Animal Crossing: New Horizons [October 2021] – everything you’ll be able to do this month

Animal Crossing: New Horizons [October 2021] – everything you’ll be able to do this month. List of seasonal items & events including Halloween, along with some changes in the critter lineup.

Co-op coin pusher game Old Coin Pusher Friends announced for Steam & Nintendo Switch

Co-op coin pusher game Old Coin Pusher Friends announced for Steam & Nintendo Switch. Old Coin Pusher Friends is a coin pusher game with its own unique spin.

The House in Fata Morgana became the Best Switch Game of 2021 on Metacritic

The House in Fata Morgana - Dreams of the Revenants Edition - became the Best Switch Game of 2021 on Metacritic. The House in Fata Morgana - Dreams of the Revenants Edition – is a Japanese horror visual novel developed by Novectacle.

Japanese game retailer GEO makes PS5 buyers open and mark packaging as a new measure against scalpers

Japanese game retailer GEO makes PS5 buyers open and mark packaging as a new measure against scalpers. This is likely to clearly delineate the item as not being brand new.

Pokémon Unite lowers Rotom weekly mission’s requirements

Pokémon Unite lowers Rotom weekly mission’s requirements. Rotom weekly mission has been criticized for being too time consuming and disruptive to the core game.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons custom 3D designs continue to evolve, as genius fans keep coming up with new ideas

Animal Crossing: New Horizons custom 3D designs continue to evolve, as genius fans keep coming up with new ideas.

“Record & Restore” puzzle action FILMECHANISM is now available on Steam and Nintendo Switch

“Record & Restore” puzzle action FILMECHANISM released for Steam and Nintendo Switch. FILMECHANISM is an 8-bit style puzzle game that lets players record their actions and restore the state of the level to the point where the recording was started.

Marvelous acquires groovesync, the company of Yu Matsui, one of the leaders in Japan’s eSports scene

Marvelous acquires groovesync, the company of Yu Matsui, one of the leaders in Japan's eSports scene.

Miniature card game MIYAMOTO S to release on Steam this year

Miniature card game MIYAMOTO S to release on Steam this year. The Nintendo Switch version of MIYAMOTO S is set to launch in 2022.

Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi tweets image of an abandoned project

Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi tweets image of an abandoned project that resembles the visual style of Octopath Traveler.

Pokémon Unite Mamoswine’s infinite duplication bug is making the rounds

Pokémon Unite Mamoswine’s infinite duplication bug is making the rounds. Swarming Trainers with an infinite load of Mamoswines.

Satirical site Hard Drive’s article about the Pope being heartbroken by Fire Emblem: Three Houses circulated in Japan as a rumor

Satirical site Hard Drive’s article about the Pope being heartbroken by Fire Emblem: Three Houses circulated in Japan as a rumor.

Indie adventure Beyond Eyes will end its distribution soon, as the developer decides to not renew the contract with the publisher Team17

Indie adventure Beyond Eyes will end its distribution soon, as the developer decides to not renew the contract with the publisher Team 17.

Pocky & Rocky Reshrined to launch on April 21 in Japan

Pocky & Rocky Reshrined to launch on April 21 in Japan. Pocky & Rocky Reshrined is the latest installment of the vertical scrolling shooter series Pocky & Rocky/KiKi KaiKai and a direct sequel to the 1992 SNES title Pocky & Rocky.

Pokémon BDSP speedrun community allegedly tricked into revealing how to perform the Menu Storage glitch in Ver.1.1.3

Pokémon BDSP speedrun community allegedly tricked into revealing how to perform the Menu Storage glitch in Ver.1.1.3.

Electric puzzle action game ElecHead releases October 14

Electric puzzle action game ElecHead releases October 14. Solve puzzles with electrical currents by controlling a short-circuiting robot.

Chinese game companies will self-regulate boys’ love content and effeminate male characters

Chinese game companies will self-regulate boys’ love content and effeminate male characters. Mandatory real-name verification is also included in the guidelines and 213 companies have pledged to the strict measures.

DNF Duel is getting an open beta test on PS4/PS5 starting on December 17

DNF Duel is getting an open beta test on PS4/PS5 starting on December 17. DNF Duel is a fighting game featuring characters from the online action RPG Dungeon Fighter Online.

Chilla’s Art announces The Closing Shift, a psychological horror game taking place at a cafe

Chilla’s Art announces The Closing Shift for steam, a psychological horror game taking place at a cafe. The protagonist is a girl who works the late shift at a cafe called Chilla’s Coffee.

A peculiar Metal Gear Solid trick has been found. There are enemy guards that can be controlled by the player

A peculiar Metal Gear Solid trick has been found on the Twitch channel TwitchPlaysSpeedruns. The guards at the end of the game can be controlled with the 2nd player controller.

A-Train: All Aboard! Tourism Steam version announced, coming out on Dec. 7

A-Train: All Aboard! Tourism Steam version announced, coming out on Dec. 8 with new features and scenarios.

Popular Persona 3 song, “Burn My Dread”, distributed as “Burn My Bread” due to a typo

Popular Persona 3 song, “Burn My Dread”, distributed as “Burn My Bread” due to a typo.

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