It’s that time of year where the weather gets a little frightful, and while many people are cozying up with comfy pajamas, and hiding from the weather under warm blankets, it’s the perfect time to play some fun games. Some of you may even be looking for some games to celebrate the winter festivities with. Luckily, there are a few that feed that cozy holiday need. Cozy Grove, Hokko Life, Ooblets, and Disney Dreamlight Valley are all perfect to get into that holiday spirit with.
In Cozy Grove, you play as a Spirit Scout, and are camping on an ever-changing haunted island. Wander around the forest, discover secrets, and help the local ghosts. Meet and befriend dozens of characters and ghosts. Explore each character’s story. Collect spirit animals, craft decor, go fishing, and so much more.
And Cozy Grove has a Winter Festival! The festival runs from December 20th to January 23 every year. While it’s active, you can get winter festival themed decorations, clothes, and other items. You can meet snowfolk, craft and give gifts to the bears, and challenge the imps to snowball fights. You can even lure special winter cats into your cat beckoner!
So, dress in your favorite Winter Festival attire, gather some gifts, and go have a snowball fight to celebrate the holiday season!
Hokko Life is an Animal Crossing-inspired life-sim. Spend time building the town and filling it with your favorite villagers, catch bugs, go fishing, and befriend the villagers. What sets this one apart from Animal Crossing, though, is the creative freedom you have! You get to build buildings with the help of the resident builder, and place them wherever you wish. You can also customize the interiors and exteriors of each home by placing furniture you’ve crafted and painted. Use the design table to change the shape and materials of your crafts, and paint them to suit your tastes and vision. Even the clothes can be painted
Paired with the seasonal snow, Hokko Life is a great game to play to get into the holiday spirit, or even just the cozy winter mood. Your town can be redesigned for free, so you can make it the winter wonderland of your dreams! And don’t forget about the seasonal store.
Ooblets is another charming, but weird little game that involves farming, collecting creatures, and dancing. Spend your days growing otherworldly plants on your currently ramshackle farm. Collect pieces of furniture and other design items to use in decorating, and turn your farm into a beautiful homesteading paradise. You’ll also collect and raise odd little creatures called ooblets. Grow your team of alien critters, and compete in dance-offs with them.
Much like the other games, Ooblets has a seasonal Wintertime Event that starts every December 1st, and ends December 31st. Players can travel to Badgetown, where they’ll find the Wintertime Event display. Find and collect the festive bobbles found on the ground around Badgetown, then exchange them at the Wintertime Event gotsapon machines to get an array of wintertime clothing goodies.
Last, but certainly not least, is Disney Dreamlight Valley. Another cozy village life-sim game, Dreamlight Valley offers that classic Disney charm by giving players the opportunity to interact with their favorite characters. Players can spend their time gardening, cooking, fishing, home design, and much more. Complete quests and unlock the doors to the Dream Castle to help the characters return to their homes
Disney Dreamlight Valley is running a seasonal event from December 18th to the 31st called Gift of Giving Event. During this event, players can visit the castle to find a beautiful Christmas tree where they’ll be able to unwrap presents starting December 25th. Each gift will have a fun holiday-themed item. There are also festive quests and festive fishing for players to complete. Plus, players are getting creative in the Frosted Heights area, where they’re taking some beautiful holiday-themed photos.
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Build-A-Bear just announced that they will begin sales on the Animal Crossing line starting tomorrow.
Build-A-Bear has just announced that they will begin sales of their Animal Crossing: New Horizons line starting at 09:30 CST on April 6th, 2021. That’s right, it’s happening tomorrow. You can finally get (possibly) your favorite Animal Crossing character in Build-A-Bear form.
Build-A-Bear also announced that there will be a virtual waiting room ,as they expect demand to be quite high. The company mentioned that interested patrons should join the virtual waiting room before 10:00 am CST. You will then be assigned a random spot in line once the sales start. Sounds like it will definitely be one of those “get it while you can” scenes.
Build-A-Bear has done collaborations in recent times and celebrated great success with it. The company partnered up with Disney, Dreamworks and even Pokemon to bring adorable customizable plushies to the market. It is so exciting to see how far we can take customizations with the adorable Build-A-Bear charm.
We are giving away one copy of the Stardew Valley Board Game!
