Updated New Horizons Island and House Tour

About a year and a half ago, I wrote a short post over on my own blog about a tour I created for my house and 5-star island (which I named Quackville) in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.  This partially Disneyland-themed island received some changes before the inevitable exhaustion from playing the same game (even if…

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #234

Up this week: Psychonauts 2 – Raz and the gang are back in this mind-bending sequel to the original Psychonauts, and we are ready for it! [FINAL] Animal Crossing: New Horizons – we took a brief sojourn back into ACNH for an updated tour of our island. Miitopia (demo) – what adventures await us in the…

Hatmonster’s 2021 Game of the Year

I don’t know about you, but I always struggle to recall what all I’ve played each year. It’s not that good games don’t leave an impression, rather it’s more that I play so many different ones (and talk about so many more) that it’s easy to lose track of them. Not to worry though, I’ve…

Listmas 2021: The Duck’s Gaming-Themed Meal

Well, this is most assuredly the tastiest week Virtual Bastion has had in a long time.  It’s now the Duck’s turn to write about just a handful of the many video game foods I’d like to try.  I’ve narrowed it down to several sections, Sides, Meals, and Desserts, with three entries each.  Because without some…

Do It Yourself: Animal Crossing New Horizons vs Minecraft

Despite having plenty to play at the moment, I’ve recently found myself thinking about returning to either Animal Crossing: New Horizons or Minecraft. There’s just something about building your own stuff in games I just can’t help but find compelling (when it’s done well), so it’s hard to stay away from those sorts of games…

Cheeky Charlatans: Crazy Redd

When first started discussing gaming’s greatest mischief makers, Redd the Fox was one of the first characters to pop into my mind. It’s not so much that he’s done anything terribly bad (that we know of), but rather his obvious shifty attitude. This is a dude who runs his business out of back alleys, tents…

Animal Crossing is Kind of Amazing

The rain is already back in my (current) part of the world, and rain always gets me thinking about Animal Crossing. Well, not Animal Crossing itself, but the rainy day theme from the original game. I can’t help but wander back to it whenever the first rain of the year shows up, and that’s usually…

Listmas 2020: Hatmonster’s Top Games of 2020

With the closing of each year, it’s always good to take a look back at how the past 365 days went. In terms of gaming, I’d say 2020 was a little below average. There was some good stuff released, but nothing outstanding. There was also at least one major disappointment depending on who you ask….

Listmas 2020: The Duck’s Top Games from 2020

The Duck played a whole bunch of games this year, partly thanks to some really good sales, allowing me to download a good deal of digital games for sometimes as low as $5 or even $2!  Now that’s one heck of a deal!  Since I didn’t exactly buy that many games that were actually released…

Listmas 2020: The Duck’s Ideal Christmas Event

Christmas is nearly here, and with it, Toy Day should soon become available in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.  While we know a few details about this upcoming event, I wanted to list what would make for my ideal Christmas event.