The pixel drop — a roundup of cool game news: Fable Anniversary, Animal Crossing, and Tetris

Fable Anniversary

Lionhead Studios is remastering the first Fable game. Fable Anniversary will release for Xbox 360 this holiday season and undergo a complete graphical overhaul. It will feature Achievements, refined controls, chicken-punting leaderboards, Microsoft SmartGlass integration, The Lost Chapters expansion pack, and more. I’m really excited as I’ve never played the series. This gives me the perfect excuse to.

A Russian hacker named Barabus pirated The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile and made it into an unofficial PC port without the developer’s permission. Surprisingly, game designer James Silva is halfway OK with it. But he disagrees with the hacker’s moral defense.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf for the Nintendo 3DS has received crazy good reviews. It releases June 9. Here’s GamesBeat’s take on it.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Did I mention I’m a huge Naughty Dog fan? I got to briefly speak with The Last of Us creative director Neil Druckmann this week, and I cannot wait for this game to come out on June 14. The critical response so far has also been amazing.

Scurvy ScallywagsThe tower-defense sequel Kingdom Rush: Frontiers is out now on iOS. It’s awesome. You should play it and Scurvy Scallywags.

Boss Fight Books is a planned series of books on classic video games that’s already surpassed its target funding goal on Kickstarter (via Kill Screen). Sounds awesome.

There’s a #Zeldathon going on.

And Double Fine’s newest Kickstarter, Massive Chalice — a tactical-strategy PC game — is already a success. “What a surprise!” said no one, ever.

Yesterday marked the 29th anniversary of Tetris.

Keifer Sutherland, aka Jack Bauer, is voicing Snake in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

IT’S ALMOST TIME FOR E3.

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