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No GravatarGeeks on the Internet Having a Beverage is the new show where I talk to my friends in the geek culture. This episode is featuring my good friend Torrence Davis, formerly the Editor In Chief of The BitBag and STFU and PLAY.  We talked about Old School games and going to arcades and playing Pong and other games. Two old guys talking about the good old days. We had a great first episode. We even talk about Animal Crossing New Leaf!

Thanks Torrence!

No GravatarFor those of you who know me, I am a HUGE Animal Crossing fan. I have been playing since the release of the GameCube version. So when the Animal Crossing Nintendo Direct on November 2nd was revealed, I was excited. Once the Direct was over, there were still some questions, and since this is the second day after the direct, some of the online Animal Crossing community came up with a list of details not included in the Presentation. Here are a few of them.

Let’s clear up the selling of your town. You have to be Level 4 town to sell it. acnlnook

  • You can sit on rocks
  • New Fortune cookie items (including Wii u and 3DS)
  • You can interact with things in front of you while sitting down
  • MEOW Coupons can be exchanged for 3000 bells each
  • Ability to silence people in Club Tortimer
  • New island minigames
  • Ability to sit on pillows
  • New villagers brought back from older AC games
  • Free weed removal  service if you haven’t been to your town in a while by talking to Leif after returning
  • Nintendo 3DS image share can now be used in-game to upload pictures to Facebook/Twitter
  • Balloons no longer exclusively contain balloon furniture and can now drop any kind of furniture
  • You can now shake trees with a net/watering can/fishing rod equipped
  • Your character’s arms will now match the color of your mii mask
  • You can now interact with furniture items while sitting near them
  • Glitches have been patched
  • Villagers now have extended time on when they will move out varying from 7 – 10 days (more time to convince them otherwise)
  • New fertilizer from Leif can now revive dead trees and bring them back as ordinary fruit trees
  • You can now place furniture on top of stools
  • Timmy/Tommy no longer explain how to use wrapping paper when purchasing
  • New villager animations have been added
  • Cyrus now waves after you pick up a customized item
  • You can now stack fruit while in storage
  • Two tile furniture items can now be placed on tables (you can place masks and plates of food on tables)

Wisp Functionality

  • Wisp appears at a random location and can be found by walking around until you are called by an unknown voice at least a day after the update.
  • Amiibo villagers can be talked to, invited to camp, or invited to live in your town permanently from Wisp
  • Wisp can only grant one wish per day and can only be found once a day, meaning only one character can get Wisp each day unless you Time Travel (adjust the time)
  • If your town is full but you want an amiibo to move in, you can kick out one of your existing villagers by choice
  • You can use amiibo cards to move a villager back in even if they have not cleared the cycle

Happy Home Designer Functions and Designer Tips

  • HHD’s decorating mechanics added once you have the necessary upgrades.
  • Requires house to have a second floor and no unpaid debts before you can build storeroom. After the storeroom is built you can talk to Lottie at Nook’s Homes in order to unlock
  • Clothes can now be hung on walls
  • Storeroom upgrade provides tons of new storage space
  • Special items and furniture can be obtained if you link up save data from HHD from the start menu

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MEOW Coupons and  RV contents

  • MEOW coupons, a new currency from doing tasks. Used for purchasing items at the RV park store and furniture inside RVs
  • MEOW coupons can be exchanged for bells at the ATM at a rate of 3,000 bells per coupon
  • Only 3 furniture items can be ordered from campers each day
  • Furniture items can be purchased in RVs from another person’s town, however, it’ll take 5 coupons per item instead of 3
  • Tasks are now displayed on your Town Pass Card along with how many coupons they reward

