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Animal Crossing: New Horizons player turns their island into one big IKEA store

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 24 January 2021 12:23 GMT It may have been out for almost a year now, but fans can still impress when it comes to particularly creative Animal Crossing: New Horizons designs.We’ve seen players recreate Revenge of the Sith, the entire Sinnoh map from Pokemon Diamond & Pearl, The Wizard of Oz, and even early 2000s music videos in the game. But it seems the well of inspiration never runs dry for players facing down a global pandemic and taking solace in the cozy, safe world of New Horizons.This week, we saw a particularly inspired design by…

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Nuts, the adventure game about squirrel surveillance, comes to Switch and PC in February

Nuts, a game all about keeping your eyes on squirrels as they get up to no good, finally has a release date on PC and Switch.The game is set to launch on Apple Arcade first on January 22 before landing on PC and Switch on February 4.“Gear up your caravan, boot up your GPS, spread out your map and head for the depths of Melmoth Forest,” reads a blurb for the game over on the Nuts site. “As a rookie field researcher, you’ll place cameras during the day, and watch the footage at night, tracking the movements of a scurry…

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Pokemon Sword and Shield’s charming new trailer explores the natural history of Galar

By Dom Peppiatt, Thursday, 24 December 2020 11:43 GMT In case you need a reason to go back to Pokemon Sword and Shield’s Galar region a year after it was originally available, Nintendo and The Pokemon Company are giving you inspiration.A new Pokemon Sword and Shield video has been released in an attempt to get more people to visit the latest area on the Pokemon map: the Galar region.The new video, which has a decidedly David Attenborough feel to it, focuses mostly on the Isle of Armor and the Crown Tundra – two new areas introduced to the game over…

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Fall Guys is giving all players a free Christmas-themed in-game outfit

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 21 December 2020 19:26 GMT Mediatonic has released a new Christmas-themed live-action trailer for Fall Guys, and is giving players that log in over the festive period a new in-game outfit.Fall Guys is celebrating the launch of its third Season at the moment, but developer Mediatonic is eager to give players even more content.In a new holiday special advert (below), the developer announces via wholesome live-action skit that anyone that logs in between December 21 and December 25 can grab a Santa outfit that they can slap on their character in the game show-inspired game.The video…

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Stardew Valley update will add split-screen co-op, a new Beach Farm, and more

Stardew Valley’s upcoming 1.5 update will add a new Beach Farm type, split-screen co-op and a new Advanced Game Options menu, developer Eric “ConcernedApe” Barone has said.Barone posted a screenshot of Stardew Valley‘s new menu on his Twitter account over the weekend, showing off a wealth of new options including: a “remixed” Community Center Bundles, a guarantee one-year completion check box, a mine rewards drop-down box, and a setting that allows you to prevent monsters from spawning on your farm.“If you’re a seasoned player thinking of starting a new farm when 1.5 comes out, I’d like to highlight a couple…

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Among Us coming to Xbox consoles in 2021

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 20 December 2020 17:41 GMT Among Us has launched on Xbox Game Pass for PC and is coming to Xbox Game Pass on consoles in 2021.Among Us is coming to Xbox next year, the platform holder announced in a post over on the Xbox blog.If you are an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscriber, you can access Among Us on PC right now – although console players are going to have to wait until the game launches in 2021.Following the announcement via the Xbox channels, Innersloth made its own announcement, too. We don’t have any idea specifically when…

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Fall Guys Season 3 will add over 30 skins, 7 new levels and “more surprises”

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 13 December 2020 11:26 GMT More Fall Guys Season 3 information has been revealed by Mediatonic, including details on new levels and hints about incoming features.Thanks to a new preview from IGN, we know a little bit more about what to expect from Fall Guys Season 3 when it launches later this month.Level designer J.J. Juson has spoken to the site and revealed a bit more information about the new levels that’ll be added as part of the Winter Wonderland-inspired season.Apparently, one of the incoming levels, Tundra Run, will offer “just the right level of chaos”…

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Take a look at four Fall Guys Season 3 costumes here

