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PewDiePie explains why Animal Crossing: New Horizons is “stressful”

Published: 15/Apr/2020 23:08

by Michael Gwilliam


YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg used his platform to demonstrate why, while some say Animal Crossing: New Horizons is relaxing, it’s really not.

In his video, uploaded on April 15, Kjellberg was playing the game and getting the hang of the recent Switch title when he began to make his case.

“When Jack (Jacksepticeye) told me about this game, he was like, ‘Oh, Animal Crossing, you should play it. It’s so fun and relaxing.’ No it’s not!” the YouTube king exclaimed.

Animal Crossing can be “stressful” according to PewDiePie.

According Kjellberg, anyone who claims Animal Crossing is relaxing is a liar. (Timestamp 5:50 for mobile viewers)

“The game has mortgages and it has stock markets,” the Swede said before diving into the the turnip game.

“And don’t even get me started on the stress with Easter,” he laughed. “Imagine you’re playing an RPG and you’re trying to level up. But all of a sudden the game introduces RPG Easter Mode and then everything that gets you experience points are cut in half because instead you get eggs.”

Animal Crossing’s Easter Celebration, or “Bunny Day,” was certainly stressful for members of the community, who were outraged by how many eggs they were getting.

Despite the stress of the event, which ended on April 12, for the most part, Felix seems to be enjoying his time playing Animal Crossing – even in the face of stresses with the stalk market, mortgages and never-ending eggs.

New Horizons was extremely well-received by critics and fans. According to the review aggregator site Metacritic, the game has an overall rating of 91 with 102 critic reviews.

PewDiePie might return to Animal Crossing in the future.

The game also sold very well in Japan, where it became the fastest-selling Switch title to date, beating out the likes of Super Smash Bros Ultimate.

Who knows what the future of the game holds, but hopefully PewDiePie joins in and continues to play.

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The Simpsons intro gets epic recreation in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Published: 8/Aug/2020 1:00 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 14:22

by Brent Koepp


An Animal Crossing YouTuber went viral after re-creating The Simpsons’ iconic intro in New Horizons. The player’s incredible mashup is one of the best things you’ll see today.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons took the world by storm after making its debut in March. The latest release in the long-running franchise introduced new features such as the ability to shape your village however you see fit using terraforming.

The new mechanic has sparked the imaginations of millions of users on social media, and one creator went viral after using the tool to bring The Simpsons to the social-simulation title. Their re-imagination of the classic cartoon’s intro is the perfect crossover.

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YouTube: Great-Bit Arcade
A talented creator made The Simpsons intro in Animal Crossing.

The Simpsons re-imagined in Animal Crossing

The Simpsons made its debut in 1989, and has gone on to become a juggernaut in pop culture over the last three decades. In 2020, the animation is in its 31st season. To celebrate, a player re-created the show’s intro in New Horizons.

Gaming YouTuber ‘Great-Bit Arcade‘ uploaded their mind blowing creation to their channel on July 29, and quickly went viral. The video carefully re-creates the animation’s iconic intro, which follows the Simpson family throughout their town of Springfield.

The fan creatively used assets from Animal Crossing to create the town’s nuclear plant, before hilariously cutting to their character writing on a chalk board in school while wearing Bart Simpson’s signature outfit.

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YouTube: Great-Bit Arcade
Maggie and Marge Simpson are re-created in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Great-Bit’s video meticulously recreates every scene, from Maggie and Marge driving to Lisa playing her saxophone in school. The YouTuber even created a couch gag with the Simpson family walking in to find Tom Nook and Isabelle taking up all the space on their sofa.

Animal Crossing’s latest release has been a major success for Nintendo. In a quarterly report posted in August, it was revealed the social simulation title has sold over 22.4 million units – making it the second highest-selling game on the console.

New Horizons’ terraforming tool has encouraged players from around the world to share their creations on social media. Fans have reimagined things from Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away to Avatar: The Last Airbender using the game’s new feature.