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‘It’s a way to live out fantasies’: how Animal Crossing became fashion’s new catwalk | Fashion – Blog – Emails

N intendo’s Animal Crossing, the best-selling game of the coronavirus pandemic, has become an unlikely outlet for fashion fans in lockdown. Avatars have been wearing bootleg creations inspired by Prada, Gucci, Chanel and Thierry Mugler catwalk looks or created specifically for the virtual world by designers including Marc Jacobs, who has created a six-strong collection […]

‘It started as joke’: the animal Zoom calls delighting a locked-down public | Zoom – Blog – Emails

W hile the rest of the world has been in lockdown, the goats of Cronkshaw Fold farm in Lancashire have never been busier. In the past few weeks they’ve been to a rave in Berlin and a birthday party in New Zealand, while Mary goes to church services every Sunday – all virtually, of course. […]

‘It’s uniting people’: why 11 million are playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons | Games – Blog – Emails

Animal Crossing has been a thing for almost 20 years, but this year it has exploded. You cannot scroll through any social media feed without seeing one of its benign, big-headed characters in a screenshot or video showing off someone’s beautifully tended desert island. Celebrities including Elijah Wood have been delighting fans by turning up […]

Dating, a talk show and a dominatrix: Animal Crossing gamers explore new horizons during pandemic | Life and style – Blog – Emails

As shelter in place orders around the world have left many people trapped at home indefinitely, some have found a new place to meet up: inside the digital world of wildly popular Nintendo game Animal Crossing. Released in late March, Animal Crossing: New Horizons quickly became the top game in the US. In it, users […]

‘Animal Crossing’ Boosts Nintendo’s Profits as Videogame Demand Soars | Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Sourced from WccfTech. The success of the Nintendo Switch during the worldwide pandemic has propelled Japanese entertainment company to a stand-out year. Nintendo says that it had made 352-billion yen ($3.3-billion) in operating profit for the fiscal year ending in March – a 41% surge from a year ago. Profit in the three months leading […]

Ads We Like: Singapore’s Sentosa Island creates branded island on Animal Crossing- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Sentosa has tapped into the popularity of Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons by creating the first branded island on the game. The idea is to give people in Singapore a virtual place to hang out, as they continue to remain in lockdown as part of the country’s efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic. According to […]

How Animal Crossing is emerging as a media channel for brands in lockdown- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Just three days after its debut, Animal Crossing: New Horizons catapulted past titles such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Fifa 20 to claim the top spot on the official UK games chart. The sequel to Wild World, City Folk and New Leaf, New Horizons sold more physical copies in its first week than […]