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Animal Crossing “Amazon” sells every item and villager in New Horizons

Published: 10/May/2020 22:32 Updated: 11/May/2020 16:05

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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A new website has been set up to help New Horizons players buy and sell their items, DIY recipes, and even villagers – it’s like Amazon, but for Animal Crossing.

We all know the struggle of being addicted to online shopping. Sometimes it’s just really hard not to succumb to temptation to buy that thing you’ve had your eye on for weeks – it’s just $10, right? Right…?

Now, Animal Crossing has been given the “Amazon” treatment, meaning you can buy and sell a variety of different things such as furniture, flowers, and more all at a few clicks of a button. Aptly named ‘Nookazon,’ the service lets players participate in swaps over the internet, and it’s really useful for those in search of certain items.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons has its very own “Amazon.”

Animal Crossing “Amazon”

The website calls itself “the one stop for all your ACNH needs” – and that’s actually probably true. It works by having players communicate over Twitter and Discord to set up trades for whatever the buyer is looking for. If you’re a seller, you simply list your item, choose a price – whether that be Bells, Nook Miles Tickets, or something else – and then wait for someone to contact you with an offer.

You’re not just limited to items, either; you can actually sell villagers on the site as well. As you may know, snooty cat Raymond is one of the most popular characters in New Horizons, and he’s actually been known to go for over 700 NMTs which is simply just madness. You’ll be pleased to know that other, less expensive animals sell for normal amounts – that’s definitely not the norm.

Nookazon also a good way of filling out the art and fossil sections of your museum, especially if you’re having a hard time finishing off the last few pieces. In the City Folk and New Leaf days, you could go on Animal Crossing forums and ask there, but having somewhere specific to request a certain item is a lot easier.

 

Nookazon
Everybody loves Raymond.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been a huge success with fans and those new to the series. So popular in fact, that it sold six million copies in just its opening weekend alone, and over 13.41 million units in six weeks.

With those stats, it’s easy to see why a marketplace for the game was set up, with so many players trying to get specific items for their islands.

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Why Animal Crossing’s hairstyles are dividing the community

Published: 23/Nov/2020 14:45

by Alice Hearing

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons players appear to be quite divided on one part of the new winter update, as it allowed for a more inclusive range of hairstyles.

On November 19, Nintendo enabled the game’s winter update. Excitement has revolved around new hip reactions that will let them sit on the ground, do workouts and yoga, like many have seen their villagers do on their islands.

The content refresh also includes six new hairstyles: afro, afro puffs, cornrows, buzz cut with faded sides, voluminous curls, and even a bald look. New additions have been a welcome change for people of color playing the game, who wanted to see themselves represented.

Previous versions of the game came under fire for a lack of representation. In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, some players were forced to play around with the tan feature to give their characters their actual skin tone.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons hairstyle winter update
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Nintendo added six new hairstyles to the game in its Winter update

While New Horizons finally represents a far wider variety of skin tones, players felt that not enough had been done for representation and even created a petition in August asking for more inclusive hairstyles.

The campaign ended in victory, but the update has actually been dividing the community on Twitter. A debate has erupted as to whether it can be deemed cultural appropriation if white players use some of the new hairstyles.

It all began on the day after the update launched when user stardewleaf tweeted an image of a white in-game character with what they called “Space buns”. It has sparked a huge debate with many people taking offense that a white user was using a hairstyle added to represent people of color.

One user responded: “They’re not space buns, they’re afro puffs made for POC”, while another explained why people had taken offense, adding: “The reason people are p**sed off is because we don’t really have a lot of hair options that represent us in Animal Crossing, and you do. Then you specifically choose that one, despite what you others pick from.”

Another person defended the style, saying: “As a white person with curly hair, these could in fact be what a white girl’s bun looks like. They’re both afro puffs and buns, games are games.”

Several other people commented that they felt the debate as a whole was ridiculous and trivial: “No one who gets mad at another person enjoying a hairstyle in a video game is worth listening to.”

The original tweet now has more than 5,000 responses and the number still continues to grow.

In general terms, the decision to have additional hairstyles and more representation incorporated into the Animal Crossing world has been a popular move.