Amiibo Functionality

  • The following figurines give the following villagers along with their furniture:
    • Toon Link – Medli (normal)
    • Ganondorf – Ganon (cranky)
    • Sheik – Epona (peppy)
    • Zelda/Link/W. Link – W. Link (jock)
    • Callie – Cece (peppy)
    • Marie – Viche (normal)
    • Inkling – Inkwell (jock)
    • Villager – not much information about this one
    • Monster Hunter amiibos – Felyne (lazy)
  • Special villagers such as Wolf Link, Ganon, Medli, Epona, Cece, and Viche can move to your town
  • New amiibo functionality, invite characters to park in a special new area with RVs. Works with all AC Amiibo, the cards, Splatoon, Zelda, and Monster Hunter amiibo.
  • AC figurine amiibos can be scanned to allow them to visit your town in an RV and have furniture available to purchase
  • While they are camping in their RV, Wisp will temporarily replace them in their roles but does not replace their job services
  • Series 1 – 4 amiibo cards give you furniture and the option to move a villager in
  • Amiibo camera that allows you to take Real photos with villagers
  • Amiibo cards of special characters such as Isabelle can be used to get their pictures as well

This is just a partial list of the function in the new update. We will have more news about the update as they are revealed.

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With Animal Crossing New Leaf being priced at the Nintendo Selects of $19.99 during the summer, Nintendo announced a Fall update to the game, with turn 4 years old on November 8th, 2016.

Now the update includes, new Amiibo and Amiibo card functionality, new villagers, some Splatoon content, and Sanrio and Hello Kitty Amiibo cards (from the Japanese AC Nintendo Direct). We will also get complete details where we will see these in the US.

There will also be announced a new version of the game called Animal Crossing Welcome Amiibo with all of the updated features and includes an amiibo card from the new set of cards commemorating the update.

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You can find out all of the information and watch the Nintendo Direct right here

By otakuman5000 On 6 Oct, 2016 At 09:02 PM | Categorized As Editorials, Featured, Podcasts, ROG News, The Real Gamer Show, Videos | With 0 Comments

No GravatarNSFW!! Parental Advisory! We streamed the show originally back in July 2016.

Yeah, you read it correctly! Your 3 favorite old gamers are back! On this episode, we pay a tribute to my late wife (who Griffey called Mrs. Otakuman). We were completely off the cuff with this episode, We did our section PLWR: Playing, Listening, Watching, and Reading. Griffey is playing Mad Max and talking about Big Shel’s Kitchen. Shel is headed to EVO 2016. We are having a blast on the show. Check out the show.

No GravatarOn September 1st, 2016, Nintendo launched a new Nintendo Direct Presentation. While people on the internet are trying to dig up any news about the NX (the reveal will be here sooner than you think), Nintendo delivered and lot of games and updates for the massively successful handheld. Here is the breakdown of the event.

Pikmin for Nintendo 3DS (tentative title): A new side-scrolling Pikmin adventure game unlike Pikmin games of the past is coming to Nintendo 3DS. Pikmin follow Olimar around, and players tap the touch screen where they want to throw them. This is designed as an action game that makes players think fast and use every Pikmin to overcome anything that stands in their way. The game is scheduled to launch in 2017.The Legend of Zelda: Fans will have plenty of chances to celebrate the 30thanniversary of the legendary series this fall. A sampling of the products on the way includes:

  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, previously released on the Wii console, launches for the Virtual Console service today in Nintendo eShop for Wii U.
  • This holiday season Nintendo will release four special amiibo figures: 8-Bit Link, Ocarina of Time Link and a two-pack that includes both Toon Link and Zelda from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. These amiibo will work the same as Super Smash Bros. series Link, Toon Link and Zelda amiibo, and will also have special functionality in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild when it launches next year.
  • The original game that launched the Zelda franchise will be included when the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition launches on Nov. 11.

Mario Sports Superstars: This five-sport compilation is scheduled to launch next spring. The game includes full-fledged versions of baseball, tennis, golf, horse racing and 11-on-11 soccer games. The game includes single-player tournaments for each sport, plus local and online multiplayer modes.

Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS: Now Nintendo 3DS owners will have access to a near-unlimited wealth of Super Mario courses to play! Players can also create courses with nearly all the tools available in the original Wii U version, along with interactive lessons. In a feature unique to the Nintendo 3DS version, friends who each have their own game and system can collaborate on level designs by sharing them with one another locally before they’re complete. While courses can’t be shared online, players can connect to the internet to download and play select courses from the Wii U version. Additionally, the game—which is scheduled to launch Dec. 2—includes 100 Nintendo-designed courses with new challenges, like collecting every coin or defeating all enemies.

Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World: This gorgeous Wii U game is making its way to Nintendo 3DS. This version contains some new features, plus every stage available in the original. Exclusive new stages focus on Poochy: Players must time Poochy’s jump to collect beads, and Poochy Pups as they head for the goal. Poochy Pups are curious little helpers who jump on suspicious spots to indicate where players should look for secrets and collectables. Nintendo and Japanese stop-motion animation studio Dwarf are collaborating on 30 animated shorts featuring Yoshi and Poochy that will be included in the Nintendo 3DS version of the game. A yarn amiibo figure of Poochy will launch at the same time as the game on Feb. 3, 2017.

StreetPass Mii Plaza: A new update adds a Quick Plaza to streamline StreetPass gameplay. StreetPass Mii Plaza Premium members can now use the new “Line” feature to hold up to 100 encountered players’ Mii characters instead of 10. Five new, fast-paced StreetPass games are also launching at $2.99 each: Slot Car Rivals, Market Crashers, Feed Mii, Mii Trek and Ninja Launcher. Everyone who downloads the StreetPass Mii Plaza update can choose to get either Slot Car Rivals or Market Crashers for free, while the four other new games will be available in a special discounted bundle for just $8.99. All of this launches shortly after the Nintendo Direct.

Picross 3D Round 2: In this new version of the puzzling favorite, blocks can be painted with two colors of paint to reveal more elaborate shapes. Using the numbers as hints, players can search for the hidden object in more than 300 puzzles. Tapping compatible amiibo figures might uncover secret Nintendo characters. A free demo will be available shortly after the Nintendo Direct in Nintendo eShop, along with the full game at $29.99.

Ever Oasis: Koichi Ishii of Grezzo is the producer and the director of the game, and character design is done by famed illustrator Yoshinori Shizuma. Ever Oasis takes place in a sprawling desert with the oasis at its heart. Travelers with different wants, needs and wishes will visit the oasis. Players must head into the desert and locate dungeons. Allies with specific weapons and unique skill sets will join and strengthen the team. Items claimed in the desert can be used as materials to craft items to sell at shops in the game, or give to certain travelers. The game is scheduled to launch in 2017.

TANK TROOPERS: This newly announced game lets players customize their tank through special characteristics of tank-pilot Troopers, enabling abilities such as hitting enemies with a freeze attack, launching paint balls to block the opponents’ views or using electric shocks to stall rival tanks where they stand. The game offers a six-person multiplayer mode, along with Download Play as well.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice: The new game puts the legendary attorney in the Kingdom of Khura’in, where mysterious séance trials decide the fate of all defendants. The game includes puzzling mysteries to solve, a striking cast of characters and new investigation techniques. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice launches Sept. 8 exclusively in Nintendo eShop.

Hyrule Warriors Legends: The third DLC pack, the Phantom Hourglass & Spirit Tracks Pack, will be available today in the in-game Extras menu. The pack is available for $6.99, or players can buy the Legends of Hyrule Pack Season Pass for $14.99, including the first three DLC packs, and the fourth once it’s released.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf: A free new update for the 2013 game hits this fall and expands the game by adding compatibility with the Animal Crossing series amiibo and select figures from other series. Fans can also watch for 50 new Animal Crossing amiibo cards to arrive on Dec. 2. The cards feature villagers who did not appear originally and give players a chance to bring them into their towns. Also on Dec. 2, people who haven’t yet picked up the game can purchase a version called Animal Crossing: New Leaf Welcome amiibo!, which includes the update and an amiibo card. For more details, watch for an Animal Crossing-themed Mini-Direct this fall.

Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon: Some of the Pokémon found in the Alola Region have unique looks adapted to the region’s native environment, such as Alolan Rattata. A new element called a Z-Move is an extremely powerful skill initiated when Pokémon and Trainer unleash their full powers together. The type of Z-Move a Pokémon can use depends on the type of Z-Crystal the player gives that Pokémon. As a bonus, anyone who buys one of the games when they launch on Nov. 18 and connects a Nintendo 3DS family system to the internet before Jan. 11, 2017, will receive Munchlax in the game, along with a “Snorlium Z” crystal to unlock the special Z-Move known as Pulverizing Pancake.

Mario Party Star Rush: Think fast and have a blast with a variety of ways to party with Mario, Toad and more! The game features seven modes, including Toad Scramble, a mode with open maps to push your strategy, fast-paced mini-game gantlet Coinathon or Mario Shuffle, in which players maneuver three pieces to their opponent’s side of the board. In Toad Scramble, everyone plays as a Toad, but Mushroom Kingdom allies are waiting around the board to team up and take down bosses in mini-games. The game is also compatible with the Super Mario series amiibo figures. The game releases alongside seven new amiibo for purchase separately, including Daisy, Waluigi and glow-in-the-dark Boo, on Nov. 4.

Mario Party Star Rush: This renewed classic has been completely remade with many hours of new content. The StreetPass feature allows players to swap Traveller’s Tablets to access special dungeons and items. Through online distributions, players can encounter new monsters, explore new dungeons and even obtain unique items. Anyone who pre-orders the game before it launches Sept. 16 exclusively on Nintendo 3DS will receive a free Dragon Quest VII menu theme.

Mario Party Star Rush: The Nintendo 3DS game includes modes for both single-player and two-player competitions. With a return to speed, the game harnesses the tone of the popular Sonic Boom animated series and also forges a new path in order to tell its own story. The game launches exclusively on Nintendo 3DS on Sept. 27 and comes with a three-episode Sonic Boom DVD.
 
YO-KAI WATCH 2: Bony Spirits and YO-KAI WATCH 2: Fleshy Souls: Travel to the past to witness the origin of the Yo-kai Watch and put an end to an age-old war between two Yo-kai factions! Discover the Yo-kai Watch Model Zero, which gives players two new tactics that make for more strategic battles. Each version also has many unique Yo-kai. Hailing from ancient Japan, the leader of the Bony Spirits faction is Arachnus, who harbors a spidery secret. As for Fleshy Souls, the leader is Toadal Dude, the essence of a toad who lived for several centuries thanks to his fresh sense of style. The initial production run of the retail versions of the game will come with a physical medal that unlocks a new Soultimate Move for Jibanyan. The digital versions come with the ability to battle and befriend Robonyan F or Sailornyan. The free demo version arrives in Nintendo eShop in mid-September and the full games launch on Sept. 30.

Disney Magical World 2: Live your dream life alongside classic Disney characters in six Disney-themed worlds! Anyone who pre-purchases the title in Nintendo eShop or at select retailers will receive three in-game Frozen outfits free for characters like Elsa, Anna and Olaf. The game launches Oct. 14.

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse: The game, which launches Sept. 20, is now available for pre-order. This sequel shows another side to the story, and takes players into the events that follow. All first-run retail versions of the game contain a metal emblem set as a free bonus.

New Galaxy Style New Nintendo 3DS XL: The New Nintendo 3DS system is getting an out-of-this-world new look. The new system sports a cool new color, with a celestial image on the cover. The system is shipping now, and should start appearing on store shelves in the next week or so for a suggested retail price of $199.99.

Overall, the Direct was very meaty for the fan of the Nintendo 3DS family of handhelds. You have an abundance of content for the remainder of 2016 and the first quarter of 2017.

