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Animal Crossing Nintendo Direct Coming today!

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After some teasing last month, Nintendo has announced a new Nintendo Direct about Animal Crossing for today, November 2. The Direct will premiere at 7am PDT / 10am EDT. This event will be about Animal Crossing’s fall update, as well as a new version of Animal Crossing: New Leaf that comes packaged with the new update. New Amiibo cards are to be expected ...

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Are Amiibo Cards the Future of Amiibo?

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Not too long ago, Nintendo announced that they have shipped around 10.5 million Amiibo since their launch late last year. However, we’re all aware of the issues surrounding the availability of Amiibo figures. Some figures are damn near impossible to find, and even if you can find one for sale, it’s probably from a scalper who’s going to charge you way ...

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Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Review

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Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer is not a typical Animal Crossing game. I cannot stress this enough. If you go into Happy Home Designer expecting a sequel to New Leaf, you’re going to be extremely disappointed. For reference, I rolled the credits in about ten hours. Yes, I actually saw the credits in an Animal Crossing game. It was quite strange. There’s still a ...

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Disney Infinity V.P. shames amiibo shortages

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Remember when Skylanders and Disney Infinity were released, and there were little to no shortages of figures? That all changed when Nintendo tossed its red cap in the ring. For a company that used to make toys prior to video games, Nintendo’s done a remarkably poor job with its amiibos. Collectors have to be dedicated to deal with the shortages, ...

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Nintendo Direct Micro Recap: Small Video, Huge News

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Today, Nintendo released a very special Nintendo Direct. Even though it’s a short video (and Nintendo is calling it a Nintendo Direct Micro), it announced a lot of really awesome things that Nintendo fans are sure to be excited about. You can watch the Nintendo Direct Micro below. So let’s recap and expand on what Nintendo has announced. First, a ...

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Nintendo Address Amiibo Shortage

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Nintendo have issued a statement via Facebook addressing the rarity of certain amiibo figures. Since the release of the first wave in November 2014, demand for the toys has continually and drastically outweighed the supply from the Japanese company. Scalping has become a major issue as a result, with some amiibo being listed on eBay at extortionate prices just hours ...

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amiibo Update: More Rare amiibo are Being Made for a U.S. Release

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Nintendo has struck gold with its amiibo platform. The first wave of figures were relatively easy to find. However, the second, third, and fourth wave was a different story. Certain figures like Rosalina, Little Mac, and Captain Falcon are essentially sold out. If you aren’t lucky to land a pre-order online your only other option is to camp outside a ...

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Amiibo vs Skylanders vs Infinity: A Comparison

How amiibo, Skylanders, and Disney Infinity figures stack up against each other

Recently we saw the release of Nintendo’s line of interactive toys, the Amiibo. These are not the first “Toys to Life” figures to see release. For a few years now, we have had the Skylanders series, which introduced the concept with Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventures. There is also the Disney Infinity series, which entered the genre in 2013. Since, then, the toys ...

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Duck Hunt Amiibo in Super Smash Bros

Duck Hunt Amiibo is real if a youtube video is to be believed

There is Dunk Hunt Amiibo data in Super Smash Bros for Wii U according to a video on youtube uploaded on January 1st. The uploader account is Mema Haxx who only has four videos, all Nintendo related. The first shows the Wii U running on a desktop computer with an Xbox 360 controller in use to navigate the menus. He is ...

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Amiibo Manufacturing Errors

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Nintendo has run into some Amiibo manufacturing errors, specifically with Princess Peach and Samus Aran figurines. The Amiibos became available last on November 21, the same day Super Smash Bros for Wii U became available. Sales data has not yet been released but social media was ablaze that weekend with many on the internet publishing pictures of their collection and ...

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