Spooptober: Jack O’ Lantern Likes Treats More than Tricks

After Animal Crossing’s explosion in popularity a couple years ago, I’m sure there are a lot of people looking forward to Jack O’ Lantern’s annual visit. He might not be too terribly terrifying upon first meeting him in Animal Crossing, but he does have a pumpkin for a head. In a game that almost exclusively…

Animal Crossing Monopoly: Cute, But Complicated

A few months ago, Mother Duck and I accumulated a small collection of classic board games, along with one variation on a classic, the Animal Crossing: New Horizons edition of Monopoly.  (They aren’t exactly a proper replacement for games of the electronic variety, but we imagine they’ll come in quite handy during power outages, at…

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…

Listmas 2021: Best Christmas Gaming Memories

Hey all, Christmas was yesterday, so I suppose it falls to me to close out this year’s Listmas season. This year we had what I felt was a great selection of fun topics…which made picking my last one a bit tricky. What to talk about after food, party games and mascots? Well…how about Christmas gaming…

Listmas 2021: The Duck’s Top Relaxing Games

Around the holiday season, we all like to relax and spend time with family.  Or, if you’re a gamer like us, then you probably want to relax and spend time with some video games, and if your family insists on joining you, then…well, that’s what multiplayer games are for!  Today, the Duck shall be listing…

Listmas 2021: The Duck’s Favorite Gaming Mascots

This week’s Listmas theme covers mascot characters, those characters that are so darn iconic that they actually represent an entire company or franchise.  Today’s post shall cover the Duck’s favorite examples of mascot characters in gaming, in no particular order.

Listmas 2021: Four Mascots Who Add a Bit More Cheer to Their Games

After talking about all the unfairly delicious-looking foods in games last week, it’s probably best to step away from things like treats and items for a bit. Instead, how about something both gamers and in-game characters can enjoy? Something like say, cute mascot characters? There’s a reason mascots are still around in both the real…

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…

Spooptober: Creepy Villagers in Animal Crossing

As most of us know, Animal Crossing is a cute and relaxing life sim where you decorate your cute little house, befriend cute animal villagers, buy cute clothes, and do all manner of other cute things.  Being such a cute and adorable game, nothing ever weird or scary ever happens at all.  For example, there…