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Tarantula Island is Dead. Long Live Tarantula Island

A PSA for Animal Crossing: New Horizons players: A new bug has crushed our self-made tarantula island dreams.

Dreams Within Dreams: Someone Used Dreams to Make a Special Editor for Their Game

We heard you like Dreams, so here's something like Dreams inside of Dreams…

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is Fast Becoming a New Way for Hong Kong Protesters to Fight for Democracy

The COVID-19 pandemic has halted public demonstrations, so protesters are taking their cause to Animal Crossing.

Animal Crossing New Horizons Bunny Day: Egg Types, Start Time, and a Fix For if it Won't Start

Bunny Day is the first event to be added to Animal Crossing New Horizons post-launch. It looks like a fun time, here's when it starts.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: Bunny Day Recipes List

There are a variety of new crafting items available as of Bunny Day in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Here's what we've found so far.

Animal Crossing New Horizons Beginner's Guide and Walkthrough

Your one-stop shop for all of our guides on Animal Crossing New Horizons. Here's a beginner's guide, and walkthrough.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: New Fish and Bugs Added in April 2020

Here are all the new fish and bugs that have been added for April. This guide includes additions for both southern and northern hemispheres.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Get Cherry Blossom Petals

It's officially cherry blossom season in Animal Crossing New Horizons which means you can collect Cherry Blossom Petals. Here's how.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Move Buildings

Is there a house or building you'd like to move in Animal Crossing New Horizons? Here's how to do it.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: What to Do If You're Stung by Wasps

If you go around shaking trees, you're likely to get stung by wasps eventually. Here's how to cure yourself.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Get Rid of Tree Stumps

If you need to clear out some space on your island, you'll need to take care of any pesky tree stumps there are lying around. Here's how to dig out Tree Stumps.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Break Rocks

You'll need to clear rocks from your island if you want to build where you want. Here's how to break them.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: Choosing the Best Island Layout

When starting up in AC New Horizons you'll get to choose your island layout. Here's what you need to know.

This Very Useful Chart Is a Handy Guide to Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Mystery Islands

Now you'll have no excuse for being blindsided by a haven for tarantulas.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Get Rusted Parts

You'll need Rusted Parts to craft certain furniture items in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Here's where to get them.

What's The Best Animal Crossing Fruit?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | Are you a pear defender? #PeachSquad? Let us know!

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Players Can Skip Ahead to Cherry Blossoms After the New Patch

If you don't want to be spoiled on how this cute Spring foliage works, look away.

Competitive Musical Chairs Brings Out the Beast in Animal Crossing: New Horizons Players

All around the mulberry bush, the monkey chased the weasel. The monkey grabbed his elephant gun...

Clubhouse Games Brings 51 Classic Tabletop Games to the Switch This June

Play on one Switch, several Switches, or the internet.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Gets Details on April's Bunny Day and Earth Day Updates

Maybe on Earth Day we should stop ransacking other islands for resources.

Plague Inc. Developer Is Making a Mode That Lets You Fight Viral Outbreaks

Become the cure, rather than the disease.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Change Your Front Door

You can change the color and style of your house's front door in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Here's how.

Stop Cheating in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, You Ghouls

Animal Crossing has shown the true side of my friends.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Scan QR Codes and Share Your Designs

QR codes can be used to add custom designs from older Animal Crossing games into Animal Crossing New Horizons. Here's how to download custom designs using QR codes.

Nintendo Orders Fan-Made Mario Out of Dreams

That's "Dreams" the game. When night falls, you're allowed to dream about Mario all you want.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Has an Island That Spawns Infinite Tarantulas Because God Is Dead

They told me they were taking me to Infinite Kitten Island!

Animal Crossing New Horizons: What Do Wands Do?

Wands are one of the stranger aspects of Animal Crossing New Horizons. Here's everything you need about wands.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: Roof Colors and How to Change Them

You can change your Roof Color in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Here's how.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: What Fruits Can You Get On Your Island?

When you start up in Animal Crossing New Horizons you'll be given a certain type of fruit that will grow on your island. Here are the options.

What Game Are You Playing This Weekend?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | It's a big day for games today! What game is keeping you company?

You Can Now Use the NookLink App to Streamline Your Animal Crossing: New Horizons Experience

Should you really let Tom Nook collect your data, though?

