A Little Bit On The AwesomeCast Episode 3. - The Generation’s Best

Tune in to this week’s AwesomeCast to hear the AwesomeCast Crew discus our favorite video games of the past console generation.

Other things featured in this installment include, but are not limited to:

-HOLY CRAP WE HAVE A QUARTER OF A MILLION TUMBLR FOLLOWERS!

-Wes Anderson movies (and movies in general)

-Comic books

-Chip music

-Vin Diesel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

-Japanese pop idols with questionable morals

-Video games, video games, and more video games

This week’s chiptune is “PONPONPON” by x critical strike x. Download it for free from ChipMusic.org.

Next week the Albotas.com Podcast Crew will be back to talk about what we think were this past console generation’s best hidden gems and underrated games. Let’s hear it for the underdogs!

Download the MP3 version of this episode and listen to it whenever you damn well please!

My Bedsheets Are Ready
One lucky Redditor was fortunate enough to StreetPass Nintendo of America President and Chief Operating Officer Riggie Fils-Aime during E3. One of the new features of Animal Crossing: New Leaf is being able to walk into model homes of other players that you StreetPass. And what’s in Reggie’s Animal Crossing house? Oh, just a bed with HIS FREAKING FACE ON IT!!!
The Redditor goes on to say, “His mayor card literally says “My body is ready.” There’s also a full room of pretty much every Nintendo item in the game.”

My Bedsheets Are Ready

One lucky Redditor was fortunate enough to StreetPass Nintendo of America President and Chief Operating Officer Riggie Fils-Aime during E3. One of the new features of Animal Crossing: New Leaf is being able to walk into model homes of other players that you StreetPass. And what’s in Reggie’s Animal Crossing house? Oh, just a bed with HIS FREAKING FACE ON IT!!!

The Redditor goes on to say, “His mayor card literally says “My body is ready.” There’s also a full room of pretty much every Nintendo item in the game.”

Pics & Video From the New Leaf Launch at Nintendo World NY

Oh man! So me and my special lady took the 5am bus from Reading, PA to New York City this past Saturday for the Animal Crossing New Leaf launch event and holy geeze was is fun! There were games to play sweet pins to collect, and StreetPasses aplenty. They even had a tiny replica diorama of an Animal Crossing town!

Check out the swankily edited video below for a better look at what you missed if you couldn’t make it out to NY over the weekend.

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The Most Adorable Kidnapping Threat From An ‘Animal Crossing’ Fan You’ll See All Day
YaYa Crossing is a YouTube vlog about a girl trying to stay sane while waiting for Animal Crossing New Leaf. In a recent episode, is appears that she has officially snapped. She’s devised a a plan to obtain an advanced copy of the game by holding Shigeru Miyamoto for ransom. Sounds pretty foolproof.
Check it out below.

Do you see this, Nintendo? This is what happens when you delay a launch title for two years!

The Most Adorable Kidnapping Threat From An ‘Animal Crossing’ Fan You’ll See All Day

YaYa Crossing is a YouTube vlog about a girl trying to stay sane while waiting for Animal Crossing New Leaf. In a recent episode, is appears that she has officially snapped. She’s devised a a plan to obtain an advanced copy of the game by holding Shigeru Miyamoto for ransom. Sounds pretty foolproof.

Check it out below.

Do you see this, Nintendo? This is what happens when you delay a launch title for two years!

Nintendo Starts Doing It Right

It’s a degree or so chillier in hell today. Nintendo finally got their shit together and made tons of awesome announcements on this week’s Nintendo Direct.

First, that awesome looking Animal Crossing themed 3DS XL is coming to North America this summer. It will cost about $220 and will come with the new Animal Crossing game pre-installed.

Next - and this is the biggest shocker - Earthbound is coming out for Virtual Console. I never thought this would happen. Unfortunately, this will only be available to Wii U owners and won’t be on the Wii’s VC lineup, as far as I know.

