Nook’s Cranny #8 – New Super Mario… Movie?

According to Nintendo, the production is “moving ahead smoothly”. This, of course, is thanks in part to the man, the myth, and the mario creator, Shigeru Miyamoto. It is also in part thanks to Chris Meledandri, founder of Illumination studios. If that doesn’t mean much to you then maybe this will: Minions. Illumination is the studio that brought you Despicable Me (2010), the studio might have a bad name because of all the unnecessary Minion merchandise and social media frenzy but the animation itself wasn’t so bad! I personally think that this could be great news for Mario fans out there. Continue reading Nook’s Cranny #8 – New Super Mario… Movie?

Nook’s Cranny #8 – Animal Crossing: New Horizons x Sanrio

It may sound too good to be true, we thought so too, but it is real. ‘Animal Crossing’ is collaborating with Sanrio to bring all new villagers and items to the game. This is all happening via the power of Amiibo cards. There are six cards, one for each villager, that you can scan into your Switch like any other villager Amiibo. Once scanned, the Sanrio villager will enter the campsite and the items and clothing will be available at your Nook Stop! Luckily, you don’t need to add the villager to your island to get the items; some of them have very particular aesthetics… Continue reading Nook’s Cranny #8 – Animal Crossing: New Horizons x Sanrio

Nook’s Cranny #6 – Not All Men but Almost All Women in the Gaming Community

As a female gamer, it is hard to ignore the current situation taking hold over the internet at the moment; 97% of female-presenting people aged between 18-24 in the UK have faced sexual harassment – and for gamers that is experienced online. Here’s what everyone can do about it. Continue reading Nook’s Cranny #6 – Not All Men but Almost All Women in the Gaming Community

Movie Soundtrack Wednesday #14 – Brooklyn

Set in her native country, Enniscorthy, Southeastern Ireland, ‘Brooklyn’ (directed by John Crowley and based on the novel of the same name by the Irish writer Colm Tóibín) is the story of a girl, Eilis, who in the early 1950s leaves for New York, to escape from a life without job prospects, leaving her mother and a sister, for a secure job and hope for a future. A story like so many and deeply present, one of the millions passed through Ellis Island, she leaves with a heart and mind full of emotions: with the fear of the first time away from her family, the excitement of the unknown, the hope of a future in a place where you soon feel at home again. For Eilis, emigration coincides with the end of adolescence, with the discovery of love and people like her in search of their own pioneering conquest of a unexplored land. Continue reading Movie Soundtrack Wednesday #14 – Brooklyn