As many of you may know, the Stardew Valley Board Game sold out quite rapidly. Unfortunately, it seems that many of them went to scalpers, instead of fans of the game. And knowing what we know about ConcernedApe, we can guess that this is not quite what he imagined with the launch of this new version of his game.
So in the spirit of the creator of Stardew, myPotatoGames would like to give away a copy of the board game to one lucky follower. The board game will come to you as free as all the updates for Stardew itself, with not a penny charged. Then, you too will be able to experience the wonder that is one of the greatest board games currently on the market!
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Nintendo has just announced that there will be a new Indie World Showcase going live tomorrow, December 15th.
Seeing as how we got an in depth look at Summer in Mara in one of the more recent Indie World Showcase’s, I have high hopes that this new airing will bring news of even more absolutely wonderful Indies coming to the Nintendo Switch.
The Switch already has a pretty expansive list of great indie games to peruse, from epic life sims like Stardew Valley, down to quirky party games like Moving Out. Hopefully, we finally get some solid release dates for games like Snacko or Mineko’s Night Market.
Nintendo’s Announcement Tweet
Watch the Showcase here!
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Nintendo has finally posted their Cyber Monday sale, and there are tons of amazing game discounts!
The best time of the year to get a good deal on games is here. With Cyber Monday looming just around the corner, many companies have begun releasing their sales for this monetarily momentous occasion. This includes Nintendo, who now has a huge list on their site of games on sale. Instead of perusing forever, I have taken the liberty of gathering all the cute ones that fall under myPotatoGames’ wing of love and care, and put them all into one nice, neat and comprehensive list.
These are just all the cute games that I could find in Nintendo’s massive cyber sale. There are a ton more games available at a discount in the Nintendo Cyber Sale. Check it out now to expand on yours or your friends & family’s Nintendo Switch games library.
The time of money savings is upon us, and here are a few goodies you may just want to snag on sale!
Every year, around this time, we start seeing a whole bunch of companies offering insane deals on their products. Just about anything can be purchased at a discount during Black Friday, including lots of awesome stuff to spruce up your gaming station. Lacking a decent T.V.? Wishing you had a sweet surround sound system to enjoy your games even more? Well, now is the time to collect all those odds and ends that your chill needs to reach perfection.
A visual upgrade.
Right now, Amazon has all kinds of wonderful deals on a variety of screens. T.V.’s, laptops, cell phones and tablets are all currently discounted. Both Samsung and Sony have excellent deals on some of their more affordable television sets (under $100). You can also find lots of great deals on Fire tablets, either adult or kid versions.
Sometimes, all it takes to add some pizazz to your special place is a boost in audio quality. Whether that be putting your jams on blast with a new surround sound, or keeping them to yourself with some cool new headphones, this Black Friday is sure to have something for you.
For those of you that don’t mind spending a little extra for high quality, Sony is currently discounting some noise-cancelling headphones for $279, down from $350. For anyone not wishing to spend that much but still want a great experience, Samsung has a few options that you may want to check out. Skullcandy also has some cheaper options for wireless headphones.
When it comes to surround sound, Sony pretty much has all the best pieces that you would want. Currently, they have a variety of options on sale, all at different prices ranging from $130-$800. While that may still seem a little pricey, I can say from experience that Sony really knows what they are doing in the audio department.
Seeing as how the top game makers aren’t too keen on selling their masterpieces for cheap, it makes sense that these special deals would be held until a little closer to actual Black Friday. You can find some games discounted at GameStop, but don’t expect to find anything that isn’t usually discounted anyway.
Nintendo has announced that there will be a Mini Direct tomorrow showcasing games from their partners.
Nintendo has been doing its best lately to keep gamers informed about the future of its current genre platform, no doubt due to all the hubbub from the two other major gaming producers.
In an effort to not fall by the way side, Nintendo has announced that there will be a Nintendo Direct Mini on September 17th, and it will focus exclusively on games being made by their partners.
The last Mini Direct was in July, and was pretty short and sweet. Nothing to big as far as myPotatoGames is concerned, so hopefully we will see a few games in this Direct that are a little more on the cutesy side!
The Direct will air tomorrow at 7a.m. PT. You can use this article to view the direct, but it will also be streaming on Youtube, as well as the official Nintendo website.