A sequel to The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past was also announced. The game looks like it plays like earlier top-down Zelda games as opposed to something like Phantom Hourglass, which is a good thing in my opinion.

The world of Mario is getting two new additions, too. A third Yoshi’s Island game is coming out. This one’s got some really weird art direction, but I’m excited to see how it turns out. The other game is a new entry into the Mario & Luigi RPG series where Mario has to enter Luigi’s dreams. How Freudian.

Last but not least, Nintendo and Square-Enix will be publishing Bravely Default next year in the US.

That’s a lot of great news for one day. It’s about time, though. When the Animal Crossing 3DS launches, I might just have to pick one up. I’m still jonsing for the mint flavored one though.

Check it: More Nintendo on Albotas
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Animal Crossing New Leaf “Tourism” Trailer

Peep some new AC footage while a mellow-voiced lady encourages you to go to your happy place and be yourself over some soothing tunes..

Nowhere near as cool as the original Animal Crossing GameCube TV spots. =(

In Case You Haven’t Been Keeping Track, ‘Animal Crossing: New Leaf’ Is Gonna’ Be Cray Cray

Animal Crossing: New Leaf is just 103 days away and I’ve been kind of obsessing over it. TheBitBlock did a handful of Animal Crossing Video Journals like the one above chronicling their adventures on an import copy of the game. From what I’ve gathered from this series, Japanese players really like anime, food, and bright-ass colors.

The last Animal Crossing that I thoroughly enjoyed was the O.G. GameCube version. Everything after that just felt like less of the same. The lack of NES games and townies going crazy/locking themselves inside igloos was sorely missed.

But New Leaf, on the other hand. So much stuff to do! Instead of just pimping out your house (which now includes even more pimpage) you can customize your whole town! I also like how Nintendo took a step back from the whole “give them everything to do at once” shtick a-la Wild World and instead focused on allowing you to slowly unlock new areas of the game. The whole carrot-on-a-string thing is what Animal Crossing is all about and it’s what keeps you looking forward to new and great things within the game!

As 1up.com Editor Jeremy Parish says in his Import Overview video, Nintendo sequels are often more about making small refinements and improvements. I think that’s why I like them so much. I’m a big detail-oriented person, so while the smallest changes like two types of fruit in a town as opposed to one (!!!) might cause others to react with “So what?,” they cause me to make irrational decisions like clearing off an entire week of work just so I can waste hours upon hours of my life on a 3DS game. Totally worth it.

Check it: More Animal Crossing on Albotas
Pre-Order: Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Animal Crossing: New Leaf Coming To U.S. June 9
About damn time. Originally announced as a launch title for the 3DS, Animal Crossing: New Leaf is finally headed to the States! I’ve been stoked about this game since before the 3DS dropped and my fiancée has been holding off on buying a 3DS just for this game alone.
Oh, and for those of you in Europe, you’ll have to wait until June 14, just a few days later than us yanks. Sorry.
Oh man… what am I gonna’ name my town!?
(pic via)

Animal Crossing: New Leaf Coming To U.S. June 9

About damn time. Originally announced as a launch title for the 3DS, Animal Crossing: New Leaf is finally headed to the States! I’ve been stoked about this game since before the 3DS dropped and my fiancée has been holding off on buying a 3DS just for this game alone.

Oh, and for those of you in Europe, you’ll have to wait until June 14, just a few days later than us yanks. Sorry.

Oh man… what am I gonna’ name my town!?

(pic via)

(Source: nintendo.com)

Animal Crossing Edition 3DS LL Beauty Shot
Oh man, I like this version of the 3DS XL / LL more than the Pikachu one. It reminds me of confetti cake. Who would win in a fight? This model or the Slime 3DS?
Source: Neo2046 via Tiny Cartridge

Animal Crossing Edition 3DS LL Beauty Shot

Oh man, I like this version of the 3DS XL / LL more than the Pikachu one. It reminds me of confetti cake. Who would win in a fight? This model or the Slime 3DS?

