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The best games of 2020 so far | Games – Blog – Emails

Animal Crossing: New Horizons The desert-island alternate-life game that’s spawned a thousand memes, Animal Crossing offers a cute, stress-free and eminently controllable little world to escape into. Compelling and full of character, it gives plenty of reasons to come back every day. What we said: “Animal Crossing is everything I have been craving: it is […]

Lonely Mountains: Downhill review – adrenaline-pumping adventures in nature | Games – Blog – Emails

Newly released on Nintendo Switch, Lonely Mountains: Downhill has been catching attention on other consoles and PCs since last October. But it is now, stuck indoors in an urban flat, that I have really needed this game about solitary mountain bike adventures in nature. It is an intriguing hybrid of serene exploration and reflex-challenging speed-chasing, […]

‘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 […]

Nintendo Hack Leaves 160,000 Accounts Exposed | Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Sourced from Gamespot Video game company Nintendo has confirmed in a blog post that 160,000 accounts using its services have been hacked with the personal information of users exposed. According to the company, hackers used a flaw associated with the Nintendo Network ID logins to gain access to the affected accounts. This comes via Mass […]

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 […]