Brave Human Trying To "Finish" Animal Crossing, Live

Awesome Games Done Quick have finished some difficult games over the last few days, but surely none are as tough as Animal Crossing, a game that doesn't even have what you'd call an "end". » 1/08/15 5:45pm 1/08/15 5:45pm

Animal Crossing Characters, Humanized in Sims 4

Don't Kill Orcs, Brew Beer For Them

We've been slaying lots of orcs lately around the Kotaku office/converted anti-orc nemesis death fortress lately—lots and lots, all thanks to Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor. But not all orcs want to kill or even fight. Some just want to drink. Orcish Inn's Animal Crossing-esque antics are for them. » 10/01/14 8:37pm 10/01/14 8:37pm

The Tropical Island Dilemma: Challenging Video Games' Stereotypes

According to video games, the only thing I'm interested in—when I'm not being lazy—is sunshine, fun and carefree living. In the world of video games, this is the stereotypical Caribbean person. » 7/01/14 5:00pm 7/01/14 5:00pm

Nintendo's Secret Weapon

On the third floor of Nintendo’s U.S. headquarters, next to the conference rooms named after Mario and Donkey Kong, there’s a door that you can’t open. There’s no boss key or warp pipe here—unless you’re one of the handful of people with a high-security keycard, you’re not getting in. » 4/22/14 1:00pm 4/22/14 1:00pm

Here's to the video games that give you things for your birthday. Gran Turismo 6 is joining that too-short list with its latest digital title update, according to the PlayStation blog. What else is there? Animal Crossing? And? » 1/28/14 7:15pm 1/28/14 7:15pm

The Pokémon Mash-Up Of My Dreams

"Nintendo should make a Pokémon MMO" is usually the suggestion people like to default to when coming up with ideas for what Nintendo should do with the Pokémon franchise. But, to me at least, that's not nearly as awesome of an an idea as a potential Pokémon x Animal Crossing game is. » 1/24/14 7:00pm 1/24/14 7:00pm

Famous Actors Are Stealing Kid's Animal Crossing Crops

This new Nintendo Europe commercial starts out harmless enough. There are celebrities, there's some Animal Crossing, there's some 3DS. Then the crimes kick in. » 11/29/13 11:00am 11/29/13 11:00am

Have Your Animal Crossing Character Brought To Tiny Life

Edberg Panganiban is now selling maybe the best Christmas stocking stuffer of them all: little resin Animal Crossing figures, hand-painted to match your own character's design. » 11/21/13 12:00am 11/21/13 12:00am

Proof that Nintendo Still Rules Japan

If there's ever been any doubt, this should settle it. Over the past decade, Nintendo hasn't been doing well in Japan – It's been dominating. » 10/31/13 8:00am 10/31/13 8:00am

Dear Pokémon Players: Your Animal Crossing Town Misses You

It was your home, once. You built it up, and made a lot of friends there. Then you set off on another adventure; on a quest to become the very best, like no one ever was. You left one home for another. » 10/23/13 5:30pm 10/23/13 5:30pm

The last place I ever expected to see Walter White from Breaking Bad was one of the cute, innocent towns in Animal Crossing. But here he is! A perfect lab and partner for cooking... bells? » 10/02/13 8:30am 10/02/13 8:30am

Wear Link’s Snazzy Shirt in Animal Crossing Right Now

Screw municipal management. Nothing matters in Animal Crossing as much as what you’re wearing. So it’s exciting that there’s a new top Legend of Zelda-themed top coming to New Leaf today. Starting today, you can grab the top by scanning the QR Code you see right here. » 10/01/13 10:28am 10/01/13 10:28am

Zelda-Themed Animal Crossing Town Is Crazy Impressive

There are impressive Animal Crossing towns, and then there's this: an incredible recreation of Koholint from the Game Boy game The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, presented as if it's a dream world of its own. » 9/25/13 3:31pm 9/25/13 3:31pm

It looks like the Pilotwings stage will be a great one in Super Smash Bros. Wii U. Mario probably freaked out when he realized he's on a plane, chased by The Villager, who doesn't seem to care much about the heights. » 9/09/13 8:30am 9/09/13 8:30am