Source: Neo2046 via Tiny Cartridge

'Animal Crossing' 3DS Is Officially Titled ‘Animal Crossing: New Leaf”
Not sure how I feel about the title, but the game looks crazy fun. I can’t wait to waste away my days in my little virtual town and partying it up on the dancefloor to DJ K.K.’s crazy tunes.
Check out the latest trailer:

Pre-order: Animal Crossing: New Leaf for 3DSCheck it: Nightmare fuel: Every K.K. song played at the same time

'Animal Crossing' 3DS Is Officially Titled ‘Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Not sure how I feel about the title, but the game looks crazy fun. I can’t wait to waste away my days in my little virtual town and partying it up on the dancefloor to DJ K.K.’s crazy tunes.

Check out the latest trailer:

Pre-order: Animal Crossing: New Leaf for 3DS
Check it: Nightmare fuel: Every K.K. song played at the same time

Limited Edition Animal Crossing & Mario 3DS XLs

And now the bad news: these are exclusive to Japan which means they’re totally region-locked. It’s a shame I can’t read a lick of Japanese because I’d totally rock that Animal Crossing piece like there was no tomorrow.

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(Source: ign.com)

Every K.K. Slider Song Played At The Same Time Is The Creepiest Thing You’ll Hear All Day

K.K. Slider, aka the greatest character in Nintendo's Animal Crossing series, has a buttload of songs. On their own, they’re pretty sweet. But when mashed together, they could totally be used in a horror movie.

(via 4CR)

These Commercials Are The Reason I Started Playing Animal Crossing.

I’d seen mention of the game in various magazines, but never really paid much attention to it until these TV spots started airing. Everything was just too bizarre (“Nice outfit. Where’d you get it, a garbage dump?” “Uh, yeah!”) to ignore. And the idea of game that functioned even while you weren’t playing seemed crazy to me. I had to have it.

This was back in 2002. I’d just graduated high school, got kicked out of my parents’ house, and was living with some friends. None of us had jobs or any sort of responsibilities at the time, so after I got Animal Crossing, so did everyone else in the house. It was all we did for months.

In just a few weeks after we all started playing, the Animal Crossing virus had spread to our circle of friends outside the house. Soon enough, everyone was coming over with their memory cards to visit each others’ towns, steal fruit, and trade furniture. We even had an Animal Crossing News Year’s Eve party where we celebrated the in-game fireworks countdown twice in two different rooms because the GameCube’s internal clocks were a few seconds apart.

While I still like the new Animal Crossing games, I don’t think anything will ever compare to the experiences I had with the first one. Going on a tropical island getaway just by hooking my GBA to my GameCube, getting new items from eReader cards, having K.K. Slider sing to me in front of the train station, playing old NES games, fishing for hours to pay off my debt so I could beat all my friends in getting the golden statue of myself in my town, rushing home from my real-life job so that I could turn on my town’s lighthouse - these are all some of my fondest gaming memories ever and it makes me a bit sad to know none of the more recent Animal Crossing games have made me feel the same way.

Still… I can’t fucking wait for the 3DS version.

(Source: youtube.com)

Animal Crossing 3DS E3 2011 Trailer.

While most people are stoked that you can change your pants this time around, the elongated bodies of the characters kind of creep me out. I miss the cute, little, stubby dudes. That Link costume looks sweet though.

And holy shit you can swim and hang junk on your walls!!!

#e3 2011

(Source: youtube.com)

For the ladies: Animal Crossing Bell Bag Earrings by egyptianruin on Etsy. Just don’t wear these unless you have your house fully paid off. Don’t want any greedy raccoons yanking them right outta’ your earlobes.

For the ladies: Animal Crossing Bell Bag Earrings by egyptianruin on Etsy. Just don’t wear these unless you have your house fully paid off. Don’t want any greedy raccoons yanking them right outta’ your earlobes.

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