates and the latest, Summer Update Wave 1, is set to release on July 3, 2020. As per the official gameplay trailer, Nintendo has made it clear that a second summer update (Wave 2) will release sometime in August.

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What we know about Stray for PS5

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Formally announced at the recent PS5 event, Stray is an adventure game that pits you as a cat making its way around a fictionalized Kowloon Walled City among robot dwellers.

  • Genre: Adventure game
  • Platforms: Timed console exclusive for PS4 and PS5, PC (Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and possibly Switch at later date)
  • Developer: BlueTwelve Studio
  • Release date: 2021
  • Check out PlayStation Blog’s brief glimpse into how Stray came to be

Originally known as HK_Project, Stray is being developed by French developer, BlueTwelve, and published by Annapurna Interactive. Although written in French, the official Stray (HK_Project) blog details the evolution of BlueTwelve’s time developing the game. The first post on the official devblog dates back to October 7, 2015.

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GT Sport July Update Live

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1 minute read After taking a brief month hiatus, Polyphony Digital is at it again with the rollout for July’s Gran Turismo Sport update. Watch the official trailer on PlayStation Korea’s channel The update, which clocks in around 3.5 gigs, offers a new fantasy track, Circuit de Sainte-Croix, 7 new cars, the ability to purchase … Read more

An Xbox Cloud Box Possibly Inbound

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Earlier today, Brad Sams broke news of a possible approach for Microsoft’s next gen console strategy. Lead by the good graces of those in the know, Brad outlined a strategy where Microsoft would not only release a traditional next gen box, but also a significantly cheaper system with an emphasis on streaming from the cloud, presumably Azure servers, as opposed to playing games locally.

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Sea of Thieves – The Driving Impetus aka Progression

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3 minute read Sea of Thieves, the upcoming pirate themed coop game from Rare, has always looked to be an intriguing take online cooperative gameplay, and with each subsequent developer update, has started to take the form of something rather substantial. Releasing March 20, 2018, Sea of Thieves allows an adventurer or a crew of … Read more

Next Battlefield Game Could Be Bad Company 3

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There’s a rumor floating around that the next entry in the Battlefield, an FPS that essentially simulates warfare for those unaware, is to be the third entry in the Bad Company series.

The latest title, Battlefield 1, is still very healthy online (just today it had 50k players during peak according to BF1Stats.com) but many are keen on a new, more modern sequel.

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