Animal Crossing New Horizons: What to Do Each Day

If this is your first time playing Animal Crossing, or if it's been a while, you may find yourself needing some direction in terms of what to do each day. Here's what we've found to be a good daily routine.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Build and Unlock Nook's Cranny

Nook's Cranny is the main store that opens up part way into AnimalCrossing New Horizons. Here's how to open up the Nook's Cranny store.

Animal Crossing New Horizons Controls List

We break down all of the controls in Animal Crossing New Horizons.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Send Mail and Presents

You can send postcards and gifts to other residents in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Here's how.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Get the Balloon Presents

While exploring your island in Animal Crossing New Horizons you may notice some balloons floating around. They're carrying presents, here's how to shoot them down.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Get More Villagers to Live on Your Island

You'll only start with two neighbours in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Here's how to convince more people to come live with you.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Get a Shovel

You'll need a shovel to get going in Animal Crossing New Horizons, though you won't have one at the start of the game. Here's where to get one.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: Best Way to Make Bells

You'll need Bells to pay for all manner of things while building up your island in Animal Crossing New Horizons.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Unlock The Able Sisters Tailor Shop

You can build a Tailor Shop on your island in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Here's how to open The Able Sisters shop.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Get Iron Nuggets

Iron Nuggets are one of the most important resources you can collect in AC New Horizons. Here's how to get it, and some info on the best ways to farm Iron Nuggets.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Unlock Reactions

Reactions are a great way to interact with your fellow neighbours in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Here's how to unlock them.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Delete Save Data and Island

If you'd like to delete any player data, or your island itself, you'll need to speak to Tom Nook. here's how deleting data works in Animal Crossing New Horizons.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: What is the Max Number of Villagers?

You'll inherit a beautiful deserted island in Animal Crossing New Horizons, though it will have limited space available for houses. This means there's a max number of villagers that can live on your island, and here's exactly how many.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Cut Down Trees

At times, you'll need to clear space on your island by cutting down trees in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Here's how to do so.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: Can Your Slingshot Break?

We take a look at how durable the Slingshot is in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Can it break?

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Build Bridges

Bridges will allow you to access all areas of your Animal Crossing New Horizons island with ease. Here's how to build bridges.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Get Villagers to Leave Your Island

Space is limited on your island in Animal Crossing New Horizons, so if you're not vibing with another villager you'll want to convince them to leave. Here's how to get villagers to leave.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Change Your Island Tune

Your island in Animal Crossing will have its own island tune. This can be changed to anything you'd like, and here's how.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Build Inclines

Inclines can be used to make cliff areas more accessible on your Animal Crossing New Horizons island. Here's how to build inclines.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: Can You Change Your Island Name?

Naming your island is one of the first things you'll do in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Can you change it later on?

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Save Your Game

Saving can be a little confusing in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Here's how to save your game.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Get Medicine

If you run into trouble while exploring in Animal Crossing New Horizons you may need to craft some medicine. Here's how to do so.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Get Star Fragments

You'll need Star Fragments to build wands in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Here's where to get Star Fragments.

Animal Horizon New Horizons: How to Unlock Island Designer

Later on in Animal Crossing New Horizons you'll gain access to the Island Designer app for your NookPhone. Here's everything you need to know.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Get an Axe

You'll need an axe to chop down trees in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Here's how to make them.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Get Fossils

Fossils are back for Animal Crossing New Horizons. Here's what you need to know.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Change Your Phone Case

You can change the case on your Nook Phone in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Here's how.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Get KK Slider to Visit Your Island

Everyone's favorite musician will visit your island if he thinks it's good enough. Here's how to get KK Slider to visit.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Get a Fishing Rod and Catch Fish

You won't have a fishing rod when you start out in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Here's how to get your hands on one.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: Can You Change Your Name and Birthday?

The first thing you'll do in AC New Horizons is set your name and birthday. But can you change it after the fact?

