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GTD with Isabelle ⊟

I love these Isabelle/Animal Crossing-themed to-do lists from IkaBoushi. Reese is also there, in case you need to clean out your house (something I’ve been doing a lot of lately!) For $3.50 (before shipping and handling), you can get 12 Isabelles, 12 Reeses, or 6 of each.

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Fantastic Animal Crossing 2DS case ⊟

You don’t see many outstanding Nintendo 2DS cases, so I’m happy to feature this one from Beandog Labs. Look at all those pockets for your tiny cartridges!

This line of 2DS/3DS/XL/Vita custom cases can get a little expensive with prices starting at $50 (Beandog also has sells cheaper pouches), but it includes a microsuede interior to make sure your systems are scratch-free, hidden magnetic closures on the corners, a small ring on the side for charms, your choice of art featured on the design, and the option to have your name or other text printed on the inside.

Check out Beandog Labs’s etsy shop here, and follow its Tumblr here.

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Sleepy Smash Bros., Animal Crossing emotions ⊟

l love both of these cute pieces! Illustrator Fuu will bring both posters to Anime Expo 2014, and intends to sell them online afterwards.

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Dress up as Link/maybe-not-Link ⊟

Was that Link? Zelda? Someone else? I’m still confused. Whoever that was in the new Legend of Zelda Wii U trailer, you can dress up as them in Animal Crossing: New Leaf thanks to this outfit posted by Michaela.

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Animal Crossing's female villager playable in Smash Bros. ⊟
And it looks like there are alternate styles/looks for both versions? Adorable! Masahiro Sakurai, uh… what’s the verb for putting something on Miiverse… Miiverse’d this image, adding “How lovely.”
Daniel Feit predicted this happening – somewhat cynically – in an article we reprinted last year. “So, yeah, maybe through alternate costumes it’ll be possible to switch the Animal Crossing villager’s gender, but that doesn’t change the fact that every poster, every website, and every ad will feature the boy-version.”
He’s not wrong! But this is still a lot cooler than not having the option at all.
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Animal Crossing's female villager playable in Smash Bros. ⊟

And it looks like there are alternate styles/looks for both versions? Adorable! Masahiro Sakurai, uh… what’s the verb for putting something on Miiverse… Miiverse’d this image, adding “How lovely.”

Daniel Feit predicted this happening – somewhat cynically – in an article we reprinted last year. “So, yeah, maybe through alternate costumes it’ll be possible to switch the Animal Crossing villager’s gender, but that doesn’t change the fact that every poster, every website, and every ad will feature the boy-version.”

He’s not wrong! But this is still a lot cooler than not having the option at all.

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New Animal Crossing vinyl toys ⊟

These Sofubi toys come in sets of two from J-List: KK and Isabelle, and Tom Nook and Reese. Each set of 4.5” figures sells for $38. Your desk/shelf could potentially have a lot of Isabelles on it by now…

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Watch the GDC 2014 Animal Crossing talk for free ⊟
Got 45 minutes to listen to some stuff, perhaps while playing Animal Crossing New Leaf? The recent talk by producer Katsuya Eguchi and co-director Aya Kyogoku has been added to the GDC Vault for free, so you can watch the talk (and see the slides) about the game’s development right in your browser.
All the reports I read out of this were so interesting, I’m looking forward to actually watching the thing!
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Watch the GDC 2014 Animal Crossing talk for free ⊟

Got 45 minutes to listen to some stuff, perhaps while playing Animal Crossing New Leaf? The recent talk by producer Katsuya Eguchi and co-director Aya Kyogoku has been added to the GDC Vault for free, so you can watch the talk (and see the slides) about the game’s development right in your browser.

All the reports I read out of this were so interesting, I’m looking forward to actually watching the thing!

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Namco items in Super Smash Bros. ⊟

It makes sense that some Namco representation would show up in the new Smash Bros. game, which Bandai Namco is co-developing (even though Game Arts didn’t get any nods in Brawl…)

Some previously unseen items have shown up in a giant set of screenshots Nintendo quietly released yesterday, including Galaga enemies that capture fighters, and… the “Special” flag from Rally-X?

Wait, does somebody like Rally-X? That much?

I’ve also included a couple screens of the Animal Crossing-based beehive item, because hahahahaha that’s awesome.

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The Animal Crossing: New Leaf birthday party ⊟

Look at the birthday party My Paper Crane’s Heidi Kenney threw for her 11-year-old. The Tom Nook pinata. The bell-bag invites. The villager cookies, made from 3D-printed cookie cutters.

The presents on balloons at the table (with a Spoonflower-printed Animal Crossing tablecloth).

Every detail of this is perfect, except for the part where I’m not the birthday boy. Do you think Animal Crossing will still be in style in 10 years, when it’s time for my girls’ 11th?

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Not sure what the Nooks did to piss off Isabelle ⊟

But whatever it was, it must have been serious! Maybe Lloid can set up a campaign to fund a new Nookling Junction.

This scene was made possible by Bandai’s Impact Action accessories — check out all the hilarious and awesome setups people made with them here (NSFW ads). Via Muhplastic.

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TinyCast 027 - Rose-colored Vania

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TinyCast 27! Our latest episode is a post-Game Developers Conference chat about Animal Crossing, Koji Igarashi leaving behind Konami and Castlevania, and how awesome the GBA was. Turns out it was really awesome.

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How Animal Crossing’s creepy sheep came to life ⊟

The minds behind Animal Crossing: New Leaf gave a wonderful presentation at the Game Developers Conference about how creating a diverse team — nearly half of the group, led by co-director Aya Kyogoku, were women — helped produce a super successful title with broad appeal. Nintendo has sold over 7.3 million copies, and around 18% of 3DS owners bought the game.

Along with promoting diversity in its team, the group encouraged all of its members to submit their ideas for what to include in New Leaf. That’s why some of the concept images for characters here looks like straight-up DeviantArt uploads. Shout-outs to that corner piece for the sectional sofa, though — that joint changed the game, for real. No shout-outs to Pietro, the terrifying clown sheep. Get out of here, man.

Images via @Gamasutra and @Samuel_IGN

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