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 6 December 2020 16:43 GMT Mediatonic has shown off four more new costumes for Fall Guys that will arrive in the game’s third Season.Fall Guys Season 3 is set to land on PS4 and PC soon, and it’ll introduce a whole new Winter Knockout theme to the multiplayer title.The next Season of Fall Guys content is due to land in the popular game show-themed battle royale title soon, and to drum up some hype, Mediatonic has shown off some of the costumes we can expect to see in the game. Woo woo! Here’s the 4 costumes of…

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No physical Fortnite events planned for 2021, Epic Games confirms

Epic Games has confirmed that physical Fortnite events, such as the Fortnite World Cup, will be held online-only throughout 2021.Epic said it has no plans to hold in-person Fortnite events next year, as the coronavirus pandemic continues.The publisher noted that its desire is to hold online-only events for the foreseeable and that extends even to the biggest annual events in the Fortnite calendar, such as the Fortnite World Cup.of interest to visit too, with more expected as the season progresses.“Our intent is to eventually hold global in-person tournaments again, but our priority for any such event is the health and safety…

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Cuphead’s The Delicious Last Course DLC delayed into 2021

By Dom Peppiatt, Thursday, 26 November 2020 13:11 GMT Studio MDHR has announced that the first set of Cuphead DLC, the smartly named The Delicious Last Course, has been delayed to 2021.The Delicious Last Course downloadable content – which sees Cuphead and his erstwhile friend Mugman joined by a new character, Ms. Chalice – take on a whole new island, brimming with dastardly cartoon threats.The DLC was first announced way back in June 2018, with a tentative 2019 release date attached. But, wanting to achieve “the meticulous level of care and quality we always strive for” without resorting to crunch,…

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Neo: The World Ends With You announced for PS4 and Switch

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 23 November 2020 16:48 GMT The World Ends With You is finally getting a sequel in the form of Neo: The World Ends With You, which is coming to PS4 and Nintendo Switch next year.Square Enix officially announced that the cult classic Nintendo DS game will get a sequel, some 14 years after the original title arrived on Western shores.Neo: The World Ends With You – which is sticking to Square Enix’s awkward naming conventions – is set to release in Summer 2021 for PS4 and Nintendo Switch, and will introduce an entirely new cast of characters…

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Yakuza producer wants “to get involved” with a “completely different” Sonic the Hedgehog game

Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio producer Daisuke Sato has stated that he’d “like to get involved” with a Sonic the Hedgehog game that would have a “completely different” feel to other games in the series.Ahead of Sonic the Hedgehog’s 30th anniversary in 2021, SEGA has conducted an interview with long-time Yakuza producer and Binary Domain director, Daisuke Sato.The developer was asked which non-Yakuza SEGA IP he would most like to get his hands on, given the opportunity – and his response was quite a surprise.“It’s an IP that I haven’t come to before. In the sense that I want to try…

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Dirt 5 dev says PS5 DualSense is “incredible”

We now know a little bit more about what the DualSense is capable of thanks to Dirt 5 maker Codemasters.In a new trailer (below), the studio’s technical director David Springate explained some of the key next-gen features for the upcoming racing game and how the team catered development towards PlayStation 5 tech in a few specific areas. In particular, he revealed some interesting new information about the DualSense controller.According to Springate, Dirt 5 is poised to take full advantage of the console’s new DualSense controller, fully embracing the pad’s adaptive triggers and haptic feedback to make the racing experience more…

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Facebook’s dedicated game streaming service, Facebook Gaming, is now live in the US

Facebook Gaming has gone live today, allowing users to play a series of games without downloading any apps in a bid to take on other gaming services like Google Stadia.Five free-to-play mobile games have been made free-to-play via the Facebook Gaming service, though at the moment you can only play these titles in the US.  If you’re keen to give Zuckerberg’s latest experiment a try, you will need to have either an Android device or a PC and access to the Facebook Gaming app.You can play popular titles like Asphalt 9: Legends, Mobile Legends: Adventure, PGA TOUR Golf Shootout, Solitaire: Arthur’s…