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Climb Up Cliffs

Some of your island will be obstructed by cliffs and high-up areas. Here's how to get to them.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Change the Camera Angle

Animal Crossing New Horizons has a mostly fixed camera angle, but there are some small tweaks you can make. Here's how to change the camera angle.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Use Custom Designs and Pro Designs

Custom Designs can be applied to a wide range of items in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Here's how to use Custom Designs and Pro Designs.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Build Fences

You can brighten up your island in Animal Crossing New Horizons by building fences. Here's how.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Get a Vaulting Pole and Cross Rivers

Certain areas of your island in Animal Crossing New Horizons will be blocked off by rivers. Here's how to get a vaulting pole and cross them.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Catch Tarantulas

Tarantulas are pretty scary when you come across them in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Here's how to catch them.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Customize Items

You can customize items in Animal Crossing New Horizons using Customization Kits. Here's how.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Build Paths

If you want to lay down paths on your island in Animal Crossing New Horizons, make sure you check out this guide.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: 'If You Could Only Bring ONE Thing With You' Question Explained

There's a question you'll get while starting up in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Here's how to answer it.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Unlock the Museum

Blathers will come and set up a museum on your island in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Here's how to unlock the museum.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Plant Flowers and Trees

You'll want to plant trees and flowers to make your island look as natural as possible in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Here's how.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: Where to Get Tree Branches

Tree Branches are extremely important for crafting in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Here's where to find them.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Buy and Sell Turnips

Turnips are a good, albeit risky way to make Bells in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Here's how to buy and sell Turnips.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Increase Inventory/Pocket Space

You'll start off with pretty meager space to keep all of your items in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Here's how to increase pocket space.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Get Isabelle to Come to Your Island

Isabelle won't be on your island when you first start out in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Here's how to get her to make the trip over.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Get Hardwood, Softwood and Wood

You'll need wood to make a wide variety of items in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Here's where to get Hardwood, Softwood and Wood.

Animal Crossing New Horizons Nook Miles List

Here’s everything you need to know about Nook Miles.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: What to Do With the Glowing Holes in the Ground

You may come across a glowing hole in the ground while exploring your island in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Here's what you need to do.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Find Gulliver's Communicator Parts

Gulliver will wash ashore from time to time. Here's how to find his communicator parts and help him off your island.

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Sprint

You can get around your island faster in Animal Crossing New Horizons by sprinting. Here's how to do it.

Stay at Home, Play These Free Games, and Literally Save Lives

Whether made available because of the coronavirus pandemic or not, here are some free games you can enjoy in the coming days.

All the Ways You Can Prepare for Animal Crossing: New Horizons Before Launch

Thanks to fan tools and the archives of Animal Crossing: New Leaf-era QR code sharing, there's a lot of ways to prepare for New Horizons' launch later this week.

Steam's Second Game Festival Is Live With Over 40 Demos That Missed Out on GDC

From a winemaking sim to a kickball brawler, there's lots to play right now.

You Can Preload Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Day One Update Before Launch

The catch is that you need to have purchased it via the eShop.

Report: GameStop Cancels Midnight Release Events "Until Further Notice"

One of the retailer's major draws is going away during the coronavirus crisis.

Nintendo's Online Services Down for the Switch, 3DS, and Wii U

No eShop, no updates, no Tetris 99 (or any other multiplayer, for that matter).

Starting Screen | It's a Relief to Have Video Games Right now

With human-to-human contact discouraged, luckily online games give us the hangout spaces we need.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Review: The Only Debt You'll Want to Stay In

In times of crisis, at least we'll have Animal Crossing.

Tony Hawk Pro Skater Revival Rumors Get a New Boost From a Punk Band

"Just licensed 5 new songs to [the] Tony Hawk 2020 game."

A Fan-Made Animal Crossing: New Horizons Map Tool Gives You a Head Start on Your Island Home

I'll put a house over here, and a tree over there...

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Appears to Let You Decorate Your House With Animated Wallpaper

That'd probably cost a fortune in real life, but finding the bells shouldn't be too hard.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ Able Sisters Shop Sells More Clothing Than Ever Before

On top of sorely needed improvements for inclusivity's sake, New Horizons just gives you way more freedom in character customization.

How Asia's Global Game Jam Developers Are Exploring the Coronavirus Outbreak Through Games

From tower defense games to resource management sims, these games capture the anxiety around the coronavirus outbreak.

Animal Pro Skater is Dreams' Answer to Tony Hawk, With an Impressive Character Creator

We're less than a month out from the official launch and Dreams already has an amazing skateboarding game.

Kerbal Space Program 2 Devs on Why Development Was Brought In-House

At PAX East 2020, we catch up with the developers at the newly formed studio behind Kerbal Space Program 2.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Might Have Genders After All Among Other New Details From PAX East

With a new demo at PAX East, fans are finally getting their hands on the latest Animal Crossing.

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