No GravatarWe at Real Otaku Gamer love giving back, and we love our friends and fans. Some of us are real fans of Nintendo and Animal Crossing. Since we have a working relationship with Nintendo, and we held a local Animal Crossing event at our home office, we are now reaching out to fans on the series and also collectors alike. Nintendo has sent us some of the Amiibo card binders that some of you have seen if you were at a local Nintendo event or if you bought your copy of the game at the Nintendo World Store in NYC. It is Giveaway time!! Let’s see how good your designs are! Share your Happy Home Network designs with Real Otaku Gamer!!

Here is the Animal Crossing Binder we are Giving away!

Here is the Animal Crossing Binder we are Giving away!

Here are the rules for the contest:

1. You must have the game to play.

2. You must “like” Real Otaku Gamer on Facebook. *

3. You must follow us on Twitter.*

4. Leave a comment on this post with your Twitter handle, Facebook Name and Happy Home Network Number here. (Please don’t post on our social media platforms.)

5. Cross your fingers!

Winners will be chosen after the deadline of March 20th! Good Luck!

*If you don’t use either Facebook or Twitter, say so in the Comments and you will still be entered in the contest.

By otakuman5000 On 25 Feb, 2014 At 10:36 PM | Categorized As Nintendo 3DS, Portable/Mobile Gaming, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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As always, Club Nintendo has some pretty sweet deals, but the one they’re offering for the month of March couldn’t get any better. Nintendo consumers that register a 2DS, 3DS, or 3DS XL system between March 1st and March 31st, and also register a select Nintendo 3DS title will get a Pokemon X/Y download code for free. Yep, you read that right, for free.

The qualifying games for the offer to be valid are as follows:

  • Yoshi’s New Island
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  • Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins
  • Mario Kart 7
  • Super Mario 3D Land

  I’ve got to say, this is probably one of the best deal from Club Nintendo in a while. If I didn’t already have my hands on both a 3DS XL and Pokemon X, it would most definitely persuade me to go out and buy one AND one of the qualifying titles listed. What do you think of the March deal on Club Nintendo?

 Source: IGN

By nekusakuraba01 On 8 Jun, 2013 At 09:17 PM | Categorized As Mobile Gaming, Nintendo 3DS, Portable/Mobile Gaming, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Animal Crossing: New Leaf is nearly upon us North American gamers, and as such, many of us are already thinking of things such as the name of our town, the clothes we’ll wear, and even the flag we will design to show the uniqueness of our town.

However, the first thing you have to do when you are set to arrive in the town, is answer Rover’s questions.

These are simple questions that to many, don’t actually hold any importance, but they are more than you would think.

Your character’s face will be changed according to your responses, there are a total of 12 different outcomes for your characters, and here they are, shown for each gender.

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And the 2nd row…

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And the last 4…

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With this, you can choose the way your character’s face will look in the game, use of this list is up to the player, making your experience a controlled one right from the get-go, give it a try tomorrow, when the game is finally released.

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By ericyo On 26 May, 2013 At 06:59 PM | Categorized As NINTENDO, Nintendo 3DS, Portable/Mobile Gaming, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Animal Crossing: New Leaf is a few days away now, June 9th. For those planning on picking it up, it’s good to know that Best Buy will be offering special SpotPass content. Take your 3DS along with your copy of Animal Crossing: New Leaf to get special in game items, including a Racoon Wall-Clock, Cat Tower, Suitcase and Double Neck Guitar. All of the digital items offered can be placed in your house, can be downloaded once per player, and are available for a limited time.

To do so you must access a Best Buy Nintendo Zone location near you

The downloadable items include the following on the following days:

  • June 16th to June 29th – RACCOON WALL-CLOCK
  • June 30th to July 13th – CAT TOWER
  • July 14th to July 27th – SUITCASE
  • July 28th to August 10th – DOUBLE NECK GUITAR

Source: Nintendo